By Karen UlvestadSeattle is home to a wide variety of restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinner. Whether spontaneous or with future reservations, these restaurants offer a variety of cuisine to enjoy with a loved one. The perfect combination of food, views, and romance can be found within the city and its surrounding areas.

6049 Seaview Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-3770
www.rays.comRay’s is located on the waterfront in Ballard.near Shilshole Bay. The views from the restaurant is amazing, along with the food. It is known for its seafood, though there are other items on the menu.The Grilled Wild King Salmon is a delicate blend of flavors that tantilize the taste buds. The menu is filled with culinary delights from the appetizers to the desert finally. It is best to make reservations for the restaurant Ray’s Boathouse. For a less formal dinner, Ray’s Cafe offers a complete menu filled with great seafood. The cafe does not need reservations.

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400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 905-2100
www.spaceneedle.comSkyCity offers a 360 degree view of Seattle at 500 feet above the city. The restaurant rotates while dinning. Originally part of the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has become a Seattle icon. The restaurant serves a variety of succulent entrees, including apple wood smoked prime rib of beef and wild salmon (part of the 3 course meal). The menu offers several delicious alacart items too. The food is as exquisite as the view of the city, mountains, and Puget Sound. It is best to make advanced reservations.

2334 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 956-0500
www.marrakeshseattle.comMarrakesh is known for its Moroccan food and entertainment. This restaurant is down-to-Earth in lower Capitol Hill. The decor is exotic, and looks straight from Morocco. The food reflects the rich culture and greets the taste buds with a rich blend of flavors. The atmospher is casual. Customers sit on pillows on the floor, and eat with their fingers. This tradition comes from the Moroccan region, along with the music and entertainment. Reservations are not required.

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316 Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 774-0650
www.chanterellewa.comChantrelle is located just north of Seattle, and offers a intimate dinning experience. This small restaurant sits on Main Street in downtown Edmonds. The food is wonderful with the menu filled with a variety of choices. The menu includes seafood, meats, pasta, and salads. Paring the amazing food with the historic building creates a winning atmosphere for a quiet dinner for 2. It is best to make reservations due to the size of the restaurant and its popularity.

I Love Sushi On Lake Union
1001 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 625-9604
www.ilovesushiseattle.comI Love Sushi on Lake Union is for the sushi lover. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine by Chef Taneda, who was formally trained in Japan. The food is created from fresh local ingredients, and the menu is expanding to include gluten free items. This is a great place to spend an evening enjoying Japanese food, with a loved one. The atmosphere is casual, and reservations are not required.

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