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Valentine’s Day & Anti-Valentine’s Day

02/07/2018

Valentine’s Day at Sofitel’s Estérel Restaurant and Riviera 31
Spend Valentine’s Day at Estérel Restaurant for the most romantic Mediterranean rendezvous. Escape along the shores of the legendary Mediterranean Sea with exclusive aphrodisiac-inspired recipes, blending spices and flavors for an unforgettable palate experience. Fennel, lemon and truffle awaken the senses, while the sea meets the land in delicious dishes such as the Oyster and Leek Fondue, and the Ruby Red Trout with Sautéed Kale. Riviera 31 as you enjoy the unique Love Potion cocktail (vodka, raspberry puree and chocolate coulis) exclusively crafted by Mixologist Expert, Frederic Zemmour, for Valentine’s Day. $150/couple; Wednesday, 6-10 pm; 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Valentine’s Day at The Restaurant at Mr. C
The restaurant will be offering a three-course pre-fixe dinner and complimentary glass of prosecco on February 14th. Menu highlights from Executive Chef Giuseppe Manco include Puglia Burrata with multicolored cherry tomatoes and baby basil; Beef Tenderloin with green peppercorns sauce with Brussels sprouts and potatoes noisette; and Mille Goglie with Chantilly cream and amarene. $75; Wednesday;1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035; book here or call 877.334.5623

Valentine’s Day at Lawry’s
Lawry’s will be offering a special dinner for two this Valentine’s Day. The iconic Beverly Hills restaurant is serving its signature dinner experience, complete with their spinning bowl salad and California cut of prime rib (or seasonal fish) with mashed potatoes and either creamed spinach or corn and Yorkshire pudding. Capping off the romantic evening is a plate of chocolate covered strawberries to share. $125/couple; Wednesday, 5-9 pm; 100 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Gratitude Beverly Hills’ Valentine’s Day Specials
Gratitude Beverly Hills, Café Gratitude’s upscale sister restaurant, brings an elevated plant-based dining experience while sharing the same philosophies and approach to the ingredient-focused menu as Café Gratitude. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Gratitude Beverly Hills and enjoy specials courtesy of Executive Chef Dreux Ellis, featuring the “LOVING” Dessert special made with strawberry meringue heart on pecan date cacao crust, topped with cashew coconut whipped cream, chocolate sauce and marinated strawberries, as well as the Beverage Manager Jon Eiswerth’s special Out of Body Experience Cocktail made with rum and bourbon. Wednesday; 419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 424.389.1850

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Modern American, seafood-centric steakhouse, located in the heart of Beverly Hills is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day menu. Expect a cocktail, the Red Berry Fizz made with raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, Stoli Vodka, Ciroc red berry, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and Veuve Cliquot ($19); Softshell crab roll with scallion, wakame seaweed, avocado, spicy mayo, and togarashi ponzu ($25); Pan seared sea bass with goat cheese polenta, blistered tomatoes, grilled artichoke and butter poached rock shrimp with Meyer lemon ($51); 12oz Wagyu New York Strip Steak with sautéed chanterelle mushrooms, cabernet reduction and seared foie gras ($75); and Warm strawberry shortcake, milk chocolate ganache and a chocolate covered strawberry ($13). Wednesday; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

Valentine’s Day at Grill on the Alley
Grill on the Alley is offering a 3-course prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day. Chef Izzy Camacho will be serving up his Filet Oscar, a petite filet mignon with a jumbo lump crab topped with béarnaise and served with asparagus; and a Parmesan Crusted Chilean Sea Bass, topped with scallions and a special mustard sauce, and much more. Pair the meal with two celebratory glasses of Louis Roederer Estate Brut for $25. $70; Wednesday; 9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.276.0615

Ray’s & Stark Bar’s  Valentine’s Day
Stark Bar will be hosing the ultimate Anti-Valentine’s Day event featuring a limited menu from Executive Chef Fernando Darin of hot wings, garlic pizza, Boilermaker specials, and more. Wednesday; 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hinoki & the Bird’s Valentine’s Day Dinner
Hinoki & the Bird will be hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner inclusive of a three-course chef’s tasting menu with dishes like the brown butter miso tortellini, Kusshi oysters with rose petals, beef tenderloin and much more. Couples can take to Hinoki’s romantic patio for a warm, candlelit dinner. A vegetarian menu is available upon request. $105; Wednesday; 10 W. Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.552.1200

3-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner at Craft Los Angeles

Tom Colicchio’s Craft Los Angeles will feature a three-course prix fixe meal from chef de cuisine Denis Crutchfield and pastry chef Shannon Swindle for the holiday, starting with first course dishes for the table including diver scallop crudo, baby beets with Cara Cara orange and burrata as well as a pork rillette with Calabrian chile and fennel. Main course offerings feature Liberty Farm duck breast, ricotta cavatelli with nettles and green garlic or Wagyu beef sirloin, all accompanied by a market-driven side for the table. For dessert, indulge in Shannon’s Chocolate Hazelnut Torte as well as a Rhubarb Vacharin with honey ricotta. $130; Wednesday, 5-10 pm; 10100 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067310. 279.4180

