Published February 8, 2016
Valentine’s Day is on the way and is one of the most popular days to pop the big question.
We want to help you have a truly romantic place to propose, or to enjoy a fine meal with your love. Here is a small plate featuring seven of Denver’s most romantic restaurants for your consideration.
Barolo Grill, 3030 E Sixth Ave, Denver CO 80206, 303-393-1040
An elegant ambiance and a sophisticated Italian menu make a perfect recipe for a romantic night out. Focused on Northern Italian cuisine, their menus change with the seasons to honor local farms and earth- friendly wineries. The wine cellar will please the connoisseur while a fire stirs up warmth between your sweetie and you. The staff is taken annually to Italy to continue their education in the region to be able to offer a truly authentic Italian experience to their guests.
Bistro Vendome, 1420 Larimer St, Denver CO 80202, 303-825-3232
Bistro Vendome showed up on several lists of the most romantic restaurants, and it should. This French Bistro in the courtyard on Larimer and 14th is a getaway in the heart of the city. Their menu will feature seasonal items in line with local produce and contains seafood, duck, and steak. Of course, you will find escargot on the menu alongside crepes, and the sensuality of the French in the decor. With over 65 choices of French wine, you can’t help but be swept into the tendrils of love.
Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake St, Denver CO 80202, 303-296-1970
Make a reservation if you want to dip into any of the 36 sauces at Vesta Dipping Grill. The romantic restaurant offers shareable plates that invite you to connect with your date as well as savory items like caramelized pineapple and fine meats and cheeses. The rustic and warm venue offers wine and cocktails that pair as perfectly as the sauces and entrees or small plates. Vesta Dipping Grill invites you to try something new and ignite your taste buds with combinations that will have you believe again in serendipity.
Beatrice & Woodsley, 38 South Broadway, Denver CO 80209, 303-777-3505
The unique decor sets Beatrice & Woodsley apart from most restaurants, and if you are a fan of fairytale forests, it is a must see. Seasonal, local menus please the foodie who will find items such as heirloom beans, lamb and roasted squash with creme fraiche.
“The restaurant transforms the utility of eating into a romanticized journey where dining becomes a conscious experience. Inspired to create an interior environment that reflects Colorado’s diverse beauty, Kevin’s vision integrated the rustic qualities of an antiquated cabin with the modern conveniences of a cosmopolitan city.” The romantic love story and vision of Beatrice & Woodsley.
Palace Arms, Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St, Denver CO 80202, 303-297-3111
A true epicurean delight and recipient of Wine Spectator Magazine’s ‘Best Award of Excellence’, the Palace Arms offers perfectly paired wines with the likes of caviar and roasted winter squash risotto and lamb pave. Located within the Brown Palace Hotel, one of Denver’s most elegant hotels, the beauty isn’t anything less than romantic and extravagant. Save room for dessert which is a decadent as the guests who have visited here since 1892. To take the experience to the next level, indulge in their romantic hotel stay packages or grab a bouquet at their on-site flower shop.
Mizuna, 225 E 7th Ave, Denver CO 80203, 303-832-4778
Another Denver restaurant found on several lists, Mizuna’s French cuisine shimmers like a romantic night sky. Locally sourced meats, cheeses, herbs and produce fill their changing menus where items like butter poached Maine lobster macaroni & cheese can be found. Enjoy a Beef Wellington or Seared Scallops and then finish your dining decadence with a port or a house-made sorbet. With a small dining room, you will feel like a guest at a friend’s home.
Fruition, 1313 E 6th Ave, Denver CO 80203, 303-831-1962
Although they offer wines, they also uniquely offer craft brews from around the world to pair with your romantic culinary experience. Enjoy Oysters Rockefeller or a pan-roasted sturgeon while making yourself at home in this ‘home away from home’. Meant to feel warm and welcoming, it removes any pretension found in gourmet restaurants yet still surprises by creating sophisticated comfort food in a friendly environment.
Are you proposing? The Quebec Place at Fairmount is Denver’s newest wedding venue situated in the historic beauty of Fairmount, a Denver landmark since 1890. Celebrate your life with us! To learn more about The Quebec Place and take a tour, contact us at 303-993-0880.