Celebrate Valentine’s in Seattle

January 24, 2023


Shiro’s offers a specialized sushi platter for those that prefer to celebrate at home. The Valentine’s Weekend Sushi Platter, for takeout only, is an indulgent dinner for two that includes: six kinds of nigiri (two pieces each), six kinds of sashimi (two pieces each), a grilled fish appetizer, and much more in the platter for two.

Shiro’s Valentine’s Weekend Sushi Platter is available February 11-14, takeout only. Platter reservations available now by calling (206) 443-9844. $190 (plus tax).

Sushi Platter photos available here.


Rasai presents a thoughtful, modern approach to Valentine’s Day with a 5-course tasting menu offered only on February 14. Local ingredients get an elevated hand with European cooking techniques applied with Indian flair and spices, such as Tandoor Quail stuffed with raisins and cheese and served with shahi korma gravy, or Gatta Ravioli with chickpeas and spinach, paneer scramble and garlic walnut sauce. The chef’s menu, carrying a red color theme across the courses, is $85 with an inspired $50 optional wine pairing.

Reservations are live on Tock.

Rasai is located at 473 North 36th Street, in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, 98103. (206) 632-3575.

Ray’s Boathouse

Enjoy a stunning Valentine’s dinner on the waterfront! Ray’s first floor Boathouse will offer a delicious three-course menu featuring Dungeness Crab, Filet Mignon, Lobster, King Salmon and a rich chocolate dessert February 10-14 for $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).

Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online. The Boathouse will serve its regular menu alongside the special three-course and is open for dinner daily from 5-9 p.m. (last seating at 9 p.m.).

Appetizer (choice of one):

  • Baby Beet Salad whipped goat cheese, watercress, blood orange, crispy beet chips
  • Citrus Carpaccio with Dungeness Crab & Avocado, citrus vinaigrette, arugula, candied pine nuts, Fresno chili curls

Entrée (choice of one):

  • 4oz Double R Ranch Filet Mignon & Butter Poached ½ Lobster Tail, garlic whipped potatoes, seared broccolini, sauce bordelaise
  • Crispy Skin King Salmon melted leeks, duck fat potato, roasted tomato relish

Dessert: Chocolate-Raspberry Mousse

Ray’s Boathouse is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107; 206.789.3770. Reservations available at rays.com.

Ray’s Café

Locals can marvel at beautiful water and mountain views at Ray’s Café while they enjoy Valentine’s specials February 10-14! The Café’s full menu will be available in addition to the specials from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last seating at 9 p.m.). Café reservations are only accepted on Tuesday, February 14 online and are strongly recommended.

  • Appetizer: Coriander crusted Ahi Tuna quinoa tabbouleh, cilantro mint vinaigrette
  • Entrée: Grilled Wagyu Sirloin and ½ Lobster Tail garlic whipped potatoes, roasted baby carrots, salsa verde
  • Dessert: Triple Chocolate Cake layers of chocolate cake and whipped chocolate ganache, chocolate sauce

Ray’s Café is located in Ballard at 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107; 206.789.3770. Reservations available at rays.com.

The Flora Bakehouse

The Flora Bakehouse in Beacon Hill is offering a sweet deal this February! They will donate 100% of the proceeds from their hear-shaped iced sugar cookies to Cleveland High School’s Class of 2023 Senior Prom. The cookie will be available for sale from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14 for $5 each.

Other festive Valentine’s items including their incredibly popular heart-shaped Linzer cookie and pink and white striped unicorn horn meringues will also be available from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. (Proceeds from these will not be donated – only the iced heart-shaped cookie.)

The Flora Bakehouse is located in Beacon Hill at 1511 S. Lucile St., Seattle, WA 98101. cafeflora.com/restaurant/the-flora-bakehouse/

Cafe Flora

Cafe Flora’s dine-in four-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available starting at 5pm on Tuesday, February 14. Reservations are required and available at 206-325-9100. The special holiday menu is $85 per person (only available for dine-in) and the entire menu is vegan, gluten-free and available nut-free. 

First: savory buckwheat crackers with eggplant malidzano, kumquat-shiso chutney, almond crema, grilled bok choy, pickled oxbow farm daikon

Second: winter greens, watermelon radish & chilled green beans in a creamy sesame dressing

Third: asparagus-miso risotto cakes in a spiced lemongrass sauce with oxbow farm kabocha – acorn squash smash, maitake and shimeji mushrooms, pickled star fruit & local micro nasturtium

Dessert: theo’s dark chocolate mousse on a graham cracker crust enrobed in chocolate ganache, with raspberry coulis and coconut whip

Cafe Flora is located in Madison Valley at 2901 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112; 206-325-9100. cafeflora.com


The self-pour wine bar, Rapport, is launching a new Oyster Brunch just in time for Valentine’s weekend. The aphrodisiac bivalves will debut February 11 and 12, and continue every weekend, sourced straight from the local waters of Thorndyke Bay by Baywater Shellfish Co. As the star of brunch, Baywater Sweet Oysters will be served on the half shell (by the dozen or half dozen) with classic mignonette, alongside the much-loved brunch of Southern favorites including buttermilk biscuits, shrimp and grits, vegetable hash, eggs benedict, and more.

In true wine bar style, Oyster Brunch will also feature grower champagne by the glass, specifically Louis Nicaise Champagne, selections of endless mimosas (classic orange juice, pineapple juice), as well as recommending several of oyster-friendly self-pour sections, including muscadet.

Oyster Brunch is offered each Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. Rapport offers over 90 self-pour wines and beer. Located at 700 Broadway East, Seattle, 98102; phone (206) 705-9500.

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