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Paramount Cafe

Barbecue   0.27 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Housed in the restored lobby of Denver’s historic Paramount Theatre on the 16th Street Mall, this bar and grill is popular, lively, but can be a bit noisy. A plethora of televisions, a... — Frommer's

Standard-issue burgers, fried meats, sandwiches and salads plus a patio affording good people-watching. — Gayot

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Palettes at the Denver Art Museum

  0.3 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Denver Art Museum's restaurant, which serves lunch Tuesday through Sunday and dinner only on Fridays, is the product of local culinary artist chef Kevin Taylor. He fills the menu with... — Fodor's

As "wonderful" as the galleries that ensconce it, this "artful" eatery in the Denver Art Museum plies a "damn-good" New American menu from owner-chef Kevin Taylor; admirers rate it "worth... — Zagat

I first saw one of Mark di Suvero's metal-bending sculptures on the campus of Vanderbilt University, where I work. I spent a half hour one night trying to get a good shot of it, finding... — Afar Magazine

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Ship Tavern

Seafood   0.33 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A "legend with a well-deserved reputation", this Downtowner inside the Brown Palace Hotel has "welcomed tired travelers" since 1934 with its "rich" "model-ship decor", "fabulous bar" with... — Zagat

Nautically themed landlubber's getaway. — Gayot

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Palace Arms

American   0.34 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 80 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Napoleonic decor inside the award-winning restaurant of the Brown Palace Hotel dates back to the 1700s – check out the silver centerpiece commissioned by the British royal family. — Lonely Planet

"A top choice for impressing out-of-towners" or for a "romantic anniversary dinner", this "impeccable" "grande dame" in Downtown's "elegant" Brown Palace Hotel presents "outstanding" New... — Zagat

A blast from the past is the inappropriately slangy phrase that comes to mind to describe this bastion of Denver tradition in the historic Brown Palace Hotel. — Gayot

To begin, the Caesar salad is superb, prepared tableside for two. For an excellent main course try the Wagyu New York steak, Loch Duart salmon, or truffled Colorado bison. — Frommer's

This intimate, classy restaurant tucked in the Brown Palace... is the ultimate splurge in town. — Rough Guide

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Cuba Cuba

Mexican   0.38 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Bringing the Golden Triangle about “as close to Miami” as it can get, this moderately priced neighborhood standby has been dishing up “delicious”, “authentic” Cuban food “for years” in a... — Zagat

Try the mango mojito at this swanky Cuban joint serving finger-lickin’ BBQ spareribs, flavor-packed fried yucca, scrumptious sandwiches and a sumptuous coconut-crusted tuna. The back... — Lonely Planet

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Sam's No. 3

Diners   0.42 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Greek immigrant Sam Armatas opened his first eatery in Denver in 1927, and his three sons use the same recipes their father did in their updated version of his all-American diner, from... — Fodor's

For "huge amounts" of "hit-the-spot" "comfort food", "there's no place" like these "cheap, good" Downtown, Aurora and Glendale "classic" diners where the "kitschy", "homey vibe" and... — Zagat

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Fire

  0.44 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's no coincidence that this new boutique hotel is just a block away from the Denver Museum of Art. Where other hotels are art-centric, this one is downright art-obsessed. There's a Leo... — Condé Nast Traveler

On the fourth floor of the glitzy ART Hotel, this high-design restaurant and bar, flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows that peer over the cityscape, turns out New American cuisine with... — Zagat

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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar

  0.44 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

After your Saturday night fever has broken, head to The Corner Office for Disco Brunch, once you can muster the strength. Get your energy back with some hair-of-the-dog Bell Bottomless... — Afar Magazine

“From breakfast to late night”, “for happy hour or post-theater snacks”, the wildly eclectic menu at The Curtis Hotel’s “fun”, “funky” signature eatery “convenient” to the Denver... — Zagat

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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Seafood   0.47 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Flying in seafood daily, this dinner spot is popular with business travelers and has some of the city's freshest seafood. The space, styled like the dining room in a 1930s ocean liner, is... — Lonely Planet

Classy seafood emporium docks in downtown Denver. — Gayot

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Panzano

Italian   0.49 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

“Consistently” “scrumptious” Northern Italian fare – including “superb” freshly baked breads and “imaginative” gluten-free options – is the draw at this “casually elegant” Downtown... — Zagat

This dining room in Hotel Monaco is filled with fresh flowers and windows that let in natural light, making the space cheerful and bright. — Fodor's

The Hotel Monaco’s resident eatery is one of the best Italian restaurants in town. — Frommer's

Located in the Hotel Monaco Denver, the multi-level Panzano has vaulted ceilings and a contemporary décor. — Gayot

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City O City

Chinese   0.5 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Brought to Denver by the same folks who run the vegetarian-friendly WaterCourse, City O' City is a welcoming, casual, three-meals-daily bakery and café that offers gluten-free, vegan, and... — Fodor's

