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 Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. And whether your relationship still lacks a formal definition, or spans three decades and two kids, you might be wondering where to go to dinner. This year we are organizing the annual barrage of V-Day dining options into destinations for different stages of coupledom (and solo operators, of course).

This Week: Dinners for Old Flames

Congratulations, your relationship is built to last. So get a sitter and book one of these clasically romantic dinners. (Unless we say otherwise, prices do not include tax or tip).

Beach Cafe
A simply unbeatable view at this Kirkland hotel restaurant is the perfect backdrop to chef Matt Steffen's Valentine's Day special of pan-seared diver scaloops served atop crab and yuzu risotto for $28.
When: 4–10pm
How much: Prices may vary.
Reservations: Call 425-889-0303 or reserve online.

Cascina Spinasse

What: Choose from two stellar prix-fixe Piedmontese menus created by chefs Jason Stratton and Carrie Mashaney.
When: 5–11pm
How much: $85 per person.
Reservations: Call 206-251-7673 or reserve online. 

Collections Café at Chihuly Glasshouse
What: An ultraromantic four-course dinner prepared by chef Ivan Szilak of Collections Cafe, served amidst Dale Chihuly's various collections of shaving brushes and bottle openers, near his glass art collection, and accompanied by a jazz band serenade. If that wasn’t enough, each couple gets a bottle of wine, admissions to the galleries and gardens, plus complimentary valet. 
When: 5–9pm
How much: $275 per couple.
Reservations: Call 206-753-4927 or e-mail collections@chihulygardenandglass.com

Copperleaf Restaurant
Chef Mark Bodinet will prepare a six-course prix-fixe menu to serve in the woodsy-elegant dining room. Capping a decadent evening of scrambled duck egg and wagyu brisket: A dessert of Copperleaf's Pouring Chocolate (made with Theo's of course) and served with cinnamon brioche doughnuts. 
When: 5–10pm
How much: $95 per person, or $130 with wine parings.
Reservations: Call 206-214-4282. 

Il Bistro
What: One of Seattle’s most romantic and intimate settings, this hidden-away Pike Place Market restaurant offers a tasty Italian menu by candlelight.
When: 5:30–10pm
How much: Prices may vary.
Reservations: Call 206-682-3049 or reserve online.

What: A six-course Parisian feast at Pike Place Market, including smoked duck or flat iron steak, accompanied by live classical guitarist Charlie Solbrig.
When: Dinner starts at 5.
How much: $89 per person, or $114 with wine pairings.
Reservations: Call 206-682-7270 or reserve online

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