Valentine’s Day

02/07/2019

True Romance at The Los Angeles Theatre

Join in Cinespia’s Annual Valentine’s Bash in one of the most beautiful theatres in the world! Drink champagne under gilt ceilings and chandeliers at The Los Angeles Theatre. True Romance has action and romance, perfect for your Valentine’s Day. Outlaw lovers Alabama and Clarence are on the run to Hollywood after they accidentally steal a suitcase from the mob. Starring Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, the cheeky script by Quentin Tarantino made him a household name, with a cast including including Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman, Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini, Mike Rapaport, and Bronson Pinchot. DJ Daisy O’Dell spins before and after the film in the grand ballroom. Enjoy full bars, champagne, specialty cocktails, and an immersive photo booth with free photos to share with your special one. Dress code: Come in your Valentines best! Dress up in cocktail, movie inspired, truly romantic looks. $30 – $80; Thursday; 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Le Petit Paris’Valentine’s Day

Le Petit Paris brings you a City of Lights inspired menu for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. For Valentine’s Day executive chef Matthieu Audinot prepared a three-course pre-fixe menu that will surprise your palate. Feast on ‘Tarte Tatin’ goat cheese, ‘Aumoniere’ scallops; Roasted Sea Bass; Sesame crusted duck breast with black Trumpet mushrooms; and vegan options with baked ‘Carrot rainbow’ and Butternut and pear ravioli. Thursday; 418 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.217.4445

Valentine’s Day at Otium

For romantic dinners for two or groups of friends looking for a fun way to celebrate, Chef Tim Hollingsworth will be serving a special tasting menu and you can also enjoy live music, as well as a photographer who will be capturing sweet moments throughout the evening. The menu includes Pâté en Croûte, with bibb lettuce, Castelmagno, and fines herbes; Maine Lobster Lasagna, with ricotta, tarragon, lemon, and black truffle; Chateaubriand, with Pommes Dauphinoise, green asparagus, beet butter, and frisée; and White Chocolate Gateaux, with raspberry, vanilla, and olive oil. No corkage or menu substitutions will be accepted this evening. $125; Thursday; 222 South Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.935.8500

Mrs. Fish’s Valentine’s Day Menu

Enjoy dinner in the dinig room or a seven-course Kaiseki experience at the omakase bar. The omakase experience allows couples to indulge in a very special menu without the pressure of “what to order” to impress their dates! Mrs. Fish combines modern Japanese cuisine, contemporary art from esteemed galleries in Tokyo, and a robust whisky program to create an inviting dining and drinking experience amidst a 5,500-gallon saltwater ecosystem. $70, $119/omakase bar; Thursday; 448 S. Hill St, Los Angeles CA 90013; 213.873.4444

San Antonio Winery’s Valentine’s Day Menu

“American Winery of the Year 2018” winner, San Antonio Winery will offer a special menu for Valentine’s Day including a variety of appetizers including Italian Antipasto, Italian Style Calamari Fritto and more. Entrees will include Maddalena’s Meat Lasagna, Braised Italian Tri-Tip, Filet Mignon, Lobster Ravioli and more, while desserts include Homemade Tiramisu, Spumoni Ice Cream and Maddalena’s Crème Brulée. All items can be paired with the winery’s award-winning selection including Paso Robles Opaque! Tastings and tours of the winery are also available for those feeling extra romantic. Thursday; 737 Lamar St, Los Angeles, CA 90031; 323.330.8737

Crustacean’s Valentine’s Day

Crustacean’s holiday specials include the Shot of Aphrodite with chilled watermelon consume; Chilled Oysters with fanny bay oysters, yuzu and truffle ponzu; Warm Alaskan King Crab Leg with sweet corn, tamarin sweet chili and vanilla air; Love Notes with sweet corn, English peas, saffron, snow peas and potatoes; Eros Salad with pomegranate seeds, strawberries, kale, Brussels sprouts, almonds, red onion and cauliflower crouton; and Surf N’ Turf featuringA5 wagyu and Maine lobster. For the sweet ending, Crustacean will serve The Forbidden Apple with pound cake, cobbler crumble, bailey’s caramel and Maca snow; a Bouquet of Strawberries with fresh strawberries, grand Marnier and Chantilly; and Chef Helene’s Classic Banana A La Mode with turbinado Brule, baileys, caramel and Tahitian bean ice cream. $65/lunch, $135/dinner; Thursday through February 16th; 468 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Reservations here or 310.205.8990

Valentine’s Day at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills

The modern-American, seafood centric steakhouse located in the heart of Beverly Hills offers a romantic dining experience sure to wow your date. Specials include Broiled 14oz Durham Ranch Bison N.Y., Parsnips Puree, Lollipop Kale, Beurre Rouge Sauce; Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi with Champagne Cream, topped with Baby Carrot Salad in a Preserved Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette; Caramel cake with a strawberry mousse and espresso ice cream, garnished with a strawberry coulis; and a specialty cocktail of Kiss on the Lips, made with Stoli, lejay cassis, sour, simple syrup, Domaine Chandon float. Thursday; 9595 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

Valentine’s Day at Mr. C Beverly Hills

The luxury Italian-inspired hotel will feature an elegant three-course prix fixe dinner by Executive Chef Manco at The Restaurant at Mr. C. complemented by a glass of Prosecco or Rosé Noir cocktail. Couples can cap their night off with a luxurious $35/person in-room dessert tasting menu featuring decadent sweets such as a Chocolate Almond Torta with Limoncello, Goat Ricotta Cheesecake with strawberry glaze, Dipped Dark & White Chocolate Strawberries, and more. Thursday; 1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.277.2800