City O' City has the only savory oatmeal I've ever seen on a menu. It's exactly like it sounds: oatmeal and grilled vegetables topped with an egg, shredded cheese and toasted almonds. And... — Afar Magazine

“Want delicious, healthy vegan eats? Here's where to go!” crow the Capitol Hill herbivores who gather at this “hipster hangout” to “meet and greet” all day and late into the night over an... — Zagat

This popular vegan/vegetarian restaurant mixes stylish decor with an innovative spin on greens, grains, faux meat and granola. — Lonely Planet

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The Nickel

French   0.5 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Boasting high ceilings, a gleaming open kitchen and a bar lined with aging barrels, the Hotel Teatro's contemporary eatery approaches seasonal American cuisine from a Colorado vantage... — Zagat

An ambitious contemporary American menu makes a meal an adventure at The Nickel, the restaurant that took over the space once occupied by the now-closed Prima and replaced Restaurant... — Fodor's

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EDGE Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Denver

  0.5 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 76 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

45-stories of style Mile-High City, with poolside cocktails, a hot lobby bar and the best location in town — Jetsetter

“Well-executed” steaks and seafood plus other “thoughtful creations” round out the “reliably excellent” menu of this “contemporary” chophouse in the Four Seasons Downtown, where... — Zagat

Billed as a "progressive American steakhouse," EDGE turns out various manifestations of meat, including game, as well as seafood. — Gayot

One of the first things you may notice about Edge Restaurant & Bar, a swank steakhouse in Four Seasons Hotel Denver, is that the living-room-sized chairs are mostly filled with suits.... — Forbes Travel Guide

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Guard and Grace

Steakhouses   0.51 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Troy Guard's modern, splurge-worthy and sexy steakhouse is a carnivore's nirvana. — Gayot

“Troy Guard has outdone himself” say fans of his “creative” Downtown take on the classic chophouse where the “steak is perfect and the martinis are too”, and the whole “incredibly tasty”... — Zagat

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Torchy's Tacos

  0.55 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 69 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Expect a rollicking party vibe at these outposts of an Austin-born taco chain dispensing innovative Mexican street food–style creations (fillings include jerk chicken, fried portobellos... — Zagat

Austin-based cult taco favorite descends upon Denver. — Gayot

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Russell's Smokehouse

Barbecue   0.59 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 71 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Frank Bonanno heats up Larimer Square with a modern smoke house. — Gayot

Proponents of chef-owner Frank Bonanno's casual smoke shack “hidden” “down under Larimer Square” in LoDo promise “fall-off-the-bone tender” BBQ and “decadent sides” delivered by an... — Zagat

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Bistro Vendome

French   0.6 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 79 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

When you discover Vendôme, tucked behind the storefronts of Larimer, it feels like your own little secret. — Lonely Planet

Named after an 18th-century Parisian square, Bistro Vendôme is designed to resemble an authentic French restaurant. — Travel + Leisure

Across the street from sister eatery Rioja , Bistro Vendome serves splendid interpretations of Gallic standbys (dubbed “French soul food”) in an intimate space on Larimer Square. — Frommer's

Owner Jennifer Jasinski and chef de cuisine Adam Branz regale Francophiles with a contemporary menu of French fare at this romantic bistro tucked into an alleyway in Larimer Square. — Gayot

Bienvenue – “you are now in Paris” swear fans of chef/co-owner Jennifer Jasinski's “delightful” “slice of the Left Bank” in a Larimer Square courtyard, as appealing for upscale, “intimate... — Zagat

Tamayo

Mexican   0.6 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 73 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

“Holy mole!” exclaim enthusiasts of the “creative, delicious” Mexican fare at this “lovely” cornerstone of Richard Sandoval's empire on LoDo's Larimer Square, run by a “friendly, capable”... — Zagat

Chef–owner Richard Sandoval brought his popular concept of modern, upscale Mexican cuisine from New York to Denver, and it's just as welcome here. — Fodor's

Tamayo, located on historic Larimer Square, is named after famed Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo... but the real artistry comes from chef de cuisine Arnold Rubio's kitchen. — Gayot

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Green Russell

  0.62 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 72 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

A Prohibition-style speakeasy and Denver’s best and most well-known spot for a quality drink. — The Infatuation

Down a flight of stairs and through the lobby for Russell's Smokehouse in Larimer Square, chef-restaurateur Frank Bonanno's dimly lit ode to a Prohibition-era speakeasy exudes bygone... — Zagat

Go in through a pie shop to find this LoDo speakeasy. It’s an intimate, serious spot for cocktails old and new. — Insight Guides

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The Palm

Seafood   0.62 miles from Denver Firefighters Museum 67 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

the Palm manages to draw in LoDo natives in addition to out-of-towners with dishes like the Atlantic salmon fillet and the filet mignon. — Travel + Leisure

The steaks and the portions are both superlative. — Fodor's

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