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Valentine’s Day + OC Restaurants … We’ve Got You Covered

Provenance extends an invitation to “experience your local wine country farmhouse.”

By OCinSite Staff


Valentine’s Day is coming and the race for dining reservations is upon us. Here is a round-up of idyllic restaurants wherein to woo your beloved; or simply enjoy a great evening out.

Provenance – NEWPORT BEACH

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 4-course Prix-Fixe menu featuring your choice of dishes such as Black Canyon Filet Mignon and Plancha-Seared Whole Boneless Wild Greek Branzino. Full menu at Pricing is $75 per person, with an optional $25 or $40 wine pairing. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available upon request. For reservations, please call, (949) 718-0477.


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a very special evening on Tuesday, February 14th at both their Tustin and Newport Beach locations with a special Oh Baby! 4-Course Prix-Fixe Menu created of Executive Chef Yvon Goetz. Prices and menus vary by location. Guests who choose to spend the evening at The Winery Newport Beach the menu priced at $109 per guest, while patrons visiting The Winery Tustin site will indulge in a menu priced at either $89 per person. Beverages, tax, and gratuity separate. To learn more or to make your reservation, please call Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622.


Driftwood Kitchen – LAGUNA BEACH

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 Tuesday, February 14th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Guests can look forward to Pan Seared New Bedford Sea Scallops, Butternut Squash and Maine Lobster Gnocchi, Greater Omaha Black Angus Beef Filet Mignon & Braised Short Rib, and Virginia Black Sea Bass just to name a few featured dishes. This special menu includes a romantic champagne toast and is priced at $79 per guest. For reservations at Driftwood Kitchen, call 949.715.7700.


The Deck on Laguna Beach – LAGUNA BEACH

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.



You don’t need to travel to the French Riviera this Valentine’s Day for a romantic meal. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones at FIG & OLIVE. Enjoy an exclusive feature, an $85 special 3-course pre-fixe menu with a $35 optional wine pairing for Valentine’s day. Please note that the regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening. In addition, FIG & OLIVE we will be offering a special menu for two called “Romantic Week” beginning Sunday, February 12th to Sunday, February 19th for $125. Menu highlights include Crostinis trio, Whole Branzino for 2 (with two sides) and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.


The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach – LAGUNA BEACH

Heighten the romance this Valentine’s Day with a romantic oceanfront dinner at The Loft. Chef Michael Campbell has an exquisite 4-course menu Prix-Fixe menu prepared for Tuesday, February 14th. Guests can look forward to Dungeness Crab Ravioli, Butter-Poached Halibut, Boudin Blanc Stuffed Quail, and a Bone-In Rib-Eye For Two. $150 per person. For reservations, please call 949.715.6420.



Chic, innovative and sexy! Spend your Valentine’s Day at Sushi Roku for an unforgettable culinary experience. Executive Chef Shin Toyoda prides himself in featuring global ingredients throughout the menu to create a contemporary sushi experience unlike any other in the region. Certified sake sommeliers and mixologists have crafted a diverse and exceptional beverage menu to compliment the cuisine. For reservations, please call (949) 706-3622.

Juliette Kitchen+Bar is rustic, warm, inviting, and has good food.

Juliette Kitchen & Bar – NEWPORT BEACH

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.



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 Tuesday, February 14th. Perfect for a romantic Saturday or Sunday morning, SOL’s famous Baja-inspired brunch is available for guests on both Saturday, February 11th and Sunday, February 12th. Reservations are recommended by calling (949).675.9800.


solita Tacos & Margaritas – HUNTINGTON BEACH

Looking for the perfect place to showcase your hot & spicy love on Valentine’s Day? Look no further. solita Tacos & Margaritas is the perfect 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 Tuesday, 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.


Sapphire Laguna – LAGUNA BEACH

Eat your heart out it’s Valentine’s Day at Sapphire Laguna. This Valentine’s Day, leave the romance to us! Celebrate your love in Laguna Beach – dine in our charming courtyard, stay cozy near our outdoor fireplace, and savor the views of the Pacific Ocean! An unforgettable Prix-Fixe menu will be available. Reservations are required. To make Valentine’s dinner reservations, please call (949) 715-9888 or email [email protected].



Join Il Dolce for a romantic Italian Dinner this Valentine’s Day where the flavor turns into love. Chef Roberto Bignes has prepared a 3-Course Dinner Menu in honor of the holiday, and it is available beginning Saturday, February 11th through Tuesday, February 14th. $40 Per guest, not including tax or gratuity. Add a glass of Italian red or white wine for $8. Sorry, no splitting and this is a dine in only special. This incredible deal will be in high demand, so please make reservations by calling, (949) 200-9107.


Prego Ristorante – IRVINE

Romance runs rampant at Prego Ristorante on Tuesday, February 14th. Chef Ugo Allesina is offering lovers Old World Italian specials, including his famous Ravioli Cuore Mio, delicious Homemade heart shaped ravioli filled with ricotta andSwiss chard in a creamy tomato vodka shrimp thyme sauce. For those looking for an extra dose of romance, a 4-course couples menu is available for $110 per couple. Additionally, Prego Ristorante’s full dinner menu will be available for guests to enjoy. Reservations are highly recommended, please call (949).553.1333.



Spice up your Valentine’s Day with ADYA! Treat your sweetheart to a meal full of fresh, Indian flavors this holiday. Executive Chef Shachi Mehra showcases dishes laden with bold spices and flavorful ingredients, some of which are known to have aphrodisiac qualities meant to induce sensuality. Join ADYA Anaheim on Tuesday, February 14 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and ADYA Irvine during their regular business hours from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. To learn more, please call (714) 533-2392.

The gastropub movement started in the early 90’s in London, England.

Haven Gastropub – ORANGE

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 Valentine’s Day as Executive Chef Greg Daniels, and Chef de Cuisine Landon Pulizzi showcase special Entrees for Two, a prix-fixe menu with optional pairings, and their entire regular menu for guests to enjoy. 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.

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