Valentine’s Day at Culina – Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Chef de Cuisine Luca Moriconi’s five-course prix-fixe menu begins with an Oyster Cupid Amuse-Bouche with freshly shucked oysters and aphrodisiac condiments, followed by the Antipasto, including a choice of the Cappuccino di Pomodoro; a tomato soup with ricotta agnolotti and taggiasca olive dust; the Mozzarella E Fragole with Buffalo mozzarella, candy striped beets, marinated strawberries, aged balsamic and mint; or the Carpaccio di Gamberi, a Carabineros prawn crudo with red pepper corn, seabeans, grapes and citronette. The Primo course includes a choice between the Lasagnetta, black mussels and artichoke lasagna with dill vellutata, or the Risotto made with asparagus risotto, saffron, Robiola Bosina cheese and edible gold. The Secondo course includes a choice of Sogliola E Zucchini; baked Dover sole filets with Beluga lentil purée, zucchini tempura and caper emulsion, or the Gallina al Tartufo, a roasted Cornish hen served with truffled white polenta, green peas and seasonal black truffles, that will truly arouse all senses. Finally, the Dolce course for two is a Duo Della Passione; a passion fruit semifreddo, served with chocolate tortino and candied rose. $125; Thursday, 6 – 11 pm; 300 South Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000

Valentine’s Day at Nerano

Teleport to the Amalfi Coast this Valentine’s Day at Italian restaurant Nerano Beverly Hills for an evening that will be as delicious as it is romantic. Executive Chef and Italian transplant Michele Lisi will be offering Valentine’s Day dinner specials, in addition to a tasting menu option for two (available with wine pairings). Start with a special Valentine’s Day cocktail by Head Mixologist Asadour Seheldjian and enjoy Southern Italian a la carte specials including Taglioni alla Norcia, house-made tagliolini, Norcia black truffle, rosemary, parmigiano fonduta; and Dentice in Crosta di Fiori di Zucca, pan roasted snapper filet, squash blossom, sicilian caponata. End the night on a sweet note with Chef Michele’s Mousse al Cioccolato Fondente, guanaja dark chocolate mousse, coffee gelato, maldon salt. For the ultimate experience, treat your special someone to a tasting menu for two for $240, along wine pairings for $100. Thursday; 9960 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Reservations here or 310.405.0155

Tables for Two at Beverly Wilshire

The iconic Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) overlooking Rodeo Drive will be offering two tasting menus at their marquee restaurants, THE Blvd ($135+) and CUT ($143+) by Wolfgang Puck this Valentine’s Day. You can elect the five-course tasting menu at THE Blvd, with signature items such as Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Slow Braised Kobe Prime Rib Cap, and decadent table enhancements by celebrity Pastry Chef Chris Ford. CUT will be offering a Grand Chef Experience, featuring 0.5oz Caviar D’ Aquitaine “Sturia”, and Farmstead Sturgeon Caviar from Bordeaux France. Table enhancements include floral bouquets or box of handmade chocolates and bon bons. Thursday; 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Valentine’s Day at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a luxurious romantic getaway at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Whether you are spending the day with your love, your best friends or yourself this year, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering a Cattle & Claw dinner with the option to prep for the evening with SoSpa and Salon experiences. Cattle & Claw is shaking up its typical burger and lobster roll offerings in celebration of the year’s most romantic dinner with a five-course, prix fixe menu featuring dishes that fuse the crustacean and beef love affair. From the savory Braised Short Rib and polenta with braising jus & escarole, to the Tournedos Rossini accompanied by Yukon gold coins & Bordelaise, meat lovers will be met with a mix of appetizing flavors from the classic recipes. Fans of the lobster can indulge in the creamy Lobster Risotto made with vegetables, baby spinach & lobster velouté or the Half Lobster Thermidor with gratin potato. So, the real question here is: are you Cattle or are you Claw? $75; Thursday, 5 – 10:30 pm; 8555 Beverly Blvd, CA 90048 Los Angeles; 310.278.5444

Meat On Ocean’s Valentine’s Day

Enjoy three courses, complete with ocean views and some of the finest seafood and steak in California. Starters in include options such as Wild Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Steak & Barley Soup and ½ Dozen Freshly Shucked Oysters while entrees include Filet Mignon, Twin Wild South African Lobster Tails, Dry-Aged Bone-in New York Steak (aged in-house) and more. For desserts, couples can choose between Traditional Buttercake to share or each get their own New York Style Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake or Fresh Berries with Cream. $99; Thursday; 1501 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.773.3366

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner at Michael’s Santa Monica

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Michael’s Santa Monica will offer a romantic four-course menu. The dinner includes shared dishes for the table, such as olives with rosemary + fennel and oysters on the half shell, as well as a second course of mixed baby lettuces and peruviana beans with black sesame, asian pear and chile oil, for each guest. Third course options include tagliolini with puttanesca and pecorino; branzino with chickpeas, olives and kale; and hanger steak with piquillo, fennel and aged sherry. The meal concludes with a choice of chocolate mousse or calamansi pudding for dessert. $190/couple, $55; Thursday; 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.451.0843

Four-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two at Hotel Shangri-La

