A busy night at Elway's Cherry Creek means about 500 covers and an extra 1500 guests hanging out outside for the live music that take place 10 Wednesdays in a row every summer. The decade old steakhouse named after Number 7 is a hot spot in Cherry Creek and no matter when you go, you are guaranteed a "scene."
In the strip mall shared by Bed Bath & Beyond and the Container Store, harried valet guys park meant-to-impress cars more fit for a luxury show than the crowded parking lot. Inside the 325 seats restaurant, guests of both sexes parade sometimes toned, overly tanned bodies in extravagantly expensive outfits. The women order their filet mignon and chardonnay, the men the bone-in ribeye and martini. The kitchen is slammed.
From local socialites to neighborhood regulars, politicians to sports celebrities, the restaurant caters to a widely varied clientele. Over time, singers Jon Bon Jovi and Jewell dined at the restaurant and so did members of the Rascal Flats, Alec Baldwin, and Kurt Russell. John Elway is a regular and so is his main football squeeze Peyton Manning. Just a week ago, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock was in the house; the Governor is no stranger to the place either.
Scene aside, these fine patrons have the opportunity to try the food created by culinary director Tyler Wiard and executive chef Aniedra Nichols. There are hand cut prime steaks, a wide variety of fresh fish and crustaceans, and serious sides for all tastes. The sleek steakhouse sells 5760 steaks for lunch and dinner in a month, but when you go, you should not miss the Lamb Chop Fondue. Without further ado, this is Elway's Cherry Creek on a Wednesday night.