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Made with Love: Our Valentine’s Day Recommendations

January 29, 2021 - by Brooke Wilson

Made with Love: Our Valentine’s Day Recommendations

Whether savory or sweet, each of these renowned local eateries has something uniquely prepared to help you celebrate a day devoted to love with, of course, food galore! We rounded up a collection of (dare we say) seductive offerings from some of Bellevue’s best restaurants – check them out and get your orders in for an easy and fabulous Valentine’s Day celebration.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

For this year, Fogo de Chao is offering a package of romantic fare for two, including premium grilled steaks, your choice of two Brazilian sides, pao de queijo and scrumptious desserts. Add a bottle of Fogo Tribute wine to complete your indulgent escapade. Plus, make sure you check our their latest promo, where you can receive a complimentary $25 gift certificate for your next visit.

Central Bar + Kitchen

Indulge in an exquisite three-course dinner made to savor from the comfort of your own quarters. Pair your grub with handcrafted holiday cocktails like the “Raspberry Beret,” a criminally-delicious concoction of Titos vodka, house made raspberry cordial and lemon, topped with champagne (name a more perfect beverage to pair with the effervescent melodies of the soundtrack to your special night)! For a casual-yet-romantic evening, Central is your jam.

FogRose Atelier

From vivid bouquets to glamorous confections, secure all of your romantic gestures here! This boutique bakery is offering items with flowers (must be ordered by February 7th) and other Valentine's Day exclusives. Of course, any of their crafted desserts make a fantastic romantic surprise... floral cupcakes, anyone? See the offerings and details on their website. And PS: purchases of $125 or more qualify for free delivery!

El Gaucho

Classic surf and turf makes the feature presentation of El Gaucho’s four-course Valentine’s menu. Things kick off with a prawn cocktail and Caesar salad, followed by chateaubriand and lobster tail. For dessert, a pair of decadent cheesecakes from Bakery Nouveau will have you singing praises. Cap off the whole bonanza with two bottles of wine (included in your order)!Order deadline: Monday, February 8th at 5pm Pick Up: Saturday, February 13th from 1-4pm. 


Change up the traditional dinner menu this year! Monsoon’s Northwest innovation blended with customary Vietnamese flavorshave quickly become the talk of the town...the caramelized Idaho catfish claypot has been called “a revelation” by many), featuring Dungeness crab rolls, fried rice with oysters, and pan-seared diver scallops.. Just make sure you reserve your order online, it’s bound to sell out fast! f PS: treat yourself to some bottled cocktails or splurge a little and order champagne to toast the occasion!

The Lakehouse

Expect no shortage of pomp and circumstance with a four-course meal curated by award-winning chefs and an expert touch from The Lakehouse owner Jason Wilson that speaks for itself. Black truffles, lobster, filet mignon and a chocolate tart are bound to impress, or dig into other à la carte options like caviar or a nifty DIY kit to whip up some king crab rolls in your kitchen!

John Howie Steak

For classics with a twist, Chef Howie has you covered. Fare for two includes steak, rack of lamb, or chateaubriand - or dive straight into their party package with dessert and drinks (plus, each bundle includes a bottle of wine and a single stemmed rose for romantic flair that goes the extra mile)! But don't make the mistake of waiting too long... order ahead by February 9 for pickup on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14.


Is there anything for elegant than a fresh dinner inspired by the sea? Seafood linguine alfredo and plank salmon are the major players for this celebrated restaurant’s two curated takeout menus. Feeling fancy? Choose the ultimate version—crab cakes, champagne, a pair of filet mignons, king crab legs and more – it'll be a decadent celebration indulging in their signature offerings! Preorder by February 9 for pickup on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14.

Added Bonus: Plan a Staycation Downtown

Commit to total rest and relaxation with an exclusive holiday weekend package at hotels in the downtown core, inlcuding the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, The Westin Bellevue, and W Bellevue. Plan your sweet escape for the weekend at either of these three and delight in extra perks like a $100 Bellevue Collection gift card and a bottle of bubbly, stemless flutes - plus espresso for two at Dote Coffee Bar for the morning! Or, check out a dinner and a stay special at the Hilton Bellevue.

If you and yours are looking for a romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s this year, the Heart of Bellevue has your back. Even from home, you can treat yourselves to a beautiful dinner and a relaxing night in – it’s bound to be a good night when you bring a bit of Downtown home with you. Cheers!

This blog is part of the Heart of Bellevue: our campaign to showcase local businesses while connecting you with stories of activity, creativity and recovery. Find out about our campaign and explore more of what’s happening around Downtown.


The Lakehouse
10455 NE 5th Place
Bellevue, WA 98004

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