Yuppies and hipsters like Steuben's on 17th (Capitol Hill) for it's terrific American cuisine. (303) 830-1001
I am a foodie and love to get out and try all the new restaurants as they open. Fruition is definitely near the top of my list. Some hidden gems: Deluxe on South Broadway, Root Down & Squeaky Bean in the up & coming Lo-Hi neighborhood, Table 6 off 6th Ave in Cap Hill is an oldie but goodie. Cuba Cuba & Cafe Brazil are yummy South American establishments. Best meal I've ever had in Colorado was in Boulder, Frasca is amazing. Compares to the D.C. fare I dined on when living there. Rioja mentioned below is good as is Tag next door on Larimer. Steubens on 17th is a great little comfort food establishment. If you like Indian food, the best I've found is India's Pearl on S. Pearl next to Sushi Den.