Where to Valentine in San Diego

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Still deciding what to do for Valentine’s Day? With a restaurant scene like San Diego’s, finding the idyllic venue for a night with your special someone can be overwhelming. Ditch your usual spot and try something new with one of these Valentine’s Day dinner dates to impress! From sweet cocktails and multi-course menus, to decadent deserts, these top restaurants and hotels have your Valentine’s Day covered.


Tower23 Hotel Valentine's Day



Tower23 Hotel


Make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet this year at Tower23 Hotel and JRDN Restaurant. Enjoy the ultimate lovers’ getaway with surprises such as chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bouquet of roses, Lovers’ Massage Oil, and a Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Breakfast in Bed. Prices start at $459 per night. For those hoping to turn their Valentine’s Day up a notch, try the Sex on the Beach hotel package which includes dinner and cocktails for two, Breakfast in Bed each morning, an in-room couple’s massage, and valet parking. Rates start at $509 per night and require a minimum two-night stay. 



Lakehouse Hotel & Resort/Decoy Dockside Dining            


Cozy up with your loved one on Lake San Marcos this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a romantic boat ride and dinner at Decoy Dockside Dining. The Love Boat special includes a three-course gourmet meal, a bottle of either red, white or sparkling wine, and a boat ride. This package is extremely limited with only four reservations available; two at 5 p.m. and two at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14. Call the marina at (760) 653-3222 to reserve your spot.



Dave & Buster’s Carlsbad


Couples who play together, stay together. Mix up your Valentine’s Day and challenge your significant other to a round of healthy competition at the brand new Dave & Buster’s in Carlsbad. Choose from hundreds of games including Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Skee-ball and more, before enjoying delicious American fare like our Crispy Nashville-Style Hot Chicken from Dave & Buster’s BRAND NEW menu. Sip on craft cocktails such as the Black Raspberry Proseccorita, made with Prosecco, Blue Agave Silver tequila, black raspberry and lime sour mix, and cheers to the perfect night of romance.   




Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay and Sous-Chef Ashley Kato are preparing a decadent three-course dinner that is sure to delight your taste buds this February 14. These two San Diego top chefs are sure to impress you with dishes such as Pacific Oysters served with a passion fruit mignonette; Maine Lobster Tagliatelle made with lemon-dill, snap peas, and black trumpet mushrooms; and Chocolate Pot de Crème a coffee streusel with candied citron for dessert. Dinner is available from 5-10 p.m. and priced at $55 per person.


Risotto with imported truffle at Monello




Nothing says “I love you” like a 40 lb. wheel of cheese. The Italian eatery is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day by offering two options hot from the cheese wheel: Risotto with imported truffle or Spaghetti all’Amatriciana. This $40 dinner special will be available on Saturday, February 11, Sunday, February 12, and on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14. It’ll be your cheesiest V-Day yet.



TRUST’s Profiteroles dessert



TRUST Restaurant


Celebrate your sweetie on Valentine’s Day with TRUST’s Profiteroles dessert. This cream puff pastry tower is filled with hints of apple and drizzled with sweet caramel sauce for the perfect finishing touch. TRUST will serve dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 and Happy Hour will run as normal from 5-7 p.m.



Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering


If you’re looking forward to an intimate night at home with your loved ones or friends this Valentine’s Day, Giuseppe’s Pronto Delivery service will help make it extra special. From mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and entrees to innovative cocktails and desserts, Giuseppe Fine Catering will make sure you have the perfect meal and a great evening, no matter who you share it with. For a catered Valentine’s Day meal, call (858) 581-2205.



The Westgate Hotel


The “City of Love” is right at your doorstep when you spend Valentine’s Day at the Westgate Hotel. Experience a true Parisian escape with hotel getaways like the La Vie en Rose package, featuring a three-course dinner and wine pairing for two in the Westgate Room, an overnight stay in a premier room, late checkout and valet parking for $469. The Mon Amour special includes a three-course dinner and wine pairing for two in the Westgate Room, a bottle of Pol Clement champagne in a premier room, and Sunday brunch for $699.      


On February 11 at 7 p.m., Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel is stirring up the romance in the Westgate Room with a three-course French dinner paired with fine French vintage wines and specially-crafted elixir libations for $89 per person. Sunday brunch will be available on February 12 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $69 per person and on February 14 at 7 p.m., the hotel will be serving a five-course French dinner and wine pairing accompanied by the renowned Edith Piaf’s love songs, performed by Chantal Roche and her trio. Dinner is priced at $179 per person. 


