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2016 Orange County Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Orange County Valentine's Day Dining Guide

Love is in the air. Hire a babysitter, and plan an unforgettable Valentine’s Day evening at one of these top Orange County restaurants.


7962 East Coast Hwy
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Celebrate your love by enjoying the picturesque sights and sounds of the Newport Coast while indulging in a spectacular meal. Join Babette’s Newport Beach on Sunday, February 14 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. as they provide guests with an experience to give them an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. They will be featuring their regular meal time offerings as well as a special a la carte menu for those looking to enhance their experience. Featuring only the finest in locally sourced ingredients, Babette’s focus is on providing patrons with clean food in an eclectic, cutting edge environment. Their dining room features both family-style and intimate seating to cater to anyone’s needs. For those looking for a cozier setting, their patio serves as a romantic escape for sweethearts featuring an outdoor fireplace perfect for couples who attempt to ignite that spark. For reservations, please call (949) 715-9915.


440 S Anaheim Blvd #201
Anaheim, CA 92805

Treat your sweetheart to a meal full of fresh, Indian flavors this Valentine’s Day. Located inside the bustling Anaheim Packing House, Executive Chef Shachi Mehra showcases dishes laden with bold spices and flavorful ingredients, some of which are known to have aphrodisiac qualities. Join ADYA on Sunday, February 14 during their normal business hours from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and get ready to enjoy their variety of delicious dishes. To learn more, please call (714) 533-2392.


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
2647 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782

3131 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a very special evening in honor of this lovely weekend at both their Tustin and Newport Beach locations on Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14. They will be featuring their special Oh Baby! Prix-Fixe Menu courtesy of Executive Chef Yvon Goetz in place of their regular meal-time offerings during normal dinner service with dishes that are sure to satisfy. Prices and menus vary by location. Guests who choose to spend the evening with their Newport Beach site will enjoy a menu priced at $99 per person while patrons at their Tustin site will indulge in a menu priced at either $69 or $89 per person. To learn more or to make your reservation, please call their Tustin location at (714) 258-7600 or their Newport Beach location at (949) 999-6622.


Sapphire Laguna
1200 S Coast Hwy #101
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

This Valentine’s Day, leave the romance to Sapphire Laguna. Located in picturesque Laguna Beach, Sapphire Laguna offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their charming courtyard, stay cozy near their outdoor fireplace, and savor the views of the Pacific Ocean. Join them during regular dinner service on Sunday, February 14 and get ready to treat you and yours to an evening full of incredible food, beautiful sites and a great ambience. Guests will get to enjoy a delicious 3-Course dinner featuring fresh appetizers, hearty entrees and delectable desserts – all of which will be sure to satisfy both you and your sweetheart! View the whole menu here. Reservations are required. To make yours, please call (949) 715-9888 or email [email protected]


7631 Edinger Ave #1508
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Looking for the perfect place to showcase your hot & spicy love on Valentine’s Day? Look no further. solita Tacos & Margaritas is the perfect meal time destination! Featuring incredible dishes and a fiery atmosphere, this sophisticated Mexican restaurant has everything couples need to celebrate their love. Located inside Huntington Beach’s prized Bella Terra Plaza, Executive Chef Deborah Schneider features dishes laden with the freshest in bold and tantalizing ingredients to bring a piece of Baja to this unique space. Join them on Sunday, February 14 and get ready to indulge in spectacular drink specials alongside their variety of mouthwatering entrees. To learn more or to make reservations, please call (714) 894-2792.


Haven Gastropub
190 S Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866

Treat your sweetheart to a meal to remember courtesy of Haven Gastropub! Located in historic Old Towne Orange, this beloved establishment known for its extensive beverage program – featuring an expansive craft beer selection and boutique wines – offers dishes laden with fresh, awe-inspiring ingredients to ensure that every patron’s tastes are met. Join them on Friday, Feburary 12 through Sunday, February 14 as Executive Chef Greg Daniels showcases a special 3-course menu for $45 with optional pairings priced at just $15 per guest. Haven prides itself in exhibiting a menu that offers a blend of old world European fare with a modern American twist resulting in a refreshing combination of treasured dishes from around the world fused with familiar, stateside staples. Trust us when we say that this will be one Valentine’s Day that you and yours won’t soon forget. To make reservations, please call (714) 221-0680.


Sushi Roku
327 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Spend your Valentine’s Day in style at Sushi Roku! Located in Newport Beach’s beloved Fashion Island, this trendy establishment features an incredibly intimate atmosphere to ensure that you and your sweetheart are able to celebrate your love in a cozy setting. Join them on Sunday, February 14 where they will be featuring a special couple’s menu priced at $120 including two complimentary glasses of champagne. Head Chef Shin Toyoda prides himself in featuring global ingredients throughout the menu to create a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region. Sushi Roku also features wheat-free dishes for those who lead a gluten-free lifestyle to ensure that anyone who walks through their statuesque doors are taken care of. For reservations, please call (949) 706-3622 or click here.


The Deck on Laguna Beach
627 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

What’s more romantic than spending the day with your sweetheart one of the most beautiful beaches? The Deck on Laguna Beach will be open on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking to set the mood early with our incredible seaside lunch or you’re looking to let things simmer as the sun sets, The Deck on Laguna Beach is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day. We will be offering our entire menu, so you know there is something for everyone’s appetite! To make reservations at The Deck, call 949.494.6700.


