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Valentine’s Day calls for cherished moments with a special someone. Infamously, the holiday is celebrated with a reservation for two. Find a Los Angeles venue that encapsulates the love you share this year with feasts from made-from-scratch sushi to heartwarming fried chicken and beyond.
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Available for both dine-in and delivery only on February 14 from 5:00. to 10:30 p.m., the five-course dinner offers a trio of savory dishes to share such as leek and goat cheese tart with curry, watercress and chives, citrus with beets and avocado with dates, arugula and pistachios and cured Hamachi-pastrami style with Weiser potatoes, spring onion and caviar cream. The main courses are designed for two with options of early spring vegetable tagine with jeweled rice, greens and kumquat zhoug, lobster thermador with orecchiette mac and cheese with grilled broccoli or grilled ribeye with potatoes Parisenne and creamed spinach. End your night on a sweet note with chocolate mascarpone tart with honeycomb, crushed hazelnuts and espresso. Sip on head barman Ignacio Murillo’s Besitos drink, which has tequila, house red currant liqueur and lime or with dinner, enjoy a sparkling wine flight of curated wines by the glass or bottle. This special menu is priced at $150 per person.
Website / 8289 Santa Monica Blvd 90046
Set in a floral and intimate setting, Arden will offer a prix fixe dinner for Valentine’s Day. The menu consists of an amuse-bouche, a truffle tuna tartare cone, a complimentary glass of champagne and a three-course meal. For the first course, choose from grilled octopus with chorizo and potato crema, white asparagus, white truffle hollandaise sauce or wagyu carpaccio with truffle aioli. For the second course, choose from a savory filet mignon with truffle potato crema, red wine demi-glacé Dover sole, Napa cabbage, caper beurre blanc or risotto with porcini mushrooms and ricotta salata and a special sweet dessert for two. Caviar for two is available upon request for $90.
Website / 9500 Wilshire Blvd 90212
Located in Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, THE Blvd Restaurant and Lounge is offering a four-course menu. Start off your night with tomato caprese or big eye tuna tartare, and choose from pan-seared Maine scallops or Lobster pappardelle before selecting your main course of either roasted wild striped bass, vegan barbecue red beets or Snake River Farms wagyu eye of the ribeye. Finish your dinner with a dessert from executive pastry chef Ricardo Menucucci, who has prepared aphrodisiac-inspired desserts, such as the 62% dark chocolate mousse with berries or a red velvet sponge cake with cream cheese semifreddo. This special menu is offered only on Feb. 14 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and is priced at $195 per person. The restaurant also offers a special Lover’s Libations menu between February 12-18, which features Valentine's Day-inspired cocktails. Book via OpenTable.
Website / 2104 Main St 90405
Embark on a daring rendezvous at Cobi’s this holiday with a five-course prix-fixe tasting menu. Indulge in a family-style feast featuring dishes like the Kusshi Oysters, roasted heirloom beets with clotted coconut cream and lime leaf and signature curries like the beef rendang and the butter chicken and panang. Reservations are available.
Website / 9500 Wilshire Blvd 90212
Located in The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Cut Beverly Hills offers an exquisite candle-lit dining experience, created by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. A special four-course menu this Valentine’s Day, Cut will serve an amuse bouche of gruyere gougéres and rye tartlet with smoked salmon tartare; an appetizer choice of bluefin tuna toro, scallop crudo, beetroot tartare, endive salad or ricotta cheese gnocchi. Main dishes include ribeye, filet mignon, New York strip, lamb chops, duck breast and scallops. This menu also offers sides, such as broccolini, Yukon potato puree, hand-cut french fries and braised winter greens. End your evening on a sweet note, with shareable desserts such as the basque cheesecake and a Cut chocolate bar. Caviar and oysters are available upon request. This specialized menu is offered only on Feb. 14 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. and is priced at $295 per person. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
Website / 6067 Wilshire Blvd 90036
Fanny’s offers the charm of Hollywood's classical era in a contemporary setting. It will have both an á la carte menu, as well as chef Jun Bum Oh’s four-course celebratory dinner priced at $85 per person, which features beef tenderloin and blue prawn, tuna sashimi, beet agnolotti and more. An optional curated wine pairing is available and there will be live music from Daniel Todd’s Jazz Trio.
Website / 4222 Vineland Ave 91602
Located in the retro-style Garland Hotel, come celebrate your love at The Front Yard, which offers a beautiful outdoor patio, strung bistro lights and a fireplace in the center. Valentine's Day menu highlights include a 14-ounce bone-in filet and warm lobster salad with triple-fried potatoes and asparagus, divers scallops and pancetta served with shrimp butter sauce and leeks and fingerling potatoes and a warm butternut squash Shepherd's pie. Sip on a cocktail or mocktail and delight in a chocolate pave cake, a warm strawberry rhubarb tart or an array of other dessert options.
Website / 322 N Pass Ave 91505
Located in the luxury boutique Hotel Amarano, FYC Bar & Kitchen offers a three-course dinner for two from 5 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 14 for $75 per person. The menu features main courses like grilled filet mignon with wilted spinach, cabernet reduction, herb potato pie, asparagus and baby carrots and broiled jumbo prawns served with tomato concasse, herb potato pie, asparagus and baby carrots. For dessert, choose from brownie á la mode, creme brulee, chocolate-covered strawberries or New York cheesecake with mixed berries. Drink pairings are available for an additional charge.
