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San Mateo Valentine's Day Guide

We've created a one-stop-shop where you can find Valentine's Day events, restaurants and gifts right here in San Mateo. Got more ideas? Tell us in the comments!

Whether you're planning to dance, eat, buy a present or send flowers to your special someone, San Mateo Patch has compiled a list of ways to celebrate your holiday with local romantic flavor.

Scroll through our list to see what Valentine's Day events we've picked out, as well as where we recommend you eat in town, and what romantic gifts we suggest you buy (and were you can get them in San Mateo).

And, as always, if we missed anything, please let us know in the comments section!

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WHAT TO DO?

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

In this era of Facebook, Twitter, computer generated greeting cards, and cell phone texts, Flywheel Press along with support from Porridge Papers, are giving the community a chance to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” with old-school methods and delivered (limited to the San Mateo/Burlingame city limits) in an unforgettable way.

  • When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Where: , 307 7th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Price: FREE

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This dance is all about love & happiness! Prize drawings & games, mixer dance, plenty of food on the snack buffet, ice cream & decadent desserts. A fun event for social dancers at any skill level.

  • When: 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Where: Boogie Woogie Ballroom, 551 Foster City Blvd., Suite G, Foster City, CA 94404
  • Price: $15 for two lessons and dance party; $12 for one lesson and dance party; $10 for dance party only 

SUNDAY, FEB. 12

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In this era of Facebook, Twitter, computer generated greeting cards, and cell phone texts, Flywheel Press along with support from Porridge Papers, are giving the community a chance to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” with old-school methods and delivered (limited to the San Mateo/Burlingame city limits) in an unforgettable way.

  • When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Where: , 307 7th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Price: FREE

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WHERE TO EAT?

Reservations may be made online at Open Table for the following San Mateo restaurants. We recommend you make your reservation as far in advance as possible, as dinner slots on Valentine's Day will likely fill up quickly.

  • 231 Ellsworth
    Special 5-Course Menu with options on each course.
  • All Spice
    Spend a romantic Valentine's Day at All Spice! Enjoy a very special 4-course chef's menu for $75/person.
  • Astaria
    Impress the one you love Valentine's weekend 2/10-2/14. Astaria's seasonal winter menu + our Aphrodisiac Menu will have something special for everyone!
  • Cafe Tradition
    Join us on Valentine's Day!
  • Espetus Churrascaria - San Mateo
    Join us this Valentine's Day for an one of a kind experience at Bay Area's authentic Brazilian Steak House.
  • KINGFISH
    Treat your special someone to something special at Kingfish! Join us Valentine's Day for our 3 course tasting menu, $45 per guest, or our full list of Kingfish favorites.
  • Poplar Creek Grill
    Special Entrees at $17-$19 from Executive Chef Scott Kendig, served with one complimentary glass of champagne. Regular menu, too. Seating until 8:30 pm on 2/14. Free parking.
  • Spiedo - San Mateo
    Come celebrate Valentines Day at Spiedo Ristorante. We be offering a limited menu including salads, pizza, pasta and mesquite grilled and rotisserie items.
  • Viognier
    Celebrate your special someone at Viognier for Valentine's. Our three course tasting menu offers seasonal selections for each course. $65 menu/ $30 wine pairing.

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WHAT TO GET?

Flowers:

Sweet Treats:

 

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