Looking for some romantic and out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day ideas? Look no further than What’s Up NW as we present to you some unique options that are sure to create lasting memories! If you are really looking for something to spice up your time this Valentine’s day, you may want to look into some psychic readings together to see what your future may bring as a couple, and individually, it’ll potentially add another layer of romance to your special day.

13 Coins

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Celebrate your love story at 13 Coins with a Valentine’s dinner special and live music. The live music begins in the Night Owl Lounge at 7:30 p.m. and features composure, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Ernie Langone. The mood lighting, high-backed booths and vintage décor will take you back to the days of the Rat Pack. Plus, 13 Coins has an exciting Valentine’s Day menu. For the full menu and details, visit: https://www.seattlesouthside.com/event/valentine-dinner-%26-live-music/689/

Alderbrook Resort and Spa

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The Restaurant at Alderbrook is setting the mood with a live acoustic guitar performance by Tarik Bentlemsani and serving a special Valentine’s Day menu with the likes of King Crab with a house made ricotta ravioli, alfredo and crispy shallots with white truffle; Beef Tenderloin with foie gras, bone marrow compound butter, au gratin potatoes, tempura asparagus and a merlot reduction and scallops with house made bacon, 15-year balsamic, Romanesco, chevre gnudi and butternut squash. To end the evening guest can nosh on the Dark Chocolate Decadence with a raspberry foam, Chantilly cream and 23 k gold.
Date: Friday, Feb. 8 – Sunday Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17
Time: 5 – 9 p.m. with live music from 5:30 – 8: 30 p.m. on Feb. 14
Price: Menu items vary
Reservations: 360.898.5500


Basil’s Kitchen

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Basil’s features classic Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. A special Valentine’s Day menu will feature a thee course menu with options such as mixed seafood grill, filet mignon oscar, grilled Portobello mushroom and wild king salmon. Enjoy flavors that are sure to make your dinner with a special someone a special event. For the full menu and details, visit: http://www.basilskitchenseattle.com/pdf/ValentinesDayMenu.pdf

Bastille Cafe & Bar

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Bastille Café & Bar will feature Bastille Bubbles for Lovers flight featuring some of the best sparkling wines like Champagne Roederer, Brut Premiere and Domain Huet, Petillant, Vouvray, Loire. The full flight includes three tastings for $21. Along with the bubbles, Bastille will feature specialty items such as the Dungeness Crab salad with Cara Cara oranges, Urfa pepper and Friese; Warm Goat Cheese Croton with roasted carrots, sweet and sour figs and hazelnuts along Potato Gnocchi with a Mushroom Ragout and Whipped Feta to name a few.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17 (pending availability)
Time: 5 – 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday | 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
Price: $21 Bastille for Bubble Flight | menu items vary
Reservations: http://www.bastilleseattle.com/reservations or by calling 206-453-5014

Century Ballroom

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Century Ballroom brings the romance this Valentine’s Day with a night of live salsa music, dancing and an elegant dinner. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner in the main Ballroom followed by a night of partner Salsa dancing. For those new to Salsa, there will be an introductory lesson before the Salsa dance begins. Live salsa music will be performed by Buena Vibra Sextet, a Seattle-based salsa band with an extensive repertoire specially compiled for those who love to move their bodies to the rhythms of Salsa, Mambo and more. The menu includes meat, seafood and vegetarian options. Guests choose one option when purchasing tickets. Wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages are available separately.


Copperleaf Restaurant

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Celebrate the day of romance with the ultimate dining experience. Show that special someone how much they mean to you with a five-course dinner featuring Cured Duck Bresaola, Brown Butter Basted Sea Scallops, and many more love-filled dishes. Finish your evening with a sweet sensation to top off the perfect dinner date. The dinner is $95 per person, or $115 per person with wine pairings. To view the menu and for more information, visit: https://www.cedarbrooklodge.com/epicurean-events.php

