East Bay

A16 Rockridge
Oakland, CA
www.a16rockridge.com

Celebrate amore Italian-style this Valentine’s Day at A16 Rockridge with Chef Rocky Maselli’s special 5-course prix fixe menu. Diners are invited to enjoy Southern Italian delicacies such as Burrata with prosciutto di san daniele and crostini, Raviolo with Quattro formaggi in tomato sauce with basil and ricotta salata, and Wood Roasted Ribeye with potato, baby fava greens and salsa verde. For dessert, guests can choose between two romantic dishes: Layered Cake with white chocolate mousse, dark chocolate pudding, blood orange butter cream and a salted chocolate cookie crumble or Honey and Rose Panna Cotta with Champagne granite, hibiscus sauce and candied rose petals. The prix fixe menu will be served at a cost of $85 per person with optional wine pairings for an additional cost.

Hamachi
1523 Giammona Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
www.sushihamachi.com

Hamachi is a premier Sushi, Martini and Dueling Piano Lounge located in downtown Walnut Creek. They offer a variety of Asian small dishes, an extensive sushi menu, wine and hot Sake. Their atmosphere is refreshing and cozy during piano nights.

Join them for a special Valentine’s Day experience. Reserve now at www.OpenTable.com or give them a call at 925.296.0630.

Pasta Primavera
3124 Crow Canyon Place
San Ramon, CA 94583
www.pastaprimavera.us

Pasta Primavera Ristorante has been open for over 23 years, with the mission of brining delicious Italian feast in a cozy setting. Their delicious Tuscan and regional dishes feature simple and creative salads, seafood, steals, veal, pasta and chicken. They offer over 20 Italian and Californian wines by the glass. Their warm and lively atmosphere is created by their inviting outdoor patio, open kitchen, warm bread, and chic contemporary bar.

Join them for a special Valentine’s Day experience! Reserve now at www.OpenTable.com or by calling them at 925.830.9500.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
1553 Olympic Blvd. Bldg. E
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
www.ruthschris.com/Restaurant-Locations/walnut-creek

Ruth Chris Steak House in Walnut Creek serves up the finest USDA Prime Beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates. Enjoy these mouthwatering steaks, New-Orleans inspired appetizers, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. Their warm, inviting atmosphere and genuine hospitality is an unforgettable experience.

Treat your Valentine to their 6oz Filet & Twin Lobster Tails for $47.95. Reserve your seats now at www.OpenTable.com or give the wonderful staff a call at 925.977.3477.

Simply Fondue
2300 First Street #110
Livermore, CA 94550
www.simplyfondue.com

Celebrate the art of cooking right at your table at Simply Fondue in Livermore. Select from succulent lobster and beef to out of this world imported cheese and chocolate fondues. Their relaxed and casual dining atmosphere moves in a leisurely pace. They use only the finest ingredients and make all of the sauces, batters and dressings from scratch, daily. The extensive wine list or more than 100 hand-crafted martinis and specialty drinks are the perfect addition to this sensual meal.

They will be offering a Valentine’s Day package which includes a 5-course dinner, long stemmed rose, commemorative photo, plus a special gift for $180 per couple. Make this a night to remember by reserving your seats now at www.OpenTable.com or calling them at 925.443.6638.

Lemon Grass Bistro
501 Main Street
Martinez, CA 94553
www.lemongrass-bistro.com

Lemongrass Bistro is located in beautiful downtown Martinez. The upbeat, cozy bistro setting is where people can come together to enjoy contemporary Southeast Asian dishes.  Their variety of dishes include chicken beef, pork or tofu with mouthwatering vegetables. They were recently named “Best of the East Bay 2013” by Contra Costa Times readers for Thai food.

Lemograss Bistro is the perfect low-key, affordable, romantic and delicious Valentine’s Day solution. No reservations required, just show up with an appetite for enjoyable food!

Baci Bistro and Bar
500 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
www.bacibistroandbar.com

Baci (meaning Kiss in Italian) is an exquisite Italian, Steak and Seafood jewel nestled in the heart of Historic Main Street Pleasanton. Baci’s warm and exciting atmosphere creates a unique dining experience to enjoy great food in a classy casual setting.

