The 32 Best Seattle Date Spots, According to Real Daters

Seattle is a city of effortless cool, known as much for jazz and grunge as it is for coffee and slam poetry. In its quirky streets or near the scenic dockside, you'll find a great bar, exhibit, park, or cafe to take your partner on a unique and memorable date.

By averaging review scores and evaluating mentions of highly-praised dating spots across the web, we put together this resource to help you find the perfect place to take your date.

As well as looking at various ratings and dater reviews, we also judged date spots by the ratio of reviews left by couples vs. non-couples. This gives extra insight into how popular a spot is with real daters. Let's look at the rankings!


Photos courtesy of Spinasse

  • Couple ratio: 77%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.5

Spinasse is a small and intimate restaurant, making it a perfect setting for romantic outings with a special someone. It boasts an impressive menu of authentic Italian dishes like the anatra con mele e rape (pan‎-seared magret duck breast with apple-parsnip gloria grata) and polpette di coniglio (rabbit meatballs with rosemary-seasoned veg).

What daters say

“Delightful Italian ristorante in Capitol Hill. Loved the sardine antipasto and tajarin con burro e salvia pasta. Also features a nice Piedmont focused win list. Great date place.” - Jon B

“DO get their fresh homemade pasta. Loved the Tajarin Al Burro E Salvia. Reminded me of a Ceci e Pepe. Service is great. Romantic rustic atmosphere.”- Chelsea Balkan

“Spinasse was a great Valentines Day venue. Cozy and intimate with a delicious tasting menu. The wine pairings were excellent. Service was friendly and accommodating to our dietary preferences. Lobster beignets and rabbit tortellini were definitely hits.” - Anonymous

It was excellent! My fiance and I went there for our anniversary. The food was excellent from start to finish as was the service.”- Anonymous

“My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary. It is super cute and very romantic. Our waiter was great and recommended the best items on the menu. The food was sooo good, I would come back and order a to go of the butter pasta. It was the best pasta I think I've had. We also had the chickpea salad which I didn't think I would like, but it was good! And the crespelle was amazing! Little mini crepes with melted cheese and prosciutto. Like wow! The rest of the food was to die for.” - Marina K.

Why Spinasse is a great date spot

Photos courtesy of Spinasse

Executive Chef Stuart Lane was inspired by his culinary studies in Piedmont to create Tajarin al Ragu, a wonderful dish of hand-cut, freshly made pasta with pork and beef meat sauce - and a dusting of Parmesan right before serving.

The dining room reflects a rustic, authentic, classicality often found in Piedmontese trattorias, with their cosy bar providing a birds-eye view of the open kitchen. What sets Spinasse apart is the unique blend of down-to-earth Italian techniques and ingredients with artistic presentation and innovation. It has a warm, Pacific Northwest atmosphere with exceptional staff service to help you enjoy those romantic moments with your better half.

What to do nearby

After enjoying a great meal at Spinasse, you can experience the nightlife of Seattle at a variety of nearby spots. Two places you shouldn’t miss includes Mimosas Cabaret and 5th Avenue Theatre. A 5 minute walk from Spinasse, Mimosas Cabaret is a must visit with your loved one if you are in the mood of ending your evening with an amusing and entertaining performance!

“Its comedy, lip syncing, live singing, performance art, audience participation, great food, fabulous drinks and Fierce Queens all rolled up into 1 fabulous show!”

One of America’s leading musical theatre companies, 5th Avenue Theatre is just 1.3 miles away from Spinasse. With Pacific Northwest as their style, this theatre style lights up audiences and marquees all the way to Broadway.

In the mood for watching a live theatre musical? 5th Avenue theatre is the finest option to end your romantic night after a content meal at Spinasse.


  • Couple ratio: 46%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.4

Being a famous Seattle Mediterranean and Tapas restaurant, Cicchetti serves Venetian-inspired cuisine, influenced by the Northwest bounty. It is located directly behind its sister restaurant Sefarina and is on the cross streets of Eastlake Avenue East and Boston. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, with Happy Hour from 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Cicchetti offers meals costing on an average of $65 for two people without alcohol. It is famous for its modern interiors and variety of cocktails offered.

What daters say

“Who'd have thought two Montrealers would venture out to Eastlake for dinner on day-2 of a Seattle vacation? So glad we did! This romantic gem should be on every visitor's and local's must-do lists. Creative cuisine and warm, inviting staff will have you marking the calendar for a return visit. Delicious, delectable Mediterranean fusion in a cozy, neighborhood vibe. Avoid the tourist traps; seek out this delightful discovery. Well worth the detour from downtown. You'll be glad you did.”- LeKing14

“The chandelier is breath-taking. I did not notice it until after I was sitting down. Sublime...Antique? Spirited away from an abandoned chateau? I just don't know, but it's beautiful.

Decor is pleasant, unstuffy. It's a romantic spot, tucked away...a great find.

The WOW…” - James B.

“After this Valentines dinner, we can’t believe we haven’t done dinner here before.

Every course was delicious and generously portioned. From our cocktails before dinner at the bar to the ribeye for two and the last drop of port after dessert, it was perfect. We’ll be back!” - DivemasterP

“Tables and area upstairs are awesome for group or romantic (rustic) dining. Awesome views” - Jamie S

Why Cicchetti is a great date spot

According to a 2013 Seattleite Feature, “Outside, there is a beautiful patio, inside, there is a wood burning hearth and a welcoming bar featuring tasty cocktails and a Mediterranean-inspired menu.”

Cicchetti was listed as one of the “Romantic hideaways and cozy nooks for enchanted evenings”, by Seattle Met.

Cicchetti stands out from other restaurants due to its well-prepared fresh cuisine with exclusive aromatic flavors. The service provided is impeccable along with its intimate, cozy and vintage atmosphere, giving you a break from typical Seattle restaurants.

What to do nearby

After enjoying a delicious meal at Cicchetti, you could visit the Lake Union 0.3 miles away from Cicchetti. This large recreational lake offers activities like kayaking, electric boating, or simply a walk while admiring the Seattle skyline.

With the famous Gum Wall on the way, Pier 55 is another tourist attraction and romantic stop just an 8 minute drive away. After your meal at Cicchetti, you can enjoy the sunset views, ferris wheel, and cruise offered by Argosy cruises to end your perfect date night.


  • Couple ratio: 45%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.21

One of the favorite spots of Seattle natives, Tulio Ristorante even top-ranks in Leisure+Travel magazine. The credit goes to the authentic and innovative take on Northern Italian cuisine by Chef Walter Pisano.

The elegant dining room is filled with the aroma of the freshest Pacific Northwest ingredients in the kitchen, giving it a convivial vibe. Being located in central Seattle near the downtown business district, Tulio is the ideally-suited option for a business lunch, brunch, or date dinner with your loved one.

General Manager, Doug Logan, told us:

"From the moment you enter the vintage red brick building through the classic revolving doors, you may feel you have already ‘slipped into something more comfortable.’ With a timeless feel and cozy booths combined with mood-setting music and high-class service, it’s easy to get a little starry-eyed."

And it seems daters agree!

What daters say

“I love this restaurant! We went here for date night, and had the steak and potatoes for hubby, and i had the pork..we even had dessert. The ambiance was romantic and intimate and i can't wait to go back.” - Julia R.

Go here with someone special. Get a nice bottle of wine, start with the Sweet Potato Gnocci and Semolina Encrusted Scallops. Get the Kurobuta Pork Shank or the Veal Chop and warm pudding cake 4 desert.” - Mike Mahanay

“Environment was very calm, it’s a perfect place to spend time with the one you love. Would definitely recommend.”- Preciousgift

“Celebrating an anniversary and we felt very special. Dinner was sinfully delicious and the wine paired perfectly. Lots to choose from. Highly recommended!” - ME218

Why Tulio is a great date spot

Tulio has been awarded the Best Italian Restaurants in 2013 by OpenTable (Diner’s Choice). It has also been listed as the Most Romantic Restaurants in Seattle by Culture Trip and featured in “25 Must-Try Romantic Lunch, Dinner & Dessert Spots in Seattle” by VacationIdea.

Tulio makes a great place for a relaxed breakfast, lunch or dinner date to fulfill your italian cravings with your loved one. It has also been rated in “The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Seattle” by the Thrillist.

What to do nearby

After having a lovely date at Tulio, you could visit the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. The Space Needle is an iconic piece of Seattle that everyone should visit at least once; the spectacular viewing deck offers an a panoramic view of the city and features a rotating floor. The shop near the base also has a large variety of cool gifts and souvenirs for a gift for your date!

Another great place to visit is Chihuly Garden and Glass, a glass museum displaying the sizable body of beautifl glasswork by the prolific artist Dale Chihuly.

Seattle Art Museum

  • Couple ratio: 40%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Seattle Art Museum has a wide collection of pieces spanning diverse time periods from different places around the world; American, Asian, Native American, Ancient Mediterranean African, Australian, contemporary, and modern are the collections available along with a large gallery of rotating special exhibits.

Three locations of the Seattle Art Museum include the Seattle Art Museum downtown, Olympic Sculpture Park on Seattle’s waterfront, and the Asian Art Museum Volunteer Park. It is a perfect place to escape, peruse the galleries and relax, and spend some quality time chatting about the art that inspires you.

What daters say

“It's a great place to go alone, on a date, with a friend, what ever floats your row boat. One of my friends and I take first Thursday of the month off just so we can go cocktailing all day and end cap it with a visit to the S.A.M. Lovely, educational, it's everything a museum should be.” - Jasmine R.

