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A romantic restaurant is not defined only by dark corners and candlelit tables. An alluring aesthetic is created in many different ways. Maybe it's the menu that delivers dishes to share with the one you love. Maybe it's the wine or cocktail list that provides exactly the right moment for bringing out the ring or saying I love you for the first time. Maybe it's a fireplace where the two of you can cozy up and toast your years together. The restaurant should have stellar service that hits just the right note of attentiveness without being fussy, and the food should be exceptional whether you've chosen a charming neighborhood eatery or a city-center fine-dining establishment. The Denver restaurant scene delivers. If you're celebrating one of many anniversaries and you want to splurge, there's Tavernetta, Colt & Gray and Mizuna, all offering exquisite food and superb service. Bistro Vendome and Cafe Marmotte are the choices for fine French cuisine and a romantic ambiance, the first on Larimer Square and the second in the Wash Park neighborhood. For lovers of fiery Latin and Mexican cuisine, there's Señor Bear and El Chingon in the Highlands, and Ultreia offers Spanish and Portuguese dishes. Or maybe the ultimate in romantic dining isn't in a restaurant at all, but catered at one of Denver's most romantic B&Bs, Castle Marne. However you define romance, here are our top picks.