Best of Denver

The Ten Best Restaurant Tables in Denver for Every Style of Dining

This table isn't for those with acrophobia.
This table isn't for those with acrophobia. Danielle Lirette

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click to enlarge You can almost see your college dorm room from up here. - MARK ANTONATION
You can almost see your college dorm room from up here.
Mark Antonation

Flagstaff House Restaurant

1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder
303-442-4640

Nestled in park land high above Boulder, Flagstaff House has been a fine-dining destination for generations. Under new executive chef Chris Royster, the menu is soaring to new heights, too. Enjoy his stunning creations with vintage wine from the cellar and views over Boulder County from this corner four-top, made even better if someone else grabs the check. Perfect for: springing the news on your parents that you're dropping out of college to discover enlightenment on a trek through the Himalayas. flagstaffhouse.com
click to enlarge Watch the summer storms roll in over downtown Denver or check out the nightlife on Larimer Street below from table number one at Il Posto. - MARK ANTONATION
Watch the summer storms roll in over downtown Denver or check out the nightlife on Larimer Street below from table number one at Il Posto.
Mark Antonation

Il Posto

2601 Larimer Street
303-394-0100
There's not a bad seat in the house at Il Posto, whether in the circular booths in the downstairs lounge, at the bar, looking into the kitchen from the chef's counter or up on the mezzanine — especially when your main view is of a plate of pasta from chef/owner Andrea Frizzi's kitchen. But book ahead to reserve the corner table on the second floor so you can watch the action on Larimer Street below, the twinkling lights of the city or summer storms blowing in over downtown. Perfect for: urban dwellers with a love of the city. ilpostodenver.com
click to enlarge One lucky couple can nab the table looking into Julep's kitchen. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
One lucky couple can nab the table looking into Julep's kitchen.
Danielle Lirette

Julep

3258 Larimer Street
303-295-8977
Southern cooking is the star of the show at Julep, so why not grab a table with a view of the kitchen? Instead of sitting at a standard chef's counter, though, take the stairs up to the second level and find the cozy nook with a window overlooking chef/owner Kyle Foster and his team. Are those saltines going onto a plate of escargot? What brand of grits are they using? Look at those tiny cast-iron pans! Perfect for: romance with a Southern accent. juleprino.com
click to enlarge "Bobby's Eddy" at Tavernetta. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
"Bobby's Eddy" at Tavernetta.
Danielle Lirette

Tavernetta

1889 16th Street
720-605-1889
Much of the kitchen at Bobby Stucky and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson's downtown Italian eatery, Tavernetta, is out in the open, in the bend between the bar and dining room. Pastas are plated, salumi is sliced and servers whisk meals and bottles of wine to awaiting diners, all within feet of "Bobby's Eddy," a small seating section with a low-slung booth, padded stools and a couple of round tables. You'll feel like an impresario orchestrating the action of your own establishment as you sip aperitivos and nosh on antipasti. Perfect for: the wannabe restaurateur. tavernettadenver.com
click to enlarge This eight-seater with a beer tap can be reserved for special dinners. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
This eight-seater with a beer tap can be reserved for special dinners.
Danielle Lirette

Tupelo Honey

1650 Wewatta Street
720-274-0650
There's a tap handle rising from the center of your table, and all you have to is reach over and refill to keep the party going. The special seating at Tupelo Honey doesn't have much of a view (unless you enjoy watching construction and traffic on Wewatta Street), but it does have room for eight guests in the cushy booth. Call ahead and reserve a mini-keg of your favorite beer or a batched cocktail for the table. You'll suddenly be the most popular one in your group. Perfect for: revisiting your college days. tupelohoneycafe.com
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation