2019 Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Los Angeles

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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.

> The selections are presented in alphabetical order.

> Check out GAYOT’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

1. a.o.c.

a.o.c., Los Angeles
Beverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles, CA

Reservation OpenTableEnjoy 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.


2. Avec Nous

Avec Nous, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

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

Lobster raviolo with Armagnac cream, chili chive espuma and black truffle caviar, and braised short rib are just a couple of the temptations on the five-course Valentine’s Day menu ($95, with wine pairings $125).


3. The Bazaar by José Andrés

The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles
Beverly Center Area, Los Angeles, CA

Reservation OpenTable

The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills will offer a 12-course tasting menu ($150 per person) on Valentine’s Day.

Expect to enjoy caviar, jamón, oysters and more. Sommelier wine pairings will be available to enhance the experience: premium for $100 and reserve for $150.


4. THE Blvd

THE Blvd, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

Reservation OpenTableThis elegant dining room at the foot of Rodeo Drive will present a five-course tasting menu ($135++ per person) on Valentine’s Day.

A Lover’s Mille-Feuille with Valrhona chocolate ganache, vanilla bean cream and red velvet shortbread can cap off a meal that might also include slow-braised Kobe Prime rib cap.


5. BOA Steakhouse

BOA Steakhouse, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA

Reservation OpenTableSteak is in the spotlight on Valentine’s Day at BOA in Santa Monica. The three-course prix-fixe menu will highlight a 40-day dry-aged porterhouse ($90) and a 21-day dry-aged tomahawk rib-eye ($145). Caesar salad, vegetables and a chocolate fondant dessert complement the beef.


6. Border Grill

Border Grill, Los Angeles
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Reservation OpenTableChipotle-glazed hamachi collar, adobo steak rib-eye, and chocolate cherry Barcelona cake are a few of the temptations on the four-course Valentine’s Day menu ($49 per person) at Border Grill in DTLA.

Guests can also dine on à la carte specials or enjoy the regular menu.


7. Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak, Glendale
Glendale, CA

Reservation OpenTableThis posh steakhouse from chef Michael Mina at The Americana at Brand will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu ($98 per person, optional wine pairing $45) with dishes like Mina’s ahi tuna tartare, braised lamb shank and chocolate mousse.


8. Café Birdie

Café Birdie, Los Angeles
Highland Park, 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 menu for $65 per person will be available on Valentine’s Day.

9. Cafe Del Rey

Cafe Del Rey, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, CA

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

Take in the vistas while enjoying a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu ($110 per person) and complimentary Champagne toast.


10. Carbon Beach Club

Carbon Beach Club, Malibu
Malibu, CA

Reservation OpenTable

Perched right over the sand in Malibu, Carbon Beach Club restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn will present a prix-fixe menu ($75++ per person, $115++ per person with wine pairings) on Valentine’s Day.

Feast on courses of pumpkin ravioli, pan-roasted ocean trout with smoked chili beurre blanc, and more.


11. Cattle & Claw

Cattle & Claw, West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA

Reservation OpenTableSofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ Cattle & Claw restaurant will offer Valentine’s Day guests a multi-course prix-fixe menu ($75++ per person, 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.).

Expect to encounter tournedos Rossini and for dessert, cherry cheesecake, among other options.


12. Celestino

Celestino, Pasadena
Pasadena, CA

Reservation OpenTablePasadena’s South Lake Avenue shopping district is home to Celestino, which will offer its Italian cuisine via a four-course prix-fixe menu ($68 per person) on Valentine’s Day. Look for heart-shaped red beet raviolis with goat cheese sauce; and grilled sea bass filet on Peruvian mashed potatoes with celery and black truffle broth. The full dinner menu will be available as well.


13. Crossroads Kitchen

Crossroads, Los Angeles
Melrose/Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day feast at Crossroads Kitchen, L.A.’s temple to upscale vegan dining, which will offer a five-course tasting menu ($75) on February 14 (a glass of Champagne is included).

14. Crustacean

Crustacean, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

Available this Valentine’s Day through February 16th, Crustacean’s aphrodisiac-inspired specials include the Shot of Aphrodite with chilled watermelon consume; chilled oysters with yuzu and truffle ponzu; Eros Salad with pomegranate seeds, strawberries, kale, brussel sprouts, almonds, red onion and cauliflower crouton; and surf n’ turf featuring A5 Wagyu and Maine lobster. For dessert, indulge in The Forbidden Apple cake; a Bouquet of Strawberries with fresh strawberries, Grand Marnier and Chantilly; or Chef Helene’s Classic Banana A La Mode.

15. Culina Modern Italian

Culina Modern Italian, Los Angeles
Beverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles, CA

Reservation OpenTableThis chic spot offers an “enoteca” experience with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

On Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy a five-course prix-fixe menu ($125 per person). Choices will include tomato soup with ricotta agnolotti and taggiasca olive dust; black mussels and artichoke lasagna; and baked Dover sole filets. The full dinner menu will be available as well.


16. CUT

CUT, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA

Reservation OpenTableThree seatings will accommodate Valentine’s Day guests at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel).

A special three-course menu ($195++) will be available.


17. Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco's Grille, Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA

Reservation OpenTableOn Valentine’s Day at Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica, indulge in broiled twin lobster tails with miso butter ($68) or the 45-day dry-aged Prime strip ($68), two signature creations offered on February 14.

For a finale, choose from desserts such as molten chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream ($10.50) and caramel pot de crème ($9).


18. Delilah

Delilah, West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA

Reservation OpenTableUndeniably one of the most beautiful spots in West Hollywood, Delilah has crafted a multi-course Valentine’s menu ($85 per person) listing the likes of Forbidden Salad, stuffed Cornish game hen with truffle jus, and carrot soufflé.


19. Doma Kitchen

Doma Kitchen, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, CA

Reservation OpenTableExperience the cuisine at this charming bistro in Marina del Rey on Valentine’s Day via a special four-course menu, presenting dishes like grilled lamb chops with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, and panna cotta complemented by mango sauce.


20. Fig & Olive

Fig & Olive, West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA

Reservation OpenTableA dessert tasting caps off the Valentine’s Day four-course prix-fixe dinner ($75 per person, wine pairing $35) at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood.

Steak tartare and caramelized cauliflower risotto are among other dishes on the special menu.


21. Franco’s Italian Restaurant

Franco's Italian Restaurant, Los Angeles
Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, CA

Head to chef/owner Franco de Dominicis’ relocated trattoria on Sunset Boulevard this Valentine’s Day and indulge in Italian cuisine for the holiday.

22. Gabi James

Gabi James, Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach, CA

Reservation OpenTableRedondo Beach’s Gabi James will offer its signature Cava & Caviar service along with seared scallops and cauliflower purée, among other temptations, for Valentine’s Day.


23. Gwen

Gwen, Los Angeles
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Reservation OpenTableOn February 14, this high-end butcher shop and elegant steakhouse will offer a special five-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu ($135 per person).


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