South Bay Valentine’s Day 2017

Its that time of year again where the tâche du jour is showering our petits amis with love and affection.  Often, that affection comes with a meal and drinks.  Hey, even lovers have to eat, right!?

For those of you dining out around the South Bay, here are a few options to help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day meal.

Shade Hotel Valentine’s Day Three Course Wine Pairing and Hotel Specials

Shade Hotels in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are gearing up for Valentine’s day, with plans to feature special three-course, wine- paired Valentine’s Day menus for $75 per person including wine pairing from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., in addition to the restaurants’ regular menus, as well as provocative, romance-inspired overnight room packages.

The Valentine’s Day Romance overnight room package, starting at $295, is offered at both properties from February 10-15 and includes a deluxe guest room, with rose petals dispersed throughout, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival.

Call for reservations.

  • 310-546-4995, Shade Manhattan Beach
  • 310-921-8950, Shade Redondo Beach

1st Date, Last Date, and Everything in Between at Hey 19

The hippest pub for locals is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a LOVERS Menu for $50 Per Couple (full menu available as well); Drink specials all night; and the smooth sound of Jazz by Dayvd Johnson from 7-9PM.  Call for reservations or check them out on Open Table.

Dinners Options at Terranea Resort

On Valentine’s Day, dine in the newly renovated catalina kitchen for a 3-course menu featuring dishes such as oysters, foie gras, prime filet of beef, and white truffle mac and cheese. Alternatively, excite the taste buds at bashi, Terranea’s contemporary Asian restaurant with a chef-driven menu including grilled octopus, wagyu short ribs, crispy Atlantic lobster tail and more with Valentine’s specials availableFebruary 10-14. For a memorable experience dine at Terranea’s signature restaurant, mar’sel. Offering a 5-course lovers menu, limited a la carte menu and wine pairings, dishes vary from butter-poached lobster to veal heart tartar. The special menu is available from February 11 – 14.

Linger longer with Terranea’s Romance Package, including overnight accommodations, sparkling wine and strawberries, rose petal turndown and breakfast for two at catalina kitchen. Book using promo code ROMANCE for nightly rates starting at $590 in February. Reconnect and relax by day, soaking in the sunshine at adults-only cielo point pool, and by night with more than 228 outdoor fire pits and fireplaces made for snuggling up under the stars. For couples traveling with little ones, Tide Pool Kids Club offers 20% savings Monday-Thursday and 10% on Friday-Sunday, when mom and dad dine, golf or have a spa treatment together throughout the month.

Three Courses at The Federal Bar Long Beach

Federal Bar Basement Lounge and Vault

Federal Bar Basement Lounge and Vault.

Just down the freeway in Long Beach, the Federal Bar is making investments in fine dining and craft cocktails for lovers.  Their three course Valentine’s Day dinner ($65/person) includes choices like lobster bisque, bone in ribeye, chilean sea bass, and pineapple sashimi for dessert.  After dinner, check out the vault in the basement (The Federal Bar is a restaurant in and old bank) and dance the night away ($10 cover) to music provided by Chaka & Marty, an upcoming dynamic DJ duo from Orange County.

Make dinner reservations online via OpenTable.

More Ideas from

If you’re looking for even more ideas for Valentine’s Day, check out this post from our neighbors over at Dig MB with even more options to choose from:

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Michael loves grilling, rum, and has a weakness for key lime pie.

2 Responses to “South Bay Valentine’s Day 2017”

  1. I hope you had a great Valentines!! It looks like you had a lot of good choices to take “skinnypeopledo” to. ha ha ha I went to Chick-fil-A Luau. The food was good as usual. You will have to do a write-up about it the next time you come home.
    Momma Jerrie

  2. OK will do! Gotta love Chick-fil-A Luau. 😀