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The Last-Minute Valentine's Day Reservation Guide

These tables for two are still open for your V-Day dining needs.

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eater_blacksaturday.0.jpgAs a rule, Eater does not recommend dining out on Valentine's Day, when prices soar, amateurish diners slow things down, and kitchens get slammed. But considering how booked up local restaurants are for Saturday night's festivities, that's obviously a minority opinion. So if you're both tied to a dinner out on Saturday night and still haven't made reservations, here are 10 places that still have tables for two open that evening. Some are classically romantic, others are quirky and adventurous, but all of them will serve you a good meal.

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Hillside Supper Club

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This neighborhood cutie is full of love and free of pretension, making it an ideal venue for dining with the one you love. The menu for the evening: a four-course $72 prix fixe, with an optional $40 beverage pairing.

You'll definitely impress your Valentine with dinner at this swank newcomer from Mourad Lahlou, which will be offering a special 12-course tasting for $198 (beverage pairings additional).

Mission Beach Cafe

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A brunch favorite that's underrated as a dinner destination, MBC is offering a four-course prix-fixe for $85, complete with an amuse-bouche and a Champagne toast.

Hawker Fare

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If you're in a new relationship or just prefer to keep it casual for V-Day, head to James Syhabout's fun new Valencia Thai spot, where you can scoop up spicy family-style dishes and enjoy a few cocktails in the process.

Jai Yun

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Adventurous Valentines can savor a Chinese feast at this Shanghainese spot, where you can set a price for a prix-fixe menu full of interesting and unusual dishes that can't be found elsewhere.

Marla Bakery

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Considering Marla's owners got married in their restaurant, it's pretty conducive to romance, especially considering you'll get to enjoy departing chef Duncan Holmes' final night behind the stoves. The $50, five-course menu includes foie gras mousse, mushroom pappardelle, and a warm chocolate souffle; wine pairings are an extra $30.

Quaint, dimly lit Bacco is serving up a three-course prix-fixe for V-Day, with Italian options like red-wine-braised lamb shank, cream of lobster soup, tagliatelle with duck bolognese, and a special Valentine's dessert.

1601 Bar & Kitchen

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1601's special Valentine's menu features six Sri Lankan-influenced courses for $99, including scallops with fresh truffles, Dungeness crab mulligatawny, and Ceylon tea semifreddo. Wine pairings are an extra $41.

Piqueo's

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Celebrate love Latin-style with a meal at this Peruvian restaurant, which will be offering a special Valentine's-only menu. (There may even be beef hearts, a traditional Peruvian favorite, involved.)

Slow Club

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Hide out from the Mission hustle and bustle at secluded Slow Club, where low lighting and cocktails make for a romantic experience, and approachable American fare will keep the buzz alive.

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Hillside Supper Club

This neighborhood cutie is full of love and free of pretension, making it an ideal venue for dining with the one you love. The menu for the evening: a four-course $72 prix fixe, with an optional $40 beverage pairing.

Mourad

You'll definitely impress your Valentine with dinner at this swank newcomer from Mourad Lahlou, which will be offering a special 12-course tasting for $198 (beverage pairings additional).

Mission Beach Cafe

A brunch favorite that's underrated as a dinner destination, MBC is offering a four-course prix-fixe for $85, complete with an amuse-bouche and a Champagne toast.

Hawker Fare

If you're in a new relationship or just prefer to keep it casual for V-Day, head to James Syhabout's fun new Valencia Thai spot, where you can scoop up spicy family-style dishes and enjoy a few cocktails in the process.

Jai Yun

Adventurous Valentines can savor a Chinese feast at this Shanghainese spot, where you can set a price for a prix-fixe menu full of interesting and unusual dishes that can't be found elsewhere.

Marla Bakery

Considering Marla's owners got married in their restaurant, it's pretty conducive to romance, especially considering you'll get to enjoy departing chef Duncan Holmes' final night behind the stoves. The $50, five-course menu includes foie gras mousse, mushroom pappardelle, and a warm chocolate souffle; wine pairings are an extra $30.

Bacco

Quaint, dimly lit Bacco is serving up a three-course prix-fixe for V-Day, with Italian options like red-wine-braised lamb shank, cream of lobster soup, tagliatelle with duck bolognese, and a special Valentine's dessert.

1601 Bar & Kitchen

1601's special Valentine's menu features six Sri Lankan-influenced courses for $99, including scallops with fresh truffles, Dungeness crab mulligatawny, and Ceylon tea semifreddo. Wine pairings are an extra $41.

Piqueo's

Celebrate love Latin-style with a meal at this Peruvian restaurant, which will be offering a special Valentine's-only menu. (There may even be beef hearts, a traditional Peruvian favorite, involved.)

Slow Club

Hide out from the Mission hustle and bustle at secluded Slow Club, where low lighting and cocktails make for a romantic experience, and approachable American fare will keep the buzz alive.

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