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The Best New Restaurants in Denver in 2016, According to the Eater Team

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A very unofficial and completely opinionated guide to what’s fresh in the Mile High City

Adam Larkey

Looking back on 2016, restaurant and bar-wise, there is a lot to be thankful for. Fun and interesting spots kept launching each month through the year bringing everything from tacos to sushi and old-time favorites, farmers markets, pop-ups, and bars pushed the envelope more and more.

There were so many new restaurants that it is hard to pin-point to the best of the best and reasonable minds disagree on who takes the cake for "the" most influential new place this year. From LoDo to Boulder, RiNo to Cherry Creek, incredible new openings have planted serious flags in our dining scene. So here now, presented very unofficially, is the Eater Denver's team's individual rankings of the ten Best New Restaurants of 2016.

Andra Zeppelin, editor

1. Avelina

2. Departure (and its amazing underground speakeasy B&GC)

3. Matsuhisa

4. Sushi Ronin

5. Arcana

6. The Denver Central Market

7. Fish 'N Beer

8. Mister Tuna

9. River & Woods

10. Voicebox

Gigi Sukin, contributor

1. Coperta

2. Matsuhisa

3. Hudson Hill

4. Sushi Ronin

5. The Rolling Pin

6. The Denver Central Market

7. Departure

8. Rosenberg's (reopening)

9. B&GC

10. River & Woods

Rachel Greiman, contributor and photographer

1. Departure

2. Coperta

3. Carbone's

4. Matsuhisa

5. Vital Root

6. Grind

7. The Denver Central Market

8. Avelina

9. Dio Mio

10. The Regional

Adam Larkey, Eater Denver photographer

1. Departure

2. Matsuhisa

3. Mister Tuna

4. Avelina

5. Coperta

6. River and Woods

7. Vital Root

8. Sol Cocina

9. Dio Mio

10. There - Denver

Just can't agree on anything written above? Feel free to list out your favorites in the comments below.

Hudson Hill

619 East 13th Avenue, , CO 80203 (303) 832-0776 Visit Website

Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessan

725 E. 26th Avenue, Denver, CO 80205 (720) 440-9880 Visit Website

Sushi Ronin

2930 Umatilla St, Denver, CO 80211 (303) 955-8741 Visit Website

Arcana

909 Walnut Street, , CO 80302 (303) 444-3885 Visit Website

Vital Root

3915 Tennyson Street, , CO 80212 (303) 474-4131 Visit Website

Coperta

400 East 20th Avenue, , CO 80205 (720) 749-4666 Visit Website

Mister Tuna

3033 Brighton Boulevard, , CO 80216 (303) 831-8862 Visit Website

Avelina

1550 17th Street, , CO 80202 (720) 904-6711 Visit Website

Departure Restaurant + Lounge

525 Southwest Morrison Street, , OR 97204 (503) 802-5370 Visit Website

matsuhisa

98 Steele St, Denver, CO 80206

The Denver Central Market

2669 Larimer Street, , CO 80205 Visit Website

Fish N Beer

3510 Larimer Street, , CO 80205 (303) 248-3497 Visit Website

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