2018 Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in San Francisco / Bay Area

2018 Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in San Francisco / Bay Area

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Many restaurants in San Francisco will be offering special menus for Valentine’s Day, but we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Celebrate with your sweetie at one of GAYOT’s Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, presented in alphabetical order.


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"A16 Rockridge, a spacious, bright-cream room spot-lit through vast windows, is meant to showcase the coastal cuisine of Puglia. Valentine’s Day diners can feast on a family-style menu ($105) that will include Dungeness crab salad, beef stufato alla Napoletana and chocolate semifreddo."

Al's Place

"Chef Aaron London will offer a Valentine’s Day menu ($130 per person) at Mission restaurant AL’s Place. Optional wine pairings will be available."


"Named for the watercolors that line the walls of this intimate former chapel, Acquerello offers beautifully prepared Italian cuisine. On Valentine’s Day, guests will be treated to a special five-course tasting menu ($250 per person, plus optional wine pairings)."


"Soaring décor and captivating ambience mark this swanky alley hideaway near the Financial District. BIX will offer a special four-course menu ($85) on Valentine’s Day."

Buckeye Roadhouse

"Spend Valentine’s Day in an elegant ski lodge-like setting with huge windows looking out onto green wilderness, a vaulted ceiling and a massive stone fireplace. Buckeye Roadhouse will offer a special three-course prix-fixe menu ($75) on February 14, with selections such as a Dungeness crab cocktail and marinated skirt steak with truffle fries."

The Cavalier

"The Cavalier, the British brasserie at Hotel Zetta San Francisco, will present a four-course prix-fixe menu ($95, optional wine pairings $55) on Valentine’s Day."


"Looking for a low-key (but still stellar) gourmet experience for Valentine’s Day? On February 14, Commonwealth will offer a special six-course menu ($125, with optional beverage pairing)."

Flour + Water

"Flour + Water offers Italian fare with Northern California inspirations. On Valentine’s Day, enjoy a five-course prix-fixe Chef’s tasting menu for $125 (optional wine pairings $75). Call the restaurant directly to inquire about specific seating availability."

Foreign Cinema

"Foreign Cinema‘s dinner-and-a-movie format makes it an ideal choice for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, enjoy a three-course menu ($125 per person) at this Mission District restaurant."

La Folie

"Sleek neighborhood spot La Folie features the French cuisine of renowned chef Roland Passot. Valentine’s Day visitors can enjoy a prix-fixe meal ($275, plus $110 for optional wine pairing) presenting caviar, asparagus soup with truffle and carrot ravioli, and rib-eye."

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

"La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, located on the waterfront, offers modern Peruvian cuisine and sweeping Bay views. On the evening of February 14, enjoy the restaurant’s “Night of 1000 Candles” for Valentine’s Day. A special three-course prix-fixe menu ($79) will be offered."

Lord Stanley

"Forty-seat Lord Stanley offers texture-rich dishes in a setting characterized by austere bones and svelte furnishings. On Valentine’s Day, this Russian Hill restaurant will treat guests to an eight-course tasting menu ($125). Optional beverage pairing will be available."

Michael Mina

"Michael Mina restaurant in the Financial District boasts a cool, sleek dining room. Appreciate its minimalist design, majestic bar and high ceilings on Valentine’s Day while enjoying a special six-course tasting menu ($200, wine pairing $125)."

Murray Circle Restaurant

"Sausalito’s Murray Circle will offer a five-course dinner on Valentine’s Day ($98 adults, $65 optional wine pairing)."


"Oliveto‘s inspired Italian fare is rustic in spirit and elegant in execution. Experience the cuisine on Valentine’s Day via a four-course prix-fixe menu ($95, optional wine pairing $55)."

One Market Restaurant

"Upscale San Francisco cornerstone One Market resides at the tip of Market Street, across from the Ferry Building. Visit on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a three-course menu ($99) with a choice of dishes ranging from beet carpaccio to pan-roasted red snapper, and chocolate-glazed strawberry mousse cake."

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse

"On Valentine’s Day, a special Chef’s Tasting Menu ($165) will be offered at The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto."


"With an ambience that is at once warm and posh, and imaginative dishes borne of impeccable pedigree, Spruce somehow manages a playful elegance. On Valentine’s Day, guests will choose from dishes such as Périgord black truffle risotto on the four-course prix-fixe menu ($160 per person)."

Sutro’s at the Cliff House

"Sutro’s at Cliff House features beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Kumamoto oysters on the half shell and American lamb two ways are only a couple of the options on the Valentine’s Day menu."


"Situated right on the Embarcadero, with up-close-and-personal views of the Bay Bridge, Waterbaris a two-level stunner. On Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will offer a four-course prix-fixe menu for $105."