Best Dining, Coffee, Date Spots in Cherry Creek Denver

Cherry Creek North Offers Fantastic Dining, Coffeehouses and Chic City Vibes

Cherry Creek North Offers Fantastic Dining, Coffeehouses and Chic City Vibes

Cherry Creek Dining, Coffee and Date Spots in Denver - Olive and Finch

With abundant dining and shopping options, Cherry Creek North offers something for everyone. Above: Olive & Finch Collective "mini cakes." Photo credit Olive & Finch Facebook

From quick drinks to a quaint breakfast and world renowned chefs, there is a date venue for every occasion

There is no substitute for the time spent together experiencing all life has to offer, but deciding where to eat often leads to humorous arguments in most relationships. Not knowing where to go or what to do often results in doing nothing at all. To avoid such a tragic situation, we have crafted the following list to try if you haven’t already or revisit if its been a bit. From romantic, special occasion locations to the best coffee bars in town and everything in between, Downtown Denver’s charming neighbor, Cherry Creek North offers something for even the most indecisive couple.

These four romantic locations are sure to delight both in cuisine and atmosphere:

Cherry Creek Dining, Coffee and Date Spots in Denver - Birdseye

Barolo Grill's grilled beef tenderloin, conserved baby artichokes, peperonata, black truffle and artichoke purée. Photo courtesy of Barolo Grill Facebook.

Barolo Grill - At Barolo Grill, the commitment to authenticity in northern Italian cuisine is unwavering, complemented by a welcoming and sophisticated ambiance. Crafted with skill and creativity, the modern Piemontese dishes offer a delightful culinary journey, perfectly paired with an impressive selection from their remarkable wine cellar. The attentive and knowledgeable staff adds a touch of elegance to any occasion, making Barolo Grill an ideal choice for both special celebrations and enjoyable evenings out. Emphasizing seasonal delights, the menus feature locally-sourced ingredients from nearby farms and artisans, adding a fresh and vibrant touch to every dish. No matter the dish you choose, each is paired with a wine suggestion leaving nothing to chance. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 5pm-9pm.

Matsuhisa Denver - Nestled on the ground floor of the Steele Creek luxury apartment building Matsuhisa Denver (additional locations in Vail and Aspen)  proudly presents Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's renowned new-style Japanese cuisine. Embodying the essence of elegance and sophistication, the 7,800 square foot dining room awaits to welcome guests for an exceptional dinner experience, available nightly from 5 pm. The menu proudly features signature dishes, including the exquisite Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, the delectable Black Cod Miso, and the tantalizing Whitefish Tiradito. At Matsuhisa Denver, diners embark on an unforgettable voyage, celebrating the artistry and innovation that have made Chef Nobu's cuisine a global sensation. Reservations recommended and available online. Open daily 5pm - 9pm, Friday/Saturday until 9:30

North Italia - With immense pride in using only the finest ingredients to craft and serve consistently crave-worthy food, including chef's choice daily pizza and freshly made pasta, crafted from scratch each day North Italia has something special for everyone. From the inviting warmth that embraces you to the vibrant energy that promises something extraordinary, the North Italia experience beckons you to indulge not only in the taste but also in the emotions it evokes. Offering weekend brunch, happy hour, kids, lunch and dinner menus. Reservations can be booked online. Open daily 11am - 10pm Monday - Thursday, 11am - 11pm Friday/Saturday and 11am - 9pm Sunday

Cherry Creek Grill - Crafts the most exquisite rotisserie meats, cooked slowly over a hardwood fire in a custom stone oven, guaranteeing the highest quality. Hearty salads, a city favorite cheeseburger, and tender USDA prime steaks fill out the seasonal menu. To complete your dining experience, a selection of classic cocktails and an extensive list of exceptional California wines will perfectly complement your meal. Reservations recommended and can be made online. Open daily 11am - 9pm Monday -Thursday & Sunday, 11am - 11pm Friday & Saturday.

