Romantic Valentine’s Day Specials from San Diego’s Top Restaurants

Love is in the air, and San Diego’s top restaurants are ready to make your Valentine’s Day extra special!

Indulge in a romantic culinary experience with exquisite menus curated just for the occasion and certain to impress your date. From waterfront views to cozy candlelit ambiance, these restaurants offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening.

Don’t miss out on these exclusive Valentine’s Day specials; reserve your table today and make this year’s celebration unforgettable!

Dine-Out Options

Herb & Wood

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Herb & Wood with their special dinner menu, available from 5 PM to 9 PM. Enjoy a memorable four-course meal for $125 per adult, with an optional $68 wine pairing.

Begin your evening with their delicious Bread Service featuring Parker House rolls and herb honey butter. For the cold starter, choose from an array of tempting options like bellinis, beef tartare, hamachi crudo, or beets and strawberries. You can even elevate your experience with an optional caviar service!

Move on to the hot starter with choices like cauliflower bisque, scallops, lamb lollipop, or grilled prawns. For the main course, indulge in options such as filet, squid ink bucatini, braised short rib, or mushroom risotto. Go all out and add a lobster tail to enhance your meal!

Wrap up your romantic evening with a choice of dessert—either the decadent chocolate lava cake with chocolate sauce, raspberry, and espresso ice cream or the refreshing winter citrus tart, a lemon tart featuring seasonal citrus.

Celebrate love at Herb & Wood this Valentine’s Day with a culinary experience to remember! To reserve a table, click here.


Lionfish

Those looking for a romantic Valentine’s date night with “their lobster” will fall in love with Lionfish’s indulgent Bubbles and Lobster special featuring succulent grilled Maine lobster, ricotta agnolotti with miso vodka sauce, and fried sage paired with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

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The shareable special for two is priced at $110 and available on Wednesday, February 14.


Mister A’s

Enjoy a made-with-love four-course Valentine’s prix fixe menu and wine pairing option with your sweetheart while taking in sweeping 180-degree views of the San Diego skyline at Mister A’s. Lovers can pair dishes with creative, hand-crafted cocktails or impressive wines from A’s 15-page wine list.

Lunch at Mister A’s with Hourglass

$165 per person | $60 wine pairing
If you’re looking for a mid-day option to share the love, Mister A’s has just the thing for you and yours: Executive Chef Stephane’s Valentine’s Day Lunch Tasting Menu. Their prix fixe menu is complete with three courses, finishing with a luscious Chocolate Fondue for Two. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.

$145 per couple
Mister A’s will also be offering their signature “L’amour on the 12th Floor” cocktail menu for Valentine’s Day beginning on February 1, available to enjoy in their red rose-filled bar and lounge until February 21. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.


Jeune et Jolie

Michelin-starred Jeune et Jolie‘s Executive Chef Eric Bost captures the essence of Valentine’s Day with a five-course prix fixe menu and wine and cocktail pairing options, including Beverage Manager Andrew Cordero’s new spirit-free cocktail pairing menu.

Jeune Et Jolie Included In Esquire's Best New Restaurants In America, 2019

Get in the Valentine’s Day mood with the blush-hued interiors of this French-Californian sparkler!

Reservations can be made here.


insideOUT

Nobody does Valentine’s Day quite like insideOUT! The decor will blow your mind, but the food and cocktails are the real star of this show.

The demand for reservations for their Sweetheart Experience is sky-high, so you have to move fast! Lucky for you, it runs from February 6-18, and walk-ins are welcome.

Reservations can be made here.


The Cottage in Encinitas

Join The Cottage for an early Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, February 9th at 6:30 PM, as they welcome guest vintner Tooth & Nail Wine Co. for a romantic evening of wining and dining at The Cottage Encinitas.

The one-night-only event will feature a decadent four-course menu from Executive Chef Kyle Kenny, complete with thoughtfully curated wine pairings from the celebrated Paso Robles winery.

Share the love and treat your special someone to an unforgettable dinner for two. Priced at $125 per person, your ticket is all-inclusive of food, wine, gratuity, and service fees. Limited seating available—reserve your spot here.


Lumi by Akira Back

If you’re looking to celebrate love early during the weekend before Valentine’s Day, head to Lumi, the upscale rooftop bar and restaurant in The Gaslamp with warm fire pits to cozy up next to, Instagrammable cocktails, and fresh, locally sourced Nikkei cuisine!

This year, Lumi will be offering Heart Shaped Akira Back Pizzas from February 9 to February 14. Click here to make reservations.


Huntress

An upscale, modern steakhouse like no other, Huntress is named after a powerful persona of strength, elegance, and primal instinct—the restaurant is a direct reflection of the Huntress herself.

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Here, you’ll find entirely new taste combinations, unexpected pairings, and theatrical presentations, perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration with your other half! This year, Huntress is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day Chef’s Menu, available from February 9 to February 14.

This five-course menu includes beef short rib and roti canai, heart-shaped ricotta ravioli, rose petals topped with caviar, Australian wagyu, and more.

Reserve a table here.


La Valencia

Celebrate love and romance at La Valencia Hotel with a Valentine’s Day three-course dinner enjoyed against the backdrop of panoramic Pacific Ocean views.

Executive Chef Fabian Aceves has thoughtfully prepared a special prix fixe menu featuring a main course choice of Aston Gold Seared Big Eye Tuna, Cascade Rack of Lamb, Petite Filet Mignon, or Artichoke Francaise.

Finish the night on a sweet note with a selection of delectable housemade desserts, including Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry Ganache and a Cream Puff with Strawberry Craquelin and Diplomat Cream Filling.

Priced at $130 per person, the first seating is at 5 PM. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.

Plus, raise a toast to love this Valentine’s Day with La Valencia’s exclusive Piper Heidsieck champagne blend. The property’s custom cuvee is a collaboration with the famed French Champagne house’s renowned chief winemaker, Émilien Boutillat, in Reims, France.

