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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Southern California

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Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend time with the people you love. Whether you celebrate with family, friends, or your significant other, it is about spending time with those who mean the most to you. For couples, Valentine’s Day usually means going on a romantic date together. If that’s how you are planning to celebrate, we’ve gathered a list of restaurants in Southern California that are perfect settings for your Valentine’s Day date. From San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles, here are some romantic Valentine’s Day restaurants.
San Diego Restaurants for Valentine’s Day
Peohe’s is a gorgeous waterfront restaurant on Coronado Island. They are known for their incredible seafood. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a three-course “sweetheart menu” at $150 per guest.
The delicious Mexican food and cozy decor of Red O make it a perfect romantic date for Valentine’s Day.
Pacific Coast Grill is a stunning waterfront restaurant in Cardiff. Their menu consists of seafood, sushi, and a large selection of cocktails.
If you want incredible Italian food and a chic atmosphere, Il Fornaio in Del Mar is a great choice. They make their pasta daily, so it’s always fresh.
This beachside restaurant is an elegant and delicious choice for your Valentine’s Day date. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a three-course menu for $69.95 per person.
Where to Eat in Orange County for Valentine’s Day
Starfish offers trendy decor, unique cocktails, and Asian-fusion food. Their romantically-lit setting makes this a perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day.
Mayor’s table is located in what used to be city hall and specializes in seafood. Its inviting interior, including a fireplace, makes for a lovely venue for a date.
Elegant decor and upscale food make The Hobbit a picturesque Valentine’s Day date. This Valentine’s day, their featured entree is wild mushroom stuffed prime filet mignon and costs $158 per person.
With a sweeping view of the city, BluSky lives up to its name. This Valentine’s Day, they are serving a Spanish-style three-course menu at $95 per person.
Known for its delicious French cuisine, Knife Pleat is a favorite among many. They offer a chic but homey ambiance for your Valentine’s Day date.
Romantic Restaurants in Los Angeles
Baltaire is an upscale steakhouse settled in Brentwood. Their classy atmosphere and delicious steak and seafood are sure to impress.
Celestino is a superb Italian restaurant with classic Italian-style decor. This Valentine’s Day, they are serving a four-course meal for $85 per person.
This bi-level French restaurant has a glamorous and elegant atmosphere. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a four-course menu at $95 per person.
Katsuya is a chic sushi restaurant in Hollywood. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a five-course menu for $95 per person.
This upscale seafood restaurant has a romantic vibe that makes it a perfect date spot. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a four-course menu for $135 per person.
We hope you found this list helpful. There is no shortage of places to go and things to do on Valentine’s Day, but these are our picks for a romantic date. No matter how you end up spending it, we hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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