Love is in the Air this Valentine’s Day Weekend

02/11/2021

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend. We’ve put together a list of fabulous activities for you to partake in with your significant other, friends or yourself. Choose from: dining options, sweet treats, entertainment, spa packages, romantic getaways and more!

Dining

Theía

Contemporary Greek Cuisine meets urban chic at Beverly Grove’s Theía. Lovers can expect to be wowed by the prix fixe three-course menu featuring: Oysters, Surf and Turf and the Go Get a Room Pavlova made with Strawberry, Chantilly cream, Pink Meringue, Grand Marnier. The regular menu will also be available. $85 (per person); Friday- Saturday; 5 pm – 12am, Sunday; 5 -10 pm; 8048 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.591.0059

Celestino Ristorante

This Valentine’s Day, create a perfect Sicilian getaway  at Celestino Ristorante. The five-course prix fixe menu features a Sweet Corn Soup, Sea Bass, Chicken Roulade and dessert. $75 (per person), $100 (per person with a bottle of Super Sicilian or Prosecco), $38 (additional bottle); Friday – Sunday; 3 – 8 pm; 141 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA, 91101; 626.795.4006

Drago Centro

Drago Centro will be serving their Valentine’s Day Four-Course Prix Fixe dinner menu and special À la carte dinner menu all weekend. Get ready to sink your teeth into the following: Seafood Risotto, Steak, Chocolate Tart, and much more. Available for dine in only. Friday – Sunday; 5 – 10 pm; $99 (per person), $65 (optional wine pairing); 525 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.228.8998

Georgia’s Restaurant at Long Beach Exchange & Anaheim Packing House

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day at Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House and Long Beach Exchange! The Southern and savory menu includes their famous Fried Chicken and the St. Louis BBQ Ribs, Mac & Cheese and a slew of decadent desserts. $11.95+; Sunday; Anaheim Packing House – Outdoor Dining, Takeout and Delivery; 11 am – 8 pm; 440 South Anaheim Boulevard #209A, Anaheim, CA  92805; 714.906.1900; and Long Beach Exchange -Sunday, Outdoor Dining, Takeout and Delivery; 11 am -7:30 pm; 4104 McGowen Street, Ste 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637

Mi Piace

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend the Italian way with delectable dishes, drinks, and desserts on Mi Piace’s outdoor patio or in your very own home by ordering takeout & delivery. Patrons can choose from the Valentine’s Day specials or the regular menu. Choose from the Charcuterie & Cheese, Lasagna di Carne, Prime 22 Day Aged Bone In Rib Eye, Spaghetti Aragosta, Tiramisu and much more. $21+; Friday – Sunday; 11 am – 11 pm; 25 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131

Rockwell Kitchen

Executive Chef Alla Rockwell is refueling for a really romantic weekend by serving up some tasty treats. You and your lover can indulge in such items as: the Cinnamon Roll Waffles, Salmon Breakfast Sandwich, Lobster BLT, Chickpea, Shrimp, or Steak Taco, cookies and signature lattes. Available for Takeout, Delivery and Truckside Pickup only. $12+; Friday – Sunday; 6 am – 6 pm; Boardriders Malibu – 18820 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265; 310.765.1930

The Raymond 1886

This Valentine’s Day, The Raymond 1886 is serving a deliciously decadent Six-Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu. Highlights include the Oysters Mimosas, Beef Wellington and the Raspberries and Yogurt. Available for dine in only. $125 (per person); Friday – Saturday; 4 – 9 pm, Sunday; 4 – 9:30 pm. For those who want to dine at home, The Raymond will be serving a their special À la carte Dinner Menu and Four-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu ($125 for Two) for delivery and pickup. Call to schedule order and pick up time. 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

Savoca/The Cottages at Savoca

Savoca, the signature Italian Trattoria at The Ritz-Carlton has launched The Cottages at Savoca just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy quality time with your loved on in one of their partially enclosed, heated cottages. The Valentine’s Day menu includes romantic specialties like Burrata, Seared Scallops, and Roasted Prime Fillet, available in the cottages and on Savoca’s spacious outdoor patio. $32+; Friday – Sunday; 5:30 – 9:30 pm; The Ritz- Carlton – 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8800