Baci Bistro and Bar offers fantastic Italian cuisine, using the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. Their menu offers pasta, steak, seafood and chef specials. To make a special Valentine’s Day reservation visit www.OpenTable.com or call them at 925.600.0600.

Artisan Bistro
1005 Brown Avenue
Lafayette, CA 94549
www.artisanlafayette.com

Artisan Bistro offers a warm, welcoming ambiance, perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. The highly refined food of Chef/Owner John Marquez blends Northern California’s local/organic sensibilities with French influences and techniques. Marquez, who is a Danville native is known for his use of seasonal, often organic, locally sourced ingredients. The dining room is contemporary, stylish and elegant, displaying natural wood beams, a cozy stone fireplace and exhibits by a local artist. John Earl from Walnut Creek.

On Valentine’s Day, Artisan Bistro will be featuring a prix fixe 4 course couples menu for $119.00 per person. To reserve your seats, visit www.OpenTable.com or give the crew at Artisan Bistro a call at 925.962.0882.

Bridges Restaurant
44 Church St.
Danville, CA 94526
www.bridgesdanville.com

Bridges Restaurant is located in downtown Danville. Not only is it known for Mrs. Doubtfire scene being filmed here but it is known for its urban-casual elegance atmosphere. Walking up to Bridges Restaurant guest are greeted by their vine-covered walkway, cozy patio and natural granite waterfall. Inside, their sleek lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or delicious specialty cocktail. The spacious contemporary dining room features rich-colored walls, oversized shades, high arched cedar ceilings and a whimsical mural of local bridges. Chef Kevin Gin is the culinary mastermind behind the scenes using only the highest quality, freshest ingredients and creative imagination. His cuisine style is California with European and Asian influences. What better to go with an amazing, sophisticated meal than Wine! Director David Gibson’s extensive wine list offers selections ranging from locally-produced wines to the finest vintages from around the world.

On Valentine’s Day, Bridges Restaurant will feature a 3 course Prix Fixe dinner prepared by Chef Kevin Gin (this is a dinner only event). To reserve your seats, visit www.OpenTable.com or give them a call at 925.820.7200.

Bocanova
Oakland, California
www.bocanova.com 

Bocanova is serving a special prix-fixe dinner in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef John Jackson has created a special menu for two, with dishes such as Mushroom & Fresh Cheese Soup with bacon, saffron, parmesan, deep fried mushrooms and a spicy aioli;Dungeness Crab, Mango & Papaya Salad with a citrus dressing; Spicy Shortribs Asada Negro braised in chocolate, cacao and red wine; andPrickly Pear Sorbet with macadamia nut brittle Coconut Cookies. Dinner is $48 per person and reservations can be made online or by calling 510.444.1233.

San Francisco

1760
San Francisco, CA
www.1760sf.com

For those looking to avoid a prix fixe menu, 1760 provides a welcome alternative. Chef Adam Tortosa will offer his nightly a la carte menu of shareable dishes with a few key additions for the holiday. To further the experience, Wine Director Gianpaolo Paterlini’s wine list focuses on selections that complement the creative cuisine. Cocktails crafted by Bar Manager Christopher Longoria also highlight seasonal ingredients and approachable yet distinctive flavors. For reservations please visit http://www.1760sf.com/reservations/ or call 415 359-1212

Acquerello
San Francisco, CA
www.acquerello.com

For more than two decades, Acquerello has offered romance and an unparalleled Italian fine-dining experience in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood. Acquerello restaurant is pure European elegance. Housed in a former chapel, the space is graced with arches and a rustic wood-beamed vaulted ceiling, perfect for an intimate dining experience. Dishes on the special Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu may include the Santa Barbara Uni served with crab, apple, turnip and pepperoncino, Petaluma Farms Poultry Lasagna or the Re-Interpreted Veal Osso Buco. For dessert, indulge in the Madeleine Cake with Rosé-White Chocolate, pistachio and candied rose petals. Price per person $215 excluding the wines, tax and gratuity. Wine pairing $95. For reservations please email: info@acquerello.com  or telephone (415) 567-5432

Alexander’s Steakhouse
San Francisco, CA
www.alexanderssteakhouse.com

Spoil your loved one at Alexander’s Steakhouse in San Francisco with the restaurant’s special 7-course menu with optional wine pairings. The menu highlights all of the steakhouse’s beloved delicacies including Tuna Carpaccio with Shio Koji cauliflower, pickled pearl onion and olive oil and Tajima F1 Wagyu Beef with salt roasted potato, charred leek, and black truffles. For dessert, diners can indulge in a Truffled Gouda cheese course with honey comb as well as a chocolate course featuring Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Currant, and Port. The dinner will be served at a cost of $165 per person excluding gratuity with additional wine pairings available for $95.

