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Get into the Valentine’s Day Spirit!

Frankie Wenson

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better day to tell the people in your life how much you love and appreciate them! If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to planning the perfect day then just keep reading because #DowntownSac has everything you need to know about which restaurants are open for patio dining, where to buy all the chocolates and sweets and who is offering takeout specials.

Takeout for Two

 Camden Spit & Larder: Order your Valentine’s dinner for two from Camden Spit & Larder! For $150 you and your special someone will get a Smoked Cheddar Popovers, Gin & Beet Cured Salmon, Camden’s Farmers Cheese with butternut squash, chill sage, balsamic, grilled sourdough, a simple salad, Porter Braised Short Ribs and a Camden Chocolate Bar. The meal comes with a bottle of bubbles and reheating instructions available for pickup on Friday, February 12th from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Order here.

Frank Fat’s: This Valentine’s Day weekend from February 11th – 14th, Frank Fat’s is bringing back their iconic Dine Downtown menu for just $45 per person! You will get 2 appetizers, 5 entrees and their classic Banana Crème Pie for dessert. Give them a call to pre-order your Valentine’s Day meal today.

Phone: 916-442-7092

Romantic Dinner on the Patio

Photo Caption: Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar

 Fizz Champagne & Bubbles Bar: This deal will make you feel like you are “Balling on Ice”. Head over to Fizz on Valentine’s Day and enjoy their “Balling on Ice” special that comes with 30 grams of classic caviar plus half a dozen oysters for only $50. You can also add 2 glasses of Graham Beck Rosé for just $25 or choose a bottle of Graham Beck Rosé for $48. If you want to spend the day in the comfort of your own home, you can order a bottle of Laurent Perrier rose and 30 grams of classic caviar for $150 (this offer is also available for patio dining).

Hoppy’s Railyard Kitchen and Hopgarden: Experience Valentine’s Day all weekend long at Hoppy’s! They are offering a special dinner after 4 p.m. from Friday, February 12th – Monday, February 15th for just $55 per person. You can choose between their soup or salad, Pan Seared Honey Garlic Salmon, Oven Roasted Half Chicken or Fettuccine Alfredo with either Chicken or Shrimp and for dessert your choice of 2 house-made Churros or a slice of Cheesecake. In addition to your dinner courses, Hoppy’s will include a bottle of House Chardonnay, House Cabernet, or a 4-pack of their Hoppy Beer for your dining enjoyment!

Book your reservations here.

 Solomon’s: Celebrate the day at Solomon’s with your loved ones at their Love You Madly Valentine’s Day Brunch featuring DJ Lady Char! Enjoy freshly baked bagels, khachapuri, stacked-high Bloody Marys on their heated, physically distanced covered patio on February 14th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 Tequila Museo Mayahuel: Enjoy an experience for the senses at Mayahuel this Valentine’s Day! They are offering customers a romantic dinner for 2 for $49 per person and split sparkling wine with dessert. Reserve now for February 3rd – 17th for patio dining or order the dinner for takeout. Start your dinner off with an Amuse Bouche, Sopa De Maiz, an Entrée and Postre. You can also add a Love Potion for 2 to your meal for $20 that consists of a romantic cocktail made from muddled ripe red cherries and raspberries, with Tahoe blue vodka, triple sec, a bit of fresh lemon juice, a dash of orange bitters and a splash of ginger beer.

Make your reservations or order takeout here.

Photo Caption: The Firehouse Restaurant

The Firehouse Restaurant: Wine and dine with your significant other on the most romantic day of the year! The Firehouse Restaurant is having a Valentine’s Day dinner from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. on February 14th for $135 per person. This 4-course dinner includes salad, Dungeness Crab Cake, Braise Pork Belly or Butternut Squash Gnocchi. Then, you can choose between the Grilled Filet Mignon, Seared Day Boat Scallops, Double-Cut Pork Chop, Rack of Lamb or Roasted Root Vegetable Ratatouille. For dessert, you can enjoy the Strawberry Pot De Crème, Chocolate Toffee Cake or Strawberry-Apple Panna Cotta.

