Time to bid adieu to Le Central.
Time to bid adieu to Le Central.
Lindsey Bartlett

Reader: All of Denver Is Losing a Gem When Le Central Closes

The sad news spread quickly yesterday: After 34 years, Robert Tournier is retiring, and closing Le Central, "the affordable French restaurant" he opened at Eighth and Lincoln back in 1980 and has been running ever since. Says Joseph:

The neighborhood is losing a gem. Really sad to see this go.

Adds Dave:

 I agree. Denver, not just the neighborhood. I always felt a bit of France when I was inside Le Central. Robert created something wonderful for over three decades.

What are your memories of Le Central? Will you go again before it closes on September 13? (Fair warning: In his farewell letter to regulars, Tournier said he might shutter the restaurant even earlier.)

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >