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The most saccharine and perhaps divisive of holidays is looming. If you’re yet to book a restaurant for Tuesday, February 14 it’s perhaps worth noting, for next year at least, that after Mother's Day, Valentine's Day is reportedly the second-busiest day for restaurants in America.

But with just four days left and counting to get those gears in motion, fret not! Sure, Mister A's was booked months ago but last minute plans don’t have to suck - there are still plenty of top-notch romantic restaurants, bars and cafés with availability for an extra special serving of amour.

From Moroccan feasts to champagne packages, plus "early lovers" alternatives like a Parisian-themed Sunday brunch: whether you’re planning a multi-year anniversary celebration, still-early-days-date or just looking to pull out all the stops regardless, here are a dozen worthy dining options you and your honey can still get in on this Valentine's Day.

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JRDN Restaurant

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Beat the crowds, forgo the prix fixe and treat your partner in crime to a champagne tasting package on Monday, February 13 instead. Served from 6-8 p.m. the Valentine’s Bubble's Tasting includes a Brut Classic, Brut Rose, Blanc de Noir, Etoile Brut, Etoile Brut Rose and Sweet Star, plus tray passed light bites like ahi poke, hoisin barbecue duck confit, crab cakes, and warm fig crostini. Priced at $40 per person tickets can be purchased online until Sunday. JRDN is also offering Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot by the glass every Tuesday until February 14 - diners can enjoy two 3 oz. glasses for $30.

The Westgate Hotel

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Valentine’s Day options at The Westgate include a La Vie en Rose Valentine’s Sunday Brunch on February 12, where in addition to award-winning brunch items, couples can also enjoy holiday-inspired desserts and classic love melodies starting at $69 per person. While an indulgent five-course French wine pairing dinner will be served at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s evening. Priced at $179 per person, lovebirds can enjoy an elixir cocktail and a red rose upon arrival before sitting down for the evening.

Mediterranean Room

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Executive Chef Alex Emery and his talented team will be serving up a decadent five-course tasting menu with sparkling wine amuse bouche at The Med on Valentine’s Day evening. Priced at $125 per person, with an optional $55 wine pairing, course highlights include rabbit sugo with pappardelle and pea vines, and a milk-fed lamb loin with La Jolla spot prawns. Diners can also opt for a three-course tasting menu at Café La Rue, which is priced at $65 with a $25 optional wine pairing.

Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro

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Enjoy authentic Moroccan cuisine in an exotic, warm atmosphere at Kous Kous who will be serving up two prix fixe offerings this Valentine's Day. Priced at $39.95 the ‘Moroccan Feast’ dish options include b’stilla (a phyllo pastry with saffron chicken, rose water, and honey-glazed almonds) to start, followed by a Berber lamb tagine and fresh-baked Moroccan bread, plus an orange blossom vanilla bean custard for dessert. The ‘Surf & Turf’ feast costs $49.95 and features dishes such as tiger shrimp kabobs and fish of the day tagine.

Addison

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If you’re really looking to impress then there are still a couple of tables left at chef William Bradley’s contemporary French restaurant. The elegant prix-fixe affair comprises a nine-course tasting menu and features dishes such as sake cured kampachi with citrus, red radish and miso dressing, and lamb rack en perseillade with smoked chevre, and red pepper tartine. A grapefruit sorbet with shiso-peppermint gelee and Vacherin with chocolate noir and rose conclude the meal. Director of Wine and Beverage Rafael Sanchez will offer a special wine pairing to accompany the meal. Highlights from Director of Wine and Beverage Rafael Sanchezes’ special wine pairing include a 2012 Paul Bara vintage rosé champagne and a Demi-Sec rosé.

Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

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At the time of writing there were still tables available around 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day for executive chef Jason Knibb’s four-course dinner menu. Priced at $92 per person or $127 with matching wine pairings with each course, sample dishes include tuna tartare with pickled jicama, seared Maine scallops with baby carrots, broccoli and Tokyo negi onions, herb-crusted Colorado lamb loin, plus a coconut chiffon cake to finish. The dinner also includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and house-made chocolate truffles.