Valentine’s Day at Laurel Point
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at Laurel Point in Studio City. The classic nautical site is serving up a three-course meal, featuring dishes such as Herb-Crusted Grilled Haddock with roasted butternut squash, turnips, and blistered tomato buerre blanc,;Togarashi Tuna Sashimi with home-pickled vegetables; and Maple-Glazed Sea Scallops, pan-seared with a side of brown butter baby carrots. $65, $10/optional pairing of Flor de Campo Chardonnay or Justin Cabernet; 12050 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.769.6336

The Bellwether
Studio City’s spot from Co-Owners Executive Chef Ted Hopson and Beverage Director Ann-Marie Verdi will be offering a romantic, three-course, prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu featuring prosecco with strawberries, Caesar salad, and 16 oz. rib Oscar with Tarragon Bearnaise, asparagus, Dungeness crab, creamed spinach, and mushroom marsala. The meal is complete with a sweet finish, including Vanilla Panna Cotta with strawberries and dark chocolate. $140/couple, $30/optional bottle of white or red wine; Wednesday; 13251 Ventura Blvd, Suite A, Studio City, CA 91604

TAO Los Angeles‘ Valentine’s Day
TAO Los Angeles has created some specials menu items just for the occasion. Celebrate with Chirashi sushi with edible florals ($28), 1lb lobster and pomelo salad ($34) as well as their Strawberry and Rose cake ($14). Wednesday; 6421 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Same Same’s Valetine’s Day
Silver Lake’s Thai food and wine bar, Same Same, is offering four courses of traditional Thai fare, accompanied by either one can of sparkling wine (which equals two and a half glasses), or two glasses of Love You Bunches, a whimsical Carbonic Sangiovese. Menu highlights include Pa Pia Tod with mung bean noodle, cabbage, carrot, black mushroom, plum chili sauce, and fresh herbs; Tom Kha Soup with chicken broth, coconut milk, herbs, fresh mushrooms; Pad See Ew with wide rice noodles, dark soy sauce, garlic, yellow bean, egg, Chinese broccoli; and Coconut Flan. $75/couple; Wednesday; 2835 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Valentine 69 at Melody
With the king-of-all-Hallmark date nights fast approaching, Melody eases the pain with an alternative to the silly “romantic” dinner. Melody will be offering their own 69 deal: a bottle with a dozen oysters for $69. Choose
a bubble, white, red or rose to accompany your dozen, and move one step closer to the backseat. To further set the mood, songs of love, lust and longing will be transmitted by DJ twosome, DJ Vyra and The Internationalist. Wednesday, 6-10 pm; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; reservations: info@melodyla.com

Mi Corazon’s Valentine’s Day
Mi Corazon is offering a four-course prix fixe menu with a specialty themed cocktails. Spend the night with loved ones enjoying an authentic and healthy Mexican menu in a romantic environment where you will be sure to feel the love. Cocktails include  the Queen of Hearts made with gin mare, Aperol, St. Germain, lemon, sugar cane and the La Granada Real made with Banhez Mezcal, combier, pomegranate rosemary shrub, lemon, Jamaican #2 bitters, and Champagne. $49; Wednesday;2609 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Union’s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate with a prix fixe dinner for two from Chef Bruce Kalman. Start off with chilled Hama Hama Blue Pool Oysters, then enjoy Chef’s Saffron Gnocchetti Sardi and end with Pitman Farms Roast Duck. And for dessert, their house made Lemon Verbena Panna Cotta topped with strawberry jam and brown butter crumble. Wednesday;37 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103; For reservations call 626 795 5841 or reservations@unionpasadena.com

Valentine’s Day at The Raymond 1886
Enjoy Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan’s decadent four-course prix-fixe tasting menu. Start the evening with the Micro-Farmed Oysters with the famed “I’ve Been Naughty” sauce or the Japanese Gold Hamachi served with apricot-miso and citrus confit. The second course begins with a choice between the Early Spring Lettuce salad with grilled apple, Italian honey vinaigrette and foie gras, or warm Corn Soup in the Style of Oaxaca. The third course includes choices of Roasted Duck over smoked onion purée and black trumpet mushrooms; Roasted Artichoke Ravioli with marjoram pesto and pecorino cream; the Idaho Hanger Steak topped with roasted garlic and salsa verde, or the Colombia River Wild Salmon served sweet and spicy, Thai style. Desserts includes the Winter Wild Pear from Oregon served with mascarpone cream and pistachio honey or the Passion Fruit Chocolate Cake with creamed ganache and candied ginger. The Raymond will also be serving up cocktails to sip on during the holiday. The Cupid’s Arrow, created by Peter Lloyd Jones, has hibiscus, cava, and lemon and The Sazarac Lover is a cocktail that is sure to warm your hearts with Ritten House Rye, Peychaud Bitters, Absinthe Rise, sugar cube, and a lemon peel. $115; Wednesday, 5:30-10 pm, with the 1886 open until Midnight; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.313

Red Herring’s Valentine’s Day
Chef Dave and Alexis Woodall are sharing their love for each other and the dining experience at Red Herring this Valentine’s Day. Watch the sunset from the second floor of this charming Eagle Rock restaurant while you enjoy the three-course menu. Offerings include Braised Pork Shoulder with polenta, curry chicharrones, salsa verde and smoked tomato veloute; and Pan Seared Salmon served with early season squash, heirloom tomato, eggplant puree and a red pepper butter sauce. Finish the meal with Crème Brûlée and macerated berries, and it is sure to be a sweet Valentine’s Day. Wednesday; 1661 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90041; 323.739.0004

