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The Most Anticipated New Restaurants Opening in Denver, Fall 2015

Details on every big opening coming to Denver this fall.

Exciting restaurant and bar openings are right around the corner as fall is about to change the colors of the Mile High City. French cuisine seems to be making a comeback in Denver with places like Bistro Provencal and Cafe Marmotte, but there is so much more. A bar that features Denver's real first food truck pod and a modern Chinese bistro from the Uncle team will open in RiNo. The bartenders behind Death & Co. is opening a cocktail spot downstairs from Wurstkuche and the acclaimed teams from Acorn and Beast + Bottle are launching new ventures. Matsuhisa will open in Cherry Creek and Sushi Ronin will come to LoHi by the end of the year as well. Here, a look at the most-anticipated restaurant openings of fall 2015 in Denver.


Finn's Manor. [Photo: Adam Warren]

FINN'S Manor

Where: RiNo, 2927 Larimer Street
What: More than 6,000 square feet of space will be designated for six or so rotating food trucks, and the bar—inside a weathered old home—will pay tribute to New Orleans classic cocktails with a "vagabond Americana" theme.
Who: Noah Price, co-owner of the Populist and Crema Coffeehouse, his business partner Thomas Taylor, and whisky expert Robert Sickler.
Anticipated opening: Next week, late August-early September 
· Making Way for New Art at Finn's Manor in RiNo [EDEN]
· Construction Underway at Forthcoming Bar Finn's Manor [EDEN]

RECESS BEER GARDEN

Where: LoHi, 2715 17th Street
What: Look for a bar and eatery with indoor and outdoor spaces, a menu of shareable plates like pork belly sliders, Lager-steamed PEI mussels, chili fries or tots, and more. There are also salads, a variety of burgers, St. Louis ribs, and more. Some 24 beers are available on tap, alongside cocktails and wine.
Who: Industry professionals William Frankland and Owen Olson.
Anticipated opening: Early September

· Sneak Peek: Recess Beer Garden Gets Ready for Opening [EDen]

BISTRO PROVENCAL

Where: Riverfront, 1590 Little Raven Street 
What: A French-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner cafe in Riverfront Park. There will be classic French pastries, soups, salads, and more, all inspired by the ingredients and cuisine of Provence, a region in the south of France.
Who: Alain Veratti of Crepes & Crepes and partners. 
Anticipated Opening: Early September, Labor Day weekend

THE OCCIDENTAL

Where: Lohi, 1950 West 32nd Avenue
What: A neighborhood tavern, serving as the more casual offshoot of adjacent sister establishment Williams & Graham.
Who: Award-winning barman Sean Kenyon and business partner Todd Colehour.
Anticipated Opening: Early September
· Williams & Graham Remodels, the Occidental Is Coming [EDEN]

· Food Menu, Space Update at the Highly Anticipated Occidental [EDen]

CAFE MARMOTTE

Where: Washington Park, 290 South Downing 
What: A contemporary French bistro, sister to a fancier Telluride spot bearing the same name La Marmotte. Menu items include dishes like 
Who: Mairen Regan, owner of the Telluride sibling restaurant, and chef Mark Reggiannini
Anticipated opening: September 8

WILD STANDARD

Where: 1043 Pearl Street, Boulder 
What: A fish and oyster house focusing on sustainable sourcing and local ingredients whenever possible. 
Who: Bradford Heap, chef and owner at Salt in Boulder and Colterra in Niwot
Anticipated opening: Mid-September

· Wild Standard to Open In Boulder Mid-September [EDen]

THE INVENTING ROOM

Where: Ballpark, 2020 Lawrence Street 
What: A brick-and-mortar space for the elusive and delicious Inventing Room. The 650 square foot space that housed the Lower 48 Service Bar will be home to an ice-cream and dessert concept. 
Who: Chef and owner Ian Keinman
Anticipated opening: September

· Ian Kleinman's Inventing Rooms Plants Roots in the Lower 48 Service Bar Space [EDen]

OTOTO

Where: 1501 South Pearl Street
What: The return of the Japanese bistro that closed its doors back in 2011. A new menu and concept will be revealed early this fall. 
Who: The Kizaki brothers, who also own the iconic Sushi Den and the stunning Izakaya Den.
Anticipated opening: Mid-September

· Ototo Will Return on Old South Pearl [EDen]

BLUE ISLAND OYSTER BAR

Where: Cherry Creek North, 2625 E. Second Avenue
What: A lively, casual spot serving east-coast inspired seafood dishes and great drinks
Who: The team of designers, builders, and chefs who created Humboldt Farm, Fish and Wine
Anticipated opening: September 21

· Blue Island Oyster Bar Will Open in Cherry Creek [EDen]

