Do you have your reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner yet? There are so many restaurants that offer amazing dining experiences for the special day, but you will need to act fast to get reservations in time for dinner. If you want to truly impress your date on the big day, consider one of these romantic eateries. They are all beautifully decorated with the perfect ambiance to show someone how much you care. Of course, it also helps that the food is some of the very best in Denver, so plan early, dress your best and enjoy one of these fantastic romantic restaurants this Valentine’s Day.
Beatrice & Woodsley
38 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
There may be no more perfectly Colorado-style restaurant than Beatrice & Woodsley on South Broadway in Denver. In addition to the rustic menu, filled with incredibly fresh ingredients with a focus on international cuisine with an American twist, the décor is really unlike anything else in town. Beautiful trees and bark line the dining room and the Wine Cellar Dining Area is like escaping to another country for a truly romantic evening. Everything was specifically designed by Kevin Delk, integrating the feel of dining in a rustic cabin with the modern style of a major metropolitan city like Denver.
The Briarwood Inn
1630 8th St.
Golden, CO 80401
For years, the Briarwood Inn in Golden has been among the best, most romantic restaurants in Colorado. A meal at The Briarwood Inn is like a short vacation in a small European Inn, with beautiful chandeliers, dark wood, plush seats, stained glass and glowing fireplaces in the midst of hand-carved antique furniture. It’s a truly romantic establishment that also happens to serve an amazing prix fixe menu with classic dishes that evoke the fine dining options of years past. Everything from lobster tail to prime rib and filet mignon is served and there is an extensive wine list to help accompany any dish.
321 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
For truly fine dining, there is probably one restaurant that immediately comes to mind – the Palace Arms at the historic Brown Palace Hotel. It’s always ranked among the finest eating establishments in Colorado, and it’s located in the most stunning hotel, with lots of rich wood, white linens and antique furnishings. The menu changes often, but you can usually find dishes here like Colorado rabbit, suckling pig, loin of lamb and even Wagyu steak. If you have a particularly special evening to celebrate, ask to reserve the Independence Room, which is a private dining experience that can sit up to 24 people.
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225 E. 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Mizuna is another one of the most beautifully decorated, elegant restaurants in Denver, and a meal in the main dining room is the perfect spot to watch the best chefs in Denver whip up their incredible cuisine. There is also seating in the Wine Library, if you want a more private and exclusive area for dining. No mater where you sit, however, you’ll love the elegant fare, with items like Spanish octopus, Burgundian escargot, Panamanian cobia, ostrich strip steak and much more. Make sure to enjoy the specially selected sommelier’s pairings with your meal for a more complete dining experience.
1420 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
Bistro Vendome offers classic French cuisine but with local, seasonal ingredients, creating a unique Colorado/French blend that is unlike anything else. You’ll love the charming décor, with romantic lighting and soft fabrics. If the weather is warm, you’ll want to sit on the garden patio, though in February it may be a bit chilly for that. Not to worry, as the main dining room is just as beautiful, and there is a private dining area available here as well. Once you are settled into your comfortable seats, you’ll enjoy many classic French dishes, but you’ll have to save room for dessert. Enjoy the classic crème brulee or the cinnamon macaron bananas Foster and a perfect cup of French press coffee.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.