Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about expensive steak dinners—Ba Bar will offer a giant bowl of pho for two, complete with happiness dumplings, prosecco, and chocolate cake, all for a cool $48 per couple. Ba Bar Capitol Hill

We know you can't go just anywhere for your Valentine's victuals, so we've rounded up all the Valentine's Day events in town so that you can choose your own adventure. You can get dressed to the nines for a high-end affair at Tilth or Eden Hill, or go low-key with a beer dinner at Belltown Brewing or Ghostfish. Dining in more your style? Not to worry—we've compiled a selection of gifts and treats that you can get delivered right to your or your loved one's door, like oysters from Taylor Shellfish, heart-shaped pizzas from Big Mario's, or confections from Cupcake Royale. Still want to go out, but don't have the time or budget for a full dinner? We've also included drinks- and dessert-only options, like Oola's Valentine's Boozy Hot Chocolate Bar and Coyle's Bakeshop's Dessert Night. Follow the links below for full menus and reservation links, and, for even more inspiration, check out our complete Valentine's Day calendar.

Note: We advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible, as many of these locations may already be fully booked and deadlines are fast approaching for pickup orders. Call ahead to make sure.


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DINNERS

FEBRUARY 9-17
Local 360
For a farm-to-table Valentine's, opt for the locally minded eatery's roasted beet salad with goat cheese from Eastern Washington-based Quillisascut Farm, Anderson Ranch red wine braised lamb shank with rutabaga purée, and Theo chocolate cake.

FEBRUARY 10-14
All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
Scott Mickelson's four-course dinner includes Oysters Rockefeller, salmon en papillote or New York steak, and raspberry chocolate panna cotta or ganache for dessert.

Bluwater Bistro
Dine on surf and turf (lobster tail and filet mignon) and a complimentary glass of champagne. There will also be a jazz quartet on Valentine's Day evening.

El Gaucho
At this combination Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day event, dine on three courses with choices like crab avocado crostini, filet mignon, vegetarian jambalaya, and bread pudding while taking in a burlesque cabaret show hosted by ringmaster Armitage Shanks.

FEBRUARY 10-17
Dunbar Room
Nurse a cocktail near the Dunbar Room's crackling fire before enjoying a luxurious three-course meal that includes wild mushroom bruschetta, rabbit cacciatore, Wagyu steak bolognese, and passionfruit cannoli that "will bring a tear to your eye."

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Ada's Technical Books: Love at the Lab
Indulge in amuse-bouche with avocado toast and roasted tomato polenta bites, cocktails, and a choice of rich duck egg carbonara with king trumpet mushroom "bacon" or Brussels sprout risotto with Meyer lemon for the main course.

Adana
Chef Shota Nakajima's six-course Japanese menu showcases lobster tempura and a molten lava cake with cedar smoked gelato and red miso caramel.

Agrodolce
The sumptuous feast at Maria Hines' trattoria includes options such as beef cheek ragu, beet and fennel pappardelle with ricotta salata, Taylor Shellfish mussels with preserved Meyer lemon and chilies, and limoncello tiramisu.

Alchemy
The craft cocktail bar and restaurant has a four-course menu with chrysanthemum and caviar blinis, beef tartare with smoked quail egg, hanger steak and smoked black cod, and red velvet cake.

Bar Cotto
The salumeria will have hearty, comforting choices like braised beef short ribs with polenta, roasted fennel, and gremolata and a funghi pizza. End with an ice cream sandwich with chocolate gelato and hot fudge.

Baron's Xi'an Kitchen & Bar
The contemporary Chinese restaurant will have a limited amount of two-top tables for couples but will have plenty of room for groups, with romantic reimagined Chinese fare like passionfruit prawns, champagne sea bass, black pepper Wagyu beef, Peking duck, and royal pan-fried seafood noodles. They'll also have cocktails, like the lavender Empress Royale or the rose-colored Strawberry Basil Martini, and an in-house sommelier will be on hand for wine pairings.

Belltown Brewing
For a laid-back Valentine's Day, the Belltown brewery will serve pancetta fennel salad, pork chops, and strawberries with strawberry gastrique, along with an optional beer pairing flight with four beers.