This is a greaaat date place. They actually have a great wine selection too. SAM is awesome and its located in the heart of seattle. Note to self: SAM has a free cover admission charge on the FIRST THURSDAYS of every month. Sooo if you are looking to save some cash and spend it on beer instead you should reallly check it out.” - Val T.

“This is a good place to take a date who wants something cultured. There are benches and chairs here and there to sit and watch a film or just look at all those old cups and plates.” - D. O.

Why Seattle Art Museum is a great date spot

Since 1993, Seattle Art Museum has been a world class center for visual arts in the Pacific Northwest. To see a museum carved into a city, one should definitely visit. The three distinct locations allow a view of the crossroads where West meets East, global meets local, and natural meets urban. Featured around the world, the installations, programs, collections and special exhibitions help build bridges between centuries and cultures.

What to do nearby

The best places to visit near the Seattle Art Museum include Ride the Ducks of Seattle and the Pink Door restaurant.

Ride the Ducks of Seattle is the number one Water and Land sightseeing tour in Seattle. You get to witness all sights of Seattle including the Seattle waterfront, the Space Needle, the Pike Place Market, and the Pioneer square in the downtown shopping district.

The Pink Door is an Italian Restaurant with trapeze entertainment and burlesque shows along with a terrace with views of Elliott Bay. After enjoying the day at the museum and riding the ducks of Seattle, you could finish off your date with an Italian meal at the cozy and romantic Pink Door.

Loulay Kitchen and Bar

  • Couple ratio: 49%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.4

Named after Saint Hilaire de Loulay (the hometown of Chef Thierry Rautureau in France), Loulay Kitchen and Bar combines the chef’s French upbringing with a modern twist to provide a universal dining experience for friends, families or couples. The menu at Loulay displays the freshness of seasonal and local ingredients inspired by the Chef in the Hat's tradition. Most of the items on the menu are influenced by Rautureau’s childhood memories such as hot chocolate with brioche and salted butter that comes from recipes he shared with his grandparents.

What daters say

“Do not miss out on the opportunity to stimulate your tastebuds. Fancy and bright for an afternoon meal, sophisticated and romantic for dinner and drinks. Highly recommended!” - Kacie R.

“Food was amazing. Best eggs Benedict I've ever had! Service was incredible! Friendly and professional staff. Ambiance very laid back and classy. Perfect date spot ” -

Celeste B.

“What a lovely French restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is outstanding and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. This is definitely a fine dining restaurant. I wouldn't think of bringing children here for dinner, maybe brunch, but I've not been to a brunch so I'm not sure. The cocktail lounge has the most unique and delicious cocktails I've ever had. The portions of food are perfect and the food is amazing not fussy. This has become a regular place for us for lunch! Great place for a romantic dinner !” - m H

Why Loulay Kitchen and Bar is a great date spot

Loulay has been titled the Seattle Met Restaurant of the Year in 2014, making it a fine place to visit for a fulfilling French meal accompanied by delicious burgers and fries. It has also been the winner of the Best Restaurants Readers' Choice Awards by Seattle Magazine in 2014. An article by the Seattle Times stated “the windowed, tri-level downtown restaurant is built on a grand scale with enough razzle-dazzle to prompt some to say it reminds them of New York.” With its pleasant ambience and lip smacking dining, Loulay Kitchen and Bar is a great date place.

What to do nearby

Loulay is located at the central part of Seattle, making it close to other attractions nearby after filling up your stomachs at the dinner date. One could view the night life of the Seattle city along with a magnificent view of the night sky at the Sky View Observatory, Columbia Center, or Smith tower.

The Sky View Observatory is a 73-storey building offering a perfect panorama to kick start your Seattle experience with your loved one. Bless yourself with the most artistic views of the city’s skyscrapers, shipping port, residential neighborhoods, and sports stadiums, ending with a view of the sunset between the mountains, sky and sea. The Smith Tower features a distinct visitor experience with an open-air observation deck providing 360 degree views of Seattle city along with historical exhibits showcasing historic tales.

Matt's in the Market

  • Couple ratio: 51%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.4

Matt’s in the Market offers customers an elegant, fresh American cuisine. The ingredients of its dishes come from Pike Place farmers market, which result in a seasonally-rotating and vibrant menu. The bar at Matt’s includes a particulary wide range of wine, so you can act the aficionado.

At Matt’s, you could start off with deviled eggs or an appetizer like hot bacon and chaps along with a caramelized onion dip. Make a choice from the market fish of the day or the falafel, and end your meal with a lip-smacking dessert like the pumpkin pie bread pudding or the honey Trinity cream.

What daters say

“My husband and I came here recently for a date night. We started with some cocktails, got the bread of the day then headed into entrees. The fish of the day was very fresh, and my husband loved the steak. To finish, we shared dessert and a glass of port. The place is small but quaint. The view of the market sign make it a great place to visit at night!” - Sarah D.

“Great food, fun casual atmosphere. Feels like the place to be. Chicken was excellent and my date enjoyed the halibut. Will return on my next visit to Seattle.” - Sam E.

“A stunning restaurant that overlooks Pike Place Market through beautiful large windows. Each dish is carefully considered and super yummy. Great choice for a date night with someone classy.” - Sarah S.

great for special events and date nights. matt's has good food. and, great lighting. and a great view of the market. it's a wonderful date night place. the pate is amazing.” - jennofseattle

Why Matt's in the Market a great date spot

"It's an amazing trick to be smack dab in the middle of an epicenter of tourism like Seattle's Pike Place Market and… somehow feel like you've found a hidden gem." " the sunset over Puget Sound while you sample from a steadily rotating menu that makes you realize that while stuff like 'farm-to-table' and 'we just let what's in the market inspire us' have become restaurant cliches often tossed off without a second thought, they can still be pretty damn amazing when you have a place implementing them with a combination of top-flight execution and total lack of pretension."- Thrillist

With the mix of the market view along with a diverse menu, Matt's will make for an awesome date night.

What to do nearby

Located a few miles from Matt’s, Seattle Aquarium and Seattle Centre are must-visit attractions to check out with your date. If you want to see exciting marine life, the Seattle Aquarium is a fun choice. Seattle Center is an educational, entertainment, tourism, and arts center in Seattle that offers something interesting for everyone.

Connections Museum

  • Couple ratio: 33%
  • Aggregate review score: 5

The Connections Museum details the history of telecoms using an impressive collection of equipment. The museum especially focuses on the products of a once-monolithic communications company AT&T. A small section of the collection is dedicated to Bell Labs’ creation - the beloved UNIX operating system which spawned today's Linux and macOS, invented way back in 1969.

One of the most appreciable aspects of the Museum of Communications by Herbert H. Warrick is that a lot of the gear and phones on display still work. It would be a hellish experience to get a phone call at this museum!

What daters say

“Awesome museum. Truly unique ---communication devices of all kinds. Only open Sunday 10-3 . Totally staffed by volunteers and they are all very knowledgeable and eager to explain the equipment. Good for individuals or groups. My husband especially loved seeing how everything worked.”- LMomG

Unique, quirky and worth your time. If you are into technology, you will totally geek out here! If you are not into technology, you will still find it really interesting. It's a unique place, run by volunteers who love sharing everything they know.”- xenapet

“Outstanding! This is hands-down the best interactive, hands-on museum that I have ever had the pleasure of going to. I'll keep it short. This isn't your typical museum with stuff in display cases that you can't touch. This is a full-scale WORKING telephone exchange system - correction, SEVERAL full-scale working telephone exchange systems.”- Lawson E.

Why The Connections Museum is a great date spot

The Connections Museum showcases working samples of switching systems throughout the 20th century along with an outside plant, telegraph teletypes, a central plant, a variety of telephones, and other equipment related to telecom.

Volunteers guide visitors to the areas suiting their interests of either solo exploration or tours. You might think that only an enthusiast would enjoy this museum, but since telecomms have become a crucial part of our lives, everyone will find the Connections Museum fascinating and relevant.

What to do nearby

Fancy Mexican food afterwards? Fonda La Catrina is a great place to fulfill your cravings after spending the day at the Connections Museum. The modern decor of the place along with delicious Mexican cuisine and a bar form a perfect package to fill that empty stomach.

Another option for dining is Via Tribunali which offers wood-fired, creative Neapolitan pizzas along with other Italian dishes in a chic ambiance.


  • Couple ratio: 32%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.03

Salty's offers a spectacular view of the skyline in West Seattle near Alki beach; a postcard vista through a picture window, the Sunday brunch (voted the best by Seattle citizens locally) is the only thing that could distract you from the beautiful scenery.

Dine on the breezy wrap-around deck or patio, enjoying a wide range of options such as delicate handmade muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, crab, sausage, eggs benedict, pizzas, salmon, fruit, cakes, salads, pies, and omelets. What’s more, Salty’s even has a provision for limo services from many downtown hotels.

What daters say

“Beautiful restaurant with a very decent view . The service was very good . The ambience , set up and the food was impeccable. Food is a bit on the expensive side. Perfect for a date or anniversary.”- Prasad Z.

“We came late at night for dessert and the view was spectacular. This is a great place for romantic dates. I've been here for dinners and Sunday brunches and they never disappoint. Food is decent and service as expected at a well established restaurant. Highly recommend.”- Robert A.

