Food & Drink

Your Ultimate Guide to Where to Eat Out for Valentine's Day 2020 in Seattle

February 3, 2020
This Valentine's Day, skip the bouquet in favor of a floral dessert, with violet sponge, chamomile gelee, rose chocolate petals, honey brittle, and orange blossom ice cream, at Heartwood Provisions. (Catherine Tonner / Heartwood Provisions)
We know you can't go just anywhere for your Valentine's victuals, so we've rounded up all the Valentine's Day meals in town (from a romantic supper at Heartwood Provisions to a fried chicken and donuts pop-up at Good Day Donuts) so that you can choose your own adventure. Follow the links below for full menus and reservation links, and, for even more inspiration, check out our complete Valentine's Day calendar.

Tutta Bella
In addition to their usual house menu, the Neapolitan pizzeria chain will serve a special "Forbidden Love" cocktail (a chocolate martini featuring Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur, Bailey’s Irish Cream, vodka, and chocolate shavings) and throw in a complimentary Baci Perugina (an Italian chocolate covered-hazelnut "kiss" with a love quote hidden in the wrapper) to share with your date. $1 from each cocktail sold will go to Food Lifeline.
Various locations

Pomerol chef Preeti Agarwal will host a special Valentine's edition of her Indian pop-up Meesha, this time with influences from the city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, with dishes like daal bati (masala-spiced lentil dumplings), dhundhar murg (braised chicken), safed maas (lamb chops), and malpua rabri (a milk pancake) for dessert with saffron, rose, and pistachios. A popsicle inspired by the mango dessert known as aamras will serve as a refreshing palate cleanser in between courses.

Sound & Fog
Do Leslie Knope proud by rallying a group of your best friends and tasting six wines together. Treats from Alexandra's Macarons will also be available for purchase.
West Seattle

Chef Nathan Lockwood's elevated seasonal restaurant will create a tasting menu featuring "an array of exciting ingredients" for Valentine's Day.
Capitol Hill

Choose your own three-course meal from a selection of antipasti, pasta, and main courses, including vegetarian, pescatarian, and gluten-free options, and pick out some sweets from the roving dessert cart afterwards.
Capitol Hill

Waterways Cruises
Have an Affair to Remember moment—or an early-scene Titanic moment, you choose—on this romantic four-course dinner cruise.

The cozy Madrona wine bar and bottle shop will have food and drink specials all weekend and sparkling wine specials on Thursday for your Galentine's Day celebration.

Heartwood Provisions
Share chef Kimberley Cosway's romantic six-course supper for two, with dishes like king crab bisque, smoked scallops, a zaatar-spiced rack of lamb, and a dessert "bouquet" complete with chocolate rose petals and orange blossom ice cream. Beverage director Amanda Reed will provide optional wine pairings.

Nosh on blistered shishito peppers, fried Brussels sprouts, eggplant caponata, grilled goat cheese dolmas, portobello "steak" frites, and a hazelnut chocolate tart at the endearingly nerdy technical bookstore's all-vegetarian four-course prix-fixe supper for two. Specialty cocktails will also be available for purchase.
Capitol Hill

Looking for something totally unexpected? Chef Eric Rivera's experimental culinary incubator and event space Addo will host a "twenty-course tasting menu with no concept" for their Insanis pop-up. If you really want to go out, end with their all-dessert tasting menu.

Get cozy with a romantic four-course prix-fixe dinner for two at this southern Italian-style trattoria, with dishes like truffle risotto, beet pappardelle, dry-aged Painted Hills ribeye, grilled whole branzino, and limoncello tiramisu.

Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Escape to Hood Canal's Alderbrook Resort and dine on dishes like preserved lemon and ricotto arancini or duck breast as local musician Tarik Bentlemsani serenades you with Spanish guitar.
Hood Canal

Bar Taglio
Split a decadent roast duck dish for two and a special double chocolate s'mores ice cream at chef Brendan McGill's Roman-style bar and pizzeria. Other offerings include cocktail specials, a sparkling wine flight, and oysters on the half-shell.

