Denver's restaurant week runs through March 9, and most restaurants follow the rules of the $52.80 multi-course menu for two people. However, the competition is high to keep diners interested in coming back year after year. Below are favorite restaurants offering a creative take on restaurant week menus.
EDGE at the Four Seasons in downtown Denver breaks the usual dinner mold by offering lunch through March 9. The menu is chock full of burger favorites at $26.40 for two people, including two burgers with toppings, sides and two house made shakes. EDGE is known for its creative burgers and offerings include angus, chicken, or buffalo burger topped with choices of bacon, onion, avocado and a variety of cheeses. The half pint milkshakes are decadent, the price is right and the room is beautiful. 1111 14th Street Denver, CO 80202
303-389-3000 / http://www.fourseasons.com/denver/dining/
Spuntino is a neighborhood gem in the Highlands. Owned by James Beard semifinalist executive chef John Broening and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, the restaurant offers a $25 tasting menu through March 9. In addition to the regular dinner menu, the three course menu includes an appetizer selection including celery and parsnip bisque, an arugula salad or duck liver mousse pâté. The main course includes a choice of seared flank steak, ricotta cavatelli with housemade sausage, or a crispy bass with warm Beluga lentil salad. Spuntino is known for its incredible desserts and the beloved chocolate caramel sea salt tart, an orange olive oil cake with a fennel crunch and pistachio gelato, or the Spuntino gelato copetta with 12 gelato flavors to choose from is on the tasting menu. 2639 W. 32nd Avenue Denver, CO 80211
303-433-0949 / http://www.spuntinodenver.com/contact-u/
Vesta Dipping Grill is one of the most well known restaurants in Denver. The LoDo restaurant continues to keep it creative by allowing late night diners to create their own $52.80 dinner from the regular menu. After 9:30 p.m., from February 24 through 27 and March 3 through 6, diners can choose any appetizer, entrée, and dessert for just $26.40 per person. This includes such signatures as Achiote grilled mahi, Madras grilled venison, coconut Masala grilled tofu, sticky toffee pudding, and more. Be sure to use key phrase, “Vestal Virgins” when making the reservation. 1822 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202
303-296-1970 / http://www.vestagrill.com/