Where To Eat On Valentine’s Day 2017 In Los Angeles

February 6, 2017 5:00 AM

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(credit: Baltaire)


Some may consider the pomp and circumstance surrounding February 14th a bit manufactured; however to many, Valentine’s Day is the sweetest (and most delicious,) day of the year. The romantic foodies here at CBS Los Angeles certainly think so. Already disguised as the designated the “mandatory date night” of the year, there is no better excuse to grab a reservation (soon) and let your senses explode while gazing into the eyes of the one you love.
 
This year, special menus have been carefully curated by the biggest names in the culinary world, boasting sophisticated and tantalizing flavors. Whether you are at the beach, or in the heart of the city, the evening will resemble something straight out of a Disney fairy tale.
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(credit: Ghost Media Inc.)


Café Pinot
700 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239­-6500
www.cafepinot.com

With its lush garden setting surrounded by stunning skyline views of Downtown Los Angeles, Café Pinot is considered one of DTLA’s most romantic restaurants. The restaurant will showcase a lavish selection of California French cuisine on Valentine’s Day. From Friday, February 10, 2017 to February 14, 2017, highlights include Foie Gras Terrine with poached pears, grilled bread, and a petite green salad; Beet Ravioli with short rib, bone marrow, blue cheese, and truffle; Strawberry and Cream with mascarpone Chantilly, strawberry pop rocks, St. Germain macerated strawberries, and a lime meringue. It is $65 per person for 3 courses, and $75 for 4 courses. Or, you can choose a la carte dining instead (a la carte dining only available February 10 – February 13).

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(credit: Cuvee)


Cuvee
145 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 271-4333
www.cuveerestaurants.com

On Valentine’s Day, West Hollywood’s favorite wine bar/eatery is offering a special menu for lovebirds that is sure to delight. On the menu will be items including a citrus crab tart with baby watercress, radishes and grilled asparagus, a baby kale salad, and more. For entree’s, dine on a wild mushroom tortellini with asparagus tips and over dried tomatoes, as well as a filet of halibut with parsnips, and heirloom carrots, a beef tenderloin with creamy mashed potatoes and more! Make sure you end the night on a sweet note, and bite into their chocolate mousse tart with raspberries! Plenty of Champagne from Dom Perignon to Christal and more will be on offer, too!

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(credit: Kristin Teig)


Baltaire
11647 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(424) 273-1660
www.baltaire.com

Baltaire, Brentwood’s contemporary-meets-classic steakhouse, is cooking up a romantic dinner for two. Known for their outstanding steak program that only uses USDA Prime or better, Executive Chef Travis Strickland is offering signature steak dishes built for two, such as the Tomahawk Ribeye 48 oz., Porterhouse 40 oz., and the special offering, Chateaubriand carved tableside. An ideal location to impress that special someone, other new and special menu options include: Lobster Risotto, Wild Burgundy Escargot, roaming Champagne and cheese carts, plus chocolate soufflés made to-order with single origin Manjari chocolate. Baltaire’s rich, dark woods and cozy, overstuffed leather couches create an intimate atmosphere perfect for romance, while roaring fires add a touch of warmth. Guests can enjoy live music on February 10th, 11th, and 14th. Reservations are suggested as space is limited.

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(credit: 71Above)


71Above
633 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 712-2683
www.71above.com

Located at the top of the U.S. Bank Tower, the views at 71Above are like no other and will undoubtedly make you and your date’s jaw drop. With sweeping views of the Los Angeles sprawl, diners on Valentine’s Day can enjoy an elegant meal overlooking the city thanks to executive chef Vartan Abgaryan. The restaurant will be offering a special 5 course tasting menu for $125, with an optional wine pairing available for $75. Menu items include oysters, squash soup with pumpkin seed puree and walnut crumble, a dish with king crab, mango, lemon, and avocado, a steak tartare and more. For your 4th choice, choose between itemsl ike their duck with parsnip, dates, and foie gras, a roasted prime New York steak, lobster with celery root and black truffles and more. Then, top it off with dessert. Options include a caramel custard with young coconut sorbet, as well as a milk chocolate custard.

