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Six local restaurants to try on Valentine’s Day

Contact CU Independent News Staff Writer Sonia Fraser at sonia.fraser@colorado.edu

It’s February and love is in the air. Yes, the month of flowers, chocolates and dinner reservations has come, and with it, the typical panic surrounding date night. Here are six nearby spots to spend Valentine’s Day.

1515 Restaurant  

Offering a Tour De France dinner special for one night only, this romantic spot is perfect for a night out in Denver. The limited time Valentine’s menu offers a sampling of French cuisine, including escargot and steak. Reservations can be made online or by phone. Menus will be available upon request. 

Where: 1515 Market St., Denver

When: Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Price: $90 per person, tax and gratuity not included.

Aloy Modern

A new addition to Denver’s restaurant scene, Aloy Modern is serving up Thai food with a fresh, modern flare. The restaurant is starting things off with a bang, offering a three-course lovers’ menu with a glass of complimentary sparkling wine. Regular menus will be available upon request. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Where: 2134 Larimer St., Denver

When: Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Price: $40 per person

The Exchange Tavern

This Westminster joint serves classic pub fare with a twist.  For one night only, The Exchange Tavern will be serving one appetizer, two entrees and a dessert as part of their Valentine’s special. No worries if you’re flying solo; the singles’ special includes one appetizer, one entree and a dessert. Menus will also be available upon request.

Where: 11940 Bradburn Blvd. Ste. 300, Westminster

When: Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Price: $60 for couples, $30 for singles

The Squeaky Bean

Visit the Squeaky Bean for farm fresh food. The Bean will be offering a special three-course menu for Valentine’s Day weekend, including an appetizer, an entree and a dessert.  During this event, the regular menu will not be available. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Where: 1500 Wynkoop St., Denver

When: Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 10 p.m.  

Price: $60 per person

Zeal

With a selection of small plates starting at $5 each, Zeal’s Valentine’s Day tasting menu offers a light and fun alternative to the typical date night fare. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online or by phone.

Where: 1710 Pearl St., Boulder

When: Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.

Price: Small plates start at $5

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