The Bookstore Bar
Let whiskey whisk you away with a four-course journey, with whiskey-infused dishes like duck confit salad with a scallion whiskey agrodolce and cocktail pairings like a yuzu whiskey highball.

Bramling Cross
The cozy gastropub's lobster-focused menu features lobster deviled eggs, lobster fritters, whole grilled lobster, and pickle fries with dill aioli, with malted chocolate budino for dessert. Upgrade with filet mignon or a wine or beer pairing.

Cafe Pettirosso
The Capitol Hill cafe will serve a vegan-friendly prix-fixe menu and a limited menu of their usual offerings.

Columbia Tower Club
This elegant dinner features a choice of roast chicken or Chilean sea bass for the main dish, and views from the Columbia Tower.

Copperleaf Restaurant
This luxe seven-course meal features Maine lobster ravioli, caramelized diver scallops, and Theo milk chocolate Bavarian.

Derby
Derby, Ethan Stowell's restaurant inside the upscale car club The Shop, has a lobster-themed menu, from smoked lobster bruschetta to a whole grilled lobster.

Eden Hill
Chef Maximillian Petty's characteristically playful menu includes innovations like a crispy pig ear salad, a chestnut pecorino tortellini, a grown-up "snack pack" with whiskey caramel and dark chocolate pudding with real 24K gold, and a honeycomb lollipop.

Elysian Bar
Sip some thematically appropriate brews like the Bitter Patter Triple IPA and Raspy Whisper Chocolate Raspberry Gose alongside a three-course prix-fixe dinner.

Ghostfish Brewing Company
Every course of this three-course dinner in the mezzanine overlooking Ghostfish's brew floor is paired with a 7oz pour of beer, including a surprise.

Goldfinch Tavern
This "romantic feast for two" features a variety of shared plates, like goat cheese bruschetta and roasted mushrooms with fried duck egg; a shared pasta dish of gramigna pasta with hazelnuts; and choices of Oregon lamb chops, lemon marinated albacore, seared king salmon, or truffle risotto for the main course.

Grappa
Snack on beets and burrata or lobster risotto while guitarist Enrique Hanao provides the soundtrack.

Heartwood Provisions
Treat yourself to Cupid worthy-comestibles such as Kusshi oysters, steak tartare with egg yolk jam, and dry-aged ribeye, all while swilling a selection of top-notch champagne from Heartwood's special menu.

Hitchcock
Brendan McGill's fresh menu at the locally focused Bainbridge Island restaurant includes wood-fired bone marrow with Buddha's hand, ube and sweet potato terrine, broiled raclette, braised mangalitsa pork belly, and more.

Hollywood Tavern
Share a menu for two, with shrimp cocktail, prime rib or salmon, crème brûlée, and chocolate covered strawberries. Afterwards, cozy up to the outdoor fire pit with a drink.

Hot Stove Society
Love stinks, and so do the ripe, odiferous cheeses featured in every dish of this six-course meal with beverage pairings and demonstrations.

How to Cook a Wolf
The MFK Fisher-inspired restaurant in Queen Anne will have hamachi crudo with pomegranate, radish, and chili; a tagliarini with uni sauce and Dungeness crab with pangrattato; and a chickpea panisse.

Itto's Tapas
The Moroccan and Spanish tapas place will serve housemade date jam and goat cheese on baguettes, sea bass or lamb chops, and chocolate cordials with strawberry gastrique.

L'Oursin
This bright, refreshingly unpretentious menu from the lively, irreverent French bistro (which earned a nod in Imbibe magazine at the end of 2017 for Wine Bar of the Year) showcases such "sensual and titillating gustatory delights" as albacore with preserved lemon and radish and Dungeness crab with salsify, celeriac, and carrot. There’s also a pretty palette of pairings, with natural wines in shades of pink, rosé, and red, spirits, and, for dessert, chocolates.

