Love, Love, Love
Valentine's Day Dinners: "Last-Minute Planners"
Still without reservations? Here are some outstanding options in a variety of price ranges.
We have covered dining options for lasting love, first dates, and that hot and heavy stage. This week, it's time to address another important part of the relationship cycle. And so we bring you a new round of awesome options in all price ranges for those who perhaps forgot about the big day next week…and would like to stay out of the doghouse.
What: A four-course menu to woo vegetarians, vegans, or gluten-free diners.
When: 5 to 10.
How much: $50 per person, plus $20 for optional wine pairings.
Reservations: Required; call 206-325-9100 to book a table.
What: Delight in the five-course menu including beef tartare and oysters, and after it’s through, a rose will be delivered to your special someone.
How much: $150 per couple, plus an additional $25 per wine pairing.
Reservations: Call 206-402-4854.
What: Chef John Sundstrom offers tons of choices within the four-course menu. Choose your own adventure via dishes like cider-braied pork cheeks, yellowtail crudo, and kushi oysters.
When: 5 to 10:30.
How much: $90 per person, with a wine pairing option for an additional $40.
Reservations: Call 206-323-5275, or reserve online.
Maria Hines’s Trio of Restaurants
What: Try the Southern Italian handmade pastas and three other courses at Agrodolce, the Mediterranean four-course meal at Golden Beetle, or the organic and vegetarian-friendly multi-course meal at Tilth.
When: Dinner at all three start at 5.
How much: Prices vary.
Reservations: Call or check online respectively.
Ivar’s Seafood Restaurants
What: At any of the three sit-down locations, a special three-course menu for two is available, complete with smoked salmon or white clam chowder, and other staple seafood options. Plus, try the specialty cocktails—at select locations—like “Berry in Love” or “Will You Be My Mojito?”
When: 4 to 10.
How much: Prices may vary.
Reservations: Reserve online at any of the three locations.
What: Try the crudo of hamachi as one of your four-course options from chef Josh Davenport at this quaintest of Capitol Hill restaurants.
When: 5 to 11.
How much: $75 per person, plus $50 for an optional wine pairing.
Reservations: Call 206-441-9842 or reserve online.
What: With a four-course menu from Team Tom Douglas, you wouldn’t even need the live music and dance floor, but of course that’s what you get at this cocktail-attire party, officially named Baby Baby Baby! Dress up and strap on your dancing shoes.
When: Festivities begin at 7.
How much: $258 for a table for two, or reserve a table for four for $517.
Reservations: Purchase tickets online.
Ponti Seafood Grill
What: A waterfront view with a four-course seafood-rich menu prepared by chef Alvin Binuya.
When: Dinner starts at 5.
How much: $65 per person.
Reservations: Call 206-84-3000 to reserve.
What: This sweet, homey, and candlelit Madrona dining room serves up chef Jim McCarthy’s three-course comfort food menu, offering three choices for each course.
When: 5 to close.
How much: $50 per person, with a cocktail or wine pairing for an additional $22 per person.
Reservations: Call 206-812-2901 to reserve.