Couple Dining at Vespera

Ready to fall in love? With miles of spellbinding coastline and rolling vineyards, SLO CAL has a way of bringing out the romantic in all of us. This Valentine’s Day, slow down and savor the flavor of SLO CAL with a table for two with a view. (Or a table for the whole family, a table for friends — or a table for one! After all: #selfcare.) Multiple restaurants from Cambria to Paso Robles and Pismo Beach offer special menus perfect for an intimate dinner with those you love. Considering SLO CAL’s bountiful produce, ranches, fisheries, bakeries, breweries, distilleries, and vineyards, you can bet your meal will be spectacular.

After your starry-eyed rendezvous, why not stay in SLO CAL to explore? Take a leisurely walk on the beach, or hike one of our dozens of scenic trails. Indulge in boutique shopping, arts and culture, or take a drive to one of SLO CAL’s 250 wineries for a tasting. Here, life’s too beautiful to rush, so plan to take your time while you fall head over heels.

Tip: Be smart and book your table early! Nearly all of these restaurants require reservations and fill up fast.

  • Niner Wine Estates

    • February 11, 6:00pm-9pm

    • $225 per person; $205 for wine club members

    • 2400 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles, CA 93446

    • (805) 226-4894

    • Celebrate beneath Heart Hill with a four-course dinner with wine pairings and a chocolate dessert with coffee to finish.

 

  • Opolo Vineyards

    • February 11, 6:00

    • $150 per person

    • 7110 Vineyard Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446

    • (805) 238-9593

    • Head to Opolo for a night of wine, food and fun for the Valentine Winemakers Dinner. Enjoy a delicious menu paired with enchanting Opolo wines while listening to live music. 

 

  • Cass Winery

    • February 13, 6pm-9:00pm

    • $180 per person

    • 7350 Linne Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446

    • (805) 239-1730

    • Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day wine-paired dinner with a five-course menu paired with award-winning Cass wines. Ages 21+ only. 

 

 

  • BONUS: Just Baked Cake Studio & Bakery

    • Open Tuesday-Sunday, 8 am-6 pm

    • (805) 369-1554

    • 1803 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (in the Paso Market Walk)

    • Valentine’s Day specials include gift boxes, chocolate-covered strawberries, cupcakes, pastries and cookies.

Valentine's Day sweets from Just Baked Cake Studio in Paso Robles
Photo provided by: Just Baked Cake Studio

North Coast

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  • The Sow's Ear Cafe

    • February 14

    • 2248 Main St., Cambria, CA 93428

    • (805) 927-4865

    • Celebrate a romantic Valentine's dinner at the Sow's Ear Cafe. The special includes filet mignon and lobster tail served with your choice of soup or salad, along with their famous flower pot bread.

 

  • Windows on the Water

    • February 14

    • $99 per person

    • 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442- located upstairs

    • (805) 772-0677

    • Enjoy a sophisticated evening at Windows on The Water with a special prix-fixe three-course dinner menu. Dishes will consist of options like root beer braised pork belly, herb-crusted rack of lamb, pan-seared diver scallops and a chocolate ecstasy dessert, to name a few. 

San Luis Obispo

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  • Nate's On Marsh

    • February 14, 5pm-9pm

    • $95 per person

    • 450 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    • (805) 544-4454

    • Enjoy a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu of salad, a pasta course and a main course of either petite filet or salmon piccata, followed by a chocolate torte dessert.  

 

  • Granada Hotel & Bistro

    • February 14, 5pm-9pm

    • $75 per person

    • 1126 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    • (805) 544-9100

    • Spend your Valentine's Day downtown at Granada Hotel & Bistro enjoying their special dinner offerings. The dinner consists of a special prix-fixe menu of an amuse chocolate-covered strawberry followed by three delectable courses. Add Morro Bay oysters, a half baguette or their famous grazing plate for an additional cost. 

 

  • Hotel Cerro

    • February 14, 5:30pm-9pm

    • $250 per person

    • 1119 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    • (805) 548-1000

    • Indulge in an intimate dinner under the stars with the "Love on Top" rooftop romance dinner held at Hotel Cerro. Enjoy in a six-course prix-fixe dinner with a curated wine pairing for each course. 

 

  • SLO Provisions: Valentine's Celebration in a Box Dinner for Two

    • February 14, 4pm-6pm

    • $160 per package

    • 1255 Monterey St B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    • (805) 439-4298

    • Celebrate with a special chef-prepared Valentine's Dinner to go. The four-course meal features a beef bourguignon or stuffed bell pepper, a smoky roasted shrimp cocktail or tomato bruschetta starter, a salad and dessert. The package is completed with chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine. The deadline for ordering is Thursday, February 9 for pickup on February 14 between 4-6 PM. 

 

  • BONUS: Sheila Kearns Chocolaterie

    • Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm

    • 722 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    • (805) 439-3330

    • Chocuterie” is perfect for Valentine’s Day, including a mix of fresh and dried organic fruits, hand-dipped strawberries and hand-painted luxury chocolates all artfully places on a solid Italian chocolate heart

Sheila Kearns Chocuterie Board
Photo provided by: Sheila Kearns Chocolate & Confections

South Coast

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  • Blue Moon Over Avila

    • February 14, 5pm-8pm

    • $79 per person

    • 460 Front St. Avila Beach, CA 93424 

    • (805) 595-2583

    • Enjoy a special three-course Valentine's menu with decadent entrees from braised short ribs to red beet risotto. Finish off the meal with raspberry cheesecake, chocolate ganache tarte or even strawberries with lavender and vanilla cream. 

 

  • Pono Pacific Kitchen

    • February 14, 4pm-9pm

    • 228 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433

    • (805) 202-8115

    • Enjoy a tantalizing special prix-fixe Valentine's menu (TBA) or order off the daily dinner menu for a fresh, locally sourced meal. 

 

  • Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort

    • February 14, 5pm-9pm

    • $170 for two, add a wine pairing for $40

    • 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

    • (800) 516-0112

    • “Valentine By The Sea” dinner features a luxurious five-course meal curated by their expert chef while enjoying the oceanfront view.

 

  • Marisol at The Cliffs Resort

    • February 10-February 14

    • $70 per person

    • 2757 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

    • (805) 773-2511

    • Enjoy a three-course menu crafted by Chef Ashley that gives a taste of the sun and the sea.  The dinner features Pismo Beach clam chowder, filet oscar, bounty of the sea pasta as well as chocolate strawberry mousse.
      Also check out The Cliffs' “Valentine’s Day Date Night” special on February 11 and February 14 which includes a house-made s’mores kit, champagne, strawberries, a dedicated server and an oceanfront fire pit for $200-$225 (two people) or $275-300 (four people).

Valentine's Day at the Cliffs Hotel
Photo provided by: The Cliffs Hotel & Spa