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14 Most Romantic Restaurants Seattle

January 8, 2022

Foodies and outdoor enthusiasts unite here, and will find no shortage of places to unleash their passion for hiking, caffeine, and delectable dinners.

Seattle boasts a sensational number of eateries, romantic restaurants, and cafes ideal for any type of rendezvous.

Whether you are hankering for oysters at the esteemed Walrus and Carpenter. Or looking to share a Lady and the Tramp spaghetti moment at the Pink Door. The natural beauty, intimate ambiance, and stellar cuisine of the Pacific NorthWest is sure to set the stage for love. 

Romantic Seattle Restaurants

The Pink Door

Everything's coming up roses! Settle in for some pink perfection after a day of exploring the Pike Place Market when you escape to the Pink Door.

Let the warm, candle-lit ambiance of Jackie Robert’s foray into Italian American cuisine wash over you. While you and your partner escape into the candelabra and brick-laden dining room.

Located in Post Alley, this cozy spot manages to deliver world-class views, impeccable service, and stellar food without the slightest smidge of pretension.

Snag a table in the lounge inside, and cross your fingers for some mystical entertainment such as trapeze, cabaret, or tarot. Or venture outside to gush over the outstanding Elliot Bay views.

The focus here is simplicity and quality. Jackie was doing farm-to-table long before it became famous, and about 90% of the restaurant's produce comes from nearby Bainbridge Island farms during peak growing season.

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Impress your date by ordering the antipasti of the house to share, containing prosciutto, Tuscan bean salad, fresh mozzarella, tapanada, grilled summer vegetables, and salumi. 

Next move on to the Door’s delightfully indulgent specialty, a Lasagna featuring layers of fresh spinach pasta with besciamella, pesto, and marinara sauce.

A dining room with table that have white cloths on them and is lit by low candle light at The Pink Door in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: The Pink Door via Facebook

Terra Plata

Unparalleled rooftop ambiance, inventive Mediterranean fare, and an unwavering commitment to organic and sustainable farming? A meal at Terra Plata is the stuff foodie fantasies are made of.

Cue the heart-eye emojis when you surprise your significant other with a dinner reservation at Chef Tamara Murphy’s love letter to the Pacific North West’s bounty. Described as an ‘earth to plate’ concept, Terra loves to let the stellar individual ingredients shine.

Peruse their creative cocktail list and settle on a glass of juicy red sangria, or an aptly named ‘Seattle raindrop’ featuring vodka, ginger, grapefruit, cardamom, and cava.

Prime those tastebuds for deliciousness by ordering a few starters such as the sweet and savory roasted grapes, olives, walnuts, fresh thyme, and blue cheese crostini and the roasted cauliflower drizzled with tahini sumac vinaigrette.

Move on to more substantial plates of the land and sea, such as the pan-roasted black cod or succulent roast pig adorned by manila clams, chorizo, sofrito, bay scented potato, and hot smoked paprika before calling it a night.The outdoor rooftop dining area filled with people eating at Terra Plata in Seattle, Washington, USA

Momiji

Canoodle your cutie in Capitol Hill when you share bites of tuna, salmon, and uni bliss at Momiji. Lanterns, a garden courtyard with bamboo, and Japanese maple trees make for an oasis from the bustling city below.

Enjoy hand-crafted Japanese delights and an extensive Shochu and whiskey list. Meanwhile, gaze out at the garden greenery and contemplate the Chef’s special menu.

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Sharpen those chopsticks and share bites of uni and spicy tuna temari crispy rice, toro sashimi, and sockeye salmon. 

For those craving a spark of fire with their sushi, light up that tongue with the Demon Slayer Roll containing scallop, enoki, asparagus, cilantro, and ume paste topped with roasted habañero and garlic ponzu.

Wooden tables up against a window with a garden on the other side of the windows at Momiji in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Momiji Seattle via Facebook

Canlis Restaurant

Want to really pull out all of the stops for the gourmand in your life? Commemorate any special occasion with a visit to Seattle's romantic Canlis Restaurant.

Steeped in history, Canlis has been inspiring awe and delight for over 70 years. Everything from their modern James Beard-winning design, to their stunning views of Seattle, Lake Union, and the Cascade mountain range make dining here a night to remember.

