Your Guide to our Favorite Restaurants Serving Small Plates in Denver
Get out there and start sampling all the deliciousness that Denver has to offer!
Why commit to one plate when you can have a dozen? These local restaurants are serving up small plates that allow you to try the scope of the menu, satiating your whole palate. Order some of your favorite dishes and try a few that feel more adventurous.
The restaurants below are sure to knock each one out of the park.
Located in Denver’s Historic Union Station, Ultreia is the latest from Crafted Concepts, the group behind four award-winning Denver restaurants, Rioja, Stoic & Genuine, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendôme.
Il Posto is an elevated Italian restaurant, where food and wine are in symbiosis, Il Posto is “the complicated simplicity of Italian food and wine.” Their food and wine lists represent all of the Italian peninsula; in its history and tradition with clear sophistication, simplicity and creativity.
Señor Bear is a one-of-a-kind Latin-inspired restaurant and bar in the Lower Highland neighborhood of Denver. Named in part after our executive chef Blake Edmunds, aka “Whiskey Bear,” Señor Bear marries the culinary traditions of Latin America with refined, modernized cooking techniques.
The Señor Bear team prides itself on inspiring, surprising cuisine and impeccable yet approachable service. Rooted in the traditions of Central and Southern America, Señor Bear combines the authenticity of classic Latin cooking with professional, elevated execution.
Barcelona Wine Bar is a warm and welcoming tapas bar inspired by the culture of Spain. The ever-changing menu is focused on clean flavors, seasonal ingredients, specialties from Spain and the Mediterranean, and rustic small plate presentations created by chefs with tremendous talent. Barcelona offers an award-winning selection of wines from Spain and South America—and boasts one of the largest Spanish wine programs in the U.S.
It’s just Rob and Karin in the kitchen, so you can expect consistency and quality. Whether you’re joining The Truffle Table for dinner, a quick bite, or for drinks, they’re happy to have you and don’t take reservations, so just come on in and grab a table.
From the old world to new, Three Saints Revival is a beverage forward restaurant that celebrates wines and robust spirit in equal measure. The culinary backbone of our dishes are tapas-style small plates inspired by every edge of Mediterranean—from Spain, Provence or Italy all across France as well as Israel Egypt Greece & Turkey!
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So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start sampling all the deliciousness that Denver has to offer! Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, Chinese, or something in between, there’s sure to be a small-plates restaurant that will tantalize your taste buds. Buon appetito!