EAT at The Pearl

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Treat your honey to a three-course prix fixe menu at this hip Point Loma hangout on February 14. Priced at $59.95 per person, with optional wine pairings and champagne packages, highlights from executive chef Todd Bencivenni’s menu include French onion soup, a 6 oz. filet mignon and triple layer chocolate cake. Lovebirds can also celebrate early on Saturday, February 11 with an 'Early Lover's' option, which comprises an appetizer, two entrees, a dessert plus a bottle of wine and costs $80 for two people.

Campfire

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What could be more intimate than sharing food by the fire this Valentine’s day? Priced at $55 per person diners can either choose from the regular Campfire menu (the char grilled oysters with cucumber and Meyer lemon are a must) or a multi-course, ‘Cupid’s Feast’ option – which will all be served family-style between 5 – 11 p.m.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

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Celebrate Valentine's Day by Mission Bay with a special three-course prix fixe menu at Oceana. Priced at $80 per person with $15 optional wine pairings, standout dishes from Chef Steven Riemer's menu include a grilled Harris Ranch ribeye and California wild squid with Spanish rice and winter greens. Served from 6 to 9 p.m. the regular a la carte menu will also be available.

Marina Kitchen

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Award-winning chef Aron Schwartz has curated a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu for Marina Kitchen, which is available from 5.30 -10 p.m. on February 14. Priced at $55 per person the menu includes lobster tamale, Brandt Beef prime short rib, a Valrhona milk chocolate bomb for dessert, plus a Champagne toast. An option wine pairing is available for an additional $29.

The WineSellar & Brasserie

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special “Saint Valentin á la Brasserie” four-course prix fixe dinner at this quaint wine shop in Sorrento Valley on February 14. Priced at $85 per person, the romantic dinner begins with amuse bouche of foie gras torchon followed by course options, including roasted beet soup with candied kumquat, and Atlantic salmon with salsify soubise. The dinner concludes with a chocolate cake, white chocolate ice cream and strawberry coulis.

Swoon over bay front views this Valentine’s Day while delighting in an eight-course dinner at Tidal with your significant other. A foie gras macaroon amuse bouche will kick things off, followed by oysters and caviar, a charred cabbage salad with butter poached lobster, veal sweetbread risotto, Kobe beef with Arcadian potato, creamed kale, butternut squash, and bone marrow bordelaise. Priced at $95 Per Person there is an optional $35 wine pairing.

JRDN Restaurant

Beat the crowds, forgo the prix fixe and treat your partner in crime to a champagne tasting package on Monday, February 13 instead. Served from 6-8 p.m. the Valentine’s Bubble's Tasting includes a Brut Classic, Brut Rose, Blanc de Noir, Etoile Brut, Etoile Brut Rose and Sweet Star, plus tray passed light bites like ahi poke, hoisin barbecue duck confit, crab cakes, and warm fig crostini. Priced at $40 per person tickets can be purchased online until Sunday. JRDN is also offering Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot by the glass every Tuesday until February 14 - diners can enjoy two 3 oz. glasses for $30.

The Westgate Hotel

Valentine’s Day options at The Westgate include a La Vie en Rose Valentine’s Sunday Brunch on February 12, where in addition to award-winning brunch items, couples can also enjoy holiday-inspired desserts and classic love melodies starting at $69 per person. While an indulgent five-course French wine pairing dinner will be served at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s evening. Priced at $179 per person, lovebirds can enjoy an elixir cocktail and a red rose upon arrival before sitting down for the evening.

Mediterranean Room

Executive Chef Alex Emery and his talented team will be serving up a decadent five-course tasting menu with sparkling wine amuse bouche at The Med on Valentine’s Day evening. Priced at $125 per person, with an optional $55 wine pairing, course highlights include rabbit sugo with pappardelle and pea vines, and a milk-fed lamb loin with La Jolla spot prawns. Diners can also opt for a three-course tasting menu at Café La Rue, which is priced at $65 with a $25 optional wine pairing.

Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro

Enjoy authentic Moroccan cuisine in an exotic, warm atmosphere at Kous Kous who will be serving up two prix fixe offerings this Valentine's Day. Priced at $39.95 the ‘Moroccan Feast’ dish options include b’stilla (a phyllo pastry with saffron chicken, rose water, and honey-glazed almonds) to start, followed by a Berber lamb tagine and fresh-baked Moroccan bread, plus an orange blossom vanilla bean custard for dessert. The ‘Surf & Turf’ feast costs $49.95 and features dishes such as tiger shrimp kabobs and fish of the day tagine.

Addison

If you’re really looking to impress then there are still a couple of tables left at chef William Bradley’s contemporary French restaurant. The elegant prix-fixe affair comprises a nine-course tasting menu and features dishes such as sake cured kampachi with citrus, red radish and miso dressing, and lamb rack en perseillade with smoked chevre, and red pepper tartine. A grapefruit sorbet with shiso-peppermint gelee and Vacherin with chocolate noir and rose conclude the meal. Director of Wine and Beverage Rafael Sanchez will offer a special wine pairing to accompany the meal. Highlights from Director of Wine and Beverage Rafael Sanchezes’ special wine pairing include a 2012 Paul Bara vintage rosé champagne and a Demi-Sec rosé.

Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

At the time of writing there were still tables available around 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day for executive chef Jason Knibb’s four-course dinner menu. Priced at $92 per person or $127 with matching wine pairings with each course, sample dishes include tuna tartare with pickled jicama, seared Maine scallops with baby carrots, broccoli and Tokyo negi onions, herb-crusted Colorado lamb loin, plus a coconut chiffon cake to finish. The dinner also includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and house-made chocolate truffles.

EAT at The Pearl

Treat your honey to a three-course prix fixe menu at this hip Point Loma hangout on February 14. Priced at $59.95 per person, with optional wine pairings and champagne packages, highlights from executive chef Todd Bencivenni’s menu include French onion soup, a 6 oz. filet mignon and triple layer chocolate cake. Lovebirds can also celebrate early on Saturday, February 11 with an 'Early Lover's' option, which comprises an appetizer, two entrees, a dessert plus a bottle of wine and costs $80 for two people.

Campfire

What could be more intimate than sharing food by the fire this Valentine’s day? Priced at $55 per person diners can either choose from the regular Campfire menu (the char grilled oysters with cucumber and Meyer lemon are a must) or a multi-course, ‘Cupid’s Feast’ option – which will all be served family-style between 5 – 11 p.m.

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Celebrate Valentine's Day by Mission Bay with a special three-course prix fixe menu at Oceana. Priced at $80 per person with $15 optional wine pairings, standout dishes from Chef Steven Riemer's menu include a grilled Harris Ranch ribeye and California wild squid with Spanish rice and winter greens. Served from 6 to 9 p.m. the regular a la carte menu will also be available.

Marina Kitchen

Award-winning chef Aron Schwartz has curated a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu for Marina Kitchen, which is available from 5.30 -10 p.m. on February 14. Priced at $55 per person the menu includes lobster tamale, Brandt Beef prime short rib, a Valrhona milk chocolate bomb for dessert, plus a Champagne toast. An option wine pairing is available for an additional $29.

The WineSellar & Brasserie

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special “Saint Valentin á la Brasserie” four-course prix fixe dinner at this quaint wine shop in Sorrento Valley on February 14. Priced at $85 per person, the romantic dinner begins with amuse bouche of foie gras torchon followed by course options, including roasted beet soup with candied kumquat, and Atlantic salmon with salsify soubise. The dinner concludes with a chocolate cake, white chocolate ice cream and strawberry coulis.

Tidal

Swoon over bay front views this Valentine’s Day while delighting in an eight-course dinner at Tidal with your significant other. A foie gras macaroon amuse bouche will kick things off, followed by oysters and caviar, a charred cabbage salad with butter poached lobster, veal sweetbread risotto, Kobe beef with Arcadian potato, creamed kale, butternut squash, and bone marrow bordelaise. Priced at $95 Per Person there is an optional $35 wine pairing.

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