Cupcake Royale

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Cupcake Royale’s lovingly lethal Deathcake dessert is back! The highest level of chocolate satisfaction presented in a jar – whether you prefer it warm or straight up, it is like no other, the perfect way to say “I love you to death” or keep it all to yourself (judge, not us!). Enjoy lovingly lethal Deathcake in all Cupcake Royale locations, by delivery and shipped to those you love to death through February 14. A chocolate sensation collides in Deathcake – a 7.5 ounce jar ($11.50) using all of the Bakeshop’s favorite ingredients and local brands: Featuring Cupcake Royale award-winning chocolate cake, and Stumptown espresso chocolate ganache featuring Theo Chocolate. As we like to say, shared by lovers and loved by haters. Cupcake Royale will also offer Gluten-Free Deathcake! Just as good, just as chocolatey, just as decadent. The only difference is that the chocolate cake is made with award-winning gluten-free chocolate cake. Who loves you! Ice cream lovers feast yourselves on Deathcake Ice Cream. The lethal chocolate fix you love is coming to a Cupcake Royale freezer near you. Cupcake Royale’s Extra Dark ice cream is studded with chocolate-lover size chunks of rich chocolate and the same silky-smooth Stumptown-infused chocolate ganache that tops every Deathcake jar. Just like its counterpart, this killer creation is available for a limited time only so best head to your Cupcake Royale café and get your scoop or pint!

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Cupcake Royale also offers the sweetest selection of cupcakes! A selection of Themed Dozens from Sweet on You, Valentine Favorites, XOXO, Hugs and Smooches, Royale Convo Hearts, Red Velvet, Triple Threat, and Seasonal will be available through February 14. You can also treat yourself or your sweetie to Cupcake Royale-branded merch. Nothing says love like a ‘I Need More Cupcake with My Coffee’ diner mug ($9.95) or a Klean Kanteen ® tumbler ($20). They’ll swoon over you while sipping their morning coffee.


DoubleTree Suites Seattle Southcenter

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Enjoy a 4-course dinner specially created with love from Chef Raun Sutton. Each dish is inspired by the bounty of the northwest and concludes with a strawberry champagne cheesecake. The dinner is $36.95 per person. For reservations and details, visit: https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/doubletree-suites-by-hilton-hotel-seattle-airport-southcenter-SEASPDT/index.html

elaia spa

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elaia spa at Hyatt at Olive 8 is celebrating the season of LOVE with exclusive Valentine’s Day treatments for two! For every service booked over 60 minuets, will come with a complimentary glass of bubbly and the services include elaia’s couples massage and side-by-side ritual pedicures. Elaia also understands the power of ONE and will feature select services to truly pamper yourself including the oxygen glow facial and the elaia signature massage. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/spas/Elaia-Spa/home.html


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Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue is sweeting the day (and weekend) with red velvet chocolate covered strawberry pancakes to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The freshly red velvet pancakes are topped with fresh strawberries and served with a side of warm chocolate for drizzling or dipping.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17
Time: 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Thursday and Friday | 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday | 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday
Reservations: 425-698-4100


Fog Room

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Fog Room at The Charter Hotel is healing hearts and playing matchmaker this year with the Lonely Hearts Club and menu on Valentine’s Day. Guests can nosh and imbibe on the specially cocktails like the Jack Rose, Clover Club or Kir Royale and when you purchase one, the mixologist will pour you a second drink – but the catch? You’ll need to gift the second to a friend or a hopeful acquaintance.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Reservations: www.fogroomseattle.com or by calling 206.256.7520

Hotel Sorrento

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In February, Hotel Sorrento in partnership with Century Ballroom will be hosting a Dancing through the Decades series: three entertaining evenings of themed dance classes, drinks and dinner during the year’s most romantic month. The series will span three Wednesdays (Feb. 6, 13 & 20), each night dedicated to a different dance and decade. Tickets are available at the link above, and full details are below. Let your friends know you will be attending by RSVPing on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/events/2119247965055575/!

