If you are a foodie and love to eat, check out the Cherry Creek neighborhood for dozens of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to satisfy your every craving. Denver is well-known for being a hub for chef-owned, impressive neighborhood restaurants that showcase the city’s talent and the abundance of local products. While there are certainly many more restaurants worthy of a visit, here are a ten of the best in the Cherry Creek area, in no particular order.
Every neighborhood has that one pizza place that is just “the best,” and for Cherry Creek, Patxi’s Pizza is it. Although Patxi’s is part of a larger California chain restaurant, it has that local feel – and a great deep dish! Patxi’s also offers gluten-free and vegan options.
Harman’s Eat & Drink
Owned by renowned restaurateur Mark Fischer, Harman’s serves fancy fine dining cuisine at affordable prices. Inventive dishes combined with the comfortable and inviting atmosphere make this restaurant one of the best in the Cherry Creek neighborhood.
So Perfect Eats
If you’re in the mood for sandwiches on freshly-baked bread, crisp salads, and a wide variety of to-go appetizers, desserts, and baked goods, this is Cherry Creek lunch spot is the place for you!
Elway’s does steak like nobody else. Prime hand-cut steaks, an assortment of crustaceans, rich, delicious side dishes, and an impressive bar elevate this restaurant to one of the best in the area.
True Food Kitchen
One of the newer restaurants in Cherry Creek, True Food Kitchen’s focus is on healthy food. No butter or fat to be found here, but hearty, delicious, health-conscious dishes are the star of the show.
For decades, the Cherry Cricket has been the iconic place to eat in the entire Denver metro area, all thanks to the famous ½ pound Cricket burger. If burgers aren’t your thing, the restaurant also offers a large selection of great pub fare – mac and cheese wedges, green chili, wings, you name it.
For the coffee buff, Aviano Coffee serves pastries and snacks alongside cult-favorite Intelligentsia Coffee – a rarity in Denver and definitely worth a taste.
Sushi Tazu seamlessly combines classic with modern; each dish is impeccably crafted and mouth-wateringly delicious, especially served alongside green tea or sake.
Ondo’s Spanish Tapas Bar
Ondo’s serves up traditional, classic Spanish small plates and is the perfect place for a bite to eat. Drop in when they are having a special and you won’t regret it ($3 paella night or 50% off a bottle of wine – yes, please!).
Second Home Kitchen & Bar
This JW Marriot’s in-house restaurant and bar offers classic comfort food dishes, like lobster pot pie, chips and dip, and chicken and waffles.