UPDATE: The Firehouse Restaurant’s Valentine’s Day dinner is currently sold out. Check their website for any cancellations.

Polanco Cantina: To spice up Valentine’s Day, diners can choose from two mouth-watering meals that include a special brunch or a romantic dinner on the patio with spectacular views of the plaza, and entertaining live music by Dinorah Klinger on Valentine’s Day from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.

Make your reservations here.

*Make sure to call and make your reservations for any of the dinner selections you might be interested in. Space is limited so make sure to call and reserve your seat so you don’t have to worry!

 Sweets and Treats

 Bailarin Cellars: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a virtual Wine and Chocolate event with winemaker William Weese and chocolatier Ramon Perez from Puur Chocolat on February 14th at 1:30 p.m.! Make this Valentine’s Day extra special with their gift box set for $168 featuring three bottles of Bailarin wine curated with one dozen Puur Chocolat Bon Bons in a handmade gift box.

Sign up for the virtual event here.

Insomnia Cookies: To satisfy a sweet tooth and send sparks flying, heart-shaped cakes and Valentine’s Day cake centers are available along with fan-favorite Red Velvet cookies and all-new bite-sized dippers chocolate-covered strawberries (available while supplies last).

Order here.

Odd Cookie Bakery Café & Bar: What is better on Valentine’s Day than to order themed cupcakes from Odd Cookie Bakery! Their themed cupcakes are available on February 11th, 12th and 13th so make sure to get your hands on Nuts About You, Roses are Red, Love You a Waffle Lot and more love-themed cupcakes today before their gone.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Order that special someone in your life chocolate colored strawberries for Valentine’s Day! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is doing an early bird special if you order their chocolate-covered strawberries by February 10th they will take 10% off your entire order. This deal is good until February 10th only and the strawberries will be good for pre-orders only!

Phone: 916-448-8801

Photo Caption: Roots Coffee

Roots Coffee: If you are looking for the most festive Valentine’s Day drink to get in the spirit of love your wait is over! Head over to Roots Coffee where they are serving their Valentine’s Day special, a Red Velvet Latte. Go in and order yours today!

Steamers Bakery & Cafe: Kick off Valentines week with one of Steamers lovely drink specials like Black Cherry White Hot Chocolate, Raspberry Mocha or Almond Roca Latte!

Thoughtful Gift Ideas

 Bohemian Aesthetic Atelier: Whether you like sweet or sensual scents, Bohemian Aesthetic Atelier has you covered! Grab the perfectly themed candle this Valentine’s Day for your spouse, significant other or gal pal. Head over to their website to shop now and get yours before the 14th!

Purchase here.

 Capital Books on K: If your special someone is a bookworm then you need experience Capital Book’s Valentine’s Day experience called Feast & Fiction. Two lucky couples have the chance to be selected for 2 seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for $65 per couple. During your reservation, you will have the bookstore all to yourselves for an hour and a half to browse the amazing love stories on the bookshelves and have dinner. It is up to you to bring your own dinner from your favorite local restaurant to eat upstairs in their new Flamingo Lounge. You will be provided a complimentary bottle of wine and can purchase a cheese tray or dessert for an additional cost. You can also enjoy 15% off any purchase in the store on your date night. Winners will be selected on February 7th so make sure to sign up before the spots are filled!

Sign up here.

Identity Boutique: Get into the swing of Valentine’s Day with a photo-op/selfie station just inside the boutique that is filled with great gift ideas. Plus, shoppers will receive a free pair of earrings with any purchase (while supplies last).

Shop online here. 

The Lash Lounge: For treating that Valentine to a little beauty, consider the eye-catching limited-time Valentine’s deal that includes the first set of lashes starting at just $89, plus a free refill and zero-fee membership enrollment (a total savings of over $360).

Book your appointment here.

LiBush International Connections Africa: With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you will need to find something unique to give the special someone in your life. LiBush has everything from wonderful art, African imports, African clothing and so much more! Shop their online store now to get your items before February 14th!

