Flowers? Check. Candy? Check. Dinner reservations? It’s not too late. San Diego is prime with romantic dining options to show the love of your life how much you care on Valentine’s Day.
All menus are served on Valentine’s Day, unless indicated. All prices are per person, unless indicated. Reservations are required.
Breakfast Republic will start your brunch off with a variety of Valentine’s Day drink specials, including a Red Rosé Mimosa infused with rose syrup and cranberry or a White Chocolate Raspberry Mocha. North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, East Village, Ocean Beach, Carmel Valley and Pacific Beach. breakfastrepublic.com
Bub’s @ the Beach is serving its Black-Hearted Mule of the Month, crafted with Gosling Black Seal Rum, a dash of bitters, a hint of lime juice, ginger beer and soda water and garnished with a heart-shaped gummy; and $3 red baskets of regular tater tots, sweet potato tater tots, seasoned fries and onion rings. 1030 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. (858) 270-7269. bubspb.com
Little Italy Food Hall Bar’s Love Bird Specials include two-for-one mimosas, $5 single shots of tequila and whiskey; and a limited-time $10 Love Elixir cocktail, made with gin, St. Germaine, lemon, rose water and pomegranate, garnished with a rose petal. 550 W. Date St., San Diego. 619-269-7187. littleitalyfoodhall.com
Get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day with Saint Archer Brewing Company’s pink beers. The Blackberry Gose, Peach Gose and Razzleberry Gose brews all sport a naturally rose hue. (Gose is a sour German wheat beer brewed with salt and coriander seeds). Miramar Tasting Room: 9550 Distribution Ave., San Diego. Leucadia Tasting Room: 978 N. Coast Highway, Encinitas. saintarcherbrewery.com
The Oceanaire is mixing up a signature cocktail that both singles and couples will swoon over. The Flight ($16) is crafted with vodka, Grand Marnier, strawberry cordial, fresh lime juice, edible glitter and Prosecco. 400 J St., San Diego. (619) 858-2277. theoceanaire.com
Take your romance 40 stories above San Diego Bay at Top of the Hyatt. The sky lounge will offer two sweet and sparkling Valentine’s Day cocktail specials: Love Potion #9 is made with gin, Aperol, strawberry jam mix and a dash of fresh lemon juice ($16); and “Cherry” Amour Old Fashioned ($18), is made with High West Rye, Luxardo cherry sauce, Angostura bitters and Luxardo cherries. 1 Market Place, San Diego. topofthehyatt.com
Toast to romance at Fig Tree Cafe with drink specials like the Bouquet of Roses Mimosa Flight complete with Blush Rose, Lavender Rose, Yellow Rose and Red Rose tasters, or the Chocolate Raspberry Mocha. Pacific Beach, Hillcrest, Liberty Station. figtreeeatery.com
Notorious Burgers’ specialty milkshake ($14) combines a classic strawberry shake with six Callebaut chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry purée Callebaut chocolate syrup, whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles. Available Friday through Feb. 14. 6955 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. (760) 431-2929. notoriousburgers.com
Patisserie Melanie is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Valentine’s Day. In addition to its daily offerings, both occasions will be marked with four days of sweets and specials. Wednesday-Feb. 16. 3788 Park Blvd., Suite 4, San Diego. (619) 677-2132. patisseriemelanie.com
Extraordinary Desserts is offering two Valentine’s Day treats for those looking for an alternative to chocolate without losing the decadent flavor. The Individual Guava Cheesecake ($13.50) is a creamy cheesecake marbled with guava jam on a coconut graham cracker crust, finished with a guava gelee and toasted coconut. The Strawberry Creme Brulee Tart ($12) is strawberry cremeuse and fresh strawberries that surround the vanilla-bean creme brulee nestled on a baked raspberry almond tart. 2929 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 294-2132, and 1430 Union St., San Diego. (619) 294-7001. extraordinarydesserts.com
The Chocolate Lounge at Theatre Box San Diego will offer 21-and-over romantics a pairing of Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. For $49, couples can share a bottle of Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé and four strawberries hand-dipped in French milk chocolate. 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 814-2225. theatrebox.com/chocolate-lounge-2
Bub’s @ the Ballpark in East Village will host its fifth annual Valentine’s Day Doggie Brunch featuring a special menu for pups, Bloody Mary bar, raffles and prizes. Looking for a four-legged love match? Rescue dogs will be available for adoption, benefiting Second Chance Dog Rescue San Diego. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 715 J St., San Diego. (619) 546-0815. bubssandiego.comevents/valentines-day-doggie-brunch
Natural Style Chicken will keep your Valentine’s Day casual with eats like fresh rotisserie chicken, ribs and Korean-style beef. Split a regular-size red soju (a Korean drink) with your sweetheart and share a free bowl of sweet chili mushrooms, or split a large-size red soju and get a free bulgogi (marinated grilled beef). 501 University Ave., Hillcrest. $13 for regular size. (619) 228-9442.