Driftwood Kitchen
619 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Celebrate your love with the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience overlooking the blue waters of Laguna Beach. Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz will play Cupid as he presents a 3-course prix-fixe Valentine’s dinner menu on Saturday, February 13th, and Sunday, February 14th from4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This special menu includes a romantic champagne toast and is priced at $79 per guest. For reservations at Driftwood Kitchen, call 949.715.7700.


Waterman’s Harbor Dana Point
34661 Golden Lantern St
Dana Point, CA 92629

Love is in the air at Waterman’s Harbor Dana Point. Celebrate the most romantic night of the year with stunning views of the Dana Point Harbor, champagne toast, and an incredible 4-course menu prepared by award-winning Chef John Cuevas. Treat that special someone to an intimate evening you won’t soon forget. This special Valentines Day Dinner is available for $60. For reservations, (949) 764-3474.


Juliette Kitchen & Bar
1000 Bristol St N #11
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Impress that someone special with a romantic evening at Juliette Kitchen and Bar. Executive Chef Daniel Hyatt ‘s hyper-seasonal dishes pair with beautifully with Juliette’s small batch and high-quality wines. Guests can enjoy locally-sourced dishes and innovative cocktails from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For reservations, 949) 752-5854.


6507 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA 92603

Spend Valentine’s Day at LUCCA Cafe because the fastest way to the heart, is through the stomach! It’s a day to tell someone you love them and, if you’re lucky, celebrate with a feast! This year, LUCCA is offering a 4-course menu that’s just plain good. Guests can look forward to enjoying Black Canyon Filet Mignon and Shrimp or Pan Roasted Loch Duart Salmon with Lemon Risotto and Bay Scallops for the main course. We know you’ll leave with a smile on your face and maybe a little spark in your heart! $73.50 per person, an additional $25 for wine pairings. Reservations are essential. Please call 949.725.1773.


2531 Eastbluff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Provenance and keep the love local! Chef Cathy Pavlos is serving up some seriously good eats this Valentine’s Day. As with all special occasions at Provenance, guests can look forward to a no-nonsense, no-fuss, straight-up good time. Lovebirds will enjoy a 5-course prix-fixe menu featuring Lobster Bisque with Bay Shrimp, and Porcini Crusted Black Canyon Filet Mignon, topped with Shrimp, Truffle Potato Mash, Caramelized Onions, Asparagus, Mustard-Cognac Bearnaise poured tableside just to name a few items. $82.50 per person; optional $25 or $40 wine pairing; Gluten Free/Vegetarian options available. For reservations, please call, (949) 718-0477.


Prego Ristorante
18420 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612

Romance runs rampant at Prego Ristorante on Saturday, February 13th, and Sunday, February 14th. Chef Ugo Allesina is offering lovers Old World Italian specials, including his famous Ravioli Cuore Mio, delicious Heart-shaped ravioli filled with scallops, shrimp, and lemon-lavender sauce. Additionally, Prego Ristorante’s full dinner menu will be available for guests to enjoy. For those looking to extended their celebration, bring that special someone to Prego Ristorante’s Valentine’s Day 3-Course Brunch. $44.99 per person, bottomless mimosas are available for $15. Reservations are highly recommended, please call (949).553.1333.


SOL Cocina
251 Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92660

SOL Cocina invites guests to bare their SOLs this Valentine’s weekend. In addition to Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s award-winning regular menu, guests can enjoy Valentine’s Dinner Specials on Sunday, February 14th. Dinner specials include a 16oz Ribeye Topped with Guajillo sauce and Poblano rings, served with sautéed chorizo potatoes and spinach, and an Almond crusted Baquetta topped with a creamy poblano sauce, served with sautéed green beans and sweet yams. Perfect for a romantic Saturday or Sunday morning, SOL’s famous Baja-inspired brunch is available for guests on both Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. Reservations are recommended by calling (949).675.9800.


3321 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Spend the sexiest night of the year at ARC Restaurant. Bar Chef Koire Rogers has created an enticing cocktail for Valentine’s Day, Prelude to a Kiss is Gin, Espirit de June, Meyer Lemon and Sparkling Wine. Paired with Chef Noah von Blöm’s hearty and rustic American Roast House classics, guests can look forward to a dirty, sexy and Valentine’s Day. Seating is first come, first serve. For inquiries, (949)-500-5561.


Il Dolce
1902 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

When it comes to love, Italians do it best. Join Il Dolce Pizzeria on Sunday, February 14 to ensure that you and sweetheart have a Valentine’s Day to remember! Executive Chef Roberto Bignes offers a menu showcasing only the finest in organic, fresh ingredients to ensure that every guest’s dining experience remains enjoyable to the very last bite. Featuring everything from classic Antipasti to authentically made pizza, their menu is the personification of classical, gourmet Italian food. Their dining room includes both family style and intimate seating to ensure that every guest is treated to the experience they desire. To make reservations, please call (949) 200-9107.


17655 Harvard Ave
Irvine, CA 92614

Show your Valentine your sweeter side this year by granting them the gift of fresh, artisan doughnuts from poqetDONUTS! Starting February 1, guests will be able to delight in their selection of special themed creations to commemorate the most loving time of the year. Patrons will also have the chance to choose from special sets of doughnuts showcasing beautiful decorations and/or messages of their choosing. All orders must be placed at least one week in advance. poqetDONUTS will be open during normal business hours on Sunday, February 14 from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. To learn more, please call (949) 932-0800.


