Valentine’s Day Dining in San Francisco

Valentine’s Day Dining in San Francisco¬†

It’s that time of year and hopefully you’ve started to think about your Valentine’s Day Dining plans. For those that are still planning here is a fabulous list of some of my favorite San Francisco & Bay Area destinations with Valentine’s Day Dining fun. I hope you enjoy and Happy early Valentine’s Day! XO Emily


A16¬†–¬†A16 is celebrating Valentine‚Äôs Day (and their 12th anniversary!) with a festive multi-course menu from Executive Chef Rocky Maselli and traditional wine pairing options from Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren. The five-course menu will be available on both Saturday and Sunday night with dish highlights including Southern Italian specialties like Squid Ink Tonnarelli Puttanesca with chili, capers, and oil cured olives, and a special Coccola ‚Äď a heart-shaped blood orange Cappelletti jello shot ‚Äď for dessert from Executive Pastry Chef Hannah Buoye. The prix-fixe dinner is $85 per person with wine pairings optional. Reservations can be made by visiting or calling 415.771.2216. Read more about¬†A16 San Francisco here.¬†

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Aatxe¬†–¬†Celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day weekend with Aatxe and enjoy a special supplemental menu created by Chef Ryan Pollnow on Friday and Saturday evening ‚Äď highlights include Oysters on the 1/2 shell and California Osetra Caviar Montadito. In addition, guest can let the kitchen decide, where chef will bring out a tasting of his favorite tapas for $65 per person. To allow their staff to enjoy the love-filled holiday as well, Aatxe will be closed on Sunday, February 14. For reservations please visit aatxesf.comor call 415.471.2977. Read more about¬†Aatxe here.


Bourbon Steak Santa Clara¬†–¬†Celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day at Bourbon Steak Santa Clara and enjoy an exquisite five-course dinner menu curated by Executive Chef Lee Bennett for $95 per person (exclusive of tax & gratuity) with optional wine pairings for $55. Selections include¬† Black River Osetra Caviar with warm potato pancakes, chive cr√®me¬†fraiche¬†to start; Citrus-Cured Black Bass with sunchokes, saffron aioli, pink grapefruit, pine nuts; Dungeness Crab Risotto with miso-glazed Alaskan King Crab, scallions; Chilled Artisan Foie Gras with¬†luxardo¬†cherry jelly, hazelnut brittle, brioche; Oak-Roasted Duck Breast with parsnip puree, beluga lentils, smoked carrot¬†espuma; Duo of American Wagyu with braised cheek & strip loin, root vegetable terrine; Valrhona Milk Chocolate Cream Delice with passion fruit, praline crunch, coconut cake. If you‚Äôre looking for a more casual option, Bourbon Pub will be offering¬†it’s¬†regular menu. Read more about Bourbon Steak & Pub here.¬†


Cadence¬†–¬†Newly opened Mid-Market restaurant Cadence is the perfect date spot and day of the week, but especially so for Valentine‚ÄôsDay Weekend. Cozy into one of the intimate teacup booths and enjoy a special menu (available Saturday and Sunday) of three courses to choose from. Clocking in at $45 a person, you can get in a dinner for two under $100, and given Cadence‚Äôs hot new status on the block, booking now vs. later would be in your favor. ¬†1446 Market Street, San Francisco. ¬†Read more about Cadence and my 7 X 7 article here.¬†
Cadence Restaurant
Chaya –¬†Score major relationship points by booking a table at Chaya, where you‚Äôll receive a hand-made paper crane and a pen with which you and your special person will write a message of love on the crane‚Äôs wings, and take it home as a reminder of your long-lasting commitment. ¬†The crane symbolizes longevity, as the mystical creature is said to live a thousand years. ¬†You‚Äôll consider this thousand-year promise while conquering a magnificent tower of fresh seafood¬†(half-dozen oysters, lobster, scallop ceviche, prawns, sashimi). ¬†Other shared options include crispy whole fish with yuzu kosho, sushi Omakase, or beef two ways (short rib, American wagyu).¬†132 Embarcadero, San Francisco.¬†