Ideal for pairing with La Valencia’s seafood-centric menu, the bubbly is a bright, extra brut blend featuring a heavier dose of Pinot Meunier for a crisp, berry-forward character with a drier finish.

The La Valencia x Piper Heidsieck champagne blend is available by the glass ($28) and bottle ($160) exclusively at La Valencia Hotel.


Cucina Urbana

For a date sure to impress, head to one of the most romantic spots in town, Cucina Urbana in Banker’s Hill, for a luxurious three-course, prix fixe menu curated by Culinary Director Chef Tim Kolanko.

On February 14, you’ll be treated to lust-worthy dishes from shrimp risotto topped with calamari, Calabrian chili, and lemon to a balsamic braised short rib served with greens, fresh pancetta, crispy polenta, and toasted hazelnut gremolata. The menu is priced at $78 per person.

If that’s not tempting enough, Cucina Urbana will also be offering a half dozen baked oysters a la carte—the quintessential aphrodisiac! Check the full menu here, and make reservations here.


Mingei

Celebrate your sweetheart with a romantic three-course prix-fixe dinner at the Michelin-nodded ARTIFACT at Mingei International Museum, because what’s more romantic than fine art and delicious cuisine?

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Start off the night with mouth-watering options like a beet salad, shrimp gyoza, or a duck confit spring roll before diving into entrees ranging from a West African suya spiced chicken to roasted barramundi—all for a swoon-worthy price of $68 per person. And for the sweet finish, indulge in the most iconic V-Day dessert: chocolate paired with fresh fruit.

Find the full menu here and make reservations here.


Animae

Indulge in a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration at Animae on February 14 from 5 PM to 9:30 PM. Their four-course menu offers a sumptuous culinary journey for $155 per adult, with an optional $85 wine pairing.

Start with their Bread Service, featuring mantao, garlic chive, sour cream butter, and sweet soy.

For the first course, choose from options like Beet Salad, Chicken Liver Mousse, or Jumbo Shrimp. Add Osetra Caviar for $100. Next, savor the second course with choices like Taiwanese Fried Chicken, Steamed Gyoza, or Roasted Oysters.

For the main course, indulge in Filet, Halibut, Rice Cakes, or Lemongrass Chicken. Add Japanese A5 Miyazaki Strip Loin for $125 or a Lobster Tail for $75. End on a sweet note with Calamansi Mousse or Chocolate Cremeux.

Reserve your table here.


Fort Oak

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Fort Oak, where you can enjoy their full menu without any fixed offerings. Join them for a romantic dining experience and savor a wide array of delectable dishes to make your evening special and unique!

Make reservations here.


Mille Fleurs

Perfect pairs searching for a fine dining experience rejoice! Mille Fleurs Executive Chef Harrison Axelrod’s luxurious five-course prix-fixe menu is sure to please, featuring Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Périgord Black Truffle Risotto, Duck Breast Aiguillettes, Vegan Beet “Filet,” and more.

A selection of heart-warming desserts crafted by Executive Pastry Chef “Papa” Moussa, including a Chocolate Heart and Raspberry Mousse and Pineapple and Apple “Tarte Tatin,” is sure to leave you and your plus one feeling the love!

Dinner is priced at $175 per person. Reservations can be made for 4 PM to 9 PM via OpenTable with a 72-hour cancellation policy.


Serẽa

Along with regular menu items, Serẽa at Hotel del Coronado will be offering a special prix-fixe, four-course menu on February 14 ($165/person) with highlights including:

  • Baked Scallops | parsnip parmesan pureé, pancetta crumbs, finger lime
  • Tortellini in Brodo | chestnut tortellini, morel mushroom brodo, black truffles, chives
  • Surf & Turf | ribeye, fennel gratin stuffed lobster, herbs salad, lemon anchovy butter
  • Dessert | cheesecake shell

To make reservations, click here.


The Smoking Gun

Gaslamp’s The Smoking Gun will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a TV Dinner special! Guests can dine on their choice of coconut shrimp, huli huli chicken, or kalua pork, served with steamed white rice and macaroni salad.

The Smoking Gun will also feature Fried Coconut Shrimp with Sweet and Sour Sauce as an appetizer, and Dole Whip Shake for dessert. Pair with any of the bar’s amazing cocktails or extensive beer and wine list for the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner date or gathering of friends!


Temaki Bar

For those looking for a little romance and sushi by the shore, the acclaimed Temaki Bar in Encinitas will offer a Cupid’s Catch Valentine’s Day special for two.

Temaki Bar

Couples are sure to fall in love at first bite with this delightful eight-piece nigiri platter featuring bluefin tuna with Hokkaido scallop, lemon, shiso, and truffle oil; salmon with honey mustard miso, smoked salt, and pickles; chu-toro with nikiri, wasabi, and negi; and a surf and turf set featuring beef tataki, king crab, truffle butter and chives.

Priced at $60 and available on February 14, Temaki’s shareable special may even set the mood for a sunset stroll on the sand with your sweetheart!

Extend the celebration of love by setting a date to try Temaki’s new Omakase tasting experience priced at $85 per person. Honoring the traditional style of Omakase, each chef-guided multi-course menu is curated daily from the freshest ingredients and fish currently available at market.

Omakase selections may vary but are likely to include a few of the restaurant’s signature favorites such as yellowfin tataki, chūtoro, kampachi, Hokkaido scallops, snapper, salmon, o-toro or bluefin. It’s available from 5 PM to 8 PM on Monday through Thursday, beginning on Monday, February 5.


Herb and Sea

Celebrate a special Valentine’s Day at Herb and Sea! Join them for dinner from 5 PM to 9 PM and enjoy their delightful four-course menu at $119 per adult, with an optional $65 wine pairing.

Begin your evening with their delectable Bread Service featuring warm Parker House rolls and herb honey butter. For your cold starter, choose between the indulgent blue devil oyster, the refreshing kanpachi crudo, or the vibrant kale salad.

