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Psst… 50+ Denver Restaurants Opening Their Doors Again After Covid-19 Shutdown

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Since March, Denver restaurant owners—and patrons—have been holding their breath, waiting until the COVID-19 pandemic subsided enough for them to resume dine-in service. No matter your stance on it, that moment has come. On May 25th, Governor Jared Polis made the announcement: Colorado restaurants are officially allowed to reopen for on-premise dining on May 27th. 

While this gives our favorite local restaurants the green light to reopen their dining rooms, it will look different than what we’re used to — at least for the time being. Governor Polis is allowing establishments to reopen at 50 percent capacity (or a total of fifty customers, whichever number is lower). There are also several other necessary precautions to ensure restaurants can operate safely, including more space between tables, more opportunities to eat outdoors, and so on.

Not all restaurants are reopening right away though. Many are still assessing how they can safely do so. Over the next several weeks, you can expect to see more and more restaurants announcing opening dates for dine-in service.

To help you stay in-the-know with all of the re-openings, we’ve created an ongoing list! If you know of any additional businesses not included, please share with us in the comments below!

And if you are planning to stay at home for a little while longer, there are still plenty of restaurants offering pickup and delivery of both food and booze

American Elm (Opening June 3rd)

4132 West 38th Avenue, Denver | (720) 749-3186

This neighborhood eatery and bar is reopening their relaxed dining room on June 3rd.

Avanti Food + Beverage (Opening June 1st)

3200 Pecos Street, Denver | (720) 269-4778

This modern food hall is planning on reopening their doors for dine-in service on June 1st! Follow them on Facebook to stay on top of any updates and specials. 

Babe’s Tea Room 

2401 15th Street Suite 170, Denver | 303-455-4832

Photo courtesy of Babe’s Tea Room

Afternoon tea, authentic English scones, fancy lunches—oh my! Babe’s Tea Room is back, offering in-house dining at their classic Denver location. And if you don’t feel like venturing out just yet, you can still get their English tea service delivered right to your door.

The Bar Car (Opening May 28th)

819 Colorado Boulevard, Denver | (720) 524-8099

This locally owned bar located on Colorado Boulevard is once again open for dine-in service. Stop in and grab a bite along with one of their famous Bloody Marys or Margaritas when you get a chance this week!

Bar Dough

2227 West 32nd Avenue, Denver | (720) 668-8506

If you’re searching for wood-fired pizza and other Italian classics, look no further! Satisfy your craving at Bar Dough—which is now open for dine-in service both indoors and on their outdoor patio. They are operating solely on reservations, so be sure to plan ahead and save your seat online.

Bigsby’s Folly

3563 Wazee Street, Denver | (720) 932-1700

RiNo’s Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant is once again open for dine-in service. Groups of one to four can dine in without a reservation, while parties of five to eight should make reservations on the winery’s website.

Bistro Vendome

1420 Larimer Street, Denver | (970) 686-9832

Photo courtesy of Bistro Vendome

This French bistro has reopened just in time for patio season! We recommend calling ahead to make sure you can get a seat for their famous brunch this weekend. 

Blake’s Taphouse

16860 Sheridan Parkway, Broomfield | (720) 845-2186

This upscale beer emporium reopened on May 27th with limited indoor and patio seating. They are currently continuing their limited hours of operation and will be open 3-8 p.m. during the week and 1-8 p.m. on the weekends. For more information on their current social distancing practices, click here.

Blake Street Tavern

2301 Blake Street, Denver | (303) 675-0505

Blake Street Tavern has reopened for dine-in service! They are currently putting emphasis on patio and parking lot dining. Click here to learn more.

Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood (Opening June 1st)

2625 East 2nd Avenue, Denver | (303) 333-2462

Blue Island Oyster Bar and Seafood in Cherry Creek is celebrating their reopening on June 1st with 99 cent oysters! Click here for more information.

Bonbon’s Cafe & Dessert Bar

1675 West 67th Avenue, Denver | (720) 845-2186

In the mood for something sweet? Bonbons Cafe reopened their dining room on May 27th. They are also planning on expanding their outdoor seating to help with social distancing. 

Brazen

4450 West 38th Avenue, Denver | (720) 638-1242

Brazen, a new American restaurant specializing in shared plates, recently reopened their patio for on-site dining. We recommend calling ahead to make sure you can get a seat before you arrive.