“The view is stunning of Seattle. Truly. Ask for a table at the water. This is a high $ seafood place. Great for dates and meetings, and average friendliness for kids under 10. If it were me, this is the place for a date night, not the family gathering place. With that said, all the seafood was quite good.”- Heorot71

Made reservations ahead for Valentine's day! We were asked if we wouldn't mind coming a hour earlier. So we were treated with champagne and a glass of wine for me! ( can't do bubbles) Beautiful table looking out of the window. The perfect seat! Awesome view! The waiter was outstanding and served us quickly! The food was yummy! We Love this place! We will be back!”- SallyH

Why Salty's is a great date spot

A local critic said that Salty’s is “One of the world’s great view restaurants.” The award-winning Northwest seafood cuisine is a must try along with the attentive and friendly staff who serve you the very best.

Salty’s is the only restaurant with magnificent views of the Seattle city skyline and Elliott Bay, offering daters a unique dining experience. From the live Maine lobster and Dungeness crab swimming in the lobby to the world-famous Alaskan halibut and salmon, clams and oysters, chicken, steak, luncheon salad, sandwiches and pasta, Salty’s offers a massive range of choices to satisfy a large number of palates.

What to do nearby

Located fifteen minutes away, the Museum of Pop and Culture displays items from icons ranging from Bob Dylan to Bo Diddley.

Another great spot near Salty’s is the Olympic Sculpture Park, which spreads over an area of 9-acres and displays diverse and beautiful sculptures. It offers a romantic place to spend some quality time with your date, admiring fascinating art.

Heartwood Provisions

  • Couple ratio: 74%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.53

Heartwood Provisions invites customers to explore their unique food and drink pairings. Each paired item has a special beverage designed to complement and enhance its flavors.

The chefs at Heartwood Provisions utilize both rustic and artful cooking methods to present their collection of memories, ingredients, tastes, and travels. Beverages inspired by different seasons are featured at the Heartwood Provisions bar, which uses shrubs, tinctures, and homemade syrups. This location is perfect for a breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner with your date.

What daters say

“Great restaurant with delicious food and wonderful service. Bartender (wish we knew his name) was so friendly and nice. Best service ever. Warm decor with dark wood. Would be a good place for a cozy date or a group dinner. We had brunch and ginger congee was awesome as well as wagyu jerky. Glad we found this in our neighborhood.”- J J.

“We needed a date night and chose the perfect spot. It's open air restaurant and cocktails set the tone for a great evening. The food was spot on and good portions. The staff was friendly and we even met the Gm. We will definitely be going back again soon.”- Chris S.

“Service is definitely priority one, and the waitstaff takes extreme pride in the wine and food pairings. We stopped in on a date night in Seattle, and had a great meal with champagne and cabernet. Dessert was the best panna cotta ever, and the space itself is beautiful.”- Shelly S.

“This is an amazing restaurant. The front of the restaurant I would describe as being intimate and sexy. Any guy needing a good and social yet great date place should book here. The brussel sprouts are amazing as well as all of the pairings and the oysters. Highly recommend for any dining experience.”- Juliana S.

Why Heartwood Provisions is a great date spot

Heartwood Provisions is a contemporary American restaurant revolving around a specific program and is located at First and Spring in the centre of downtown Seattle. Varin Keokitvon (the chef) along with Amanda Reed (the beverage director) have created a menu aimed at working in pairs.

Every beverage is made with the focus on complementing the flavors of the paired menu item and vice versa. Even though limited, the menu offered is pretty diverse and caters to the multiple needs of diners. The location along with the fantastic food options makes it the perfect spot to have a fine dining experience with your date.

What to do nearby

It all started in the 1990s when local patrons waiting in line for improv shows at Post Alley’s Market Theater used to stick their used-gum on the wall. This Gum Wall in Seattle has grown gum by gum to cover an enormous area of brick wall and continues to grow till date.

Beneath the Streets is another nearby attraction which offers tours to provide a unique and authentic guided exploration of Seattle through underground passageways. The one-hour walking tour is led by professional and fun tour guides who live and breath Seattle’s history.

Radiator Whiskey

  • Couple ratio: 53%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.56

Radiator Whiskey is a chic-rustic spot with an open kitchen for mat creations and other creative terrines and a huge whiskey range. Non-vegetarians crave for a “brief but deliciously meaty” menu at Radiator Whiskey located at Pike Place Market. The smoked pig’s head is a must order-in-advance dish along with scotch, bourbon or whiskey. In addition to this, “wonderful cocktails” fueling a cool vibe keep this spot packed, so make your reservations now.

What daters say

“Great place with great drinks! I highly suggest this for date nights.”- Katy B.

  • Friday 9:00pm.
  • No line, no wait
  • Friendly staff
  • Good drinks
  • Whiskey Local Flight
  • The sun goes down (with tequila)
  • Amazing food
  • Pork Shank
  • Burrata plate
  • Cozy warm atmosphere
  • Great for dates
  • Would definitely come again”- Maryann Y.

Great date night spot. Cozy bar on the second story across the street from the market with a view of 1st Ave and Showgirls. They have local beer on tap (Georgeown's Bodizafa is a go-to) and the free popcorn is delish. Favorite meals are the tots with gravy and fried egg (we usually ask for a few extra eggs on top), the pork shank and the smoked chicken. Can't go wrong.”- MegsSeattle

“Every time I come to Seattle I come to this place. It is a must see. The service is outstanding and their suggestions are very good and fair, meaning that they don't push you to expensive stuff. The food was excellent, really tasty and good portion. The whiskey selection... It is impressive! It is a place that worth the visit with friends or even a date at the bar!”- Juliano J

Why Radiator Whiskey is a great date spot

“If Matt's in the Market is one of the most romantic restaurants in Seattle, its new sister Radiator Whiskey is one of the most carnal.”- The Sunbreak

“We've been named by Zagat as one of the hottest bars in 15 U.S. Cities! "With its awesome cocktails, including barrel-aged creations, and fun menu items like cornflake-crusted chicken livers or egg-topped tater tots, this rocking spot across from Matt's in the Market feels like a party.”- Zagat

“One of the "Best New Bars of 2013," that "rise above the rest." - From the giant barrel on the wall behind the bar to the wide selection of bourbons and ryes, Radiator Whiskey displays a serious devotion to the spirit that shares its name.”- Seattle Magazine

The unique menu at Radiator Whiskey sets it apart from others and makes it a perfect dating spot for locals as well as outsiders.

What to do nearby

The Hats and Boots Park, also called the Oxbow Park, is located at a distance of ten minutes from Radiator Whisky. The main attractions of the park are a giant pair of cowboy boots and a hat displayed amongst the grassy area along with a playground and paths.

The Waterfront Park is another tourist attraction located six minutes away from Radiator Whiskey. It is a public park with a pair of sculptures with a boardwalk along with views of ships in drydock and the beautiful skyline.

Capitol Cider

  • Couple ratio: 81%
  • Aggregate review score: 3.9

Capitol Cider is a two-level vintage-vibe tavern with numerous hard ciders on tap, a gluten-free menu, and a range of games. It's the largest independent cider bar in the country, in a 100-year-old building located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood.

At a distance of just a mile from Pike Place Market, this restaurant is a full bar and bottleshop offering an immense selection of ciders in flights, bottles, and on tap.

With a 100% gluten free menu, Capitol Cider has an array of delicious gourmet dishes using local and seasonal products.

What daters say

“Nice place to hang out or go on a date. So calm and relaxing atmosphere. Loved it. Specially the basement area is pretty romantic I felt.”- Harshita S.

“I always love coming here. My partner and I had our first date here and we sat downstairs by the fireplace talking for hours over drinks. The decor and ambience is really enjoyable and lively. There is just such a good energy everytime I visit….”- Joshua S.

“Enjoyed this place for the first time and I look forward to making it back multiple times as well as taking friends there. They have a great happy hour and an amazing selection of ciders that rotates. I really enjoy the French onion soup and can't wait to go back and enjoy it again. Great place with limited seating however it's worth the wait and can offer a great date night.”- TravelingManKRusso

“I very much enjoyed this place! The Mr & I stopped in on a Thursday night for drinks with a friend. Loved sitting in one of cute, tall private booths downstairs. The Ciders we all tried were amazing! This is a place my husband & I will continue to visit as often as possible.

The waitress was great, absolutely loved the atmosphere & all the game tables. Such a fun place & perfect date location!”- A J.

Why Capitol Cider is a great date spot

Capitol Cider is an old-fashioned, handsome pub serving many kinds of hard cider - 30 on tap - and usual drinky suspects along with non-holier-than-thou gluten free meals. In addition to this, it displays oil paintings commissioned from alumni and students at Capitol Hill’s Gage Academy of Arts and a calm fireplace. It also has a 107 year old piano and a bundle of free board games to play.

What to do nearby

The Fremont Troll is a colossal mixed media statue located on N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue, below the Northern end of George Washington Memorial Bridge. The statue is interactive and visitors are attracted to clamber up or try to poke out the one good eye of the statue.

In West Seattle, the Alki Point Lighthouse is a little spot full of fascinating local history. While checking the West Seattle Farmers Market, it is an easy place to swing by to. A large number of artifacts are on display, and friendly tour guides are on hand during summer time to show you around.

The Tasting Room

  • Couple ratio: 80%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.23

Showcasing the rich viniculture of Washington, the Tasting Room is a vintage world-style wine bar. In the heart of the ancient Pike Place Market, this spot offers an oasis for locals and travelers alike for all seven days of the week.

Providing a collection of 60 different wines to try, the Tasting Room presents wineries owned solely by winemakers. The passion and personality of each winemaker is reflected in the different high-quality and unique wines on offer. The winemakers can also be found walking in the vineyard working in wineries, pouring handcrafted wines for visitors. The following (excellent!) selection of wines are currently being served at the Tasting Room:

What daters say

“I'm a wine connoisseur, it was my first time there. The selection on their walls are decent. We were there for the tasting for 2, my date had fun, we danced alone to some Pandora music, it was nice. Wish they have more wine selections. Otherwise, they have won me at 5 stars! ;)

#GoodJob #WineLover #yummy #romantic #Happy”- Charlie S.

