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The Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week

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Denver Restaurant Week will launch on Saturday, February 22. While participating restaurants attract many diners, there are still those who seek to get away from the $60 dinner-for-two promotion. Why get away? The massive crowds, the manipulated menus which sometimes do not reflect the essence of a restaurant, the stressed-out waitstaff that gets paid less and works more during the promotion, and hard to come-by reservations. So, if you want to get away, here are ten restaurants that will offer an alternative to Denver Restaurant Week. [Scroll all the way to the end of the map for more!]


For more options, check out the Populist, Uncle, Fruition, Beast + Bottle, Luca d'Italia, Frasca Food & Wine, Oak at Fourteenth, TAG Burger Bar, Sushi Den, Corner House, Comida and Pinche Tacos - at both of their respective locations.

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This Capitol Hill neighborhood that chef Teri Rippeto opened in 1997 is still fresh and inviting as ever. A seasonal menu is offered and, on the current one, guests should not miss the sage roasted chicken prepared in the wood oven and served with a dried cranberry and pecan bread pudding with pan juices.

Z Cuisine & A Cote

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Z Cuisine and A Cote are magical places where dinner is a ritual that can take as long as the guest wishes. The regular menu is available for diners to enjoy and, on Wednesday, a three-course prix fixe meal is offered for $42 (weekly prices may vary). Tuesday at A Cote, all night happy hour is in full effect.

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The restaurant owned and operated by chef Olav Peterson and his wife and partner Melissa will serve its regular menu during restaurant week. A highlight: the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil dessert. This is the final week to enjoy it.
The RiNo restaurant co-owned by cocktail master Bryan Dayton and chef Steve Redzikowski will serve its regular menu. Diners should not miss the ever-popular kale salad, the squid ink tagliarini, and the oak-smoked duck breast .
The Park Hill neighborhood restaurant, offers its regular menu and a prix fix that is $35 per person. Through Classic Wines, Tables features a couple of wine selections where a portion of the proceeds goes to Brent's Place.
While Mizuna participated in the promo before, last year restaurateur Frank Bonanno opted out of Restaurant Week at his flagship restaurant. Sister restaurant Luca d'Italia is also serving the regular menu.

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The very popular sushi restaurant is not offering any restaurant week specials, but the selection of Japanese dishes and beautifully-crafted sushi is irresistible. Don't miss the foie gras oysters and the grilled Chashu-style duck breast.

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The highly anticipated and recently opened restaurant in the Highlands offers its new menu, a combination of appetizers and entrees created by chef Justin Brunson, as well as a spectacular dessert menu crafted by pastry chef Nadine Donovan.

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At this Pearl Street restaurant, chef Janice Henning will offer her regular menu, which includes dishes like the grilled quail, prepared Moroccan-style with preserved lemon and aromatic spices. Every Wednesday, enjoy 30% off any bottle of wine.

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This Capitol Hill neighborhood that chef Teri Rippeto opened in 1997 is still fresh and inviting as ever. A seasonal menu is offered and, on the current one, guests should not miss the sage roasted chicken prepared in the wood oven and served with a dried cranberry and pecan bread pudding with pan juices.

Z Cuisine & A Cote

Z Cuisine and A Cote are magical places where dinner is a ritual that can take as long as the guest wishes. The regular menu is available for diners to enjoy and, on Wednesday, a three-course prix fixe meal is offered for $42 (weekly prices may vary). Tuesday at A Cote, all night happy hour is in full effect.

bittersweet

The restaurant owned and operated by chef Olav Peterson and his wife and partner Melissa will serve its regular menu during restaurant week. A highlight: the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil dessert. This is the final week to enjoy it.

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The RiNo restaurant co-owned by cocktail master Bryan Dayton and chef Steve Redzikowski will serve its regular menu. Diners should not miss the ever-popular kale salad, the squid ink tagliarini, and the oak-smoked duck breast .

Tables

The Park Hill neighborhood restaurant, offers its regular menu and a prix fix that is $35 per person. Through Classic Wines, Tables features a couple of wine selections where a portion of the proceeds goes to Brent's Place.

Mizuna

While Mizuna participated in the promo before, last year restaurateur Frank Bonanno opted out of Restaurant Week at his flagship restaurant. Sister restaurant Luca d'Italia is also serving the regular menu.

Sushi Sasa

The very popular sushi restaurant is not offering any restaurant week specials, but the selection of Japanese dishes and beautifully-crafted sushi is irresistible. Don't miss the foie gras oysters and the grilled Chashu-style duck breast.

OLD MAJOR

The highly anticipated and recently opened restaurant in the Highlands offers its new menu, a combination of appetizers and entrees created by chef Justin Brunson, as well as a spectacular dessert menu crafted by pastry chef Nadine Donovan.

Beehive

At this Pearl Street restaurant, chef Janice Henning will offer her regular menu, which includes dishes like the grilled quail, prepared Moroccan-style with preserved lemon and aromatic spices. Every Wednesday, enjoy 30% off any bottle of wine.

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