BLACK EYE COFFEE 2.0

Where: Golden Triangle, 8th & Sherman 
What: A casual neighborhood eatery that will offer pastries and cold-pressed juices, grab-and-go items, but also be a full dinner menu offered in the evening. 
Who: The team behind the popular Black Eye Coffee in the Highland 
Anticipated opening: Early Fall

· Black Eye Coffee Will Expand With Cap Hill Location [EDEN]

BAR DOUGH

Where: LoHi, 2227 W. 32nd Avenue
What: A bar driven eatery focused on wood-fired pizza, house-made pastas, and more. 
Who: Chef Max MacKissock, formerly of the Squeaky Bean, along with Juan and Katie Padro and the Highland Tap business partners. 
Anticipated opening: Late September

· Chef Max MacKissock Returns With Bar Dough in LoHi [EDen]

IL PORCELLINO SALUMI

Where: Berkeley, 4334 West 41st Street
What: A cured meat shop and deli with selections like coppa, nduja, chorizo, and more.
Who: Head butcher Brian Albano and chef-owner Bill Miner, both of Relish Catering.
Anticipated opening: End of September 
· Cured Meat Shop Il Porcellino Lands On Tennyson Street [EDEN]

BIERSTADT LAGERHAUS

Where: RiNo, 2875 Blake Street
What: A German-style brewery and production facility in River North next year that will also include a cidery and another like-minded business, all three of which will share a tasting room with a full kitchen.
Who: Chris Rippe (formerly of Rackhouse Pub), Bill Eye (formerly of Prost Brewing), and Ashleigh Carter (formerly of Prost Brewing)
Anticipated opening: Mid-Fall

MAS KAOS

Where: Berkeley, 4526 Tennyson Street 
What:  The combination of Uno Mas Taqueria Y Cantina and Kaos Pizza, two Platt Park casual eateries owned by restaurateur Patrick Mangold-White. 
Who: Restaurateur Patrick Mangold-White. 
Anticipated opening: October

· Mas Kaos Feeds the Call to Arms Patrons From a Truck [EDen]

RHEIN HAUS

Where: LoDo, 14th and Market
What:  The two-story, 6,000-square-foot building former home to the flagship Old Chicago will be transformed into a Bavarian bier hall and bocce ball emporium. 
Who: A Seattle-based restaurant group, owned by Deming Maclise and James Weimann.
Anticipated opening: mid-October

· Rhein Haus, A German Bier Hall, Is Coming to LoDo [EDEN]

HUMBLE PIE

Where: East Colfax Avenue and Monroe Street
What: Version 2.0 of the bakery and cafe that got its start in Baker, but closed that location in late 2014.
Who: Co-owners Jessica Dolgan and Tamara Brink.
Anticipated opening: October 
· The Humble Pie Store Will Relocate by Early Next Year [EDEN]
· Humble Pie Signs Lease for New Location on Colfax [EDEN]

TELEGRAPH

Where: 295 South Pennsylvania Street
What: A neighborhood bistro and bar focused on new American cuisine. With emphasis on vegetables, the new spot will also bring in a variety of fish, shellfish, and oysters.
Who: Chris Sargent of Brazen in Berkeley along with chefs Jorge Cazares, Brian Wilson, and Craig Field. 
Anticipated opening: Mid-Fall

· Telegraph Will Open in the Former Cafe Bar/Grey Cactus Space [EDen]

NEW COCKTAIL BAR FROM THE DEATH & CO. TEAM

Where: 2036 Broadway Street, downstairs from Wurstkuche 
What: A yet-to-be-named cocktail bar from the team behind the classic Death & Co bar in New York City.
Who: Proprietors LLC, a group that owns and operates bars in New York and Los Angeles, joins the team behind LA-born Wurstkuche in this new venture.
Anticipated opening: Mid-Fall

· The Group Behind NYC's Death & Co. Will Open a Cocktail Bar in Denver [EDen]

BACON SOCIAL HOUSE

Where: Sunnyside, 2440 W. 44th Avenue
What: Locally-sourced bacon-centric eatery serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the soon-to-be-developed Cobbler's Corner
Who: Owner David Dill, along with partners and a culinary team 
Anticipated opening: November 
· Two Restaurants To Open in Sunnyside's Cobbler's Corner [EDEN]

THE WAY BACK

Where: Berkeley, 4132 W 38th Ave
What: A new bar, eatery, and old-timey saloon. 
Who:  Industry veterans Chad Michael George, Kade Gianinetti, and Jared Schwartz
Anticipated opening: November

· The Way Back Will Open in Berkeley in the Former Bark Bar Space [EDen]

