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Your DiningOut Guide to All Things Valentine’s Day 2020

The Day of Love is upon us once again, and while we can’t be sure if Cupid’s struck you or not, one thing is for sure: you’ll be falling head-over-heels for these V-Day specials, because love (and the smell of chocolate) is certainly in the air in these Denver/Boulder restaurants.

Seared Scallops at Acova (Courtesy: The Denver Dish)

An Evening of Reds & Rosés at The Nickel
{1100 14th Street, Denver; 720.889.2128}
Feb. 8
Hours: 6-8pm
Menu: Four-course meal complemented by variations of red and rosé wines, led by Chef Ian Schlegel and an Orin Swift Cellars sommelier. To continue the evening, guests are welcome to stay the night at a discounted rate in one of Hotel Teatro’s newly renovated, modern rooms. Tickets and Reservations: $65 per person, or $115 per couple; tickets can be purchased here. Limited to 24 guests.

Four-course tasting menu at OAK at Fourteenth
{1400 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.444.3622}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Four-course, small-plates tasting menu with two plates in each course. Menu highlights include: Mortadella Toast, Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi, Oak Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Dark Chocolate Torte, Oysters. ($85pp). Optional beverage pairing ($50pp).
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303-444-3622 or visit website for reservations.

View from Flagstaff House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-course Prix-fixe Menu at Corrida
{1023 Walnut Street, #400, Boulder; 303.444.1333}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 4:30-10:30pm
Menu: Four-course, prix-fixe menu with A5 wagyu supplement add-on. Menu highlights include: Housemade Cheese, Piquillo and Citrus Compote, Fried Bread; Tuna Crudo with Apple, Radish, Basil, Sea Urchin Foam; Filet with White Beans, Jamon, Tomato, Rosemary, Muscatel Sauce; Saffron Panna Cotta with Blood Orange, Marcona Brittle ($95pp); Optional Beverage Pairing ($55pp)
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303-444-1333 or visit website for reservations.

Special Valentine’s Day Offerings at Melted
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, Denver; 720.542.3721}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Chocolate and Red Velvet Soft Serve; Red Velvet cookies (À La Carte)
Tickets and Reservations: Walk-ins only.

Three Days of Grass-Finished Wagyu for Two at SALT
{1047 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.444.7258}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: 4:30-10pm
Menu: Three-course, prix fixe menu with romance in mind. For $65 per person, guests will choose three courses from SALT’s menu that honors GMO-free and humanely raised ingredients, with optional wine pairings (gratuity excluded).
Tickets and Reservations: Visit OpenTable or call 303.444.7258.

Treat Yo’Self Singles Party at Spanky’s Roadhouse
{1800 East Evans Avenue, Denver; 303.733.6886}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 3pm-close
Menu: Three specialty shots for $4 all night long: Cry Me a River—Blue Curacao mixed shot; Single Ladies—pink lemonade shot; No Scrubs—red spiced whiskey shot. Buy a Valentine’s Day shot and be entered to win a giveaway. Also available: $28 Surf & Turf featuring a 6-ounce flat iron steak, jumbo shrimp, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, beet purée and garlic herb butter. Drink special: Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Martini.
Tickets and Reservations: Open to the public

Three-Course Valentine’s Day Menu at
Reivers Bar & Grill
{1085 S Gaylord St, Denver; 303.733.8856}
Feb.12-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Three-course menu including an appetizer (grilled asparagus with citrus truffle oil aioli), choice of entrée (Surf n’ Turf or Shrimp Puttanesca), and Cream Puffs with Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for dessert. $45 per person.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.733.8856 for reservations.

Romantic Drink and Menu Specials at Tstreet Roadhouse
{445 South Teller Street, Lakewood; 303.936.5179}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Romantic drink specials including Champagne with frozen raspberries, Peach Bellini, and White Chocolate Martini with Angel Fire Vodka, Bols Black Raspberry and white chocolate syrup. Follow with the appetizer (Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail [$15]), entrée (Surf n’ Turf [$36]) and dessert (Wild Berry Crème Brulée [$8]) special. Add a 5-ounce lobster tail to any dish for $10.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.936.5179 for reservations.

White Chocolate Martini from TStreet Roadhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bubbly Drinks and Bites at Roadhouse Boulder Depot
{2366 Junction Place, Boulder; 303.443.2167}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Bubbly drink specials all night long. Poema Sparkling Rosé will be $30-per-bottle or $8 for a glass. The His & Hers Drink ($10) features DV8 vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Peychaud Bitters, and is topped with prosecco. Menu specials feature an appetizer (Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail [$15]), entrée (Surf n’ Turf [$36]) and dessert (Wild Berry Crème Brulée [$8]). Add a 5-ounce lobster tail to any dish for $10.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.443.2167 for reservations.

Sweet, Signature Pies at Sugarfire Westy
{14375 Orchard Parkway, #100, Westminster; 720.639.4903}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Executive Chef Joe Troupe is offering a very special menu for $50 per couple or $26 for individuals: Smoked-In-House Sirloin with wild mushroom demi glaze and butter poached shrimp, and one slice of your choice of Sugarfire’s famous pie. Choices include: Apple, Key Lime, Mississippi Mud, Pecan, and the signature buttery Sugarfire Pie.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.639.4903 for reservations.