Briar Common Brewery & Eatery (Opening May 29th)

2298 Clay Street, Denver | (720) 512-3894

Briar Common Brewery & Eatery is opening its taproom and dining room at 3 p.m. on May 29th. (Until then, they are pausing service to prepare for the reopening.) Soon you’ll be able to enjoy one of their delicious burgers or pub-snacks from their cozy patio!

Brutal Poodle (Opening May 29th)

1967 South Broadway, Denver | (720) 379-6281

Photo courtesy of Brutal Poodle

Everyone’s favorite quirky, rock-themed bar is kicking off dine-in service on May 29th. 

Carboy Winery (Opening May 28th)

400 East 7th Avenue, Denver | (720) 617-9410

Carboy Winery’s Denver location is opening for dine-in service alongside the attached Logan Street Restaurant on May 28th. Follow them on social media for updates on their other locations.

Charcoal Bistro

1028 South Gaylord Street, Denver | (303) 953-8718

Charcoal Bistro’s dining room reopened on May 27th. They are currently offering a limited menu from 4-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12-8 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy your favorite dish with a glass of white wine on the patio!

Chicken Rebel (Opening May 29th)

3618 Tejon Street, Denver

Have a craving for fried chicken? The best chicken spot in town, Chicken Rebel, is planning to reopen for dine-in service on May 29th!

Cherry Creek Grill

184 Steele Street, Denver | (303) 322-3524

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek Grill

The Cherry Creek Grill—a destination for salads, sandwiches and rotisserie favorites—is now open for dine-in service. They are currently only seating parties of two. For more information on their social distancing plan, click here.

The Cherry Cricket (Opening May 29th)

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

This iconic Denver staple is resuming dine-in service at both their metro locations on May 29th. Their famous burgers are completely customizable, from the type of patty—options include the traditional beef, ground turkey, chickpea and more—to all of the delicious toppings.

Cherry Hills Sushi Co.

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

Cherry Hills Sushi Co is a neighborhood temaki and sashimi bar with three Denver locations—all of which have reopened for dine-in service! Due to limited seating, they ask that you call to make a reservation before coming in.

Chuey Fu’s (Opening May 28th) 

2950 South Broadway, Englewood | (720) 282-3021

Photo courtesy of Chuey Fu’s

Chuey Fu—a Latin + Asian fusion restaurant—will resume dine-in service on May 28th. Their food truck is also continuing to serve locals all over the city, so follow them on Facebook to see where they’ll be next!

Cochino Taco 

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

We’ll never have to miss out on Taco Tuesday again because Cochino Taco is back and offering dine-in service at all of their Denver locations! 

Comida (Opening May 29th)

2501 Dallas Street, Aurora | (303) 484-1632

Mexican street food meets the American south. Comida, located in Stanley Market in Aurora, plans to reopen for dine-in service on Friday, May 29th.

Coohills (Opening May 29th)

1400 Wewatta Street, Suite 100, Denver | (303) 623-5700

Photo courtesy of Coohills

This French-influenced LoDo restaurant is getting ready to once again hold dine-in service. They plan on reopening on May 29 and ask that you make a reservation prior to coming in via their website. With one of the best patio views in town, this is a must-visit!

D Bar (Opening May 29)

494 East 19th Avenue, Denver | (303) 861-4710

Located in Uptown, this fine dining restaurant (serving incredible upscale eats and desserts) will resume dine-in service on Friday, May 29th.

Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar (Opening June 1st)

1700 Platte Street, Suite 140, Denver | (720) 667-4652

This popular Thai restaurant and bar is planning to reopen their doors for dine-in service on June 1st. They are continuing to offer pickup and delivery through Grubhub and Doordash for those who don’t want to venture out just yet.

Denver Central Market (Opening May 29th)

2669 Larimer Street, Denver | Click here for contact information

This Denver food hall is planning a mass reopening on May 29th. For a full list of market vendors planning on participating, click here.

Denver Milk Market

1800 Wazee Street, Denver | (303) 792-8242

Photo courtesy of Denver Milk Market

There is so much to do, see and taste at The Dairy Block, a historic block in the LoDo neighborhood. Denver Milk Market, an all-local mix of take-away and dine-in restaurants and bars, is now open for patio, Dairy Block Alley and indoor seating.

Flying Pig Burger Co.

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

This relaxed family-friendly eatery serves burgers, smoked wings and much more. Both of the Flying Pig’s locations are now open for on-site dining, with their Littleton location now featuring a new patio!

