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Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s Day is a day where you can show the special people in your life how much you appreciate them.  Whether it’s your significant other, mother, father, best friend, don’t miss this opportunity to share your love for them and show then how special they are to you. Please find below some restaurants, hotels and activities that make it easy for you to make lasting memories.

Santa Monica:
Del Frisco’s Grille Santa MonicaValentine’s Day Special
Couples looking to sit back, relax and indulge with their significant other on Valentine’s Day can visit Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica to enjoy a 12 oz. Wagyu Bone-In Steak topped with a decadent truffle butter.

Del Frisco's Grille, Santa Monica

Del Frisco’s Grille, Santa Monica

Available only Saturday, Feb. 10 – Sunday, Feb. 18 for $59, lovebirds can cozy up in a booth while sipping on swoon-worthy wines like Portillo Malbec and Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon off the Grille’s award-winning wine list to pair. The Grille’s full dinner menu consisting of sharabale apps, savory entrees and delectable desserts will also be available on Wednesday evening for guests to enjoy. Located at 1551 Ocean Ave. #105, Santa Monica, CA 90401, Del Frisco’s Grille is an American steakhouse located across from the Santa Monica Pier that combines the atmosphere of an exciting bar with upscale entrees, an extensive wine list & handcrafted cocktails. Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica is the first of three locations in Southern California, including Pasadena and Irvine. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out. For reservations, call (310) 395-7333 and for more information visit

Hotel Shangri-La is inviting visitors to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic three-course dinner for two at The Dining Room restaurant. The prix-fixe meal is $60 per person and includes live entertainment as well as a rose upon arrival for the ladies for just one night, Wednesday, February 14 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm. Go to Event Brite for tickets and reservations

South Bay Hotels:

The Portofino Hotel & Marina – Romance on the Water Package
(starting at $409 per night, available through December 31, 2018)
One night stay in Ocean Jet Tub Accommodations
Complimentary rose petals sprinkled in Jet Tub and turndown service
Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
$100 romantic dinner credit at BaleenKitchen
Complimentary 2 hour Beach Cruiser rental

BaleenKitchenFour Course menu with open air views of the marina
Menu highlights include Amuse Bouche – Oyster with Asian Pear Mignonette, Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Filet of Beef, Heritage Ranch Pork Tenderloin Roulade, Alaskan King Crab En Croûte and Salted Ganache Curl or Crèpe a la Crème with strawberry coulis. Wine complements are available for all courses.
$75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 310-372-1202 for reservations

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach – Celebrating the Month of Love 
(packages starting at $249 per night during February)
Add-ons include:
Fall in Love Package: fresh rose petals, sparkling wine & chocolate-covered strawberries
Bubbly in Bed: sparkling wine delivered to your room to set the mood
Trilogy Spa Massage: choose a treatment that will relax you from head-to-toe
Book a luxury suite and receive a complimentary Couple’s Massage. Call 310-921-8940 to book

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach – Romance Package
(starting at $138 per night, available for stays taking place February 9-19, 2018. Two night maximum per stay.)
Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a view of the Pacific Ocean, bottle of sparkling wine and welcome amenity upon arrival
Choice of dinner for two in the restaurant or in room

Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

South Bay Restaurants:

Bettolino Kitchen – Valentine’s Day Special:
Salmone di Alpino
Fresh Arctic Char, Lyon farm artichoke hearts, capers, lemon cream sauce, Sardinian couscous, grilled asparagus ($32)

HT Grill – Eat & Drink Love Prix Fixe Menu
Three course menu includes Sweet Tomatoes Bisque, Grilled Pepper Bruschettam Surf & Turf, Bourbon Glazed Salmon, Grilled Airline Chicken Breast, White Chocolate Cake Pops, Key Lime Pie and Vanilla Créme Brûlée. $48 per person, reservations are available through OpenTable.

California Pizza Kitchen @ South Bay Galleria Sweet Deal for Two
For $35, diners can get one appetizer, two entrées and one dessert. Appetizers include Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bianco Flatbread and Charred Shishito Peppers. Entreés include a choice of salads, pizzas or pastas including The Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Mushroom Pepperoni Sausage Pizza and Chicken Tequila Fettuccine. Dessert options include Salted Caramel Pudding, Red Velvet Cake, Key Lime Pie and Butter Cake.

A Basq Kitchen  – Valentine’s Week Menu
For $69 per couple, diners get three shared appetizers (Oyster Duo, Long Love Bread featuring the restaurant’s signature 120 year old sourdough, and a Vasco Winter Salad) and a choice of two entrees. Options include Seared Scallops, Flat Iron Steak, Vasco Oxtail Stew and Seafood Lovers Paella (available only on Feb. 14). The menu is available from February 14-18.

South Bay Activities:

Gondola Amoré – Romance Package:
Enjoy a romantic 1 hour gondola tour that includes 1 dozen roses, Martinelli’s sparkling cider and chocolates ($135 per couple).

Special Occasion Package
The 1 hour gondola tour includes assorted cheese, fresh fruit, light snacks, Martinelli’s sparkling cider, chocolates and water ($135 per couple).

Regular Package
The 1 hour gondola tour includes an ice bucket—patrons can bring their favorite drinks aboard ($109 per couple).

For additional Valentine’s Day activities in Redondo Beach, please visit:

And if you can’t get out or distance keeps you apart, you can also send a gift card from Pressed Juicery (and it’s free!):

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