Tintorera’s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special, or with Tequila. Either way, you’ll be on Tintorera’s gorgeous patio surrounded by lush greenery and illuminated by string lights and lanterns. The restaurant is offering a special prix-fixe menu that includes three courses, dessert, and a welcome cocktail. Menu highlights includeTuna Tartare with jalapeño emulsion, radishes, and chili oil; Rib Eye Taco with black beans, salsa verde, and avocado; Roasted Filet Mignon with potatoes, wild mushrooms, and chives; and Corn Cake with cajeta, mezcal, caramelized popcorn, and nuts. $60; Wednesday, 5-11 pm; 2815 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Heart-shaped Pizzas at Pizzana

This Valentine’s Day, Pizzana’s master pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi offers heart-shaped margherita pizzas featuring San Marzano dop, fior di latte, parmigiano and basil, in addition to the regular menu. The heart-shaped pies will be available all-day at the Neo-Neapolitan pizzeria in Brentwood. Wednesday, 11 am-10 pm; 11712 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 310.481.7108 

HT Grill’s Eat & Drink Love Prix Fixe Menu

Three course menu includes Sweet Tomatoes Bisque, Grilled Pepper Bruschettam Surf & Turf, Bourbon Glazed Salmon, Grilled Airline Chicken Breast, White Chocolate Cake Pops, Key Lime Pie and Vanilla Créme Brûlée. $48; Wednesday; 1701 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.791.4849

BaleenKitchen’s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate with a four course menu with open air views of the marina. Menu highlights include Oyster with Asian Pear Mignonette; Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras; Filet of Beef; Heritage Ranch Pork Tenderloin Roulade; Alaskan King Crab En Croûte; and Salted Ganache Curl or Crèpe a la Crème with strawberry coulis. Wine complements are available for all courses. Wednesday; 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.372.1202

You and your Valentine can enjoy a Romance Package that includes a romantic one hour gondola tour with one dozen roses, Martinelli’s sparkling cider and chocolates ($135 per couple). The Special Occasion Package includes a one hour gondola tour with assorted cheese, fresh fruit, light snacks, Martinelli’s sparkling cider, chocolates and water ($135 per couple). The Regular Package includes a one hour gondola tour with an ice bucket for you to bring your favorite drinks aboard ($109 per couple).

Enjoy three shared appetizers (Oyster Duo, Long Love Bread featuring the restaurant’s signature 120 year old sourdough, and a Vasco Winter Salad) and a choice of two entrees. Options include Seared Scallops, Flat Iron Steak, Vasco Oxtail Stew and Seafood Lovers Paella (available only on February 14). $69; Through February 18th; 36 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

That’s Amore Specials at Love & Salt

An ideal dinner spot after a stroll on the beach, Love & Salt offers a romantic seaside setting for Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the holiday, chef Michael Fiorelli serves dishes inspired by Italian classics in addition to the restaurant’s á la carte menu. Specials include pane bianco ($9), bread filled with roasted garlic, parmesan and oven-dried tomatoes; and long-stem Pugliese artichokes with marinated zucchini, pine nuts, pecorino toscano, arugula ($16); wood-oven baked lasagna with a slow-cooked bolognese ($24), and a dry-aged grilled Flannery ribeye with wood-roasted baby carrots, barley risotto, black truffle butter and carrot top gremolata ($60). For dessert, indulge in a chocolate pudding cream pie ($9) or share a plate of Love & Salt’s signature warm Italian donuts. Wednesday, 5:30-10 pm; 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA; 310.545.5252

Brennan’s Valentine’s Day
Join Marina del Rey’s iconic newly re-opened pub, Brennan’s for Valentine’s Day, featuring specials including: dessert and two glasses of sparkling wine for $15; heart shaped pizza; and single’s happy meal: EX-patriate Beer and Pizza for $17. Wednesday; 4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 424.443.5119

Marina Del Rey Hotel and SALT Restaurant & Bar’s Sweetheart Package
Book the special Valentine’s Day package and celebrate your romance with breathtaking views of the sparkling marina and a surprise welcome bottle of champagne on ice and side of delectable chocolate truffles as you enter your suite. Dine at SALT Restaurant & Bar, the hotel’s restaurant by Executive Chef Mark Gold. Options include a shellfish plateau, Maine Lobster pasta, Cote de beef and a savory zucchini and basil ravioli. Enjoy a round of  complimentary cocktails such as their Afternoon Delight with a mix of Gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and sparking rosé or try their Passion Flower cocktail with vodka, elderflower liqueur, passion fruit, lime and agave. End the night snuggling with your date on SALT’s outdoor fire deck as the sunset sets and tide rises. Maximize your romantic excursion and stay in bed and enjoy a romantic breakfast in bed. And make sure to take advantage of your special late checkout, to make sure you spend every last moment with your loved one. Through February 28th; 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Herringbone Santa Monica’s Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, Santa Monica’s ocean-to-table hotspot will offer a special prix fixe menu in honor of the romantic holiday. Enjoy a four-course menu featuring dishes including Scallop Crudo, Lobster Dumplings and Pan Seared Mahi Mahi. $95; Wednesday, 5-10 pm; 1755 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 310.971.4460

