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Dine Out for Valentine's Day in Manhattan Beach

Feb 08, 2017 11:02AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Strawberry Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake (plus a beater of frosting) from The Arthur J

Whether you're celebrating an enduring love, a new flame, or a treasured friendship, you'll have plenty of Valentine's Day dining opportunities in Manhattan Beach. Check out these special offers at some of Manhattan Beach's favorite dining destinations, and reserve your spot early because seats fill up quickly:

The Arthur J is offering a retro-classic Valentine's Day menu including Alaskan King Crab Louie ($24), lobster bisque ($12), beef Wellington ($50), and classic Dover sole ($48); followed by a banana split sundae or a strawberry chocolate devil's food cake (pictured above). Parties of four will be treated to a complimentary bottle of bubbly for the table.

Fishing With Dynamite is offering "The Love Boat Platter" (two oysters, two scallops, two clams, two mussels, and four Mexican white shrimp) for $23; king crab tartine for $18; live Santa Barbara spot prawns for $29; blue crab agnolotti for $18; and Koshihkari rice (with Maine lobster, Perigord black truffles, and a farm egg) for $50. Parties of four will be treated to a complimentary bottle of bubbly for the table.

Il Fornaio is featuring the Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts. This dessert is the perfect size for two - though if you want one all to yourself, we won't judge.

Love & Salt is offering a “That’s Amore!” menu of Italian-inspired Valentine’s Day specials, including risotto-stuffed baby peppers with slow braised meat ragu, housemade wood oven sausage bread with melted mozzarella and a roasted 16oz Flannery New York steak pizzaiola with soft mascarpone polenta. Dessert choices include a Meyer lemon cheesecake with a biscotti crust.

Manhattan Beach Post has a special Valentine's Day menu that includes beef tartare crostino ($10), coq au vin ($28), squid tagliatelle ($14), and a Maine lobster dumpling pie ($32). Parties of four will be treated to a complimentary bottle of bubbly for the table.

Manhattan House is featuring a special Valentine's Day menu for $79, which includes an amuse bouche of oysters with champagne grapefruit granita; an appetizer choice of grilled lamb meatballs, roasted rainbow baby beets, tortellini, or seared diver scallop; a main course choice of pan roasted halibut, seared duck breast, bacon wrapped pork chop, or a dry-aged flat iron steak; and a dessert choice of dark chocolate fudge cake or blood orange panna cotta.

North Italia at The Point is serving a $65 fixed-price menu that includes an array of appetizers; main course choices of grilled branzino, diver scallops, tagliatelle with bolognese, rosemary chicken, burrata tortelloni, or red wine braised short rib; plus salted caramel budino, dark chocolate tart, or tiramisu for dessert.

Rice is offering its special Valentine's Day menu items from Friday through Tuesday, including halibut carpaccio with sliced fresh truffle, "Love" rainbow roll with chia seed ponzu, and a vegan "Valentine" crab cake.

Rock'n Fish has a special Valentine's menu that includes "Forever Mine" (lobster bisque, grilled prawns, and chives) for $12.95; "Queen of Hearts" (hearts of palm salad, cara caras, red grapefruit, avocado, and mustard greens) for $13.95; "Diving into Things" (grilled diver scallops with micro beets and romanesco) for $32.95; and "Bonnie and Clyde" (grilled New York strip steak and braised beef cheek, with a parsnip/potato gratin) for $34.95.

Shade Hotel's Zinc Restaurant is featuring a prix fixe four-course dinner for $75, starting with a watercress salad; main entree choices of beef Wellington or a crisp cauliflower steak with a mole sauce; and a "chocolate duo" dessert of chili-dusted pot de creme and white chocolate semi-freddo.

The Strand House has a special Valentine's Day menu from February 10 through February 14. Diners can choose Wagyu tartare with Osetra caviar for $40; poisson cru with big eye tuna for $20; pot de fois gras with kumquats, walnuts, and rosemary for $24; ricotta gnudi for $18; and entrees Maine lobster tail ($60) or prime ribeye cap ($52).

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