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Valentine’s For Everyone

February 2, 2017

Valentine’s is not just a day bursting with hearts, chocolate cravings and an excuse for breakfast in bed. Of course, it’s a day for romance and a reason to treat that special someone to something extraordinary, but it’s not just for those with a special someone to treat. Valentine’s Day is for everyone. It is the perfect day to tell someone how much you love them – friends, family and everyone in between. With the number of outstanding dinner menus offered for this special holiday, Valentine’s Day brings forth the perfect opportunity to gather up a group of the people close to your heart and relish in time spent dining together. No need to be “goo-goo” for the person you decide to sit across the table from. It’s a chance to show love to those around you – and fall in love with the Valentine’s Day dining options available in Newport Beach.

For the Romantically Inclined

15941364_1703705413274349_5330346131952920294_nIf this year, you do have a special someone you’re trying to impress or you’re hoping to treat your significant other to something new, Mr. G’s may be just what you’ve been seeking. Not only has the new restaurant received rave reviews, the location sets you up for a very well-planned, romantic evening that you’re guaranteed kudos for. Mr. G’s is offering an elegant 4-course tasting menu that includes a complimentary glass of Louis Roederer Champagne. Start things off with the Oyster, proceed with your choice of Steak Tartare or Burrata – and it just gets better from there. End the evening with a walk along Marine Avenue and a taste of the famous Balboa Bar – that’s if you have room after enjoying the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta or the Fudge Brownie that Mr. G’s is serving up.

hornblowersunsetcruiseslideWant an activity that will make your Valentine weak at the knees? It doesn’t get any more romantic than an unforgettable 3-hour cruise aboard a Hornblower yacht. Begin with a boarding glass of champagne, followed by a delicious 5-course seated meal looking out at the most beautiful views that Newport Beach has to offer. The private candlelit table and post-dinner dancing will have your Valentine wondering how you dreamed up such an incredible night. For booking details and reservations, click here.

Friends & Galentine’s

truecocktails-64Gather the gals and holler “be mine” to True Food Kitchen’s Valentine-themed specialty beverages. It’s the picture-perfect atmosphere for quality time and loads of laughs. Test out the “Hot in The Dark” cocktail concocted with tequila, jalapeno and pomegranate, the “Bow & Eros” mixed up with ginger honey, lime, pineapple and spiced rum or one of the other four incredibly unique options. Cherish time with friends and sip with someone special at True Food Kitchen this Valentine’s Day!

 

smallstagvdayStag Bar is taking a slightly different approach and keeping their festivities true to their name. If you’re goin’ stag this Valentine’s Day, grab your friends and mingle with other singles at the best Feb. 14th party in town! They’ll be serving featured food and drink specials from 8am-7pm. No need to hermit due to the heaps of heart surrounding this day.

Keepin’ it Casual Valentine’s

rubys-shakeIf you and your partner prefer to keep it casual, but still sweet, this Valentine’s Day, then Ruby’s has a magnificent deal for you. On Valentine’s Day only, Ruby’s is offering two shakes for the price of one. Any flavor that you fancy! They’ve also created the perfect dinner date for two priced at $19.99. On February 10th-14th, enjoy a classic breakfast date with two entrees valued at $11.99 or less and two cups of coffee for just $19.99. If your plan is to celebrate over lunch or dinner, enjoy two classic Ruby Cheeseburgers with one adult shake or two kids shakes for that same bargain. You’ll fall in love with the price and be crushin’ on whatever milkshake flavor you decide on.

cg-loving-dessert-img-01Give thanks for the ones you love at Gratitude and soak up their casual and welcoming atmosphere. You’ll go wild for their Valentine’s Day specials. Their “Loving” Dessert Special is a strawberry meringue heart on pecan date cacao crust. Pair that with the “Make Love Not War” pink cocktail and you’ve curated a textbook Valentine’s date night – so bring a friend, loved one or your latest heartthrob and take advantage Gratitude’s specials.

16265986_1641749049184907_5553165004902749221_nIf you’re in search of that love at first bite feeling, you’ll find it at Hopdoddy Burger Bar. It’s a fast-casual option for those looking to go out for a great lunch or dinner, but not wanting to put too much pressure on the Valentine’s plan. Hopdoddy is kicking off their #HopdoddyLove contest during the month of February. Upload a photo and show your love for Hopdoddy in an Instagram photo and you’ll be entered to win a variety of prizes. Take your Hopdoddy crush to the next level and show your adoration for this incredible burger bar.

No need to be a secret admirer of Newport Beach’s restaurant offerings! No matter who you’re looking to celebrate with this year, there’s an option out there guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day the most heartwarming.

View all of Newport Beach’s Valentine’s Day offerings here.

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Written by Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman is an upcoming photographer and writer from Newport Beach, California. Although she was born and raised here by the beach, Rachel’s passion for traveling has taken her around the world to places such as England, France, Italy, and China. She recently graduated with honors holding a bachelors degree in Communications, with a concentration in visual communications, and minors in both Radio/TV/Film and Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. During her time there, she hosted a weekly rock ’n’ roll based radio show on Titan Radio called Good Rockin’ Tonight. Rachel has always had a genuine enthusiasm for photography, travel, culture, and adventure. Drawing constant inspiration from her love for the cinema, simple beautiful landscapes, as well as vintage atmospheres, these details shine through her photographs and inspire her writing. For more information on Rachel Sherman, or to view her personal works, please visit: www.rachelssherman.com

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