Colorful Colorado and beyond…
My hubby and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary this month. After 16 years it’s sometimes hard to find time for romance. Okay, with 2 kids it’s almost impossible. What says romance better than a great steak? Maybe that is just my husband’s idea of romance…
After asking around, “What is the best steakhouse in Denver?” I got plenty of answers…Elway’s, Shannahan’s, The Fort, Steakhouse 10, but I seriously didn’t want to spend my entire grocery budget on one meal. Although I would LOVE to be able to do that, again, I have 2 growing kids to feed. So, the question should have been, “What is the best, reasonably priced steakhouse in Denver?”
The answer: Denver Chop House.
The Denver Chop House is located in LoDo (lower downtown Denver), right across from Coors Field. If I was young and hip I would live in LoDo. The atmosphere is lively and fun.
The mood the Chop House, with its dim lighting, is romantic and intimate. We first had a starter of Louisiana blackened shrimp with garlic bread and a BBQ beer butter. Delish!
I ordered a Bellini from the drink menu. My thought was that DH and I would share it. He hated it. I liked it. Opposites attract?
Dinner salads were accompanied by a chili cornbread that is so moist it ate more like a cake…a sweet & slightly spicy cake with whipped honey butter. That’s what I am talking about.
Entrees: Salt Crushed Slow Roasted Prime Rib. We both ordered the same thing. I tried to convince DH to order something different so we could try either others dish. No go. Neither of us would budge. So we settled for getting different accompaniments. Compromise…that’s the secret to 16 years of marriage folks!
I chose the white cheddar mashed potatoes with the Wild Turkey Whiskey Sauce on the side for the prime rib. DH chose a baked potato and the Cabernet Thyme Jus. He though the Cabernet was perfect; I thought it was too salty. I thought the Wild Turkey was a perfect compliment to the prime rib; he thought it was bland. Opposites.
Neither of us could finish our meal. I estimate there was about 2 cups of mashed potatoes on my plate! And DH didn’t even touch his backed potato…and if you know him at all, that is a first! We did not have room for dessert, which is a shame because I would have loved to have tried the Ginger Coconut Crème Brulee.
If you are in the Denver area I would highly recommend the Denver Chop House. The waitstaff was incredibly attentive, the food was excellent and reasonable and the atmosphere is cozy and romantic.