Move on to the hot starter course with tempting options such as the brûléed triple cream, the savory pork belly, or the flavorful grilled prawn. For your entrée, choose from a selection that includes filet, salmon, lobster gnocchi, or mushroom risotto.

Round off your romantic evening with a delectable dessert choice. Enjoy the indulgent chocolate lava cake, or savor the refreshing winter citrus tart.

Make your reservations here.


Bleu Bohème

Bleu Bohème will deliver the romance with a three-course prix fixe menu, available from 4 PM to 8 PM. Start with a choice of appetizers, including wild mushroom soup with parmesan and fresh herb croustade, crab croquettes with jicama remoulade, salmon tartare, and more.

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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; Shiitake and oyster mushroom raviolis with white wine cream sauce; and others.

To end on a sweet note, choose from crème brûlée, flourless chocolate cake, warm brioche bread pudding, and other decadent desserts. The Valentine’s Day dinner is priced at $95 per person, and reservations can be made here.

Along with dinner, a specialty cocktail will be served. The Ma Cherie, which translates to “my darling,” will be available for $18, made with cherry-infused brandy with bourbon and port wine, topped with vanilla creme.


Cardellino

Experience a memorable Valentine’s Day at Cardellino Italian Chophouse. Cardellino is a tale rich in the flavors of fire, char, steak, and more. It’s a culinary journey that brings together the best of both worlds—a Midwest chophouse and an Italian trattoria.

Chef Brad Wise’s passion for culinary adventure is evident in every dish, where traditions merge and ingredients shine. Join them on Valentine’s Day, and let them treat you to a romantic evening filled with delectable flavors and a culinary adventure like no other!

Click here to make a reservation.


Rare Society Steakhouse

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with the perfect blend of love and exceptional steak at Rare Society Steakhouse. Head to any of their locations for a romantic evening where you can indulge in the full menu.

They’ll be open and ready to make your Valentine’s Day truly special with the finest steaks and a memorable dining experience! Make reservations here.


barleymash

barleymash invites you to ‘ImaGin their Love Story’ with specialty cocktails featuring Hendrick’s Gin. Enjoy ‘The Gentleman Caller,’ which features Hendrick’s, Lillet Blanc, and bitter bianco, or ‘First Kiss,’ made with Hendrick’s, lime, sugar, cucumber, and sparkling water.

If you’re looking for a unique flavor, ‘Angels & Herbs’ is concocted with Hendrick’s, fernet, sweet vermouth, and tonic.

Alternatively, you can opt for ‘The Hopeless Romantic,’ created with Hendrick’s, lime, cranberry, triple sec, and sugar. This delightful cocktail is served with a delectable dessert pairing—Chocolate and Orange Blossom Crème Brûlée, accompanied by an almond caramelized honey shortbread cookie.

You can also enjoy karaoke, which starts at 9 PM. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style!


Paradisaea

Get all dressed up for Date Night in the heart of the coolest neighborhood in San Diego – nestled in the coastal neighborhood of Bird Rock in the iconic 1949 “Piano Building” sits Paradisaea, San Diego’s buzziest dining hotspot.

This Valentine’s Day, guests will enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu that will offer menu enhancements including Petrossian Royal Osetra Caviar, as well as A5 Wagyu.

Even sweeter, female diners will be given a fresh Hawaiian lei upon arrival, the signature decor that sits at every table in the restaurant, as a little special something for the romantic evening. Menu highlights include:

  • Amuse Bouche: Pastillas paired with Goat Cheese and Pickled Beet Jelly
  • First Course: Choice of Roasted Pears, Beef Tartare, or its signature Oysters
  • Main Course: Choice of Filet Mignon, Dry Aged Branzino, or Roasted Heirloom Chicken
  • Dessert: Pavlova (Lemon Cake, Prickly Pear Sorbet with Toasted Almond Meringue) or a Chocolate Tart (Nut Brittle and Hazelnut Ice Cream)

Dinner is $130 per person. Book your table here.


Cloak & Petal

Located in the vibrant heart of Little Italy, Cloak & Petal stands out as an award-winning culinary destination celebrated for its Michelin Guide accolades and lively atmosphere.

With limited reservations on offer, guests are encouraged to experience the exclusive Valentine’s Day Specials available only on February 14, alongside the full menu ensuring every palate and desire is catered to.

Delight in the delicate Salmon Rose Tartare, adorned with yuzu juice and lemon aioli, or indulge in the unique fusion flavors of the I Fig’n Love You Roll, featuring strawberry-infused mango whipped cream cheese and succulent shrimp tempura.

For a more substantial option, savor the Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut, complemented by charred romanesco and savory carrot puree. Those craving adventure can delve into the New Zealand Lamb Pops, accompanied by blistered shishito chimichurri.

The culinary journey concludes with Assorted Lover’s Day Desserts, promising a sweet ending to an unforgettable evening.

Now is the time to secure your place at Cloak & Petal’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Book online here and prepare to embark on a culinary love affair like no other.


LAVO

Love is in the air at LAVO! Wine and dine your loved one with comforting Italian classics plus exclusive specials this Valentine’s Day.

LAVO San Diego is located in the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. Featuring 235 seats and occupying a prime corner in the lively neighborhood, it caters to locals and visitors alike. At LAVO San Diego, you can expect the boisterous, vibe-led dining experience of LAVO juxtaposed with a quintessential laid-back yet chic Southern Californian flair.

To make reservations, visit here.


Town & County Resort

Treat that special someone to a romantic evening at Town & County Resort this Valentine’s Day with a decadent dinner at ARLO followed by an overnight stay.

