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Valentine’s Day Dining and Takeout Specials in San Diego

Enjoy these romantic meals for two this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re dining outdoors or grabbing takeout.

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Valentine’s Day 2020 was one of the last holidays celebrated in San Diego before the city went into its first shutdown. and Valentine’s Day 2021 is certainly going to be different than in years past. Although outdoor dining is back in San Diego (at least for the time being), not everyone is quite ready for on-site dining so this curated guide to Valentine’s Day specials, from dinners for two to shareable desserts, features a mix of patio dining and takeout options.

Because restrictions can change at any moment, make sure to check a restaurant’s website for the most up-to-date information before making plans.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jeune et Jolie

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2659 State St Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 637-5266
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This Carlsbad eatery is offering a six-course prix fixe meal for takeout this Valentine’s Day, with directions included from the chef so that you can finish the dish at your place. The cost is $100 per person.

Photo Credit: Devin Castaneda. Courtesy of Jeune et Jolie.

2. Harumama Teriyaki & Bao

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711 Grand Ave Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 637-5737

Strawberries are a Valentine’s Day staple. Score Teriyaki & Bao’s special Valentine’s Day Owl Bao Buns filled with strawberries and nutella to bring home for a delicious dessert. Harumama, their sister restaurant, will be offering Puppy Buns from February 8 to 22, a sweet treat with red velvet cream cheese filling.

Photo Credit: Hiba Khalid. Courtesy of Harumama Teriyaki & Bao.

3. Ranch 45 Local Provisions

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512 Via De La Valle Ste 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 461-0092
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A stunning three-course meal for two is available for takeout from Ranch 45, featuring options from filet mignon to cauliflower ravioli. Add a wine pairing for $55. Orders can be places up until February 11, and you can pick up your romantic meal any time from February 12 to 14.

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4. International Smoke

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3387 Del Mar Heights Rd Building 1
San Diego, CA 92130
(619) 331-4528
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International Smoke is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day Box For Two special, which will feature a four-course meal. Add-ons include a home cheese fondue kit as well as Cupid’s Blush, a cocktail of vodka, elderflower, meyer lemon, and rosé. Available for takeout and delivery. Make sure to place your order ahead of time.

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5. A.R. Valentien

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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 777-6635
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If there’s ever a time to splurge, let Valentine’s Day take the cake. A.R. Valentien’s holiday special is a takeout prix fixe, offering a stellar menu with options like lobster and chicken available for entrees, while embellishments include caviar, sticky buns, and more. Order by February 8 and pickup on either the 13th or 14th. The cost is $95 per person, with a two person minimum required.

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6. Kitchens For Good

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2799 Health Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 450-4040
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If you’re not quite feeling the traditional dinner for two, Kitchens for Good is offering virtual tasting kits for Valentine’s Day instead. The kits include chocolate, cheese, and spirits with enough for two people to share. The well-equipped kit features two pre-batched bottled cocktails, a stunning cheese plate, and six chocolates to try, costing $75 total. Sign up before February 7 for the February 11 event, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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7. Bleu Bohème

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4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-4167
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Bleu Bohème is known for its romantic atmosphere. This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be open for those that want to enjoy the location’s outdoor dining patio (featuring heaters), and takeout and delivery for those that would prefer to enjoy their romantic evening in the comfort of their own home. The three-course prix fixe dinner will cost $75 per person, while the speciality cocktail is $14.

Photo Courtesy of Bleu Bohème

8. Madison

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4622 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 269-6566
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Street-side patio dining is available at Madison on Park, which is offering a Valentine’s Day brunch special from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., while dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant recommends making reservations for dine-in, but takeout and delivery will also still be available.

Photo Credit: Haley Hill. Courtesy of Madison.

9. The Gluten Free Baking Co.

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4594 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
(858) 270-9863
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Dessert on Valentine’s Day is as essential as the air we breathe. Whether you’re celebrating with your SO or some friends, The Gluten Free Baking Company is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu, featuring gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options for breakfast or dessert. You can place V Day orders up until February 9, with pickup available from February 12 through the 14th.

Photo Credit: Lindsay Kreighbaum. Courtesy of The Gluten Free Baking Company.

10. RustiCucina

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3797 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 310-5291
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RustiCucina’s Valentino Dinner features a choice of appetizer and entree plus a sexy chocolate covered strawberry dessert for two. A bottle of prosecco tops off the meal for a total of $135 per couple. This meal — or a $75 per couple meal of oysters or charcuterie board — is available for patio dining or takeout from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

Photo Credit: Eckis Marketing. Courtesy of RustiCucina.

