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San Diego Valentine’s Day Guide 2019

Here are nearly 50 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, options for singles included



Grab your sweetheart and get ready to indulge in all the dining, relaxation, and fun our city has to offer.


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Argyle Steakhouse

As one of the many fine-dining options offered at the Park Hyatt Aviara, they will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu. Chef de Cuisine Richard Powers created a four-course menu that will include items such as celeriac bisque, grilled Pacific sword fish, and chocolate mousse cake with raspberry jelly.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-9:30 p.m.
Price: $125 per person
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad


A.R. Valentien

Enjoy a romantic evening with your valentine at this dining option at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, with a five-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day—and the option of add-on wine pairings to sip while you savor the breathtaking views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: $135 per person, $185 with wine pairings
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla


Bahia Resort Hotel

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a three-course dinner by Mission Bay. Enjoy options such as duck and cherry quesadilla, fisherman’s stew, and strawberry shortcake donuts.

Date: February 14
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Price: $95 per couple
998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay


Bencotto Italian Kitchen

The Little Italy favorite is pulling out all of the traditional Italian stops for your sweetheart—consider the Gnocchi Ripieni Di Brasato Al Porto—plus a special tipple for the occasion. The Italian Love Potion is made of vodka, cranberry juice, vermouth, and rose water.

Date: February 14
750 West Fir Street, #103, Little Italy


Bleu Boheme

Once more, the Kensington eatery is bringing back its three-course Saint Valentin dinner, comprising a menu of steak carpaccio, saumon “Oscar,” and crème brûlée.

Date: February 14
Price: $75 per person
4090 Adams Avenue, Kensington


Breakfast Republic

Couples that brunch together stay together! Head to the a.m. eatery this Valentine’s Day for drink specials including their red rose mimosa, infused with rose syrup and cranberry, as well as their white chocolate raspberry mocha.

Date: Through February
Various locations


Bub’s @ the Beach

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, which is why this spot is a great place for singles to celebrate without being crowded by V-Day PDA. Bottoms up with their black-hearted mule of the month, in addition to food specials.

Date: February 14
1030 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach


Cafe 222

They’re whipping up a special Valentine’s Day breakfast from the heart—The Love Stack is three buttermilk pancakes drenched in strawberries, chocolate, and whipped cream.

Date: February 14
Time: 7 a.m.- 1:45 p.m.
222 Island Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter


Casa Sol y Mar

Add a little spice to your holiday with their special four-course dinner for two, including authentic Mexican cuisine such as tequila lime shrimp, seafood poblanos, and sweetheart grilled shrimp salad.

Date: February 14
Price: $50
12865 El Camino Real, Del Mar


Cinepolis' chocolate covered strawberries

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas

Sure, Cinepolis makes for a perfect date night anytime, but their limited-time Valentine’s Day menu—including chocolate covered strawberries and wine or bubbly—elevates the meaning of dinner and a movie.

Date: February 11-17
Price: $45-$80
12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar


Cloak & Petal

The “Japanese tapas” joint is delivering two ways to celebrate: A prix fixe menu with Australian wagyu lettuce cups, Hillcrest rolls, and glazed duck breast; and a three hour “Who Killed My Valentine” murder mystery dinner.

Date: February 14
Time: 7-10 p.m. murder mystery dinner, 7-11 p.m. Valentine’s Day dinner
Price: $80 per person murder mystery dinner, $65 per person Valentine’s Day dinner
1953 India Street, Little Italy


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Celebrate your love the upscale way, over rare wines, shared plates, hand-cut steaks and seafood, plus two featured offerings only available for a limited time—the Valentine’s Day filet and dark chocolate cheesecake.

Date: February 14-17
901 Bayfront Court, Downtown


Farmer’s Bottega

Cooking up farm-to-fork specialties just for the romantic occasion, the Mission Hills mainstay is offering a three-course prix fixe menu to choose from options like a lobster shrimp bisque, petite filet mignon, and surf and turf.

Date: February 14
Price: $60 per person, $15 wine pairing
860 West Washington Street, Mission Hills


Fig Tree Cafe

The brunch spot is adhering to a rose all day MO for Valentine’s Day, with drink specials like a Bouquet of Roses Mimosa Flight, complete with blush rose, lavender rose, yellow rose, and red rose tasters.

Various locations


The Grill at Torrey Pines

This eatery at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is made for enjoying a leisurely meal with loved ones. Their chefs have created a special three-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day which consists of roasted cauliflower and celeriac soup, fillet of sole in parchment, and chocolate mousse with an option to include hand-selected wine or beer pairings such as Brewers Special Brown Ale and Keller Estate Rose.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: $60 per person, $80 with beer pairings, $90 with wine pairings
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla


Havana 1920

The Cuban lounge is offering a three-course dinner for the holiday, starting with a shared cocktail and sampling of bocaditos and shared salad, followed by the main course.

