Denver's Best for Grilled Cheese

Cheesy eats
August 5, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

One of your childhood favorites finally gets the upscale reboot it deserves. Presenting some of the best new-school grilled cheeses in Denver.

Acorn
American · River North Art District · $$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.5

“Get ready to share – and be wowed” by – “astounding” New American small plates with “huge flavors” “that light up your mouth” at this RiNo sibling of Boulder’s acclaimed OAK at fourteenth; though the somewhat “noisy” setting in “popular” “warehouse” -turned-marketplace The Source is “hipster heaven” , you’ll “never feel slighted” by either the “dynamic, attentive servers” or the “master mixologists” at the bar.
D Bar Denver
American · Five Points · $$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.2

Originally, the 'D' stood for 'dessert' – but now that celebrated pastry chef-partners Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey have moved their cafe to sleeker, more spacious digs complete with a full bar, coffee counter and sunny patio, this Uptown "must-do" is an all-around "divine" "delight" from lunchtime till "late" (weekend nights), "excelling" at savory dishes and sandwiches in addition to the "fantastic" signature Cake and Shake and other "to-die-for" sweets; service that "shines" further ensures you "indulge yourself" to the max.
Steuben's
American · Uptown · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.2

Ditch the diet, "bring your tats" and "be prepared to enjoy the hell" out of regional American "comfort food done right" – from "decadent" chicken and waffles to "lobster rolls right out of Maine" – at these "upscale diners" with a "hipster" twist; against their "retro" , “midcentury-modern" backdrops, "classic cocktails" are a "boozehound's dream" , though a staff that's "well trained to deal with little ones" means they're "kid-friendly" too.
The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar
American · Central Business District · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.1

“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 Performing Arts Center “has something for everyone” at “reasonable prices” – and “ah, the martinis” that drive “the busy bar scene” ; the "thing not to miss" , though, is the weekend brunch.
Hudson Hill
Cocktail Bar · Capitol Hill · $$

The mood is chill at this airy, artsy Capitol Hill lounge, welcoming its neighbors with a select array of cocktails, boutique wines and craft beers plus an equally simple yet sophisticated smattering of snacks like charcuterie and cheese plates.