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9 New Fall Restaurants Worth Traveling For

This fall is all about renovations of beloved classics and lush hybrid spaces (butcher shop-slash-steakhouse, anyone?) that are headlining the dining scene coast to coast. From a neo-diner in a 1960s landmark in Arizona, to a top chef’s second act in Manhattan, contributor Emily Saladino profiles 9 new restaurants worth a trip.

By Emily Saladino Oct 04, 2016, 9:34 am


Mister Tuna, Denver, CO

River North cements its reputation as Denver’s new dining power player with the opening of Troy Guard’s chic, vaguely Hawaiian-accented hangout, Mister Tuna.Custom wood-fired and rotisserie grills sear seafood and fresh cuts, honoring the restaurateur’s Oahu upbringing, and the Colorado bounty plays starring and supporting roles in dishes like oak-roasted lamb salad with seasonal stone fruits and local goat cheese. There is also a raw bar, pickled vegetables from a dedicated pickle bar, and a long cocktail bar running the length of the bright, narrow space. The chrome-and-glass aesthetic is mod, and includes an open kitchen and windowed garage doors flanking the tables, but Mister Tuna is ultimately a family affair. The name is a nod to Guard’s father, and the Boss Architecture-designed interior includes a statement mural based on a photo of his (babe alert) mother in the 1970s.

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