The Krave Kobe Burger Grill
21133 Newport Coast Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92657

Forget the flowers and chocolate. Show your sweetheart your love by giving them the gift of a mouthwatering burger! Join The Krave Kobe Burger Grill on Sunday, February 14 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. for a Valentine’s Day to remember. Located in Newport Beach, this fast-casual dining establishment serves up incredible burgers featuring authentic Kobe Beef patties alongside appetizing sides and other meal time offerings to ensure that your love proves to be as kolossal as their signature Kolossal Kobe Burger! To learn more, please call them at (949) 719-7770.


The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar
31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

For Valentine’s Day at The Blind Pig, the team will be serving an indulgent five course prix-fixe menu for $70 dollars. Guests will enjoy dishes like a turnip and heirloom carrot salad, spaghetti squash, duck breast or chicken breast, scallops or filet mignon, and toffee pudding (with foie gras ice cream!). Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 949.888.0072


The Ritz Prime Seafood
2801 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

One of the most romantic settings in Orange County, The Ritz Prime Seafood will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a prix-fixe menu featuring delicious items from the land and sea, overlooking views of the Newport Harbor. To set the mood for the evening, they will also be serving a special-themed cocktail (available from February 1-February 14) – with Lillet Blanc, Absolut vodka, Prosecco, and raspberries, the cocktail is festive and delicious! To make a reservation, call the restaurant at 949.720.1800


SOCIAL Costa Mesa
512 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Everyone knows that the way to one’s heart is through their stomach! The talented team at SOCIAL Costa Mesa is hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed class on Tuesday, February 9 at 6pm. Students will learn to make three cocktails from SOCIAL’s Head Bartender David Valiante, as well as the “Second Base” dessert from Pastry Chef Ashley Guzman, which is dark chocolate mousse, boozy cherries, and meringue. Space is limited to 25 guests, and reservations are required. Call the restaurant at 949.642.2425. On Valentine’s Day, two special items, meant to be shared by two special people, will be on the board – a Bone In Short Rib and an Oak Grilled Lobster, each served with two Farmers’ Market sides and $75 each.


Bistro Papillote at The OC Mix
3313 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your amour in true French fashion at Bistro Papillote at The OC Mix. Offering two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm, Executive Chef Laurent Brazier will be serving a themed four-course prix fixe menu for $58 per person. Guests will select from dishes like Lobster Bisque with Orange Zest and Micro Greens, Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops with Garlic Jus and Mini Ratatouille and Classic “Opera” Chocolate Mousse Cake with fresh Raspberry & Espresso Sauce. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 714.697.1707.


ST Patisserie at SOCO
3321 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

On Friday, February 12, chocolate lovers are invited to attend a Valentine’s truffle class at the Pastry School with talented MOF Pastry Chef Stephane Treand. From 10am-1pm, students will learn the art of creating the sweet treat for $100. Space is limited, advance booking required, and can be made online at



Spoil your sweetheart with some handcrafted toffee! Available in two specially-wrapped versions for the holiday of love, a 9oz. canister of toffee is $21.95 and the 1LB canister is $36.95. Both come gift wrapped, and are a no brainer for your loved ones with a sweet tooth! Available for purchase online at or by phone (949)722-9001.


Five Crowns
3801 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Five Crowns is pleased to invite guests to experience unique pairing dinners and s
Valentine’s Day | February 12-15 | $125/couple, plus tax and gratuity
Celebrate your true love at Five Crowns with a special four-course menu courtesy of Executive Chef Steve Kling.

Includes Glass of Select Wine – or – Beer – or – Well Cocktail

Stone Crab Bisque, croutons OR
Tuscan Caesar Salad, roasted cherries tomatoes, fennel pollen, herbed croutons, Parmigiano

Halfshell Oyster, champagne mignonette OR
Fois Gras, brioche, blackberry port jam

California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef
With choice of two: creamed corn, creamed spinach or mashed potatoes OR
Beeler’s Pork Chop, rainbow chard, black bean puree, romesco OR
Grilled Mahi Mahi, asparagus, muddled citrus, saffron basmati

Meyer Lemon Steam Cake, champagne berries OR
Flourless Chocolate Cake


151 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

On Saturday, February 13th and Sunday,February 14th, Fashion Island’s olive oil oasis, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach, invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day over a four-course prix-fixe dinner ($79), comprised of exclusive menu items that highlight the seasonally-driven tastes of Winter, such as braised endives, toasted hazelnuts, and clementine sorbet for dessert. FIG & OLIVE’s enticing feast also transports guests around the world with wine pairings ($35), featuring varietals harvested in the Valencia, Loire, and Napa Valley regions.

In addition to FIG & OLIVE’s signature selection of Crostini, the restaurant’s prix-fixe courses and wine tastings include:

· Wild Mushroom Soup – sautéed mushroom, toasted hazelnut, thyme, and Arbequina olive oil; paired with Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley, California
· Foie Gras – fig chutney and toast; paired with Chenin Blanc from France
· Rosemary Lamb Chops – herbs de Provence, goat cheese gnocchi, braised eggplant, and honey; paired with Chardonnay from Napa Valley
· Clementine Vacherin – meringue, white chocolate mousse, and clementine sorbet; paired with Muscatel from Spain


Vintage Valentine – Burlesque Supper Club
The Queen Mary –
Grand and Windsor Salon
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Make your Valentine’s Day historic at the Queen Mary’s first-ever Burlesque Supper Club – Vintage Valentine. February 14th will be a sultry evening of burlesque, live jazz and a mouth-watering 4-course dinner featuring vocals by Broadway and television star Jenna Leigh Green, best know for her roles as Nessarose & Elphaba in the original cast of Broadway’s Wicked and “Libby” on Sabrina.

