One of the best restaurants in the Denver area
I love just about everything about Tables - the location (not in Cherry Creek, LoDo, LoHi, Highland, West Highland etc.). Instead Tables is located on a short commercial street in the area of South Park Hill. This neighborhood is charming and unassuming, just like Tables. On a Wednesday night the place is crowded but not uncomfortably so. We have drinks at the bar before our large group of fifteen (or so) works its way into the dining area (we take up over half the seating area in the room). As this is an "event" the menu is fixed which can sometimes be a problem. Not in this case - the menu is perfect, from appetizer to dessert.
After bread, appetizer and salad my tummy is starting to feel full but I'm so glad that I left room for the main which is even better than everything we've already eaten so far. Dill-tarragon dusted halibut, potato-beet ragout, preserved lemon vinaigrette and crÃ¨me fraiche is quite simply heaven on a plate. The halibut is moist and flaky with just the right amount of dill-tarragon seasoning. Both dill and tarragon can be overwhelming - I'm impressed that the flavors work so well with the fish. My non-fish loving friend can't believe how much fish she has eaten in one meal and how much she loves it.
As for the food, it was hands down some of the best I've had in Denver. The lamb shank was absolutely incredible and the individual flavors of the dish (sweet potato mash, cinnamon) mixed perfectly. My wife had the scallops and loved them. It was very clear from the food that the chef pays a tremendous amount of attention to crafting a whole meal, not just a few flavors tossed together.