Valentine's Day Dining

Cafe Claude¬†–¬†Celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day at San Francisco‚Äôs French favorite, Caf√© Claude. Located on Claude Lane, one of San Francisco‚Äôs hidden gems, the restaurant will feature a 4-course prix fixe menu on Valentine‚Äôs Day with different options for each course for $75 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) with optional wine pairings. If you‚Äôre looking to celebrate early, the restaurant will offer set special 4-course menu for $55 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) on Friday, 2/12 and Saturday, 2/13.¬† Guests will start with a lovely Amuse (Smoked Trout with Gribiche sauce, endive) and selections from the special menu include¬†Organic Baby Beet Salad¬†with goat cheese mousse, cress, hazelnut vinaigrette;¬†Roasted Forest Mushroom Soup¬†with black truffle creme fraiche;¬†Baby Carrots & Avocado¬†with winter citrus supremes, toasted quinoa;¬†Salmon Carpaccio¬†with toasted brioche, egg mimosa, pickled red onion, salmon caviar, capers;¬†Pan Roasted Petrale Sole¬†with potato puree, trumpet mushrooms, spinach¬†vin¬†blanc;¬†Braised Pork Shank¬†with savoy cabbage, marble potatoes, persillade, dijon mustard jus; and for dessert, indulge in options such as a¬†White Chocolate Moelleux¬†with candied cranberries, citrus creme¬†anglaise;¬†Macaron¬†with raspberry chantilly, fresh raspberries.¬† Local jazz artists will serenade guests from 6:30 ‚Äď 10:30 p.m.¬† each night, Friday throughSunday. For reservations please visit Cafe Claude‚Äôs¬†website¬†or call¬†415.392.3505.¬†7 Claude Lane, San Francisco.¬†

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar¬†–¬†Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is celebrating Valentine‚Äôs Day‚Ķscratch that, Valentine‚Äôs Weekend! Chef Mat Schuster has put together a special 4-course dinner available Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13 from¬†5:30pm¬†‚Äst11pm, and Sunday, February 14 from¬†3pm¬†‚Äst10pm.¬†Selections include¬†Sultry Black Rice ‚ÄúSupli‚ÄĚ Style Croquetas¬†with Mahon Cheese and Warm Smoked Tomato Sauce;¬†Seared Duck Breast¬†with Savory Chocolate Mole & Spanish Fried Rice;¬†Roasted Piquillo Pepper¬†stuffed with Barley, Pistachio and Dried Cherries with Fermented Black Garlic Sauce; and more. The four-course menu is $64 per person, with wine flights available (a Passion Flight and a Lust Flight). Also, Canela has a celebratory brunch menu for Sunday, February 14 from¬†11am¬†‚Äst3pm. This ‚ÄúChocolate ‚Äď Savory To Sweet‚Ä̬†menu includes¬†Dark Chocolate Gazpacho¬†with Chocolate Bread Croutons;¬†Huevos Fritos¬†with Pork Chorizo or Veggies, Cubed Potatoes and Sofrito & Savory Chocolate Mole; and¬†Spanish Torrijas ‚ÄúFrench‚ÄĚ Toast¬†with Bacon and Chocolate Chips, Drizzle, and Dust. ‚ÄúChocolate ‚Äď Savory To Sweet‚ÄĚ will be $25 per person, with a bubble flight offering of $15 per person.¬† Please visit¬†¬†or call¬†(415) 552-3000¬†for reservations.¬†2272 Market Street, San Francisco.¬†

Capo‚Äôs¬†–¬†The Chicago-themed sister restaurant of Tony Gemignani‚Äôs famous Tony‚Äôs Pizza Napoletana in North Beach is offering a sweet deal for Valentine‚Äôs Day. This year, Valentine‚Äôs Day falls on a Sunday, and at Capo‚Äôs that means Spaghetti Sunday! Tony Gemignani and his team have created a special Spaghetti Sunday Valentine‚Äôs Day package, Lady and the Tramp style ‚Äď a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, a Caesar salad, and garlic bread for two, plus two glasses of red wine and a sweet chocolate finish for $49 (for two). Read more about Capo’s here.¬†

