Romantic Valentine’s Day Specials From San Diego’s Top Restaurants
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to lock down some special Valentine’s Day plans at your favorite San Diego restaurants!
To make it easy on you lovebirds, we asked San Diego’s top restaurants to let us know what they’re cooking up for you and that special someone!
Make your reservations now – they will go fast!
If you’re looking to celebrate this Valentine’s Day on the Amalfi Coast, without the travel, book your reservation at Marisi. Offering handmade pasta paired with wood-fired dishes from the hearth and a beverage program customary to Italy, Marisi gives guests a tour of the country’s beloved cuisine in a setting that captures the cinematic elements of the Amalfi coast while still harboring the nostalgic and comforting ambiance of a traditional Italian trattoria.
Offering a four-course meal prices at $125 per person, Valentine’s Day at Marisi begins with Cacio e Pepe Gougere with the option to add a half dozen oysters before enjoying a first course of Tuna Crudo and Squash Blossoms. The second course will feature indulgent dishes like the Doppio Agnolottio and Black Truffle Cappelletti, followed by entrees like the Prime Flat Iron and Grilled Halibut, all perfectly paired with favorites from Marisi’s cocktail menu like the Espresso Martini, Bellini or Manhattan.
Save room, because the cherry on top of a romantic evening is sure to be Marisi’s Dark Chocolate and Meyer Lemon desserts. Romantic and timeless from the offerings to the design, Marisi is the perfect place to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Book your reservation for Valentine’s Day at Marisi, here.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, North Park’s new cocktail hotspot, Botanica, will offer a prix fixe dining option with two-hour seatings available between 5PM and 9:30PM. Priced at $75 per person, the menu begins with a soup course followed by an elevated omakase of six unique bites such as oyster tartare, spiced carrot tartlets and spicy tuna crispy rice.
Guests will then move on to an intermezzo course featuring a chocolate truffle pairing in collaboration with
Maya Moon followed by dessert. Guests will also enjoy two Valentine-inspired cocktails as part of their reservation, and Botanica will offer live Lo-fi jazz between 6PM and 10PM. Those with dietary restrictions are invited to note this when making their reservation, available via Resy.
Walk-in guests will be welcomed throughout the evening at Botanica’s bar area, with the full cocktail menu and a selection of Botanica’s regular food menu available à la carte, including house favorites like salmon served three ways (cured, smoked and raw) and the trumpet musubi with pickled cabbage and sriracha aioli. Botanica will also offer a trio of holiday themed libations the weekend prior to Valentine’s Day.
For Valentine’s Day, Tahona in Old Town will offer a special four-course prix fixe dinner from longtime Executive Chef Adrian Villareal to include Beef and Broccolini Sope with a light chilemeco bernaise and crunchy nopal; Smoked Hamachi Pescarias (empanadas) with two types of maise, escabeche, and meyer lemon and black garlic aioli; Clod de Chateau Beef, mole de olla, chayote and chochoyones (masa dumplings); and a surprise dessert course.
Guests can add a mezcal pairing experience to their dinner for $45, allowing them to taste a variety of Tahona’s expansive collection of artisanal mezcal from Mexico. Tahona’s Valentine’s dinner is $75 per person with reservations available via OpenTable. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
Born & Raised
Experience the intoxicating allure of Born & Raised with your love this Valentine’s Day. A modern steakhouse specializing in table-side cart service, Born & Raised is nothing short of a grand experience, making it perfect for celebrating love.
Located in historic Little Italy, Born & Raised is a timeless celebration of everything that makes restaurants special – from the gold luxe details to the olive green, Italian, marble tabletops, this is every guest’s dream restaurant for a lavish night out. Patrons have the option to dine on an open-air rooftop bar that overlooks India street with views of the skyline and jets streaming overhead or in the more formal, dimly lit downstairs.
Born & Raised ages their meat in-house in a 40-square-foot glass-enclosed dry-aging room and has a butcher shop in the kitchen where they have perfected the bone-in New York, bone-in ribeye, tomahawks, porterhouses, duck, lamb and even meatballs. After choosing a beverage from the extensive cocktail program, guests will watch as bartenders craft their drink of choice tableside, making the dining experience a show in itself. The grandeur, humor and elegance of Born & Raised make it the ideal Valentine’s Day destination come February 14. Secure a table and book a reservation today via OpenTable.
Romance is always in the air at Seneca, Roman trattoria located at the top of the InterContinental Hotel San Diego with sweeping views of the San Diego harbor and skyline. Adopting a timeless Roman menu that favors tradition and personal connection, Executive Chef Shane McIntyre has crafted a detailed and simplistic menu that pulls from the abundance of San Diego’s local seafood in addition to fresh pastas, pizzas and porterhouse steaks grilled on a wood-burning hearth.
