Denver Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

Acorn and Work & Class have been flip-flopping in the No. 1 spot since November. And just like clockwork, Work & Class, with a Social Score of 178.34 — the highest we’ve seen in Denver thus far — takes back its top ranking, putting Acorn at No. 2. Although Acorn isn’t No. 1, it’s Social Score — 177.36 — is the highest it’s ever been for that restaurant, which shows us that diners’ value perception of Denver’s Top 25 restaurants is increasing.

Also rounding out the Top 5 are Fruition Restaurant, Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, and OAK at fourteenth, respectively. New to the Top 25, we welcome Bistro Barbès, Linger and Guard and Grace. And making its way on this month — for the first time since October — is Fuel Cafe.

Dig into the full Top 25 ranking below!

Pork shoulder at Work & Class  | Yelp, Natalia K.

Pork shoulder at Work & Class | Yelp, Natalia K.

Pasta Carbonara at Fruition Restaurant  | Yelp, Janice A.

Pasta Carbonara at Fruition Restaurant | Yelp, Janice A.

Mascarpone ice cream lemon brioche  | Yelp, Jewels L.

Mascarpone ice cream lemon brioche | Yelp, Jewels L.

Pig Ear Pad Thai at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen  | Yelp, Emily C.

Pig Ear Pad Thai at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen | Yelp, Emily C.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Work & Class 178.34  
2 Acorn 177.36  
3 Fruition Restaurant 174.75  
4 Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 174.29  
5 OAK at fourteenth 173.98  
6 Barolo Grill 173.84  
7 Frasca Food and Wine 172.93  
8 Sugarmill 172.74  
9 Bistro Barbès 172.52  
10 Vert Kitchen 172.44  
11 Los Chingones 171.96  
12 Beast + Bottle 171.08  
13 Linger 170.31  
14 Spuntino 170.20  
15 Guard and Grace 169.62  
16 Colt & Gray 168.54  
17 ChoLon Bistro 167.43  
18 Luca 167.11  
19 Rioja 167.09  
20 Basta 166.56  
21 Amerigo Delicatus 166.03  
22 The Populist 165.50  
23 Fuel Cafe 164.94  
24 Jax Fish House 164.44  
25 bittersweet 163.91  

Denver Top 25 Restaurants: March 2015

The Denver Top 25 Restaurant List has arrived and this month we see the return of all veterans on the list!

The top three restaurants on the list maintained their high rankings, but all three swapped positions with Acorn rising to No. 1, Work & Class falling to No. 2 and Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen dropping to No. 3.

OAK at fourteenth, known for best its local, seasonal ingredient driven menu, made an impressive jump from the restaurant’s previous position at No. 18 up a whopping eleven spots to clock in at No. 7.  Frasca Food and Wine also leapt up the chart from No. 9 to No. 4.   

Yet just as some restaurants rose, so too did a few fall including Vert Kitchen’s fall from No. 7 to No. 11 and Rioja’s slight slip from No. 10 to No. 13.

Check out the entire list below!

Apple and Kale Salad at OAK at Fourteenth  | Yelp, Jen E.

Apple and Kale Salad at OAK at Fourteenth | Yelp, Jen E.

Rioja's Pork Belly  | Yelp, Anthony N

Rioja's Pork Belly | Yelp, Anthony N

Torto al Formaggio at Frasca Food and Wine  | Yelp, Anthony N

Torto al Formaggio at Frasca Food and Wine | Yelp, Anthony N

Oak Grilled Octopus at Acorn  | Yelp, Jewels L.

Oak Grilled Octopus at Acorn | Yelp, Jewels L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Acorn 177.18  
2 Work & Class 176.71  
3 Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 174.91  
4 Frasca Food and Wine 174.19  
5 Fruition Restaurant 173.63  
6 Los Chingones 172.18  
7 OAK at fourteenth 171.28  
8 Beast + Bottle 170.99  
9 Barolo Grill 170.73  
10 Spuntino 169.53  
11 Vert Kitchen 168.94  
12 Luca 168.74  
13 Rioja 166.48  
14 Basta 165.66  
15 Amerigo Delicatus 164.02  
16 The Populist 163.20  
17 Sugar Mill 162.38  
18 Jax Fish House Denver 161.56  
19 bittersweet 159.10  
20 il Posto 158.28  
21 Duo 157.46  
22 Colt & Gray 156.64  
23 ChoLon Bistro 155.82  
24 Table 6 155.00  
25 Old Major 154.18  

Denver Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

Things got rather interesting in Denver this month– with four new restaurants, including No.1, joining the list!

Work & Class snags the coveted No. 1 spot this December with a social score of 173.18. The cozy restaurant is known for its Southern and Latin American cuisine and an extensive cocktail menu. Following closely behind is the restaurant Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, which has been in the top three of the list for the last few months. Rounding out the top three is November’s victor, Acorn.

Besides the No. 1 restaurant, Foodable welcomes three other new restaurants. The Mexican eatery, Los Chingones makes it debut at No. 5. The cafe, Vert Kitchen known for its health-conscious menu items featuring locally sourced and organic ingredients lands at No. 7. And the last new restaurant is the dessert restaurant, Sugar Mill at No. 15.

Check out the full list below!

Apple bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream and bourbon caramel at Work & Class  | YELP, Oanh P. 

