Are you looking for the best restaurants in Denver, Colorado? Look no further than the Michelin Guide! The Michelin Guide recently published its first edition of Colorado, featuring some of the most exquisite restaurants the state has to offer. From multi-course tasting menus to modern Italian cuisine, there are plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants in Denver that are worth a visit. Beckon is one of Denver's chef counters, where chefs serve seasonal meals by reservation only. Run by Frasca's former students Duncan Holmes and Allison Anderson, this small, bookable chef's desk creates a magical atmosphere before guests, as it combines multi-course tasting menus with beautiful, market-driven dishes.
Exclusive dishes include all types of bruschetta, fettucine bolognese, Norwegian salmon and crème brûlée. Beer, liquor and wine are served by the glass and they have an extensive wine list. Michelin also compiled a list of recommended restaurants across the state such as Safta, Noisette, Restaurant Olivia, Dio Mio, Fruition, Hey Kiddo, Marco's Coal Fired and Zoe Ma Ma. In addition to Michelin stars and Bib Gourmand designations, the company will recognize “pioneers of sustainable gastronomy” and recommended restaurants and special professional awards.
Basta in Boulder is the only restaurant outside of Denver to receive the Bib Gourmand designation. It serves contemporary Italian-American cuisine. Mizuna is another great option for those looking for a unique dining experience. It is the flagship restaurant of Bonanno Concepts and its menu changes every month to reflect seasonal ingredients.
Sushi Den is another great option for sushi lovers. It has been considered one of the top sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States for 34 years. The Michelin Guide awarded a single star to five restaurants in Denver, Boulder and Aspen during its evening ceremony. These include Vinca's modern Italian food, Annette de Aurora's award-winning cuisine and Basta's contemporary Italian-American dishes.
Whether you're just passing through or heading to the ski slopes, these Michelin-starred restaurants are worth a visit.