DENVER (January 27, 2016) - More than 140 menus will go live on Jan. 28, 2016, at noon in anticipation of the 12th Annual Denver Restaurant Week (DRW), presented by Lexus and organized by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event, which runs from February 26 to March 6, features dozens of restaurants throughout the Denver Metro area that are new to DRW, as well as the return of many classic Denver eateries.

"Denver Restaurant Week has evolved into one of the most celebrated - and certainly the most anticipated - culinary events in the city, and the menu launch is a great way to get people excited about it," says Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER. "Looking at scores of all the mouthwatering menus our local chefs create is a perfect reminder for people to book their reservations now, either at a new place they have been dying to try or a favorite neighborhood spot."

From February 26 through March 6, more than 200 restaurants will offer multi-course, $30 per person prix fixe dinner menus, not including tax or tip. Reservations book up quickly, so diners are encouraged to book their choice restaurants as early as possible. The current available menus can be found at starting at noon tomorrow; and more restaurants go up each day until the start of DRW, so food lovers can keep checking for more options.

People might also want to make a night of it with downtown hotel deals and a number of 2016's top cultural and entertainment events going on throughout DRW. For complete details on what to do in the city before and after a DRW dinner, go to

Please see below for a list of noteworthy restaurants; the full list of participating restaurants and their menus can be found at

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox - Opened in April 2015, Ophelia's has quickly become one of the Ballpark neighborhood's newest hotspots. Dubbed a gastro-brothel in order to pay homage to the building's sordid history, Ophelia's features the culinary excellence people expect from Justin Cucci and team (Root Down, Linger) and regular live entertainment.

Milk & Honey Bar Kitchen - One of Larimer Square's newest additions opened in June 2015, Milk & Honey features a globally-influenced menu with small bites and plates to appease all tastes and appetites.

Leña - Leña features wood-fired (Leña means ‘fireplace) Latin American-inspired bites in a rustic atmosphere on South Broadway. Opened in late 2014, Leña is new to DRW this year.

Baur's Restaurant and Listening Lounge - One of LoDo's newest culinary and entertainment venues, Baur's boasts a seasonal, creative menu from an open kitchen and a coveted list of live music performances.

The Palace Arms - The historic Brown Palace will add another of its fine restaurants to the DRW mix this year - in addition to Ship Tavern, a regular on the DRW list - The Palace Arms will feature a DRW menu. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience with inventive American menu items.

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Del Frisco's Grille, Cherry Creek - The newest location of the popular, high-end bar and grill opened in Cherry Creek just this month. Diners can enjoy the modern, stylish feel of the new space alongside a menu of new takes on classic dishes during DRW.

740 Front, an American Dining Saloon, Louisville - Housed in the former Old Louisville Inn, a historic landmark in the town, 740 Front opened in June 2015 and features an inspired menu of American classics with a few Italian influences.

Additional DRW sponsors include Alamos, Edna Valley Vineyard, Louis M. Martini Winery, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, William Hill Estate Winery, Tundra Restaurant Supply, Centura Health, Johnson & Wales University, zTrip, Open Table, the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Downtown Denver Partnership. Media sponsors include Comcast, 5280 Magazine, and Westword.