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The Best Restaurants in Larimer Square

Where to eat and drink in this iconic LoDo block

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Larimer Square transformed in its 50-year history into a bustling nook filled with boutiques, bistros, and bars. Any season is idyllic to land on the paved walkway for some window shopping and a stroll under the starry lights strung overhead. Though it's hard to make a selection from the acclaimed collection of locally exclusive, chef-driven restaurants, here are picks for the best restaurants on Larimer Street.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ocean Prime

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1465 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-3663
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The national chain brings fresh seafood to the Rocky Mountains. Come for the fish, but make sure to stick around for dessert.

Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime [Official Site]

2. Osteria Marco

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1453 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5855
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Chef Frank Bonanno's playful version of contemporary Italian cuisine has caused buzz in the LoDo dining scene since it opening in 2007. The cozy basement aesthetic is completed by handcrafted pizzas and cured meats.

Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco
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3. The Market Cafe

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1445 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5140
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Opened in 1983, this restaurant was a LoDo staple before the neighborhood existed.

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The Market Cafe
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4. Corridor 44

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1433 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-0044
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Denver’s only Champagne bar spans the range from inexpensive and rustic to the rare and exquisite. Diners can order oysters or lamb chop lollipops.

Corridor 44
Corridor 44
Corridor 44 [Official Site]
1441 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 996-9985
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Chef and owner Troy Guard uses fresh and local ingredients to create his style of "Continental Social Food." The restaurant boasts extensive cocktail and wine selections along with a constantly changing menu of food meant to be shared in an elegant yet casual dining room.

Tag
Tag
Tag [Official Site]

6. Rioja

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1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
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This sophisticated spot sources its ingredients from local vendors while gaining inspiration from all over the Mediterranean. Chef Jennifer Jasinski won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Southwest Chef in 2013

A photo of a lounge space with four chairs and two over hanging lights at RIoja
Rioja
Adam Larkey

7. Bubu

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1423 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 996-2685
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Tag's chef Troy Guard impresses with quick and casual Asian-inspired fare at another LoDo location. Order any of the specialty bowls for a hearty and healthy meal.

8. Green Russell

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1422 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-6505
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The underground bar is dedicated to specialty libations and cocktails. Green Russell, named for 1850’s Colorado gold miner William Green Russell, looks like a Prohibition-era cocktail joint,

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Green Russell
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9. Russell's Smokehouse

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1422 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 524-8050
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The barbecue restaurant is tucked away down a staircase in a cozy yet cool basement with oversized church windows, a speakeasy dance floor-turned bar top, and stone arches from the Platte river bed. Diners can try house-made barbecue sauces.

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10. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
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From the owners of Rioja and Bistro Vendôme, this beer hall and kitchen offers an array of poutines and suds sure to appease any finicky diner. House-made sausages, po’ boys, poutines, and schnitzels rule the roost.

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Euclid Hall
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11. The Crimson Room

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1403 Larimer St
Denver, CO
(720) 639-6987
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The covert lounge and bar hosts regular jazz concerts and acoustic sets. The space also offers small bites in addition to a wide range of cocktails.

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12. Bistro Vendôme

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1420 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-3232
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This French restaurant strives to become a LoDo staple just like its namesake in Paris. The classic bistro style and cuisine is updated with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

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13. Tamayo

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1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 946-1433
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The modern Mexican eatery from Richard Sandoval boasts a rooftop bar and lounge and keeps a collection of more than 100 tequilas and spirits.

Tamayo
Tamayo
Tamayo [Official Site]

1. Ocean Prime

1465 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime [Official Site]

The national chain brings fresh seafood to the Rocky Mountains. Come for the fish, but make sure to stick around for dessert.

1465 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

2. Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco/Facebook

Chef Frank Bonanno's playful version of contemporary Italian cuisine has caused buzz in the LoDo dining scene since it opening in 2007. The cozy basement aesthetic is completed by handcrafted pizzas and cured meats.

1453 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

3. The Market Cafe

1445 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
<span data-author="-1">The Market&nbsp;Cafe </span>
The Market Cafe
The Market Cafe/Facebook

Opened in 1983, this restaurant was a LoDo staple before the neighborhood existed.

1445 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Corridor 44

1433 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Corridor 44
Corridor 44
Corridor 44 [Official Site]

Denver’s only Champagne bar spans the range from inexpensive and rustic to the rare and exquisite. Diners can order oysters or lamb chop lollipops.

1433 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Tag

1441 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Tag
Tag
Tag [Official Site]

Chef and owner Troy Guard uses fresh and local ingredients to create his style of "Continental Social Food." The restaurant boasts extensive cocktail and wine selections along with a constantly changing menu of food meant to be shared in an elegant yet casual dining room.

1441 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Rioja

1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
A photo of a lounge space with four chairs and two over hanging lights at RIoja
Rioja
Adam Larkey

This sophisticated spot sources its ingredients from local vendors while gaining inspiration from all over the Mediterranean. Chef Jennifer Jasinski won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Southwest Chef in 2013

1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Bubu

1423 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

Tag's chef Troy Guard impresses with quick and casual Asian-inspired fare at another LoDo location. Order any of the specialty bowls for a hearty and healthy meal.

1423 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Green Russell

1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
<span data-author="-1">Green&nbsp;Russell </span>
Green Russell
Green Russell/Facebook

The underground bar is dedicated to specialty libations and cocktails. Green Russell, named for 1850’s Colorado gold miner William Green Russell, looks like a Prohibition-era cocktail joint,

1422 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Russell's Smokehouse

1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
<span data-author="-1">Russell’s&nbsp;Smokehouse </span>
Russell’s Smokehouse
Russell’s Smokehouse/Facebook

The barbecue restaurant is tucked away down a staircase in a cozy yet cool basement with oversized church windows, a speakeasy dance floor-turned bar top, and stone arches from the Platte river bed. Diners can try house-made barbecue sauces.

1422 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall/Facebook

From the owners of Rioja and Bistro Vendôme, this beer hall and kitchen offers an array of poutines and suds sure to appease any finicky diner. House-made sausages, po’ boys, poutines, and schnitzels rule the roost.

1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

11. The Crimson Room

1403 Larimer St, Denver, CO
<span data-author="-1">The Crimson&nbsp;Room </span>
The Crimson Room
The Crimson Room/Facebook

The covert lounge and bar hosts regular jazz concerts and acoustic sets. The space also offers small bites in addition to a wide range of cocktails.

1403 Larimer St
Denver, CO

12. Bistro Vendôme

1420 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
<span data-author="-1">Bistro Vendôme </span>
Bistro Vendôme
Bistro Vendôme/Facebook

This French restaurant strives to become a LoDo staple just like its namesake in Paris. The classic bistro style and cuisine is updated with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

1420 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

13. Tamayo

1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Tamayo
Tamayo
Tamayo [Official Site]

The modern Mexican eatery from Richard Sandoval boasts a rooftop bar and lounge and keeps a collection of more than 100 tequilas and spirits.

1400 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

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