Whether you’re celebrating or not celebrating, single or partnered, Valentine’s Day is a good excuse to treat yourself to a nice meal. Luckily, dozens of Seattle-area restaurants are offering specials that should fit however you want to celebrate the holiday, with elaborate multi-course tasting menus, take-home pizza and ice cream, fried chicken, and more. Here are selections of some of the best options still available.
Many restaurants are already fully booked for Valentine’s Day, so make a reservation or preorder as soon as possible to secure a table or meal.
This Indian restaurant with locations in Ballard and Capitol Hill is offering a Valentine's day takeout special, available for pickup on February 12. For $45 per person, you can get a Scotch egg made with spicy ground lamb, lamb shanks cooked in tomato and onion sauce served with rice and vegetables, and a rose-cardamom-paneer tart. spicewaala.com
This South Lake Union rooftop bar offers some of the best views of Seattle. Along with its regular Mediterranean-inspired menu, the restaurant is serving a three-course tasting menu for $75 from February 11 to February 14. The courses include dishes like eggplant croquettes, confit duck, scallops, and stuffed cabbage. nadimama.com/mbar
Mamnoon and Mamnoon Street are offering take-home meal kits for two with an assortment of mezzes, marinated beet and fattoush salads, shish taouk (grilled chicken), braised short rib, and baklava for $125. nadimama.com/mamnoon
This popular Madison Valley vegetarian restaurant will serve a four-course vegan and gluten-free Valentine’s Day meal for $75 per person, available for dine-in and to-go. Dishes include artichoke croquettes with lemongrass sauce and a salad with sesame dressing. cafeflora.com
This Capitol Hill restaurant focused on the cuisine of Piedmont, Italy, is offering a six-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu for $135 per person. Expect high-end ingredients like paddlefish caviar, lobster, Prosciutto Di Parma, and Dungeness crab, with Piedmontese preparations. spinasse.com
Spinasse’s next-door sister bar, Artusi, is offering a four-course dinner for $65 for Valentine’s Day. Dishes include a raviolo of braised greens and ricotta and pork saltimbocca. artusibar.com
Star chef Shota Nakajima’s Capitol Hill kaarage restaurant will serve a “Taku for 2” special, which includes fried chicken, two sides, and dessert for $50 on Valentine’s Day. On the night of February 12, the restaurant is hosting a “Singles Awareness Day” party with a DJ. takuseattle.com
Monsoon, a Vietnamese restaurant with locations in Seattle and Bellevue, is serving a few specials on Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Maine lobster crispy wontons, scallops with butternut squash and ginger sauce, and braised short ribs in coconut juice with lemongrass and baby carrots. monsoonrestaurants.com
Hound + Bottle
This Northwest restaurant, a ferry ride west of Seattle in Manette, is offering a six-course shellfish feast for Valentine’s Day for $75 per person. Dishes include oysters on the half shell with champagne mignonette, Dungeness crab with salmon caviar, and pan-fried oysters with tarragon aioli. houndandbottle.com
The Local 104
This new pizza restaurant north of Seattle in Lake Forest Park is offering a take-home special with pizza, salad, ice cream (made in-house), and a bottle of wine for $48 February 11, 12, and 13. The restaurant will be closed Valentine’s Day. thelocal104.com