Whether or not you love to celebrate Valentines day, it's always a good idea to have some special time with the people you love. Here are some of my favorite restaurants to go to when I want to eat some seriously good food.
They are a farm-to-table seasonal Italian-Mediterranean inspired restaurant. Their food is always fresh and always local (which means their menu reflects the seasons). They also offer wines from around the world.
mussels bruschetta $11
smoked marinated penn cove mussels, hazelnut romesco sauce, house-made crostini, herbs
rustica salad $13
organic greens, aged balsamic vinegar, olive oil, toasted pine nuts, roasted garlic, bleu cheese, figs
shrimp scampi $22
wild-caught shrimp, linguini, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, white wine, lemon juice, herbs, parmesan cheese
rustica lasagna $19
red wine braised beef, roasted tomato sauce, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, and mascarpone cheeses
Sunday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
They offer a happy hour from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
You can walk-in or make reservations. Give them a call. (360) 675-4053
Frasers Gourmet Hideaway
They are a seafood and American fare served in upscale, airy digs with leather chairs, wood floor & open kitchen. Highlights: great cocktails, excellent wine list, and delicious desserts. This is a place where I'd recommend making reservations. (360) 279-1231
What the locals are saying...
*A great place for fine dining. The food was excellent and the service very good and professional. Meals are well presented, tasty and just the right size. Great place for that special first date or anniversary. Highly recommended. Expect to spend 80 to 100 on dinner for two.
*This is one of the best place on Whidbey. Great food and staff. Before you eat anywhere else try here. Guarantee you'll be satisfied. Fraser is a great chef and you can see him work with their beautiful open kitchen.
*Lovely place, good service, excellent dinners all around! My scallops were perfect. The sauce with the red snapper was amazing. The pork belly special was fantastic. Our only complaint was that they forgot the bread basket but we made up for that with sharing some excellent desserts. Parking was crowded as there was a music festival going on nearby. I would definitely recommend this place for a lovely dining experience.
They are a Neapolitan-style pizza, pasta and Southern Italian fare in a contemporary and comfortable space. They offer outdoor seating (for warm summer nights) and often have a live band playing! Their oven was manufactured with volcanic soil and silica from Mount Vesuvius by an Italian oven maker, then broken down into pieces, crated and shipped to Coupeville. Everything at Ciao is made by hand with skill and love.
Ciao Caprese $8
Hand-made mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, basil & imported olive oil
Seafood Cocktail $12
Shrimp & seasonal fresh catch with lemon capers, tomato & onion
Ciao Langley $14
Flatbread with parmigiano cheese & walnuts, prairie-picked arugula and pear salad, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, tossed with orange and balsamic vinaigrette
Ciao Oak Harbor $16
Flatbread with walnuts, parmigiano cheese, mixed greens, olives, Italian meats, all tossed with a vinaigrette
The Ciaonivoire $20
San Marzano Tomato Sauce, five cheeses, and every meat we can possibly fit on this delicate delivery system
Spaghetti and Meatballs $13
Imported Neapolitan spaghetti with Three Sisters Beef meatballs
Make reservations for this one. It fills up fast!
11:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Saturday