Seneca was inspired by the nautical mess halls and communal dining in tight, swaying quarters that emphasized a sense of community among sailors, pirates and explorers aboard a ship for a long period of time. Patrons will feel as if they are on an ocean vessel, with the open space kitchen overflowing into the dining room and the custom-made glowy, orange lighting. The cocktail program is extensive and split across five categories: spritz, long, fix, gin down, whiskey and agave. Woo your partner, galentines or friends this Valentine’s Day with mouthwatering, chef-crafted cuisine and picture-perfect views at Seneca, with reservations available via OpenTable.
Juniper & Ivy
Join Juniper and Ivy to celebrate love, friendship, family, and everything in between.
James Beard nominated Chef Anthony Wells & his culinary team have crafted a locally-sourced, 4-course prix fixe menu showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients in Southern California.
Reservations can be made here.
This Valentine’s Day dress to impress and indulge in a four course dinner at San Diego’s stunning art-deco-inspired, Animae. Start with Mantou bread service followed by a cold appetizer like Beef Tartare or Tuna Crudo with the option to make this an even more memorable Valentine’s Day by adding Caviar Service for $100.
Choose from a selection of Jumbo Shrimp, Lamb Chops and Kabocha Squash Arancini for a second course before indulging in main course selections like the Filet, Soy Braised Short Rib and Mushroom Ragu with the option to add an A5 Striploin for $125 and Maine Lobster with Mapo Tofu for $75. And of course, save room for the Mostra Mousse Bar and Matcha Mochi Cake for dessert.
Animae’s four course meal starts at $155 per adult with the option to add an $85 wine pairing. Book your reservation here.
Herb & Wood
For the playful romantics, spend Valentine’s Day in the energizing yet comfortable sanctuary that is Herb & Wood. Serving a four course meal priced at $125 per person, with the option to add a $60 wine pairing, Chef Carlos Anthony is preparing a vibrant Mediterranean feast with a range of bold flavors patrons won’t soon forget.
Begin the meal with Herb & Wood’s classic Parker House Rolls before choosing from first and second course offerings like Oysters with meyer lemon cloud pink peppercorn dust; Hamachi with blood orange, sea bean and pearls; Warn Spanish Goat Cheese with blackberry, kataifi and pistachio dust; or Bone Marrow with black garlic onion jam and toast.
Indulge in entree offerings like the Beef Tenderloin with dungeness crab, asparagus and brown butter bearnaise; Rack of Lamb crusted with herb pistachio and served with mint chimichurri and whipped potato; Halibut with lemon caper cream, dill, parsnip puree and braised chard; Wild Mushroom Risotto with turnips, peas, mint pesto, pea tendrils and shaved manchego and more.
Conclude the evening by enjoying something sweet with your sweetheart, like the famous Chocolate Lava Cake with chocolate sauce, hazelnut creme anglaise and praline ice cream or Raspberry Tart with lemon curd, berries and meringue.
Reservations are required, and are available here.
LAVO Italian Restaurant San Diego
LAVO Italian Restaurant San Diego, located in the heart of the Gaslamp, will be offering an a la carte menu with specialty dishes created for the evening by the culinary team. To make the occasion an even more memorable one, guests can add on several options to have awaiting their arrival at the table including a dozen roses for $97, a Valentine’s Day box of hand-crafted chocolates for $25 and bottles of champagne ranging in price from $140 to $500.
Behind the bar, the team has created two specialty cocktails for the night, the Romeo with Old Forester, Montenegro, Aperol and lemon and the Juliet with vodka, Cointreau, strawberry, lemon and egg white. The Valentine’s Day offerings will be served from 5PM-11PM on Tuesday, February 14th and reservations can be made online. LAVO San Diego is located at 611 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.
Known for their farm-to-table cuisine and romantic back patio, Farmer’s Bottega will host a picturesque Valentine’s dinner for a night to remember! Enjoy specials on Surf & Turf, Homemade Lobster Ravioli, Pan Roasted Fresh Halibut and Dive Scallops, and an extensive menu of other starters and entrees including Homemade Meatballs, PEI Mussels and Clams, Fennel Sausage Cavatelli, Mary’s Farm Chicken, and Braised Short Rib!
Farmer’s Bottega also hosts a speed dating and chocolate and wine pairing event in honor of V-day:
Grab your sweetheart and your sweet tooth. Available Monday, February 13 through Wednesday, February 15 for $45 per person, guests will enjoy a flight of three wines and chocolates, made in-house and professionally paired by a sommelier to bring your taste buds pure bliss!
Pair Henry Fessy Vire-Clesse Bourgogne Blanc France 2019 with decadent white chocolate, The Calling Pinot Noir Oregon 2021 with creamy milk chocolate, Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon California 2017 with rich dark chocolate, and Castello Di Borgomare Malbec Argentina 2017 with flavorful truffle chocolate. Taste the sommelier’s pairings or mix and match!
