With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s prime time to plan that perfect, palatable date night. Yelp.com is the place to read through restaurant reviews and prep for a romantic rendezvous. So, snag your sweetie, make reservations and check out these delicious deals available at top-rated eateries in San Diego’s North County.
These special dining options will fill up quickly, so call ahead and plan accordingly. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!
Vivace, Park Hyatt Aviara (Carlsbad)
New Chef Jason Seibert is better than cupid with a four-course offering, complete with live entertainment and a little gift for each Valentine’s Day couple. Vivace means “alive,” and after a meal in this AAA Four Diamond Italian restaurant, you and your date will definitely feel the warm and fuzzies. It’s arguably one of the most romantic dining rooms around, so don’t forget to dress the part: resort wear required.
Solace & The Moonlight Lounge (Encinitas)
Enjoy the cozy downstairs dining room or the views from the upstairs patio! Local Chef Matt Gordon is offering cute couples a $55 per person three-course menu for V-Day, featuring a “love”ly amuse bouche, Dungeness crab, buttered brioche, lemon-cucumber creme fraiche with smoked trout roe, and entrée choices like spiced cocoa rubbed beef tenderloin or a rum drunk pork loin. If that’s not a recipe for love, we don’t know what is.
Prepkitchen (Del Mar)
For perfect patio pecks cuddle up at PK: Yelpers are in love under the warm glow of the heat lamps and rustic décor. You can’t go wrong with this romantic venue choice or with what you choose from the menu. It’s one of the best Valentine’s Day deals in town: $35 for three courses, open menu, per person. Need an aphrodisiac? Get the Oysters on the half shell with blood orange granita.
Rancho Bernardo Inn (Rancho Bernardo)
Onsite restaurants AVANT & Veranda are offering fantastic three-course meal reservations (make sure you order the Mexican chocolate dacoise for dessert!), but if you want to go above and beyond the typical Valentine’s dinner you’re welcome to just stay overnight. The Inn is offering a package under $400 that includes a one-night stay, a five-course dinner for two and champagne and truffles upon arrival. Talk about brownie points. This date is one for the books.
Vintana Wine + Dine (Escondido)
Leave your Valentine’s Day Friday traffic cares on the freeway and pull into this world away at Vintana Wine + Dine in Escondido. Here, you’ll forget all about the stresses and be able to “dine your heart out” with Chef Debs’ selections for the evening. The three-course menu has many choices to create a custom night out for you and your love, including a Valrhona Chocolate Fondue dessert option with heart-shaped shortbread. Trust us, you can never go wrong with sweets for your sweetheart.
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.