Food halls seem to be a growing trend in Denver, and the newest one to open is Milk Market located at Dairy Block on 1800 Wazee St. It’s run by famed Colorado chef Frank Bonnano of French 75, Mizuna, Luca and more. Milk Market has 16 venues for food and drinks, including the large Moo Bar by the entrance and wine store Cellar where you can get everything from tap wine by the glass to full bottles.
The food concepts have a huge variety from seafood, to Korean, spicy fried chicken, pizza, pasta and so much more! The night I went I tried Lou‘s Hot and Naked chicken and mano pastaria. Both were excellent and executed the concepts perfectly, and I dare say that the fusilli might be one of Denver‘s best pasta dishes in this price point ($15). This was accompanied by a glass of unoaked chardonnay from a tap at Cellar – an excellent choice in the heat Denver has been experiencing lately!
Just a week after opening, Milk Market was packed on a Friday night, which led the front side to be very loud. Pro tip: sit on the alley side if you‘d like to have a conversation over dinner. I was impressed with the fact that despite of how busy it was we had no problem getting seating. The only downside was that Moo Bar was so busy that we gave up and went over to Poka Lola, which is always a fun choice for great cocktails.
I see Milk Market becoming a popular mainstay, just like Bonnano‘s other restaurants. It‘s a great place to start an evening out, whether on a date or hanging out with friends, and being so close to Coors Field, the galleries on Wazee, and popular nightlife hangouts, the location can‘t be beat!