Washington November 28, 2016
Here Are The 14 Most Romantic Restaurants In Washington And You’re Going To Love Them
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, your 20th anniversary, a first date or an average Tuesday, there’s never a bad time for romance. If you’re hoping to treat your special someone to an intimate meal, you’ll find hundreds of dimly lit, wine-pouring, romantic restaurants in Washington. These 14 just happen to be some of the best.
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1. Il Bistro, 93 Pike St., Seattle
Unless you’re very familiar with Pike Place Market, you may pass Il Bistro without even knowing it. But if you manage to find this hidden gem, you won’t be disappointed—the white linen table cloths, intimate setting and authentic Italian food will impress you.
2. Wild Sage Bistro, 916 W 2nd Ave., Spokane
For the last decade, the Wild Sage Bistro has been impressing Spokane locals with a locally sourced menu full of all-American favorites and European inspired dishes. You’ll want to save room for dessert here.
3. Canlis, 2576 Aurora Ave N., Seattle
Not only is Canlis considered the top fine dining restaurant in Seattle, but it’s one of the better fine dining establishments in the country. You won’t leave here without spending some serious money, but it’s entirely worth it.
4. Gasperetti’s, 1013 N 1st St., Yakima
For over 50 years, Gasperetti’s has been a Yakima icon, serving authentic Italian food in a beautiful setting.
5. Brasserie Four, 4 E Main St., Walla Walla
This charming French bistro serves outstanding food in the heart of Walla Walla, and it’s a local favorite for a reason.
6. Giuseppe’s Al Porto, 21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
Not only is the classic Italian food outstanding at Guiseppe’s, but the views of the Squalicum Marina and Bellingham Bay are spectacular. The wine list happens to be phenomenal, too.
7. Fiction at Bookwalter Winery, 894 Tulip Ln., Richland
This literary-themed winery (their wine club is called the Book Club) happens to have an amazing restaurant onsite—it was named one of the Best Winery Restaurants in USA Today. Their menu has a large selection, and they even offer a special “3 for $30” menu where guests choose an appetizer, entree and dessert for $30.
8. The Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle
Located in Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, The Pink Door is refined yet unpretentious. They serve amazing Italian-American food using ingredients from the market, and their sexy cabaret lounge hosts live music during the week and burlesque shows on the weekends.
9. Over the Moon Cafe, 709 Opera Aly, Tacoma
This cozy cafe is nestled in Tacoma’s Opera Alley. It is family-owned, serves lunches and dinners made from scratch, and receives rave reviews from diners and food critics regularly.
10. The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver
Tucked away on Officers Row in Vancouver’s Historic Reserve, the beautiful Grant House serves soups, salads and some seriously tasty entrees. The weekly live music is also a nice touch.
11. Clinkerdagger, 621 W Mallon Ave., Spokane
No lists of romantic restaurants in Washington would be complete without Clinkerdagger, Spokane’s most iconic dining establishment. It has staying power because it’s genuinely good.
12. La Petit Maison, 101 Division St. NW, Olympia
This darling French restaurant just looks like it’s destined to be a date night spot. They have a fresh seasonal menu, an amazing wine list and friendly service.
13. Pickled Fish, 409 Sid Snyder Dr., Long Beach
The setting here couldn’t be more beautiful: Pickled Fish sits at the top of the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, directly across from the Pacific Ocean. The cuisine here is creative, and you and your date can sip local microbrews or handcrafted cocktails while listening to live music.
14. Salish Lodge Dining Room, 6501 Railroad Ave SE., Snoqualmie
Everything about the Salish Lodge is gorgeous and romantic, but the Dining Room is especially amazing since it offers the best views of the Falls and the Snoqualmie River. The Northwest cuisine served here is sure to impress you and your other half.
Romantic restaurants are always nice for a special occasion, but for an average day, you and your love might enjoy having dinner at one of
Washington’s neighborhood gems.