Treat your Valentine to deliciousness next Friday

There are plenty of establishments in the area to take your sweetheart to dinner on Valentine’s Day. But don’t wait until the last minute, reservations go fast. Valley News/Courtesy photo

If you wait until Friday, Feb. 14, to figure out a place to take your Valentine out to dinner it will be too late.

That’s why we put together this list of Valentine’s Day dining and drinking options that are sure to reassure the one you love that they are special:


Valentine’s 2020 hosted by Baily’s Old Town

5-8 p.m.

Treat your date for an evening of dinner and drinks in a romantic setting. The four-course dinner features a choice of appetizer, choice of soup or salad, choice of entree and choice of dessert. Each guest also receives a glass of sparkling wine. After dinner, guests will receive complementary entry to Baily’s Nightclub for a night of dancing. The cost is $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call (951) 676-9567 for reservations. Baily’s Old Town is at 28699 Old Town Front Street in Temecula. Visit

Valentine’s Day at the Inn hosted by Cork Fire Kitchen

5-9 p.m.

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic four-course dinner overlooking the beautiful golf course. Executive Chef Matthew Steffen created a farm-fresh menu along with romantic cocktail selections hand-crafted to liven up the evening. View the menu at

“Love, food and angels” music night at Sovereign Kitchen

7-10 p.m.

Avoid the restaurant crowds on Valentine’s Day, spend the evening with your loved ones enjoying the tasty food and desserts, tarts, strawberries with chocolate and cocktails bar, along with scenes from your favorite love movies and angel harp music by San Diego Symphony soloist Elena Mashkovtseva. Seating is limited at Sovereign Kitchen at 39820 Cross Creek Court in Temecula. Call (951) 514-7195 for reservations, or visit

Valentine’s Day at Trattoria Toscana

5-10 p.m.

Enjoy at fixed four-course meal priced at $80 per person. Trattoria Toscana is at 26485 Ynez Road, Suites M and N in Temecula. Visit

Valentine’s Day hosted by CJ’s Sports Grill and Turf Club and Lake Elsinore Casino

4-11 p.m.

CJ’s Sports Grill and Turf Club is at 20930 Malaga Road in Lake Elsinore. Visit

Valentine’s Day Dinner hosted by The Links at Summerly and Lou’s Smokehouse & Grill Room

6:30-9 p.m.

A romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with a prefixed three-course menu that includes a glass of Champagne and dessert. The price is $60 per couple plus tax. The Links at Summerly is at 29381 Village Parkway in Lake Elsinore. Visit


Float Night – Valentine’s Day hosted by Aftershock Brewing Company and Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream

4-9 p.m.

There is nothing better than delicious ice cream floats paired with your favorite beers and sodas for all ages. Aftershock Brewing Company is located at 28822 Old Town Front Street, Suite 108, in Temecula. Visit

Love is in the Beer hosted Refuge Brewery and K/C Catering Co.

5-8 p.m.

A four-course beer paired dinner with live music by Tim Apple. KC Catering has created an exquisite dinner guaranteed to pair with their surprise craft beer. Refuge Brewery is at 43040 Rancho Way, Suite 200 in Temecula. Visit

Cupid’s Bar Crawl hosted by 1909

7-10 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 1909’s first Cupid’s Bar Crawl in Old Town Temecula that includes Coin Op Temecula, Iron Fire Brewing and Old Town Blues Club Temecula. The $10 entry includes your punch card, colored wrist band and ending shot at 1909, 28656 Old Town Front Street, in Temecula. Purchase tickets at


Valenwine’s Dinner at Akash Winery and Vineyards

6:30-10:30 p.m.

Akash Winery and Naughty Pig Butchery present six courses carefully selected by the team at Naughty Butchery, paired with Akash wines. The cost is $125 per person, with limited seating available. Akash Winery is at 39730 Calle Contento in Temecula. Visit

Valentine’s Day Bash at Bel Vino Winery

6-10 p.m.

Featuring DJ Mike Dillinger, full bistro open, beer garden, cupcakes and cookies, Valentine’s Day vendors, Love Potion mimosas and more. Tickets are $5 admission online or $10 at the door. Ages 21 and up only. Bel Vino Winery is at 33515 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Visit

Valentine’s Day at Bottaia Winery

During business hours

Experience Bottaia’s wine blending lab experience – $100 per person, each guest gets to bottle, cork, capsule and take home their own blend the same day. The wine suited to the occasion is Bottaia 2018 Blush – a refreshing and light-bodied wine with a vibrant coral coloration. Enjoy flavors of watermelon and strawberry with a zingy minerality. Bottaia Winery is at 35601 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Make reservations at or call (951) 365-3388.

Love is a Work of Heart at Callaway Vineyard and Winery

Experience the work of heart that Executive Chef Anthony Bar has created for this very intimate evening by indulging in a four-course dinner accompanied by live music at Meritage by Callaway. View the menu at Make a reservation at or by calling (951) 587-8889.

