The Most Romantic Restaurants in Denver

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:the plimoth, El Five, Linger
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Mediterranean, International
Neighborhoods:Central, Highlands
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

the plimoth

$$$$·American·
Central
1,908 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 feel like cozying up t...

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Best Overall in Denver / Colorado
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El Five

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Highlands
2,669 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 2930 Umatilla. This re...

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Mediterranean in Denver / Colorado
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Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
6,288 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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, and many locals cons...

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Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
4,011 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals

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 excellent destination for an ...

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Great for Lunch in Denver / Colorado

Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown / LoDo
3,750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual

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 downtown attractions. Tamay...

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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
2,816 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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 menu at the Corner O...

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Great for Brunch in Denver
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SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$·Mexican·
Cherry Creek
1,110 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 they cannot find anywhe...

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Mexican in Denver / Colorado

Sushi Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / LoDo
2,790 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 Japanese food in Denver and...

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Japanese in Denver / Colorado

Beatrice & Woodsley

$$$$·American·
Baker
2,366 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 always changing. Some exa...

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Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,361 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation

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 equally as impressive...

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Great for Brunch in Denver / Colorado
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Corridor 44

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
738 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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 excellent eating, too, ...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,239 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 Chris has delicious s...

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Romantic in Denver / Colorado