Romantic Restaurants with an Upscale Dining Experience in Colorado Springs

The Best Romantic Restaurants in Colorado Springs for a First Date or a 4000th

If you are looking for a romantic restaurant in Colorado Springs Colorado then you’ll want to be sure to check out one of Colorado Springs’s fine upscale and high end restaurants and eating establishments. With many different styles and cultures of cuisines, and a myriad of upscale atmospheres, the restaurants in Colorado Springs have more to offer than meets the eye. Although there are many options to choose from, in this article today we have compiled a list of some of the top rated romantic restaurants in the Colorado Springs area. 

The list includes the restaurant's location, a Yelp review, a summary of the restaurant's style, and even a convenient link to the restaurant's website in case you want to order takeout or just want to preview the menu before you go in person. We’ve even included links where you can get a GiftYa E-Gift Card for each and every one of the participating restaurants.

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GiftYa’s digital format provides not only a speedy delivery but also a convenient way to store and maintain different gift card balances. You don’t need to worry about having that particular gift card for that particular establishment on that particular day, as long as you have your phone, GiftYa cards are with you. Check out the list of top romantic restaurants in Colorado Springs Colorado below, including several that accept GiftYa!  

1. The Rabbit Hole Dinner & Drinks

Walk Through a Wonderland of Lights to Arrive at Romantic American Food And Cocktails

101 N Tejon St | Colorado Springs|

The Rabbit Hole comes in at the top of our list today for a few reasons. First of all, the menu is highly accessible, so you don’t need to worry about your date not being able to find something they like. And I mean, that’s what you are looking for right? A nice restaurant with food that your date will like. If so, then The Rabbit Hole is the place for you!

At this restaurant, the food is excellent, and they have an extensive list of cocktails and drinks. And if wining and dining isn’t enough to have your date sold on your special evening, the Rabbit Hole also offers a very romantic atmosphere that isn’t overly stuffy. The atmosphere is romantic, but relaxed and cool at the same time. You’ll have a very lovely upscale evening, but won’t be burdened by any stuffiness.

“What a gem! I nearly didn't want to write a review because I want to keep it to myself! The location and ambiance are so cool! The lighting was sexy and set the tone for a very romantic evening. Our server was fun and knowledgeable. Loved the music. And the food was top notch!” - Yelp Review 

2. Ambli Global Cuisine

Community. Authenticity. Integrity

5278 N Nevada Ave | Ste 160 |

Ambil Global Cuisine would have come in at the top of the list today if it weren’t for the fact that they don’t share too much about their business, their mission, or their direction. That being said, they are absolutely loved by the locals in Colorado Springs. Though they are a bit more upscale than our first restaurant. 

Their menu is a tasting menu only, and is served most days from 5-9 p.m. So you are better off calling and reserving a table ahead of time. But you won’t be able to do that at the bar, which opens at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays and served on a first come first serve basis.

“Absolutely loved this place! From the food, to the vibe, to the service, it was all perfect! Will now be my go-to restaurant in the Springs. Our servers were so sweet and so attentive. Felt very taken care of! This place gets a 10/10!!” - Yelp Review

3. District Elleven

Elevated Comfort Food and a Premier Whiskey Selection

218 N Tejon St | Ste 120 |

District Elleven (and yes that’s spelled right) is a new speakeasy in downtown Colorado Springs. Their speciality is in the art of craft cocktail mixing and high end whiskey. District Elleven is the place on the list I personally would most like to visit. The only reason it didn’t make the top of the list today is because this article is about restaurants and District Elleven is technically a bar.

But don’t worry, just because they are a bar doesn’t mean you and your date can’t get something delicious to eat while you are there. They specifically refer to their style of food as “elevated comfort food” and not bar food, and that’s for good reason. Chef Noah Siebenaller’s menu is designed to elevate the very concept of bar food to something that feels upscale, established, and best of all romantic. On top of the elevated comfort food, District Elleven also features an assortment of over 200 bottles of whiskey. The bar was voted as the best new bar in 2020 and the best restaurant after midnight in 2021. So whether District Elleven is your entire evening, or just the last stop on your super date, you are sure to have a great time.

