With stunning walks along the water and intimate dinner spots on every block, love is always in the air in San Francisco. Whether you’re looking to impress a first date or simply celebrating with friends, we’ve rounded up a list of five of our favorite date night spots to make this Valentine’s Day even sweeter. Read on for our recommendations of local dinner spots perfect for Valentine’s Day below.
1. Alexander’s Steakhouse
If you’re in the mood for an upscale steak dinner, look no further than Alexander’s Steakhouse. Known for their extensive selection of Wagyu steak, Alexander’s Steakhouse offers an unforgettable meal. Featuring a staggering six course tasting menu and an optional wine pairing, make a reservation to experience Alexander’s Steakhouse’s full Valentine’s Day tasting menu here.
2. 54 Mint Ristorante
54 Mint Ristorante brings you the full experience of a Roman trattoria right in San Francisco. The cozy spot offers up an intimate dining experience featuring traditional Italian fare. 54 Mint is offering a three-course dining experience for Valentine’s Day, finishing with a chocolate-hazelnut tart and raspberry tiramisu. Check out 54 Mint Ristorante’s full Valentine’s Day menu here.
Known for their progressive take on traditional Indian cuisine, Rooh is the perfect option to try something new this Valentine’s Day. Rooh’s Valentine’s Day menu is sure to impress—the five-course menu offers elevated selections of traditional Indian favorites and finishes with a decadent caramel strawberry cheesecake. Find out more information about Rooh’s special menu here.
Set to endless waterfront views, Waterbar is an easy choice for an exceptional date night. Waterbar’s sparkling views of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco’s dazzling skyline create an incredibly romantic ambience. Don’t miss out on Waterbar’s fresh-caught seafood and delicious cocktails this Valentine’s Day.
With artfully plated small dishes, Acquerello is a sophisticated Italian spot offering unique seasonal tasting menus. Acquerello combines classic Italian flavors and ingredients with modern techniques, creating a dining experience like no other. The michelin-star restaurant will provide a beautiful atmosphere for a charming Valentine’s dinner. Head to Acquerello’s website for reservations.
From The Harrison’s remaining residences comes this stunning two-bedroom penthouse poised high above the city. This sky-high penthouse boasts unrivaled style set to unmatched views of the city below and Twin Peaks just beyond. Set moments from San Francisco’s most sought-after restaurants, shops and local attractions, this residence realizes a luxurious urban lifestyle marked by five-star amenities, 24/7 concierge services and inimitable details selected by renowned designer Ken Fulk.
The home opens to a state-of-the-art kitchen and flows onward to an adjacent living space and expansive open floor dining and living areas. From the living room, one can access an expansive balcony, which serves as an idyllic setting to unwind and revel in the far-reaching views that captivate below.
Onward from the dining and living areas are two bedrooms, including the luxe primary suite that is inundated with natural light and revels in extensive city views. Here, the primary bath—replete with porcelain Herringbone floors, unlacquered Waterworks brass fixture and beautiful Carrara marble countertops and subway tiles—creates the ultimate spa right at home.
This residence realizes the ultimate in penthouse living, presenting a glamorous and stunning residence set within SoMa’s landmark residential high-rise. And, above all, the owner will have access to The Harrison’s robust array of amenities, from Uncle Harry’s, our penthouse resident lounge, to the Pantry, Grand Salon, fitness center and more for a peerless take on luxe urban living.
From grand, romantic vistas of the Golden Gate to dazzling city lights illuminating the skyline, there’s no doubt that San Francisco lends itself to love. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve got you covered in the gift department. Below, find five shops sure to offer the perfect surprise for your sweetheart.
Start browsing gifts at Anthem
This boutique procures a range of fine home goods, lighting, furnishings and gifts. Their website has a Valentine’s Day Gift Idea collection, and their store in Pacific Heights is open for pickup and delivery, so there’s no need to worry about shipping delays.
Jewelry and timepieces are timeless gifts for your significant other, regardless of gender. A local family jeweler since 1852, Shreve & Co. in Union Square hosts many high-end designer collections, as well as rare estate collections.
Pick up flowers from Ampersand
Even in the wake of monolithic flower delivery companies on the internet, nothing parallels working with a beloved city florist to craft gorgeous bouquets for your loved ones.
Botanically-inspired, Le Dix-Sept Pâtisserie is legendary for incorporating floral colors and flavors into their creations. Their Valentine specials include brioche “love” knots dusted with raspberry and rose, mixed confection boxes, and even flower arrangements.
Attend your own truffle-making class with Dandelion Chocolate
Shake up traditional gifting by making your very own truffles from one of San Francisco’s highest rated bean-to-bar chocolatiers. The virtual Valentine’s Day Truffle Class is $100 per kit, which includes large chocolate chips, ground chocolate, cocoa nibs and artisan toppings. Instructors will walk you through the process of making an easy dark chocolate truffle.