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2022 Orange County Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Butcher’s House Brasserie

Enjoy a romantic evening over French fare, champagne, and caviar at Butcher’s House Brasserie in Costa Mesa. On Monday, February 14, Chef-Owner Jeoffrey Offer will be serving a special, multi-course menu featuring elevated offerings. Priced at $80 per person, the one-night-only menu begins with a glass of French bubbly and an amuse bouche of caviar & potato. A journey through the evening’s courses treat guests to scallops a la plancha served with celery root puree and Vermouth beurre blanc; a Filet Mignon spiral with black trumpet mushrooms and sauce Perigourdine; followed by an assortment of French cheeses with black cherry compote. Lovers can end the evening with the shared pleasure of indulging in seasonal berries and rich chocolate for dessert. Reservations can be made by calling 714.714.0662.
3321 Hyland Avenue, Suite D
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Sushi Ii

Spend Valentine’s Day luxuriating in a one-of-a-kind Omakase experience at Sushi Ii. Master Chef Susumu Ii has prepared a multi-course washoku experience available only on Monday, January 14. Priced at $250 per person, this special multi-course dinner allows guests to experience the breadth of Japanese cuisine, with courses encompassing everything from classic nigiri and sashimi, to meticulously prepared appetizers that put Chef Ii’s mastery and craftsmanship on display. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 949.287.6268 or online here: https://www.exploretock.com/sushiii/experience/323103/valentines-day?date=2022-02-14&size=2&time=20%3A00
100 West Coast Highway, Suite 202
Newport Beach, CA 92663

JoJo’s Hideaway

Start your Valentine’s Day celebrations early at JoJo’s Hideaway! Tustin’s new Jazz lounge is offering a special prix-fixe Valentine’s menu on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12. Embark on an inventive multi-course menu created by Executive Chef Roman Jimenez against a romantic backdrop of sultry live Jazz music. Priced at $65 per guest, the three-course menu features a Surf & Turf entree featuring a 6oz filet over a bed of bomba rice filled with lobster, shrimp, calamari, clams, and Spanish chorizo en papillote. The dessert course flirts with the juxtaposition of savory and sweet, featuring profiteroles filled with mascarpone Humboldt Fog foam, topped with white chocolate-truffle sauce and dusted with gold glitter. Restorations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 714.261.9911 or online: https://www.jojoshideawayat17.com/reservations
17320 17th St.
Tustin, CA 92780

The Bungalow Kitchen

Love is in the air at The Bungalow Kitchen. Treat your sweetheart to The Bungalow Kitchen’s Bohemian vibe and panoramic marina views over a decadent prix-fixe menu. A partnership between hospitality veteran Brent Bolthouse and award-winning Chef Michael Mina, The Bungalow Kitchen combines a chic romantic environment with unparalleled coastal Californian cuisine. Priced at $75 per person, the four-course menu features stand-out dishes including crispy Liberty Farm duck wings, Périgord black truffle risotto, and triple-seared dry-aged rib eye. Lovebirds looking to take things to the next level can elevate their dining experience with the addition of appetizers like the Michael Mina Reserve Kaluga Caviar Parfait or entree add-ons including shaved white Alba truffles. Dishes from the prix-fixe menu will also be available as a la carte specials over the weekend. Create the perfect pairing with Champagne selections or course-by-course wine pairings selected by sommelier Ryan Kraemer. Visit the website for the full Valentine’s Day menu and to make reservations.
6400 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90803

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen (Downtown Brea & The Irvine Marketplace)

Starting on Saturday, 2/12 through Monday, 2/14, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen will offer an A La Carte Valentine’s Day menu. Featured seasonal dishes include Lobster Tacos (crisp lobster tail, chipotle cabbage slaw, heirloom pico, avocado, and jalapeño crema) and Carne Asada Chimichurri (marinated skirt steak, roasted potatoes, achiote onions, poblano peppers, and fresh chimichurri). Cha Cha’s menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style. Heated patio and outdoor dining is also available, however reservations are highly encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.chachaslatinkitchen.com.