Bistro Shirlee
Renee Erickson's modern, homey, French-leaning neighborhood bistro will have a four-course prix-fixe created by chef Devin Adams.

Bookstore Bar & Café Valentine's Day
Dine on a prix-fixe menu with comforting dishes like lobster mac and cheese and cote de boeuf at the cozy, book-lined Bookstore Bar.
Pioneer Square

Cafe Juanita
Kirkland's Italian-influenced gem will serve a tasting menu with an optional wine pairing and non-alcoholic pairing, with vegetarian and pescatarian options available upon request.

Longtime Italian favorite Cicchetti—Serafina's more casual (and more fun) little sister—will have a four-course prix-fixe menu, as well as an à la carte menu at the bar on a first-come, first-served basis.

Queen Anne's cozy wood-fired pizzeria will have a multi-course meal with blood orange salad, a seasonal Italian cheese board, and pizza (of course). Sip complimentary sparkling wine with your date, and end the meal with chocolate ice cream or a cannoli.
Queen Anne

Chef Shaun McCrain will prepare a five-course prix-fixe meal with creative French-American dishes like tomato marmalade tortellini, savory cheese tart, and orange-scented sponge cake, plus a few "gifts from the kitchen."

Ethan Stowell's downtown Italian restaurant will serve a multi-course prix-fixe. Start with dishes for the table like beet panna cotta and beef carpaccio, then move on to wild mushroom ravioli, potato gnocchi, sea scallops, duck breast, pumpkin risotto, and a pecan and chocolate terrine.

Currant Bistro
The European-style bistro will serve a three-course prix-fixe meal with vegetarian options, wine pairings, a chocolate-themed dessert, and lots of sparkling wines to choose from.

Deep Dive
Renee Erickson's moody, swanky cocktail bar hidden inside the depths of the Amazon Spheres will feature a multi-course menu with dishes like octopus carpaccio, Parisian gnocchi, and cheesecake with espresso chocolate sauce.

Dino's Tomato Pie
Inhale cheesy slices and groove to tunes from Dance Church DJs until the wee hours. Donations will benefit Jubilee Women's Center.
Capitol Hill

The Fig & The Judge
This restaurant on the second floor of the Renaissance Seattle Hotel will offer a special three-course prix-fixe menu Valentine's Day in addition to their regular offerings.

Good Day Donuts
Nothing says "romance" like fried chicken and donuts. The meme-loving, finger-lickin'-good pop-up Cookie's Country Fried Chicken will team up with White Center's Good Day Donuts for a special collaboration including "cuddle combos" and donut-chicken-sandwiches (including one with chicken "smack dab in the middle of a pickle fritter"). They promise extra napkins will be provided.
White Center

Whisk your date away on a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island and tuck into a hyperlocal eight-course menu with dishes like a seafood "charcuterie" plate, duck egg tagliatelle, and seared foie gras. A plant-based option is available for each course.
Bainbridge Island

Hollywood Tavern
Woodinville's Hollywood Tavern will offer a couple of casual specials "designed with real people and real love in mind," including seared tenderloin medallions with onions, mushrooms, and veal demi-glace served over oven fries and a milkshake made with Kahlua, Woodinville Whiskey Co. bourbon, and vanilla soft serve.

