I literally googled "downtown Seattle date night" and surprisingly found little help.
The first result was about the summertime, so I didn't put much stock into the rest of it. So here's what our date night looked like -- nothing too crazy but in case any newbies or visitors want an idea, here are some starters...
1. Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar - The restaurant was started by D.K. Kodama in Hawaii. He and his restaurants are award-winning and wildly popular. The latest opening in Seattle is the brand's first on the mainland.
Until the end of November, you can order a $16 Michelle Li "TLC" roll made with spicy salmon, cucumber, avocado, habanero-infused masago and aioli (to name a few ingredients.) $8 will go to the Pike Place Market Foundation, which helps support the people who live and work at the world-famous Pike Place Market.
Jake Whittenberg and I have a friendly wager. His roll - the KING 5 roll - is up for grabs as well. His charity is Mary's Place. His roll is made with tempura shrimp, king salmon, avocado, cucumber, spicy tuna and jalapeno masago. OMG!
2. Seattle Art Museum - A short walk will bring you to the museum but there is a catch -- it closes at 5 p.m. most days. However, do a quick search for the museum's REMIX night and you've got it back as an option until midnight! People in line were so excited about the event... really something for everyone there.
3. Dessert at Shug's Soda Fountain and Ice Cream: Super bright and airy. One scoop will only set you back about $4 and you may even get a little more like 1.5 scoops if you order it with a waffle cone. I highly recommend the salted caramel.
4. Unexpected Productions - Improv at its best right inside Pike Place Market next to the Gum Wall. Funny folks with a great knack for customer service. It's one of Yelp's most rewarded places thanks to director Kent Whipple. Try to go to Seattle Theatresports, the city's longest running show! It's a really entertaining group!
I hope that helps anyone who might be looking for an idea or two. I am too old and cheap to spend it barhopping -- so at least here are a few things that can give you a Seattle memory!