Feel the love at barleymash on Valentine’s Day this year! The popular Gaslamp restaurant and bar will be featuring drink and chocolate pairings! Enjoy sips such as Some Like it Hot, comprised of Makers Mark Bourbon. “Red Hot” syrup. Angostura bitters, and orange bitters.
Belt your heart out at ginger’s downstairs, as the speakeasy will be hosting “Love Song/Love Sucks” Karaoke, with drinks like Drunk in Love, made with El Tesoro Blanco Tequila. pineapple. coconut, and lime. The chocolate pairings will start at 4PM, and karaoke will begin at 9PM.
Campfire is opening doors on Tuesday when they’re normally closed, all in the name of love. Chef Eric Bost’s full menu will be available for those that like choices.
Reservations can be made here.
Farmer & The Seahorse
Chef Sam Deckman and his culinary team have a very special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu planned for the picturesque Torrey Pines restaurant. Farmer & The Seahorse.
Guests will be given the option to choose from starters including Grilled Artichoke Hearts with aji verde, artichoke vinaigrette and parmesan crisp and Lobster Bisque with crème fraîche, herb profiterole and chives as well as main dishes such as Prime Ribeye with twice baked mashed potato, asparagus, garlic confit butter and sauce au poivre and Pan Seared Scallops with parsnip harissa puree and kaffir lime gremolata beurre blanc along with Chocolate Torte, Strawberry Cheesecake or Bread Pudding to complete the meal.
The menu is priced at $75 per person and will be offered solely on Tuesday, February 14th with specials served throughout the prior weekend. Reservations can be made through the website here. Farmer & The Seahorse is located at 10996 Torreyana Rd Ste 240, San Diego, CA 92121
Herb & Sea
Dine and drink at Encinitas coastal seaside escape, Herb & Sea, this Valentine’s Day while enjoying a nostalgic yet lavish four course dinner.
Set the mood with flavorful starters like the Raw Oysters served with pomello mint granita and serrano salt, and Snapper Crudo with blood orange shoyu, apples, aleppo oil, with the option to indulge in an Caviar add on for $100, before moving on to second course offerings like Broiled Brie with lemon beurre blanc, apricots, walnuts and crostini, or Pork Belly with mustard frill, pomegranate glaze, hot honey and apples.
Order from a variety of protein and vegetarian friendly starters including Cioppino featuring bay scallops, tiger shrimp, mussels, tomato fish broth, la vein; and Seared Halibut served with beet puree, pea tendrils and radish; or Mushroom Risotto with shaved black truffles, shiitake and hon-shimeji mushrooms and herbs.
Reminisce on the romance, and the mouthwatering meal, while taking a bite of the Lava Cake with chocolate sauce, hazelnut creme anglaise and praline ice cream or the Raspberry Mousse Bar with blondie, raspberry jam and chocolate decor.
Heralded as one of the city’s finest, Fort Oak is centered around the hearth, serving elevated yet approachable wood-fired dishes and a venerable seafood and raw bar program, alongside a progressive cocktail line-up that includes just the right amount of martini variations.
Looking to turn your Valentine’s dinner into the perfect romantic getaway?
The Brick Hotel
The Brick Hotel in Downtown Oceanside offers room packages that include drinks at Cococabana Rooftop Bar and Q&A Restaurant and Oyster Bar. With both attached to the original brick building from the 1880s, you’ll never have to leave the hotel for sunset drinks and an intimate dinner!
Cardellino’s Bar Manager Jess Stewart will be offering a special cocktail menu that takes cues from classic Valentine’s Day gifts, including a sipper made with edible flowers, a chocolate-infused direct concoction, and a cocktail for two that comes with a custom Valentine’s card.
Gather some friends or plan a double date to enjoy Cardellino’s Tuscan Experience, a four-course ultimate chophouse meal consisting of dishes meant to be shared by three to four people, curated by Chef Brad Wise based on what he is particularly passionate about or loving at the moment.
End the meal with Cardellino’s newest addition to the dessert menu, the Tiramisu Cheesecake: a decadent combo of ricotta cheesecake topped with mascarpone mousse and a crust of ground espresso and lady fingers. Plated with a scoop of house made espresso sorbet, the dessert is finished tableside with a topping of marsala anglaise.
Coco Maya’s first Valentine’s Day in Little Italy is sure to be a dream. Their prix fixe menu invites guests to their rooftop dining space for $149 per person with a starter, salad, entrée, dessert, and the choice to upgrade with a wine pairing! Their menu items feature Caribbean-influence from their beloved Chef Q. Enjoy Oyster Honeymoon, Beef Tartare, Antipasto Salad, Beef Wellington, 24k Filet Mignon, and Champagne-infused Strawberries & Cream!
This Valentine’s Day, North Italia is speaking every foodie’s love language by offering a special three-course prix fixe menu perfect for an intimate dinner out, or cozy day at home with some takeout and good company.
