Business deals have taken place for centuries over a meal, and in today’s chaotic business world this is still one of the most useful tools for closing the “deal.” Businessmen and women are fortunate that Denver has become a “hot” market for some of America’s finest restaurants.



14441 Larimer Street
Denver, Colo. 80202
(303) 996-9985

The restaurant of Chef/Owner Troy Guard has an exciting menu that will impress any “foodie” clients you might have. TAG is also a great alternative to the typical, upscale, stuffy steakhouse that one normally frequents for a business lunch, because its unique small plates option can allow a variety of items to share with a client. You can’t go wrong with any of these delicious treats from TAG’s menu; Kobe Beef Sliders, Taco Sushi, and an absolute must try The Duck Fat Fries. I had the waiter bring me two orders the last time I was there.

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Sushi Sasa

2401 15th Street
Denver, Colo. 80202
(303) 433-7272

Looking for a delicious twist to the typical business lunch…you’ve found it at Sushi Sasa. The chef Wayne Conwell has created great plates that will thrill your sushi loving clients and even those clients that may be new to the experience. I highly recommend ordering the New Style Sashimi, it’s mouth watering. The Salmon Tartar Roll, the Diablo Roll and the Tuna Tataki Salad will impress your clients too, and ensure they have a spectacular meal.


The Capitol Grille

1450 Larimer Street
Denver, Colo. 80202
(303) 539-2500
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The Capitol Grille is a sold choice in the heart of downtown Denver at the bustling Larimer Square. This well respected establishment will take care of you and your clients with impeccable, knowledgeable service, not to mention wonderful food. This restaurant knows how to handle any business lunch no matter the size of the party. Must trys off their lunch menu, Lobster Bisque (adding the sherry is highly recommended), The Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon covering, and the Grilled Swordfish with a Lemon Shallot Relish (this lunch entree is delicate, light yet satisfying)


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

8108 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, Colo. 80111
(303) 796-0100

If you do business in the Denver Tech Center, Del Frisco’s is your spot. They make it easy for you with a fixed priced Business Lunch that includes soup or salad, an entrée, and dessert at a very reasonable price. If you decide to order off the regular menu, you can’t miss with the following solid choices for starters, Tuna Tartar, Turtle Soup, or the Chilled Shrimp Tasting. The fillet medallions are an excellent entrée choice, it will melt in your mouth and they come with the most delicious Chateau Potatoes. If your client is up for dessert, and I encourage you to encourage them to have dessert at Del Frisco’s – two words – LEMON CAKE!

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303 Josephine Street
Denver, Colo. 80206
(303) 333-4688

This Cherry Creek North establishment has been a hit for the business lunch goers since the day they opened their doors. The staff is excellent. You are well tended to from the minute you walk in the door. The menu has a nice variety; even the pickiest of clients will find something enjoyable on this menu. Some of my favorite selections are; the Shrimp & Macadamia Roll, the Osaka Style Pressed Sushi, the tasty Thai Steak & Noodle Salad, the simple and delicious Grilled Chicken Salad, and their Hand-Cut Fries are definitely worth mentioning. You can’t go wrong with their Classic Cheeseburger either. Make sure to ask your server if the Key Lime Pie is available…if it’s in season, order your self a slice.

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