For a date in Mt. Baker, a neighborhood that doesn’t have many restaurants to begin with, Iconiq is a clear winner. There’s a beautiful view down Rainier Valley out your window, a menu full of French and Japanese things like miso clam chowder or salmon crepes with wasabi cream, and a (very nice) chef who usually greets you at some point during your visit. The whole experience isn't too stuffy, but still works great for a special occasion.
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Maneki in the International District is one of the oldest restaurants in Seattle. Come here to eat sushi and other Japanese plates in a tatami room.
Liberty is a fun, dog-friendly bar on Capitol Hill that serves excellent cocktails and sushi.
Tsukushinbo is a small, unmarked Japanese restaurant in the International District that serves excellent sushi and a weekend-only lunch ramen.
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Have your next group dinner at Joule, the Korean steakhouse in Wallingford. The huge menu has enough options to keep everyone happy.
Bastille Café & Bar
Bastille is a French spot in Ballard that’s romantic enough for a date, but also works for a solo meal at the bar or group dinner.
Japonessa somehow pulls of Japanese-Mexican fusion, and it’s a great place for a birthday dinner or date night downtown.
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