With so many restaurants to choose from and beautiful places to explore, Ballard is a perfect location to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetie. Looking for a last minute romantic getaway? Hotel Ballard still has rooms available on Friday night so you can wake up with your valentine in one of our luxury suites. Sleep in and start your day off in the heart of Ballard— click here to check availability!

The following restaurants in Ballard are offering exceptional Valentine’s meals throughout the weekend:

Skillet 2034 NW 56th Street

Lovebirds can enjoy Skillet’s Valentine’s dinner on the big day and also on Sunday, February 15th. This three-course prix fixe menu is $36 per person. Begin with your choice of smoked sturgeon with bacon mousse, champagne gelee, or Treasure Cove oysters. Choose between smoked tagliatelle pasta, grilled sturgeon, or grilled top sirloin for the main course, and top it off with chocolate pie in a bowl or carrot cake for dessert.

Ray's Boathouse 6049 Seaview Ave NW

Ray’s is going all out for the holiday, with a Valentine’s dinner menu available from February 12th through the 14th and a special cocktail menu. Try these Ray-mantic themed beverages on Saturday and Sunday, including Box of Chocolates, Honeymoon Cocktail, Big Love, and Fifty Shades of Ray’s. Dinner options include a three-course menu and Valentine’s Day meal specials on Friday and Saturday—a Tuscan blackened salmon pasta and filet mignon with crab cake.

Staple & Fancy 4739 Ballard Ave NW

Enjoy both family style and individually plated dishes at Staple & Fancy for a unique dining experience with your valentine. Guests will receive an amuse bouche and taste plates to start, followed by their choice of a pasta, entrée, then dessert. Dinner is $75 per person, reservations begin at 5:00 p.m.

Volterra 5411 Ballard Avenue NW

Volterra’s Valentine’s menu begins with an amuse bouche and is followed by a four-course dinner. Choose between Dungeness crab cakes, beef tenderloin, wild boar tenderloin, or eggplant lasagna for your entrée, followed by a special ruby slippers valentine dessert. Dinner is $70 per person.