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Denver's 30 Most Significant Openings of 2015, Ranked and Mapped

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The last twelve months brought Denver a great deal of dining diversity and what seems to be an unprecedented number of attractive new restaurants. We looked back at the places that joined the fray in the last year and we present the 30 most significant ones, ranked and mapped for your convenience.

If we missed your favorite, add it to the comments and tell us why it belongs on this list.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
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Hop Alley

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Only weeks old, this modern Chinese spot from the team behind Uncle is inspired, thoughtful, and heartfelt. Whatever you do, don't miss the steamed eggplant.
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Bar Dough

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Bar Dough, chef Max Mackissock's return to the kitchen, is a home run. A fabulous front and back of the house team offers wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and salads in a fun upbeat environment.
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Rebel Restaurant

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A daring American restaurant located in a former dive bar, Rebel challenges diners with dishes like the half roasted pig's head in a format that makes a dish like that surprisingly approachable.
This twelve month old spot on South Broadway blends the flavors of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore under the direction of executive chef Lon Symensma and chef de cuisine Ryan Gorby.

Bar Fausto

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Great cocktails and small bites is what this hip bar in RiNo is all about.

Osaka Ramen

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There are two locations to choose from if you crave the rich tonkotsu ramen created by chef Jeff Osaka. Another highlight at the RiNo and Cherry Creek spots is the chicken kara age.
This new American restaurant is worth the drive to Golden. Chef Nick Ames creates seasonal dishes that make vegetables the star of the show while still pleasing meat lovers.
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Younger sibling to Brazen, this neighborhood bistro charms and surprises with innovative food and top notch hospitality. A seasonal highlight is the pork cheek ragout.

Globe Hall

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This music venue, dive bar, and barbecue parlor is everything that Denver wants to be right now: daring in its location, unafraid in its combination of uses, and traditional in its food.

OneFold

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Quaint and charming, this breakfast and lunch eatery offers Chinese/ Filipino inspired dishes like congee and bacon fried rice.

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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A music venue, restaurant, and bar, Ophelia's, brainchild of restaurateur Justin Cucci, is one sexy beast.

Solitaire Restaurant

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This Highland spot helmed by chef Mark Ferguson offers small and creative bites in hip yet classic environment.
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il porcellino salumi

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Owned by Bill Miner and Brian Albano, this new casual Berkeley meat emporium offers sandwiches, soups, and more in-house and a variety of meaty goodies to go.

OTOTO Den

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After a four year absence, Ototo, brainchild of the Kizaki brothers who also own Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, returned in a new format and with an upgraded interior.

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

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Housing seven different small food vendors, including Quiero Arepas and Poco Torteria, this modern food hall is still buzzing in the LoHi neighborhood.
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Occidental Bar

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This LoHi neighborhood bar, younger sibling to esteemed Williams & Graham, gives those who appreciate great cocktails a new venue for watching sports.

Bacon Social House

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Bacon is still hot and this cool new Sunnyside eatery has the dishes to prove it. The pork belly confit is a highlight.
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Dos Santos

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A family-owned operation, this hip modern day taqueria offers classic creations with a twist. From the arrachera to the tinga and the shrimp, there is something for everyone's taste.

Blue Island Oyster Bar

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A great raw bar, a creative menu, and a fun interior: That is what this new Cherry Creek spot is bringing to the posh neighborhood.

Desmond Bar and Grill

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This Park Hill casual restaurant brings with it the return of one of Denver's most beloved chefs, Sean Kelly.

revelry kitchen

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Set at the edge of the Highland and Berkeley neighborhood, Revelry is helmed by chef Enrique Socarras. When you go, don't miss the churros.

Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

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This health conscious fine casual eatery is led by chef Justin Brunson who also owns Old Major and Masterpiece Deli. A major highlight is the salmon sandwich.

Brik on York

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Italian-inspired Brik on York brings a selection of pizza, well-curated wine, and live music together in a cozy neighborhood-bar environment.
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Chowder Room

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Slowly but surely, this blue-hued South Broadway restaurant won over regulars who return for dishes like the New England-style chowder.

Wild Standard

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Creative small plates are served dim sum style at this seafood centric place owned by chef Brandford Heap. The raw bar is a major highlight.
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This brand new fast casual spot from the acclaimed team behind Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth is centered around a stunning rotisserie oven.

Finn's Manor

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A unique format in Denver, Finn's Manor combines a fun bar with an outdoor food truck pod that brings tasty bites from vendors like Owlbear Barbecue.

Sushi-Rama

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Hello conveyer belt sushi! The brand new RiNo spot owned in part by chef Jeff Osaka is already buzzing.
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Black Eye Capital Hill

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This ambitious second iteration of the coffee shop in LoHi offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full bar menu in a stunning space.
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Milk & Honey Bar • Kitchen

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Set in Larimer Square, Milk & Honey offers innovative cuisine under the direction of chef and owner Michael Shiell.

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Hop Alley

Adam Larkey
Only weeks old, this modern Chinese spot from the team behind Uncle is inspired, thoughtful, and heartfelt. Whatever you do, don't miss the steamed eggplant.
Adam Larkey

Bar Dough

Adam Larkey
Bar Dough, chef Max Mackissock's return to the kitchen, is a home run. A fabulous front and back of the house team offers wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and salads in a fun upbeat environment.
Adam Larkey

Rebel Restaurant

A daring American restaurant located in a former dive bar, Rebel challenges diners with dishes like the half roasted pig's head in a format that makes a dish like that surprisingly approachable.

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This twelve month old spot on South Broadway blends the flavors of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore under the direction of executive chef Lon Symensma and chef de cuisine Ryan Gorby.

Bar Fausto

Great cocktails and small bites is what this hip bar in RiNo is all about.