Indulge in your choice of a starter such as the Wild Shrimp Scampi, Seasonal Salad or a Chef’s Board for the table. To follow, enjoy a main course of the Roasted Porchetta, Squid Ink Tonnarelli or Roasted Salmon. Finish the meal off with a dessert that’s guaranteed to be as sweet as your date –– the Strati Di Torta –– which is elegantly crafted with hazelnut chocolate, strawberry, and almond cake. Oh, and did we mention North Italia’s expansive wine list that pairs wonderfully with everything on the menu?!
The prix fix menu will only be available on the day we heart, Febuary 14; however, the dishes from the special menu will be available to order in addition to North Italia’s regular menu from February 10 to 13. Prices vary based on location and reservations to celebrate the romantic holiday are now available on OpenTable.
Treat your special someone to a romantic evening at Valentina located on the 101 in Leucadia. Complete with ocean breezes and twinkle lights, this European-style bistro is offering a three-course dinner from Chef Jonathan for $89 per person.
The menu features a curated selection of classic Valentina favorites such as market-available Half Dozen Oysters and Sea Bass with Potato Pave and Picada Sauce, joined by specials fit for the occasion like the Pepper Crusted Carpaccio and Lamb Chop with Sunchoke Purée and Chimichurri.
For the romantic looking to wow their date, Valentina also provides an expansive wine and bubbles program featuring 120 bottles from producers ranging from the mountains of Napa Valley to the rolling hills of the Rhône and the sommelier team will be more than happy to procure bottles of meaningful vintages to celebrate the night.
Reservations are required and can be booked via OpenTable.
Louisiana Purchase in North Park also bring lovers two options for dining: a chef’s table experience inside from 6PM to 8PM, as well as a three-course prix fixe meal outdoors from 5PM to 9PM. Enjoy classic dishes with a New Orleans flare and take in the live jazz music! Reservations can be made here, don’t miss out on a menu filled with Watermelon Salad, Herb Mushroom Spaghetti, Truffle Ribeye, and Raspberry Butter Cake!
Celebrate both Valentine’s Day and Taco Tuesday simultaneously at Puesto, San Diego’s much beloved Mexican hotspot on Tuesday, February 14. To commemorate the holiday of love, all of Puesto’s tortillas will be turned red using only vegetable juice for color.
Order taco favorites like the Chicken Al Pastor with crispy melted cheese, braised free range Jidori, hibiscus and chipotle tinga, avocado and piña habanero pico or Short Rib Quesabirria with crispy melted cheese, Jalisco salsa, pickled radish and classic guacamole, or try new seasonal specials like the Pozole with crispy melted cheese, braised Salmon Creek Farms pork, avocado, cabbage, radish, cilantro and crunchy hominy or the Chicken En Mole Negro with free range Jidori chicken, mole negro, mexican crema, onion and sesame seeds, all wrapped in a cheesy blanket and handmaid, red corn tortilla.
While devouring your red tacos, sip on one of Puesto’s newly unveiled cocktails, like the Guava Marg with Siete Leguas blanco tequila, guava, fresh lime and almond cordial, Ranch Water with El Tesoro blanco tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime, fever tree sparkling spring water or the Espresso Martini highlighting Grey Goose vodka and espresso. Whether you’re looking for a fun, romantic night out with your partner or are planning a Galentine’s celebration, come Taco Tuesday/Valentine’s Day, Puesto is the place to be.
Cloak & Petal
What better way to celebrate love than under the trestles of cherry blossom trees? Cloak & Petal brings a romantic ambiance to their location in Little Italy. On Valentine’s Day, guests can choose between three seating options: 5PM, 7PM, or 8:45PM.
$75 each will get dine-in guests a four course meal including an appetizer, a sushi roll, an entrée, and a dessert! Enjoy choosing from options like Karaage, Shibuya Nights Roll, Miso Seabass, Chicken Katsu Curry, and Brownies a la mode!
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year at Vistal with special dishes and cocktails offered from Friday, February 10 through Valentine’s Day. Located in The InterContinental San Diego Hotel, Vistal offers an elevated dining experience overlooking the San Diego bay with California Baja inspired cuisine.
Vistal’s perfect for sharing specials include the impressive Seafood Tower for Two stacked with fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, coconut ceviche, tuna poke and jonah crab claws; as well as Braised Beef Cheeks with huitlacoche demi-glace, carrots w/dried pipian, Melipona honey, polenta, brown butter hominy; and the 22oz Bone-In NY Strip with house truffle-cheddar tots, wild mushrooms, black garlic butter. The baja-inspiration continues through dessert, with options like Churros con Chocolate with mole poblano and cinnamon salt, or the Duo Lover Cake, with chocolate sponge, cherry jelly and vanilla whipped ganache.
