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Best Romantic Restaurants LOS ANGELES


Whether you're celebrating a milestone with someone special in the Los Angeles area or looking for the best date restaurants that are sure to impress, a romantic setting can set the mood for a night to remember. We've selected the best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles to share a memorable meal with your sweetheart.


 

Westside
Beverly Hills/Hollywood/Midtown
Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey/Malibu
Downtown

South Bay
San Fernando Valley
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena

Inland Empire

View our lists of the Top 10 Sexy Restaurants in Los Angeles,
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants and Los Angeles Valentines Restaurants.


WESTSIDE

Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc. Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc., Los Angeles, CA 2930 N. Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Menu
Vibrato features live modern jazz, high-end dining and stylish décor, complete with paintings from co-owner and multiple Grammy Award winner Herb Alpert. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

The Abbey Food & Bar California
13/20
Dining Room at The Abbey Food & Bar, West Hollywood, CA 692 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
There is never a dull moment at The Abbey between its happy clientele, variety of cocktails, and the tasty food. More...

Acabar Global
14/20
Dining Room at Acabar, West Hollywood, CA 1510 N. Stanley Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Chef Octavio Becerra conjures up the French colonial spice trail in this beguiling restaurant and lounge. More...

BOA Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at BOA Steakhouse, West Hollywood, CA Luckman Plaza
9200 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
A hip, modern steakhouse with a varied menu and impressive patio. More...

Cafe La Boheme California
13/20
Dining Room at Cafe La Boheme, West Hollywood, CA 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
A more relaxed vibe prevails and chef Christine Banta’s cuisine still lives at the redesigned Café La Bohème. More...

Chateau Marmont Restaurant California
13/20
Dining Room at Chateau Marmont Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA Château Marmont
8221 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Dining under the stars with the stars at the very exclusive Château Marmont. More...

Il Cielo Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Il Cielo, Beverly Hills, CA 9018 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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A longtime Beverly Hills hideaway with charming gardens and Italian food and wine. More...

Madeo Italian
13/20
8897 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Menu
This very authentic Italian restaurant's below-street-level setting makes it a perfect hideaway. More...

Meals By Genet Ethiopian
13/20
Dining Room at Meals By Genet, Los Angeles, CA 1053 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Menu
Contemporary Ethiopian restaurant that utilizes better ingredients and more style than its Little Ethiopia neighbors. More...

The Polo Lounge French
13/20
Dining Room at The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
The Polo Lounge, a Beverly Hills legend since 1941, serves classic cuisine in an elegant setting. More...

SAAM at The Bazaar by José Andrés Spanish
16/20
Dining Room at SAAM at The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles, CA SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
At this intimate, luxurious space inside The Bazaar, guests enjoy a fine dining version of chef José Andrés’ cuisine. More...

Vinoteque on Melrose Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Vinoteque on Melrose, Los Angeles, CA 7469 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Menu
Vinoteque is not your typical wine bar. Enjoy full-size plates or small plates in a casual ambience, whether on the great outdoor patio or in the dining room. More...

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air California
15/20
Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
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Simple yet elegant California cuisine by über-chef Wolfgang Puck at the iconic Hotel Bel-Air. More...

Yamashiro California
13/20
Dining Room at Yamashiro, Hollywood, CA 1999 N. Sycamore Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
Menu
This romantic replica of a Japanese palace in the Hollywood Hills provides a spectacular city view and Cal-Asian dishes. More...

SANTA MONICA/MARINA DEL REY/MALIBU

Capo Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Capo, Santa Monica, CA 1810 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Pared-down, orderly selection of Italian classics with a hefty price tag. More...

Geoffrey's California
13/20
Dining Room at Geoffrey 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. More...

Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi, Santa Monica, CA 114 W. Channel Rd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Menu
Movie stars and Malibu surfers rub shoulders at this Italian favorite in the Santa Monica Canyon. More...

Inn of the Seventh Ray Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Inn of the Seventh Ray, Topanga, CA 128 Old Topanga Rd.
Topanga, CA 90290
Menu
One of LA's most romantic restaurants. More...

Josie American
14/20
Dining Room at Josie, Santa Monica, CA 2424 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Josie Le Balch delivers an elegant American-French cuisine. More...

mar'sel California
No Rating
Dining Room at mar Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Elegant California cuisine and spectacular views from the patio at this relaxing resort restaurant. More...

Mélisse French
18/20
Dining Room at Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA 1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Mélisse fluently bridges French sophistication with style. More...

Michael's California
14/20
Dining Room at Michael 1147 Third St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Consistently inventive California cuisine in a lush garden setting that attracts local celebrities and power players. More...

Ocean & Vine California
14/20
Dining Room at Ocean & Vine, Santa Monica, CA Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Loews Santa Monica's contemporary Ocean & Vine affords great ocean views and eclectic seasonal dishes. More...

Valentino Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Valentino, Santa Monica, CA 3115 W. Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Piero Selvaggio's Valentino has dominated Los Angeles' Italian dining scene for years. More...

Villetta Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Villetta, Santa Monica, CA 246 26th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Menu
A charming Italian fine-dining destination on the border of Brentwood and Santa Monica. More...

Wilshire Restaurant American
No Rating
Dining Room at Wilshire Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA 2454 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
Seasonal California cuisine based on French technique. More...

DOWNTOWN

Blair's Restaurant California
14/20
2903 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Menu
A Silver Lake neighborhood restaurant offering creative seafood dishes and plenty of vegetarian options. More...

Checkers Downtown New American
No Rating
Dining Room at Checkers Downtown, Los Angeles, CA Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
This historic downtown spot captures the nostalgia of classic Los Angeles while simultaneously offering innovative New American cuisine. More...

