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.
Best All-Around Date - Cuba Cuba
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
Bold flavors, inspired dishes, an intimate setting and expertly crafted cocktails make Vesta Denver’s go-to dining destination. Vesta touts bold food through a menu created by Colorado-raised Executive Chef, Nicholas Kayser, whose culinary talents enhance the much-loved menu with creative interpretations and beautiful plating. 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
Best Cheap Date - Angelo's Taverna
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.
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 Seared Ahi Tuna Salad is a menu favorite at the American restaurant, which also offers heartier fare such as prime rib and rotisserie chicken.
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
Runner-up: City O' City
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.
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.
Runner-up: Barolo Grill