For a night of romance and chef crafted cuisine, book a reservation here and let Vistal take care of the rest!
Enjoy a picturesque evening watching the sunset, then under the stars, on the rooftop Southern Italian-inspired restaurant Garibaldi, located within The InterContinental San Diego Hotel. Order options from their classic menu throughout the weekend, or make a reservation for the evening of February 14 to enjoy a special pre-fixe menu priced at $85 per person, offered from 5PM-9PM, complete with live music from guitarist Robert Chini.
Entice your appetite with an amuse bouche of Uovo Capo Carbonara, with soft-cooked egg yolk, toro pancetta, black pepper, caciocavallo cream, Sturgeon caviar, before moving on to starters like House Folded Culurgiones made with sweet potato, house ricotta, swiss chard, hazelnut, and sage burro or Aragosta Alla Catalana, with poached and chilled San Diego spiny lobster, lemon olive oil, red onion, capers, verbena aioli.
Main courses include Sea Bass Alla Cartocchio with lemon, parsley, olives, caramelized fennel, fresno chili and white beans; Pan Roasted Quail with fregola, roasted cherry tomato, shallot, capers, fig, prosciutto and gremolata; or Braised Lamb with Artichokes fingerling potato, pearl onion, vermentino, myrtle, fried sage, polenta.
A night meant for indulging with loved ones is completed with desserts like the Dolce Amore, a light combination of green tea sponge, raspberry jelly, white chocolate, cherry blossom mousse, or the Formaggi, a quintessentially Italian quartet of Southern Italian cheeses and compotes. The full menu can be found on the Garibaldi website here. Reservations can be made via Resy.
The Seventh House
The Seventh House is new to North Park, but is already near and dear to hearts everywhere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a mystical dinner with your Valentine! Their four course prix fixe menu includes a range of choices like Lamb Lollipops, Strawberry Salad, Short Rib, Black Ink Linguini Pappardelle, and Oyster Mushrooms!
Liberty Station’s outdoor patio restaurant and bar, The Presley, is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine’s weekend (February 10, 11 and 12) or Valentine’s Day (February 14) dinner. The restaurant’s talented team of chefs have curated a prix fixe menu featuring a variety of flavorful dishes to choose from, for just $50 per guest, including one glass of champagne or house wine.
Start with greens options like the Liberty Greens Salad with spring mix, grape tomato, cucumber, shallot, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, parker house croutons and honey-balsamic vinaigrette or Arugula & Brussels made with baby arugula, shredded brussels, shallots, dried blueberries, walnut, crispy garbanzo, pecorino romano and meyer-lemon vinaigrette, before selecting an entree, including options like the Grilled Pork Prime Rib made with apricot-whole grain mustard grain and served with potato puree and grilled green beans, Skirt Steak topped with chimichurri and served with potato puree, charred heirloom and crispy parsnip or the Horseradish Crusted Salmon served with swiss chard, smoked tomato puree and roasted fingerling potatoes.
Whether you’re bringing a date, friend or a group of Galentines, The Presley’s Valentine’s dessert is sure to be one everyone can enjoy, the famous Presley Made Ice Cream Sandwich. Secure your spot today, with reservations available via OpenTable.
On February 14, cozy and dimly-lit speakeasy, Oculto 477, (hidden within Tahona in Old Town) will host a cocktail pairing event featuring a trio of creative drinks dreamed up by Oculto 477’s expert bartenders and paired with small bites from Tahona’s Executive Chef Adrian Villareal. Priced at $75 per person, each of the menu’s cocktails and bites are uniquely created for and themed around Valentine’s Day. Reservations are available via Resy.
Arely’s French Bakery
Arely’s French Bakery has served the Clairemont neighborhood divine French-style sweets for almost twenty years now! Their attached restaurant and wine bar is hosting a three-course prix fixe menu on the night of the 14th. For $85 per couple, guests can enjoy three courses, a bottle of wine, and chocolate-dipped strawberries!
Celebrate love at La Valencia Hotel with a romantic four-course dinner against the backdrop of panoramic Pacific ocean views.
Executive Chef Fabian Aceves has prepared a special prix fixe menu, including a trio of appetizers (oysters/calamansi mignonette, pani puri/ chickpeas & blini/caviar), California Kohuko crab arancini (with serrano butter sauce, savoy cabbage, meyer lemon aioli, tangerine, parsnip salad), hamachi crudo (with lilikoi leche de tigre, salsa criolla, aji amarillo, crispy corn kernels), baked lobster (with lemon mascarpone, whole grain mustard, choy sum cabbage, champagne butter sauce, charred lemon), and seared filet mignon au poivre (with grilled asparagus, smoked potato puree, roasted cippolini). Dinner will be followed by a selection of delectable housemade desserts from La Valencia’s Executive Pastry Chef.
$129/person. Reservations can be made via OpenTable or calling (866) 905 – 6269.