 The San Diego Museum of ArtCouples can enjoy a Valentine’s Day-themed art tour from the Museum’s collection during an all-inclusive date night, along with a romantic picnic for two. This after-hours, docent-led tour showcases themed works ranging from Greek mythology to tales from India. Following the tour dé romance, Panama 66, the restaurant located at the Museum’s sculpture garden, is offering a picnic basket meal for two. Each meal includes gourmet sandwiches, a cheese or vegan plate, assorted chocolate truffles and a bottle of champagne, wine, or craft beer of your choosing. Lovebirds may dine within the restaurant, or take an available blanket to the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden lawn for a greener view. The after-hours meal and tour begin at 5:30 p.m., with the tour being offered every half hour until 7:30 p.m. The cost for the event is $95 for members and $110 for nonmembers. Passes can be ordered through the Museum’s website:'s Day-themed art tour from the San Diego Museum of Art Pacifica Del Mar
Enjoy dinner with a fantastic ocean view. Pacifica will be offering an a la carte menu where all entrees come with a soup or salad. Reservations from 4:30pm-10pm. 

Carne Prima

The newly opened Carne Prima sets the tone for a memorable experience. Chef Aliano Decka will prepare a 4-course menu which includes a Surf & Turf, Pan Seared Seabass, and Heart-shaped Lobster Ravioli. They will also be offering a special Valentine’s Day Thyme-infused Champagne cocktail that evening. 

Cusp Dining & Drinks
It’s dinner with a view from the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla. Cusp’s chef, Ingrid Funes, will be offering a 3-course meal for which comes with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Not into prix fixes? No problem. You can also order a la carte from their regular menu. 
  The Cork & Craft The neighborhood hot spot and its newly appointed Executive Chef, Scott Cannon, are serving a 4-course prix fixe menu with impressive selections. Order the Seared Ahi with avocado puree, shaved cucumber and papaya salad and puffed rice, Lobster and Truffle Risotto, or Wagyu Top Sirloin with blue cheese, short rib agnolotti, beet puree and charred cauliflower. To end, Pastry Chef Brenda Gonzalez has created a French Cruller and special “Pretty in Pink” dessert. You can also snag a glass of Abnormal Beer Co.’s special Valentine’s Day brew, Hugs & Kisses.  

