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Celebrate Love (Or Singlehood) On Valentine's Day in Manhattan Beach

Feb 05, 2020 11:58AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Valentine's Day dinner - Photo via The Strand House

Whether you're celebrating love - or rejoicing in being single - there's plenty to do in Valentine's Day in Manhattan Beach. From gourmet meals to singles parties, Manhattan Beach has something for everyone:

Traditional Valentine's Day Dinners

Fishing With Dynamite is offering a choice of lunch or dinner on Valentine's Day. For lunch, there is a special menu featuring two courses plus dessert, for $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For dinner, enjoy a three course menu plus dessert, for $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The raw bar will also be open all day and evening for your favorite seafood platter and oysters shucked to order. Click here for reservations.

Love & Salt is offering a "Sharing is Caring" menu for Valentine's Day, featuring cichetti (shareable Italian snacks). Selections include uni lardo toast; panelle (Sicilian chickpea fritters); fried oxtail with salsa verde; savory clams with tomato and white beans; white anchovy toast with radish and house butter; gnoccho fritto ('nduja, lardo, or prosciutto); and polpo fritto (fried octopus, butterball potatoes, white beans, and red onion). Pick any three snacks for $30. The regular a la carte menu will also be available.

MB Post is featuring a Valentine's Day Dinner with two courses plus dessert, on February 14. Choose from braised short rib, big eye tuna, or Maine lobster spaghetti for the main course. The dinner costs $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are available here.

The Strand House will serve a full-fledged gourmet meal on February 14. The menu consists of three courses plus dessert, with main course choices including sauteed John Dory, surf and turf with New Caledonian prawns and rib eye cap, or roasted King Trumpet mushrooms. The dinner costs $150 per person, with an optional $50 per person wine pairing, plus tax and a 20 percent gratuity. Reservations are still available for dinner in the 5:00 or 9:00 p.m. range, but reserve now to guarantee a spot.

RICE is offering a choice of three different tasting menus for lunch or dinner on Valentine's Day. Choose from a Premium Tasting menu (13 items) for $79 per person, a Signature Tasting menu (6 items) for $59 per person, or a Vegan Tasting menu (6 items) for $49 per person. (Note that the tasting menus are available for the whole table only). Reservations are available here.

Rock'n Fish is featuring a three-courses-plus-dessert "You're My Lobster" dinner, available during Valentine's Day weekend (February 14 and 15). It includes a hearts of palm and Bibb lettuce salad, creamy lobster bisque, steamed lobster tail, and chocolate lava cake. The cost is $69.95 per person, with an optional wine pairing of $30 per person. Reservations are available here.


Not planning a romantic evening? Check out these events for singles in Manhattan Beach on Valentine's Dday

The The Belamar Hotel is featuring a “Mix and Mingle” party, a (21+) Valentine’s Day event on February 14 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. with drinks, bites and games.  Play a round or two of The Dating Game, an interactive dating game hosted by local comedian Danno Carter, or release the pain of a breakup by sticking a photo of your ex on a larger-than-life voodoo doll. Other activities include a holiday themed photo booth, corn hole, giant Jenga and more. Featured food includes appetizer stations and a slider bar featuring beef and Beyond Meat options, as well as a dessert station with cupcakes, cookies, and candy. During the event, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey will be serving up their specialty cocktail, Island of Misfits. Tickets are $35 and include admission, one Island of Misfits cocktail and appetizers. Tickets are available here.

westdrift Hotel will host its second annual Single AF event and Tee'd off glow golf competition on February 14. Embrace being "Single AF" with live music and signature cocktails that are a little bit sweet, a little bit sour. The special VDay cocktails, available from 4:00 p.m. – midnight, include a Whiskey Sweetart (whiskey with blackberry and lime) or toast it up to single you with the Mint Condition (Tequila, grapefruit juice and mint). Also featuring live music by WP Music, validated parking, and no drink minimum or cover charge.

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