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Where's everyone going for Valentine's Day?

Anyone going out? Looking for ideas/suggestions.

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  1. Sorry, but will be cooking at home for Valetine's Day. Too many times in the past we were disappointed when restaurants crammed in more tables and we were "treated" to all the conversations of people 1 foot away from us, with mediocre food to boot. We'll do good filet mignons, wine, homemade bread and chocolate truffle brownies and go out on a less commericialized day.

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    1. re: pine time

      have to agree, V day is a time where I avoid going out to dinner instead, I'm opting for this Sat at Donovan's in LJ.

      1. re: cstr

        Co-signed. New Years Eve and Valentines Day have become amateur hour, we gave up years ago. Opting to celebrate VD at an earlier date this week at Cucina Urbana. Romantic dinner at home on Monday.

        1. re: foodiechick

          Agreed. CU on Friday early.

          1. re: Fake Name

            Sniff. Us common folk have to settle for a Thursday resv.

    2. Understand and agree with Pine Time's post, but will be trying the Grant Grill this year in hopes of finding a modicum of serenity along with decent chow.

      1. Cooking dinner at home for the wife.

        But I just came back from lunch at Cafe Chloe and their Valentine's Day dinner looked great while reading it. Of course, since I wasn't planning on going to it I have trouble recalling it now.

        Give them a call, I'm sure they'll read it to you over the phone.

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        Cafe Chloe
        721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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        1. re: Ewilensky

          It is on Saturday night.

          1. re: Cathy

            Actually it is on Monday:

            http://0044fcb.netsolhost.com/menu/de...

            1. re: honkman

              Sorry. Opera Patissiere is Saturday night. $45 per person.

        2. Saturday at Addison.

          1. Jimmy Kimmel Live and then app's and drinks at Dan Tana's in We Ho..

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            1. re: Beach Chick

              Forget Dan Tana's, go to Animal for app's and some drinks afterwards at Roger Room (or Tar Pit).

              1. re: Beach Chick

                Too. Much. FUN!!!

              2. A good friend of mine was a waitress for years at a top local restaurant. She always insists that going out on New Year's Eve or Valentine's means higher prices, lower quality, and more clsely-spaced tables. Yet, I hate to be stuck preparing and cleaning a big meal on V-day. What we usually do is some filet mignon (so easy to prepare), a nice salad (pre-made the previous day), lobster bisque (from Costco) fancied up, and a special treat from a bakery like Elizabethan. And, of course, a champagne splurge.