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A Guide to Dining in Greenwood Village and the DTC

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Venture south along I-25 and you'll encounter Greenwood Village and the Denver Tech Center, more commonly known as the DTC. This hub for business is largely strewn with chain restaurants, but there are still homegrown eateries to be found in the area. Whether you splurge on an expense-account meal at steakhouse Shanahan's or grab a Middle Eastern lunch at Ali Baba Grill, here are 10 dining options around Greenwood Village and the DTC.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Wooden Table

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2500 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
(303) 730-2152
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This rustic Italian spot has garnered awards like Best Neighborhood Italian restaurant from Westword in 2013. The kitchen is helmed by former Osteria Marco executive chef Brett Shaheen, and turns out dishes like pappardelle venison bolognese and roasted duck breast with potato and squash gratin.

2. Shanahan's

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5085 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 770-7300
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Though former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is no longer in town, his namesake restaurant remains, along with his Lombardi trophies on display. The contemporary design reflects the modern interpretations of steakhouse fare, but you’ll also find classics like prime New York strip or porterhouse.

3. YaYa's Euro Bistro

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8310 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 741-1110
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The eclectic menu at this bistro is inspired by the cuisines of America, France, Italy and Greece. You’ll find dishes like brick-oven pizza, pasta and seafood and meat entrees. There’s also a bottomless Sunday brunch that blends a buffet and made-to-order items for $24.95.

4. Ali Baba Grill

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5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 779-0026
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Satisfy your cravings for Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine at this family-owned business. One of three locations, Ali Baba in the DTC is a solid lunch option, with choices like gyro, kabobs and falafel.

5. Hapa Sushi

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5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 267-8744
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One of four outposts, Hapa Sushi in Greenwood Village continues the tradition of erotically themed original rolls, including the booty call—filled with crab salad, tempura asparagus and shiso and topped with a whole lobster tail. Deals are also easy to come by, with both early bird and night owl happy hours.

6. Pizza Republica

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5375 Landmark Pl
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 489-2030
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Neapolitan-style pizza is the main draw here, though dishes like the meatballs, stuffed shells and pastuccia—polenta, sausage, pancetta and raisins—are also popular. Owner George Eder is also big on hospitality, which comes from his childhood experiences with a familial, community vibe around the dinner table.

7. Yanni's

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5425 Landmark Pl
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 692-0404
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This Greek taverna has been around for more than 30 years, though not always in this location. Diners are drawn to the lamb dishes, like lamb chops, souvlaki or shank, as well as dolmades, grilled octopus and saganaki, a brandied cheese served flaming.

8. Zink Kitchen + Bar

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7801 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 253-3517
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Part of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the DTC, Zink Kitchen’s menu draws influence from across the globe, with dishes like Greek eggrolls, Thai tofu curry and chicken sausage bucatini. Chef Sharon Rodriguez was recently promoted to executive chef, following the departure of Paul Nagan.

9. Chinook Tavern

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6380 S Fiddler's Green Cir
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 266-6000
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The focus here is on European fare, especially with German influences. There is also the Zermatt Room, which has its own menu dedicated to fondue and raclette offerings reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Most of these dishes are served family style, with the experience meant to be interactive and sociable.

10. Jabo's Bar-Be-Q

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9682 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
(303) 799-4432
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Jabo’s focuses on pit-smoked, northern Louisiana barbecue, and offers a bevy of sauces with varying heat levels. In addition to staples like pulled pork and beef brisket, don’t miss the Utah “sconuts,” a scone/donut hybrid with honey butter melted over the top.

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1. The Wooden Table

2500 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
This rustic Italian spot has garnered awards like Best Neighborhood Italian restaurant from Westword in 2013. The kitchen is helmed by former Osteria Marco executive chef Brett Shaheen, and turns out dishes like pappardelle venison bolognese and roasted duck breast with potato and squash gratin.
2500 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80121

2. Shanahan's

5085 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Though former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is no longer in town, his namesake restaurant remains, along with his Lombardi trophies on display. The contemporary design reflects the modern interpretations of steakhouse fare, but you’ll also find classics like prime New York strip or porterhouse.
5085 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237

3. YaYa's Euro Bistro

8310 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
The eclectic menu at this bistro is inspired by the cuisines of America, France, Italy and Greece. You’ll find dishes like brick-oven pizza, pasta and seafood and meat entrees. There’s also a bottomless Sunday brunch that blends a buffet and made-to-order items for $24.95.
8310 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

4. Ali Baba Grill

5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Satisfy your cravings for Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine at this family-owned business. One of three locations, Ali Baba in the DTC is a solid lunch option, with choices like gyro, kabobs and falafel.
5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

5. Hapa Sushi

5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
One of four outposts, Hapa Sushi in Greenwood Village continues the tradition of erotically themed original rolls, including the booty call—filled with crab salad, tempura asparagus and shiso and topped with a whole lobster tail. Deals are also easy to come by, with both early bird and night owl happy hours.
5380 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

6. Pizza Republica

5375 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Neapolitan-style pizza is the main draw here, though dishes like the meatballs, stuffed shells and pastuccia—polenta, sausage, pancetta and raisins—are also popular. Owner George Eder is also big on hospitality, which comes from his childhood experiences with a familial, community vibe around the dinner table.
5375 Landmark Pl
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

7. Yanni's

5425 Landmark Pl, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
This Greek taverna has been around for more than 30 years, though not always in this location. Diners are drawn to the lamb dishes, like lamb chops, souvlaki or shank, as well as dolmades, grilled octopus and saganaki, a brandied cheese served flaming.
5425 Landmark Pl
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

8. Zink Kitchen + Bar

7801 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Part of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the DTC, Zink Kitchen’s menu draws influence from across the globe, with dishes like Greek eggrolls, Thai tofu curry and chicken sausage bucatini. Chef Sharon Rodriguez was recently promoted to executive chef, following the departure of Paul Nagan.
7801 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

9. Chinook Tavern

6380 S Fiddler's Green Cir, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
The focus here is on European fare, especially with German influences. There is also the Zermatt Room, which has its own menu dedicated to fondue and raclette offerings reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Most of these dishes are served family style, with the experience meant to be interactive and sociable.
6380 S Fiddler's Green Cir
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

10. Jabo's Bar-Be-Q

9682 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Jabo’s focuses on pit-smoked, northern Louisiana barbecue, and offers a bevy of sauces with varying heat levels. In addition to staples like pulled pork and beef brisket, don’t miss the Utah “sconuts,” a scone/donut hybrid with honey butter melted over the top.
9682 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

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