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 Sliced leg of Colorado lamb, roasted peppers, and arugula served at Cherry Creek Grill. Photo Credit: Cherry Creek Grill Facebook page

Maybe a cocktail and an app in a casual setting is more your speed…These locations are historic, fun and relaxed:

Cherry Cricket - Nestled within an unassuming brick and mortar structure on 2nd Ave, proudly serving burgers, brews, and creating memorable moments since 1945. The Cricket is a cherished haven where you can always count on finding a delectable burger, a refreshing cold beer, and the company of good friends. Amidst the ever-changing world around us, these fundamental values will forever remain steadfast, making The Cricket an everlasting beacon of warmth and delight. Open daily 11am -2am 

Machete Tequila and Tacos - Since 2011 Machete Tequila and Tacos has been serving up the most exceptional margaritas and authentic food from the heart of Mexico City, DF.  At Machete, they truly take pride in being unapologetically bold and provide a welcoming space where everyone can truly "Get After It.” Swing by for a tequila flight and your favorite taco combo for lunch or dinner and don’t forget happy hour from 3-6 pm Monday - Friday. 
Open Daily 11am -10pm Monday - Thursday & Sunday, 11am -11pm Friday & Saturday 

Happa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar - With exceptional cocktails and crowd pleasing rolls Happa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar sets out to please every palette. The name Hapa draws its inspiration from the Hawaiian term, signifying a beautiful fusion of Asian and American cultures. Just as the name suggests, their menu exemplifies this vibrant partnership. This culinary journey stretches the boundaries of creativity, crafting flavors that are truly something new and extraordinary. Reservations can be made online. Open 11am - 10pm Monday -Thursday & Sunday, 11am -12am Friday & Saturday. 

Forget Me Not - Forget Me Not has been meticulously designed with a purpose that goes beyond just being a cocktail bar. As you step through our doors, you are warmly invited to brighten your day, sow the seeds of celebration, or find a comforting ear when needed. A visit to the establishment leaves people with a sense of belonging, and that feeling stays with them long after they depart. Here, memories are crafted, cherished, and given life anew. Open daily 3pm - 2am.

Cherry Creek Dining, Coffee and Date Spots in Denver

Coffee is a mindset not a time of day. These four locations offer our favorite caffeine fix coupled with great dishes and atmospheres any time of day:  

Aviano Coffee - Denver's pioneer of the third wave, artisanal coffee culture. Aviano coffee shop serves as the ideal haven for every moment in life – whether it's meeting new people, sparking groundbreaking ideas, or simply relishing a meticulously crafted cup of coffee. With two locations Detroit and St. Paul streets, there are double the opportunities to take the coffee break you’ve been skipping. Open daily 7am - 6pm

Syrup - A pancake house for the new age. Whether it is the “traditional” short stack or a breakfast cocktail the simple and sweet atmosphere of Syrup will rejuvenate and connect you to your partner. Sit back, sip your coffee (with or without a boozy bump) and take in a Denver breakfast scene staple. Open weekdays 7am -1:45pm and weekends 7:30am - 1:45pm


Olive & Finch Collective - The mission is to serve purposefully-sourced, chef-inspired, and scratch-prepared creations that not only delight your taste buds but also nourish your body and soul. Serving food that makes you feel good, inside and out in a warm and inviting atmosphere that instantly makes you feel at home. Whether you're seeking a quick and satisfying bite, an intriguing mushroom latte or eager to immerse yourself in the complete Olive & Finch Collective menu you can do so daily from 7am - 5pm.

Moxy Bar - At Moxy Bar, the doors are open from morning till late-night, ready to embrace you at any time. Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of freshly brewed coffee, savor creative cocktails to toast your triumphs, or indulge in our innovative and delightful American restaurant cuisine whenever your cravings strike. There's always a reason to be here. Open Monday & Sunday 6:30am - 12 am, Tuesday - Saturday 6:30am -1:00am. 

Cherry Creek Dining, Coffee and Date Spots in Denver

With two locations Detroit and St. Paul streets, Aviano Coffee provides double the opportunities to take the coffee break you’ve been skipping. Open daily 7am - 6pm

Intentional time together holds a significant importance in any relationship. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, setting aside dedicated time for each other nurtures and strengthens the bond between partners. It serves as a refreshing break from routine, allowing couples to escape the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life to simply focus on each other and enjoy some delicious food along the way. So, hop on open table or any of the sites linked above and book a place - your partner will be delighted you made the decision! 

We have successfully sold homes in various neighborhoods including Cherry Creek, and our team approaches every transaction with a commitment to delivering the highest level of service to our clients. Whether it involves minor decluttering and furniture rearrangement or a complete main floor remodel, we guide our clients throughout the entire process. When we hear clients say, "Why didn't we do this while we were living here? Now we don't want to move!" — that's when we know a home is ready to hit the market.

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