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    November 1, 2014
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    February 28, 2015
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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 2/26/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/26/2015
 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
Dined on 2/26/2015
 2007
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Venice Ristorante offers first class authentic Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Don't Like Being Seated in New Dining Room
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Venice is consistently good - great menu, wines, etc. Food is typically prepared very well. However, they recently sat me in their new space on the other side of the bar - and I don't recommend it. Just lacks a vibe and energy which the regular dining room has. Also while their wait staff is usually impeccable, I had a young guy who needs some training - for instance he removed my salad plate while my date was still eating, he kept trying to upsell us on appetizers, wine, etc. - kid needs to be trained better and show some class."
Dined on 2/24/2015
 2007
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Shanahan's is the modern interpretation of the classic steakhouse. From the museum appearance of its exterior to the European lighting design of the interior, the space has art features of glass, steel, stone and granite that provide a timeless ambiance. Comfortable booth banquette seating in our Lounge area is not available to book through the website. Shanahan's is a steak and seafood restaurant serving U.S.D.A prime aged Midwestern beef with a signature "Bone-In" cut selection that is not available at most steakhouses. Our seafood is all flown in fresh daily to ensure the highest quality and exceptional flavors. All fish are responsibly sourced from sustainable fisheries which mirror our commitment to the environment.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love Shanny's Except the Rub on the Meat
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2007
Dined on 2/20/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have been a long term patron of Shanahan's - it's one of the best and most fun steak houses and restaurants in town. The room is fantastic, the menu wonderful, the wine list extraordinary, the service exceptional - I just don't get why they put so much rub on the meat - it overhwhelms the meat flavor and it leave you thirsty after dinner. Sometimes I go seafood just to avoid the rub."
Dined on 2/20/2015
 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 1/06/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/06/2015
 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 1/06/2015
 2007
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Venice Ristorante offers first class authentic Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2007
Dined on 1/03/2015
 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
Dined on 1/03/2015
 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 12/26/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/26/2014
 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 12/26/2014
 2007
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Located in the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel (formerly the Westin Tabor Center) overlooking the Rocky Mountains, The Denver Palm has proved that its "Mile-High" location has maintained the same quality in food and service that the original Palm set the standard for so many years ago.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/24/2014
 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
Dined on 12/24/2014
 2007
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Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro, artfully spins Latin-Asian ingredients into colorful, beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing. The beverage menu features innovative, hand-muddled cocktails as well as an extensive selection of wines, sakes and tequilas. The vibrant décor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to sample Zengo’s acclaimed cuisine. For a relaxed yet upbeat afternoon, sip our signature cocktails on our outdoor patio. <br /><br /><br /><br />“Zengo is by far the best restaurant in Denver, maybe even the country.” <br /><br />The Denver Post <br /><br /><br /><br />“…the coolest looking eatery in the west, it’s certainly unlike any other restaurant in Denver” <br />America’s Top Restaurants, Zagat <br /><br /><br /><br />“Hot List Restaurants” Conde Nast Traveler
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Tapas and more
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/23/2014
 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
"Zengo has a great vibe to it and an A+ location on Little Raven. 5 minute walk across the bridge to Union Station as well. Their food is excellent, and the menu varied - you can go tapas or entrees - or both. We went tapas and tasted alot of different textures, flavors, etc. Definitely a winner."
Dined on 12/23/2014
 2007
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Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.<br /><br><br><br />Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Yes you can also have lunch at Benihana
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/22/2014
 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
"You know the drill - it's Benihana - but you don't have to go there for dinner and overeat. Lunch is good, portions are cut down, there are some non-hibachi items and generally speaking it's pretty darn good. Also it's always fun at Benihana, right?"
Dined on 12/22/2014
 2007
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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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