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NewsBreak writers are excited about these 4 South Metro Restaurant Week menus

Brittany Anas
Boneless tandoori chicken from Urban Village Grill.,Photo byUrban Village Grill

By Brittany Anas / NewsBreak Denver

(Denver, Colo) Denver’s Restaurant Week has always been one of my favorite times of the year.

When I was a newspaper reporter and waiting tables at night to supplement my income, I appreciated the extra traffic the promotion brought into restaurants during an otherwise slow season.

And, from a diner’s perspective, the deals on three or four-course meals make some special occasion restaurants easier on the wallet and allow eateries to showcase some of their greatest hits on the prix fixe menus.

Denver Restaurant Week takes place this year from March 3-12 and you can scope out the menus here.

More than 200 restaurants are participating, including a few dozen in the South metro and Park Meadows area, with restaurants offering three-course menus at $25, $35, and $45 price points. (Some restaurants have four-course menus).

Ahead of Restaurant Week, our team at NewsBreak looked over the menus in the South metro area and here are some of the reservations we’re looking to snag:

The Melting Pot in Downtown Littleton

2707 Main St., Littleton

See the menu here
Fondue fans can enjoy a discounted dinner at The Melting Pot in downtown Littleton during restaurant week.Photo byThe Melting Pot

Time to rally up your best friend or partner because The Melting Pot is a part of Denver Restaurant Week.

The beloved fondue restaurant usually offers four-course meals at around $140 for two people but for Denver Restaurant Week, guests can enjoy a four course meal for just $45 per person.

The restaurant week deal includes a salad, cheese fondue of choice, an entree, and chocolate fondue for dessert. My personal favorite part about The Melting Pot is that they offer something for everyone. As a vegan, I can’t wait to enjoy their dairy-free cheese and chocolate

fondues. — Natasha Lovato

Le French

4901 S. Newport St., Denver

See the menu here
Mussels in a white wine garlic broth are on the menu at Le French for Denver Restaurant Week.Photo byLe French

Founded by Senegalese French sisters Aminata and Rougui Dia, Le French is a gourmet, casual-chic French bakery and bistro located in Denver’s burgeoning Belleview Station.

Their $45 restaurant week menu puts forth some of my favorite decadent French staples like mussels in a white wine garlic broth and a French onion soup with caramelized onions and a gooey cap of gruyere cheese. And crème brulée for dessert? Oui! Plus, I’m always looking for ways to support women-owned businesses in March and Women’s History Month overlaps nicely with Denver Restaurant Week.

Pro tip: Take home some of the buttery, flaky croissants from Le French’s bakery to enjoy the next day for breakfast. — Brittany Anas

Tino’s Kitchen

11800 Oswego St. D70, Englewood, CO

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Sync up a margarita with tacos at Tino's Kitchen in Englewood.Photo byTino's Kitchen

Crispy tacos or baked ziti; fajitas or steak gorgonzola?

These are the restaurant week questions you’ll face when visiting Tino’s Kitchen, an American fusion restaurant that opened in Englewood in early February. The $35 restaurant week menu includes three courses and a soup or salad option.

Tino’s Kitchen offers comfortable options for any group, but with an upscale twist to each delightful menu item. Many are also vegetarian or vegan friendly, with options to add or remove protein options. — Heather Willard

Urban Village Grill

8505 Park Meadows Center Dr #2184, Lone Tree, CO

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Dal Makhani is on Urban Village Grill's restaurant week menu.Photo byUrban Village Grill

Located between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel at Park Meadows Mall, Urban Village Grill’s menu is inspired by multiple regions of India.

My first introduction to Urban Village Grill was via the “Grill Your Way” experience that lets you pick from a menu of proteins (think: short ribs, scallops, shrimp, chicken, and more) and veggies to pair with marinades like teriyaki or Harliyali, which is made with yogurt, sour cream, mint, cilantro and green chili. From there, you let your meal sizzle in front of you on your outdoor grill table on the restaurant’s heated patio.

Next week, I’ll be returning with a group of friends to try the restaurant week menu which has starters like Golgappa (a street snack that’s made with crispy semolina balls filled with tangy and savory sauces) and tandoori chicken and main dishes options like butter chicken, lamb curry, coconut curry and Dal Makhani, which are buttery lentils slow cooked on charcoal with spices. — Brittany Anas

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Brittany is a journalist in the Denver metro area with more than two decades of writing and editing experience. She covers travel, restaurants and other lifestyle topics.

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