Fresh Brothers will offer heart-shaped pizzas Feb. 14-17. Order a large pizza topped with fresh tomatoes, all-natural mozzarella and 30 toppings of your choosing. A la carte pricing. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, 13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 103, San Diego. (858) 252-7000. freshbrothers.com
Woodstock’s Pizza in Pacific Beach and near San Diego State University will express the love this Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped cinnabreads ($5.25) smothered with brown sugar, cinnamon and icing, and topped with items like fresh strawberries, blueberries or a warm Nutella drizzle. 1221 Garnet Ave., San Diego and 6145 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. woodstocksca.com
Harumama will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a heart-shaped version of its signature character buns, each filled with chocolate. Available through Feb. 14. 1901 Columbia St., Little Italy, and 2958 Madison St., Carlsbad. $7.95 for two buns. harumamasd.com
Everbowl’s “On A Date” bowl is the perfect option for health-centered couples or for those looking for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat that won’t break your New Year's resolution. It starts with an acai base with strawberries, dates, bananas, frozen peanut butter and topped with granola, bananas, peanut butter and cacao nibs. Poway, San Marcos, Rancho Penasquitos, Escondido, Bonita, Scripps Ranch, Oceanside, Santee, Mission Valley, Carmel Valley, San Elijo Hills. $8 per bowl. everbowl.com
Coaster Saloon is shaking up date night with $7 craft cocktails for its Coaster Over Cupid special menu created with the anti-romance crowd in mind. Try the Stupid Cupid, a concoction of Benchmark Bourbon, Bols Elderflower, lemon juice, simple syrup and Wycliff, or The Other Girl, an Aperol and gin cocktail with watermelon. Coaster Saloon is also offering a half rack of spare ribs for $13.99 or a full rack for $19.99. 744 Ventura Place, Mission Beach. (858) 488.4438. cohnrestaurants.com/coastersaloon
Corvette Diner offers a night of burgers, ice cream sundaes and a whole lot of family fun. The Sweetheart Dinner for Two starts with sparkling cider and includes the choice of two entrées, including the Brenda Burger with bacon and Sophia Loren Spaghetti and Meatballs, and a shareable dessert, plus two $5 Gamers Garage arcade cards. Kid’s meals are also available as part of the special. 2965 Historic Decatur Road, Liberty Station. cohnrestaurants.com/corvettediner
It’s all about puppy love at Mavericks Beach Club, which is why its hosting “I’d Rather Date My Dog” on Valentine’s Day. Hosted by Tito’s Vodka, there will be lots of fun for both humans and pooches, including drink specials, giveaways and treats. Be sure to wear your bow ties or tuxedos because awards will be given to best dressed “couple.” 860 Garnet Ave., San Diego. (858) 999-0348. maverickssd.com
The Haven Pizzeria will offer a three-course meal for two that includes a house salad or an order of Haven twists, a 14-inch specialty pizza of your choice and a ice cream cookie or dessert twists. A bottle of house red or white wine will accompany the meal. 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 4051 Adams Ave., San Diego. $50. (619) 281-1904. thehavenpizzeria.com
All Tajima eateries (Kearny Mesa, Hillcrest, East Village, North Park) will serve couples any two ramen dishes on the menu along with two fountain drinks or one hot sake and mochi (Japanese rice cake) ice cream. 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. $25 per couple. tajimasandiego.com
Prix fixe dinners
Morton’s The Steakhouse will offer sweetheart dishes like steak and lobster Oscar or 8-ounce filet topped with a whole Maine lobster and Bearnaise sauce. Saturday-Feb. 16. The Harbor Club, 285 J St., San Diego. $59. (619) 696-3369. mortons.com/sandiego
Bluewater Grill Carlsbad and Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill will host “From Europe with Love” featuring countries that wrote the book on love — France and Italy. Borrowing from the European tradition of linking romance with food, Bluewater chefs will serve special versions of French bouillabaisse and Italian cioppino (fish stew), followed by a split of chocolate lava cake or key lime pie paired with Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut or hand-selected French and Italian wines. 417 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, (760) 730-3474, and 1701 Strand Way, Coronado, (619) 435-0155. $40 with wine pairing Tuesday only; $40 same menu without Champagne and wine pairing Wednesday through Feb. 28. bluewatergrill.com
