Valentine’s Day

02/11/2020

Valentine’s Day is more than just chocolates and candy. It’s about love – the love of a partner, family, friends and of course the love of yourself. Whether you are looking for a cozy romantic dinner for two, a Galentine’s night out with friends, or the perfect place to take yourself on a date, So Cal has everything you need for the perfect Valentine’s celebration of love.

Pin Ups N’ Pin Downs at Lucha VaVOOM

Lucha VaVOOM Announces Valentine’s ShowPin Ups ‘N Pin Downs – Where Mexican Wrestling, Burlesque, and Comedy Collide.  Tickets can be purchased online or at these outlets: Wacko (4633 Hollywood Blvd – 323.663.0122 and BRAT (1938 14th St., Santa Monica 310. 452.2480. Hurry because they are are selling out fast! $40+; Wednesday – Thursday 8:15 pm; The Mayan Theater, 1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Castaway

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with stunning views at Castaway, named one of OpenTable’s “50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America.” The restaurant will be serving a special five course menu featuring menu items such as Dungeness Crab Salad, Cape Grim Filet and King Crab Surf & Turf, and Alaskan Halibut. Castaway is also offering a special vegetarian menu including Market Vegetable “Tartare” and Vegan “Scallops.” $95+ Inside, $120+ Window, $125+ Patio; Friday; 1250 E. Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501; 818.848.6691

Four-Course Tasting Menu at VERSE 

Newly opened VERSE presents an immersive dining experience where sound is at the forefront of the design and intent. With an eclectic four course tasting menu featuring dishes like Amberjack Crudo, Lobster Bolognese, Bordelaise Beef Tenderloin with Potato Pavé, and Hot Dark and White Chocolate Mousse. Reservations are available on Seven Rooms and menus will be available at Verse.la. $95, Friday; 4212 Lankershim Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602; 818.747.2135

Valentine’s Day Party and Screening of The Wedding Singer

The beloved Adam Sandler Drew Barrymore Rom-Com The Wedding Singer is playing at The Los Angeles Theatre this Valentine’s Day. The annual Valentine’s Day party features live music, a DJ dance party, free photobooth and a movie on the big screen. Tickets required and 80s Jacket / dressy casual encouraged! $35; Friday, 7:30 pm Doors, 9:00 pm movie; 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 323.522.6870

Valentine’s Day Menu at Whiskey Red’s

Celebrate love at Whiskey Red’s and make your Valentine’s Day one to remember! Dine on a special Valentine’s meal as you gaze at the beautiful waterfront. Friday – Sunday 4:00 – 11:00 pm; 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.4522

Ignite the Spark at Hotel Shangri-La

Hotel Shangri-La is offering a romantic four-course menu, live entertainment, and a red rose. For couples wishing to extend the evening, ONYX Rooftop Bar offers up the perfect nightcap of cocktails paired with stunning seaside sunset views. $95; Friday – Saturday; 6:00 -10:00 pm; 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.394.2791

Seven Course Tasting Menu at Fia in Santa Monica

Spend Valentine’s Day at Fia, one of the most romantic restaurants on the in California. Fia is where the West Coast-meets-Amalfi Coast cuisine. This Valentine’s Day Weekend, Chef Brendan Collins , will offer a seven-course tasting menu for $140. The menu features signature Fia dishes like Hamachi and Branzino, as well as Valentine’s Day specials like the Blini and Caviar. Reservations can be made through OpenTable. $140; Friday and Saturday; 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 424.280.4196 .

Love is in the Air at Citrin in Santa Monica

Upscale California progressive restaurant Citrin, will be offering a special Valentine’s Day menu, as well as special menus available throughout the rest of Valentine’s Day weekend. On Friday, guests can enjoy a seven course tasting menu, while Saturday and Sunday will feature a six course menu. The artful new restaurant is the ideal spot for a romantic, upscale Valentine’s Day date. Reservations required. $195 (Friday), $145 (Saturday/Sunday); 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica,CA 90401; 310.395.0881

Valentine’s Dinner at Rustic Canyon

Michelin-starred Rustic Canyon is offering a family-style, 4-course dinner, from 8 different dishes. Curated wine pairings and specialty cocktails round out the experience, and there’s a “Stag Menu” at the bar for anyone without a date! Reservations required. $85, Friday 5:30 – 11:00 pm; 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90401; 310.393.7050

