Denver is a hub for chef-owned, neighborhood restaurants that always impress. These Denver restaurants show off the city’s most cutting edge and up-and-coming culinary talent, not to mention the abundance of local products in the nearby area. Denver diners will be wowed by these upscale, epicurean eateries, and the city’s recently progressive food scene in general.
1441 Larimer St.
Another Larimer Square gem, Troy Guard’s TAG serves “continental social food,” The menu is inspired by his Hawaiian roots, includes a meddley of several different Asian cuisines, and focuses on local Colorado ingredients. Among the many sharable plates at TAG are wok charred edamame, goat enchiladas, and caramelized butterfish. Daring customers should order omakase, a chef-selected multi-course meal that demonstrates TAG’s eclectic menu.