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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Restaurants

By Kalah Siegel

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Make those reservations in advance! Valentine’s Day is almost here and these five restos have you covered for the ultimate romantic meal. Cue the moody lighting and French wine…

1. Exclusively on Feb. 14, enjoy Bleu Bohème’s three-course Saint Valentin’ menu featuring steak carpaccio with house-smoked filet mignon and shaved fennel and rocket salad to start. Entrée standouts include saumon “Oscar” fresh King salmon pan roasted with crab, but the real show stopper for any sweet tooth is the traditional crème brulée and other French delicacies on tap for dessert. $75 per person, 4090 Adams Ave., San Diego, 619.255.4167

2. In North County, look no further than Chandler’s Oceanfront Dining for an indulgent four-course feast. The menu includes its famed seafood favorites like lobster risotto and sesame seared ahi as well as other signature dishes like herb crusted rib eye. Busy schedules also have a friend in this haunt, as the prix fixe dinner can be enjoyed Feb. 10-14. $64 per person, Cape Rey, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, 760.683.5500

3. Known for its nightcaps and stellar libations, Jsix is taking a culinary approach to Feb. 14 with Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay and Sous-Chef Ashley Kato at the helm. The team is preparing a three-course dinner composed of Pacific oysters served with passion fruit mignonette and Maine lobster tagliatelle made with lemon-dill and black trumpet mushroom. For the grand finale, dig into the chocolate pot de creme—a coffee streusel with candied citron. $55 per person, 616 J St., San Diego, 619.531.8744