The Tasting Room is a gem. Not only perfect for a stop with friends from out of town or on a date, it's also a great place for a party. My husband and I reserved the space for a welcome party for out of town guests the night before our wedding. Based on feedback from everyone, this was a highlight of the weekend….”- Becky G.

“Came here with my husband to celebrate National Wine Day. A real hidden gem on Post Alley in Pike Place Market that features local Washington wines…..We will definitely be back again. It's a great spot for a little date night or a pregame before you go over to enjoy dinner at the Pink Door.”- Emily I.

“I'm looking forward to coming back here for a tasting and one of their plates (the meat & cheese boards are great from what I hear). I highly recommend this place as a starting point for a date, be it the first or 21st. Low key, no pressure... and if the conversation ever wavers, you can discuss the wine with the folks behind the counter and/ or your date….”- Katie A.

Why the Tasting Room is a great date spot

Open all days in a week and offering a massive range of wines to taste, the Tasting Room has been voted the "Best Tasting Room in the West" by Sunset Magazine.

According to the Seattle Eater, “The Tasting Room at Pike Place Market is a cooperative of some of Washington’s well-loved wineries, including Nota Bene, Treveri, and Wilridge. Whether you're looking for a glass, a flight of samples, or a bottle to take home, The Tasting Room gives these producers a place to showcase some killer vino in Seattle.”

This is a perfect place for a date if you and your loved one enjoy tasting and drinking wine!

What to do nearby

The Seattle Center Monorail is a fun attraction and experience to try when in Seattle. It is the first commercial full-scale monorail system in the nation.

This beloved landmark in Seattle provides a convenient, fun, and quick link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, which is home to the Pacific Science Center, KeyArena, Space Needle, Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Pop and Culture.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Museum located in Seattle is another free- admission tourist spot which covers Seattle’s involvement in the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s and other local history. This must visit museum documents the history of Seattle from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it again. Even if you do not enjoy history Klondike would still mesmerize you!

Knee High Stocking Co, Inc.

  • Couple ratio: 47%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.13

Knee High Stocking Co. is located at Seattle’s forefront of speakeasy-themed cocktail bar scenes, and his little gem is one of the Emerald City’s oldesty. Knee High, although hidden in plain sight, features a unique and meticulous choice of spirits along with an inventive combination of craft cocktails and American-Filipino comfort food.

Josh Haddock, the bar manager, uses the cosy space to his advantage and says - “I don’t have room for every single bottle, so its about curating a list of interesting bottles that I can talk about and that people haven’t seen.”

What daters say

“It's a great place to grab drinks and some small bites as well. I recommended a guy friend of mine to bring a date here and he said it was a perfect date night spot hint hint FYI. I haven't had a chance to come back in a few months but I still rave about this cocktail to my boyfriend so I need to drag him here eventually.”- Sophia K.

Perfect spot for a date and a first date at that. Can't go wrong with this one. Make a reservation and sit in the dining room because it looks amazing and less crowded early in the evening. The service was great and the drinks were crafted well. Definitely will return.”- Brittany A.

“Knee High Stocking is a great speakeasy bar. They do require reservations, but it's easy to make them online with OpenTable. The inside is well-decorated and has a cozy feel to it. I think it's a perfect spot to go for date night or girls night drinks…..”- Bailey B.

This is definitely a date place. Not the type of speakeasy you go to with a group of friends. This location is usually frequented by an older crowd and not college students. Its very quiet and definitely not the place to turn up. The food is good, and the staff are very friendly.”- Addy M.

Why Knee High Stocking Co, Inc. is a great date spot

Of all the “speakeasies” in Seattle, the least-touristy of all is the Knee-High Stocking Company. It is perfect for a date surprise, since it is exciting to lead your date to the unmarked random door that they always skipped thinking it was a sad apartment or a dirty laundromat. Make the online reservation and ring the doorbell to enter a world of incredible cocktails, a rich menu, and beautiful paintings of cherubs and madames.

“We’ve been known as a local, secret spot - a bit less 12 years later - for some time. Hard to find, small, intimate, dimly lit and local, with a celebrated seasonal cocktail selection and unique dinner/late night ethnic food menu, I’ve been told Knee High is the sort of spot you bring someone you’re aiming to impress with being “in the know”. Consequently we’ve been voted top OKC first date spot for a few years now, and I’ve heard quite a bit about Tinder dates in passing as well lol.”, Pamela Carpio and Michelle Valko, the owners, told us.

What to do nearby

One of America’s leading musical theatre companies, 5th Avenue Theatre is just a few miles away from Knee High Stocking Co. With Pacific Northwest as their style, this theatre lights up audiences and marquees all the way to Broadway. Enjoy a show here to end your date night.

The Seattle Center offers multiple options to spend the evening with your date, such as the Pacific Science Center, KeyArena, Space Needle, etc.

Lowell’s Restaurant

  • Couple ratio: 62%
  • Aggregate review score: 3.5

Serving the public for almost 100 years, Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar is a seafood-centered dining spot serving all three meals of the day. During the early 1900s, Lowell’s was a mix of a coffee roaster, cafeteria, and peanut roaster that served Seattle citizens when they paid a visit to the Public Market to purchase seafood, fresh farm produce, or dairy goods. Earlier the flagship Manning’s Cafeteria, it turned to Lowell’s in 1957 and has remained the same ever since.

What daters say

“The breakfast here is the best thing to get. Pricier, but you actually get what you pay for compared to dinner. The bar seating has a view by the water and Ferris wheel; a good romantic date to go on and it is in Pikes Place Market.”- Melissa O.

This is a perfect date spot, I don't know what it is, but there is something very romantic to me about downtown Seattle, in particular Pike's Place Market and the waterfront. Lowell's is a multilevel restaurant in the market, the first floor is casual, you walk up to the counter to take your order. On the second level is the sit-down part and was where we sat (not too sure what the third floor had to offer).....”- Sarah G.

Delicious, romantic, sweet. We stopped here for lunch. I was being difficult... I had no idea what I wanted, and I have multiple dietary issues. The staff was SO great. Worked w me and gave me exactly what I didn't even know I wanted! I got a delicious salad and arnie Palmer beverage to go. We went and got some smoked salmon from one of the fish places, and had a romantic lunch overlooking the water. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Much appreciated!!”- Bobbi F.

“A very good taste of Seattle. We enjoyed this place thanks to Trip Advisor & its member's reviews. Authentic NW seafood, we were impressed and cleaned our plates. Nice view of the sound on the 2nd floor, very romantic and worth the wait and price.

The hostess and waitress were helpful, attentive and swift.”- CamoManJ

Why Lowell’s Restaurant is a great date spot

From the front entrance in the main area of Pike Place Market, it is hard to tell that Lowell’s is a three floor restaurant. Each floor offers a top-class view of the ferries crossing Puget Sound, a beautiful Seattle Port vista, and magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains.

“We are proud to be the destination meeting spot of locals gathering to go out elsewhere, business travelers needing a casual centrally located lunch location, multi-generational families and couples gathering for their weekly week-end breakfasts as well as “The Living Room” of the Pike Place Market that all of our neighbors frequent after a hard days work in the vegetable stalls, fish markets, craft stalls and street singing and painting.” - Lowell’s

What to do nearby

The Smith Tower is a historic building in Seattle, Washington. It opened first in 1914 and was reopened for the public in 2016 with a brand new visitor experience. The Smith Tower now includes museum style exhibits, a renovated Observatory level and a craft cocktail bar.

The Museum of Flight

  • Couple ratio: 33%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.5

The Museum of Flight is not just for people interested in aircraft but for everyone who is intrigued by their rich stories and appreciates the accomplishments of human ingenuity. At the museum, you walk the aisle of JFK’s Air Force One followed by a reveal of the West Coast’s only Concorde.

Listen to the stories of the history of World War 1 and 2, soar over the Puget Sound in a simulator, land on the moon, or barrel roll a Mustang. Sit at the control station of the world’s fastest jet and enjoy the experience of the space race full of excitement. From exploring Mars to the Wright Brothers, the Museum of Flight covers it all.

What daters say

“I would say this is the best museum in Seattle. I love planes and I'm a woman. This place could also be a perfect date idea - lots to learn to see and lots of sunlight for taking photos. I am so thankful for the pioneers that developed planes- it took me to different countries gave me the opportunity to meet and learn from other people & cultures. We spent the entire day from opening to closing and didn't feel like we run out stuff to see. Definitely the most worthy museum tickets”- Emily L.

Great place for everyone: date, children, family, old people. You can seriously spend all day here. My fave was the airpark. If you spend more Money you can do the simulator and watch the documentary.”- Katie L.

“The Museum of Flight is a very unique experience in Seattle. There is a lot of history (with Boeing being located here for many decades) and the museum does a great job of showing the history of flight through the years as well as large models and replicas of planes, and even flight simulators and some extra info on space travel and the space program. It's very affordable and it's a great place to take a date, visit on your own, or take the whole family!”- erezk640

Best date night/family time visit. If you’ve ever enjoyed any aviation...ever... you will enjoy this. Bring comfy shoes! Have a great time!”- Bethany0120

Why the Museum of Flight is a great date spot

This spectacular setting offering you the wonder of flight is spread over an area of 15 acres with over 160 spacecraft and aircraft, flight simulators, the original Boeing Aircraft factory along with interactive exhibits, family activities, and loads of fun.