Available for $75 per person, couples can enjoy a four-course dinner at ARLO alongside live music from Maria Christina from 6 PM to 9 PM. Menu highlights include:

  • Oyster and pearls with citrus oil, pearl onion, finger lime and Daurenki caviar
  • Braised pork belly with strawberry coulis, crispy farro, arugula and pecorino
  • Mulled wine poached pear with Point Reyes blue cheese, rocket greens, maple walnuts and champagne herb vinaigrette
  • Pan-seared lamb racks served with beet puree, Okinawan potato, glazed turnips and topped with chestnut jus
  • Crispy skin Skuna Bay salmon with beluga lentils, citrus fennel slaw, grilled asparagus and topped with a miso glaze
  • Banana three ways – banana bread, banana anglaise, banana brulee and walnut crumble

Those looking to impress their date can book the “Get Lucky Valentines Package” for a romantic staycation which includes room accommodations, $150 dining credit to ARLO, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Rates start at $349. To book, visit here.


Casa de Bandini

Casa de Bandini in The Forum Carlsbad is celebrating with a three-course meal for two featuring a variety of Mexican and traditional favorites. Pick from carnitas a la Michoacan, pollo de piña, especial de la casa, and fiesta fajitas. End on a sweet note with options of Chocolate Flan, chocolate lava cake, Mexican chocolate tequila gelato, or traditional caramel flan.

The dinner is priced at $50 for two. Available from 11 AM to 9 PM.


Casa De Guadalajara

Join Casa de Guadalajara on Valentine’s Day, from 11 AM to 9 PM, in Old Town as they celebrate with a four-course meal for two featuring authentic Mexican cuisine and flavors. Choose from carnitas a la michoacan, fajitas, and tequila lime shrimp. End on a sweet note with chocolate sweetheart cake, churros, and ice cream or traditional caramel flan. The price is $45.95 for two.


Trust Restaurant

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Trust Restaurant in the heart of San Diego. More than just a restaurant, they’re a gathering place for our community, a hub for celebrations, and a destination for toasting life’s joys.

At Trust, they understand the power of wine and cocktails to enhance your dining experience. Paired with their exceptional service, you can expect a night to remember!

Click here to book your table.


Black Radish

Get ready for a sumptuous, candlelit evening within Black Radish’s intimate North Park bistro!

Embark on a culinary adventure with a meticulously crafted five-course set menu by Chef Itze Behar that is sure to create a symphony of flavors and celebration this Valentine’s Day:

  • Maine Scallop: Delight in the bounty of East Coast specialties enhanced with the thought of a leek volute, topped with the luxury of Osetra Caviar, and richened with Black Truffle.
  • Ricotta & Pumpkin Gnudi: Melt in the pillowy texture of this ricotta and pumpkin gnudi garnished with Parmesano Reggiano and basil oil that creates a harmonious flavor profile.
  • Ivory King Salmon: This flavorful masterpiece and fish market trophy is adorned in a herb pipan and refreshed with a Moroccan preserved lemon.
  • Peking Duck Breast: Elevate your Valentine’s Day feast with the rich flavors of duck bathed in one of Chef Itze’s signature sauces, a pinot noir Valrhona Chocolate sauce served with a herb salad.
  • Chocolate Soufflé: A dessert that whispers sweet nothings with its warm layers and passionfruit crème anglaise.

Black Radish Valentine’s Day reservations can be made via Tock (they’re almost full!). Prix-fixe starts at $123, and the Michelin-awarded rosé pairing adds on $59. If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday on Friday or Saturday, look no further than this culinary gem in North Park!


RustiCucina

No one loves love quite like Italians do! RustiCucina is opening their doors to lovers all day long on Valentine’s Day from 12 PM to 10 PM for couples to indulge in both their prix-fixe and a la carte menu during lunch and dinner.

Their pre-fixe menu features five tantalizing courses of an antipasti, soup or salad, pasta or entrée, sides, and of course something sweet from their dessert menu.

Valentine’s Day specials will include a Pollo Ripieno Alla Parmigiana with fettuccini pomodoro, Lobster Lasagne, slowly braised four-hour Brasato Di Manzo, and, of course, their Make Your Own Pasta Menu with their memorable tableside Carbonara Cheese Wheel.

The prix-fixe menu starts at $59 per person. Reservations can be made at OpenTable.


Louisiana Purchase

San Diego’s celebrated southern hotspot is sharing their love and Southern hospitality this Valentine’s Day with a special set menu from beloved Chef Quinnton Austin. Bask in the magic of LouisianaPurchase and watch as sparks fly from each shaken cocktail to sizzling masterpieces that garner the table.

Louisiana Purchase’s Valentine’s Day pre-fix is available with wine, champagne, and cocktail add-ons and will feature three courses of elevated Southern Classics with a nod to Southern California’s influence.

  • Chef’s Salad: Refreshing bites of mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, egg, and feta with a 12 oz Wagyu Strip or Ginger Soy
  • Salmon: Each served with a Hennessy Glaze, Cauliflower Purée, and Truffle Potato Haystack.Cookie Crisp Bread
  • Pudding: Crisp bread pudding that tantalizes the tastebuds with both crispy and pillowy bites

Seatings will take place at 6 PM to 7:30 PM, and 8 PM to 9:30 PM, February 14. Reservations can be made at OpenTable.


Vino Carta Solana Beach

Vino Carta Solana Beach, the sip-and-shop wine bar and store, presents a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner with its resident chef, Juan Gonzalez of Mesa Agricola, on February 14.

The four-course meal uses produce from Gonzalez’s family farm in Valley Center, and it features Heirloom Corn Mini Sope, Winter Green Salad, Grass-Fed Strip Loin Steak (or a vegetarian option, Hen of the Woods & Arborio Rice), and Ivoire Chocolate Panna Cotta.

Reservations can be made here, and seatings are available on the hour from 5 PM to 8 PM. It’s $85 per person (due at the time of booking), with optional wine pairings for $35 (due at the conclusion of dining).


Spill the Beans

All three Spill the Beans locations—Gaslamp, Seaport Village, and Mission Valley—will be selling their fan-favorite You Are My Everything heart-shaped bagels on Valentine’s Day, as well as Galentine’s Day (February 13).

Also available on February 14 only, Spill the Beans will make your day extra sweet with their Chocolate Covered Strawberry Latte and a Rose Vanilla Latte. Grab a bagel and drink for yourself, your loved one, your best friend, or your coworkers, as the combo is sure to brighten anyone’s day!


