Bri Mahon

10 Date Night Restaurants in Boulder

Bri Mahon
10 Date Night Restaurants in Boulder

Valentine’s day is coming up so I picked my favorite Boulder restaurants to share with you for a date night this week!

Blake and I love going out and trying new restaurants, but we also have our favorites that we can’t stop going back to! From super casual to a little fancier, this is your go-to list for restaurants to try for your next date night in Boulder! Go with your girlfriends, partner, or solo date night! #treatyourself

Blake and I are BOTH celiac so when we select date night, we make sure there are tons of gluten free options, veggie options ( often a preference), for me dairy and soy free, and luckily in Boulder, most restaurants source as much food as they can locally!

Here are some of my favorite spots for date night From $-$$$ that you should definitely check out next time you are looking for a night out with your girls or with a special date!

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Category: Casual Date Night Extra Healthy Focus

Price: $

Flower Child $

A new one to Boulder, I love how casual, fast and delicious it is to eat here! Everything is so healthy and the salads are delicious.

What to order: A little bit of everything! You can add multiple things onto a plate, but I always go for a salad with some protein added.

Fresh Thymes $

Everything is gluten free and there are dozens of options for everyone. This has to be the best gluten free and vegan food I’ve had! You can order from the menu or buffet style… it’s actually amazing.

What to order: Without fail the gluten free vegan Mac and cheese. Also love their cauliflower wings!

BarTaco $

I like the vibe here! Delicious gluten free tacos, yummy margs, and everything is affordable.

What to order: Tacos: Califlower, Seared swordfish, Crispy Rock shimp, Chicken pastor, Carne Asada


Category 2: Little More Vibey. Great for groups and also an intimate dates!

Price $$

The Kitchen Next Door $$

One of our go-to’s, especially for lunch or bigger groups. They have a community table and the best garlic potato smashers. If you want a finer dining experience with the same vibe, head to their two other restaurants (The Kitchen Upstairs (best Negronis in boulder) or The Kitchen (amazing fish dishes and higher end dining.)

What to order: Garlic potato smashers, Roasted Veggie Salad with Salmon, Pineapple Express Hamburger

Pizzaria Locale $$

Definitely our other go-to in Boulder. Traditional Italian style pizza and of course they can make it gluten free, so I’m happy.

What to order: The Diavola Pizza and the Arugula Salad

Centro $$

I just ate here of the first time the other month and was blown away. I’m a sucker for clean and healthy tacos/salads/ fish, and this had it all!

What to order: Mezcal margarita if you love mezcal. Tacos and enchiladas are delicious.

Hapa Sushi $$

Our sushi spot! They have a gluten free menu that’s unlike any other sushi place ,and I love that their miso soup is gluten free too :)

What to order: All the sushi!


Category 3: Treat Yourself! Date night fancy and celebration dinner.

Price Range: $$$

Jax Fishhouse $$$

I am fully addicted to their scallops and we ate here 3 weeks in a row. It was amazing. Definitely the best fish I’ve found in Boulder so far, and if you love Brussel sprouts this is your place!

What to order: Scallops of course! Brussel sprouts. And wine.. they have a great wine list!

Via Perla $$$

Best Italian place we have been to but definitely $$$. Worth it!

What to order: Check out their menu here… everything is delicious and the pasta made in house!

River and Woods $$-$$$

Home cooked yummy and farm to table food. They even have a cocktail that changes color!

What to order: I always get the fish and Blake is obsessed with the Poutine as an appetizer!


Girlfriends, boyfriends, partner, hubby/wifey… go treat the person you love and also yourself! Comment below with your favorite places to eat for date night!

Enjoy and happy Valentine’s week!