South Bay Valentine’s Day 2016

vday_bannerThis year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and many restaurants are offering Valentine’s Day specials on Saturday as well. Hopefully you don’t have to work the following day, President’s Day, and can take advantage of this three day weekend.

Michael and I scoured our sources and assembled this list of South Bay restaurants that have Valentine’s Day offerings. We hope that you have a chance to enjoy the day with that special someone in your life.

El Segundo

Three course prix fixe with wine from John Legend at Fleming’s


  • Cabernet Sauvignon – LVE – Raymond Vineyards, Napa Valley $24/$96
  • Chardonnay – LVE – Raymond Vineyards, Napa Valley $17/$68


  • Colossal Shrimp with Spiced Bacon


  • Fleming’s Salad: Candied walnuts, dried cranberries, tomatoes, onions, herbed crostini     -or-
  • Modern Caesar: Hearts of romaine, parmesan, fried capers, crisp proscuitto chips

Entrée Duo

  • Filet Mignon – 8 oz paired with one of the following items:
  • Chardonnay Poached Scottish Salmon     -or-
  • North Atlantic Lobster Tail

Featured Dessert

  • Belgian Chocolate Hazelnut Cake $9.95


Fleming’s, 2301 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245; (310) 643-9911

Paul Martin’s to offer a specialty menu for two

  • Chilled Alaskan King Crab Legs
  • Herb Crusted All Natural Filet Mignon
  • Pan Roasted Black Cod

Scratch-made desserts, such as the Devil’s Food Cake with three layers with rich ganache made from cordillera chocolate, garnished with amarena cherries and whipped cream

Paul Martin’s

2361 Rosecrans Ave. El Segundo, CA 90245; (310) 643-9300

It Takes Two to Tango at Sausal

Feb 13 and Feb 14

Tapas Platters to Share

  • Seafood Tapas $34 – Kumiai Oysters w Jalapeno Mignonette, Crispy Shrimp Diablo, Ceviche, Ahi Tostada
  • Farmstand Tapas $22 – Guacamole, Kale & Goat Cheese Salad, Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Corn Elote

Entree for Two

  • Rancho Surf and Turf grilled prime $95
  • Grilled New York Steak and Lobster with melted Guajillo butter $95

Sweet Romance

  • 2 Glasses of Taittinger Champagne with a plate of Chocolate Dipped Strawberries $45


219 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245; (310) 322-2721

Superba Food+Bread: Five course prix fix for $65

Five course prix fixe menu for $65 as well as a wine pairing for $35 and a beer pairing for $25. Highlights from the prix fixe menu include Chicken Liver Pate and Seared Diver Scallops. There is a hearty vegetarian friendly option including a Roasted Pumpkin Agnolotti and a Ratatouille Potato Rostie. Diners have the option to swap out an item from the standard prix fixe for a vegetarian option.

Superba Food+Bread

830 S Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 100, El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 906-4598

Manhattan Beach

Couples can dine al la carte this V-Day weekend at Doma Kitchen

  • Shrimp & Citrus Salad with sauteed tiger shrimp, fresh orange and grapefruit slices over an organic spring mix drizzled with fresh herb and citrus dressing.
  • Lamb Chops & Couscous Pearls made with Sonoma Farm raised grilled lamb chops drizzled with a fresh mint sauce and accompanied by a side of sauteed farmers veggies and pearl couscous.
  • Quail’s Nest, a oven baked quail from Colorado Farm stuffed with chicken mousse nestled upon a bed of sauteed spinach in a white wine and mushroom sauce and assembled on top a puff pastry. It’s also not true love without a dose of chocolate.
  • Lovers Pastry with two crunchy cookies layered between sweet cheese mousse and red berries melt your heart.