Presidio Social Club
San Francisco, CA
www.presidiosocialclub.com

Weather you have a date or rolling solo this Valentine’s Day, PSC is an ideal setting to celebrate love. Enjoy the standard Presidio Social Club menu of classic favorites along with some special additions in honor of the holiday. Get festive with the Wagyu Carpaccio with crispy sunchoke and truffle, the Broiled Black Cod and Crab Custard in an aromatic broth or the California Lamb Chops.  Leave room for dessert – when it comes to something sweet PSC never disappoints.

CLIFT 
San Francisco, CA
www.clifthotel.com
 
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with CLIFT’s Sweet Escapes package including Rose champagne and heart adorned red velvet cupcakes with extra frosting and 2 body paint brushes to have a little fun with. Also included is 2 complimentary cocktails in Redwood Room and 20% off dinner in Velvet Room. Upgrade upon check in based on Availability, Early Check in/ Late Checkout.
 
Foreign Cinema
San Francisco, CA
www.foreigncinema.com

Foreign Cinema is pleased to usher in Valentine’s Evening with a romantic Pretty in Pink theme and a sumptuous a la carte menu filled with their favorite dishes: Cornmeal Blini with Caviar, Oysters on the Half Shell, Aged New York Steak, Filet Mignon, Big Eye Tuna, Maine Sea Scallops, Seasonally Inspired Salads, Indulgent Desserts and much more. Wine, Cocktails and Champagnes have been especially selected for your pleasure.

InterContinental San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com

The InterContinental San Francisco offers a “San Francisco Is for Lovers” package that includes romantic features such as champagne for two, long stem strawberries delivered to the room by butler, a bath drawn with rose petals, and a VIP turndown service. Breakfast and a late checkout are also included in the package.

Luce
San Francisco, CA
www.lucewinerestaurant.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Michelin Star at Luce restaurant at the InterContinental San Francisco. The 4-course menu for $65 per person includes dishes such as Roasted Carrots and Sun Dried Spices with nettles, smoked egg, and chicken bouillon and Pacific Halibut and Blue Prawns with fennel, golden turnip and winter squash. To sweeten the evening, upgrade to “The Sweetheart Package” for $214 per couple and enjoy a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne.

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
San Francisco, CA
www.Intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com

The InterContinental Mark Hopkins boasts the legendary Top of the Mark restaurant and bar with a near 360 degree view of the scenic skyline of San Francisco. Situated on the 19th floor of the hotel, the world renowned sky lounge is famed for its 100 Martinis menu, cocktails and live entertainment. This classic, romantic spot provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable proposal. The Top of the Mark offers a number of Romance Packages such as “Love Above All,” which includes a table with a view at the Top of the Mark, a bottle of Piper Sonoma sparkling wine, six red roses, an assortment of fine truffles, and a framed photo. With “The Perfect Proposal” package, guests are treated to a table with a view, a custom chocolate ring box, a bottle of Piper Sonoma sparkling wine, a framed photo, and an engagement announcement by the Top of the Mark band.  For guests unsure of how to pop the question, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has a Proposal Desk to help brainstorm romantic solutions to engagement needs. The Proposal Desk service will facilitate endeavors from flower delivery to hot-air balloon chartering.

Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins
San Francisco, CA
www.intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com

This Valentine’s Day, take in a romantic 6-course dinner and 360 degree view of the city at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins’ Top of the Mark. The decadent dinner includes dishes such as Arugula with strawberry, figs, honey, and walnuts and Wagyu with scallop, asparagus, tomato pierogi, and port wine essence. Dinner guests are encouraged to bring an overnight bag as they will be automatically entered into a drawing for a one-night stay in the hotel’s luxurious Presidential Suite. The dinner is $495 per couple and includes one bottle of Möet & Chandon Rosé. Reservations are required.

