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Delicious Dining Options on Valentine’s Day

02.11.19

Still looking for ideas on where to dine with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Here’s a round-up of some local eateries offering Valentine’s Day specials.

Provenance - NEWPORT BEACH 

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Provenance and keep the love local! Chef Cathy Pavlos is serving up some seriously good eats this Valentine's Day. As with all special occasions at Provenance, guests can look forward to a no-nonsense, no-fuss, straight-up good time. Lovebirds will enjoy a 4-course Prix-Fixe menu featuring your choice of dishes such as Black Canyon Filet Mignon and Plancha-Seared Wild Branzino Filet. Full Valentine’s Day menu at provenanceoc.com/menu. Pricing is $75 per person, with an optional $25 or $40 wine pairing. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available upon request. For reservations, please call, 949.718.0477.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar - TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH

Celebrate Valentine's Day the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a very special evening on Thursday, February 14th at both their Tustin and Newport Beach locations with a special Oh Baby! 4-Course Prix-Fixe Menu created of Executive Chef Yvon Goetz. Prices and menus vary by location. Guests who choose to spend the evening at The Winery Newport Beach the menu priced at $109 per guest, while patrons visiting The Winery Tustin site will indulge in a menu priced at $89 per person. Beverages, tax, and gratuity separate. To learn more or to make your reservation, please call Tustin at 714.258.7600 or Newport Beach at 949.999.6622. See menu for each location online at thewineryrestaurants.com.

Driftwood Kitchen - LAGUNA BEACH

Celebrate your love with the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience overlooking the blue waters of Laguna Beach at Driftwood Kitchen. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz will play Cupid as he presents a 4-course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s dinner menu on Thursday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Pan Seared Dungeness Crab Cake, Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Double R Ranch Petite Filet with Maine Lobster, and Pan Seared European Branzino Filet, just to name a few featured dishes. This special menu includes a romantic Champagne Toast and a Sweetheart Dessert for Two, and is priced at $89 per guest. For reservations at Driftwood Kitchen, call 949.715.7700.

The Deck on Laguna Beach - LAGUNA BEACH

What's more romantic than spending the day with your sweetheart one of the most beautiful beaches? The Deck on Laguna Beach will be open on Valentine's Day. Whether you're looking to set the mood early with our incredible seaside lunch or you're looking to let things simmer as the sun sets, The Deck on Laguna Beach is the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day. They will be offering their entire menu, so you know there is something for everyone's appetite! To make reservations at The Deck, call 949.494.6700.

Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM

Georgia’s will be offering a Lovebirds Special through February 16. Guests will be able to order cornbread and appetizer salad with a choice of fried chicken, grilled tilapia, or pork chops, along with a strawberry waffle dessert, and white wine or beer for $35 per person.  For more information, call 714.906.1900. https://georgias-restaurant.com

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar - LAGUNA NIGUEL

Celebrate your love with Chef Rainer Schwarz' 4-Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s dinner menu at Hendrix on Thursday, February 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Greater Omaha Black Angus Beef Filet Mignon & Braised Short Rib, Pan-Seared European Branzino Filet, and Butternut Squash Risotto, just to name a few featured dishes. This special menu includes a romantic champagne toast and is priced at $69 per guest. For reservations at Hendrix Restaurant & Bar, call 949.248.1912.

Sushi Roku - NEWPORT BEACH 

Chic, innovative and sexy! Spend your Valentine's Day at Sushi Roku for an unforgettable culinary experience. Executive Chef Shin Toyoda prides himself in featuring global ingredients throughout the menu to create a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region. Sushi Roku Newport Beach is offering its regular menu, along with a Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Menu for 2 ($180 per couple). Each couple will begin with two glasses of Pommery Champagne and appetizers of Brussels Sprouts Chips, Tuna Carpaccio, Yellowtail Diced Chiles, Hanabi, and Beef Rib Eye-Wrapped Asparagus. They will then enjoy Tuna, Fluke and Salmon Sushi, Baked Crab Hand Roll, and a White Lotus Roll. The meal will end with a Chocolate Bomb Dessert served with Tyku Coconut Sake! For reservations, please call 949.706.3622.

Sapphire Laguna - LAGUNA BEACH

Get ready for romance! Celebrate Valentine's Weekend at Sapphire Laguna from Friday, February 15th through Sunday, February 17th. The culinary team will present a few beautiful specials you're guaranteed to LOVE, including a Baby Beet & Citrus Salad, Lobster & Shrimp Bisque, Oven-Roasted Steelhead Salmon, Dry-Aged New York Steak, and a luscious Raspberry Almond Tart! The bar will be complementing the specials with its Pomp & Circumstance featuring  Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur, Cava and Raspberry; and Sweet Nothings with Limoncello, Fresh Lemon, Chambord and a Lemon Twist! For reservations, call 949.715.9888 or visit sapphirelaguna.com/reservation/.

ADYA - ANAHEIM & IRVINE

Did you know that Indian food is laden with mood-boosting ingredients that are thought to have aphrodisiac qualities? It’s common belief that sultry spices like cumin, ginger, paprika, and coriander are aphrodisiacs! And Indian chai, often referred to as Lover’s Tea, has been noted for its exotic blend of spices – namely, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger – also believed to be aphrodisiacs! It’s all the more reason to spice up your Valentine's Day at ADYA! Treat your sweetheart to a meal full of fresh, Indian flavors this holiday. Chefs Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur showcase dishes laden with bold spices and flavorful ingredients. Join ADYA Anaheim on Thursday, February 14 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and ADYA Irvine during their regular business hours from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. To learn more, please call 714.533.2392.

Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar - ORANGE

Treat your sweetheart to a meal to remember courtesy of Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar! Located in historic Old Towne Orange, this beloved establishment known for its dishes laden with fresh, awe-inspiring ingredients and extensive beverage program - featuring an expansive craft beer selection, unique cocktails, and boutique wines. Join them on Valentine's Day as Executive Chef Craig Brady showcases specials that you’re sure to fall in love with, alongside their entire regular menu for guests to enjoy. Let Chef Brady orchestrate your meal to ensure that this will be one Valentine's Day that you and yours won't soon forget. To make reservations, please call 714.221.0680.

Puesto - IRVINE (2 locations)   

On Valentine's Day, Puesto’s new Executive Pastry Chef Erik Aronow will be presenting a new take on his Mangoloco dessert. Enclosed in a dark chocolate shell, the dessert will be filled with raspberries and take on a “rose” appearance in honor of the holiday! Reservations and more information at eatpuesto.com.



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