Lark
Lark is a perennial favorite for Valentine’s Day, and for good reason: Chef John Sundstrom's beloved high-end mainstay offers up a generous, clever menu that’s by turns luxurious and light, with raclette tartine, a rich egg yolk risotto, a PB&J foie gras pavé with huckleberry jam and fluffy peanut butter "snow" on brioche, and chèvre and wild mushroom cannelloni. It’s all finished off with a tangy blood orange and coconut milkshake.

Le Messe
The first Valentine's Day menu from the brand new restaurant by Brian Clevenger has risotto with wild mushrooms, salsify, and mascarpone and an amerena cherry sorbet.

Mamnoon
The modern Middle Eastern eatery will have a special chef's tasting menu, a rosé cocktail, and hand-painted truffles.

Marine Hardware
Ethan Stowell's intimate Ballard spot has oysters on the half shell, crispy pork rillette, roasted king crab, and roasted beet salad, and an assortment of mignardises and truffles to finish.

Marjorie
Farm-to-table favorite Marjorie will serve coffee-marinated petit lamb chop, Taylor Shellfish scallop crudo, pork osso buco, and passionfruit sorbet with cardamom shortbread.

Marmite
Each course of this sweet and swoony supper from Marmite co-owners and couple Bruce and Sara Naftaly symbolizes an aspect of love: oysters for their aphrodisiac properties, nettle soup (the dish Bruce won Sara over with after they picked 33 gallons of nettles at Discovery Park on their first date, aww), cheese blintzes with wild mushrooms and pickled peaches to represent the "sincere warmth" of love, and Chateaubriand beef and wine in honor of François-René de Chateaubriand, founder of French romanticism. Chocolate cake for dessert, naturally.

Maslow's
Savor a three-course dinner with oysters on the half shell, oxtail pappardelle, and blood orange cheesecake. You'll also be helping support FareStart's mission to provide "the next level of needs to help move people toward a higher wage on their journey to security and self-sufficiency."

Maximilien
Enjoy a romantic French-inspired six-course menu while being serenaded with accordion music from Bonnie Birch.

Mercato Stellina
The Italian brick-oven pizzeria’s cozy Pike Place location, which just opened in December and features a window where guests can watch pasta being made by hand, will serve options like steak tartare and foie gras on fragrant, herb-studded pizza breads, as well as hand-shaped stuffed caramelle pasta in a prosecco-spiked blood orange sauce and chicken tortellini in a savory parmesan broth. The meal will be topped off with a choice of chocolate budino with olive oil and sea salt or blood orange granita, and strains of live accordion music from musician Lenny Luzzi will set the tone for a romantic repast straight out of Lady and the Tramp.

mkt.
The Tangletown cafe will have seared foie gras with brioche and fig jam, Kusshi oysters, king crab ravioli, and olive oil lemon cake.

Omega Ouzeri
The Greek Capitol Hill fixture offers a prix-fixe menu with three courses with options like saganaki (flaming cheese), lobster pasta, and passionfruit cake, as well as a dinner menu of highlights.

Osteria La Spiga
The rustic Northern Italian osteria has chestnut crepes with wild mushroom sauce, smoked tuna carpaccio with fennel and orange, pan poached monkfish with smashed potatoes, and chocolate budino.

Palisade
The Valentine's standby has Dungeness crab and lobster bisque, prime rib, roast chicken, and a "Cupid's duo for two" (white and dark chocolate fondue with graham cracker dust, toasted marshmallows, and cookie hearts) for dessert.

Poco Wine + Spirits
Choose between chorizo or harissa chicken, side dishes like roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon-wrapped dates, and chocolate lava cake or apple cobbler, with a bottle of Carignan or Petite Syrah.

Poppy
The bright, cheerful, Thali-style restaurant's menu features warm mussel and smoked potato salad, celery root ravioli, braised short ribs, and desserts in unexpected combinations like chili peanut ice cream with masala popcorn and butterscotch baklava with coffee custard sauce.

Raccolto
Brian Clevenger's West Seattle restaurant will serve sunchoke "chips and dip" with salmon roe and chives and handmade rigatoni with brussels sprout pesto.