Hotel Shangri-La ‘s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic three-course dinner for two at The Dining Room restaurant. Expect dishes like Shrimp Scampi; Wild Mushroom Phyllo, sautéed wild mushrooms and baked phyllo dough, topped with gated parmesan cheese; Duo of bone in ribeye & almond crusted sea bass croquette with a demi-glace romanesco and purple cauliflower purée; and Heart Chocolate Mousse with strawberry white chocolate & dark chocolate mousse. Enjoy live entertainment as well as a rose upon arrival for the ladies. $60Wednesday, 5-10 pm; The Dining Room Restaurant at Hotel Shangri-La,  1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dinner and a Show at Michael’s Santa Monica
Chef Miles Thompson offers his á la carte menu for those joining for dinner in the romantic garden patio or dimly lit lounge. Before or after their meal, guests can head to the second floor of the restaurant to view the newly debuted “The Gallery at Michael’s,” an exhibition curated by Christopher Schwartz (the director for the Reena Spaulings Fine Art) that features 13 multi-generational artists. Wednesday, 5:30-10 pm; 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica 90403; 310.451.0843

Tallula’s Valentine’s Day
Stroll along the beach and take in the sunset with your loved one, before popping across the street to Tallula’s for their first “Hecho Con Amor” Valentine’s Day celebration. They are serving up a four-course, prix-fixe dinner in the main dining room. Menu highlights include Crab Nachos, an Assortment of Crudo, Prime Beef Fajitas, and Mexican Chocolate Profiteroles. An à la carte menu in the bar/lounge offers a more casual setting. $65, $35/agave spirits/wine pairing; Wednesday; 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica CA 90402; 310.526.0027

CHAYA Venice‘s Valentine’s Day
A little beachside romance is always a sweet idea and CHAYA Venice has all the sites and bites you could possibly hope for this Valentine’s Day! Executive Chef Joji Inoue is sure to preparing an amazing, three-course prix-fixe menu that will encapsulate the fresh ocean vibes. Starting with an Amuse-Bouche of Monaka with truffle cream cheese and sweet strawberry chutney. The first course choices include Tartare with tuna, shrimp, calamari and avocado; Hamachi sashimi; Oysters topped with caviar; Wagyu, shabu shabu served with mentaiko butter over broccolini and grilled rice. The Main Course includes the hibachi grilled Salmon served with a miso crème fraiche; Risotto with mascarpone; Steak served with savory brown butter sukiyaki and dashi potatoes; or chef’s selection of Hand-Rolled Sushi. Dessert includes Panna Cotta prepared with milk tea and shortbread or a rich Chocolate Mousse made with sweet potato, black truffle and chocolate. There will be complimentary sparkling wine offered for a toast and a red rose for each couple to take home. Don’t worry singles… in case you missed cupid’s arrow this year, CHAYA Venice is also celebrating Singles Night in the bar by serving Bottomless Sparkling Rose “all night long” for just $15. They are also serving up cocktails like the Love Potion created by Eric Venning and comprised of vodka, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, and pomegranate elixir. $60; Wednesday, 5:30-10 pm; 110 Navy St, Venice, CA 90291; 310.396.1179

Mr. Chow at Malibu Country Mart
Mr Chow is offering a special semi prix-fixe menu for you and your special someone. First course options ranging from Fresh Scallop on the Shell to Glazed Prawns with Walnuts to Zebra Dumplings and second course options ranging from Fresh Lobster with Garlic Butter Sauce to Duck Mignon to Beijing Seabass with Pine Nuts all served with Yangzhou Sauteed Rice and Garlic Pea Spouts. Finish off the night with a Chef’s Dessert Selection and a glass of Deutz, Brut Classic, NV. Wednesday, 5:30-10 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd, 18A, Malibu, CA 90265; reservations: 310.456.7600

Relais & Châteaux Valentine’s Day Feast at Addison
For couples looking for a romantic getaway, chef William Bradley’s Addison restaurant at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego offers a dining destination worth the drive. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, chef Bradley features a nine-course tasting menu including amuse. Courses include a Coquilles St. Jacques scallop with black truffles, cauliflower and noisette, Koshihikari Rice with broccoli, crevettes and curry, as well as Duck á L’Orange with beets and pistachio. For dessert, savor L’Amour, a chocolate noir confection with cherries. $265, $225/wine pairings; Wednesday, 6-8 pm; 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130; 858.314.1920

The Stalking Horse‘s Valentine’s Day
Join The Stalking Horse Brewery and Freehouse, a fairly newcomer to the neighborhood combining traditional Cornish fare with an onsite craft brewery in a British pub setting, for Valentine’s Day this year. Enjoy a special three-course tasting menu including Fresh Oysters with mignonette and fresh horseradish; Tomato Bisque with vegan crème fraiche, and chive; Impossible Meat Beer Wellington with a peppercorn sauce and petite greens; Local Sea Bass with cauliflower puree and almond chimichurri; Ribeye Steak with charred broccolini and a romesco sauce; Vegan Risotto with roasted winter vegetables, fresh herb, and lemon caper dressing; Mille-Feuille with coconut crème, macerated strawberry and puff pastry; Chocolate Custard Pie in a walnut crust and raspberries; and Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding with a caramel sauce a la mode. $39, $15/optional wine pairing, $11/beer pairing; Wednesday, 4-10 pm; 10543 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 424.832.7511