Doma Kitchen

3562 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; (310) 647-3157

Valentine’s Day specials at Fish Bar

Featured Drinks

  • The French Kiss $12
  • Addicted to you $12
  • Domaine Carneros sparkling wine $75


  • Seared Ahi Cutting Board $15.99
  • Avocado and Shrimp Toast $13.99


  • Pecan Pesto Crusted Salmon $19.99
  • Red Crab Crusted Filet Mignon $26.99
  • Fish Bar Famous Ahi Tuna $24.99

Fish Bar

3801 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; (310) 796-0200

Prix Fixe Menu with glass of champagne for $79 at Manhattan House


  • Oyster Duo: grapefrult Champagne granite, Uni Gratin

First (select one)

  • Agnolotti: butternut squash, house ricotta, hazelnut cream
  • Seared Beef Carpaccio: radish, watercress, horseradish crema
  • Dungeness Crab: winter citrus, avocado
  • Seared Diver Scallop (supplement $11):  house cured bacon, tomato jam

Second (select one)

  • Poached Black Cod: confit fingerling potato, clams, saffron tomato broth
  • Seared Duck Breast: goat cheese polenta, winter greens, huckleberry red wine
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto: black truffle, garden herb mascarpone
  • Grilled New York Strip (supplement $11): dark chocolate espresso rub, tamale con rajas, aged goat cheese fondue

Third (select one)

  • Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake (2 Guns espresso icing)
  • Blood Orange Panna Cotta: yogurt, pistachio

Manhattan House

1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; (310) 574-2277

Four course prix fixe dinner Saturday or Sunday at Shade Hotel

  • Choice of Amuse Bouche
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Parmesan Cannoli and Chive Oil
  • 12 Hour Braised Short Rib with House Made Maine Lobster Ravioli     -or-
  • Corn-Bacon Cassoulet, Rainbow Fingerling Hash and Root Vegetable Crisps     -or-
  • Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Grana Padano Potato Risotto and Smoked Romesco Sauce.
  • Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Caviar, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Pomegranate Coulis or Spiced Almond Brittle.

$50 per person, Saturday, Feb 13 or Sunday, Feb 14

Shade Hotel

1221 N. Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach, CA;.(310) 546-4995.

4 Course Meal with a Rose at Tin Roof Bistro

Amuse Bouche – Special taste from the kitchen

For Starters (choose one)

  • Spicy Tuna Spring Roll – ahi grade tuna, cucumber, carrot, cilantro, wasabi ginger sauce
  • Oysters on the half shell (3) – Market Selection
  • Roasted Tomato Bisque with Parmesan Cream
  • Pear Salad – port wine poached pear, Scarborough farm greens, dolce latte gorgonzola, candied walnuts, herb vinaigrette, crostini
  • Fearless Caesar – romaine, croutons, shaved parmesan
  • Mini-Manhattan Beach Cobb – grapes, walnuts, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, crispy shallots
  • Pizzette Fig & Pig – Nueske bacon, figs, garlic, mozzarella, balsamic reduction, thyme, blue cheese
  • Mini-Foldover – basil pesto, goat cheese & mozzarella flatbread topped with arugula, olive, sundried tomato and roasted red pepper salad

Main Course (choose one)

  • Fish ‘n’ Chips wild lingcod, battered & crisp, napa cabbage slaw, shoestring fries, tartar sauce
  • Crispy skin Scottish salmon kabocha squash puree, edamame, white miso sauce, tempura trumpet mushrooms, shishito peppers
  • Striped Seabass – bacon, turnip & potato mash, weiser farm rainbow carrots, beurre blanc sauce
  • Homemade thin-noodle lasagna – homemade handkerchief pasta, spinach, eggplant, marinara, mozzarella (marinara or sausage)
  • Woodfire Roasted Chicken – half Mary’s free-range chicken, creamy mushroom farro, roasted acorn squash, garlic jus
  • Lamb Bolognese – homemade ribbon noodles, spinach, shaved parmesan, 12-hour sauce
  • Short Ribs – wine braised beef ribs, mascarpone-whipped polenta, broccolini
  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak – flat iron steak, fingerling potato hash, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, worcestershire sauce

Desserts / Cheese (choose one)

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse – whipped cream, pecan brittle
  • Blueberry Ginger Pie – oatmeal cookie crust, vanilla ice cream
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake – candied pumpkin seeds
  • Cheese Plate – apricot goat cheese, crostini, honey

$47.50 per person; includes a rose for the lady

Tin Roof Bistro

3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; (310) 939-0900

Hermosa Beach

Abigaile to feature special dishes

Chef David Bartnes will serve special dishes such as (price dependent on entrée )

Appetizer (choice of the following)