First Seating – 5:30pm / $99 per person * Beverages not included
Second Seating – 8:30pm / $129 per person* Beverages not included

Tickets sold in pairs (Dinner for Two) / 21+ Only
Seating is first come, first served. or (877) 342-0738.


887 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA. 92805

Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14
$75.00 per person (plus tax, gratuity and beverages)

Romeo & Juliet Menu
Menu subject to change. Menu not valid with any promotion or discount.

Heart Shaped Ravioli
Cheese filled heart shaped ravioli in a Porcini mushroom sauce

A Perfect Pair Duet
oven roasted filet mignon with Italian Gorgonzola cheese sauce paired with Atlantic Lobster tail with a champagne beurre blanc

A special dessert created by our award winning Pastry Chef

Situated in a historic national landmark mansion dating to 1909, Anaheim White House specializes in Italian cuisine and prime steaks. In addition, it boasts an extensive wine list, unparalleled service and elegant setting to create an unforgettable dining experience.


3800 South Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Antonello Valentines Day Dinner Menu
Sunday, February 14
No Pricing – Special Valentines Day Menu
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Calamari Fritti
Lightly fried paradise calamari with fresh lemon and homemade arrabbiata sauce

Imported Italian Cured Meats
Prosciutto San Daniele, bresaola, suckling pig cured porchetta and artisan salami served with mixed house marinated olives and Parmigiano Reggiano

Toasted fresh homemade ciabatta bread topped with vine ripened tomatoes sweet basil and Parmigiano Reggiano drizzled with balsamic and fig reduction

Spanish octopus slowly cooked for 1.5 hrs, drizzled with Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, crushed red peppercorn and fresh squeezed lemon juice topped with baby arugula

Lobster Bisque
Maine Lobster bisque with lobster claw and asparagus for garnish

Mixed Salad
Baby Kale salad tossed with shaved fennel and sliced Champignon mushrooms topped with Parmigiano Reggiano seasoned with light apple cider vinaigrette

Hearts of romaine tossed in our homemade anchovy dressing and focaccia croutons, fried capers topped with Parmigiano Reggiano

Fresh locally made Di Stefano mozzarella served with vine ripened tomatoes and sweet basil served with baby arugula & drizzled with organic olive oil & fig infused balsamic glaze

Antonello Salad (Mr. Corradini’s Favorite)
Bibb lettuce topped w/ crispy pancetta, Granny Smith apples, locally farmed hardboiled egg & Trufflebert farms organic hazelnuts, drizzled imported red wine vinegar Ligurian olive oil

Mamma Pina
Homemade miniature ravioli filled with braised beef served in our authentic Bolognese sauce

Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
Homemade ravioli filled with ricotta and organic spinach served in our original San Marzano tomato sauce

Lobster Ravioli
Homemade lobster ravioli served in a saffron cream sauce with Maine lobster claws, chopped arugula and sea weed caviar

Pappardelle Braised Short Ribs
Homemade long wide pasta tossed with shredded slowly cooked beef short ribs, shallots, red wine reduction and Parmigiano Reggiano

Orecchiette Sausage & Swiss chard
Pasta served with red wine braised Pugliese style sausage, chopped Swiss chard and shaved pecorino Romano

Spaghetti Pescatora
Imported red Argentina shrimp, jumbo scallops, half Caribbean lobster tail, imported European cuttlefish, black mussels and Manila clams served in a light tomato & saffron broth

Fisherman’s Stew
Imported red Argentina shrimp, jumbo scallops, half Caribbean lobster tail, imported European cuttlefish, assorted chunks of fish, black mussels and Manila clams cooked in a light tomato broth served with homemade crostini

Baked Sea Bass
Baked filet of Mediterranean sea bass brushed with aromatic herbs served with roasted potatoes and fresh lemon

Veal & Prosciutto (saltimbocca)
Veal scaloppine, thinly pounded, topped with prosciutto San Daniele and sage cooked with shallots white wine and imported European butter

Filet Barolo & Truffles
8oz prime center cut Filet Mignon topped with red wine reduction and sliced black truffle, served with potato puree and sautéed asparagus

Cowboy Steak
20oz prime bone in rib eye, grilled and topped with fresh herbs and organic olive oil, served with roasted potatoes and asparagus

Osso buco
Slowly braised 18oz center cut veal shank topped with minced vegetables roasting jus and served with Milanese style saffron risotto

Lamb Chops
Grilled imported Australian lamb chops topped with shallots Grappa and green peppercorn, served with roasted potatoes

Valentine’s Late Night Prix Fixe Dinner Menu
Sunday, February 14
$29.50 per person (excludes tax/gratuity)
Available after 9:30 p.m.

Mixed Salad
Baby kale tossed with sliced fennel and mushrooms with apple cider vinegar topped with parmigiano reggiano

Secondi (Choice of):
Filet of sole baked with baby heirloom tomatoes and capers drizzled with tuscan olive oil

Ear shaped pasta tossed with pugliese sausage roasted with red wine and fresh herbs topped with pecorino Romano

Heart shaped chocolate mousse cake, raspberry coli, warm chocolate sauce

Highly rated in the noted Zagat Guide for several years, Antonello Ristorante has earned a sterling reputation for having served luminaries the world over including presidents, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, entertainers, industrialists and other leaders. Co-Executive Chefs Salvatore Ferrara and Gino Buonanoce are earning kudos for reinventing the long-standing lunch and dinner menus of Italian fare to offer today’s guests what they are looking for. New items boast high flavor profiles, more organic ingredients and an overall lighter approach to preparing them.


