Candy Hearts

The red foil hearts and fluttering cupids are making their appearances at stores left and right which means Valentine’s Day is coming up. Looking to make a reservation at one of the city’s finer restaurants? Here are some options, and don’t leave it to the last minute: tables are going fast.

Alexander’s Steakhouse San Francisco

448 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA 94107; Tel. 415.495.1111

Open from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. Serving a $150.00 four-course prix fixe menu with choices, plus optional wine pairings available starting at $65.00. Prix fixe entrée choices will include a 10 oz. filet or a 12 oz.New York Strip. All tables will receive complimentary roses.

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Café de la Presse

352 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA 94108; Tel. 415.398.2680

Open 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM. Serving a $69.00 four-course prix fixe dinner menu with entrée choices of Grilled Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with Béarnaise sauce, pommes frites; Pan Seared Sea Bass with Dungeness crab potato gratin, and sauce Vierge; or Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb with flageolet beans and thyme infused jus. Prix fixe menu selections can also be purchased a la carte and there will be limited a la carte café menu available as well. Each table will receive a complimentary rose and mignardises.

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Chez Papa Resto

4 Mint Plaza, San Francisco CA 94103; Tel. 415.546.4134

Open 5:30 to 10:30 PM. Serving a $75.00 four-course prix fixe menu with choices, plus every table will receive a complimentary keepsake box of chocolate goodness. The Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, as well as the regular a la carte dinner menu, will also be offered on Monday, February 13.

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Dobb’s Ferry

409 Gough Street, San Francisco CA 94102; Tel. 415.551.7700

Open 5:00 to 10:30 PM. Serving a $39.00 build your own prix fixe “Hearts Over The Hudson” dinner menu with all options from the regular menu offered, plus additional specials such as lobster gnocchi and prime rib served for an additional charge. The regular a la carte menu format will also be available and a little something in the spirit of the day will be brought to each table, compliments of the house.

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Garcon!

1101 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110; Tel. 415.401.8959

Open 5:30 to 10:00 PM. Serving a special a la carte dinner menu with main course entrées including “Cote de Boeuf” with prime, 21 day dry aged, bone-in ribeye (for two), and a whole Maine Lobster with Meyer lemon risotto. Every table will receive a complimentary flower.

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Gary Danko

800 North Point, San Francisco 94109; Tel. 415.749.2060

Seating from 4:00 to 10:30 PM with these same extended hours on February 13 as well. Serving an $87.00 four-course prix fixe menu with choices, plus optional wine pairings available starting at $58.00. All tables will receive complimentary roses and chocolates.

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La Folie

2316 Polk Street, San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.776.5577

Seating from 4:30 to 10:30 PM. Serving a $165.00 five-course prix fixe menu with main dish choices of Pan Seared Prime Creekstone Beef Tenderloin with Béarnaise croquette, bone marrow custard (Kobe Wagyu option for an additional $60.00) or Wild Black Bass with braised leeks and oxtail short rib. Chocolate treat for every table.

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Le Colonial

20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.931.3600

Open 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Serving their regular a la carte dinner menu with specials of the day, plus a $65.00 three-course prix fixe dinner menu with choices. The prix fixe entrée choices will be Grilled Australian Lamb Chops with watercress, Fuji apple and pomegranate vinaigrette; Pan-Seared Hawaiian Albacore Tuna with green garlic, pea shoots and a preserved lemon and carrot-ginger emulsion; or Stuffed Eggplant Clay Pot with kohlrabi, gai lan and  preserved bean curd. Special a la carte dinner entrées will include “Land and Sea” for two with pan seared sea scallops and red wine-braised Colorado lamb shank with truffle celery root purée. Every table will receive a complimentary rose.

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Le P’tit Laurent

699 Chenery Street, San Francisco CA 9413; Tel. 415.334.3235

Open 5:00 to 10:30 PM. Serving a $65.00 three-course prix fixe menu with Champagne with dessert and entrée choices of Sautéed Scallops with asparagus risotto and lobster sauce; Filet Mignon with potato gratin, green beans and shallot sauce; Rabbit Normande with carrot puree and Normande sauce; or Chef’s Choice Vegetarian. Every table will receive a complimentary rose.

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Palio D’Asti

640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco CA 94111; Tel. 415.395.9800

Open 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Serving their regular a la carte menu plus an $88.00 three-course prix fixe menu for two people ($50.00 for one person) which includes an amuse bouche and three desserts to share. Prix fixe entrée choices will include Vegetarian Pasta Duo with pumpkin ravioli with Brussels sprouts, brown sage butter, piave cheese and Amaretti crumbs, and porcini mushroom ravioli with truffled creamed spinach; Roasted Local Red Snapper with a three herb salsa verde, braised artichokes and sunchokes; Marsala-Glazed Organic Chicken Breast with sun dried tomato tapenade, Sicilian spinach with pine nuts and raisins; or Fennel Crusted Rack of Suckling Lamb with wild mushroom ragout and sage scented buckwheat polenta. Special aphrodisiac cocktails will also be available.

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Piperade

1015 Battery Street, San Francisco CA 94111; Tel. 415.391.2555

Open 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM. Serving a $70.00 three-course (with a glass of cava) prix fixe dinner menu with entrée choice of Roasted Chicken with parsnips and chestnuts; Filet of Beef with chimichurri and spicy Basque fries; Seared Duck Filet with sunchokes, green olives and an orange sauce; Striped Bass with salsify and black truffle vinaigrette; or Steamed Pacific Rockfish with spinach and fried garlic vinaigrette.

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The Plant Cafe Organic

Pier 3, San Francisco 94111; Tel. 415.984.1973

Seating 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Serving a $50.00 three-course prix fixe menu with an amuse bouche and entrée choices of Muscovy Duck Breast with asparagus flan, almonds and aniseed glace de canard; Butter Poached Lobster with scallops, chick pea panisse, heirloom baby carrots, spinach gnocchi and truffled shallot cream; or Black Trumpet Mushroom Agnolotti with baby artichokes, mushroom brood and herb foam. Optional wine pairing by the glass available for an additional $20.00. Complimentary chocolate truffles and sparkling wine for all guests.

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