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15 Best Places for Valentine’s Day Dinner in Boulder

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the food and beverage scene in Boulder’s cup runneth over with love and other libations. With so many restaurants offering special menus and serving holiday-inspired dishes, there isn’t a shortage of places to spend a romantic evening with the one you love. Check out these fourteen places to enjoy Valentine’s Day Dinner in Boulder this year.

1. Frasca Four-Course Tasting Menu

When: Available February 12-February 14, 5-10:30pm
Where: Frasca Food & Wine {1738 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.6966}
What: A Valentine’s Day-inspired four-course tasting menu served in honor of the holiday.
Cost: $110 per person

2. Valentine’s Foovie

When: Saturday, February 13, 5-9:30pm
Where: eTown Hall {1535 Spruce Street, Boulder; 303.443.8696}
What: A special Valentine’s Day food plus movie event that includes cuisine from Guillaume’s European Catering, wines from Francis Ford Coppola Winery, beer from Boulder Beer Co., a delectable dessert buffet, sparkling wine, and an exclusive screening of a new film from the upcoming 2016 Boulder International Film Festival.
Cost: $95

3. BRU Barley and Hops For Beer Lovers

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats {5290 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; 720.638.5193}
What: Five-course beer dinner devoted to all things barley and hops.
Cost: $50 per person

4. Blackbelly Valentine’s Day Special Menu

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: Blackbelly {1606 Conestoga Street #3, Boulder; 303.247.1000}
What: A six-course Valentine’s Day dinner beginning with an amuse bouche of fried oysters and ending with sweet treats.
Cost: $75 per person.

5. Chautauqua Valentine’s Day Prix-Fixe Menu

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: Chautauqua Dining Hall {900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, CO; 303.442.3282}
What: A special four-course prix-fixe dinner with multiple choices of entrées and desserts.
Cost: $55

6. Zeal Valentine’s Small Plates and Drinks Specials

When: Friday, February 12
Where: Zeal – Food For Enthusiasts {1710 Pearl Street, Boulder; 720.708.6309}
What: A Valentine’s Day tasting menu a la carte style featuring 12-15 small plates starting at $5 each as well as plenty of drink specials, too.

7. Jax Valentine’s Day Weekend Specials

When: Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14
Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar {928 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.444.1811}
What: On Friday and Saturday, Jax will be serving a special three-course menu in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu. The price per person for this special menu is $55. On Sunday, the restaurant will be serving an extended three-course menu for $65 per person.
Cost: $55 to $65 per person

8. Valentine’s Day at the Teahouse

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse {1770 13th Street, Boulder; 303.442.4993}
What: From oysters to a chocolate raspberry soufflé, the Dushanbe Teahouse is serving a decadent four-course Valentine’s menu this February.
Cost: $55 per person

9. Valentine’s Day Special Menu at the North End at 4580

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: North End at 4580 {4580 Broadway, Boulder; 303.448.1500}
What: A delightful three-course Valentine’s Day menu with fresh shucked oysters, braised pork belly, a flourless chocolate torte, with blueberry crème, and more.
Cost: $50 per person

10. The Kitchen Valentine’s Day Special Menu

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: The Kitchen Boulder {1039 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.544.5973}
What: Four-course, prix-fixe menu to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Includes a “supplement” starter course, followed by three additional courses and a handful of dessert offerings. Speciality V-Day cocktails are also on the menu.
Cost: $80 per person with an options $40 wine pairing

11. Valentine’s Day Butcher Block at The West End

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: The West End Tavern {926 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.444.3535}
What: Share the love this holiday with The West End Tavern’s Butcher Block shared meal offerings. The downtown Boulder restaurant is also serving several Valentine’s Day-inspired specialty menu items and beverages.
Cost: Butcher Block for Two: $35, Butcher Block for Four: $69

12. Special Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Menu

When: Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14
Where: Jill’s Restaurant {900 Walnut Street, Boulder; 720.406.9696}
What: A special four-course menu featuring a variety of holiday-inspired dishes.
Cost: $59.95

13. A Vegetarian Valentine’s Day

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant {2010 16th Street, Boulder; 303.442.1485}
What: An amazingly romantic, fully vegetarian four-course, prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day.
Cost: $45 per person

14. A Spicy Latin Valentine’s Day!

When: Sunday, February 14
Where: Aji Latin American Restaurant {1601 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.3464}
What: A spiced up four-course, prix-fixe Valentine’s menu.
Cost: $55 per person

15. Month of Love at Bradford Heap Restaurants

When: The entire month of February
Where: This is actually at all three of Chef Heap’s restaurants—SALT, Colterra, and Wild Standard
What: Love-inspired beverages and events encourages singles to mingle

By Tyra Sutak | Contributor