Going to Shaker + Spear is like eating inside a Crate & Barrel (in a good way). Besides the highly attractive space, the seafood is great, and the very well-dressed staff is also super friendly. Gather your people, reserve the large round table for eight, and order some parmesan truffle fries, charred brussels sprouts, prawns with old bay butter, and bruleed mac and cheese (as in creme brulee in cheese form). When you’re done, keep the party going with cocktails at Pennyroyal next door, or at Clever Bottle two blocks down. Or both.
The Best Seattle Restaurants For Date Night
You’re better than takeout potstickers and Nicholas Cage movies on the couch. Here are the best restaurants for date night in Seattle.
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Tavolàta is the Italian spot in Belltown perfect for eating homemade pastas and cured meats with a date or friends.
At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
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The Leary Traveler
The Leary Traveler in Fremont looks like your average dive bar, but it actually serves some really good food. Plus, you can bring your dog inside.
Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
Percy’s & Co.
Percy’s is a Southern bar/restaurant in Ballard with a great patio and a lot of bourbon.
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Lola is a Mediterranean spot in Belltown that falls in that useful middleground between casual and upscale.
Serious Pie has two locations, but we like the one in Belltown best. Use it for date night or a group dinner, and get as many pizzas as possible.
Brave Horse Tavern
Brave Horse Tavern is a bar in South Lake Union with good food, boozy jello shots, and shuffleboard. It’s hard to have a bad night here.
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