Valentine's Day Dinners: Second Dates
Nothing says love like a great meal.
Love is in the air... the particularly cold air, this week. Here are some places around town that will keep you warm, well fed, and well loved on Valentine's Day. (For our first installment of V-Day suggestions, take a look here.)
Celebrate Tilth’s love for organics, with the four-course Valentine's Day menu. Choose from starters like seared Alaskan sablefish or ricotta gnudi, followed by main dishes like St. Jude’s Albacore tuna. Finish with dark chocolate sorbet or vanilla tapioca pudding. And, if you miss dinner, worry not, because Tilth will have a special Valentine’s Day brunch both Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16). Dinner: $85; brunch: $25, plus optional cava or mimosa for $10. Reservations via phone: 206-633-0801.
Madison Park Conservatory
The soon-to-close, cozy Madison Valley restaurant is hosting Valentine’s Day dinner for that evening and the following one. Stop in, and not just for old-times sake. The three-course menu is designed for couples to share, and reservations may be going fast since MPC’s last day of service is February 15. $75. Reservations via phone: 206-324-9701.
Have a love affair with chef Jason Wilson’s 10-course tasting menu. Courses like duck tongues and sweetbread croutons, black truffle soup, and Montana Wagyu beef eye of rib may very well result in feelings of infatuation. $125, plus optional wine pairings for $75 and $25 for foie gras supplement. Reservations via phone: 206-302-7874.
In love and downtown? Stop by Urbane for special V-Day menu items like oysters on the half shelf from Taylor Shellfish, grilled Anderson Ranch lamb chops with a Brussels sprout hash, and housemade Theo chocolate pudding with sweet vanilla sour cream. Price per item. Reservations via phone: 206-676-4600.
Staple and Fancy
This Ballard favorite is presenting a special, and quite large, Valentine’s Day menu, cooked up by chef Branden Karow, featuring three courses and dessert. Choose to sit downstairs in S & F’s wine cellar to sample all the dishes in a family-style seating arrangement. $80, plus optional wine pairing for $40. Wine cellar seating is first come first served, with room for 18. Reservations via phone: 206-588-0030.
This multi-course dinner boasts a view over Ballard and across to the Olympics, since service will be held on the top floor of the Hotel Ballard (the building in which Stoneburner resides). The evening will start off with a glass of sparkling wine, and wine pairings are included. Course like tuna crudo, marinated Alaskan prawns, and braised short ribs will insure diners leave full of love. $195, wine pairings included. Reservations via phone: 206-695-2051.
The popular Madison Valley vegetarian restaurant shares the love sans the meat—vegan and gluten-free options available—via a four-course menu, with dishes like saffron-kissed paella cakes, potato empanadas, and kumquat chutney on croccantini. $65. Reservations via phone: 206-325-9100.