February 6th – Waltz
February 13th – Swing
February 20th – Tango

1) Drink & Dance: $100+ tax per couple/per session
2) Drink, Dance and Dine: $225+ tax per couple/per session (dinner includes wine)
3) Drink, Dance, Dine & Do Not Disturb: $225+ tax per couple/per sessions and overnight room rate at 25% off at https://reservations.hotelsorrento.com/?promoCode=DNODISTURB

Or call 800-426-1265 and reference special code DNODISTURB to receive the special Do Not Disturb rate available for all guest attending Dancing through the Decades!
(based on availability)

5:00pm – 6:00pm Fireside Performance by Century Ballroom (open to public)
6:00pm – 6:45pm Drinks in the Penthouse Suite
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dance Instruction by Century Ballroom in Top of the Town
8:15pm – 9:15pm Multi-Course Dinner in the Penthouse


Hyatt Regency Bellevue

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Since Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday, Hyatt Regency Bellevue is extending the romantic weekend with 30% best available rates through President’s Day. Guests who book directly on Hyatt Regency’s website will be presented with discounted rates to enjoy throughout the weekend.
Reservations: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/washington/hyatt-regency-bellevue-on-seattles-eastside/belle

Lake Chelan

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For two weekends in February, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley indulges its sweet tooth with its annual Red Wine & Chocolate festival. More than 25 wineries in the valley will offer special pairings with artisan wine and chocolate treats. Explore the tasting rooms and enjoy wonderfully crafted, artisanal red wine flights paired with special treats like handmade truffles, chocolate bark and gourmet s’mores. Other activities include intimate winemaker dinners, bonfires, barrel select wine tasting, and more. Cost varies from winery to winery, but some activities and tastings are free. To learn more, visit http://lakechelanwinevalley.com/red-wine-and-chocolate/.

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes

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Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes, located just outside of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, celebrates Valentine’s weekend with a culinary experience for you and your sweetie. Roll your way into his or her heart with an epic sushi feast. Sushi master, Frank Sicilia, will teach the basics of sushi (tools, ingredients, prepping, making the perfect sushi rice), then you’ll make a variety of your own rolls which will be served for dinner. Dinner includes – Sushi making class taught by Frank Sicilia of Rolling Sushi, wine pairings, miso soup, edamame, guest-made sushi and mocha ice cream. The event will take place in the Lodge located in heart of Lakedale’s scenic property, which features a variety of winter accommodations, including the Lodge, Log Cabins and Lakedale’s newest amenity: Yurts with 425 square feet of modern luxury. These luxury accommodations offer king-size beds with flannel duvet covers, en suite bathroom with shower, wet bar and refrigerator, electricity, a large flat-panel TV, a queen-size sleeper sofa and a spacious 180-square-foot private deck complete with hot tub – perfect for a romantic getaway. Guests attending must be 21 years of age or older. To make reservations or for more information please visit: www.lakedale.com, or call 800-617-2267.

Miner’s Landing

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Miners Landing at Pier 57 is unveiling a variety of dining and entertainment options to celebrate all February long. From all day happy hour, private gondolas on the Great Wheel (a final peek at the viaduct anyone?) to a new Valentine’s Day menu from acclaimed chef Nick Novello – there’s something at the Pier for everyone. This is Chef Nick Novellos’ debut menu at Fisherman’s Restaurant with more to come in the near future. Chef Nick plans to pull from his personal connection to the Pier to reinvigorate the menus and concepts within Miners Landing with special attention to the history and legacy of the space. First up, he presents a pre-fixe, three course Valentine’s Day Menu offered from February 14-17 for $45 per person as follows:

  • Appetizer (choice of): Freshly Shucked Local Oysters with Grapefruit Mignonette, Mustard Caviar and Grilled Lime; Goat Cheese Beet Tartine with Crispy Pumpernickel Toast, Beet Goat Cheese, Tarragon Parsnip Puree, Roasted Beet, Pickled Beet and Chervil or Fisherman’s Classic or House-Made, Sourdough New England Clam Chowder Bread Bow
  • Entrée (choice of)Braised Tomato Shrimp Brodo and Ricotta Dumplings, shrimp broth, young garbanzo beans, Argentina Shrimp, Thumbelina Carrots and Romanesco served with a grilled shrimp skewer; Pine Nut and Walnut Crusted Pacific Cod, sorrel puree, black pepper honey heirloom carrots, caramelized leek, pickled peach and crispy leeks or Classically Grilled Steelhead served medium rare, lightly brushed with butter and lemon served with wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.
  • Dessert (choice of): Vanilla Braised Pineapple served with red velvet ice cream and red velvet crumble; Purple Carrot Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting or Chocolate Pot’de Crème with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Cold Strawberry Compote.