Capo's Chicago Pizza

DOSA¬†–¬†Looking to celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day at a beautiful, vibrant restaurant? DOSA is the perfect place to spice things up! For Valentine‚Äôs Day, our Executive Chef/Owner Anjan Mitra and our talented kitchen team will offer two special 4-course menus ‚Ästa Truffle Menu and a Spice Menu.¬†¬†At DOSA Fillmore, both menus are offered at $88 per person (not including tax + gratuity) with optional wine pairings for $48 and at DOSA Valencia, both menus are offered at $78 (not including tax + gratuity) with optional wine pairings for $48. In addition, guests will receive a special¬†take away¬†treat and a complimentary splash of bubbles.¬† Cozy up to the bar to enjoy one of our spice route cocktails or celebrate in our beautiful dining room, perfect for dates or groups of friends. For reservations, please visit¬†¬†or call DOSA Fillmore at¬†415-441-3672¬†or DOSA Valencia at¬†415-642-3672. Read more about Dosa on Fillmore here.¬†

E&O Kitchen and Bar¬†–¬†Take the stress out of Valentine‚Äôs Day and enjoy E&O Kitchen and Bar‚Äôs menu full of bold flavors served a la carte. Executive Chef Sharon Nahm has created a menu of¬†pan Asian¬†dishes such as their famous Indonesian Corn Fritters, Butternut Squash¬†Dumplings¬†and¬†Wood Roasted Char Siu Black Cod; perfect for a romantic night that offers the flexibility to dine as you wish. ¬†314 Sutter Street, San Francisco.

flour + water¬†–¬†This year celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day the Umbria way! Chef Thomas McNaughton and Chef de Cuisine Evan Allumbaugh have created a menu that focuses on traditions from the region interpreted through the flour + water style of cuisine. Umbria is rumored to be the birthplace of San Valentino making it the perfect reason to celebrate! The menu is $95 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $70 per person. Menu highlights include: Mushroom Mousse and Perigord Truffle Bruschetta, Beet Cured Trout with roasted beets, compressed beets, poppy seed, cr√®me fraiche, and horseradish, Pappardelle with rabbit ragu, Suckling Pig Porchett, and Chocolate Hazelnut Torte.¬†Read more about flour +¬†water¬†here.¬†

Flour + Water

Fogo de Ch√£o¬†–¬†Celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day at Internationally-renowned Southern Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Ch√£o (pronounced fo-go dee shown) in San Francisco, which recently opened its second Northern California location in late December 2015. The new restaurant is located on the corner of 3rd and Howard in the heart of San Francisco‚Äôs SoMa District. In the spirit of Cupid and meat loving couples across the Bay, Fogo de Ch√£o will be offering one complimentary dining card to each couple that dines with them during Valentine‚Äôs Day weekend (February 12-14). Complimentary dining cards are redeemable for one lunch or dinner on their next visit (valid February 15 ‚Äď April 28). For more information on location and pricing for San Francisco please visit: and to see the full menu please click here.

