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2018

Westword

Celebrate National Punch Day With These Ten Punches

"For a tiki staple, drop at either the Uptown or Arvada locations of Steuben’s for the Scorpion Bowl, a fun punch blended with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum, Leopold’s Peach Liqueur from Leopold Bros., orgeat, and lime, pineapple and cranberry juices." 

The Ten Best Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches in Denver

"With tons of great cooking talent and years of experience turning out regional American specialties, Steuben's doesn't disappoint with its fantastic Philly cheesesteak." 
 

Ten Kid-Friendly Restaurants That Won't Drive You Crazy

"For years, this Uptown (and now Arvada) staple has churned out awesome American comfort food, and the children's menu proves just as good."
 

The Best Hamburger in Denver - Every Year Since 2009

"Steuben's forgoes fanciful fabrications and instead sticks with regional tradition in its green-chile cheeseburger. A juicy six-ounce patty gets crowned with good old American cheese and a mound of pure diced chiles that glow with the warm desert heat of the Southwest."
 

Steuben's Makes Big Menu Changes, Launches Clam Month

"...Uptown eatery's menu to represent regional cuisine from his New England roots and other parts of America. And a recent overhaul of the food slate now gives even more options as a culinary tour of the country's most distinctive dishes."

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After 12 Years, Steuben’s Revamps Its Menu

"As we watch Denver dining institutions close their doors, we applaud Wolkon for making changes to keep Steuben’s as relevant and craveable as it’s always been."

Denver's 7 Best Poutines

"Steuben's is serious about recreating regional comfort foods, and its gravy cheese fries are no exception. Settle into a leather booth at this diner-esque spot for this appetizer plate, a mainstay at both the Uptown and Arvada locations."

 

5 Ways to Celebrate Negroni Week in Denver

"Negroni week, an international event that capitalizes on the allure of the bittersweet cocktail to raise funds for worthy causes...Secret Sauce Food & Beverage group is upping the Negroni Week ante with a new punch card system."

9 Spritzes to Sip Before the End of Summer

"Steuben’s Uptown devotes a whole section of its drink menu to spritzes. We’re intrigued by the Death Raddle, a trifecta of Meletti Aperitivo (a star anise liqueur), grapefruit-forward Underwood Riesling Radler, and soda."

 

Genius Kitchen

Carnivorous

Denver's Late-Night Munchies

"[Steuben's Traffic Jam] makes poutine look like a nice little diet."

Denver7

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

"You have to try these 30 Colorado eateries featured on Food Network’s

‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’"

Eater Denver

An Eater's Guide to Denver

"Ten-year-old new American diner Steuben's and its sister ping-pong and Asian eatery Ace offer fun casual experiences with a high-energy vibe..."

 

The Ultimate Guide to Late-Night Dining in Denver

"From 10p.m. until close every night, the Uptown diner-with-a-twist serves classic cocktails for $6 and "Lucky Seven" deals which include a sandwich, fries, and can of suds, for $7."

10 Hot Cocktails for Cold Denver

"Steuben’s Rock & Rye is like fall in a glass, and it’s a good cure for a scratchy throat. An infusion of Rittenhouse rye steeped with orange zest, clove, lemon zest, cassia bark, horehound, and rock candy."

 

Thrillist

The 20 Best Grilled Cheeses in America

"Its sandwich is a decent cheese bomb, with two slices of Texas toast needed to structually support the yellow, white, American, and Muenster cheese within..."

 

USA Today

Best Specials for 4/20

We've got a 'high' priority list for Marijuana fans

"The $4.20 deals include Steubie Snacks, Disco Fries, Fried Oreos and Boozie Shakes"

 

CBS Denver

Best Kids Menus In Denver

"This restaurant also has a great children's menu. With such items as a grilled cheese sandwich, burgers, BBQ chicken and grilled salmon, children will have a lot of options for a good meal."

DiningOut

Add Steuben's New Menu Items to Your List of Must-Try Bites

"Featuring some upgrades to current menu items and some brand new debuts, here's a look at some of Steuben's newest additions."

10 Pumpkin Plates You’re Sure to Fall For

"House-made pumpkin spice cake is topped with brown sugar and cinnamon buttercream for these sinisterly sweet snacks."

2017

Westword

 

Best Macaroni and Cheese - Reader’s Choice

 

Best Food Truck/Cart - Reader’s Choice

 

Best Late-Night Happy Hour - Reader’s Choice

 

Best French Fries - Reader’s Choice

 

Best Kids' Menu - Reader’s Choice

 

 

Eat Here: 100 Restaurants We Can't Live Without

"[W]hile Steuben’s offers classic American fare — cheeseburgers and fries, pot roasts and macaroni and cheese, milkshakes and egg creams — it’s honed the execution so that the dishes are nostalgic yet well made, with elevated ingredients… A kid-friendly place that’s also friendly for adults, Steuben’s offered one of the first high-end cocktail programs in Colorado, and it continues to turn out perfect classics and fun inventions that match its vibe — loud, energetic and a little rock-and-roll. The second location, in Arvada, has more diner flavor, along with such breakfast fare as biscuits and gravy."

