Los Angeles boasts thousands of restaurants, so it can be tough to choose the most special one for something as important as your anniversary. Why not head to those that go the extra mile to make your meal flavorful, memorable and very romantic.
502 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
JiRaffe opened 15 years ago and many couples come back every year to celebrate their anniversary. The lovely restaurant is very romantic with dim lights and beautiful chandeliers. Notify the staff that you’re celebrating an anniversary and you and your very special date can expect rose petals scattered on your table in the intimate loft area of the restaurant. After a delightful dinner from the revolving menu, couples are treated to a dessert of their choice. Desserts include the amazing Banana Cream Pie and the Chocolate Truffle Cake.
8479 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The vibe in this West Hollywood Restaurant is hip yet romantic. Couples can pick just how romantic they want to be with anniversary packages that range from $180 to $3,500. All packages include a specialized meal for 2 and a cocktail made for you. You get to choose the name. The most expensive package includes a bottle of Audoin D’Ampierre Champagne and a private room.
9018 Burton Way
Los Angeles CA 90211
Il Cielo is often called the most romantic restaurant in Los Angeles with its tent-enclosed garden, lush foliage, twinkling lights and private rooms. Owner and Executive Chef Pasquale Vericella recreates exquisite Northern Italian cuisine from the recipes of his mother and grandmother. Surprise your sweetie with their signature heart-shaped, chocolate cake, a perfect anniversary night treat.
1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
An anniversary spent at Josiah Citrin’s Michelin Star, award-winning restaurant is one you won’t forget. Start the meal with Golden Imperial Osetra Caviar and then dive into a Lobster Bolognese. Next comes the Black Bass “En Ecailles” – meaning the fish is cooked with the scales to create a crispy, light texture – followed by the Liberty Duck Breast and Confit. As a gift, couples are given a box of homemade chocolate truffles.
The Royce in the Langham Hotel
1401 S. Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
After a walk through the beautiful grounds of the Langham Hotel, couples can start their evening with a complimentary glass of champagne in the newly renovated Royce Restaurant. Chef David Feau delights with California fare from either the tasting menu or something á la carte. Foodies looking to splurge can reserve the Chef’s Table where they’re served a nine-course meal by Feau himself who will stick around to answer questions.
Morton’s The Steak House
74-880 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
You’ll enjoy a three-course, dinner for two when you celebrate your anniversary at Morton’s. You’ll also get a framed photograph of your special night, signed by restaurant staff, and dessert on the house. Key Lime Pie, Crème Brulee, and New York Cheesecake are their specialties. Morton’s is a popular spot and it can get loud, so if you’re looking for a quite spot, ask for a corner spot off of the main dining room.
2892 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3953
If a less formal, but still romantic, anniversary dinner is more your style then Tabu might be the place for you. The lovely bistro is cozy and dimly lit by candles. Couples can choose any dessert off the menu to celebrate. With a little advance notice, Tabu can arrange for flowers to be delivered to the restaurant from Black Orchid Florist, which is located next door.
Splashes in the Surf and Sand Resort
1555 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The view doesn’t get better than at this intimate little restaurant in the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. Splashes sits 25-feet above the ocean and diners can see and hear the waves crashing below them. The restaurant can accommodate any special request for an anniversary including dining in front of an unobstructed view of the incredible ocean sunset. If Splashes knows it’s your anniversary ahead of time, expect a special dessert.