Blake Street, that intersects with the 16th Street Mall, has a row of great restaurants. Take the free shuttle bus or walk down to the Blake Street stop and explore the following restaurants (you may want reservations for some).
Marrakesh – “authentic Moroccan cuisine served in a beautiful environment” located at 1530 Blake Street, Denver, phone: 303.623.3133. http://www.houseofmarrakeshdenver.com/
ChoLon Bistro – new restaurant with former NY chef. Talk of the town, but not “expensive.” More info in this previous post. Asian-style menu. 1555 Blake Street, Denver, Tel 303.353.5223http://www.cholon.com/denver/
Organixx – eco-friendly, local, organic, they serve breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Located at 1520 Blake St, Denver, (303) 825-1550, http://organixxrestaurant.com/
Riod Grande – local favorite Mexican restaurant with well-loved margaritas. 1525 Blake Street, Denver, (303) 623-5432 http://www.riograndemexican.com/
Freshcraft– 20+ beers on tap and 120+ in bottle and the menu is “upscale comfort food” with sandwiches and salads too. Lunch and dinner served. Located at 1530 Blake Street, 303-758-9608. freshcraft.com