Finding Oysters For Valentine’s Day

Casino delle Ostriche Primavera Ristorante in Coronado, CA
Casino delle Ostriche Primavera Ristorante in Coronado, CA

If you’re looking for an aphrodisiac-packed Valentine’s Day dinner, here are some local restaurants dishing up oysters, all for your pleasure. Just add chocolate and red wine, and you have the recipe for a Love Day for the books!

Primavera Ristorante, the award-winning Italian eatery in Coronado, is setting the mood for “amore” with a featured Valentine’s Day appetizer, Casino delle Ostriche: baked oysters on the half shell, panko crumbs, brunoise roasted peppers and smoked bacon.

If you and your date are looking for an ultra-local, laid-back feel for your Valentine’s Day feasting, The Fish Shop is the place to be. With locations in Encinitas, Pacific Beach, and Point Loma, The Fish Shop is serving up love day mollusks this Valentine’s Day (and every other day of the year for that matter). Order the Fish Shop Dozen (14 oysters) and one of their local draft beers for a meal after a San Diegan’s own heart.

Oysters at Waterbar in San Diego, CA
Oysters at Waterbar

WhipHand, East Village’s sleek American Brasserie, will be serving up Oysters Rockefeller alongside their 24 self-serve draft beer taps and full cocktail bar. Looking for extra (love) credit? Order their Garlic Buttered and Parmesan Oysters – garlic is thought to be another natural aphrodisiac!

It really is hotter on the sand, and when you swing by Miss B’s Coconut Club you’ll taste why. Customize your oyster order by choosing chimichurri, house cocktail sauce, horseradish or fresh lemon. Order the Blackbeard’s Delight cocktail to finish off your hot and heavy meal – the pomegranate and ginger inside just may boost the oyster’s alluring effects.

Waterbar’s raw menu options are all tantalizing, and the Oysters on the Half Shell, complete with red wine mignonette, lemon and hot sauce are no exception. With its stunning views of the ocean, Waterbar is the perfect spot to catch the most romantic sunset of the year.

You and your lover will be in for a swanky and decadent night at Osetra Seafood & Steaksfor your Valentine evening. Continue the romance by ordering their Daily Oysters and then bringing the meal to completion with their indulgent Melting Hot Chocolate Lava Cake, oozing with melted chocolate and vanilla gelato.

Cloak & Petal is raising the bar with their Oysters on a Half Shell, finished with radish, ponzu and scallions. Plus, you can order sushi to your heart’s desire at this luxurious Little Italy destination. Share the love under the cherry blossoms and celebrate the romance in your life!