BiCE sets the perfect tone for any Valentine’s Day. Select two dishes plus a dessert from their 3-course menu. Items include Chef Cassineri’s Zucchini Soup with vegetable brunoise and truffle mascarpone mousse, Pan Seared Wild Salmon with barley, quinoa, and vegetable chopped salad with pesto, and Whole Wheat Fettuccine with wild mushrooms, radicchio, brussels sprouts, parmesan, thyme and farm egg. 
  The Wine Pub The Wine Pub provides a romantically-lit patio under the stars for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner in the heart of Point Loma. Lovebirds can enjoy gourmet eats paired with delectable wine from Napa all the way down to Baja — or a variety of craft brews for non-wine drinkers. Plus, nothing says romance like feeding a loved one a spoonful of the to-die-for Banana Caramel Bread Pudding (there’s even dessert wines to go along with it!). The best of all? Four-legged, furry family members are always welcome — there’s a homemade K-9 menu. 🙂  Bellamy’s  Dine with your sweetheart at Bellamy’s in Escondido for an unforgettable evening. Enjoy a delectable three-course dinner prepared by Chef Patrick Ponsaty and Chef Jonathan Freyberg. Get your heart beating with first course options like Malaspina Oysters served with Sterling Caviar and Soy Yuzu or the Candy Striped Beet Soup topped off with Hazlenut Cream and Cocoa Nib. Lovers can feast on main courses like the Maine Diver Scallops served with Candied Orange, Squash-Carrot Puree and Tahitian Vanilla Sauce; a Rack of Lamb with Roasted Vegetable Tian, Fingerling Potatoes and Burgundy & Lamb Reduction; or the Grilled King Beef Filet Mignon accompanied by Asparagus, Truffle Bacon Mashed Potatoes and a Bernaise Sauce. Make this one night to remember by adding on half a Lobster Tail for a Surf ‘N Turf experience. Share kisses over the shared dessert: Bellamy’s Chocolate Decadence for Two. Dinners are priced at $75 per person and wine pairings are offered for an additional $30 per person.  The Duck Dive The Duck Dive, located in the heart of Pacific Beach, is offering special Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu for those looking to celebrate with their loved one along the Pacific Coast. Diners will enjoy the Chef’s Whim Special, Filet Mignon and Shrimp paired with Rice and Vegetables. The main course is followed a Molten Lava Cake dessert served with a scoop of ice cream. Wash this special meal down with one (or all!) of the Valentine’s Day drinks: My Cherry Amour Old Fashioned, Rose Martini or the famous Trophy Wife. The dinner is $35 per person with a la carte options available.  
Don Chido
 Located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, Don Chido is the perfect place for a casual yet delicious Valentine’s Day date night.  With $4 Mexican beers, $5 tequila shots, and $5 margaritas and $2 carne, chicken or carnitas tacos, singles and couples alike will be feeling the love (and the tequila!)  Rustic Root Rustic Root will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a three-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Marcel Childress. Menu highlights include roasted red bell pepper soup, roasted jidori chicken roulade and a chocolate s’mores cake. The menu is priced at $50 per person and selections are subject to change. Reservations may be made by calling 619.232.1747.  The Grass Skirt Take a trip to the islands this Valentine’s Day with an evening at The Grass Skirt. Delicious dishes by Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski are perfect for sharing and include the Okonomiyaki Fries topped with bonito flakes and the house-made Kimchi Fried Rice. Guests will also with handcrafted tiki cocktails by Beverage Manager Steven Tuttle like Boozin’ Susan’s World Famous Chi Chi, made with vodka, lime, pineapple, coconut, demerara and cinnamon; and the Carmen Miranda, a blend of white rum, overproof Jamaican rum, añejo rum, lime, pineapple, coconut, banana and cinnamon.  Kettner Exchange Celebrate the most romantic day of the year at one of San Diego’s most sought-after and romantic restaurants, Kettner Exchange. Spoil that special someone with memorable dishes prepared by Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski, paired with cocktails by Beverage Manager Steven Tuttle and Bar Manager Paulina Konja. Menu highlights include the seasonal Crows Pass Butternut Squash Soup, made with black trumpet mushroom, pearl onion, radish, frisee and crouton; while recently introduced cocktails include the Pink Lights & Champagne, made with gin, pisco, Lillet blanc and champagne; and the Apples & Oranges, a combination of blended scotch, apple brandy, fuji apple and orange bitters.   Venissimo Cheese at Flower Hill Promenade Venissimo Cheese at Flower Hill Promenade is offering a special “Chocolate and Bubbles” evening where friends and lovebirds alike are invited to pair a delicious selection of cheeses, scrumptious chocolates and flowing champagne for the ultimate decadent food experience. The hands-on (and taste bud-friendly) class will share the secrets of how to perfectly pair cocoa, effervescent bubbles and cheese to create a tasty trinity of flavors. Experience a plethora of scrumptious samples in an intimate setting on Monday, February 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at for $60 per person. 
 Veladora at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa 
