Heads up, procrastinators: Valentine's Day is nearly here, and restaurants around the city are filling up on reservations. But you need not panic. Even if you've waited until now to start thinking about dinner on Saturday night, you're not completely out of luck. Here are some of Seattle's best bets for Valentine's Day dinner reservations, last minute. For even more options, OpenTable has your back.
Tray Kitchen (9:30) — Heong Soon Park's new restaurant is offering a six-course menu that includes oysters, beets, Dungeness crab risotto, and filet mignon. There's also an optional beverage pairing.
Vespolina (9:30) — Your options include an "elegant" white-and-black menu or a "vibrant" red-and-rose themed menu. Both are six courses and prix-fixe, with an option to add a wine pairing.
Duke's Chowder House, Green Lake (6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30) — All Duke's locations are offering a menu of aphrodisiac seafood and non-seafood options, paired with a special champagne. The Green Lake location has the most options for Valentine's Day reservation times.
Hecho (6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30) — Mexican food may not be the first thing that springs to mind for Valentine's Day dining, but hey, beggars can't be choosers. And Hecho is good stuff.
- Liam's (5:30, 5:45, 8:30, 8:45) — The U-District spot specializes in shared plates and cocktails, perfect for a romantic evening.
- Ravish (5:00, 8:45, 9) — The Eastlake spot is cozy and cocktail-focused, and plates are meant to be shared.
RN74 (5:15) — Only a few spots remain for the six-course, French-tinged menu here. You can also opt to add wine pairings.
- Roberto's Venetian (6:30, 6:45, 8:45, 9) — The Northern Italian spot in Pike Place Market has plenty of seatings available.
- Single Shot (7:30, 7:45) — Shockingly, spots are still available for the four-course prix fixe here. The menu includes lobster, burrata, foie gras, and pork loin.