Romance is blooming in wine country, and some of the best Yakima restaurants are just a short drive from your extended stay Yakima hotel. Try Kyoto Sushi and Steakhouse at 2405 West Washington Ave. #150. The unassuming hibachi restaurant offers the ultimate in surf and turf followed by decadent Asian desserts.

Creekside West Bar and Grille at 4000 Creekside Loop offers an impressive wine list with an option for patio seating. Enjoy elevated American fare like crab cakes and calamari for starters. Entrée favorites include grilled rosemary chicken alfredo, fish tacos and northwest fish and chips.

A Date to Remember

El Mirador II, located at 1601 East Yakima Ave., features a fun and festive atmosphere with the best margaritas in town. Indulge in Mexican favorites from tamales to enchiladas and tacos. Sopapillas and fried ice cream for dessert ensure this is a relaxing and enjoyable mid-week celebration.

At Russillo’s Pizza and Gelato, located at 32 North Front St. #102, you’ll be dining in a historic train depot. Sit on the patio and enjoy wood-grilled pizzas, pastas and Italian sandwiches. For dessert, check out the list of handmade gelato flavors with new options added daily.

How will you celebrate the most romantic day of the year?