Openaire is Spreading the Love for Valentine’s Day

The Line Hotel’s hip, greenhouse restaurant Openaire is celebrating lovers with four-course tasting menu and pairing. Openaire’s Valentine’s Day menu highlights include: Winter Vegetable Cous Cous, Maine Lobster with pea agnolotti, and a Chocolate and Strawberry Sensation. Reservations are available on OpenTable. $99 (no pairing), $139 (with pairing) Parking validation available for $10 +tax for up to 2 hours; Friday; Line Hotel 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.381.7411

da Michele’s is Spreading the Love

With a philosophy for making food made with love in a garden setting, da Michele is one of Los Angeles’ most romantic restaurants that will make you feel at home. Created under the direction of Executive Chef Antonio Giordano, the restaurant will offer festive Valentine’s Day-themed dishes that feature premium, Italian specialties made in house. Friday; 1534 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.366.2408

Valentine’s Day at Rosaliné

Chef Ricardo Zarate created a limited time four-course tasting experience to celebrate your loved one. The Peruvian restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu features Carapulcra a la Nortena, a sun dried potato stew with braised cape grim beef short ribs and mint chimichurri; $85; Friday; 8479 Melrose, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.297.9500

Valentine’s Day at Gracias Madre

Join Gracias Madre for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. The popular vegan restaurant will feature their their signature So Fresa So Clean for two, as well as the Elegance cocktail by Vincent Couche. Thursday – Sunday; 8905 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170 AND 1617 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949.386.8100

Celebrate Valentines’s Day ALL Day at Ray’s +Stark Bar

Located on the premises of the LACMA, Ray’s & Stark Bar is serving two all day Valentines’s Day menus for all the lovers out there. Chef Phillip Martin’s menu promises to bring love to your heart and bellies. $80 (3 course), $110 (four course); Friday, 11:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6180

Angler’s Valentine’s Day

Angler is serving a family-style five-course menu containing some of their most beloved dishes for Valentine’s Day (exact menu TBD). An optional progression of wines will be offered for an additional $75 per person. Located within the Beverly Center, Angler provides complimentary valet parking for restaurant guests, up to four hours. Reservations required. $150 (without pairing), $225 (with pairing); Friday, The Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 424.332.408

Enjoy the Love at Ardor

Ardor in West Hollywood is offering a shared five-course tasting menu for two. Each dish is made with organic ingredients and focuses on the essence of food, prepared simply and presented socially for a contemporary culinary journey. $245 (per couple); Friday; 9040 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.310.1572

Romance at Tres by José Andrés

In celebration of the most romantic day of the year, Tres by José Andrés at the sexy SLS Beverly Hills is now offering the tables cozied up to the fireplaces—the most romantic and most coveted tables in the house—as separate experiences available for exclusive booking on Valentine’s Day.  The restaurant is also offering a special four-course prix fixe Valentine’s menu in their main dining area. In addition to the above options, Tres by José Andrés is hosting the incredibly exclusive private romantic experience with indulgent touches like caviar, truffles, Veuve, etc. served in a completely private, customizable setting. Reservations Required. $325 per couple (Fireside Dining), Friday, $95 per person (dining room),Thursday – Saturday, $1250 and $1750, Friday (private romantic prix fixe tasting menu experience). 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.246.2151 (Romance Concierge)

Dance the Night Away at Cleo West Third

Cleo West Third is offering loverbirds a Romantic, Mezze Dinner for two with menu items, including:  Two Mezze; One Signature Nish Nush and One Shared Main plus a dessert, and featuring foods that are known aphrodisiacs  like:  watermelon, olive oil, avocado, sesame seeds, honey & chocolate. During the evening, learn to be your own Fred & Ginger with a “Cheek to Cheek” Slow Dance Lessons in Cleo Loft. $75, Friday, 7:00 pm; 9247 Alden Dr,  Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 323.655.8000

Surprise Someone Special this Valentine’s Day at Yojisan Sushi!

Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Yojisan Sushi’s Japanese dishes will amaze and delight all types of lovers. The menu magically blends the modern with the traditional, while including a touch of romance. $88, Friday; 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 10:30 pm; 260 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 424.245.3799

Manuela Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Manuela, located in the Hauser & Wirth art complex, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with luxury Southern specials for two, in addition to the restaurant’s daily a la carte menu. Specials include: Hotcakes & Caviar, Shrimp Butter & Sea Urchin Toast Points and a Bone in Dry Aged Ribeye. Reservations required. Friday, 5:30 pm, 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 323.849.0480  

Valentine’s Day at Kendall’s Brasserie

Kendall’s Brasserie is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner at their restaurant in DTLA. This Three-Course Dinner Menu features Capital Oysters, Steak Frites, Icelandic Char, Beef Bourguignon, Bing Cherry Red Velvet Cake and more. $71; Friday, 4 – 11:00 pm; 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.7322

