2021 Best Santa Monica & Malibu Romantic Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Most Romantic Restaurants in Malibu & Santa Monica

Sometimes we all need a little help when it comes time to finding a romantic restaurant. The selections we have gathered here have that certain something—perhaps a light-speckled patio, candelit ambience, or lovely garden—that can really impress a date. (Please note that some restaurants may be temporarily closed or takeout/delivery only depending on the restrictions in the area.)

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top romantic restaurants in Santa Monica and Malibu.

> Also, check out the Best Romantic Restaurants in other LA neighborhoods:
- Top 10 Los Angeles Area Romantic Restaurants
- Beverly Hills
- Downtown LA
- Hollywood
- Mid-City LA
- Riverside & Inland Empire
- San Fernando Valley
- San Gabriel Valley & Pasadena
- South Bay & Long Beach
- West Hollywood
- Westside.

> You can also view:
- GAYOT's Best Sexy Restaurants in Los Angeles
- GAYOT's Romantic Restaurants in Other Cities
- Ideas for impressing your date with GAYOT's Guide to Romance
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Wood-fired cooking is part of the experience at this Italian restaurant, along with one of Los Angeles' best wine lists. See More

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Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. See More

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Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi
Movie stars and Malibu surfers rub shoulders at this family-operated Italian restaurant in the Santa Monica Canyon. See More
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Inn of the Seventh Ray
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This restaurant and private event venue in Topanga Canyon is one of L.A.'s most romantic destinations. See More
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The Lobster
A dramatic oceanside setting for seafood, cocktails and stunning sunsets. See More
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California, Raw Bar, Small Plates
Consistently inventive California cuisine in a lush garden setting that attracts local celebrities and power players. See More
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Nobu Malibu
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's beautiful restaurant right over the waves of the Pacific. See More
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American, California, Seafood
One Pico
Fresh and light cuisine is offered in this highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room. See More

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