Over the past few years, Denver has crept up the ranks of America’s best food cities. Top chefs from around the world have noticed the city’s epicurean tastes, opening several world-class restaurants. Today, we’ll explore some of the most anxiously anticipated restaurants set to open in the next month or two. If you like to be one of the first people to try a new restaurant, keep your eyes open for grand openings at the following places.
Birdcall is French Culinary Institute-trained chef and restaurateur Jean-Phillipe Failyau’s latest venture. Like his popular restaurants Park Burger and Homegrown Tap & Dough, Birdcall specializes in comfort food. Fried chicken will be the main event at this Denver restaurant, a 15-minute walk from AMLI Park Avenue. Birdcall is set to open sometime in November.
A sister to the popular Denver restaurant Charcoal Restaurant, Charcoal Bistro opened earlier this month. Warm brie flavored with a chipotle compote, pan-roasted salmon, and vegetable minestrone are dishes you can enjoy here. The lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch spot also features a raw bar.
New York transplant Christopher Fehlinger is behind Clyde, a new Denver restaurant, wine bar, social cafe, and design store. If you’d like to eat something with your coffee or wine, choose from a seasonal selection of small and large plates. Clyde is scheduled to open any day now, and could already be in business by the time this post goes live.
Fish ‘n’ Beer
Fish and chips go well together, but restaurateur Kevin Morrison knows Denver well enough to know most patrons would be at least as excited to pair their fish with local beer as they would be with french fries. Customers can choose from 16 draft beers, and a selection of fine wine and cocktails. On the food front, there will be much more than fried fish to choose from. Fish ‘n’ Beer, set to open by the end of the month, will also have an oyster bar.
For being so far from the ocean, Denver has some impressive sushi bars. With the opening of Mizu Izakaya, the Mile High City is about to get another. Unlike some of them, Mizu Izakaya will be a casual dining spot. In addition to sushi, the menu will feature other Japanese fare, sake, and Japanese whiskey. The Denver restaurant, operated by East Moon Asia owner Hong Jian Lee, will be a 15-minute walk from the LoHi apartments at AMLI Riverfront Park. It will likely open in the next week or two.
If you like your dinner served with expertly paired adult beverages, get excited for the opening of Paired. Small plates will be the culinary focus of Craig Lieberman’s aptly named restaurant. Each will be complemented by a flavorfully appropriate cider, sake, or wine. This Denver restaurant, slated to open by early December, will be a five-minute drive from AMLI Park Avenue.
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