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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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1. Hillside Supper Club

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300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 857-1461
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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.

2. Mourad

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140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 660-2500
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).

3. Mission Beach Cafe

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198 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 861-0198
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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.

4. Hawker Fare

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680 valencia, san francisco, ca
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 800-9000
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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.

5. Jai Yun

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680 Clay St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 981-7438
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.

6. Marla Bakery

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3619 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 742-4379
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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.

7. Bacco

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737 Diamond St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 282-4969
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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.

8. 1601 Bar & Kitchen

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1601 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-1601
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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.

9. Piqueo's

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830 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 282-8812
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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.)

10. Slow Club

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2501 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 241-9390
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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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1. Hillside Supper Club

300 Precita Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
300 Precita Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. Mourad

140 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105
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).
140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94105

3. Mission Beach Cafe

198 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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.
198 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. Hawker Fare

680 valencia, san francisco, ca, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
680 valencia, san francisco, ca
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. Jai Yun

680 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111
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.
680 Clay St
San Francisco, CA 94111

6. Marla Bakery

3619 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
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.
3619 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121

7. Bacco

737 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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.
737 Diamond St
San Francisco, CA 94114

8. 1601 Bar & Kitchen

1601 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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.
1601 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Piqueo's

830 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.)
830 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. Slow Club

2501 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110
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.
2501 Mariposa St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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