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Valentine's Day Reservations: San Diego Restaurants That Will Still Take Your Procrastinating Heart

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Love it or loathe it, the most saccharine of holidays is looming. If you're looking for somewhere to woo that special someone this Valentine's Day, here are a dozen options that you can still get in on, from a romantic yet refined Sunday brunch to a semi-private art tour and picnic basket package.

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1. Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 424-4000
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Make your Valentine’s Day a multi-sensory one with Loews’ new wine dinner series, “Entwined.” In partnership with Terra Valentine Winery, the evening will feature a reception followed by a five-course wine dinner on February 14 with local pairings by Cowgirl Creamery, Chino Farms, Santa Monica Seafood and Rancho San Julian. Tickets are $150 per person or $275 per couple all-inclusive.

2. Bice

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425 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2423
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Enjoy a three-course menu of authentic Italian eats designed by executive chef and partner Mario Cassineri. Signature entrees and dessert dishes include fresh Mediterranean sea bass cooked on a cedar wood plank, and a polenta peach and blueberry tarte with spicy habanero and apricot sauce. Starting Friday, February 12 the dinner will available over the weekend and costs $65 per person.

3. The Westgate Hotel

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1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1818
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A special Valentine’s Sunday Brunch is available Sunday, February 14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition to the Westgate’s award-winning brunch items, couples will enjoy lovely holiday-inspired desserts. Starting at $59 per person savor the freshest seafood, gourmet carving and crepe stations, baked breads, pastries and desserts, plus breakfast tipples like champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s.

4. Coasterra Restaurant

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880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 814-1300
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Soak up views of the San Diego skyline while enjoying chef Deborah Scott's three-course modern Mexican menu. Priced at $64.95 per person, the Mar Y Tierra; a Cedar River Farms natural beef short rib braised in Oaxacan mole, severed with a lobster-risotto cake, grilled asparagus and topped with a succulent lobster claw is a menu standout.

5. vinavanti Urban Winery

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1477 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
(877) 484-6282
Dive into a fun, yet educational experience with Vinavanti’s ‘Introduction to Pairing’ class. The latest installment of their Cellar School series (12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.) will compare and contrast flavor profiles, talk about tannins and dive deeper into the world of body and aroma. In addition, a special prix-fixe pairing menu featuring six wine and food samples ($50 per couple) will be available throughout weekend.

6. The Red Door

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741 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-6000
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Known for its romantic, cozy vibe, The Red Door will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu throughout the weekend. Enjoy executive chef Miguel Valdez’s take on aphrodisiac boosting dishes using locally sourced, in-season produce. The dinner costs $70 per person, but diners also have the option to order a la carte from the regular menu.

7. The Glass Door

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1835 Columbia St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 564-3755
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Enjoy a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for $38 per person and a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival at the Porto Vista Hotel’s stylish rooftop perch. Standout selections include the local oyster tasting to start, grilled Wagyu beef rib eye entrée, and chocolate empanada for dessert. Make it a night with the Wine & Dine package, which includes a room plus breakfast for two.

8. The Nolen

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453 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 237-0678
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Four new sweetheart inspired tipples will grace The Nolen’s special cocktail menu starting February 12. Costing $11 each, look out for A Fine Romance (Prosecco, grenadine, lemon, rose water); My Sweetie Pie (vodka, creme de framboise, lemon, rhubarb syrup, salt); Love is a Four Letter Word (bourbon, cherry liqueur, orgeat, aztec chocolate bitters); and --last but not least -- Netflix and Chilis (St. George Green Vodka, tequila, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, agave, lemon).

9. Panama 66

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1460 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 702-6373
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Start with a semi-private, after-hours tour of SDMART before picking up your pre-selected picnic basket at Panama 66 – each one comes with a choice of a FULL bottle of bubbly, wine or beer growler – plus blankets and truffles! While the picnic package & tour is reservation-only, Panama 66 will also be open serving their standard menu, including cheese plates, cocktails plus other delicious food offerings.

10. Pacifica Del Mar

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1555 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-0476
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Impress someone special at this popular ocean view restaurant where, in addition to the a la carte menu, as part of their Valentine’s Day dinner Pacifica will offer regular menu entrees that come with a choice of soup and salad. Those keeping it low-key, or looking for an evening drink can enjoy all night happy hour on Sunday at Pacifica’s Ocean Bar.

11. Cusp Dining & Drinks

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7955 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 551-3620
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Executive Chef Donald Lockhart has prepared a three-course Valentine's Day dinner which kicks off with a trio of amuse bouche for the table. Enjoy exquisite ocean views as the meal continues with starters like flat iron steak tartar, and signature entrees like rack of lamb and saffron poached local sea bass. Expect seasonal desserts like s'mores chocolate ice cream cake to finish. Costs $75 per person.

12. The Brew Project

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3683 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 795-7890
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Starting at 6 p.m., this laidback beer bar will be offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day evening menu for $60 per person, or $70 with craft beer pairings. The meal will kick off with a specialty sparkling passion fruit cocktail. From there, highlights include amberjack crudo, smoked tomato and fennel bisque, plus steak frites and a pan seared salmon.

