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1469 S. Pearl St. (Florida Ave.) Send to Phone

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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: Chef-owner Eric Roeder named this romantic restaurant in one of Denver's quieter neighborhood after his wife. Just inside the front door, the lounge---leather club chairs and deep velvet sofas---is one of the smallest and coziest in town. As evening falls, candlelight from pierced tin lanterns and hanging sconces cast a warm glow over the copper-colored walls, the fabric-draped ceiling and the diners below. In the lounge, you can order individual items from a short but interesting bar menu. When we stop in for a quick bite, we order smoked chicken empanadas and a plate of Hama Hama oysters on the half shell with a glass of De Loach '98 Chardonnay. In the dining room, there's a three-course prix-fixe dinner or a six-item tasting menu. Two appetizers are worth the price of admission---gently seared Hudson Valley goose liver paired with caramelized endive, and the moist, creamy lobster risotto. Main course standouts include sautéed sea scallops served atop a mound of horseradish-flavored mashed potatoes and roasted rack of lamb with beet tartar and beet risotto. Don't leave without having dessert. The mango flan comes with a macadamia nut blondie, and the triple chocolate terrine is served with a rich espresso anglaise. The staff is very knowledgeable and quietly forthcoming about the subtle nuances of food and wine.


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