Everyone knows that food is the way to a lover’s heart. Express your passion with heart-shaped pizzas from this hometown favorite pizzeria in Pacific Beach and near SDSU! Choose from any of their one-of-a-kind combo pizzas and be sure to request your special heart-shaped pizza for dine-in, take-out, or delivery this Valentine’s Day.
1221 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach) | 6145 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 (San Diego)
Osetra Seafood & Steaks has set the stage for an exclusive, upscale Valentine’s Day. In addition to specials on all à la carte dishes, Osetra has crafted a three-course pre-fixe menu featuring entrees including creamy Lobster Ravioli, a grilled Chilean Sea Bass with fingerling potatoes, and a juicy 8oz. Prime Filet Mignon with herbed truffle butter foie gras sauce. Enjoy two complimentary glasses of champagne at the end of the meal!
904 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
This European-style fish market and dining destination is offering a complimentary couples’ dessert and a glass of champagne to toast the day of love in style! Heat up your date night with your choice of delicate crudo dishes and plates of sustainably-sourced, fresh-caught seafood including the Grilled Swordfish Sicilian Style, Seared Diver Scallops with ginger rice, and a Salmon Carbonara on a bed of three-cheese tortellini.
Location: 1735 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Love is in the air at this edgy Carmel Valley eatery, famous for their quirky character and elevated Japanese cuisine. Delight in a couples’ dinner for two with your choice of one appetizer and two bowls of hearty ramen for only $30. Spice up your evening with two perfectly pink and red cocktails for only $10 and house beers at happy hour prices all night!
Location: 5965 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130
No Valentine? No problem! Prohibition, San Diego’s swanky speakeasy, will help singles celebrate breakups and romantic freedom with an “I Got The Blues” party complete with craft cocktails and live music on Wednesday, February 14th. Prohibition’s beverage director and lead mixologist, Ryan Andrews, has created three cocktails for the party, priced at $13:
- Old Fashioned Heartbreak, made with Wild Turkey Rye 101, Cherry Heering and R&D Cherry Apple Bitters, served with a package of Kleenex;
- I Lost My Heart in Manhattan, made with Russell’s Reserve Prohibition Single Barrel bourbon, Yzaguirre sweet vermouth, Bénédictine and R&D House Bitters, served with breath mints; and
- You Were the Bee’s Knees, made with Damrak gin, fresh lemon, honey and peach bitters, served with a blank stamped postcard.
Guests who bring in a photo of their ex-lover to shred will receive a complimentary shot of whiskey to help numb the pain of their former flame.
El Chingon, located at 560 5th Avenue, will inspire novios and novias alike to have a “Bad Ass” Valentine’s Day with a three-course Puerto Nuevo Love Feast for Two and specialty cocktail on Wednesday, Feb. 14th.
The aphrodisiac-inspired menu will begin with spicy tomato bisque. The main course, surf and turf to share, includes a whole lobster and steak served with rice, beans, tortillas and fajita fixings. A sweet finale to the meal, couples will share blueberry cheesecake chimichangas. The Puerto Nuevo Love Feast for Two will be priced at $79 per couple. To accompany the meal, the “All these bros and all these… Someone here gonna…” cocktail will be available, made with Azuñia Blanco tequila, lime, honey, coconut water and R&D Fire Bitters, priced at $12.
For the perfect pair, Eddie V’s is offering elevated pairings for Valentine’s Day featuring famous champagnes with their ideal oyster counterparts. Guests can enjoy half a dozen oysters, including Pink Moon and Thatch Island oysters, complimented by a half bottle of champagne hand-selected by an Advanced Sommelier. For the perfect Valentine’s Day toast, guests can choose from Ruinart Blanc De Blancs, Moët Rosé Impérial or Krug Grand Cuvée. In addition to the special offerings listed above, Eddie V’s menu of fresh and flavorful seafood will still be available to order. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine list of over 300 selections, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. Reservations are now open.
Located at 932 Orange Ave. in Coronado,Primavera Ristorante will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic menu available on Wednesday, Feb. 14th. Created by executive chef, Ryan Moore, Primavera’s specialty three-course ‘menu di San Valentino’ is priced at $69.95 per person, with additional items available for a supplemental charge. The Kiss on the Lips cocktail, made with vanilla vodka, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, amaretto and crème, will also be available for $14. Reservations are encouraged by calling 619.435.0454. More information is available at www.primavera1st.com.
