by Rick Delgado
on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 7:47am.
Taking your valentine out can be something that you’re dreading. Not because you’re worried about spending time with them, but where is the right place to bring that date of yours? What are they going to like? What can make things go as smoothly as possible and allow you to relax, unwind and enjoy the time you have together? Here are some of the best Sacramento restaurants & Valentine's Day events that might just get you a kiss at the end of your night.
This special event was brought to you for the fellas. It shouldn’t be all about the ladies, and even so, they can enjoy this occasion. Go on a three hour, scenic train ride offering beer tasting throughout the carts. A hearty barbecue is served, along with a live band.
3516 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95864 (916) 979-1160
Not only is this different, but it is also exciting. Sit down and enjoy a delectable meal while watching belly dancers and Arabic music. The dishes are all served with mint tea, and the atmosphere is quiet, dim and romantic allowing you to enjoy the food, entertainment and each other.
Amber House Bed & Breakfast
1315 22nd St. Sacramento, CA 95816 (916) 444-8085
With Valentine’s Day comes the special need to share a room together, just the two of you. Book one with a jacuzzi, along with chocolate covered strawberries. Surround yourself with the lights of the city when you take a walk outside of the building, and enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride together. This is where magic happens. See full details on their website.
5530 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay (916) 791-6200
Hawks Restaurant is where fine dining is at it’s best. Treat your date to a special 6-course Valentine's Day menu with delectable dishes like Sunchoke Soup with Dungeness Crab and crispy artichokes & truffles, Grilled Niman Ranch Filet Mignon with wild mushrooms and a Maine lobster bearnaise, and a Rose Water Pavlova with pomegranate sorbet. While it's a bit of a splurge at $100, it's definitely worth it for the memorable meal you will enjoy with your sweetheart. See all the mouth watering options here. Reservations are required in order to book a seat, and you can expect some of the finest wines and meals that the city has to offer.
1112 Second St., Old Sacramento (916) 442-4772 (Reservations recommended)
With an old world feel to it, and one of the most sought after places to bring a date for many years, Firehouse Restaurant is a lovely place to bring a date both new and old. Its been in business for over 40 years, with some couples coming back year after year to celebrate the love they have for one another. The menu is extensive, so it's sure to please each and every guest. They will be serving a special Valentine's Day dinner with a 5-course menu with options for vegan and vegetarian substitutions. Some of the tantalizing selections include Tataki Beef with sesame-citrus spice, Chevre Souffle, White Peach Champagne Sorbet, and Coconut-Crusted Ahi with mussels, black rice and pork belly.