HOP ALLEY

Where: RiNo, 3500 Larimer Street 
What: A casual new eatery and bar focused on traditional and regional Chinese cuisine served mostly in family-style dishes. A complete wine, liquor, and beer program will complement the food.
Who: Tommy Lee who also owns the popular Uncle in LoHi. 
Anticipated Opening: November 
· Hop Alley: The New Eatery and Bar from the Uncle Team [EDen]

SUSHI RAMA

Where: RiNo, 2615 Larimer Street 
What: A conveyer-belt centric sushi place set in a 60's cinema-inspired interior. 
Who: Chef Jeff Osaka and partner Ken Wolf 
Anticipated opening: November

· Conveyer Belt Sushi Coming Up at Jeff Osaka's Sushi Rama [EDen]

ARCANA

Where: Boulder, across from the St. Julien Hotel, on Walnut and 9th
What: A 4,300 square foot upscale Southern restaurant and bar set in a brand new building. 
Who: Husband and wife team Annie and Elliott Toan, both industry veterans, and chef Matthew Lackey, formerly of Flyte World Dining and Wine, Nashville, TN. Lackey was one of Eater's Young Guns in 2013
Anticipated opening: November

UNNAMED CONCEPT

Where: Uptown, 400 East 20th Ave at Logan Street
What: A-yet-to-be-named restaurant and bar in the space formerly occupied by The Centennial Tavern at Jonesy's. The food and culture of a variety of regions throughout the Southern half of Italy are the inspiration behind the new venture. 
Who: Paul C. Reilly and Aileen V. Reilly, owners of Denver restaurant Beast + Bottle 
Anticipated opening: Late fall

THERE DENVER

Where: LoHi, former Pagliacci's site, 33rd and Navajo
What: A 2,300 square foot space that will feature an open kitchen, an omakase table, and a fairly large bar. This is the sister-concept to a Telluride-born restaurant.
Who: Business partners Enrique Margulis, Andrew Tyler, and Orin Cohen
Anticipated opening: Late Fall

· Former Pagliacci's Site Becomes Home to There Denver, a Bar and Eatery [EDen]

WHITE WHALE SOCIAL ROOM

Where: 415 South Cherokee Street
What: A bar and eatery in a throwback-style decor to a time when the rail road was popular. 
Who: Industry veterans Rachael Gass, Dakin Cranwell, and Brad Arguello
Anticipated opening: November

NEW CONCEPT FROM THE ACORN/OAK TEAM

Where: LoHi, Nichols Building, 1644 Platte Street
What: A rotisserie-focused casual eatery set on the ground floor of the new Galvanize development. 
Who: Chef Steven Redzikowski and bartender Bryan Dayton who own Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder and Acorn in Denver. 
Anticipated opening: Late fall

MATSUHISA DENVER

Where: Cherry Creek, 1st Avenue and Steele Street
What: The first Denver location of the popular and upscale sushi house which will bring lunch and dinner service to the area. 
Who: Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, the Japanese chef behind two of the most highly regarded sushi restaurants in the world, Nobu and Matsuhisa.
Anticipated opening: By the end of the year

· Matsuhisa Will Open a Cherry Creek Location Later This Year [EDen]

SUSHI RONIN

Where: LoHi, 2930 Umatilla Street 
What: A Japanese-inspired restaurant and sushi house set in the 2,300 street level space of a brand new five story building.
Who: Executive chef and partner Corey Baker
Anticipated opening: By the end of the year

· Sushi Ronin Coming to LoHi, Next to Linger [EDen]

There is MORE coming to Denver this year and early next year. Here are some highlights:

· Carve Barbecue Will Open in October on Colorado Boulevard [EDen]

· Mell's Cheese Will Join LoHi's Food Scene [EDen]

· Devil's Food Plans A Coffee Shop On the Same Block [EDEN]

· Chef Troy Guard Will Bring a New Los Chingones to the Tech Center [EDEN]

· Cerebral Brewing Secures Colfax Space [EDEN]

· We Stand Corrected: Del Frisco's Grille Coming to Cherry Creek [EDEN]

· STK Rebel, a Chic Steakhouse, Is Coming to LoDo [EDEN]

· Biju's Second Little Curry Shop [EDen]

· Brace For Komotodo, Denver's First Sushi Burrito Restaurant [EDen]

· Crafty Fox Taphouse + Pizzeria Coming to the Fox Street Neighborhood Late Summer [EDen]

· Tom + Chee Brings the Grilled Cheese Donut to Fort Collins [EDen]

· SOL Cocina, Coastal Mexican Eatery, Opening in Cherry Creek [EDen]

· Sean Kenyon Plans To Open American Bonded in RiNo [EDEN]

· Justin Cucci Will Open Another Restaurant in LoHi [EDEN]

· Justin Cucci to Open Vegan-Friendly Spot in Berkeley [EDEN]

· Kevin Taylor To Open New Restaurant and Beer Hall [EDEN]

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