Manuela

Chef Kris Tominaga and Manuela are offering a family style Valentine’s Day menu this Sunday. Choose between the Endive & Chicories, Wood Grilled 18 oz Dry Aged Holstein Ribeye, Whole Roasted Loup de Mer and Roasted Hen. $90 (per person); Sunday; 5:30 – 10:00 pm; 907 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; 323.849.0480

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

This weekend, the East Coast seafood restaurant offers Valentine’s Day specials in addition to the regular menu, for both outdoor dining as well as takeout. The seafood restaurant will be serving: Whole Grilled Fish, Filet Mignon Surf & Turf, Seared Scallops, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Mixed Berry Crumble. $29+; Sunday; 11 am – 8 pm; 1318 E. 7th St., M1 Ste 154, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 323.435.4004

The Finishing Gourmet

The Finishing Gourmet is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for two. The three-course gourmet meal features: Shrimp Cocktail, Steak, Salmon, dessert and more. $295; Thursday – Sunday; 5 – 9 pm; 911 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038; 866-634-6474

Birdie G’s

Birdie G’s is offering their regular menu for takeout, in addition to a St. Germain “Be My Valentine” Kit with everything you need to make 3 different cocktails. $18+; Curbside pickup Friday – Sunday; 4 – 8:30 pm; 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.310.3616

Celebrate with Tacos & Margs at Tallula’s

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Tacos & Margs at Tallula’s. Cozy up to your date while watching the sunset as you sip ice cold margaritas. $12+; Friday – Sunday; 5 – 9 pm; 118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica CA 90402; 310.526.0027

Milo & Olive 

Neighborhood bakery and pizzeria, Milo & Olive invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them. Dine in or take out their delicious pizza, pasta and garlic knot kits. They are no longer taking reservations, but walk-ins are welcome, as long as space permits. In addition to dining with them, they will be hosting a Valentine’s Market on Saturday; 10 am – 1 pm. $19+; Friday – Sunday; 5 – 9 pm; 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403, 310.453.6776

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Ester’s Wine Bar & Shop will be open on Valentine’s Day for dining & drinking. If you decide to celebrate at home, Gift Boxes, Flower Bouquets, Wine Packs, Rosé To-Go Tastings and Date Night Platters are all available for curbside pickup. $28+; Friday – Saturday; 4 – 10 pm, Sunday; 4 – 9 pm; 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 31.899.6900

Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills steak and seafood restaurant has delicious Valentine’s Day options for carry out, delivery and on-site dining. The romantic menu features either: Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi with Champagne Cream ($62 per person) or 10oz. South African Lobster Tail with Lemon Garlic Butter ($80 per person). The Valentine’s Day kit comes complete with a three-course menu with: Surf & Turf dinner for two with Chateaubriand and a choice of Garlic Shrimp Scampi ($199) or Alaskan King Crab Legs with Drawn Butter ($229). Pair your meal with a Cocktail Kit for $45.  Friday – Saturday; 4 – 11 pm, Sunday; 4 – 9 pm; 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

Eataly’s Rooftop Terra

Come to Terra and be transported to Italy for a romantic dinner for two. The menu features a 90 day dry aged Snake River Farms American Wagyu cut, Santa Barbara Lobster Salad, Whole Char-Grilled Oyster Mushroom, Coal-roasted beets, and Slow Cooked Polenta. If you are opting to stay-in this Valentine’s Day, you can also order in their brand new Terra at Home experience featuring a full meal for two and optional aperitivo kit and wine pairings on Tock. $190; Friday – Saturday; 5 – 10 pm, Sunday; 5 – 9 pm; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, California, 90067; 213.310.8000

Playa Provisions

Top Chef Winner Brooke Williamson and Husband Nick Roberts’ restaurant Playa Provisions is offering Valentine’s Day specials,  in addition to their traditional regular menu. Specials include Crab Cakes ; Fresh Rigatoni Rigate with Braised Lamb Ragout and Ricotta Salata and Mint; and Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate cookie crust and Chocolate cremaux. Friday – Saturday; 5 – 10 pm, Sunday; 5 – 9 pm; 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA, 90293, 310.683.5019