Museum of Flight

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On February 9 and 10, explore the exciting world of flight in a fun hands-on workshop. Go on a journey to the early days of airmail and then you can send your loved ones over the moon with a sweet, handmade valentine. The museum offers family workshops free with museum admission and is open to all ages (children six and under should come with an adult helper). For more information about Weekend Family Workshops, visit: museumofflight.org

Northwest Symphony Orchestra

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Celebrate all the love in your life (platonic, romantic or otherwise) with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra on February 8 at 7:30 p.m. as they perform Beethoven’s Romance for Violin in F Major, Vaughan Williams’ Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1, Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2 and Lauren Wells’ “Before I Wake,” with a featured solo by precocious teen soloist Kaia Selden. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors, $20 for the general public. For tickets and event information, visit: www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org/new-events/2017/6/5/concert-2

Pacific Place

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Pacific Place, downtown Seattle’s destination for retail shopping, entertainment and dining, has been undergoing a multi-million-dollar redevelopment with many new tenants anticipated to open in 2019! As project momentum continues, what better place to celebrate a Galentine or Valentine’s Day than with more than 30 best-in-class shops, restaurants and AMC Pacific Place 11, all of which are open for business as the management team at Madison Marquette creates new spaces for retailers, restaurants and experiences. Progress on the key phases of the renovation, which began in late 2017 include:

  • Construction continues on the new South Lake Union-facing grand entrance and the giant two-story atrium that will connect the space to this vibrant and growing neighborhood; an interior walkway will intersect the property and connect to the existing Sixth Avenue and Pine Street entry, which will become a two-story, street-level entrance with new a façade.
  • The complete interior renovation is in the Northwest Contemporary Style. From a living “green wall” to natural lighting and décor, the space will provide a modern and welcoming retail experience.

New tenants will be announced as leases are signed. The shopping center will also continue its active pop-up store program that showcases art, new retail brands and experiences which reflect the future of Pacific Place. Come by Pacific Place to shop at Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade New York, Din Tai Fung, Trophy Cupcakes, lululemon athletica and AMC Pacific Place 11.and more for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! https://www.pacificplaceseattle.com/


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PatagÅn is spicing the day up with a three-course menu and a private experience in The Charter Hotel’s rooftop lounge, Fog Room complete with champagne accompanied by bites from Hama Hama oysters. The tasting menu including starters like the Red Oak Salad, Butternut Squash Bisque, Fire Grilled Scallop and Duck Confit Empanada. Main entrees include an apple butter Porchetta, our famous Parilla Lamb, Rib Eye for two or the Arctic Char followed by selection of freshly prepared desserts like Charred Pineapple, the Chocolate Decadence or Crème Bruleé.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: 3 – 10 p.m.
Price: $79 prix fixe menu | $35 wine pairings
Reservations: www.patagonseattle.com or by calling 206.256.7520


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Poppy is offering a 3-Course menu for $65 per person on Valentine’s Day with optional wine pairings for an additional $30 per person. There are four choices for both the first and second courses and then a dessert thali for two with multiple decadent options. Reservations can be made online here http://www.poppyseattle.com/reservations/ or by calling 206-324-1108.

1st Course Choices

    • Poached Oysters with sorrel and bacon
    • Nettle Ravioli with sunchoke and black truffle sauce
    • Sea Scallop and Spiced Pork Belly with saffron cider sauce
    • Citrus, Avocado, and Pistachio Salad

Second Course Choices

    • Lummi Island Reef Net Sockeye with chervil, chive and caper sauce, golden beets, and pea vines
    • Coriander Crusted Duck with huckleberry sauce, vanilla parsnips, and duck fat potatoes
    • Lemongrass Braised Beef Short Ribs with coconut black rice, purple daikon pickle, and burdock ribbons
    • Eggplant Panisse with blue oyster mushrooms, leeks, and smoked tomato vinaigrette

Dessert Thali For Two – choice of one dessert and one ice cream plus 4 sweet accompaniments