“From the world's oldest fighter plane to the supersonic Concorde, the only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer and the beautiful Boeing 787 Dreamliner, you'll see the machines and experience the stories of those who flew them. The unique, 3-acre Aviation Pavillion offers the dramatic development of large aircraft in an open-air gallery with a cafe and children's playground. Relax on the cafe patio -- spectacular views of Mt. Rainer no extra charge!”- Seattle Premier Attractions

What to do nearby

The Museum of Flight is located near several restaurants and bars fit for finishing off your date night. Bai Tong Thai Street Cafe offers popular street food easily found in Thailand which include Thai Chicken Rice, Thai Sausage, and Tom Yum Noodle. Options such as Thai curry are also available along with Thai-inspired craft cocktails.

Museum of Pop Culture

  • Couple ratio: 43%
  • Aggregate review score: 4

One of the most interesting stops in Seattle is the Museum of Pop Culture. A part of the Seattle Center, this museum takes you through a journey of musical history by showcasing a collection of around 80,000 artefacts that include sound archives, musical instruments, costumes, and photographs from very famous artists. Visitors could even play with several interactive exhibits.

Some of the greatest minds in the genre of pop and culture are honored at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall located in the museum. The mission of the museum is to transform the creative expression into a life-changing force by providing experiences that connect and inspire our communities.

What daters say

Great for dates and families! My top 3 favorite exhibits: The Fantasy: Worlds of the Myth and Magic, #MoPOPStarTrek, and the Can't Look Away exhibit.”- JasminC-Travels

“Best museum ever! I'm not normally into museums. However, EMP absolutely blew me away. They have such great displays. I especially love the sound stage and seeing all the clothes from artists and movies. Great for dates or just to visit alone. They also have a pretty amazing bar. I mean who couldn't go wrong with drinks named after guns and roses songs?”- chan928

“MoPOP is a must visit attraction in Seattle. It's one of my favorite museums to visit to this date. I've visited the museum twice already and still find and discover new things that I miss from previous visits. It's a great place to bring your family, go on a date, or have fun with friends.”- Bryan L.

“Very cool for any music fan! They have a great evolution of the guitar exhibit! We also enjoyed the interactive music exhibit where you can play and learn about instruments and mixing. The EMP has a huge collection of Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix memorabilia too! A great date idea for a rainy day!”- Samantha V.

Why Museum of Pop Culture is a great date spot

A fan of gaming, music, geek TV or films? The Museum of Pop Culture is the perfect place for you and your loved one. It is a museum like no other on earth and is located next to the Space Needle in Seattle, which houses the world’s most famous pop culture artifacts like weaponry from Lord of the Rings and Bob Dylan's guitar.

The Sound Lab here gives you an opportunity to test your DJ skills and hear the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Iconic artefacts, award-winning exhibitions, and hands-on experiences featuring legends in the field of music, film, television and literature make the museum a destination unique from any other.

What to do nearby MoPOP

The museum is located at a distance of 5 minutes from several restaurants offering a spectacular dining experience. The Boat Street Kitchen & Bistro is a French restaurant with a maritime-themed vibe that primarily serves European dishes. The restaurant specializes in lunch and breakfast paired with specialty cocktails like the Grey Hound.

Bahn Thai Restaurant is a long-running Thai restaurant which serves classic dishes in a converted house. Don't forget to try the imported beers from Thailand - Chang, Thailand Singha, and Singha Light are on offer here.

Saint John’s Bar and Eatery

  • Couple ratio: 71%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.1

Whether you want to visit a cool brunch spot, a mellow venue to grab a drink, or an outdoor setting for a special dinner, Saint John's Bar & Eatery is the perfect fit. This place has no pretense, just good vibes. This Capitol Hill establishment is extremely versatile; primarily called a bar but the wide range of food options should not be ignored. Locals, visitors, lovers, and friends flock to the brunch offered on the weekend. The Bloody Mary has excellent reviews too. The dinner options are classic and universal - burgers, salads, and sandwiches.

What daters say

“I went for Valentine's Day (low-key), and my Valentine and I found ourselves pleasantly surprised! They have an excellent, reasonably priced (think ~$7-12) cocktail menu. We had a cheese platter as well, which was perfect! A great amount of food, everything paired well together, and we stayed for a second round….”- Glenn M.

“....The occasion was date night and a drive to collect toys for children in need organized by a startup named Uber. We arrived and quickly got a table. The place is nice, cozy with dimmed lights and isn't too loud which make it perfect for a date….”- Hassan S.

“Even on Valentine’s Day, service was prompt, cheerful, and attentive. Every dish we tried was delicious. Perfect place for a special night out.”- LindseyL

“My table was ready when I arrived. Always get a reservation. Don't have to order off the menu. Just say "Bring me something." Never disappointed.”- Martin

Why Saint John’s Bar and Eatery is a great date spot

Acclaimed by Chattanooga locals, St. John's serves diners inventive American cuisine made by Chef Rebecca Barron in a historic, elegant setting. The staff at St. John will provide you a remarkable and warm dining experience. What sets this spot apart from others is the delightful selection of eclectic and extensive wines.

What to do nearby

Seattle has many tourist attractions for visitors, from friends and family to lovers. Ride the Ducks of Seattle is the number one Water and Land sightseeing tour in Seattle. You get to witness Seattle waterfront, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Pioneer square in the downtown shopping district.

Seattle Art Museum has a wide collection of art pieces belonging to diverse time periods from different places around the world. American, Asian, Native American, Ancient Mediterranean African, Australian, contemporary, and modern are the different types of collections available along with a large gallery of special revolving exhibits.

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

  • Couple ratio: 40%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.26

Enjoy the little pleasures of life at this niche upbeat bar in the downtown area of Seattle. The Purple Cafe and Wine Bar is known for its variety since the menu serves Mediterranean and American cuisines. The extensive menu ranges from starters, salads, cheese, soups, pizzas and sandwiches to seafood and pasta.

The global wine bar at the restro-bar is a connoisseur's dream. The wine list offers over 600 bottle and 80 glass selections each dedicated by the Wine director’s unique perspective. The cafe provides a free WiFi facility as well, so spend an evening with your loved one while posting moments online and enjoying your choice of wine or tapas.

What daters say

Downtown date night. This place was a great location and the food was fantastic! We were visiting from out of town and wanted a romantic yet hip and trendy joint and this was perfect. It's very fancy but still casual and relaxing.”- RastaCakes

“Beautiful downtown restaurant. Romantic ambiance. We visited for wine and dinner before going to the Fifth Avenue for a performance. It was very convenient and the staff was very accommodating.”- John S.

“Fabulous brie! Atmosphere here is perfectly romantic! The wine, the appetizers and the perfect ambiance! I would say that this is a great date place! We had the brie and although a little messy, very tasty! Highly recommend!”- GoodEatz_11

Great experience and atmosphere- romantic. We had a nice romantic dinner here. The wine selection is overwhelming but awesome. The big wine tower on the middle of the restaurant is so beautiful to look at. The food was great. My husband had a gnocchi duck dish that was one of the specials and he said that it was one of the best meals he ever had. Worth going here for a nice dinner. Make a reservation so you can get right in.”- K-PKodiak

Why Purple Cafe and Wine Bar is a great date spot

What sets Purple apart is that it pairs a menu combining classic American style and seasonal Northwest ingredients with a vibrant global wine selection.

The theme varies across all of Purple’s locations and is created differently by their chefs. Over the years their wine program has been honored with many accolades such as the “Award of Ultimate Distinction” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has been named the “Best Wine Bar” under the Western Washington Viewers Poll by Evening Magazine.

What to do nearby

Enjoy live dancing, fierce queens, and infectious beats? Mimosas Cabaret is the perfect spot for you and your date. Enjoy live cabaret performances here after a satisfying meal at Purple to end that lovely night.

Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibition in the Seattle Center featuring the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. It was opened in the month of May in 2012. It is located at the former location of Fun Forest. The exhibit showcases three major components including the Glasshouse, the Interior Exhibits and the Garden along with some secondary pieces.

Kubota Garden

  • Couple ratio: 53%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.5

Spread across an area of 20 acres, Kubota Garden is an American-Japanese garden. It was the vision of Fujitaro Kubota, a Japanese immigrant who purchased the first 5 acres of swampland in 1927.

Developed along with Kubota’s landscaping business, the garden grew 15 acres larger over time. In 1981, the 4.5 acre main area became a Historic Landmark followed by the city of Seattle purchasing the garden in 1987 from the Kubota family.

The garden is an urban oasis, full of paths and streams, waterfalls and ponds, having plenty of flora and fauna and is a much-loved destination throughout the year. The Kubota Garden Foundation and Seattle City together maintain the garden.

What daters say

“I took my date on a second date to this place…..We had a blast, the garden had a long waterfall and lots of little red bridges. You have a lot of opportunities for pictures and people watching. There was a couple taking wedding pictures, where the wife was riding her husband's back piggy back style. Possible a preview for what's to come later... Wink wink. I know, I know…”- James O.

“Beautiful trees, flowers and shrubs. I love this park most in May and June, when the huge wisteria trees are in bloom, along with many bulb plants and others. The layout is rather romantic and the price is definitely right (free!).”- Lorie L

“So lovely... relaxing... it is a great place to find solace and center yourself.. to go with a date or someone you enjoy talking to or sitting and not talking to.. it is a great place to think...

I adore Japanese Gardens.. they have just peace.. this one is lovely…”- Corie Tess T

“Easily one of the nicest days I ever spent! In these times when everything you do costs, to have a day without spending a dime and have it be this beautiful and wonderful is truly a rare find! This is a MUST do for anyone in the area. The beauty on display here is remarkable”- Scott T.