The Pony Room

On February 14, celebrate love with a special four-course dinner at The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, with a romantic, candlelit ambiance and optional wine pairings.

The menu features captivating starters, including Caviar & Crispy Potatoes, Lemon Crème Fraiche, and Petrossian Royal Ossetra Caviar; followed by dishes of Maine Lobster Bisque en Croute or a refreshing Winter Greens & Pears salad; leading to entrée choices of Butternut Squash Ravioli and Alaskan Halibut; all finished with indulgent sweet treats such as Valrhona Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Soufflé and Bananas Foster with Toasted Vanilla Ice Cream.

The dinner costs $175 + taxes and fees per person, and reservations can be made by calling 858-759-6246.

For the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, pair the delectable dinner with a magical overnight stay at Rancho Valencia and receive a special combined rate. Call 858-759-6240 to book.


Civico 1845

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Civico 1845 and make it extra special for your furry friend with their Dog Menu. Treat your beloved pet to a delightful dining experience alongside you at this charming restaurant.

Designed for four-legged foodies, Civico 1845’s dog menu for Valentine’s Day highlights include:

  • Turkey Tesoro: turkey meatballs, carrots, and green beans
  • Cupid’s Choice: beef and heart, beef liver, veggies
  • Heartless Feast: lentil meatballs (vegan option)
Civico 1845

While pet parents dine on authentic Italian fare such as house-made pappardelle pasta with short rib ragu (or its vegan equivalent, a wild mushroom ragu), tiramisu, and a signature amaro cocktail, their canine counterparts will be equally indulged.

Enjoy a heartwarming Valentine’s celebration together! For more details, click here.


Glass Box

Remove the stress of planning Valentine’s Day this year by booking a reservation at Glass Box, where you’ll enjoy a prix-fixe feast specially curated and presented by Executive Chef and Owner Ethan Yang.

For only $85 per person, Glass Box’s meticulously crafted menu begins with the “Amuse-Bouche,” a French term translating to “it amuses the mouth,” featuring a divine Truffle King Crab Roll crowned with Caviar.

During the second course, you’ll have the option to choose from freshly shucked Oysters, Strawberry and Avocado Salad, or Wagyu Tataki. The third course will include either Burrata with Tomatoes, Lobster Miso Soup, or Asian-Style Cold Gazpacho—a refreshing soup with Asian flavors. 

The pinnacle of the evening arrives with the fourth and main course, offering the choice of Cherry Blossom-Infused Duck Breast with Plum Sauce, Wagyu Beef with Pomegranate Reduction, Pan-Seared Scallops, or Truffle and Shiitake Mushroom Risotto. 

Conclude the night on a sweet note, as you choose between the rich Dark Chocolate Matcha Cake or Asian-Style Crepe Cake. Glass Box’s Valentine’s Day dinner will be offered from 4 PM to 10 PM.


Pendry San Diego

In the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry San Diego invites guests to a romantic urban escape for a special Valentine’s Day celebration.

Cheers to love at Pendry San Diego’s Provisional, Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile and revel in live music and exquisite champagne pairings accompanied by Chef Brandon Sloan’s special menu featuring delectable delights including:

  • Seafood Trio | Kaluga Royal Caviar Toast, Dungeness Crab Cioppino, Baja Oyster with Nasturium Gelee
  • Ravioli Hearts | Truffle Cauliflower Ravioli, Winter Black Truffle, Roasted Caulilni, Lemon Cream Sauce, Charred Lemon
  • Surf and Turf | Opal Black Skirt Steak, Grilled Over Japanese Binchotan Charcoal. Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallop, Green Garlic Skordalia Potato, Romanesco Sauce
  • Chocolat à Trois | White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate
Pendry San Diego

View the full menu here. Make reservations here.


Beeside Balcony

The Honey Pot Lounge at Beeside Balcony invites you to indulge in a special three-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Each pair of lovebirds will be given a rose and one 1.5oz jar of honey harvested from Chef Christophe’s own local honey bee farm.

Priced at $65 per person, The Honey Pot Lounge will offer two intimate seatings at 6 PM and 8 PM, followed by open seating to the public for all those last-minute couples.

And for those wanting to avoid the Valentine’s Day crowds, The Honey Pot will continue this three-course dinner until February 18 (except for February 15 due to a private booking). Entertainment of the night will be DJ Ole’ Dom spinning groovy tunes on vintage vinyl tracks!

The first course includes the option of Artichoke Hummus, Caesar Salad, Arugula and Beet Salad, Meatballs, or Octopus Ceviche. For the second course, choose between Fjord Salmon Tofu Quinoa, Bolognese Pasta, Roasted Chicken, Denver Steak, or Pork Osso Bucco.

End the night on a sweet note with the choice of Churros, Creme Brulee, or a Lemon Tart. Reservations for The Honey Pot can be made by calling 858-833-0471. 


Tahona Bar

Step into Tahona and be transported across the border to a place of elevated cuisine and undiscovered mezcal. Enjoy a four-course tasting dinner from Chef Adrian Villarreal featuring Oaxacan flavors.

The ingredients at Tahona are sourced as locally as possible from the tortilla corn to the seafood. At Tahona, they are committed to using the highest quality and freshness.

As the first mezcal tasting room in San Diego, Tahona is additionally offering guests a mezcal pairing add-on, that will allow them to sip on some of the best that is out there.

Whether guests have tried mezcal before or not, this experience will allow them to learn more about the cultural importance of the spirit.

Tahona Bar

The authentic Old Town restaurant will be featuring four-course tasting dinner for $75 and Mezcal pairing add-on for $45. Reservations can be made here.


Botanica Art & Cocktails

Venture to Botanica Art & Cocktails where a blend of botanical artistry and women-led hospitality creates ambiance for the celebration of love. From garden-inspired cocktails to captivating murals and design, Botanica Bar has a botanical theme that goes beyond the glass.