Cheese and Beer Pairing at Seedstock Brewery
{3610 West Colfax Avenue, Denver; 720.476.7831}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 6-9pm
Menu: In conjunction with Alma Kitchen & Catering, Seedstock Brewery has created a four-course cheese and beer pairing for just $20. All housemade accoutrements will accompany the pairing, including homemade crackers made with Seedstock’s spent grain, mustard, pickled veggies and candied walnuts. Those with a ticket can come in for the tasting anytime between. The brewery will still be open to the public.
Tickets and Reservations: Tickets can be purchased in the taproom or online.

Gal-entine’s Day at Barcelona Wine Bar
{2900 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.816.3300}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Wines from the award-winning wine program, boozy-yet-sophisticated craft cocktails like the Antídoto with Bodegas Tradicion Fino, green chartreuse, fresh cucumber juice and lime, and a spread of intensely flavored, bite sized tapas, paellas, and uniquely composed charcuterie boards. You and your gals can mix, match, and munch, lingering for hours in the cool, casual space.
Tickets and Reservations: Open to the public.

Taco Love at Bartaco
{1048 Pearl Street, Suite 101, Boulder; 719.249.8226}
Feb. 11-17
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, bartaco is celebrating with a fan favorite: the Crispy Oyster Taco. These crispy wild gulf oysters are soaked in buttermilk, dredged in cornmeal (seasoned masa) and served on bartaco’s cool and tangy oyster sauce.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 719.249.8226 for reservations.

A Cheeky Cocktail at Comida
{2501 Dallas Street at Stanley Marketplace; 303.484.1632}
Valentine’s Weekend
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: We suggest The Baby Maker to go with your tacos and gorditas; it’s got a cheeky name sure to make you laugh and has a naughty and sweet flavor profile with suerte blanco tequila, an herbal and sweet nostrum strawberry-hibiscus-jalapeño shrub, fresh lime, tart aperol and spicy tajín rim. Remember the name, and consider yourself warned.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit Comida’s website to book a table.

Shot Through the Heart Punch at Punch Bowl Social (Courtesy: Amanda Boutwell)

Lobster Love at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
{8100 East Orchard Road, Denver; 303.796.0100}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Executive Chef Chase Wilbanks will help you and the one you love celebrate with rare wines, exquisite shared plates, hand-cut steaks and seafood. Enjoy their featured offerings including the 8oz Filet, Butter Poached Lobster Tail, Seared Jumbo Sea Scallop, Grilled Asparagus and Yuzu Hollandaise ($52) and for dessert indulge in Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, White Chocolate Curls with warm Godiva Chocolate Sauce ($12.5).
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.796.0100 for reservations.

Surf & Turf Specials at Del Frisco’s Grille
{100 St. Paul Street. Suite #140, Cherry Creek; 303.320.8529}
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For Valentine’s Day, the team at Del Frisco’s Grille is doing what it does best: steak, with a special menu just for the day, featuring a selection of favorites alongside two decadent specials: a 16 ounce, 45-day in-house dry-aged Prime Strip or a dish of Twin Lobster Tails with Miso Butter. Don’t miss the Molten Chocolate Cake on the dessert menu: Chocolate makes the heart beat faster.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.320.8529 for reservations.

Special Four-Course Menu at Flagstaff House Restaurant
{1138 Flagstaff Road, Boulder; 303.442.4640}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Known for its award-winning wine cellar, superb fine-dining experience, and Chopped-Champion winning Execute Chef Chris Royster in the kitchen, Flagstaff House is a natural fit for a romantic and special occasion night out. Chef Royster is planning a Valentine’s Day menu of four courses, specially designed for one night only, $108 per guest. Guests can also opt for the innovative Chef’s Tasting Menu for the evening, $128 per guest with an optional wine pairing of $108.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.442.4640 or email [email protected] for reservations.

Sexy Wine Selection at Max’s Wine Dive
{696 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.593.2554}
Valentine’s Weekend
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Sample Charles Ellner Carte Blanche, French Champagne for just $17 a glass, and if you’re looking to impress you can drop a cool $240 on a bottle of Dom Pérignon. Also available is the Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner, and for something voluptuous and powerful try the Morey 1er Cru Les Embazees by the bottle. There’s also the Quinta do Crasto ‘Vinhas Velhas’ Reserva, and then finish off your tour of wines with the Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos. For bites, try the famous Southern Fried Chicken, best enjoyed with a glass of champagne.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.5932554 for reservations.

Sipping Pretty at Punch Bowl Social
{Broadway or Stapleton Location}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: This Valentine’s Day, Punch Bowl Social’s got all your drinking needs covered, whatever your relationship status may be. “Shot Through The Heart,” the specialty punch, is the perfect shareable bowl to enjoy with your closest friends and the special ladies in your life. Made with Teakoe Pear Tea, Old Forester Bourbon, and Strawberry Cinnamon Shrub, this rosy-hued punch is a festive way to celebrate all forms of love. While you’re at it, order some Sriracha Peanut Fries or Cauliflower Nachos for the table to snack on.
Tickets and Reservations: Open to the public

Casual, Affordable V-Day Bites at Smōk
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, Denver; 720.452.2487}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 3-6pm
Menu: Kansas City and Texas-style barbecue versions of Executive Chef/Owner Bill Espiricueta’s favorite fun eats, like Brisket Boudin Balls, a brisket grilled cheese, Dealers’ Choice Quesadillas and Nashville Hot Tots. Bites range from $5 to $7, and drinks like classic Collins, daiquiris and sours can be had for $6. Don’t miss the beer & shot, $9 for a craft draft and paired shot (e.g., think along the lines of the Sherry Hits the Boulevard with whisky & Boulevard beer and the King & His Horse, tequila and Little Kings Cream Ale).
Tickets and Reservations: Open to the public