Charles + Dinorah’s will serve a candlelight dinner — poolside — with options like smoke burrata and wilted kale salad, lamp chop, hanger steak and strawberry cheesecake with shiso oil. The Pearl Hotel, 1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego. $59.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (619) 226-6100. opentable.com
Mister A’s will serve a four-course dinner that includes a shareable starter for two and distinct dishes like oven-roasted lamb loin, poached Maine lobster or Wagyu-aged New York steak. Wednesday-Feb. 17. 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $145 per person; $55 per person for wine pairings. (619) 239-1377. opentable.com
Kairoa in University Heights will offer a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu for couples with differing diets. The dinner will feature one vegan and one non-vegan item per course. 4601 Park Blvd., San Diego. $40 per person; $20 additional wine pairing of Vinho Verde. (619) 295 1355. kairoa.com
Bleu Boheme’s executive chef and owner, Ken Irvine, is treating guests to a French “Saint Valentin” prix fixe menu. Entrée options include a choice between saumon “Oscar,” fresh King salmon pan roasted with crab; filet mignon “Rossini,” filet mignon on foie gras croutons with truffle butter and Madeira sauce; coquilles Saint Jacques, sea scallops with farro saffron risotto; or gnocchi à la parisienne, made with Parmesan dumplings, Brussels sprouts, smoked duck bacon and white wine sauce. The Saint Valentine Martini ($14), made with Flor de Cana Rum, Grand Marnier, Fonseca No. 27 port and fresh lime juice will also be available. First seating starts at 4 p.m. 4090 Adams Ave., San Diego. $75 per person, with additional items available for a supplemental charge. (619) 255-4167. bleuboheme.com
Vivace chef de cuisine Richard Powers has created a Valentine’s Day menu with dishes like buttered poached Maine lobster risotto and a wood-fired roasted venison loin. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad. (760) 603 3773. vivace-restaurant.com
Argyle Steakhouse will offer all the favorite cuts of steaks, including prime tenderloin and prime New York along with other options for the non-steak fans in a prix fixe menu. Aviara Golf Club, 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad.(760) 603-6908. argylesteakhouse.com
Bistro 39 at Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar features a three-course prix fixe menu with entree options like pepper-crushed filet mignon, Bistro 39 vegetable napoleon, Chef Jose’s chicken cordon bleu or fresh herb-crusted halibut. 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego. $45 per person. (858) 720-9500. bistro39sandiego.com
Hope 46 at The Lafayette Hotel will serve a prix fixe menu with your choice of entree: pan-seared Diver scallops ($52), Yukon River Delta wild salmon ($48) or grilled 10-ounce top sirloin ($50). Guests can add a half dozen oysters with classic garnishes or two Dungeness crab cakes with spicy remoulade and petite arugula for $14. 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. (619) 296-2101. lafayettehotelsd.com
Treat your Valentine to a four-course menu surrounded by breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean at JRDN in Pacific Beach. Feb. 14-16. 723 Felspar St., San Diego. $65 per person. (858) 270-2323. t23hotel.com/play/events/valentinesday
Nonna will offer a prix fixe menu with dishes like short rib lasagna, osso buco risotto, Gamberi al limone (lemon-scented shrimp) and manzo con pancetta (beef with bacon). 1735 India St., Little Italy. $40 per person. (619) 234-1735. nonnasd.com
Kettner Exchange will offer five courses with optional wine pairings. Dishes include prime beef tenderloin with potato puree and black truffle hollandaise, plus a “Thin Mint” chocolate cake with mint ice cream and chocolate macarons. Service starts at 5 p.m. 2001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. $90; $50 additional wine pairings. (619) 255-2001. kettnerexchange.com
The Grass Skirt will offer several specials in addition to bao buns and signature cocktails. Couples can share carved-out pineapple punch bowls filled with cocktail creations priced at $35 alongside a special coconut panna cotta with strawberry puree, chocolate soil (crumbs) and pineapple pieces for $10. Service starts at 5 p.m. 910 Grand Ave., San Diego. (858) 412-5237. thegrassskirt.com
Cloak & Petal will amp up your romance with a three-course prix fixe menu featuring A5 Wagyu tartare, specialty rolls, including the 30th & University crafted with crab, scallops, asparagus and other delicacies, and glazed duck breast. The Valentine’s Day cocktail, the Kobito No Yume (Lover’s Dream), is infused with Peychaud’s Bitters, lime juice, pineapple juice, house-made grenadine, and Cutwater Fugu Hibiscus Vodka. 1953 India St., Little Italy. $65. (619) 501-5505. cloakandpetal.com
Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills will offer a three-course prix fixe menu with offerings like lobster shrimp bisque, petite filet mignon, surf and turf and limoncello cake for dessert. 860 W. Washington St., San Diego. $60; $15 option wine pairing. (619) 458-9929. farmersbottega.com
Pacific Beach AleHouse’s Valentine’s Day three-course dinner features items like West Coast oysters, beef carpaccio, scallop-stuffed salmon and a shareable dessert of your choice. 721 Grand Ave., San Diego. $34.99; $59.95 per couple. (858) 581-2337. pbalehouse.com
Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will share the love with a three-course menu brimming with dishes like lobster and truffle cakes, stout-braised pork cheeks, sweet potato gnocchi and chocolate-orange creme brulee. 1108 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. $75; $25 additional wine pairing. (760) 230-2337. localunion101.com
Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp will offer a Valentine’s Day menu priced at $60 per couple along with live acoustic music from 7 to 10 p.m. After dinner, sing a song to your love during Broken Hearts karaoke from 10 p.m. to close or have a nightcap at the Late Night Social Hour with half-off cocktails, beer and wine from 10 p.m. to close. 333 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 795-9463. gaslampunion.com
Kitchen 1540 is providing couples with a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day menu. The evening starts with either a Tasting of West Coast Oysters, Skuna Bay salmon tartare with caviar or roasted Chino Farm beets. Entrees include your choice of roasted 16-ounce ribeye with bone marrow polenta and radish and frisée salad; seared Liberty duck breast with parsnip puree, duck jus and Brussels sprouts; scallop and poached lobster tail with watercress puree and oyster mushrooms; or roasted Nantes carrots with French lentil salad, shaved almonds and lime mint. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. $89; $40 additional wine pairings, exclusive of tax and gratuity. (858) 793-6460. laubergedelmar.com
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse says “Be Mine” with its Valentine’s Day Filet, an elevated twist on surf and turf with an 8-ounce filet mignon topped with butter-poached lobster tail, sea scallops, grilled asparagus, served with yuzu hollandaise sauce. End your dinner with dark chocolate cheesecake served with chocolate dipped strawberries, white chocolate curls and warm Godiva chocolate sauce. Feb. 14-17. 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego. (619) 272-5060. delfriscos.com
Stake Chophouse’s multicourse menu begins with chef’s selection of bites, followed by your choice of entree like Wagyu eye of rib or jumbo scallops with citrus Israeli couscous. Keep the love flowing with $15 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. 1309 Orange Ave., Coronado. $120. stakechophouse.com
Provisional Kitchen Cafe & Mercantile will offer couples a four-course candlelight dinner. Choose either the veal tenderloin carpaccio or New York strip and scallop duo. Pendry San Diego, 550 J St., San Diego. $75 per person; $35 additional wine pairings. (619) 738-7300.
Casa Sol y Mar is spicing up Valentine’s Day with its four-course dinner for two featuring dishes like tequila lime shrimp, seafood poblanos and sweetheart-grilled shrimp salad. 12865 El Camino Real, San Diego. $49.95 per couple. (858) 792.4100. casasolymar.com
Dine on a four-course prix fixe dinner accompanied by live music at Avant on Valentine’s Day. $85; $120 with wine pairings. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. (844) 254.0013. opentable.com
Rustic Root will offer a specialty three-course menu in the downstairs dining room. For the main course, guests can choose between seared salmon, clams and linguine, duck confit or roasted acorn squash. Feb. 14-17. 535 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $55 per person. (619) 232-1747. rusticroot.com
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn will serve a three-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. Regular a la carte dining is available. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. $65 per person; $95 with wine pairings. (844) 338-9275. opentable.com
Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will serve a three-course prix fixe dinner with your choice of entree: pan-roasted ocean trout, carrot bolognese or Brandt Beef prime filet. Paired with the amuse-bouche, toast to your partner with a complimentary rosé Champagne. 5 to 10 p.m. Feb.14-16. 333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Prices starting at $55. (619) 234-1500.