The menu, boasting 13 art-inspired cocktails, features classics with a twist, including a negroni, martini, French 75/Spritz variation, and a genever-based gin and tonic.

Valentine's Day Specials from San Diego's Top Restaurants

Seasonally-inspired creations showcase a variety of spirits that keep the selections fresh. For Valentine’s day, guests can enjoy a three-course dinner featuring the oyster trio, chef’s omakase and a special dessert from 5 PM to 10 PM. Paired with cocktails + wine.

Special Menu features three-course omakase dinner with cocktails + wine for $90. Reservations are highly encouraged. To make reservations online, click here.


URBANA Mexican Gastronomy and Mixology

Located in Del Mar’s Sky Deck, URBANA Mexican Gastronomy and Mixology invites everyone to feast on their three course prix-fixe for only $50 per person, with the option to add a bottle of G.H. Mumm Champagne for only $40.

The first course includes either the Tijuana Caesar Salad or Shrimp Ceviche made with pico de gallo, cucumber, avocado, and micro cilantro in a sweet and spicy broth.

The first option for the main course is a Surf + Turf consisting of arrachera skirt steak, 1/2 lobster tail, papa puree, chef’s steak sauce, and chili oil. The second option in the main course is Butter Fish ‘A La Diabla, made with citrus cucumber salad and a spicy aioli sauce.

And if you have a big sweet tooth, you’re going to want to try the Chef’s Bread Pudding made with crispy bacon, vanilla ice cream, and edible flowers, or the Flan made with milky caramel custard and served with fresh berries.


Little Frenchie

In addition to the regular brunch and dinner a la carte menus, Little Frenchie will be offering a three-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu for $120/person with optional wine pairings. Menu highlights include:

  1. Duck Torchon | Sauternes Wine, Cherry Confiture, Toasted Brioche
  2. Brûlée Camembert | Fig, Black Pepper Honey, Toasted Baguette
  3. Escargot Vol au Vent | Frisée Salad, Asparagus, Brown Butter Vinaigrette
  4. Whole Maine Lobster | Frites à la Meunière | Fines Herb-Lemon Butter, Pommes frites
  5. L’opera Cake | Joconde Sponge cake, Coffee Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache
Little Frenchie

Find the full menu here.


Oculto 477

Keep your plans lowkey on Valentine’s Day and pay reverence to all that came before us and the history that allows us to enjoy freedom today.

Oculto 477 is the only speakeasy in the world located next door to a Cemetery. Situated adjacent to El Campo Santo Cemetery, San Diego’s second oldest burial ground dating back to 1849. It pays tribute to the Prohibition era and the historic drinks created during that time.

Oculto477

Visitors can uncover the secrets of this unique establishment, explore its hidden entryway, and enjoy top-shelf cocktails inspired by the past. Guests can enjoy a 2 hour experience with a 5-course omakase food pairing crafted by Tahona’s Executive Chef, Adrian Villarreal.

Special menu features a five-course omakase food pairing for $75. Reservations are highly encouraged. To make one, please click here.


Vienza at Europa Village

On February 9 from 6 PM to 9 PM, indulge in an evening of love and flavor with our enchanting, L’Amore Dinner, at Vienza at Europa Village.

Savor a gourmet three-course menu of culinary bliss expertly paired with exquisite Europa Village wines and live music, creating a symphony of romance that will leave your heart and taste buds singing. Reserve your table now and let the magic of Amore sweep you off your feet!

Tickets and the evening’s menu are available here.


Bencotto

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, Bencotto will offer ravioli rossi ai gamberi in crema di porri e zucchine: heart-shaped red beet ravioli filled with shrimp in a leek and zucchini cream sauce.

For a sweet touch, classic Italian desserts will be available, including tiramisu; gelato galleggiante, caramel gelato with mascarpone cream, almond cookie crumble and cocoa; panna cotta, vanilla and cream custard with blackberry purée; among others.


JRDN Restaurant

Whether it’s for Valentine’s or Galentine’s, JRDN restaurant at Pacific Beach’s Tower23 Hotel is offering menu specials in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome. Check below for the Valentine’s Day menu:

  • Crab Fettuccine $45: roasted sausage, lump crab, titos vodka sauce
  • 10oz Filet $75: broiled cambozola, smoked potato puree, braised baby carrots, cherry mustard demi
  • Enhancements $55: butter poached lobster tail | sushi chef plate (19-piece chef whim)

For those who want to continue the evening upstairs after dinner, there’s great rooms packages at Tower23, including:

  • The Heartstopper including overnight accommodations, chocolate truffles, 1 dozen roses and a bottle of Raventos Cava.
  • To Friends, With Love that includes a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a bottle of Stolpam Vineyards’ “Love You Bunches” rose.

To make reservations, contact 858-270-2323.


The Guild Hotel

Experience a preview of the fresh, locally-sourced restaurant that is coming to The Guild Hotel from Chef Carlo Guardado. The essence of Farniente’s philosophy lies in embracing the art of deceleration and savoring the present moment.

The Guild Hotel

Upon entering the welcoming doors of the Guild Hotel, you’ll find yourself transported to an oasis far removed from the bustling urban landscape. The cuisine is proudly aligned with the Slow Food movement, which is dedicated to promoting a deliberate and mindful approach to food.

Special menu features a four-course pre-fixe dinner at $80, wine pairing option available at $45. Reservations are highly encouraged. Make one here.


Monello

Monello will serve a festive, Milanese-inspired dish, risotto alle rape rosse e taleggio: creamy risotto made with red beets and taleggio cheese.

The dish will pair well with selections from Monello’s extensive beverage menu, including specialty cocktails; single barrel select old fashioned; bottled beers; sparkling, red and white wines; and more.

This Valentine Special is available exclusively on Wednesday, February 14.


Kingfisher

Chef David Sim of Golden Hill’s award-winning Kingfisher restaurant has put together a very special prix fixe family style Valentine’s shareable dinner. Priced at $150 per person, the menu includes a welcome cocktail to start the memorable evening.

