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Dating a Vegetarian But You're a Meat Eater?

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Say you've recently started dating a vegetarian. You're really starting to like them, but you're a meat eater. Or say it's the other way around. The eating preference - either way- isn't the issue but sometimes it makes it difficult to choose a restaurant you'll both enjoy. You need to find a restaurant where both of you can dine to your hearts content. We've complied a list of restaurants that are not only great for carnivores but also great for vegetarians.

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— By Katy Hume

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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This restaurant is known for its versatility with vegetarian and non vegetarian offerings. Even the happy hour offers veggie sliders or lamb sliders. From country fried tofu to beef short ribs, this restaurant covers all your bases.

2. Potager

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1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-5788
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Denver's original farm to table restaurant knows how to do it when it comes to pleasing all eating preferences. The roasted chicken is always amazing and so is the cheese soufflé, no matter in what seasonal incarnation in appears in.

3. New Saigon

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630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
(303) 936-4954
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With an entire page dedicated to vegetarian dishes and the remainder of the book-like menu meat options, there's something for everyone. After dinner you can head to the sister-bakery next door.

4. Izakaya Den

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1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0691
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Izakaya Den's menu has an entire section dedicated to items from the "ranch" or "garden". They also offer a variety of Japanese dishes to cover both vegetarian and meat eaters.

5. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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The Squeaky Bean offers a variety of vegetable forward dishes while still providing a good selection of meat dishes. Vegetarian highlights include the burrata with pea tendrils and the tarragon risotto with meyer lemon confit. The non-veg shouldn't miss the the bacon wrapped quail, fried chicken, and amazing burger.

6. The Plimoth

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2335 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-1215
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This neighborhood restaurant features an evolving menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. The variety of vegetarian appetizers is substantial and there are certainly multiple entree options as well. .

7. Black Pearl

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1529 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0500
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This South Pearl Street restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian dishes from the blue cheese and mushroom soufflé to veggie mac 'n cheese. Meat eaters should not miss the seared duck over dirty rice with duck confit and grilled beef with béarnaise.

8. Pizzeria Locale

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1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3003
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This contemporary pizzeria is a perfect date night spot in Boulder. The variety of salads, pizzas and antipasti will have vegetarians and meat eaters craving more. Don't miss the butterscotch budino for dessert.

9. Guard and Grace

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1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202
Although Guard and Grace is known for a being a modern steak house, it's so much more. The menu is full of vegetarian-friendly dishes from appetizers, to flat breads and entrees as well as a whole meat forward section for the other part of the equation. This is a perfect spot for a downtown date night.

1. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
This restaurant is known for its versatility with vegetarian and non vegetarian offerings. Even the happy hour offers veggie sliders or lamb sliders. From country fried tofu to beef short ribs, this restaurant covers all your bases.
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

2. Potager

1109 Ogden St, Denver, CO 80218
Denver's original farm to table restaurant knows how to do it when it comes to pleasing all eating preferences. The roasted chicken is always amazing and so is the cheese soufflé, no matter in what seasonal incarnation in appears in.
1109 Ogden St
Denver, CO 80218

3. New Saigon

630 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
With an entire page dedicated to vegetarian dishes and the remainder of the book-like menu meat options, there's something for everyone. After dinner you can head to the sister-bakery next door.
630 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

4. Izakaya Den

1487 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
Izakaya Den's menu has an entire section dedicated to items from the "ranch" or "garden". They also offer a variety of Japanese dishes to cover both vegetarian and meat eaters.
1487 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

5. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The Squeaky Bean offers a variety of vegetable forward dishes while still providing a good selection of meat dishes. Vegetarian highlights include the burrata with pea tendrils and the tarragon risotto with meyer lemon confit. The non-veg shouldn't miss the the bacon wrapped quail, fried chicken, and amazing burger.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

6. The Plimoth

2335 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
This neighborhood restaurant features an evolving menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. The variety of vegetarian appetizers is substantial and there are certainly multiple entree options as well. .
2335 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

7. Black Pearl

1529 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
This South Pearl Street restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian dishes from the blue cheese and mushroom soufflé to veggie mac 'n cheese. Meat eaters should not miss the seared duck over dirty rice with duck confit and grilled beef with béarnaise.
1529 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

8. Pizzeria Locale

1730 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
This contemporary pizzeria is a perfect date night spot in Boulder. The variety of salads, pizzas and antipasti will have vegetarians and meat eaters craving more. Don't miss the butterscotch budino for dessert.
1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

9. Guard and Grace

1801 California St, Denver, CO 80202
Although Guard and Grace is known for a being a modern steak house, it's so much more. The menu is full of vegetarian-friendly dishes from appetizers, to flat breads and entrees as well as a whole meat forward section for the other part of the equation. This is a perfect spot for a downtown date night.
1801 California St
Denver, CO 80202

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