Dine Out and Savor the City's Most Romantic Eateries



Finding a delicious place to eat in Seattle comes without much effort. So does finding a table with a view. And a spot with an intimate atmosphere and a charming waitstaff. And and and...The list goes on and on. Bottom line: positive culinary experiences here abound–and perhaps are even the norm. If you're a foodie in this town, you've found yourself in the perfect locale. Arrive hungry, and savor it all!

Lucky for those seeking a romantic venue in which to share a meal with a significant other, Seattle offers umpteen choices. Maybe you want to feel that you've been whisked away to a cozy French cafe or a plush Italian villa for the evening, or perhaps you prefer to chat over candlelight at your own private island-table within a bustling, hip eatery. Regardless, chefs send out dishes brimming with flavor and featuring some of the region's freshest and most unique ingredients, while attentive waitstaff offer VIP treatment that gives the night a special air. Several of the list's choices can be found in downtown hotels, making the locations practical for visiting guests. However, others require a rental car or short Uber/bus ride. We promise, though; it will be worth the journey.


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Café Juanita
Photo courtesy of Bruce Miyahara


 

Named for the creek it rests beside, this fantastic restaurant is influenced by Italian cuisine, although it's not the red-sauce-and-cheese variety. Instead, dishes are more refined, featuring first-rate ingredients and careful preparation....  Read More


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Waterfront


 

This fantastic Belltown restaurant caters to the executive set and date-night couples in a see-and-be-seen atmosphere (think flickering candlelight and live jazz on the piano). You'll often see tables of suited powerbrokers closing deals in an...  Read More


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Get transported to a Parisian cafe with charming, authentic decor like 19th-century sconces from a church in the French countryside, a clock that once hung in a Paris metro station and a host stand that once serviced a small French hotel. The...  Read More


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Poppy
Photo courtesy of Poppy


 

In a warm, inviting North Capitol Hill space, Poppy serves James Beard Award-winning chef Jerry Traunfeld's seasonal cuisine featuring herbs from his extensive urban herb garden out back and spices from around the globe. The ever-changing menu...  Read More


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This once-tiny restaurant, greatly expanded in 2007, offers incredible views of Puget Sounds and the bustling market below, courtesy of huge, semicircular windows. Flawless seafood is the name of the game, and it's collected fresh from vendors...  Read More


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Tulio Ristorante
Photo courtesy of Tulio


 

Polished woods and hand-crafted detailing characterize this welcoming restaurant, which features an open kitchen, along with upstairs and downstairs dining rooms (and some patio seating in warmer months). Previously named "Seattle's Best...  Read More


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The Walrus and the Carpenter
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Price/The Walrus and the Carpenter


 

Award-winning Chef Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins, Bateau, Barnacle, Bar Melusine) partnered with Business Manager Jeremy Price and Developer Chad Dale to realize her long-time vision for an oyster bar. It makes perfect sense then, that she...  Read More


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Waterfront


 

Funky and hip (yet also elegant and romantic), this Italian eatery features rustic food and live entertainment (think cabaret and burlesque) in the adjacent lounge. The interior has a certain bohemian charm, but the best area to dine is on the...  Read More


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Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge
Photo courtesy of Six Seven Restaurant


 

As Seattle's only true waterfront hotel, The Edgewater Hotel dazzles with its picture-perfect location overlooking Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains. At this rustic-meets-modern lodge where roughly half of the hotel's 223 rooms offer stunning...  Read More


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No Seattle food guide would be complete without a mention of Canlis, for generations a stalwart standby for special occasions and wowing visitors. The traditional, white-tablecloth dining room lets visitors take in serene views of beautiful and...  Read More


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Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne

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