This year, guests and locals are welcomed to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their sweetheart at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Veladora. The Five-Star, Five-Diamond resort and Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property offers a romantic setting and an exquisite dinner to remember at the fine-dining restaurant which sits on 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more. Guests will enjoy a delectable three-course meal with seasonal specialty dishes and carefully chosen wine pairings followed by desert while enjoying the sounds of smooth jazz courtesy of The Steph Johnson Trio. Menu highlights include bouillabaisse with razor clams, uni butter, langoustine, and fernet; nettle vichyssoise with potato croquette and candied mustard seed; and Brandt rib cap with duck yolk ravioli, black trumpets, grilled endive and bacon jus. Valentine’s Day dinner at Veladora costs $115 per person plus an additional $55 for wine pairings. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 858.759.6246.
  AVANT at Rancho Bernardo Inn This Valentine’s Day, sweep that special someone away to Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurant, AVANT, boasting sweeping views of the golf course paired with a specialty Valentine’s Day menu. Couples can indulge in a decadent four-course meal, delighting the palette with starters such as a parsnip bisque or Dungeness crab salad with pomelo, avocado, cilantro and jalapeño. Guests can then choose between pan seared foie gras, rich scallop and butternut risotto, or amouth watering duck leg confit for the second course. Rounding out the romantic meal are delicious entree options including veal osso buco, a classic “New York” strip, or a savory cauliflower and walnut ravioli. Finish the evening with a sweet red velvet cheesecake, or opt for long stemmed chocolate dipped strawberries accompanied by a Champagne pipette, chocolate ganache and gold dust. The specialty four-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner is accompanied with live music and is $85/$120 with wine pairings. Reservations can be made by calling 844.226.2044.  Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, at Rancho Bernardo Inn Inspired by the olive trees, gardens and villas that dot the Mediterranean coastline, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn melds the classic and the unexpected, making it the perfect place to toast to love. This Valentine’s Day, Veranda is offering a romantic three-course dinner starting with a first course comprised of refreshing coastal flavors such as a poached lobster, lamb lettuce wraps, or a yellowfin tuna nori roll. Couples can then indulge in a choice between a savory grilled beef tenderloin, or a pan seared sea bass with roasted root vegetables, and finish with a selection of desserts. Enjoy the special three-course prixe-fixe dinner featuring live music for $65/$95 with wine pairings. *Menu subject to change based on Chef’s whim. Reservations can be made by calling 855.421.0268. 
Sally’s Fish House & Bar 
 This Valentine’s Day, spread the romance with dinner reservations and a picturesque bayfront view at Sally’s Fish House & Bar, located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Gaslamp Quarter’s waterfront. With its coastal-inspired menu featuring local ingredients and unforgettable flavors, Sally’s Fish House & Bar has become one of San Diego’s most romantic waterfront seafood dining restaurants. Couples can toast to their love with a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé as they enjoy unforgettable views of the San Diego Bay and beyond either from outside on the restaurant’s expanded deck amongst warm fire pits, or through floor-to-ceiling windows from inside the dining room and bar. Special for Valentine’s Day, guests can delight in a three-course prix fixe menu for $65 per person with menu highlights that include wood fire-grilled octopus, sautéed diver scallops and butter poached Kauai prawns, Sally’s Valentine dessert sampler and more.   Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Lovebirds looking to swoon over bay front views this Valentine’s Day will go head over heels for Paradise Point Resort & Spa’s seaside restaurant, Tidal. With menu options ranging from sea to land, Tidal exemplifies the definition of where craft and catch converge. Special for Valentine’s Day, couples can delight in an 8-course dinner beginning with foie gras macaroons as an amuse bouche, followed by oysters and caviar, a charred cabbage salad with butter poached lobster, veal sweetbread risotto, Kobe beef with Arcadian potato, creamed kale, butternut squash, and bone marrow bordelaise, and more.
