No longer is Denver simply a western town. While the city is justifiably proud of its western heritage–and that can be seen in the eateries that focus on steaks and game–it's also a modern metropolis where locals, visitors, artists, professionals, sports enthusiasts, millennials, boomers and, yes, chefs, have come from across the country and the globe to stake a claim, whether permanently or just for a short while. The restaurant scene reflects that diverse population with its far-flung origins and influences, and it's possible to find any kind of food you want here now. There are a slew of great restaurants that have European and Mediterranean overtones, including Bistro Vendome and Il Posto. Hop Alley provides an intriguing new take on Chinese cooking, and Fruition and Acorn bring American comfort food to new levels. Some restaurants, including Work & Class, are as much about creating community and a defined experience as creating excellent food, while others such as Old Major are embracing another hot restaurant trend–charcuterie. Best of all, every Denver neighborhood has a star eatery to try. We have looked at all that Denver has to offer and put together a list that shines a light on the city's expansive personality as well as its super-star chefs. Enjoy. Share. Savor.