Valentine’s Day Dinner In San Francisco
As you probably realize, Valentine’s Day Dinner planning is around the corner, for those that haven’t started planning, now is the time. Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a list of some great local Valentine’s Day Dinner options to make planning easy for you. In some cases, I’ve visited the restaurant where the link will take you to my review. In others, the restaurant comes highly recommended so try it and let me know what you think! Also, if you’re looking for where to stay for your Valentine’s Day Celebration, I have a list of some San Francisco Valentine’s Day Hotel packages to check out.
I hope you find this useful in your upcoming dinner and have a fabulous Valentine’s celebration. As always, please email me with any questions or share how your Valentine’s celebration was and what you enjoyed most. X.O. The J.S.F.
A16 is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a festive four-course menu from Executive Chef Rocky Maselli and traditional wine pairing options from Wine Director/Co-Owner Shelley Lindgren. Dish highlights include Wild Nettle and Ricotta Ravioli with green garlic and asparagus, Abalone Crudo with fava leaf and castelvetrano olive, McFarland Spring Trout with black truffle and roasted sunchoke, and Velrohono Manjari Chocolate with Hazelnut Torta and coffee mousse. The prix fixe dinner is $85 per person. Reservations can be made by visiting www.a16sf.com or calling 415-771-2216.
This Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR will be offering a three-course prix fixe lunch for $48 per person and a five-course prix fixe dinner for $90 per person. For reservations, please call SPQR at 415-771-7779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Valentine’s Day, Chef Thomas McNaughton will be offering a special “Mine & Yours” five course tasting menu for $125 per person with optional $75 wine pairings. Highlight dishes include Lobster with Vietnamese herbs and celeriac, Maitake with black garlic and cured yolk, Duck with beet, lime and nasturtium. This evening will be reservation only, so be sure to call 415-826-7004 or book via OpenTable.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long at the iconic CLIFT hotel. The weekend will kick-off with the 4th Annual Love Bitten x Love Smitten party from 9pm-2am on Friday, February 13 where Motown on Mondays DJs Gordo Cabeza, The Captain Hat, and Timoteo Gigante will provide entertainment. Free entry for ladies all night and guys get in for $20.
On February 14, CLIFT’s Valentine’s Day celebration will run with the theme of First Crush – “Meet the love of your life or just for tonight.” Red Light Lit, an erotic literary journal that explores love and lust in the form of poetry, prose and song, will take over the Redwood Room from 6:30-9pm with a musical performance by Francisco Fernandez of the Ferocious Few. This sensual poetry slam will be followed by an over-the-top Valentine’s Day party from 9:30pm-2am with DJs JT Donaldson & GE-OLOGY.
Grab your special someone for a romantic evening under-the sea this Valentine’s Day weekend. Farallon will offer a special five-course tasting menu from Friday to Sunday in addition to their a la carte menu. Dish highlights from Executive Chef Ryan Simas’ tasting menu include Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke with taro root chips, wakame salad, and avocado, and Seared Georges Bank Diver Scallop with french green lentils, foie gras torchon, and cognac reduction. The dinner menu will be offered at $90 per person with $70 optional wine pairings from Wine Director Luke Kenning. Reservations can be made by visiting www.farallonrestaurant.com or calling 415-956-6969 and there is a 72 hour cancellation policy.
Grab your favorite partner in crime for a special valentine’s day at flour + water. Chef Thomas McNaughton and his team have created a four-course menu for $95 per person highlighting some of their favorite dishes of the season. Flour + Water’s wine director has worked with the culinary team to pair some unique selections with the menu. Wine pairing is optional for the evening, but the menu is set for the restaurant. Make your reservations online early via OpenTable.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Luce with dinner prepared by a Michelin-star chef Daniel Corey. Corey will prepare a three course menu of seasonal, California fare with dish highlights including Handmade Ricotta Tortellini with green asparagus, hazelnuts, and delicate herbs, Yellowfin Tuna slowly poached in California Olive Oil with baby artichokes, and green garlic, andTextures of Lemon Verbena with buttermilk panna cotta. The prix fixe dinner is $82 per person, with a complimentary glass of Rosé upon arrival. Call 415-616-6566 to make a reservation or visit Opentable.com.