Nothing says romance like a candlelight dinner and picturesque ocean views. The Marine Room’s Valentine’s Day special is that and more, with entrees like center-cut Black Angus filet mignon or whole-roasted organic carnival squash. 5 to 10 p.m. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. $165 per person. (858) 459-7222. marineroom.com
The Shores Restaurant offers a gourmet four-course menu with entrees like Pacific ahi tuna steak, Maine Diver scallops, Maple Leaf Farm duck or Angus filet mignon. 5 to 10 p.m. 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla. $68 per person. (858) 456-0600. theshoresrestaurant.com
The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills will offer main course choices like braised pork belly with a glass of French Cahors wine or the local catch of the day with a glass of Sonoma County chardonnay. Feb.14-17. 4020 Goldfinch St., San Diego. 619-501-5090. thepatioongoldfinch.com
The Patio on Lamont in Pacific Beach will offer appetizers like loup de mer (European sea bass) in a caviar butter sauce paired with Sonoma County chardonnay, and entree options like New York steak topped with uni butter, chive and creme fraiche pommes puree. Feb. 14-17. 4445 Lamont St., San Diego. (619) 412-4648. thepatioonlamont.com
The coastal-chic eatery The Patio on 101 will warm your heart on Valentine’s Day with butternut squash soup and chardonnay or Moroccan beef tartare with a pinot noir from Oregon. Then, dive into a bowl of linguini and clams paired with an Italian Grillo or cocoa-braised short ribs with a Syrah from Tuscany. Feb. 14-17. 345 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. (760) 209-1274. thepatio101.com
If sushi is your food of choice on Valentine’s Day, then Hidden Fish is your omakase-only option. The intimate restaurant serves top-level seafood sourced from around the world along with sake, wine and beer. Limited seating starts at 5 p.m. 50-minute reservations only. 4765 Convoy St., Suite A, San Diego. $50. (858) 210-5056. hiddenfish.com
Crown Landing at Loews Coronado Bay Resort will serve a three-course menu featuring items like seared scallops and New York strip. 5 to 10 p.m. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado. $40 per person. opentable.com
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines will craft a special five-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings. 5 to 10 p.m. 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, San Diego. $135 per person; $185 with wine pairings. (858) 777-6635. lodgetorreypines.com
The Grill at Torrey Pines will serve a three-course prix fixe menu with optional wine or beer pairings. 5 to 10 p.m. 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. $60 per person; $80 with beer pairings; $90 with wine pairings. (858) 777-6641. lodgetorreypines.com
Oceana Coastal Kitchen will offer dishes like grilled Harris Ranch rib eye or truffle risotto along with a complimentary glass of Champagne. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego. (858) 539-8635. catamaranresort.com
Bahia Resort Hotel’s three-course bayside dinner offers delicious menu options with views of Mission Bay. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. (858) 488-0551. bahaihotel.com
Viewpoint Brewing Company will host a special beer dinner open to singles and couples. Four courses and an amuse-bouche will be paired with house-brewed beers. The dog-friendly patio will be open and will serve from its regular menu. Heart-shaped dog treats will be passed out to all furry four-legged dates. 2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar. $75 per person. Email Kb@viewpointbrewing.com to reserve a seat or two.
