The Most Romantic Restaurants in Seattle

The OpenTable Team

Date night is one of the best opportunities to impress someone special, but choosing a restaurant is tough. Good food is a must, great ambiance is a plus, and friendly servers can really make the evening. So, where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From lovely vibes to excellent hospitality these restaurants help make a date a night to remember. Book a table at one of these romantic restaurants for a night out in Seattle.

Restaurants:Spinasse, Il Terrazzo Carmine, The Metropolitan Grill
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Steak
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill / First Hill, Downtown

Spinasse

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
2,735 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
This small and intimate space is definitely one of the best romantic restaurants in the city. Chef Jason Stratton preps a truly impressive menu of authentic Italian dishes like rabRead more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Seattle
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Il Terrazzo Carmine

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,304 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Il Terrazzo Carmine is one of the city’s true dining delights. This romantic restaurant has been going strong since the 1980s because of their super high standards, amazing food, aRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Metropolitan Grill

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
7,130 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Notable Wine List
The Metropolitan Grill is exactly what you might think of when you picture a classic steakhouse. Guests enter through tall mahogany doors to meet the tuxedo-clad maitre d's. You caRead more
100% recommended
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The Capital Grille - Seattle

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,837 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
If you and your date are steak lovers, head to the Capital Grille to let nationally renowned cooking wine, dine, and dazzle you. The steaks are dry-aged and hand-cut on premises byRead more
100% recommended
Good for Groups in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Wild Ginger Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
5,066 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
Wild Ginger serves cuisine that spans the Pacific Rim from China to Indonesia and each dish has a distinctive taste. The kitchen uses fresh ingredients like coconut milk, spicy chiRead more
94% recommended
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Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley

$$$$·Italian·
Madison Valley
330 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Cozy
When you think of a quintessential date bar, it's often a warm, intimate spot with soft lighting and inviting ambiance. Located in Capitol Hill, Bar Cantinetta is exactly that. It'Read more
98% recommended
Late Night Find in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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The Pink Door

$$$$·Italian·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
5,267 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
If you really want to go all out on your date night, The Pink Door is perhaps the most magnificent dinner date experience in Seattle. The restaurant has a secret entrance, incredibRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Seattle
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Single Shot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
550 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
This trendy restaurant in Capitol Hill is a tiny, one-room place with a marble bar and a candle on every table, but they feel so far away from the hustle and bustle outside you wilRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington

Shaker + Spear

$$$$·Seafood·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
1,156 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Shaker and Spear prepare small plates and seafood in a highly attractive, minimalist space. They have a very friendly, well-dressed staff that will be excited to entertain a coupleRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Barrio - Capitol Hill

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
827 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Authentic
  • Good for Birthdays
Barrio is a beautiful space that has a library meets industrial feel with open piping on the ceiling and floor-to-ceiling wooden bookshelves with candles in every opening. They're Read more
92% recommended
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Bastille & Back Bar

$$$$·French·
Ballard / Fremont
1,080 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Nothing says date night like a traditional French restaurant. Bastille is a classic French cafe and definitely goes all out to be one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. Read more
100% recommended
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Westward

$$$$·Northwest·
Wallingford
1,006 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Westward is an amazing date night restaurant when the weather is nice. You can start out on the waterfront Adirondack chairs to drink a spritzer before dinner and enjoy the balmy bRead more
95% recommended
Scenic View in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Bateau

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bateau’s most distinguishing feature is the glass display of raw cow torsos in the restaurant — but don’t let this deter you from bringing a date here! This bright and classy dininRead more
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Cicchetti

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Lake Union / Eastlake
296 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
This Eastlake restaurant has a perfectly romantic setting with dramatic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. The food focuses on Venetian- and Mediterranean-inspired tapas witRead more
94% recommended
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Adana

$$$$·Japanese·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
211 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
If aesthetics are your thing, this Japanese restaurant is the place to go for a romantic night out. They serve food that looks like artwork. Expect highly seasonal plates showcasinRead more
90% recommended
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Bar Cotto

$$$$·Italian·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
185 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Sure, it’s a pizza place, but who says that can't have its own romantic appeal? Bar Cotto serves arguably the best pizza in Seattle. They have a lovely small dining room that is neRead more
96% recommended
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Noi Thai Cuisine - Downtown Seattle

$$$$·Thai·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
274 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
There aren’t many fancy Thai places in Seattle, but Noi Thai makes up for that. Walking inside you will feel like you’re in a royal palace with columns, geometric archways, and golRead more
89% recommended
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Bar Ferdinand

$$$$·Northwest·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
24 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
The dining room at Bar Ferdinand is also a wine shop so the walls of the room have bottles of their finest wines lined up on shelves. Choosing from one of the amazing bottles of wiRead more
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Volunteer Park Cafe

$$$$·Northwest·
Capitol Hill / First Hill
87 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Volunteer Park Cafe in Capitol Hill is a unique neighborhood bistro that is so unassuming you might end up just walking right past it unless you know where you’re going. They're a Read more
94% recommended
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