Just in time, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree's dining options are exploding. The isolation of the pandemic created strong demand and new innovations that south-siders have been hungry for. We've compiled a list of restaurants new to the area, bringing long-awaited diversity to our restaurant choices. From fresh seafood to comfort mac 'n cheese, cocktails to home brews, you can dine well right here in our own community.
Sazón in Lone Tree is a modern Latin restaurant offering handcrafted margaritas and Latin American flavors, like the Rellena Veracruz, grilled pineapple with shrimp, peppers, chorizo, and bacon, topped with guacamole and crema fresca.
As if pasta with cheese wasn't already amazingly decadent, i heart mac n cheese decided to take it up a notch. Philly beef, Buffalo chicken, skinny (okay, veggie) and even lobster are among the many choices.
If fresh oysters are your thing, then Blue Island Oyster Bar and Grill should be the next place you go. You haven't had oysters this fresh or well-curated in the Denver area. Don't worry, they have an oyster happy hour too.
Move over charred shishitos (but not too far over), fancy toast is here. Toastique is avo toast to the extreme. A boutique gourmet toast and juice bar, they've put a full, healthful meal atop rustic bread. Healthy comfort food.
Postino WineCafé opened in Highlands Ranch in early August. Known for their sophisticated and vintage-inspired spaces, they offer seasonal menus with sharable bites and boutique wine offerings.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar serves food and drinks influenced by the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains, where the founder spent time with family growing up. Take the experience home with their handcrafted TV dinners or Lazy Dog’s Beer Club.
Keep the Oktoberfest celebration going all year round with Prost Brewery. Styled like a proper German Biergarten, the new Highlands Ranch location has authentically brewed German Beers and food like schnitzel, sausages and strudel.
In Japan, ramen is quintessential street food, where lines last for hours at the hot spots. Sukiya Ramen brings traditional ramen to Lone Tree from all over Japan, such as Hakata Tonkotsu, Sapporo Miso, Tokyo Shoyu & Nagasaki Seafood.
Craving the complex spices and flavors of Indian Food without feeling over-stuffed? Urban Village Grill is a modern eatery that aims to change diners' view of Indian cuisine, one that includes lighter vegetables, proteins and even wraps.
Pierogies Factory owner Cezary moved from Poland in 2005 to discover Polish cuisine was neither trendy nor easy to find. He decided to change that. His pierogis are now served in many European-themed restaurants and his own.
Looking for a sports bar with '90s sensibility but today's food and drink? On the Rox has been open for years, but new owners Kady and Darren have added their own special touches, like homemade margarita mix.
Looking for multiple options in one place? Grange Hall has you covered. No longer do you need to head downtown to experience NYC Chelsea Market's vibe. Colorado's own genuine smorgasbord.
While technically not open yet, Sugar Factory at Park Meadows Retail Resort is just too exciting to overlook. Known for its over-the-top interiors and confections, this celebrity haunt is sure to draw a huge crowd upon its opening.