Sweetheart Special Valentine’s Day at Cougar Vineyards and Winery

11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Grab your sweetheart and escape to the vineyards this Valentine’s Day with this heart-themed lunch. It includes a heart-shaped pizza, Caesar salad, two glasses of wine or beer, two heart-shaped triple chocolate Ghirardelli brownies and one long-stem red rose for the first 50 reservations. There are only 12 Adirondack chairs, so don’t procrastinate. Price is $50 ($60 for 6-8 p.m.) for wine club members; $55 ($75 for 6-8 p.m.) for non-members and $65 ($85 for 6-8 p.m.) on the day of the event. The price is for two people. Cougar Vineyards and Winery is at 39870 De Portola Road in Temecula. Call (951) 491-0825 or email to reserve.

Valentine’s Wine Pairing Dinner at Doffo Winery

7-9 p.m.

Spend the evening at Doffo Winery as they celebrate the most romantic day of the year by serving four courses each paired with a specially selected Doffo wine at an intimate candlelit table for two. Space is limited. Doffo Winery is at 36083 Summitville Street in Temecula. Visit

L’Amore at Europa Village

6-8 p.m.

Enjoy an intimate candlelight five-course gourmet dinner paired with Europa Village fine wines. Musical performance by Annette Wiles, Harpist from the Heart. Europa Village is at 33475 La Serena Way in Temecula. Reserve at or call (951) 506-1818, option 5, for more information.

Valentine’s Dinner at Falkner Winery’s Pinnacle Restaurant

5:30-9:30 p.m.

A romantic evening with a four-course Valentine’s Wine Dinner in their award-winning restaurant in Temecula. The dinner will include individual wine pairings of the Falkner’s best wines with each course in this panoramic, hilltop location. $114 per person plus tax for the 5:30 p.m. seating and $134 per person plus tax for reservations after 5:30 p.m. Special pricing for food and wine club members, spouse and their guests. Falkner Winery is at 40620 Calle Contento in Temecula. Visit or call (951) 676-8231, ext. 4.

A Winter Evening in Paris at Fazeli Cellars

Seating times vary

Join Fazeli Cellars’ Chef Daragh Matheson and treat your special someone to a five-course wine and food pairing dinner along with live music. The cost is $185 for non-members and $160 for members per person. Fazeli Cellars Winery is at 37320 De Portola Road in Temecula. Visit

Dinner by Candlelight in The Restaurant at Leoness Cellars

5:30-8:30 p.m.

This four-course meal features entrees such as Japanese wagyu with ponzu gel or Chilean sea bass with purple farro. The members’ price is $110 plus tax; nonmembers pay $125 per person plus tax. Leoness Cellars is at 38311 De Portola Road in Temecula. Make reservations by calling (951) 302-7601 or

Wine and Dine Valentine’s Day Dinner at Oak Mountain Winery

6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Oak Mountain Winery’s cave. We will be serving a four-course pre-fix selectable menu including a bottle of bubbly per couple and a commemorative stemless Valentine’s Day wineglass for each person to take home. Enjoy live music by Jeff Brinkman. A $50 deposit is required when the reservation is made. Oak Mountain Winery is at 36522 Via Verde in Temecula. Reservations at

Un-Valentine Package at Somerset Vineyard and Winery

5-9 p.m.

Enjoy a meal that includes a pizza and salad to share, a welcome glass of sparkling wine, hand-dipped chocolate strawberry and one glass of wine per person and DJ Vreal for entertainment. Price is $70 for nonmembers and $60 for wine club members. Visit

Valentine’s Day Dinner at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

5:30-9 p.m.

Celebrate your special someone with a romantic wine country three-course dinner and wine pairing. The executive chef and winemaker have paired up to make this truly a night to remember. Price is $150 per couple and $199 with wine pairing. South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is at 34843 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Reservations can be made at

Café Champagne’s Valentine’s Dinner at Thornton Winery

5-9 p.m.

A special three-course treat for your sweet. Dinner will be accompanied with a live violinist. The price is $84 per person plus tax and gratuity. Thornton Winery is at 32575 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Call (951) 699-0099 or visit

Reserve Wine and Chocolate Dinner at Wiens Family Cellars

7-10 p.m.

Celebrate with those you love plus the added benefit of wine and chocolate. They will be pouring four wines with perfectly paired chocolate-infused dishes created by Chef Volker. This is a 21 and over event. Wiens Family Cellars is at 35055 Via Del Ponte in Temecula. Visit


Treat your sweetheart and yourself to a memorable dinner at Pechanga Resort Casino. From casual to upscale dining and everything in between, Pechanga’s award-winning food will set the stage for a perfect, relaxing night to celebrate love.

Pechanga Buffet will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. this Feb. 14, starting with a brunch menu until 3 p.m. with dinner following. Guests can dine at the Buffet this Valentine’s Day for $46.99 for adults, $23.99 for children ages 3-11 and children under 3 are free. The Pechanga Buffet seats over 450 people and is a great option for large parties and families.

For $68 per person, you and your special someone can indulge in a special four-course meal handcrafted by Paisano’s Chef Jordan Garcia. The traditional Paisano’s menu will be served in addition to this special. Reservations are strongly recommended.

For $72, per person, Great Oak Steakhouse’s Chef Jose Mendoza’s dining features a main entrée that includes a prime filet mignon with Maine lobster tail served with Champagne butter and parsnip puree. Reservations are recommended.

The Lobby Bar and Grill is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for you and your significant other to enjoy. The regular menu will be available in addition to the dining special as well.

Kelsey’s features 48 beers on tap and a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $24 per person. The regular Kelsey’s menu will also be available.

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