Trained in classic French fundamentals, chef Chris Lanter brings a Continental influence to sophisticated, yet filling entrées, such as veal osso buco and calf's liver with cherry-wood smoked bacon. With a focus on locally raised meats, the chic bistro's Colorado rack of lamb and 7X Ranch Colorado NY strip are perennial favorites. In the warm-weather months, vegetable accompaniments reflect whatever is freshest from area farms. Pastas and rotisserie items are sensational,
and desserts are worth leaving room for. For those on a budget, belly up to the raucous bar for $20 entrees.