Spill the Beans
Nothing says “you’re my everything” like heart-shaped everything bagels from Spill the Beans! Stop by their Gaslamp or Seaport Village location to grab one for you and your sweetie. Enjoying bagels and coffee together in the morning—what a lovely way to start your Valentine’s Day! They will also be serving the ‘Pizza-My Heart’ pizza-flavored bagel, with sun-dried tomato cream cheese all month long.
SEA180° Coastal Tavern
SEA180° Coastal Tavern, located inside the Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach, will ignite romance with a three-course prix fixe meal, available from 4PM to 9PM.
The seaside dinner will begin with an amuse bouche, smoked deviled egg with black tobiko caviar, along with a choice of salmon tartare, octopus with fresh kimchi and blistered shishito peppers or crab toast for the first course. The entrée selections will include California halibut served with little neck clam risotto; short rib pappardelle; Australian lamb rack; acorn squash stuffed with Humboldt Fog goat cheese; and more. Sweethearts may then choose from an array of desserts including passion fruit Napoleon, chocolate Pavlova and New York cheesecake.
There will be a variety of themed, handcrafted cocktails available, including Chocolate Bliss, made with Grey Goose vodka, Crème de Cacao White, Baileys Irish cream and cocoa powder; Bloodlust, a combination of El Tessoro tequila, triple sec, blood orange purée, lime juice and simple syrup; and others in addition to a curated selection of sparking, white and red wines.
The romantic dinner is priced at $69.95 per person and reservations are available by calling 619.631.4949. Guests may also treat their sweetie to each of the prix fixe menu items a la carte during the day from 11:30AM to 4PM.
You + tacos = a perfect Valentine’s Day! Quiero is crafting a specialty Chocolate Mousse to be paired with a flight of beers. Enjoy the sunset at Seaport Village atop their second-story seating area, or just steps from the beach at their Imperial Beach location while sipping beer and sharing dessert with your lover!
Bleu Bohème, located in Kensington, is regularly named one of the most romantic restaurants in San Diego. The date spot will celebrate with a three-course prix fixe menu, available from 4PM to 8PM.
The meal will start with a choice of appetizer including wild mushroom soup with parmesan and fresh herb croustade; crab croquettes with jicama remoulade; salmon tartare; and more. Entrée selections include Faroe Island salmon with roasted Japanese potatoes, butternut squash, cauliflower and sorrel beurre blanc; petit filet mignon with roasted garlic mashed potatoes; and others. To end on a sweet note, guests can choose from crème brûlée, flourless chocolate cake, warm brioche bread pudding and more decadent desserts.
The Valentine’s Day dinner is priced at $89 per person and reservations may be made here.
Along with dinner, a specialty cocktail will be served. The Martini d’Amour, which translates to “the love martini,” will be available for $15. The sucré cocktail will be made with Flor de Cana rum, Grand Marnier, Fonseca #27 port and fresh lime juice.
The Smoking Gun
Get “lei’d” at The Smoking Gun’s second annual Valentine’s Day Luau! Visit anytime from 3PM to 2AM to order Hawaiian-inspired dishes like the Kalua Pork Sandwich with kalua pork, red chile slaw, grilled pineapple, and your choice of fries, tots, chips, or macaroni salad. Finish the night with a Pineapple Upside Down Cake with caramelized pineapple, maraschino cherry, shaved coconut, and whipped cream!
This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself and your loved one to a five-course meal at Glass Box located in Del Mar Highlands Town Center’s Sky Deck!
Explore their specialty menu featuring dishes with exquisite flavor pairings such as the Hamachi Crudo with strawberry fig jam, buddha hand zest, and candy quinoa; Spicy Pork Belly Soup with tofu, red miso, green onions, and seaweed; Grilled Octopus with a coconut curry sauce; and the Lamb Chops with a homemade hollandaise sauce and miso mille-feuille potato. Finish off the meal with their Matcha Cheesecake or their Ube Creme Brulee for unique twists on the classic desserts.
Their prix fixe menu will be available for $75 per person with guests encouraged to make reservations ahead of time on OpenTable.
Mille Fleurs Executive Chef Brandon Jennings’ curated à la carte menu is perfect for your special Valentine’s Day plans.
Highlights include “pata negra” iberico, butter poached lobster tail, A-5 wagyu japan, vegan beet “filet,” and more. End on a sweet note with desserts from Executive Pastry Chef “Papa” Moussa featuring specials such as deconstructed key lime pie and pineapple & apple “tarte tatin.”
Reservations are available from 4PM-9PM and can be made here.
Miss B’s Coconut Club
If you don’t have a date and are looking to meet someone new this Valentine’s Day, Miss B’s Coconut Club is partnering with Pacific Beach on Instagram to host a speed dating event at 7PM! Start strong with a welcome shot for good luck and get ready to fill out your dating card with your name, phone number, Instagram, and Tik Tok and get ready to meet some eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Miss B’s will also host $7 margaritas and specials on tacos and beer to keep the night flirty and fun! Follow Pacific Beach on Instagram for any updates and sign-up information!
