The Oxford Hotel may be losing an old staple with the closing of McCormick’s Fish House & Bar, but it will gain a fresh new restaurant when Sage Restaurant Group opens its Urban Farmer Steakhouse concept in the space at 17th and Wazee streets.
Urban Farmer, recently named among the top steakhouses in the country by Travel + Leisure, is a family of modern steakhouses with locations in Cleveland, Philadelphia and Portland. The highly-anticipated fourth location is expected to hit the LoDo dining scene this June.
“Each time we open an Urban Farmer Steakhouse is like opening a brand new restaurant, and we’re thrilled to bring this concept to our hometown of Denver,” says Peter Karpinski, Co-Founder of SRG. “Though steakhouses are certainly not unfamiliar to diners here in Denver, we hope that Urban Farmer’s emphasis on local Colorado sourcing and simple presentations redefines the traditional steakhouse dining experience for our guests.”
The seasonally-driven menu will highlight nose-to-tail cuts of naturally raised meat and will be carefully curated by Executive Chef Chris Starkus, previously chef de cuisine of Urban Farmer Portland, and Matt Christianson, culinary director of the Urban Farmer brand. The restaurant butchers the whole animal in house with an eye toward using the entire animal throughout the menu.
The steakhouse will also offer sides, soups and salads inspired by each season’s harvest. Diners will have access to a roaming cheese cart displaying a variety of high-quality local cheeses. The restaurant’s beverage program will complement its seasonal menu with early American-inspired cocktails made with Colorado spirits, local craft beers and a curated wine list.
Urban Farmer Denver will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends.