These two. They are the quintessential Denver. Each organized around a strict street grid, each with the incredible Wash Park at their core, and each dotted with old streets of neighborhood retail. Those little nodes? They used to be trolley stops. Tree-lined streets, great eats, great schools, and Denver’s best park. How do you beat it?
From the charming streets to the beloved park, this is Classic Denver.
Homegrown Tap & Dough — Pizza — Lots of gluten-free options for a pizza joint — and pizza is delicious!
Izakaya Den — Japanese — Get the lobster ramen, the crispy tuna, and a tall carafe of cold sake.
Lucile’s Creole Cafe — Breakfast & Brunch — Beware: the food is amazing, but the wait can be brutal. Get there early!
Ototo — Japanese — Solid Japanese tapas. We recommend the miso ramen.
Sushi Den — Sushi — An incredible upscale environment dishing out the best sushi in Denver.
Telegraph — New American — Incredible oysters at happy hour, and don’t miss the charcuterie.
Vert Kitchen — French — Fresh, healthy French salads and sandwiches in a cozy envelope.
Wild Eggs — Breakfast & Brunch — Get Kalamity Katy’s Benedict — chile corn cakes / poached eggs / queso / pico / avocado.