Website / 421 N Rodeo Dr 90210
Set amidst a cozy fireplace, The Hideaway is perfect for a Valentine’s date night affair. The special menu, Besame Mucho, offers a three-course menu with highlights like the caviar quesadilla and the wild mushroom and black truffle enchiladas. Live music by Kaeyra will be showcased from 6 to 11 p.m. The mood will be set with red roses, balloons, white tablecloths and plenty of candles. The Besame Mucho menu will be offered at $150 per guest from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and $125 from 4 to 5 p.m. and after 9:45 p.m.
Website / 900 Wilshire Blvd Floor 71 90017
La Boucherie, a steakhouse located on the 71st floor of the Intercontinental, is offering a prix-fixe four-course menu for $180-plus or a seven-course prix-fixe option for $600-plus. The menu features a variety of dishes, such as a European charcuterie platter for two, a petite waygu filet, red velvet tiramisu for dessert and more. To further elevate your evening, select the VIP Starlight Booths, a signature element of the restaurant that offers floor-to-ceiling private screens and the best views of L.A.
Website / 2424 Main St 90405
Chef Brian Bomemann has made his way back to his pasta-making roots this Valentine’s Day. Made for friends, lovers and galentines to enjoy, the four-course menu features the likes of Dungeness crab and saffron taglioni and bucatini with roasted tomato and wild chanterelle risotto. Offered at $115 per guest, reservations are available now.
Website / 3709 Sunset Blvd 90026
At this Silver Lake pop-up restaurant, guests can choose from either a five-course prix fixe menu priced at $109 per person or a seven-course prix fixe menu priced at $159 per person. Inspired by chef Debbie Lee's Korean roots, menu highlights include a Gui surf and turf, which has lobster tail, beef tallow hollandaise, garlic chive oil, wagyu ribeye, charred tropical fruit salsa and Asian herb salad, or bluefin tuna with wasabi avocado crema, candied serrano, lemongrass and crispy rice heart. For dessert, a matcha souffle and Injeolmi dusted white chocolate-covered strawberries. Throughout the night, there will also be á la carte Korean-inspired cocktails available. Reservations can be made via Resy.
Website / 1020 N San Vicente Blvd 90069
If you are looking for something other than dinner this Valentine's season, The London West Hollywood’s afternoon tea will be served with a Valentine’s Day theme each weekend throughout the month of February. This specialized menu includes a selection of teas from the Rare Tea Company, including teas that are limited edition, like rare hibiscus flower and golden masala chai. The menu also features champagne by the glass, tea sandwiches, scones, a variety of house-made pastries like red velvet trifle, chocolate hazelnut rocher, passion fruit and lime cake roll, organic strawberry profiterole and a strawberry and vanilla mousse celebration cake that serves up to four guests. The afternoon tea is priced at $84 per person and takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and requires reservations, which can be booked via OpenTable. On February 14t, The London West Hollywood will have a three-course prix-fixe menu priced served from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Chef Anthony Keene has curated a special menu that includes starters of lobster sliders and crab toast gratin and mains, such as Kombu-cured salmon and bone-in beef ribeye. For dessert, indulge in creamy vacherin, mille-feuille pastries or a chocolate souffle cake. Reservations can be booked via OpenTable.
Website / 9291 Burton Way 90210
James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mesina will be preparing a six-course tasting menu with Moët Hennessy pairings this Valentine’s Day at the elegant L'Ermitage restaurant. Showcasing the season’s special ingredients and Mesina’s artistry, this fine-dining experience is one you don't want to miss. Savor dishes like the hamachi ceviche and butter-poached lobster. Reserve a table now.
Website / 22752 Pacific Coast Hwy, 90265
Located between Carbon Beach and Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan offers breathtaking beachfront views for you and your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Book a beachfront suite and experience Japanese-inspired outdoor soaking tubs, private decks and luxury linens. With only 16 rooms, it is sure to be an exclusive and intimate experience. The property has a partnership with jeweler Martin Katz and is offering the signature Diamond Menu Package. The Diamond Menu Package includes a complimentary special cocktail made exclusively for Valentine’s Day by Nobu Malibu's professional beverage director, a gourmet breakfast for two that can be served either in the guest’s room or on the relaxation deck, exclusive access to Martin Katz's signature jewelry designs and the option to further elevate your experience of relaxation with the Diamond Facial, available upon request.
Website / 7000 Hollywood Blvd 90028
Located in the Hollywood Roosevelt, spend a romantic evening this Valentine's Day at Shirley Brasserie. Adorned with a fireplace and plush velvet chairs, Shirley Brasserie offers a French-Californian, romantic dining experience. Delight in a four-course tasting menu priced at $125 per person, with optional wine pairings, from 5:00-9:00 P.M. Chef Craig Hopsin has created a menu that includes classic French dishes with a twist, such as lamb chop and confit lamb shoulder, char-grilled sea bass, coal-grilled Puget Sound oysters and more.
Website / 1306 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd 90291
On Feb. 14 from noon to 8:00 p.m., Visit Utah will have a pop-up chocolate shop offering free chocolate at Venice Beach, to celebrate the launch of the Utah Office of Tourism’s, “In Love. In Utah.” campaign. These chocolates are custom-curated from Utah's craft chocolatier, Solstice Chocolate. This campaign invites anyone who has visited or is interested in visiting Utah to share their stories about Utah and how it has made them feel love, connection and inspiration. Share these stories on social media to win a trip to Utah.