  • Scallop Crudo | citrus salad, caper crema, Kalamata olive emulsion
  • Roasted Beet & Blood Orange Salad | roasted hazelnuts, frisée & arugula, mustard vinaigrette

Entrée (choice of the following)

  • Coffee Rubbed Filet of Beef ($65*) | maple yam purée, and parmesan & pistachio broccolini
  • Jidori Chicken Ballotine ($48*) | watercress, Asian mushroom & lardon stuffing, whole grain mustard, miso pan jus
  • Ras el Hanout Lamb Chops ($55*) | honey zaatar, roasted baby carrots, mashed turnips
  • Pan-Seared European Sea Bass ($50*) | roasted tomato & olives, lemon couscous, arugula pesto
  • Dessert: Mixed Berry Pavlova with rose syrup


1301 Manhattan Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; (310) 798-8227

Dia De Campo: four-course menu of reimagined specialties

Chef Ken Johnson will serve a four-course menu of reimagined Mexican specialties such as ($55 per person)


  • Chocolate Duck Quesadillas | Oaxacan cheese, salsa negra, tamarind
  • Scallops | parsnip purée, red cress, grilled pluots, bacon crumbs


  • Pork Chili Verde | epazote olives, cotija, tortillas
  • Plancha Pork Belly | smoked yogurt, roasted beets, nopal, crispy okra, chicharron
  • Short Rib Empanada | corn salsa, sofrito, egg, queso
  • Dessert: Churros with raspberries, lime sugar, and spiced chocolate sauce. All guests will receive a complimentary champagne toast. Guests can also opt to add a supplemental seafood platter course for an additional $15* per person

Festive libations ($12*) include—

  • Blood Orange is the New Black | Blackhouse Single Barrel Patron Añejo, blood orange, bitters
  • Bows & Eros | red wine, açaí, pineapple, Falernum

Dia De Campo

1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; (310) 379-1829

The Hook & Plow: Special Weekend Menu

On Saturday, the three-course menu includes a glass of prosecco, with a choice of six French Kiss oysters, sunchoke potato soup, or hamachi crudo to start, followed by an entree option of Beeler Farm pork chop, roasted local halibut, or a Tomahawk ribeye steak for two. For dessert, guests will choose from a berry cobbler, white chocolate goat cheese cheesecake, or bittersweet chocolate pot de creme.

On Valentine’s Sunday, the menu will also offer guests the option of panko crusted avocados or a grilled pear and burrata salad to begin, and scallops and pork belly, or organic Mary’s chicken as entree options in addition to the aforementioned selections.

The menu is offered at $130 per couple on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Hook & Plow

425 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (3010) 937-5909

Prix Fixe Dinner only $40 at Zane’s

$40 Prix Fixe Dinner Options

  • Caesar Salad or Mixed Greens Salad
  • Lobster Ravoili – tomato vodka sauce & lobster meat    -or-
  • Cioppino – Shrimp, lobster, calamari, clams, fresh fish in a tomato base

$55 Prix Fixe Entree Options

  • Chilean Sea Bass with charred broccolini, jasmine rice
  • Filet Mignon with wild rice, baked potato with butter and chives


1150 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; (310) 374-7488

Redondo Beach

Basque Dinner for two with wine for $100

  • 6 Oysters
  • Croquetas de Jamon or Bacalao
  • Beef Cheek braised in red wine sauce and stewed
  • Duck Confit or Seafood Brochette served on young potatoes cooked in Rioja wine
  • Basque Flan or Bread Pudding (with sweet espresso sauce)
  • includes a Bottle of Cabernet (Force of Nature, Paso Robles) or Chardonnay (True Myth, Edna Valley)

$100 Valentine’s Prix Fixe for two

A Basq Kitchen

136 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, Ca 90277; (310) 376-9215

5 – Course Dinner at BALEENkitchen for $92

  • First option of seating 5p-5.15pm-5.30pm
  • Second option of seating 7.45pm-8p-8.15pm
  • Third option of seating after 10.30pm
  • Live Music from 6pm-9pm in the Lounge


260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach 90277 (310) 372-1202

Bettolino Kitchen to offer two Valentine’s Day specials

Ravioli di Burrata con Gamberi Rossi

Burrata stuffed ravioli, red prawns, zucchini blossom ragu, cherry tomato, pesto drizzle.

Carre de Agnello Glassato

Red wine glazed lamb rack, roasted potato, artichoke hearts, wild mushrooms.

Bettolino Kitchen

211 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Creme De La Crepe’s Saint Valentin Menu

Choice of:

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Salmon Tartar
  • Pâté en Croûte

Choice of:

  • Two way Duck Leg Confit and Seared Breast with mashed potatoes and market vegetables
  • Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin in a creamy cognac peppercorn sauce with roasted potatoes and market vegetables
  • Seasonal local fish with scallop and shrimp in a herb cream sauce with rice pilaf and market vegetables
  • Vegetarian Risotto with assorted seasonal vegetables and pesto broth

Choice of dessert crêpe

$50 per person.

Creme De La Crepe

1708 1/2 S. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277; (310) 540-8811

Dominique’s Kitchen: 3 course meal with kir royale for $69.99

  • Creamy wild mushroom soup with herb and goat cheese crostini     -or-
  • Black truffle and duck pate with red onion chutney cornichons     -or-
  • Organic greens with shrimp, baby heirloom tomatoes, organic beets and burrata cheese, black truffle and raspberry vinaigrette


  • Wild caught barramundi with black rice, farmer’s market vegetables, tarragon and champagne butter     -or-
  • Braised grass fed beef short ribs Provençal with saffron and garlic polenta     -or-
  • Butternut squash ravioli with black truffle butter


  • White and dark chocolate mousse with coffee macaron     -or-
  • Warm fruit compote vol au vent with grand marnier mousseline     -or-
  • Grapefruit, black sesame, praline, chai and orange blossom French macarons

Dominique’s Kitchen

522 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; (424) 247-9054


HT Grill to feature 3 course prix fixe for $55

Course 1 (choice of one of the following)

  • Beloved Sweet Potato Bisque
  • Sweet Hearts Ceaser
  • True Lovers Ravioli

Course 2 (choice of one of the following)

  • Chicken Date Remoulade
  • Faithful Flat-Iron
  • Honey Baked Salmon

Dessert (choice of one)

  • Lovers Donuts
  • Roll Over’N and Roll Up Cannoli
  • Cupid’s Fruit

HT Grill

1701 S Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90277; (310) 791-4849

$65 Prix fixe menu for two at R-10 Social House

  • Champagne Toast
  • Little Gem Salad, Green goddess, Blood Orange, Macadamia Nut, Avocado, Radish
  • Scallops with Mussels, Vanilla Saffron Sauce with Swiss Chard     -or-
  • Filet Mignon, Wild Mushrooms, Arugula, Pomme Purée
  • Coconut Cheesecake, Passion Fruit, Toasted Coconut, Thai Basil

R-10 Social House

179 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; (310) 798-2500


Valentine’s Day Specials & Live Music at Hey 19

Couples, friends, and families looking for a more casual Valentine’s Day can opt for a special entrée and/or dessert from Chef Vasili Tavernakis when dining at the neighborhood South Bay gem, which will also be hosting a live performance by local cover band Retrofit from 2 – 5pm. Feeling particularly scorned by an ex-lover? Owner/Mixologist Demi Stevens will also be offering some cathartic relief via her cheeky “Caught Red Handed” cocktail with rye, red wine, lemon, and agave.


“Caught Red Handed” – rye, fresh lemon, agave, 19 Crimes Red Blend wine ($9.50)


“Black Magic Woman” – angel hair, shaved black truffles, mushroom duxelle  ($22)


Apple Gateau  – baked apples, house made caramel sauce, puff pastry tart ($7)

Hey 19

4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505 (310) 378-8119

Rancho Palos Verdes

Valentines Ball at Terranea Resort

On Saturday, February 13th, the formal black-tie affair will take couples back to the roaring 20’s with live entertainment from 10-piece swing band Mitch Franco and Project M, as well as an elegant three-course plated dinner, dessert and truffle buffet, and premium open bar. Two seatings are available at 7:30pm and 8pm. Tickets for the ball are offered at $140 (plus tax and service charge) per person. | click here for more information

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way,Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; (310) 494-7891


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