1. Loews Coronado Bay Resort

4000 Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA 92118
Make your Valentine’s Day a multi-sensory one with Loews’ new wine dinner series, “Entwined.” In partnership with Terra Valentine Winery, the evening will feature a reception followed by a five-course wine dinner on February 14 with local pairings by Cowgirl Creamery, Chino Farms, Santa Monica Seafood and Rancho San Julian. Tickets are $150 per person or $275 per couple all-inclusive.
4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA 92118

2. Bice

425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Enjoy a three-course menu of authentic Italian eats designed by executive chef and partner Mario Cassineri. Signature entrees and dessert dishes include fresh Mediterranean sea bass cooked on a cedar wood plank, and a polenta peach and blueberry tarte with spicy habanero and apricot sauce. Starting Friday, February 12 the dinner will available over the weekend and costs $65 per person.
425 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

3. The Westgate Hotel

1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
A special Valentine’s Sunday Brunch is available Sunday, February 14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In addition to the Westgate’s award-winning brunch items, couples will enjoy lovely holiday-inspired desserts. Starting at $59 per person savor the freshest seafood, gourmet carving and crepe stations, baked breads, pastries and desserts, plus breakfast tipples like champagne, mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s.
1055 2nd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

4. Coasterra Restaurant

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Soak up views of the San Diego skyline while enjoying chef Deborah Scott's three-course modern Mexican menu. Priced at $64.95 per person, the Mar Y Tierra; a Cedar River Farms natural beef short rib braised in Oaxacan mole, severed with a lobster-risotto cake, grilled asparagus and topped with a succulent lobster claw is a menu standout.
880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

5. vinavanti Urban Winery

1477 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115
Dive into a fun, yet educational experience with Vinavanti’s ‘Introduction to Pairing’ class. The latest installment of their Cellar School series (12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.) will compare and contrast flavor profiles, talk about tannins and dive deeper into the world of body and aroma. In addition, a special prix-fixe pairing menu featuring six wine and food samples ($50 per couple) will be available throughout weekend.
1477 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115

6. The Red Door

741 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Known for its romantic, cozy vibe, The Red Door will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu throughout the weekend. Enjoy executive chef Miguel Valdez’s take on aphrodisiac boosting dishes using locally sourced, in-season produce. The dinner costs $70 per person, but diners also have the option to order a la carte from the regular menu.
741 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

7. The Glass Door

1835 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101
Enjoy a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for $38 per person and a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival at the Porto Vista Hotel’s stylish rooftop perch. Standout selections include the local oyster tasting to start, grilled Wagyu beef rib eye entrée, and chocolate empanada for dessert. Make it a night with the Wine & Dine package, which includes a room plus breakfast for two.
1835 Columbia St
San Diego, CA 92101

8. The Nolen

453 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Four new sweetheart inspired tipples will grace The Nolen’s special cocktail menu starting February 12. Costing $11 each, look out for A Fine Romance (Prosecco, grenadine, lemon, rose water); My Sweetie Pie (vodka, creme de framboise, lemon, rhubarb syrup, salt); Love is a Four Letter Word (bourbon, cherry liqueur, orgeat, aztec chocolate bitters); and --last but not least -- Netflix and Chilis (St. George Green Vodka, tequila, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, agave, lemon).
453 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

9. Panama 66

1460 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Start with a semi-private, after-hours tour of SDMART before picking up your pre-selected picnic basket at Panama 66 – each one comes with a choice of a FULL bottle of bubbly, wine or beer growler – plus blankets and truffles! While the picnic package & tour is reservation-only, Panama 66 will also be open serving their standard menu, including cheese plates, cocktails plus other delicious food offerings.
1460 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

10. Pacifica Del Mar

1555 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Impress someone special at this popular ocean view restaurant where, in addition to the a la carte menu, as part of their Valentine’s Day dinner Pacifica will offer regular menu entrees that come with a choice of soup and salad. Those keeping it low-key, or looking for an evening drink can enjoy all night happy hour on Sunday at Pacifica’s Ocean Bar.
1555 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

11. Cusp Dining & Drinks

7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Executive Chef Donald Lockhart has prepared a three-course Valentine's Day dinner which kicks off with a trio of amuse bouche for the table. Enjoy exquisite ocean views as the meal continues with starters like flat iron steak tartar, and signature entrees like rack of lamb and saffron poached local sea bass. Expect seasonal desserts like s'mores chocolate ice cream cake to finish. Costs $75 per person.
7955 La Jolla Shores Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

12. The Brew Project

3683 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Starting at 6 p.m., this laidback beer bar will be offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day evening menu for $60 per person, or $70 with craft beer pairings. The meal will kick off with a specialty sparkling passion fruit cocktail. From there, highlights include amberjack crudo, smoked tomato and fennel bisque, plus steak frites and a pan seared salmon.
3683 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

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