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(credit: Manuela)


Manuela
907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
(323) 849-0480
www.manuela-la.com

One of Los Angeles’ hottest restaurants right now is participating by offering specials for Valentine’s Day this year. Manuela, a restaurant which brings Southern charm to Los Angeles, is offering Chef’s specials from 5:30pm to 10pm, including a citrus risotto, oysters, Champagne mussels, a rack of lamb with roasted vegetables and more.

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(credit: Patina Group)


Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-­7322
www.kendallsbrasserie.com

Sophisticated, French favorites are abound at this romantic restaurant in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, courtesy of Executive Chef Jean Pierre Bosc. Located at the Los Angeles Music Center, Kendall’s Brasserie serves Parisian romance through authentic, sumptuous, French brasserie fare which is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Menu highlights for this Valentine’s Day include a Lobster Bisque with brioche crouton; Risotto with porcini mushrooms, seasonal wild mushrooms, mascarpone, and parmesan cheese; and Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Breast with lime and cumin glaze, crushed yams, and braised Brussels sprouts. 3 and 4 course options are available for $66 and $78 respectively.

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(credit: The Pikey)


The Pikey
7617 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400
www.thepikeyla.com

Boasting a classic Hollywood room that dates back to 1934,The Pikey offers a festive atmosphere complemented with quality food and cocktails. This Valentine’s Day, Hollywood’s favorite English Pub will be serving local and organic dishes thanks to Chef Ralph Johnson, along with a menu of specials and romantic cocktails.
Begin your evening with the ‘Motion in the Ocean’ – Naked Cow Girl Oysters, Pan Roasted with Sunchokes & Creme Fraîche. Chef Johnson’s signature ‘Lady and the Tramp’, Spaghetti and Meatballs with House-Made Ricotta; as well as the ‘Love Birds’ – Two Quail stuffed with Wild Rice, Wild Mushrooms & Marsala; and the ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ – Grilled Ox Heart with Roasted Beets & Horseradish Cream will also be on the menu for guests. For dessert, complete the evening with ‘All Bases Covered,’ a Champagne with chocolate & nuts. In addition to their great list of craft cocktails, for Valentine’s Day, toast to your loved one with their Pretty in Pink cocktail, made with vanilla Vodka, strawberries & champagne.

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(credit: Patina Restaurant Group)


Ray’ & Stark Bar
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180
www.raysandstarkbar.com

Why not dine at Ray’ & Stark Bar after a day out looking at terrific art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)? After your artsy Valentine’s Day, head over to Ray’ & Stark Bar for tasty bites. With a great view of their infamous art installation “Urban Lights,” restaurant visitors will get to dine on items including yellowtail with citrus and caviar, a tasty beef tenderloin with heirloom carrot and bordelaise; and a passion fruit mousse with white chocolate ice cream. The cost is $59 per person for 3 courses, but a la carte dining is also available!

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(credit: Culina)


Culina Restaurant
Four Seasons Hotel
300 South Doheny Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860­4-000
www.culinarestaurant.com

For the ultimate dining experiences, take your special someone to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at Culina Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills where they have created a four course prix fixe menu ($125 per person) incorporating his favorite seasonal and Italian ingredients. Selections include a Maine lobster ravioli, a roasted veal loin, beet gnocchi, a seared halibut with cauliflower puree, and desserts like a Semifreddo al Frutto della Passione with hot chocolate sauce, and pistachios.

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(credit: 1 Pico/Shutters)


1 Pico
1 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
www.shuttersonthebeach.com

1 Pico offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere next to the famed Santa Monica Beach. A fabulous view of the ocean gives One Pico a beachy and romantic setting perfect for Valentine’s Day or any romantic dinner for two. 1 Pico is hosting a special romantic feast steps from the sand this year. Priced at $95 per person, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu with starters that include Santa Barbara Spot Prawns and prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus; entrees with standouts like Hokkaido Scallop and Prime Beef & Maine Lobster; and sweet treats including Dark Chocolate Caramel Tart and House-made Brioche Tiramisu. For tasty after-meal libations, guests can enjoy an “XOXO” or “Hot Romance” cocktail available from February 6th to February 26th. The full Valentine’s Day menu can be viewed here.