French 75

717 17th Street, Denver | (303) 405-7575

London, Paris and America all come together in this upscale, gorgeous restaurant on 17th. They are now resuming dine-in service so make a reservation and get ready to chow down!

Green Russell

1422 Larimer Street, Denver | (303) 893-6505

This iconic Denver speakeasy is once again open for dine-in service. Just remember to dress smartly (which includes a face mask!) and be sure to make a reservation before you go.

Hillstone

303 Josephine Street, Denver | (303) 333-4688

This upscale Josephine Street spot in Cherry Creek North just recently reopened their dining room for dine-in service! Reservations are recommended.

Inga’s Alpine Tavern 

5151 Leetsdale Drive, Denver | 720-389-6203

Inspired by a Swedish ski cabin, Inga’s is perfect for those interested in a fun atmosphere and creative pub food, including bacon wrapped corn dogs and mac n’ cheese fries. While Inga’s Alpine Tavern is now open for in-house service, they ask that you make a reservation before coming in. 

Julep (Opening May 29th)

3458 Larimer Street, Denver | (303) 295-8977

Photo courtesy of Julep

This southern eatery is reopening their dining room on Friday, May 29. In addition to tasty dishes like fried chicken and buttermilk biscuits, they also have one of Denver’s largest selections of curated bourbon and whiskey.

Le French Bakery & Cafe (Opening May 29th) 

2901 South Newport Street, Denver | 720-710-8963

This casual-chic French bakery and bistro located in Denver’s Belleview Station is planning on reopening for dine-in service on May 29th.

Linger (Opening May 28th)

2030 West 30th Avenue, Denver | (303) 993-3120

Originally a local mortuary, Denver’s finest “eatuary” is once again open for on-site dining on their rooftop patio! Their rooftop patio offers great views of the surrounding neighborhood and downtown, and their menu features delicious global small plates.

Logan Street Restaurant (Opening May 28th)

400 East 7th Avenue, Denver | (720) 617-9400

This Cap Hill neighborhood restaurant and bar is reopening for dine-in service on May 28th alongside their attached winery, Carboy Winery.

LoHi Steakbar (Opening May 28)

3200 Tejon Street, Denver | 303-927-6334

Photo courtesy of LoHi Steakbar

This casual and contemporary steakhouse is reopening for eat-in dining on May 28th at 4:00pm. Upon opening, they will be limiting seating to parties of 5 or less. For those who prefer to stay at home, they are still offering take-out service (which includes special family meals as well!).

Lou’s Food Bar

701 Grant Street, Denver | (303) 860-2929

We’ve been missing Lou’s iconic Nashville Hot Chicken and ice cold beer for weeks. Luckily, we can enjoy that combo once again on their socially distanced patio.

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen 

800 Lincoln St, Denver | 720-524-8065

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen is back in business! They are open for on-site dining on their patio Monday through Thursday 4-10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Luca

711 Grant Street, Denver | (303) 832-6600

This Governor’s Park neighborhood eatery serves delicious Italian fare in a cozy, homey atmosphere. Right now, you can experience that atmosphere for yourself by visiting in person during their recently restarted dine-in service.

The Lumber Baron

2555 West 37th Avenue, Denver | (303) 477-8205

This infamously “haunted” bed and breakfast is reopening their patio for brunch and dinner on weekends and high tea on weekdays. Reservations are required. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

Margs Taco Bistro

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

This casual yet upscale patio bar restaurant is now hosting dine-in service at both of their Denver locations! Enjoy a variety of taco options and a signature margarita on a hot summer day.

Minzuna

225 East 7th Avenue, Denver | (303) 832-4778

This neighborhood eatery is once again open for dine-in service! Enjoy their delicious, cozy French cuisine the way it was meant to be enjoyed—with others.

Northside Eatery + Market

1691 Central Street, Denver | 303-993-5599

Photo courtesy of Northside Eatery + Market

Located in Denver’s trendy LoHi neighborhood, this all-day eatery, bar and market is focused on local sourcing and seasonality. Order your meal at their service counter and enjoy a meal on their spacious patio! Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling them at 303-993-5599.

Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer Street, Denver | (303) 534-5855

This successful high-end Italian eatery is now open for dine-in service! But if you don’t feel like venturing out yet, they are now offering curbside pickup and delivery.

Palenque Cocina y Agaveria

2609 West Main Street, Littleton | 720-245-0195 

This Mexican cantina is now open for dine-in service! Reservations are required and guests are limited to an hour and a half in the eatery.

