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Nov 16, 2006 05:07 AM

Need a Romantic Dinner Place near Seattle

I just moved to Maple Valley from Texas. Having some culture shock and in need of a night out on the town for my husband and I. We don't mind a drive into Seattle, just in desparate need of romance and good food. Any suggestions?

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    1. NEJ, I suggest Marzano's in Parkland. (On Garfield street near the PLU campus.) This tiny Italian restaurant is in an old house. Family owned, it's warm and quite romantic. Reasonable prices and authentic Italian. (You'll need reservations.)

      1. I suggest Lark (no reservations, get here by 5:30 and get a booth) and Eva.

        1. Volterra in Ballard is very good. The website has the full menu, I believe.

          If you want to go downtown, I'd recommend Matt's in the Market or Le Pichet- both in the market yet not quite like Campagne or Chez Shea.

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          1. re: mcgillfoodie

            Volterra has a very bustling casual atmosphere, which may or may not be what you are looking for ("romantic"). I'm a big fan of Matt's for lunch but not for dinner. If you like Le Pichet, you may like Cremant more (try their crispy pork belly appetizer). Chez Shea is a great suggestion although I think for the full-on night on the town/romantic atmosphere (with food that is not too fussy), Canlis is a good one to start with.

          2. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR on First & Madison is really great. BOKA stands for Bold Original Kitchen Artistry and it is that, try the Urban BItes! Food and service was wonderful! Reservations good idea. Really easy to access from the Eastside, down Madison to First, valet parking and back up Spring to freeway! Definitely worth a try.

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            1. re: alwaysbooktime

              BOKA is not what I would call romantic.