LoDo's eateries are about sophistication and pushing the limits of traditional genres. Check out this downtown Denver neighborhood's five most delicious options.
Bistro Vendome: Serving up authentic and classic Parisian fare with a modern twist, Bistro Vendome uses only local and seasonal ingredients. Dinner, brunch and dessert menus are always changing, making for a unique dining experience every time. Try their wine bar with over 65 wines representing major vineyard regions of France.
1420 Larimer Square; 303-825-3232
Tamayo: A contemporary, sophisticated Mexican restaurant with one of the largest selections of tequila in Denver -- order a shot or a margarita with top shelf white, aged and mezcal varieties. Every item on the menu practically reinvents the Mexican food genre from classic guacamole and chips to quesadillas -- it all tastes brand new at Tamayo.
1400 Larimer St; 720-946-1433
Vesta Dipping Grill: It's all about sauces at Vesta -- a sensual and romantic eatery in the heart of historic Blake Street. With every entrée, choose three from more than 30 dipping sauces ranging from sweet to savory to spicy; you can mix and match or enjoy chef-paired selections. The Chef Tasting Menu is a perfect way to break this restaurant in.
1822 Blake St.; 303-296-1970
9th Door: So authentic is 9th Door's cuisine, you will feel like you stepped out of Denver and into Madrid. Flavors from the Middle East, Italy, Greece and Asia influence the entire menu offering traditional tapas as well as modern creations. It's an ideal spot for cocktails, snacks and conversation or a full meal.
1808 Blake St.; 303-292-2229
Zengo: A Latin-Asian fusion spot with atmosphere and décor as stunning as the cuisine is mouth-watering. Combining the savory flavors of South America with spicy and crisp flavors of the East, the dishes taste like nothing prepared before. For new initiates, try the Taste of Zengo -- a sample plate that allows a broad exploration of the menu.
1610 Little Raven St., Riverfront Park; 720-904-0965