Valentine's Day Specials, Menus, and Happenings in San Diego

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and these San Diego hotspots have the perfect options for a romantic evening (or morning) out with that special someone:
Al Dente aims to provide a dining experience that transports you back to Sicily from appetizer to dessert. For one night only, this Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy an exclusive menu! At $49 a person, their three course menu includes a wide variety of options for everyone including Burrata Vegetariana with grilled zucchini and eggplant, Beef Tartare, Heart Shaped Ravioli, filled with spinach and cheese in butter sage sauce, and Limoncello Cake for dessert. They will also a small menu a la carte for the evening.
Bottlecraft North Park is welcoming Venissimo Cheese for a special Valentine’s Day wine-and-cheese pairing class at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here. Bottlecraft sells a wide selection of boutique, hard-to-find wines in addition to craft beer, while Venissimo is the San Diego home to the best cheeses from all over the world with more than 2,000 varieties available.

Get ready to fall in love with BBQ this Valentine’s Day! On Saturday, February 12, and Sunday, February 13, Smokey & the Brisket is serving their Lovebirds Weekend Special. For $45 per person, lovers dining in can enjoy a ½ rack of pork spareribs, ½ smoked bone-in chicken, ½ prime brisket, a side of mashed potatoes, a side of cowboy caviar, and a bottle of Kinderwood Merlot for the table! 

You + tacos = a perfect Valentine’s Day! Quiero is crafting a specialty Chocolate Mousse to be paired with a flight of beers. Enjoy the sunset at Seaport Village atop their second-story seating area, or just steps from the beach at their Imperial Beach location while sipping beer and sharing dessert with your lover!  

The Seventh House is new to North Park, but is already near and dear to hearts everywhere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a mystical dinner with your Valentine! Their four course prix fixe menu includes a range of choices like Lamb Lollipops, Strawberry Salad, Short Rib, Black Ink Linguini Pappardelle, and Oyster Mushrooms!  

What better way to celebrate love than under the trestles of cherry blossom trees? Cloak & Petal brings a romantic ambiance to their location in Little Italy. On Valentine’s Day, guests can choose between three seating options: 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:45 p.m. $75 each will get dine-in guests a four-course meal including an appetizer, a sushi roll, an entrée, and a dessert! Enjoy choosing from options like Karaage, Shibuya Nights Roll, Miso Seabass, Chicken Katsu Curry, and Brownies a la mode! 

Coco Maya’s first Valentine’s Day in Little Italy is sure to be a dream. Their prix fixe menu invites guests to their rooftop dining space for $149 per person with a starter, salad, entrée, dessert, and the choice to upgrade with a wine pairing! Their menu items feature Caribbean-influence from their beloved Chef Q. Enjoy Oyster Honeymoon, Beef Tartare, Antipasto Salad, Beef Wellington, 24k Filet Mignon, and Champagne-infused Strawberries & Cream!  

Another venture from Grind & Prosper will host a night full of love and tasty food in Downtown Oceanside: Q&A Restaurant and Oyster Bar! At $90 per person, guests will enjoy a four course meal including a Buffalo Blue Cheese Oyster on Half Shell upon arrival, Truffle Caesar Salad, Crab Cake with Tasso Butter Cream Sauce, a choice between Bone Marrow Butter Ribeye or Black Red Fish and Grits, and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Cream Sauce. For an additional $35 per person, guests will have the option to have three drinks paired with their meal! 

If you don’t have a date and are looking to meet someone new this Valentine’s Day, Miss B’s Coconut Club is partnering with @pacific.beach on Instagram to host a speed dating event at 7:00 p.m.! Start strong with a welcome shot for good luck and get ready to fill out your dating card with your name, phone number, Instagram, and Tik Tok and get ready to meet some eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Miss B’s will also host $7 margaritas and specials on tacos and beer to keep the night flirty and fun! Follow @pacific.beach on Instagram for any updates and sign-up information! 

Get “lei’d” at The Smoking Gun’s second annual Valentine’s Day Luau! Visit anytime from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. to order Hawaiian-inspired dishes like the Kalua Pork Sandwich with kalua pork, red chile slaw, grilled pineapple, and your choice of fries, tots, chips, or macaroni salad. Finish the night with a Pineapple Upside Down Cake with caramelized pineapple, maraschino cherry, shaved coconut, and whipped cream! 

Nothing says “you’re my everything” like heart-shaped everything bagels from Spill the Beans! Stop by their Gaslamp or Seaport Village location to grab one for you and your sweetie. Enjoying bagels and coffee together in the morning—what a lovely way to start your Valentine’s Day! They will also be serving the ‘Pizza-My Heart’ pizza-flavored bagel, with sun-dried tomato cream cheese all month long.

Arely’s French Bakery has served the Clairemont neighborhood divine French-style sweets for almost twenty years now! Their attached restaurant and wine bar is hosting a three-course prix fixe menu on the night of the 14th. For $85 per couple, guests can enjoy three courses, a bottle of wine, and chocolate-dipped strawberries! 

Looking to turn your Valentine’s dinner into the perfect romantic getaway? The Brick Hotel in Downtown Oceanside offers room packages that include drinks at Cococabana Rooftop Bar and Q&A Restaurant and Oyster Bar. With both attached to the original brick building from the 1880s, you’ll never have to leave the hotel for sunset drinks and an intimate dinner! 

Known for their farm-to-table cuisine and romantic back patio, Farmer’s Bottega will host a picturesque Valentine’s dinner for a night to remember! Enjoy specials on Surf & Turf, Homemade Lobster Ravioli, Pan Roasted Fresh Halibut and Dive Scallops, and an extensive menu of other starters and entrees including Homemade Meatballs, PEI Mussels and Clams, Fennel Sausage Cavatelli, Mary’s Farm Chicken, and Braised Short Rib! They will also host a speed dating and chocolate and wine pairing event in honor of V-day, so follow them on social media to stay updated!  

Feel the love at barleymash on Valentine’s Day this year! The popular Gaslamp restaurant and bar will be featuring drink and chocolate pairings! Enjoy sips such as Some Like it Hot, comprised of Makers Mark Bourbon. "Red Hot" syrup. Angostura bitters, and orange bitters. Belt your heart out at ginger's, downstairs, as the speakeasy will be hosting "Love Song/Love Sucks" Karaoke, with drinks like Drunk in Love, made with El Tesoro Blanco Tequila. pineapple. coconut, and lime. The chocolate pairings will start at 4:00 pm, and karaoke will begin at 9:00 p.m. 

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