As Matt McCue noted in The Daily Meal's 10 Best Athlete-Owned Restaurants, "In Denver, John Elway is God." The former Bronco quarterback did what few legends have — won his second Super Bowl in '99, retired on top, and stayed retired. His foray into fine dining is equally successful. He co-owns two eponymous restaurants, one in the Ritz-Carlton downtown, the other in Cherry Creek. The steakhouse menu will please carnivores with a caveman’s appetite, but skirts standards to find creative appetizers and sides.
SCORE: 71 (Food: 24, Décor: 24, Service: 23)
NOTABLE FEATURES: Lamb chops dipped in green chili fondue, calamari tossed with stuffed olives and cherry peppers, and duck confit fried rice.