Website / 1400 N Cahuenga Blvd 90028
On Feb. 14, The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood will offer a four-course dinner priced at $68 at ALK restaurant. The evening features live music from a local jazz band trio, as well as special holiday gifts, including a Komos cocktail for each guest upon their arrival and a take-home gift of Komos chocolates. The Valentine's Day special dinner menu includes shrimp ceviche for an amuse-bouche, crispy ahi tuna with a carrot ginger mash, Sesame spinach and a sake-mirin reduction or braised short ribs with herb gremolata, polenta cake and glazed heirloom carrots. There are two seating times offered at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. The early bird seating comes with a raffle entry to win two seats at ALK’s upcoming chef dinner and wine pairing experience in March. Reservations for Valentine's Day can be booked via OpenTable. Also, The Godfrey Hotel is extending its V-Day Day celebrations with a personalized dinner and wine pairing on Feb. 16, which features a specialized menu by executive chef Oliver Rousselle and wine pairing by Gallo Winery. Reservations are available on OpenTable.
Website / 7469 Melrose Ave 90046
For a decadent, plant-based Valentine’s Day dinner, Ubuntu has you covered with its West African-inspired menu. Priced at $75 per person, it will have a five-course dinner and a specialized cocktail menu for the holiday. Reservations can be made via Resy.
Website / 1212 3rd St Promenade 90401
American-Italian restaurant 1212 is offering a three-course prix fixe V-Day menu priced at $145 per couple. Start with an appetizer of your choice of either hamachi carpaccio or beef tartare and entree choices of lobster risotto, veal loin or cacio e pepe. For dessert, indulge in a warm pecan cake.
Website / 1260 S Figueroa St 90015
Dine at an intimate date night setting with breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline from the 34th floor of the AC Hotel. Its Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $69 with starters of either tomato and mozzarella, a ham and cheese panini or a Caesar salad. Choose a main course of rigatoni with Pomodoro tomatoes, grilled chicken paillard or grilled salmon. Top off your dinner with either carrot cake or a rich chocolate lava cake.
Website / 8715 Beverly Blvd 90048
The recently opened Amour is the perfect fusion of Paris and L.A. Two tasting menus will be available this Valentine’s Day: the Romance en Quarte and the Sept Baisers. Guests have the option to order additional accompaniments like the truffle pasta or select from a list of over 125 wines and champagnes. Reservations are available now.
Website / 9040 W Sunset Blvd 90069
Located in The West Hollywood Edition, Ardor grants produce-forward Valentine’s Day dinner. Chef John Fraser has chosen a special three-course dinner menu for the holiday that is priced at $120 per person. It features dishes such as oysters with a strawberry mignonette sauce, house-made chestnut ravioli, Hen of the Wood mushrooms and truffle cacio e pepe. Other options include halibut with a citrus beurre blanc, sunchokes, a green papaya and chayote salad and more.
Website / 1541 Wilcox Ave 90028
With its Hollywood-meets-French Riviera aesthetic, Bar Lis makes for a perfect romantic night out. From 5 to 8 p.m., there will be specialty cocktails served, such as Délice d’Amour made with vodka, strawberry infused aperol, Lillet blanc, lemon and fee foam. Alternatively, try a more herbal cocktail, such as Midnight in Paris with vodka, rosemary, lavender, pineapple, lemon and bubbles. Bar Lis’ Sunset Hour menu is $78 per person and includes Petrossian caviar, crispy potato croquettes with hollandaise, tuna tartare, a petite steak with parsnip puree, roasted baby carrots and a red wine demi glaze and a decadent dark chocolate mousse for dessert. Also, a table package can be purchased for $150 per couple and includes a bottle of Perrier Jouet Brut champagne, canapes, potato croquettes, caviar and créme fraiche. For mains, there is crispy sushi with bigeye tuna and soy glaze and truffle beef sliders with black truffle aioli, Manchego cheese and arugula. Enjoy tableside entertainment with a burlesque show by the Femme Follies with Miss Tosh and special guest performers at 8 p.m. To make a reservation, email [email protected].
Website / 705 W 9th St 90015
Baar Baar is an upscale Modern Indian restaurant with dishes selected by Michelin chef Sujan Sarkar. For $75 per person, the Valentine’s Day menu includes canape appetizers, a main dish of cauliflower with carrot pachadi, peanut thecha and kumquats, sea bass tawa fry or butter chicken. For dessert, indulge in a chai and chocolate fondant with cherry sorbet and sesame chikki. The restaurant also offers specialty cocktails that are inspired by Bollywood films.
Website / 8440 Sunset Blvd 90069
For those not wanting a prix fixe dinner, Casa Madera will have a la carte options. Choose from cocktails like La Enormada with guava, banana, pineapple, mint and lime or Maravilla with lemon, pineapple sorbet, prosecco and gold dust. Other menu highlights include burrata with fresh black truffle oil and truffle-infused Mayan honey, half a dozen chef-selected oysters, champagne and caviar or waygu top cap with red wine juice.
Website / 100 S Grand Ave 90012
The Conrad has a number of restaurant options fitting for Valentine’s Day celebrations. Available only on February 14, specialty cocktails will be offered at Agua Viva, San Laurel and The Beaudry Room. These include the strawberry and chocolate Elixir of Love or a fruity Love Potion on Level 10. Both Agua Viva and San Laurel will also offer specialty menus on Feb. 14 only with the likes of hibiscus oysters and duck breast from San Laurel’s tasting menu and the carrot agua chile and Thai lobster at Agua Viva.
