Denver Restaurant Week 2009 Coming

Just a head’s-up to everyone out there that Denver Restaurant Week 2009 is coming. It kicks-off on February 21 and runs through February 27.
For those of you who aren’t aware, you can get a three course dinner for two for $52.80. Nearly 200 restaurants are participating this year.

My wife and I have done this for several years and we enjoy this. It provides an excellent opportunity to try new restaurants at a reasonable price.

Try it, you may like it. See my other posts on this.

Washington Park Grille delivers good food and experience

I have found a new restaurant in Denver that is now on my favorites list and it is the Washington Park Grille.
My first experience was a couple months ago during restaurant week in Denver with my wife.  We had a nice dinner, the food was wonderful, and the service top class.  The steak and wine were perfect.  We went on a Wednesday night and when we left the restaurant was still hoping and the bar was overflowing.

The second time I went was last Thursday for Project Angel Heart during lunch.  I went with some co-workers and most of us had been there before.  This time I had the buffalo meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. It was wonderful.

This is a great restaurant in a great part of Denver.  They have great service, great food, great wine, and look like they have great martini’s.

The only drawback is parking.  There is not that much of it with the several restaurants and shops around on Gaylord Street.  Added to the problem is that residential streets in the area have restrictions on them that require a permit to park in the evenings.

The only saving grace is that they have valet parking on Thursday through Saturday evenings.

Reservations are recommended. You can even make a reservation online through OpenTable.

If you want a really good, casual dinner with your loved one or friends, head to the Washington Park Grille. It is a great neighborhood gathering place that you will want to keep coming back to.

Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar, A Great Restaurant in a Hotel

Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar is a great, I will say almost unknown, restaurant just east of downtown at 18th and Grant.
We found this restaurant as part of Denver Restaurant Week. I spoke about it in an earlier post.

It was a great place and we were treated well from the moment we walked in the door. The hostess was nice and helpful in taking coats and giving us an option on a couple seating locations.

The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant, giving my wife and I ample opportunity to have some wonderful conversations without the kids around.

The waiter was quite helpful in helping us choose from the special Denver Restaurant Week menu and they had a wonderful wine selection. My wife and I agreed upon the featured Jean-Luc Colombo Syrah. It was delicious.

My wife had the Trout Patè, Moneybags, and Chocolate Lava Cake. I had the Classic Caesar Salad, Beef Shoulder wrapped in Bacon, and the Chocolate Lava Cake. It was all delicious. The Beef Shoulder was appropriately tender.

The Beef Shoulder came with a spinach creme brulee which I was a little nervous about, but shouldn’t have been. It was as delicious as everything else.

The Randolph Restaurant and Bar is located in the lobby of the Warwick Denver Hotel, named after the William Randolph Herst who commissioned the first Warwick Hotel in Denver. But many people are afraid of restaurants that are in hotels, but you shouldn’t be with this one. It was an all-around pleasent experience.

We will definitely be back. We took a look at their regular menu and there were several things that looked good. And they also had a wonderful patio that looked west toward the skyline of Downtown Denver. If you are downtown, this would be a great place to head for Happy Hour.

Enjoy your visit to Randolph Restaurant and Bar.

Denver Restaurant Week

Well the annual Denver Restaurant Week is now on and it is a great opportunity to head out and try a new restaurant in Denver.
Denver Restaurant Week is a annual event presented by the Denver Visitor and Convention Bureau to promote restaurants in the metro Denver Area.

Local restaurants put together a special menu for two and give you three courses for $52.80.  It is an excellent opportunity to get out and try a new restaurant in this wonderful town.  It runs through March 2.