Tavernetta Wins Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Eater Denver

By Josie Sexton

Technically, the newest addition to Union Station and Kimpton’s BORN® is hotel-adjacent. Tavernetta’s partners Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, Bobby Stuckey, and Peter Hoglund brought their latest concept to Denver at the base of the Hotel BORN® building but operating as free agents. Regardless of the details, the result for travelers and locals alike is a near-transit restaurant that is anything but expected and downright category-disruptive. From the owners of Frasca Food & Wine, Tavernetta brings to Denver an approachable Italian cuisine with all the service and preparation now expected from one of the country’s best restaurants. A walk-in lounge and bar area provides easy noshing at lunch and happy hour; the walk-through kitchen provides the feeling of home amazingly in the middle of Lower Downtown Denver. And just like that, with this place in existence, restaurants in hotel buildings are once again formidable.

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