The Mammoth Guide to Valentine's Day: 56 Ways To Celebrate in Denver and Beyond
Love it or ignore it, Valentine's Day is fast-approaching and restaurants in Denver and beyond are gearing up to host couples celebrating togetherness. The themes for the celebrations range from classic steakhouse dinners to contemporary four-course prix fixe meals to Colorado-centric beer lovers dinners. With wide price ranges and diverse options, we present you a whopping 56 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.
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Spuntino will offer a four course prix fixe menu complemented by an amuse bouche and assorted mignardise. The dinner costs $60 per person and menu highlights include the "Love Letters" Bolognese with housemade fresh ricotta, the slow braised pork shoulder with Anson Mills creamy polenta, and the passion fruit semifreddo with marshmallow pink peppercorn meringue.
On February 14 and 15, Z Cuisine celebrates Saint Valentin with a four-course menu. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $65 /person with wine pairings being offered for an additional $45/person. Menu highlights include lobster-crab bisque with lobster-crab brioche toast, and saffron cream, and hanger steak with oxtail-bone marrow risotto and marsala sauce mounted with foie gras butter.
Root Down is offering a $65 per person prix fixe menu that includes four courses and an amuse bouche. Menu highlights include foie gras torchon with Buddha's hand jelly, cacao-crusted venison loin with red Kuri squash latke, and lobster "Vincisgrassi" with saffron pasta. Optional wine pairings are available for an additional $30.
A four course menu is available for $55 per person for 5 p.m. reservations and $65 for the second and third seating. Menu highlights include elk tartare with soft boiled farm egg, smoked mustard, and potato crisps and Boulder lamb T-Bone: with cauliflower puree and fig port jus.
Linger is offering a four course menu, complemented by an amuse bouche, that costs $65 per person. Menu highlights include a Dungeness crab queso funded and a duck confit tanginess with ras al hanout root vegetables. Wine pairings are offered for an additional $30.
The LoHi restaurant is featuring a $60 prix fixe menu that includes an amuse bouche and four courses that offer multiple options. Menu highlights include the pork shank stroganoff and the braised suckling veal shank.
A special four-course menu was created for Valentine's Day. Choices include dishes like ratatouille puff cakes, lobster bisque, or orange and mint grilled lamb chops. The dinner costs $40 per person. The regular menu will also be available a la carte.
The LoHi bar and restaurant will offer a three course menu that includes the "2 hearts salad" made with hearts of palm, red onion, tomato, cucumber, fried artichoke, and blood orange vinaigrette and the "Burger for 2," a 12 oz burger topped with chicken fried bacon, lobster, and Bearnaise sauce. Beer pairings are available.
Lou’s Food Bar will serve a three-course prix fixe menu with comfort food favorites, including a starter (shrimp cocktail with a trio of dips, beef & beet tartare or crab & chevre salad), an entrée (braised short ribs, seared striped bass, grilled pork tenderloin, or saffron faro & barley pilaf) and a dessert (chocolate cake or pear tart). The dinner costs $40/person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. The regular a la carte menu is also available.
Join the hip RiNo restaurant for a seve-course chef's tasting menu for $110 a couple. Reservations are available online.
Comida celebrates Valentine’s Day Weekend from February 13 to 16. In addition to the usual menu, there will be specials like wild mushroom lobster tamales and raw oyster shooters.
Lower48 Kitchen is keeping it romantic this Valentine's Day with its "Something for each, something for two, something for both of you," themed menu offerings, with a la carte pricing. The special menu will include beets with raspberry and goat cheese, bacon-wrapped monkfish, and chocolate layer cake. Wine pairings will also be available for $25 per person.
Sugarmill will offer a special chef-inspired four-course menu to celebrate all things sweet. Menu highlights include chicken sausage with blueberry mustard, pork belly and herb gnocchi, top sirloin and crab cake, and a chocolate heart dessert with raspberry chiffon cake and a strawberry float for two. The dinner costs $48/person.
A three course meal is offered with complimentary champagne toast, amuse bouche, and intermezzo. The meal costs
$75/person and optional wine/beer/cocktail pairings are an additional $25/person. A supplemental menu with the freshest oysters, the ripest cheeses, and the finest caviar will be available. R.S.V.P. is required at 303-379-9759.
Zengo's Valentine's Day four-course prix fixe special menu will be available February 14 through 16. The dinner costs $65 per person and includes dishes like the pork-foie gras dumplings and Chinese braised beef short ribs.
