There is so much award-winning restaurant talent that surrounds Union Station, a totally revitalized transportation hub. The station underwent a facelift sometime back and is now on everyone’s radar, not just for transportation needs, but as a popular landmark worth exploring. People are especially visiting this location to wine and dine. There are multiple upscale shops, bars, and restaurants around that make the station a great destination. These are the best Union Station restaurants in Denver that should be on your radar.
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Mercantile Dining and Provision
1701 Wynkoop St #155, Denver, CO 80202, United States
Mercantile brings a certain level of sophistication to comfort food dining. They have seasonal dinner, lunch, and breakfast dishes, all in a casual atmosphere. They take it up a notch by combining a European-style market and a restaurant under one roof. When you are done eating, you can pick some goods to go like cheese, jams, and spices. Charred broccoli, beef tartare, bone-in short rib, and Korean fried chicken are some delicious options you will have. They have an extensive selection of beer, cocktails, and wines. Since some of the items on the menu keep changing, you may wish to consult their website first when you decide to visit. Or just visit and let yourself be surprised!
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Work & Class
2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, United States
Work & Class offers a menu inspired by American and Latin American cuisine. Every so often, they change some dishes on the menu to reflect seasonal ingredients. Their happy hour on Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm to 6 pm will let you eat the best dishes at wallet-friendly prices. The menu right now includes deep-fried trout, green chile pork carnitas, blue corn empanadas, and shrimp. Their drink menu is also very extensive!
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1889 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Tavernetta is open nightly for indoor dining. They have a separate to-go menu for visitors in a hurry and a more elaborate dine-in menu if you want the full experience. Tavernetta is an establishment inspired by Italian culture, food, and wine. Expect world-class hospitality and delicious handmade pasta. Other options on the menu are Tortelli, burrata, and salads that use both pickled and fresh vegetables. Their wine list is completely composed of Italian producers, but the beer list has some locally-sourced options. There is also a café that offers different coffees and other beverages.
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1701 Wynkoop St Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202, United States
The ND StreetBAR restaurant at Union Station serves many people every day. It’s the perfect weekend brunch spot or a dinner place for you while on the go. The menu staples you should try are the empanadas, samosas, fries, crispy shrimp Thai salad, and birria tacos. They have created an inviting place you can sit and have a nice meal with a stiff drink. They have a reasonable beer selection and cheekily named cocktail options like Lowkey Basic and Cheeky Bastard. They are also known for providing friendly service to both new and returning customers.
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Stoic & Genuine
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
This spacious seafood restaurant serves everything from a lobster roll, elegant caviar to fresh crudo. They are committed to sustainable, fresh, and creative seafood preparations. They have a grand ambiance that’s fitting for the a menu that’s so quality. Aside from the mouthwatering lobster rolls, which are a must, you should make a point of trying their seafood bisque. There is also an ever-changing selection of shellfish. Their beverage program is mostly centered on craft and classic cocktails with a wide champagne selection.
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Thirsty Lion Gastropub
1605 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, United States
Thirsty Lion is a gastropub that has created a great place to enjoy scratch-made food. Their menu has something for everyone. The emphasis is on scratch recipes, bold flavors, and local ingredients. Explore their packed brunch menu and cocktails on the weekends. Or, you can catch a game with friends or just pop in to enjoy the daily happy hour during the weekdays. They also accommodate group dining for a party or a business event. There are also rewards for loyal members, and you will get points for every dollar you spend. The dine-in menu has starters, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and much more. Indulge in totally craveworthy items like the fried chicken mac and cheese, smoked pork ramen, and the grilled Atlantic salmon on the menu.