Gracias Madre‘s Vegan Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a special chocolate menu courtesy of Executive Chef Chandra Gilbert, also available a la carte, with options like Roasted Beets & Blood Orange Salad with toasted cacao-cumin vinaigrette, Wild Mushroom Empanadas with dark chocolate and chile mole, and Oaxacan Chocolate Torte, all of which can be washed down with Beverage Director Maxwell Reis’ chocolate-inspired cocktail special. What’s a better combination than chocolate and tequila? Wednesday; 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170

Rosaliné’s Valentine’s Day
The Peruvian hot spot will offer a three-course “Love to Share” menu with restaurant favorites such as the Ensalada de Beterraga with beets 3-ways, ricotta spread, burrata, candied pecan and blood orange vinaigrette; Spanish Mackerel Ceviche with aji Amarillo ponzu, ginger sticks and green onion; Chaufa Paella and red velvet con leche. The prix fixe menu includes choice of white wine, red wine, the Bellicose Warrior or a Pisco Sour. $85; Wednesday; 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.297.9500

Valentine’s Day Special at Chef’s Not Here
Chef’s Not Here an all tapas restaurant by chef and owner Ressul Rassallat located in the heart of Melrose Place, will be offering a special Valentine’s Day Menu “Spice and Romance”, to enjoy under the stars. Additionally, you will get a complimentary Raspberry Chocolate Souffle! Wednesday; 8457 Melrose Ave, Rooftop, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.272.4681

Sawyer’s Valentine’s Day
Celebrate with Sawyer Valentine’s Day à La Carte Specials: Chilled Seafood Platter served with Capital Oyster and rose mignonette, chilled shrimp and cocktail sauce, and Peruvian scallop tartare ($21); Joanna Rock Crab Claws with drawn butter and truffle aioli ($25): 31-Day Dry Aged 16 oz Prime Ribeye with truffled potatoes and au poivre ($59); Local Halibut with sweet potato spaetzle, charred leeks, maitake mushroom ($26): and Chocolate Torte with hazelnut mousse, white chocolate pearls, raspberry ($12). Wednesday; 3709 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.641.3709

Ivory on Sunset’s Valentine’s Day
Join Ivory on Sunset for Valentine’s Day, featuring a special prix fixe dinner menu, highlighting the concept’s fresh, market-driven ingredients celebrating the bounty of California cuisine. You have the option to choose from top dish picks like Grilled Langoustine, Warm Duck Confit Spinach Salad, Nantucket Bay Scallops Pappardelle, and dessert favorite like Beignets with mocha hot chocolate. $99; Wednesday; 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.848.6000

Kettle Black’s Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a three-course menu with dishes including Broccoli Rabe Caesar with parmesan, garlic breadcrumbs, anchovy, and egg; Joanna Rock Crab Claws with drawn butter and truffle aioli ($15 supplement); Beet Caramelle with walnut, beet green pistou, scallion, and ricotta salata; Duck Breast with arugula salad, hazelnuts, roasted celery root, pecorino, and apple saba; Truffle Tagliatelle with winter black truffle, abalone mushroom, and parmesan ($20 supplement); and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with chocolate ganache, chocolate pearls, and sea salt. $48, $32/optional wine pairing; 3705 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

TART Restaurant’s Valentine’s Day Dinner
Situated in the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel’s tranquil courtyard, laminated by a fireplace and strung lights, the cozy restaurant is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a three-course, $40 per person prixe fixe menu from Executive Chef Aloise Kieffer. Offerings include grilled pork belly with corn succotash, bone-in short rib with blue cheese cremeux and Atlantic trout with lentils & fennel butter. $40; 115 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.556.2608

Baldoria’s Night of Love
Join Baldoria for a “Notte d’Amore” (Night of Love) with a four-course regional Italian dinner. The menu highlights include Insalate Caprese with buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and six-yr balsamic; Pan Fried Potato Gnocchi with basil pesto, sundried tomato cream, and arugula; Wild Alaskan Halibut with stewed lentils, and sautéed zucchini ribbons; and Italian Olive Oil Cake with a blood orange glaze and fresh cream.  $49, $20/optional beer or wine pairing; Wednesday, 8:30 pm; 243 South San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Church & State’s Valentine’s Day
Executive Chef Tony Esnault and Chef de Cusine Sam Jung will be creating a four-course tasting menu that is sure to give you lots of butterflies inside. Start your evening with a Pomme Dauphine, also known as a crispy potato puff. The first course includes a choice between crisp and fresh Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, Hamachi Crudo served with fennel, watercress, blood orange and citrus vinaigrette or the Sunchoke Soup topped with brown butter, crouton and chives. The second course includes the Forest Mushroom Tagliatelle’s with cremini, oyster mushrooms, topped with parmesan; Ora King Salmon served over roasted cauliflower and braised leeks; or Strauss Family Farms Flat Grass-Fed Iron Steak prepared with a parsnip puree, baby carrots, pee wee potatoes and topped with a Bordelaise sauce.Dessert includes Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse prepared with cocoa nibs and fresh raspberries. $90; Wednesday, 5-10 pm; 1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.405.1434

