Valentine’s dinner goes Mediterranean at Golden Beetle.

Anchovies and Olives
The Capitol Hill pasta house will create a seafood-focused five-course dinner. Among the pastas are salt cod ravioli pappardelle with Dungeness crab and smoked tomato. Entrees are roasted pork loin, grilled swordfish with horseradish cream, and king salmon with fregola sarda.
Price: $80/person
When: Feb 14 from 5–11

For a pseudo-Parisian V-Day, Bastille has cultivated a small collection of romantic dishes: a dozen Hama Hama oysters on the half shell; scallop cru with lime; golden turnip ravioli gratin with marinated leeks and Washington truffles; and entrecote for two with pommes dauphinoise and artichoke mustard. Plus, “his and hers” punch cocktails: hers is flowery and champagne-heavy, his is citrus-based and laced with bourbon and rum.
Price: Plates range from $14–$60
When: Feb 14 from 5–11

Golden Beetle
Maria Hines’s multi-course menu is inspired by Mediterranean flavors: grilled halloumi cheese, grape leaf–wrapped albacore, wild boar shank tagine, black walnut backlava, and more.
Price: $37/person
When: Feb 14 from 5–10

Hitchock Restaurant
Hitchcock’s prix fixe menu features entrees such as grilled Pacific octopus, smoked quail, and black trumpet and hedgehog mushroom risotto.
Price: $65/person
When: Feb 14 at 5

How to Cook a Wolf
New chef Jake Martin’s four-course menu includes casarecce with rabbit sugo, braised pork cheeks, seared day boat scallops, and grilled beef strip loin with charred eggplant. For dessert: vanilla bean panna cotta, pecan tart with bourbon ice cream, or warm chocolate cake with salted peanut butter ice cream.
Price: $80/person
When: Feb 14 from 5–11

Salish Lodge
Available Valentine’s Day and the weekend previous, the five-course menu at Salish Lodge features Northwest delicacies like vanilla bean and butter-poached lobster, duo of Oregon lamb and elk in wild mushroom demi-glace, and seared day boat scallops with white bean puree. If your sweet tooth isn’t satisfied by the honey-pear tart or the chocolate souffle, book a getaway package complete with mini chocolate fondue and port served in-room.
Price: $130/person
When: Feb 10 & 11 from 5–10; Feb 14 from 5–9:30

Salty’s at Alki
Salty’s serves up some serious sweetness with its Valentine’s menu: coconut-crusted wild prawns, spiced top sirloin with blackberry honey-glazed carrots, white chocolate mousse cake, and tableside bananas foster for two.
Price: $59–$119/person; vegetarian menu $55–$90
When: Feb 14 from 5:30–8:45

Staple and Fancy Mercantile
Chef Ethan Stowell offers up apps to share, like Hamachi crudo, pork belly with apples and walnuts, and Shigoku oysters on the half shell. Guests choose their pasta, main, and dessert courses. Enticing entrees include grilled beef tenderloin, roasted duck breast with fried Brussels sprouts, and fennel grilled swordfish. Desserts are creme fraiche panna cotta and warm chocolate cake with peanut butter gelato and peanut brittle.
Price: $80/person
When: Feb 14 from 5–11

Tulio’s a la carte menu sets the mood with aptly named cocktails like I’ll Melt With You (prosecco and raspberry granita) and Blushing Lady (vodka, Pama lieueur, grapefruit juice, and a sugared rim). For something a little more substantial, consider the black truffle chicken, scallops with potato puree, and crispy pork belly.
Price: $12–$36/plate
When: Feb 14 from 5–10

Volunteer Park Cafe
Charming Volunteer Park Cafe will serve up a five-course dinner on the 14th. Highlights include the second-course "fondue for two,” zesty blood orange and shaved fennel salad, and lamb rack with minty white beans and pomegranate Greek yogurt.
Price: $75/person
When: Feb 14 at 7

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