OpenTables list of best 100 Steakhouses includes three in Denver
OpenTable, an online reservation company recently released their list of 100 Best Steakhouses in America. According to OpenTable, the list was compiled "from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1st, 2015 and September 30th, 2016. All restaurants in the 'steak' cuisine category with a minimum 'overall' score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to their overall food rating."
Three of Denver's steakhouses made the top 100 list, Elways of Cherry Creek, Shanahan's and Guard and Grace.
Elway's of Cherry Creek, owned by Hall of Fame quarterback and current General Manager of the Denver Broncos, John Elway, is located in the heart of the Cherry Creek neighborhood and has been featured in several local magazines and touted as one of the best restaurants in Denver. In addition to the Cherry Creek location, Elway's has key locations in downtown Denver, Vail, and Denver International Airport.
Mike Shanahan, head coach for the Denver Broncos from 1995-2008 owns the second steakhouse that made the list. Shanahan's is located in the Denver Tech Center and proudly displays the two Lombardi trophies he won in 1997 and 1998 with the Broncos. Patrons are welcomed to take photos in front of the trophies while they wait for their table. Shanahan's has been featured on Zagat, TripAdvisor and Wine Spectator.
Opening in 2014, Guard and Grace is the sole restaurant on the top 100 list without a connection to the Denver Broncos. Owned by chef and owner Tony Guard, the restaurant is named after his daughter, Grace. Located in downtown Denver on the ground floor of Denver's highest building, the Centurylink Tower, Guard and Grace offers a relaxed and bright atmosphere, while providing private rooms and a unique floor to ceiling glass wine cellar. Centurylink Tower, Guard and Grace offers a relaxed and bright atmosphere, while providing private rooms and a unique floor to ceiling glass wine cellar.
For a complete list of Denver steakhouses that made the list click here, and for more information on OpenTable's complete list of 100 Best Steakhouses in America click here. For the complete story please see the Denver Business Journal, Denver's top steakhouses? A Bronco's connection doesn't hurt.