Reserve a table for two at the hotel’s The Dining Room Restaurant and be treated to a four-course menu prepared with foods that enhance libido, including crab, lobster, walnuts, strawberries, apples, chocolate, chilis, and more. The romantic evening kicks off with a rose for the lady, and a Crab Cake served with sweet apple slaw and spicy poke sauce. Next up, a Mixed Green Salad with strawberries, raspberries and candied walnuts tossed in a strawberry vinaigrette and topped with goat cheese. The main course includes Poached Lobster Tail, Petit Filet, potato au gratin and seasonal vegetables. Finally, couples will indulge in Red Velvet Cake with strawberry mousse and cream cheese frosting. For couples wishing to extend the evening, ONYX Rooftop Bar will be offering stunning sunset views and specialty rose petal martinis cocktails. $95; Thursday, 5 – 9 pm; 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Valentine’s Day at Rustic Canyon

Chef de Cuisine Andy Doubrava & Executive Chef Jeremy Fox are bringing back their family-style, prix-fixe dinner, with optional wine and non-alcoholic beverage pairings available. It’s ideal for couples, double dates and groups of friends, with each table choosing six out of twelve dishes to be sent out over 3-4 courses. Featuring seasonal ingredients focused on a certain color palette (hint, hint), it’s their twist on Valentine’s Day, with highlights including Crudo Ajo Blanco, Pink Chicories and Liberty Farms Duck with Salt-Roasted Beets. $105; Thursday; 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Reserve here

Cassia’s Valentine’s Day

Their Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu features their greatest hits and specials. The menu will also be family-style, so ideal for couples and groups, with new dishes including Spicy Blue Crab & Sea Urchin Roe, Pork & Shrimp Wonton Noodle Soup with Lobster Broth and more. Sommelier Marianna Caldwell has crafted a special flight of three half-bottles (ideal for couples) for $120 or individual half bottles of Rosé, Riesling & Beaujolais can be paired. The patio is open for walk-ins with a limited à la carte menu. $85; Thursday; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Reserve here

Valentine’s Day at 555 East

Partake in a three-course Valentine’s Day menu with starters including Clam Chowder, Fried Calamari and the restaurant’s famous Half Dozen Freshly Shucked Oysters. Entrees include Prime Dry Aged Bon-In New York Strip, Filet Mignon with Shrimp Scampi or Twin Wild South African Lobster Tails and for dessert options include Vanilla Crème Brulee, Rosen’s New York Cheesecake and more. $89; Thursday; 555 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562.437.062

Valentine’s Day at Te’Kila

The Sherman Oaks neighborhood cantina is spreading the amor this Valentine’s Day with a “Share the Love” prix-fixe menu for twoCouples can share a large Tekini cocktail, made with peach, lime, tequila, and a Chandon rose champagne topper; while indulging in a signature appetizer of made-to-order ceviche or fresh guacamole. For the main event, couples can choose to share an epic Taco Platter or steaming, sizzling Fajitas, followed by a Bañuelo Bowl made of strawberry ice cream wrapped in a crispy flour tortilla, topped with cinnamon sugar dust and abuelita’s chocolate sauce. $60; Thursday; 13817 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91367; 818.986.4623

The Raymond 1886’s Valentine’s Day

Executive Chef Jon Hung has created a four-course prix-fixe menu to celebrate the holiday. The dinner begins with Bleu Cheese and Candied Kumquats on Brioche, then you can choose between the Lobster Bisque with crème fraiche, or the Fennel, Blood Orange Salad with frisse, endive and a walnut balsamic vinaigrette for the First Course. The Second Course will include selections like the Tuna Tartare with miso aioli and taro chips, or the Crispy Pork Belly with sweet chili sauce. The Third Course includes Speck Wrapped Monkfish with braised lentil and Vandouvan sauce; the Porcini Ravioli made with white wine, preserved lemon, and capers, or the Braised Short Rib with truffle risotto and Granny Smith apple compote. Complete your dinner with dessert creations from Pastry Chef Alexa Clark like the Mascarpone Cheesecake made with orange shortbread and hibiscus vanilla coulis, or the dreamy Chocolate Budino made with dulce de leche crémeux and banana marshmallow. Enhance your evening with cocktails created by Head Bartender Cameron Masden. The Bow and Arrow cocktail is made with bourbon, scotch, chocolate bitters and maple, stirred on a rock and garnished with an orange peel and the Amor! is made with vodka, orgeat, lemon and hibiscus, served up with a lemon peel garnish. $115; February 12th – February 17th, 5:30 – 10 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

Valentine’s Day at Celestino Ristorante

Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago will be offering a four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu. For your Antipasto, choose between the Zuppa di Lenticchie Dolci alla Romeo, a lentil and kale soup; the Anellini di Calamari Fritti al Bacio, fried calamari with pink tomato sauce, or the Insalata di Aragosta con Pure’ di Piselli e Melone, a steamed lobster over sweet pea purée and melon. The Pasta course has you choosing between the Ravioli di San Valentino, heart-shaped red beet raviolis served with a goat cheese sauce; the Risotto con Sapore di mare e Zucchinie, a mixed seafood and zucchini risotto; or the Farfalle con Degli Innamoarti con Caviale e Salmone, a bowtie pasta served with smoked salmon and caviar in a mascarpone cheese sauce. The Third Course includes a choice of Filetto di Branzino con Patate Peruviane alla Mode degli Amori di Primavera, a grilled filet of sea bass served on a bed of Peruvian mashed potatoes in celery and black truffle broth; or the Scaloppini di Pollo Ruspante al Pepe Rosa, wild chicken served in a pink peppercorn and brandy sauce. For dessert, indulge and share the Torta Sorpressa d’Amore, a surprise sweet love cake. $68; Thursday, 5 – 10:30 pm; 141 South Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.795.4006

Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf at Alta Adams

This Valentine’s Day, chef Keith Corbin will be offering a three-course surf and turf dinner at Alta Adams. Following a kale salad with grapefruit and avocado to start, you will be served an entrée of grilled steak with lobster bearnaise, sauteed spinach and brown butter mashed potatoes, followed by a strawberry shortcake for dessert. $55; 5359 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 323.571.4999; Reservations here

Valentine’s Day at Spoonfed + Bar Joe

The restaurant will be offering up a few specials available for sweethearts to share all day long. Chef Sergio Preciado’s romantic takes on a few of Spoonfed’s comfort food favorites include: For breakfast lovers – Red Velvet Champagne Pancakes, topped with Sugared Raspberries, Candied Bacon, and Maple Syrup and Heart-Shaped Flatbreads that area available all day. For lunch and dinner, Spoonfed will be offering an exclusive three-course meal for two featuring Fettuccini ala Gamberetto, a Big Italian Salad, and a Flourless Chocolate and Strawberry Cake for dessert. Those who reenact the iconic “Lady and the Tramp” pasta experience and post their best impression on social media while tagging Spoonfed on social media (@spoonfed.la and Spoonfed + Bar Joe) are eligible to win a dinner for two at a future date. $45; Thursday through February 17; 959 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.347.7000

‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ Valentine’s Day at Brandon’s

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is…just not for you? Well, good thing Brandon’s cocktail bar, located inside 6th & La Brea Brewery & Restaurant, is throwing a Valentine’s Day singles party that will help even the most bitter singles shake off their Valentine’s Day angst – literally. Brandon’s is bringing Angelenos the perfect venue to ignore all that Cupid nonsense with intimate vibes, mid-century modern decor, vinyl tunes, & more. Enjoy an open bar with house-brewed beer, wine, liquor, and special Valentine’s Day cocktails along with bar bites and dancing throughout the evening in one of LA’s newest, hottest cocktail bars. Black attire is encouraged. $60; Thursday, 8 – 10 pm; 600 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Commerson’s Valentine’s Day

Commerson has added a couple of really nice menu items for that day only! You and your loved one can enjoy Kusshi Oysters served with cucumber mignonette, cocktail sauce, and lemon; Beet Salad from Tamai Family Farms, burrata, toasted hazelnuts, and citrus vinaigrette; Steak Tartare made from prime filet, quail egg, cornichon, grilled sourdough baguette, and Maldon sea salt; House made Lobster Bolognese, fettuccine, 1/2 Maine Lobster, Parmigiano Reggiano, crispy fennel, olive oil, and parsley; House made Campanella made with wild mushrooms, herbs, burrata, shallots, bread crumbs, and winter truffles; and 8 oz Wood Grilled Prime Filet Mignon with farmers market vegetables, roasted fingerling potatoes, and a red wine sauce. Thursday; 788 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.813.3000

The Henry’sValentine’s Day

The Henry offers a Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu. The four-course meal offer starts off with a glass of champagne, followed by Tuna Crudo, Asparagus and Artichoke Toast, Braised Beef Short Rib topped off with Dark Chocolate Marquis for dessert. $60; 120 N. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Reservations here

Valentine’s Day at Bacari West Adams

Turn Valentine’s Day into a night out with your squad at the newly revamped Bacari West Adams, a cozy neighborhood spot with Mediterranean inspired small plates from Chef Lior Hillel. Take advantage of the $25 open bar special which includes bottomless sangria, beer, wine, and more for 90 minutes. Whether you are celebrating Galentine’s Day or just a Thursday night out with friends, Bacari has all the ‘cheers’! Thursday; 2308 South Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.748.7205

Valentine’s Day at Bacari W. 3rd

Enjoy a prix fixe menu full of Mediterranean inspired small plates from Chef Lior Hillel. Start with the Gorgonzola Pasta, hand-made Tripoline, zucchini, calabrese pepper, and crushed pistachio and finish off with the Malabi for dessert, a traditional rose water custard topped with shaved coconut, hibiscus flower, and candied pistachios. $29; Thursday; 8030 3/4 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA; 323.452.9149

Hearts and Drafts – The Perfect Pairing at 6th & La Brea

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like hearts and hops – so, give your loved one something really special this Valentine’s Day, a delicious meal paired with fresh beer brewed on-site from your favorite neighborhood brewery, 6th & La Brea Brewery & Restaurant. The three-course menu will feature Salmon Mousse for two paired with the slightly sweet Get Buzzed Honey Golden Ale; Steak Bordelaise or Fettucine aux Crevettes paired with the bright, effervescent Miracle Mile IPA; and Raspberry Charlotte and Fraises Chocolats paired with 6th & La Brea’s own Wake Me Up Coffee Porter made with Stumptown coffee. $42; Thursday, 5 – 10 pm; 600 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Reservations here or 323.998.8565

