The day to declare your love for your significant other is fast-approaching, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at a romantic restaurant.
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We’ve scoured the restaurant scene in San Diego County and solicited reader recommendations to come up with the top 10 romantic restaurants in the region.
Here are our picks for romantic restaurants in San Diego County:
Mister A’s is one of San Diego’s premier restaurants. The Banker’s Hill eatery offers customers a gorgeous view of the city. Enjoy the night sky over a contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant offers dishes such as wild salmon, beef tartare and black mussels.
Another favorite in San Diego County is the Marine Room. The La Jolla restaurant captures a stunning view of the beach, while offering delectable dishes like a lobster tail, elk loin and a filet mignon. Be sure to try the restaurant’s gelato too. You won’t regret it.
Enjoy the intimacy of a small restaurant with Cafe Chole in downtown San Diego. The French restaurant that’s sweetly decorated offers bay scallops, braised short rib and oysters.
Enjoy an Italian dish this Valentine’s Day with Old Venice near Shelter Island. The restaurant serves all the Italian classics including fettucine alfredo, rigatoni bolognese and of course, pizza.
The restaurant may be known for its extraordinary desserts, but it also has an impressive savory menu. Extraordinary Desserts offers a variety of panini and grilled cheese sandwiches, along with plates to share. Be sure to request a table outside to enjoy your dinner and partner under the night sky.
Asado Grill at Hotel Karlan is quickly becoming a favorite in San Diego. The restaurant, located inside the recently renovated hotel, offers classic American dishes. The restaurant is also hosting a Valentine’s Day event for your youngest loves on Feb. 11. Children are invited to decorate cookies or make a charm bracelet as they celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Here’s another waterfront offering — this time in North County. 333 Pacific in Oceanside offers a modern American cusine with some impressive dishes such as crab legs, pork rack chop and a kobe beef meatloaf. Even the mac-n-cheese is to die for!
Looking for something a bit more casual? Try French Gourmet in Pacific Beach. The handsome eatery is low-key but still offers a romantic atmosphere. Try the surf n turf plate with lobster tail and a filet mignon or a duck confit. Of course, you’ll have to finish the meal with the restaurant’s delicious crème brûlée.
Herb & Wood
Fairly new to the restaurant scene is Herb & Wood in Little Italy. The beautifully decorated, upscale restaurant offers a fun twist on American and European dishes. Try the bone marrow with escargot, pork sausage or gnocchi. And, don’t forget to sample one of the restaurant’s many cocktails.
La Bonne Table
No one knows romance like the French, right? So try La Bonne Table in Hillcrest. This adorable and cozy eatery offers all the French classics such as duck confit, escargot and foie gras.
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