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Valentine’s Day Dining in Seattle

The way to one’s heart is through their stomach, right? Well, these options for Valentine’s Day dining in Seattle each offer a surefire–and scrumptious–way to impress your loved one.

Check each restaurant’s website for pricing, up-to-date Valentine’s Day menus and to make a reservation.

Bottlehouse

St. Valentine’s at Bottlehouse, a tasting bar, shop and urban winery, is a three-day affair–Feb. 12 to Feb. 14–during which lovebirds or besties can enjoy a romantic menu complete with bubbles, cocktails and shareable chef specials in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. Diners can dig into the likes of hamachi crudo, housemade tagliatelle, rosewater-dark chocolate pot de creme, an assortment of festive cocktails and wines, and much more. Book via bottlehouse-seattle.myshopify.com.

Fairmont Olympic 

There are two Seattle Valentine’s Day dining options available at Fairmont Olympic. The George holiday menu features a tasty spread of oysters, hamachi crudo and other delectables to start, and main course options like Alaskan halibut and scallop-crusted wagyu short rib and a divine dessert to share. At Shuckers, Valentine’s Day guests will enjoy a tender greens salads and oysters before choosing between herb-crusted king salmon and grilled New York strip and diving into a romantic dessert. To book, visit www.fairmont.com/seattle.

Thompson Seattle

Specially created for the holiday, Conversation at Thompson Seattle dishes up a divine four-course chef’s tasting menu (plus amuse bouche). Entree options include red wine-braised short rib or seared diver scallops, followed by a dessert of strawberry shortcake. To book, visit www.conversationseattle.com.

Astra Hotel

Valentine’s Day at Otium Grill & Greens at South Lake Union’s Astra Hotel means a three-course dinner of locally-inspired dishes created by Chef Kalen Schramke. Walk-in reservations are available for last-minute planners, or you can reserve a table here. To make a romantic night of it, book the Romantic Getaway Package, featuring an in-room amenity of chocolate and Champagne. To book, visit www.marriott.com.

Goldfinch Tavern

Goldfinch Tavern

Chef Brian Doherty of Goldfinch Tavern is whipping up a customizable three-course dinner with options like hamachi crudo, Hama Hama oysters, cold-smoked salmon wellington, porcini-crusted wagyu short rib and more (wine pairings are available, as well). This Seattle Valentine’s Day dining option is available from 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by clicking here.

Bar Solea

Bar Solea, Brendan McGill’s new Downtown Seattle trattoria and pizzeria, celebrates Valentine’s Day with an Italian-style feast, accompanied by creative cocktails and plenty of bubbles. Specials like truffle risotto and a bright citrus salad will be served, in addition to Bar Solea’s Neo-Neapolitan pizzas, antipasti, salads, crudo, roast fish and vegetables. There will also be a deluxe oyster bar for savoring oysters on the half shell, as well as Champagne and shellfish. To book, visit www.barsolea.com.

Raccolto

Newly opened in Seattle, Raccolto’s three-course Italian-inspired Valentine’s Day menu features a main course of New York steak with smoked onion, fingerling potato and red wine; campanelle with wild mushroom, truffle butter and parmesan; or scallops with cauliflower, romesco and olive vinaigrette. Add-ons–like oysters–are also available to elevate the meal. To book, visit www.raccoltoseattle.com.

Vendemmia

The three-course Valentine’s Day menu at Vendemmia–a restaurant that boasts an ever-changing lineup with house-made pastas and local veggies–includes options like ahi tuna crudo, potato gnocchi, scallops, a ribeye for two, dark chocolate mousse and many other romantic eats. Wine pairings and oysters with Champagne mignonette and lemon are available as add-ons, as well. To book, visit www.vendemmiaseattle.com.

Metropolitan Grill Photo credit: Andrew Valantine

Metropolitan Grill

Metropolitan Grill in Downtown Seattle is dishing up a variety of offerings for an outside-the-(chocolate) box Valentine’s Day. Love a bellini or aperol spritz? On Feb. 9, book the Bubbles + Booze Cocktail Class! Or, from Feb. 10 to Feb. 19, enjoy Champagne and Oysters, during which participants can dig into a bubbly-paired experience with half dozen oysters with smoked salmon roe, crème fraiche and Champagne mignonette. To book, visit www.themetropolitangrill.com.

