Pink balloons are lining up the grocery stores, couples are holding hands, ads for chocolate boxes are playing on a loop– Valentine’s day is quickly approaching. Whether you’re a lover or hater of this hallmark holiday, we’ve got all the right deals for this February 14th.

No date? No problem. We know where to go meet like-minded people for a potential match up. Or grab your friends, have some fun, and relish in all the yummy non-exclusive Valentine’s special desserts.  

Also 303 Magazine features an exclusive giveaway of the sold out winter edition of The Denver Passport. Scroll down to learn more.

 

Valentine’s Day Specials (For Couples)

Robin Chocolates

Valentine’s Day six of hearts, from left to right: Kahlua caramel, rose caramel, rosemary caramel, port wine, lavender, dulcey blonde. Photo by Camille Breslin

Valentine’s Day six of hearts, from left to right: Kahlua caramel, rose caramel, rosemary caramel, port wine, lavender, dulcey blonde. Photo by Camille Breslin

Where: Click here for several locations 

The Low Down: Looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift? Keep it simple, classic, and romantic with a box of heart-shaped Robin Chocolates. With an impressively wide selection of artisan chocolates that not only taste delicious, but are photogenic, you can’t go wrong. Read our review for a look at the saliva-inducing chocolate collection.

Range

Photo courtesy of Range Denver

Photo courtesy of Range Denver

Where: Renaissance Denver Downtown Hotel, 918 17th St., Denver

When: February 13- 15

Cost: $80 

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling (720) 726-4800

The Low Down: For a little dinner and soft jazz, take your partner to Range, a restaurant located in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Enjoy the special Valentine’s menu, which really sets the mood with two glasses of wine, House Smoked Chateaubriand with Bourbon Mushroom Reduction, Pan Seared Lump Crab Cakes with Gribiche and Grilled Lemon, and more. Jazz will be playing in the lobby between 5 and 9 p.m..

High Point Creamery

The ice cream flight at High Point Creamery. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

The ice cream flight at High Point Creamery. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

Where: 215 South Holly St., Denver

When: February 14

Cost: $14

The Low Down: For a cute post-dinner desert for two, head to High Point Creamery after for a Valentine’s special of two ice cream flights. Mix and match the shop’s top picks: Chocolate Coconut, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Root Down’s Banana Creme Brûlée, and Caramelized Apple Sorbet. Need we say more?

 

Salt

Photo courtesy of Salt

Photo courtesy of Salt

Where: 1047 Pearl St., Boulder

When: February 14, 5-10 p.m.

Cost: $65/person

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling (303) 444-7258

The Low Down: Salt Bistro will spark things up with a truly romantic Valentine’s menu. Enjoy a three-course meal tailored for a perfect dinner for two, which includes steak tar tar, New England clam chowder, butter poached gulf shrimp, curried lamb osso bucco, sugar and spice beignets, flourless onyx chocolate cake, and so much more to make this a truly amatory destination. True to the restaurants repertoire, the meal and cocktails consists of all local ingredients in season from local farms.

Linger

Photo by Glenn Ross

Photo by Glenn Ross

Where: 2030 West 30th Ave., Denver

When: February 14

Cost: $75/ person 

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling (303) 993-3120

The Low Down: Cozy Linger, located in the Highlands, Denver’s “it” place, is perfect for a very intimate dinner. You may be getting one of the best views of Downtown Denver, but you’re really traveling around the globe with a very diverse four-course meal that boasts cuisines from a variety of countries. Imagine oysters, Moroccan delicate squash salad, Valencian paella arancini, braised callicrate beef short ribs “bibimbab”, roasted maple leaf duck breast, white chocolate boba truffles, and more. As if that doesn’t already sound unbeatably amazing, take it to the next level for a ($30/person) wine pairing.  For all of our vegan and gluten-free foodies out there, have no fear, the menu can be modified for accommodation by request.

The Corner Office

Photo courtesy of Lexa PR

Photo courtesy of Lexa PR

Where: 1401 Curtis St, Denver

When: February 12- 14

Cost: $40 

Reservations: Reservations can be made at http://thecornerofficedenver.com or by calling 303.825.6500

The Low Down: If you’re headed downtown, surprise your sweetheart with reservations at this chic spot. The chef’s at The Corner Office are serving up a special three-course meal that includes a kale and pomegranate salad, bucatini carbonara, french macaroons, and more. To top things off, the meal comes with a complimentary glass of Martini & Rossi Prosecco.

