American Elm is a neighborhood bar and eatery in the West Highland neighborhood of Denver serving up elevated American cuisine. The bistro, owned by Bob Reiter, is styled after his time spent in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn and is named after the giant elm tree that resides on the property of the restaurant. The food program is run by Executive Chef Brent Turnipseede, previously of Guard & Grace fame, while the bar is headed up by Jesse Torres, who came over from Poka Lola. The restaurant serves up elevated favorites like steak frites, seared scallops and bucatini carbonara in a relaxed atmosphere. The space inside is a great place to grab a meal but the main attraction is spending some time under the branches of the giant American Elm.