While February is certainly a quiet time at the Jersey Shore (a plus in my book), you can find plenty of exciting events and specials to experience for Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway close to home, take a trip to Wave Resort, in Long Branch, for luxurious accommodations, delicious dining, and live entertainment — plus some pampering in their gorgeous spa, of course.
I recently had lunch at Wave Resort’s Branch Cantina. Since the restaurant is described as serving Mexican classics, I went in expecting typical smothered-in-cheese menu offerings. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised.
The menu consists of many small plates that I thought sounded both different and delicious. They also have a unique lineup of tacos. All of the dishes we tried were perfectly executed and you could tell the chef took his time putting together this well-crafted menu.
The Bara Crudo (raw bar) offerings instantly caught our eye. The octopus ceviche, tuna tartare tostado, and an aguachile verde with jumbo Gulf shrimp were light, refreshing, and absolutely delectable.
And, if you like tequila, you’re in luck. Check out the Tequila Menu and reserve an overnight stay.😉
February 11 to 14: Check Out Branch Cantina’s Valentine’s Pre-Fixe Menu
“I love any reason to celebrate and especially Valentine’s Day,” said Daniel Schreiber, executive chef. “You’re showing your appreciation for someone you care for. If we can give you an amazing meal while you’re spending quality time, we’re helping be part of that experience.”
The Valentine’s pre-fixe also includes a half-price wine menu and pairing.
Make It a Valentine’s Vacation with the Wave of Love Package
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, why not make a long weekend of it and take advantage of the fantastic deals going on at Wave Resorts?
Enjoy up to 20% off all rooms and suites, a bottle of champagne on ice, delivered — six delectable chocolate-covered strawberries, and gorgeous rose petals adorning your room upon arrival.
You will also receive a $100 dining credit to Branch Cantina or our cozy coffee shop, Boardwalk Café, and a late checkout, at 12 p.m. Opportunity alert! Use your dining credit toward the Valentine’s Day pre-fixe dinner at Branch Cantina.
Explore the luxurious spa offerings and event programming (see below) to complete your getaway. This offer is available for stay dates from February 1 through February 28, 2023.
Live Weekly Entertainment at Boardwalk Coffee
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted
- 2/2 Live music with Amanda Lyons
- 2/9 Live music with Kevin Hill
- 2/11 Live music from The Wright Trio (7 to 9 p.m.)
- 2/16 Music bingo
- 2/23 Live music with Emily Grove
- 3/2 Live music with Ryan Gregg and Shayne Desena
- 3/9 Live music with Kevin Hill
- 3/16 Live music with Emily Grove
- 3/23 Music bingo
Valentine’s Day at Wave Resort’ Branch Cantina
- February through February 14
- Valentine’s pre-fixe
- Half-price wine menu
- Wine pairing
- Reservations through OpenTable.
- Walk-ins also welcome!
Valentine’s Day Specials at Boardwalk Coffee
The Red Velvet Latte Love will be offered through the end of February. And pick up chocolate-covered strawberries: $25 for a sleeve of six.
Coming Up at Wave Resort
- March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day at Branch Cantina: Corned beef and cabbage tacos, shepherd’s pie empanadas, Irish nachos, and drink specials.
- April 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Easter Brunch Buffet: Complimentary mimosa or champagne with each adult ticket
$95 adult, $55 kid
Two seatings will be offered
- May 14 — Mother’s Day in Maya
110 Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