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10 Restaurants for a Fun n’ Flirty Galentine’s Day in LA

From Venice to Silverlake, Here’s Where to Celebrate With the Gals This Month

While romantic relationships are great, the special bond between girlfriends and gal pals is absolutely worth celebrating. Thankfully, Los Angeles has some of the most fun, chic and swanky spots for getting together with the girls. Whether you’re looking for grade-A cocktails on a breathtaking rooftop or decadent seafood dishes with an ocean breeze, we’ve rounded up the 10 best restaurants for Galentine’s Day this February. Galentine’s Day Los Angeles

 

Grandmaster Recorders

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For the ultimate girls day celebration, head up to the scenic rooftop at Grandmaster Recorders and enjoy a clear view of the Hollywood sign from one of their cozy booths. Start the evening with their passionfruit Studio Spritz or their mezcal-forward Midnight Vultures cocktail. When it comes to bites, enjoy a stunning sunset while snacking on their crispy stuffed olives and creamy black truffle and chili oil burrata.

Location: Hollywood

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Belle’s Beach House

Between the tiki-themed decor and the warm wicker furniture, Belle’s Beach House sets the scene for a tropical take on a Galentine’s get-together. While you can’t go wrong with any of their refreshing cocktails, we recommend the sweet and spicy Heat Stroke! For appetizers, don’t miss out on their rock shrimp tempura or grilled sweet corn on the cob. And definitely save room for dessert–their Manofee Tart is out of this world! 

Location: Venice

 

Bacari Silverlake

From the twinkling string lights to the abundance of greenery, Bacari Silverlake is a truly transportive restaurant that places you right in the middle of a fairytale. Since you won’t be able to have just one of their craft cocktails, be sure to try the Mad Mango Sour and the La Brea Rose! Also, plan to order a variety of tapas dishes for you and your girls to share. Some must-haves include the pear and brie pizza and the stuffed mushrooms.

Location: Silverlake

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Crudo e Nudo

Looking to celebrate during the day? Crudo e Nudo is an adorable wine shop and restaurant in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica. Indulge in a refreshing glass of biodynamic wine as you people-watch from their pleasant patio. Though they have a rotating special when it comes to crudo, you cannot miss out on their melt-in-your-mouth halibut and decadent rockfish. 

Location: Santa Monica

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Bari

With stone walls and timeless archways, Bari boasts a chic yet inviting atmosphere that your gal pals are sure to swoon over! With seasonal cocktails and tasty Italian dishes that will make your mouth water, Bari makes it easy to enjoy an abundance of flavors in a single sitting. Share a bottle of Italian wine with a couple of pasta dishes and savory skewers. 

Location: Beverly Grove

The Henry

Craving some classic American food with a contemporary spin? The Henry in West Hollywood serves several fan-favorites that include parmesan truffle fries, the crusty bread and brie and deviled crab dip. When it comes to cocktails, shake things up with their spicy mango habanero margarita or boost your energy with an espresso martini that has a hint of Spanish vanilla. 

Location: West Hollywood

 

Girl & the Goat

Girl & the Goat boasts a bright and airy space in an industrial-style building, creating a cool yet comfortable environment that catches the eye. After becoming a huge success in Chicago, Girl & the Goat brings innovative flavor combos and recipes to the heart of downtown LA! After ordering their farmers market margarita, share a variety of dishes like the sauteed green beans, shrimp and crispy greens salad and the sticky glazed pork shank. 

Location: DTLA 

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Calabra at Santa Monica Proper

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Serving upscale Mediterranean cuisine with a California twist, Calabra encourages you to sit back and relax while appreciating an ocean breeze. Share some savory appetizers like the halloumi cheese and avocado dip while sipping on their Rooftop Negroni. From the sweeping views to the beachy yet refined atmosphere, Calabra is a stunning spot to celebrate Galentine’s Day. If you’re craving something sweet, stick around for their sticky toffee pudding.

Location: Santa Monica

 

Good, Clean, Fun

Good, Clean, Fun is a one-of-a-kind wine bar that specializes in organic and biodynamic wines. Sip on some vino from the comfort of their cool yet casual patio as you explore their novel and ever-changing food menu. From the raw oysters with a spiced hibiscus vinaigrette to their lamb ragu bucatini, you can’t go wrong! Be sure to ask for the recommended wine pairings with each dish for an elevated experience.

Location: DTLA 

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Etta

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From the fresh focaccia with honey truffle ricotta to the zest Ora king salmon crudo, Etta has an innovative menu that focuses on wood-fired flavors. Dine outside on the spacious patio or enjoy small bites and cocktails upstairs at the more exclusive and sleek rooftop. Order a Porró & Polaroid and share a porrón of wine with your girls while snapping some adorable Polaroid pics to capture the evening!

Location: Culver City

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.

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