A16 SF
San Francisco, CA
www.a16sf.com

A16 San Francisco will celebrate their 10th anniversary on Valentines’ Day 2014. Co-owners Shelley Lindgren and Victoria Libin will host a special dinner that evening where A16’s original chef, Christophe Hille will collaborate on a menu with current Executive Chef Chris Thompson featuring the “classics” of A16 – favorite dishes from the past decade.

CHAYA Brasserie San Francisco
Embarcadero, San Francisco
www.thechaya.com/san-francisco/

On Friday, February 14, CHAYA Brasserie San Francisco will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $80 per person. Guests can choose between six appetizers, six entrees, and five different desserts featuring dishes such as the signatureSeared Wagyu Beef Sushi Roll with crab, tempura shrimp, cucumber, and spicy aioli; Spiced Honey Glazed Duck Breast with crispy winter root phyllo, Bloomsdale spinach, and Meyer lemon; and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich with chocolate fudge.  Chef Yuko Kajino offers a take-home gift of CHAYA truffles, and those who dine before 7pm can enjoy the “Early Love-Bird” special with a complimentary ½ bottle of Rose. With idyllic views of the Bay Lights installation, CHAYA’s dining room provides a romantic setting with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the Bay Bridge. Named for the casual, salon-like gathering spots in France and Japan, CHAYA Brasserie is renowned for serving innovative cuisine that blends European and Asian flavors and has been tempting palates in San Francisco for the last 12 years. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 415-777-8688 or visit www.thechaya.com

Radius
San Francisco, CA
www.radiussf.com

The rustic elegance of Radius, coupled with highly personalized service, will have guests raving about Valentine’s Day spent in SoMa. Chef Jason Wittek will offer a special 4-course tasting menu with dishes such as the McFarland Springs Ranch Trout withsmoked potatoes, pickled onions and citrus beurre blanc or the Liberty Farms Duck Breast with escarole, grapes and hazelnut. End the evening of romance with a delicious dessert of Chocolate Nougatine with Vanilla & Olive Oil Milkshake. The 4-course tasting menu will be offered at $70 per person both Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, 2014. A limited a la carte menu will also be available. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. For reservations, please visit http://radiussf.com/or call (415) 525-3676.

Bergerac
San Francisco, CA
www.bergeracsf.com

Bergerac in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood will be hosting “The Lonely Hearts Club” this Valentine’s Day, playing the best love songs from the 60’s and 70’s all night long. Bar goers can drink their sorrows away with the special Love in Vain, Lonely Teardrops, or Sealed With a Kiss cocktail for $7; cry over the Heartbreak Hotel or Let’s Get it On punch bowl with several friends for $30; or enjoy an Oyster Threeway$5 (one Kumamoto, one Sweetwater, and one Virginicas oyster). To sweeten things up a bit, the team will have a special St. Pepper’s Strawberry Shortcake $7, in addition to their regular menu and newly launched Retro Happy Hour Menu.

North Bay & Wine Country

Fast Food Francais (F3)
Sausalito, California
www.eatf3.com/home.html

Celebrating its one-year anniversary on Valentine’s Day, Fast Food Francais (F3) is looking back at the past year and changing the full menu. From February 7 through February 21, the restaurant is bringing back favorite, classic dishes from the past year and making them available for a limited time. It will also offer a $50 truffle burger, which includes seven grams of truffle and seven ounces of wagyu beef served with gilded fries. Reservations can be made online or by calling 415.887.9047.

Silverado Resort & Spa
Napa, CA
www.silveradoresort.com

Food has long-been described as the way to a loved one’s heart, and no meal is thought to be more romantic than Valentine’s dinner – especially when enjoyed amid the beauty of Napa Valley. Wine and dine your Valentine in style with a romantic Valentine’s dinner reservation in The Grill or Royal Oak. Reservations for both restaurants are required so please call 707-257-5431 or email Dining@SilveradoResort.com

THE GRILL:

Valentine’s Day; February 14th from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Treat your loved one to a three course dinner with a glass of sparkling wine for just $60 per person.  A limited a la carte menu is also available.