Destroyer

Destroyer, the minimalist daytime café , is offering a Valentine’s Day Picnic Box ($55) that includes three types of artisanal cheeses and a curated selection of house made Lemon Thyme Elderflower Honey, Cranberry red currant jam, a mini baguette and a slice of Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake. Bacon Onion Marmalade ($12) and Foie Gras Parfait with Green Gage Plum and Pink Peppercorn ($18) are also available as add-ons. All orders can be placed via Destroyer’s online store and will be available for pickup or local delivery. Friday – Sunday, call for pick up times; 3578 Hayden Ave; Culver City, CA 90232; 310.360.3860

Baltaire

This Valentine’s Day, guests can share a romantic evening at home with a meal provided by Baltaire. The package for two, features: Ahi Tuna Poke, Mache & Endive Salad, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Roasted Baby Vegetables. Choice of Prime Filet Mignon & Lobster or Blue Crab Crusted Chilean Sea Bass, and dessert options. The package also includes choice of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut or Joseph Swan RRV Pinot Noir, with additional wine selections available a la carte. $220; available for pickup Saturday – Sunday; 12 – 5 pm; 11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90049, 424.273.1660

Krispy Rice

Krispy Rice has your Valentine’s Day-themed boxes with their signature elevated sushi dishes including: handrolls, cut rolls, Krispy Rices, nigiri and edamame. Delivery only via UberEats, Postmates, DoorDash, and GrubHub. $40+

Urban Plates

Spend Valentine’s Day at home with a three-Course Dinner for Two. The special includes: Choice of salads, entrees ranging from Grilled Grass-Fed Steak , Sustainable Salmon, Cage-Free Chicken Cobb Salad, or Meatless Loaf, with 2 sides, and choice of 2 desserts. Available for takeout only. Preorder by Thursday. $49; Friday – Sunday; various hours and locations

Umami Burger

The “Umami & Chill” Valentine’s Day Combo Box is perfect for you and your mate. The box features: Umami Burgers, Truffle Fries, Cheesy Tots, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or a slice of Red Velvet Cake. $45; Friday – Sunday; various hours and locations

Sam’s Crispy Chicken

The “Lovebirds” Valentine’s Day Combo Box includes: The Original Sam’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Fries, Mac N’ Cheese and choice of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream pint or a slice of Red Velvet Cake. $35; Friday – Sunday; various hours and locations

Black Angus Steakhouse

Black Angus is offering a Valentine’s Day To Go Pack perfect for you to enjoy from home. The pack features: two 6oz Filet Mignon, two Lobster Tails, one appetizer to share, four classic sidekicks, one dessert to share, Molasses Bread, and two prosecco splits. Orders can be placed on blackangus.com for takeout or curbside pickup. This special will also be available for restaurant dining at select locations (per local mandates). $99; Friday – Sunday; various hours and locations

Sightglass Coffee

Neighborhood grocery and coffee shop Sightglass Marketplace offers special prepared foods and baked goods for couples celebrating the occasion at home. Choose from dinner for two ($120), gift ($45+) and dessert boxes ($12+). Friday – Sunday; please call to schedule pickup; 7051 West Willoughby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.763.8588

Calabra at Santa Monica Proper

Mediterranean-inspired rooftop restaurant, Calabra has a variety of specials for Valentine’s Day. They invite you to dine with them and enjoy their four-course pre-fixe menu. For those who want to spend the time at home, grab one of their curated picnic baskets for two. $80 (per person – outdoor dining), $190 (picnic basket); Friday – Saturday; 4:30 – 11 pm, Sunday; 4:30 – 9:30 pm; Proper Hotel – 700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 424.390.0737

Pasta Sisters

Spend this Valentine’s Day with family-run Italian restaurant and fresh pasta shop Pasta Sisters. Dive into their chocolate heart-shaped ravioli – served with Smoked Prosciutto, Ricotta Cheese and Walnuts along with a butter & cheese sauce topped with walnuts – cooked a la carte or uncooked to make at home. $17.95; Friday – Sunday; Mid City – 3343 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019; 323.870.5271 and Culver City – 43280 Helms Ave., Culver City, CA 90232; 424.603.4503

Sweet Treats

Chado Tea-Infused Chocolates

Chado Tea Room, is collaborating with Mignon Chocolates to offer chocolates infused with Chado’s loose leaf teas. They have also partnered with Uplifters Kitchen where you can purchase the Rose Chai Latte using one of Chado’s bestselling chai tea blends. $20 (box of 6); various hours and locations.

