Denver isn’t just known for its stunning mountainous terrain; it’s also home to mouthwatering cuisine. You just have to know where to look! There are plenty of Denver neighborhoods that attract foodies from all over, no matter what type of fare you’re searching for. Here are some of the top neighborhoods to check out to please your palette, which likely aren’t far from your Denver apartment:

Highlands

In Denver’s Highlands neighborhood, it’s hard to find a restaurant that you won’t fall in love with. It’s a hot spot for young professionals looking to grab a bite to eat. From creative cocktails to exotic fare, you’ll find it all here. Check out these Denver restaurants that are known for their good eats:

Root Down: From their modern decor and original menu, guests at this restaurant will get the all-around experience. Root Down believes there should be a seamless bond between the elements and the restaurant experience, which is part of what draws so many people in each day. Some of the favorite dishes include their famous sweet potato french fries and flat iron steak. But don’t leave without trying one of their signature flavored mojitos.

Linger: You’ll need a reservation for this location. On warm nights, sit up on the rooftop bar to enjoy the view while sipping on your favorite refreshment. This eatery offers everything from brunch and lunch to dinner, dessert and happy hour. While you’re there, be sure to order the Devils on Horseback, which are bacon-wrapped Medjool dates equipped with goat cheese and sambal gastrique.

Z Cuisine: This eatery offers a farm-to-table approach, using local ingredients to create one-of-a-kind French dishes. Try the boeuf bourguignon maison accompanied by the favorite cocktail, “La Vie en Rose.”

LoDo

Located in the lower downtown area of Denver, this neighborhood won’t disappoint when it comes to cuisine. You can’t go wrong with any of these local restaurants:

Bistro Vendome: The best part about this location is that it only uses local and seasonal ingredients for fresh dishes. The menus are always changing, offering a variety of foods to customers. They provide classic French bistro fare and have a full service bar with more than 65 selections of French wine.

Vesta Dipping Grill: This restaurant features more than 30 dipping sauces that you get with every entree, ranging from sweet and savory to hot and spicy. The ambiance is just as amazing as the food, with abstract sculptures, a concrete bar, six orange blown glass light fixtures and curved booths.

Washington Park

This Denver neighborhood and public urban park is a blend of historic and contemporary styles of architecture, as well as a great place to sit down and enjoy a meal.

Tavern Wash Park: This is the perfect place to meet up with friends for happy hour, watch the game and enjoy great food and drink specials. They offer a traditional menu with everything from soups and salads to sandwiches and wraps.

Japon: This hip and contemporary eating establishment has an intimate setting perfect for dates and special occasions. They specialize in authentic Japanese cuisine, offering seaweed salad, lobster tempura, salmon sashimi, soft shell crab and beef teriyaki.

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