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Dining Around Cheesman Park & Congress Park

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| Photo: Adam Larkey

When it comes to Denver neighborhood boundaries, the lines are often blurred. In the central part of the city lie two areas named for parks, though only one is an official neighborhood: Congress Park and Cheesman Park. Largely residential areas, Denverites are living among the green spaces but also finding shops and eateries sprinkled throughout. Here are 10 options for a meal when dining around Cheesman and Congress parks.


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The menu changes often at this classic American bistro, where you can enjoy dinner and Sunday brunch. Check out the dynamic wine list, which owner and sommelier Aaron Forman curates with pours from all over the world.

Fruition Restaurant

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Helmed by chef-owner Alex Seidel, Fruition has enjoyed much success and popularity for its new-American fare. Its farm in Larkspur also provides meat, cheese, and other products for the restaurant's use.

Liks Ice Cream

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This family-owned creamery has been around since 1976, and has more than 300 flavors in the rotation. Each ice cream batch is handcrafted two tubs at a time.

Cafe Max

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Cafe Max is a place where food and art come together in an international-style cafe. Keeping hours that span breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu offers sandwiches, pastries, beer, coffee, tea, and more.

Shells and Sauce

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Shells and Sauce is a spot for Italian American dishes like homemade lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken piccata. Brunch is also an option on weekends.

Chef Zorba's Greek Restaurant

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The history of this restaurant dates back to 1979, and here you can enjoy Greek specialties like brandy-flamed saganaki cheese, lamb and beef gyros, or pastichio.

Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates

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This neighborhood gathering spot is great for catching up over a glass of wine and bites like baked brie, bruschetta, and ratatouille. Specials on wine flights allow for tasting a variety.

TAG Burger Bar

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Chef Troy Guard's burger emporium has a build-your-own element, with diners choosing a patty, a "packaging," and toppings style. A similar concept will also open in Sunnyside this fall.

Glaze by Sasa

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This unique eatery is the result of a partnership between Sushi Sasa and bakery Glaze the Baum Cake Shop. Now a sushi and dessert bar, look for items like hamachi belly poke and macarons.

Denver Deep Dish

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Housed inside watering hole the Bar Car, Denver Deep Dish celebrates traditional Chicago-style pizza. Signature pies include combinations like smoked bacon with goat cheese and red onions.

Table 6

The menu changes often at this classic American bistro, where you can enjoy dinner and Sunday brunch. Check out the dynamic wine list, which owner and sommelier Aaron Forman curates with pours from all over the world.

Fruition Restaurant

Helmed by chef-owner Alex Seidel, Fruition has enjoyed much success and popularity for its new-American fare. Its farm in Larkspur also provides meat, cheese, and other products for the restaurant's use.

Liks Ice Cream

This family-owned creamery has been around since 1976, and has more than 300 flavors in the rotation. Each ice cream batch is handcrafted two tubs at a time.

Cafe Max

Cafe Max is a place where food and art come together in an international-style cafe. Keeping hours that span breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu offers sandwiches, pastries, beer, coffee, tea, and more.

Shells and Sauce

Shells and Sauce is a spot for Italian American dishes like homemade lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, and chicken piccata. Brunch is also an option on weekends.

Chef Zorba's Greek Restaurant

The history of this restaurant dates back to 1979, and here you can enjoy Greek specialties like brandy-flamed saganaki cheese, lamb and beef gyros, or pastichio.

Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates

This neighborhood gathering spot is great for catching up over a glass of wine and bites like baked brie, bruschetta, and ratatouille. Specials on wine flights allow for tasting a variety.

TAG Burger Bar

Chef Troy Guard's burger emporium has a build-your-own element, with diners choosing a patty, a "packaging," and toppings style. A similar concept will also open in Sunnyside this fall.

Glaze by Sasa

This unique eatery is the result of a partnership between Sushi Sasa and bakery Glaze the Baum Cake Shop. Now a sushi and dessert bar, look for items like hamachi belly poke and macarons.

Denver Deep Dish

Housed inside watering hole the Bar Car, Denver Deep Dish celebrates traditional Chicago-style pizza. Signature pies include combinations like smoked bacon with goat cheese and red onions.

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