Why Kubota Garden is a great date spot

With a woodsy setting, the Kubota Garden is an easy place to find solitude even when the parking lot is full. The trails offer several overlooks giving multiple perspectives of the wonderful garden.

Tucked into the woods, in the center of the garden is a stunning, meticulously-designed Japanese Garden sculpted by Fujitaro himself. It features, waterfalls, ponds, streams, beautiful boulders, lanterns, perfectly shaped pines, stone bridges, a moon-viewing platform, Japanese Maples and a 65-foot tall mountainside.

The latest addition is a quiet strolling garden designed by Tom Kubota, Fujitaro’s late son, which includes a reflecting pond with gigantic stones on the edges, beautifully shaped maples, pines and ancient lanterns. The Tom Kubota Stroll Garden also has several sitting areas to absorb the garden's beauty.

What to do nearby

Kubota Garden has multiple dining areas around it, a few of the many great options include: Drae’s Lake Route Eatery (a relaxed outlet offering waffles, wings and many other options in Southern comfort food along with a simple ambience), Cajun Crawfish (a nautical themed room with a number of Southern fried and inflected seafood), Pizzutos (a warm setting offering italian comfort food such as pizza and chicken parmesan) and Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. (pizzeria using organic ingredients in unique combos along with ice cream and local beer).

Ugly Mug Cafe & Coffee Roasters

  • Couple ratio: 10%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

“Many things have to be cared for and be prepared to achieve a quality coffee, and it is our job to acknowledge, develop and perfect each technique and skill to output a wonderful product that anyone can enjoy and indulge_”- Ugly Mug

At Ugly Mug, each coffee is sampled from across the world to serve customers the most aromatic and high quality coffee. The cafe offers delicious coffee to be enjoyed in a comfortable and accessible environment with hospitable staff to give you the best experience.

Asked your date out for coffee? Ugly Mug Cafe & Coffee Roasters will up your chances for the next one!

What daters say

“Ugly Mug is warm, old-school coffee that makes you feel at home. Seating can be limited but if you're lucky to snag a spot, plenty of outlets make this a cozy place to study or work from. Highly recommend for a laidback coffee date, tucked away from the busyness on the Ave.”- Elizabeth L

Wonderful spot. Delicious pastries, homemade waffles with fresh strawberries, coffee roasted on site, and excellent espresso drinks make for a great breakfast when you're in the area.”- Erin M.

“Beautiful hole in the wall. This place was not an obvious place to find, it's in a little alley. You'd have to hear about this place to know about this place. I went with my friends for a warm drink. We found it and the atmosphere inside was great, it felt warm and it was decorated nicely. I ordered the ginger tea, and absolutely loved it. It wasn't too sweet and it came with a few slices of ginger in the tea. Highly recommend the tea to whomever reads this and really likes ginger flavor.”- morganyyang

Cute little spot in the U District! Very casual, small, space. It's definitely worth trying to snag a table if you can! Why? Their waffles! Whoa! They are light, fluffy, and not overly sweet. Plus the lavender whipped cream is not soapy tasting at all. It's fresh & soothing. A friend and I decided to split the special( shakshuka ) and I'm glad we did. But I really loved the green tea latte!”- Athene D.

Why Ugly Mug Cafe & Coffee Roasters is a great date spot

“I don’t remember my first cup of coffee. I don’t remember my first kiss – or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. But if I did, I would have wished that they both happened at a place like the Ugly Mug Café in Seattle’s University District.”- Seattle Coffee Scene

Ugly Mug Cafe and Coffee Roasters offers the customers a top notch service, with the staff and baristas making you feel like personal guests invited at their own home. Although other cafes are welcoming but the experience that you have at Ugly Mug cafe is extremely unique. What started as a hobby has now turned into the Ugly Mug cafe which roasts, brews and serves exclusive coffee on its own. This is a cute little coffee house with a cozy ambiance and a delicious menu.

What to do nearby

The Connections Museum in Seattle showcases working samples of switching systems throughout the 20th century along with an outside plant, telegraph teletypes, a central plant, a variety of telephones, and other equipment related to the early telecom industry.

The Waterfront Park is another attraction located just fifteen minutes away from Ugly Mug Cafe. It is a public park featuring a pair of sculptures with a boardwalk along offering views of ships in drydock and the beautiful skyline.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

  • Couple ratio: 38%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.5

The Volunteer Park Conservatory is a Seattle Landmark, conservatory and a botanical garden located in Seattle, Washington. It is located at the north end of the Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. The conservatory is made up of 3,426 glass panes placed into an iron and wood framework.

The park is a Victorian-style greenhouse structure is inspired by London’s Crystal Palace. The interior of the park is divided into five different display houses: ferns, seasonal, bromeliads, succulents/cacti, and palms.

What daters say

“LOVE this place! Yes you need to pay (a very small amount, like 4 bucks I think), but hey these beautiful babies need some love and caring and it ain't free! You can easily get lost in the luscious greenery around you, and witness some of the craziest looking plants. I think the place is very romantic - such a cute place to escape from the city greyness. Also, the location is excellent! You are 5-mins drive to some of capitol hill's best brunch/lunch/dinner/coffee spots…..”- Vasha B

What a wonderful place to explore a wide range of plantlife and explore a nice romantic afternoon. There is amazing representation of plant life from the Pacific Northwest that only amplified other features of Volunteer Park.”- Hunter R

Such a cute little spot! It's free through February so it was more crowded than it probably is on other days. There were lots of interesting plants and flowers to look at and we were lucky to go on such a sunny day and have the light streaming through the glass. If you're in to sketching or watercolors, I would definitely bring a notebook with you to draw! They have some benches in two of the rooms so you can sit and sketch. It would also be great for a date!”- Alexandra I

“Volunteer Park is lovely! How can I not give it 5 stars. How many parks have you gone to that include a Conservatory and a Art Museum? I feel super spoiled to live so close to it. If you have not taken the time to check it out, you really should. FYI: It's also a good way to have a cheap date with that special someone/some animal you love.”- Cele B

Why Volunteer Park Conservatory is a great date spot

Located in the center of the city of Seattle, Volunteer Park houses the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The volunteer park was designated as a Seattle Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Board on 2nd November, 2011. This Olmsted Park is a historic place which is loved by visitors and residents alike. In addition to the permanent landscaping of the park, from the month of July till the first frost, beautiful dahlias bloom in huge numbers. The park has been successfully maintained by the continuous efforts of the Puget Sound Dahlia Association the members of which have been involved in the maintenance and planting since 1984.

What to do nearby

Serafina opened in 1991 as a neighbourhood restaurant with an intimate vibe and is located along Eastlake between the Downtown Seattle and University District. The walls of the interior are a reminiscent of the Tuscan landscape. Serafina’s sultry, intimate atmosphere along with authentic Italian cuisine makes it popular with diners from the Puget Sound and areas beyond.

Museum of History & Industry

  • Couple ratio: 47%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.75

The Museum of History and Industry highlights the human tradition of imagination and innovation by preserving and collecting stories and artifacts of the Puget Sound region’s multi-cultural history. MOHAI connects the past, present and future with the help of compelling public programs, scholarship, exhibits, community engagement and education. MOHAI is appreciated locally and honored nationally as a magnificent resource where the past motivates people to be their best collectively and individually.

What daters say

An exploratory adventure each time! Fun things abound: the TOE Truck! Interactive exhibits and very informative without feeling like you're in a text book. A cafe and gift shop are also in the building but without dominating the true purpose of being in the space: learning, discovery, enjoyment. Come to learn, stay to play, listen to stories or sit back and tinker with toys.”- Mojdeh S

Definitely a must see. Stunning view out onto the water, quiet and peaceful. A great place to visit on vacation or just to stop by and read a good book.”- Mariah F

“My favorite museum (by far) in Seattle! 3 stories of the history of everything Seattle (the best city in the world!) Interactive...engaging...great for all ages. Do not miss this museum!”- Stephanie E

Why MOHAI is a great date spot

The largest private heritage organization in Washington State will definitely give you something to get excited about with your date, regardless of what they're into. MOHAI maintains a collection of around 4 million photographs, artifacts and archival items which primarily focus on the greater Puget Sound region and the city of Seattle.

Around 2% of this collection is displayed in the galleries of the museum at the Naval Reserve Armory in lake Union Park. The museum is aimed at enriching lives by sharing, teaching and preserving the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the country as a whole.

What to do nearby

Duke's Seafood & Chowder is a local chain operating in seven locations. It offers grass-fed burgers, market fresh seafood and deliciously paired cocktails. If you are looking for impeccable flavors combined with a casual atmosphere, Duke’s is the perfect spot for you after enjoying the beauty of MOHAI.

Sound View Cafe

  • Couple ratio: 40%
  • Aggregate review score: 3.5

The Sound View Cafe is located on the Mezzanine level of Seattle’s Pike Place Public Farmers Market. This cafe is famous for featuring market fresh seafood and favorites from the Northwest in their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. They also offer a delicious all day salad and soup bar. Sound View Cafe is located extremely close to the Pike Place Flying Fish Guys, and a few stairs up from the famous Gumwall.

