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The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver, 2017

It’s a wonderful thing when established Denver chefs entice their talented friends to move to the Mile High City, adding out-of-town experience, skills, and palates to our evolving dining scene. That’s the heart of the story behind the collaboration of Lon Symensma (ChoLon) and Luke Bergman, who left Miami, after stints at the Modern and Aureole in New York City, to run the kitchen at Symensma’s five-month-old Stapleton restaurant, Concourse.

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Denver’s 9 Sexiest New Restaurants and Bars

It’s all about the undulating, up-lit ceiling. Essentially a hanging sculpture of wooden waves, it almost seems to be gently washing over you even as you bathe in the glow of Concourse’s LIVstudio-designed dining room in Stapleton. And the sense of immersion in warmth extends to the menu — elegant as chef-partner Luke Bergman’s New American cuisine is, there’s a heartiness that makes you want to dive right in with someone.

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10 New Burgers You Need to Try in Denver

Prime hamburger at Concourse Restaurant Moderne
An 80/20 mix of Niman Ranch prime cuts may make for a foolproof patty, but the truth is we’d eat just about anything if it were nestled in chef Luke Bergman’s caramelized onion–tomato brioche and presented with a side of foie gras sauce.

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Eat This Now: 13 New Dishes to Try in Denver

What’s everybody Instagramming right now? What are local tastemakers raving about? What, in short, should you order next? We’ve got 13 answers to those all-important questions below.

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Hottest Restaurants in Denver

Cholon’s Lon Symensma and chef-partner Luke Bergman inject some urban pizzazz into Stapleton with this all-day New American eatery.

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The Hottest Restaurants in Denver Right Now, July 2017

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort that is worth dropping everything for and running to as fast as we can.

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Luke Bergman on Arugula Sorbet, Gastronomic Competitions and Concourse

Luke Bergman met Lon Symensma fifteen years ago, when both men were fresh out of culinary school and serving a brief stint at the same Connecticut country club. While they orbited each other a bit in New York City, their professional paths never really intersected again until two and a half years ago, when Bergman came out to Colorado to visit his old friend.

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There’s A New Lobster Dish in Town: The Chitarra Pasta at Concourse

Is there a better way to eat lobster than on top of a bed of fresh pasta?

The source of inspiration for the lobster chitarra pasta at Concourse is found in it’s smallest component. When placed on the table, you may notice small brown crumbles on top of fresh, made-from-scratch pasta and lobster pieces. That crumble is milk powder, fried in clarified butter.

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The Highlight Reel: May’s Tastiest Food News

A monthly review of happenings in the Denver dining scene from 5280’s food team.

Keeping up with Denver’s ever-changing, always-growing dining scene can be challenging. For this reason, we bring you “the Highlight Reel,” a monthly recap of everything you need to know about dining out in (and around) the Mile High City. We’ll talk about the month’s hottest openings and news, as well as closings and what we’re looking forward to in the month to come.

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Cocktail Corner: Strawberry Fennelade at Concourse is Your New Summer Drink

The cocktail: Strawberry Fennelade

Where to order it: Concourse, 10195 E. 29th Drive

Why we love it: Chef Lon Symensma has done many great things for Denver—like open Cholon and Cho77, two of our favorite Asian-inspired eateries in town. And, now, it’s Symensma, chef Luke Bergman and the rest of the Concourse team I have to thank for creating the cocktail that completes all of my summer party plans.

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