Share the Love With One of These 12 Valentine's Day Specials and Events

February 3, 2015

This February 14, show your loved one how much you care with a special Valentine's Day that they won't soon forget. SanDiegoVille wants to make planning your romantic outing easy so we've listed specials from all around town - from beachside dining to an undead bar crawl, San Diego is the ideal destination for fun this Valentine's Day. Celebrate with one of these 12 San Diego specials and events!

What’s more romantic than a leisurely stroll down the beach? How about the addition of a four-course, ocean front dinner at World Famous in Pacific Beach? For $45 per person, the Valentine’s Day dinner starts with pomegranate mimosas and a shared lobster bisque. The next course is a passionfruit winter mixed green salad, followed by a grilled filet mignon and prosciutto wrapped shrimp entree. Dinner ends with a dark chocolate mousse heart with Madagascar vanilla creme brule! Make your reservations by calling (858) 272-3100.

Kitchen 4140 is celebrating Valentine's Day with three days of specials! On Friday, Feb. 13, Kitchen 4140 will host a Pre-Valentine’s Day dinner from 5-9pm In addition to the regular menu, Chef Kurt Metzger’s special prix fixe Chef’s Whim Dinner will feature 3-courses plus bubbly and truffles for $80. On Saturday, Feb. 14, Kitchen 4140 will offer a four course prix fixe dinner priced at $100 per guest. Available between 6 and 10pm, each course will be paired with wine, beginning with a glass of bubbly and ending with a dessert wine. Then on Sunday, Feb. 15, Kitchen 4140 will offer a special Valentine’s Day Hangover Brunch between 9am and 2pm featuring swoon-worthy a la carte additions to the regular menu (which includes red velvet waffles) as well as an option for bottomless mimosas. Make your reservations by calling (858) 483-4140.

Spice up your Valentine’s Day at Fat Fish Cantinagrill with a five-course Champagne dinner! Priced at $40 per person, the dinner includes a flute of prickly pear Champagne mimosa to start, followed by an ahi fritz with avocado tomatillo sauce. The next course is a puff pastry tequila lobster bisque, followed by a mixed greens salad with passion fruit vinaigrette. The main course is a filet mignon in guajillo chile butter sauce with grilled asparagus and a savory sweet corn cake. The meal concludes with a chocolate chile flourless torte and, hopefully, a big kiss! Make your reservations now by calling (858) 490-2877.

Celebrate your love for all things craft beer at Waypoint Public as they host another installment of their “Sharing is Caring” Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner. Enjoy Executive Chef Amanda Baumgarten's (and resident beer nerd Brian Jensen’s) delightful family-style, four-course prix fixe menu. For $45 per person, with beer pairings for an additional $15, you can enjoy great beer, great food and great company without any of the mushy hype. Look forward to Pastry Chef Jennifer Reinhart’s ‘Build Your Own Sundae’ and SanTan Brewing Company’s double chocolate porter -“Sex Panther” - for dessert. Check out the full menu and make your reservations by calling (619) 255-8778.

With an abundance of local and international boutique wines on the menu and panoramic views from its penthouse location, your amour will fall in love with Vintana Wine + Dine in Escondido. Chef Deborah Scott’s enticing three-course prix fixe menu will serve up delights such as crab beignets with fennel or lobster bisque to start, and a black and white sesame crusted salmon or a brûléed pork porterhouse with fig jam as main course options. The menu rings in at $59.95 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) and includes a shared dessert. Call (760) 745-7777 to secure your reservation.

Elegance is the name of the game at Coronado’s chic new steakhouse - Stake Chophouse & Bar. Featuring the culinary talents of Executive Chef Tim Kolanko, Stake will be offering a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for $99 per person. Menu highlights include a Niman Ranch NY strip, and Tournedos Rossini with Hudson Valley duck liver. Optional wine pairings by Beverage Director Greg Majors are also available for $75 and $95. Salivate over the full menu by clicking here and make your reservations by calling (619) 522-0077. 

There aren’t many places in San Diego where you can enjoy live jazz music and exceptional cuisine, but if that’s what you’re looking for this Valentine’s Day, then look no further than Croce’s Park West in Bankers Hill. There, guests can enjoy a prix-fixe dinner and a night of jazz at one of San Diego’s most romantic restaurants. The restaurant will offer two options - $45 per person which includes a three course dinner or $55 per person which includes a three course dinner and live music. An appetizer menu a la carte will also be available. Call (619) 233-4355 for more details or to reserve a table now. Highlights of the prix fixe menu include pomegranate braised lamb shank with celery root puree and sautéed rapini and the decadent Meyer lemon Budino to top it off for dessert.

Located in the heart of La Jolla, The Hake Kitchen & Bar provides guests with a unique gathering space to enjoy globally inspired cuisine with sophisticated service in an inviting atmosphere this Valentine’s Day. The restaurant will be serving a five course prix-fixe menu for two people for $90 on Valentine's, excluding tax and gratuity. Courses will be served family style for couples to share. In addition to the menu, The Hake will be offering specials on select bottles of wine. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 454-1637.

If you want to get your partner in the mood on Valentine's Day, maybe an Italian dinner menu could be what you're looking for. Look no further than Acqua Al 2 in the Gaslamp and Toast Enoteca & Cucina in San Diego's East Village, as Executive Chef Martin Gonzalez has designed an off-menu, three-course sexy supper featuring scallops, salmon, asparagus, wild boar and cristalized rose petals at both restaurants. The tempting $35 per person dinner invites diners to feast on love-inducing ingredients highlighting specially created offerings put together for their aphrodisiac qualities. The prix fixe menu will be served at ToasT Enoteca & Cucina from Feb. 12-15 and at Acqua Al 2 from Feb. 13-14.

Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than champagne and oysters, besides the obvious chocolate and flowers. Taking full advantage of one of the best ocean views in Oceanside, Hello Betty Fish House will be offering both champagne and oysters on their rooftop, overlooking the picturesque Pacific Ocean. For $40 guests can enjoy six oysters on the half shell and a bottle of champagne. We’ll cheers to that. To learn more and make your reservations, call (760) 722-1008.

Fan of Walking Dead? Not into the whole romantic V-Day scene? Love craft beer? Ninkasi Brewing has the thing for you with its Valentine's Day Zombie Pub Crawl to celebrate the release of its Dawn of the Red India Red Ale. Participants will get the first taste of this beer before its official release Sign up is free and will take participants around North Park for a day of imbibing and scaring the living hell out of neighborhood kids. Costumes are highly encouraged. Who says Valentine's Day needs to be romantic?!