Terminal Bar

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Terminal Bar. Photo by Roman Tafoya

Where: 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

When: Saturdays 2 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Cost: $5

The Low Down: If you’re passing through Union Station (or not) before or after your date, stop by the  chic Terminal Bar for a couple of s’mores and get cozy by its new outdoor fire pits, or even enjoy a tasty beverage at the beer garden.

Brazen

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Brazen’s S’mores. Photo by Brittany Werges

Words by Brittany Werges

Where: 4450 West 38th Ave. #130, Denver

Cost: $10

The Low Down: Love the idea of sharing oogey-gooey s’mores on Valentine’s Day? Brazen, like Terminal Bar, also dishes out this romantic yet nostalgic dessert. This Berkeley favorite offers a decadent platter of homemade graham crackers and marshmallows (half vanilla, half cherry marshmallows) with Reeses’, mixed berries and the forever classic Hershey’s chocolate. We say, the s’more the better.

 Zengo & La Biblioteca

Dessert at Zengo. Photo courtesy of Zengo

Zengo Flan. Courtesy of Zengo

Where: 1610 Little Raven st., Denver

When: February 13- 15 

Cost: $69/person

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling (720) 904-0965

The Low Down: For swanky sweethearts, Zengo and La Bilbioteca is the perfect Valentine’s destination. The two restaurants have whipped up a special Valentine’s four course meal to surely fill all foodie hearts with love. Think lobster rolls, foie gras steamed buns, miso glazed black cod, tres leches-grand mainer cake, cocktails, and so many more delicious pickings.

Win a Winter Warmer

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Photo by Brittany Werges

Words by Brittany Werges

What: The first ever winter edition of the Denver Passport

When: Win one TODAY by going to 303 Magazine’s Instagram [ UPDATE: Contest ended on February 5 ]

The Low Down:  The increasingly popular Denver Passport has returned for its first ever winter edition. This little paper book, which provides 2-1 drink deals at a selective list of restaurants, sold out in only 30 hours after being released. But for Valentine’s day 303 Magazine was able to nab a few for our true loves, 303 readers. Head to our Instagram today to enter to win one and treat your V-day date to a free drink.

Valentine’s Day Specials (For Singles)

Punch Bowl Social

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Photo by Lindsey Bartlett

Where: 65 South Broadway, Denver

When: February 14

The Low Down: Whether you’re planning a more casual, fun-filled date or rejecting the holiday and getting together with a couple of friends, check out Punch Bowl Social for a guaranteed good time. Single? Consider trying the Heartbreak burger filled with nacho cheese, egg, avocado, bacon, fried onions, sautéed mush and jalapeños. Are your physical talents waning in the games? Win your date or your friends over with your surely exceptional vocal talents in one of Punch Bowl’s brand new private karaoke rooms

Blackbird

Photos by Brent Andeck

Photos by Brent Andeck

Where: 305 S Downing St., Denver

When: February 6 6 p.m.-8  p.m. 

Cost: $20 

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling 303-733-3923

The Low Down: Still need a date for Valentine’s day? Blackbird’s got you covered. On February 6, Blackbird will host a Valentine’s happy hour for singles so you can find that special someone just in time. Tickets include bites and two drinks while you mingle with potentials amidst a casual, easy-atmosphere with games, drinks, and appetizers. If you find a date, come on back to where it all began on Valentine’s day for a ($50/person) special three-course menu.

The Nickel

Photo courtesy of Hotel Teatro

Photo courtesy of Hotel Teatro

Where: 1100 14th St., Denver

When: February 14

The Low Down: For singles and those on the hunt, join The Nickel for its “no date, no problem” party. Hang out and enjoy $5 select draft beers, wines, and cocktails and $5 charcuterie tastes between 4 and 6 pm. For the romantic traditionalists, come in for a special dinner for two featuring wood-grilled Colorado lamb chops or House-Cured Pancetta Wrapped Whole Trout, or many others.

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