Keep the Flame Alive at these Romantic Restaurants Feb01


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Keep the Flame Alive at these Romantic Restaurants

E&O Kitchen and Bar  

What better way to celebrate love than with Executive Chef Sharon Nahm’s “Hogs & Kisses” shareable Valentine’s day offerings? In honor of the year of the pig, E&O is taking their love of pork to a new level. The Valentine’s Day pork centric menu will feature dishes such as Pork and Chive Dumplings, Braised Pork Belly Salad with black pepper caramel glaze, citrus, chilies, and mizuna, Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with pickles, hoisin sambal, steamed buns, and Mandarin “Firecracker” Chocolate Cake with mandarin mousse, orange ginger caramel will round out the menu. Drinking with your sweetie or alone? E&O will have specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails available to wine and dine your significant other or give you some liquid courage to talk to the stranger next to you at the bar. 

Copita Tequileria y Comida 

The contemporary Mexican restaurant located in the heart of downtown Sausalito, is offering a spicy Valentine’s Day cocktail and special à la carte menu to turn up the heat this February. Start your meal with a Hot Lips cocktail featuring house-infused spicy tequila, St. Germain, dry vermouth, jamaica (hibiscus) tea, Chile de árbol topped with lime ($12). Then indulge in Chef Daniel Tellez’s special dishes including Borage Sea Bass Ceviche with orange blossoms, kumquats, fennel and serrano peppers ($12), Spit Roasted Cornish Game Hen and Mezcal & Berries Pavlova a white meringue with mezcal tossed berries and lemon crème fraiche ($8). For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or call 415.331.7400. 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 


Grab your loved one(s) and head to ROOH, the progressive Indian restaurant and cocktail bar in SoMa. Chef Sujan Sarkar has created an extensive four-course menu ($115/person), including dishes such as Chickpea Cake with caviar and sour creamGoat Cheese & Yogurt Kebab with sweet & sour beetroot and masala walnutTandoori Cauliflower with dum-ki gravy, ginger and rose, and Besan Barfi, chocolate mousse with raspberry sorbet.


Chris Cosentino is serving up romantic dishes for two, “Lady and the Tramp” style during Valentine’s Day at Cockscomb. Put on your stretchy pants and dig into decadent land and sea options ranging from Chef’s Choice of Oysters to Dry Aged Strip Steak with head on prawns. Trying to impress your date? Ease the nerves with a Dirty Harry Highball or sip away at a Negrowler (sharable large format negroni cocktail) with your single friends. Cockscomb’s full Valentine’s Day 

One Market Restaurant  

Celebrate love at One Market Restaurant in the romantic dining room gazing over the scenic Embarcadero walkway. Chef Mark Dommen’s multiple course, prix-fixe menu ($89) includes shareable options such as lightly smoked Tasmania Sea Trout “Mi Cuit” with rössti, 62-degree egg, pancetta vinaigrette, Wild Nettle Agnolotti with black trumpet mushrooms and parmesan, and Roasted Liberty Farms Duck Breast with smoked duck sausage, braised radicchio, and chanterelles. 

Poggio Trattoria 

Sail across the bay to the most romantic restaurant in Marin County and cozy up with your Valentine in one of the plush red booths, replete with white table cloths as the setting sun glows over Richardson Bay.  On this day of love — we’ll be serving up our regular menu, shareable specials, and seasonal cocktails. Don’t miss out on your chance to splurge on that special bottle of wine you’ve been eyeing! Reserve your table today.  

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards  

Experience the beauty of wine country’s breathtaking views at Wente Vineyards while enjoying their special Valentine’s Day offerings. The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards will be offering a special four-course prix fixe dinner from February 14-17, and a Wine & Dessert Pairing in the Historic Caves on February 9-10.  Located in Livermore, CA – Wente Vineyards is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Celebrate your love wine country style! For reservations, please call 925-456-2450. 


Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a special wine & dessert pairing in our historic caves. Enjoy a special pairing of Wente Vineyards wine and delectable house-made desserts. 

Saturday, February 9th, 11:30AM, 1:30PM and 3:30PM | Sunday, February 10th, 11:30AM, 1:30PM and 3:30PM 

Cost: $65 per guest. 15% off Club Members 


Experience a special 4-course prix fixe menu with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day available all weekend long at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Enjoy a romantic evening with fine food and wines expertly paired by Executive Chef Mike Ward. 