Dessert choices

  • Chocolate Baklava with coffee custard sauce and candied orange
  • Warm Ginger Porter Cake with roasted pineapple, orange mousse, and honeycomb
  • Upside Down Grapefruit Meringue Tart with candied fennel

Ice cream choices

  • Chocolate Malt Sundae
  • Peanut Chili Ice Cream
  • Concord Grape and Rosemary Sorbet


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Poquitos in both Bothell and Seattle is sweetening the day by serving house-made truffles to all guests. Poquitos Bothell is also serving a special Valentine’s menu (by reservation only) featuring an 18 oz prime aged rib-eye for two with a bottle of Bonterra Merlot for $80. Guest can upgrade their vino selection with the likes of Vueve Clicquot for $130 or choose from a Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon or Frontaura Crianza Tempranillo for $120.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: All Day
Price: Complimentary for truffle for all guest | Bothell menu special will start at $80 for two
For Poquitos Bothell, Reservations are required to secure the special by calling 206.949.7680
For Poquitos Seattle visit http://www.vivapoquitos.com/

Seaplane Kitchen

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Kenmore’s newest hotspot, Seaplane is bringing the Seattle atmosphere up north with a seasonal Valentine’s menu from Jason Stoneburner including a Dungeness Crab Salad with avocado, lemon, shaved vegetables; Smoked Ricotta Cavatelli with bacon, hedgehog mushrooms and a poached egg along with the Grilled Flatiron Steak with potatoes Anna, harissa roasted carrots and crispy leeks.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17 (pending availability)
Time: 3 – 9 p.m. on Thursday | 3 – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday | 3 – 9 p.m. on Sunday
Price: menu items vary
Reservations: https://www.seaplanekitchen.com/ or by calling 425-408-1646

Seattle Chocolate with Pyramid Brewing

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On February 12 at 6:30 p.m., discover the unlikely love story between chocolate and beer with this tasting led by Pyramid Brewing Co.’s innovation brewer, Josh Riggs. Journey through four limited edition beers inspired by Seattle Chocolate’s seasonal chocolate truffle bars. Price $20 per person. 21 and over event. For more information about and reservations, visit: https://www.experiencechocolate.co/calendar/beerjourney


(Photo Credit: Stoneburner)

Stoneburner is offering the “Bubbles for Lovers” wine flight along with special Valentine’s Day menu items including Grass Fed Beef Crudo with confit garlic, horseradish and salt & pepper chips; Jerusalem Artichoke Tortellini with black trumpets and truffle butter and Grilled Tombo with winter “panazanelle,” and a caramelized carrot tershi. The Bubbles for Lovers flight includes Montelliana Prosecco, Morini Rosé Monrosè Emiglia-Romagna and Champagne Louis Roederer Brut.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17 (pending availability)
Time: 5 – 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday | 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
Price: menu items vary
Reservations: https://www.stoneburnerseattle.com/ or by calling 206-695-2051


(Photo Credit: Urbane)

Urbane restaurant in Downtown Seattle is offering a three-course plated menu for $65 featuring Ricotta Gnocchi with local oyster mushrooms, pancetta, charred green onion, brown butter, sage and local truffles. The second course will feature a Seared sea bass with a cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower, confit potato, chervil and micro sorrel, crispy potato and a bouillabaisse jus. Along with the three-course menu, urbane will offer an exclusive paired tasting menu for $35 and all guests dining on Valentine’s day will receive a special treat courtesy of Urbane.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Price: menu items vary
Reservations: http://www.urbaneseattle.com or by calling 206-676-4600

Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Interurban

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar, located on the ground-level of Hotel Interurban in Tukwila, has upcoming drink specials along with a Mix & Mingle Trivia event! On February 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best pub quiz to Waterleaf! Enjoy eight rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia with an extended Happy Hour for participants, as well as specialty Valentine’s Day-specific cocktails and seasonal bites. The weekly quiz is free to play and gift certificates will be awarded the top teams at the end of the night. The specialty cocktails include:

  • Kiss On The Lips: Bacardi rum, lime juice, sugar and strawberry
  • Sweet Endings: Chambord, Kahlua, cream, raspberry and chocolate garnish


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