February 2

For the Love of SLU

These Seattle spots are offering Valentine’s Day specials.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet night with your sweetie or some treat yourself time, South Lake Union offers up the goods this year for Valentine’s Day. Check out these local deals and specials available throughout the neighborhood.

Dinner Dates

Waterways Cruises at Lake Union Piers on South Lake Union is offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise. Tickets are still available for sailings on February 14, 16, and 17. The event features a two-and-a-half-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, your own private table, a romantic plated dinner, complimentary pink champagne or sparkling cider greet upon boarding, and live harp music entertainment.

Duke’s Seafood takes Valentine’s Day to 12 this year with their 12 Days of Valentines menu. Highlights include a tasty “You Mean the World to Me” Scallop Sliders appetizer, a “Love Me Forever” Thai Ginger Alaska Cod, and the “Fill Me With Love” Royal Ranch Filet Mignon and  Wild Prawns.

Mainstay Provisions features a Valentine’s Day happy hour from 11am to 6pm featuring wine and pizza slices, perfect for casual date night or group gathering. Plus, their bakers will also be preparing special Valentine’s Day themed pastries of heart-shaped marble glazed cookies and linzer cookies. You can also order a box of these sweet treats by emailing Mainstay Provisions at [email protected].

The Victor Tavern has put together a handful of yummy specials for Valentine’s Day. From 2/9–2/14, you can order oysters, thyme gnocchi, steak frites, duck confit croquettes, or seared albacore alongside its regular menu items.

Otium Grill & Greens offers up a 4-course Valentine’s Day Dinner. Indulge in an inspired three-course dinner experience at Otium and end it in the sky with an indulgent chocolate experience at ALTITUDE Sky Lounge (more on that below). Guests can enjoy dishes like serrano-wrapped dates, white truffle potato leek soup, and kasuzuke black cod. Seats will sell out quickly, so reserve your table here.

Order dinner for two packages all week long (2/12–2/18) from Mamnoon Street. Don’t miss their tahini shortbread heart cookies for dessert.

Sister restaurant mbar is taking reservations for “Love Week” from February 9­–14. Experience their exclusive, elevated Levantine tasting menu for $85 per person with rare menu items like a smoked labneh with brown butter lobster, only available this week.

close up of steak and shrimp

Sweets For Your Sweetie

Speaking of tahini, Street Eats, the Lebanese-Mexican mashup sister restaurant to Mamnoon will also have tahini shortbread heart cookies on offer, two for $5.

If you’re looking for an indulgent treat, head to ALTITUDE Sky Lounge at the Astra Hotel on February 14. Enjoy a chocolate buffet 16 stories above South Lake Union and toast to your love with a specialty chocolate martini. It’s the perfect start or end to a romantic evening. Get tickets here.

Don’t let your pup miss out on all the Valentine’s Day fun. The Seattle Barkery is handing out a free peanut butter heart treat for all dogs on this special day.

Lady Yum is back at it with their seasonal special flavors. This year’s Valentine’s flavors include calamansi jasmine, red velvet, dark chocolate cherry, raspberry lychee rose, and hot chocolate.

macaron assortment

Treat Yourself (or others)

Brighten up your day at Refine Nails this year. The nail salon is offering 15% off Valentine’s inspired nail art or colors (red, pink) through February 14. Clients must mention promo when checking out.

Relax, reconnect and feel the romance in the heart of South Lake Union at Astra Hotel Seattle. Their special Valentine’s Day package includes a bottle of champagne and locally made chocolate placed in the room prior to arrival. Book your romantic getaway here.

SLU Bouquet is the perfect place to find all your floral needs for Valentine’s Day. They also offer plenty of chocolates, gift boxes, and special treats.

Story by Ethan Chung. Photos courtesy Lady Yum, Duke’s Seafood, and SLU Bouquet.

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