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(credit: Boneyard Bistro)


Boneyard Bistro
13539 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 906-7427
www.boneyardbistro.com

With their eclectic bistro fare, Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks is serving up a great Valentine’s Day menu for Valley residents. Their “Boneyard Bistro Is For Lovers” menu will offer oysters, hamachi crudo with hearts of palm and avocado puree, a lobster cobb salad with bacon, egg, corn, avocado, blue cheese, tomatoes, and Greek goddess dressing, and more. For entree’s, a duck confit risotto, as well as a bone-in ribeye for two will be on offer. Sweethearts can share desserts like a dark chocolate & passion fruit tart, and/or a warm ginger super crumb cake with vanilla ice cream.

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(credit: Plan Check)


Plan Check
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1411
www.plancheck.com

Plan Check, one of Los Angeles’ foodies restaurants of choice, will be serving up a special Valentine’s Day menu at all four of their locations. The American-style eatery is serving up an exclusive Anti-Valentines Day menu* ($34.99 or à la carte), encouraging Angelenos – both single and coupled – to shake things up this year. Dishes include Beer Battered Wasabi-Flaked Onion Rings, a tasty Foie Gras Burger with roasted garlic aioli, truffle cheese, and caramelized shallots, a Grilled Lobster Tail with potato, artichoke bacon hash, jumbo lump crab, and hollandaise sauce, and top your meal off with dessert including their Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding with vanilla pastry cream and raspberry jam.

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(credit: Ed K./Yelp)


Rustic Canyon
1119 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-7050
www.rusticcanyonwinebar.com

Regardless of the time of year, Rustic Canyon is undoubtedly one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. With its dim lighting, upscale and casual charm, it’s a perfect place to bring your special someone, or come with a group of friends for Valentine’s Day. This year, Rustic Canyon’s family-style, prix-fixe menu priced at $105/person, allows the table to choose six dishes out of 12 options, with wine pairings also available for an additional $45/person. Menu highlights include Ricotta Dumplings with oxtail and strawberry, Double-Shucked Peas with white chocolate and macadamia, and Frozen Banana Custard Pie for dessert.

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(credit: Patina Group)


Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
www.nickandstefs.com

With its desirable location atop Bunker Hill – one of the most buzz­worthy neighborhoods in Los Angeles – Nick + Stef’s pulls out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Andreas Roller presents a striking menu ($78 for three courses as well as a la carte items) with highlights that include: uncured ceviche of octopus, hamachi, and shrimp; lavender mustard broiled black cod with beluga lentils, bacon lardons, and Champagne sauce; and Snake River Farms Wagyu rib eye with sweetbread and mushroom ragout, and spinach spaetzle.

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(credit: Ivory On Sunset/Marie Buck Photography)


Herringbone Santa Monica
1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 971-4460
www.herringboneeats.com

This scenic eatery & bar which boasts a market-fresh seafood menu in a garden-chic setting with patios will be offering a terrific Valentine’s Day menu this year. Couples looking for a romantic experience can opt for a menu from Brian Malarkey at Herringbone. The prix-fixe menu will offer options from local markets, including a daily selection of oysters, shrimp, Maine lobster and king crab, as well as a black truffle risotto with shaved parmesan cheese, and entree’s like a whole grilled branzino, a Chilean seabass, a dry aged bone rib-eye steak, and lamb chops. The price is $150 per person.

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(credit: Hogan Imaging/shutterstock)


Toscana
11633 San Vicente Blvd #100
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 820-2448
www.toscanabrentwood.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Toscana and Bar Toscana with romantic specialties and delicious cocktails this year! Chef Hugo Vasquez will be cooking up a special romantic Valentine’s Day menu, including grilled scallops with green peas puree & Beluga cavair; a risotto with red beet and goat cheese, a tasty spaghetti with lobster and a 12 oz bison New York steak with grilled seasonal vegetables. Prices range for a la carte specials from between $25 – $60.

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(credit: Cliff’s Edge)


Cliff’s Edge
3626 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-6116
www.cliffsedgecafe.com

For Valentine’s this year, Cliff’s Edge chef Michael Bryant has created a tasty $75 prix fixe menu of three courses plus an amuse bouche. Celebrate Valentine’s Day outside on the beautiful patio and enjoy items like harissa seared scallops with smoked almonds; baby beets, a butter lettuce salad, as well as entrees like a black sea bass, a prime ribeye au poivre, a duck breast, and a roasted Japanese sweet potato. For dessert, beignets are a welcome treat, as is their nutella pot au creme.

