for Thai, I like Wild Bangkok off of 16th and Welton, Saigon Pho and Grill has very good Pho. Melitas for Gyros. The other Las Delicias in north denver for mexican. Cafe Jordano at jewell and Kipling as well as 5 J's family restaurant, if you don't mind waiting, for italian
The Cody Inn on Lookout Mountain has an awesome Sunday brunch and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night they have a $10 menu that's really good. Cafe Jordano has a well deserved reputation. The Chinese place next door is really good if you get there and the wait is too long. Bella Bistro in Arvada is kind of pricey but they do a good job.