11. Juniper & Ivy

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2228 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 269-9036
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Juniper & Ivy re-opened their outdoor dining patio just in time for Valentine’s Day, featuring an “Under the Stars” theme. Takeout is available for those that would rather enjoy their romantic meal at home. Specials include a four-course prix fixe dinner for two, a virtual cocktail kit, a candy box crafted by the restaurant’s pastry team, and a partnership with Allen’s Flowers that gets patrons $15 off a bouquet of red roses to have waiting at their table or with their pick-up order.

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12. Barbusa

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1917 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 238-1917
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Barbusa’s Valentine’s Day menu includes options such as lollipop lamb chops, ribeye, pasta, and more. Takeout and delivery is available, as is the patio for outdoor dining.

Photo Credit: John Dole. Courtesy: Barbusa.

13. Extraordinary Desserts

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1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 294-7001
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The bakery and dessert cafe’s locations in Little Italy and Bankers Hill and offering pre-ordered treats that can be picked up on Saturday, February 13 or Sunday, February 14, including a Truffle Framboise Cake finished with fresh raspberries decorated with a gold-painted rose and the Perfect Pair Dessert Box that holds a slice each of their Shangri-la and La Bete Noir cakes with signature sauces. Over Valentine’s Day weekend, there will also be themed desserts available for takeout, ranging from the coconut passionfruit Xanadu Cheesecake for two to fresh local strawberries dipped in chocolate. Adding a bottle of champagne to any order is icing on the cake.

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14. Garibaldi

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901 Bayfront Ct Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 436-1081
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The popular rooftop bar and restaurant, Garibaldi, will offer patio dining or takeout options for the weekend of Valentine’s Day, with a special menu available on February 13 and 14. The dine-in menu will cost $95 per couple, while the takeout will cost $75. Add a bottle of wine, starting at $30. Make sure to place to-go orders ahead of time.

Photo Credit: Lucianna McIntosh. Courtesy of Garibaldi.

15. You & Yours Distilling Co.

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1495 G St
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 955-8755
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You & Yours is offering a special Galentine’s Day afternoon tea, ideal for girlfriends who want to celebrate each other on February 13. The takeout special features savory and sweet dishes plus scones. For drinks, enjoy two champagne cocktails and holiday hot tea bags. Orders should be placed online by 10 a.m. on Friday, February 12. Pickup on the 13th will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of You & Yours

1. Jeune et Jolie

2659 State St Suite 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Photo Credit: Devin Castaneda. Courtesy of Jeune et Jolie.

This Carlsbad eatery is offering a six-course prix fixe meal for takeout this Valentine’s Day, with directions included from the chef so that you can finish the dish at your place. The cost is $100 per person.

2659 State St Suite 102
Carlsbad, CA 92008

2. Harumama Teriyaki & Bao

711 Grand Ave Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Photo Credit: Hiba Khalid. Courtesy of Harumama Teriyaki & Bao.

Strawberries are a Valentine’s Day staple. Score Teriyaki & Bao’s special Valentine’s Day Owl Bao Buns filled with strawberries and nutella to bring home for a delicious dessert. Harumama, their sister restaurant, will be offering Puppy Buns from February 8 to 22, a sweet treat with red velvet cream cheese filling.

711 Grand Ave Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008

3. Ranch 45 Local Provisions

512 Via De La Valle Ste 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Photo Courtesy of Ranch 45

A stunning three-course meal for two is available for takeout from Ranch 45, featuring options from filet mignon to cauliflower ravioli. Add a wine pairing for $55. Orders can be places up until February 11, and you can pick up your romantic meal any time from February 12 to 14.

512 Via De La Valle Ste 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075

4. International Smoke

3387 Del Mar Heights Rd Building 1, San Diego, CA 92130
Photo Courtesy of International Smoke

International Smoke is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day Box For Two special, which will feature a four-course meal. Add-ons include a home cheese fondue kit as well as Cupid’s Blush, a cocktail of vodka, elderflower, meyer lemon, and rosé. Available for takeout and delivery. Make sure to place your order ahead of time.

3387 Del Mar Heights Rd Building 1
San Diego, CA 92130

5. A.R. Valentien

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Photo Courtesy of A.R. Valentien

If there’s ever a time to splurge, let Valentine’s Day take the cake. A.R. Valentien’s holiday special is a takeout prix fixe, offering a stellar menu with options like lobster and chicken available for entrees, while embellishments include caviar, sticky buns, and more. Order by February 8 and pickup on either the 13th or 14th. The cost is $95 per person, with a two person minimum required.

