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Delicious Valentine’s DIning Options in OC

02.06.20

Looking for places to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Here are some top local restaurants planning something special for you and your sweetheart.

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 with a 4-course Prix-Fixe menu featuring your choice of dishes such as Black Canyon Filet Mignon and Plancha-Seared Wild Branzino Filet. Pricing is $80 per person, with an optional $35 or $50 wine pairing. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available upon request. For reservations, please call, (949) 718-0477 or visit provenanceoc.com/.

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 Friday, February 14th at its Tustin and Newport Beach locations with a special 4-course prix-fixe menu created by Executive Chef Yvon Goetz. Prices and menus vary by location. Guests who choose to spend the evening at The Winery Newport Beach may enjoy a menu priced at $119 per guest, while patrons visiting The Winery Tustin site will be able to indulge in a menu priced at $99 per person. Beverages, tax, and gratuity not included. To learn more or make reservations, guests may 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. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz will play Cupid as he presents a 3-course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s dinner menu on Friday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Hamachi Tartare, Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Double R Ranch Petite Filet with Braised Prime Beef Short Rib, and Pan Seared Arctic Char, 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 $95 per guest. For reservations at Driftwood Kitchen, call 949.715.7700. driftwoodkitchen.com/

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar - LAGUNA NIGUEL

Celebrate your love with Chef Rainer Schwarz' 4-Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s dinner menu on Friday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Greater Omaha Black Angus Beef Filet Mignon with Braised Short Rib, Big Eye Hawaiian Tuna Crudo, 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. To view menu and make reservations at Hendrix, guests may visit hendrixoc.com.

Sushi Roku - NEWPORT BEACH 

Chic, innovative and sexy! Spend your Valentine's Day at Sushi Roku for a dynamic culinary experience. 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 la carte specials, including Lobster with pearl truffle cream and yuzu; Zuke Honmaguro with hokkaido uni, caviar, saikyo miso and dry miso sauce; and Fondue with Belgian chocolate and assorted fruits. Guests may also enjoy 50% off bottles of Champagne during dinner! For reservations, guests may call (949) 706-3622 or visit sushiroku.com/.

Sapphire Laguna - LAGUNA BEACH

Get ready for romance as we celebrate Valentine's Day at Sapphire on Friday, February 14th! Our culinary team is playing Cupid with a special menu that you're guaranteed to LOVE, featuring Pan-Seared Barramundi & Shrimp Raviolini, Rosemary-Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb, and Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Butter-Poached Lobster. The bar will be complementing the exquisite menu with craft cocktail specials to get you in the mood, including the Bisou with Makers Mark, Sweet Vermouth, Campari, Chocolate Bitters and a Dark Chocolate Kiss; and the Ambrosia with Beefeater Gin, Chambord, Lemon, Apple Juice and Aquafaba! Come celebrate romance with us in Laguna Beach! The Valentine's Dinner menu ranges from $71-$95 per guest (excludes taxes, gratuity & beverages). For reservations, call (949) 715-9888 or visit https://www.sapphirelaguna.com/reservation/.

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 is known for its dishes laden with fresh, awe-inspiring ingredients, and its expansive craft beer selection, unique cocktails, and boutique wines. Join them on Valentine's Day as Executive Chef Craig Brady presents a delicious three-course prix-fixe dinner that pairs his "favorite" dishes from Haven's menu with new ones created specifically for this romantic evening. The special menu is offered for $65 per person and will be available Friday, February 14th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. To make reservations, guests may call (714) 221-0680 or visit havencraftkitchen.com.

ARC Food & Libations - COSTA MESA 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this American Roast House located at the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa! Chef Noah von Blom presents home made foods using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients and artisan-crafted products that deliver original flavors into every dish and cocktail. The result is hearty, rustic, oven-to-table food made for sharing, complemented by fresh, innovative cocktails. Be sure to stop by The Guild Club with your loved ones for a drink before or after your meal — this noteworthy bar is located next door to ARC! The restaurant will be open for its regular hours, serving its regular menu on Valentine’s Day! For menus and reservations, visit arcrestaurant.com.

ARC Butcher & Baker - NEWPORT BEACH 

If you’re planning a romantic evening this Valentine’s Weekend, allow ARC Butcher & Baker to do the heavy lifting! They are offering a special Charcuterie, Cheese, Crudités and Hummus Platter; Chocolate-Covered Strawberries; and a half bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé to go! The Valentine’s package is priced at $95++ and must be reserved in advance. To place orders, guests may email orders@arcrestaurant.com.

The Bronze Quail — FULLERTON

Follow your heart down to The Bronze Quail for a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu. On Friday, February 14th, Executive Chef Mark Piepkorn will offer a creative 6-course menu, priced at $115 per guest++ (wine pairings available for $45 per guest). Valentine’s Prix-Fixe Menu has limited availability and must be reserved in advance via Resy, which can be accessed at thebronzequail.com. A la carte menu available on Valentine’s Day for all diners — reservations recommended.

Fable & Spirit — NEWPORT BEACH

Eat your heart out at Fable & Spirit, where Executive Chef David Shofner presents a 4-course Valentine’s Dinner on Friday, February 14th. Begin with Cold-Smoked Yellowtail and Rosewood American Wagyu Strip Loin, then enjoy Norwegian Halibut, and end with Dark Chocolate Mousse. Priced at $100++, guests may see the full menu and make reservations by visiting fableandspirit.com/home.

Puesto - IRVINE (2 locations)   

On Valentine's Day, connect with those you love while enjoying Puesto’s authentic Mexican cuisine. Puesto’s contemporary and approachable menu, which highlights locally sourced ingredients, has earned it national acclaim! Make reservations and find more information at eatpuesto.com.

BELLO by Sandro Nardone — NEWPORT BEACH 

Let romance run rampant at BELLO this Valentine’s Day! Chef Sandro Nardone will offer his entire menu, along with specials, including Beef Heart Tartare, Grilled Chicken Heart Spiedino, Ricotta Gnocchi with Duck Liver Sauce, and Tres Leches Tiramisu. Guests may partake in a seasonal craft cocktail with an Italian twist or an incredible Italian wine offered as part of BELLO’s dynamic bar program. The full menu and reservation information can be found at bellobysandronardone.com.

TACO ROSA — IRVINE & NEWPORT BEACH

Enjoy Valentine’s Dinner for two at Taco Rosa. Chef Ivan Calderon is offering a Tablita for two, featuring skirt steak, free-range chicken breast & prawns over caramelized onions, served with pico de gallo, guacamole, jalapeno salsa, Mexican rice, refried pinto beans & handmade tortillas. The meal ends with a Cuatro Leches Cake, a “four milks” cake layered with strawberries, that is covered with white chocolate ganache. This special dinner is priced at $75 per couple, and those with reservations between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day will receive a complimentary professional portrait. See the full menu and make reservations online at tacorosa.com/events.

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 Friday, February 14 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and ADYA Irvine during regular business hours from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. To learn more, please call (714) 533-2392. adyaoc.com/

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. deckonlaguna.com/



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