Top 13 Romantic Dining Destinations in OC for Valentine’s Day

February 09, 2024

These 13 romantic dining destinations in Orange County promise an unforgettable Valentine's Day celebration filled with love and delectable flavors.

Henry’s Coastal Cuisine – Huntington Beach Celebrate Love at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel, with a special oceanfront dinner worthy of St. Valentine. Enjoy a Pommery-Paired Valentine's Dinner featuring a five-course prix-fixe menu expertly paired with luxurious Pommery Champagnes. Live music and a chance to win a bottle of Pommery Champagne await you. Price: $195 per guest. Learn more and reserve at Waterfront Resort Events.

Driftwood Kitchen - Laguna Beach Let the waves count your love! Indulge in a picturesque Valentine’s Dinner at Driftwood Kitchen featuring a 4-course prix-fixe menu with ocean-to-table delights like Shikoku Oysters and Surf & Turf. Price: $135 per guest. Reserve on OpenTable.

Knife Pleat — Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza) Experience a Michelin-starred dining affair with special Valentine's menus including a three-course lunch and a spectacular six-course dinner curated by Chef Tony Esnault. Every couple receives a box of Valentine's Macarons. Reserve at Knife Pleat.

Fable & Spirit – Newport Beach Enjoy Valentine’s specials including a 32-Day Prime Dry-Aged Ribeye and Seared Wild Caught Scallops. Savor a Valentine's cocktail and explore wine specials presented by Sommelier Ali Coyle. Learn more at Fable & Spirit.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — Tustin & Newport BeachCelebrate Valentine’s Day with a la carte specials and exquisite wines at The Winery. Reserve by calling (714) 258-7600 for Tustin or (949) 999-6622 for Newport Beach, or visit The Winery Restaurants.

Puesto – Anaheim, Irvine (Los Olivos & Park Place) Turn something blue into red this Valentine's Day with Puesto's award-winning tacos served on red tortillas. Enhance your celebration with signature cocktails and explore their craft bar program. Visit Puesto for menus and locations.

Marila’s Mexican — Huntington Beach Sizzle up your Valentine’s Day with sharable Fajitas Fundidas and a special Salsa & Bachata Dance Class. Spend $30 at dinner to enjoy complimentary entrance. Discover menus and more at Marila's Mexican.

Sushi Roku — Newport Beach Experience chic and innovative Valentine's specials at Sushi Roku including Alaskan Halibut and Truffle Lobster Roll. Complete your evening with a vibrant cocktail or sake. Reserve at (949) 706-3622 or Sushi Roku.

Dublin 4 Gastropub and Wineworks For Everyone – Mission ViejoChef David Shofner offers Valentine’s specials including a 32-Day Prime Dry-Aged Ribeye and Seared Wild Caught Scallops. Enjoy a special Valentine's cocktail and wine specials. Reserve at Dublin 4 Gastropub or Wineworks For Everyone.

Great Maple — Anaheim, Newport Beach Treat your Valentine to delicious specials including Raspberry Kiss cocktail, Crab Cakes, and Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs. Explore offerings at Great Maple.

A Restaurant  -- Newport Beach Celebrate your loved one with an unforgettable dining experience at A Restaurant, featuring Executive Chef Robert Gomez's timeless classics. Enjoy cozy seating in red leather banquets, curated cocktails, prime steaks, and an intimate ambiance for a memorable night. Address: 3334 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663 Reservations:

A Crystal Cove – Newport Coast Experience Valentine's Day at A Crystal Cove, known for its stylish atmosphere and showstopping central bar serving impressive cocktails. Enjoy dishes by Executive Chef Elvis Morales like Crispy Whole Branzino or Niman Ranch Pork Chop. Indulge in an Espresso Martini and housemade Chocolate Silk Pie to end the perfect dinner. 7864 E Coast Hwy, Newport Coast.

CdM Restaurant in Corona del Mar Enjoy elevated new-American fare and creative cocktails this Valentine's Day. Start with the Gin Blossom cocktail and BBQ Heirloom Carrots. Cozy up in the downstairs speakeasy-style bar, Under CdM, featuring exclusive cocktails and a vintage photo booth. Under CdM is open Thursday-Sunday. 2325 E. Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625


Greer's OC
Blogger | Journalist

Since 1993, Greer has been writing about fashion, dining and trends in Orange County, as a popular columnist for the Los Angeles Time Community Newspapers (Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and HB Independent) and now as founder of Greer’s OC.

Celebrate Your Love this Valentine’s Day at Triangle Square in Costa Mesa
Celebrate the Big Game + Valentine’s at Irvine’s Postino WineCafé

Recent Posts