Butter’ get ready to share – your sweetheart will be flipping for Cafe 222’s specialty Valentine’s Day breakfast: ‘Some Like It Hotcakes.’ Terryl Gavre’s quaint cafe will offer the stack of dark chocolate pancakes for the holiday, exclusively on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Located at 222 Island Ave in the Marina District, Cafe 222’s Some Like It Hotcakes breakfast will include three dark chocolate pancakes drizzled with cream cheese frosting, chocolate sauce and topped with fresh strawberries. Cafe 222 is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information may be found by visiting www.cafe222.com.
Celebrate the romance of Greece in Downtown San Diego this Valentine’s Day with a romantic four-course dinner and optional wine pairings showcasing Greek wines at Mezé Greek Fusion, located at 345 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter. The Valentine’s Day menu will be priced at $45 per person, with optional wine pairings priced at an additional $65. Reservations may be made by calling 619.550.1600 or on the website at www.GaslampMeze.com.
Union Kitchen & Tap in the Gaslamp District is gearing up for the romantic occasion with their Valentine’s Day Prohibition Party, including live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. starring K. Emeline, in addition to a romantic three-course prix-fixe menu for two, priced at $95 per couple. For the city’s inevitable wine-o’s, there will also be a wine pairing menu for $150 per couple, which will include wine with each course in addition to a champagne toast. Guests can also expect a special Prohibition cocktail menu, and to cap off the night, karaoke starting at 10 p.m.
If Valentine’s Day by the beach is in order, couples can make their way to Union Kitchen & Tap’s Encinitas location for an $85 prix-fixe dinner for two and ½ off all bottles of wine and champagne. Pair the restaurant’s coastally chic ambience with live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a true SoCal-style Valentine’s Day the city’s love birds will never forget!
For a fun Valentine’s Day spent in energetic Pacific Beach, head to Backyard Kitchen & Tap for their Lovebirds Valentine’s Day Dinner, which will include a three-course dinner priced at $59.95 per couple from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will consist of one sharable appetizer, two entrees, a shared dessert and a complimentary glass of Chandon champagne or sparkling rosé. Appetizers will include a choice between an assorted Cheese Plate or Blackened Shrimp, prepared with avocado, blood orange, arugula, cilantro crema and pepitas, followed by entrée options such as Butternut & Goat Cheese Ravioli, crafted from herb puree, spiced hazelnuts and watercress, Crispy Skin Salmon, served with fingerling potatoes, market mushrooms, asparagus and mustard cream sauce, and other delectable options. Finish with either Blood Orange Sabayon, made with market berries and polenta shortbread cookies, orChocolate-Covered Strawberries, served with goat cheese fondue and macadamia nut butter. Top this romantic evening off with live music by Joanna Gerolaga, and you’re in for an unforgettable night suited to the occasion.
Seeking a spot with the idyllic Valentine’s Day dessert to cap off the evening? Wood Ranch in Mission Valley should be every couple’s go-to for their Warm Chocolate Cake, a rich blend of Flourless Guittard chocolate cake topped with fluffy whipped cream, complemented by candied pecans that have been perfectly glazed in-house, and served with creamy vanilla bean ice cream. Treat your sweet to this decadent dish, and see why this chocolate cake has become a local favorite!
For the city’s early risers, Fig Tree Café’s three locations in Pacific Beach, Liberty Station and Hillcrest have a morning indulgence that will spice up any romantic occasion. Enjoy a sweet awakening with an order of Fig Tree’s Valentine French Toast, stuffed and topped with fresh raspberries, white chocolate and raspberry sauce. Pair this with the eatery’s charming and cozy design for a Valentine’s Day brunch to beat all!
Pacific Beach’s latest seaside addition, Waterbar, will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu that is sure to pair seamlessly with the location’s unbeatable panoramic ocean views. For only $70, couples will enjoy the choice of one starter to share from a selection of Tiradito of Red & White Tuna, prepared with American caviar, avocado, crispy rice and piri piri sauce, Chopped Little Gem Salad, crafted from hearts of palm, white cheddar, tomato, cucumber, asparagus and green goddess, and Clam Toasts, consisting of grilled sourdough, jamon serrano, Romesco, cippolini onion and gremolata. Featured entrees will include Sweet Potato Curry, made with red Thai curry and coconut rice, Beef Tenderloin served with creamed spinach, smoked fingerling potatoes and béarnaise sauce, Jidori Chicken with roasted mushrooms, broccoli and honey vinaigrette, Baked Salmon prepared with a mustard glaze, root vegetables, ginger and mustard seed, and finally, Grilled Sea Bass bathed in smoked tomato broth, ancho pepper, onion marmalade and corn dumplings. Sweeten the deal with the choice of one dessert per couple, including Rose Panna Cotta made with strawberry consommé, huckleberry preserves and white chocolate, Chocolate Sponge crafted from chocolate custard, almond butter powder, macerated cherries and cherry rum ice cream, and Pink Doughnuts infused with raspberry jam, champagne icing and dehydrated berries.
