Valentine's Specials and Viaduct Relief at Seattle's Pier 57


Miners Landing at Pier 57, home to the Seattle Great Wheel and a variety of dining and entertainment options, announces new happenings coming this February. With Chef Nick Novello now at the helm, a seafood-inspired Valentine’s Day menu offers a tasty way to celebrate the season at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, followed by a private gondola ride with sparkling wine for two. All day happy hour at Fisherman’s Restaurant and a final bird’s eye view of the viaduct may relieve some weary downtown commuters as construction continues throughout the month. 


Chef Nick joined Miners Landing late 2018 following in the footsteps of his father, who ran operations for the company’s California locations. Growing up in the business, Nick plans to pull from his personal connection to reinvigorate the menus and concepts within Miners Landing with special attention to the history and legacy of the space. Novello has held chef positions with a variety of lauded Seattle restaurants including Skillet, Toulouse Petite and Local 360. His most recent position was with Lancer Hospitality, where he spearheaded a creative menu for the Woodland Park Zoo and other notable regional venues. 


First up, he presents a pre-fixe, three course Valentine’s Day Menu offered from February 14-17 for $45 per person as follows:  

Appetizer (choice of): Freshly Shucked Local Oysters with Grapefruit Mignonette, Mustard Caviar and Grilled Lime; Goat Cheese Beet Tartine with Crispy Pumpernickel Toast, Beet Goat Cheese, Tarragon Parsnip Puree, Roasted Beet, Pickled Beet and Chervil or Fisherman’s Classic or House-Made, Sourdough New England Clam Chowder Bread Bow 

Entrée (choice of)Braised Tomato Shrimp Brodo and Ricotta Dumplings, shrimp broth, young garbanzo beans, Argentina Shrimp, Thumbelina Carrots and Romanesco served with a grilled shrimp skewer; Pine Nut and Walnut Crusted Pacific Cod, sorrel puree, black pepper honey heirloom carrots, caramelized leek, pickled peach and crispy leeks or Classically Grilled Steelhead served medium rare, lightly brushed with butter and lemon served with wild rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.  

Dessert (choice of): Vanilla Braised Pineapple served with red velvet ice cream and red velvet crumble; Purple Carrot Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Frosting or Chocolate Pot’de Crème with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Cold Strawberry Compote. 

Complete the experience with a private ride on the Seattle Great Wheel. Offered February 14, book a private gondola on the wheel and receive two glasses of sparkling wine for the ride and a commemorative photo for $59.95. Buy tickets on-site or book ahead at or 206-623-8607. 

During the month of February, find all-day Happy Hour weekdays at The Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar with special pricing on featured items like crab toast, freshly shucked local oysters and clam chowder. Wash it down with locally inspired cocktails like the WSDOT Martini, Nollets Gin, dirty with two olives or the Seattle Squeeze, tequila, grapefruit, soda and lime. Ride the wheel for a final peek of the viaduct. Picture yourself on the viaduct one final time and receive a limited-edition viaduct photo.  

Home to the iconic Seattle Great Wheel and a variety of Pacific Northwest experiences, Miners Landing is a water front destination for dining, shopping and entertainment. With four restaurants, carefully curated shops, one-of-a-kind rides and attractions, this one-stop destination provides a unique perspective on the history and future of Seattle and beyond. Its four restaurants, including The Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar, The Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, The Salmon Cooker and The Alaskan Sourdough Bakery feature freshly-caught, local seafood prepared by Chef Nick Novello and presented in a variety of formats ranging from quick serve or street-style to a traditional crab feed or refined waterfront dining. The Great Wheel and Wings Over Washington provide a one-of-a-kind view of the region. The space features native wood carvings and historically-inspired décor that pay homage to the pier’s location, which played a significant role in the Seattle Gold Rush (1897-98). Miners Landing has been operated by the Griffiths family since 1960 and owned by the family since 1980. Learn more at and @minerslandingpier57 on Facebook and Instagram.  

Erin Osborne