Washington Park / Platt Park

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.

Restaurants

Homegrown Tap & DoughPizza — Lots of gluten-free options for a pizza joint — and pizza is delicious!

Izakaya DenJapanese — Get the lobster ramen, the crispy tuna, and a tall carafe of cold sake.

Lucile’s Creole CafeBreakfast & Brunch — Beware: the food is amazing, but the wait can be brutal. Get there early!

OtotoJapanese — Solid Japanese tapas. We recommend the miso ramen.

Sushi DenSushi — An incredible upscale environment dishing out the best sushi in Denver.

TelegraphNew American — Incredible oysters at happy hour, and don’t miss the charcuterie.

Vert KitchenFrench — Fresh, healthy French salads and sandwiches in a cozy envelope.

Wild EggsBreakfast & Brunch — Get Kalamity Katy’s Benedict — chile corn cakes / poached eggs / queso / pico / avocado.