With an unrivaled commitment to customer service and care, a meal here is more than food; it’s an immersive experience.

New patrons will also witness history, as for the first time ever Canlis has hired a female chef. Aisha Ibrahim brings youthful exuberance and experimentation to the menu. Her burgeoning legacy will be built on exploring the region’s indigenous ingredients. 

Call ahead and reserve your four-course tasting menu and let the luscious flavors of dungeness crab salad, manila clams in spring onion and miso broth, and duck with kale, kasu butter, and winter luxury pumpkin melt on your tongue.

Before floating home on your food-fueled high, end your night on a sweet note with the smoked cacao nougatine, served up with milk ice cream, pumpkin, and crunchy sunflower seeds.

Looking down on all the little tents that make up part of Canlis Restaurant in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Canlis via Facebook

Archipelago

A passionate date night isn’t always synonymous with a pre-fixe, but it doesn't hurt! Take a pleasure-filled sojourn to the islands of the Philippines when you grab a highly coveted reservation at Archipelago.

Diversely inventive and critically acclaimed, Archipelago is a progressive adventure into the landscape of a region's identity through its people. Here a plate is not merely a plate, instead, each dish symbolizes a story and provides context to the heritage of Filipino-Americans today.

Gathering inspiration from the islands, as well as the nearby Pacific Northwest. Visitors here can expect a highly curated menu of 9-12 courses.

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Be on the lookout for a medley of exotic and native local ingredients such as Lechon, morels, and golden oyster mushrooms.

View looking down on a table full of food from Archipelago in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Archipelago via Facebook

Bateau

Calling all carnivores! Red meat-minded couples can literally share a whole cow at Bateau. They specialize in dry-aged grass-fed and grass-finished steak cuts, which are sold by weight and availability.

Light, and airy Bateau’s cow-adorned black chalkboard and quirky white lanterns bring a hip farmhouse aura to the restaurant's interior.

Bateau is in fact French for ‘boat’ and is a homage to Chef Taylor Thornhill’s first restaurant, Boat Street Cafe.

Cheers with a housemade classic cocktail like a Vesper or Negroni, before lusting after elevated steak house classics often created with foraged and fermented ingredients. 

First, whet your appetite with nibbles such as Beef tartare, or french onion croquettes. Then, draw your eyes to the chalkboard for the day’s cuts.

Dining tables pushed up against a white wall with a chalk board that has cows drawn on it at Bateau in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Bateau via Facebook

Eden Hill Restaurant

Quaint and cozy, Eden Hill Restaurant is a hidden jewel of the Queen Anne neighborhood. A meal here feels more like a dinner party hosted by your most sophisticated friend.

Get close to your partner in a chic black banquet and fawn over the Victorian-inspired wallpaper. Or grab some sprightly outdoor seating at their wood and lantern decorated picnic tables.

While we are partial to their concise wine list, we can never pass up an opportunity to try a unique cocktail. The verdant ‘gotcha a matcha’ is a tantalizing blend of vodka, lime, ginger syrup, Hone matcha, and orange bitters.

Small plates are the specialty at this romantic Seattle restaurant. So order a few and prepare for some food-gasmic pleasure. 

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Notable standouts include the za’atar spiced beets served with tarragon yogurt dressing, persimmon, sourdough tuile, and treviso, cauliflower chilaquiles, kabocha squash gnocchi, and the sweetest maple braised brisket.

Finally, reward yourself with a slice of their exquisite flourless chocolate cake for dessert.

People sitting at the bar eating with a wall lined with wine bottle behind them at Eden Hill Restaurant in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Eden Hill Restaurant via Facebook

Six Seven Restaurant 

Rustic Mountain majesty with a dash of Seattle chic makes dining at Six Seven Restaurant a romantic experience. Secure a table alfresco and feast so close to the Puget Sound you might just see your dinner swimming by!

An Edgewater Hotel establishment, Six Seven has garnered numerous awards for its impeccable views, romantic ambiance, and delectable menu.

Fawn over the masterful wine list which highlights some of the most revered Washington, Oregon, and Northern California vineyards. Pull up a plush blue velvet chair inside the restaurant’s raw wood interior and prime your palate for a seafood banquet.

