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Dining Around Cheesman Park & Congress Park

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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Table 6

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609 Corona St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-8800
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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.

2. Fruition Restaurant

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1313 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-1962
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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.

3. Liks Ice Cream

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2039 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-2370
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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.

4. Cafe Max

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2412 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-0003
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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.

5. Shells and Sauce

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2600 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 377-2091
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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.

6. Chef Zorba's Greek Restaurant

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2626 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 321-0091
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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.

7. Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates

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3422 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 355-2202
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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.

8. TAG Burger Bar

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1222 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 736-2260
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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.

9. Glaze by Sasa

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1160 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206
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.

10. Denver Deep Dish

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819 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 515-9090
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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.

1. Table 6

609 Corona St, Denver, CO 80218
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.
609 Corona St
Denver, CO 80218

2. Fruition Restaurant

1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
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.
1313 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

3. Liks Ice Cream

2039 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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.
2039 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

4. Cafe Max

2412 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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.
2412 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

5. Shells and Sauce

2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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.
2600 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

6. Chef Zorba's Greek Restaurant

2626 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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.
2626 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

7. Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates

3422 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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.
3422 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

8. TAG Burger Bar

1222 Madison St, Denver, CO 80206
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.
1222 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206

9. Glaze by Sasa

1160 Madison St, Denver, CO 80206
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.
1160 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206

10. Denver Deep Dish

819 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80206
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.
819 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80206

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