​​Top 5 Date Night Restaurants Around Denver

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Are you looking to plan a fabulous night out? It’s easy to find great date night restaurants in Denver, thanks to the creativity and passion of the chefs who create an impressive tapestry of cuisines that reflect the city’s multicultural roots. Gone are the days of Denver as a cow town — Denver's restaurant scene is sophisticated and multilayered. Whether you want a romantic candlelit French dinner or crave tapas alfresco, you’ll find a restaurant to suit any date night.​​  

Top Date Night Restaurants

Every couple is unique, but blending a sense of fun with your taste is essential for the best date night. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic steakhouse, a funky bistro, or an elegant, cosmopolitan dining experience, these top local restaurants guarantee an unforgettable meal and a romantic evening together. Let’s explore a few restaurants that will take your next date night over the top.

El Five

Edible Beats is the independent restaurant group behind some of Denver’s most fashionable eateries, and El Five is no exception. Located in LoHi, it boasts dramatic 360º views of Denver’s skyline and the highlands. Dine alfresco on the balcony or inside, where glass and gold accents play with vintage Middle Eastern movie posters meant to represent the restaurant’s melding of Middle Eastern and European cultures.

The menu focuses on Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Syria, and Lebanon. The Tapas de Gibraltar includes favorites from the region, and if you're a paella fan, you're definitely in for a treat. Explore a variety of stunning dishes like Smoked Burrata, Patatas Brava, and Carbon Culture Mushroom for an unforgettable night out.

Located at 2930 Umatilla Street, 5th floor, El Five serves dinner Sunday-Thursday from 5-10 PM and Friday-Saturday from 5-11 PM.


Seasonally driven and locally sourced is the name of the game at Potager, where the tradition of satisfying food and excellent service is at the heart of the experience. Whether you choose to dine inside, on the covered patio (available year-round with heaters and curtains to keep it cozy), or in the garden, you’ll be charmed by the intimate decor and Potager's commitment to honoring sustainable farming and fishing.

Potager’s menu varies based on seasons and available ingredients but is always enticing and made to order.  The perfect date night awaits with fresh, delicious dishes like Tarragon Chèvre Soufflé or Coconut Panna Cotta with yuzu syrup and hazelnut crumble at this peaceful hideaway.

Located at 1109 Ogden Street, Potager serves dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5-9 PM. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Bistro Vendôme

Bistro Vendôme is a local favorite that offers out-of-this-world French cuisine while keeping it down to earth. Your date night will have fun and flair to spare, from happy hour to unique events like Monday Night Movies, which includes a five-course prix fixe dinner and a full-length film focused on France, food, or both.

Explore Parisian dishes like Confit de Canard, Steak Frites, and Salade de Pommes Pochées, and don’t forget the Chocolate Soufflé for dessert.  Bistro Vendôme has a full-service bar with over 65 selections of French wine representing all the major wine regions of France.

Located at 1420 Larimer Square, Bistro Vendôme serves dinner every day from 4-10 PM and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 2:30 PM.

Odyssey Italian Restaurant

If an Italian feast is your idea of an excellent date night, look no further than Odyssey. Founded in 2012, this spot owes its dishes to centuries of quality Italian cooking thanks to Chef Ignazio Mulei. The restaurant name tips his hat to his odyssey from Sicily, and the menu has an array of classic, rustic dishes inspired by Chef Mulei’s family recipes. You can’t go wrong, but for an outstanding Italian experience, try the Penne Bolognese or the Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms.

Date night at Odyssey is casually elegant with the ambiance of a century-old Victorian mansion. Enjoy dinner on a chilly night inside by the fire or dine alfresco, weather permitting.

Located at 603 E. 6th Avenue, Odyssey serves dinner from 4-10 PM but is closed on Tuesdays.

Guard and Grace

Fine steaks, classic cocktails, and decadent desserts are sure winners for a romantic date night, and Grace and Guard never disappoints. Named one of the 50 Best Steakhouses in the U.S. by Far and Wide, this sleek modern steakhouse with its emphasis on wood-fired dishes and above-class innovation will please your palate.

Filet Mignon or Dry Aged Bone-In NY Strip will leave you marveling at the talent of Chef Troy Guard’s award-winning team, and adding some black truffle mac and cheese on the side never hurts, either. Don’t miss the Luxardo Cherry Cheesecake for dessert, complete with Oreo crust, bourbon honey ice cream, tart cherry compote, chocolate orange crumble, and honeycomb brittle. Talk about romantic date nights!  

Located at 1801 California Street, Guard and Grace serves lunch Tuesday-Thursday 11 AM-2 PM, dinner Sunday-Thursday 4-9:30 PM (last seating), and Friday-Saturday 4-10 PM (last seating).

Unforgettable Dining Starts at Home

Date night doesn’t have to mean a night on the town. After all, what's more romantic than a night in? Imagine an adventure in fine dining in your own kitchen with one of Denver’s gifted chefs creating a meal tailored to your specifications. Hiring a personal chef through INTUEAT means you and your partner get to focus on one another while your chef tends to every detail. There’s no prep, no work, no hassle — just a stunning meal.

How Does INTUEAT Work?

INTUEAT takes all the guesswork out of private home catering. Browse our list of vetted chefs and send a booking request. Once the chef confirms their availability, the fun begins. Your personal chef will create an exquisite meal customized to your desires. INTUEAT has chefs skilled in every cuisine, so you can indulge your senses and explore new flavors or order a tried-and-true favorite meal. Whether you want Latin fusion, Japanese, Turkish, modern American, or a vegan feast, INTUEAT has a chef for that.

Enjoy date night your way with INTUEAT; no need to worry about a single detail. Your chef brings all the ingredients and equipment and leaves your kitchen spotless. If you've wondered how much a private chef costs, we can assure you it's worth it. Contact INTUEAT today to get started planning a delicious and stress-free date night.  

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