La Biblioteca will celebrate love with a four course prix-fixe menu that includes ceviche cameron, Zengo's famous edamame XO, Volcano Sushi Rolls, and Chipotle-Miso Black Cod. The dinner costs $65 per person and does not include wine pairings.
A special three course menu is offered at Vesta including options like the grilled boneless beef short rib and a Nutella pot de crème. Dishes from this menu are offered a la carte.
The LoDO Jax will serve a five-course, pre-fixe menu for $70 with optional $30 wine pairings per person. Course highlights include Kampachi crudo with tamarind mignonette and daikon radish; chilled pork terrine with pickled mustard seeds and grilled bread; and seared beef heart with sweet onions, oregano, and house rye toast.
The Kitchen Denver will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $75. Menu highlights include a winter mushroom and watercress soup, a Colorado lamb entree, and a bittersweet chocolate s'mores cake. The full seafood bar is also available.
Coohills will be exclusively serving a five-course prixe-fixe menu in the main dining room that costs $85 per person without wine pairing and $135 per person with wine pairing. Menu highlights include a roasted monkfish with celery root puree, crisp fennel, and lobster sauce and Double R Ranch Strip steak and blue crab galette.
A specially created Valentine’s Day prix fixe four-course dinner will be offered at TAG Restaurant. The menu will be featuring Hawaiian Tuna or Colorado Lamb Shoulder, Braised Pork Rib or Butter Poached Skuna Bay Salmon, Slow Roasted Rib Eye Steak or East Coast Cobia and Red Velvet Cake or Chocolate Tart for $69 per person, $89 per person when paired with wine.
Russell’s Smokehouse will serve its signature Caesar salad, prime rib, lobster tail, two sides and a chocolate raspberry whoopie pie – all to share with your valentine. Dishes are served family-style and priced at $60/couple, excluding tax and gratuity. The regular a la carte menu is also available.
Osteria Marco will serve several special dishes on Valentine’s Day, including lobster pizza, pork osso bucco, and roasted lobster tails. All featured items available a la carte in addition to full menu.
Ocean Prime will offer the regular menu plus Valentine’s Day specials, including Colorado lamb lollipops with warm potato and arugula salad tossed with sherry vinaigrette and maple-Dijon jus, South African monster shrimp with king crab gnocchi, lemon, caper and tarragon sauce, and Val’s butter cake with vanilla bean ice cream, macerated berries and raspberry sauce.
A special three course $60 menu will be available February 14 through 16. Highlights include a tuna tartare with cucumber, micro wasabi flowers, and Malanga chips and the mixed grill entree that includes seared sea scallops, prime filet, and duck confit. The regular a la carte dinner menu will also be offered. Guests will also enjoy a ‘kissing cam’, a.k.a. – Shutterbooth photo booth with props, each night that weekend; they can take home complimentary, dated photo strips to remember their special night.
Tamayo on Larimer Square will serve a three-course dinner, a glass of champagne and a long stem rose on Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16. The special dinner includes Guajillo chicken quesadilla, tampiquena, empanada de platano and more for $60. Reservations required.
From February 13 to 16, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse serves a special Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf menu. Aside from signature steaks, guests can enjoy twin cold water lobster tails with a choice of filet or ribeye. A complete meal that includes a starter, entrée, personal side dish and dessert starts at $42.95.
A custom three course menu was created by chef John Broening with wine bottle specials to include Cherrier Sancerre $62 per bottle, Domaine Bertagna Pinot Noir $68 per bottle. Traditional items like as asparagus, oysters, chocolate, and red wine are featured on the menu that costs $67.50 per person.
Beast + Bottle is offering its regular menu along with Valentine's Day weekend specials. Those specials will include an entree featuring bison New York strip steak, on featuring Skuna Bay salmon, and a dessert featuring Florida strawberries paired with a chocolate brioche.
Valentine's Day Dinner 5-10pm
Treat your sweetie to a very special Valentine's Day dinner with us. We're one of the most romantic restaurants in Denver - perfect for your most important date of the year! $90 per person for an exquisite five-course prix fixe meal. Special wines will be available. We're filling up, so make reservations now!