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

6. Kitchens For Good

2799 Health Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
Kitchens for Good [Official Image]

If you’re not quite feeling the traditional dinner for two, Kitchens for Good is offering virtual tasting kits for Valentine’s Day instead. The kits include chocolate, cheese, and spirits with enough for two people to share. The well-equipped kit features two pre-batched bottled cocktails, a stunning cheese plate, and six chocolates to try, costing $75 total. Sign up before February 7 for the February 11 event, starting at 5:30 p.m.

2799 Health Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92123

7. Bleu Bohème

4090 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Photo Courtesy of Bleu Bohème

Bleu Bohème is known for its romantic atmosphere. This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will be open for those that want to enjoy the location’s outdoor dining patio (featuring heaters), and takeout and delivery for those that would prefer to enjoy their romantic evening in the comfort of their own home. The three-course prix fixe dinner will cost $75 per person, while the speciality cocktail is $14.

4090 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

8. Madison

4622 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116
Photo Credit: Haley Hill. Courtesy of Madison.

Street-side patio dining is available at Madison on Park, which is offering a Valentine’s Day brunch special from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., while dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant recommends making reservations for dine-in, but takeout and delivery will also still be available.

4622 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116

9. The Gluten Free Baking Co.

4594 30th St, San Diego, CA 92116
Photo Credit: Lindsay Kreighbaum. Courtesy of The Gluten Free Baking Company.

Dessert on Valentine’s Day is as essential as the air we breathe. Whether you’re celebrating with your SO or some friends, The Gluten Free Baking Company is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu, featuring gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options for breakfast or dessert. You can place V Day orders up until February 9, with pickup available from February 12 through the 14th.

4594 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116

10. RustiCucina

3797 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103
Photo Credit: Eckis Marketing. Courtesy of RustiCucina.

RustiCucina’s Valentino Dinner features a choice of appetizer and entree plus a sexy chocolate covered strawberry dessert for two. A bottle of prosecco tops off the meal for a total of $135 per couple. This meal — or a $75 per couple meal of oysters or charcuterie board — is available for patio dining or takeout from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.

3797 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103

11. Juniper & Ivy

2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Juniper & Ivy [Official Photo]

Juniper & Ivy re-opened their outdoor dining patio just in time for Valentine’s Day, featuring an “Under the Stars” theme. Takeout is available for those that would rather enjoy their romantic meal at home. Specials include a four-course prix fixe dinner for two, a virtual cocktail kit, a candy box crafted by the restaurant’s pastry team, and a partnership with Allen’s Flowers that gets patrons $15 off a bouquet of red roses to have waiting at their table or with their pick-up order.

2228 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

12. Barbusa

1917 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Photo Credit: John Dole. Courtesy: Barbusa.

Barbusa’s Valentine’s Day menu includes options such as lollipop lamb chops, ribeye, pasta, and more. Takeout and delivery is available, as is the patio for outdoor dining.

1917 India St
San Diego, CA 92101

13. Extraordinary Desserts

1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101
extraordinary desserts Courtesy photo

The bakery and dessert cafe’s locations in Little Italy and Bankers Hill and offering pre-ordered treats that can be picked up on Saturday, February 13 or Sunday, February 14, including a Truffle Framboise Cake finished with fresh raspberries decorated with a gold-painted rose and the Perfect Pair Dessert Box that holds a slice each of their Shangri-la and La Bete Noir cakes with signature sauces. Over Valentine’s Day weekend, there will also be themed desserts available for takeout, ranging from the coconut passionfruit Xanadu Cheesecake for two to fresh local strawberries dipped in chocolate. Adding a bottle of champagne to any order is icing on the cake.

1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101

14. Garibaldi

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 1, San Diego, CA 92101
Photo Credit: Lucianna McIntosh. Courtesy of Garibaldi.

The popular rooftop bar and restaurant, Garibaldi, will offer patio dining or takeout options for the weekend of Valentine’s Day, with a special menu available on February 13 and 14. The dine-in menu will cost $95 per couple, while the takeout will cost $75. Add a bottle of wine, starting at $30. Make sure to place to-go orders ahead of time.

901 Bayfront Ct Suite 1
San Diego, CA 92101

15. You & Yours Distilling Co.

1495 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
Photo Courtesy of You & Yours

You & Yours is offering a special Galentine’s Day afternoon tea, ideal for girlfriends who want to celebrate each other on February 13. The takeout special features savory and sweet dishes plus scones. For drinks, enjoy two champagne cocktails and holiday hot tea bags. Orders should be placed online by 10 a.m. on Friday, February 12. Pickup on the 13th will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

1495 G St
San Diego, CA 92101

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