Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Denver's Top Steak Houses

1515 Market Grill
Address: 1515 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

1515 entices diners with low lighting, a romantic atmosphere, and tantalizing grilled meat and fresh seafood dishes. Maryland crab cakes or duck leg confit make terrific starters. Follow them with sizzling beef tenderloin accompanied by vegetable gratin and leek frites, or maybe smoked venison, duck breast, Kobe sirloin, or lamb shank. The unique...

Brook's Steak House & Cellar
Address: 6538 S Yosemite Cir, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Deservedly famous for prime beef, Brook's has won numerous accolades from local food critics and from DiRoNa and Wine Spectator. The restaurant draws a high-powered professional crowd, not to mention a strong contingency of steak aficionados. Guests delve into massive porterhouses, double-cut lamb chops, perfect filet mignons, and succulent...

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Address: 8100 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-5013

It may be frequented by high-powered businesspeople and local celebrities, but this steakhouse makes an ideal choice for anyone, especially for special occasions. If big steaks are your passion, Del Frisco's is the right place. On the other hand, if lobster is your thing, Del Frisco's is also the right place. And if you'd prefer veal, Del Frisco's...

Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Address: 1735 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Located in a building once used by the Union Pacific Railroad, this athlete-frequented steakhouse provides tasty eats and plenty of people-watching opportunities. An upscale clientele orders large portions of hearty favorites, including prime rib and porterhouse steaks. Seafood selections offer an alternative; salads and burgers are available in...

Address: 2500 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

After opening a string of successful car dealerships, a steakhouse was the next natural step for Broncos legend John Elway. Blending perfectly with other upscale establishments in the area, Elway's offers juicy, well-cooked steaks (the 20 oz. porterhouse draws rave reviews) and comforting side dishes like creamy Yukon mashed potatoes. Seafood...

Emil-Lene's Sirloin House
Address: 16000 E Smith Rd, Aurora, CO 80011

Open for more than 44 years, this steakhouse features cowhand decor and keeps diners returning again and again with its sizzling steaks and tasty sides. Take in the eclectic surroundings while awaiting the unpretentious arrival of a 12-ounce sirloin strip, a filet, or a 24-ounce T-bone. Massive burgers are popular too.

Morton's, The Steakhouse
Address: 1710 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Morton's offers a lot more than just American Angus. The decor is masculine; the atmosphere, classy. Expect more-than-competent service from the knowledgeable waitstaff, who can converse confidently not only about food but about the lengthy wine list as well. Along with a legendary 24-ounce porterhouse, favorite entrees include whole baked Maine...

Ruth's Chris Steak House
Address: 1445 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

This beloved chain of steakhouses bills itself as the "Home of Serious Steaks," and one visit will tell you that those words are more than just a marketing slogan. Steaks are known for their sizzle, achieved by a dollop of butter dropped on hot-from-the-broiler cuts; your choice will still be sputtering when it's placed in front of you. Ruth's...

Sullivan's Steakhouse
Address: 1745-61 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202

One of Denver's top choices for wining and dining important clients, Sullivan's boasts a classic '40s-era steakhouse look and style – from dark wood furniture and accents to white tablecloths and a smooth-playing jazz ensemble. Expectedly, beef is the specialty, and Sullivan's chefs most assuredly know their cuts. Premiere selections include a New...

The Palm
Address: 1672 Lawrence St, Westin Tabor Center, Denver, CO 80202-2010

The legendary NYC restaurant transitions well out west. The Denver outpost of the family-run Italian steakhouse prepares generous portions of USDA Prime aged steak, Nova Scotia lobster, and traditional Italian fare. Menu items like veal marsala, New York strip, and prime rib of beef are all worthy options. Favored by business executives and...


  1. This is a great list, thanks for the write up! *Inserting bookmark here* :)

  2. It may be a great list ... but Ruth's Chris no longer exists. Out of business for several years.