2018 Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Los Angeles

Valentine's Day Restaurants LA

Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Los Angeles



Many restaurants in LA will be offering special menus for Valentine’s Day, but we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Celebrate with your sweetie at one of GAYOT’s Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order. 





Alexander’s Steakhouse

Pasadena, CA





This Bay Area import offers a luxurious dining experience in a modern setting along Pasadena’s Plaza Las Fuentes.





Carnivores can indulge by enjoying a tasting menu on Valentine’s Day.





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a.o.c.

Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu ($115, optional wine pairing $40) at a.o.c., which not only offers a bar and main dining room but also a smaller and cozier upstairs area and a desirable patio.

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Avec Nous

Beverly Hills, CA

Avec Nous, the modern French bistro at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, features low lighting, elegant but comfortable seating and a fireplace.

Prime beef tenderloin for two ($120), seared scallops ($39) and coconut panna cotta ($14) are just a few of the temptations available on the special Valentine’s Day menu.

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The Bazaar by José Andrés

Los Angeles, CA

The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills will offer a 15-course tasting menu ($200) on Valentine’s Day.

After the dinner kicks off with a glass of cava, guests will enjoy dishes ranging from sea urchin steamed buns to veal loin, and the “Chocolate Cake of Your Dreams.” Also available is a vegetarian option.

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Bourbon Steak

Glendale, CA

This posh steakhouse at The Americana at Brand in Glendale will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu ($95, optional wine pairing $35) with dishes like black truffle tagliatelle, rack of lamb and mascarpone cheesecake.

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Café Birdie

Los Angeles, CA

Café Birdie is an airy bistro in a classic 1920s building in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

A three-course prix-fixe menu ($50, includes a glass of sparkling wine) will be offered on Valentine’s Day.

Café Pinot

Los Angeles, CA

On Valentine’s Day, downtown LA’s Café Pinot will offer dishes such as cheese fondue with country bread, braised lamb shank and risotto and a strawberry parfait via a three-course ($65) and four-course ($75) prix-fixe menu.

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Cafe Del Rey

Marina del Rey, CA

Cafe Del Rey boasts panoramic views of the Marina and its ballet of boats.

On Valentine’s Day, make selections from a three-course prix-fixe menu ($90) that includes main dishes like Châteaubriand and grilled wild swordfish.

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Carbon Beach Club

Malibu, CA

Perched right over the sand in Malibu, Carbon Beach Club restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn will present a three-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu on February 14.

Dishes include foie gras pâté, grilled flat-iron and strawberry Saint-Honoré ($68$95 with wine pairing).

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Crossroads Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy a vegan feast on Valentine’s Day at Crossroads Kitchen, which will offer a five-course tasting menu ($75).

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Culina Modern Italian

Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu for two ($129 per person) on Valentine’s Day at Culina Modern Italian at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Choose from dishes such as beef tartare, Kabocha squash ravioli and braised osso buco, among other options.

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Estérel

West Hollywood, CA

Estérel at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers French-California fare featuring locally sourced and organic ingredients.

A special Mediterranean-inspired multi-course meal ($150 per couple) on Valentine’s Daypresents choices like oyster and leek fondue, crispy duck breast, tapenade-crusted lamb sirloin and chocolate-hazelnut mousse cake.

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Fig & Olive

West Hollywood, CA

A dessert trio caps the Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner ($75, wine pairing $35) at Fig & Olivein West Hollywood.

Duck carpaccio and rack of lamb are among other dishes on the special menu.

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Gwen

Los Angeles, CA

On February 14, this high-end butcher shop and elegant steakhouse will offer a special five-course Valentine’s Day menu ($125 per person, additional $75 per person for wine pairing).

Amid the sexy décor with blue velvet booths and sparkling chandeliers, share a whole lobster or a dry-aged bone-in NY strip steak, and finish the meal with the chocolate-Earl Grey Pavlova.

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Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, CA

Savor a special five-course Valentine’s Day dinner ($175) at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills.

Indulge in dishes like fresh mozzarella ravioli and seared black sea bass before concluding the meal with the chewy chocolate meringue.

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Kali

Los Angeles, CA

This lovely mid-century-modern-meets-Scandinavia styled restaurant will offer a special multi-course Valentine’s Day menu ($95$140 with wine pairing).

Dishes will include rib-eye with broccoli and fingerling potato and chocolate crémeux.

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Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar

Los Angeles, CA

Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar in downtown Los Angeles offers a warm, cozy environment for enjoying classic French dishes.

Oysters on the half shell, a beef duo with roasted root vegetable, and chocolate passion cream are a few of the options guests will find on the Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu (three-course $66, four-course $78).

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Ladurée

Los Angeles, CA

Champagne and French fare are on the Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for two ($165) at Ladurée at The Grove.

Special treats include smoked salmon and heart-shaped macarons.

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The Little Door

Los Angeles, CA

The Little Door, a discreet hideaway-type haunt on West Third Street, will offer a four-course menu for Valentine’s Day ($155).