1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Friday & Saturday Dinner
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$45 per person

First Course
Red pepper bisque with mascarpone cream

Main Course
Chilean sea bass with rock shrimp sauce on a bed of risotto
Filet of beef with cabernet sauce and gratin potatoes
Pork prime rib with honey and apple risotto

Chocolate tower with raspberry garnish

Sunday Brunch
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$47 Adults without Champagne
$52 includes endless Champagne or Mimosas
$16 Children (10 and under)

The extravagant brunch buffet will include endless Champagne and Mimosas as well as pancakes & omelets cooked to order, eggs benedict, country sausage and smoked bacon, seafood display, land & sea offerings, and torching station (steak and seafood torched to order with assorted exotic salts and imported mustards).

Light Start
Build your own farm to table salad
Composed seasonal salads and fresh fruit
Soup Du Jour

Crepes Station
Goat cheese and sage
Jambon de Paris (Paris baked ham) and emmental cheese (imported Swiss cheese)

Poule Au Pot
Famous French dish “Chicken in a Pot” with vegetables and herbs, slowed cooked to perfection

Sweet Treats
Chocolate fountain
Assorted mini desserts and confectionaries

Valentines Day Dinner
(Dinner served from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Sunday, February 14
$80 per person

Amuse Bouche
Mixed cheese Gougeres with MicroGreens and sweet vanilla rum

First Course
Red pepper bisque with Mascarpone Cream

Second Course
Chilean sea bass with rock shrimp sauce on a bed of risotto

Raspberry Sobet

Main Course (choice of)
Filet of beef with cabernet sauce and gratin potatoes
Roasted rack of lamb basil crusted with lanv jus and polenta cake
Pork prime rib with honey and apple risotto

Fifth Course
Winter greens with Pint Reyes Bleu Cheese, winter beets, and croutons in a EVOO and balsamic emulsion

Chocolate tower with raspberry garnish

The Back Bay Bistro is a contemporary 199-seat dining establishment. Among the features that distinguish it from other restaurants are its spectacular bay views, innovative design elements including a convertible roof that can open up during warm days, ample parking and plenty of seating to ease crowding. With 60 al fresco seats providing guests with refreshing breezes off Newport’s Back Bay, the restaurant specializes in fresh, sustainable seafood and serves dinner Tues-Sun (5 p.m. – Close), lunch Tues-Sun (opening at 11:00 a.m.) and brunch on Sat & Sun starting at 9 a.m., with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. For reservations call 949-729-1144.


19100 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612

February 14
$62.00 per person (not including Tax or Gratuity)

Regular Menu not offered

Seared Scallops
Spanish Almonds, Cauliflower, Raisins, Capers
Lobster Rémoulade Salad
Dressed Lobster, Frisée, Sweet Tomatoes

Shrimp Cocktail
Horseradish Sauce, Garlic Crostini

Hand Made Ricotta Gnocchi
Stilton Cheese Sauce, Soft Leeks, Roasted Tomatoes

Tuna Tartar
Chili Vinaigrette, Avocado, Root Chips

Two Hearts Salad
Artichoke & Palm Hearts, Sweet vinaigrette, Pistachio, Brin d’Amour Cheese

Truffle Soup
Winter Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Chervil

Grilled Wild Salmon
Mustard Tarragon Sauce, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Pee Wee Potatoes
Winter Squash Ravioli
Pecan, Sage, Orange, Parmesan Reggiano

Boneless Half Chicken
Young Hen Stuffed With Prosciutto & Mushroom Potato Gratin, Haricots Verts, Thyme Jus

Carved Filet Mignon
Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin Carved to Order, Yukon Potato Purée, Spinach, Red Wine Sauce

Baked Chilean Sea Bass
Exotic Mushroom-Asparagus Risotto, White Truffle, Concord Grape Reduction

Domestic Lamb Shank
Butternut Squash Risotto & Parmesan Reggiano

Burgundy Short Ribs (boneless)
Grilled Broccolini, Yukon Potato Purée, Natural Sauce, Sage Gremolata

Duck Breast
Sweet & Sour Cherry Sauce, Cauliflower Purée, Marble Potatoes

Chocolate Truffle Cake
Ganache, Raspberry, Vanilla Sauce

Coffee, Mascarpone, Lady Finger Cookies

Apple Cobbler
Streusel Topping, Vanilla Ice Cream

Bistango is set in an airy atmosphere distinguished by fine art exhibits and large umbrellas that suspend from the ceiling lending great intimacy. An extensive cocktail list of classics and house specialties and a 500-bottle wine list that was heralded by Wine Spectator round out the offerings. New to its beverage offerings are beers on draft and 30 craft beers by the bottle, which include some difficult to acquire selections. Bistango serves lunch and dinner weekdays and dinner-only Saturdays.


3333 Bristol Street – Suite 1205
Costa Mesa, California 92626

Sunday, February 14
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Open Menu with Valentines Specials and Champagne
Romantic music by Ivan Marcelo and Domenico Grillo

Located at the center of bustling South Coast Plaza (3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa), Quattro Caffé is a 104-seat dining establishment featuring specialty Italian pasta dishes and entrée selections. For more information visit


17440 E. 17th St.
Tustin, CA 92780

Sunday, February 14
$37.95 per person
10 a.m.-2 p.m.