CHAYA Downtown’s Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu with an amuse-bouche featuring a Beet Tartare Cone with Cara Cara orange and hearts of palm. The first course choices include fresh Hokkaido Wagyu Shabu Shabu or the Smoked Hamachi. The Entrée options include the spicy Miso Hamachi Toro with Fresno chili peppers; the Filet Mignon with truffle oil; and the Kurobuta Pork Chop Katsu topped with mustard aioli and sweet Brussels sprouts. Dessert includes Chocolate Molten Matcha Cake or theStrawberry Chiffon Cake. Sip on the Shot at Love, created by Marco Currasco, made with chilled Deep Eddy Vodka, Yuzu sake, muddled strawberries and frothy egg white. $65; Wednesday, 5-10 pm; 525 South Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071;213.236.9577

Valentine’s Day at Spring
Executive Chef Tony Esnault presents a four-course tasting menu with an amuse-bouche of Baked Gougére served with wild mushroom, Mornay sauce and truffle. The First Course includes the Maine Lobster Soup, with butternut squash, rutabaga, celery, chestnut, cognac and chives, the Hamachi Crudo with pickled grapes, lemon purée, puffed quinoa and nasturtium, or the Winter Salad with Santa Monica Farmer’s Market greens, shaved root vegetables and a mustard vinaigrette. For the Main Course, there is a vegetarian Beet Risotto prepared with Carnaroli rice, pickled yellow beets and Parmesan Reggiano; the Diver Scallops with celery, Santa Monica Farmer’s Market orange, oro blanco and tangerine; or the Flat Iron Steak prepared with grass fed beef, pee wee potatoes, broccoli, carrots and a truffle foie gras sauce. Freddy De La Paz has created a few cocktails to celebrate with. Just Footloose is an elegant libation is prepared with Tarea Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, blood orange, agave nectar, and lemon; Drink, Pray, Love  is prepared with Hangar One Rosé Vodka, Dolin Blanc, Luxardo Maraschino, and rose water; and Actually Love Actually comprised of Burnett’s London Dry Gin, strawberry, basil, and lime. $105, $52/optional wine pairing; Wednesday, 5-10 pm; 257 South Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 231.372.5189

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse’s Valentine’s Day
Enjoy a Taste of Love with acclaimed dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and signature sides by Chef Megan Logan. Order a Valentine’s Day Special of one dozen Capital oysters served with a bottle of Patina Cuvee bubbles ($55), and several dessert specials like the Chocolate Passion Cream with cocoa nib streusel, passion cream, and coconut sesame crisp ($12). The full a la carte menu will also be available. Wednesday; 330 South Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Patina’s  Valentine’s Day
Treat someone special to a prix-fixe menu with three-course and six-course options, served with a complimentary Chef’s amuse bouche. Menu highlights include Main Lobster with blood orange, Tahitian vanilla, and chrysanthemum; and Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef with potato parmesan galette, asparagus, and sauce merchant du vin. Rose-inspired wine pairings are available for an additional cost. $105/three-courses, $160/six-courses; Wednesday; 141 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Maple at Descanso Gardens’  Valentine’s Day
Maple at the Descanso Gardens (which is normally only open for weekend brunch) will serve a special prix-fixe dinner on Valentine’s Day by Executive Chef Philip Mack, with five-course ($85) and six course ($100) options. Spend a romantic day exploring the breathtaking botanical garden oasis, and end it with a delicious meal at Maple. $85/five-course, $100/six-course, $25-$45/optional wine pairings; Wednesday; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Kendall’s Brasserie’s  Valentine’s Day
Celebrate your amour in a chic Parisian atmosphere with romantic French classics by Chef Jean Pierre Bosc. Menu highlights include a Red Wine Poached Pear Tart with Fourme d’Ambert cheese, pine nuts, and little gem; and Lamb Shank Tagine with olives, lemon confit, vegetable couscous, and mint. $66/three-course, $78/four-course; Wednesday; 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Café Pinot’s  Valentine’s Day
Experience a Taste of Love at the most romantic, garden oasis restaurant in Downtown LA with a menu by Executive Chef Viet Pham. Menu highlights include Beet Chitarra with black truffles, duck confit. $65/three-course, $75/four-course; Wednesday; 700 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Valentine’s Day Treats at Pitchoun!
Located in the heart of DTLA, Pitchoun Bakery is serving up some sweet treats this Valentine’s Day! Stop by for “Love Cupcakes” with festive frosting, heart-shaped meringue lollipops or Cupid on fine pastry with white chocolate mousse and vanilla cake over a hazelnut biscuit, topped with a delicate strawberry rhubarb heart. Chefs Frédéric and Fabienne Souliès will also be serving a special heart-shaped version of their bread of the month. Wednesday; 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.689.3240

Vinovore’s Valentine’s Day Offerings
Impress that special someone by stopping by Vinovore and grabbing a customizable Beast Box highlighting Château Coupe Roses wine, and LA-made chocolates from Darling Hero. These gift boxes can range from $35-$100 and can be easily tailored to the recipient with retro toys, gorgeous wine openers, precious stones, and more. Vinovore has also teamed up with local florist Birch and Bone to offer stunning grab-and-go floral bouquets appropriately named “Love on the Run Bouquets,” for an additional $75. Wednesday, 12-9 pm; 616 N Hoover St, Silver Lake, CA