Apple bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream and bourbon caramel at Work & Class | YELP, Oanh P. 

Asparagus and Egg at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen  | YELP, Jason G. 

Asparagus and Egg at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen | YELP, Jason G. 

Squash with Burrata at Acorn  | YELP, Josh T. 

Squash with Burrata at Acorn | YELP, Josh T. 

Monkfish from Fruition Restaurant  | YELP, Nancy A. 

Monkfish from Fruition Restaurant | YELP, Nancy A. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Work & Class 173.18
2 Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 172.88
3 Acorn 172.19
4 Fruition Restaurant 172.07
5 Los Chingones 170.83
6 Barolo Grill 170.29
7 Vert Kitchen 169.84
8 Beast + Bottle 169.15
9 Frasca Food and Wine 168.37
10 Rioja 168.01
11 Basta 166.87
12 Spuntino 166.09
13 Amerigo Delicatus 165.73
14 The Populist 165.38
15 Sugar Mill 164.82
16 Jax Fish House Denver 164.67
17 Luca 164.59
18 OAK at fourteenth 163.96
19 bittersweet 163.45
20 il Posto 163.25
21 Duo 162.54
22 Colt & Gray 162.31
23 ChoLon Bistro 161.12
24 Table 6 160.41
25 Old Major 158.41

Denver Top 25 Restaurants: November 2014

This month’s Denver Top 25 Restaurants list consists of a ton of movements and two brand new restaurants make their debut this November.

Acorn returns in the top three as this month’s victor, after dropping to no. 13 in October. Fruition Restaurant remains at the no. 2 spot and Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen drops from no. 1 to no. 3. As for some major shifts- Beast + Bottle launches to no. 5 from no. 15, Duo drops from no. 8 to no. 17 and Cafe Aion also drops from no. 10 to no. 24 this month.

The two new restaurants this month both land in the top ten– the Italian restaurant with a seasonal menu, Barolo is no. 4 and the eatery that serves salumi, pizzas and more, Basta places at no. 7.

Check out the full list below!

Oak smoked duck breast at Acorn  | YELP, Jesse H. 

Oak smoked duck breast at Acorn | YELP, Jesse H. 

Carnitas papas fritas at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen  | YELP, Krystal M. 

Carnitas papas fritas at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen | YELP, Krystal M. 

Duck Beast at Fruition Restaurant  | YELP, Ashley M. 

Duck Beast at Fruition Restaurant | YELP, Ashley M. 

Halibut at Barolo Grill  | YELP, Jason G. 

Halibut at Barolo Grill | YELP, Jason G. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score
1 Acorn 174.09
2 Fruition Restaurant 172.18
3 Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 171.03
4 Barolo Grill 169.83
5 Beast + Bottle 169.39
6 Rioja 169.37
7 Basta 168.73
8 Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market 168.09
9 Luca 167.81
10 Bittersweet 167.48
11 Colt & Gray 167.27
12 Spuntino 165.93
13 The Populist 164.69
14 Jax Fish House Denver 164.02
15 OAK at fourteenth 163.77
16 il Posto 163.52
17 Duo 163.13
18 Frasca Food and Wine 163.02
19 ChoLon Bistro 161.29
20 Table 6 160.92
21 Potager 160.88
22 Old Major 160.47
23 Trillium 160.06
24 Cafe Aion 160.01
25 Steuben's 159.65

Denver Top 25 Restaurants: October 2014

Last month was the first month that Foodable released the Denver Top 25 Restaurants list. Denver is well on its way to being America's next culinary mecca. In September, the restaurants made their debut with high social scores and the social scores are even higher this month.

This October features familiar names, but there were some major movements. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen leaps from no. 7 to no. 1, with the social score of 173.18. The no. 2 restaurant, Fruition Restaurant also makes a major leap from no. 16. Last month's no. 3, Luca gets replaced by Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market. September's no. 2 drops to no. 13 this month and Bittersweet moves up to no. 6. 

Will the social scores keep moving on up? We will have to see next month. 

Check out the full list below!

S'mores Pot de Crème at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen  | YELP, Paul V. 

S'mores Pot de Crème at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen | YELP, Paul V. 

Duck Breast at Fruition Restaurant  | YELP, Dale Z. 

Duck Breast at Fruition Restaurant | YELP, Dale Z. 

Bruschetta at Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market  | YELP, Jenni J.

Bruschetta at Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market | YELP, Jenni J.

Mango Salmon lomi lomi at Rioja  | YELP, Ken L. 

Mango Salmon lomi lomi at Rioja | YELP, Ken L. 

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 173.18
2 Fruition Restaurant 171.88
3 Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market 171.28
4 Rioja 171.09
5 Luca 170.39
6 Bittersweet 170.19
7 The Populist 170.04
8 Duo 169.69
9 Colt & Gray 169.63
10 Cafe Aion 168.64
11 Fuel Cafe 168.29
12 Mizuna 167.59
13 Acorn 167.39
14 Frasca Food and Wine 166.54
15 Beast + Bottle 166.19
16 il Posto 165.49
17 OAK at fourteenth 165.14
18 Jax Fish House Denver 164.44
19 Spuntino 164.09
20 ChoLon Bistro 163.74
21 Potager 163.39
22 Old Major 162.69
23 Trillium 162.34
24 Steuben's 161.99
25 Table 6 161.64