Shop online here.

R. Douglas Custom Clothier: Your jacket, your lining! Some memories are worth keeping close to our hearts. In this case, quite literally. Upgrade your lining with your very own photos in a collage format. Normally custom linings cost $250 but they are offering them for FREE during the month of February!

Book your appointment here.

Photo Caption: Stage Nine

Stage Nine: Valentine’s Day has already begun at Stage Nine! If you have a Disney lover in your life then get them the most magical gift this year. They have Minnie and Mickey heart-themed Loungefly bags that your special someone would love to get their hands on. Mention @oldsac’s post on Instagram at checkout and get 20% off!

View post here.

The Citizen Hotel: Romance is elevated this Valentine’s Day at The Citizen Hotel! When you book a stay for the occasion enjoy $20 F&B credit, bottle of JCB sparkling wine, Puur Chocolat, and late check-out.

Book your stay here.

Make it a Day Full of Love

Bloomwagen Flower Truck: Enjoy a pop-up shopping activation this Saturday, February 13th in DOCO! Bursting with fresh flowers sure to brighten the day, the vintage VW truck will be set up on the main plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to delight DOCO shoppers.

D’Sean Ross Valentine’s Day Special Event: Get your tickets for a Valentine’s Day special show at Laughs Unlimited! From February 11th – 14th, you can experience the comedic styling of D’ Sean Ross who is one of America’s hottest up and coming comedian/actors. All shows will be held outdoors to comply with the latest health mandates.

Purchase tickets here.

Heart Arch: Love is in the air at the Old Sacramento Waterfront! From February 3rd – 28th, in partnership with Steadfast Craft’s own Alyse Porzio, this temporary activation will be located in the public space at 1000 Front Street on the elevated Embarcadero overlooking the Sacramento River, the Riverboat Delta King, and the Tower Bridge shining in the background. To be known as the “Heart Arch,” it will dually serve as a memorable photo opportunity as well as a symbol of togetherness following a difficult year. Make sure to stop by and snap a photo!

Hyatt Regency Sacramento: It’s suite heart season at the Hyatt Regency! They are offering customers an unbelievable Valentine’s Day Suite package that is available Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 14th that includes a Park Suite, Governor’s Suite, or Presidential Suite, a three course in-suite dinner for two from Executive Chef Michael Grande. You will also get a bottle of Blanc de Blancs Champagne, free parking and a rose arrangement from Katrione’s Blooms.

Book your stay here.

 Revival at the Sawyer: Cozy up with your special someone in an igloo outdoors on the terrace at Revival! Reservations are available for booking and they are offering 2 seats at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday beginning this Thursday, February 4th. Prices start at $50 per person for up to 6 people, which includes a glass of champagne and a sweet treat. Book your reservations online today and Revival will reach out to guests and confirm choices upon receipt of your reservation.

Book reservations here.

River City Marketplace: Perfect for discovering locally made artisan gifts, an always popular open-air mini makers market will be set up in the main plaza in DOCO on Saturday, February 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel: Are you lucky in love? Then try your luck with The Sawyer Hotel’s romantic package! Enjoy their best flexible rate yet for $45 they will treat you to an exclusive selection of amenities worth $125 that includes complimentary valet parking, bottle of Taittinger bubbles, a sweet and savory treat and fruit, pastries and mimosas in bed the next day. This package is available for stays from February 1 – 28th!

Book your reservations here.

Get Around Downtown

Take SmaRT Ride for Free on February 12: In recognition of Valentine’s Day, SacRT will help #SpreadLove by offering FREE rides on SmaRT Ride with an I  SacRT Free Ride flyer on Friday, February 12, 2021, in all nine service zones. Riders traveling on the electric shuttles have the opportunity to get a FREE I ♥ SacRT #SpreadLove mask!

Download the flyer here.

Remember to share the love by tagging @oldsac and @downtownsac on social media and view all open businesses here. We hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day and spend the day with the special people in your life!