The next time you’re in Denver, it’s a good idea to try the variety of restaurants the city has to offer in between outdoor excursions like skiing or whitewater rafting. The Denver Tech Center area is one of the best places to get a great bite to eat no matter what type of food you’re in the mood for. Here are a few of the best restaurants Denver Tech Center has to offer.
1. YaYa’s Euro Bistro
8310 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
YaYa’s Euro Bistro offers homestyle meals that make you feel like you’re enjoying a meal in your grandma’s kitchen. Small plates include gnocchi prepared with fresh herbs, roasted chicken, gorgonzola cream, and spinach. The restaurant has a number of fresh and filling salads such as steak tabbouleh with pickled Fresno peppers, feta, and onion or ahi tuna salad with baby kale, avocado, and radish. There are lots of impressive entree options as well such as striped bass with butternut squash and gnocchi, or you can try the NY Strip with “oscar” mac and cheese and broccolini. With so many options, you’re bound to find something to enjoy.
2. The Original Pancake House
8000 E Belleview Ave 10, Englewood, CO 80111
The Original Pancake House is one of the go-to brunch restaurants Denver Tech Center offers for classic dishes that will make your morning meal one to remember. The eggs benedict with home fries is especially tasty, and you can’t go wrong with the bacon and eggs with a stack of buttermilk pancakes. If you like your breakfast with a little kick, you can add green chili sauce to the eggs benedict. The Dutch Baby pancake is a favorite with brunch lovers as well and you can enjoy the pancake with the fruit of your choice. If you like your breakfast savory, the corned beef with hash and eggs made with oven-roasted prime corn beef. The
5085 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
Check out Shanahan’s in Denver when you’re in the mood for dinner at a fancy steakhouse. Meal starters include the jumbo shrimp cocktail with fresh lemon and horseradish, or you can try the oysters on the half shell with spicy cocktail sauce. If you’re sharing a meal with friends or on a date, you’ll definitely want to try the cheese and prosciutto plate since it’s perfect for sharing. Delicious soup options like the French onion soup with housemade croutons or lobster bisque with tarragon cream will get you even more excited for the main course, or you can pair your soup with a filling salad like the chopped salad with bacon and salami or the Shanahan’s salad with iceberg lettuce, spinach, English cucumbers, and heirloom tomatoes. The Delmonico steak is one of the restaurant’s most popular items and you can have it prepared to your liking. Shanahan’s also has an extensive bar and wine selection to make your meal complete.
4. Darcy’s Bistro and Pub
4955 S Ulster St Ste 103, Denver, CO 80237
Darcy’s Bistro and Pub is located in the heart of Denver’s Tech Center and offers fresh and creative pub-style dishes. One of the most popular entrees is the Irish nachos made with kettle-style potato chips and corned beef. Other classic Irish dishes like bangers and mash are a favorite with diners as well, and you’ll love the fish and chips served with fresh lemon if you’re craving seafood. Diners also love the Dubliner, which is a decadent corned beef sandwich on toasted bread with crispy potato fries. If you prefer a heartier meal, try the top sirloin shepherd’s pie filled with tasty root vegetables. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; sweet treats at Darcy’s include vanilla bean ice cream, cheesecake, and Kahlua toffee mousse cake.
5. Zane’s Italian Bistro
8101 E Belleview Ave, Denver, CO
If you’re in the mood for a light lunch or want to order some takeout that you can enjoy your meal in one of Denver’s beautiful parks. You can begin your meal with the Caprese plate that includes balsamic vinegar and buffalo mozzarella or fried cheese ravioli served with marinara sauce. Delicious salads include the chicken and avocado salad with mixed greens and pico de gallo or the Rossa Verde with chicken, feta, and roasted red peppers. The spaghetti is filled with flavor and makes a filling lunch or dinner, or you can opt for the eggplant parmesan with fresh mozzarella. Zane’s also offers tasty hero sandwiches filled with meatballs, marinated chicken, sausage and peppers, or eggplant. Zane’s is known for its Black Angus steaks as well, so be sure to try this when you want a filling meal or you’ve planned a dinner with someone special.
6. Kwench Juice Cafe
5332 DTC Blvd Suite 200, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
If you can get something for breakfast or lunch that is healthy and more importantly delicious, why wouldn’t you? Stop in here for filling smoothies, juice, acai bowls, pitaya bowls, energy bites and more. If you’re not sure what to get, they have tons of menu options to choose from or if you know exactly what you like, create your own smoothie or juice. Everything here is fresh and they don’t use added sugars or dairy. For something that will make you feel good and fill you up, make a stop at Kwench Juice Cafe.
7. ASA Sushi
5302 DTC Blvd #100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
For some of the freshest and best quality sushi and seafood, this is a place you should try. With delicious appetizers, tons of different sushi rolls, ramen, main entrees and more, it’s not hard to find something on this menu you will enjoy. Try their dinner for two that comes with so much sushi you still might have some left over. They also have some really great happy hour deals that are hard to pass up. Head over to ASA Sushi after work with some friends, sit at the bar and watch your sushi rolls get made right in front of you, and enjoy!
8. The Delectable Egg
5312 DTC Blvd #100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
As we all know, brunch is the most important meal of the day, and The Delectable Egg knows how to do brunch. For a quick, casual breakfast or lunch, this is a good spot to check out when you’re in the area. They’ve got everything here from skillets, crepes and pancakes and waffles, but their specialty is eggs. Get yourself an omelet or one of their delicious eggs benedict options. From veggie, to loaded with meat, they have a benny for everyone. Order a hot coffee or a glass of fresh OJ to enjoy with your meal.
9. The Griffin Tavern
5062 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
The spot right in the heart of the Denver Tech Center is perfect for any occasion from a business lunch to going out for happy hour drinks with some friends. Sit inside at the bar or at a table or grab a beer and sit outside on their patio if it’s a nice day. They’ve got all your classic American bar food from tasty appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, along with tons of cocktails, beer, and wine. Some of their Happy Hour bites include $4 dry ribs and a $5 tavern pretzel. For some good deals and better times, The Griffin Tavern is a cool spot to check out.
Editors Note: This article was originally published on July 1, 2021 and last updated on May 11, 2022. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.