Ah! It seems that I have been taking some well needed R & R that could be related to a turkey coma or perhaps some intense Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. Well, I am back and ready to continue on to the next feature on my Denver trip.
Today on the Bite Tonight: Steuben’s
Steuben’s opened in 2006 in Uptown Denver and has been making a huge impact on the Denver food scene ever since. Steuben’s gets it’s name from a Boston restaurant that the current owner’s uncles opened in the mid 40’s. The menu pays homage to American classics and pays respect to the restaurant’s history. Steuben’s has an upscale adult diner feel with a full bar, but still allows your inner child to come out and play with the Fried Apple Pie. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 3 out of 5 bites (great vibe, but only one working bathroom stall)
Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 3 out of 5 bites
Service: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites (menu items and concept)
Chicken Pot Pie : A flaky puff pastry encompassing a filling consisting of tender veggies and chicken breast. At first, I thought this was a small serving for $14 (yes, I am a fat kid at heart). About halfway through, I realized I was getting full and ended up with leftovers. The veggies were fresh and the chicken was tender. My favorite thing was the pastry. It was flaky and slightly browned. My only issue is that this pot pie remained scalding hot the whole time we were there. I even burned myself because I couldn’t wait for it to cool down.
Tri-Tip Steak: Served with roasted root veggies, mashed potatoes, and chimmichurri butter. The chimmichurri butter was a great addition to the steak. I would’ve liked more chimmichurri though, but still good. The steak was tender and flavorful. Not too salty, but not bland either. The veggies were sweet and savory.
Despite having to wait about 45 min on a Friday (typical), the dinner was delicious! Service was good and there was a ton of character inside the place. It was nicely decorated, but still included diner decor. I was also really digging the music (alternative/rock) which always puts me in a good mood. Steuben’s has won an array of awards for being awesome and it’s no surprise. With famous desserts, homemade eats, brunch specials, Happy Hour, and events, Steuben’s has become a “must eat” when visiting the Denver area. Steuben’s Lobster Roll was a guest on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. They deliver and even have a food truck and do event catering. How cool would it be to enjoy a Steuben’s Monte Cristo sandwich at a wedding reception? OK, maybe they wouldn’t have sandwiches at a wedding, but you get the point!