by Mar_Yvette - 0 Reviews - 51 List
As seen on ABC7 ... Citysearch senior editor Mar Yvette picks the top spots for Valentine's Day in Los Angeles and beyond.
Updated: January 24, 2009
They say the best things in life are free, but at this fancy French cottage nothing could be further from the truth. That said, if you are willing and able to splurge on your sweetie, this is the place to do it. For $120 per person (food only; $180 per person with wine pairings), you can take part in a four-course feast that promises a taste of France both in food, service and ambiance.
For the first time in about 15 years, sweethearts can spend V-Day on the Malibu Pier. Opened in June of last year, this luxe yet laidback hideaway is pulling out all the stops with a red-carpet experience: For $79 per person, you'll walk the red carpet to get your photo taken, enjoy a glass of champagne and indulge in a four-course prix-fixe menu with highlights like oysters on the half shell, pan seared dover sole, filet mignon with twice baked potato and a choice of desserts. There's also complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries.
You don't have to spend a lot to impress your sweetie at this down-to-earth NorCal-style bistro that feels worlds away from the Melrose Avenue madness. The special "aphrodisiac" 3-course prix fixe menu is just $49 per person. Even better still--another aphrodisiac menu will be available on Feburary 11, 12 and 13 as part of the restaurant's monthly "full moon" series, priced at $42 per person.
True romance needn't cost a thing--at least not at this landmark library in the middle of Downtown L.A. Home to the third largest collection of books and periodicals in the country, this gorgeous homage to literature and culture provides plenty of cozy nooks for reading the most romantic stories ever written.
Escape to this charming cottage in Pasadena for New American cuisine and a cozy table, whether on the outdoor patio or inside. Their five-course tasting menu ($74) will feature sauteed John Dory, pan seared scallops, duck confit and filet mignon. Wine ($42) is romantic to pair with the meal, but some people prefer the handmade vodka route ($30) also on offer.
This intimate Sherman Oaks favorite is celebrating coupledom with an affordable and flavorful French-inspired feast. For just $34.95 per person, you can enjoy a three-course meal with menu options that go on and on. Pasta, fish, steak, soup, salad ... the combinations are endless. (Sort of like your love, no?)
Enjoy scenic views and luxe comfort at this hotel that's got love-inspired specials going on all month long. From the spa's Chocolate Covered Strawberry Body Buff (50 minutes, $150) or Strawberries and Champagne for Two spa pedicures (50 minutes, $110) to Sam & Harry's special Valentines prix fixe dinner ($58 per person), it's truly the season for love in Orange County.
Located in Simi Valley, this landmark might seem an unlikely place to spend your Valentine's evening, but where else can you have a dinner and dance under Airforce One? (Answer: Nowhere else!) With an incredible view of Southern California, gorgeous table settings and historic memorabilia, this is sure to create an unforgettable experience.