Uplifters Kitchen’s Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Vegetarian café Uplifters Kitchen, will be selling Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberriesthe perfect treat for your plant-based sweetheart, packed with ribbon and a heart-shaped card for a personalized note. Available for pre-sale online until Friday at 3 pm. $8; Guests can pick up at the cafe on Saturday, 12 -3 pm or Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm. 2819 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 424.268.4904

Café Gratitude’s Valentine’s Day Cookie Kits

Cafe Gratitude will be selling their Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies Kit, pre-baked, gluten free and planted based with natural and organic colorings to decorate and to enjoy at home for date night. $25 (plus shipping). A la carte menu favorites can also be ordered for takeout and delivery directly through the website or by calling your local Cafe Gratitude store. Through Sunday;  various hours and locations

Candy Club

For Valentine’s Day, customers can order a one-time box of six candy cups with a customizable “Happy Valentine’s Day” note. Themed packages include the Cheery and Bright Pack with favorite picks like Brownie Bites and Maple Nut Clusters, or the sour favorite Sunset Sails Pack which includes Lemonade Straws, Watermelon Slices, and Green Apple Drops. $29.99+

Entertainment

Magic Asphalt Comedy Drive- In

Head to the Magic Castle for drive-in comedy show,  Magic Asphalt featuring comedian Iliza Shlesinger. Premium Valentine’s Packages include: 1 Slice of Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake, 1 Plush Magic Castle Bunny, 1 Magic Castle Wand, 1 (4oz) Box of See’s Candies, Hand Clappers & The Magic Castle Board Game. General Admission also available. Dinner and drinks must be pre-ordered by 11:00 am on the day of the show. $145+; Friday; 6:45 – 9:30 pm, Saturday; 4:30 – 9:30 pm; Magic Castle parking lot – 7001 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, California, 90028; 323.851.3313

Wellness

Larchmont Sanctuary Spa

Treat yo’ self to some pampering at Larchmont Sanctuary Spa. Recharge and recommit with a 90 minute couples aromatherapy massage that includes chocolate covered strawberries and a glass of champagne. $395; Friday – Sunday; call for schedule; 331 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004; 323.466.1028

Lindsay Carlisle Boudoir

Boudoir is an amazing Valentine’s Day gift, a perfect birthday present for a spouse, or simply a great way to celebrate one’s self and their body. Lindsay Carlisle Boudoir empowers women and men to love their bodies and their journey, to overcome their insecurities and bare it all. $900; call to schedule your shoot

Romantic Getaways

A Romantic & Alluring Valentine’s Day at Sofitel LA

To celebrate the month of love and romance, Sofitel LA is offering a limited-edition version of its Helipad Micro-wedding Package, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This deal is perfect for a proposal, couples looking to elope or those who want to experience a romantic night in. From a breathtaking intimate wedding ceremony on the helipad, to a romantic night in the Presidential suite, the happy couple will enjoy gorgeous red roses in-room, a special amenity with an exclusive cocktail creation paired with an aphrodisiac chocolate dipping sauce and  long-stemmed strawberries. $1,999+; Through March 15th; Sofitel – 8555 Beverly Blvd., CA 90048 Los Angeles; 818.324.6043 (Catering Manager Rachel Sweetman)

Catalina Island

Spend this Valentine’s Weekend on a romantic getaway to Catalina Island. Located on 22 miles off the coast, sit back and relax as the Catalina Express whisks you away to beautiful beaches and relaxation. Catalina offers a wide array of activities like: camping, hiking, scuba, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, spa treatments, beach lounging, golf, motor boating, parasailing, fishing, boat rides down the coastline and more. Whether you go for the weekend or just for the day, Catalina will be a Valentine’s experience you will never forget. Book your trip today! $82.75+; 800.429.4601

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