Rustic Canyon is doing their beloved family-style, prix-fixe dinner for $105/person, with an optional wine pairing for $55/person. It’s ideal for couples, double dates, families, and groups of friends, with each table choosing 6 out of 12 dishes to be sent out in 3-4 courses. Highlights include Prime New York Strip with yam pavé and truffle, Squid Ink Chitarra with ridgeback prawns, and chef Jeremy Fox’s signature Peas and White Chocolate. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Esters Wine Shop & Bar’s Valentine’s Day
For gifts, beautifully pre-made Valentine’s Day baskets come in small and medium sizes, ranging from $55-125 with rosé, Champagne, Compartes chocolates, Jeremy Fox’s lavender almonds, Jacobsen Salt caramels, and/or local, artisanal jams. Custom baskets are also available by ordering in advance via online/phone or stopping into the shop to assemble. Bouquets from local florist Krystal Chang are available from February 11-14. Esters is keeping it easy, breezy, and fun for couples and groups of friends with flights of 3 bubbles for $20 and oyster pairings for 3/$15 and 6/$28. Wednesday; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Huckleberry’s Valentine’s Day Treats
They are serving up heart-shaped sugar butter cookies with strawberry frosting and Valentine’s icing messages for $2.75 each. Any special message can be written when catering orders are placed. Wednesday; 1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.451.2311

Sweet Rose Creamery’s Valentine’s Day Sundaes
They are bringing back their Sweetheart Sundae ($10) at all five locations, featuring raspberry ice cream, hot fudge and topped with whipped cream, raspberry meringue hearts and kisses, chocolate sauce drizzle and crispy almonds.

Strawberry & Cream Croissants + Macarons at the NoMad Los Angeles Coffee Bar
At the newly opened NoMad Los Angeles, executive pastry chef Mark Welker and pastry chef Brad Ray offer two specials for Valentines’s Day. Visit the hotel’s Coffee Bar for filled Strawberry & Cream croissants studded with dehydrated fresh strawberry pieces, and heart-shaped Raspberry Rose macarons that are available to stay or to-go. Offerings can be packaged in a custom floral print box for gifts. Wednesday, 7 am; 649 South Olive St, Los Angeles CA90014; 213.358.0000

Winston Pies Valentine’s Day PieGrams + Heart Shaped Pies
They’re helping you send super cute Pie Grams to people for Valentine’s Day. Working up the courage to let your crush know they make your heart flutter? Send them a Winston Pies PieGram ($7) to let them know how you feel! For Valentine’s Day, you can send a PieGram to a crush, significant other, or gal pal by placing an order online, which entitles your loved one to a (free for them) slice of pie, redeemable at the shop at any point during the whole week (Feb. 12 – 18). Additionally, throughout the week, Winston Pies will be preparing special heart-shaped hand pies ($6), available in store only while supplies last. To order a PieGram, visit here, and stop by the shop between February 12 – 18 to pick up a heart shaped hand pie (while supplies last). 11678 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Valentine’s Day at Spa Lé La
It’s the perfect Valentine’s Date just for parents! You and your Valentine will receive one hour of relaxation and luxury. Share some one-on-one time with a glass of champagne, and a 25-minute retreat service of your choice! You can rest easy knowing that your child is in good hands with Spa Lé La’s complimentary childcare and learning programs provided by the most qualified nannies! Wednesday; 4338 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

Roman Holiday Screening
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the stylish love story that made Audrey Hepburn into Hollywood’s favorite Valentine! Held in the Los Angeles Theatre, a fairy-tale movie palace with crystal chandeliers, golden angels and opulent decor, this modern-day European princess escapes the castle in order to experience the romance of Rome on her own terms. Princess Ann travels in disguise and along the way meets Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), a dreamy American man. A wild adventure through the city, pursued by the king’s agents, the princess gets to live some life outside the royal walls. Indulge in the enchanting romance that won Audrey Hepburn her first Academy Award. Freixenet will be on-site to toast with some complimentary bubbly. With full bars, a DJs, a dance floor in the ballroom, live music and a themed photo booth for you and your date, this will truly be a night to remember. Cocktail Attire – jacket & tie required for men. $33-$85; Wednesday, doors; 7 pm, movie: 9 pm; The Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Anti-Valentine’s Day:

Hudson House
Between now through Valentine’s Day at Redondo Beach’s elevated gastropub, you can shake off your Valentine’s Day angst with a special Anti-Valentine’s Day cocktail menu featuring options like Bitter Red with bourbon, cynar, and blood orange bitters and Cinderella Undercover with gin, strawberry, capelletti, and sparkling rosé, as well as a selection of amaros. 514 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277; 310.798.9183

Anit-Valentine’s Day at Ever Bar
If you’re not feeling the love this February 14th, head to the laid back Beachwood Canyon neighborhood hangout for an Anti-Valentine’s Day party. Enjoy include quirky drink specials, conversation heart cookies decorated with sayings like “Meh” and “#singleforlife,” and the opportunity to “shred your ex,” courtesy of a paper shredder the bar staff will have at the ready to destroy photos, love letters and other mementos for a fresh start. Heading out with a group of friends? Email the bar directly to book parties of five (5) or more in advance and receive a comp bottle of bubbles. Wednesday, 7 pm-midnight; 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 9002

