With Valentines Day around the corner, you’re probably searching for outstanding Valentine’s Day restaurants. It’s safe to say you’re probably not the only one searching for Valentine’s Day restaurants.
Lucky for you, I’ve already done the research, so you don’t have to spend countless hours researching yourself. All you need to worry about is making the reservation, and deciding on what outfit to wear.
I’m excited to share some of our favorite romantic restaurants we love to visit. These restaurants will make the perfect date; fantastic food, and great vibes, will set the mood for Valentine’s day. Do yourself a favor and book immediately, these reservations will book fast. Without further ado, here is the list of Valentine’s Day restaurants in Orange County.
The Drake – Laguna Beach
The Drake, located in Laguna beach, is the best place to spend Valentine’s or any special occasion. With class and elegance, this restaurant serves delicious food, the most amazing cocktails, beer, and wine.
The Drake is so romantic, with dim lighting immediately setting the mood. The entrees at The Drake consist of seafood, steaks, salads, and much more, all packed with delicious flavor.
The best part about The Drake is the live jazz bands they have playing while you enjoy your meal. My husband and I love jazz, So a place like The Drake is a gem to us because it’s so hard to find stunning restaurants with this type of vibe and live jazz music.
The Drake is now taking reservations for Valentine’s day, so make you reserve it soon. They usually have a set dinner menu for its special day, so check out their website for more information.
The Cellar – Fullerton
The Cellar is a candle-lit restaurant making it the perfect restaurant for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. The Cellar is located in Fullerton, CA, and has won awards for its delicious cuisine and unique cocktails.
Walking inside The Cellar, you’ll immediately get the feeling of being inside The Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland. Guess what? Your feelings are correct! The people who designed the ride also designed this excellent restaurant.
The restaurant is beautiful and romantic, and the candlelight and 1920s music will create a unique atmosphere.
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar – Newport Beach
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar is a fantastic steakhouse that fits the vibe for a romantic and lovely dinner.
The Winery gives you a blend of contemporary California regional cuisine and a hip, lively, cultivated setting to create a unique dining experience.
Overlooking Newport Bay, The Winery dedicates itself to serving the best of the best. The Winery offers a great list of wines that will pair amazingly with their tasty steaks or seafood. They have a full bar and a great selection of crafted cocktails.
The Winery also earned the title “Restauranteurs of the Year” for their incredible achievements.
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon, located in Anaheim, CA, just a few blocks for Disney, is a great place to spend Valentine’s Day. A dark and romantic setting sets the mood for the perfect dinner.
The Ranch’s impressive culinary team makes some insanely juicy steaks with melted butter that will leave you speechless. They Ranch has a full bar and the most exclusive selection of popular and rare whiskey in Orange County. This restaurant partners with farmers, ranchers, fishermen, bakers, and artisan cheesemakers to honor local and regional ingredients.
Did I mention they have a great dessert menu? The Ranch is simply one of the best steakhouses in Orange County.
They have a set four-course dinner menu for Valentine’s day starting at $145 per person. This menu consists of fantastic options and will be a delightful treat.
The Ranch has also been named Restaurant of the Year by the city of Anaheim, Best Steakhouse by LA Times, and Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for nine consecutive years.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Newport Beach
Eddie V’s is a great restaurant you’ll love for its fresh seafood dishes and steak options. They have a dark and cozy setting that makes for a great romantic dinner with your loved ones. They have various options on the menu if seafood isn’t your thing, and everything is delicious.
Eddie V’s has hand-crafted cocktails; one of my favorites is “The Hope Diamond,” a martini with vodka, grapefruit liqueur, and butterfly pea flower tea. This drink goes down very easily and has a nice velvety finish.
Eddies V’s is the perfect location to spend Valentine’s Day, and there’s nothing better than great hand-crafted drinks and fantastic food.
Bello by Sandro Nardone – Newport Beach
If you want the best authentic Italian food, this is the place to be. Bello is listed in the Michelin Guide as one of the best Italian restaurants in Southern California.
Homemade pasta and sauces from Chef Sandro’s family will leave you in awe and transport you to Italy in one bite. Bello will take your breath away from pizzas to pasta and amazing crafted desserts; it will give you a taste of Italy right here in Orange County.
They have incredible Italian-inspired cocktails and great wines transported from Italy and other countries worldwide. This beautiful and elegant restaurant will blow you away when you step inside.
Bello by Sandrao is the place to be and is a fantastic Valentine’s Day restaurant, so make sure you make your reservations today.
So What are Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Restaurants?
I hope you enjoy the list of Valentine’s Day restaurants in Orange County that we came up with. Remember, the county of Orange has thirty-four incorporated cities, so selecting the perfect Valentine’s Day restaurant can be very difficult. We hope everyone enjoys their time with their loved one(s), whether in one of the recommended restaurants or your own dining room. Whichever route you decide to go, let us know how and where you spent your Valentine’s Day! Follow us on IG @roaminggloryblog and tag us!
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