5 Top Rated Restaurants in LoDo, Denver

Hungry in LoDo? Good. You’re in the right neighborhood to find a mouth-watering array of breakfast, lunch and dinner joints that are sure to satisfy.

In the interest of good taste and great dining, we asked a range of local Denverites where they prefer to dine in the lower downtown area. We’d like to share the results with you now.

Here are 5 top-rated restaurants in LoDo that come highly recommended:

Breakfast

Start the day right with a substantial from-scratch breakfast at Snooze. Here you can wake up over a fragrant plate of OMG! French toast stuffed with mascarpone cheese and topped with salted caramel, vanilla crème, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut, or savor the morning with a hearty serving of Snooze’s signature corned beef hash, caramelized poblanos and eggs any way you like them. The coffee’s hot and the waitresses are friendly at Snooze.

Find LoDo’s favorite breakfast joint at 1701 Wynkoop Street. Snooze opens for breakfast every day at 6:30 a.m.

Have you ever tried an Italian breakfast? Mangiamo Pronto is a great place to start the day with an eye-opening Italian espresso and breakfast panini. Get there at brunch time to enjoy a great glass of cabernet and a plate of crab bruschetta served with roasted red pepper tapenade. Find this local upscale favorite conveniently located at 1601 Seventeenth Street in LoDo.

Lunch

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen at 1317 Fourteenth Street sits in one of Denver’s most historic buildings. Originally built as a private home in 1883, Euclid Hall has been home to a Masonic lodge, the Colorado Women’s Relief Corp, Maudie’s Flea Market, the Cootie Club and Soapy Smith’s Double Eagle Bar. Local legend purports the location as the erstwhile home of an Old West brothel that once catered to Colorado government officials.

Today, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen serves some of the most remarkable meals in the downtown Denver area. Here you can tuck into a light lunch of scrumptious roasted cauliflower salad tossed with haystack goat cheese, poblano peppers, scallions and jalapeño marmalade. Have a heartier appetite? Try the herb-seasoned bison tongue Romanoff served with lemon-parsley gnocchi, pickled pearl onions and fried mushrooms.

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen open for lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 and on weekends at 2 p.m.

Dinner

Jimmy’s Urban Bar & Grill at 1530 Blake Street serves upscale treats like Greek nachos, Tuscan chicken sandwiches, African chicken and waffles and bison burgers topped with tangy goat cheese. Locals say the margaritas here are some of the best in LoDo. The casual ambiance and friendly staff at Jimmy’s Urban are a welcome addition to the foodie heaven that is lower downtown Denver, Colorado.

In the mood for an authentic and affordable Japanese sushi dinner? Stop by Aoba Sushi Restaurant at 1620 Blake Street any weekday after 4:30 or weekends after 3 o’clock. Here you will find an outstanding selection of freshly-made sushi, including all your favorites like unagi river eel, umi sea urchin, Fancy Dragon and non-raw California rolls. Full bar service is available.

Denver dining covers all the bases, from casual diners to five-star culinary extravaganzas. If you’d like to know more about things to do, stuff to see and great places to eat in the downtown Denver area, contact Peter Hauber at Downtown Denver Realty.

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