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Date Night: A Romantic Valentine’s Day in Ballard

If you’re looking for the perfect date spot this Valentine’s Day, Ballard offers a plethora of romantic restaurants to wine and dine at with your sweetie. After your special date night, get cozy at Hotel Ballard! We’re offering a Valentine’s Package that comes with a bottle of champagne, box of chocolates, and gift certificate for a one-hour massage at Massage Heights located right around the corner (upgrade to a couple’s massage for an additional cost). These amenities can be added to your room for $75 to enhance your Valentine’s Day experience! Check here for availability at Hotel Ballard on Valentine’s weekend.

The following Ballard restaurants are offering special Valentines menus within walking distance from Hotel Ballard:

Bramling Cross: Ethan Stowell’s newest restaurant is offering an $80/person four-course dinner. Start with bites for the table including fried castelvetrano olives, dirty martini deviled eggs, chicken liver mousse and kusshi oysters. Choose between a parsnip soup, Dungeness crab or manila clams for the second course, and between roasted duck, braised beef short ribs, or grilled sea scallops for the third. Finish off with a delectable sorbet, lemon panna cotta or malted chocolate brownie. Reservations

Chippy's: Chippy’s is serving a $50/person three-course menu for seafood lovers. Dive in with shared plates including king crab salad, steamed mussels, hamachi crudo, and smoked fish. Choose between scallops, cod ‘n chips, or Dungeness crab pot pie for dinner. Finish off with an olive oil pound cake, mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich, or sorbet. Reservations

Volterra: Volterra’s special four-course menu is $70/person. Start with a truffle salad, grilled swordfish medallion, or seared veal sweetbreads. Next, pick a pasta—Bolognese or spinach ricotta gnocchi. For your main course, enjoy a shellfish stew, New York strip or wild boar tenderloin. Indulge in raspberry white chocolate decadence for dessert. Reservations

Staple & FancyStaple & Fancy’s four-course $80/person dinner starts off with some fancy bites of house made ricotta, Prosciutto di Parma, wild mushroom soup and more. Next comes the staple: paccheri bolognese, potato gnocchi with prawns, or lemon ricotta ravioli. Main course options are wagyu coulotte hedgehog, seared sea scallops, or lamb loin. A full menu can be found here. Finish off with a malted chocolate brownie, lemon pana cotta or sorbet. Reservations

Skillet Diner: Skillet’s four-course pre-fixe menu is $32/person. Start with Treasure Cove oysters, then a plate of roasted baby carrots, followed by your choice of long bone short ribs or brown butter black cod for dinner. Share a chocolate pie in a bowl or goat cheesecake for dessert. Sip on a “Lady or the Tramp” cocktail—the Lady with brandy and champagne and the Tramp with stout and whiskey. Reservations

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