Romantic Restaurants in Denver ARE a Good Idea
If you’re of the mindset that Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, designed so you spend money on candy hearts and tacky stuffed animals, fine. If you think you show your love the other 364 days of the year and don’t need to be told to be romantic on February 14th, we hear you. However, why not change your perspective and see Valentine’s Day, the week of Valentine’s Day, or the month of February as a way to support local restaurants, treat your loved one to a delicious meal, and create a memory to last – unlike the blood sugar spike of cheap boxed chocolates. Trust us, we know.
Below is a list of four most romantic restaurants in Denver. Each offers a healthy dose of ambiance, normal size portions, and a variety of meat heavy entrees. Have a restaurant you like to support? Tell us in the comments!
Address: 19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465
The Fort is a replica of historic Bent’s Fort in southeastern Colorado, with its adobe walls, mesquite-wood open fireplaces and Western art and memorabilia. After dinner, stroll outside in the courtyard and view the lights of downtown Denver. The entrees include steak, buffalo, elk, and lamb along with several other types of wild game and frontier days cuisine.
Address: 1822 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Vesta is all about delicious entrees, spectacular service, and dipping sauces. Mostly two-tops and cozy booths fill this chic downtown spot. The lighting is just enough to see when you’re dipping into some of the 36 sauces offered. Ready to split a dessert? Take turns dunking sweets into hot fudge, crème anglaise, or strawberry Cointreau, and then compare notes.
Address: 5450 Manhart Street, Sedalia, CO 80135
From February 10th through the 15th Gabriels is offering a 3-Course Dinner with red roses for the ladies. You’ll have nine different choices of entrees. You’ll feel like you’re dining at a friend’s since it is inside of an old house. With Colorado’s forever-changing weather, you may even be sitting outside on the patio. Bonus: There is live music on Sundays.
Firenze a Tavola’
Address: The basement of 4401 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Phone: (303) 561-0234
We’ve been conditioned to associate Italian food with romance. After all, we’ve all seen the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp. Firenze a Tavola’ is hidden underneath Parisi, a more casual Italian restaurant. Usually they are only open Wednesday through Sunday but since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, they’re open Tuesday this year. They have a great wine list, impeccable service, and the food is like nothing outside of Florence (aka Firenze).