 Harrah’s Resort Southern California Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Harrah’s Resort Southern California and indulge in a decedent three-course meal at Fiore Steakhouse. The meal starts with an heirloom beet torte with glazed baby heirloom beet, lavender goat cheese, and port wine followed by a yellowfin ahi tuna duo. For the first-course, guests will enjoy an SR76 wheat Beer fonduta with lamb chopper cheese, artisan bread, fresh apples, and baby vegetables. Second-course options include smoked octopus salad with firs, wild rocket, blood orange, citrus pepper vinaigrette, and spiced chickpea or creamy french onion soup with house beef broth, sherry, fresh cream, Jarlsberg, and sourdough crisp. As an entree, diners can choose from petite beef filet and jumbo shrimp with certified Angus natural beef, port wine shallot, jumbo white shrimp, and sauce vierge or crab stuffed dover sole with lump blue crab, savory spinach, creole mustard cream, dried tomato, and orecchiette. The delectable meal ends with a disappearing white chocolate dome with luxardo cherry nitro ice cream, molten dark chocolate, and gold leaf. Valentine’s Day dinner at Fiore Steakhouse is $150 per couple, for a reservation call 760.751.3100.   Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara  Celebrate Valentine’s Day under the stars at Seasons Restaurant and indulge in a decedent three-course meal created by Chef de Cuisine Conor Ball with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The meal starts with a local oyster appetizer served with caviar, creme fraiche, and tarragon, followed by a first-course choice of textures of apple, smoked, foamed, and soiled or butter poached lobster with pear, citrus, and uni. Next guests can enjoy venison loin with quinoa, beet root, and currant; ahi tuna with pine nuts, fennel, and lovage; or ricotta gnocchi with kale, truffle, and lemon. Lastly, diners will finish the delectable meal with a choice of dark chocolate semi fredo with hazelnut, branded cherries, and meringue or rhubarb anna cotta with rose petal and pomegranate. Seasons Restaurant puts a fresh, modern twist on California coastal cuisine blending simple, locally sourced ingredients with flavours from international cultures using creativity and trend forward techniques. The restaurant showcases a stylish blend of modern mission architecture and local beach town charm. Valentine’s Day dinner at Seasons Restaurant is $70 per person or $90 per person with wine pairings. For reservations call (760) 603-3700.  THE US GRANT This Valentine’s Day, experience a night to remember in the heart of San Diego’s thriving Gaslamp District. For couples looking for a romantic destination downtown, enjoy a 3-course dinner and a cabaret show hosted by THE US GRANT and presented by the iconic Lamb’s Players Theater. The dinner and a show experience will be offered for three exclusive nights, on February 11, 12, and 14, and will present an evening of romantic melodies performed live by a dozen of San Diego’s best singers, beside a 3-course meal including charcuterie, lobster ravioli with champagne buerre blanc, and finished with raspberry chocolate cake with a white chocolate mocha sauce. After the show, stay the night in the recently renovated property which offers a beautiful restyled lobby, guest rooms, and Presidential Suite for those looking to go over-the-top for their loved one. Tickets are $94 per person for a table, and $48 per person for seated chairs, sans dinner.  Fig Tree Café Start the morning of love by visiting Fig Tree Café in Hillcrest, Pacific Beach, or Liberty Station. Fig Tree Café is offering two new drink specials for the entire month of February. Get a nice buzz with the Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Latte made with two shots of espresso and topped with house-made strawberry whipped cream, a fresh strawberry and drizzled with dark chocolate. The Floral Mimosa Flight is sure to get the heart pumping with 4 lovely mimosa choices such as the Rose garnished with dried rose, the Lavender garnished with dried lavender, the Pomegranate Hibiscus garnished with a dried hibiscus flower ice cube, and the Strawberry & Grapefruit garnished with a strawberry and thyme. All Fig Tree Café locations will be offering a free half order of the Valentine’s French Toast with the purchase of 2 entrees. Fig Tree Café in Liberty Station, the only location open for dinner, is offering a pre-fixed Valentine’s Day three-course dinner menu for $42.50 per person. Couples can choose from a starter such as the Baby Beets and Burrata Salad made with heirloom beets, burrata and spiced pecans, the Bone Marrow, Roasted Kurobuta Pork Belly, the Crab Stack, or the Soup of the Day. For the second course, couples can choose two entrees such as the Kurobuta Pork Chop, the Fish of the Day (ask server for details), the Portobello Napoleon, the Lobster Ravioli, or the 14oz. New York Steak. For dessert, couples can choose one dish to share such as the Crème Brule, Tiramisu, Limoncello or the Hazelnut Crunch and Chocolate Cake. Two complimentary glasses of champagne will be given to each couple to toast with.  Backyard Kitchen + Tap For a romantic evening in the heart of Pacific Beach, Backyard Kitchen + Tap is offering a three-course menu at $49.95 for two starting at 5:00 p.m. Couples can enjoy their first course choice of one dish to share such as the 7 Layer Hummus, the Organic Greens Salad or the Burrata Bruschetta. For their second course choice of one entree each, couples can choose from the Mushroom Ravioli, the Chipotle Rubbed Sirloin, or the Brick Jerk Chicken. For the third course choice of one to share, couples can enjoy a sweet dessert such as the Chocolate Decadent Cake or the Lemon Meringue Tartlets. Reservations are not required but encouraged.  