Valentine's Day in Seattle: What to Do—and More Importantly, Where to Eat

From drinks and dinner to views and dancing, Seattle will help you show the love this February 14
| Updated: February 11, 2020
 
 

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and while it’s the thought that counts, we made a list of food and fun options to nudge you in the right direction—because a little something special never hurts. Read on for info on city views, sweet treats, and a guide to some of Seattle’s many tasting menus, complete with standout dishes and reservation information. These suggestions are a far cry from the Edgewater Hotel’s $25,000 Romance Over the Edge package (which includes personal styling and private driver, among many other luxuries) but with this abundance of options both classy and casual, we hope you'll find something to love on this day of love. 

Meet Me at Mighty-O (through 2/10)
Stop in at any Mighty-O Donuts location and write a postcard to your special someone inviting them on a donut date. Postcards can be filled out until February 10, Mighty-O will take care of the stamp and mailing.

Sky View Observatory (2/7–2/16)
Experience a world-class view rom the top of Seattle for only $59, which includes admission for two adults to the 360-degree observatory, a two-hour window-side table reservation and two glasses of champagne with chocolate-covered strawberries.

Fog Room (2/14)
For those looking to keep it lowkey, Fog Room invites guests of all romantic statuses to a night of good company. The rooftop bar will be stocked with plenty of drinks, music and outdoor games.

Bakery Nouveau (2/1–2/14)
Isn’t Valentine’s Day just an excuse to eat chocolate? Bakery Nouveau is rolling out a whole mess of specialty items to supplement their usual menu this V-Day. Along with house-made chocolates, special desserts include the Aphrodite, a lemon fromage blanc mousse, and the Rose All Day, a milk chocolate and rose mousse topped with candied rose petals. 

Century Ballroom (2/14)
Enjoy a three-course dinner before a night of partner tango dancing to live tango music. For thoe new to tango, an introductory lesson will be held before the night kicks up. 

Special Valentine's Day menus:

Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue (2/8–2/16)
Beat the rush with a Valentine’s Day breakfast. This themed menu includes strawberry shortcake pancakes ($16) or a steak and eggs combo, complete with crab cake, potatoes and a half order of strawberries and cream waffles ($35).

The San Juan Seltzery (2/14–2/16)
In addition to their regular menu, the Seltzery will offer a Lobster Feast menu from February 14–16. For $65 per guest, the table will share many small plates, as well as a whole steamed Maine lobster and dessert.

Jack’s BBQ (2/14)
Stop by either of Jack’s SoDo or South Lake Union locations for a 14-16 ounce cut of prime rib ($49) and indulge in the many a la carte items they’re rolling out for Valentine’s Day, including smoked oysters and cornbread croutons. Finish it off with a Texas fudge brownie, topped with ice cream and brandied cherries. 

Bar Taglio (2/14)
Calling all lonely hearts (couples can come too): Bar Taglio is bringing the love with lunch and dinner options for those looking to do as the Romans do. Enjoy a lunch of Roman-style pizza, or come for dinner, where oysters, roast duck, ice cream and a flight of sparkling wines await. 

Tasting menus, for the (prix fixe) lovers among us:

Hitchcock (2/14)
Eight-course menu, $125 per person, $75 wine pairing
Menu highlights: duck egg tagliatelle with sea urchin, coal-roasted spot prawn tails with green daikon
Reservations are required and can be made at www.hitchcockrestaurant.com or by calling 206-201-3789.
This restaurant is located on Bainbridge Island

Staple & Fancy (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $55 wine pairing
Menu highlights: buffalo mozzarella with ripe pear, yellowfin tuna with purple daikon
Reservations can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com

Tilth (2/14–2/15)
Four-course menu, $100 per person, $50 wine pairing
Menu highlights: Steelhead trout, lemon olive oil cake
Reservations can be made at tilthrestaurant.com

Eden Hill Restaurant (2/14–2/16)
Seven-course menu, $160 per person
No word on menu items yet, but read up on Eden Hill here to get an idea of what’s in store.
Reservations are required and can be made at exploretock.com/edenhillrestaurant
If you’re looking for something more casual, stop by Eden Hill Provisions, where Chef Maximillian Petty will be serving up Valentine’s brunch, and burgers and fries to go  

How To Cook a Wolf (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $45 wine pairing
Menu highlights: roasted lamb chop with potato, chickpea panelle with cauliflower                
Reservations can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com 

Ray’s Boathouse (2/13–2/16)
Three-course menu, $65 per person
Menu highlights: duck liver pate, red wine velvet cake
Reservations can be made at rays.com/boathouse
Looking for something more laid-back? Pop upstairs to Ray’s Café, which will be serving a la carte specials for Valentine’s weekend. Reservations can be made at rays.com/café

Mkt. (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $40 wine pairing
Menu highlights: confit sunchokes with caper crema, pecan chocolate terrine with cocoa nib crumble
Reservations can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com 

Lark (2/14)
Four-course menu, $130 per person, $70 wine pairing
Menu highlights: California halibut with lemon artichoke risotto, grilled octopus tostada with mole sauce
Reservations are required and can be made at www.larkseattle.com

Red Cow (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $45 wine pairing
Menu highlights: rabbit croquettes, wild cress salad with corned beef heart
Reservations can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com

Shiro’s Sushi (2/14)
Seven-course, $100 per person
Menu highlights: cherry stone clam, black cod saikyo yaki
Reservations can be made at shiros.com

Rione XIII (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $45 wine pairing
Menu highlights: Meyer lemon ravioli with crispy pancetta, grilled leg of lamb with corona beans
Reservations can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com

Tavolata (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $45 wine pairing
Menu highlights: hamachi crudo with pickled chili, rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage
Reservations for both Tavolata locations (Belltown and Capitol Hill) can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com 

Cortina (2/14)
Four-course menu, $85 per person, $45 wine pairing
Menu highlights: foie gras mousse bruschetta, sea scallops
Reservations can be made at ethanstowellrestaurants.com 

Adana (2/14)
Seven-course menu, $150 per person, $50 beverage pairing
Menu highlights: local oysters, Uni and duck
Reservations can be made at exploretok.com/adana 

Carrello (2/13-2/15)
Three-course menu, $95 per person, $57 wine pairing
Sample menu highlights (subject to change): gnocchi with mushroom ragu, petrale sole with melted leeks and Mediterranean mussels
Reservations can be made at exploretock.com/carrello 

Patagon (2/14)
Three-course menu, $75 per person, $35 wine pairing
Menu highlights: Andean potato soup with mussel eschabeche, beer tenderloin with confit potatoes
Reservations are required and can be made at patagonseattle.com 

Sugar Factory (2/14)
Three-course menu, $65 per person
Menu highlights: pan-roasted salmon, dark chocolate-covered strawberries
Reservations can be made at sugarfactory.com 

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