An optional wine pairing will also be available for an additional $65 along with the choice to add-on truffles, both intended to seamlessly complement Chef Sim’s French Vietnamese styled offerings. 

A limited a la carte menu will be available at the bar only and the restaurant has also saved a few bar seats for walk-ins.  Reservations can be made through the restaurant’s website here.


Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers an enchanting Valentine’s Day experience with luxurious accommodations, special dining options, and a memorable evening with the San Diego Symphony.

Valentine's Day at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Their “Love is in the Air Grand Romance Package” includes an overnight stay, bubbly, chocolates, and a resort credit. The “Symphony Serenity Suite Package” pairs an exquisite suite with a San Diego Symphony performance and breakfast. Couples can enjoy an exclusive six-course Valentine’s Dinner or a romantic brunch at Amaya.

If you’re looking to relax, the spa offers Restorative Couples Journeys and day passes for spa amenities.

For more information, visit here.


Stake Chophouse & Bar

Nestled in the heart of Coronado, Stake Chophouse & Bar beckons with its elegant ambiance and culinary excellence, offering a delightful escape for a romantic dinner experience this Valentine’s Day.

Stake Chophouse & Bar

Indulge in a delectable prix-fixe menu for $135/person and wine pairings available for an additional $65. Menu highlights include:

  • Maine Lobster Panna Cotta | Trout Roe
  • Wagyu Oxtail Raviolo | Mushroom Consume, Parmesan Crisp, Spring Onion
  • Red Beet Tartare | Fromage Blanc, Pedro Ximenez Sherry Vinegar, Belgian Endive, Hazelnut
  • Spanish Turbot | Leek Soubise, Cauliflower Mushroom, Potato, Caviar Nage
  • 16 oz Boneless Angus Ribeye | Woodfired Broccolini, Pommes Paillasson
  • Wood Fired Cauliflower Steak | Brussel Sprout, Butternut Squash Romesco Pumpkin Seed, Pomegranate Gremolata
  • Chocolate Pavlova | Meringue, Pomegranate Curd, Dark Chocolate Diplomat

Find the full menu here.


AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day at the picturesque Rancho Bernardo Inn tucked away in North County, offering luxurious accommodations, decadent dining and 256-acres of lush greenery.

Driven by an innovative blend of traditional French and new American dishes, AVANT plays host to engaging culinary experiences, including a four-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner.

Couples can celebrate with amuse bouche and a champagne toast featuring Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, and choose from a variety of delicious menu items such as West Coast oysters, filet mignon with Chef’s Garden peppercorn demi-glace, decadent desserts like a creamy tres leches flan and rich, dark chocolate pot de crème, and more.

Avant dessert

Dinner is available on Wednesday, February 14 and priced at $149 per person with an additional $65 per person for a four-course wine pairing.

Place your reservations here and the full prix fixe menu can be found here.


Sally’s Fish House & Bar at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Located at Manchester Grand Hyatt, the tallest waterfront hotel on the West Coast, Sally’s Fish House & Bar has become a longstanding dining institution on the San Diego Bay and is the perfect spot for a romantic seaside Valentine’s Day dinner.

Enjoy waterfront dining at its finest either outside on the restaurant’s expansive deck, which also features warm fire pits, or from inside the dining room and bar, which features floor to ceiling windows for unobstructed panoramic views of the San Diego Bay and beyond.

The coastal-inspired menu includes a selection of the area’s freshest seafood, local ingredients and unforgettable flavors. This year, couples can book a romantic five course Valentine’s Day dinner including grilled oysters, lobster carbonara, prime ribeye steak and more. View the full menu here.

Dinner is available on Wednesday, February 14 and priced at $128 per person for five courses and $176 for the wine pairing option. Book your table here.


Common Stock

Hillcrest neighborhood favorite Common Stock has put together a special “Back to the Exes” menu resurfacing many of the restaurant’s popular dishes from the past for one night only.

Highlights of the three-course dinner include starters ranging from Curried Hummus with Mango Chutney to French Onion Soup, main dishes including Hoisin Ribs with Charred Broccoli, Rosemary Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Mustard BBQ and New York Strip Steak with Confit Butter and desserts such as Broken Heart Passionfruit Cheesecake and Molten Lava Cake with Whipped Cream and Ganache to complete the memorable meal.

The menu is priced at $65 per person and reservations can be made here.


STK Steakhouse

Feed your fantasy at STK Steakhouse this Valentine’s Day. The modern, sleek decor paired with the infectious vibe created by live DJs makes for the perfect date night location. Available Feb. 12-18, STK will offer a variety of tantalizing specials in addition to the regular dinner menu including:

  • Wagyu filet special for $89
  • Dom Perignon champagne for $49 per glass or $249 per bottle
  • Imperia Caviar Kaluga Reserve traditional full service on ice with 30 grams of caviar, mother of pearl spoons, blinis, and toast for $149
  • Chocolate lava marshmallow cake with raspberries and vanilla ice cream for $24
STK steak

To view the full menu and make reservations, please visit here.


Books & Records

One of Bankers Hill’s newest dining venues, Books & Records, is putting on a three-course Shakespeare in Love music dinner.

The elevated $75 per person menu by Chef Sam Deckman will be paired with live music inspired by the classic rom-com film. Reservations are open from 5 PM to 9 PM on Valentine’s Day night and can be made here.

Books & Records

Wormwood

Wormwood welcomes you into a journey of the past, when poets, writers & painters made the Green Fairy their muse. Absinthe known as the Elixir of the gods was the symbol of a Bohemian time that inspired the world.

From an unjust ban making it the scapegoat of France’s national alcohol problem to the legends around some of the most famous characters in history, there is no other spirit that is so misunderstood.

As San Diego’s first absinthe bar, Wormwood aims to introduce guests to some of the best Absinthe currently available, while they dine on french-inspired cuisine.

