Best Date Restaurants in Denver

Top 7 Romantic Restaurants

Whatever your budget, find the best date restaurants in Denver. From cozy dinners to swanky affairs, the mood is up to you, but romance is in the air.

01 of 07

Best All-Around Date - Cuba Cuba

Address
1173 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204-3607, USA
Phone
+1 303-605-2822

Cuba Cuba offers traditional Cuban fare in a cozy setting - plus they serve Denver's best mojitos. Dine by candlelight on the patio for that perfect date ambiance. Located in the Golden Triangle district, Cuba Cuba occupies a converted frame house on the corner of 12th and Delaware St. You're in the middle of the art district, so add to your date by checking out an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.
No reservations accepted.

Runner-up: Beatrice & Woodsley

02 of 07

Best Downtown Date - Vesta Dipping Grill

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Address
1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Phone
+1 303-296-1970

Vesta updates fondue from a '70s fad into a sophisticated take on sauce. Meat or vegetarian dishes are offered with your choice of three dipping sauces. Mix 'n match sauces to your heart's content - it gives you and your date a perfect opportunity to share plates! Vesta is located in LoDo at 18th and Blake.
Reservations accepted.

Runner-up: Venice Ristorante

03 of 07

Best Cheap Date - Angelo's Taverna

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Address
620 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
Phone
+1 303-744-3366

For those times when you have romance to spare but limited funds, Angelo's comes to the rescue. The Italian restaurant offers gourmet pizzas as well as aphrodisiac foods such as oysters. Pull up a chair at the oyster bar, or head to the outdoor patio because that's amore. Angelo's is located on East 6th Avenue in the Alamo Placita neighborhood.
No reservations accepted.

Runner-up: Sputnik

04 of 07

Best Dimly-Lit Date - Cherry Creek Grill

Address
184 Steele St, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Phone
+1 303-322-3524

For assignations that require an extra dose of discretion, the Cherry Creek Grill offers dating on the down-low. In addition to dim lighting, the restaurant also bans cell phones at tables for less distractions. The Sashimi Tuna Salad is a menu favorite at the American restaurant, which also offers heartier fare such as prime rib and rotisserie chicken.
Reservations accepted.

Runner-up: Elway's

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05 of 07

Best Organic Date - Root Down Restaurant

Address
1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Phone
+1 303-993-4200

Gaze into each other's third eye at Root Down, a restaurant in a converted service station that features completely organic fare. The menu changes seasonally, and Root Down can prepare vegan and gluten-free dishes upon request. Do not attempt to order a diet Coke, however, as Root Down only offers organic libations
Reservations accepted.

Runner-up: City O' City

06 of 07

Best French Date - Bistro Vendôme

Address
1705, 1420 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Phone
+1 303-825-3232

French restaurants still provide the epitome of romance, even in the Mile High City. Bistro Vendôme in Larimer Square offers an elegant take on the French bistro. Excellent service and delicious fare make this eatery a date favorite.
Reservations accepted.

Runner-up: Mizuna

07 of 07

Best Italian Date - Carmine's on Penn

Address
92 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80209, USA
Phone
+1 303-777-6443

Dining at Carmine's on Penn may prove a good barometer for dating compatibility, as the family-style portions mean both parties have to agree on what to order. One appetizer and one entree will be enough for two at this Italian restaurant tucked away in a residential neighborhood. 


Reservations accepted.

Runner-up: Barolo Grill

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