Spend Valentine’s Day under the stars at North County favorite, Ranch 45, or cozy up at home after picking up their Date Night at Home to-go special. For those looking to leave the house, enjoy a three course meal with the highest quality, locally and regionally sourced ingredients for $135 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $55 per person.
Choose from first course offerings of Seared Diver Scallops with melted leeks and truffle sauce or Seared Dry Age Ribeye with caviar, truffle aioli and sourdough, followed by an Endive Salad with shaved Chino Farms beets, goat cheese and truffle vinaigrette.
Entree offerings include a Bone in Brandt Beef Ribeye for Two served with Chino Farms vegetables, roast fingerling potatoes, bearnaise and red wine sauce, with the option to add Lobster Tail, Pan Roasted Ocean Trout made with beluga lentils and tahini vinaigrette, or Brandt Beef Filet Mignon with Chino Farms vegetables, fondant potatoes and crab bearnaise.
Reservations are encouraged and available via Eventbrite.
If going out isn’t in the cards, celebrate from the comfort of your own home with the Date Night at Home box for $200, which includes a salad starter, choice of the above proteins served with Chino Farms vegetables and mashed potatoes or wild rice, and a dessert duo, with the option to add a Shrimp Cocktail for $24, Pan Seared Crab Cakes for $28, or a wine pairing (which includes 3 glasses of wine per person) for $55 each.
Orders must be placed by Thursday, February 9 and will be available for pick-up on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
Wine and love are a tried and true pairing. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a visit to any of Carruth Cellars’ tasting room locations across San Diego County – Little Italy (at Carté Hotel), Liberty Station, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, and Oceanside (at HANGAR76) – for the urban winery’s signature wine flights or to stock-up on bottles for the big night. For an extra-special V-day, reserve a 90-minute private tasting led by a wine host ($55/person + $45/members).
Plus, on February 13th and 14th, purchase two bottles of Carruths’ bold, California-style wines to receive a small floral bundle or four bottles and receive a large floral bundle. And beginning this week, the winery’s signature Rosé bundle is back for Valentine’s Day, featuring a bottle of Carruth Cellars’ 2021 Saignee Rosé and a Wine Reflections’s hand poured soy candle in a repurposed Saignee Rosé vessel featuring the signature heart label design. $50 retail + $45/members.
Al Dente aims to provide a dining experience that transports you back to Sicily from appetizer to dessert. For one night only, this Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy an exclusive menu! At $49 a person, their three-course menu includes a wide variety of options for everyone including Burrata Vegetariana with grilled zucchini and eggplant, Beef Tartare, Heart Shaped Ravioli, filled with spinach and cheese in butter sage sauce, and Limoncello Cake for dessert. There will also be a small menu a la carte for the evening.
Smokey & the Brisket
Get ready to fall in love with BBQ this Valentine’s Day! On Saturday, February 12, and Sunday, February 13, Smokey & the Brisket is serving their Lovebirds Weekend Special. For $45 per person, lovers dining in can enjoy a ½ rack of pork spareribs, ½ smoked bone-in chicken, ½ prime brisket, a side of mashed potatoes, a side of cowboy caviar, and a bottle of Kinderwood Merlot for the table!
Q&A Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Another venture from Grind & Prosper will host a night full of love and tasty food in Downtown Oceanside: Q&A Restaurant and Oyster Bar!
At $90 per person, guests will enjoy a four course meal including a Buffalo Blue Cheese Oyster on Half Shell upon arrival, Truffle Caesar Salad, Crab Cake with Tasso Butter Cream Sauce, a choice between Bone Marrow Butter Ribeye or Black Red Fish and Grits, and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cream Sauce.
For an additional $35 per person, guests will have the option to have three drinks paired with their meal!
Remove the stress of planning Valentine’s Day this year by booking a reservation at Beeside Balcony where you will enjoy a prix-fixe feast specially curated and presented by Head Chef and Owner, Christophe Cevasco.
For only $75 per person, you’ll be greeted with a refreshing glass of rose and prosecco upon arrival, followed by the first course which you’ll have the option to choose from Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad or Tuna Tartare. In the second course you’ll be able to choose from Filet Mignon Oscar Style (topped with Lump Crab and Hollandaise), Salmon with Veg Risotto or a Tofu Veg option.
Finish the night on a sweet note with a Chocolate Cake or Mixed Berry Tart. Beeside Balcony is located in the heart of Del Mar village and is complete with breathtaking views of the water.
Piper invites guests to a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at its garden-to-table dining room on February 14th.
