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