Patina Brings Love to DTLA

Chef Andreas Roller invites you to enjoy a five course special Valentine’s Day menu at Patina. Special menu items include: Santa Barbara Sea Urchin, a Dry Aged New York Strip and Strawberries and Cream. $130 (without pairing), $195 (with pairing); Friday, 5:00 pm; The Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.3331

Valentine’s Weekend at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse

Throughout the entire Valentine’s Day Weekend, Chef Megan Logan of Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse is serving a Valentine’s Day Special Menu, complete with oysters, desserts and a special Valentines’s Day Cocktail – Hot Love. Friday – Sunday, 5:00 – 9:30 pm; 330 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, 213.680.0330

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck  is Hosting a 3 Course Valentine’s Day Menu

The sky-high dining destination will be serving a 3-course menu with optional wine pairing on and live music. Each woman will receive a giveaway rose in honor of the holiday. Reservations available now $89 (without pairing), $124 (with pairing); Thursday – Sunday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm; 900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8824

Valentine’s Day at Preux & Proper

Treat your beloved to some true Southern hospitality at Preux & Proper. Enjoy Executive Chef Sammy Monsour’s delectably, delicious Southern spread for a treasured evening of love. Friday, 5:00 – 11:00 pm; 840 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.896.0090

Day of Romance at Otoño

Celebrate the day of romance at Otoño with a delicious  6-course menu. Chef Teresa Montaño invites couples to a Spanish-inspired feast, including croquetas, lengua profiteroles, pork cheek, and paella (vegetarian options available). $80; Friday; 5715 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042; 323.474.6624

Valentine’s Day Menu at Luminarias   

To celebrate the holiday, Luminarias will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu featuring items such as: scallops, spicy tomatillo lime broth, avocado, red onion, cucumber, radish, cilantro,  Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass with caviar, sautéed broccolini, golden saffron mashed potatoes, and Braised Pork Shanks. $50+; Friday, 4:00 – 11:00 pm; 3500 Ramona Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754; 323.268.4177

Lady M Says, Let Them Eat Cake!

The luxury cake boutique has introduced the brand-new, limited-edition Berry Mont Blanc Tart, a delicate, four-berry tart with crème d’amande and baby pink macarons, available at all locations Each cake, ranging from individual to shareable, is a great Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite foodie. $90+, thru Sunday; various locations; 323.825.8888

Valentine’s Day Treats at Cake Monkey Bakery

The cult bakery best known for its updated takes on nostalgic childhood snack treats is offering an assortment of goodies available for pre-order and pick-up in celebration of Valentine’s Day. 7807 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.932.1142 AND 10844 Chandler Blvd 91601 (kitchen pick up); 818.508.9579

Intimate Dessert Tasting at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City

If you like to be adventurous with your dessert, the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City is hosting its first ever Sweet Suite. The intimate dessert tasting features an amorous five-course dessert tasting by Pastry Chef Gail Romulo paired with bubbles. $49 (per person), $90 (per couple); Friday – Saturday, 8:00 pm; Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles , CA 90067; 800.327.0200

Sweet Surprise Valentine’s Experience at Ethel M Chocolates

Ethel M Chocolates is offering a Chocolate Tasting for Two and a 14-piece satin heart box. Learn how chocolate is sourced, refined and produced, as well as the subtleties of chocolate tasting and flavor identification. $60; Friday – Sunday, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Glendale Galleria, 100 W Broadway Suite 100, Glendale, CA 91210 ( 2159 Glendale Galleria Upper Level Near JC Penney ); 747.240.3987

Private Ceramics Class at Still Life Ceramics

Couples can make each other’s Valentine’s gifts together with a Date Night workshop at Still Life Ceramics. Couples that play together, stay together! $150; 767 S Alameda St #198, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.266.8138

Sugar Therapy at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

“Treat yo self” to some self-care with Sugar Therapy at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los AngelesThe experience includes a 50-minute Chocolate Aromatherapy massage with Hot Stone Enhancement, followed by a Brown Sugar Pedicure. The experience begins with a welcome glass of bubbly followed by “sugar therapy” selection of house-made confections and sweets. $300; thru Feb 29th; 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8800

Sweet as Candy Valentine’s Day Facial at Holistic By Nona

Indulge in a special Valentine’s Day personal facial at Holistic By Nona. For one day only, you can get the star treatment for half the price! Get ready to LOVE your skin. $50; Friday; LRC Salon Suites, 8474 Third St LA, Ca 9004; 323.481.8827 

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