Laurel Tavern’s Valentine’s Day Singles Party
This local watering hole steps from the sand of Hermosa Beach is hosting a Valentine’s Day Singles Party all night on February 14th. Food and drink specials will include $5 glasses of Prosecco, $4 Draft Lager $4 Sliders for Two, $1 Wings and an $8 My Bloody Valentine Mojito. Wednesday; 1220 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA; 424.275.9694 

Mohawk Bend‘s “Meet Your Future Ex” Specials
Spend the day dedicated to love at LA’s favorite Echo Park restaurant and bar, Mohawk Bend. Join Mohawk Bend for “Meet Your Future Ex” themed Valentine’s Day programming, featuring: Valentine’s-themed beer flights for $15;  special love & hate cocktails (How Sweet It Is and Bittersweet Symphony for $13 each; paired love & hate appetizers; and “Pizza My Heart” to go pizzas – two heart-shaped pizzas to choose from  for $15. Wednesday, 11:30-12 am; 2141 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.483.2337

Tony’s Darts Away’s Singles Awareness Day
Join family-owned neighborhood favorite Tony’s Darts Away for a special Valentine’s Day/Singles Awareness Day theme – featuring Sgt. Crispy’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Treat yourself this Single’s Awareness Day by enjoying Beatles tunes and vegan-friendly offerings, with carefully crafted beer pairings by the one and only, Chef Crispy! Wednesday, 6 pm-2 am; 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506; 818.253.1710

Singles Appreciation Day Bar Crawl
Join us for a Singles Appreciation Day Bar Crawl in Downtown LA. The crawl includes 6th Street Tavern (630 W 6th St, Los Angeles), Library Bar (630 W 6th St #116a, Los Angeles), Beelman’s (600 S Spring St, Los Angeles), and Spring Street (626 S Spring St B, Los Angeles) and they will feature cocktail specials, as well as $5 shots and $5 beer specials. Wednesday, 9 pm-2 am; Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Cheers to the Single Life this Valentine’s Day at Casa Vega
The 61-year old Sherman Oaks Mexican hotspot invites gal pals and bromance buddies to gather on February 14th and enjoy $1 pitcher of margaritas with purchase of four entrees. Additionally, beyond the eatery’s classic house margaritas, the bar program now features an expanded tequila menu, cocktail selection, and is proud to present a selection of Mexican wines ideal for toasting “the single life” amongst friends. To enhance the $1 pitcher of margaritas, Casa Vega features a selection of winter specials including Filet Mignon Tacos, Pozole, Esquites, interactiveTableside Guacamole, in addition to signatures dishes such as Lobster Enchiladas, Tres Tacos Chicos, “Oven Style” Burrito, and Tacos de Pescado. Table is required to order a minimum of four entrees. Limit one pitcher per table. Wednesday; Casa Vega, 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.4868

Hayden‘s Anti-Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is an annoying time for the un-coupled part of the population. Celebrate at the Culver City wine bar located at Platform with their happy hour all night. Swing by for a glass of rosé and some oysters ($1.50), or a conserva board or charcuterie plate. Select wines by the glass are $8. Wednesday; 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; 310.593.4777

Valentine’s Day Cocktails:

YNK’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Cocktail
Into the anti-love movement (or bitterly not in a relationship)? Irvine’s beloved cocktail destination, YNK by Ellis Adams Group, created a cocktail for you to sip on. Enjoy the Bitter Love made with campari, carpano antica, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, raspberries, and egg white. Wednesday; 18000 Von Karmen Ave, Irvine, CA 92612

Casita Del Campo
Never mind the bouquet of roses for your sweetheart. Instead, celebrate Valentine’s Day with a delicious red tasty treat like the Pomegranate Margarita! Order this spin on a classic cocktail blended, or on the rocks prepared with tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, a splash of triple sec, pomegranate juice, and fresh pomegranate garnish. Wednesday, 11 am-11 pm; 1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.662.4255

Sunset & Vinyl
This Valentine’s Day, slowly savor the Off Sunset created by Devon Espinoza, while exploring the vintage collection of vinyl records at Sunset & Vinyl. It’s prepared with Tequila Blanco, grapefruit, house grenadine, and jalapeño. Wednesday, 6 pm-2 am; 1521 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028;424.646.3375

The FLATS
Toast to a day of playful romance this Valentine’s Day with a cocktail that is sure to quench your thirst and be just the tasty treat you crave. With a cranberry infused apple brandy and gin blend, apricot liquor, Nocino, garnished with a house made fruit roll-up, the Angel Face, created by Shaun Summers, is sure to be almost as sweet as your Valentine! Wednesday, 11 am-midnight; 8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; 310.909.754

Twohey’s Tavern
With a bright blush color, and a rosebud garnish, the Rose Bowl, created by Patrick Tang, is sure to start your Valentine’s Day evening off in bright spirits. Prepared with Pisco, gin, rosé syrup, egg whites, and strawberry, this effervescent cocktail is easy to enjoy as you enjoy an evening of romance with that special someone. Wednesday, 5-10 pm, with the Bar open until 11 pm; 2835 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107; 626.449.2337

By Whitney

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