Valentine’s Day at Cecconi’s West Hollywood

Chef Samuele Pricoco has designed a special menu for two to celebrate St. Valentine. Available alongside the all-day menu, the Valentine’s Day prix fixe offers couples a shared plate of hamachi and salmon crudo to start, followed by a choice of adorably heart-shaped lemon & ricotta ravioli, petit filet with truffle jus or seabream with whipped potatoes and sautéed spinach. You can expect another heart-shaped dish for dessert – a decadent chocolate lava cake for two topped with raspberry sauce and coconut gelato. $65/person; Thursday; 8764 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90069; here or by calling 310.432.2000

Rosaliné’s Valentine’s Day Menu

They are rolling out a special Peruvian Valentine’s Day menu. Chef Ricardo Zarate created a limited time four-course tasting experience to celebrate your loved one. Chef’s “welcome amuse” includes Oysters with ponzu and charred aji (vegetarian version made with artichoke oysters available) while the first-course offers a Ceviche Frito, lightly breaded Kanpachi, charcoal leche de tigre, brulee sweet potato and celery salad (veg-friendly option available). For the second-course, couples will receive a South American Gnocchi with fromage blanc, huacatay pesto, pecorino, nori powder, micro greens. Third-course options include a shareable entrée with options such as Tomato Aji Panca Braised Short Ribs, Grilled Dorade Fillet with huacatay sauce or Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms with glavi anticucho. For dessert, couples can indulge in Devil’s Food Cake soaked in Kirsch, white chocolate mousse, black cherries and topped with coconut ice cream. $90; Thursday & Friday; 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.297.9500

A Viale Love Affair at La Peer Hotel

This Valentine’s Day, experience the taste of Viale dei Romani at Kimpton La Peer Hotel with the A Viale Love Affair package. Get treated to a champagne toast on arrival, $100 dining credit, complimentary room upgrade (based on availability), and early check-in/late checkout (based on availability). The hotel’s intimate setting is the perfect place to share a classic “lady and the tramp” moment while dining on impeccable dishes inspired by renown Chef Casey Lane’s love for Italian traditions. Added bonus, the property has teamed up with Related Garments to have matching socks, underwear and a sleep shirt available for purchase should you forget (or not) to pack them for the special night. 627 N. La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 800.373.6365

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mari

Tucked away in the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, Mari offers an intimate date overlooking the light strung garden. This Valentine’s Day the romance will be amplified with a special three-course, prix fixe menu with cupid inspired cocktails. Rich (and aphrodisiac ) flavors grace the menu in dishes including Kumamoto oysters with sake cocktail, yuzu tobiko, and blood orange caviar; roasted bone marrow with onion jam, herb butter, and sourdough toast; simmered snapper with ginger, sake soy glaze, fried tofu, shungiku-shitake salad, and shiso; and chocolate cake with crème fraiche ice cream. Specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails include the Valenthyme’s Day Bubbles, L.A. Slingshot, Kentucky Love, and Michigan Is For Lovers. Thursday; 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.284.6536

Crossroads’Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day, chef Tal Ronnen offers of an elegant 5-course prix fixe menu (along with a complimentary glass of champagne to start) of sophisticated plant-based fare at his WeHo dining destination. Following the celery root soup starter, you will have your choice of a baby beet or little gem salad with vegan parmesan for your salad course. Third & fourth course options include indulgent dishes such as tortellini alla vodka, beet wellington with mashed potatoes and a bouillabaisse risotto with saffron kombu broth. To bring the meal to a sweet close, you can opt for a dessert offering such as blood orange cheesecake or pomegranate sorbet. $75; Thursday, 5 – 10 pm; 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.782.9245 or emailing reservations@crossroadskitchen.com

Valentine’s Day at NoMad Los Angeles

For one night only, the NoMad LA crew opens the mezzanine level overlooking The Restaurant below as a special lounge to the public. Friends looking to gather & snack can indulge in an opulent large-format fried chicken & osetra caviar offering (served with blinis, lettuces and other accouterments) along with cocktails for two. Guests can also enjoy a select menu of bites, such as oysters with champagne mignonette granita and a black truffle tart, as well as a variety of sparkling wines by the glass & champagnes by the bottle. Executive chef Chris Flint will offer a 3-course prix fixe menu at the NoMad LA’s Restaurant. Appetizer options feature dishes such as marinated kanpachi with winter citrus or slow-poached egg with wild mushrooms and crispy barley. Main courses include the choice of tagliatelle with Alaskan king crab, caramelized cauliflower with beluga lentils and vadouvan, seared branzino, or filet mignon with a bone marrow crust. For dessert, select a chocolate lava cake or the NoMad’s iconic milk & honey ice cream. $95/three-courses, $55/wine pairing; Thursday, 5:30 – 9 pm; 649 S. Olive, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.358.0000

Tam O’Shanter’sValentine’s Day

This year, the Tam O’Shanter is offering a romantic four-course dinner experience for Valentine’s Day. The feast commences with an amuse bouche of fried oysters with remoulade and a second-course choice of grilled shrimp or beet salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, asparagus and a sherry vinaigrette. Entree options include roasted California Cut prime rib with mashed potatoes + Yorkshire pudding, lobster bouillabaisse and filet mignon with maitake mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Each guest will receive a glass of Justin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc and a decadent chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis for dessert. $150/couple; February 10th – February 18th; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; Reservations here

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two at Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Join Lawry’s this Valentine’s Day for a traditional prime rib dinner for two. The four-course feast includes shrimp cocktail to share, Lawry’s signature roasted prime rib carved table side and accompaniments including the Original Spinning Bowl Salad, mashed potatoes and a choice of creamed corn or creamed spinach. An additional entree option of Atlantic salmon with seasonal vegetables is available and each guest will receive a glass of Justin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc. A choice of chocolate covered strawberries or flourless chocolate cake for the table for dessert. $150/couples; Thursday – February 17th; 100 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Reservations here