“You'd think this place had been around since the '20s, AWESOME atmosphere!!! Great, friendly service, even better drinks, I absolutely recommend this place… It's very dark, but let your eyes adjust and you'll have a great time. Perfect for those people who want to go out but not interact with other people. Give them a shot!

” - Yelp Review 

4. Peppertree Restaurant

Legendary Fine Dining in Colorado Springs

888 W Moreno Ave | Colorado Springs |

The most amazing thing about the Peppertree, (well besides the food), is the panoramic view you have of downtown Colorado Springs. If you are looking to really blow your date out of the water then this is the place for you. On top of the breathtaking view, you can also expect the classic fine dining menu with a unique tableside preparation of the finest steaks. And on top of the steaks, The Peppertree Restaurant also offers an extensive wine list as well as a whole variety of seafood options. 

You can be sure your date will have an amazing view, an amazing meal, and an amazing drink. And you can’t really do much better than that when it comes to romantic restaurants in Colorado Springs. But, free piece of advice, make a reservation and ask for a window seat when you do. You won’t regret it!

“Absolutely Fabulous! Peppertree staff was amazing, We were in for a small wedding for our son, and with impromptu plans... They took our reservation on short notice. The service was impeccable, all the staff was fun and professional. We are from TX, so when i say the steaks were phenomenal, I mean it!  I cannot say enough..” - Yelp Review 

5. Carlos’ Bistro

Unforgettable Dining Experience in Colorado Springs

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1025 S 21st St | Colorado Springs |

The cool thing about Carlos’ Bistro is how much the owners really care that all of their customers are taken care of. Carlos and MamArcia, the owners, personally greet each customer and escort them into the dining room. Their commitment to superior quality and organic produce is evident in every bite that you take. 

They really go above and beyond and are renowned for their exceptional customer service. So if you are really trying to impress your date with luxury and the feeling of being pampered, then Carlos’ Bistro is going to be the romantic restaurant in Colorado Spring for you!

“First and foremost, Carlos himself is the best. He instantly memorized our names and made us feel like regulars. He even made our first round of drinks himself. A real class act.” -  Yelp Review

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6. Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern

Calling All Casual Romantics! Get An Upscale Experience Without the Stress of Stuffy Fine Dining Establishments

13021 Bass Pro Dr  | Colorado Springs |

Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern makes it on our list for a few reasons. They offer a bit of a different menu than you might be accustomed to at most romantic restaurants. Their menu is all southern inspired, so while it has all the classics that you or your date might be craving, they are often prepared with a southern twist. 

This restaurant is great if you are looking for a nice date with your partner but aren’t looking for something ridiculously overpriced or overhyped. You’ll have a fun, romantic evening filled with excellent customer service and great food. And on top of the great food, as the name might suggest, Bourbon Brothers has an extensive whiskey menu and barlist for when you or your date get thirsty. 

“This place is mindblowing. The education Ted  gave us of Bourbon vs Whiskey was mind blowing and fun. David, our waiter, was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure we got the best bourbon sampler! The view of the Rockies is stunning and the inside is beautifully decorated.” - Yelp Review 

7. Mackenzie’s Chop House

Fresh Food Served With Casual Elegance

128 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs |

Mackenzie’s Chop House serves the finest classic dinners. They are locally owned, and they celebrate the art of fine dining in an atmosphere that is classy yet still elegant. They serve steak, seafood, and martinis that are always fresh and high quality. On the menu, you’ll find shrimp cocktail, Norwegian salmon, lobster mac and cheese, and so much more. 

This is a great place to make a reservation if you want to have a party or a romantic date. This restaurant is a popular destination for all kinds of events, business lunches, banquets, and special dinners. They have the type of intimate atmosphere that makes groups of up to 60, or pairs of two, feel really comfortable. 

