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The Most Romantic Restaurants in Denver

Not only is Denver a bustling metropolis of businesses and universities, but it’s also a major dining destination in the west. There are a lot of great restaurants in Denver, including spots that make for a romantic night out. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. The following romantic restaurants are great choices for planning a celebration with a beloved or for couples who are looking for a great night out on the town.

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13 Restaurants
Updated 14 January 2020
Restaurants:the plimoth, El Five, Linger
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Mediterranean, International
Neighborhoods:Central, Highlands
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the plimoth

$$$$
American
Central
4.9
1986 reviews

The Plimoth in Denver is one of the best romantic restaurants in town because they are tiny, intimate, and totally trendy. The rustic atmosphere at the Plimoth will make couples feel like cozying up together. The menu at the Plimouth is remarkably inventive, and it changes regularly, so we can't even recommend what to get (it might not there tomorrow!) Make sure to reserve a table here, because it is one of Denver's most popular eateries.


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El Five

$$$$
Mediterranean
Highlands
4.7
2943 reviews

Many of the most romantic restaurants in the world are the ones with the best views. For an unforgettable view, head to El Five, a restaurant high above the LoHi neighborhood in 2930 Umatilla. This restaurant offers Mediterranean food, tapas style. Pick a bunch of dishes to share, then order wine to pair with them. El Five is the sister restaurant of Linger, which also promises a romantic night out.


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Linger

$$$$
International
Highlands
4.7
6453 reviews

Linger calls itself "Denver's Finest Eatuary." This is because they are a restaurant set up in a mortuary with a death-related theme. It sounds weird, but it is actually very fun, and many locals consider it one of Denver's best romantic restaurants. Plan a date night here to enjoy a restaurant with a fascinating concept. The menu is global and separated by region. The Indian menu has dosas, while the American standards include sliders and fries. Linger is in Highland Park, a beautiful neighborhood that is rapidly developing.


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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.8
4085 reviews

The Capital Grille is a chain, and one of the best romantic restaurants across the country. The same holds true in Denver, where this very upscale steakhouse makes for an excellent destination for an unforgettable night out. Get dressed up and head to dinner at the Capital Grille, because the atmosphere is fancy. The menu has normal (but truly delicious) steakhouse fare, like filet mignon, shrimp cocktail, and a whole host of sides. In Denver, the Capital Grille is in Larimar Square.


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Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
3740 reviews

Larimer Square is one of the most historic and visited parts of Denver. Richard Sandoval opened Tamayo there, so the restaurant is convenient to nearly all of Denver's best downtown attractions. Tamayo is a Mexican restaurant, the menu has all of the classic Mexican favorites. They also tout their tequila offerings, so consider a margarita to get a romantic night started off right. Tamayo is relatively casual, so no need to worry about a dress code for a dinner date.


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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Downtown / LoDo
4.3
2917 reviews

It can feel like a treat to start the night with a martini. To do that, plan a date night at The Corner Office, one of the city's best restaurants and a dedicated martini bar. The menu at the Corner Office offers truly global fare. There are things like bibimbap on the menu next to miso ramen, which is just above tagliatelle and BBQ ribs. The Corner Office is in the heart of downtown, so they are convenient no matter where diners are heading from or going to.


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SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$
Mexican
Cherry Creek
4.2
1247 reviews

One of Denver's best Mexican restaurants and best romantic restaurants is SOL Cocina. This upscale Mexican spot has a menu of specialty tacos. Diners can sample tacos here that they cannot find anywhere else, like chipotle-garlic shrimp or chicken, carne asada, and carnitas combined into one.


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Sushi Sasa

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
2815 reviews

For somewhere elegant and refined that is quiet enough to hear a date talk across the table, go to Sushi Sasa. This fancy, calm little sushi restaurant has some of the best Japanese food in Denver and one of the most romantic atmospheres. Sushi Sasa has a menu of rolls, sashimi, and nigiri, and the fish is always fresh. Sushi Sasa is in the ever-growing Highland Park.


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Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / LoDo
4.5
1371 reviews

In the heart of Downtown Denver is Ellyngton's, a place that many describe as regal. The stunning interior of this restaurant makes them a romantic place to dine, and the food is equally as impressive. To experience the best of Ellyngton's, go on a Sunday brunch date. Their Sunday brunch buffet is what the restaurant is famous for, and diners can try things like lemon poppy waffles, eggs benedict, brioche french toast, crab cakes, and so much more.


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Corridor 44

$$$$
American
Downtown / LoDo
4.7
776 reviews

Toast to love and head to Corrido 44. They are Denver's only champagne bar, and diners can find a gigantic selection of bubbly to sip while they snack. Corridor 44 is known for excellent eating, too, so choose from their selection of small plates, large plates, sandwiches and salads, and desserts.


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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.5
1306 reviews

Rivaling the other steakhouses in town for the best of the best is Ruth's Chris, an outpost of the steakhouse chain that serves steakhouse dishes in a romantic atmosphere. Ruth's Chris has delicious steak options, salads, sides, appetizers, and much more. The restaurant is in LoDo, so wander around downtown to work up an appetite before eating.


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Fruition Restaurant

$$$$
Comfort Food
Central
4.6
4037 reviews

Hide away at one of the best romantic restaurants in Denver when you book a table at Fruition. This restaurant opened in 2007 and is the brainchild of James Beard Award winner Alex Seidel. The concept of the restaurant is to bring the highest quality, sustainable ingredients without any pretense of it being fine dining. Just because the restaurant is not fancy, however, does not mean that they are not the perfect place for date night. The seasonal menu will wow with dishes like gnocchi with veal cheek and Fruition Farms ricotta or carbonara with pork belly and a six-minute egg. Cozy up alongside a sweetheart in this intimate eatery that only has 50 seats.


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BRASSERIE TEN TEN

$$$$
French
Denver
4.6
3352 reviews

Technically in Boulder, Brasserie Ten Ten is a place that is social and fun. In order to feel energized by the environment in the restaurant, plan a romantic night out here. Brasserie Ten Ten is a French restaurant, so diners can eat things like onion soup and trout amandine. Brasserie Ten Ten is a long-lasting restaurant in the area. Open since 2003, they attract diners from all over Colorado.


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