Cicada Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Cicada, Los Angeles, CA 617 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Menu
Modern Italian cuisine served in one of the most dramatic dining environments in town. More...

DRAGO Centro Italian
15/20
Dining Room at DRAGO Centro, Los Angeles, CA City National Plaza
525 S. Flower St., Ste. 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Celestino Drago’s passionate cooking brings haute Italian style to downtown L.A.’s cultural matrix. More...

The Edison American
12/20
Dining Room at The Edison, Los Angeles, CA Higgins Building
108 W. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
Downtown continues to heat up with this hot bar with tasty snacks like fries with orange-ginger mayo, truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and lobster corn dogs. More...

Patina French
No Rating
Dining Room at Patina, Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
141 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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A well-orchestrated, elegant and upscale dining experience in Los Angeles nestled downtown in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. More...

Rivera Modern Latin
15/20
Dining Room at Rivera, Los Angeles, CA Met Lofts
1050 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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The godfather of modern Southwest cuisine riffs lyrically on the global Latin zeitgeist in his sultry downtown digs. More...

Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant + Elevate Lounge Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant + Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles, CA 811 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Sushi and robata in a downtown penthouse with sweeping city views. More...

Traxx Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Traxx, Los Angeles, CA Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
An Art Deco gem hidden inside historic Union Station, Traxx serves rustic American dishes with contemporary twists. More...

YongSuSan Korean
15/20
Dining Room at YongSuSan, Los Angeles, CA 950 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Menu
A sedate, silk-walled alternative to the typical Korean barbecue experience. More...

SOUTH BAY

 

BALEENkitchen American
13/20
Dining Room at BALEENkitchen, Redondo Beach, CA The Portofino Hotel & Marina
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Menu
Dine at this location right next to the Pacific Ocean. More...

Chez Melange Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Chez Melange, Redondo Beach, CA 1611 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades. More...

L'Opera Italian
13/20
Dining Room at L 101 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Menu
Classic Italian dishes and attentive service in an elegant Long Beach locale. More...

Restaurant Christine Pacific Rim
13/20
Dining Room at Restaurant Christine, Torrance, CA Hillside Village
24530 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
Menu
Chef-owner Christine Brown prepares modern Pacific Rim cuisine with Mediterranean influences. More...

The Sky Room California
12/20
Dining Room at The Sky Room, Long Beach, CA The Breakers Hotel
40 S. Locust Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Menu
Seasonal dishes are matched with fine wines in the rooftop restaurant of a beachfront 1930s Art Deco-style landmark. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Le Chene French
13/20
12625 Sierra Hwy.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
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An unabashedly French country inn beside the road in a remote Southern California location. More...

Le Sanglier French
13/20
5522 Crebs Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
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An old-fashioned French restaurant with traditional dishes and an intimate dining room. More...

Mistral Restaurant French
13/20
Dining Room at Mistral Restaurant, Sherman Oaks, CA 13422 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
This handsome bistro offers a touch of romance along with classics like French onion soup, escargots de Bourgogne and steak frites. More...

Raphael Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Raphael, Studio City, CA 11616 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
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A Valley discovery for American cuisine with global influences, wines and signature cocktails. More...

Riviera Bistro Continental
14/20
23683 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
Menu
More Italian than French, Riviera Bistro offers a comfortable setting with a big bar and lounge seating. More...

Saddle Peak Lodge American
15/20
Dining Room at Saddle Peak Lodge, Calabasas, CA 419 Cold Canyon Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302

A favorite destination for Angelenos to escape the city for a romantic dinner or Sunday brunch in a rustic setting. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

 

Bistro de la Gare French
13/20
Dining Room at Bistro de la Gare, South Pasadena, CA 921 Meridian Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Menu
A handsome, homey bistro adjacent to the South Pasadena Gold Line station offering bistro classics like escargots Bourgogne and entrecôte. More...

Far Niente Italian
13/20
204 1/2 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
Menu
Romantic Italian trattoria occupying a pair of cheerful storefront dining rooms. More...

Firefly Bistro New American
13/20
Dining Room at Firefly Bistro, South Pasadena, CA 1009 El Centro St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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Enjoy New American cuisine with eclectic touches in an outdoor space. More...

The Raymond American
14/20
Dining Room at The Raymond, Pasadena, CA 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Housed in the former caretaker’s cottage of a long-gone hotel, The Raymond is a charming setting for contemporary American cuisine. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

Cafe Champagne California
13/20
Thornton Winery
32575 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591

A hillside vineyard restaurant that feels like a little slice of the Napa Valley, just an hour from Greater L.A. More...

Duane's Prime Steaks and Seafood Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Duane The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Menu
Steaks and seafood in a darkly romantic restaurant. More...

The Edge Restaurant & Lounge American
No Rating
Dining Room at The Edge Restaurant & Lounge, Temecula, CA 28544 Old Town Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
Menu
As hip as Temecula gets, with Hollywood-esque décor and polished service, though the menu is now less experimental. More...

Mario's Place Italian
13/20
3646 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Menu
On a good day, this is the closest you'll get to Valentino in the Inland Empire. More...

Mission Inn Restaurant Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Mission Inn Restaurant, Riverside, CA The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Menu
Located at the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, this restaurant offers seating in a lovely, architecturally grand courtyard. More...

Spaggi's Italian
14/20
1651 W. Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786
Menu
At his elegant restaurant hidden in a shopping mall, chef-owner Henry Gonzalez turns out sophisticated Italian and contemporary specialties. More...

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