Website / 6516 Selma Ave 90028
If you are looking for a fun night out filled with dancing, look no further than Desert 5 Spot. This country bar is hosting a V-Day-themed BootLoose night with line dancing with Mike and Diana starting at 7 p.m. Then, sing your favorite songs at 9 p.m. for Cowboy Karaoke and sip a signature V-Day drink, the Cowboy Casanova made with gin, sage, rosemary, chocolate, raspberry and lemon.
Website / 101 Wilshire Blvd 90401
Whether you have a special someone or are celebrating self love, the Fairmont Miramar has it all this Valentine’s Day. Sip and savor vibrant flavors at the Lobby Lounge with a three-course and a la carte menu that features chicken and truffle agnolotti, salmon wellington with crab ragout and surf and turf with beef striploin and seared scallop. You can also dine at the farm-to-table restaurant The Fig with a menu created by executive chef Damon Gordon. Enjoy an ultra-seasonal and locally sourced meal that features dishes of slow-cooked octopus, New Zealand wagyu tenderloin with truffled sweet potato and chilled Beausoleil oysters with saltwater foam and caviar. For a more intimate dining experience, Soko is the spot. The restaurant has an 8-seat sushi bar, an omakase menu that features a six-course chef’s choice and optional $50 sake pairings. Menu highlights include hime Sazae conch, chilled Maine lobster cocktail and Ankimo crème brûlée. Flying solo this V-Day? Afternoon Tea has got you covered. Celebrate Galentines Day at the Library and Ocean Terrace with four specialty tea services on Feb. 10 and 11 at noon and 3:00 P.M. Enjoy a three-course menu that features scones, decadent pastries and finger sandwiches. Sip freshly brewed Lot 35 loose-leaf teas out of garden-inspired Bernardaud porcelain teacups. Tickets can be purchased on Resy for $95 per person.
Website / 8225 Beverly Blvd 90048
Chef Suzanne Tracht is bringing the romance with a special Valentine’s Day dinner at Jar. Start your night with light appetizers, such as New England Clam Chowder or red Belgian endive caeser, and your choice of roasted rib eye, roasted halibut or braised heritage pork shank, for your main course. Finish off your dinner with something sweet, such as red velvet cake, heart-shaped raspberry cake or assorted sorbet. The restaurant offers a variety of bubbles like rosé champagne Billecart-Salmon brut. Book now at OpenTable for $165 per person.
Website / 6516 Selma Ave 90028
Delight in a high-energy Valentine’s Day experience with welcome champagne, a mariachi band and fire dance performers. The dinner is priced at $88 per person for a menu of oyster caviar, king crab legs with oysters, Sturgeon caviar, wild Alaskan king crab, mignonette with cocktail sauce and Champagne. The menu also has rich truffle mole and lobster, poached Maine lobster with butter, truffle mole served with yuca or the 7 Mares Caldo, which is made with clams, sweet shrimp, scallops, cipollini broth and cod. Finish off your evening with a dessert platter selected by the chef.
Website / 8400 Santa Monica Blvd 90069
La Bohème offers a romantic ambiance for you and your date this Valentine’s Day, adorned with string lights, antique oil paintings and plush velvet couches. Its four-course menu is $180 per couple and features oysters, lobster nicoise, beef tartare, filet mignon and a decadent dark chocolate mousse for dessert.
Website / 9785 S Santa Monica Blvd 90210
This V-Day, experience a multi-course menu with a specialized wine pairing selected by sommelier Gabriel Perez. Make your reservation via Resy, with more details to come.
Website / 1260 S Figueroa St 90015
Celebrate your love from the rooftop of La Lo La, located on the 34th floor of the AC Hotel. Sip on V-Day-themed cocktails like the bright and citrusy Kiss Martini or the sweet Chocolatini. The cocktail lounge will serve dishes like a seafood ceviche of octopus, shrimp, ahi tuna, leche de tigre and pico de gallo with blue corn tortilla chips and a Hanger steak with truffle potato gratin, mushroom blend, cauliflower and a black garlic puree.
Website / 623 N La Peer 90069
Give back to the community this Valentine’s Day and experience the flavors of Eastern Mediterranean cooking at Ladyhawk. Enjoy complimentary samples of 2022 Rescue Rosé as part of its partnership with the organization Rescue Rosé. A portion of the proceeds raised by this organization, founded by L.A.-based fashion stylist Nola Singer, will go to non-profit animal charities.
Website / 796 Via Del Monte Palos Verdes Estates 90274
Celebrate Love at La Venta, a historic 100-year-old Spanish villa. Located at the top of the Palos Verdes Hills, experience a sunset cocktail and chef-selected, three-course meal and wine pairing. This event is by reservation only and seatings are at 5 and 7 p.m.
Website / 2128 Hillhurst Ave 90027
An Italian feat for Valentine’s Day? Yes, please! Be sure to save room for sweet treats such as zeppoles with chocolate sauce and Valentine’s sugar cookies by pastry chef Ann Kirk. Both desserts are available for dine-in and pickup orders.
Website / 1254 S Figueroa St, 8th Floor 90015
Delight in a candlelight three-course dinner for two that includes sparkling sake and petit fors priced at $228. Dinner includes an amuse bouche of crispy sesame temaki or bluefin tuna and caviar; a course of Pacific snapper sashimi or Perigord truffle vinaigrette; a main course of grilled Kagoshima beef, miso beurre noisette and Maine lobster tempura with a smoky Tosazu sauce and a dessert of chocolate strawberry sensation with whipped Hokkaido cream.
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Chef Ivan Vasquez and his team have composed an exquisite, three-course menu for this Valentine’s Day. A specialty mezcal flight will be paired with chocolate truffles and a choice of the mole coloradito with New York steak or the mole verde with branzino, and mussels will be available for the third-course selection.
Website / 1254 S Figueroa St, 8th Floor 90015
Immerse yourself in a special interactive experience at Maison Kasai’s elevated teppanyaki restaurant. Feb. 14 dinner specials are A5 waygu carpaccio with sansho pepper dressing and lychee pearl, priced at $42. For dessert, a rich chocolate strawberry chiffon cake with whipped Hokkaido cream will be available.
Website / 6703 Melrose Ave 90038
From Feb. 14 to 18, Meteora will have a set V-Day menu with various dining options. On Feb. 14 14th, choose the Main Dining Room for $135 per person, which comes with four courses or the Lounge, which is priced at $95 per person and has three courses. The Private Dining room option, which is for two guests, is priced at $225 per person with a $750 room fee, seven courses and comes with a Champagne splash and one dozen roses. There is also the Selenite Cove dining option for $225 per person with a $500 room fee for two guests and seven courses, one dozen roses and a Champagne splash. The rest of the week has a four-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person.
Website / 1712 N Vermont Ave 90027
In the mood for Mexican cuisine? Mírate offers an alfresco dining experience for a price of $135 per couple from Feb. 9 to 17. Its unique menu offers an Aphrodisiac Tea Amuse-Bouche, followed by choices of savory truffle and artichoke tostada or kampachi aguachile tatemado. For your mains, choose from a 6 oz. beef tenderloin asada, butter poached lobster tail, grilled half chicken or roasted cauliflower with a spicy side of roasted carrots or tamarind sweet potatoes. Finish off dinner with sweet Hoja Santa meringue or a smoky mezcal flan brulee. The restaurant also offers a specialty cocktail, El Cupido made of Tierra Madi Blanc De Noir, pineapple, Nance, citrus and served with 30 grams of Astrea Kaluga-Hybrid Caviar and Chicharrónes.
Website / 1254 S Figueroa St, 8th Floor 90015
Make your night unforgettable with food, drinks and music at Mr. Wanderlust lounge and piano bar. This Valentine’s Day, they are offering champagne bottle service and caviar, a petit fors tower and mignardises starting at $350.
Website / 811 Traction Ave 90013
From February 13 to 15, Pali Wine Co. will be offering wine flights and pairings. Special wine flights include five of its best wines paired with fresh local oysters, cheeses or chocolate-covered strawberries. It also offers light bites such as a charred avocado salad, orecchiette All’amatrician, truffle grilled cheese and more. The wine and food pairings are priced at $50 per person and reservations are not required, but are recommended. Book now via Tock.
Website / 8430 Sunset Blvd 90069
At Pendry, curated menus chosen by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck are sure to guarantee an extraordinary Valentine's Day experience. With Love at Ospero offers a three-course Italian menu in an intimate setting of a trattoria-style dining room on the Sunset Strip. Enjoy black truffle pizza, oysters on the half shell and lobster linguine for $125 per person. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. For rooftop decadence, opt for Love is in the Air at Merois with stunning views and a three-course dinner of specialty dishes such as bluefin tuna on crispy rice, lobster spring rolls, a sushi medley and signature cocktails. Reservations are required and priced at $150 per person.
Website / 4701 York Blvd 90042
Queen St. Raw Bar & Grill is home to raw and wood-fired seafood that draws inspiration from Executive chef and partner Ari Kolender’s hometown of Charleston. This Valentine’s Day, take part in Queen St.’s raw bar with orders of oysters galore and Maine diver scallop crudo with a rhubarb and bay leaf mignonette. The restaurant also offers a la carte options like chicken-fried swordfish Hemingway and yellowfin tuna frites. Both reservations and walk-ins are welcome.
Website / 1415 Ocean Ave 90401
Situated along the coastline of Santa Monica, the Restaurant at The Georgian will have the Be Mine Menu for Valentine’s Day. It consists of three courses priced at $110 per person. Start off your evening with oysters with black pepper mignonette, burrata with grilled asparagus, brown butter, guanciale, toasted almonds and Dungeness crab. The main course gives the choice of a filet with sauce au poivre, potato puree, grilled Maitake mushrooms, branzino filet with broccolini, salsa verde and oregano lemon jam and black truffle spaghetti. Other options include surf and turf for two, which comes with grilled dry aged ribeye, potato puree, grilled Maitake mushrooms, branzino filet with broccolini, salsa verde and oregano lemon jam. For dessert, try one of chef’s signature dessert selections.
Website / 777 S Alameda St 90021
At Row DTLA, Rappahannock Oyster Bar’s V-Day menu is sectioned into three tiers: Just Dating, Our First Valentine’s Day and Third Wheel. Menu highlights include a seafood tower, steak frites and sweet chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Also, singer Lykke Li will be at Row DTLA autographing bottles of her Yola Mezcal located nearby at Flask and Field.
Website / 655 N Harbor Dr 90277
Alongside views from Palos Verdes to Malibu, Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge offers multiple dinner specials this Valentine’s Day. From Feb. 14 to 18, try specials such as heirloom beet carpaccio, surf and turf, strawberries and cream puffs and red velvet cake. Sip on specialty cocktails with options of Between the Sheets, Love or Lust and Fallen Hard for You.
Website / 1221 N Valley Dr 90266
If you are looking for an oceanside dinner, look no further. Zinc@Shade restaurant is located in the luxury Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach and offers a Valentine’s Day menu from Feb. 14 to 18. The restaurant offers a white arugula citrus salad, ricotta salata, baked lobster tail and Kurobuta pork chop for dinner with chocolate-covered long-stem strawberries for dessert. Enjoy a table-side view of the water along with entertainment by magician Joel Ward.
Website / 930 Hilgard Ave 90024
Enjoy a romantic dining experience at STK Los Angeles where they are offering a Feed Your Fantasy special from Feb. 12 to 18. The special includes a glass of Dom Perignon, paired with an Australian wagyu filet and a chocolate marshmallow lava cake to share. Couples can also indulge in a menu of various dishes including STK’s raw bar and extensive wine list. Brunch is also an option, available on Feb. 17 and 18.
Website / 13447 Ventura Blvd 91423
Sushi Note in Sherman Oaks has worked with sommeliers to curate the perfect wine pairings for your romantic night out. The Valentine’s Day menu includes a course of Japanese appetizers, 12 pieces of savory sushi and your choice of yuzu gelato or lemon basil sorbet for dessert.
Website / 421 N Rodeo Dr 90210
For those looking for a more upscale experience this Valentine’s Day, Sushi Note Omakase offers the ultimate experience. With an intimate setting of only 14 seats, you and your loved one can indulge this Valentine’s Day with a two-hour, 20-course sushi feast for $190. Enhance your meal by adding on a wine pairing for $100.
Website / Various
Indulge this V-Day with the Love Bites menu on the 13th and 14th of this month. For $78 per person, couples can experience nine different dishes, featuring strawberry oysters, chips & caviar and tapas like Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, Basque Talos, 38-month cured Iberian acorn-fed ham or crab croquetas. There are also hors d’oeuvres such as chips & caviar, shrimp crostini or eggplant puff. For $106, couples can choose to upgrade to a wine pairing with their dinner. Choose from cava, white wine, red wine and a dessert wine. The restaurant also has a special Valentine’s Day cocktail from Feb. 9 to the 15, the “Love Stroke,” infused with bourbon, chocolate liquor, lemon juice, ruby chocolate and English cream.
Website / 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave 91106
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena with a four-course meal at The Terrace for $150 per person. With starters of Maine lobster bisque or heirloom tomato tartare, follow up with your choice of hamachi crudo or warm winter chanterelle risotto. Savor the flavors of sautéed Icelandic cod, slow-cooked five-spice short rib or baked artichoke skillet for your main course. End your night on a sweet note with red velvet black forest cake or milk chocolate strawberry mousse for dessert. The hotel also offers the ultimate Valentine's Day dinner at The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, for $235 per person. Start your night with wagyu carpaccio, barbecue beet risotto with citrus-marinated hearts of palm and sugar snap peas. Follow up your starters with Santa Barbara Uni toast and select a main course of Aspen Ridge filet prime, New Zealand Dorade or sweet glazed duck breast. Conclude the night with the perfect dessert with either strawberry tiramisu or chocolate and praline mousse.
Website / 900 W Olympic Blvd 90015
As part of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles Candlelit Romance package, enjoy a private dinner for two at Sendero’s new restaurant Volante with sky-high city views and a private menu tasting. Other dining options include Leña and its five-course meal for $195. Indulge in caviar, oysters, bluefin tuna crudo, cavatelli with crab and wagyu short ribs with live music and a champagne toast. Book now at OpenTable.
Website / 8450 W 3rd St 90048
Delight in a special Valentine’s Day menu from Feb. 9 to 14, which features specials like kale and spinach salad with watermelon radish and chile vinaigrette; short rib and scallops with polenta and a cherry red wine reduction or steak and lobster. Choose a celebratory cocktail, like La Enormada with guava, banana, pineapple, mint and lime or Maravilla with lemon, pineapple sorbet, prosecco and gold dust. For dessert, enjoy red velvet cheesecake or chocolate-covered strawberries with Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne.
Website / 4175 Admiralty Way 90292
Experience your love-infused dining affair with beachside energy this Valentine’s Day. A three-course prix-fixe dinner will be prepared with choices like the rich lobster bisque or a fresh strawberry spinach salad; the surf and turf, branzino or chicken parmigiana and a triple chocolate mousse cake. The prix-fixe menu is available at $85 per person and an la carte menu items will also be up for grabs from Feb. 14 through the 17. Reserve a table now.
Website / 7969 Santa Monica Blvd 90046
Vintage-meets-modern-cuisine at Delilah with its roaring 20s-inspired ambiance. This Valentine’s Day features a specialty cocktail, the Love Hangover. A prix-fixe menu is also available with a reservation and an a la carte will be available for walk-ins. Eat, drink and dance to sounds by the Mclarens from 7 to 10 p.m. Enter a giveaway for a chance to win a box of chocolates and a rose.
Website / 755 N La Cienega Blvd 90069
This new booming restaurant carries the heart, soul and traditions of Vietnamese cuisine. Standout items on the menu are not limited to the curried mussels (lemongrass, ginger, makrut, fish sauce and baguette) and the Char Sui Glazed Ribs. For something sweet, the Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich with roasted strawberry velvet cream liqueur. Entertainment will be provided from 8 to 11 p.m.
Website / 868 S Olive St 90014
Experience some Good, Clean Fun this Valentine’s Day in downtown L.A. A romantic three-course dinner will be prepared for guests starting with a decadent amuse bouche of White Sturgeon Caviar & Crème Fraîche Blini. Featured on the menu are options like cacio e pepe, bolognese, fire-roasted piquillo and a rich red velvet mousse.
Website / 8430 Sunset Blvd 90069
An amorous evening at the Pendry can only be complete with a visit to their stylish rooftop restaurant, Merois. A view overlooking Los Angeles makes for an idyllic backdrop to your Valentine’s dinner. A special evening of romance and fine cuisine is on the menu this year for $150 per guest at Wolfgang Puck’s Merios. Reservations are available now.
Website / 1442 2nd St 90401
Looking for your very own Lady in the Tramp moment this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re riding solo or celebrating with friends or loved ones, North Italia is planning a menu fit for anyone looking to share the love. The mouthwatering Blue Crab Cacio E Pepe Risotto and the Lobster Tortelloni with black truffle mascarpone, roasted cipollini, arugula and herb breadcrumbs are just two items featured on the menu this holiday. Available from Feb. 14 through the 18, ensure that you are celebrating this season of love in style with North Italia.
Website / 2732 Main St 90405
Pasjoli will have two unique dining options for Valentine’s Day. First, consider the prix fixe dinner in the dining room or outdoor secret garden for $145 per person on Feb 13 and $185 on Feb. 14. Highlights of the menu include the Surf et Gazon with tenderloin, petit lobster tail and potato purée and the Gâteau Opera, each with the option of adding oysters, caviar or a glass of champagne. Looking for something lighter? The Bubbles & Bites at Le Bar is a perfect choice. Prices range from $65 to $75 on Feb 13 and $80 to $90 on the 14th. Reservations are available now.
Website / 6280 Hollywood Blvd 90028
A five-course menu will be available along with a glass of prosecco upon arrival at Rden this Feb 14. Located in the historical Taft building that was built in 1923, Rden presents an elegant dining experience. What's more romantic than old-Hollywood glamor? Reservations are available from $100 per guest or $200 per couple.
Website / 13534 Bali Way 90292
Executive chef Garee Battad has prepared an ocean-kissed three-course prix-fixe menu this holiday. Located at the Marina del Rey Hotel, Salt looks out onto breathtaking views of the marina. Dinner will start off with a complimentary sparkling wine and be followed by a variety of dishes including the Kusshi Oysters, Surf and Turf and a mouthwatering Chocolate Decadence Molten Cake. The prix-fixe menu is offered for $99 per guest while the a la carte menu is available as well. Reservations for as early as Feb. 9 are available now and until the 14.
Website / 9876 Wilshire Blvd 90210
Southern California meets Mediterranean cuisine at Sant’olina. Key offerings from the special pre-fixe Valentine’s menu include the Mezze Platter with whipped feta, hummus, crudité and warm laffa or the Potato Latke with labneh, pickled apple and salmon roe. With its dazzling open-air view of Los Angeles and timeless aesthetic, Sant’olina makes the perfect destination to celebrate the ones you love.
Website / 176 North Canon Dr 90210
Indulge in a Valentine’s affair at Spago with a delightful blend of dinner, dancing and a live performance. Dine at the exclusive VIP patio option ($325) where you will be sat directly across from the show and have a a five-course tasting menu. For a four-course menu, consider the Patio Seating/Showroom Experience ($295) or the Main Dining Room experience ($275). Reserve a table just in time for the special day.
Website / 1910 Ocean Way 90405
Make a trip to the Hotel Casa del Mar to experience a romantic dinner by the sea. A glass of Champagne and amuse-bouche will be awaiting your arrival. Pick from select appetizers such as oysters, burrata, kampachi and celery root carpaccio. Entrees range from Chilean sea bass, American wagyu New York Strip and Iberico pork chop to spaghettoni puttanesca. End your romantic night with Banana Cream, Cupid’s Cake or Salted Chocolate Mousse. Reserve a table for $125 per person.
Website / 225 N Canon Dr 90210
The Maybourne Beverly Hills restaurant celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special menu of lobster tacos with yuzu, togarashi mayonnaise and shisho; Black Pearl Reserve Caviar with Dungeness crab, green apple jelly and tapioca wafers and the lobster ravioli with smoked burrata, semi-dried tomato and basil oil. Reservations are available on their website and are priced at $295 per guest.
Website / 401 N La Cienega Blvd 90048
The dim lighting in this classic Italian restaurant provides incomparable ambiance. Highlights of its special Valentine’s Day menu’s first-course selection include a black truffle cheese bread or Molinari’s Meatballs. The second course is an option between the lobster pizza or the black truffle with porcini cream, scamorza and Sicilian oregano. Complete your third course with the wagyu hanger steak with roasted mushroom polenta and pizzaiola sauce. The Pink Squirrel cocktail with creme de noyaux, creme de cacao and cream shaken and served is perfectly on-theme for this heart-felt holiday. The pre-fixe menu is $170 per guest.
Website / 1717 Vine St 90028
A celebration of romance calls for a night of dining atop The Aster for its Love & Flowers Chef’s Dinner. Highlights of the menu include the Heart Beet Carpaccio, the miso honey salmon and the strawberry sorbet. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Tickets are available for $115 per guest and $92 per guest for club members.
Website / 120 Colorado Ave 90401
Head to The Surfing Fox on Feb. 14 for a culinary ride. Kick things off with the seared scallops with lobster and shrimp dumplings and a truffle-kimchi beurre blanc and finish your meal with a decadent chocolate cheesecake with salted caramel, hazelnut crumble and fresh strawberries. Don’t forget to browse the romance-inspired drink menu too.
Website / 1 Pico Blvd 90405
The Shutters on the Beach restaurant will offer a pre-fixe menu for couples looking to dine at a beachfront venue. For $150, guests can choose dishes like the delicious Iberico pork belly with strawberry miso glaze or the coconut lobster risotto, plus vegan options are available for all courses. What's not to love?
Website / 1314 7th St. 90401
Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day for a little bit longer this year? Cassia will have its holiday specials from Feb. 14 to 17. These á la carte dishes include the oyster mushroom satay i served with peanut sauce and pickled Chinese cabbage; Singaporean chili crab dip with clay oven bread and Hainanese chicken confit with duck fat fried rice.
Website / 468 N Bedford Dr 90210
Three flavorsome dinner specials will be offered on Feb. 13 and 14 to commemorate both Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day. Guests can indulge in dishes like the East Coast oysters, topped with flavors like yuzu and red bell peppers or the black truffle lobster served with forbidden rice and vanilla air. From the beverage menu, festive drinks like the U-Be Mine cocktail with notes of Haku and elderflower or the Passionately In Love, passionfruit mezcal cocktail are both great choices.
Website / 904 N. Sycamore Ave 90038
Whether you are looking for an intimate Valentine’s dinner for two or a Galentine’s night out, Gigi's has a four-course prix fixe fitting for holiday celebrations. Dishes to choose from include handmade cavatelli with wild mushrooms, black truffle and parmesan. The menu is offered at $150 per person with reservations beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.
Website / 1541 Ocean Ave 90401
In the mood for Mediterranean food? Secure a reservation at Mon Ami this Valentine’s Day and prepare for the aphrodisiac-focused, five-course dinner special. The dinner begins with scallop crudo with leche de tigre, followed by the choice between homemade hummus and garlic herb pita or a beet salad. The third course gives the option of fresh crab cake, black truffle risotto or Brussels sprouts topped with cranberries and pistachios. For the main dish, choose between Filet Steak au Poivre cooked perfectly or scalloped Vegetable Caponata served with corn puree and finished with house-made baklava. A rose-flavored Riviera Rum Punch is also available for purchase. The dinner is $89 per person plus a wine pairing for an additional $29.
Website / 9595 Wilshire Blvd 90212
Ocean Prime is an idyllic venue for Valentine’s Day dinner. With quality ambiance, chef-curated menus, handcrafted cocktails and signature top-tier hospitality, you can’t go wrong. Available throughout the holiday week, Valentine’s Day specials include limited-time menu items like the broiled Chilean sea bass with Maine lobster ravioli. This $75 dish is served in a lemon parmesan burre blanc with asparagus and pea shoots and garnished with Calabrian sea oil.
Website / 16101 Ventura Blvd 91436
This Michelin-starred restaurant will have an impressive 12-course tasting menu inspired by the fresh flavors of Los Angeles, coupled with Italian culinary techniques for this Valentine’s Day. What's more, the sommelier-led wine experience will feature exquisite international pairings from France, Italy and Germany. Guests will be presented with a welcome cocktail and a champagne toast upon arrival. Priced at $325 per guest, seating will be available from 5-10 p.m.
Website / 1119 Wilshire Blvd 90401
Chef and owner Jeremy Fox and his team are preparing a choose-your-own-adventure six to eight-course menu this V-day. Romantically designed to share with loved ones, highlights of the menu include the peas and white chocolate dish, Baja bay scallops and sunchokes in XO sauce and duck leg confit with red wine-braised cabbage and rhubarb. Sommelier wine pairings are also included with the dish of your choice.
Website / 1819 Ocean Ave 90401
Sugar Palm will have a Valentine’s Day dinner with live music, a complimentary rose and a three-course prix-fixe menu. Couples can choose one starter, entree and dessert item with options ranging from lobster bisque to the enchanting rose petal panna cotta. Priced at $99, reservations are available from 4 to 10 p.m.
Website / 16101 Ventura Blvd 91436
Michelin-starred duo, chefs Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Lee present their signature 17-course omakase-inspired nigiri tasting menu. Their dedication to a “from scratch” approach and a privatized 10-seat tasting counter makes for an impeccably intimate experience. Priced at $285 per person, seatings are available at 5 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Website / 8500 Beverly Blvd 90048
Looking for something outside of the tasting menu sphere? Yardbird is serving up its classic Southern comfort food in a special, a la carte Valentine’s Day menu. Hearty dishes like the Yardbird Marry Me Chicken—fried chicken with sundried tomatoes, basil and bucatini—will be on the menu this holiday. Thirsty for more? The Ruby Slipper, a vodka-based cocktail with notes of lemon and pomegranate and finished with a dash of spicy bitters will leave you wanting more.
Photography by: Courtesy Crustacean Beverly Hills