Think of Denver and images of snowy peaks likely come to mind, but The Mile High City has much more to offer in addition to its picturesque backdrop. With a beautiful climate full of year-round sunshine, Denver is a vibrant outdoor city ripe for urban adventure. After a daytrip spent exploring the nearby Rocky Mountains skiing, hiking or biking, Denver’s award-winning culinary scene, local breweries and unique live music awaits.

This year, the Michelin Guide landed in Colorado, recognizing 26 outstanding restaurants in Denver. Farm-to-table fare and sustainability shine here, and with a diverse range of cuisines and flavours, there’s plenty to please every palate. Hop heads will have a field day with all of the local craft beer served in restaurants and breweries across the city.

People sit on a patio in Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado
Dinner at Linger in Denver, Colorado

Just outside of Denver, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a gorgeous, open-air concert venue built right into the mountains. Hike the surreal, red earthy landscape or catch a show. Back in the city, Denver’s art scene thrives with more live music, eye-catching murals and street art like the giant blue bear public art sculpture. Pay a visit to the Denver Art Museum to see its famous and moving Indigenous art collection.

Dinner at The Woods in Denver, Colorado

Both a foodie mecca and a nature destination, Denver is a relaxed city with incredibly friendly people. It’s been recognized as a budget-friendly travel spot and for the city’s ongoing focus on sustainability. An easy, four-hour flight from Toronto, Denver offers the perfect mix of relaxing nature, urban adventure and indulgent flavours.

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Denver Michelin Guide Awards 2023

The Michelin Guide ceremony in Denver, Colorado

One Michelin Star:

  • Beckon (Contemporary)
  • Brutø (Mexican, Contemporary)
  • The Wolf’s Tailor (Contemporary, Creative)

Michelin green Star:

  • Brutø (Mexican, Contemporary)
  • The Wolf’s Tailor (Contemporary, Creative)

Bib Gourmand:

  • AJ’s Pit Bar-B-Q (Barbecue, American)
  • Ash’Kara (Israeli, Mediterranean Cuisine)
  • The Ginger Pig (Chinese, Asian)
  • Glo Noodle House (Ramen)
  • Hop Alley (Chinese, Contemporary)
  • La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal (Mexican)
  • Mister Oso (Latin American)
  • Tavernetta (Italian, Contemporary)

Michelin recommended restaurants:

  • A5 Steakhouse
  • Barolo Grill
  • Dio Mio
  • Fruition
  • Guard and Grace
  • Hey Kiddo
  • Marco’s Coal Fired
  • Mercantile Dining and Provision
  • Noisette
  • Olivia
  • Potager
  • Q House
  • Safta
  • Smok
  • Temaki Den

Michelin special awards:

Michelin Exceptional Cocktails Award Presented by Basil Hayden to Caroline Clark of The Wolf’s Tailor

Michelin Sommelier Award Presented by Wine Access to Ryan Fletter and Erin Lindstone of Barolo Grill