Rione XIII
The Roman-inspired restaurant will have white truffle ravioli, risotto cacio e pepe, and linguini nero with clams and pangrattato, with tiramisu for dessert.

RN74
Michael Mina's trés French five-course menu includes oysters and caviar, escargot en croute, Maine lobster thermidor, char-grilled and butter-basted chateubriand, and a Valrhona chocolate pot au creme.

Scout
This four-course tasting menu from executive chef Derek Simcik starts with a fresh hamachi crudo and ends with a profiterole filled with dark chocolate mousse and pomegranate curd.

Serafina
This decadent four-course menu features foie gras mousse, butternut squash mezzaluna, braised beef short ribs, and pomegranate cheesecake, with the Alex Guilbert Trio providing music.

Staple & Fancy
Ethan Stowell's Italian eatery offers raw oysters, burrata with green apple and chive, foie gras crostini with fig and balsamic compote, gnocchi with braised short ribs, and yogurt panna cotta.

Stateside
The French-Vietnamese fusion gem will serve an inventive menu with a golden shrimp "toast" bun, Dungeness crab cakes, and a gianduja-cassia bark "creamsicle."

Stoneburner
The Italian-American restaurant housed within Hotel Ballard will serve caramelized cauliflower agnolotti, grilled lamb loin, and chocolate hazelnut mousse crunch.

Tavolàta Capitol Hill and Tavolàta Belltown
Both locations of the pasta-focused eatery will have pork belly with parsnip puree and kumquat agrodolce; black truffle risotto with cauliflower, leeks and Parmigiano-Reggiano; and tagliatelle with oysters.

Tilth
The perennial farm-to-table favorite offers a rustically romantic menu that includes Kusshi oysters with yuzu mignonette, house-made frascatelli with foraged mushrooms, and goat cheese semifreddo for dessert.

Trace
Executive Chef Steven Ariel's simple, classic menu features a baby green salad with tender beets, an alder-smoked prime rib steak and shrimp, and chocolate and salted caramel mousse cake.

FEBRUARY 14-16
Waterways Cruises
On this cruise, feast your eyes on views of Lake Washington and Lake Union while you dine on a four-course menu with a choice of lamb, sockeye salmon, or gnocchi. Add on V-Day staples like roses and chocolate-covered strawberries.

FEBRUARY 14-17
The Herbfarm
The upscale dining destination ratchets up their already amorous ambience with "an abundance of roses, candles, champagne and romantic music to set the mood" at this multi-course meal, with wine pairings culled from their 25,000+-bottle cellar.

Shiro's
Choose from the a la carte menu, the famous five-piece omakase, or chef's omakase. To drink, there's complimentary rose, a special champagne cocktail with frozen berries, and sake, wine, and beer. Finish with cream mousse with strawberry gelatin or cream mousse with mocha mousse.

FEBRUARY 14-18
Ba Bar
Pho is for lovers: Slurp a giant bowl of noodles for two and enjoy sparkling wine, "happiness dumplings" and chocolate raspberry decadence cake.

Dexter Brewhouse
Dive into a special Valentine's menu with a rich, yolky salade Lyonnaise; lamb chops or vegetarian lasagna; and a dark chocolate cheesecake with a dark cherry reduction.

Lady Yum
Come dressed as a queen and celebrate the Galentines in your life with bottomless champagne, macarons, snacks, drink specials, and special prizes.

Ray's Cafe
The Ray's Boathouse sibling will offer its regular menu as well as "a variety of decadent date night specials."

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Redhook Brewlab
Savor a four-course menu, with shiitake and squash tempura, hamachi poke, and local beef, along with limited release beer pairings in Brewlab's private dining room.

DESSERTS

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
The Nest: Sweet Tooth Experience
Indulge your sweet cravings with a tasting menu of confections including white chocolate with pistachio and rosewater and milk chocolate with baguette ice cream and olive oil jam. Then take in the sultry stylings of vocalist Caety Sagoian at the Nest's Love or Lust party.