Mille Fleurs’ four-course menu begins with a shareable dish, including a choice of either caviar with a buckwheat waffle or black truffle pasta, followed by your choice of starter, entree and dessert. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. $145 per person. (858) 756-3085. opentable.com
Monkey King will set the mood with a three-course dinner featuring choices like M.K. chicken, Mongolian beef or pad Thai, rice noodles with egg, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions, peanuts and lime. 467 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. $80 per couple. (619) 359-8897. monkeykingsd.com
Meze Greek Fusion will offer a choice between several main dishes, including chicken souvlaki, grilled Greek kabob served with basmati rice, sautéed vegetables and tzatziki or lamb shank marinated in Greek spices, topped with tomato-garlic sauce and served with a side of asparagus and mashed potatoes. 345 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. $80 per couple. (619) 550-1600. gaslampmeze.com
Havana 1920 will serve a three-course dinner with options like ropa vieja, shredded beef cooked in tomato sauce with peppers and onions, or lechon asado, classic Cuban-style marinated roasted pork. 548 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. $80 per couple. (619) 369-1920. havana1920.com
Monzu Fresh Pasta in East Village will serve a three-course menu that includes smoked salmon and dried cranberries salad; choice of shrimp ravioli and pink sauce or spicy nduja pici (pasta) and a dark chili-chocolate raspberry cake. Italian and California wines will also be available by the glass or bottle. Monzu’s regular menu will also be available a la carte. 455 10th Ave., San Diego. $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (619) 255-5032. Email email@example.com
Tahona‘s four-course dinner with mezcal pairings includes Spanish music by guitarist Augustin El Moro. An assortment of specialty cocktails designed to complement the Valentine’s Day menu will also be offered. Two seatings: 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. 2414 San Diego Ave., San Diego. $75 per person. opentable.com
In addition to its full menu, Sugar Factory American Brasserie will offer a 21-and-over prix fixe dinner for two. The shareable menu starts with bruschetta, followed by a choice of lobster bisque, burrata and tomato or shrimp cocktail. Entree options range from pan-roasted salmon to Black Angus filet mignon. End your meal with red velvet fondue or chocolate-covered strawberries. Theatre Box San Diego, 701 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $79 per couple. (619) 814-2225. theatrebox.com/sugar-factory-american-brasserie
Couples who dine at The Westgate Hotel will have the option to taste and share a little bit of everything in executive chef Fabrice Hardel’s four-course prix fixe menu. Favorites include the Black Angus beef tenderloin with Brussel sprouts, oyster mushroom and Rossini sauce; and Baja striped bass with zucchini tagliatelle, fava bean and Parmesan gnocchi. Grand Marnier creme brulee topped with orange Valrhona cocoa sorbet will end your dinner on a sweet note. 5 to 9 p.m. 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. Dinner pricing starts at $89 per person, tax and gratuity not included. (619) 238-1818. westgatehotel.com
Bencotto Italian Kitchen in Little Italy says amore with its homemade saffron potato dumplings filled with braised prime beef in a port wine-reduction creamy sauce with herbs and old spices. Cast a spell on your true love with the restaurant’s Italian Love Potion, made with vodka, cranberry juice, vermouth and rose water. 750 W. Fir St., Suite 103, San Diego. (619) 450-4786. lovebencotto.com
Lovers of pasta and cheese will find their perfect pairing at Monello with risotto Valentino, a traditional Milanese saffron risotto along with veal osso buco, served tableside out of a lodigiano nero cheese wheel. 750 W. Fir St., Little Italy. (619) 501-0030. lovemonello.com
Trust Restaurant will offer options like the Baja hiramasa with coconut, Asian pear, chili oil, opal basil, soy beech mushrooms, spicy rice cracker or the 14-ounce dry-aged pork chop with local red beans, onions, mustard greens and pomegranate pine nut vinaigrette. Top off the dinner with a handcrafted cocktail or exotic wine paired with dessert like the maple pecan creme brulee with poached pear and mascarpone creme. 3752 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 795-6901. trustrestaurantsd.com
Fort Oak, Trust Restaurant Group’s newest concept, offers a large selection of seafood like the petite tower from its raw bar complete with oysters, clams, prawns, Jonah crab claws, half Maine lobster, hamachi poke and scallop aquachile. Indulge in the cannoli cones with oak-vanilla ice cream and ginger Chantilly. 1011 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego. (619) 722-3398. fortoaksd.com
