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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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Ocean Prime

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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]

Osteria Marco

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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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The Market Cafe

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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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Corridor 44

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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]

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]

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

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.

Green Russell

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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
Green Russell/Facebook

Russell's Smokehouse

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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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Russell’s Smokehouse
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Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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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.

Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall
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The Crimson Room

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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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Bistro Vendôme

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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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Bistro Vendôme
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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]

Ocean Prime

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.

Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime [Official Site]

Osteria Marco

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.

Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco
Osteria Marco/Facebook

The Market Cafe

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The Market Cafe
The Market Cafe/Facebook

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

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The Market Cafe
The Market Cafe/Facebook

Corridor 44

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.

Corridor 44
Corridor 44
Corridor 44 [Official Site]

Tag

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.

Tag
Tag
Tag [Official Site]

Rioja

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

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

Bubu

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.

Green Russell

<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,

<span data-author="-1">Green&nbsp;Russell </span>
Green Russell
Green Russell/Facebook

Russell's Smokehouse

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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.

<span data-author="-1">Russell’s&nbsp;Smokehouse </span>
Russell’s Smokehouse
Russell’s Smokehouse/Facebook

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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.

Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall/Facebook

The Crimson Room

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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.

<span data-author="-1">The Crimson&nbsp;Room </span>
The Crimson Room
The Crimson Room/Facebook

Bistro Vendôme

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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.

<span data-author="-1">Bistro Vendôme </span>
Bistro Vendôme
Bistro Vendôme/Facebook

Tamayo

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.

Tamayo
Tamayo
Tamayo [Official Site]

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