The Highland Denver neighborhood is an exciting and eclectic area to call home. It is considered one of the most popular neighborhoods in Denver. Charming bungalows as well as contemporary townhomes, fabulous restaurants, stylish boutiques, and unique bars, plus its proximity to downtown, make this a desirable area in which to live. The burgeoning restaurant scene in this Denver neighborhood is unbeatable. We’ve listed just a few of the myriad of dining choices in Denver’s Highland neighborhood.
Parisi & Firenze a Tavola | 4401 Tennyson St.
$-$$ Italian, “Fast-Casual” and Fine Dining options
Located in the quaint Tennyson District of Highland Denver, Parisi and Firenze a Tavola offer a bit of “edible nostalgia” from the Tuscan countryside. Located on the main floor of the building, Parisi offers wonderfully charred, wood-fired pizzas and traditional Italian fare in a relaxed, help-yourself atmosphere. Tucked away directly below Parisi, Firenze a Tavola offers an intimate dining experience which truly brings the flavors and ambiance of Florence to your table.
Root Down | 1600 W. 33rd Ave.
$$ Locally Sourced American
Powered by wind energy and sporting a 4,000-square-foot garden within the city where 20% of their seasonal vegetables are grown, Root Down is committed to treading lightly upon the earth. Many menu selections are available including vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, and the eatery works hard to adapt to any special requests. Try the diver scallops entree covered with a juniper brown butter sauce. An extensive menu of wines and other libations is de rigueur.
Linger | 2030 W. 30th Ave.
$$ Globally-Inspired American
Chef-owner Justin Cucci’s Linger, a sister restaurant to his successful eatery Root Down, embraces sustainability with tongue fully placed in cheek. Originally the old Olinger mortuary building, Cucci has dropped the “O” and created a unique and whimsical eatery which invites patrons to reconnect over its globally inspired menu. Did we mention the rooftop bar with a vintage Travco RV serving nibbles ala food truck style?
el Camino Tavern | 3628 W. 32nd Ave.
$ Mexican, Bar
Located within the Highland Square area in Highland Denver, el Camino Tavern is a certified green restaurant with Mexican roots. The warm atmosphere with wooden accents invites one to belly up to the bar, or relax and unwind over a meal. The Al Pastor tacos with citrus-achiote marinated pork and grilled pineapple can’t be beat!
Old Major | 3316 Tejon St.
A carnivore’s delight, Old Major is the brainchild of chef/owner Justin Brunson. A farm kid from Iowa, Brunson grew up to appreciate the quality and origin of his food without compromise. From dry aged beef to Old Majors’ signature “seafood, swine, and wine,” the excellence of the ingredients and their pristine presentations and pairings are well worth the price of a meal.
Mizu Izakaya | 1560 Boulder St.
$$ Japanese, Sushi Bar, Ramen
A Japanese-inspired spot with a clean, contemporary attitude, Mizu Izakaya serves up sushi from their raw bar, salads, ramen and donburi menu, and binchotan grilled fare. All of your sautéed, fried, and grilled favorites are also found here. Enjoy a glass of sake with your roll; the choices are numerous and you cannot go wrong!
Highland Tap and Burger | 2219 W. 32nd Ave.
$$ Burgers, Bar Fare
Are great burgers and exceptional craft beer on your radar? Then Highland Tap and Burger is a can’t miss canteen. A friendly, local bar gracing the Highland Denver neighborhood since 2010, it’s juicy Rocky Mountain Burger showcases tender local lamb and tart goat cheese atop a toasted bun. The extensive beer list can’t be beat.
Ohana Island Kitchen | 2563 15th St., Suite 105
$ Hawaiian, Poké
Don’t have time for a trip to the Islands? A visit to the delightfully offbeat Ohana Island Kitchen will take your taste buds to the Pacific Ocean. The smoked, slow-cooked pork in the Kalua Pork Bento Box lunch is to die for! The popular poké bowls sell quickly, so plan accordingly as this joint is only open for lunch.
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