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(credit: Marie Buck)


The Bellwether
13251 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 285-8184
www.thebellwetherla.com

Studio City’s The Bellwether will be offering delicious options from Executive Chef/Owner Ted Hopson and Beverage Director/Owner Ann-Marie Verdi for Valentine’s Day. Dine on options including a bone-in-ribeye for two while you sip on rich red wine. Other options include a Caesar Salad, Roasted Sunchokes and Burrata, a surf & turf option with a 16oz Rib Eye and lobster tail with a classic bernaise sauce and vegetables. Then, for dessert, dine on chocolate bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream. $150 dinner for 2 for 4 courses.

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(credit: Ivory On Sunset/Marie Buck Photography)


Ivory On Sunset
Mondrian LA
8440 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6000
www.ivoryonsunset.com

Set within the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, Ivory on Sunset is one of the chicest restaurants in the city, and offers an unparalleled view as you dine. The restaurant is the perfect place to ring in Valentine’s Day with that special someone with its romantic ambience. Diners can enjoy a prix-fixe menu featuring Ahi Tartare, Lobster Ravioli, Seared Seabass, and more, all the while taking in sweeping views of L.A.

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(credit: The Cannibal LA)


The Cannibal LA
Platform
8850 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-2783
www.thecanniballa.com

The Cannibal LA, one of Culver City’s top gastropubs, will offer a five-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day ($75* per person) on February 14, featuring several signature dishes, such as the charcuterie, their everything pretzel, and a chicken parm sausage. Other items on their special menu include your choice of a grilled striped bass or a New York strip steak for your entree, as well as a blackstrap molasses buttercream cake for dessert.

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(Credit Lisa Romerein)


Catch
Casa Del Mar Hotel
1910 Ocean Avenue
Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5533
www.hotelcasadelmar.com

Why not celebrate your love overlooking the water in Santa Monica at Catch Restaurant inside the Casa Del Mar hotel? Santa Monica’s preeminent seafood restaurant invites lovebirds and Valentine’s day diners alike to indulge in a special, seafood-centered romantic spread. Here, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu for $95 per person with starters that include Oysters and Pearls and Lobster Bisque; entrees with standouts like Seared Scallops and Seared Branzino; and light dessert options that include Passion Fruit and Red Berries with Napa wine and mango sorbet.

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(Credit: Aaron Cook | AACK Studio)


AOC Wine Bar & Restaurant
8700 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-9859
www.aocwinebar.com

AOC Wine Bar & Restaurant, the hugely popular wine bar which offers market-driven small plates and a celebrated wine list, presents a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu with multiple selections prepared by Chef de Cuisine Adam Cherney. Highlights from the menu include Tuna Kibbeh with Lavash, Avocado & Pickled Fresno Chiles; 1/2 Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette & Cocktail Sauce; Potato Gnocchi with Maine Lobster, Saffron & Pea Shoots; Oven-Roasted Mussels with Calamari, Tomato Confit, Red Wine & Green Garlic; Spanish Fried Chicken with Romesco Aïoli & Chile-Cumin Butter; Green Harissa-Grilled Sea Bass with Fennel, Radish, Kumquat & Meyer Lemon Salsa; and Veal Saltimbocca with Celery Root Purée, Marsala & Dandelion. Suzanne Goin’s inspired vegetarian options are also available, and there are larger platters designed for couples to share as well, including a Half Chicken “Ode To Zuni” with Panzanella, Fennel & Green Olives; Spiced Lamb Osso Buco with Toasted Fregola, Pine Nuts, Kale & Cherries; and a Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Chanterelle-Potato Gratin & Red Wine Butter. Dessert choices include Vanilla Panna Cotta with Schaner Farm Citrus & Blood Orange Sorbet; and Chocolate Dulce de Leche Tart with Candied Hazelnuts & Milk Gelato. Pricing is $110 per guest with an optional wine pairing available.

