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Rocky Mountain locals as well as visitors know that the Denver hotel restaurants have it all. Check out the cool vibes of a ’20s art deco-style lounge or an old fashioned good time at a British tavern in the heart of Denver. All located near the hot spot of the 16th Street Mall, diners can feast upon fabulous happy hours and delicious meals at these hotel restaurants.

Edge Restaurant
Four Seasons
1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3343

Whether one is a local or a visitor to Denver, the Edge is the treat that every diner deserves. Found in the Four Seasons Hotel downtown, this restaurant is beautifully designed in a modern and sleek flavor with surprisingly comfortable chairs. Regarded as one of the finest steakhouses in the area, diners will be delighted from the time the mouthwatering bread and red salted butter arrives to the table through the entire dining experience well taken care of by a knowledgeable wait staff. Arrive early and enjoy the delicious martinis, huge selection of wines and unique appetizers. Stay late and save room for amazing desserts such as the chocolate sampler and crème brûlée.

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The Corner Office Restaurant
The Curtis
1405 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 571-0300

Step away from the ordinary and eat at The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar. Already known as a hotel straight out of pop culture, any meal at The Curtis promises to be a memorable one. Its motto of “Think Local, Eat Global” fits its fantastic variety of foods with the freshest ingredients that can be found. Breakfast or lunch is a must as Corner Office even offers a Disco Brunch every Sunday, as well as a fun and attentive wait staff that will take good care of its guests. No matter what time of day it is, diners are just steps away from the shops and activities of the 16th Street Mall.

Ship Tavern
The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111

Guests who enter the Ship Tavern restaurant and bar at The Brown Palace Hotel should be ready for more than just dinner. Not only does this restaurant serve up tasty meals, but it brings in the fun nightly with a piano player who will have the entire bar involved in a glorious sing-a-long. Ship Tavern can proudly boast about its clam chowder, French onion soup and possibly the best prime rib in town. The bartenders and wait staff are dressed to the hilt and serve up tasty food as well as a fabulous variety of wines and micro-brews. Diners can’t help but revel in the charm of the nautical British bar theme but for diners who want the more elegant treatment, there is always the Palace Arms just across the hallway. This charming old hotel has been around since the turn of the 19th Century and is always a hot spot for out-of-town visitors.

Hotel Monaco Denver
909 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-3525
www.panzano-denver.comProbably one of the most recommended Italian restaurants in Denver is Panzano. Located in the fabulous Hotel Monaco Denver, Panzano is known as one of the hottest happy hour spots in the downtown area with its chiseled lime fizzes or bottomless peach bellinis. With a happy hour menu that boasts amazing food and prices, it is just the solution to the blues of the long work week. Although the bartenders and wait staff are always busy, they are always attentive and friendly. Appetizers and fantastic drink specials make up one of the most popular happy hours in Denver. One of the ideal starts is the crespelle al funghi which translates into an amazing mushroom crepe with a delicious truffle flavor. The atmosphere of the restaurant and bar is a trendy and yet cozy experience that will take the diner from appetizers through desert with a smile.

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Editor’s Note: A restaurant that was once featured on this list has been removed. Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the Hotel Teatro closed in Spring 2014.

Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.