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  • Review Count
    21
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    August 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
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Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Named one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, Chef Joseph Wrede joins forces with owners Michael Yaccino and Nat Troy to introduce a fresh new taste to the Highlands Ranch community. Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good Spot in Highlands Ranch Town Center
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Certainly not gourmet or excellent but good, fun place with varied menu - everything from high end steaks to bar food. If you're in that neighborhood it's a good choice."
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
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The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different sytles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/12/2014
 2007
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Ambli is Denver’s new culinary experience specializing in global gourmet cuisine. From our chic decor to our savory dishes, you’ll find food choices designed to tempt the palate while introducing new flavors from all over the world. You’ll find influences from Indian, Italian, Asian and Thai cuisine. Pick up food to go or dine in our tapas lounge.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Diverse and Great Food in a Surprising Location
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Ambli is located in a C- strip center at Holly and Leetsdale. Once you get past that, however, you enter into a well designed hip/casual space which is fun and inviting. Cool bar, high top tables are available, plus regular tables. The menu is very eclectic and varied and features both tapas and standard entrees, all of which are quite good. Our waiter didn't get that some of us were getting tapas and others were getting entrees so he messed up the order and those of us who got tapas as our meal were served something like 20 minutes before the entrees. Then he threw the kitchen under the bus, which isn't cool, but it didn't detract too much from our evening. Very good spot and good for large parties as well."
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2007
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Found kitchen and social house is all about local. The 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand-rated gathering spot is known for its flavorful and eclectic fare. The food is perfectly matched with the spirited atmosphere imagined by Proprietor Amy Morton, inspired by Bohemian Paris in the 1920s and icons of the Beat Generation. Chef Nicole Pederson's seasonal, rustic new American cooking quickly became the talk of the town since opening in November of 2012 and her flavorful plates continue to wow guests. The lauded restaurant celebrates the nature of discovery in every aspect of the restaurant, from using found objects in the décor to sourcing products from lesser-known local purveyors. Found’s flexitarian menu reflects the new American palate and its shared plates style accommodates vegans, meat lovers, and everyone in between.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/04/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different sytles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/01/2014
 2007
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Venice Ristorante offers first class authentic Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Still one of the best restaurants in DTC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Food is consistently good; menu interesting; wine of a high quality. Venice is, quite simply, a must go in the DTC area. As good as most spots downtown and obviously a much more convenient location. Definitely a winner."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
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Specializing in the freshest seafood and raw bar along with the finest spit roasted and grilled cuisine, Max Gill and Grill serves really great liquids amid praiseworthy food. In addition to our nightly specials we will also have Soft Shell Crab Specials every friday!!!! Check out our website at www.MaxGillandGrill.com for all updates
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Don't Let Them Cook Anything (just go w/ oysters)
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2007
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Nice place with good ambiance - seemingly a cure neighborhood place in Wash Park. However, dear Lord their chef is utterly lacking in talent. Appetizers and meals were less than mediocre - the only thing which was worthwhile was the oysters (and the cocktails were good as well). Service is very good, the place has a good vibe, but seriously why does the food have to be so bad? Very disappointing."
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2007
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The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different sytles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/19/2014
 2007
0points
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Elway's Cherry Creek Colorado Steakhouse offers 100% USDA Prime Beef steaks, hand-cut on the premises, as well as seasonal seafood selections, all in a contemporary and inviting atmosphere. Our fresh menu selections are accompanied by an extensive and reasonably priced wine list and delivered with genuine hospitality and attentive service. With private dining options to accommodate 6 to 65, Elway's Cherry Creek is always the perfect setting for any occasion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tried Casual Burger at the Bar - Excellent!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Hanging at the bar, a cocktail, some wine and a great casual dinner - while I often do so, you don't HAVE to get apps, steak, veggies, potatoes and the whole big and heavy meal at Elway's - what we did worked out great. Plus the bartenders are awesome and provide the best service in the restaurant."
Dined on 11/17/2014
 2007
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not Just Sushi (though the sushi's great)
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Rice has a varied menu - wonderful sushi, fresh ingredients, creative rolls - but also it has various other foods sujch as dumplings, calamari, traditional dishes (beef w broccoli, etc.). Great spot - particularly for the suburbs."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
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