Osetra Seafood & Steaks’ three-course prix fixe menu features entrees like hand-cut aged steak, fresh-caught seafood and handmade pasta paired with a selection of wines and bubbly. 904 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $69 per person. (619) 239-1800. osetraseafoodandsteaks.com
Cannonball at Belmont Park will offer a four-course dinner, in addition to wine specials and live music on Valentine’s Day. 4 to 9 p.m. 3105 Oceanfront Walk, San Diego. $90 per couple. belmontpark.com/event/valentines-day-cannonball
Casa de Pico’s Valentine's Day menu includes a 17.5-ounce house margarita, surf-and-turf entree of four-ounce portions of both steak and salmon served with arroz verde (green rice) and sauteed vegetables in achiote sauce, and a chocolate lava cake. 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. $31.95. (619) 463-3267. casadepico.com
Madison in University Heights boasts a four-course prix fixe menu with options like tuna tartare, watermelon stack, swordfish Milanese and Madison’s double-cut sesame-crusted pork chop. Two seatings: 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. 4622 Park Blvd., San Diego. $59 per person; $19 optional wine or cocktail pairing. (619) 269-6566. madisononpark.com
Casa de Bandini at The Forum Carlsbad will serve a three-course dinner with your choice of entree: Mariscos de Corazon, two large roasted peppers filled with sautéed shrimp and crab and topped with serrano chiles; Pollo Valentino, butterflied chicken breast broiled on an open flame and served with chipotle mashed potatoes and black beans; or Carne Asada Tampiqueña, flame-grilled carne asada topped with a mild California chile and grilled onions. For $9.95, guests can order a Margarita Valentina, crafted with Casa Noble Tequila, triple sec and sweet and sour blended with passion fruit puree. 1901 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad. $29. (760) 634-3443. casadebandini.com
Jalisco Cantina’s three-course dinner includes an appetizer of spinach, roasted yam and garlic-rolled tacos; butter-basted carne asada New York strip with potato puree and calabacitas; and a dessert of churros and chocolate fondue. The eatery and tequila bar will offer two limited-time signature cocktails: Love Potion #Nueve and the sweet, rose-covered Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Margarita. 213 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. $29 per person. (760) 429-1679. thejaliscocantina.com
Amici’s Ristobar at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will offer a unique three-course Valentine’s Day menu and special Champagne offers all night long. Seating is limited. 13490 Pacific Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 106, San Diego. $49.99 per person. amicisristobar.com
Herb & Wood‘s classic Valentine’s Day prix fixe four-course dinner is a mix of flavorful fare, including escarole (a bitter green) and sunchoke (also called Jerusalem artichoke) salad, oxtail gnocchi, wild mushroom and truffle risotto and a lobster crepe. Opt for tiramisu or passion fruit pavlova for dessert. 5:30 to 10 p.m. $99.85. 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. (619) 955-8495. herbandwood.com
Pechanga Resort Casino offers Valentine’s Day dining specials at the following restaurants. Regular menus will also be served. Reservations: (877) 711-2946. pechanga.com/eat
- Paisano’s: Four-course dinner with choice of filet mignon or pappardelle pasta. Open at 5 p.m. $58 per person.
- Great Oak Steakhouse: Three-course dinner with entree of prime filet mignon and Maine lobster tail. Open at 5 p.m. $72 per person.
- Kelsey’s: Three-course dinner featuring petite filet mignon with mushroom ragu and pan-seared scallops. Open at 11 a.m. $45 per person.
- Pechanga Cafe: Three-course dinner with prawns stuffed with blue crab served over angel hair pasta. Open 24 hours. $35.
- Journey’s End: Filet mignon of beef and red wine demi, Grand Marnier-seared jumbo shrimp served with candied carrots, asparagus and panko-crusted polenta. $27. Dining specials served starting at 11 a.m.
- Lobby Bar & Grill: Entrees: center-cut New York sirloin bordelaise with roasted garlic mashed potato; poached King crab with Béarnaise sauce and asparagus ($45); and pan-seared barramundi (Asian sea bass) with saffron clams, crispy sunchokes, peas and rainbow carrots ($30). Service starts at 4 p.m.
- Pechanga Buffet: Guests will find an array of cuisine, including American, Italian, Asian, Mexican and an extensive selection of freshly made desserts. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. $45.99 per adult; $22.99 per child.
Thornton Winery’s Cafe Champagne three-course Valentine’s Day menu includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. Entree choices include lobster ravioli, grilled filet mignon, cedar plank wild salmon and Mediterranean chicken roulade. 5 to 9 p.m. 32575 Rancho California Road, Temecula. $82 per person, plus tax and tip. (951) 699-0099. thorntonwine.com