An extension of the excellent Spinasse, Seattle's Artusi is a bar in the Italian aperitivo tradition, with wine, cocktails, small plates, and entrees made under the direction of chef/owner Jason Stratton.
Andaluca's decor is generic-upscale-intimate (dark wood, low ceiling, not-too-heated flamenco music, and so forth), but fine Spanish-influenced food and remarkable service give it potential for serious romantic and familial dining.
Ethiopian Restaurant in Seattle, WA, United States
Abay is as fancy as an Ethiopian restaurant gets in this town—the dining room has a simple elegance about it, and the servers are effortlessly professional when explaining the items on the menu—but it's still affordable.
8oz. Burger and Co. on Broadway has a wagon-wheel chandelier that also has horseshoes on it, and rifles, and spurs. There's also a beer can collection, and burlap potato sacks, and a mirrored, eagle-crested wooden bar.