Oceanside locals and visiting sweethearts can savor a set menu featuring everything from oysters and caviar, a two-course pasta offering, land and sea entrees, a grand finale of Triple Berry Tart and more! Straight from Piper’s heart to yours to celebrate the season of love with these seasonal flavors.
Only $95 per person for a four-course menu.
On February 11 at Valle, Chef Roberto Alcocer and the Valle family invite couples in love for a special set four or eight course menu featuring a phenomenal presentation of flavor, service and wine all accompanied by the sweet melodies of a guest violinist to set the perfect romantic ambiance.
A celebration of contemporary Mexican flavors and spectacular wine awaits guests and their loved ones for an unforgettable Valentine’s celebration at the recently featured 2023 California MICHELIN Guide recognized restaurant.
The Rooftop Bar
The Rooftop Bar invites singles and friends to gather at Mission Pacific Hotel to enjoy gorgeous ocean views, unmatched sunsets, specialty Valentine’s cocktails, and fun snacks to celebrate friendship and love at this holiday dating mixer.
The event will include a movie screening, a lock and key activity and specialty menu items.
This Valentines Day, skip the busy restaurant scene and head over to the winery for a relaxing evening under the twinkly lights and olive trees. They’re open February14th until 9PM so you can enjoy a nice evening at our historic winery with your special someone or your group of wine loving friends.
Make reservations at the Kitchen restaurant for a tasty Prix Fixe dinner featuring our Bernardo Winery wine list and a seasonal elevated menu incorporating locally sourced and estate grown ingredients. Enjoy Sicilian/ Old Californian focused food with handmade pastas, rich sauces and ingredients all celebrating Bernardo Winery’s long culinary family history.
Enjoy dining by candle-light in a romantic and beautiful outdoor setting throughout the courtyard, tasting room patio and Kitchen patio. Bring your loved one or your tribe and spend the evening with us. The prix Fixe Valentines Menu is available with or without wine pairing. $90 per person + $40 wine pairing.
The tasting room will also be open for bottle and glass purchases and charcuterie boards. No reservations needed for the tasting room.
For Prix Fixe Dinner reservations visit here.
Liberty Public Market
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our Liberty Public Market Bites + Flights Menu!
Visit Bottlecraft for their exclusive Valentine’s Day flights:
- Wine Flight (4 – 2 oz pours) Pink & Orange “Natural” Wines
- Beer Flight (4 – 4 oz pours) choice of “Sweet & Sour” or “Hoppy & Hazy”
Stop by select vendors and try their Valentine’s Day special menu items:
- Kebab Craft: Strawberry Nutella Pita
- Slurp: “Cupid’s Spicy Arrow” – Spicy Thai Basil Beef Burrito stuffed with jasmine rice, fried egg, grilled onions, chilis, cilantro and sriracha mayo.
- The Sushi Stand: Seared Beef Tataki Roll
- Pasta Design: Antipasto, Creamy Risotto, Lobster Ravioli with Garlic Caper Sauce
- Weapon Ramen: “Hearts & Chicks” – Heart-Shaped Waffles and Chicken served with Strawberry and Beet Jam
- Rad Burger: Smoked Brisket Burger
- Cane Patch Kitchen: Blackened Salmon, Smashed Potatoes, Succotash Gravy
Pendry San Diego
In the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego invites guests to a romantic urban escape and toast to love for a special Valentine’s Day celebration.
Couples are welcome to dine at Provisional, Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile with a four-course prix-fixe menu paired with crisp champagne and house-made desserts for you and yours. For the first course delight in a chocolate clam aguachile complemented with a French sparkling rose; Cupid’s artichoke stuffed pasta for the second course complete Taittinger La Francaise Brut Champagne; finally, a decedent Maine lobster tail and three ounces of Japanese A5 Wagyu paired with Veuve Clicquot Brut and Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon for the third course.
A sweet Valentine’s treat is a must and will be satisfied with a strawberries & cream finished with a strawberry Prosecco. The menu is priced at $120+, served from 6PM-10PM on February 14. Optional champagne pairings are priced at $45.
Honor the best of your friendships with a day of pampering at Spa Pendry for an extravagant retreat to unwind with your girl tribe. Cheers to friendship with a 60 minute body scrub, 60 minute hydrating facial, complimentary bubbles and a take home spa gift – all for you and each of your gal pals. Appointments are based on availability, from February 1 to 10. Priced at $390 per person.
Nason’s Beer Hall
Gals celebrating Galentine’s can enjoy a special Galentine’s Day cocktail menu at Nason’s Beer Hall on February 10 and 14, paired with live music. Drink include Last Kiss Goodnight with Pendry Select Maestro Dobel, orgeat, lemon juice, egg white, berries shrub, mint leaves and bitters; and Wildest Dreams with bacardi, creme de peche, lime, honey, pineapple, mint and Kove Dragon Fruit Float. The full menu can be found here.
Happy Valentine’s Day, San Diego!