Sushi Roku Santa Monica’sValentine’s Day

Enjoy a romantic evening celebrating love with a special Valentine’s Day pre-fixe dinner at Sushi Roku. Mix and match from a three-course menu with highlights including a Panko Crusted Lobster with rainbow cauliflower and a chili beurre sauce, a Filet Mignon with sweet potato and a red wine berry sauce, and a Passion Fruit Heart Cheesecake for dessert. $150/couple; Thursday; 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.4771

Katana West Hollywood’s Valentine’s Day

Katana West Hollywood is offering a special Izakaya menu, serving “robatayaki” Japanese style tapas and other Japanese comfort foods. Enjoy dinner with a view while sitting on the outdoor terrace overlooking the famous Sunset Strip or keep it low-key and comfortable at the sushi bar. A DJ will be playing between 8 pm and 12 am. $80; Thursday, 5 pm; 8439 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.650.8585

BOA Santa Monica and West Hollywood’sValentine’s Day

Elevate your Valentine’s Day dinner dreams at BOA Santa Monica and West Hollywood with a special pre-fixe, three-course menu featuring two types of steaks. Choose between a 40-Day Dry-Aged Porterhouse ($90) or a 21-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk Ribeye ($145), accompanied with farm-to-table vegetables, a Caesar salad and a chocolate fondant dessert. Additional Valentine ’s Day specials include a Uni Carbonara ($32) and a Chocolate Fondant ($15) as well as an la carte menu. Thursday; locations hereR

Humphry Slocombe’s Anti V-Day Ice Cream Party!

Calling all the sexy singles, will you be our Valentine? Single AF and hate all the cute crap being offered to lovers turning you into a hater? This #VDAY, Humphry Slocombe will be giving away scoops in honor of all those who rock the single life. Come by the shop in Venice on Abbott Kinney (or if you happen to be in San Francisco, the Mission shop!) and bring your favorite single friend* (or friend with benefits). When you grab the first single scoop, the second is on them. Thursday, 4 – 6 pm; 1653B Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291; RSVP here.

Heart-Shaped Pizzas at Pizzana

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Pizzana offers their signature Margherita pizza in a festive heart shape. Chef Daniele Uditi’s classic Margherita features San Marzano dop, fior di latte, parmigiano and fresh basil on Uditi’s signature “slow-dough” crust. Pizzana’s a la carte menu will also be available. Thursday; 11712 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049; Reservations here

Playa Provisions’ Valentine’s Day

Owned and operated by Top Chef” winner Brooke Williamson and her husband Nick Roberts, Playa Provisions’ beachside concept in Playa del Rey will be offering holiday specials in addition to their regular dinner menu. Specials include Hawaiian Kampachi Crudo with rose juice, strawberry, serrano, and coriander; 12 oz. Braised Short Ribs with truffled potato, grilled mushroom, and crispy kale; Strawberry Napoleon with chocolate pastry cream, strawberry, vanilla whipped cream, and strawberry puree; and a “Melt Your Heart” cocktail with gin, elderflower, lemon, and grapefruit-infused Campari heart. Thursday, 5 -10 pm; 119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293; 310.683.5019

Valentine’s Day at Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Now through Valentine’s Day, Rappahannock Oyster Bar at ROW DTLA will be offering the oysters for $1.50 during Happy Hour. Get your “merroir” on by tasting through Rappahannock’s 3 house oysters which will take diners from sweet to briny. $1.50; Thursday, 4 – 6 pm; 1318 E 7th St, M1, Suite 154, Los Angeles, CA; 323.435.4004

Otoño’s Valentine’s Day

The recently opened Spanish-influenced restaurant located in the heart of Highland Park, will be offering a Spanish-Japanese Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner menu with optional sake + wine pairings. Menu items includes: Japanese Vegetable Tempura; Tortilla Española Chawanmushi; and Baja Sea Bass Sashimi, with preserved Buddha’s hand and citrus salad; Chicken Heart Yakitori, with Umeboshi Sauce; and Unagi Paella for two. $80, $20/sake + wine pairing; Thursday, 5:30 – 8 pm; 5715 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042; Reservations here

Valentine’s Day at Barton G. LA

The whimsical destination offering a multi-sensory dining experience with one-of-a-kind culinary comfort food creations, will be offering a new take on their signature cotton candy dessert, Marie Antoinette’s Head – Let Them Eat Cake. Cupid’s Arrow Marie Antoinette, a towering cherry red cotton candy pompadour struck with cupid’s arrow, served with a decadent vanilla panna cotta, gianduja brownie, caramelized banana cream & Chantilly Bananas Foster “shake” for two topped with homemade “cherub” chocolates. Thursday; 861 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.388.1888

The Institute of Culinary Education’s Steakhouse Experience

One of the most esteemed culinary schools in the world with a newly opened Los Angeles campus in Pasadena, will be offering Valentine’s Day Cooking Classes. Perfect for couples, and friends, the intimate New York Steak and Handmade Pasta classes is featuring The Classic Steakhouse Dinner for Couples. Spend this Valentine’s Day learning to cook classic New York City steakhouse fare in a class led by Chef Richard Hanna. Couples will learn all the techniques and recipes for a classic steakhouse experience at the professional kitchens at the Institute of Culinary Education. Pairs will make and enjoy: classic shrimp cocktail; Caesar salad; grilled New York strip with beurre maitre d’hotel; creamed spinach; truffled mashed potatoes; and finish with mini New York cheesecakes with strawberry compote. $240; Thursday, 6 – 10 pm; Register here

