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Cuisine: American, New American
Acorn, an anchor in The Source, one of RiNo's multivendor spaces, continually evolves and adheres to a practice of sourcing as much as possible from local farms. New menus are never disappointing.... Read More
Acorn, an anchor in The Source, one of RiNo's multivendor spaces, continually evolves and adheres to a practice of sourcing as much as possible from local farms. New menus are never disappointing. Chef Ian Palazzola's intent is clear in a statement on the restaurant's website describing the food: "Gifts of nature prepared and arranged so as to emphasize their flavors in a way that creates novel experiences for the palate." You can watch preparation in the open kitchen. The design is contemporary industrial chic, complete with artist-rendered graffiti, yet Acorn exudes a welcoming, warm aesthetic. Whether you're at the bar for an after-work cocktail or seated for a full-on dinner, order the candied pecans. Warning: they're utterly addictive.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Like its 'parent' restaurant Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder, Acorn offers an excellent menu featuring wood-fired dishes and American comfort food in an engaging space.
- Best for Farm to Table Because: The chefs at Acorn have close relationships with many Colorado farmers and purveyors, making the restaurant a perfect fit for farm-to-table dining.
- Best for Lunch Because: Acorn has held its own in a neighborhood where new restaurants pop up every week, and the reason is simple: It's really good.