The restaurant is also hosting a VDay lunch Friday and a VDay-themed brunch on Saturday.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER MENU
Doors Open : Celebration of Winter Vegetables
Act One: Choose One
Maine Lobster Soup : vanilla, brioche croutons, micro citrus greens
Roasted Parsnip Velouté : vegetable chips, arugula oil
Act Two: Choose One
Seafood Platter : shrimp cocktail, oyster on the ½ shell, salmon tartare, scallop ceviche,
Eastern Mediterranean Dipping Plate : Greek feta cheese mousse, harissa hummus, tzatziki, marinated olives, piparras peppers, grilled pita bread
Act Three: Choose One
Butter Poached Icelandic Cod : maine lobster ravioli, american sturgeon caviar, asparagus, charred onion froth
Grilled Filet Mignon : foie gras, pink peppercorn risotto, savoy cabbage, glazed baby carrots, madeira sauce
Pan Roasted Exotic Mushrooms : white oregon truffle duxelle, heirloom beets, smoked tofu, compressed kabocha squash, crispy brussels leaves
Finale: Choose One to Share
Chocolate Lovers’ : pot du crème, chocolate cappuccino, éclair, cherries
Coffee & Cake : tiramisu, espresso milk shake, nougatine, berries
Cheese Plate : gorgonzola & pear tart, le tur, manchego, candied nuts, grapes
Mizuna will serve a five-course prix fixe menu composed of French-American classics like crab Louis, fondue ravioli, seared diver scallops, gulf red snapper, herb-crusted lamb chops, veal wellington, and a surprise dessert. The dinner costs 110/person or $185/person including wine pairings. An optional cheese course is available for $20/person upcharge with wine pairings.
Luca d’Italia will serve a five-course prix fixe menu with choices that include foie gras torchon, sea bream crudo with Osetra caviar, wild boar sausage with beluga lentils, Kabocha zuppa with Peekytoe crab, chitarra carbonara, dry0aged duck breast with wild mushrooms, roasted steelhead trout and dessert. The dinner costs $100/person or $170/person including wine pairings. Optional cheese course available for $20/person upcharge with wine pairings.
Join one of the most romantic restaurants in Denver for an evening of food and drinks to celebrate togetherness. A five course menu will be served for $130 per couple. Suggested wine pairings are available.
A four course menu is offered for $55 per person. Guests could choose from appetizers like roasted bone marrow, with sweet onion marmalade or heirloom tomato with house made burratta, or entrees like house made tagliatelle pasta with english peas and red grouper with black rice pilaf and baby boo choy. Groups of 6 or more, receive a complimentary champagne toast -just mention the offer.
A special Valentine's Day menu is offered for $80 per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $40. Highlights from the four courses include duck breast with wild mushrooms, grilled frisee and pomegranate cumberland and a shrimp noodle soup with chile, lime, and creme fraiche.
Between February 13 and 16, Black Pearl will offer a five-course dinner for $65 per person.
The Glendale Jax will offer a five-course, pre-fixe dinner for $65 per person with optional wine pairing. Among the choices are the Salmon Ceviche with watermelon radish, grapefruit, finger lime, and poblano; a lobster bisque with panang; New York Oscar with fingerlings; and more. A romantic twist on the classic French 75 cocktail will be offered on February 14.
Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will serve a four-course Italian prix fixe menu featuring an antipasta course (sautéed calamari or pesto arancini), an insalata course (panzanella or apple), a secondi course (braised short rib, roasted corvine or vongole) and a dolce course (poached pears with gelato or zeppoles with vanilla crème anglaise). The dinner costs $50/person. The regular a la carte menu is also available.
Oak will be offering a prix fixe four-course menu for $70 per person. Menu options include a roasted chicken and mushroom soup, sweet potato and sage ravioli with crispy duck leg confit and smoked ricotta cheese, and oak-grilled quail with gruyere cheese and chestnut stuffing.
Frasca Food and Wine will feature a four-course Valentine's Day menu with two options per course, at $110.00 per person, showcasing special luxurious ingredients in honor of the romantic holiday. No a la carte options will be available that evening.
The Bitter Bar will offer a five course special menu for Valentine's Day that includes offerings like a salumi & cheese plate and short rib tortellini. Bonus: guests can enjoy 30% off any bottle of wine with food purchase.
At Cafe Aion, $79 per couple gets you a choice of two tapas (charcuterie, oysters, or fried cauliflower), a large platter to share and two desserts. Special bottles of wine selected to pair with the evening as well as great cocktails and beer will be available.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar in Boulder will offer a $55 pre-fixe dinner and optional $30 wine pairing per person. Dishes include, but are not limited to, “Bleeding Heart,” a Sardinian tuna heart appetizer with beet pasta, gremolata, and Onsen egg; a NY Strip entree with onion rings, horseradish cream, and spinach, and an assortment of treats to share.