STARTERS (Choice of one)
Almond Brioche Bread Pudding
Sea salt caramel sauce, vanilla bean whipped cream

Brussels and Bacon
Flash fried Brussels sprouts, nueske bacon, caper vinaigrette, pinot noir syrup

Norwegian Smoked Salmon
Butter lettuce, cucumber, onion, egg, garbanzo beans, dill caper herb vinaigrette, crostini

Charred Haricot Vert Salad
Lemon Zahtar vinaigrette, mint, pistachio, urfa pepper tomato dressing

ENTREES (Choice of one)
Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs, black forest ham, crispy hash brown cake, hollandaise

Seafood Scramble
Crab, shrimp, asparagus, mozzarella, crispy hash brown cake

Almond Crusted Salmon
Arugula, potato cake, crispy onion, pinot noir reduction

Chicken Tagine
Slow cooked, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet peppers, herbs, rise pilaf

Pistachio Crusted Sea Bass
Red quinoa cake, shaved brussels sprouts, tarragon sauce

Vegetable Wellington
Mushrooms, sundried tomato, spinach, jasmine rise, roasted red pepper sauce

8-Ounce Filet Mignon
Potato gratin, peppercorn reduction add $11

18 oz. Rib-Eye Steak & Garlic Shrimp
Fried cauliflower, garlic butter, parmesan mashed potatoes add $20

Roasted Lobster Tails
Herb butter, roasted asparagus, pearl couscous risotto add $25

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Mediterranean Caesar Salad $12.95
Olives, roasted red peppers, ricotta salata, parmesan

Chopped Salad 12.95
Red onion, garbanzo, cucumber, tomato feta, pita, herb vinaigrette

Organic Green Salad 10.95
Blue cheese, candied walnuts, tomato, balsamic vinaigrette

Mezze Trio 14.95
Hummus, baba ganoush, lebni

Brussels and Bacon $10.95
Flash fried Brussels sprouts, nueske bacon, caper vinaigrette, pinot noir syrup

Sautéed Calamari $14.95
Tomato, garlic, herbs, white wine cream, crostini

Fried Eggplant $10.95
Mint lebni, Aleppo pepper oil, chives

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $16.95
Blue crab cocktail sauce, capers, kalamata olives, petite greens

House Cured Salmon Carpaccio $13.95
Dill vinaigrette, crostini, capers, red onion, chives, arugula

New Zealand Green Lip Mussels $15.95
Garlic, shallots, fresh herbs, chili flakes, champagne


Lamb Two Ways $35.95
Rosemary lamb chomps, slow braised lamb tagine, rice pilaf, parmesan green beans

Roasted Lobster Tails MKT
Herb butter, roasted asparagus, pearl couscous risotto

Filet Mignon $38.95
Cabernet demi-glace, porcini butter, grilled asparagus, olive oil mashed potatoes, oregano

Chimichurri Ribeye Steak $38.95
Tomato cucmber salad, crispy onions, olive oil mashed potatoes, oregano

Citrus John Dory $32.95
Citrus butter sauce, capers, spinach, shaved brussels, grilled lemon, rice pilaf

Mediterranean Seafood Cioppino $36.95
Shrimp, mussels, calamari, fresh fish, chopped sea clams, sweet basil, chili flakes, tomato seafood broth, pappardelle

Vegetable Willington $25.95
Mushrooms, sundried tomato, spinach, jasmine rice, roasted red pepper sauce

Chicken Tagine $25.95
Slow cooked, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, sweet peppers, herbs, rice pilaf

Since opening her first restaurant in 1987, Zov Karamardian has become one of the best-loved chefs/restaurateurs in Southern California with glowing reviews in Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit to name a few.

In addition to her critically acclaimed flagship restaurant in Tustin, CA, she owns and operates restaurants in Newport Beach, Irvine, 2 concepts at John Wayne Airport and most recently opened Zov’s Anaheim. She’s authored 2 best-selling, hardcover cookbooks, “Simply Zov” and “Zov: Recipes and Memories From the Heart,” each of which have sold 50,000+ copies.


2100 E Katella Ave #104
Anaheim, CA 92806

February 14, 2016 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate love with chef Cory Rapp’s Valentine’s Day pre-fixe menu. The three-course dinner includes selections such as jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, heart shaped ribeye for two, “surf & turf” combo with lobster tail and filet mignon, Skuna Bay salmon, Elvis ice cream cookie sandwich and E.V.O.O. chocolate cake. Price of dinner will be determined by choice of entrée; beverages priced per selection (excludes tax and gratuity)
2100 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, 714.935.0101


1025 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92805

THE RANCH Restaurant & Saloon is offering two tantalizing menus, one for Valentine’s Day and the other for Valentine’s Weekend.

The four-course Valentine’s Day menu starts with an amuse bouche of Maine lobster cocktail with avocado, piquillo peppers and yellow corn. For the first course, select from three choices: scarlet beet ravioli, Japanese hiramasa or hudson valley foie gras. For the second course, choose either the anjou pear and gorgonzola salad or Dungeness crab and champagne bisque. For the main course, select from a mediterranean branzino, stone valley farm Berkshire pork loin or a land and sea duo of prime black angus ribeye medallion and wild-caught jumbo carabineros prawn. Finishing with dessert, choice of the republica del cacao chocolate panna cotta, tres leches cake or a meyer lemon tart. $95/person not including tax or gratuity.

