Fall Tracking : Denver's 15 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings

Andra Zeppelin
Eater Denver
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Mercantile Dining & Provisions [Photo: Facebook]

If you think that the hot wave of restaurant openings Denver has been hit with will slow down, think again. Fall brings about a new batch of exciting eateries from neighborhood bistros to ramen shops, high end dining to noodle-focused restaurants. Here for you are the 15 most anticipated fall openings. Stay hungry!

THE BSIDE
Where: 1336 E. 17th Avenue
What: A beer-centric eatery serving playful old-school food in new ways. Not to miss: the fried chicken.
Who: Justin Lloyd, owner of Star Bar, and partners, in collaboration with chef Jensen Cummings
Anticipated opening: Late August.
· Star Bar's Team Brings Fried Chicken & Beer at The BSide [EDen]

MERCANTILE DINING & PROVISION
Where: LoDo, Union Station Development
What: A venture that will include two concepts in one- a restaurant and market. The 75 seat restaurant will focus on dinner while the market will bring salumi, hand crafted cheeses, and in-house potted items that are preserved in jars. Think pickles, jams, rillettes, and more. There will also be a coffee program and pastries, as well as breakfast and lunch menus.
Who: Chef Alex Seidel of Fruition Restaurant and Fruition Farms and chef de cuisine Matt Vawter.
Anticipated opening: September 8.
· Alex Seidel Reveals Details for Mercantile Dining & Provision [5280]
· Alex Seidel Opening Restaurant In Union Station[EDen]

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Former Corner House space [Photo: Bldg See Architects]

AMASS
Where: 2240 Clay Street, the former Corner House space
What: A community-focused eatery that will bring classic bistro fare - from pâtés to salads, oysters, and coq au vin - to the neighborhood.
Who: Chef and owner Joe Troupe, formerly of Lucky Pie Pizza
Anticipated opening: Early September.
· Amass Will Replace Corner House in Jefferson Park [EDen]

SUNNYSIDE BURGER BAR
Where: 3759 Lipan Street
What: A neighborhood eatery focused on burgers, initially concerted at a second location of TAG Burger Bar
Who: Larimer Associates and chef Troy Guard
Anticipated opening: Early September.
· TAG Burger Bar Taking Over Subway Tavern Space [EDen]

BRAZEN
Where: 4500 West 38th Avenue, in a space that formerly housed 10 Flavors Yogurt.
What: A neighborhood eatery featuring seasonal, creative, yet approachable menu items n a rustic environment.
Who: Industry veteran Christopher Sargent, formerly of Rioja and Acorn and chef Lance BartoSunn
Anticipated opening: Late September.
· Brazen Neighborhood Eatery To Open in September [EDen]

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Milk & Honey rendering

MILK & HONEY BAR KITCHEN
Where: 1414 Larimer Street, Denver
What: An upscale tavern concept in the space formerly occupied by Lime; approachable cuisine, classic cocktails, wine and beer.
Who: Chef Michael Shiell, formerly of Michael's Cherry Creek
Anticipated opening: Late September.
· Milk & Honey Bar Kitchen Soon Flowing in Larimer Square [EDen]
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SARTO'S
Where: Jefferson Park, 2900 West 25th Avenue
What: An Italian restaurant focused on seasonal eating and fresh ingredients. The chef promises an extensive pasta program as well as meats and birds prepared in a big great pizza oven Florentine style. The eatery will offer pizza in the retail space, which will also feature house-made fresh pastas and sauces, grab-and-go salads, soups, panini, and more.
Who: Chef Brian Laird and partners, Taylor Swallow and Kajsa Gotlin
Anticipated opening: September maybe, but no one will commit to a timeline.
· Denver FIVE Cook at the James Beard House Tonight [EDen]
· Sarto's Brian Laird Talks Pasta and Passion for Italy [Zagat]

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Tengu [Photo: Official Website]

TENGU
Where: 3001 Brighton Boulevard in the RiNO neighborhood
What: A modern casual Asian noodle shop, quick and affordable, offering a well-edited ramen-centric menu.
Who: A first time restaurant group related to the developers of Industry, the building housing the eatery.
Anticipated opening: Late September-Early October
· Tengu Will Open in RiNo [EDen]
· The Griffin, a German Beer Hall, Will Open in RiNo [EDen]

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Construction progress at Blackbelly Market

BLACKBELLY MARKET
Where: Boulder, off Arapahoe & 55th
What: A restaurant and butcher shop that will serve lunch and dinner seven nights a week with brunch on the weekends. A whole animal butchery program will bring guests custom cuts of meat. There will be house-made charcuterie, cocktails, and more.
Who: Chef Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering, winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 5.
Anticipated opening: October
· Hosea Rosenberg Will Open Blackbelly Market [EDen]

PIZZERIA LOCALE HIGHLAND
Where: 3484 W. 32nd Avenue
What: The second Denver outpost of Boulder-born Neapolitan pizzeria
Who: Owners Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson in collaboration with the Chipotle group.
Anticipated opening: October
· Construction Progress at Pizzeria Locale Highland [EDen]
· Pizzeria Locale Going Into Common Grounds Space [EDen]

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Solitaire rendering [Photo: Facebook]

SOLITAIRE
Where: Highlands, 3927 W 32nd Avenue, former Highland's Garden Café.
What: A restaurant featuring diversified world cuisine and a comfortable bar in an updated space that formerly housed the Highland Garden Cafe.
Who: Mark Ferguson, formerly of Spago in Vail and Las Vegas.
Anticipated opening: Late November
· Solitaire Will Open in the Former Highland Garden Café [EDen]
· Solitaire Restaurant [Official Website]

NORTH COUNTY
Where: 94 North Rampart Way, Denver
What: A fish-taco centric eatery reminiscent of San Diego's beach towns
Who: Chef Sterling Robinson of Billy's Inn and the Larimer Group
Anticipated opening: Late November- early December.
· North County, A Taqueria, Will Open in Lowry [EDen]

OSAKA RAMEN
Where: 2611 Walnut Street in RiNo
What: An underground authentic ramen shop that will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu will star the Ton Kotsu ramen, a rich and deep 24 hour broth made from pork bones and trotters. Four other ramen items will be offered, among other menu choices.
Who: Chef Jeff Osaka of Twelve.
Anticipated opening: December
· Osaka Ramen Pop Up Coming Up on May 2 [EDen]
· Osaka Ramen Will Open In August in RiNo [EDen]

GRIFFIN
Where: 3001 Brighton Boulevard
What: A modern German beer hall set in a contemporary industrial 5500 square foot space. Think wide beer selection and food rooted in the cuisines of Germany, Denmark, and Turkey.
Who: Restaurateur Robert Thompson and culinary director John Broening.
Anticipated opening: December
· The Griffin, a German Beer Hall, Will Open in RiNo [EDen]
· The Progress and Vision at the Griffin in RiNo [EDen]

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Lon Symensma of ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro

CHO77
Where: 42 South Broadway, Denver
What: The chef's take on dim sum, noodles and other Asian influenced dishes in a casual setting
Who: Chef Lon Symensma of ChoLon, along with the Larimer Associates group
Anticipated opening: December
· Chef Lon Symensma Will Open Cho77, A Noodle Shop [EDen]

Also tracking:
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Parker Garage
Biju's Little Curry Shop
Zoe Ma Ma Denver
Viewhouse 2.0
The Rio Frisco

· The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants [EDen]
· August Heatmap: Where To Eat Right Now [EDen]