Romantic Restaurants in Seattle and Tacoma

Where to Find the Most Romance for Your Special Occassion

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just looking for a romantic night out, Seattle and Tacoma have a solid array of romantic restaurants to choose from. From ritzy romance to casual elegance to cozy holes-in-the-wall, there is a Seattle area restaurant that will fit your idea of the perfect night out.

In no particular order, below are some recommendations for some of the most romantic restaurants in Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma.

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01 of 09

Salty’s on Alki

View from Salty's at Alki
Kristin Kendle
1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126, USA
Phone +1 206-937-1600

Type of cuisine: Seafood
Why it’s romantic: There’s something about a view that brings out the romantic in us all, and Salty’s Alki Beach location has an unparalleled view of Seattle’s skyline and Elliott Bay. Huge windows line every side of the restaurant. Where many other restaurants on this list are cozy and dark, Salty’s is bright and open. Even better, just about every seat in the house is positioned to enjoy the view. Additionally, the Redondo Beach location in Des Moines is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the Olympics.
Reservations: Call the location’s number 206-937-1600 or book online.

02 of 09

IL Bistro

IL Bistro
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93 Pike St Suite A, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Phone +1 206-682-3049

Type of cuisine: Italian
Why it’s romantic: IL Bistro strives to embody the very meaning of romantic dining, and has been voted Most Romantic Restaurant by everyone from “Seattle Weekly” to “Seattle Magazine.” The restaurant is tucked beneath Pike Place; the lighting is pleasantly lowered, creating a warm ambiance; and the food is delicious. Bonus—there’s a very reasonable (and delicious) happy hour menu daily from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and a late night kitchen menu from Sunday – Thursday from 10 p.m. to midnight, and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Reservations: Recommended. Call 206-682-3049 or reserve a table online.

03 of 09

The Pink Door

Pink Door Seattle
angela n.
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Phone +1 206-443-3241

Type of cuisine: Italian-American
Why it’s romantic: The restaurant is marked only by a vaguely pink door and no sign to offer an edge of exclusive coolness. Inside has a quirky, slightly circus charm—think trapeze artists, occasional burlesque dancers, cabaret acts, and other always free live entertainment (except their burlesque shows that do have a cover). During the warmer months, the outdoor patio seating is a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the water.
Reservations: Walk-in seating is available in the lounge and often in the restaurant. Book reservations online or call 206-443-3241.

04 of 09


Serafina Seattle
Jameson Fink
2043 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Phone +1 206-323-0807

Type of cuisine: Italian
Why it’s romantic: Serafina’s atmosphere is warm and inviting, pleasantly decorated, but casual. It’s all about comfort here and this is an easy place to open up on a first date or reinvigorate a long-term relationship with a night out. White table cloths, exposed-brick walls, and an adorable patio area don’t hurt either.
Reservations: Recommended. Call 206-323-0807 or schedule online.

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Indochine Tacoma
Kristin Kendle
1924 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Phone +1 253-272-8200

Type of cuisine: Asian fusion with an emphasis on Thai
Why it’s romantic: Indochine is set in an early-1900s brick building. The integration of industrial exposed-brick walls with beautiful hardwood, iron accents with rich red drapes, and a reflecting pond at the center makes for one romantic restaurant. The surroundings are tranquil and relaxing, especially if you go on a quieter weeknight.
Reservations: Walk-ins are often accepted. For reservations, call 253-272-8200 or reserve online.

06 of 09

Pacific Grill

Pacific Grill Tacoma
Photo courtesy: Pacific Grill
1502 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
Phone +1 253-627-3535

Type of cuisine: Seafood and Northwest
Why it’s romantic: Pacific Grill is chic with a splash of artsy. Set in a restored historic building, the ceilings stretch to 17 feet high and the walls are still the original brickwork. The décor is modern, creative and punctuated by glowing sealife artwork made by Ayala Serfaty. Their happy hour goes all day long on weekdays so this is also an excellent spot for a lunch date.
Reservations: Call 253-627-3535

07 of 09

Wild Ginger

Table filled with food from Wild Ginger

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1401 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Phone +1 206-623-4450

Type of cuisine: Asian and Pacific Rim
Why it’s romantic: If you prefer a more modern feel with your romance, Wild Ginger’s décor is full of clean lines, neutral colors and zen-appeal. There is also a vegan menu at Wild Ginger, which may be particularly romantic if the man or woman you’re wooing is a vegan.
Reservations: Call the phone numbers listed below, or book online.
1401 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 – 206-623-4450

2202B 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 – 206-707-0396
508 Belleuve Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 – 425-495-8889

08 of 09

Daniel’s Broiler

Steak dinner
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809 Fairview Pl N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Phone +1 206-621-8262

Type of cuisine: Steak and seafood
Why it’s romantic: Daniel’s Broiler combines steak, prime rib and seafood with lovely views of Lake Union, or of mountains and the Seattle skyline from Bellevue’s 21st floor location. Live piano music softens the atmosphere and an award-winning wine list ensures your meal has the perfect complement.
Reservations: Call the phone numbers listed below or reach out online.
809 Fairview Place North, Seattle, WA 98109 – 206-621-8262

808 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101 206-596-9512
10500 NE 8th Street, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004 – 425-462-4662
200 Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98122 – 206-329-4191

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More romantic restaurants:

Romantic dinner
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El Gaucho
Type of cuisine: Steak and seafood
450 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 – 425-455-2715
2505 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 – 206-728-1337
2119 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 – 253-272-1510
Type of cuisine: Steak and seafood
Location: Elliott Bay Marina, 2601 West Marina Place, Seattle, WA 98199 – 206-285-1000
Il Terrazzo Carmine
Type of cuisine: Italian
Location: 411 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 – 206-467-7797
Place Pigalle
Type of cuisine: Emphasis on Northwest ingredients
Location: 81 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101 – 206-624-1756
Maximilien Restaurant
Type of cuisine: French
Location: 81 Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101 – 206-682-7270
Boat Street Kitchen
Type of cuisine: French/American
Location: 3131 Western Avenue #301 Seattle, WA 98121 – 206-632-4602
Melting Pot
Type of cuisine: Fondue
2121 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98402 – 253-535-3939
14 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109 – 206-378-1208
The Herbfarm
Type of cuisine: Local ingredients prepared into thematic 9-course menus paired with wine
Location: 14590 Northeast 145th Street Woodinville, WA 98072 – 425-485-5300
Salish Lodge
Type of cuisine: Northwest
Location: 6501 Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 – 800-2-SALISH
Type of cuisine: Mediterranean
Location: 407 Olive Way Seattle, WA 98101 – 206-382-6999
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Type of cuisine: Steakhouse
Location: 727 Pine Street Seattle, WA 98101 – 206-624-8524
Canlis Restaurant
Type of cuisine: Northwest
Location: 2576 Aurora Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 – 206-283-3313

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The most romantic restaurants in Seattle and Tacoma