Valentine’s Day is almost here and Durango offers no shortage of charming restaurants perfect for celebrating with your special someone. Just a short drive from downtown Durango, Glacier residents boast seamless access to the area’s best, most romantic dining options. Here are our six favorite spots for an intimate meal in Durango — one of which is found right here at Glacier.
Mountain Clubhouse at Glacier
At Glacier, you needn’t stray far to experience the perfect Valentine’s Day. The members-only Mountain Clubhouse offers an idyllic setting to gather with your loved one over cocktails beside the fire pit and indulge in locally sourced fare and curated wines — all set to breathtaking views of the majestic San Juan Mountains.
Prospector at Glacier
Not a member or owner at Glacier but still want to experience its breathtaking setting this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Prospector, the community’s newest dining concept open to residents and non-residents alike. Here, indulge in refined mountain fare and farm-fresh flavors while surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain views.
636 Main Ave
Located in Downtown Durango, 636 Main Ave is a warm, dark-wood bistro serving up diverse Asian-inspired dishes in a cozy, intimate ambiance. Indulge in everything from steak and seafood to shrimp tempura and potstickers — along with custom-crafted martinis, classic cocktails and so much more.
Eolus Bar & Dining
The relaxed and casual ambiance of this contemporary brick-walled restaurant and bar makes for an ideal spot for a moderately upscale yet laid-back romantic date night. Eolus is acclaimed for their fresh sushi as well as their specialty hand-crafted cocktails that can be paired with New American entrees or small plates perfect for sharing.
El Moro Tavern
The site of “Durango’s Strangest Shootout” in 1906, El Moro Tavern is a hip bar and eatery set within a former saloon in Durango. Replete with historic steampunk decor, the fine dining restaurant offers seasonal New American eats like charcuterie boards, shrimp & grits, chicken au poivre and more. If you’re seeking a blend of great food and lively vibes, look no further.
The warm and inviting environment of Primus‘s exposed brick interior nicely complements their ethos of sourcing sustainable ingredients from local purveyors in creating imaginative contemporary cuisine. Their menu focuses on locally raised game, fresh seafood, and seasonal vegetarian dishes that diners can enjoy over a relaxed, candlelit meal.