Chocolates from Safta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duck for Two at The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar
{1401 Curtis Street, Denver; 303.825.6500}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For $60, guests can enjoy Duck for Two, a three-course special featuring TCO’s roasted beets + arugula salad, duck à l’orange and Champagne Cake. The main course features crispy duck leg confit, pan seared duck breast, root vegetable mash + orange glaze. For a sweet finish enjoy the champagne cake with blackberry reduction, blackberry buttercream + gold dust.  Pair this delectable menu with a glass of La Marca Prosecco for $11 or one of The Corner Office’s Valentine’s Day martinis, including a Passionate Affair with vodka, passionfruit pomm, Bin 27 port and strawberry jam syrup, and Cupid’s Kiss with Rittenhouse Rye, Luxardo Cherry Liquore, Kahlua and cream.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.825.6500 for reservations.

Regular and Industry V-Day at Centro Mexican Kitchen 
{950 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.7771}
Feb. 13-15 (Industry Night: Feb.16)
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Three-course tasting menu, which includes dishes such as chorizo-stuffed quail and guajillo pork belly. Bonus: Centro is doing Industry Valentine’s Day specials all night long on Feb. 16 so that those who spent their Valentine’s Day serving others will have a chance to get in on the action with $3 Jalapeño Margaritas and a family-style pork platter. Full menus here. $40 per person.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303-442-7771 or visit CMK’s website for reservations.

Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar (LoDo)
{1539 17th Street, Denver; 303.292.5767}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: $75 per person/$35 optional beverage pairing. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a decadent four-course meal featuring sustainable seafood and seasonal goodies, including dishes such as lobster and king crab tartine and scallops with smoked hummus. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.292.5767 or visit www.jaxfishhouse.com/lodo for reservations.

Four-course Seafood Delight at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar (Boulder)
{928 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.444.1811}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: $75 per person/$35 optional beverage pairing. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a decadent four-course meal featuring sustainable seafood and seasonal goodies, including dishes such as rum-cured salmon and fried bass for two. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.444.1811 or visit www.jaxfishhouse.com/boulder for reservations.

Savory Surf or Turf at Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar (Glendale)
{650 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale; 303.756.6449}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: $75 per person/$35 optional beverage pairing. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a decadent 4-course meal featuring sustainable seafood and seasonal goodies, including dishes such as oysters with pomegranate pearls and rib-eye steak with lobster butter. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.756.6449 or visit www.jaxfishhouse.com/glendale for reservations.

Galentine’s Day at Lola Coastal Mexican
{1575 Boulder Street, Denver; 720.570.8686}
Feb. 13
Hours: 5-8pm
Menu: Galentine’s Day – Gather your gal pals for a little Baja staycation. We’ll have shareable boards of ahi tacos, sparkling sangria pitchers for $25, and other fun drink specials all night long. We’ll also have a craft station for you to flex your creative skills.
Feb. 14-15
Menu: Valentine’s Day Four-Course Dinner
$45 per person. Join us for a romantic romp through the Baja-Med cuisine of Javier Plascencia. Expect grilled oysters, beef tenderloin with beet purée, and house-made chocolate truffles. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.570.8686 or visit www.loladenver.com for reservations.

Bar at Moxy

 

 

 

 


Comfort Food at
The Post Brewing Company (Boulder)
{2027 13th Street, Boulder; 720.372.3341}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For those looking to skip the contrived candlelight dinners, our comforting Post Valentine’s Day menu is just the thing. Our three-course Valentine’s Day menu is $45 per person, but all dishes, including Beef Wellington and Chocolate Pot De Creme, are also sold à la carte. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.372.3341 or visit www.postbrewing.com/boulder for reservations.

Lobster and Pasta at The Post Brewing Company (Lafayette)
{105 West Emma Street, Lafayette; 303.593.2066}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For those looking to skip the contrived candlelight dinners, our comforting Post Valentine’s Day menu is just the thing. Our multi-course Valentine’s Day menu is $50 per person, but all dishes, including lobster bisque and house-made pasta, are also sold à la carte. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.593.2066 or visit www.postbrewing.com/lafayette for reservations.

À La Carte Options at The Post Brewing Company (Rosedale)
{2200 South Broadway, Denver; 720.466.5699}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For those looking to skip the contrived candlelight dinners, our comforting Post Valentine’s Day menu is just the thing. Our three-course Valentine’s Day menu is $45 per person, but all dishes, including shrimp and pork belly gumbo and braised short rib, are also sold à la carte. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.466.5699 or visit www.postbrewing.com/rosedale for reservations.

Fried Chicken and Chocolate Mousse at The Post Brewing Company (Longmont)
{1258 South Hover Road, Longmont; 720.588.2883}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For those looking to skip the contrived candlelight dinners, our comforting Post Valentine’s Day menu is just the thing. Share the love with a three-course dinner for two, including a fried chicken platter and dark chocolate mousse—for just $42 per couple! Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.588.2883 or visit www.postbrewing.com/longmont for reservations

Tavern-Style Valentine’s Day at West End Tavern 
{926 Pearl Street, Boulder; 720.588.2883}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: This is Valentine’s Day, tavern-style—meaning no prix-fixe menus or cheesy romantic trappings. Just delicious specials (think: Colorado striped bass, smoked beef short rib, etc.), all served a la carte, plus whiskey drinks and flights featuring our local partner, Spirit Hound Distillers. Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.444.3535 or visit West End Tavern’s website for reservations.

