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12 Picks for Brunch or Lunch on Valentine's Day

For those that prefer to celebrate in the daytime.

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| Adam Larkey

Maybe you couldn't get (or—oops—forgot about) a dinner reservation. Maybe it fits your and your sweetheart's schedule better. Or perhaps you just want to avoid the madness of dinner on Valentine's Day. Regardless of the reason, having brunch or lunch on February 14 is a solid alternative, especially at these 12 restaurants found across Denver and beyond.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Acorn

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3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 542-3721
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Acorn happens to be open for lunch on Saturdays, with a menu of shared plates that provide a great opportunity to build a meal with your valentine.

2. Amass

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2240 North Clay Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 287-1895
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Just a few weeks ago, this French bistro in Jefferson Park started offering bottomless mimosas along with its weekend brunch menu of dishes like croque madame and a leek benedict.

3. Atticus

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1125 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 459-8273
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There are still some brunch reservations available for Saturday, allowing you to enjoy dishes like a brie hot pot, shrimp and grits, and more.

4. Beast + Bottle

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719 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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Brunch is a delicious extension of this charming eatery's menu, featuring organic eggs from its own flock of hens in northeast Colorado. Don't miss the french fries with Chinese mustard for dipping.

5. Blackbird

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305 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-3923
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There are plenty of options on the brunch menu to be found here, including a menu for kids in case bringing the little ones along is part of your plan.

6. Charcoal Restaurant

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43 West 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 454-0000
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Charcoal is one of the few spots in town offering a special Valentine's Day brunch menu. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., take advantage of a glass of champagne, a choice of any brunch entree, and two house-made chocolate truffles for $28 per person.

7. Devil's Food

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Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1020 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-7448
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Cozy up for brunch when you can enjoy several iterations of eggs benedict, meyer lemon crepes, or even chicken and waffles. Start off or finish the meal with a sweet treat from the pastry case.

8. Flagstaff House Restaurant

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1138 Flagstaff Road
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4640
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Not typically open during the day, this Boulder fine dining spot is welcoming guests on Saturday for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. The complete menu will be offered along with some special items.

9. Izakaya Den

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1487 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0691
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Saturday is the only day of the week lunch is offered at this sexy Japanese and sushi restaurant, ideally coinciding with the holiday this year.

10. Old Major

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3316 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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In addition to a solid weekend brunch menu, the morning cocktails include four types of mimosas and a rum punch, all perfect for toasting to love.

11. P17

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1600 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 399-0988
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Leisure over a carafe of red or white sangria and nosh on bistro brunch fare at this Uptown spot.

12. Rioja

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Larimer Square, 1431 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
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Rioja just unveiled a fresh and chic new look, which you can check while taking in the regularly offered weekend brunch.

1. Acorn

3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216
Acorn happens to be open for lunch on Saturdays, with a menu of shared plates that provide a great opportunity to build a meal with your valentine.
3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216

2. Amass

2240 North Clay Street, Denver, CO 80211
Just a few weeks ago, this French bistro in Jefferson Park started offering bottomless mimosas along with its weekend brunch menu of dishes like croque madame and a leek benedict.
2240 North Clay Street
Denver, CO 80211

3. Atticus

1125 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80210
There are still some brunch reservations available for Saturday, allowing you to enjoy dishes like a brie hot pot, shrimp and grits, and more.
1125 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

4. Beast + Bottle

719 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
Brunch is a delicious extension of this charming eatery's menu, featuring organic eggs from its own flock of hens in northeast Colorado. Don't miss the french fries with Chinese mustard for dipping.
719 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

5. Blackbird

305 South Downing Street, Denver, CO 80209
There are plenty of options on the brunch menu to be found here, including a menu for kids in case bringing the little ones along is part of your plan.
305 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80209

6. Charcoal Restaurant

43 West 9th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Charcoal is one of the few spots in town offering a special Valentine's Day brunch menu. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., take advantage of a glass of champagne, a choice of any brunch entree, and two house-made chocolate truffles for $28 per person.
43 West 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

7. Devil's Food

Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1020 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80209
Cozy up for brunch when you can enjoy several iterations of eggs benedict, meyer lemon crepes, or even chicken and waffles. Start off or finish the meal with a sweet treat from the pastry case.
Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1020 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209

8. Flagstaff House Restaurant

1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder, CO 80302
Not typically open during the day, this Boulder fine dining spot is welcoming guests on Saturday for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. The complete menu will be offered along with some special items.
1138 Flagstaff Road
Boulder, CO 80302

9. Izakaya Den

1487 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
Saturday is the only day of the week lunch is offered at this sexy Japanese and sushi restaurant, ideally coinciding with the holiday this year.
1487 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

10. Old Major

3316 Tejon Street, Denver, CO 80211
In addition to a solid weekend brunch menu, the morning cocktails include four types of mimosas and a rum punch, all perfect for toasting to love.
3316 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211

11. P17

1600 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Leisure over a carafe of red or white sangria and nosh on bistro brunch fare at this Uptown spot.
1600 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

12. Rioja

Larimer Square, 1431 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Rioja just unveiled a fresh and chic new look, which you can check while taking in the regularly offered weekend brunch.
Larimer Square, 1431 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

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