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Best Valentine's Day Dinners In OC

Grab the one you love this Valentine's Day for an amorous night on the town at these fine dining establishments. The restaurants have created a menu for the holiday that is sure to please your palate and complement your evening.
The Winery Restaurant
2647 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 258-7600

Take your sweetie to a romantic dinner at The Winery Restaurant this year for Valentine's Day. With hundreds of wines to choose from and a special menu called "Oh Baby," love will be in the air. The Valentine's Day menu will be offered on Feb. 13 and 14, and there are two different price points to choose from. The first choice is $69 per person, and the second choice is $89 per guest. Take a look at the some of delectable dishes on the menu such as beef tenderloin & lump crab napoleon, pink peppercorn dusted Chilean seabass, Australian lobster & cured lemon risotto and warm red velvet truffle cake here.

The Ranch Restaurant
1025 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 817-4200

At The Ranch Restaurant, patrons can expect dishes to be prepared "from scratch with the finest ingredients possible to capture the rustic style of wine country and the freshest flavors of the farm," and on Feb. 12, 13 and 14, there will be a four-course Valentine's Day menu created by Michael Rossi, the executive chef and sommelier. Take a look at the menu composed of exceptional dishes including scarlet beet ravioli, land & sea prime black Angus ribeye medallion & wild-caught jumbo carabineros prawn and Meyer lemon tart on its website.

The Hobbit
2932 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972

For more than 40 years, The Hobbit has provided Orange County with high-end, contemporary French cuisine. The seasoned establishment is celebrating Valentine's Day this year on Feb. 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and guests will be able to celebrate the occasion with a six-course menu that is sure to impress. You and your loved one can start the night with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, warm up to the "intermission" with duck and prawns and polish the evening with foie gras and dessert fit for a king. Take a look at the full menu here.

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220 E 4th St., Suite 102
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 560-4444

On Feb. 12 and 13, Playground will be providing a festive Valentine's Day menu titled "Pasta is for Lovers," and the feast will be prepared by "chefs/lovers Jason and Hillary Quinn." Dinner will be served at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on both nights, and the delicious meal will be served for $175 with gratuity and tax included.

Christakis Greek Cuisine
13011 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-6600

Add some Greek flare to your Valentine's Day outing this year and enjoy some of the special entrees offered including Padakia, Steria kai thalassa/surf 'n' turf and Briami, as well as Mediterranean takes on classics such as filet mignon and sea bass. In addition to the tasty dishes being served, you and your date can enjoy live music throughout the evening. There will also be roses available to give to your love. You can see all of the entrees being served and make your reservations on the website.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, publicist, dancer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, live music, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at


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