Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, a first Bumble date or just because, Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego has date night down. Enjoy an evening of tantalizing cuisine, which will have you wanting to reenact Lady and the Tramp‘s famous bella notte spaghetti scene, or make pottery or even kick it to some fine-tuned music. When romance is in the air, we’ve got you covered with date night at Gaslamp Quarter.
If food is the gateway to the heart, lovebirds will unite at Huntress, an upscale, modern steakhouse named after a powerful persona of strength, elegance and primal instinct. Priced at $140 a couple, the Huntress date night menu, available Monday through Thursday, features lobster soup or wedge salad and a 6-oz. filet or 12-oz. New York strip with whipped potatoes and broccolini. In between decadent bites, sip on sumptuous wine. For dessert, delightful forkfuls of the 7 Sins chocolate cake will set the mood for the rest of the evening like no other. For more information, visit huntresssteak.com/date-night.
Why wait for the weekend for romance? Vino and Vibes on Tuesdays at Rustic Root sets the stage for the perfect mid-week date night at Gaslamp Quarter. Couples can enjoy half-priced bottles of wine and live acoustic music on the lively rooftop with views of the bustling city life below. Rustic Root’s classic dishes are rooted in tradition but are reimagined with fresh and local ingredients and the chef’s modern flair. For more information, visit www.rusticrootsd.com.
Your table for two awaits at Provisional Kitchen at Pendy San Diego. Every Thursday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., Provisional Kitchen serves up a special date night three-course menu priced at $100 per couple. Created by Chef Brandon Sloan, the menu features bruchettone with prosciutto, peach, ricotta and hazelnut; 20-oz. Creekstone bone-in ribeye; house-made spaghetti alla vodka; ciliegia e cioccolato; and more. Paired with cocktails, including the Late Night Out with High West Double Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Peychaud’s, orange and cherry-wood smoke, or the Window Seat with High West Bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, blood orange and mint, alongside live music, you’ll be singing “ti amo” all night long. For more information, visit www.pendry.com/san-diego/dining/provisional/.
Swoon your boo Ghost-style at Pinch–not your average pottery studio, located between Gaslamp Quarter and East Village. Pinch offers hands-on private pottery lessons for two, perfect for date night. After the 90-minute experience, starting at $180, you and your partner’s finished works of art are safe for food and drink, durable enough to withstand the microwave and dishwasher and–just like love–are one of a kind. For more information, visit www.pinch-studio.com.
The Shout! House
Laugh, sing and dance the night away at The Shout! House, which is open Tuesday through Sunday and located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained during dueling pianos, a high-energy performance with audience participation, comedy and sing-alongs. The Shout! House’s date night package, starting at $140 a couple, includes priority entry, a private table for two, a bottle of prosecco and table decor. For more information, visit theshouthouse.com.