How to Cook a Wolf
Visit Ethan Stowell's M.F.K. Fisher-inspired Italian restaurant for a hearty multi-course prix-fixe meal that includes beef tartare, rigatoni, roasted lamb chops, and tiramisu. Vegan options are also available.
Queen Anne

Il Bistro
Pike Place's underground trattoria will lavish you with a long-stemmed red rose, live jazz, and a four-course prix-fixe menu.
Pike Place

Jack's BBQ South Lake Union and Jack's BBQ SoDo
Carnivores in love can dine on a slow-roasted prime rib with tasty sides.
South Lake Union and SoDo

Many Valentine's Day meals are laden with overly rich, heavy dishes. But in the midst of soul-deadening Seattle February, Lark's James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom will prepare a four-course prix-fixe Valentine's meal brimming with bright, fresh, vibrant flavors: blood orange, watercress, and frisĂ©e salad; a grilled octopus tostada with mole sauce; spinach bucatini with black truffle ricotta and winter squash; passionfruit sorbet with coconut tapioca and juicy pink grapefruit. You'll leave feeling revivified and nourished—not stuffed to the point of incapacitation.
Capitol Hill

Locust Cider & Beer
Swoon over a flight of blush-pink cider or beer and treats from Botanical Bakery Seattle.
Various locations

Executive chef Thierry Rautureau and chef de cuisine Mike J. Landon have designed a posh three-course prix-fixe meal with options like smoked duck breast, hamachi crudo, pheasant roulade, butternut squash en croute, and a Meyer lemon mille-feuille with Earl Grey mousse.

At Thierry Rautureau's Madison Valley restaurant, you can choose between a three-course prix-fixe with options like Dungeness crab salad, duck breast, seared scallops, and a pavlova with passionfruit curd, or a dinner for two with Painted Hills cÎte de boeuf, soufléed potatoes, and Brussels sprouts.
Madison Valley

In addition to their usual a la carte menu, the sleek Middle Eastern favorite will offer yellowtail kibbeh neyeh and lamb neck shawarma croquette as specials, plus ruby-red Campari cocktail specials, featured wines, and wine pairings.
Capitol Hill

Marmite's dinner includes four courses, with dishes like nettle and salsify soup (a nod to owners Bruce and Sara Naftaly's first date activity: nettle-picking!), deviled duck egg, and grilled beef tenderloin, plus a "special dessert for two."
Capitol Hill

Enjoy a romantic French-inspired six-course menu of dishes like wild mushroom velouté, Maine lobster and sea bass, and genoise cake with strawberries and buttercream while being serenaded with accordion music from Bonnie Birch.

Admire the views from MBar's rooftop dining room and enjoy a multi-course Middle Eastern/New American meal with optional wine and cocktail pairings. To really go out, add on a custom bouquet from the boutique and flower shop Verde Seattle downstairs. Blendiana Jones will spin tunes.
South Lake Union

This European-inspired New American spot in Green Lake will have a prix-fixe menu and sparkling wine.
Green Lake

No Anchor
If you're in search of a quirkier, more laidback Valentine's Day and prefer beer over sparkling wine, the Belltown bar will serve a special three-course prix-fixe menu of "rad food and weird beer."

Oddfellows Café + Bar
The perpetually bustling Capitol Hill cafe will have a three-course prix-fixe menu with harissa-roasted carrots, radicchio and arugula salad, whole roasted branzino with salsa verde, red-wine braised short ribs, and flourless chocolate torte. Plus, baker Annie Pane will be baking up buttery heart-shaped cookies with frosting and sprinkles, made with local Shepherd's Grain flour.
Capitol Hill

The downtown hotel bar and restaurant Outlier will serve a menu with amuse-bouche and three courses, including beef carpaccio, kale cannelloni, lamb loin, and almond chiffon cake for dessert.

Visit this modern, upscale Argentinian-inspired restaurant for a prix-fixe menu, wine pairings, and live music from acoustic guitarist Michael Martinez.

Pink Salt
Magnolia's upscale Peruvian restaurant and lounge will have a special a la carte dinner for the holiday.

Place Pigalle
This French-inspired restaurant located behind the famed fish-throwers in Pike Place promises a "decadent" prix-fixe in addition to their regular offerings.

Plum Bistro
Skip the meat this Valentine's Day and go for chef Makini Howell's style of "plant-loving" cuisine, with three different menu options to choose from: The "Midnight Rendezvous" ($70), the "Bon Appétit" ($65), and the "Sugar & Spice" ($68). All come with an appetizer, entree, and dessert.
Capitol Hill

Red Cow
Madrona's Red Cow is serving a sumptuous four-course menu with rabbit croquettes, spicy fried beef tendon, pan-seared Columbia River sturgeon, and lemon beignets.

