Valentine's Day Eats in the Puget Sound

Local

While there is nothing more romantic than spending a cozy evening with your love in your very home, this Valentine's Day, you may be considering options to dine out. If you're wondering what to do this Valentine's Day, let me share some of my favorite restaurants in the Puget Sound area with you.  

Indulge in French Cuisine & Wine

Maximilien: One of my favorite restaurants and known for its charming ambience, Maximilien is in the heart of Pike's Place Market. Enjoy a stunning view of the Puget Sound, all while enjoying some of the finest French cuisine, paired with a wine to compliment your dinner.  I recommend booking your reservation ahead of time on OpenTable.com. You cannot go wrong with this excellent choice!

Take a Tour Through Italy

Montalcino:  This is possibly Issaquah's best kept secret.  Montalcino is known for its quaint ambiance and traditional Italian dishes. There is love, history, and intention that goes into everything this place has to offer.  The owners are wine aficionados as they not only make their own wine, but they truly understand which wine will pair well with the meal you are enjoying.  This is another place I recommend booking way in advance as it is on the smaller side, and books up fast.  If you are looking for the perfect authentic Italian experience, this would be your best choice!  Salute!  

Step Right into Japan

Flo Japanese:  If you love sushi and sake, Flo Japanese will not disappoint.  Fresh and yummy sushi, every kind of sake you can imagine, and a gorgeous ambiance are some of the few things this fine establishment has to offer.  Every dish is like having a piece of art on your plate, and trying new sake can be fun and interesting.  To all of my sushi snobs, you must try this place!  

Fun For the Family

Frelard Pizza Company:  For my fellow parents out there who have had a long day with the kids.  What is better than dropping them off at the play area, while enjoying some time away from the kiddos and having a cold glass of beer. Seriously, this place is cool!  They have local micro brews, made to order pizza, and delicious fresh salads.  Just a little secret...   If you love thin crust pizza, this is your place!