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Gaspar Brasserie¬†–¬†Gaspar‚Äôs new Chef Adam Nichol has put together a special 4-course prix¬†fixe¬†menu of approachable French fare. The special 4-course menu offered on Valentine‚Äôs Day includes options for each course for $85 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) with optional wine pairings for $45.¬† On Friday, 2/12 and Saturday, 2/13, chef will offer a similar, set 4-course menu, for $65 per person (excluding tax & gratuity). Guests will start the night with an Amuse (Buttermilk Fried West Coast Oyster with creme fraiche & salmon roe) and other selections include¬†Beet Carpaccio¬†with Roquefort mousse, toasted walnuts, chicories, mint & orange vinaigrette;¬†Yellowfin Tuna Tartare¬†with¬†chicharones, tapioca pearls, hearts of palm, coconut,¬†thai¬†basil;Squid Ink Spaghetti¬†with Dungeness crab, kohlrabi,¬†asian¬†pear, tarragon & tobiko;¬†Cider Braised¬†Pork Belly¬†with onion soubise, savoy cabbage and winter spice granola;¬†Honey & Lavender Aged Duck Breast¬†with baby turnips, beluga lentils, pancetta and winter citrus;¬†Beef Wellington¬†with aligot potatoes, watercress, black truffle jus;¬†Winter Citrus Panna¬†Cottawith¬†almond streusel, ginger caramel, lemon thyme;¬†Dark Chocolate & Cognac Bread Pudding¬†with currants, vanilla bean and espresso chantilly.¬† For reservations please visit Gaspar‚Äôs¬†website¬†or call¬†415.576.8800.¬†185 Sutter Street, San Francisco.¬†

Gaspar Brasserie

Gitane¬†–¬†Known as one of San Francisco‚Äôs sexiest and most romantic restaurants, Gitane is the perfect place to take your date¬† for a romantic Valentine‚Äôs Day dinner. The special 4-course menu offered on Valentine‚Äôs Day includes options for each course for $85 per person (excluding tax & gratuity) with optional wine pairings for $45.¬† On Friday, 2/12 and Saturday, 2/13, Gitane will offer a similar, set 4-course menu, for $65 per person (excluding tax & gratuity).¬† Guests will start with an Amuse (Medjool Date with truffled goat cheese and¬†jamon¬†serrano) in addition to other selections including¬†Little Gem & Roasted Baby Carrots¬†with zaatar spice, Meyer¬†lemon¬†and turmeric vinaigrette;¬†Wood Fired Cauliflower Soup¬†with smoked trout caviar, piquillo pepper¬†spuma, fried cauliflower greens;¬†Sweet Potato & Eggplant¬†with vadouvan almonds, currants, black chickpeas, mushroom jus;¬†Hiramasa Crudo¬†with¬†espelette¬†pepper, Valencia orange¬†panna cotta, puffed bomba rice;¬†Pan Roasted Black Cod¬†with Ras al Hanout, couscous, butternut squash, salsify;¬†Braised Short Ribs¬†with aligot potatoes, baby carrots, crispy shallots;¬†Bittersweet Chocolate Budino¬†with hazelnuts, caramel chantilly;¬†Winter Citrus Strudel¬†with milk and truffle honey granita.¬† For reservations please visit Gitane‚Äôs¬†website¬†¬†or call415.788.6686.¬†6 Claude Lane, San Francisco.¬†


La Mar¬†–¬†This Valentine‚Äôs Day, the waterfront‚Äôs La Mar Cebicher√≠a Peruana will offer a romantic evening of Night of the 1,000 Candles.Executive Chef and Peruvian-native Victoriano Lopez will put together a traditional, colorful Peruvian 3-course prix-fixe feast for $69 per person. The 3-course dinner will also be available for the entire weekend (February 12-14) and the restaurant will transform into a romantic haven on Sunday evening with nearly 1,000 candles strung about the space. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or by calling 415.397.8880.
Father's Day Dining In San Francisco

Luce¬†InterContinental San Francisco –¬†Chef Daniel Corey of the Michelin-star Luce presents Valentine‚Äôs Day guests with two options this Valentine‚Äôs Day ‚Äď they can order off the regular a la carte menu or enjoy a three course Valentine‚Äôs Day menu for $75 per person. Highlights from the a la carte menu include Handmade Sweetbread Ravioli with Crispy Sweetbreads with Black Perigord Truffles, Mustard Leaves;¬† Prime New York Strip Steak, Slowly Cooked with Rosemary & Garlic,¬†Caramelized Salsify, Date-Coffee Marmalade, Trumpet Royale; and Duck Breast, Poached & Roasted, Baby Carrots with Honey & Lavender, Apple, Trompette de la Mort. For reservations, visit the website.¬†

