Best Places In Seattle For A First Date

December 8, 2010 2:31 PM


On a first date, you want to impress without being showy. You want it to be intimate, but not too intimate. You want to be creative, but in a casual way. So much pressure to plan that perfect first date. Seattle’s many offerings have you covered: impressive, intimate, creative and fun. The rest is up to you.

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Tango Restaurant and Lounge

1100 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 583-0382

Located on Pike Street in the bustle of Capital Hill, Tango Restaurant and Lounge may be the perfect place for your first date. Housed in an 100-year-old brick building, this dimly lit restaurant serves some of the best tapas in Seattle. With just 23 tables, this intimate restaurant is the ideal place to strike up close conversation while sharing Spanish olives from the same plate. Save room for the El Diablo, a cube of rich dark chocolate, cayenne, spicy almonds, cocoa nibs and burnt meringue, finished with a tequila caramel sauce. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight.

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Paramount Theatre

911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-1414

Grab a show at the historic Paramount for a unique first date in Seattle. Built in 1928, the Paramount Theatre was once Seattle’s most opulent movie palace. Today, this venue hosts comedians like Norm McDonald and Broadway shows like Hair, Riverdance and Stomp.

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The Pink Door

1919 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-3241

No signage, no advertising, merely word of mouth keeps The Pink Door resilient and thriving after 25 years. Enter off of the alley and behind the pink door to find a surreal experience awaiting you. A cultural oasis of the unexpected in a Bohemian loft-like space is what the pink door is all about. The restaurant serves Italian American fare with ingredients purchased from small organic farms and harvested in a sustainable manner. Tuesday through Saturday nights, The Pink Door provides lively entertainment in the main dining area; trapeze artists dangling from the 20-foot ceiling, jazz ensembles and even a tap-dancing saxophone player are some the talents you will find. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Purple Café and Wine Bar

1225 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 829-2280

Casual sophistication meets Metropolitan style in this Seattle restaurant featuring seasonal Northwest ingredients and a global wine selection. Purple Café and Wine Bar, located on 4th Avenue, is a swanky first date destination with soaring ceilings, polished concrete floors, and an abundance of steel and glass. Request a table by the two-story windows to watch the pedestrians passing by. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.

– By Nicki Callahan