Options still on the table for Valentine’s Day

Brezo at 135 Park Pl. in Point Richmond. (Photo Credit: Alvin Lopez)

By Kathy Chouteau

Did you leave your Valentine’s Day planning to the last minute? Have no fear, Richmond restaurants are here, ready and willing to take your dinner reservation this Thurs., Feb. 14, for a romantic night out.

The Rich Life did a little gum-shoe detective work and found some top Richmond establishments that—as of this writing—still have room at the table for you and your sweet one this Valentine’s Day. Here’s the scoop…


Located in Point Richmond’s historic Baltic Building—once the site of a speakeasy—Brezo features “farm-fresh California meats and produce with a Latin flare.” The restaurant, which exudes charm and romance in addition to delicious food, is offering a special set menu for Valentine’s Day. The menu for two people will feature one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert to share for $75; menu items can also be ordered individually. Entrees will include Braised Short Ribs, Wild Salmon and a Filled & Grilled Vegetable Crepe. Brezo is located at 135 Park Pl. in Point Richmond and is open for dinner Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. For more info, call 510-680-5196 or click here.

Hotel Mac

Photo Credit: Hotel Mac

When it comes to charming, historic properties in Point Richmond, the Hotel Mac is the grand dame; it’s been situated at its home at 50 Washington Ave. since 1911. And with miniature lamps on the tables and beautiful, old world décor, it’s the perfect romantic retreat. This Valentine’s Day, the Hotel Mac will be offering a special menu with selections like Roasted Lobster Tail, Hearts of Fire Linguini with Prawns, Twice Cooked Duck Breast and more—including a selection of soup or salad and dessert—your evening will be downright indulgent. The Hotel Mac is open Thursday for dinner from 5-9 p.m. Call 510-233-0576 or click here for more info.


Photo Credit: Pikhanas

Another Point Richmond eatery, Pikhanas, will be featuring its everyday dinner menu for Valentine’s Day, but be assured it’s anything but typical. The restaurant, located at 25 West Richmond Ave. in Point Richmond, is a Brazilian steakhouse that specializes in serving the country’s traditional Rodizio—various cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken that are slow-cooked on special grills to preserve the natural juices and flavors. Throughout your visit, Pikhanas’ wait staff take turns visiting your table to offer your party different servings of meat. It’s a deliciously unique dining experience you won’t soon forget. Pikhanas will serve dinner from 5-9 p.m. Valentine’s Day. Call 510-237-7585 or click here for more info.

Anh Restaurant & Bar

Photo Credit: Anh Vietnamese Kitchen

With a prime location in the Richmond Marina—and incredible views and menu to boot—Anh Restaurant & Bar is a stand-out option for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The restaurant specializes in Vietnamese cuisine, with mouth-watering menu items like Panko Crusted Shrimp, Garlic Noodles and Anh’s Famous Fish Cakes—not to mention a variety of rolls, salads and phở. And with dessert selections that include Banana Samosas with coconut ice cream & chocolate drizzle, you really can’t go wrong. Anh Restaurant & Bar is located at 1950 Esplanade Dr. in Richmond and is open from 5-9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Call 510-680-5292 or click here for more info.