Southwestern Love at Zolo Grill  
{2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder; 303.449.0444}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Join us for a romantic three-course Southwestern meal. We’re serving special dishes and drinks a la carte, including peekytoe crab fry bread, seared ancho duck breast, and chile-charred ahi tuna. Bonus: We’re designating February ‘Zolo Love Month’ by donating as dollar from every order of chicken enchiladas and El Velo coin margarita sold to the Samantha Remington Angel Heart Foundation, which provides ease to local heart transplant patients.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.449.0444 or visit Zolo’s website to make a reservation

Four-course Meal with a View at Arcana
{909 Walnut Street, Boulder; 303.444.3885}
Feb. 13-15
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Take in the beauty of Boulder’s Flatirons before indulging in Arcana’s four-course prix-fixe menu for $85/per person, plus optional wine pairings for $50/per person. Arcana will also offer a signature cocktail, variety of grower champagnes, hand selected by advanced sommelier and partner/general manager, Mike Elmore and more.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303-444-3885 or visit Arcana’s website for reservations.

Complimentary Champagne and a Surprise at Acova
{3651 Navajo Street, Denver; 303.736.2718}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular Hours of operation
Menu: Couples and non-couples will receive two complimentary glasses of Champagne and a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of two entrées. Appetizers include guest favorites like the calamari fra diavolo; the ahi tuna tostada; and the very sharable nachos. Entrée options include items such as blackened salmon; Brussels sprout corn hash; Broadway lobster mac and cheese, and pan-seared scallops. (Oysters are excluded from this offer.) Secret Valentines—Throughout the month of February, guests who dine at Acova will leave with a secret valentine. The sealed envelope includes a special something for a future visit at the neighborhood eatery. Guests are instructed to open it at the table with their server during the next visit. Each Valentine includes a special (secret) gift for the guest to redeem while dining.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.736.2718 or visit OpenTable for reservations

Sweet, Sweet Desserts at Safta
{3330 Brighton Boulevard, #201, Denver; 720.408.2444}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Specials at the modern Israeli restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Alon Shaya will include: Persian Love Cake for Two ($12): available in-restaurant on February 14th only, Safta Pastry Chef Liliana Myers has crafted a decadent dessert for sharing featuring fresh milled kamut cake, saffron whipped cream, raspberry rose sauce and pomegranate seeds
Gourmet chocolate boxes: Available at Safta’s Counter in The Source Market Hall beginning February 5th, these $8 boxes feature hand-crafted creations like rose creams and chocolate truffles.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit Resy for reservations.

Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi at Ocean Prime

 

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate at BRUTØ
{1801 Blake Street, Denver; 720.325.2195}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 5pm-close
Menu: This Valentine’s Day dinner at BRUTØ, in collaboration with Boulder’s Fortuna Chocolate, guests can enjoy a three-course meal with a welcome cocktail that embraces chocolate in full force—think rich mole and decadent desserts, all incorporating Fortuna Chocolate. Tickets will be $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit ExploreTock for reservations.

Additional Valentine’s Day activations at Free Market:
Feb.13; 5-7pm; Aperitivo Hour hosted by Mass Musings and Fortuna Chocolate, featuring a pop-up gift shop.
Feb. 14: All Day; Flower arrangements from Flora by Nora and pop-up gift shop from Fortuna Chocolate.

Delicious European Flair at Le French
{4901 South Newport Street, Denver; 720.710.8963}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: For $70 per person, the menu begins with choice of signature cocktail, followed by a selection of: Cheese & Seasonal Fruits; Escargot with garlic butter; Red Snapper Tartare; or Foie Gras Two Ways. A soup or salad course follows, with selection of French Onion Soup or Caesar Salad. Entrée options include Filet Mignon & Frites; Gniiri which consists of creamed cornmeal with peanuts, black-eye peas, cremini mushrooms, carrots, fried shallots, cherry tomatoes, basil, pine nuts and finished with truffle oil; or Saint Jacques with seared scallops, coconut-orange curry, potato puree, roasted cauliflower, smoked trout roe, crispy dill and radish. Sweet options for dessert include Chocolate Cake with hibiscus coulis and vanilla ice cream; Baba Cake with passion fruit coulis; or classic Crème Brûlée.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720-710-8963 or visit LeFrenchDenver.com for reservations.

Five-Course Feast at The Nickel
{1100 14th Street, Denver; 720.889.2128}
Feb. 13-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: This year, The Nickel is offering its five-course Valentine’s Day menu. Guests will enjoy Oysters with accoutrements, followed by a choice of appetizer to share: Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread or Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Aioli. Guests will then choose Italian Wedding Soup or Red Rose Petal Salad; for the main course, options include Red Ravioli with lobster and purple asparagus or New York Strip with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini. Dessert options include Chocolate-covered Cream Puffs with berries or Chocolate Crème Brulee with chocolate covered strawberries. This meal will be available for $65/person or $110/couple. The Nickel’s standard menu will also be available.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.889.2128 or visit www.thenickeldenver.com for reservations.

Sharing the Love at range
{918 17th Street, Denver; 720.726.4800}
Feb. 13-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: This Valentine’s Day, range is serving a trio of romantic, shareable à la carte specials: a half-dozen oysters on the half shell, with blood orange mignonette ($19); surf and turf for two, featuring an eight-ounce filet mignon and grilled shrimp, served with sweet potato puree, grilled asparagus and bearnaise sauce ($56); and a sweet hearts dessert sampler, starting raspberry pot de crème, hazelnut chocolate marquise cake and French macaroons ($15). The traditional menu will also be available.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.726.4800 or visit www.rangedowntown.com for reservations.

