The inaugural summer edition of Denver Restaurant Week will launch on Saturday, August 23. While participating restaurants attract many diners, there are still those who seek to get away from the $60 dinner-for-two promotion. Why get away? The massive crowds, the manipulated menus which sometimes don't reflect the essence of a restaurant, the stressed-out waitstaff that gets paid less and works more during those seven days, and hard to come-by reservations. So, here are twenty spots that will offer an alternative to Denver Restaurant Week.
The list is presented in alphabetical order. Have more ideas? Leave them in the comments.