For a perfect Valentine’s dinner date, you need to find the perfect restaurant which not only offers a variety of delicious food, but also has a cozy ambiance. But were you aware that Valentine’s Day is the second most busiest day to dine out? For your convenience, we have come up with a “restaurants near me” guide to help you find a few romantic restaurants in Los Angeles for your Valentine’s Day dinner date.
Restaurants in Beverly Hills
This restaurant has colorful poolside cabanas and is the center of attraction at Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills. Chef Michael Hung gets creative with classic continental cuisine and cocktails that include lobster thermidor, duck à l’orange, and many others.
Culina Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles has a four-course prix fixe menu with seasonal and Italian ingredients. The Valentine’s Day specialties include Maine lobster ravioli, beet gnocchi, roasted veal loin, seared halibut with cauliflower puree, and desserts such as Semifreddo al Frutto della Passione with hot chocolate sauce and pistachios. Price is $125.00 per person.
Restaurants Near Me in Downtown L.A.
Faith & Flower
This place has the perfect ambiance for Valentine’s Day complete with wine list and cocktails, chandeliers, velvet booths, and funky art. They offer grilled rib eye with bone-marrow bordelaise, ceviche, bacon-wrapped tenderloin, and lip-smacking desserts.
Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar
The French restaurant has a special Valentine’s Day menu that includes a roasted maple leaf duck breast with lime and cumin glaze and crushed yams; lobster bisque with brioche croutons; risotto with porcini mushrooms, seasonal wild mushrooms, mascarpone and Parmesan cheeses, and braised Brussels sprouts. Three- and four-course options are available for $66.00 and $78.00 respectively.
Restaurants in West Hollywood
E.P. & L.P.
This restaurant has a special menu for Valentine’s Day. It includes Fijian-style ceviche of longline NZ snapper with coconut milk, lime and chili, NZ queen scallops with finger lime and chive, warm coconut and chili rock lobster salad with green mango, and Mary’s Farm five-spice crispy skin chicken. A variety of sorbet and churros will be offered for dessert, too.
Ivory on Sunset
This restaurant is an extremely romantic restaurant with an unparalleled view, and you can enjoy a prix-fixe menu featuring lobster ravioli, ahi tartare, seared seabass, and more.
Restaurants in Pasadena
Although situated in a corner of this noisy town, this place is calm and romantic enough to be your perfect Valentine’s Day destination. It offers chicken croquettes with honey, salt-cod fritters, crispy prawns with garlic cream, and housemade squid-ink pasta with mussels and piquillo peppers.
The Raymond 1886
It has a special four-course menu for Valentine’s Day that includes burnt onion and grapefruit, Japanese albacore with sesame yuzu relish, kale salad, crab soup, roasted duck with papas de wasabi, wild salmon, prime beef with roasted garlic, and more.
Restaurants in Studio City
You and your partner can enjoy bone-in rib eye steak as you sip on red wine at this place. The menu also includes roasted sunchokes and burrata, Caesar salad, lobster tail with a classic bernaise sauce, and vegetables. Desserts include chocolate bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream.
Firefly is an awesome place to head on to with your beloved, this Valentine’s Day. The fireplace, intimate cabana tables, and delectable dishes like crispy olives with whipped crème fraîche, oxtail cavatelli, and hamachi crudo with passion fruit and tangerine will surely please your partner.
Balla, L., “16 Romantic Restaurants in LA by Neighborhood,” Zagat web site, February 8, 2016; https://www.zagat.com/b/los-angeles/14-romantic-restaurants-in-la-by-neighborhood#2.
“Valentine’s Day 2017 Special Menus In Los Angeles,” Los Angeles web site, February 6, 2017; http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-prix-fixe-meals-for-valentines-day-in-los-angeles/