Vegan Valentine’s Day Options at Jill’s Restaurant
{900 Walnut Street, Boulder; 720.406.7399}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: 5:30-10pm
Menu: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Boulder at Jill’s Restaurant, located inside the four-star, award-winning St Julien Hotel & Spa. For $69.95 for three courses, or $79.95 for four courses, menu options include Scottish salmon tartare; Maryland crab cake; a butter-cured prime tenderloin and white sea bass duo; Riesling and cinnamon poached pear; and more. In true Jill’s fashion, there are also inventive vegan options, including a vegan-kissed Scotch egg, made with tofu, yellow curry “yolk” and black truffle “caviar”; and vegan sweet potato “scallops” with hearts of palm “calamari.”
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.406.7399 for reservations.

Italian Classics at Jovanina’s Broken Italian
{1520 Blake Street, Denver; 720.541.7721}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: This Valentine’s Day, take a broken Italian approach. This $65 prix-fixe menu begins with Fresh Burrata for the table, followed by the first selection of Winter Beets with whipped goat cheese, citrus, pistachio and mint; Campanelle with basil, arugula and cashew pesto; or Calamarata with elk Bolognese, rosemary mascarpone, ricotta and sage salt. Main dish options include Osso Bucco; Lobster Risotto; and Wood Oven Chicken. The meal concludes with Classic Tiramisu for the table. For an additional $10, diners can order the ‘Loser Picks Up the Tab,’ an edible tic-tac-toe peanut butter and dark chocolate board, accompanied with sugar cookies X’s and O’s.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.541.7721 or visit www.jovanina.com for reservations.

Three Courses of Colorado at The Fort
{19192 CO-8, Morrison; 303.697.4771}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Lovers flock to magical Red Rocks country and The Fort—an award-winning, truly Colorado restaurant—for Valentine’s Day. For $59 per person, guests can dine on a special three-course menu, featuring a Fort salad and selection of house-made dressings, served alongside a basket of freshly baked dinner rolls and pumpkin walnut muffins, to start; a four-ounce buffalo filet paired with a four-ounce, honey chile-glazed salmon for the main, served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and for dessert, a heart-shaped chile dark chocolate bourbon cake for two. The traditional menu will also be available.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.697.4771 or visit www.TheFort.com for reservations.

Vegan V-Day at Que Bueno Suerte 
{1518 South Pearl Street, Denver; 720.642.7322}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Two different four-course menus—one vegan, one non-vegan—will be served. For just $35 per person, the vegan Valentine’s menu features a first course of butternut squash and coconut bisque; a vegan tamale; stuffed chile relleno; and Mexican chocolate truffles for dessert. The non-vegan Valentine’s menu features lobster bisque; a green beans and requesón salad; porchetta and polenta for the main, featuring oven-roasted pork belly stuffed with mushrooms conserva and citrus zest over three cheese Mexican polenta; and smoked strawberries angel food cake for dessert.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit Eventbrite for reservations.

 

Sashimi Course at Ototo

 

 

 

 

 


Black Heart Valentine’s Party at MOXY
{240 Josephine Street; 303.463.6699}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 7-11pm
For the single crowd, or for those who hate the holiday – MOXY Denver Cherry Creek is bringing back its Black Heart Valentine’s Party. Created for the free-spirited adventurer, MOXY is the perfect place to mingle with like-minded people in the hotel’s interactive lobby featuring foosball, group games and Moxy Bar. Come alone or bring your fellow black hearts and mingle with no pressure. There will be specialty cocktails and music from DJ Carl Carrell (CRLCRRLL).
Tickets and Reservations: Event is free to the public.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Poka Lola Social Club
{1850 Wazee Street, Denver; 720.460.2725}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Join the Poka Lola team to enjoy a menu of festive cocktail specials, as the ideal pre/post Valentine’s Day dinner destination. Specialty cocktails include: Giggly Glam (Grey Goose vodka, lemon, honey syrup, and muddled raspberries); Tickled Pink (Family Jones vodka, St. Germaine, Luxardo Amaretto, lemon, and grapefruit); and Velvet Vesper (Beefeater Gin, Byrrh, and Bols Crème de Cacao).
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.460.2725 for reservations.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Kachina Cantina
{1890 Wazee Street, Denver; 720.460.2728}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: 5pm-close
Menu: Celebrate Valentine’s Day south of the border-style at Kachina Cantina, where they’ll offer their regular all-day menu in addition to Valentine’s Day food and drink specials, like Wagyu Empanadas ($12), Mar Y Tierra ($30) and Churros with passionfruit cream, ($8). Wash down the goodness with specialty cocktails, including the Sweet Heat, with Exotico tequila, pepper-infused tequila, lime, agave, and muddled raspberries, or the Mexican Mocha Martini, with Exotico tequila, pepper-infused tequila, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and mole bitters.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.460.2728 for reservations.

Say Je T’aime at Le Bilboquet
{299 St. Paul Street, Denver; 303.835.9999}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Le Bilboquet is offering love birds a special three-course prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails that will make your heart and taste buds explode this Valentine’s Day. Choose from starters like an apple and parsnip soup, venison terrine and a bibb salads; entrees selections include the signature cajun chicken, sablefish à la plancha or seared duck breast; desserts like chocolat mousse, chocolat tarte, or gateau basque.Visit www.lebilboquetdenver.com for more information or to view the full Valentine’s Day menu.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit OpenTable for reservations.

