Dinner in or near Golden?
If you're staying at the Golden Hotel, it has a decent (but not great) restaurant, the Bridgewater Grill (http://www.thegoldenhotel.com/food-drink). Across the street, Grappa (grappabistro.com) is also decent (but not great). Best parts of both are the patios overlooking Clear Creek, enhancing any warm-weather dinner.
800 11th St, Golden, CO 80401