Savor Baywater Sweet oysters with cucumber granita, roasted spaghetti squash with chicories and local Oregon black winter truffles, 45-day dry-aged Painted Hills 22 oz. Prime ribeye steak with Dungeness crab mashed potatoes, and a Val Manjari dark chocolate torte at Rider's decadent dinner inside Hotel Theodore.

Rione XIII
Chef Donnie Adams will prepare a four-course Valentine's Day meal with classic Italian options like hamachi crudo, pear and pecorino salad, sunchoke soup, short rib ragu over tagliatelle, butternut squash risotto, and chocolate pecan terrine.
Capitol Hill

RN74 Valentine's Day
The high-end modern French bistro will cue the romantic lighting for their four-course prix-fixe dinner with optional wine pairings.

Serafina Valentine's Day
The classy-cozy Eastlake Italian standby will offer a four-course meal highlighting Mediterranean cuisine ("Think truffles, Dungeness crab, and much more," they say). The Alex Guilbert Trio will play live. 

Staple & Fancy
Staple and Fancy's refreshing-sounding four-course supper involves items like yellowfin tuna with Meyer lemon granita, celery root ravioli, scallops, and lemon ricotta cheesecake with blood orange compote.

Sushi Kappo Tamura
Make it a Japanese-style holiday with a five-course Omakase (which translates to "I'll leave it up to you") that comes with an appetizer, chawanmushi (an eggy custard dish) with King Crab and Uni sauce, a choice of black cod Yuan-Yaki or wagyu beef skirt konabe, nigiri, and dessert.

Tavolata Belltownand Tavolata Capitol Hill
Tavolata will serve house-cured salumi, mushroom ravioli, porchetta, creamy farro with charred leeks, and lemon zeppole (doughnuts) as part of their four-course menu at both their locations.
Belltown and Capitol Hill

Terra Plata
Chef Tamara Murphy's "earth-to-plate" restaurant will serve an a la carte menu for the holiday.
Capitol Hill

Executive chef Joe Panlilio will prepare a locally sourced four-course prix-fixe meal with options like allium-pear soup, smoked beet salad, cauliflower risotto, and lemon olive oil cake.

Wild Mountain Cafe
Ballard's quaint house-turned-cafe will host a Valentine's Day chicken dinner featuring their signature "honey-kissed oven-fried chicken," with soup or salad and red velvet cake or chocolate-covered fruit kabobs for dessert. If you book your reservations for dinner, they'll even throw in a free bottle of champagne to sweeten the deal.

The downtown restaurant will serve an a la carte menu that includes specials like oysters on the half shell, truffle mushroom risotto, wood-oven branzino, pork shank with ricotta whipped potatoes, and five cheese polenta.

Eden Hill
Three-time James Beard Rising Star finalist Maximillian Petty will create a characteristically playful and inventive seven-course menu with an optional wine pairing at Eden Hill, which, according to press materials, is also known as the "house of romance."
Queen Anne

Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Valentine's Day dinners abound, but don't forget about the most important meal of the day: Dig into some strawberry shortcake pancakes or steak and eggs for breakfast.

San Juan Seltzery
Tie on a bib and tuck into a Maine lobster feast at the San Juan Seltzery, with small plates like chicken liver mousse and tuna tartare, sides like Old Bay fries and coleslaw, and warm pecan pie with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.

Locus Wines Tasting Room
If you "season your relationships with a pinch of bitterness and a touch of anger" and are looking for a more cynical Valentine's Day meal, try this "Anti-Valentine's Day" dinner the day after the holiday for a four-course meal with dishes like cumin seed and fig tomato soup and duck confit with sour cherry and port reduction, plus wine pairings.
Pioneer Square