RISÜ Wine + Bar Valentine's Day near The Crest apartments in downtown Long Beach

Outdoor Dining is Back for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. outdoor dining is back. Great news for residents of The Crest – RISÜ Wine + Bar has reopened with tableside space heaters and fire pit to keep you and your SO nice and cozy. Many of your favorite local restaurants are offering Valentine’s Day specials, featuring gourmet menus and expert wine pairings. Whatever your relationship goals, romance is always in the air when you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Long Beach. Check websites for details.

RISÜ Wine + Bar  207 E Seaside Way Suite A Long Beach, CA 90802

RISÜ is a stylish wine + bar on the ground floor of The Crest residences, located in the center of the Rainbow Bridge, which connects the Long Beach Terrace Theater and the Convention Center. Owned and operated by local entrepreneur Mark Dunton, RISÜ is focused on tasty sharable tapas-style food plates, paired with an amazing wine selection and a full liquor cocktail program. The 605-foot Rainbow Bridge is illuminated with 3,500 LED lights, 100 downlights, and 70 floodlights, so at night the bridge lights up like a Disneyland show.

Valentine’s Day Gondola Getaway  5437 E Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803

Enjoy a night of frivolity on the canals of Naples Islands. Gondola Getaway offers one of the most unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this side of the Grand Canal. Choose from 3 packages, which include long-stem red rose, complementary corkage, picture keepsake, and cozy blankets. Over the past 35+ years, Gondola Getaway has strived to bring a high level authenticity to their guests. They even train a team to take to Venezia each year to row and race with the Venetians.

Michael’s Downtown  210 E 3rd St. Long Beach, CA 90802

Michael’s is offering a 4 Course Prix-Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu on February 14 on their outdoor patio. The menu features truffle ravioli, braised short-rib, tuna tartar, and more at $45 per person.  A limited number of Prix-Fixe orders will also be available for take-out. A Long Beach favorite since 2013, Michael’s transforms the freshest locally sourced ingredients into crave-worthy Italian food for guests to enjoy, from hand-made pasta and wood-fired pizza to wholesome salads.

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel  111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

If you’re looking for a romantic staycation à deux, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel is offering a special Valentine’s Day Romance package. Guests will receive chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne upon arrival. Package includes American breakfast for 2 adults daily, dinner for 2 guests per stay, and late check-out at 4 pm. The hotel is pet friendly, so feel free to bring your furball.

SIP Bar & Lounge  111 E Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

Situated at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, SIP Lounge presents patio dining and elevated views of the beautiful Long Beach skyline. This weekend SIP is offering a special Valentine’s Prix-Fixe featuring ribeye steak or seafood risotto, soup, and dessert for $55. You can also order from their full menu, featuring California Coastal ingredients inspired by local flavors. SIP’s culinary creations pair perfectly with their California craft beer and wine, as well as the extensive bar offerings. Limited seating available. No groups larger than 6.

Romeo Chocolates  460 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

Elevate the love this Valentine season. Whether it’s for self-appreciation, a gift for a family member, or a significant other, show your love with handcrafted fine chocolates in beautiful gift boxes and gift bag. Pre-order is now available online for pick-up, local delivery, or shipping. Or visit the Romeo Chocolates shop on Pine Ave. and their team will be happy to help you put together a memorable Valentine’s gift.

555 East  555 E Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at 555 East on their covered outdoor patio. Chef has created a $120 Four Course Menu, highlighting the most popular in-house butchered steaks, along with a $40 Wine Pairing enhancement. For more than a decade, 555 East has provided superior prime beef to the most discerning beef lovers in the Long Beach area. Their dry-aged meats are aged for up to 120 days in a temperature / humidity-controlled room, lined with pink Himalayan salt bricks. Choose from their extensive craft cocktail list, then pick the perfect wine to accompany your meal. Space is limited, so reserve your table in advance.

Saint & Second  4828 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803

Outdoor seating is open and Saint & Second is offering a 4-Course Dinner with Sparkling Wine Toast for $75 per person. Make a reservation to dine upstairs (prix fixe menu only) or on the patio (prix fixe and dinner menu available). 4-course wine or cocktail pairings are also available. If you prefer take-out, the Sweetheart Deal 4-Course Dinner for 2 is available for $125. The meal is served cold with reheat instructions. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.

Utopia Good Food & Fine Art   445 E 1st St. Long Beach, CA 90802

Utopia is open for patio dining on Valentine’s Day from 5-10pm. Situated at the epicenter of both the culinary and artistic worlds of Long Beach’s Arts District, Utopia Restaurant features delicious continental cuisine and great wines. Whether you’re craving their lovely lamb chops, succulent salmon, wonderful scallops, or a scrumptious desert, Utopia Restaurant offers the perfect menu for your Valentine’s Day celebration.

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Photo #4: Michael’s Downtown

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Photo #7: Romeo Chocolates

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