Cafe Society

First look: Atticus, a quintessential neighborhood restaurant, opens today

It's still early in the year, but if you've paid attention to the restaurant scene over the last few months, then you've no doubt noticed the surge of small neighborhood restaurants. Peter Ryan, chef-owner of the Plimoth, opened a smashing forty-seater on the northern tip of City Park in late November, and if the constant crush of crowds is any indication of its popularity, then Ryan has a huge hit on his hands.

Work & Class, a diminutive, 55-seat restaurant on Upper Larimer, opened in late January, and, again, residents of that 'hood can't stop talking about what a terrific addition it is to that enclave. The crew behind Table 6, now umbrellaed under Table to Tavern, a restaurant group that's spearheaded by CEO Brian Midtbo; CFO Dan Ferguson; COO Rob Lanphier; and Aaron Forman, general manager of Table 6 and the group's wine director, knows a thing or two about building neighborhood restaurants, too -- Table 6, located in Congress Park, has long been one of Denver's best -- and today, the foursome, who also run Boone's Tavern and HandleBar Tavern, is gracing the Platt Park hamlet with Atticus, which resides directly next door to Boone's, and like Work & Class, the Plimoth and Table 6, is everything you'd expect from a neighborhood restaurant.

See also: Atticus, a new restaurant from Table to Tavern, will open by the end of the year adjacent to Boone's Tavern

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Lori Midson
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