Thanksgiving Dining

Nico¬†–¬†Where better to feel the love in the air than at a French restaurant owned and operated by husband and wife?¬† Chef Nicolas Delaroque and his wife, Andrea, who handles operations of the restaurant, will offer a delectable¬†five course¬†Valentine‚Äôs Day prix¬†fixe¬†menu for $85 with optional champagne pairings for $85, premium wine pairings for $75, and rose wine pairings for $65.¬† The carte blanche-style menu allows Chef Nico to take guests on a culinary adventure that‚Äôs sure to impress.¬†3228 Sacramento Street, San Francisco.¬†

Before the festivities on the 14th, Nico invites you to join Wine Director, Maz Naba, to learn about The Art of the Low Octane Cocktail and a demonstration of how to create low octane Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails using foraged ingredients on February 3rd. While sipping craft cocktails you will also enjoy a pairing of modern French, seasonal appetizers prepared by Chef Nicolas.  Space is very limited. Tickets are $45 and may be purchased here.

Nico Restaurant

Novela¬†–¬†Snuggle in at Novela for an assortment of movies back to back (to back‚Ķ). Come for your favorite John Hughes-style classics and stay for the cutie making eyes at you. Enjoy a Romeo & Juliet cocktail combo special (order two cocktails on the current menu for a special price), along with popcorn and movie style candy for purchase all night, or until you meet someone, which should happen quickly if you order said cocktail combo.¬†Open 6p.m. – close (1 a.m.). 662 Mission Street, San¬†Francisco.
Valentine's Day Dining

One Market Restaurant¬†– ¬†Take your special someone out for a night to remember at one of San Francisco‚Äôs iconic dining destinations, One Market.¬† This Valentine‚Äôs Day, Executive Chef Mark Dommen‚Äôs beautifully-constructed farm-to-table dishes will take center stage on a special¬†$85 four course prix¬†fixe¬†menu.¬† A few highlights include¬†Grilled Pacific Swordfish¬†with¬†potato puree, escarole and¬†nicoise¬†olives;¬†Braised Marin Sun Farms Beef Shoulder¬†with¬†potato sp√§tzle, buttered savoy cabbage and soubise;¬†and¬†Applewood-Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Passmore Ranch Sturgeon¬†with green lentils, cipollini¬†onions¬†and foie gras emulsion.¬† A sampling of¬†Pastry Chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler‚Äôs¬†sweet treats¬†include¬†Pear ‚ÄúStrudel‚Ä̬†with¬†spiced pear crumble, candied pecans, fig chutney and cinnamon cr√®me¬†fraiche¬†ice cream¬†and her famous¬†Chocolate Concorde¬†with¬†bittersweet chocolate¬†cremeux, flourless chocolate cake, crunchy meringue, almonds and chocolate sherbet.¬†1 Market Street, San Francisco.

Thanksgiving Dining

Oro¬† Enjoy Valentine‚Äôs Day this year at Chef Jason Fox‚Äôs newest restaurant Oro, with a delightful six-course menu that‚Äôs perfect for you and your loved one. Similar to the regular menu guests can expect to experience¬†playful dishes¬†that incorporate the same unique¬†high quality ingredients, flavors, and textures¬†found at Jason‚Äôs Michelin starred restaurant, Commonwealth. TheValentine‚Äôs Day tasting menu is $100 per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $75 per person; to view the full menu please click here. For reservations please call 415.974.1212 or visit Menu highlights include Grilled Oysterwith nduja butter, Sea urchin with scrambled egg, pickled jalape√Īo, grilled bread, Scallop Crudo with sesame and grains, buttermilk, Charcuterie, raclette cheese, brioche, pickles, and Lamb cheek and leg, barley, borage. For more information on Oro please visit¬†

Oro, a restaurant by Jason Fox and Timothy Felkner, on Sept. 23, 2015 in San Francisco, Ca.  (Photo copyright Nader Khouri 2015)

Perbacco/barbacco¬†–¬†Perbacco and¬†barbacco¬†will both be open for a special Sunday dinner service¬†on February 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day in San Francisco! The talented kitchen team will be offering the complete dinner menu along with some festive specials.¬† Reservations can be made by calling Perbacco at¬†415.955.0663¬†and¬†barbacco¬†at¬†415.955.1919.