110 W. Birch St., Brea, CA 92821 

13126 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602

Brunos Italian Kitchen (Downtown Brea)

Starting on Saturday, 2/12 through Monday, 2/14, Downtown Brea’s favorite Italian eatery will offer both a special prix fixe ($58/person) and A La Carte Valentine’s Day menu featuring soul-satisfying Italian dishes. Valentine’s Day selections include Maine Lobster Agnolotti (trumpet mushrooms, asparagus, ricotta, lemon, basil, & truffled lobster cream sauce) and the Filet Mignon (pan seared with garlic potato puree, roasted winter vegetables, & barolo wine and bearnaise sauces). The popular Panna Cotta dessert will also make an appearance. For more information or to make reservations, please visit brunositaliankitchen.com

210 W. Birch St. Brea, California 92821

Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen (Downtown Fullerton)

To celebrate our love for one another and for good food, Khan Saab will be offering an exclusive prix fixe menu ($70/person) on Monday, February 14! The Valentine’s Day menu will include never before seen specials like crispy battered General Tso’s Cauliflower with a savory tomato demi glaze, Lamb Shank Roganjosh, and Chocolate Naan for dessert! Reservations are highly encouraged. For more information about the full menu or to make a reservation visit www.khansaaboc.com.

229 E Commonwealth Ave Unit A, Fullerton, CA 92832

The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar (Yorba Linda and Rancho Santa Margarita)

For one day only, the New American kitchen and speakeasy bar will be offering a 5 course Valentine’s Day menu at the Yorba Linda and Rancho Santa Margarita locations! The specials will include never before seen dishes like Hiramasa Diablo with jicama and avocado, Hanger Steak Au Poivre topped with crispy shallots, and Cast Iron Pear Cobbler. Don’t forget to order some of the award-winning craft cocktails too! Seats are limited so reservations should be made soon. For the full menu or to make a reservation visit www.theblindpigoc.com.

4975 Lakeview Ave Yorba Linda, CA 92886

31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Fly N Fish (Newport Beach)

Located in the heart of the boardwalk and just a short stroll from the Newport Beach pier is Fly N Fish– Orange County’s popular oyster bar specializing in high-quality seafood dishes! Celebrate Valentine’s Day beachside on Monday, 2/14 where Fly N Fish will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Menu featuring Sushi-Grade Ahi Tuna Sashimi (served with ponzu, wasabi, and pickled ginger), Filet Mignon with Garlic Prawns (served with scalloped potatoes and vegetable medley), Maine Lobster Linguine (lemon-garlic butter, fresh herbs and garlic toast), and for dessert– Chocolate Layer Cake (a heart-shaped cake with vanilla custard and fresh berries). Reservations are highly encouraged. For more information, check out http://www.flynfishoysterbar.com/.

2304 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663

The Bamboo Club (Long Beach)

Love is in the air at Long Beach’s original Tiki bar! This Valentine’s Day, The Bamboo Club will transport lovebirds to an island paradise with live, Hawaiian slide guitar to set the mood and serve their regular menu all night long as well as a four-course, chef-curated prix fixe menu featuring:

  • Half-dozen Kumiai oysters on the half-shell

  • Watermelon, mint & crème fresh salad

  • Guest entrée selection

  • Three-way-sorbet

Prix fixe meals also include an exclusive off-menu cocktail list created by master bartender Dustin Rodriguez including a “welcome” Daiquiri, a custom, take-home Mermaid bowl presenting a Valentine’s Day cocktail for two, and a dessert cocktail. Tickets to try the prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu, sold at limited quantities, can be purchased at tickettailor.com/events/longbeachtiki/642676.  For more information and to make dinner reservations, visit bambooclublb.com

3522 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH
Celebrate Valentine’s Day, The Winery Way! On Monday, February 14, Executive Chef Yvon Goetz and his talented team at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu with amuse focusing on contemporary California regional cuisine. They will be offering a limited a la carte menu offered Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 for those looking to make the holiday a weekend celebration. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622. http://thewineryrestaurants.com.

Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar — ORANGE 
It’s love at first bite as Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar Executive Chef Craig Brady presents a special 3-course prix-fixe menu available Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. For the first course, guests have a choice of San Diego-Caught Ahi Tuna Tartare or Slow-Poached Gonestraw Farm’s Egg, followed by an entrée choice of Braised Short Rib or Diver Scallops. For dessert, guests have a choice of Sticky Toffee Pudding or Flourless Chocolate Cake. This menu is priced at $75 per guest and may be enjoyed alongside full bar offerings. Find more information and make reservations, guests may call (714) 221-0680 or visit https://www.havencraftkitchen.com.

Knife Pleat — (South Coast Plaza) COSTA MESA 
Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault is offering a special Valentine’s Tasting Menu on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12. The 6-course dinner features Kampachi Crudo, Beet Risotto, Dover Sole, Quail, and Beef Tenderloin, all carefully curated by Chef Esnault. To finish, diners will be treated to a Heart & Roses dessert with raspberry, rose butter cream, almond crumble, and lychee sorbet. Reservations are limited and price per guest is $245 (does not include beverages, tax and service charges). Wine pairing available for $125 per guest and cocktails are available for purchase during the dinner. The restaurant is also offering a limited edition box of hand-made macarons for Valentine’s Day featuring Vanilla, Coconut, Rose, Raspberry, Strawberry and Hibiscus flavors ($22 per box). Guests may view the complete Valentine’s Tasting Menu and make reservations at https://knifepleat.com.

Fable & Spirit – NEWPORT BEACH
This Valentine’s Weekend, Fable & Spirit will be offering its award-winning menu, as well as two incredible specials, from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. Executive Chef David Shofner is presenting 12-Hour Kurobuta Porchetta with parmesan polenta, calabrian chili, chimichurri, roasted romanesco, and smoked braising jus; and Seared Diver Scallops with sunchoke puree, roasted hedgehog mushrooms, asparagus tips, and truffle veal glace. Complete your meal with wine recommendations from Sommelier Ali Coyle and unique cocktails by Director of Spirits Drew Coyle. Although the restaurant is usually dark on Mondays, Fable & Spirit will be open for Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14. For more information and reservations, visit http://www.fableandspirit.com.

Dublin 4 Gastropub and Wineworks For Everyone – MISSION VIEJO
Chef David Shofner is offering two specials for lovers to enjoy – Seared Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with seared foie gras, pommes lyonnaise, roasted purple Brussels sprout petals, and sour cherry reduction; and Seared Diver Scallops with sunchoke puree, roasted hedgehog mushrooms, asparagus tips, and truffle veal glace. The specials will be offered Friday, February 11; Saturday, February 12; and on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14. The restaurants will also be offering their full menu. Space is limited. For more information, please call 949-582-0026 and visit https://resy.com/cities/mvj/dublin-4-gastropub?date=2022-02-14&seats=2 for Dublin 4 Gastropub reservations and https://resy.com/cities/mvj/wineworks-for-everyone?date=2022-02-14&seats=2 for Wineworks For Everyone reservations.

Sushi Roku — NEWPORT BEACH 
Chic, innovative and sexy! Spend your Valentine’s Weekend at Sushi Roku for a dynamic culinary experience featuring three specials, offered Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, alongside the restaurant’s full dinner menu. Guests will be able to enjoy Peruvian Dynamite with lobster, snow crab dynamite, charred lemon, roasted Brussels sprouts, and aji amarillo; Seared Scallop Carpaccio with seared scallop, ama ebi, ikura, caviar with red peppercorn, and yuzu vinaigrette; and Three Cocoa Pebble Ice Cream Tacos with dulce de leche, vanilla, and cookies & cream ice creams in Cocoa Pebble taco shells. Reservations are recommended by calling (949) 706-3622 or visiting https://www.sushiroku.com/menus/newport-beach.

