Denver’s beautiful Washington Park neighborhood features several distinct dining options. Strolling down South Gaylord Street puts diners at the doorsteps of many of the neighborhood’s most frequented restaurants. Because of this area’s popularity among the predictably cash-strapped college crowds, affordable yet stylish eateries like the Washington Park Grille and Max Gill and Grill are among the most popular Wash Park restaurants. When craving something out of the ordinary, many diners head to Wash Park’s west side to visit the chic Black Pearl Restaurant, a perennially packed Denver restaurant boasting a year-round raw bar.
Frequented by neighborhood crowds and the hipster set, Denver’s Black Pearl may be the cutting edge of fine dining in the mile-high city, with such amenities as a year-round raw bar, importing oysters from around the country and the world. The idea has worked so well, and the place has become so popular, that the noise level at the Black Pearl can be stunning, the restaurant receives points for its use of fresh, local seasonal ingredients in its decidedly American contemporary take on small plates and entrees.
Max Gill and Grill
1052 S. Gaylord, Denver CO 80209
Among the highlights at Max Gill and Grill is a daily raw bar, rotisserie grilled meats, and an extensive cocktail menu. Weekend brunch features a popular do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar. Denver restaurant goers love the atmosphere at Max Gill and Grill and seem to agree that it's a fine addition to the neighborhood.
Washington Park Grille
1096 S. Gaylord St., Denver CO 80209
Popular among the 30-somethings and college crowds of the Washington Park area, The Washington Park Grille serves up Italian and contemporary American cuisine to the neighborhood crowds who come for the U-shaped bar, numerous craft beers on tap, and free pool in the adjacent billiards room.