Valentine’s day is meant to be filled with romance- whether that be a bouquet of roses, a spa date, time away from the kids, or a delicious dinner and dessert to follow. Valentine’s day in the Mile High City can be pretty spectacular, with Valentine’s events happening on every corner of the city. Denver is filled with restaurants that do a fabulous job of creating a special Valentine’s day event. Here are some of the top-rated restaurants in Denver to celebrate with your loved one(s) this Valentine’s day.
Set in a romantic, rustic, and comfortable restored building, Postino WineCafe is located in the heart of Downtown Denver and is surrounded by beautiful views of the Rocky Mountain range and the hustle and bustle of Broadway Street. Although Postino’s started in Phoenix, it has become one of Denver’s staple restaurants.
This Valentine’s day, be inspired to show them just how much you care, take them to Postino Broadway. Postino WineCafe on Broadway Street offers familiar surroundings, high-quality food and drinks, a fresh and colorful wine selection, and a wide array of bruschetta boards built for sharing. You’ll both enjoy the bruschetta, paired with a delicate Moscato, followed by the Creme Brulee or Chocolate Bouchon.
This year, enjoy Valentine’s day tucked in a corner in a dimly lit booth enjoying the most delicate cuts of sushi. Bamboo Sushi gets it right every time. This Valentine’s day spend your romantic dinner together dining on fresh cuts of sushi, brush strokes of soy sauce, bursts of flavor from the squeeze of a lemon, and overflowing sake. Located in Downtown Denver, Bamboo Sushi has become one of the best sushi restaurants in the city, offering Valentine’s deals for two and a romantic atmosphere to boot.
Opened by Chef Duy Pham in 2019, For[a}ged is a Japanese inspired restaurant offering “intention-based” seasonal dishes and a world-class bar. The restaurant features an impressive raw bar, steaks, salmon, and vegetarian dishes. Settle into one of the plush green velvet booths upstairs or book a chef’s table at the raw bar to watch Chef Duy Pham and his sons make masterpieces and delectable bites. This restaurant is the perfect, romantic Valentine’s date destination.
Nobody beats the French when it comes to romance and Bistro Vendom is as French as the Mile High gets. Hidden in the courtyard of Larimer Square, this French-inspired Bistro is the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine’s day dinner. This cozy space, decorated in rustic subway tiles, dimly lit light, dark wood, and buttery yellows, invites you in, enveloping you in French inspiration. Enjoy a glass of wine from their decadent collection while sharing a plate of mussels and bruschetta this Valentine’s day. The best part is that the space is small which allows for your dinner to remain intimate and quiet.
US Thai Cafe
Thai cooking is sexy- filled with firey heat, fresh bright flavors, and exotic ingredients. Located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Denver, US Thai Cafe will ignite the flavors and romance with racey curries, intricate stir-fries, and delicate soups. The restaurant is liquor-free and perfect for a sober and relaxing Valentine’s date.
What is more romantic than wine and music? This is what Sunday Vinyl has to offer in its cozy location just outside of Union Station looking over the tracks. This restaurant exudes sophistication and class, offering the best European wine selection. Their menu offers a world-class wine selection, snacks, and entrees. This space was designed with acoustics in mind, creating a romantic ambiance that envelopes the entire place. This Valentine’s day, spend your night cuddled up in a corner booth, swaying to vinyl music with overflowing wines by the glass.
This restaurant is the definition of romantic: Champagne, chocolate, intimate lighting and space, and music. Denver’s only Champagne bar is an elegant space for sipping champagne flutes and snacking on cheese plates, salads, bruschetta, chocolates, and more. The restaurant also offers private rooms for guests. This Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy a romantic evening listening to tunes, charing plates, and sipping Champagne in one of Denver’s most sought after bars. Located in the Lodo neighborhood of Denver (Lower Downtown) this restaurant is surrounded by captivating views, romantic boutiques, and Denver native-owned shops, restaurants, and events. This restaurant is perfect for a quiet early date or a late evening, pop inspired treat.
Ocean Prime is one of the top restaurants in Denver, it is known by all of the locals and sought after by tourists and never ceases to amaze when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Located on Larimer Square the multi-level restaurant showcases dazzling views of the Rocky Mountains, A view of the Rockies Baseball park, and the whole of Downtown. For Valentine’s dates, Ocean Prime offers patrons a wonderful seafood meal for two paired with delicious cocktails and a world-class wine selection.
This romantic, elegant space is filled with candlelit tables and delicate chandelier light. The restaurant provides intimate seating areas and provides a casual, contemporary environment for a relaxing evening. Located in the heart of Denver, Leroux has become a staple for date night and continues to impress with Valentine events and dinner combos. This Valentine’s Day, dine on the saffrony bouillabaisse piled with mussels, or the scallops and octopus that surprise with a tweak of peppery heat. The entire menu is meticulously chosen and prepared to your liking.
This Valentine’s day, Denver restaurants are continuing with the tradition of providing guests with romantic evenings, Valentine celebrations, and details that will make everyone’s night special. These restaurants have made a name for themselves as some of Denver’s best and they never seem to disappoint when it comes to Valentine’s day festivities. They all offer different experiences based on your preferences and all offer exquisite meals and environments. This year, show the one you love just how much you care with an evening out to a beautiful Denver restaurant.
Originally from Denver Colorado, Chloe is 27 and now living in Asheville, North Carolina with her Son. Chloe loves everything Fashion, Style, and Design. Everything from clothing to home decor!