Cooking with Cupid at Cook Street Culinary School
{43 West 9th Avenue, Denver; 303.308.9300}
Feb. 12-14
Hours: 6-9:30pm
Join the chefs at Cook Street for a special night that includes a bottle of bubbly and sumptuous dishes guaranteed to spoil your palate.
Menu: Wild Mushroom & Duck Liver Mousse-filled Pâte à Choux; Miso-Seared Scallop, & Salmon Roe; Bone-In Steak for Two with Aligot and plated with Smoked Juniper Beet Coulis, Calabrian Tequila Cream, & Raspberry Rose Harissa; Turkish Coffee with Ruby Chocolate Pâtisserie.
Tickets and Reservations: Classes are filling fast! Visit www.cookstreet.com or here to sign up.

Sweetheart Ravioli at Il Posto
{2601 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.394.0100}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Three words—Heart-Shaped Ravioli, featured on a special tasting menu for two ($120/couple + $35 wine pairing). Full menu available here.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit OpenTable for reservations.

Beet Risotto at Il Posto

 

Dessert for Two at Old Major
{3316 Tejon Street, Denver; 720.420.0622}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Old Major will be offering a Dessert for Two (chocolate cake with a caramel ganache, raspberry milkshake) for $15.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit OpenTable for reservations.

Pizza and Pasta at Vero
{2669 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.296.8376}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Vero at Denver Central Market is offering a Pizza & Pasta Deal for Two for $22 this Valentine’s Day.
Tickets and Reservations: No reservations necessary

Aphrodisiacs at Honey Elixir Bar
{2636 Walnut Street, #104, Denver; 720.328.5992}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Honey Elixir Bar will be offering specials on Aphrodisiac drinks including The Love ‘Lixir, Ecstasy Jun and Cacao in addition to a few off-the-menu specials. Cozy into the candle-lit bar and find deeper connections thanks to Honey’s conversation starter coasters.
Tickets and Reservations: No reservations necessary

Love from the Sea at Ocean Prime
{Larimer Square and DTC Locations}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: This year, in addition to its full dinner menu, Ocean Prime is featuring a Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan king crab gnocchi with Champagne cream for $62. The entrée is topped with baby carrot salad in a preserved lemon pepper vinaigrette. Ocean Prime also has a variety of craft cocktails as the perfect dinner accompaniment, including the famous Bubbles and Berries along with a Wine Spectator-honored wine list.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.825.3663 (Larimer Sq.) or  303.552.3000 (DTC) or visit Ocean Prime’s website for reservations.

Running Hot and Cold at Urban Farmer x YETI Fire & Ice Bar
{1659 Wazee Street, Denver; 303.262.6070}
Feb. 14-15
Hours: 7-10pm
Urban Farmer is partnering with YETI for its third-annual ice bar on the restaurant’s sprawling patio, divided into two sections to activate the fire and ice theme. In addition to a menu of specialty-themed hot and cold cocktails, the fire side will feature a self-serve hot chocolate bar; live fire dancer performances; and fire pits with complimentary s’more kits. The ice side will include the return of the ice bar, plus ice sculptures, ice shot glasses, fur throws, blankets and more. The first 150 guests will receive a complimentary YETI rambler, in anticipation of YETI’s first Denver store opening in Cherry Creek this spring.
Tickets and Reservations: The Ice Bar is free to attend with prices based on consumption.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Urban Farmer
{1659 Wazee Street, Denver; 303.262.6070}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: 5pm-close
Menu: For a romantic evening in the heart of LoDo, Urban Farmer will offer their regular dinner menu in addition to a menu of seasonal Valentine’s Day specials. Finish with a nightcap and dessert at the historic Cruise Room, where Urban Farmer’s desserts are also available. Specials include Scallop Crudo ($16) or Caviar ($25) for starters; the Surf and Turf Duo ($68) for an entrée; and choice of Champagne Mousse ($15) or Chocolate Covered Strawberries ($6) for dessert.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.262.6070 or visit Urban Farmer’s website for reservations.

Pan Seared Elk at Former Saint Craft Kitchen & Taps
{650 15th Street, Denver; 303.486.4434}
Feb. 14-15
Hours: 5-10pm
Menu: This Valentine’s Day, the Former Saint Craft Kitchen & Taps culinary team will be offering the official Former Saint Valentine’s Day dinner menu. The carefully curated menu features main dishes such as the Pan Seared Elk Loin served with carrots, beet mousse and a blackberry port reduction. To finish, the Sweetheart Dessert Trio offers a decadent spread including: Salted Dark Chocolate Brownie with sweet cream, Taro Cookies with cream gelato and Chocolate Covered Champagne infused Strawberries.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.486.4434 or visit OpenTable for reservations.

Lobster Risotto at Courier Market | Bar | Kitchen
{1750 Welton Street, Denver; 303.603.4171}
Feb. 14-15
Hours: 5-10pm
Menu: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Courier Market | Bar | Kitchen with a carefully crafted Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Start off the meal with an Amuse of fried oysters with beet and bacon remoulade, followed by a choice of Mushroom Bisque or Watercross Salad. The main dishes featured include Lobster Risotto, Portobello Lasagna Napolitano and Porchetta with brussels and mushroom risotto. To round off the meal, indulge in a special Chocolate Souffle with a truffle center or Champagne Raspberry Parfait. All meals are served with a complimentary glass of champagne! Meals are available for $50 per person, tax and gratuity not included.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.603.4171 for reservations.