Thursday, February 14 – Saturday, February 16 from 5PM – 9PM | Sunday, February 17 from 5PM – 8PM 

Cost: $115 per guest (optional wine pairing for an additional $40) 

Perbacco & barbacco 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the heart of San Francisco with neighboring restaurants Perbacco and its “little sister,” barbacco eno trattoria. Steeped in Italian culture, both restaurants offer an authentic Italian experience in a romantic setting, offering everything from sophisticated to casual between the two. Guests can indulge in favorites like Perbacco’s Pappardelle with slow cooked short rib ragu,  scallions and fresh grated horseradish and barbacco’s Risotto with red wine mushroom, baby spinach and parmigiano cheese. For more information and to book a Valentine’s Day reservation at either restaurant, please visit and

Salt & Straw 

Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, family, or friends, Salt & Straw is the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day weekend. This February, Salt & Straw will highlight some of the top chocolate artisans in Nothern California including Dandelion Chocolate, Dick Taylor, Feve, NeoCocoa, and TCHO with their special flavors; grab your loved ones and try all five! February flavors will be available from Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 28. 

Bluestem Brasserie 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at San Francisco’s beloved Bluestem Brasserie. With their intimate booths and stylish lounge, this downtown restaurant is the perfect place for couples, first dates, and friends! 

Bluestem will be offering their regular menu while Pastry Consultant Lori Baker has created a special Beetz by Baker Cake with red beet velvet cake, vanilla bean cheesecake, satsuma tangerines and cara cara orange, and cream cheese frosting ($12). Reservations can be made online here or by phone at 415-547-1111. 

Charlie Palmer Steak – Napa, CA

Raise a glass to your loved one at Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, where Executive Chef Francisco Lopez, Jr. serves an elegant six-course prix fixe with optional wine pairings. $145 Tasting Menu; $225 with Wine Pairings

Dry Creek Kitchen – Healdsburg, CA
Thursday, February 14 | 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.Spend a romantic evening with your special someone in Dry Creek Kitchen with picturesque views of Healdsburg’s town square. Executive Chef Scott Romano’s six-course menu highlights the best of local Sonoma County ingredients.  
$105 per person | $79 optional wine pairing
Reserve | 707.431.0330
Tax and gratuities not includedFriday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16
Love-inspired tasting menu for $89 food (additional $65 for 5 savory wine pairings), excludes tax, gratuity or beverages

Grgich Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Thursday February 14 at 11:00AM to Sunday February 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

Indulge your senses this Valentine’s Day weekend with a special chocolate and wine pairing at Grgich Hills Estate. You’ll savor five hand-made, specially crafted truffles from Chocolatier, Micaela Boreyko, expertly paired with our exclusive wines – all in the intimacy of our private salon. This romantic experience is the perfect way to set the mood for your wine country getaway. Whether you’re a local looking for a new adventure or a visitor joining us for the first time, our chocolate and wine pairing will leave you wanting more.

Wine and chocolate boxes will be available for purchase after the tasting.

*Wine Club Members: please call the winery directly for your special pricing

Nab a table for two at Donato & Co. in Berkeley’s Elmwood District for a three-course Italian meal consisting of a house-cured smoked ahi tuna, arugula and pomegranate salad followed by Nebbiolo-braised beef short ribs with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and sautéed organic chicories, and finishing with chocolate and fruit for dessert ($55 per person). Donato & Co. is at 2635 Ashby Ave. Book through

Come to Ritu in San Francisco’s Mission District for soul-satisfying Indian food. A special Valentine’s Day menu, available in addition to the regular menu, includes Sweet Potato ChaatTandoori Chicken for two, Shrimp & Mussel Stew and Girl Scout Thin Mint Pot de Creme. Ritu is at 3111 24th Street. Book though

At Cupcakin’ Bake Shop, there are cupcakes to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth–even the gluten-free and vegan ones. On Valentine’s Day, the display case will be filled with holiday-themed Vanilla Funfetti and Chocolate with VanillaChocolate StrawberryGF Raspberry Chocolate ChipVegan Peanut Butter, and Lemon Raspberry, as well as the usual favoritesThere will also be an L-O-V-E box with 12 mini cupcakes (Red Velvet, Double Chocolate, Vanilla, and Key Lime Pie) for $22. Call by 2/12 if you’d like to place a custom order.

The Gastropig in Uptown Oakland is offering a two-for-one mimosa special on Valentine’s Day and the day after!The Gastropig is at 2123 Franklin St. 
Bummed that there are no Sweethearts this year? The next time you’re at Target, pick up a bag of OCHO Candy‘s caramel or peanut butter minis in a special Valentine’s Day pouch instead. Take our word for it: they’re better than most of the Valentine’s Day candy out there for a whole lot less ($3.99/pouch). No overtly romantic packaging here, so you can share with your kids, your colleagues and anyone you love. Available exclusively at Target or online at