For couples seeking elevated Japanese dishes this Valentine’s Day, head to Cloak & Petal in Little Italy to delight in a four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $95 per person, and curated to include a variety of chef-inspired specialties that match the restaurant’s unique Japanese social dining environment. Walk-ins will be accepted at 5 p.m., followed by their first reservation-only seating at 7 p.m. and another at 9 p.m. Pair your meal with one of their unique craft cocktails and you’re in for a romantic Valentine’s Day at one of Little Italy’s newest hot-spots.
For a farm-to-fork experience this Valentine’s Day, couples can make their way to Farmer’s Table in La Mesa to enjoy a romantic three-course prix-fixe menu priced at $49++ per person and the option to add wine pairings for another $15. First course selections include Lobster Salad, prepared with celery aioli, avocado and organic tomato, Clams/Mussels, made with roasted garlic, roasted tomato, Anaheim peppers, olives and capers, their signature Burnt Carrot Salad, crafted from local avocado, red onion, cilantro and feta, all tossed in a citrus-thyme vinaigrette, and their Soup of the Day. Entrees will include Bison Filet, served with poached pear, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed red swiss chard and a blackberry port wine reduction, Pan Seared Lemon Chicken, prepared with wild mushroom, lemon butter, caper sauce and fresh herbed mashed potatoes, and Lobster Ravioli bathed in pistachio pesto light cream sauce, among other flavorsome options. Desserts will include Chocolate Lava Cake, Bread Pudding of the Day and a chef-inspired Special Dessert of the Day.
If Farmer’s Table’s menu sounds like your idyllic Valentine’s Day feast, but La Mesa is a bit of a trek from your stomping grounds, you can rest assured that Farmer’s Bottega is serving up the same delectable menu options in Mission Hills. Bask in their charming atmosphere as you sip wine and enjoy a splendid dinner with your loved one at this dreamy dining destination.
barleymash, located in the Gaslamp District, is welcoming San Diego residents of all relationship statuses to join in the festivities, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day! On February 14th, barleymash is throwing a Stoplight Party where guests are invited to wear red if they’re taken, yellow if it’s complicated and green if they’re single. Dance the night away to music from a live DJ.
Date: February 14th
Time: starting at 10:00 p.m.
Address: 600 5th Avenue, 92101
Make plans to visit any of the five Tajima San Diego locations for a Valentine’s Day date ideal for hopeless ramen-tics. For $30 you get any two ramen dishes on the menu; choices include Spicy Sesame, Creamy Chicken, Tajima and Vegan bowls. As a couple, you’ll also receive a bottle of Sayuri Nigori Sake to sip with your ramen. End the night with delightful Mochi Ice Creams for both you and your sweetie.
Date: February 14th
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Price: $30 per couple
Address: all locations listed below
Convoy – 4681 Convoy Street, Ste I, 92111
Mercury – 4411 Mercury Street, Ste 110, 92111
Hillcrest – 3739 6th Avenue, Ste B, 92103
East Village – 901 E Street, 92101
North Park – 3015 Adams Avenue #102b, 92116
If “single and ready to mingle” is your Valentine’s Day mantra, The Smoking Gun in the Gaslamp District’s has got the party for you. Round up your single ladies and fellows to grab dinner and drinks at this retro cocktail bar and restaurant, partnering with other businesses to throw a night to remember. Influences from The Bachelor and giveaways will keep things interesting and singles on their toes. Challenge that cutie across the bar to a game of ping pong or spend the evening chatting with the table next to you – you’ll never know you who might meet! Call The Smoking Gun for more details.
Date: February 14th
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Address: 555 Market Street, 92101
Celebrate tu amor this Valentine’s Day at Del Sur, an eclectic Mexican cantina nestled in the heart of South Park. A three-course romantic dinner for two is $55 and includes a sharable plate of Street Corn or the Queso Fondido cheesy appetizer, along with your choice of two specialty plates, such as Carnitas or Enchiladas (vegetarian options available). Each couple will also get two House Margaritas or Sangrias and a plate of cinnamon Churros. If you don’t want to leave your four-legged love at home, Del Sur’s patio is pet friendly so fido can share the love with you and yours!
Date: February 14th
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Address: 2310 30th Street, 92104
Share a ‘lil pizza your heart with that special someone at The Haven this Valentine’s Day. Dine in at the quaint pizzeria, located in the Kensington neighborhood, and enjoy a three-course meal for two, for only $50. Share a house salad, 14” specialty pizza of your choice, ice cream cookie dessert and bottle of house red or white wine.
Date: February 14th
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Address: 4051 Adams Avenue, 92116