PB Ale House Also located in Pacific Beach, PB Ale House is offering a three-course Valentine’s Day menu starting at 5:00 p.m. for $60 per couple. Reservations are not required but encouraged. For the first course, couples can select a starter to share such as the Baked Brie, the Warm Crab Dip, the Honeymoon Oysters, or the Tempura Baby Octopus. For the second course, couples can select their own dish or a choice of two between dishes such as the Langostino Scampi, the Braised Short Rib, the Seared Albacore, or the Boursin Stuffed Chicken. For the third course, couples can share the Spiced Hot Chocolate Shots, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and the Vanilla Crème Brule.  Union Kitchen + Tap  Union Kitchen + Tap in the Gaslamp quarter is offering a dinner for two on Valentine’s Day, along with live acoustics from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. A three-course dinner is offered at $95 per couple and includes one shared appetizer, two entrees, one shared dessert and either a bottle of wine or a bottle of champagne. The Fish Shop  Fishing for some extra romance? Not to worry because Valentine’s Day is coming up, which not only means love is in the air, but it’s also time to put the notorious oysters to the test. Wondering where shuck and slurp? Stop by The Fish Shop and order a dozen or two just for you and your sweetie. The Fish Shop is a local favorite and has built a reputation for providing customers with only the freshest seafood in a fast-casual environment. With multiple locations in Pacific Beach, Encinitas and Hermosa Beach, they boast a menu that features a boatload of fish selections to choose and prepare your underwater entrée just the way you like it. Aside from their fish menu, they also offer oysters, perfect for a romantic dinner out to get you hooked on love. Oyster shooters are also available, served with a beer chaser and garnished with a poached shrimp.  Ponsaty’s Fine Dining + Lounge Looking for a restaurant draped in elegance and culinary esteem? Serving locally sourced dishes with French and Spanish influences, Ponsaty’s Fine Dining + Lounge is your go-to spot for a romantic evening. For $75 per person, the chef-crafted Valentine’s Day Menu will offer a variety of dishes made from fresh local ingredients and bathed in the rich flavors of Basque-inspired cuisine. Enjoy the Tasmanian Trout Tartare appetizer before diving into the tender Foie Gras Stuffed King Beef Wellington. Polish off the night with something sweet and try either the Chocolate Decadence or Raspberry-Saffron Sorbet. Bracero Cocina de Raiz In the mood for something more rustic? Reignite the flame with Bracero Cocina de Raiz, a restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine inspired by generations of culinary heritage. Treat yourself to the Lagarita cocktail, made from jalapeno-infused tequila, Mandarine Napoléon, lime, cinnamon and El Sully Mexican lager float. Be sure to share the House Guacamole served with crisp sea salt chips, before enjoying a plate of the Traditional Chile en Nogada, an elaborate dish loaded with the classic walnut, fruit and poblano roasted pepper flavors characteristic of the traditional dish. Of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a dessert for two, so treat your sweet to the Dark Chocolate Mole Cake.  Del Sur Mexican Cantina in South Park  For a more casual Valentine’s Day dinner spot with top-notch cuisine, Del Sur Mexican Cantina in South Park is a family-oriented and dog-friendly restaurant that offers a variety of Mexican dishes and specialty cocktails. Toast to a romantic evening with a glass of Sangria and share an order of the Ceviche before bathing your taste buds in a plate of Chile Rellenos smothered in roasted pepper cream sauce. Your night is destined for laidback romance at this cantina-style restaurant.  WESTROOT This Valentine’s day, WESTROOT at The Village in Pacific Highlands Ranch is offering three specials for lovers to choose from. Delectable entrees include a decadent Lobster Mac made with sundried tomato compound butter, chervil, poblano beer-cheese sauce and cotija cheese for $24; a Double Cut Pork Chop served with a carrot top pesto, potato hash with fennel, carrots and apples for $35; or a Petite Filet Mignon topped with pink peppercorn sauce and accompanied by cauliflower puree, herb potato gratin and market vegetables for $25. Call to book or reservations for you and your sweetheart.  The Haven For the inevitable pizza enthusiasts of San Diego, The Haven is your Valentine’s Day destination. The Pesto Bruschetta will have you hankering for more of the restaurant’s unique creations, so be sure to put in your order for the Popeye Pizza, topped with house-made roasted garlic sauce, fresh spinach, all-natural chicken, mushrooms, mozzarella and goat cheese. Share these dishes with your special someone and you’re in for a truly memorable Valentine’s Day!  The Ranch at Bandy Canyon  This Valentine’s Day, The Ranch at Bandy Canyon is offering guests a special ‘Valentine’s Sweetheart Package’. The package includes a bottle of champagne, Belgium chocolates, one rose and continental breakfast. This special offer is only available February 10 through the 18 and only for reservations made online. After making your online reservation call or e-mail The Ranch to book your Sweetheart package. 




From sweet cocktails and multi-course menus, to decadent deserts, these top restaurants have your Valentine’s Day covered.



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