Situated just north of downtown, Denver’s River North District is a flourishing hub of creativity. From art galleries to breweries, RiNo is an environment where art becomes reality, especially among the chefs of these top 10 restaurants.
Located in a repurposed 1880 foundry, Acorn offers a dining experience of shared dishes, a seasonal menu, and all the flavors of an oak-fired oven. The foundry, called the Source, houses a new epicurean marketplace with Acorn serving up a family-friendly spread of delectable and famous recipes, including their renowned home-made gnocchi. A place where each dish is meant for sharing, the atmosphere here encourages family-styled dining. Sit back and enjoy the chatter with one of the many speciality cocktails and see why this place really is one of the best in the area.
Acorn, 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO, USA, +1 720 542 3721
This one is new-world Italian through-and-through, where every item on the menu, even the cheese, is made by hand in-house. From freshly made pasta to savory meats, Americatus is full of Italian traditionalism while adding just the right modern twist to each dish. Enjoy an ever-changing menu while checking out the patio and the dining room, which is fashioned completely from reclaimed plywood and steel, and, following the theme of the menu, is entirely hand-made. With such an ambiance, this is a place to get in touch with classic flavors while still experiencing the industrial undertones of Denver’s RiNo.
Americatus, 2449 Larimer St, Denver, CO, USA, +1 303 862 9850
One of Denver’s must-try Mexican restaurants, Los Chigones takes traditional dishes from Mexico and completely re-designs them. The food might be a stretch from authentic, but it is worth exploring, from fantastic salsas to a number of speciality tacos. Additionally, up-beat wall decor presents a plethora of hues that will draw you into another lifestyle. Enjoy the RiNo scene from atop the roof patio while indulging in one of the numerous delicious speciality cocktails on the menu. There’s always something new to try and nothing to dislike when you visit this neighborhood necessity.
Los Chigones, 2463 Larimer St, Denver, CO, USA, +1 303 295 0686