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The Twenty Hottest New Restaurants to Open So Far This Year

The beautiful new dining room at Concourse.
The beautiful new dining room at Concourse. Danielle Lirette
With the opening of White Pie, the Uptown pizzeria from the owners of Dos Santos Taqueria, we're taking the opportunity to look back on the year's restaurant openings so far. There have been plenty of big-name launches from top Denver chefs like Lon Symensma, Andrea Frizzi, Elise Wiggins, Dave Query and Justin Cucci, plus some exciting debuts from newcomers to the city. Here are the twenty hottest restaurant openings of 2017 so far, with links to our original coverage. How many have you been to?

click to enlarge A wood-fired oven and a few hundred wine bottles are all that's needed for decor at White Pie. - MARK ANTONATION
A wood-fired oven and a few hundred wine bottles are all that's needed for decor at White Pie.
Mark Antonation
First Look: Dos Santos Brothers Open White Pie

click to enlarge Look for thiis ghost sign from the 1930s and you'll find Goed Zuur. - SARAH COWELL
Look for thiis ghost sign from the 1930s and you'll find Goed Zuur.
Sarah Cowell
Goed Zuur, a Sour-Only Beer Bar, Elevates Denver's Beer-and-Food Game

Villagran Restaurante Is Finally Open on West Alameda Avenue

click to enlarge Humboldt calamari with lemon emulsion, potatoes and pickled celery hearts at Concourse. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Humboldt calamari with lemon emulsion, potatoes and pickled celery hearts at Concourse.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Concourse Restaurant Moderne Lands at Stapleton


click to enlarge Whole shrimp with goat-cheese grits and chorizo at Tupelo Honey. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Whole shrimp with goat-cheese grits and chorizo at Tupelo Honey.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Tupelo Honey Brings Southern Charm to Union Station North

click to enlarge Chicken kofta on a skewer at El Five. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Chicken kofta on a skewer at El Five.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: El Five Rises High Above Lower Highland

click to enlarge The wood-burning oven at Cattivella turns out far more than just pizza. - MARK ANTONATION
The wood-burning oven at Cattivella turns out far more than just pizza.
Mark Antonation
Cattivella Opens as Eastbridge Stapleton's First Restaurant

click to enlarge Copper and brick give the bar a lived-in feel at Millers & Rossi. - MARK ANTONATION
Copper and brick give the bar a lived-in feel at Millers & Rossi.
Mark Antonation
Millers & Rossi Combines Art Gallery and Speakeasy on Walnut Street

click to enlarge There's a new breakfast joint in the Rosedale neighborhood. - MARK ANTONATION
There's a new breakfast joint in the Rosedale neighborhood.
Mark Antonation
Morning Collective Begins Breakfast and Lunch Service on South Broadway

click to enlarge An assortment of Navajo fry-bread tacos at Kachina. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
An assortment of Navajo fry-bread tacos at Kachina.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Kachina and Poka Lola Social Club Open at New Maven Hotel Downtown

Ras Kassa's found a new home in Lafayette. - MARK ANTONATION
Ras Kassa's found a new home in Lafayette.
Mark Antonation
Ras Kassa's Returns With New Boulder County Ethiopian Restaurant

click to enlarge Quality Italian opened in Cherry Creek in March. - MARK ANTONATION
Quality Italian opened in Cherry Creek in March.
Mark Antonation
First Look: Quality Italian Brings Manhattan Style to Cherry Creek's Halcyon Hotel

click to enlarge Low's interior combines modern and rustic. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Low's interior combines modern and rustic.
Danielle Lirette
Low Country Kitchen Opens in Former Vita Space

click to enlarge Three-cheese polenta topped with 140-degree eggs makes for a hearty breakfast or comforting dinner at Olive & Finch. - MARK ANTONATION
Three-cheese polenta topped with 140-degree eggs makes for a hearty breakfast or comforting dinner at Olive & Finch.
Mark Antonation
The New Cherry Creek Olive & Finch Opens

click to enlarge The towering whiskey bar at Hearth & Dram is illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the restaurant. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
The towering whiskey bar at Hearth & Dram is illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the restaurant.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Hearth & Dram Opens at 18th and Wewatta Streets

click to enlarge Stella's on 16th was one of very few January openings from first-time restaurant owners. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Stella's on 16th was one of very few January openings from first-time restaurant owners.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Stella's on 16th Brings All-Day Market and Eatery to Union Station North

Chuburger is half of the new RiNo offerings from Oskar Blues, along with coffee and doughnuts at Hotbox Roasters. - MARK ANTONATION
Chuburger is half of the new RiNo offerings from Oskar Blues, along with coffee and doughnuts at Hotbox Roasters.
Mark Antonation
Oskar Blues Brings Chuburger and Hotbox Roasters to RiNo

click to enlarge The Post Chicken & Beer says hello to the Rosedale neighborhood. - MARK ANTONATION
The Post Chicken & Beer says hello to the Rosedale neighborhood.
Mark Antonation
The Post Chicken & Beer Adds Outpost on South Broadway

click to enlarge Colorado bass with romanesco, carrot and ramps at Il Posto. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Colorado bass with romanesco, carrot and ramps at Il Posto.
Danielle Lirette
First Look: Il Posto Gets a New RiNo Home

click to enlarge At El Jefe, the host station is an actual tamale cart. - MARK ANTONATION
At El Jefe, the host station is an actual tamale cart.
Mark Antonation
El Jefe Opens at Cobbler's Corner in Sunnyside

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