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Valentine’s Day: Romantic Date Night Ideas in Boulder, Colorado

One night a year, we pause to celebrate love with a romantic gesture or grand display of affection. We’ll start the day wanting to do something awesome for our special someone, but unsure of where to look. Whether it’s a first date or 10-year anniversary, Valentine’s Day gives us a reason to indulge – check out our list below for romantic and delicious restaurants to visit this February 14. 


This top-tier Asian eatery brings the finest quality Pacific Rim cuisine to Pearl Street. The sexy décor and vibe provide the perfect atmosphere for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Chimera uses organic, local, and sustainable ingredients to make creative, fun dishes like Lobster Mango Ceviche and Bulgogi Korean BBQ. Reserve a table here.


If you’re a wine enthusiast, check out PMG – just half a block off Pearl Street. Its wine list is extensive and varied, offering everything from robust French reds to spicy German Rieslings. The menu showcases simple, yet flavorful dishes crafted from local ingredients when possible. PMG provides a cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for an intimate date night. 


This Basque-style steakhouse not only offers top quality steaks, but has some of the best views of Boulder’s breath-taking Flatirons, as well. This luxury restaurant is the place to be if you want to impress your special date. Star-gaze over top-notch dishes while you and your Valentine sip gorgeous wines. 


This Boulder classic delivers a sophisticated space for an intimate date night. L’Atelier pays tribute to traditional French cuisine with its thoughtfully crafted menu. Whisk your date away to a romantic, candlelit evening at L’Atelier.   

Steakhouse No. 316

Boulder’s newest Steakhouse is making headlines with its elegant space and perfectly prepared steaks. Rustic wood floors and crisp white table linens contribute to the warm and classic feel of its main dining room. Steakhouse No. 316 is the newest high-end dining experience in Boulder, making it the destination for a Valentine’s Day that is unlike any other. 

The Flagstaff House

Just a short and scenic drive up Flagstaff, this family owned and operated restaurant has long held a place in the heart of Boulder’s residents. Offering beautiful views of Boulder and the Flatirons from every seat in the dining room, The Flagstaff House is both impressive and intimate. Celebrate the occasion with a bottle of wine from its award-winning wine cellar or indulge in sumptuous dishes like  “Porcelet Belly Confit” or “Hudson Valley Foie Gras”. 

Brasserie Ten Ten

This neighborhood favorite is offering a special Valentine’s dinner menu (in addition to its usual offerings). From classic date-night staples like Oysters and Caviar to the more unusual Loup de Mer – whole roasted Alamosa striped bass confit – Ten Ten is guaranteed to wow with its decadent plates. If you’re looking for simple yet chic, check out this lively bistro.

Bramble and Hare

This comfortable, charming restaurant is the quintessential place for a low-key, evening that does not sacrifice quality. Bramble and Hare prides itself on organic, sustainable, and even wild-foraged ingredients that are representative of the Front Range. This restaurant has a rustic, farmhouse vibe that makes guests feel immediately welcome and at home. The menu is constantly changing to showcase seasonal, fresh ingredients so you know each dish will be of the finest quality.


This vegetarian eatery has been a Boulder mainstay for over 10 years. Recently relocating to Pearl has allowed Leaf to expand and redesign its dining room to allow more seating and create a nature-oriented aesthetic. Leaf plans to deliver a four-course, meat-free meal for love birds this February 14. 

Take the guesswork out of Valentine’s Day by reserving a spot at any of these sophisticated restaurants. If it’s fine wines you seek or elegant cuisine you crave, these establishments deliver some of Boulder’s best in fine dining.  Make this holiday one to remember!

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