The Institute of Culinary Education’s Handmade Pasta Class

To celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend, learn to make fresh handmade pasta, stuffed pasta, perfect sauces and all the accompaniments with Chef Peter George! In this hands-on class at the Institute of Culinary Education, couples will learn to make dough by hand, then how to shape, cut and stuff it. Duos will create a complete fresh Italian dinner of: pappardelle with Bolognese; burro e salvia (butternut squash ravioli with sage butter); tomato basil bruschetta; and shaved fennel and radicchio salad. $240; Friday, 6 – 10 pm; Register here

Watertable at The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

With an inimitable view of the Pacific Ocean, Watertable will be offering a three-course menu with highlighted items from Chef Adrian Lagov’s winter menu, coupled with romantic music by guitarist, Ben Woods, and a special dessert that is almost too pretty to eat. Menu items include Roasted Winter Squash Soup; Watertable Wedge; Mixed Baby Kale Salad; House Butchered Filet with a Grilled Coffee Scented Venison; Sixty South Salmon; Pan Seared Branzino; and Six Degrees of Chocolate. $70; Thursday; 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; Reservations: watertablehb@hyatt.com

The Things We Do at ROW DTLA

DTLA’s newest wellness establishment, The Things We Do at ROW DTLA, is offering a Gal-entine’s Day special featuring a V-Steaming session and a complimentary Cryo-Cloud facial during the V-Steam. The growing trend of V-Steaming helps aide cramping, fertility, overall cleansing, libido, and more. The Things We Do is also offering Reiki sessions with holistic provider, Daphne Lim. Reiki cleansing helps facilitate the opening and strengthening the heart chakra. Lastly, all facials are 20% off for the month of February! $125; Thursday; 777 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.278.0358

Terranea Resort’sValentine’s Day

Couples can enjoy the essence of sweetness with the Spa at Terranea’s Sweet Renewal treatment. Couples will receive a Honey Body Bliss signature treatment followed by a 60-minute Renewed Youth Facial. Spa guests will emerge relaxed and ready to stroll Terranea’s white sandy beaches with a glow from head to toe. $405 weekday/$425 weekend; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 855.938.4047

Valentine’s Day at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

Situated in the heart of DTLA, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Los Angeles is offering a Chocolate & Rosé Stone Massage – inspired by Los Angeles chocolatier Compartes popular Rosé Wine Pink Chocolate Bar, this twist on the traditional hot stone massage uses fragrant chocolate and rose essential oils with heated rose palm and basalt stones to relax knotted muscles, relieve tension and sooth the soul. After the massage, relax with a glass of rosé and your own Compartes Pink Chocolate Bar ($275). Thursday; 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.763.4400

Valentine’s Day at Kelly’s Spa at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s award-winning Kelly’s Spa is offering a two-hour Couples N’ Courtship package. The packages includes two 25-minute body polishes, two 25-minute aromatherapy baths, one 50-minute couples massage, private access to the Mission Inn’s private poolside villas, complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, and full access to Kelly’s Spa facilities. The 120-minutes. $520/couple; Thursday; 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside CA 92501; 844-KellySpa 

Spa at Desert Springs CelebratesValentine’s Day

For a romantic experience in Palm Desert, couples can “spa together” in the private Sanctuary Suite. The luxurious 600-square-foot VIP suite is staffed by a personal butler, has a two-person hydrotherapy tub in a private courtyard and another tub indoors, and a desert rain shower. Restore mind, body, and spirit via ancient healing traditions, including the European custom of using mud to detoxify in the Moor Mud Ritual. Ayurvedic customs are implemented in the Shirodhara (warm oil) and Bindi (full-body mask with crushed herbs) treatments. The spa’s signature body therapy, the Desert Journey ($89-$225), is inspired by the desert in bloom. Locally harvested citrus and dates are integrated in the Citrus Sugar Scrub and Date Scrub. 74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260; 800.255.0848

Valentine’s Day at Ciel Spa at SLS

Primp and pamper in Beverly Hills this Valentine’s Day with the P50 Body Polish at Ciel Spa. A celebrated beauty regimen, the P50 Body Polish is composed of silk extracts and Argan oil. The treatment nourishes dehydrated skin and frees skin cells and impurities. It is a deeply exfoliating treatment that combines fruit acids and essential oils with a stimulating exfoliation glove. Skin is left luminous, soft, and renewed ($225). 465 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048; 310.246.5560

Valentine’s Day at SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills

Celebrate the “SLS Love Note” package for Valentine’s Day. Spoil your sweetheart with a romantic stay complete with a personalized edible love note, endless bubbles, and elaborate 20+ course tasting menu at Somni, with caviar, truffles, oysters and more divine delights incorporated into an unparalleled dining experience. The package includes: One night stay in the reimagined SLS Hotel Beverly Hills Presidential Suite; Valentine’s Day dinner for two in Somni; Sweet Love Note: a personalized in-room amenity comprised of your sweetheart’s favorite sweet little somethings. Select from a menu of signature desserts from The Patisserie, delivered with a customized personal message; Dom Perignon Bath Tub Butler: enjoy your bubbles as you wish, freshly popped for a sip or freshly poured for a dip. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.247.0400