Pizza Republica 

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

Pizza Republica, home of the best Neapolitan pizza in the city, is now open for dine-in service. They have options for both white and red sauce — or build your own wood-fired Neapolitan pie!  

Public School 303

1959 16th Streets, Denver | (303) 446-8671

Photo courtesy of Public School 303

Public School 303, located right across from Union Station, is now open for dine-in service! They are also continuing to offer take-out and delivery if you don’t feel like venturing out yet.

Rioja

1431 Larimer Street, Denver | (303) 820-2282

Rioja, a Mediterranean restaurant eatery on Larimer Square, reopened on May 27th. They are continuing to offer curbside pickup and delivery for the time being.

Russells Smokehouse

1422 Larimer Street, Denver | (720) 524-8050

This Larimer Square barbecue joint is once again open for dine-in service. They ask that you make a reservation to ensure a spot.

Rye Society 

3090 North Larimer Street, Denver | 303-593-2713

This neighborhood delicatessen, specializing in made-from-scratch Jewish cuisine, is now open for on-site dining on their picturesque patio.

Salt & Grinder

3609 West 32nd Avenue, Denver | (303) 945-4200

This Jersey inspired deli is open for patio and indoor seating Tuesday-Saturday. Enjoy your meal with a cocktail or beer on tap!

STK Denver

1550 Market Street, Denver | (720) 597-8010

This spectacular downtown steakhouse is now open following social distancing protocols. For a full list of health and safety precautions STK is taking, click here.

Stoic and Genuine

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver | (303) 640-3474

Photo courtesy of Stoic and Genuine

This Wynkoop Street eatery, offering “the best seafood in Denver,” reopened for dine-in service on May 27th. 

Stoney’s Bar & Grill (Opening May 28th)

1111 Lincoln Street, Denver | (303) 830-6839

This Denver sports bar and grill is planning to reopen for dine-in service on May 28th. They are currently working to get a reservation system up and running with OpenTable. Until then, they will not be accepting reservations and guests will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. 

Steakhouse 10 (Opening May 29th) 

3517 South Elati Street, Englewood | 303-789-0911

This boutique steakhouse plans to reopen for dine-in service on May 29th. They are also going to be continuing curbside pickup and delivery for the time being. Steakhouse 10’s menu is crafted with an emphasis on taste and aesthetics—and they’re known for aging their steaks a minimum of three weeks! 

Syrup

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

Syrup is one of our favorite brunch destinations in the city. And starting May 27th, all of Syrup’s Denver locations are open for dine-in service! Currently, they are offering a limited menu, but they plan on resuming their full menu as soon as possible. 

Tap + Burger

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

Photo courtesy of Tap + Burger

Denver’s favorite burger joint reopened their dining rooms and patios at all of their locations on May 27th. They ask that you continue to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear a mask when you visit. 

Ultreia

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver | (303) 534-1970

Indulge in some Iberian bites once again at Ultreia’s recently reopened dining room. For more information on how they are practicing social distancing, click here.

Vert Kitchen 

704 South Pearl Street, Denver | 303-997-5941

Photo courtesy of Vert Kitchen

This all-natural, organic Denver eatery is open for patio dining. They are not currently taking reservations, and customers will be seated on a first come, first served basis. For a complete list of their social distancing policies, click here.

Vesper Lounge

233 East 7th Avenue, Denver | (720) 328-0314

Serving Moroccan-influenced fare, this Denver gathering place is now open for dine-in service. Reservations are recommended.

Viewhouse

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

Viewhouse, one of Denver’s post popular sports bars, has reopened all of their metro locations for dine-in service! They are now offering contactless menus that you can open on your phone and contactless payment systems. They also ask that you make a reservation before coming in—which you can do here.

Westrail Tap & Grill 

195 South Union Boulevard, Lakewood | 303-986-2200

Westrail Tap & Grill is now officially reopened with a new outdoor patio section to help with social distancing. Located in Lakewood, they offer burgers, sandwiches, wings and other bar food staples.

The Yard House

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

All of the Yard House locations in Denver—from the Sheraton Downtown to Park Meadows—are now open for dine-in and patio dining! Their extensive menu is perfect for those with varying cravings as they serve everything from burgers and pizza to steaks and seafood.

Who did we miss? 

This is an ongoing list and we would love to add to it! Let us know what restaurants in your neighborhood are reopening for dine-in or patio dining service so that we can include them here.

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