ADYA — ANAHEIM 
It’s a known fact that Indian food is laden with mood-boosting ingredients that are thought to have aphrodisiac qualities, so what better way to spice up your Valentine’s Weekend than with ADYA’s Valentine’s Dinner for 2? Fresh Indian flavors come through in a special menu that begins with Roasted Tomato Pepper Rasam, a spiced tomato soup with mustard seeds and roasted peppers. Entrée options include Chili Garlic Lobster or Crispy Paneer Cake with Fenugreek Cream Sauce. Chefs Shachi Mehra and Sandeep Basrur include Broccolini, Saffron Pulao, and a basket of Rosemary & Garlic Naan to this special meal, which ends with a decadent Chocolate Dessert created by local favorite, Crema Artisan Bakery. This meal is $95 (serves 2; excludes tax) and must be ordered in advance to enjoy at home by emailing [email protected] by Tuesday, February 8. Dinners may be arranged for pick-up on Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14 at ADYA at the Anaheim Packing House. https://adyaoc.com

O SEA – ORANGE
Treat your Valentine to a refreshingly modern seafood experience at O SEA! On Valentine’s Weekend, they will be offering a special three-course dinner with optional wine pairings. This high energy, yet refined seasonally driven restaurant delivers bold, global flavor profiles with high-quality seafood. The special menu will be available, in addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, on Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14. For more information and reservations, please visit https://eatosea.com.

Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM & LONG BEACH
Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Georgia’s Restaurant, where charismatic mother-daughter duo, Gretchen “Nana” Shoemaker and Nika Shoemaker-Machado, have something Southern and savory for lovers and friends, alike. From special dishes to share like their famous Fried Chicken cooked in a Brazilian buttermilk brine and seasoned crispy cornmeal crust; to their St. Louis BBQ Ribs, a half-rack of slow-roasted pork ribs in Georgia’s Restaurant signature house-made BBQ sauce, there’s something to satisfy every taste. Of course, your “soul-delicious” Valentine’s Day celebration would not be complete without a sweet Southern ending – Nana Gretchen’s delectable Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Cake, or Pound Cake. Georgia’s will be open all Valentine’s Weekend. For more information, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House at (714) 906-1900 or at the Long Beach Exchange at (562) 420-5637. Menus and online ordering available at https://www.georgias-restaurant.com.

Driftwood Kitchen – LAGUNA BEACH 
Driftwood Kitchen Executive Chef Rainer Schwarz is offering Valentine’s dinner specials alongside his menu of fresh seafood, hand-shucked oysters and steaks, on Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. Among the dishes is a Black Truffle & Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi with wild mushrooms, leeks and parmesan crisps; Double R Ranch Petite Filet & Grilled Thai Shrimp with celery root pure, haricot verts, charred endive, and huckleberry demi glaze; and a Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cake for Two, with ganache, chocolate sauce, fresh raspberries, and whipped cream. Guests will be able to enjoy two Valentine’s Martinis – Mi Amor, with Belvedere Blackberry & Lemongrass, blackberries, lime, and sage; and Forbidden Flower, with Belvedere Lemon & Basil, lemon, elderflower, and basil. A selection of Bubbles will be offered by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended for Valentine’s Weekend. For reservations at Driftwood Kitchen, call 949.715.7700 or visit https://www.driftwoodkitchen.com.

Hendrix Restaurant & Bar — LAGUNA NIGUEL
Hendrix is offering LOVEly Valentine’s dinner specials from Saturday, February 12 through Monday, February 14, alongside their regular menu. Among the special dishes is a Black Truffle & Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi with wild mushrooms, leeks and parmesan crisps; Double R Ranch Petite Filet & Grilled Thai Shrimp with celery root pure, haricot verts, charred endive, and huckleberry demi glaze; and a Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cake for Two, with ganache, chocolate sauce, fresh raspberries, and whipped cream. Guests will be able to enjoy two Valentine’s Martinis – Mi Amor, with Belvedere Blackberry & Lemongrass, blackberries, lime, and sage; and Forbidden Flower, with Belvedere Lemon & Basil, lemon, elderflower, and basil. A selection of Bubbles will be offered by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended for Valentine’s Weekend. For more information and reservations, please call 949.248.1912 or visit https://www.hendrixoc.com.