Wellness Is For Lovers At Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

A leader in wellness for the Four Seasons brand, this serene escape features a 40,000 square-foot spa with cozy couples treatments, health driven cooking classes for you and your significant others at California Health & Longevity Institute! Spa couples can snuggle up in a cozy day-bed in the tranquility lounge or by the Serenity Pool, or take a peaceful stroll through the Pagoda Garden. For an even more intimate experience, guests may reserve one of the luxurious Spa Suites, with massage tables for couples’ treatments, oversized Jacuzzi, fireplace, day-bed, Swiss shower and outdoor whirlpool with private patio. Celebrate Galentine’s Day inside Rhythm & Hair With mimosas, macaroons and manicures! Enjoy a relaxing manicure which includes a warm watermelon and basil skin scrub. Your skin will then be hydrated and massaged with shea butter and a rejuvenating jojoba melt followed by nail color of your choice. During your indulgent treatment enjoy a bubbly mimosa and house-made macaroons from Chef Patrick Fahy ($60/30 minutes). Spice things up At California Health & Longevity Institute’s Wine + Dine Experience. In classes taught by our certified Registered Dietitians, learn healthful and easy-to-execute recipes that make balanced eating easy to do at home. Spice things up this Valentine’s Day as we turn up the heat in our Wellness Kitchen Wine + Dine class. Learn to prepare artichoke and Parmesan soup, flatbread with asparagus and smoked salmon, seared scallops with baby greens and snap peas plus charred honey carrots and a strawberry custard tart. $70; Thursday; 2 Dole DR, Westlake Village, CA 91362; 818.575.3000

Chef Jose Fernandez’s Ingredient Driven Pre-Fixed Valentines Menu

This Valentine’s Day enjoy a pre fixed four course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and menu items such as hamachi crudo with passion fruit, cilantro and sea beans, lobster agnolotti with parmesan, truffles and herbs or American wagyu rib-eye with mole, chanterelles, and charred onion plus many other flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. $76; Thursday; 2 Dole DR, Westlake Village, CA 91362; 818.575.3000

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa: February Romancing in SoCal’s Mountains

Celebrate with the Play Together, Stay Together Package. Couples can play together at some of the many attractions Lake Arrowhead offers. This package includes one-night accommodations in a lake or mountain view guest room with luxurious amenities; a choice of two passes at either SkyPark’s year-round mountain bike trails and a winter-themed amusement park with ice skating, or at Snow Valley with its 240 acres for skiing and snowboarding; Wine Flight and Bites for two at signature restaurant BIN 189 overlooking Lake Arrowhead; and two treatments at Spa of the Pines. $363+ per night; 27984 Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352; 800.800.6792

February Specials at Spa of the Pines

The spa pros at Spa of the Pines has many ways to celebrate your love. The Blushing Valentine Couples’ Massage is a treatment for couples that begins with a warm neck and foot wrap with fragrant notes of sweet buttercream. Next is a massage with a blend of vitamin-rich oils and warm stones from head to toe. Finished with a glass of champagne and gourmet chocolates (50 minutes $330; 80 minutes $440). The Romancing the Stone Massage is a restorative full body warm stone massage accented with notes of Madagascar vanilla and distilled Texas bourbon. Finished with a glass of champagne and gourmet chocolates (50 minutes $145; 80 minutes $175). The Rose’ All Day Body Scrub will awaken the senses with notes of peach, rose, apricot and sparkling champagne. This full body scrub will gently exfoliate, leaving skin smooth. Finished with a glass of champagne and gourmet chocolates (50 minutes $99). The Cleopatra Facial begins with scents of wild rose, customized facial accompanied by a warm shea butter treatment on both the hands and feet. Followed by a relaxing face and scalp massage. Finished with a glass of champagne and gourmet chocolates (80 minutes $170). The Organic Signature Radiance Facial is a customized treatment that combines vitamin C, natural fruit acids, botanical extracts and coenzymes to brighten skin, improve tone and texture and minimize the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin radiant, hydrated and glowing. Finished with a glass of champagne and gourmet chocolates (50 minutes $145). TheBerries & Bubbly Pedicure starts with an immersion in a refreshing bubbling fizzer soak bath that both relaxes and invigorates followed by a raspberry sugar scrub. A light drizzle of melted shea butter makes for a lavish massage like no other ($49). Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, 27984 Hwy 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352; 909.336.1511

Valentine’s Dinner at BIN 189T

Love is in the cool mountain air while couples savor a special Valentine’s-inspired dinner at Lake Arrowhead Resort’s BIN 189 with its scenic lake views. Start or end the evening in the signature restaurant’s birch-paneled lounge known for its creative cocktails, microbrews and select wines by the glass – all before a cozy stone fireplace. Executive Chef Roberto Vazquez will wow with his elegant three-course menu for this special evening. Starters feature a choice of Shrimp Artichoke Bisque or Pomegranate Salad with feta cheese, honey pecans and champagne vinaigrette. The Intermezzo is Blackberry Sorbet with champagne float. Next you are served the Surf and Turf course, which is Petite Filet with Bordeaux reduction and Tiger Prawns with lemon beurre blanc, Yukon puree and heirloom carrots. To end this most romantic evening, the dessert is Classic Cheesecake with Godiva Caramel. $75; Thursday, 1:30 – 9 pm; 27984 CA-189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352; 909.744.3056


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