What daters say

Great place for brunch with a stunning view. Stumble across this place while doing touristy things in Seattle. This place was busy between the hours of 11:00am - 1:00pm on a Friday afternoon. My boyfriend and I saw the wait for this place and decided to keep looking around for another place. After about an hour we gave up and decided to go back. LUCKILY the wait was over, YIPPY…..”- Helen P

“I had the tofu scramble and my boyfriend had two entrees on special, he likes to eat a lot. We ate everything and had a great view of the water. As a vegan it was nice to have a few options and even get soymilk for my coffee. The service was great, the space was clean and the prices were good.”- Rae B

“My girlfriend and I have walked past this place a couple of times...but this last time we stepped in and WE LOVED THIS PLACE!! It has an amazing view, the wait staff are awesome, the menu has a lot of great market flavors and all are reasonably priced. If you are looking for that true Pike Place taste, and a place to get a great view and meal, stop here. We had a great meal and really loved the flavors - their clam chowder was AWESOME!!”- Rod F

What to do nearby

The Sound View cafe is part of the historic Pike Place market.

“Taste what’s in season at a farm stand. Listen to a Motown or bluegrass classic from buskers while marveling over the creativity of the goods in the crafts market. Follow the scent of baking bread down the cobblestones to a European bakery. Peruse comics, collectibles, magic tricks, vinyl records, books and rare treasures in small shops. Take time to wander. The Market will amaze, delight and inspire you.” - Pike Place

Six Seven Restaurant

  • Couple ratio: 64%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.4

Visitors are thrilled with the Pacific Northwest-inspired decor along with outstanding dining at the Six Seven Restaurant. Apart from the breathtaking views, Six Seven visitors find that funky wooden panel walls, teal booths, faux industrial tree fixtures, elegant chandeliers and a central stone fireplace bring a whimsical angle to the classic ambience.

Savor the list of mouthwatering options like the Roast Penn Cove Mussels, cedar plank salmon, the gorgonzola-crusted filet mignon served with mushroom ragout, asparagus, potato crisp and natural jus.

What daters say

“Property my favorite place in Seattle for date night! I always make sure to go a little before the sun setting to get a great seat by the window in the lounge, and catch happy hour! The view is absolutely amazing! You can watch ferries go by and the sun set

I recommend this restaurant to everyone!”- Maddison N

“I like the drink menu and enjoyed a Lion's Tale to start the night off. Appetizers included the crab cake and some artisan bread, both of which were fantastic! However, the black cod was seasoned with a Teriyaki like sauce that was overpowering and detracted from the fish. I would choose a different meal for your main course. Finally, the view is quite nice and makes for a good date night location.”- Rian F

“.... I just wish I had the foresight to make reservations a bit later to see the restaurant lit up at night because the twinkle lights strategically placed in the decor looked like it would create a very romantic ambiance. I have been telling anyone and everyone about this place and can't wait to visit again. Thank you so much for a wonderful date night!”- Breanne B

Why Six Seven Restaurant is a great date spot

The award-winning Six Seven is known for featuring seasonally inspired dishes made using the finest and the freshest naturally raised and organic ingredients offered to the customers’ delight.

The diversified menu is complemented by their ever-evolving wine collection highlighting the finest and hard to find Oregon, North California and Washington wineries. The dining experience is highlighted by adding these wines to the ongoing special dinners and promotions.

What to do nearby

After enjoying a delicious meal at Six Seven, you could visit the Lake Union a few miles away. This recreational and large lake offers activities like kayaking, an electric boat, or simply taking a walk while admiring the Seattle skyline.

You could also visit the Museum of History and Industry to enjoy learning the history of Seattle along with enjoying a peaceful location next to Lake Union with your loved one.

Portage Bay Cafe, Roosevelt

  • Couple ratio: 30%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Portage Bay cafe is the original Portage Bay Location situated in the neighborhood of Seattle’s Roosevelt. Portage Bay cafe borders the Seattle University district and offers organic, sustainable and local breakfast and lunch for all seven days of the week. It is a bright, bustling cafe which serves seasonal breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes made with organic and local ingredients to serve the customers an authentic soulful meal.

What daters say

Best breakfast in the U-district for sure! Fluffy... FLUFFY pancakes! and the topping bars!! Now, aside from my excitement for their pancakes, I also loved their crab cake egg benedict. Big portion, warm and delicious! This is a great place to catch up with friends, go on an early date if you have an SO :) You will leave this place feeling so satisfied and very very full!”- Connie W

“If you want the traditional favorites with fresh ingredients that won't make you feel like death (Cracker Barrel, Denny's, etc.), GO HERE. FYI: great morning date location.”- Mason G

This place totally touched me - it's romantic, scenic, snobby [in a good way], and has a wide variety of tasty breakfast/brunch items. I always feel so .. healthy and relaxed leaving this place [and full!] - You would definitely be in a treat when you surprise your person of choice to a brunch here!- Rick L

Why Portage Bay Cafe is a great date spot

Portage Bay Cafe's Ben Wyatt told us, "We love to hear that Portage Bay Cafe is one of Seattle’s most date-friendly destinations! Our goal is to create dishes that represent the PNW with an emphasis on local & organic ingredients, as well as to provide our guests with a comfortable & consistent experience each time they visit any of our cafes. With that in mind, we hope that our guests come in knowing that we will take care of the food & the experience, so that they can focus on getting to know one another and having a great first date!"

What to do nearby

The Union Bay Natural Area is a beautiful little spot offering a natural environment falling in the easy reach of many visitors and locals. It is a public wildlife area, an important habitat and a natural restoration laboratory next to Lake Washington. It is the second largest natural system with 74 acres of area and 4 miles of shoreline.

George Washington -- also called the President George Washington Monument -- is a bronze sculpture of the former president by Lorado Taft situated in the University of Washington campus in the Seattle University District.

Cafe Pettirosso

  • Couple ratio: 15%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Along with Pettirosso’s daily breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner menu, they also offer catering and baking services on order. An espresso bar and a full pastry case serving locally roasted Lighthouse Roasters, welcomes the visitors. This is followed by a fully stocked bar with local and international spirits. The juices here are freshly squeezed. Pettorosso takes pride in serving a little something to everyone.

What daters say

Yep the cutest best coffee shop! Perfect for a date, to study at, come by yourself, to come to tipsy looking for delicious pastries and vegan Mac and cheese. I've done all of the above. But every time I get the Mac and cheese and it does not disappoint! It's so good even non vegans want to eat it. I also love how it comes with a light salad on the side it's a perfect pair.”- Cassie K

“One of the cutest cafes in Seattle, hands down. Their breakfast and lunch menus are simple and delicious. A great place for a casual date or even bringing a book on a solo venture.

The pastry case is legit. If you can walk past that without seriously considering getting something I really think there's something wrong with you.”- Anna C

“A café / brunch spot / dinner date place that is a local treat. I've never had a bad meal and the coffee is excellent! There are a lot of vegetarian options for brunch and I love the sandwiches and chicken for dinner! Delicious!”- Marco D

Why Cafe Pettirosso is a great date spot

Pettirosso has been listed as one of Seattle’s "Essential Neighborhood Restaurants” by Seattle Met.

“Reasonable prices and a clear vision for high quality food and drink has kept the restaurant relevant for decades in the ever-evolving food scene of Capitol Hill.”- Seattle Magazine.

The perfect combination of the very best meals along with a chill ambience.

What to do nearby

Pier 55 is a romantic spot just a 10 minute drive away. After a snack at Pettirosso, you can enjoy the sunset views, ferris wheel, and music.

Beneath the Streets offers tours to provide an authentic and unique guided exploration of Seattle through underground passageways. The one-hour walking tour is filled with stories and tales of underground Seattle, told by professional tour guides. Spooky and adventurous!

Toulouse Petit

  • Couple ratio: 40%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Toulouse Petit brings the Big Easy to Seattle. It is famous for having Seattle city’s best happy hour, New Orleans with cajun creole cuisine and a delightful cocktail list. The restaurant is located in Lower Queen Anne.

The intricate and texturally-rich decor at Toulouse Petit along with the various options of drinking, dining and adult escapism makes it a place to try at least once in your life.

What daters say

“I go to this place every chance I get when I travel to Seattle. It's great at all times of the day, for a romantic date or meeting up with a group of friends. The menu is exciting and everything I've had there is delicious.”- Liz S

“..... A great place for a romantic date night or just grabbing drinks with some friends. It may be a cliche southern dish but the shrimp and grits is really delicious here. The Hurricane is their classic cocktail and tastes just like it does in the French Quarter. :) I wish I lived closer and this could be my local neighborhood spot!”- Aaron W

Wowowowowoowowoowowowow. The food here is delicious especially the EVERYTHING! Perfect place to go for a date night or if you want to impress some gfs/bfs parents! The service is good as well!”- Anthony D

“One of my favorites for all occasions, whether it's taking visitors or just a casual date to New Year's Eve. I have been here several times and it's consistently great. A seattle gem.”- S H

Why Toulouse Petit is a great date spot

Toulouse Petit is one of Seattle’s Iconic and Most Visited Neighborhood Restaurant and Lounges. It has also been included in the list of Seattle’s Most Popular Brunch places. It is an award-winning restaurant which features meats and seafood from local vendors, fisheries and farms. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner meals paired with an extensive cocktail and wine collection.

What to do nearby

The Space Needle is an iconic piece of Seattle that everyone should visit at least once. The viewing deck offers an incredible view of the city with an additional viewing area at the spinning section with a glass floor. The shop near the base also has a large variety of fun date gifts!

The Seattle Center is an educational, entertainment, tourism, and arts center in Seattle and offers diverse options to explore according to your interests; get a bite to eat or check out the cool museums like MoPOP.

Beth’s Cafe

  • Couple ratio: 9%
  • Aggregate review score: 3.75

Beth’s Cafe is Seattle’s 24-hour breakfast and dinner restaurant, famous for its delicious “greasy spoon” cuisine with a menu of scrambles, sandwiches, burgers and the very popular 6 and 12 egg omelettes. If you are looking for some French toast at 7am or some eggs and hash browns at midnight, Beth’s has it all.

