Dine Out for Valentine's Day in Manhattan BeachFeb 04, 2023 10:01AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Raspberry Chocolate Cake, as featured at Zinc @ Shade restaurant. Photo via Zinc @ Shade.
Manhattan Beach restaurants are ready to roll out the red carpet for Valentine's Day, whether you're celebrating with a new flame, old love, best friends, or any combination thereof.
These Manhattan Beach restaurants are offering special Valentine's Day menus:
Fishbar has a Valentine's Day special three-course dinner for $49.99 per person. The dinner includes a first course of salmon sashimi, New England clam chowder, or a mixed greens salad; then a choice of coconut curried salmon, mesquite-grilled mahi mahi, Fishbar cioppino, or chicken piccata; and then French toast bread pudding for dessert. Make reservations here.
Fishing With Dynamite has a special five-course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $125 per person, with additional optional wine pairings. The meal begins with a classic Hamachi Sashimi; then a choice of tuna tartare, smoked trout gougeres, or a salt cod croquette; then lemon agnolotti; then a choice of king salmon, diver scallops, or sea bass; and finally a "Better than Bridgerton Season 1 Episode 6" toffee/cheesecake dessert. Make reservations here.
Il Fornaio is featuring Valentine's Day special menu items from February 9-19. Specials include crab and vegetable soup; fried zucchini blossoms; spaghetti with a half Maine lobster; braised short ribs; and a dessert array featuring two chocolate covered strawberries, puff-pastry topped with strawberry compote & a heart-shaped chocolate mousse cake filled with raspberries. Make reservations here.
Lido di Manhattan is featuring a special Valentine's Day menu, as well as seatings at 5/5:30, 7/7:30, and 9/9:30 p.m. inside; as well as 6/6:30, 8:30 p.m. patio seating. There will be a live pianist performing romantic music from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Click here for reservations.
Love & Salt is hosting an “Under the Boardwalk” Valentine’s Day dinner featuring their regular menu and additional a la carte specials. Specials include a fett'unta (grilled bread and heart-shaped ricotta), oysters on the half shell, Dungeness crab salad, swordfish puttanesca, seared diver scallops, and chocolate banana tartufo. Dinner seatings begin at 4:30 p.m., with the final seating at 9:30 p.m. Reservations can be made here.
MB Post has a special five-course Valentine's Day prix fixe menu for $125 per person with additional optional wine pairings. The meal begins with a crab croquette; then a choice of scallop ceviche, roasted beets, or beef ribeye carpaccio; then crispy Brussels sprouts; then a choice of seared duck breast, grilled bigeye tuna, or roasted heirloom carrots; then a dark chocolate torte for dessert. Make reservations here.
Rice has a special four-course Valentine's Day prix fixe menu for $69 per person. Start with a sashimi or stuffed mushroom and maitake tempura; next choose from a regular or vegan crispy rice sampler; then a regular or vegan truffle crab cake; and finally a regular or vegan sushi roll trio. See reservation and menus here.
Rock'n Fish has a special a la carte Valentine's Day menu that runs from February 14 through 19. Specials include a candy beets appetizer, an Asian pear salad, diver scallops, and a "Lava Love to Give" chocolate lava cake. Make your reservations here.
The Arthur J has a special four-course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $125 per person. It begins with a choice of a blue cheese wedge salad, French onion soup, or tuna tartare; then a choice of lobster fusilli, butternut squash ravioli, or duck risotto; then a choice of filet mignon, ribeye steak, or Chilean sea bass; and finally warm Black Forest pudding cake for dessert. Optional additional wine pairings are available. Make your reservations here.
The Strand House has a special five-course prix fixe Valentine's Day menu for $125 per person. It begins with a kaluga caviar amuse bouche; then a choice of beet salad, tuna tartare, or roasted oysters; then a choice of leek ravioli, grilled Santa Barbara prawns, or black truffle gnocchi; then a main course of rack of lamb, duck confit, Patagonian sea bass, grilled butternut squash, or an Australian wagyu strip loin for two; and a dessert of chocolate raspberry torte, rosewater pistachio mille feuille, or vanilla udon. Make your reservations here.
Tin Roof Bistro has a special menu for Valentine's Day with choices including a Porterhouse steak for two or Chicken Marsala (fresh chicken cutlet, Marsala and cremini mushroom jus and hand cut tagliatelle). Make your reservations here.
Zinc @ Shade has a list of Valentine's Day specials that will be offered alongside their traditional menu from February 14 through February 19. Specials include filet and scallops, truffled cheese ravioli, and raspberry chocolate cake (pictured above). Featured cocktails include the "Cupid's Arrow" and "Endless Love." Make your reservations here.
Where else can you dine for Valentine's Day? Don't miss these classic Manhattan Beach restaurants that will delight your loved ones: