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The Ultimate Date Night: A guide to creating a memorable date night at SET

Best Sushi in Newport Beach. Dining in our patio

In the realm of unforgettable date nights, the perfect combination of romance and fine dining is a rare gem. Nestled in the heart of Newport, SET Steak and Sushi emerges as the ideal destination for couples seeking an exquisite experience for dining in Newport Beach. From the tantalizing menu to the enchanting ambiance, SET promises to elevate your romantic rendezvous to new heights.

Ambiance Inspired by the High Seas

Before you even take your first bite, SET Steak and Sushi envelops you in a world of nautical elegance. The interior design, inspired by the luxurious allure of yachts, immerses you in an atmosphere of sophistication and charm. Studio Munge's meticulous attention to detail ensures that every element, from the lighting fixtures to the color palette, creates an intimate and inviting space. The result is an ambiance that sets the stage for a romantic evening, making SET the perfect backdrop for your special date night.

Culinary Excellence

Now, let's delve into the heart of the experience – the menu. SET's culinary offerings, expertly crafted by their team of talented chefs, showcase a fusion of flavors that cater to the most discerning palates. To begin your gastronomic journey, explore the menu here. From delectable sushi rolls to perfectly seared steaks, each dish is a testament to SET's commitment to culinary excellence.

Tips for Creating a Memorable Dining Experience

Ambiance is Key

As you step into SET, let the ambiance guide your evening. Choose a cozy corner or a table with a view, depending on your preference. The yacht-inspired décor and dim lighting set the mood for a romantic experience. 

Our recommendation: For an even more enchanting and intimate experience, select a table on our outdoor patio under the soft glow of lanterns. The patio seamlessly extends the elegance of our interior to an al fresco setting. The combination of the night air, subtle lighting, and sophisticated design promises to make your date night truly unforgettable.

a dining table

Beverage Selection 

Complement your meal with a carefully chosen wine or craft cocktail. SET boasts an impressive wine selection that pairs seamlessly with their diverse menu. Seek the guidance of the knowledgeable staff to find the perfect beverage that enhances the flavors of your chosen dishes.

Our recommendation: For a truly sophisticated touch, consider sharing a bottle from our curated wine selection. The attentive staff is ready to guide you through the selection process, ensuring a perfect pairing for your shared dining experience. 

a glass of orange juice

Sharing is Caring: Opt for sharing dishes to create an intimate and interactive dining experience. The menu offers a variety of options suitable for sharing, allowing you and your partner to savor multiple flavors together.

Our recommendation: Start with the Baked Scallop Dynamite, featuring scallops, shrimp, mushroom, and pearl onion with yuzu kosho aioli, served on dry ice for a mesmerizing smoking effect. Dive into the King Salmon Nigiri Flight, an exploration of brown butter, smoked salt, sweet soy, ikura, nikiri, crunchy garlic, and lemon. The Chef’s Sashimi Selection offers a curated assortment of the finest cuts for sushi enthusiasts, celebrating the purity of flavors and expert presentation. 

Sweet Endings: Conclude your evening on a sweet note by exploring SET's dessert menu. From classic favorites to inventive creations, the desserts are the perfect way to cap off your romantic feast.

Our recommendation: Conclude your culinary journey with the Carrot Cake, a spiced chancaca honey cake adorned with brown butter cream cheese frosting, dulce de leche, carrot crisps, and paired with jasmine tea ice cream.

a piece of cake on a plate

When it comes to the ultimate date night, SET Steak and Sushi stands out as a beacon of romance and culinary excellence. From the yacht-inspired ambiance to the exquisite menu, every element at SET is carefully curated to ensure an unforgettable experience. So, if you're looking to create lasting memories with your special someone, set sail for SET – where romance meets fine dining in perfect harmony.