FEBRUARY 14
The Cookie Counter
The Greenwood vegan bakery and ice cream shop's V-Day mixer includes a warm cookie sundae/"pizookie" ("a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie baked up in an individual pie tin, topped with two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whip cream, sprinkles, and two cherries"), new rotating flavors, Valentine's Day Mad Libs, a photo booth, candlelight treats, and board games. Wear red, pink, or hearts to enter a raffle for $25 at Cookie Counter. 15% of all proceeds will go to Luvable Dog Rescue, and guests are encouraged to bring donations.

Coyle's Bakeshop
For the debut edition of their “Bakeshop Dessert Night,” Coyle’s Bakeshop is transforming their quaint, chandelier-illuminated Greenwood bakery space into a Parisian bistro-slanted “low-key dessert restaurant” for the evening, serving lemon tarts, profiteroles, and ille flotante (“floating island,” a foaming meringue set adrift on a puddle of creme anglaise) alongside coupes of champagne cocktails and a steady flow of sparkling wine. No reservations are necessary, so it’s an ideal last-minute date or additional stop at the end of your night.

Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery
In the tradition of Leslie Knope, this day for "ladies celebrating ladies" features scoops on pink waffle cones, a selfie station with props, an exclusive ice cream flavor for the occasion, and treats like chocolate boxes, pastries, cakes, espresso, and more.

AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Hot Cakes
For the holiday, the molten chocolate cakery is re-releasing their "bling blings," a gourmet, gilded version of a Hostess Ding Dong: "moist, dark chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate butter cream then hand-dipped in organic 55% dark chocolate" in a shiny gold wrapping.

Lady Yum
The macaron maker has Red Velvet and Burnin' Love (a spicy hot tamale flavor) treats available for the month of February.

Molly Moon's Ice Cream
Heat things up with the ice cream parlor's limited-time Valentine's flavor, Mexican hot chocolate spiked with organic cinnamon from Red Ape Cinnamon (available in scoops and pints).

Raised Doughnuts
Get a box with a glazed strawberry doughnut and three raspberry doughnut holes from the sought-after doughnut pop-up, available through Blossoms Studios for a limited time. There are also gift packages with doughnuts and flowers available.

Theo Chocolate
Everybody's favorite Phinney chocolatier offers a variety of treats for the holiday: My Cherry Baby (a milk chocolate bar with chewy dried and freeze-dried cherry bits); Salted Black Licorice (a salty dark chocolate bar with a subtle anise flavor); Love Is Love (an eight-piece box of mixed chocolates); and Casanova, a "sensual" collection of caramels in Catuaba Lemon Verbena, Lavender Jalapeno, Ginger Rose, and Honey Saffron.

DRINKS

FEBRUARY 14
Bottlehouse
The "urban winery" and tasting bar will have specials just for Valentine's Day, like their Love Potion No. 9 (a blushing, fizzy sparkling wine with preserved hibiscus) and cannoli for dessert.

Canon
Besotted lovebirds, this one's not for you: Canon's seventh annual Valentine's Day (featuring $4 shots of Fernet Branco, a bitter amaro for bitter hearts) is strictly singles only, and any PDA-exhibiting violators on the premises risk being "gunned down in cold blood" with one of 24 water pistols that will be distributed throughout the building. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Frolik: Be My Valentine Bash
Sip sparkling rosé and cocktails while participating in icebreakers and consorting with eligible singles. Join one of three age groups (20s-30s, 30s-40s, or 40+).

OOLA Distillery
Customize your own spirituous hot cocoa from indi chocolate with a selection of OOLA's vodka, gin, and whiskey, and top with add-ons like toasted marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, caramel sauce.

Pine Box
Spread the love with sour ales from New Belgium, like Oscar, Felix, & Imperial Frambozen, on tap.

Seattle Caviar Company
Enjoy blushing-pink bubbles, taste seven varieties of caviar, and end with heart-shaped toast points topped with caviar and crème fraiche.

CLASSES

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Boat Street Kitchen: Cooking Class
If you'd rather spend Valentine's Day in the comfort of your home with a home-cooked meal but don't know what to make, Boat Street Kitchen will show you how with this cooking class that includes dinner and wine.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Cookie Decorating at Nuflours
Gluten-free eaters can join in the cookie decorating fun with this informal, hands-on class, which will teach you how to embellish your cookies with sugars, glitter, icing, and more.