Date: February 14
Beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Price: $80 per couple
548 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter


Hornblower Cruises & Events

Fuel your romance between the sea and the sky with Hornblower’s Valentine’s dinner cruises, with a special Valentine’s Day menu, featuring prosciutto wrapped fig, a duet of petite filet with balsamic onion jam, and vanilla crème brulee cheesecake.

Date: February 14
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Price: $90+ dinner
1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego


The Marine Room

Indulge in a five-course dinner, including choices such as macadamia sansho blue crab cake, wild honey kalbi glazed cobia, and gianduja chocolate crunch orb, complete with oceanfront views and romantic candlelight.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: $165 per person for dinner
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla


Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Marriot Marquis’ Marina Kitchen is dishing out a three-course prix fixe dinner menu featuring plates such as albacore tuna, pan-roasted ocean trout, and valrhona milk chocolate bombe, all crafted by Executive Chef Aron Schwartz.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: $55+ per person
333 West Harbor Drive, Downtown


Meze Greek Fusion

Feel transported to and wined up in the Greek Isles with Meze’s Valentine’s Day menu, complete with a bottle of house wine followed by a cold meze trio to split and an entrée.

Date: February 14
Time: Beginning at 4 p.m. Price: $80 per couple
345 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter



They've crafted a special Risotto Valentino for the holiday, a Milanese saffron risotto, with veal ossobucco. And, you bet, the iconic cheese wheel doesn't get the night off—this dish is served tableside out of the wheel.

Date: February 14
750 W Fir Street, Little Italy


Monkey King

This Southeast Asian-inspired restaurant is offering a three-course dinner comprising menu options such as the M.K. Roll, Mongolian beef, and sake for Valentine’s Day.

Date: February 14
Time: Beginning at 4 p.m. Price: $80 per couple
467 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter


The Morning After's red velvet waffles

The Morning After

The new brunch spot and sports bar will offer “You’re The Waff That I Want,” a brunch combo involving their signature red velvet waffles topped with pecans and cream cheese icing paired with watermelon mimosas.

Date: February 14
Time: Beginning at 7 a.m.
531 F Street, Gaslamp Quarter


Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Treat your sweetie to panoramic views of Mission Bay while indulging in dishes such as a grilled Harris Ranch ribeye or truffle risotto, available on a special three-course prix fixe menu.

Date: February 14
Time: 5:30-10 p.m.
Price: $55 per person
3999 Mission Boulevard, Mission Bay


Pacific Beach AleHouse

Take your special someone to a three-course meal, involving West Coast oysters, beef carpaccio, scallop-stuffed salmon, and a sharable dessert of your choice.
Date: February 14

Price: $35 per person, $60 per couple
721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach


Patisserie Melanie

Chef Melanie Dunn is baking up four days of sweets and specials in honor of the holiday and the bakery's one-year anniversary, including a rose jam, chocolate box, rose-apricot sablés, and smoked paprika cheddar croissant—get it while it's hot!

Date: February 13–16
3788 Park Boulevard, Suite 4, Hillcrest


Provisional Kitchen Café & Mercantile

Special for the holiday, The Pendry eatery has put together a four-course dinner and live music by violinist and vocalist Leah Zeger.

Date: February 14
Price: $75 per person, plus $35 for wine pairings
550 J Street, Gaslamp Quarter


Primavera's chocolate mousse

Primavera Ristorante

Get swept off your feet with Primavera’s three-course prix fixe “menu di San Valentino,” featuring baked oysters, lobster-stuffed ravioli, and chocolate mousse with fresh strawberries.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Price: $75 per person
932 Orange Avenue, Coronado


Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill

Skip the crowds and instead stay casual at home with a take-home pizza kit, including your choice of fresh dough, mozzarella, house-made tomato sauce and basil, plus easy instructions on how to make the perfect heart-shaped pizza with your valentine. Bonus: $1 from every pizza kit sold will benefit the American Heart Association!

Date: Through February
Price: $7+

Various locations



Hotel Del’s oceanfront eatery has put together a three or four-course menu, complete with seared diver scallops, roasted pepper soup, and pan seared Pacific tuna.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: $95 three courses, $105 four courses
1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado


The Shores Restaurant

Designed by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani, The Shores’ four-course Valentine’s Day menu includes Hawaiian amberjack crudo, Laura Chenel goat cheese salad, and pacific ahi tuna steak.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-10 p.m.
Price: $68 per person
8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla


Theatre Box

Celebrity sweethearts Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are spreading the love on Valentine’s Day, with stop into the Theatre Box. See the celebs, then grab champagne and strawberries at the Chocolate Lounge before getting in on a romantic dinner and movie package at the luxury dine-in cinema.

Date: February 14
701 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter


Tower23 + JRDN

JRDN is popping out the bubbly a few days early for a Domaine Chandon Valentine’s Tasting on February 12 from 6-8 p.m., comprising five to six tastings of sparkling wine plus small bites prepared by Chef David Warner, who'll be back in the kitchen on February 14-16 to prepare a special four-course menu for the holiday.

