Rioja, this eatery on Larimer Street has an intimate feel to it. Glass fixtures, a unique bar with a copper-topped surface, and the serene ambiance lend it a relaxing air. Appetizers include Steamed Manila Clams and Mint-Grilled Shrimp. Among the main courses you can opt for a Chilled Gazpacho Soup or a Roasted Beet Salad. The Muscovy Duck Two Ways and the Grilled Hanger Steak come highly recommended. You can also seat yourself outdoors on the charming little patio – a perfect way to dine on a balmy Denver night.

Location:  1431 Larimer Street

Business hours:  Mo-Tu 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., We-Th 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., We-Th 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Fr 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fr 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Sa 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sa 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Su 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Su 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.