Poggio¬†–¬†Enjoy Valentine‚Äôs Day with a dose of Italian charm at one of the most romantic restaurants in Sausalito, Poggio Trattoria. Cozy up with your special someone in one of their booths overlooking the water with sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri will be offering the regular dinner menu with unique dinner specials. For reservations and more information, please visit¬†¬†or call¬†(415) 332-7771. ¬†777 Bridgeway, Sausalito.¬†


Precita Park Cafe¬†–¬†Celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day with a special four-course dinner menu created by Executive Chef Richie¬†Wilim, featuring local, sustainable fare from a curated list of purveyors. Selections include¬†Jumbo Ravioli¬†with¬†shrimp & crab mousseline, pea shoots, snail butter;¬†Cruciferous Salad¬†with¬†asparagus-pepita pesto, preserved lemon, house smoked mozzarella, herbs;¬†Lamb Ragout¬†with¬†saffron braised mushroom¬†conserva, mint, cured egg, ricotta¬†salata;¬†Tea Crusted Trout¬†with¬†Beluga lentil risotto, fine herbs, roasted kale, citrus mascarpone; and¬†Dark Chocolate Pot du Cr√®me¬†with¬†macerated berries, Sabayon, biscotti. Precita Park Caf√©‚Äôs warm, inviting dining room, right across the street from Precita Park, is the perfect spot to warm your heart this Valentine‚Äôs Day.

Valentine‚Äôs Dinner is available Friday, February 12 & Saturday, February 13 from¬†5:30pm¬†‚Äst10pm, and Sunday, February 14from¬†5pm¬†‚Äst9pm.¬†For more information or reservations, please visit¬†¬†or call¬†(415) 647-7702.¬†500 Precita Avenue, San Francisco.¬†

Mother's Day Dining In San Francisco

Presidio Social Club¬†–¬†Nestled within the lush Presidio National Park, Presidio Social Club is a perfectly intimate and romantic spot for a Valentine‚ÄôsDay date. Along with the regular menu, Presidio Social Club will have several special items available a la carte throughout the entire weekend, including a Blood Orange & Shaved Fennel Salad with Black Olives & Sumac Vinaigrette; Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with Fried Capers, Caviar Cream, Chervil & Rye Toast; Chitarra Pasta with Jalape√Īo, Cilantro, Uni Butter &¬†Dungeness Crab; and Braised Beef Short Rib with Celery Root Pur√©e, Pickled Red Beets¬†& Chocolate Red Wine Sauce. As for dessert, Pastry Chef Rene Cruz will be serving a delicate Red Velvet Crepe ‚ÄúCake‚ÄĚ made of thin crepes layered high with cream cheese frosting & toasted coconut tuile, and the Passion Parfait made with passion fruit mousse, coconut brittle,¬†honey roasted¬†cashews, and white chocolate crisps‚ÄĒboth perfect for sharing with your sweetheart.

