There’s no shortage of romantic spots in the Mile High City.  Whether you’re looking to take your Valentine to a romantic dinner, celebrate a budding romance with a cocktail hot-spot or have a relaxing weekend getaway, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorite ways to spread the love.

Romantic Restaurant Favorites

Bistro Vendome: This chic, intimate French restaurant has been a long-standing favorite among Denverites and visitors for close to 20 years.  Nestled under the twinkle lights on Larimer Square, Bistro Vendome will make you feel like you’ve stepped into Parisian Vogue. Along with its charming, romantic atmosphere, we promise you’ll fall madly in love with its classic French bistro fare. Go ahead and let yourself be tempted to linger on for its extensive wine list and scrumptious desserts.  In the summertime, its garden patio is a perfect spot for a leisurely romantic afternoon or evening.

Fruition Run by James Beard Award winning Chef Alex Seidel, Fruition is a cozy neighborhood restaurant that excels in its unique farm to table meets fine dining ethos.  Expect impeccable service, handcrafted cocktails, and a creative seasonal menu.

Barolo Grill  Barolo Grill is the place to be for upscale Italian in Denver. Located in the ritzy Cherry Creek neighborhood,  Barolo Grill serves up an elegant night out equipped with a beautiful wine cellar room and warm, inviting fireplace dining. Each year, the restaurant takes its staff on a trip to Italy to fine-tune their expertise on authentic northern Italian food and wine. What’s more romantic than that?

Beatrice & Woodsley Inspired by a true love story, Beatrice & Woodsley feels like a fairy-tale as you step inside its enchanted forest restaurant strewn with aspen trees and dreamy décor.  Spend a date night here from some undeniable magic.

Denver’s Best Speakeasies

Run for the Roses This swanky underground cocktail club is hidden floors beneath the popular Denver Milk Market with painted roses decorating its glass windows and a deck of cards as a drink menu, this hidden gem is a perfect spot for a fun date night.

B&GC  This highly exclusive spot is marked by one golden doorbell.  Arguably Denver’s sexiest and most secretive speakeasy, reservations are expected and required by text at this Cherry Creek cocktail lounge.  Seductive booths, a spectacular center bar and beautifully made cocktails ensure that this speakeasy is worth jumping through hoops for.

Williams & Graham  Enter into a seemingly quaint little bookstore to find a hidden passageway into one of Denver’s most famous speakeasies.  Often heralded as one of the best cocktail bars in the country, it still maintains the secretive mystique that keeps people seeking it out year after year. Reservations recommended.

Green Russell  Conveniently located on Larimer Square but tucked away down a sidewalk staircase, the Green Russell is the perfect place to unplug for a romantic cocktail with a loved one.   A phone booth is provided if your cell phone must be used, but otherwise escape from the world at this classic yet adventurous cocktail lounge.

Romantic Hotel Spotlights:

Hilton Denver Inverness

Step away from the commotion in downtown Denver for a romantic getaway outside of the city.  Not only is the hotel home to one incredibly luxurious full-service spa, but it houses its own 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and grants access to beautiful walking trails.  Spend a day at the spa and opt-in to a bottomless mimosa bar while you enjoy the outdoor hot tub, relaxation suite, indoor and outdoor pools and steam rooms.

Executive pastry chef MJ Szymanski at the Hilton Denver Inverness featured as a celebrated chocolatier in the February 2020 issue of Avid Lifestyle

To compliment the spa experience, head to the Hilton Denver Inverness’ Elevate Coffee Bar where their in-house executive pastry chef and Le Cordon Bleu graduate MJ Szymanski resides. She’s sure to be serving up something fantastically sweet.         

the Curtis

Head to this surprising and whimsical Doubletree by Hilton Hotels for a romantic weekend that’s anything but ordinary.   Located in the heart of downtown, each of the hotels’ floors sports a different pop culture theme, call ahead and see which floor tickles your fancy.  Walk across the street to enjoy a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and don’t miss the hotel’s restaurant and martini bar, The Corner Office.


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