What daters say

“I don't have much insight to my review since the 400 something other yelpers covered nearly all the points buuuuut in a nutshell:

  • Open 24 hours
  • Delicious coffee and food (try the Amish bread!)
  • Giant portions, you wont leave hungry!
  • Decorated walls that will leave you entertained if your breakfast date fails to come up with interesting small talk…….” - Nikki B

“This place is outstanding! The amount of food you get is insane, and the quality of it is even better. It's a little sticky, but that's to be expected from a long standing breakfast joint.

If you're in Seattle you have to try this place out. Rain or shine the wait is worth it!”- Luc M

“*It is my first time and definitely not my last *. Enjoy the joy and science of living at Beth's Cafe”- Patrick D

Why Beth’s Cafe is a great date spot

The best (or at least the largest!) hangover breakfast in the world is served at Beth’s, and it is serves all day long in a relaxed, agreeably greasy space which is decorated with the scribbles of the past visitors. The cafe is located at the Aurora Ave which is juxtaposed between the salubrious suburbs of Phinney Ridge and Green Lake.

What to do nearby

The Fremont Troll is colossal mixed media statue located on N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue N. below the Northern end of George Washington Memorial Bridge. It has captured an actual Volkswagen Beetle as if it had been swiped from the road above. Fun fact: the vehicle clutched by the troll has a California license plate.

One of the most interesting stops in Seattle is the Museum of Pop Culture. A part of the Seattle Center, this museum takes you through a journey of musical history by showcasing a collection of around 80,000 artefacts that include sound archives, musical instruments, costumes, and photographs from very famous artists.

Metropolitan Grill

  • Couple ratio: 35%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Metropolitan Grill is a date-friendly steakhouse located in the centre of the financial district of Seattle; a local favorite for several years. Metropolitan Grill is an ideal spot after sightseeing, wandering the Pike Place Market, and going around the city. Prime- grade, dry aged beef is definitely a steak lover’s dream along with a wide selection of salads and pastas in the menu. The wine collection is exemplary and focuses on reds that complement the beef-full menu. The service is helpful and unobtrusive with a dessert tray beautifully ending the content meal.

What daters say

“...Highly recommend if you're on date night- get the shareable 40oz rib eye! Enough to eat there and leftovers for lunch the next day! The atmosphere is set up to have privacy to enjoy one another's company on date night, seats are ultra comfy, too!! Perfect date night ambience!”- Michelle M

“One of the best steaks I've ever had. Upscale atmosphere and a fantastic happy hour. Great place for a date!”- Dan T

“We went on a first date since our daughter was born 10 weeks ago. A great experience! I have been here before, she had not. We were both very impressed with the food and service. An excellent 5 star restaurant!”- John V

Why Metropolitan Grill is a great date spot

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As soon as you enter Metropolitan Grill the ambience is such that you know you have entered a traditional steakhouse Every cut is hand picked and custom dry-aged with the Grill’s proprietary seasonings resulting in the most flavorful and tender steak. Pair your delicious steak with any of the world class wines. Metropolitan Grill was the proud receiver of the Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2018.

What to do nearby

The Sky View Observatory in downtown Seattle has to be the ideal stop for your visit to Emerald City since it helps you to map out your entire experience of Pacific Northwest. It is located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center and offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. It is the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest region.

The Waterfront Park is just a few minutes away from Metropolitan Grill. It is a public park with a pair of sculptures with a boardwalk along with views of ships in drydock - and the city's beautiful skyline. The park has lush green grass to stroll on along with the views of the beautiful fountains.

Victrola Coffee Roasters

  • Couple ratio: 40%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Victrola Coffee Roasters is a relaxed coffeehouse with a vintage decor serving global coffees, pastries and weekly tastings. It is a great spot with awesome espresso and a laid back vibe with a communal table with a lot of space for you, your loved one, and massive mugs of liquid life. They have air conditioning during the summers which is a must when the heat waves hit. The iced vanilla latte which is a great pick here.

What daters say

“Let me just start out by saying I had the best dirty chai I've ever had here! I love the ambiance in the place too. Lots of natural light. It would definitely be a nice place to go for a coffee date as it can be intimate. The staff is friendly, always a plus! Gender neutral restrooms. They have a pride flag hanging in the window!”- Savannah S

“Another great Seattle coffee shop. This location has a great space, but can get a little busy so seating can be hard to find. It has natural light and an awesome vibe. I got a plain latte here and it was perfect.”- Rachel S

“Great place to have a morning coffee. Super nice friendly staff and relaxing chill vibe. Comfy seating and clean neat area. Definitely worth a drop in. Coffee and pastries are definitely crafted with care and the speciality shows vs chain stores”- Martin V

Why Victrola Coffee Roasters is a great date spot

The ambiance of Victrola is pretty chill - conducive to good conversations with a date, working solo or reading your favorite book, all while probably enjoying the view of rain outside. It is well-maintained with Art Deco design and a variety of wall art. Victrola is all about high quality customer service and good vibes! Many customers return for their favorite coffee as early as 6am. With its own roastery, Victrola is a perfect place to try freshly roasted blends.

What to do nearby

The Seattle Center Monorail is a fun experience and attraction to try when in Seattle. It is the very first full-scale commercial monorail system in the nation. This beloved landmark in Seattle provides a quick, fun and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, which is home to the KeyArena, Pacific Science Center, Children’s Museum, Space Needle, and the Museum of Pop and Culture.


  • Couple ratio: 50%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Without seeing Smith, you can't know what a truly trendy place looks like. This is an awesome little spot with fast and friendly service, the best waffles, and the most delicious burger you can find. All of this yumminess is complemented with strong coffee. Definitely try the egg sandwich topped with cheese and fried green tomatoes. A sweet spot away from tourists, and great decor if you like stuffed animals.

What daters say

Chicken and waffles were delicious. I opted not to get the egg on the dish even though it was recommended. My date enjoyed the bloody mary and we both though the coffee was great. Very nice atmosphere.”- Joseph K

I love this trendy place! Innovative menu and good cocktail options, ask for the special! Perfect place for a weekday date night!”- Karin A

“I picked this spot for a first date because of its location, beer collection and I had heard good things. Unfortunately, the date turned out to be a dud. But Smith managed to woo me with its cozy dark wood, beet and watercress salad and the bespectacled waiter who answered all my questions about the duck rillettes. I went on a Sunday evening, and the vibe was pretty chill.”- E A

“The drinks are stiff, the sweet potato fries are mega yum and sweet baby jeebus the Poutinne... french fries, gravy AND cheese curd?! I was in heaven. I highly recommend visiting Smith for a 2nd to 3rd date walking down the beautiful 15th. Ave.”- Jess B

Why Smith is a great date spot

"Smith has an excellent date vibe, with warm wood paneling and enough candlelight to make everyone look good - pair the ambience with excellent food made from the freshest ingredients is a wonderful recipe for a happy ending to any date", Chef John "Lucky" O'Donnell told Dating Experts.

With delicious food, even better drinks, and an effortless atmosphere, Smith is the perfect choice for couples.

What to do nearby

Viewing the heart of Seattle from the sky since 1914, the Smith Tower provides a visitor experience by offering ticket and tour options such as ‘Straight Up’ which is the observatory admission and ‘The Legends of Smith Tower’ which is a self guided tour. Both of these include historic Otis elevators taking you up the thirty-fifth floor observatory.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Museum located in Seattle is another must-see tourist spot which covers Seattle’s involvement in the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s and other local history. This free museum documents the history of Seattle from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it again.


  • Couple ratio: 35%
  • Aggregate review score: 4.25

Serafina opened in 1991 as a neighbourhood restaurant with an intimate vibe, located along Eastlake between the Downtown Seattle and University District. The walls of the interior are a reminiscent of the Tuscan landscape. Serafina’s sultry, intimate atmosphere along with authentic Italian cuisine makes it popular with diners from Puget Sound and areas further afield. The restaurant offers the highest and freshest quality ingredients added to the food in an inviting and honest way which echo the welcoming calls of an Italian home.

What daters say

One of my favorite restaurants in town, and a go-to when I have folks visiting. Absolutely fantastic handmade pasta, wonderful wine, and great service. Great dessert too, although it's often tough to fit that in after everything else. Been coming here for years and it always impresses.

Strongly recommended for visiting family, date night, or just going out and indulging on your own. And as a plus, they have a late night food menu at the bar.”- Nicolas Z

Outstanding food and service. Loved the ambiance. Perfect for date night.”- Jonathan N

Great date place! The atmosphere is amazing, the food is delicious, the parking can be a pain in the ass - but it's all worth it for a nice dinner!”- Kate E

Why Serafina is a great date spot

Specialising in Tuscan style cooking, Serafina is a lovely neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Eastlake. The restaurant serves simply prepared fish and meat along with pastas which can be ordered as a starter or even main course. Behind the restaurant is a beautiful leafy deck area which doubles as an entryway to Cicchetti which is Serafina’s sister restaurant and serves Mediterranean snacks. To have the best time here without waiting much, reservations are highly recommended.

What to do nearby

One popular attraction near Serafina is the Olympic Sculpture Park, operated and created by the Seattle Art museum. The park is free and open to the public and consists of a 9 acre external sculpture museum and beach. It is a unique institution in the United States having both permanent and visiting installations with free-admission.

Other locations to visit around Serafina include Zoomazium, Fairview Park, Terry Pettus Park, Lynn Street Mini Park, Bellevue Botanical Garden and many more.