Thanksgiving Dining

Roka Akor¬†–¬†Toast with a loved one on Valentine‚Äôs Day weekend at¬†Roka Akor¬†with a five-course tasting menu designed to impress any palate. Led by Executive Chef Roman Petry, the robatayaki-style menu ($98 per person) features mouthwatering dishes to share, such as¬†Tuna Tataki¬†with spicy ponzu, red onion and lotus root chips;¬†Robata Grilled Wagyu Filet¬†with grilled bone marrow and spicy sweet garlic soy;¬†Sake Kasu Marinated Sea Bass¬†with shiso and lime; and¬†Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake¬†with almond caramel and vanilla ice cream, among others. Additionally, the sultry lounge downstairs, Roka Bar, will be offering five love-inspired cocktails ($7-13), including the¬†Fatal Attraction¬†($13) with Zaya rum, Appleton Estate rum, Dumante pistachio liqueur, Combier triple sec, fresh blackberries, lime, and fresh mint; and¬†At First Glance¬†($7)¬†with¬†cherry blossom infused rice milk, Rihaku Nigori Sake, hibiscus bitters, pomegranate seeds, orange zest, and fresh shiso.¬†A limited a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling¬†415.362.8887. ¬†Read more about Roka Akor here.¬†

Roka Akor Main Dining Room (1280x853)

salumeria¬†–¬†This Valentine‚Äôs Day make a romantic dinner at home for you and your significant other with salumeria and flour + water‚Äôs pasta project . Each kit is $45 (plus tax) and is ideal for any couple. The pasta kit includes all you need to make¬†beet caramelle with salisfy, prosecco and calabrian chili. Add a little something special for your sweetheart with the addition of cured meats and cheeses, chocolate budinos, or be extra indulgent with the addition of the caviar kit. The flour + water pasta project and caviar kit is available for purchase online or by calling salumeria at 415.471.2998.

Thanksgiving Dining

Sam‚Äôs Grill & Seafood Restaurant¬†–¬†Don’t just celebrate with your significant other on one night but instead, anytime throughout the month of February! As the only restaurant in San Francisco to offer cozy, curtained booths for two, Sam‚Äôs Grill & Seafood Restaurant offers guests the perfect spot to enjoy some good quality time together. Reserve a¬†‚ÄúBooth for Two‚Ä̬†for a perfect romantic night, as there are a limited number of booths available each evening. Sam’s Grill is open Monday through Friday from¬†11am¬†to¬†9pm.¬†374 Bush Street, San Francisco.¬†

SPQR¬†–¬†This Valentine‚Äôs Day, Executive Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR will be offering a three-course prix fixe lunch for $52 per person and a four-course prix fixe dinner for $94 per person with an optional truffle course. Optional beverage pairings will be available and reservations have a 72 hour cancellation policy. To make a reservation, please call SPQR at415.771.7779 or visit Read more about SPQR here.

New Years Eve Dining

Interview With Matthew Accarrino of SPQR

Check out my interview with Chef Matthew Accarrino here.

The Keystone¬†–¬†Join¬†The Keystone¬†at our social house this Valentine‚Äôs Day for our¬†R&B Brunch and Ice Cream Social Throwback Party.¬† We‚Äôll be kicking it old school and getting the day started with our first R&B Brunch! Indulge in our Southern Fried Chicken Benedict, Buttermilk Pancakes, and bottomless mimosas to the beats of Beyonce and Barry White. The party starts on¬†Sunday, February 14¬†at¬†10:00am¬†and lasts through¬†2:00pm.¬†See our full brunch menu and reserve online¬†here.


Top of the Mark¬†InterContinental Mark Hopkins.¬†Top of the Mark, the iconic lounge that boasts near 360 degree views of the San Francisco Bay is one of the most romantic when it comes to celebrating Valentine‚Äôs Day. On Sunday, February 14 enjoy a five-course plated dinner with the twinkling lights of San Francisco as the backdrop. Executive Chef Nenad Stefanovic presents a menu of decadent dishes including Sturgeon Caviar with potato cake and cr√®me fraiche; Wagyu Strip Steak with asparagus bundles, potato silk, and bone marrow jus; and Valentine Pavlovia with Valrhona chocolate and strawberries. (Vegetarian alternatives are available.) The dinner starts at 7:30pm and is $495 per couple; includes a bottle of Mo√ęt & Chandon Rose and live entertainment by guitarist Jean-Paul Buongiorno from 7pm ‚Äď 11pm. Guests will automatically be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay in the hotel‚Äôs Presidential Suite (valid that night).¬†See¬†full mennu here.¬†Reservations are required for the dinners and romance packages at Top of the Mark: 415-616-6940. Read more about The Top of The Mark here.¬†


