Book Your Valentine’s Day Dinner at Queen Anne Restaurants

Valentine’s Day is this coming Sunday, February 14th. Many Queen Anne restaurants are serving special menus to inspire romance throughout the whole weekend. Book your Valentine’s Day dinner before these spots are booked!

It should be no surprise that one of the most romantic foodie spots on Queen Anne, LloydMartin, is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu this weekend. The offering includes three courses plus an amuse to get the night started, at $80 per person. Foie gras is on the starter menu, with lobster risotto or prime rib or gnocchi on the entree menu, plus dessert.

Ponti Seafood Grill is offering a special menu for $65 per person, which includes a starter, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Notable dishes are Shigoku Oysters on the half shell, pan seared Hudson Valley foie gras, applewood smoked duck breast, and steamed Alaska King Crab legs.

As one of Ethan Stowell’s restaurants, Valentine’s dinner will be offered at How to Cook a Wolf. For $80 per person, couples can enjoy shared plates, followed by three additional single courses. Enjoy oysters, hamachi crudo, lobster ravioli, braised short ribs, and more.

The newer addition to restaurants on top of Queen Anne, Eden Hill, is serving their Valentine’s Day menu Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The dinner is five courses, with two additional amuses and house truffles as the mignardises. Valentine’s dinner at Eden Hill is $100 per person, and $60 for an additional optional wine pairing. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free accommodations are available.

Other Queen Anne restaurants will likely be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu for the weekend, but they haven’t yet announced any details, from what we can find. These include Betty Restaurant & Bar, Peso’s and Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge, Bounty Kitchen and the brand new Grappa.

Where are you enjoying Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart?

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Queen Anne Restaurant News: Grappa is Now Open!

A few months ago, La Luna closed its doors for good in the spot on the northeast corner of Queen Anne Ave N and Boston Street. Soon after, signs appeared in the windows, advertising the new establishment that would replace the Mexican eatery in the space: Grappa.

Yesterday, this newest Queen Anne restaurant opened for its first dinner! Grappa has a focus on Mediterranean cuisine with Greek and Italian dishes, and as you may guess from the name, they have a nice selection of about a dozen variations of the Italian spirit, available by the glass.

According to the restaurant’s website, it’s “mission is simple: serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week”.

The owners are Aleks Tona and Yekta Levent, and both have a rich history as restaurateurs. Aleks told Eater Seattle that, “Everything will be homemade … Gnocchi, risotto, bolognese sauce, bread.” Classic Mediterranean fare such as Spanakopita, Sauteed Feta, Caprese, Puttanesca, Bolognese, Risotto, Lasagna, and Osso Bucco. Save room for dessert, too: Tiramisu and Baklava are the sweet selections.

Grappa will offer lunch, happy hour and dinner starting next week (it’s just dinner this week, while they get into the groove of things). The restaurant will be open daily at 11 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Happy Hour is twice each day, from 4 – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close. Call 206-466-1027 for reservations.

Featured photo source: Grappa’s Facebook Page

Queen Anne Year End Real Estate Round Up

111 W Highland2015 was a great year for sellers of Queen Anne real estate. According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, 314 single family homes sold in all of 2015 in Queen Anne compared to 294 in 2014.   Median sales price climbed 8.5% to $799,475 compared to $737,250 in 2014.  The sale  price to list price ratio in 2015 was 102.6% compared to 100.8% in 2014.  The amount of new listings hitting the market in 2015 (369) was nearly identical to 2014 (368).

The number of 2015 Queen Anne condo sales increased from 379 in 2014 to 422 in 2015.   Likewise, the median sale price rose to $355,000 from $315,000 a year earlier, an increase of just under 8%.  The sales to list price ratio also increased to 101.5% in 2015 from 99.1% in 2014.  New listings totaled 467 in 2015 compared to 438 in 2014.

The  modest increase in new inventory is not keeping up with demand so we are continuing to see a very significant rise in sales prices.  All one has to do is take a look at the number of cranes when entering the city to realize that all neighborhoods in close proximity to downtown will continue to experience high demand for real estate! If you would like to chat about the Queen Anne real estate market, ask me about it when you see me in the neighborhood or feel free to contact me sooner.



By JASON ROACH, Ewing & Clark, Inc.
Residential Sales & Leasing
206.853.0877 | P206.695.4831 | F206.441.5297 |

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Queen Anne Events: 7 Things to Do in February

Grab your sweetie, your kiddos, or a friend and mark your calendars for some fun Queen Anne Events coming up in February!

  1. February 5 – Romeo et Juliette Opening Night at the Pacific Northwest Ballet – Opening night of the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Romeo et Juliette is February 5th! This show only performs for 10 days, through Valentine’s Day February 14th, so purchase your tickets while they are still available.

  2. February 7 – Swedish Pancake Breakfast at the Swedish Club NW: Visit the Swedish Club NW on Sunday, February 7th for their monthly pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.! There will be dancing, live music, and an authentic Swedish pancake breakfast complete with ham, lingonberries and all of the fixings. The price is $9 for adults, $7 for club members and $5 for children ages 5-12. During the breakfast, the Swedish Women’s Chorus is also putting on a Valentine Bake Sale.

  3. February 13 & 14 – Tet in Seattle Vietnamese Lunar New Year: Head to the Seattle Center on Valentine’s Day weekend to enjoy the festivities and participate in the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration, Tet in Seattle 2016! There will be live performances, activities, food, games, and more.

  4. February 13 – Harlem Globetrotters at Key Arena: The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating 90 years of epic sportsmanship and basketball wizardry with their 2016 tour, which stops at the Key Arena on Saturday, February 13th. Click here for tickets.

  5. February 14 – Valentine’s Day at Queen Anne Restaurants: Most Queen Anne restaurants are now taking reservations for Valentine’s Day! LloydMartin will be open and serving their Valentine’s menu all weekend long. Eden Hill is serving Valentine’s Day dinner Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And How to Cook a Wolf has a $80/person prix fixe dinner, to name a few romantic Queen Anne restaurants.

  6. February 18 – Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce February Luncheon: The Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce meets on the third Thursday of every month. Join the chamber guests and members for networking with other Queen Anne business owners, updates on the events and happenings within the chamber and neighborhood, and words from an occasional speaker. This year’s February luncheon will take place at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn at 200 Taylor Ave. N, from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. on February 18th. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. RSVP required, to

  7. February 27 – Leprechaun Lap Training Run: In preparation for the 32nd annual F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash and Leprechaun Lap on Sunday, March 13th, the Seattle Children’s Museum is hosting a training run on Saturday, February 27th. Meet at the International Fountain in the Seattle Center at 9 a.m. with your little leprechaun to participate in the training.