Potato Gnocchi at Root Down 
{1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver; 303.993.4200}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 11am-2pm (Brunch); 4-5pm (Happy Hour); 5pm-close (Dinner)
Menu: Root Down will have a $90/person prix-fixe dinner and is also open for brunch that day. Happy Hour will include drinks only and à la carte food offerings after 5pm. Dishes include: Callicrate beef tenderloin and rock shrimp; potato gnocchi; red snapper a la plancha; and a white chocolate bombe.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.993.4200 for reservations.

Pizza & Pasta Deal at Vero in DCM

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Candy Bars at Linger
{2030 West 30th Avenue, Denver; 303.993.3120}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 11:30am-2pm (Lunch); 4-5pm (Happy Hour); 5pm-close (Dinner)
Menu: Linger will have an $85/person dinner and is also open for lunch that day. Happy Hour will include drinks only and à la carte food offerings after 5pm. Favorite plates include: edamame and cabbage dumplings; masala dosa “bollywood”; and a peanut butter candy bar.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.993.3120 for reservations.

Rack of Lamb at El Five 
{2930 Umatilla, Fifth Floor, Denver; 303.524.9193}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: El Five will have a $105/person dinner, with a menu that includes tapas (like Iberico pork belly), larger plates (like rack of lamb and sirloin paella), and chocolate Turkish coffee cake.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.524.9193 for reservations.

Five-Course Dinner at Woodie Fisher
{1999 Chestnut Place, Denver; 720.643.1909}
Feb. 14-15
Hours: 5-10pm
Menu: The $65 menu from Executive Chef Franco Ruiz starts with an amuse bouche of pine nut shortbread with foie gras mousse and green strawberry. Then, the five courses include Ginger & Carrots with miso vinaigrette and spiced peanuts; Orecchiette Pasta & Clams with lemon, wine butter sauce and parmesan; Poached Islandic Cod with celery root, green apple and petite greens; Grilled Manhattan Steak with sweetbreads, potato and truffle vinaigrette; and, for dessert, German Chocolate Cake with coconut buttercream, raspberry and pecans. If you don’t want to commit to five courses, enjoy any of the menu items à la carte, or enjoy Woodie Fisher’s happy hour menu items from 2:30-10pm.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 720.643.1909 for reservations.

Seven Courses of Heaven at Ototo Den
{1501 South Pearl Street, Denver; 303.733.2503}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Den Corner’s younger brother takes lovebirds throughout the intricacies of Japanese cuisine and traditions with a special Valentine’s Day menu. Ototo Den continues to please curious palates with an unique 7-course prix-fixe menu. This special menu is $130 for two people, with cocktail and wine pairing suggestions.  The restaurant’s à la carte menu will also be available. Menu highlights include: Lotus Root Chips to start, Kusshi Oysters, Ebi Shinjo, Sashimi, Wagyu Flatiron Steak, and a Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.733.2503 for reservations.

50 Shades of Gris at Noble Riot
{1336 27th Street, Denver; 303.993.5330}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 5:30-6:30pm
Embrace your naughty side this Valentine’s Day with “50 Shades of Gris”—a special wine tasting paired with an educational discussion of all things bondage, domination, submission and masochism. Co-taught by Noble Riot sommelier Troy Bowen & co-owner Nicole Mattson and professional Denver Dominatrix Mistress Nicci, this special Valentine’s Day class will pair several shades of “Gris” – Pinot Gris, Trousseau Gris and others – with a beginners’ guide to BDSM. The cost is $69 per person, which includes a flight of four wines. For those interested in continuing their evening at Noble Riot, the bar is also offering a special: $69 Half bottle of Champagne + Sexy Bread, with tax & tip included.
Tickets and Reservations: Tickets are available here.

Thrice Pop-Up Brings the French Punk “Love Revolution” Movement to Dairy Block
{1855 Blake Street at Dairy Block}
Run for the Roses French Punk Pop Up Bar
Feb. 14-15; 21-22; & 28-29
Hours: 9pm-2am
A pop-up cash bar within French Punk
Un-Valentine’s Drag Show
Feb. 14
Hours: 9pm-1am
$65 per person
Tickets and Reservations: Visit www.thricepopup.com for tickets and enter promo code DAIRYBLOCK to receive $10 off all ticket types.
*Proceeds will benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Noble Grain Alliance.
**Visit www.thricepopup.com for additional French Punk events

Wine & Dine, Valentine at Blanchard Family Wines with For[a]ged
{1855 Blake Street, Suite #120, Denver; 720.990.9092}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Enjoy a three-course meal catered by For[a]ged, Dairy Block’s newest dining destination that unites craft and cuisine. The menu includes Oysters on the Half Shell, Miso Black Cod, Truffle Gnocchi, Peppercorn Crusted Beef Shoulder Medallion and more, including decadent desserts. Each course will be paired with a glass of wine carefully chosen by Blanchard’s Wine Educator. The evening is priced at $240 per couple, which includes both tax and gratuity.
Tickets and Reservations: Tickets may be purchased here.

Date Night Package at The Maven
{1850 Wazee Street, Denver; 833.389.0636}
Valentine’s Day Weekend
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Make the most of your night out with a romantic overnight stay at The Maven at Dairy Block, which is offering the Date Night Package this February—the package includes two cocktails and an appetizer at Poka Lola Social Club and complimentary valet parking.
Tickets and Reservation: Visit www.themavenhotel.com by Feb. 10th to book your package and register for your chance to win a Date Night getaway.