“Great find in Downtown Colorado Springs. We are visiting from New Jersey and so glad we found Mackenzie's. I can only review happy hour which was awesome. Both the Calamari and kobe beef nachos were great. Nice ambience sitting outside and the cocktails were good too. Our server was great! Friendly and attentive. I would definitely return if I visit Colorado again.”–Yelp Review 

8. Paravicini’s Italian Bistro

Classic Italian Food Served In Historic Surroundings

2802 W Colorado Ave | Colorado Springs |

At Paravicini’s Italian Bistro, you will find authentic Italian cuisine in a historic city. They have just the right ambiance and the entrees that you need to give you and your date a really good night. Their award-winning cuisine is made in house daily with only the freshest ingredients, and their unique recipes have been in their family for generations! 

The appetizers on their menu includes bruschetta pomodoro and clams, their soups and salads include pasta e fagioli and wedding soup, and their list of pastas include tortellini carbonara, pasta pesto, shrimp scampi risotto, and many other delicious, classic options. 

“Fantastic meal here on our last night in Manitou Springs. Wish we'd found it earlier! Veal Toscana was great. My husband had the chicken carsoni...fabulous. Friend had the salmon over Risotto and it was excellent. All in all a wonderful meal. Great service from Johnna too!”–Yelp Review 

9. Four By Brother Luck

This Famous Chef Run Restaurant Will Give You A Unique, Upscale Dining Experience In Colorado Springs

321 N Tejon St | Colorado Springs |

Four By Brother Luck is named after the celebrity chef that runs it, Brother Luck. He is a celebrity chef that wows people with his unique brand of flavor and technique, and brings global inspiration into all of his meals. He has appeared on The Food Network and beaten Bobby Flay, became a favorite on Top Chef, and has hired several other talented chefs to work with him. 

This restaurant gathers its ingredients from fresh sources, so what it has on the menu depends on the season. They work with farmers, fisherman, hunters, and gatherers to bring their customers the best food experience possible. So try their oysters, their duck green chili poutine, or their bacon jam burgers. You really can’t go wrong there!

“Absolutely phenomenal. One of the best meals I've had in ages. The menu changes seasonally, but everything we had was flawless.”–Yelp Review 

10. Edelweiss German Restaurant

A German Restaurant With Influences From Other European Countries

34 E Ramona Ave | Colorado Springs |

Edelweiss German Restaurant has served extraordinary German and European cuisine in Colorado Springs for over 50 years. It has several dining rooms all decorated with European artifacts, and an authentic “Biergarten” in the summer. This restaurant will make you feel as if you have entered a whole other world. 

This restaurant serves authentic German dishes like schnitzel, bratwurst, and even maultaschen. And if you’re in the mood for something different, they also have chicken cordon bleu and fresh salmon filet on the menu. As you might expect, they offer wines and beers imported from Germany that will pair well with your meals. A European trained Swiss pastry chef will even be there to make your desserts!

“We came here for a conference event and had a great time. There was a huge group of us so food took a bit to come out but that was to be expected with how many of us there were. Once the food came it was delicious! Beers were authentic and great too!”–Yelp Review 

11. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Classic Italian Food And A Monthly Chef’s Menu

5195 Utica Ridge Rd | Colorado Springs |

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano is a restaurant with locations around the country that provides a dining experience like no other. Their menu is filled with delicious foods that everyone can enjoy picking from, even if they’re gluten intolerant! They offer more gluten free options than you will find at any other restaurant. 

This restaurant serves classic Italian dishes it will be a joy to have on date night. With fried ravioli, seafood scampi, and margherita pizza on the menu, you have many great options. If you’re an adventurous eater who loves to try new things, you can always go with the monthly chef feature. Each month, Biaggi’s culinary team gets together and creates original dishes that customers can try for the month. November’s chef’s features include shrimp po boy, coulotte steak, and pumpkin creme brulee. Biaggi’s will give you the romantic night you’re looking for. 

“Great service! Great ambiance! And most of all GREAT FOOD!!! I'm a private caregiver and we decided to stop for a quick bite to eat. One of the employees came outside to hold the door open for us. And everyone there was so pleasant and helpful! The food was prepared perfectly and fast. We will differently go back again!”–Yelp Review 
There you have it! A list of the best rated romantic restaurants you can find in Colorado Springs! From what we gathered, you’ll be sure to find a location that's convenient for you with plenty of excellent options.

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