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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Denver

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Denver? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Capital Grille - Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4600)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
JenUvip
Dined today
Sam is a talented, attentive server and the team worked smoothly together. The food was exceptional and the ambience of the Molly Brown room was lovely for our celebration dinner.
A photo of Bistro Barbes restaurant
4.9
4.9 (629)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Park Hill
About the restaurant
Cancellations after 12pm day of reservation, will be charged $50 per guest. Please be aware that Bistro Barbes is only offering a 4 course Chef's tasting menu for $75 per person. Please contact us if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies because last minutes substitutions may not be available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 9, 2024
Food is wonderful and the service is top notch. Great place in the Park Hill neighborhood to splurge on dinner.
A photo of Mizuna restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2443)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Central
About the restaurant
Mizuna buzzes with giddy conversation--chef/owner Frank Bonanno has created a special spot for food lovers here. At Mizuna, cooks are given free creative reign over a menu that changes monthly to emphasize pure, seasonal ingredients with clean flavors that make even the most exotic fare seem familiar. We are consistently rated among the nation’s top restaurants for food and service. Mizuna has two signature dishes; the Lobster Mac and Cheese (a riff on the Thomas Keller classic), and Beef Wellington--but to to truly experience Mizuna, the Chef's Tasting is not to be missed.Ultimately, this is an American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence, and philosophy with flawless service and an eclectic assortment of international wines.

Top review
BillB
Dined today
We went for my wife’s birthday and ended up getting the 10 course chefs tasting menu. It was amazing. The staff was so courteous and they willingly subbed a couple of items I didn’t want for something I would. Probably the best meal I’ve ever had.
A photo of Elway's Cherry Creek restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6088)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Cherry Creek
About the restaurant
Elway's Cherry Creek Colorado Steakhouse offers 100% USDA Prime Beef steaks, hand-cut on the premises, as well as seasonal seafood selections, all in a contemporary and inviting atmosphere. Our fresh menu selections are accompanied by an extensive and reasonably priced wine list and delivered with genuine hospitality and attentive service. With private dining options to accommodate 6 to 65, Elway's Cherry Creek is always the perfect setting for any occasion.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Our server was amazing! The food was incredibly delicious. Our experience was perfect. Thank you for making our special event memorable.
A photo of Jack’s on Pearl Wood Fire Grill Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (401)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Platt Park
About the restaurant
An American Contemporary Menu with a Little Southern Influence!

Offering two distinct dining experiences, Jack’s on Pearl gives you options for your fine dining experience. Our main floor is set with white tablecloth dining featuring prime steaks, pecan shrimp, lemongrass scallops and an on-site oyster bar. Our second floor features a more casual setting and large outdoor patio.
Both floors feature 12 local draft beers on tap, creative cocktails, and a robust wine list.

Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Top review
BethL
Dined today
We are so glad we selected Jack’s for our special occasion. Both staff and management provided us with exceptional care and service from the moment of our reservation. We appreciated the extra touches they provided to help us celebrate our son’s recent marriage. The Fillets, Brussels and Mac and Cheese were delicious and the Wagyu filet was truly exceptional!! Thank you so much to everyone at Jack’s who truly made our special night a wonderful memory! The restaurant is beautiful and lively, and although the portions were on the small side for the price, it was filling. Overall we would very much recommend!
A photo of BEZEL restaurant
4.7
4.7 (20)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Refinement redefined in downtown Denver, Colorado.
Tucked into the corner of Court Place and 16th Street Mall, BEZEL is where Denver's business district meets progressive vibes.

Stop by a sophisticated cocktail bar in downtown Denver, Colorado, serving craft cocktails and petite plates in an elegant setting. See and be seen at the main bar of our intimate lounge or cozy up around the outdoor fire pit. Our attention to detail is renowned, from hand-stamped ice to aromatic drink garnishes.
21+

Top review
DarrellH
Dined on Mar 7, 2024
The food was very good and well prepared, and there service was outstanding.
A photo of 801 Fish - Denver restaurant
4.6
4.6 (299)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
The freshest seafood sourced from waters around the world!
Top review
Adam
Dined on May 15, 2024
I grew primarily around Puget Sound as well as the Chesapeake bay, and this is some of the best seafood I've ever had! The quality was perfect, and the chef's presentations exquisite. My wife and I definitely plan to return for future occasions. It was a bit on the pricey side for a full course meal, but for a few times a year, definitely worth it - or just happy hour for oysters and drinks from time to time!
A photo of Red Tops Rendezvous restaurant
4.4
4.4 (63)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Jefferson Park
About the restaurant
Red Tops Rendezvous is located in Jefferson Park in Denver and is a gathering place for friends, families and neighbors to enjoy Detroit-style pizza and Italian favorites. We believe that food should be made with fresh, high quality ingredients, which is why we source from local farmers and purveyors whenever possible. While crafting Detroit-style pizza is our passion, our menu also features Italian specialties and game-day favorites, along with an extensive cocktail, wine and local craft beer list.

With two floors, as well as a patio and private dining room, we welcome guests looking for a unique space for game day, date night or an evening out with family and friends. Soon we’ll be offering takeout, so Red Tops Rendezvous can be delivered to your door!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
First time coming to red top. Got the Brussel sprouts which were really good! We got the brick and Morty which was also really good but both food options had hot honey so both were sweet. Next time i would chose one without the sweetness. But overall place was very clean service was good and I’ll definitely be back!
A photo of Punch Bowl Social - Denver restaurant
4.3
4.3 (44)
$30 and under
American
Baker
About the restaurant
Punch Bowl Social, Proud Hosts of the Unexpected, brings people together for one-of-a-kind food, fun, first-rate hospitality, and entertainment. Scratch kitchens, craft cocktails, social gaming, DJs, and live music in eclectic and creatively designed spaces provide the perfect setting for exceptional experiences. Whether you’re looking to have a fabulous night out with friends or want to host an unforgettable event, Punch Bowl Social has got it covered.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Alec was a lovely waiter. The food was delicious and we had a great time!
A photo of Fogo de Chao – Denver restaurant
4.1
4.1 (2452)
$30 and under
Brazilian
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Fogo de Chão is an internationally-renowned steakhouse from Brazil that allows guests to discover what's next at every turn. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo elevates the centuries-old culinary art of churrasco - roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame - into a cultural dining experience of discovery. Please join us in our dining room, in our more casual Bar Fogo, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go or Catering. Visit our website to make a reservation or place an order.
Top review
Foodie67vip
Dined 2 days ago
I am a very frequent customer at this Fogo De Chao. This was one of my best experiences outside of our holiday party. Riley was in charge of our service and was impeccable. The service, timing, responsiveness to requests, check INS from management were nothing short of stellar. I cannot say enough. Rating a 6 out of 5 for sure.
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