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Top Ellensburg Date Night Restaurants and Bars

Be our guest for the ultimate romantic weekend getaway with your person! Ellensburg is home to a wide variety of restaurants, many of which lend themselves to being the perfect destination for a romantic date night out. Treat your wine lover to their favorite red or white in one of Ellensburg's sophisticated tasting rooms. Indulge in an elegant meal crafted by the best chefs at our top restaurants. Share a delectable dessert with your sweetheart to put the finishing touch on your extraordinary dining experience. A weekend spent in Ellensburg is one they'll never forget, especially with these delectable dining options. Explore Ellensburg's top date night restaurants and bars, and begin planning your memorable romantic weekend getaway together!

The Pearl Bar and Grill

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The Pearl is a scratch bar and kitchen offering local-favorite craft cocktails and an upscale casual vibe. Their team's passion for food and drinks are palpable, and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure your dining experience will be a memorable one. For a special night out, treat yourselves to one of their famous steaks, cooked on a Himalayan salt block and topped with house-made scotch steak butter! Sip their handcrafted drinks as you enjoy the live music that plays every Friday for a wonderful end to your night together.

Brix Wine Bar

Brix is a bistro and wine bar featuring local wines and beers and a menu of fresh food options including pizzas, paninis, and salads. They aim to produce a product that goes beyond the traditional dining experience by providing the best atmosphere in town for gathering community. Brix is designed to be the perfect destination for winding down, catching up, and celebrating a special occasion, like a date! Visit this relaxed wine bar to sip wine over dinner and good conversation with your significant other.


Photo courtesy of Basalt

Basalt is Ellensburg's newest restaurant, connected to Hotel Windrow in the historic downtown. Basalt features simple, yet unexpected menus, regionally sourced meat and seafood, progressive Pacific Northwest flavors and rotating seasonal fresh sheets. Here you will enjoy a truly unique dining experience, sure to impress your date. Pair your divine meal with a craft cocktail, or enjoy their regional beer and wine offerings, and your night will be complete.

G'rd Vintners

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G'rd Vintners is a family-owned and operated winery with a delightful tasting room in downtown Ellensburg. Their award-winning wines are crafted 100% locally on the family estate vineyard in Washington's Columbia Valley. Here you and your date may enjoy a glass of their world-class wines paired with a small bite, as well as a selection of your favorite craft beers from Kittitas Valley. This is a great location to partake in a tasting together, as you both learn more about wine and the wine making process on a truly remarkable date!

Canyon River Grill

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Dine at Canyon River Grill to admire the scenic views from this one-of-a-kind location. Just feet from the Yakima River, the Canyon River Grill serves gourmet dishes with a feeling of intimacy and adventure. The rich flavors of their menu are sure to please and make for an unforgettable experience, perfect for a date or special occasion. Combine this exceptional dinner with a stay at the lodge next door and you have the perfect romantic getaway!

Grapes and Crepes

Grapes and Crepes is a family owned and operated wine shop and creperie in the heart of downtown Ellensburg. Featuring delicious crepe dishes and charcuterie boards along with a wide-ranging wine list, Grapes and Crepes is the perfect location for a romantic date. This intimate bistro offers dim lighting, sophisticated wine, and a mellow environment, allowing for unhindered conversation. Here you can sample the finest wines from around the world or try new wines at weekly tastings.

Ellensburg Pasta Company

The fresh, quality entrees and genuine hospitality found at Ellensburg Pasta Company will make your night one to remember. Savor their rich pasta and enjoy the extensive beer and wine menu, featuring local beer from Iron Horse Brewery along with your favorite Washington, California, and imported wines. Voted "Best Place to Dine" among Ellensburg's restaurants, Ellensburg Pasta Company is sure to exceed both of your expectations.

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