Valentine’s Day is the time to treat you and your partner to a special outing, and what better way to do that than to try a restaurant you’ll hopefully love as much as them! Here are some romantic restaurants around Long Beach to try this Valentine’s Day to spice up the holiday.
1. The Breakfast Bar
It just so happens that The Breakfast Bar’s second location is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Valentine’s Day as well as the holiday itself with live piano entertainment by Jon Tomlinson and a pre-fixe dinner for two for $165 complete with a bottle of champagne, soup or salad, an appetizer trio flight, entree, and dessert trio flight.
Located on Redondo and 4th street, the location offers a stylish cozy interior filled with chandeliers, succulents, and gold accents. There will be an early dinner seating starting at 6 p.m. and a late seating at 8 p.m. To make reservations and see the Valentine’s Day menu you can click here.
2. Sushi Nikkei
Sushi Nikkei is one of four Michelin-recommended restaurants in Long Beach serving up a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese ingredients in their Peruvian-style sushi known as Nikkei cuisine, a term that celebrates Japanese culture of those that have emigrated outside of Japan. Sushi Nikkei is the only restaurant of its kind in the Long Beach area serving authentic Peruvian dishes by Chef Eduardo Chang Ogata, like their must-try Tiradito Nikkei as well as their Sushi Nikkei Tasting platter.
The sleek minimalist interior offers a zen setting for those looking for a relaxing date spot with high-quality food. Reservations are highly recommended as both of the restaurant locations are bustling with guests at times and can be made on their website linked here.
3. Alder & Sage
Brought to you by the owner of former Long Beach favorites Portfolio Coffeehouse and Berlin Bistro, Kerstin Kansteiner brings her newest endeavor to Long Beach, Alder & Sage. Alder and Sage brings a laid-back coffee shop feel by day and an upscale farm-to-table dining experience by night this Valentine’s Day.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can order from a small plates menu with beer and wine pairings featuring dishes like fermented mushroom taziki with house pickles and crudite as well as diver scallops served with sunchokes, carrots, carrot top gremolata farro, grana padano, gooseberries, and mustard greens in a port reduction. Reservations can be made via Tock or on the Alder & Sage Instagram page.
4. Roe Seafood
Roe Seafood located in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach is doing a three-course pre-fixe menu for $65 from 4 to 9 p.m. Start the night choosing from either a wood-grilled romaine salad or a prickly pear nopales salad led by your choice of sweet basil and goat cheese ravioli, sweet and spicy duck breast, or zesty wood-grilled wild shrimp. Make sure to save room for dessert with a yuzu meringue tart or a noir chocolate and sesame mousseline which will also be featured at Belmont Shore’s Chocolate Festival this Saturday. The restaurant will also be doing a deal on select bottles of wine all night long. Reservations are limited and can be made here.
5. Fuego at Hotel Maya
Located in Hotel Maya, Fuego is an upscale Mexican restaurant with a modern twist. This Saturday and Sunday Fuego will offer “Cupid’s Chocolate Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a chocolate-themed brunch accompanied by live music from Latin Guitarist Daveed Alvarado. Dishes available include cocoa barbacoa quesadillas, dark beer and chocolate-vaca frittatas, and more. Fuego will also be hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner with a four-course pre-fixe menu.