Denver's Best Dining with a View

Take in the sights
March 1, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

With the beauty of Denver as your backdrop, dine at one of these local eateries with a dynamite view.

Linger
Eclectic · LoHi
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.2

There's nothing "macabre" about this "old mortuary" turned "hip" , "happening" eatery in LoHi, where "you'll definitely want to linger" either downstairs in the "hopping" dining room, upstairs in the "sultry" lounge with a Lite-Brite bar or on the "fantastic rooftop" boasting "phenomenal city views" – all while taking "a world tour" of "outrageously delish" Eclectic small plates; other pluses include the "fabulous handcrafted cocktails" , "personable" service and a happy hour that's "lively" enough "to wake the dead."
Tamayo
Mexican · Central Business District · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.2

“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" crew; even the few who can't "justify the prices" find it “hard to complain” about "solid happy hours" on the “awesome” rooftop patio, when the "guac rocks" alongside "killer margaritas and mojitos.”
Avanti Food and Beverage
Eclectic · LoHi · $

Some of the Mile High City's most recognized chefs reside in this LoHi food hall that dispenses everything from pizza and sushi to burgers and Venezuelan arepas. The bi-level shipping container is industrial-chic, offering a wide variety of dining and drinking nooks including several communal dining areas and two bars (one downstairs and another on the roof).
Los Chingones
Mexican · River North Art District · $$

Chef-restaurateur Troy Guard (TAG, Guard and Grace) takes the taqueria to the next level – literally – with these hot spots where "outstanding" Mexican street snacks feature "out-of-the-ordinary" ingredients (like rattlesnake chorizo), as do tequila cocktails made with Pop Rocks or Tang; at the RiNo original, a stairway decorated with graffiti art leads to a second-floor lounge and a hopping terrace with skyline views, while the Denver Tech Center offshoot expands the menu with a raw bar.