by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
Looking to treat your sweetie to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner in Los Angeles? Well look no further than our handy list of special meals all around Los Angeles that will impress your date and put you in the mood for love.
Updated: January 26, 2011
Simon LA at the Sofitel Hotel is offering a "Sweet for Two" VIP private dining room experience for the couple who wants to be alone (proposal anyone?). In addition to a special Valentine's Day menu, the restaurant is transforming one of their private dining rooms into a romantic room set up like a living room with a comfy couch, candles, flowers, a dining table set for two and fireplace on the plasma TV. The price? $600, all inclusive. True love? Priceless.
Royal T will be hosting a sensual and indulgent ?Royal Indian? Valentine's Day dinner crafted by Indian-born chef and cookbook author Kaumudi Marathe. The four different four-course prix-fixe dinner options ($60 per person) include entrees such as lamb, quail, vegetarian or fish. Reservations are required and can only be made by visiting royalindian.eventbrite.com
Forget prix-fixe menus. At Napa Valley Grille in Westwood, couples can select their favorite dishes for a romantic meal to remember from chef Joseph Gillard's regular seasonal dishes or enjoy some of the specially-prepared Valentine's Day specials, including smoked chicken griddle cake ($12.75 for two) and Sonoma lamb.
Chef Laurent Quenioux and wine director Manuel Mesta are offering a Valentine's Day special at Vertical Wine Bistro Saturday, February 12-Monday, February 14. The three-course menu includes grilled salmon with a chive-laced creme fraiche; five-spiced breast of duck with butternut squash ravioli; or classic beef Wellington. For dessert there's the obligatory chocolate or a lemon souffle. The three-course prix fixe is $48 per person. Wine pairings are an additional $28 per person. Word to the wise: Ask for table #50--it's the one in front of the fireplace!
Suzanne Goin's flagship restaurant will be featuring a four-course dinner prepared by chef de cuisine Rodolfo Aguado, finished by desserts and chocolate confections by pastry chef Christina Olufson for $110 per guest. Originally the rustic carriage house of the Harold Lloyd Estate, Lucques? decor of brick, wood beams, garden setting and wood-burning fireplace provides a warm and intimate setting, perfect for couples.
Fresh from a makeover, Marina del Rey's famed seaside restaurant will be featuring an updated Mediterranean-influenced menu from new chef Daniel Roberts. From Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, this romantic restaurant will offer couples a three-course, $65 prix-fixe menu with a champagne granite intermezzo. Items include Chef Roberts? house cured Scottish salmon with crisp artichoke and the chocolate decadence mousse with cognac truffle ganache and pomegranate brush, in addition to an a la carte menu.
Angelenos in search of a break from the traditional prix-fixe offerings will like this Downtown LA's California-centric wine bar. The a la carte menu of chef's specials designed just for Valentine's Day include seared duck breast with port wine reduction to molten chocolate cake with creme anglaise. As always, Corkbar's staff is on hand to suggest wine pairings. Entree prices range between $10 and $20; a flight of high-end sparkling wine will be available for $25.
Chefs Celestino Drago and Ian Gresik and sommelier Michael Shearin are offering a five-course Valentine's Day menu Friday, February 11 to Monday, February 14. On Friday and Saturday evenings, live entertainment in the dining room will be provided. Reservations nightly starting at 5pm. $65 per person, $35 for additional wine pairings.
What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day in Los Angeles than with one of the greatest aphrodisiacs of all time? No, not oysters. We're talking caviar! Petrossian is offering this sensual delight with a five-course tasting menu for $75 per person that will be served on Valentine's Day as well as Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12. Gift packages are also available.
This lovely, low-key restaurant at the Loews Hotel is offering a great menu for Valentine's Day prepared by chef Keith Roberts. Couples can arrive early and enjoy a drink by one of the outdoor firepits overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier before indulging in a four-course meal ($70) featuring dishes such as wild mushroom focaccia toast, sea scallops and passion fruit custard.