The Most Romantic Restaurants in Denver

The OpenTable Team

Not only is Denver a bustling metropolis of businesses and universities, but it’s also a major dining destination in the west. There are a lot of great restaurants in Denver, including spots that make for a romantic night out. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. The following romantic restaurants are great choices for planning a celebration with a beloved or for couples who are looking for a great night out on the town.

Restaurants:Bittersweet, the plimoth, El Five
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Wash Park, Central, Highlands

Bittersweet

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Wash Park
1,514 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Sometimes, the most romantic meals can feel like the ones that are the most artfully presented. Head to Bittersweet for artisanal cooking, where dishes come out looking like masterRead more
93% recommended
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the plimoth

$$$$·American·
Central
1,666 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The Plimoth in Denver is one of the best romantic restaurants in town because they are tiny, intimate, and totally trendy. The rustic atmosphere at the Plimoth will make couples feRead more
96% recommended
American in Denver / Colorado

El Five

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Highlands
2,148 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Many of the most romantic restaurants in the world are the ones with the best views. For an unforgettable view, head to El Five, a restaurant high above the LoHi neighborhood in 29Read more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Denver
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Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,913 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Linger calls itself “Denver's Finest Eatuary.” This is because they are a restaurant set up in a mortuary with a death-related theme. It sounds weird, but it is actually very fun, Read more
94% recommended
Scenic View in Denver
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Piatti - Denver

$$$$·Italian·
Cherry Creek
2,495 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Cherry Creek may be Denver's nicest residential area. In this neighborhood is Piatti, an Italian restaurant that is warm and charming and a welcoming place for a date night. The meRead more
96% recommended
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Beast and Bottle

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,476 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Denver has done a lot of changing over the past few years. This is incredibly apparent in areas like Five Points, which went from being crime-riddled and dangerous to one of the moRead more
88% recommended
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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,747 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Capital Grille is a chain, and one of the best romantic restaurants across the country. The same holds true in Denver, where this very upscale steakhouse makes for an excellentRead more
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado

Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown / LoDo
3,622 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Larimer Square is one of the most historic and visited parts of Denver. Richard Sandoval opened Tamayo there, so the restaurant is convenient to nearly all of Denver's best downtowRead more
83% recommended
Most Booked in Denver

The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
2,744 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch
It can feel like a treat to start the night with a martini. To do that, plan a date night at The Corner Office, one of the city's best restaurants and a dedicated martini bar. The Read more
97% recommended
Hot Spot in Denver

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$·Mexican·
Cherry Creek
726 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
One of Denver's best Mexican restaurants and best romantic restaurants is SOL Cocina. This upscale Mexican spot has a menu of specialty tacos. Diners can sample tacos here that theRead more
91% recommended
Mexican in Denver

Sushi Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / LoDo
2,657 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
For somewhere elegant and refined that is quiet enough to hear a date talk across the table, go to Sushi Sasa. This fancy, calm little sushi restaurant has some of the best JapanesRead more
91% recommended
Japanese in Denver / Colorado

The Palm Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,211 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The Palm is one of the most dependably great steakhouses in all of their locations. The Denver location is particularly good, which makes them one of the best romantic restaurants Read more
87% recommended
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Beatrice & Woodsley

$$$$·American·
Baker
2,453 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
To share some of the best food in the country with a beloved, book a table at Beatrice and Woodsley. This restaurant focuses on seasonal and local ingredients, so the menu is alwayRead more
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Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,310 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
In the heart of Downtown Denver is Ellyngton's, a place that many describe as regal. The stunning interior of this restaurant makes them a romantic place to dine, and the food is eRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Denver / Colorado
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Corridor 44

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
593 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Toast to love and head to Corrido 44. They are Denver's only champagne bar, and diners can find a gigantic selection of bubbly to sip while they snack. Corridor 44 is known for excRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Denver

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,066 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Rivaling the other steakhouses in town for the best of the best is Ruth's Chris, an outpost of the steakhouse chain that serves steakhouse dishes in a romantic atmosphere. Ruth's CRead more
81% recommended
Notable Wine List in Denver

Mizuna

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Central
2,600 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Another of the best restaurants in the country is Mizuna, and they are a beautiful little restaurant that offers unforgettably fresh ingredients in creative dishes. The menu can beRead more
100% recommended
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Fruition Restaurant

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Central
4,420 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Hide away at one of the best romantic restaurants in Denver when you book a table at Fruition. This restaurant opened in 2007 and is the brainchild of James Beard Award winner AlexRead more
96% recommended
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BRASSERIE TEN TEN

$$$$·French·
Boulder
3,352 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Technically in Boulder, Brasserie Ten Ten is a place that is social and fun. In order to feel energized by the environment in the restaurant, plan a romantic night out here. BrasseRead more
90% recommended
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