restaurants & bars
LoDo is home to Denver’s trendiest restaurants and bars, and our on-site dining options are no exception. Internationally celebrated French Chef Ludo Lefebvre brings masterful, market-fresh French cuisine to Thompson Denver, at its signature restaurant Chez Maggy. Before exploring popular destinations like RiNo and Larimer Square, stop by Duel Coffee for a pick-me-up. At the end of the evening, slip into Reynard Social, the sixth-floor lounge, for inspired cocktails and stunning city and mountain views.
Michelin starred chef Ludo Lefebvre brings his culinary magic to Chez Maggy - where French brasserie meets Mile High style. An homage to his Denver family, chef Lefebvre leans into his roots and heritage to create a unique approach to classic French cuisine using elements and ingredients native to Colorado.
Lobby of Thompson Hotel
Reynard Social is a lively lounge overlooking the Rocky Mountains, 16th Street Mall and the Denver skyline in the LoDo neighborhood. The name, Reynard, is a nod to the character of Reynard the Fox - the beloved trickster of European folklore whose mischievous nature and ingenious schemes never fail to topple the vain, the pompous and the crooked. He's a ne'er do well, a good-time fellow, a prankster, and an aristocrat. And, no matter how much hot water he gets himself into, he always lands on the side of the downtrodden. His story has been shared for centuries and endure to this day in many modern retellings. The experience and offerings celebrate the playfulness in all of us.
Legendary Coffee, Pastry & Morning-Starters The Legend - August 24, 1877 . A wild picnic is in progress on the banks of the South Platte River in what is now Commons Park. Notorious LoDo brothel owner, Mattie Silks is among the party crowd. She is with Corteze Thomson, a handsome, fleet-footed gambler. After a long high-spirited afternoon, Silks notices a business rival, Kate Fulton, displaying an extreme amount of affection towards Corteze. Words are exchanged and threats are made. Neither woman backs down. A duel is suggested and agreed to. Pistols are produced. In classic dueling fashion, the two women step off the required paces, turn and fire. In the twilight, a cry is heard. Everyone rushes forward through the billowing gun smoke to see which lady is still standing. To the crowd's surprise, both women are still on their feet. Corteze, however, writhes on the ground with a bullet in his neck.