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Adam Larkey

Warm Up With These Eight French Onion Soups

With the weather finally cooling off, it's time to settle in with a comforting dish like French onion soup.

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| Adam Larkey

The signs of fall have arrived, leaving diners to seek warm, comforting dishes. It's also the season for soup, and what better way to keep the chill out than with a crock or bowl of the French onion variety? The type of stock, cheese, or presentation may vary, but the rich and salty satisfaction is universal among these eight picks, presented in alphabetical order.

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1. A Côté

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2239 West 30th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-1111
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Transport yourself to Paris at this absinthe bar adjacent to Z Cuisine. The more casual side serves an onion soup so rich you'd never know it's vegetarian.

2. Amass

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2240 Clay Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 287-1895
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Chef Joe Troupe recently opened this Jefferson Park French bistro, where the killer soupe à l'oignon is made with caramelized onions, beef broth, toast, and emmental cheese.

3. Bistro Vendôme

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1420 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-3232
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Bistro Vendôme is the French concept of chef Jennifer Jasinski and her business partner Beth Gruitch's mini restaurant empire. Start off your meal with a classic version of soupe à l’oignon.

4. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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Though it's an unconventional format, ChoLon's soup dumplings have been on the menu since Day 1 and are filled with a piping-hot sweet onion and gruyere center.

5. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

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4990 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 550-7665
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At this fast-casual spot on East Colfax, chef Clint Wangsnes makes use of a certified sous-vide program for much of the menu. That extends to the French onion soup, in which onions are slow-cooked for 72 hours before melding with croutons and toasted gruyere, available in a cup or a bowl.

6. LoHi SteakBar

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3200 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 927-6334
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This casual steakhouse concept recently underwent an ownership and menu change, but one item to prevail is the French onion soup: gruyere and Swiss cheese, crostini, beef broth, and caramelized onion.

7. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 West 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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Lou's is a blend of casual French and American fare from chef Frank Bonanno, and among the offerings is the French onion soup made with caramelized onions, focaccia crouton, and Swiss cheese.
1600 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 399-0988
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Earlier this year, chef Mary Nguyen decided to re-imagine the Asian-influence Parallel 17 into P17. The result is a French bistro with dishes like moules frites and croque monsieur, along with the rich French onion soup.

1. A Côté

2239 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Transport yourself to Paris at this absinthe bar adjacent to Z Cuisine. The more casual side serves an onion soup so rich you'd never know it's vegetarian.
2239 West 30th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

2. Amass

2240 Clay Street, Denver, CO 80211
Chef Joe Troupe recently opened this Jefferson Park French bistro, where the killer soupe à l'oignon is made with caramelized onions, beef broth, toast, and emmental cheese.
2240 Clay Street
Denver, CO 80211

3. Bistro Vendôme

1420 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Bistro Vendôme is the French concept of chef Jennifer Jasinski and her business partner Beth Gruitch's mini restaurant empire. Start off your meal with a classic version of soupe à l’oignon.
1420 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

4. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Though it's an unconventional format, ChoLon's soup dumplings have been on the menu since Day 1 and are filled with a piping-hot sweet onion and gruyere center.
1555 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

5. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

4990 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220
At this fast-casual spot on East Colfax, chef Clint Wangsnes makes use of a certified sous-vide program for much of the menu. That extends to the French onion soup, in which onions are slow-cooked for 72 hours before melding with croutons and toasted gruyere, available in a cup or a bowl.
4990 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

6. LoHi SteakBar

3200 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211
This casual steakhouse concept recently underwent an ownership and menu change, but one item to prevail is the French onion soup: gruyere and Swiss cheese, crostini, beef broth, and caramelized onion.
3200 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211

7. Lou's Food Bar

1851 West 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
Lou's is a blend of casual French and American fare from chef Frank Bonanno, and among the offerings is the French onion soup made with caramelized onions, focaccia crouton, and Swiss cheese.
1851 West 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

8. P17

1600 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Earlier this year, chef Mary Nguyen decided to re-imagine the Asian-influence Parallel 17 into P17. The result is a French bistro with dishes like moules frites and croque monsieur, along with the rich French onion soup.
1600 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

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