When it comes to tantalizing, globally-inspired cuisine, Chey Thuy ticks all the boxes. Since 1993 the popular Vietnamese restaurant has been dazzling its diners with its delectable menu and energizing atmosphere. Known for its exciting, eclectic dishes, Chef Thuy richly mingles French, Chinese, Thai and Indonesion traditions with her own Vietnamese roots and culinary magic. Ever striving for perfection, Chez Thuy only uses high-quality meats, seafood and seasonings, selecting the freshest and healthiest herbs and spices. Delicious authenticity marks traditional, gluten-free, vegetarian and kids’ menu options, paired with a range of refreshments from beer and Sake to Vietnamese coffee, Boba tea, and classic soft drinks. With soothing soups, stunning hot pots, fried favorites, and creatively delightful flavor blends, it’s no wonder diners keep coming back for more. 2655 28th St., Boulder, 303.442.1700, chezthuy.com.

Runner Up: Black Pepper Pho, 2770 Pearl St., Boulder, 303.440.1948, phoboulder.com.