A romantic date night is a simple yet thoughtful gesture to say thank you to your significant other. If you’re looking to treat them to a nice dinner up north, check out these restaurants in Fort Collins that will have you booking another reservation for your next special occasion.
RARE Italian showcases cuisine influenced from Italy and American Italian. This welcoming and lively restaurant is well known for their hand-made pastas and dry-aged steaks which are openly displayed in the space. What pairs better with a ricotta ravioli or a beautiful eight-ounce filet? A sophisticated red wine. RARE provides an extensive wine selection from all areas of the world that will elevate your date night to a higher level. Visit RARE Italian in the heart of Old Town at 101 South College Avenue.
Cafe Vino is a local CSU alum-owned restaurant located next to the university campus off South College Avenue. This casual-yet-classy setting offers a diverse European-inspired menu crafted with local and organic ingredients. Their simple and concise dinner menu offers something to satisfy every craving, especially their fine in-house desserts. Experience the many tastes of the world with your significant other by sharing a wine flight where any of their 200 wines can be selected for tasting. Or enjoy a signature craft cocktail that will elevate your dining experience.
Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
Treat your loved one to the most iconic steakhouse in Fort Collins, the Sonny Lubick Steakhouse. This steakhouse was named and inspired by the legendary CSU football coach, Sonny Lubick of the late ‘90s and early 2000s. The restaurant has a polished casual atmosphere that serves high-end steaks and seafood accompanied by a warm brick, leather and wood interior. Their menu provides endless combinations of steaks, toppings, sauces and sides to fulfill any craving. The steakhouse is also home to one of the most highly regarded wine cellars in Northern Colorado that will elevate your dinner beyond expectations.
Jay’s Bistro is a great go-to formal date night location in the heart of Old Town. Jay’s has been serving food in Fort Collins for more than three decades and was voted the best fine dining in Fort Collins in both 2014 and 2015 by Issuu media. Jay’s offers a more intimate experience with live piano and jazz music events on the weekends. This environment paired with entrees of surf and turf to vegetarian lo mein are the keys to a successful romantic date night.
The Still Whiskey Steaks
For the couple looking to enjoy American comfort food that will leave their stomachs satisfied at the end of the night, look no further than The Still Whiskey Steaks. This casual and enjoyable location combines a classic steakhouse with log cabin-inspired décor that is instantly comforting. Their dinner menu does not disappoint. Serving everything from seafood and fried chicken to sustainably-sourced burgers and their famous hand-cut whiskey-marinated steaks. They have an extensive drink list including 80+ whiskeys with 40 from Colorado. The Still Whiskey Steaks is the perfect place to try something new and will make you feel at home. Located at 151 N. College Avenue in the heart of Old Town.
Treat your special someone to a dinner they’ll never forget. With great atmosphere, food and drink, it’s sure to be a night for the books.