With a cattle history dating back to its cowboy roots, Denver boasts an appropriately robust assortment of steak houses featuring savory cuts of beef, bison and other game from Colorado and beyond.
Here are some of Denver’s best stops for steaks and more:
1. Bastien’s Restaurant and Steakhouse
3503 E. Colfax Ave.
A curiously shaped 1950s style building with midcentury decor, booth seating and a sunken bar help make Bastien’s a classic retro Denver experience. House favorites include its famous “sugar steak,” a succulent cut of beef seared on the grill until the sugar caramelizes, and old school standards such as shrimp cocktail, escargot and twice-baked potatoes.
Patrons enjoy listening to the music of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, while sipping classic cocktails, such as the Manhattan or the Rusty Nail. Bastien’s also offers a full selection of beer and wine.