Date: February 12 for the wine tasting; February 14-16 for the meal
Price: $40 per person for the wine tasting; $65 per person for the meal
723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach


Union Kitchen & Tap

Union’s Encinitas location has a three-course menu brimming with dishes to please your honey—consider lobster and truffle cakes. Meanwhile, the Gaslamp counterpart is putting on live music, Broken Hearts Karaoke, and a Late Night Social Hour featuring half-off cocktails, beer, and wine.

Date: February 14
333 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter
1108 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas


The US Grant

Grab a tipple at the hotel’s new French-inspired cocktail lounge, Rendezvous, and reservation for a five-course dinner with optional wine pairings Grant Grill.

Date: February 14
326 Broadway, Gaslamp Quarter



The restaurant at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa has curated a four-course menu, including Maine lobster risotto, beet cured hamachi, roasted cauliflower steak, and Hawaiian mero sea bass. And the best part of all? A slice of vanilla bean cheesecake to top it off.

Date: February 14
Time: 5:30-10 p.m.
Price: $120
5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe


Viewpoint Brewing Co.

The brewery, with sweeping views of the San Dieguito Lagoon, is hosting a special beer dinner that is open to singles and couples. The dinner features four courses and an amuse bouche by acclaimed Chef Gunnar Plantar paired with their house-brewed beers.

Date: February 14
Price: $75 per person
2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar



As one of the Park Hyatt Aviara’s fine dining options, they will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu. The resort’s newest member, Chef de Cuisine Richard Powers, created a four-course menu with specials such as prime beef tenderloin, sunchoke risotto, and wood-fire roasted venison loin.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-9:30 p.m.
Price: $125 per person
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad


The Westgate Hotel

The Westgate Room, helmed by Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel, is dishing out a four-course prix-fixe menu with an optional wine pairing. Consider black Angus beef tenderloin with Brussels sprouts, oyster mushroom, and rossini sauce or Baja striped bass with zucchini tagliatelle, fava bean, and parmesan gnocchi.

Date: February 14
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Price: $89 per person
1055 Second Avenue, Downtown


Treat Yourself


AquaVie Fitness & Wellness Club

Go the self-love route with AquaVie's Self-Love Spa experience, rolled out just for the month of February and including a 50-minute Elevated Wellness Massage and a 50-minute Elevated Custom Facial.

Date: February 1 – 28
Price: $199
1055 Second Avenue, Downtown


Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

The resort has pared down special spa services for the holiday. Consider a Valentine’s couple’s massage for a relaxing day with your sweetheart.

Date: February 14
Price: $350
9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla


Park Hyatt Aviara

Who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentine’s Day? The resort’s spa created a “Chocolate & Roses Facial”—a recipe of rich cocoa oil and red rose petals blended with lemon and honey—just for the holiday.

Date: February 14
7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad



Opt for a little romantic R&R with a staycation at the Pendry. Their “Let’s Stay Late” package is a one-night stay, in-room movie, two tokens for use at their Moët & Chandon champagne vending machine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and dining credit for use at Provisional Kitchen Café & Mercantile.

Date: Through February
Price: $395+ per night
550 J Street, Gaslamp Quarter


Spa at The Del
Retreat to Hotel Del’s romantic seaside escape for an 80-minute couples massage, s’mores couples package, or Ocean Ritual (a personalized aromatic retreat) followed by a dip in their vanishing edge pool at the private spa terrace.

Date: February 14
1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado


Get Cultured

The Abbey

Take your better half back to the 1910s at this historic San Diego venue, hosting a Valentine’s Day party on the holiday only. Enjoy an intimate table and bottomless champagne all evening long, plus live music and dancing.

Date: February 14
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Price: $55+ per person
2825 Fifth Avenue, Downtown


Native Poppy

Grab your girls. It’s time to celebrate Galentine's Day. Native Poppy is taking over POP Studio for a flower crown-making workshop, with extras like cocktails, mini massages, small bites, and a photo booth.

Date: February 7
Time: 6-9 pm
Price: $95
3820 1/2 Ray Street, North Park


Nolita Hall

The Little Italy hotspot has rom-com movie nights on the calendar for all of February. Follow them on Instagram to vote on the lineup.

Date: Tuesdays in February
Time: 9-11 p.m.
2305 India Street, Little Italy


Rockstar Singing Telegrams

Looking for an out-of-the-box way to tell your partner “I love you”? Go old-school and book a live, singing telegram.

Price: $200+


The San Diego Museum of Art

Embracing love and romance in the air, SDMA is putting on an after-hours, love-themed art tour, gourmet picnic for two, and a romantic walk through the museum’s enchanting gardens.

Date: February 14
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Price: $130 per couple
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park


“Somebody to Love”

This Queen rock ballet concert hits the Music Box stage on Valentine’s Day, with San Diego native and America’s Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum at center stage.

Date: February 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: $67
1337 India Street, Downtown

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