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Good food and good wine? Yes, please!

Whether you’re looking for a girls’ night out, a romantic dinner or simply a Wednesday night cooking reprieve, Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar has something to please every palate. Located in the Highlands Ranch Towne Center, the restaurant opened its doors in 2008, with a second location in Golden opening four years later. Since there were no restaurants like Indulge in the Highlands Ranch area, owners Peter and Delinda Fatianow decided to open an establishment that had a metropolitan vibe without the hassle of traveling downtown.

Peter and Delinda are often at the restaurant, chatting with guests and creating a friendly and welcoming community environment. Delinda, who has an eye for interior decorating, chose the inviting décor, including the unique glass chandelier, reminiscent of (fittingly) champagne bubbles. Impressive wine walls tempt you with the large variety of wine offered, and the ceilings are adorned with colorful murals. Indulge also has a beautiful patio with comfy couches and a fire pit.

The menu is thoughtful and enticing, inspired by the owners’ international travels and love of food and wine. The diverse menu accommodates many dietary choices and restrictions and has something to please everyone, from carnivores to vegetarians to gluten-free friends.

Indulge is not your typical wine bar that just offers tapas; you will find a wide variety of starters, soups, salads, flatbread pizzas, entrees, burgers and desserts. They offer many classic dishes, such as steak with garlic fries and pan seared salmon and some unique dishes as well.

Some of the most popular dishes are the Tony Soprano Flatbread (loaded with mushrooms and sausage), the Ahi Tuna Guacamole and the Indulge Hummus. The Ahi Tuna Guacamole has a very pretty and impressive presentation; tuna tartare tops the house-made guacamole, and it’s finished with a drizzle of ponzu sauce and served with wonton chips. The Indulge Hummus offers a tangy twist on the classic Mediterranean spread. The house-made hummus is blended with feta and roasted red peppers, topped with Kalamata olives and served warm with grilled pita bread. Indulge also has an impressive charcuterie board, brimming with a mouthwatering selection of cheeses, cured meats and dried fruits.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what wine pairs best with your tasty treats, the staff is very knowledgeable and will help you pick the perfect pairing. Indulge has a vast assortment of wines, available by the glass or bottle. They also offer several wine flights so you can sample a few before settling on a glass or bottle. If not everyone in your group is a wine fan, there are plenty of cocktails and bottled beers to choose from.

Indulge has an excellent daily happy hour from 3–6 p.m. (starting at 4 on Sundays), offering many of the starters at discounted prices and reasonably-priced glasses of wine, cocktails and beers. A comfortable, welcoming bistro with delectable food and drinks? That’s something in which we should all indulge.

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

1601 Mayberry Dr., Highlands Ranch