Not sure where to hit the town with your “butter” half this year for Valentine’s Day? Tell your partner that they can have their cake and eat it too because we’ve put together a quick and easy guide including romantic specials and exclusive V-Day prix fixe menus all around the Tri-Valley.
This downtown favorite is featuring a seasonal four-course menu for just $69, including an optional half-dozen Grassy Bar oysters for $20 and Kaluga Caviar service for $75. Executive Chef & Partner, Francis X Hogan, is giving guests the choice of Grilled SoCal Swordfish, Braised Grass Fed Beef Cheeks and Roasted Devil’s Gulch Quail for their main entrées, and Opera Cake, Meyer Lemon Curd Donuts and Pineapple Cheesecake for dessert. Eat your heart out. $69 per person.
Make Reservations: 925-800-3090
While this Tri-Valley staple has locations in both Pleasanton and Danville, they are featuring different Valentine’s Day menus this year. Straying from the traditional prix fixe menu, the restaurant is instead offering a variety of individually priced choices for appetizers, salads, entrées, and dessert. Faz claims that their dessert is the best course, featuring a Cranberry Quince Tart with Almond Cream, a Chocolate Ganache Cake, and a delicious Italian Style Tiramisu. Also, if you have a bottle you want to bring with, the corkage fee is set at $20. Price varies.
Make Reservations: 925-460-0444
Give some love to a charitable cause at this Valentine’s Day celebration. This Friday, February 9th extravaganza includes a live auction, silent auction and two-bit auction (bring your quarters!) All proceeds will support the programs at Museum on Main in Pleasanton. The $35 of this $95 ticket is tax deductible and features 3 entrée choices including Pan Seared Corvina Sea Bass, Grilled Filet Mignon, and Roasted Vegetable Risotto. $95 per person.
Make Reservations: 925-462-2766
In addition to creating a special Valentine’s Day dinner with six different entrée choices and an optional lobster & wine upgrade for $47, Simply Fondue is featuring a special drink menu for their guests. The Valentine’s Day flight includes a Bad Girl Flirtini, Cherub’s Cup, Skittles Candy Appletini, and White Chocolate Raspberry Martini. $170 per couple.
Make Reservations: 925-443-6638
The Purple Orchid is partnering up with Cuda Ridge Winery to offer a family-style dining experience pairing French cuisine with Bordeaux style wines. Starting with oysters, ceviche, and fig tarts and ending with filet mignon finished with fresh micro greens, this wine-centric menu will be sure to win over the wine-lover in your relationship. Don’t forget to check their website for hotel and massage packages for the weekend! $125 per person.
Make Reservations: 925-606-8855
This authentic Italian eatery has created a Valentine’s Day menu including a starter, entrée, and dessert. With over 13 entrée options including Linguine Tutto Mare, Crab Spaghetti, and Salmone al Brandy, it’s im-pasta-ble to leave without full hearts and bellies. Guests aren’t shorted on dessert options either, featuring six bonafide Italian desserts. $69 per person.
Located in downtown Danville’s Livery, this white tablecloth establishment is sure to sweep your partner off of his/her feet. This menu includes three courses and the price is dependent on the choice of entrée, ranging anywhere between $38 – $60 for options like Bellwether Farms Ricotta and Spinach Raviolis, Bone-in Lamb Chops, and Wild Alaskan Halibut. Afterwards, stroll over to Luna Loca for a nightcap at their fun and friendly Mexican-style bar. Price varies.
Make Reservations: 925-838-7611
Despite being the sister to Pleasanton’s Faz Restaurant, Danville’s Faz is featuring a separate menu entirely. Each course is individually priced, with entrées ranging between $19 – $36. Don’t forget the $20 wine and corkage fee if you have a special bottle that you’d like to bring from home! Price varies.
Make Reservations: 925-838-1320
For a truly special experience, visit this downtown Danville favorite. This menu is priced depending on the choice of entrée, ranging anywhere between $60-$78 per plate. There are six delectable entrée options including Japanese Pumpkin Raviolis, Roast Lamb Top Sirloin with Truffle Demi, and Hawaiian Swordfish with Fresh Herb Pistou. In addition to this elegant three-course dinner, Bridges is offering three specialty drinks from their Cupid’s Cocktail menu: Patrick’s Passion, Perfect Pear and Cherry Tart. Price varies.
Make Reservations: 925-820-7200