 

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Tune in to See Steuben’s on the Travel Channel This Weekend

"Tune in to the Travel Channel on Sunday and you’ll see a familiar site: Steuben’s Uptown. The Denver eatery will be featured on the 'Blue Plate Special' episode of Food Paradise, which focuses on 'how the Foodie Revolution has taken favorite local diners by storm.' …Wolkon’s three Secret Sauce Food & Beverage concepts—Steuben’s, Ace, and Vesta—have all been featured on national TV before (on shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives)"

 

Zagat

 

20 Dishes Every Real Denverite Must Eat

Steubie snacks at Steuben's
“The little nuggets of braised and deep-fried pork shoulder rolled in powdered sugar will be your go-to forevermore.” 

 


2016

Westword

 

Best Hamburger

Best Mac & Cheese - Reader’s Choice 

Best Food Truck - Reader’s Choice

 

 

The Ten Best Macaroni and Cheese Dishes in Denver

"There's something about a classic macaroni and cheese that makes it the ultimate comfort food. Is it the rich gooey-ness, the satisfying umami flavor or the warming way this menu item goes down? Who knows — but we do know that both the uptown and Arvada Steuben's have continued to make one of the best versions around…" Read More

 

 

The Ten Best Places for Fried Chicken in
Metro Denver 2016 Edition

"Steuben's gives the same attention to its lightly coated fowl as it does to dead-on gravy fries, green-chile cheeseburgers and lobster rolls." 

 

 

100 Favorite Dishes:

The Cheese Steak at Steuben's Food Service
"Get your dish loaded with griddled onions, peppers and/or mushrooms, marvel at the way it all blends together into a soft sandwich of comfort-food dreams." Read More 
 


The Fourteen Most Promising New Restaurants of 2016 So Far 

"The new Arvada Steuben's doubles the fun of the Uptown original, with a spacious dining room done up in mid-century decor and plenty of extra seating at the swanky bar and diner-style counter, where the chrome gleams and the housemade ice cream cannot be ignored." Read More 
 

 

Gretchen Kurtz’ Restaurant Review:

A Second Steuben's Lets the Good Times Roll in Arvada
"Of all the restaurants in Wolkon’s coterie, Steuben’s is the right concept to complement the feel of Olde Town Arvada, just blocks away… Happily, however, they stuck with the winning formula: regional comfort food, a few healthy dishes, a few trendy ones and cocktails. This decision was especially smart because a roster of straight-up diner fare — without high-end and/or tongue-in-cheek touches such as lobster rolls and Steubie snacks — would’ve made Steuben’s feel old-fashioned, not retro; tired, not hip. But hip it is, and satisfying." Read More

 

DiningOut Denver
 

4 Tequila Cocktails to Drink in Denver Before You Die

"Arguably the most classic and widely enjoyed cocktail in the tequila universe outside of the margarita, the paloma, or 'pigeon,' is still much-loved all throughout Mexico. A simple drink, Steuben’s Paloma is fairly minimalist, as it should be."
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Chefs’ Favorite Food Trucks

"'I don’t frequent food trucks too often, but I would have to say that the Steuben’s truck is my favorite. Steubie snacks and a green chile cheeseburger all the way.' -Executive Chef Brandon Foster, Project Angel Heart" Read More

 

MSN.com

 

The 101 Best Burgers in America 2016

"Representing Colorado's neighbor, New Mexico, the menu presents what is regularly named the best green chile cheeseburger in Denver. Said to be inspired by the classic version at the Owl Bar in San Antonio, New Mexico, it's a fat burger patty topped with American cheese into which green chile strips seem to melt. Lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and mustard ornament the burger, which is served on a challah bun."

 

Eater.com

 

Where to Find Denver's Best Cubano Sandwiches

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The Ultimate Guide to Eating and Drinking in Arvada

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Sneak Peek: Steuben's Arvada Opens on Wednesday

"Uptown-born modern diner Steuben's is about to unveil its Arvada outpost. Designed by Xan Creative, the new spot located in an old Gunther Toody's space at 7355 Ralston Road builds on the history and appeal of its older sibling but has a strong personality of its own." Read More

 

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Steuben's Arvada Is Open for Business

"Arvada residents now have a new place to go for craft cocktails, thick milkshakes, and hearty plates of pot roast and gravy-smothered fries. We’re talking, of course, about the second location of Steuben’s."

