Ten most romantic restaurants in Denver
Romance, really, should be a year-long ritual, and not just an obligatory pressure cooker on Valentine's Day -- which is why we've compiled a cheat sheet of the ten most romantic restaurants in Denver for any night of the week. And on March 29, when our Best of Denver® 2012 issue hits the pavement, we'll announce the most romantic restaurant of all. In the meantime, take note: These date-night spots are listed in no particular order.
1630 Eighth Street, Golden
While it's absolutely true that the menu hasn't been updated since you were a teenager sniffing whippets, the Briarwood continues to deliver one of the most elegant dining experiences in the city, thanks to polished, pampering service, tables draped in starched white tablecloths illuminated by soft light, and tried-and-true European cuisine that, while antiquated, is beautifully prepared by a kitchen staff that still believes in old-world decadence.
3030 East Sixth Avenue
Now that owner Blair Taylor has completely remodeled Barolo Grill, it's a stunning restaurant that's simultaneously sexy and sophisticated, making it an excellent date spot for newly hinged couples and those of you who've been married much longer than you care to admit. And then there's the lovely fireplace that warms a table for two, a terrific wine list, an unfaltering staff and a chef who's firing on all four cylinders.
1420 Larimer Street
This bewitching French bistro, whose kitchen is commanded by a passionate chef whose food is just as lusty as she is, guarantees an intimate tete-a-tete. Linger over a bottle of bubbly, sneak smooches across the table, and then, to make things interesting, pick a fight to see who gets the last butter-soaked snail. Make up while sharing the chocolate-and-butterscotch tart freckled with fleur de sel.