Valentine's Day Specials from San Diego's Top Restaurants

This Valentine’s day, guests will start their love-affair with Wormwood with a welcome cocktail, followed by live music, and their special St. Valentin Menu and an optional wine pairing.

Special Menu features multi-course dinner + wine pairing for $125. Reservations are highly encouraged. Click here.


Fisher’s

Renowned for its award-winning fusion of Seafood and Mexican Cuisine, Fisher’s invites you to celebrate love with a tantalizing Valentine’s Day menu sure to ignite passion and delight your taste buds.

Date for Two menu for $89.00 | Special Hours: 2 PM to 9 PM

  • First Course: Guests can choose between a creamy Clam Chowder to warm their hearts or a classic Caesar Salad for a refreshing start.
  • Second Course: They can savor the ultimate indulgence with Fisher’s Surf and Turf, a divine combination of land and sea, or opt for the succulent Pekín Salmon for a taste of oceanic elegance.
  • Third Course: To conclude their romantic feast, guests can indulge in Fisher’s luscious Cajeta Flan, a sweet finale to an evening of love and enchantment.

Plus, Full Menu Available: In addition to the special Date for 2 menu, guests can indulge in their Fisher’s favorites from the full menu, ensuring there’s something to please every palate this Valentine’s Day.

Book Your Table Now! Click here.


Mootime Creamery

This Valentine’s Day, immerse yourself in love and sweetness with Mootime Creamery‘s delightful treats!

Celebrate with someone special or treat yourself to our mouthwatering Strawberry Heart-Shaped Bonbons adorned with Sprinkles, available in a pack of 6 for just $11.00. Embrace the spirit of romance all week long from February 12 to 18 with our eye-catching Pink Waffle Cones.

Don’t miss out on our Flavor of the Month: Strawberry White Chocolate Crunch, a delectable strawberry base intertwined with a white chocolate ribbon and sprinkled with strawberry crunch.

Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable with the sweetest indulgences from Mootime Creamery.


V-Day To Go

Morena Provisions

For those looking to spruce things up at home, order ahead at Morena Provisions, a one-stop-shop for five-star meals and wine to-go, which has put together both a la carte and prix-fixe options with a Valentine’s Day-inspired menu.

Morena Provisions

Spoil your significant other and order their Valentine’s for Two special ($150), which includes a beet salad, mushroom risotto, two entrees, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a bottle of celebratory bubbles. Valentine’s Day menu specials are available on February 14 only, and orders must be placed by noon on Monday, February 12.


Little Frenchie

For those looking for to-go delights to enjoy at home, Little Frenchie is also providing to-go offerings beginning February 1 including:

Une Boîte D’amour:
A box of Love, Heart Shaped French Brie Cheese, House made Chocolate Truffles, Mignardises, French Macarons,Baguette, House Jam, A bottle of French Sparkling Rose!
Price: $100 | Last day to order: February 12, 2024 | Pickup By: February 14, 2024

Canelé de Bordeaux:
A canelé is a small French pastry flavored with rum and vanilla with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. It takes the shape of a small, striated cylinder. Each Canelé will be topped with individual flavors: Salted Caramel, Pistachio Cremeux, Dark Chocolate and Pomegranate.
Price: $30 | Last day to order: February 12, 2024 | Pickup By: February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day Specials from San Diego's Top Restaurants

SusieCakes

Ditch the chocolate candies this Valentine’s Day and try one of SusieCakes NEW Sweetheart Cakes. Available for pre-order in their fan-favorite Vanilla Celebration, Old-Fashioned Chocolate and Red Velvet flavors, these 4-inch cakes are perfectly decorated with hearts and made for two people to enjoy!

The Dish

Looking for cute cupcakes? Look no further than the Valentine’s Day Decorated Cupcakes.

SusieCakes signature flavors are also available in Valentine’s Day themed treats.

Not a cake or cupcake fan? Try one of the Heart Frosted Sugar Cookies.


For the Gals!

Lionfish

Lionfish will raise a toast to friendship with BOGO glasses of Chandon sparkling wine on Galentine’s Day. Available on February 13, this sweetheart of a special is even sweeter with a complimentary platter of chocolate-covered strawberries.

Lionfish

Named Best Seafood Restaurant by Ranch and Coast Magazine, Lionfish offers innovative dishes featuring sustainable seafood, prime meats, and fresh seasonal ingredients from executive chef and James Beard Smart Catch leader JoJo Ruiz.

Located in Pendry San Diego,  Lionfish is open from 5 PM to 9 PM on Sunday through Wednesday, from 5 PM to 10 PM on Thursday, and from 5 PM to 11 PM on Friday and Saturday.


Temaki

Bring a bestie to Temaki for some bubbly by the beach on Galentine’s Day because that’s what friends are for! The acclaimed sushi destination will offer a BFF-friendly BOGO special featuring glasses of Hana Hou Hou Shu Rosé Clouds.

Temaki bar

The pink sparkling sake infused with rose hips and hibiscus pairs perfectly with Temaki’s selection of artfully-crafted hand rolls and sushi. The Galentine’s Day special is priced at $32 and available on February 13.


Punch Bowl Social

Gather the gals and head to Punch Bowl Social San Diego for a Galentine’s Party on February 9 from 6:30 PM to 10 PM!

Whether you’re in your Barbie or Swiftie era, live it up on the dance floor with beats by a live DJ, throw it back with nostalgic board games, a DIY friendship bracelet bar, and toast to the girls with craft cocktails or the Valentine’s punch only available for a limited time.

There will also be an exclusive pop-up vendor featuring permanent jewelry by Sparked Up. It’s not just a party, it’s the ultimate game night for besties! Tickets start at $15 and can be reserved here.


The Female Maker Market

Galentine’s Day Market with The Female Maker Market is happening February 18.

Indulge in a day of love and laughter and explore a diverse selection of 30+ female-owned small businesses alongside the fantastic Liberty Public Market vendors for a unique and empowering shopping experience accompanied by live music, and lots of delicious bites!

Liberty Public Market

Happy Valentine’s Day, San Diego!

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