Date Night: 3 Seattle Splurge Worthy Meals

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Welcome to our first weekly post from our friends at Seattle Magazine, which keeps readers on the pulse of restaurants, personalities, arts, entertainment and culture that reflect the tapestry of our dynamic landscape. We’ve teamed up for an exciting partnership to bring you a weekly dose of fantastic Date Night ideas throughout greater Seattle.

Babysitter, check. Hot new outfit, check. Some alone with your significant other, perfection. Now that you have your priorities in order it’s time to head out for a night on the town. Here are three quintessential culinary suggestions from our friends at Seattle Magazine for the best restaurants around Seattle that are worth the splurge.

$133
Cafe Juanita
Kirkland

TRUE VALUE: A sure thing, from impeccable service to subtly sensational pastas.
When you need a special occasion to occur without a hitch, Juanita is the place.
The room is comfortable, the conversation friendly, and the servicealways knowing but with a lovely West Coast ease. And Holly Smith’s modern Italian-Northwest cuisine provides one wave of delicious flavor after another.  …. read more

$330
Mistral Kitchen
Downtown

TRUE VALUE: This is as high art as cooking gets in this town. Bite after bite is an
epiphany. For the food obsessed, this is the best way to blow a paycheck—and
remain convinced that it was a wise investment.
Some consider the Chef’s Table dinner at Mistral Kitchen to be one of the last bastions of true fine dining in the city—every choreographed motion, from private, table side cocktail demonstrations by celebrated mixologist ….. read more

$156
Le Gourmand
Ballard

True value: Sit and be awed by one of Seattle’s master chefs, dazzling us as he has for years (and now in a newly glitzy dining room!). You may not be able to eat here often, but after one visit, you’ll wish you could. Many splurge-worthy restaurants are splashy and dazzling from the start. Not Le Gourmand, whose French-inspired dishes have roots firmly in the Northwest. In almost every way, this place whispers, from its nondescript brick façade to the humble, quiet nature of chef-owner  …. read more