Romantic Restaurants Serving up a Great Date Night

When you need to get that special night right, sharing a delicious meal is a universal rite of courtship at any stage of a relationship. Whether celebrating a significant occasion or simply connecting over a flirty dinner, these South Sound restaurants shine at setting the table for romance.

KELLY LENIHAN

Ruston Way

Harbor Lights
2761 North Ruston Way
253.752.8600
anthonys.com/restaurants/detail/harbor-lights
Renowned for its colossal portions of seafood and picture-perfect views of Commencement Bay, this waterfront delight has been home to hundreds of proposals and anniversaries.

Lobster Shop
4015 Ruston Way
253.759.2165
lobstershop.com
A South Sound favorite, the restaurant’s stunning waterfront view, fresh seafood and tasty cocktails serve up the perfect backdrop for date night.

WildFin American Grill
5115 Grand Loop
253.267.1772
wildfinamericangrill.com
An elegant restaurant with a romantic view of Commencement Bay provides the ideal setting for a casual, yet elevated dining experience—a sublime feast for the senses.

Tacoma

Citron European Bistro
10716 A St
253.212.1153
citron.restaurantwebexpert.com
Classic French dishes served alongside European and German gems provide a wonderful dining experience.

El Gaucho Tacoma
2119 Pacific Ave
253.272.1510
elgaucho.com
A classy restaurant with a swanky speakeasy vibe complete with a pianist playing quietly in the background. Many of the desserts are showstoppers.

Over the Moon Café
709 Court C
253.284.3722
overthemooncafe.net
This award-winning restaurant serves up a fine dining experience in an atmosphere of understated elegance.

The Cliff House
6300 Marine View Dr
253.927.0400
cliffhousetacoma.com
An elegant dining room with panoramic views.

The Table
2715 6th Ave
253.327.1862
thetabletacoma.com
A sublime dining experience paying homage to the rich culinary history of the Pacific Northwest.

Gig Harbor

JW Restaurant
4107 Harborview Dr
253.858.3529
jwgigharbor.com
JW offers an exceptional dining experience in which no detail is overlooked and southern hospitality prevails. This small, intimate eatery is a seven-time Best of the South Sound winner.

Puyallup

Marzano Italian Restaurant
516 Garfield St S
253.537.4191
dinemarzano.com
Classic Italian dishes in a lovely, romantic setting.

Toscanos Italian Grill
437 29th St NE
253.864.8600
toscanospuyallup.com
Fresh from the farm, vineyard and sea, dishes are simply prepared and served with style.

Olympia

Gardner’s
111 Thurston Ave NW
360.786.8466
gardnersrestaurant.com
A quaint historical building replete with rustic hardwood floors, exposed beams and its famous stained glass window serve to create an intimate setting just right for a romantic dinner.