So you forgot about Valentine’s Day, and your significant other is counting on a romantic evening. Now you are scrambling, calling around trying to make reservations, only to find that everyone is booked, or maybe can squeeze you in at 9:45pm. Don’t panic. There are some amazing restaurants and romantic things to do in downtown Denver that you can do last minute, and still impress your date.
1801 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202. (303)293-2288 http://www.trinitygrille.com
Located across the street from the historic Brown Palace, they have offered award winning fine dining since 1982. While it is hard to find a table during lunch; Dinner service is almost private. I recommend the French fried lobster, and the hand cut Ribeye. Don’t forget to order the Tahitian vanilla soufflé! You can make reservations online here: http://www.opentable.com/trinity-grille-reservations-denver?rtype=ism&restref=18796
Blue Sushi Sake Grill.
1616 16th St, Denver, CO 80202. (303)640-3625 http://www.bluesushisakegrill.com/
Sushi is known worldwide as an aphrodisiac, and therefore a perfect meal for Valentine’s Day. Blue Sushi is offering a Special Menu, including oysters on the half shell with white cranberry foam, and Lobster and Shrimp rolls with carrots, cabbage, mint, and basil with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce for $12.00 each. Click here for online reservations: http://www.opentable.com/blue-sushi-sake-grill
Marcos Coal Fired Pizzaria.
2129 Larimer, Denver, CO 80205. (303)296-7000 http://www.marcoscoalfiredpizza.com/
With chefs trained by the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napolitani, a group that is regarded as the best in the world, you are destined to have an amazing meal here. The bright and modern Italian Trattoria, is an ideal Valentine’s spot. Make reservations online here: http://www.opentable.com/marcos-coal-fired-pizza-ballpark , or call and have it delivered for a special Valentine’s dinner at home!
Denver Draft Horse Carriage Ride.
Various rides throughout Downtown. (720)883-5325 http://www.irishrosecarriages.com
Take your sweetheart in a horse-drawn carriage. Go along the 16th street mall, or take the tour by Coors Field, Union Station, and the Oxford Hotel. Recommend photos, smooching and cuddling along the way!
Dancing in Denver.
1570 Clarkson, Denver, CO 80218. (303)831-9717 http://www.denverturnverein.org/
Get your boots on and go to the historic Denver Turnverein to dance! $7.00 for non-members, and $2.00 for the class at 6:45pm.
This is only a short list of all the amazing things Denver has to offer you and that special person for last minute Valentine’s Day dining and activities. You can make this day as affordable, or as expensive as you want. Either way, just remember it is not about how much you spend, or what you do, but who you get to spend this special day with.
Izzy Hawthorne has lived in Denver, CO as a single mother since 2001. Her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents are CO natives. Izzy is a professional in the food/hospitality industry. She will be spending this Valentine’s Day at a “Girl’s Night”, downtown, with co-workers who are all single gals.