In the winter, Aspen can be described as the little town you’d find in a snowglobe. That’s pretty romantic already. But if you’re really looking to impress here are some dining options that will do the job.
11399 Castle Creek Rd Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-1044 pinecreekcookhouse.com
Pine Creek Cookhouse
If a horse-drawn sleigh-ride into a snowy alpine retreat for delicious food doesn't sound romantic, then Cupid doesn't like Valentine's Day either. Pine Creek offers an experience, complete with bundling up for a sleigh ride or cross-country ski into the wilderness for a gourmet meal that starts with a glass of champagne and ends with tiramisu.
205 S Mill St Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-3835 cachecache.com
In French, cache cache means hide-and-seek. But, the name isn't the only sexy thing about this French-meets-American-gourmet restaurant; intimate tables, mellow blue hues and a 5,000-bottle wine menu top its list of romantic attributes.
411 S Monarch St Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 925-2838 brexiaspen.com
Come for the decadent French food, but linger for the checkered black-and-white floors, richly textured fabrics and French singer softly cooing from the speakers. The warm chocolate truffle cake is a tasty finish to boeuf bourguignon and lobster carbonara, and a delicious way into your dining partner's heart.
Snowmass Mountain 970-923-8715
Lynn Britt Cabin
If date night falls on a weekday, head up on Tuesday or Thursday to the snowcat-only accessed restaurant Lynn Britt on Snowmass Mountain. The meal includes a choice of grilled buffalo sirloin, pan-roasted pheasant breast or Chilean sea bass for entrée course, paired with a charcuterie plate, soup course, family-style salad course and banana-Nutella bread pudding to finish. With the live acoustic music and the awesome food, you'll forget you're miles from home.
105 S Mill St Aspen, CO 81611 (970) 920-2021 pinons.net
For 25 years, Pinons has been one of the town's favorite dining locales. Striking views of Aspen Mountain, consistently stellar food and coveted reservations put a smile on any date's face. The award-winning cuisine and excellent service mean that even just a night out feels like a special experience.