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Vote Now for Denver’s Most Gorgeous Restaurant of the Year

Which new spot had the most jaw-dropping design in 2017?

Eater Awards 2016 Design of the Year Winner, Matsuhisa Cherry Creek
| Adam Larkey

Welcome to day three of the 8th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year.

In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. Eater will also further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.

Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Design of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Scroll down for pictures of the nominees, and, as always, choose wisely:


What is Denver’s best restaurant/bar design of 2017?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    (761 votes)
  • 37%
    (1670 votes)
  • 3%
    El Five
    (171 votes)
  • 33%
    Quality Italian
    (1487 votes)
  • 8%
    Kachina Denver / Poka Lola Social Club
    (391 votes)
4480 votes total Vote Now

A Stapleton buildout that transports and nearly takes flight:

Concourse in Stapleton’s Eastbridge development was designed by LIVStudio
Adam Larkey

A Boulder neo-bistro tucked behind a curio cabinet:

Emmerson on Boulder’s Pearl Street
Adam Larkey/Eater

A fifth-floor escape with cityscapes to match:

El Five
El Five is covered in vintage Egyptian cinema posters
Adam Larkey/Eater

A New York transplant with a come-hither bar and eclectic dining room:

Quality Italian at the Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek
Adam Larkey/Eater

And a bar and restaurant pairing that takes the hotel category to the next level:

Poka Lola and Kachina
Poka Lola Social Club at The Maven Hotel
Adam Larkey

El Five

2930 Umatilla Street, , CO 80211 (303) 524-9193 Visit Website

Concourse Restaurant Moderne

10195 East 29th Drive, , CO 80238 (720) 550-6934 Visit Website

Quality Italian

241 Columbine Street, , CO 80206 (303) 532-8888 Visit Website

Poka Lola Social Club

1850 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 460-2727 Visit Website


1600 Pearl Street, , CO 80302 (303) 953-9852 Visit Website
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