The restaurant’s courtyard, under a retractable roof, features a burbling fountain and candles flickering in the breeze, making you feel you have escaped busy Los Angeles.

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Lucques

West Hollywood, CA

Dine at Lucques on Valentine’s Day when a special five-course menu ($135, optional wine pairing $60) will offer dishes ranging from herb-roasted rack of lamb to a blackberry vacherin with crème fraîche ice cream.

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Maison Akira

Pasadena, CA

Maison Akira features several intimate dining areas accented with mirrors, crystal chandeliers, theatrical red drapes and a romantic fireplace.

The Valentine’s Day dinner will include chilled poached Hokkaido scallops and roasted rack of lamb, among other choices. Cost is $85 from 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m. for food only; $100from 6 p.m.-9:45 p.m. for food only, additional $50 for Champagne and wine pairing.

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Maple

La Cañada Flintridge, CA

At Descanso Gardens, Maple’s airy, charmingly repurposed craftsman cottage will be the setting for a special Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner on February 14.

Choose the five-course ($85) or six-course ($100) menu. Wine pairing is available for an additional cost.

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Mari Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Mari Los Angeles at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner ($50 per person, with wine pairings $70 per person) on Valentine’s Day.

Twosomes will be treated to such dishes as sous-vide brisket and the chocolate caramel bar on February 14.

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Mélisse

Santa Monica, CA

Impress your date with a dinner of sophisticated French fare at Mélisse in Santa Monica on Valentine’s Day.

The special menu ($325) will include sweet pea soup with black truffle, Prime beef rib-eye cap, and chocolate and fruits.

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Michael’s on Naples Ristorante

Long Beach, CA

Along the romantic canals of the picturesque Naples neighborhood of Long Beach, you can ride in a gondola serenaded by real Italian gondoliers. Michael’s on Naples Ristorante offers an authentic Italian culinary experience to match the environs.

Enjoy a special five-course dinner ($85, plus $45 for wine) on Valentine’s Day at this elegant two-story venue.

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Native

Santa Monica, CA

Native, a restaurant from “Top Chef” alum Nyesha Arrington, will offer a number of select dishes and cocktails at its bar on Valentine’s Day.

Choose from items like red wine beet spaghetti with oxtail ragù and drinks with names such as “Be Mine” and “Something Sweet.”

One Pico

Santa Monica, CA

This highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room at Shutters on the Beach will offer a Valentine’s Day dinner ($115) with dishes ranging from seared tuna to red velvet macaron semifreddo.

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Patina

Los Angeles, CA

Patina, located downtown at the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, offers a gourmet and luxurious dining experience.

Visit on Valentine’s Day to enjoy a three-course ($105) or six-course ($160) prix-fixe menu with choices such as basil infused tuna and Snake River Farms Wagyu beef. Enhance the meal with rose-inspired beverage pairings (additional cost).

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Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant

West Hollywood, CA

On Valentine’s DayPetrossian Boutique & Restaurant in West Hollywood will offer a special menu and diners will be serenaded by live classical music.

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The Pikey

Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy oysters Rockefeller ($16) and lobster Thermidor ($48), not to mention a complimentary glass of bubbly, on Valentine’s Day at this English-style gastropub.

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Saddle Peak Lodge

Calabasas, CA

Escape the city on Valentine’s Day and enjoy a multi-course tasting menu ($145) at the romantic Saddle Peak Lodge.

Guests will choose from dishes such as sea urchin cavatelli and roasted elk tenderloin, and croissant bread pudding with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream.

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71Above

Los Angeles, CA

Indulge in a Valentine’s Day dinner on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles.

Gaze at expansive views of the city while enjoying a five-course menu ($135, wine pairing $75) listing choices of chestnut soup with black truffle, roasted chicken breast and caramel chocolate.

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Tavern

Los Angeles, CA

On February 14, this Westside outpost of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will offer a four-course Valentine’s Day menu ($98, optional wine pairing $55).

Dinner selections will include Tehachapi grain lasagna, grilled veal chop and caramel chocolate cake.

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Trés by José Andrés

Los Angeles, CA

Braised short rib agnolotti and roasted Cornish hen are just two of the dishes diners will encounter on the multi-course Valentine’s Day menu ($85) at Trés by José Andrés.

Sip on the “Perfect Pair” cocktail to begin the special meal, and end it with white chocolate cremosa.

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Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.

Los Angeles, CA

Live entertainment and a multi-course dinner converge for a special Valentine’s Dayexperience at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. Two seatings are available; cost is $150 per person.

On the menu are dishes like New Zealand lamb lollipop, Prime filet mignon, and milk chocolate dipped strawberries and Champagne.

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

Los Angeles, CA

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck in The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, will offer a three-course menu for Valentine’s Day ($79).

Dim sum kicks off the meal, followed by a choice of dishes that includes pan-roasted sea bass with wok-fried mushrooms, snow peas and bean sprouts, and coconut panna cotta.

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