Word of Mouth

Barolo Grill -- best fireplace table in Denver?

Yes, that Barolo Grill -- the same restaurant I reviewed this week, tacking on an addendum of 36 restaurants where I'd rather drop $200 instead. Some of you call that classless. I'd rather call it putting my money where my mouth is.

Still, the restaurant has its charms, especially if you're lucky enough to nab a specific table: the one right next to the fireplace.

It's a seductive and romantic deuce, intimate and charming, and sure to make any special occasion all the more memorable. And if you're looking to nail down a declaration of love from a significant other, well, basking in the warm glow of flames while clinking stemware is enough to make us whisper sweet nothings to just about anyone.

We're on the lookout, though, for other hearths to cozy up to this winter. So if you've got another fireplace table that you adore, tell us about it in the comments section.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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