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(credit: CIRCA 55)


CIRCA 55
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 887-­6055
www.beverlyhilton.com

CIRCA 55, located inside the iconic Beverly Hilton, serves a modern interpretation of California cuisine with a market fresh, locally sourced menu. With a retro­ chic ambiance and floor-­to-­ceiling windows overlooking the hotel’s famed Aqua Star Pool, guest can dine al fresco in the shaded banquettes or in the sunshine alongside evergreen palms. This year for Valentine’s Day, the signature restaurant is offering a three-course menu designed for romance and special prosecco pairings available for each course. Highlights include Celery Root Soup to begin that is served with Lobster and Crispy Basil and entrée options that range from Red Heart Tagliatelle with Black Truffles to Petit Filet Mignon served with a Fennel Puree, Roasted Romanesco, Carrots and a Port Sauce. Dessert selections include a Vanilla Mascarpone Love Cake or a Cupid option of frozen Hazelnut Parfait with Nutella Streusel, Marinated Strawberries, Chocolate Sauce and Hazelnut Biscotti.

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(Credit: E.P. & L.P.)


E.P. & L.P.
603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955
www.eplosangeles.com

Los Angeles’ most stylish spot for rooftop drinks and Southeast Asian cuisine will be participating in the romance of Valentine’s Day with a special menu this year. On February 14, join E.P for dinner and treat your loved one with a Valentine’s Day Lovers Menu. Items include a NZ Queen Scallops with finger lime and chive, Fijian style ceviche of longline NZ snapper with coconut milk, lime and chili, warm coconut & chili rock lobster salad with green mango, and mary’s farm 5 spice crispy skin chicken. A selection of sorbet as well as churros will be on offer for dessert too. $99 per person.

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(credit: The Raymond 1886)


The Raymond 1886
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-3136
www.theraymond.com

This Valentine’s Day, head to sunny Pasadena and cuddle up with your special someone in the cozy craftsman cottage of The Raymond 1886. Chefs here will be cooking up a delectable four-course menu on Valentine’s Day. Begin with Japanese Albacore with sesame yuzu relish, burnt onion and grapefruit, and continue with a kale salad, a crab soup, and then move on to entrees like a roasted duck with papas de wasabi, prime beef with roasted garlic, wild salmon and more. Sweeten up the evening with desserts like a buttermilk cheesecake and a carmelia torte.

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(credit: Lani G./Yelp)


Birch
1634 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 960-3369
www.birchlosangeles.com

Head to Hollywood’s Birch restaurant for a special Valentine’s Day menu brought to Angelenos by Chef Brandan Collins. For $70 per person, enjoy items like oysters, English peas and foie gras, and follow that up with entree items. Then, sweeten the deal with chocolate and strawberries.

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(credit: Malibu Beach Inn)


Carbon Beach Club
Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 651-7777
www.malibubeachinn.com

Situated on PCH and just a short walk to the Malibu Pier, why not take your special someone to a restaurant that is out of the area? It’s not too far though. If you are planning on doing something special, stop by Carbon Beach Club inside the Malibu Beach Inn, which will be featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu. In addition to offering a special menu for the night, including items like a striped bass filet, chicken confit, and a ribeye for entree’s, you can also dine on items like their beet salad, and oysters. For dessert, bite into ricotta fritters, a tasty olive oil cake and more. $95 per person.

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(credit: The Little Door Santa Monica)


The Little Door Santa Monica
246 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 310-8064
www.thelittledoorsm.com

Can’t make it to the south of France this Valentine’s Day? No worries. The Little Door Santa Monica is the perfect escape and one of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles. Combining French Mediterranean cuisine with “rustic allure and enchanting atmosphere,” the restaurant is offering an evening of romance with a three-course, pre-fixed “XoXo” menu along with live music by the Ipanema lounge Project.

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(credit: Ocean Prime Beverly Hills)


Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
9595 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 859-4818
www.ocean-prime.com

Valentine’s Day dinner this year at Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills promises to be something special. Start with cocktails like a red berry fizz with blackberries, blueberries, Stoli Vodka, grapefruit juice and Veuve Cliquot, and then dine on appetizers like sushi rolls. For entree’s, Ocean Prime will be offering a Pan Seared Barramundi with blistered tomatoes, crispy artichokes and leeks. Then, for dessert, bite into a milk chocolate espresso pot de creme.

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