Our usual Friday night out typically involves a cold beer and burrito at a crowded restaurant just around the corner. But this night we decided to live it up a little since we had family in town. We had the pleasure of enjoying a delicious dinner at The Broker Restaurant in Denver. From the bottomless peel and eat shrimp…to the finale of dessert and coffee, The Broker did not disappoint. The Broker Restaurant provided us with more than a great meal, it was an experience.
Opened in 1972, The Broker is located on 17th Street within the Colorado Yule marble walls of the old Denver National Bank. Seventeenth Street was once considered the center of the Denver business area. This fine dining locale retains a unique atmosphere as guests enter the dining room through the century old vault entrance. Only at The Broker can you dine within the private cherry wood walls that were once safe deposit box viewing rooms for wealthy bank customers.
As we were seated, the wait staff arranged our table and placed napkins in our laps to prepare us for the forthcoming bottomless bowls of shrimp; warm rolls; and soup and salad – which threaten to shrink your appetite before the entrée arrives. I ordered bacon wrapped scallops atop a potato cake and spinach, which was beautiful to look at and tasted even better. J opted for the Southwestern Beef Wellington since he likes food with a spicy kick. Fine dining comes with a higher price tag, but The Broker is a must for a special occasion.
A definite JKB Recommendation — Everyone living in or just passing through Denver should check out the historic attraction of The Broker Restaurant.