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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
For 2 people on Sun, 10/20
Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 10/20
Time
7:00 PM

Bittersweet

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Wash Park
1,456 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
97% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Denver / Colorado
21 people mentioned the Short Rib
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the plimoth

$$$$·American·
Central
1,407 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Denver / Colorado
30 people mentioned the Cracklings
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El Five

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Highlands
1,636 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Denver / Colorado
132 people mentioned the Paella
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Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,307 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
90% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
79 people mentioned the Duck Buns

Piatti - Denver

$$$$·Italian·
Cherry Creek
2,377 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
98% recommended
21 people mentioned the Calamari
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Beast and Bottle

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,412 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Denver
13 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,408 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
99% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado
42 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

BRASSERIE TEN TEN

$$$$·French·
Boulder
3,212 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
92% recommended
French in Denver / Colorado
52 people mentioned the Bouillabaisse

Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown / LoDo
3,310 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
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
88% recommended
65 people mentioned the Guacamole

The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown / LoDo
2,531 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
34 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$·Mexican·
Cherry Creek
533 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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
87% recommended
Mexican in Denver / Colorado
10 people mentioned the Guacamole

Sushi Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / LoDo
2,475 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
89% recommended
Japanese in Denver / Colorado
34 people mentioned the Dragon Roll

The Palm Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,156 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Birthdays
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
85% recommended
Great for Lunch in Denver
30 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Beatrice & Woodsley

$$$$·American·
Baker
2,362 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
86% recommended
Best Ambiance in Denver / Colorado
62 people mentioned the Beignets

Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,187 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
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
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Denver / Colorado
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Corridor 44

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
517 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
90% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Denver / Colorado
23 people mentioned the Lollipop

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
930 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver
10 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Mizuna

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Central
2,523 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Denver / Colorado
74 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese
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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
86 people mentioned the Pasta Carbonara
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