Romantic dining brings to mind a private, quite dining experience with good food and soft music. Whether it is the gentle soft light of candles on the table or the glow of a warm fire on a cold evening, the right lighting is necessary for a romantic evening. Elegant dishes served with style, while soothing music is softly playing in the background and any couple can escape from the troubles of the day.
4996 W. Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday/Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm, Sunday, 5 pm -9 pm.
Imagine the two of you enjoying an elegant French dinner of tender rack of lamb, wonderful fresh vegetables and a delicious Cabernet beside a roaring fire place in a exquisite French cottage. No need to buy that ticket to France just yet because you can enjoy all this is a converted country house in Ocean Beach, a waterfront community of San Diego. Part of the Cohn Restaurant Group, Thee Bungalow is one of the most romantic dining spots in the city. They offer one of the cities most sought after wine lists with over 800 varies of wine listed. The service is always excellent and the food is a savory delight. Every Valentines day, they offer a special three course champagne dinner.
Prices: Appetizers range from $4 to $11. Dinner entrees prices range from $22 for Scottish Salmon to $32 for a perfectly roasted Rack of Lamb. Desserts are about $8 with a magnificent dessert soufflé for about $15, which serves 2.
1201 1st Street Coronado, CA 92118-1463 –
Open Weekdays 11am-9pm; Weekends 8am-11am
A little wine, some delicious food, great company and a dance to finish the night are as romantic as it can get. The view of San Diego from this restaurant is breathtaking and the ride over on the ferry was wonderful at dusk. If an authentic central Mexican dish, prepared with fresh local ingredients makes you hungry, visit Candelas. The dining area is lit in soft candlelight and the setting is an intimate, romantic mood in which to enjoy the spicy, salty, savory food of central Mexico. They serve an excellent Poblano Chili cream soup.
Prices: Expect to spend about $30 to $60 per person as this place is a little expensive, especially if you order drinks. Happy hour is even happier with half price drinks and half price appetizers. Sundays are a bit crowded so select your day accordingly
The Sky Room
1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
The Sky Room is nestled on top of the La Valencia Hotel, with an amazingly beautiful unobstructed 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. With only 11 tables, it is also considered to be one of the most romantic, and exclusive, restaurants in San Diego. Definitely not a place to go on a first date, and you really don’t want to bring a bunch of friends along. It is an intimate dining experience with excellent farm fresh food prepared just the way you expect. New Zealand Chef Vaughan Mabee offers a wonderful macadamia-crusted foie gras with strawberry-Champagne preserves. However the menu does change with the seasons and availability of ingredients.
Prices: Dinner for two will easily cost about $200-$300, more if you order drinks. This is truly a special occasion restaurant and well worth the price if you are celebrating with that special someone on that special day. Reservations are unquestionably recommended.