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Patch Picks: Where to Take Your Valentine

If you haven't yet made your Valentine's Day plans, here are our picks for where to treat your valentine to something sumptuous.

Couples everywhere will be celebrating Valentine's Day in fine dining style, but if you have yet to choose your delicious destination, try one of our picks.

1. The place:

200 Sycamore Valley Road West, Danville.

Price range: $31-$50

The dish: “The service and food is definitely a cut above.”

Valentine’s offer: Dinner for two, including champagne, oysters, 8 oz. lobster tail and roasted pork tenderloin, asparagus and roasted potatoes in béarnaise sauce, and lava cake topped with vanilla gelato and cherry compote, for $114.

Make a reservation: 925-552-0505 or www.forbesmillsteakhouse.com

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2. The place: Laurus Bistro

3554 Blackhawk Road, Danville.

Price range: $30 and under

Valentine’s offer: Dinner for two with an aphrodisiac flair for $50, with choices including lobster curry bisque, pan seared New Zealand sea bass, shrimp and scallops, Australian rack of lamb and mesquite grilled petite New York strip. Desserts include choice of warm King’s Bread Hawaiian bread pudding, chocolate covered strawberries or red velvet cupcakes.

The dish: “Overall, the service was wonderful, the food was delish, and most importantly, the wine was good and plentiful.”

Make a reservation: 925-984-2250 or www.laurussf.com

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3. The place:

750 Camino Ramon, Danville.

Price range: $30 and under

The dish: “The food was great and the service was even better.”

Valentine’s offer: No dinner specials, but it is offering a special Cupid cocktail with vanilla vodka, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, crème d’cacao, simple syrup and raspberry drops, shaken and served in a martini glass.

Make a reservation: 925-314-0974 or www.esinrestaurant.com

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4. The place:

500 Hartz Ave., Danville.

Price range: $30 and under

The dish: “Check this spot out for a great first date spot or just for a phenomenal and tasty meal!”

Valentine’s offer: Offering Chef Hammett’s decadent four-course prix-fixe menu, including choice of filet mignon, salmon or duck for $65 per person.

Make a reservation: 925-552-5238 or www.amberbistro.com

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5. The place:

267 Hartz Ave., Danville.

Price range: $30 and under

The dish: “Its understated classy ambiance provides a wonderful setting to enjoy some fabulous food.”

Valentine’s offer: Although usually closed on Monday, it will be open and offering a special prix-fixe special three-course meal for $49 per person, which includes a choice of scallops, filet mignon or duck. Dessert choices include cabernet chocolate fondue, red velvet cake or Dutch pear pie à la mode.

*All reservations are filled, however the restaurant will accept walk-ins. More information: 925-820-6611 or www.thepeasantandthepear.com 

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While there still are some reservations available, don't wait long. The restaurants also suggest coming in on the weekend, and some are offering their Valentine's special throughout the weekend. Check with the restaurant before you make your reservation.

**TIP: Visit www.opentable.com  to make easy reservations.

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