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10 Romantic Restaurants in LA For the Sweetest Valentine’s Day Yet

These Swoon-Worthy Spots Around Los Angeles Are Ideal For Valentine’s Day

From seaside views to decadent desserts, there is so much to love about celebrating Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles. Whether you’re looking to reignite a spark or shower your significant other with something special, Feb. 14 is the ultimate day to step up your game and embark on an unforgettable evening. Ready to experience love at first bite? Here are the 10 most romantic restaurants to spend Valentine’s Day at in LA this year. Valentine’s Day Los Angeles

 

Lumière Brasserie

Transport yourself to the streets of Paris with an evening at Lumière Brasserie. This restaurant is meticulously designed with traditional tiled flooring, modern light fixtures and green accent chairs that complement the abundance of greenery seen throughout the restaurant. Show your love with a lavish seafood tower and pair it with a glass of crisp champagne. From the sea bass to the steak frites, you can’t go wrong! Just make sure you save room for their velvety chocolate mousse. 

Location: Century City

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Ysabel

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Ysabel is a massive restaurant that features a spacious patio adorned with glistening string lights. Get in the Valentine’s Day mood by ordering one of their refreshing cocktails (like the Lily the Pink or the Genesis). While you can order separate entrees, we suggest getting cozy and sharing several different tapas-style dishes. Don’t miss out on their hamachi sashimi, crispy sesame shrimp and hand-cut rigatoni. 

Location: West Hollywood

 

Olivetta

Olivetta offers a fine-dining experience that you won’t soon forget! Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Olivetta has a sleek and elegant ambiance that sets the tone for a fantastic meal. Snag a booth and admire the unique artwork and vintage sconces that line the walls. Sip on their Dirty Bleu Martini as you indulge in their grilled Spanish octopus and their warm toasted sourdough. For the main course, go all-out with Olivetta’s 24-ounce cowboy ribeye.

Location: West Hollywood

The Little Door

Make a reservation at The Little Door and enjoy a Soulmate Soirée this Valentine’s Day! This elegant affair is sure to make your mouth water with a prix fixe menu that features lobster ravioli, roasted stuffed quail and flourless chocolate heart cake for dessert. Sit under a bouquet of bougainvillea and vintage chandeliers as you indulge in a meal that is sure to be one for the books.

Location: Beverly Grove

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Cento Pasta Bar

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Location: West Adams

 

Massilia

 

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With a European-style patio and a chic bar with an abundance of unique apéritifs, Masillia boasts a cozy setting in the middle of downtown Santa Monica. Start off with their refreshing La Française cocktail as you nibble on their crispy calamari and patatas bravas. For entrees, you can’t go wrong with savory grilled branzino or their rich 8-hour lamb shank. End the night with a digestif and an amaretto tiramisu.

Location: Santa Monica

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Inn of the Seventh Ray

Between the tented ceilings and twinkling lights, Inn of the Seventh Ray is one of the most magical places to spend V-Day. Their five-course Valentine’s menu is sure to impress with decadent dishes like the truffled brie and salt-crusted potato and a seafood lover’s medley for two. Finish off the dreamy evening with a triple chocolate cake paired with a 10-year tawny port.

Location: Topanga

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Geoffrey’s Malibu

There’s nothing quite like soaking in views of the Malibu coast while dining at Geoffrey’s. Cheers to love with some sparkling champagne and a three-course Valentine’s Day menu. From crab cakes to fresh Maine lobster, Geoffrey’s is great for those craving a classic seafood dinner on the coast. End your evening with their pomegranate white chocolate mousse for a sweet finale!

Location: Malibu

 

Vito

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Immerse yourself in traditional Italian fare and a vibe to match at Vito in Santa Monica. This charming restaurant has sleek leather booths with white tablecloths, curating a very classic atmosphere that oozes amore! Don’t skip on their Spaghetti Della Casa with chopped shrimp and a flamed cognac sauce—which is perfect for sharing! If you prefer to drink your dessert, try one of their special strawberry and white chocolate Little Kiss cocktails.

Location: Santa Monica

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Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

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Located in the dazzling Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills is serving up an exclusive five-course tasting menu that features everything from Ossetra caviar to fresh tagliatelle pasta with black truffle. For added indulgence, take your meal to the next level with a professional wine or cocktail pairing. Thanks to the chic and contemporary decor, this swanky spot is sure to steal your heart!

Location: Beverly Hills

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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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