During Valentine’s Day weekend on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13, indulge in a three course menu. Starting with the amuse bouche of Maine lobster cocktail with avocado, piquillo peppers and yellow corn. Next, the scarlet beet ravioli for the first course, followed by the main course of prime black angus ribeye medallion. Cherry on the top is the dessert, the republica del cacao chocolate panna cotta. $75/person not including tax or gratuity.


440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

The Anaheim Packing House will have live music 12-2 p.m. featuring The Honeydrops and 7-9 p.m. with Felice La Zae on Feb. 14.

Urbana: Pre-fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner. Beginning with a yellow Tail Tostada with avocado, pickled jalapeño, spicy aioli and micro cilantro. For entree, guests will have their choice of Chilean sea bass with white truffle potato, spinach, mantequilla agria sauce or filet mignon with baby corn, queso fresco, house made steak sauce. For dessert, the options are pistachio tres leches or churros with house made cajeta sauce

Dark 180: Large, hand dipped chocolate strawberries (100% dark, milk and white chocolate options) available for purchase. Individual is $3 or a box of six for $15.

Popbar: Free dippings and toppings all day!

Lemon drop: Strawberry Smoothie Saturday and Sunday for $5.

BXCR Wine Bar: A private Valentine’s Day dinner is available on Feb. 14. A glass of bubbles to start, then a 3-course meal with wine pairings. A selection of romantic bottles of wine will be available for purchase. Limited seating. $100 per couple.

Anaheim Brewery: During Valentine’s Weekend on Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 14, pints of Anaheim RED will be one dollar off. Anaheim Brewery is located in the Anaheim Packing District, next to the Anaheim Packing House.



Disneyland Park

  • Valentine’s Day cotton candy on the street carts at the park on Feb. 14 only.
  • Carnation Café: Surf and Turf with sirloin steak and a shrimp skewer with veggies on Feb. 14.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant: Sweetheart Duet on Feb. 14 of bacon-wrapped filet mignon and halibut atop tomato croutons with sautéed baby spinach and roasted potatoes, served with a chardonnay dill and cognac peppercorn café au lait sauce. In addition, Blue Bayou Restaurant will offer a Sweetheart Toast which includes a souvenir champagne flute engraved with the Blue Bayou Restaurant logo, served with sparkling cider.
  • Café Orleans: Serving sautéed shrimp and Andouille sausage with zucchini and cherry tomatoes with linguine pasta in a cream shrimp fume on Feb. 14.

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Valentine’s Day cotton candy on the street carts at the park on Feb. 14 only.
  • Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream: Valentine Sundaes on Valentine’s Day weekend.
  • Mortimer’s Market, Pacific Wharf carts and Boudin Bread Cart: Teddy bear-shaped bread and heart-shaped bread on Valentine’s Day weekend.
  • Pacific Wharf: Will offer a valentine sugar cookie
  • Wine Country Trattoria: Serving a Feb. 14 special that starts with an arugula salad, then a choice of lobster tail or surf ‘n turf with beef tenderloin and shrimp with veggie. For dessert, ricotta cannoli with a berry compote. The winery’s Alfresco Tasting Terrace will have a dessert sampler with a vanilla fruit tart, raspberry macaroon and tiramisu paired with a sparkling wine.
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant: The Sweetheart Dinner for Two will be served on Feb. 13 and 14 and includes three courses: lobster and asparagus to start; steak florentine for two (grilled porterhouse of chianti beef) with sautéed brussel sprouts, parsnips and bacon and roasted fingerling potatoes with brie; and chocolate hearts for two for dessert with chocolate espresso and white chocolate raspberry served table side with warm chocolate sauce. ($140 plus tax and gratuity).

Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

  • Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel: A special three-course dinner paired with wines Feb. 13-16. Start with shrimp and scallop cassoulet with fried artichoke and lobster cream; for the main course, broiled filet mignon with morel mushroom fettuccine and asparagus; and for dessert, raspberry-white chocolate crunch cake.
  • Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa: Chef Chef Andrew Sutton’s Four-Course Country Valentine’s Day Dinner (available with a wine flight).
  • Storyteller’s Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa: Bacon-wrapped filet mignon with a Cabarnet reduction and lobster-sun-dried-tomato risotto.
  • PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel: On Feb. 14 tasting stations will include seafood saute station, carving station with beef, a wood-fired pizza station, mini-taco station and mac ‘n cheese bar. Other hot and cold stations offer everything from pan-seared chicken breast to heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella and a build-your-own salad. And special sweets just for your valentine.


Cupid’s Date Night

The Orange County Great Park presents Cupid’s Date Night, a unique Valentine’s Day experience for couples looking for something out of the ordinary. A romantic package being offered Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 includes a ride on the iconic Great Park Balloon, an intimate picnic dinner created by Lucca Café and a painting class inside the Artist Studios.
The all-inclusive price is $132 per couple. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m.; however, program registrants have the option to ride the balloon early, at 5 p.m., or at the conclusion of the event. Be sure to bring a blanket for the picnic dinner, which will be served promptly at 6 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration required by Feb. 11, 3pm. Registered participant will be contacted by staff for dinner order and desired balloon flight time.
In the event of inclement weather, registered participant will be notified of potential balloon flight delays and/or if the program will be moved indoors. Refunds not available.
Visit for more information or contact Christine at 949-724-7611 or [email protected]

Dinner menu handcrafted by Lucca Café:
Shared First Course (please select one)
Lucca Salad with Organic Mixed Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Peppers, Pine Nuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon Rolls, Arugula, Caper-Dill Mascarpone Cream Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Tomatoes, Burrata Cheese and Basil