 

Zagat

 

Denver's 15 Most Anticipated Restaurants for Spring

"Josh and Jen Wolkon, the married duo behind Vesta Dipping Grill, Ace and Steuben's Uptown, are opening an Arvada sequel to Steuben's. Occupying the vacant Gunther Toody's space, the follow-up effort won't be a mirror image of the flagship. ‘The regional American cuisine of the original Steuben’s will shape the Arvada location’s menu while leaving room for creative and exciting new dishes,’ says Josh." Read More

 

303 Magazine


7 Must-Try French Fries in Denver - Best Gravy Fries

 

 

5 Cheesesteaks in Denver That Would Make Philly Proud

"Whether it’s brunch with the ladies, a beer with the boys, or a date with your significant other, Steuben’s seems to be one of those all around great places to check out and stay a while. Imagine to my surprise that they have a cheesesteak on their menu that has been boasted as being one of the best in Denver—an accurate rumor." Read More

 

Thrillist

 

The Best Cocktail Bars in Denver

"Boasting a full menu of classics -- including severely underrated selections such as the Martinez and Blood & Sand -- Steuben’s also features a loaded cocktail menu from which the staff will happily help you choose." Read More

 

Food Network

 

Colorado's Most-Iconic Dishes - Lobster Roll

"[C]onsider Steuben’s lobster roll, a signature smash hit since the day the restaurant opened more than a decade ago. A marriage of knuckle, claw and tail meat bounded with a minimal amount of mayo-based dressing punctuated with onions and celery, the lobster sits in a griddled split-top bun sheened with butter. The mound of fries is legendary too." Read More

 

 

Denver Life Magazine

 

The Sweet Life of Nadine Donovan
A Valentine’s Q&A with Pastry Chef Nadine Donovan

"She has lead the dessert teams at Steuben’s, Ace Eat Serve and Vesta… and is known for treating pastry-making like a work of art, bringing a creative, innovative approach to the kitchen." Read More 

 

 

2015

 

Westword

 

Best Mac & Cheese - Reader's Choice

 

DiningOut Denver

 

The Best Kids’ Menus in Denver and Boulder

“The 'Kids Meals' at Steuben’s are a lot happier than anything you’ll find at McDonalds. The selections accommodate both picky eaters (Grilled Cheese, Burger) and more adventurous appetites (Barbecue Glazed Chicken, Grilled Salmon). Plus, in addition to a choice of side, all kids meals come with a healthy dose of veggies: carrot sticks, cucumbers with ranch, edamame, and fresh berries. We bet you can get your kid to finish all their veggies if you promise them a slice of cake off Steuben’s new dessert menu!” Read More

 

 

10 Best Fried Chicken Dishes

“There is something satisfying about walking into Steuben’s. It’s reminiscent of the old-time diners from an era most of Steuben’s guests are too young to remember, but at the same time, it is totally modern and vibrant. Chef Brandon Biederman’s fried chicken is buttermilk-brined for 24 hours before being dredge in seasoned flour and fried to order. The sides are as classic as they come–mashed potatoes, a biscuit, and country gravy” Read More

 

Thrillist

 

The 21 Best Mac & Cheeses in America

“In the canon of mac-friendly cheeses, American is often overlooked. Not so at Steuben's in Denver, where they mix both yellow and white American with Fontina, Camembert, and Swiss for one of the most complex, but still classic cheese medleys on this list.” Read More 

 

Zagat

 

Zagat's 30 Under 30

Connor Green, Bar Manager, Steuben's
“Connor attended Iowa State University, graduated with a business-marketing major and bought a one-way ticket to Denver, where he landed at Steuben’s, initially as a server. Two years later, he started tending bar. 'That was a whole other beast, but it taught me all about the beauty of crafting cocktails,' says Green, who will spearhead the bar program at Steuben's 2.0, opening next year in Arvada.” Read More

 

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Denver's Best Bars for Locavores

“Since opening in 2006, Steuben’s has, in some ways, become synonymous with Colorado’s craft cocktail movement. ‘Steuben’s did a lot for local and craft distillers,’ says Moose Koons, partner at Peach Street Distillers… Today, you’ll still find the latest offerings from the likes of Leopold Bros. and CapRock, whose gin anchors Steuben’s signature high-octane Punch In The Mouth. And Steuben’s continues to pay homage to Colorado beers: At least a third of its canned and bottled brews are local. Of course, you’ll also still find an out-the-door wait for a table in the restaurant section of this comfort-food hot spot, giving you all the more reason to visit the bar.” Read More

 

 

Top of the Town 2015: Dining

Dessert - Editors’ Choice
“Denverites first got a taste of pastry chef Nadine Donovan’s supreme talent at Fuel Cafe and then Old Major (oh how we adored her baked Alaska). When it was announced in February that she was leaving Old Major, foodies anxiously awaited her next move. Within a matter of weeks, she landed at the Vesta/Ace Eat Serve/Steuben’s family. Fittingly, Donovan’s first menu included an ode to the 1950s: a lemon icebox bar, a not-too-sweet treat that juxtaposes white cake with frozen lemon mousse, toasted meringue, ginger crumble, and blackberry compote. Her new home is a delicious match for a chef inspired by nostalgic desserts.” Read More