Avon, Colorado Restaurants to try on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day might be a time to honor love and romance, but it’s also a day to celebrate food. Forget that box of chocolates; bring on the steak. If you’re visiting Avon or the surrounding areas, there are a variety of places to dine. Consider trying the following:


Buffaloes is part steakhouse/part gastropub. It features an upscale bar full of local microbrews, superbly aged cocktails, exceptional food, and a rustic ambiance that is all Colorado all the time. The restaurant is located inside the Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek, making it the ideal place to go if you have a room at the hotel. 


Vin48 is a restaurant and wine bar centrally located near Avon, Beaver Creek, Eagle, Vail, Edwards, and the surrounding towns. In addition to an extensive wine selection, it showcases an intimate dining room perfect for the obligatory Valentine’s Day romance, as well as rustic dining that ranges from wood-fired steak to vegetable dishes. Head to the venue before the sun sets and you can feast on some of the best views in the region as an appetizer. 

Alpine and Antlers

Alpine and Antlers is a favorite among those hitting the slopes, but it’s also a terrific place for those hoping to impress their dates. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features some out-of-the-box menu items, including lamb meatballs and Texas wild boar, in addition to American classics. 

Black Diamond Bistro

Black Diamond Bistro, located inside the Charter Hotel, is a cozy venue with an eclectic selection of Colorado-centric food. You can choose from upscale fares, like trout meuniere, and tried-and-true favorites, like ravioli. Its dessert menu helps make it a tasty choice for Valentine’s Day, as does its selection of regional beer. 


Mirabelle features a dinner menu that is quite refined and includes lobster tail, veal meatballs, jumbo scallops, and caviar. But it really shines when it comes to dessert, making it a go-to location among those with sweet tooths (including Cupid).  Choose from white chocolate peppermint truffle, cranberry orange tart, carrot cake, chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream, and more. Or don’t choose between them and simply order everything; no judgment here!

Whether you’re in the mood for dinner or prefer dessert as the main dish, these restaurants are wonderful options this Valentine’s Day. Explore their menus - you just might find a dish that’s your soulmate. 

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