For Valentine’s Day, Presidio Social Club is offering three special cocktails, and three new dishes which will be offered throughout the month of February. Cocktails, all $13, include:
- The First Blush (Calvados, Lemon, Brut Rosé, and Apple Chip Garnish),
- Afternoon Delight (Riesling, Framboise, Crème de Pêche, Peychaud’s Bitters, garnished with a floating rose petal)
- Love Potion #563 (Aperol, lemon, and Sparkling Wine, with a long lemon twist garnish)
Valentine’s Day desserts include:
- PSC Brownie Banana Split for two with Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Salted Caramel ($12)
- Roasted Marcona Olive Oil Almond Cake ($8)
Three new dishes available for the month of February include:
- Bistecca for Two (36 oz bone-in Beef Porterhouse) with Oven Roasted Broccoli and Twice Baked Potatoes
- Chilled Seafood Selection (Mendocino Uni, Shigoku Oysters, and Hawaiian Ahi Tuna—can be ordered separately or to share between)
- PSC Chopped Salad with Red Wine and Pork Belly Vinaigrette
North Beach institution Rose Pistola, has brought classic Italian dishes to its many loyal fans over the years. They are offering a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for $60 per person in addition to the regular menu. Valentine’s Day dish highlights include Beet and Goat Cheese Agnolotti with tarragon burro fuso, Quail al Mattone with mushroom-Parmesan pudding and caramelized carrots, and Pan Roasted Branzino with fennel pollen and mussels cream sauce, and Chocolate Mousse with raspberry macaroon. Reservations can be made my calling 415-399-0499 or via OpenTable.
Make Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home! This Valentine’s Day, Salumeria in bringing back their flour + water pasta project for $45 plus tax, ideal for two people. Stay in this Valentine’s Day and cook at home by trying something new with flour + water. The kit includes all you need to make Beet and Rose Caramelle with Ricotta, Truffle & Whey Champagne. Make it a complete meal by adding on cured meats & cheeses, chocolate budinos or go big with the addition of the blini kit. Order online or by calling 415-471-2998.
On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, Palio d’Asti in San Francisco will be seating from 5:00 to 10:00 PM serving an $80.00 four-course prix fixe menu, plus three chef’s-choice surprises, with main course choices of Langostino (butter poached Maine lobster, roasted cauliflower, peppers piemontesi and saffron sauce); Abbaccio d’Angleno “en Crepinette” (roasted rack of lamb encased in lamb sausage, red wine reduction, cipolini, agro dulce and sautéed cavolo nero); or Cassoulet (root vegetables, cannellini beans and winter black truffle). Price excludes tax and gratuity. 640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco CA 94111. 415.395.9800.
On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, La Folie in San Francisco in Berkeley will be open from 4:30 to 11:30 PMserving a $200.00 four-course prix fixe menu, plus an amuse bouche, with main courses choices of Certified Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with shortrib rillettes, baby lacinato kale and black trumpet mushroom ragout, and truffle Madeira sauce (or Kobe Wagyu Ribeye/$85.00 supplemental charge; Tournedos Rossini/$50.00 supplemental charge), Liberty Farm Duck Breast with crispy confit gateau, quince purée, smoked duck tongue and huckleberry sauce. All prices exclude beverages, tax, employer mandates and gratuity. A by-the-glass wine pairing, will be available for an additional $100.00 and there will be the option of pre-meal caviar service (price varies). There will be a complimentary “Love Box” chocolate treat for every table to take home.
2316 Polk Street, San Francisco CA 94109. 415.776.5577