Accompany your Columbia Valley glass of Chardonnay with an order of piping hot pan-roasted clams and mussels. Followed by rosy roasted Yakima Valley Beets garnished with burrata cheese, chai-spiced granola, and espelette pepper vinaigrette. 

Six Seven’s Cedar Plank Salmon is exceptional and well worth its price tag. So slowly savor forkfuls of the rich fish accompanied by rainbow potatoes, mushroom ragout, asparagus, tomato, smoked bacon, truffle cream, and local honey.

Three tables with glasses on them in the outdoor dining area of Six Seven Restaurant up against a glass railing in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Six Seven via Facebook

Joule

Many times fusion restaurants get a bad rap, but not at Joule! Give your usual dinner date routine a splash of intrigue when you break bread at this Korean fusion eatery.

Clean, crisp, and modern. Joule’s lacquered wood tables and kitschy neon sign set the stage for an evening of Asian-inspired dishes.

Identifying as a ‘fusion steakhouse’ with a refined aesthetic that focuses on Northwest Asian cuisine. Therefore, a meal here is guaranteed to enchant any meat eater.

First, warm yourself over the crackling outdoor fire pit and glowing fairy lights. Then, flag down a waitress and submit your cocktail order. We suggest sticking with the ‘fiery’ theme and sampling the Jalisco Campfire, an intoxicating mix of Lapsang Souchong Infused Tequila, Lime, and Thai Chili Agave.

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Try to contain your excitement as you peruse the menu of the James Beard-nominated cooking team, Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. Start your journey to the East with an order of Chinese scallion pancakes, bone marrow, and burnt ginger butter rice.

Move on to the star of the show (beef) with their grass-fed rib eye served with cornbread, chanterelle, and yellow curry. Or try the kalbi short rib steak topped with grilled kimchi.

A long table filled with food with white stools under it and windows behind it Joule in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Joule Restaurant via Facebook

Cafe Campagne

Say ‘oui’ to love and play out your Parisian fantasies at Cafe Campagne. While a quick jaunt to the city of love might not always be in the cards, an evening of classic brasserie dining always is.

Its a historically charming locale in the Post Alley of the Pike Place Market with an unfussy European-inspired ambiance. As a result, Cafe Campagne is the ideal place to wine and dine your Francophile mon doux.

Slide into a mahogany wood booth, or pretend you are strangers gazing out at the Seine at the elegant bar. Meanwhile, parse through their well-balanced wine list, each bottle handpicked by the café’s expert wine director.

Only the finest local and imported ingredients are allowed in the chef’s kitchen. So go wild and indulge in Parisian staples like Paté de Campagne, escargots, and the crispiest pommes frites served with handmade aioli.

Tuck into a filling and traditional Cassoulet bursting with white beans, lamb, duck confit, garlic sausage, and bread crumbs. Or experience pure beef bliss with their steak frites, made from premium beef hand raised in Eastern Washington.

Exterior view of Cafe Campagne with its red doors and awning in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Cafe Campagne via Facebook

Wild Ginger

When you and your honey are fiending for the flavors of South-East Asia, Wild Ginger is the answer. This popular Pan Asian eatery has recently expanded to three separate Seattle locations. But we can’t help but be loyal to the downtown flagship location.

Situated in the historic Mann building, just a stone's throw away from Pike Place Market and the Washington State Convention Center. Wild Ginger has been a romantic Seattle restaurant staple for 30 years. 

Stroll inside the cavernous interior of the Mann building. Meanwhile, studying the extraordinary masonry of the space. Boasting intimate booths, private dining rooms, and casual lounge seating.

Let the flavors of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam bloom on your lips as you clink glasses and trade sips of wild ginger daiquiris and lychee mojitos.

Munch on some Malay chicken skewers and cool and crunchy green papaya salad and contemplate which Wild Ginger classic to sample next.

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Vegetarians will be in heaven with the southern coast kabocha squash curry, a simmering blend of Sri Lankan coconut with cumin, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, and cinnamon, while Nam’s lamb chops, marinated in cognac and Sichuan peppercorn and finished with hoisin, freshly toasted coconut and crushed peanuts are hard to beat.

