Critic's Notebook

Restaurants for Romance

We’re calling February National Atmo Month. Eat somewhere lovely.

02/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Must Haves

The Met Set: Valentine's Day Edition

The Shop Talk team assembles their most amorous gift picks for February.

02/10/2015 By Seattle Met Staff


Sweet Gifts: 9 Valentine's Day Chocolates

Our resident chocolate expert picks her favorite confections in time for V-Day giving and receiving.



Sweetest Things: Valentine's Day Chocolate Ideas

Nine unique treats and personalized confections in time for V-Day giving and receiving.

02/09/2015 By Alyssa Volpigno

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: February 9–15

Poets and playwrights battle it out, plus a little bit of banjo: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

02/09/2015 By Darren Davis

Reservations = Super Necessary

Valentine's Day Dinners for $75 and Above

02/06/2015 By Rosin Saez

Reservations = Necessary

Where to Dine on Valentine's Day for Under $75

Oysters, champagne, and an eccentric rundown of Valentine's dinners.

02/05/2015 By Rosin Saez

Wedding Wednesday

Win a Wedding at Theo Chocolate Factory

Share your love story to win an intimate ceremony and more this Valentine's Day.

02/04/2015 By Olivia Tinsley

Offbeat Ardor

Some Decidedly Un-Mushy Valentine's Day Options

Some even sound slightly inappropriate.

02/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Heat Is On

A Valentine's Day (and Night) On the Town

It’s hard for your evening to be dull when En Vogue and Dan Savage are involved.

02/05/2013 By Cassandra Callan and Katie Vincent

Treat Yourself

Valentine's Day Spa Specials

Take some time to yourself this Valentine's Day—or bring your beloved along—as Seattle spas offer specials on indulgent services.

02/05/2013 By Amanda Zurita


How to Date a Living Girl When You’re Dead

With Seattle author Isaac Marion’s book Warm Bodies, about a zombie who falls in love with a living girl, hitting theaters this February, we offer this dating advice for the undead.


Love, Love, Love

Valentine's Day Dinners: "Old Flames"

Our first installment: romantic dinners for long-term loves.

01/16/2013 By Danielle Zorn

Cupcake-Based Romantic Overtures

Trophy’s Pacific Place Popup Is Back

Avoid the Valentine’s Day doghouse with a last-minute cupcake run.

02/14/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Sweet suggestions from 10 local bakeries.

02/09/2012 By Emily Dhatt

Gift Guide

Give It Up: Valentine’s Day

Five new gift ideas—and then some—for going outside the flowers-and-chocolates realm.

02/07/2012 By Heather Fink

Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Globetrotting Mondays at La Bête, Late-Night Cheese at Art

Plus: A Super Bowl Facebook competition at Skillet, Raclette at Cafe Presse, and Valentine’s Day plans.

02/01/2012 By Anne Larkin

Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Lunar New Year Celebration, King Cake is Back at Where Ya At Matt

Plus: Free house-made Samoas, a cookbook callout, and the return of Cupcake Royale’s "Deathcake"

01/25/2012 By Anne Larkin


Valentine’s Day Drinking, Seattle Style

A Tom Waits cover band, specialty cocktails, and sparkling suggestions for tonight’s toast.

02/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Hearty dinners

The Restaurants You Love

Surprising stats on where the Valentines are going…and who they’d like to go with.

02/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson