On Monday, November 16, Eater Denver will present the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past year or so. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now. First up: Restaurant of the Year.
Here's a primer on the nominees. Blackbelly Market is chef Hosea Rosenberg's long-awaited restaurant in Boulder which, since its opening a year ago, garnered raves from critics and diners alike. Set inside Union Station, contemporary American restaurant Mercantile Dining & Provision is the second very successful act from chef Alex Seidel, who also owns Fruition. Nearly three months old, Abejas is the neighborhood bistro led by chef Nick Ames that changed the dining game in Golden. Despite alll the rule breaking Rebel — the location is a former dive bar, the fare is really eclectic, and the service pretty hands off — the young RiNo spot is what the new wave of fuss-free dining is about. Finally, Cho77, which opened on South Broadway in March, is chef Lon Symensma's fine casual outpost for all Southeast Asian food. With that, Denver, enjoy a photo gallery of the nominees, and cast your vote for this year's top restaurant below.
THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED.
Here's how the voting works: The Eater editorial staff has named nominees in Denver for each of five major categories. Eater readers will vote on one category per day through Friday, November 6, narrowing the nominees to three finalists in each category. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.