Cafe Society

Two dozen more restaurants where I'd rather drop $200 on dinner for two than Barolo Grill

In this week's review of Barolo Grill, I wrote about my regret at dropping $200 on dinner for two there -- when there were three dozen restaurants in the area where I'd rather spend that kind of cash.

And then I decided to put my mouth where my money was, and name those restaurants. This week's Westword has the first dozen; below are the rest of the places where you could spend $200 on dinner (although at some you could get away for less) and get a meal that out-Barolos Barolo.

Beatrice & Woodsley, 38 South Broadway

Bones, 701 Grant Street

Café Brazil, 4408 Lowell Boulevard

ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake Street

Colterra, 210 Franklin Street, Niwot

Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, 1317 14th Street

Il Posto, 2011 East 17th Avenue

Kevin Taylor at the Opera House, 1106 14th Street

The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street, Boulder

Luca d'Italia, 711 Grant Street

Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder

Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue

Opus, 2575 West Main Street, Littleton

Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer Street

Panzano, 909 17th Street

Rioja, 1431 Larimer Street

Squeaky Bean, 3301 Tejon Street

Sushi Den, 1487 South Pearl Street

Tables, 2267 Kearney Street

TAG, 1441 Larimer Street

twelve, 2233 Larimer Street

Venue, 3609 West 32nd Avenue

Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk