Valentine’s Day Dining Guide in Orange County 2017

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and you can bet that reservations will soon be filled at the hottest spots in Orange County to spend this love-filled day. This handy Valentine’s Day Dining Guide in Orange County lists dining options for Valentine’s Day dinner in Orange County. Dining guide includes tips and notes on special menu options as well as phone numbers so you can pick up the phone and make a reservation.

Valentine's Day dining guide orange county

FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach

401 Newport Center Dr., Suite 151
Newport Beach

Cost: Three-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu: $85 per person (tax and gratuity are not included); $35 wine pairing

This Valentine’s Day, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach will set the mood for a special evening just for lovers – food lovers, that is, featuring a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Please note that the regular dinner menu will not be offered this evening.

CATAL Restaurant & UVA Bar

1580 Disneyland Drive

Cost: Three-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu: $85 per person, $27 per child. Sales tax and gratuity not included. Call today to make your reservation! 714-774-4442

Additional add-on: Dine & Romance Package
Surprise your loved one with a dozen red roses, bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries pre-set on your table when you arrive. $200 Does not include cost of meal. No substitutions. Must be purchased by Thursday, February 9th.

Catal is celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14th from 5 p.m. – close. The Valentine’s Day menu at Catal includes entrees such as:

* Beef Tenderloin with red wine sauce, snow crab salad, golden gooseberry vinaigrette, potato gratin
* John Dory with truffle risotto, baby leaks, estate olive oil, viola
* Maple leaf farms duck breast with vanilla celery root puree, crushed pistachio, spring garlic, duck jus
* Rack of lamb with Bloomsdale spinach, fingerling potato, tahini mustard vinaigrette, villa manodori balsamic

Leatherby’s Café Rouge

615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa

Cost: Three-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu: $65 per person (tax and gratuity are not included). Four-course prix-fixe menu: $80 per person.

Entrees include:

* John Dory with Beets, celery, fennel, orange, duck fat potato, pickled kumquat
* Coffee-Rubbed Beef Tenderloi with olive oil smashed fingerlings, artichoke-vegetable gratin, red wine sauce
* Veal Chop Parmesan with housemade spaghetti, Calabrian chile, pomodoro, mozzarella
* Truffle Gnocchi with asparagus, mushrooms, beurre blanc

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove

15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Cost: Three-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu: $95 per person. Excludes tax and gratuity

The prix-fixe menu is available on February 14th. Entrees include:

* Surf & Turf with filet Mignon, Jumbo Shrimp, Potato Puree, asparagus, au jus
* Chilean Sea Bass with forbidden rice, passion fruit beurre blanc, baby bok choy, mache salad
* Roasted Lamb with leg of lamb, forest mushroom risotto, peperonata
* Jidori Chicken with stuffed chicken breast, braisted swiss chard & caramelized shallots red cabbage puree, brandy mustard cream sauce

Red O Restaurant

Fashion Island
143 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Cost: For details and to make reservations, please call 949.718.0300.

Special Valentine’s Day features will be available February 13th through February 15th. Entrees include:

* Filet mignon and King Crab with cotija mashed potatoes and chimichurri butter
* Prime NY Strip and Maine Lobster Tail  finished with Tajin butter
* Alaskan King Crab Legs with salad of arugula and chimichurri butter
* Prime Tomahawk Ribeye and Maine Lobster with refried beans, Mexican red rice and fresh tortillas

The Fifth OC

Grand Legacy at the  Park
1650 S. Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
Cost: $50 per person (bottle of wine or champagne included), $40 per person (without wine or champagne)

Treat your sweetie to a Valentine’s Dinner at The FIFTH on February 14th from 7pm – 11pm.! Paired with great food, live music by Mikael Pederson and an awesome view.

*Starter: Italian wedding soup or Caesar wedge
*Entrée: Chicken Picatta or Medallion of Beef
*Dessert: Flourless chocolate cake w/raspberry sauce

North Italia

2957 Michelson Drive
Irvine, California 92612
Cost: $65 per person

Meal features chef-driven dishes and specialty wine offered exclusively for you and your special someone.

*Burrata Tortelloni with roasted butternut squash, mushroom, brussels leaves, hazelnut,
sage brown butter
*Bolognese with traditional meat sauce, tagliatelle noodle & grana padano cheese
*Red Wine Glazed Shortrib with heirloom carrot, swiss chard, creamy mascarpone polenta
*Diver Scallops with celery root risotto, crispy shallot, pancetta gremolata
*Rosemary Chicken with brussels sprouts, butternut squash, lemon pan sauce
*Grilled Branzino with cipollini onion, fennel, broccolini, farro, lemon & butter

Mastro’s Ocean Club

8112 East Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92657
Cost: $65 per person

Make this Valentine’s truly extraordinary with dinner at Mastro’s. They will be opening at 4:00pm.

Bruno’s Italian Kitchen

210 W. Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821
Cost: Three-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu: $55 per person (tax and gratuity are not included).

Entrees include:

* Capellini alla Checca with angel hair, fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, fresh mozzarella
* Fettuccine al Fungi with roasted seasonal mushrooms, porcini oil, cream, parmigiano
* Pappardelle Bruno with braised short ribs, roasted mushrooms, homemade pappardelle
* Linguini Frutti di Mare with linguini, shrimp, clams, mussels, squid, tomato & herb broth
* Salmone with pan seared salmon,heirloom borlotti beans, roasted tomato & eggplant, arugula salsa verde
* Capesante with pan seared diver scallops, squash risotto, roasted radicchio, fontina, lemon
* Main Lobster & Dungeness Crab Fettucini with lobster sauce, asparagus, meyer lemon crème fraiche, black truffle
* Branzino with mediterranean seabass, roasted potatoes, fresh spinach, lemon, capers
* Pollo Arrosto with free range chicken breast, green beans, creamy polenta, rosemary jus
* Costolette di Angelo with lamb chops, gorgonzola white polenta, romanesco, pistacio salsa verde (add $5)
* Bistecca ‘Flat Iron’ with grilled prime flat iron steak, creamy polenta, garlicy spinach, cipollini onions

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