Why not take a fun and romantic cable car ride to the top of California Street to arrive at dinner? Better yet, stay the night. Aurea at the Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court will be creating a specialty “I Love View” prix fixe menu that will be served in the restaurant as well as via room service. Chef Michael Koenig is at the helm of Aurea, noted for its floor-to-ceiling wall of wine.
What could be more romantic than a restaurant run by its own culinary couple? Executive Chef/Owner, Jeff Banker, and Pastry Chef/Owner, Lori Baker, are a husband and wife team. Valentine's Day dinner features a special five course prix fixe menu at $95 per person, $45 additional for wine pairings. Indulge in desserts from the bakery including the Red Hot Velvet Cupcake, Strawberry Champagne Cake, Conversation Heart Cake, or Passionfruit Cheesecake.
Are you and your Valentine fond of fondue? “Fondue for Two” is a three course fondue tasting at available for $65 per person. The gorgeous contemporary venue is located at the intersection of the city's financial district, Union Square, and SoMa.
A casual and lively, seasonal Mexican restaurant and tequila bar in the heart of downtown Sausalito is a super idea for a group Valentine's Day dinner. Gather together over margaritas and fresh (even gluten free!) lighter dishes with a south-of-the-border flair.
Mixologist Carlos Yturria will be mixing up a specialty cocktail this Valentine’s Day called the Blushing Geisha. For those who want to stay in, try making it at home with this recipe:
Blushing Geisha Cocktail
o 1 1/2 oz Pueblo Viejo tequila
o 1/2 oz sake
o 1 oz lime juice
o 1/2 oz agave nectar
o 1/2 oz prickly pear
o Shake and strain over ice into a short glass, garnish with a rim of sea salt, a lime wheel
A 2013 Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Executive Chef Banks White is serving up a delicious Valentine's Day menu of four courses labeled entice, tempt, fulfill, and indulge. Menu choices are set at $65 or $90 with wine pairings.
This romantic and sexy San Francisco hidden gem was recently awarded three stars by the Chronicle's Michael Bauer. Husband and wife chef duo, Bridget Batson and Patrick Kelly have a special five course tasting menu incorporating black truffles and made with love. At $75 per person, wine pairings available at additional cost.
Valentine's Day and chocolate make a feast for the senses crafted by Executive Chef Robin Song. Each of the five courses ($60 per person) on the decadent menu will include chocolate from the newly opened bean-to-bar chocolate factory, Dandelion Chocolate.
Nothing says romance more than a candle lit dinner in a warm, inviting neighborhood restaurant on Russian Hill. Oysters on the half shell, seared filet mignon, black truffle fettucine, chocolate strawberry shortcake are all Valentine's Day magic. Three course dinners are $65, a wine pairing option is $90 per person.
Saucy Sausalito has a charming Tuscan Italian trattoria which makes a perfect choice for a romantic atmosphere in a cozy, wood paneled dining room with plush booths for intimate times.
No one can offer hands on goodness this Valentine’s Day like SliderBar! The “Sweetheart of a Deal” includes four sliders, an order of Belgian fries and a Sundae with two spoons to share for $25. The sliders recommended to set the mood are the “Heart Throb” and the “Swiss & Tell.”
Love in Livermore: Executive Chef Matt Greco has a four course Valentine’s Day menu available all weekend priced at $95 per person. A farm-to-table theme capitalizes on the organic kitchen garden at Wente's doorstep. Four course menu costs $95 per person, with wine pairings available. On February 10, the Romance, Wine & Chocolate Event at Wente Vineyards teaches participants how chocolate and wine can create a romantic and sensual experience...while enjoying some cupid trivia. Reservations are required for the two sessions at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m..