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Valentine's Day Dinners in Seattle

These restaurants want to serve you a prix fixe menu. And probably some champagne.

By Seattle Met Staff

 

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year—aka a day when many celebration-level restaurants aren't open. Some have special dinners planned over the preceding weekend. Others are embracing February 14 proper with tasting menus, outdoor seating, even the occasional afternoon tea. If you’re looking for special meals available for takeout, we’re tracking that, too.


Eden Hill

Queen Anne

Maximillian and Jennifer Petty’s original, most creative restaurant has planned a five-course menu that ranges from beef tartare tuille to wagyu zabuton with bone marrow bordelaise to chocolate whiskey cake. Dinner is $155 per person (not including beverages). Reserve for indoors, outdoors, or bar seating. The kitchen has also put together a $150 meal package—salad, bread service, lamb shank, budino—that feeds two and requires only light reheating. Preorder for pickup on the 14th.

Surrell

Madison Valley

Chef Aaron Tekulve specializes in special occasions. On Friday, February 10 and Saturday the 11th, Surrell leans into truffle, caviar, oysters, and other fanciness—alongside their usual Northwest ingredients and some pairings from the restaurant’s Washington-centric wine cellar. The $195 (per person) tasting menu includes omnivore, pescatarian, and vegetarian options. Book here.

General Harvest Restaurants

Madrona, Phinney Ridge, West Seattle

Each of Brian Clevenger's Northwest-Italian restaurants (Vendemmia, Autumn, Raccolto, and Haymaker in West Seattle) has its own special menu for February 14 that puts its own spin on the chef's seafood-pasta-vegetable ethos. Each three-course menu ranges from $75 to $95, depending on the restaurant, and has options for wine pairings and add-on dishes like oysters or the house focaccia.

Graham's RoyalTea

Bothell

More into afternoon tea than tasting menus? This event space focuses on high tea, and it’s going big for Valentine’s Day. A special menu February 8, 10, 11, and 12 involves starters, wee sandwiches, and an entire course dedicated to scones. This holiday high tea is $46 per person; leave a message at 425-686-7670 to reserve.

 

Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Various

Nearly a dozen of the chef's Seattle-area restaurants have special Valentine's menus, with various cuisines but a consistent $85 price tag. Plenty of his spots are open on February 14, in addition to the preceding Friday and Saturday, when most diners will be celebrating. The restaurant gives the full Valentine run-down online.

Meesha

Fremont

A five-course modern Indian meal happens on February 14. The $135 menu has vegetarian and non-veg options, a palate-cleanser course of pomegranate and rose popsicles, and a $45 wine-pairing option. You can reserve indoors or on the patio.

Lark

Capitol Hill

Five specially selected courses of John Sundstrom’s Northwest fare dials up the special occasion factor with options like truffled fonduta with grilled ciabatta, and venison loin sourced from Maui. Each $200 dinner has vegetarian options and includes the restaurant’s signature bread service. See the menu and reserve here.

Altura

Capitol Hill

Broadway’s atmospheric house of Northwest-Italian tasting menus will embellish its usual format on the 11th and 14th with leveled-up ingredients. The kitchen can honor most dietary restrictions, even on a special holiday $235 tasting menu dinner.

Paju

Queen Anne

Seven courses of progressive Korean fare await on February 13 and 14. The menu includes ricotta dumplings with radish broth, butter-poached lobster with gochujang beurre blanc, and dessert by hyper-talented chocolatier Jess Wang, of hédonisme.

Coastal Kitchen

Capitol Hill

The newly reopened seafood spot will serve a four-course tasting menu for $95 that leans heavily—though not exclusively—on oceanic fare. Oysters, ceviche, and chicken liver mousse are all options for this special February 14 menu. Reserve online.

The Metropolitan Grill

Downtown

The stalwart steak house has a few Valentine-y offerings available all week, February 10–19. These include oysters paired with champagne, a cocktail class, and a caviar "experience."

Shaker and Spear

Belltown

Buckwheat blinis with creme fraiche, cacio e pepe truffle risotto, and dark chocolate–dipped strawberries star in an a la carte Valentine's menu at the seafood-focused restaurant in the Kimpton Palladian.

Rasai

Fremont

Modern Indian fare stars in a five-course, $85 dinner with wine-pairing options. The Valentine's menu will take inspiration from the color red. Even better: You can book tables indoors or on the patio.

Le Coin

Fremont

This gem of a French restaurant will serve four courses (with a vegetarian option) for $95 from Sunday, February 12, to Tuesday the 14th. The kitchen accommodates dietary restrictions, and you can book dinner indoors or on the covered front patio.

Mashiko

West Seattle

A giant of Seattle's sushi scene that has stood the test of time, Mashiko celebrates Valentine's with a six-course omakase: two appetizer bites, five nigiri, one "kitchen course," miso soup, and a shared dessert. Dinner is $160 for two people, but you only need to throw down a $10 deposit to reserve

Kricket Club

Ravenna

A $135 five-course menu touches down in various regions of India (with the occasional latke) and lets you choose between veg and non-veg options for each course. Wine pairings are available, and hooray for popsicles as a palate cleanser.

L'Oursin

Central district

This Jefferson Street bistro will bring back its pandemic-induced après-ski menu for February 14. If melted cheese is your love language, sign on here for charcuterie, raclette, schnitzel, spaetzle, and vin chaud. A two-person meal is $185.

Mioposto

Admiral, Mount Baker, Mercer Island, Ravenna

The neighborly pizzeria will sell heart-shaped pies February 10–15. Choose from cheese, pepperoni, and margherita. Pies are 12 inches, $22, and available for takeout or dine-in.

Bourbon Steak

Downtown

Michael Mina's steak house will serve a $105 three-course menu that goes beyond beef with options like crab cakes, tagliatelle, or salmon—but also, you know, Miyazaki A5 Wagyu striploin as a supplement. Reserve here.

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