Volta¬†–¬†Impress your date or a group of friends by celebrating at one of the hottest new restaurants in¬† San Francisco, Volta. The newest restaurant from Chef Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin, who also own Perbacco and¬†barbacco, Volta offers a menu rooted in French cuisine with influences from Scandinavia.¬† Popular selections include the¬†Herring X 5, a tasting of five preparations: pan fried and pickled, mustard-dill, curry-apple, matjes herring, herring-beet salad served with crisp bread,¬†butter¬†and¬†vasterbotten¬†cheese;¬†Steak Tartare¬†with¬†avec¬†garniture, shallots, capers, beets, cornichon and quail egg;¬†Boeuf ‚ÄúBourguignon‚ÄĚ, braised beef with¬†ox tail¬†crepinette, lardons, mushrooms, pearl onions, carrots, red wine and potato puree;¬†Kottbullar, Swedish beef and pork meatballs¬†with potato puree,¬†lingon berries¬†and pressed cucumber, among other delicious dishes. You can‚Äôt skip dessert from Pastry Chef Laura Cronin with selections including¬†Princess Cake,¬†a tom¬†vanilla-almond cake with raspberry confiture, vanilla custard, Chantilly and grated marzipan or the¬†Cr√®me Brulee¬†with caramelized toasted chamomile custard, sea salt, orange preserve, mandarin, lemon tuile and honey cream.¬† To celebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day, the restaurant will be offering their complete lunch and dinner menus. Reservations encouraged and walk-ins welcome. Visit our website¬†here¬†or call¬†628.400.6200. ¬†868 Mission Street, San Francisco.¬†


WaterbarExperience the amazing views and delicious Seafood on the Embarcadero at Waterbar. The Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, priced at $90 per person. Visit for more details!


Wente Vineyards¬†–¬†Experience the beauty of wine country‚Äôs breathtaking vistas at Wente Vineyards while enjoying their specially crafted Valentine‚Äôs Day pre-fixe menu for $95 with optional wine pairings for $40. Located in Livermore, CA (also referred to as the ‚Äúother Napa Valley‚ÄĚ), Wente Vineyards is just a short drive outside of San Francisco and is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Escape the city this Valentine‚Äôs Day to savor an unforgettable farm-to-table experience with something for everyone, created by Executive Chef Mike Ward.

Wente Vineyard Concert Series

Highlights include¬†Wente Vineyards Tempura Prawn Salad¬†with green goddess, grapefruit, shaved fennel, prosciutto, avocado, Roasted Sea Scallops¬†with vegetable saut√©,¬†thai¬†curry, coconut rice, ginger, cilantro,¬†Grass Fed Filet Mignon¬†with roasted shallot, herbed spaghetti squash, carrot pur√©e, red wine reduction, and¬†Apple Tarte Tatin¬†with cr√®me fra√ģche, salted caramel, fennel pollen ice cream.¬†Guests can also enjoy¬†Caviar and Wente Vineyards Brut for Two¬†with 1/2 oz¬†passmore¬†ranch caviar, egg, chive, cr√®me¬†fraiche¬†for $75. For reservations and more information, please visit¬†¬†or call¬†(925) 456-2450. For more about Wente Vineyards check out my post here.¬†

Spaghetti Bros –¬†Erik Lowe and Aaron Toensing of¬†Spaghetti Bros.¬†will offer a ‚ÄúFor Two” prix fixe menu in conjunction with their regular √† la carte items ($75 per person before tax and tip). ¬†The menu will showcase a laudable list of luxurious tastes – ¬†Kumamoto oysters, lobster, truffles, and chocolate in the form of Aaron’s chocolate bread pudding (full menu below). ¬†It should be decadently delicious. ¬†To make a reservation, call 415.400.8500.¬† For Two $75 per person.¬†

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