Valentine’s Day in Downtown Tacoma

Valentine’s Day in Downtown Tacoma

Valentine’s Day in Downtown Tacoma


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Get ahead of the game by making dinner reservations as soon as possible, and know where to go to find the perfect gifts, cards, flowers, and more in Downtown Tacoma.

Whether you prefer to celebrate with a classic and romantic night out, or prefer a casual and unconventional Love Day celebration, there is something memorable for everyone to do downtown.

Valentines Day Dinner in Downtown Tacoma

Intimate & Romantic Restaurants 

Stanfords Steakhouse

Grab a glass of bubbly or a great craft cocktail at Stanford’s Steakhouse to enjoy a Valentine Tomahawk Dinner for Two which features a delicious 30-oz Tomahawk ribeye steak big enough to share, along with great side dishes, a dark chocolate cake, and more! 

Phone: 253-352-0030

Location: 1502 Pacific Avenue

Photos courtesy of Stanford’s Steakhouse

Over the Moon Cafe

Declared as one of downtown’s most romantic restaurants for more than 20 years, fall in love with Over the Moon Cafe’s award-winning fine dining in an atmosphere that is both elegant and comfortable. This family-owned restaurant is well known for their impeccable ambiance and northwest-inspired cuisine that is sure to bring all your senses to life. 

Phone: 253-284-3722

Location: 709 Opera Alley

Photos courtesy of Over the Moon Cafe

Cuerno Bravo Prime Steakhouse

Get a full sensory dining experience at downtown’s very own Cuerno Bravo Prime Steakhouse & Cantina where you can enjoy delicious craft cocktails, an impressive variety of beautiful, sizzling steaks, and hospitality like you have never imagined. Dine beneath their blown-glass hearts as you enjoy a meal that you won’t soon forget. 

Phone: 253-328-6688

Location: 616 St Helens Avenue

Photos courtesy of Cuerno Bravo

En Rama

Nestled in downtown’s historic Courthouse Square, en Rama offers mouthwatering homestyle Italian-inspired dishes alongside great wines and craft cocktails in a warm and intimate environment. Lose yourself in their fresh housemade pastas, seafood, and creative twists on classic dishes that will be sure to impress your Valentine. 

Phone: 253-223-7184 

Location: 1102 A St Suite 220

Photos courtesy of en Rama

El Gaucho

Experience fine dining in a candlelit atmosphere complete with live sultry jazz, high-end steakhouse classics, and attentive service that is sure to transport you back in time when dining at El Gaucho in Downtown Tacoma. Enjoy their robust menu featuring fresh seafood selections, extraordinary steaks, countless side dishes, desserts, libations and more using only the highest quality ingredients. 

Phone: 253-272-1510

Location: 2119 Pacific Avenue

Photos courtesy of El Gaucho Tacoma

Downtown Tacoma Staples 

If fine dining isn’t your thing, check out some of Downtown Tacoma’s other favorite restaurants and lounges. 

Wooden City

A beloved restaurant in Downtown Tacoma, Wooden City is an industrial-chic restaurant and bar which features a wide selection of menu options ranging from pasta and pizzas to sandwiches, shareable plates, great cocktails and more. 

Phone: 253-503-0762

Location: 714 Pacific Avenue

Photos courtesy of Wooden City Tacoma

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge

Enjoy great Asian fusion in the heart of Tacoma from Indochine’s Pac Ave restaurant located in a historic building in downtown’s Museum District, adorned with exposed brick walls and a tranquil pond. 

Phone: 253-272-8200

Location: 1924 Pacific Avenue

Photos courtesy of Indochine

Fujiya Japanese Restaurant

Grab a front row seat at the sushi bar or tuck yourself away in one of Fujiya’s booths that overlook Broadway as you and your valentine enjoy high quality and artfully-presented Japanese cuisine.

Phone: 253-627-5319

Location: 1130 Broadway Ste. 1

Photos courtesy of Fujiya

STINK Cheese-Meat and El Tufo Wine Bar

Enjoy a relaxed and intimate evening at Stink to sip on great wines as you enjoy Spanish tapas, charcuterie, and more in their cozy atmosphere. 

Phone: 253-426-1347

Location: 628 St Helens Ave

Photos courtesy of Stink

The Melting Pot

Bring your friends and family to have a fun night filled with fondue at The Melting Pot. From broth and cheese to chocolate and more, The Melting Pot will feature special Valentine’s menu and even offers flower service at your table so you can skip the trip to the florist. 

Photos courtesy of The Melting Pot

THEKOI Japanese Cuisine

The Koi is an upscale spot to enjoy traditional and modern Japanese fare in their contemporary dining room located in the heart of Downtown Tacoma. 

Phone: 253-272-0996

Location: 1552 Commerce St #100

Photos courtesy of The Koi

Cool & Casual Night Out

The Matador

Enjoy a 21+ date night out at The Matador where you can enjoy fresh, gourmet Mexican cuisine along with hand-crafted speciality cocktails and more than 130 varieties of tequila. 

Phone: 253-627-7100 

Location: 721 Pacific Avenue

Photos courtesy of The Matador

McMenamin’s Pub

The Pub at McMenamin’s Elks Temple is known for offering classic Northwest fare from their historic dining room with stellar views of Downtown Tacoma. Gaze through their windows overlooking the Foss Waterway in their restaurant adorned with vibrant colors, vintage chandeliers, and a great menu for all ages. 

Phone: 253-300-8754

Location: 565 Broadway

Spanish Bar at McMenamins

Just a floor below McMenamin’s Pub, visit The Spanish Bar for delicious tapas-style meals, and Spanish-inspired cocktails and bites in the Elks Temple’s elaborate hotel and music venue.

Phone: 253-300-8754

Location: 565 Broadway

Photos courtesy of McMenamin’s Elks Temple

Visit Your Favorite Pizza Joint

Downtown Tacoma is filled with amazing places to grab a great pizza like Camp Colvos, Zeek’s Pizza, Apizza Little Italy, The Rock Wood Fired Pizza, Puget Sound Pizza and Abella’s

For Your Valentine’s Day Gifting Needs, Visit

Blitz & Co. Florist for roses, flowers, gifts and more.

Cocobolo for jewelry, cards, clothing and boutique gifts.

Channing Baby to treat your little ones to fun kids toys, clothing, and more. 

Lauda for creative tools and beautiful products for the mind, body, and soul. 

LeRoy Jewelers for fine jewelry that is sure to impress your valentine. 

Stocklist Goods for cards, gifts, jewelry, and local goods.

Sunny’s for handpicked gifts, plants, and housewares.

Pictured: Stocklist Goods, Blitz & Co. Florists, and Lauda.
Photo 1 courtesy of Stocklist Goods.

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