Second Course (please select two)
Mini Beef Wellingtons, Caramelized Onions, Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes, Port Wine Reduction
Buttermilk Fried Boneless All Natural Chicken Breast, Mini Waffles, Heirloom Spinach, Chicken Gravy, Maple Syrup
Grilled Seasonal Vegetable Plate, Quinoa, Herb Greek Yogurt Sauce, Pepitas
Shared Third Course
Tiramisu and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Provided
Dates: Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Visitor Center at the Orange County Great Park
Cost: $132 per couple/$142 per couple Non-Resident
Information/Registration Link:


Citrus at Fairmont Newport Beach
4500 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Citrus at Fairmont Newport Beach offers a delectable prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day 2016. With items such as Lemon Pepper Crusted Rare Ahi Tuna, Chanterelle Mushroom Cannelloni and a classic Filet of Angus Beef, this meal is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Top the meal off with wine pairings and a decadent chocolate lover’s dessert for two.

Sunday, February 14
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

$69 or $99 with wine pairings, tax and gratuity not included.

For reservations please call (949) 476-2001


Las Brisas
360 Cliff Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

For Brunch, a four-course, full service dining experience that includes complimentary
Champagne from Las Brisas’ own private stock, a full selection of main courses featuring
Lobster and Seafood omelets, Huevos Rancheros with New York Steak, Free-Range Chicken Crepes, and Crab-Stuffed Oregon Trout, served with authentic Mexican pastries freshly baked in our ovens, and your choice of coffee, tea or milk.

Brunch is served from 8am-3pm.

For dinner, a Ceviche Appetizer of Shrimp, Guacamole and Ahi Tuna, Lobster Bisque or Quinoa Salad, and Chocolate Cappuccino Tiramisu Cake as complimentary surroundings for such main courses as Petite Filet Mignon Oscar Style, Pepper Coffee Crusted Dryaged Ribeye, Ocean Trout, Maine Lobster and Tomahawk Ribeye

Also, for dinner which starts at 4pm, a special $100 Couples Seafood Tower of Raw Oysters, Cocktail Shrimp, King Crab and Stone Crab

Reservations for Brunch or Dinner: 949-497-5434


BLK Earth Sea Spirits
300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 202
(at Main Street) in Huntington Beach
(714) 960-0996

Orange County’s newest favorite steak and seafood restaurant is offering a special prix fixe Valentine’s menu on both Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. BLK Earth Sea Spirits in downtown Huntington Beach offers acclaimed food and one of the best ocean views in Orange County from its spacious patio.

The dinner for two includes a choice of one appetizer, two side salads, a choice of an 8 oz Kobe filet mignon or Chilean sea bass for the entrée, and a choice of one dessert. The Valentine’s menu is $99 for two, excluding tax and gratuity.

BLK will also offer its regular menu for lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Brunch both mornings from 10 am to 2 pm. Brunch offerings include a Valentine’s-themed buffet for $29.95 and BLK’s regular brunch menu with favorites such as eggs benedict, pancakes and more.

The restaurant also has a seasonal cocktail to toast the holiday with your Valentine. Cupid’s Arrow is a festive red cocktail with Stoli Strasberi, Cointreau, Champagne and a splash of Grenadine.


BRIO Tuscan Grille
774 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

2-Course Prix Fixe Menu:
· Available Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14
· Two-Course Prix Fixe Menu
· Prices start at $23.50 per person
· Entire menu will also be available

Menu prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations are encouraged.


Carolina’s Italian Restaurant
12045 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92840

4-Course Prix Fixe Menu:
· Available Sunday, February 14
· Prices start at $19.99 per person
· Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu
· Only menu available for the evening

Menu prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations are encouraged.


Hilton Anaheim
The Mix Restaurant
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

“Hilton Anaheim’s Anti-Valentine’s Day dinner is for anyone who has a good spirit and an appetite for exceptional cuisine,” said Chef Castan.

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 14th, guests will be treated to an Anti-Valentine’s Day menu that will showcase savory cuts of meat, the freshest local seafood and seasonal ingredients, complemented by optional wine pairings from our wine list starting at $8 per glass.

Highlights of the Anti-Valentine’s Day menu include:
• Shot Through the Heart pan-seared scallop + crab cake, black garlic parsnip puree, beets + yuzu buerre bland. $12
• Salad for One “1” duck confit, winter mushrooms, poached eggs, greens, walnut vinaigrette. $10
• Butter Makes Everything Better butter-poached white sea bass, lobster raviolis, lobster cognac, tarragon nage, sweet corn ragout. $32.
• Try the Short Ribs Nobody’s Watching cabernet slow-cooked braised short ribs, duck fat poached Brussels sprouts, sweet potato puree. $27
• Keep Your Resolution, Order Chicken roasted chicken breast basquaise, pepper + polenta tomato stew, polenta. $22

If you have a sweet tooth:
• Love Yourself salted orange milk chocolate tart, dark chocolate sorbet, marinated strawberries and liquor pipette. $9
• Picking Up the Pieces morello cherry Bavarian torte paired with Chambord jelly shooters, raspberry ice cream. $9

Treat Yourself to Relaxation
Spa Specials start at $79 for a 50-minute Swedish massage to $135 for an anti –aging vitamin C facial and scalp massage. Guests who book a Spa Special on Valentine’s Day will be treated to a glass of sparkling wine. Must be 21 years or older.

To reserve a seat for Anti-Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mix Restaurant, please call +1 714 740 4412 or to book a Valentine’s Day spa treatment, please call 1 714 750 4321.

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