Are you craving a restaurant with an atmosphere that’s just as memorable as the food? Believe it or not, it isn’t too hard to come by in Colorado! (Hint: Several of the restaurants reside in Denver). Case in point: These 10 unique Colorado restaurants (arranged in no particular order) that will give you an unforgettable dining experience:
1. Game Creek (Vail)
Hidden within the trees of Vail is Game Creek and its stunning views, delicious cuisine and upscale ambiance. What makes this restaurant so unique? You must ride both a gondola and snow cat to reach the famed mountain location.
2. Williams & Graham (Denver)
Nothing to see here, folks! Williams & Graham is nothing but a quaint bookstore...Or is it? This seemingly innocent business is in fact a 1920s speakeasy, serving some of the tastiest food and drinks this side of Prohibition!
3. Sagebrush BBQ & Grill (Grand Lake)
I don't know about you, but I personally enjoy throwing my food on the floor and having somebody pick up after me. While this might be looked down upon at other restaurants, Sagebrush actually encourages it! (See those peanut shells?) Oh, and the food? OUTSTANDING!!!
4. Forest Room 5 (Denver)
No time for a mountain retreat? No problem! Just head to the Highlands neighborhood to dine amongst the trees and wildlife.
5. Pepper Tree Restaurant (Colorado Springs)
What might be considered "rare" at other upscale steakhouses is the norm at Pepper Tree--they actually prepare your meal in front of you!
6. Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto (Denver)
If Tim Burton and Wes Anderson had a love child, it would look something like Mario's. Entangled forest setting, mystical cocktails and a whimsical staff? Well, you get the picture.
7. Casa Bonita (Lakewood)
The food is atrocious and the humidity from the indoor waterfall is intolerable, but by golly, the concept behind Casa Bonita is super unique!
8. Beatrice & Woodsley (Denver)
Dine amongst the aspen groves at this unique rustic restaurant! P.S. Save room for dessert--YUM!!!
9. White Fence Farm (Lakewood)
Come for the scrumptious, family-style dinner; stay for the petting zoo, playgrounds and charming shop.
10. Adrift Bar (Denver)
Enjoy a trip to Hawaii without the high cost at this fabulous Tiki bar and grill!