Surf and Turf for Two at STK Steakhouse
{1550 Market Street, Denver; 720.597.8010}
Feb. 14-16
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: The “not your daddy’s steakhouse,” will be serving up select special entrées like Soy Honey-Glazed Ahi Tuna for $42 or a decadent 28oz Porterhouse Surf & Turf for Two.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit STKsteakhouse.com for reservations.

Grand Kona for Two at Kona Grill
{3000 East 1st Avenue, #184, Denver; 720.974.1300}
Feb. 14-28
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: The restaurant featuring a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in a polished casual atmosphere, will celebrate Valentine’s Day and all things love with a special prix-fixe called The Grand Kona for Two. For $90, couples can start the evening with two glasses of bubbles for a Valentine’s Day toast, followed by Filet with lobster butter & miso sea bass, U10 pan seared scallops, crispy brussels sprouts and Kona whipped potatoes. In addition, Kona locations nationwide will also be serving up festive à la carte specialties, such as Lobster Potstickers, Coconut Shrimp Bisque, Pan Seared Salmon and Red Velvet Butter Cake.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit KonaGrill.com for reservations.

Four-Course Dinner and Wine at Frasca Food and Wine
{1738 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.6966}
Feb. 14-15
Hours: 5pm-close
Menu: Co-Executive Chefs Kelly Jeun and Eduardo Valle Lobo offer a four-course menu for $150/person, while Bobby Stuckey and the award-winning wine team offer “Sommelier Selections” of special wines available by the glass or bottle, in addition to Frasca’s James Beard Foundation Award-winning wine list.
Tickets and Reservations: Call 303.442.6966 or visit ExploreTock for reservations.

Wagyu Tasting at SALT (Courtesy: The Denver Dish)

Specialty Wine Pours at Pizzeria Locale Boulder
{1730 Pearl Street, Boulder; 303.442.3003}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: The team at Locale Boulder will be pouring outstanding wines by the glass (usually only available by the bottle) on Friday for guests looking to up their Neapolitan pizza game. Featuring: Murgo 2015 Brut Rosé Nerello Mascalese, Sicilia and Cleto Chiarli 2018 Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Emilia Romagna
Tickets and reservations: Walk-ins are encouraged but reservations can be made at ExploreTock.

Wine and Vinyl at Sunday Vinyl
{1803 16th Street Mall, Denver; 720.738.1803}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: 9pm-close
Menu: For wine- and music-loving guests, Sunday Vinyl is offering its regular menu all night, with happy hour beginning at 9pm. Join lead sommelier Clara Klein, Chef Charlie Brooks, and team for killer by-the-glass-pours, soulful vinyl, and a full menu of European classics.
Tickets and Reservations: Walk-ins are encouraged and reservations can be made at ExploreTock.

Delectable Bites and Wine Flights at Tavernetta
{1889 Sixteenth Street Mall, Denver; 720.605.1889}
Valentine’s Day
Hours: Regular hours of operation
Menu: Chef Cody Cheetham and team will offer Tavernetta’s regular à la carte menu along with a four-course tasting menu for $125/person. The tasting menu is scheduled to include: Insalata di Cicoria (salad of chicories, black truffle and parmesan); Tonnarelli nero
 (squid ink pasta with bay scallop and Meyer lemon); Costola di Manzo
 (braised short rib with polenta and cipollini onions); and TortaCaprese 
(flourless chocolate cake with passion fruit and almond).  A wine pairing flight is available for $50/person. Additionally, the wine team will pour two roses by the glass, each for $14: 2018 La Spinetta and 2018 Bisson. Tavernetta will also offer specials at lunch all weekend for guests looking to celebrate while the sun is still in the sky.
Tickets and Reservations: Visit ExploreTock for reservations.

Superb Sips from Places Serving Colorado Wine
Local favorite Carboy Winery creates their own white and red varietals and serves cheese boards, bar snacks and desserts from neighboring restaurant Logan Street.
{6885 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton; 720.531.5252}

Urban wine hot-spot, Bigsby’s Folly, makes their own ‘porch pounder’ Denver wine and serves two Rieslings from Palisade as well as an extensive food menu.
{3563 Wazee Street, Denver; 720.485.3158}

Found inside Dairy Block, Blanchard Family Wines serves local wine from The Storm Cellar.  Sample a flight of wines, pair a bottle with a cheese and charcuterie plate or some locally crafted desserts and take your favorite bottle home with you at the end of the night.
{1855 Blake Street, #120, Denver; 720.990.9092}

Located in the heart of downtown, Wild Women Winery is the perfect location for groups of single girlfriends. Wild Women Winery offers flights, tasting plates and homemade chocolate truffles.
{1660 Champa Street, Denver; 303.534.0788}

At Bramble & Hare, Boulderites can enjoy Chef Eric Skokan’s house made rustic dishes along with a glass of Bookcliff Vineyards wine, which the restaurant serves as its house wine.
{1970 13th Street, Boulder; 303.444.9110}

Farm-to-table bistro, Black Cat, in Boulder, also owned by Chef Skokan, has entire page of Colorado wine featuring varietals from Sutcliffe Vineyards, Canyon Wind, Bookcliff Vineyards and Guy Drew.
{1964 13th Street, Boulder; 303.444.5500}

Blanchard Family Wines