Taco Rosa – IRVINE & NEWPORT BEACH 
This Valentine’s Day, Chef Ivan Calderon offers a 3-course menu that begins with Halibut & Avocado Ceviche, followed by Stuffed Char-Pineapple with choice of skirt steak, shrimp or chicken breast, served with cilantro rice, black beans and choice of tortillas. This special dinner ends with Churros & Crema Catalana, Taco Rosa’s famous freshly milled fritters dusted with cinnamon and sugar cane, and served with Spanish crema Catalana. The price per person is $45 (does not include beverages, tax and gratuity). Special cocktail for Valentine’s Day is the Goodnight Kiss, a wild hibiscus martini with egg white foam. For more information or to make reservations, guests may call Taco Rosa Newport Beach at 949-720-0980 or Irvine at 714-505-6080, or visit http://www.tacorosa.com/.

Mario’s Butcher Shop – NEWPORT BEACH 
This Valentine’s Weekend, Mario Llamas, whose namesake Mario’s Butcher Shop has become a local favorite, is offering house-made charcuterie boards for two, created from the finest in-house cured meats. Make your Valentine’s dinner special with a Porterhouse for Two, which comes with bone marrow butter and salt from Colima, as well as vegetable and potato side dishes. Mario’s selection of high-end cuts, wood-grilled and smoked meats will impress your Valentine! To learn more and place orders, call 949-316-4318 or visit https://www.mariosbutchershopdeli.com.

Bruxie — ORANGE & BREA
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Bruxie is featuring its Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Shake and The Love Bruxie! With Dark Chocolate Sauce, California Strawberries, Fresh Whipped Cream and Powdered Sugar, it’s like treating your Valentine to chocolate-covered strawberries… on a waffle! Available the month of February at all Bruxie locations. More information on Bruxie offerings in Old Towne Orange, Brea Downtown and Santa Monica, visit https://bruxie.com.

VALENTINE’S DAY AT BAYSIDE

 

WHERE: Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach

WHEN: 4:30pm-10pm February 14

MORE INFO: www.BaysideRestaurant.com / (949) 721-1222 / [email protected]

 

Valentine’s Day at Bayside

Treat your honey to the best Newport Beach has to offer at Bayside Restaurant this Valentine’s Day. With an outstanding 3-course prix-fixe menu on tap, Bayside will wow your sweetheart or galentine with menu items like lobster bisque, freshly shucked oysters, filet mignon and mushroom crusted seabass, and more. Bayside offers an incredibly romantic ambiance whether on the outdoor patio harborside, or the open-air terrace, or inside the intimate dining room. Live music will fill the air from 5:30pm-11:30pm to top off a perfect evening. Reservations are highly recommended as Bayside’s Valentine’s Day dinner tends to sell out! For more information, visit www.BaysideRestaurant.com.

VALENTINE’S DAY AT BISTANGO

 

WHERE: Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine

WHEN: 4:30pm-10pm February 14

MORE INFO: www.Bistango.com / (949) 752-5222 / [email protected]

 

Valentine’s Day at Bistango

Wow your Valentine this year with a special menu presented by Bistango in Irvine. The impressive 3-course prix-fixe menu features show-stopping items, including lobster ravioli, surf and turf, and roasted kurobuta pork chop, and more. Whether it’s under the palms on the open-air patio, or tucked into a private booth in the dining room, Bistango is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Live music will fill the air during dinner service for the perfect complement to the art of dining. Reservations are highly recommended so you don’t miss an opportunity to experience Bistango at its finest! For more information, visit www.Bistango.com.

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