Exterior view of Wild Ginger with its all glass doors and awning plus black metal chairs and tables outside in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Wild Ginger via Facebook

The Whale Wins

Homey, casual, and intimate, the Whale Wins interior personifies English cottage chic. Embrace the flavors and textures of ‘all of the animals in the sea’ at this James Beard award-winning eatery.

Soak in the cheery white, blue, and marble aesthetic before wandering over to the homey wood-fired oven which churns out the most aromatic vegetable-forward dishes.

Depending on the attitude of the Seattle weather gods, choose to imbibe on the garden patio, spacious dining room, or the cozy bar.

Go against your better instincts and order the smoked halibut dip, adorned with Aleppo pepper and served with housemade potato chips, as well as the carrots and fennel served with harissa chermoula, smoked yogurt, sesame seeds, and crispy farro.

Commit to going halfsies with your partner and try both the gnocchi with chanterelle mushrooms, leek cream, fresh cheese, pine nuts, and crispy sunchoke. As well as the salty miso-basted Hana Hana clams, accompanied by vinegary kimchi and lime. Deli area filled with cheese, jams, and other goodies at The Whale Wins in Seattle, Washington, USA

Revel

From the dynamic duo that brought you Joule, comes an engaging new Asian concept restaurant. Marrying a trendy atmosphere with sensational seasonings and classic French techniques.

Banish your dinner woes when you and your darling stumble into Revel’s modern, industrial interior. Vibrant pop artwork, long butcher block tables, wood banquettes, and a stylish bar all work together to create a hip aesthetic appeal.

Luckily, Revel’s menu more than matches its stylish furnishings. So sip on an array of Japanese whiskey, soju, wine, and craft beer from their sister bar Quoin. Meanwhile, studying their eclectic food offerings.

Share short rib wontons, flaky kimchi pancakes, seriously spicy garlic chili baby back ribs, and a steaming bowl of Dungeness crab noodles, made with seaweed, red curry, and cooling crème fraiche.

Don’t get too full, as you'll want to save some room for the exceptionally creative desserts. Order the decadent chocolate mochi cake. It's topped with peanut butter caramel or rhubarb buttermilk rice pudding with pistachio and lemongrass.

View of the entrance and dining area with glasses set on all of the tables at Revel in Seattle, Washington, USA

photo credit: Revel via Facebook

The Walrus & The Carpenter

Warm, inviting, with distinctly nautical touches The Walrus & The Carpenter is a living embodiment of the Pacific Northwest culinary scene.

An ideal neighborhood haunt for when you are yearning for a low-key yet special date night. The Walrus combines the quaint familiarity of a local pub with the elevation of a romantic Seattle seafood restaurant.

Lean into the supposed powers of these marine-bound mollusks. Meanwhile, fully embracing the eaterie's infectious energy and coral-like chandeliers.

First, order a dozen chubby Washington oysters and a side of piping hot Sea Wolf bread with butter. Then, debate the merits of wine vs. beer vs. cocktails to accompany your seafood foray. Before finally selecting a chilled bottle of Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

In addition to the refreshing albacore Crudo, and spicy Hama Hama clams. Try injecting more veggies into your diet. Start with the lovely roasted delicata squash served with labneh, cashews, Aleppo oil, and cilantro.

Sneak in a cheeky late-night aperitif with some roasted Medjool dates and call it a great (date) night!

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Wandering through Pike Place Market, a cup of steaming dark roast in hand, or savoring a bowl of creamy clam chowder prior to a blood-pumping hike of Olympic National Park, everywhere you look in the ‘Jet City’ is a delicate interplay between nature and food.

It comes as no surprise then, that Seattle is a veritable cornucopia of exquisite cuisine and unbeatable fresh ingredients.

Romantic occasions provide untold opportunities for drama, atmosphere, and elegance. 

Luckily Seattle’s most romantic restaurants offer up everything from sexy candlelit ambiance to sweeping Space Needle views.

Whether you are in the mood for a four-course tasting menu inspired by indigenous fare. Or simply wish to chow down on clam, crab, and Sancreere with your significant other. Seattle’s cafes, restaurants, and eateries provide pure food poetry in motion.

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