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Denver's Ten Most Expensive Dishes

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Denver might not have incredibly outrageous dishes that cost $1000 for an ice cream sundae or $500 for a hamburger like some cities, but there are certainly some plates around town that almost warrant a luxury tax. Here now for Whale Week is a collection of Denver's priciest dishes, from the straight-up expensive lobsters and steaks to the ones that are simply the least affordable in their class like one specific hamburger.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Shanahan's

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5085 S. Syracuse St.
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 770-7300
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Order the 20 oz portion of Jumbo Australian lobster tail, which is carved tableside and served with drawn butter and grilled lemon and you'll be out $78.

2. Elway's

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2500 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-5353
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At this Cherry Creek spot, the 16 oz portion of Alaskan crab legs, dressed with garlic butter and lemon, racks up a $58 line on the tab.

3. EDGE Restaurant And Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3000
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The signature steak at EDGE is a 21 day aged buffalo rib eye rubbed with a signature spice rub and served with a huckleberry gastrique. Sixteen ounces - $46.

4. Palace Arms at Brown Palace

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321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111
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This $65 dish called the Palace Arms “ROSSINI” featrues a 7 oz bison fillet mignon that comes truffles, foie gras, brioche, Madeira, and Swiss chard.

5. Mizuna

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225 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4778
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The Duo of Beef kicks on a $7 supplement to the regular $39 meat entree, bringing the price of this dish to $46. It combines King Crab, squash hollandaise, braised short rib, brussels sprouts, and more.

6. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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At $38, the Molluschi main course at Frasca is centered around diver scallops and completed with romaine, salsify and blood orange.

7. Colt & Gray

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1553 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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The steak frites at Colt & Gray, a simple and soulful dish, is dressed in foie gras herb butter and red wine sauce, bringing up the price to $36.

8. L'Atelier

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1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-7233
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The veal chop at L'Atelier is $35 and it comes with truffled fingerling potatoes and mushroom ragout.

9. TAG Restaurant

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1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 996-9985
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TAG serves a $32 Miso Black Cod entree, complete with local butternut squash, edamame salsa, pea sprout salad, and yuzu kakayaki sauce.

10. TAG Burger Bar

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1222 Madison Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 736-2260
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TAG Burger Bar serves Denver's most expensive hamburger: the $27 Andrew Jackson, featuring pork belly, fried egg, and bone marrow salt.

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1. Shanahan's

5085 S. Syracuse St., Denver, CO 80237
Order the 20 oz portion of Jumbo Australian lobster tail, which is carved tableside and served with drawn butter and grilled lemon and you'll be out $78.
5085 S. Syracuse St.
Denver, CO 80237

2. Elway's

2500 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
At this Cherry Creek spot, the 16 oz portion of Alaskan crab legs, dressed with garlic butter and lemon, racks up a $58 line on the tab.
2500 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206

3. EDGE Restaurant And Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

1111 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
The signature steak at EDGE is a 21 day aged buffalo rib eye rubbed with a signature spice rub and served with a huckleberry gastrique. Sixteen ounces - $46.
1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

4. Palace Arms at Brown Palace

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
This $65 dish called the Palace Arms “ROSSINI” featrues a 7 oz bison fillet mignon that comes truffles, foie gras, brioche, Madeira, and Swiss chard.
321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Mizuna

225 East 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
The Duo of Beef kicks on a $7 supplement to the regular $39 meat entree, bringing the price of this dish to $46. It combines King Crab, squash hollandaise, braised short rib, brussels sprouts, and more.
225 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

6. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
At $38, the Molluschi main course at Frasca is centered around diver scallops and completed with romaine, salsify and blood orange.
1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

7. Colt & Gray

1553 Platte St., Denver, CO 80202
The steak frites at Colt & Gray, a simple and soulful dish, is dressed in foie gras herb butter and red wine sauce, bringing up the price to $36.
1553 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202

8. L'Atelier

1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
The veal chop at L'Atelier is $35 and it comes with truffled fingerling potatoes and mushroom ragout.
1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

9. TAG Restaurant

1441 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
TAG serves a $32 Miso Black Cod entree, complete with local butternut squash, edamame salsa, pea sprout salad, and yuzu kakayaki sauce.
1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

10. TAG Burger Bar

1222 Madison Street, Denver, CO 80206
TAG Burger Bar serves Denver's most expensive hamburger: the $27 Andrew Jackson, featuring pork belly, fried egg, and bone marrow salt.
1222 Madison Street
Denver, CO 80206

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