February 15th and 16th from 5:30 pm – 9 :00 pm – Enjoy a la carte dining featuring “Sweet Specials”

ROYAL OAK:

February 14th – 15th from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm – The Royal Oak will be serving a special four course dinner for $78 per person. Additional wine pairing for $25

Be My Valentine Package:

A cozy bedroom, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries on your arrival night and a delicious breakfast each morning. All the vital ingredients to ensure that the most important moments in your life are also the happiest and most unforgettable. The Be Our Valentine Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Continental breakfast for Two in The Grill
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries

South Bay

THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse
Palo Alto, CA
www.alexanderssteakhouse.com

Enjoy a sumptuous six-course dining experience with optional wine pairings this Valentine’s Day at THE SEA by Alexander’s Steakhouse. Chef Yu Min Lin’s menu for the occasion blends the bounty of the sea and the land with dishes such as Sea Urchin with Osetra caviar, sunchoke, tomato and chives and C.A.B. Prime New York with Brussels sprouts, potato, and Shimeji mushroom. Seal the night with a rose and delve into the White Chocolate Raspberry Rose Parfait with lemon sponge and lychee macaron. The dinner will be served at a cost of $165 with optional $65 wine pairings.

Alexander’s Steakhouse Silicon Valley
Cupertino, CA
www.alexanderssteakhouse.com

Cozy up in Cupertino for a sumptuous 6-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings at Alexander’s Steakhouse. The Silicon Valley restaurant will offer dishes such as Butter Poached Maine Lobster with golden beets, vanilla, and fennel and Certified Angus Beef Prime Filet Mignon with parsnip, black trumpet duxelle, and bordelaise sauce. The dinner will be served at a cost of $175 per person with additional wine pairings optional.

Restaurant 1833
Monterey, CA
www.restaurant1833.com

This Valentine’s Day, drive down to beautiful Monterey and dine at Restaurant 1833 and indulge in a 5-course menu featuring a variety of aphrodisiac-inspired dishes and luxurious flavors. Sample menu items may include Oysters with a choice of gin, cucumber, and lime or bacon mignonette; Poached Shrimp Salad with hearts of palm, grapefruit, avocado, and greens; Duck Raviolo with spinach and duck egg consume; New York Steak with faro, braised oxtail, and bordelaise; and Chocolate Cremeux with rum butterscotch, banana, and star anise meringue. As always, available for a $4 add on are 1833’s infamous Bacon Cheddar or Sun Dried Tomato Biscuits. Guests can also enjoy an optional wine pairing menu with a variety of Champagne bubbles to suit everyone’s palate or indulge in a select group of aphrodisiac cocktails and punch from the bar. The Valentine’s Day Menu is offered at $85 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made with a credit card through Open Table or by calling (831) 643-1833.

The Lexington House
Los Gatos, CA
www.thelexlg.com

The Lexington House is the newest addition to the Los Gatos’ dining scene and brings a breath of fresh air to Silicon Valley, especially for Valentine’s Day. Chef Philippe Breneman will offer dishes from the regular menu such as the Diver Scallops basted in brown butter with winter squash, furikake and dashi, Chicken Liver Mousse with seasonal pickles on Watsonville sourdough and Llano Seco Pork Sugo Gnocchi with crispy artichoke served with a Gremolata egg. The Lexington House presents an ever-changing menu featuring unique Northern California food, classic, inspired cocktails, small batch spirits, craft beer, and limited production wine. For guests looking for something new and unique this Valentine’s Day, The Lexington House is a perfect way to celebrate in style. The Lexington House is a walk-in only restaurant but does consider reservations for larger groups of 6 or more by calling 408.354.1600; more information can be found at www.thelexlg.com.

Pasta Moon
315 Main St.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
www.pastamoon.com

For over 25 years, Pasta Moon Restaurant serves contemporary Italian cuisine. Chef/Owner Kim Levin strongly believes in giving back to the community and supporting local coast side farmers, ranchers, fishermen and gourmet artisans. The menu rotates regularly depending on what’s in season, bringing an Italian dining experience like no other and eco-friendly! You will find a cozy setting for lunch or dinner, surrounded by old arches casement windows.

Treat your special loved one to an exquisite meal on Valentine’s Day. Their Prix-fix menu will feature only the freshest local ingredients. To reserve your seats, visit www.OpenTable.com or call Pasta Moon at 650.725.5125.