Truffle Making & Flower Arranging Workshop
Feeling crafty? At this hands-on workshop, the artisan chocolatiers of indi chocolate will teach you how to make delectable hand-rolled truffles and customize them with your favorite toppings, and Jessica Helton, founder of Studio Bloom, will show you how to arrange delicate blossoms in a bouquet to take home with you. Nurse your choice of a 72% drinking chocolate, OOLA's whiskey, or a glass of red Wildridge Winery wine while you linger over your creations.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Valentine's Day Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Class
If you've ever wondered how to make chocolate from scratch, here's your chance. You'll learn how to roast, refine and temper chocolate starting with cacao beans and go home with a free chocolate bar of your choice.

FOOD TO ORDER

Big Mario's
Convey your feelings for the objection of your affection with a cheesy, heart-shaped pie delivered right to their door by Big Mario's. Add a single rose and, if you wish, a custom message.

Cupcake Royale
For February's Filled with Love series, Cupcake Royale has created a series of filled cupcakes, including Fluffernutter, Butterscotch, Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake, and Raspberry White Chocolate. There are also dozens topped with "hugs and kisses" and conversation hearts, a Valentine's classic dozen and Valentine's favorites dozen with staples like red velvet. And if you need something more potent, don't forget Deathcake, Cupcake Royale's famous "lovingly lethal" dessert with three layers of Jacobsen Sea Salt "chocolate decadence," chocolate cake, and Stumptown espresso ganache (also available in a gluten free version).
Deadline to order: No later than noon on Tuesday, February 12.

Dahlia Bakery
Tom Douglas’s team has you covered with Fondue for Two sets, sugar cookie decorating kits, chocolate raspberry Swiss rolls, and their famous coconut cream pie.
Deadline to order:Monday, February 12 at 11 am. Limited quantities will be available in the bakery on February 13-14th; stock not guaranteed for non-pre-ordered items.

Hello Robin
Eschew chalky-tasting conversation hearts in lieu of a gigantic heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie with a message for your Valentine.
Deadline to order:Pre-order by calling 206-735-7970 before Wednesday, February 14.

Macrina Bakery
A litany of sugary confections are available at the beloved bakery, including mini chocolate raspberry cakes, Cupid’s Cupcake (a red velvet cupcake topped with a sugared rose petal and raspberry), Eros Cake (a gluten-free hazelnut torta with mocha mousse and meringue), and chocolate rose gianduja.
Deadline to order:If ordering for Valentine's Day, orders must be placed by noon on Monday, February 12. Menu available through February 18.

Piroshky Piroshky
The Pike Place Market pastry purveyor is offering a Valentine’s Day gift box with seven sweet piroshkies of your choosing.
Deadline to order: Friday, February 9 for shipping before Valentine's Day. Monday, February 12 for pick-up on Valentine's Day at Pike Place, Northgate Mall, Westfield Southcenter, and Columbia Center.

Saltadena
Nancy Stuart, whose Instagram bio says she "dreams in buttercream," makes gorgeous, showstopping cakes. Snap up a mini four-layer cake perfectly sized for two, in flavors like chocolate-hazelnut, strawberry vanilla, and PB&J (or get a bundle of all three).
Deadline to order: Sunday, February 11. Pick-up will be available at SPRUCE in Bellingham between 4 and 6 pm on Valentine's Day.

Taylor Shellfish
Give the gift of shellfish with a pre-order from the premier oyster supplier.
Deadline to order: Not listed, order ahead to be safe and specify desired delivery date.

Trophy Cupcakes
The cupcakery’s “Happy Valentine” dozen includes cupcakes in chocolate raspberry, chocolate vanilla, and vanilla vanilla, decked out with candy hearts and decorative picks. If you like your pastries petite, they also have adorable red velvet and chocolate raspberry minis sprinkled with tiny hearts.
Deadline to order: Not listed, order ahead to be safe and specify desired delivery date.