Lark

Chef John Sundstrom has put together a decadent five-course option for luxurious Seattle Valentine’s Day dining. In addition to cocktails and a stellar wine list, diners will enjoy options like Oishi oysters, yellowtail crudo tostada, sweet potato gnocchi, Artic char, Theo Chocolate torte and much more, from 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made at www.exploretock.com/lark.

Autumn

Located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood, Autumn is offering a three-course menu for the holiday. A must for Seattle Valentine’s Day dining, Autumn’s tasting menu includes a variety of shareable starters, your option of a main course (think scallops, cappelletti or coulette), followed by a decedent dessert of dark chocolate or hibiscus sorbet. Add-ons, like bread service and oysters, are also available. To book, visit www.autumnseattle.com.

Haymaker West Seattle

A restaurant that showcases a simple approach to modern American cuisine, Haymaker’s Valentine’s Day tasting menu spotlights three scrumptious courses. The first course features shareables for the table (like ahi tuna crudo and Brussels sprouts); mains including grilled pork, scallops or bucatini; and a heavenly dessert course with dark chocolate or hibiscus sorbet. To book, visit www.haymakerseattle.com.

Smith Tower
Smith Tower

Smith Tower

On Feb. 10, toast to your love with dinner and a spectacular show at Smith Tower for a pre-Valentine’s Day treat. A delectable four-course meal will be paired with acts of entertainment (think a burlesque tease, flirtatious tango, aerialist acrobats and more). Tickets include a Champagne toast upon arrival and the prix-fixe menu. Click here to reserve your tickets.

Spice Waala

The Spice Waala team has crafted a special take-home offering available for pick-up on Feb. 14 only, between 5 and 8 p.m., at both of its locations: Ballard and Capitol Hill. Each three-course order generously feeds one person and is bursting with authentic Indian flavors, with a main of lamb shank with methi aloo and Bengali carrots served with rice. To order your take-home feast, visit www.spicewaala.com.

Hotel Sorrento

Celebrate at Hotel Sorrento’s STELLA with a prix-fixe, four-course menu available at three seatings: 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Enjoy this Seattle Valentine’s Day dining experience in the Fireside Room, the main dining room and at the communal table (singles encouraged). Reservations can be made on OpenTable. Plus, in collaboration with XOBC Cellars, your stay at Hotel Sorrento supports the Looking Out Foundation. When you book a suite with the “Love is Love” Package, the resort donates $10 per stay to Looking Out Foundation, plus you’ll get 15 percent off the Best Available Rate and a bottle of XOBC Cellars Proud Sparking Rosé. To book, visit www.hotelsorrento.com.

hyatt at olive 8
Hyatt at Olive 8

Hyatt at Olive 8

Join TIDAL+ at Hyatt at Olive 8 in celebrating love with a special Valentine’s Day menu. Enjoy a three- or four-course menu of your choosing, with options like surf and turf, fish and chips and local salmon, with an optional wine pairing upgrade. TIDAL+’s oyster bar will also be open. To book, visit www.hyatt.com.

Elliott’s Oyster House

Savor your Valentine’s Day holiday at Elliott’s Oyster House by enjoying a series of oyster cocktail pairings as well as a specially created dish to be shared. The Venus Celebration for Two spotlights six oysters, two half shell scallops, two poached prawns, two snow crab claws and house mignonette. To book, visit www.elliottsoysterhouse.com.

Cedarbrook Lodge

Valentine’s Day calls for a seasonally-inspired dinner at Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar at Cedarbrook Lodge. Indulge in a decadent four-course menu featuring lobster bisque, grilled Painted Hills beef tenderloin, dessert, plenty of bubbles and more at this Seattle Valentine’s Day dinner. To book, visit www.cedarbrooklodge.com.

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day weekend at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi. Reservations are limited for this elevated couples’ dining experience, taking place Feb. 10 to Feb. 14, with dishes like salt-baked whole branzini, sous vide venison loin and much more. Guests are invited to enhance their reservations with a floral arrangement, bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne and more. To book, visit ascendprime.com.

Browne Family Vineyards

This Valentine’s Day, Browne Family Vineyards invites guests for a fun wine and chocolate pairing in Seattle. (Tastings are also held at Browne Family tasting rooms in Tacoma and Bellevue.) Guests will enjoy 3-oz. pours paired with Seattle Chocolate Company’s premium chocolate brand. This unique and educational wine tasting experience also includes a long-stemmed rose. $35 per person. To book, email events-sea@brownefamilyvineyards.com.

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