While Angelenos often love to explore their city for new restaurants, nightlife, and activities to do in their free time, Valentine’s Day isn’t just any other day in LA. Love is in the air and people throughout the city will be on the hunt for the best destination to impress their significant other. If you’re looking to create the perfect experience for someone special, reservations are quickly disappearing for these hot dinner and drink spots to cozy up to your date this February 14th.
The newest endeavour from H.Wood Group is this chic lounge and restaurant with 1920s style aesthetics to add a touch of nostalgia to your night out. An A-list attraction, it’s sure to draw in LA’s’ finest for an intimate evening of vintage vibes and specialty spirits.
A quality cut might just be the way to your valentine’s heart if you decide to dine at BOA Steakhouse. Their West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations both offer a sleek, contemporary design along with an appetizing variety of dishes to set the mood for your romantic night out.
You can never go wrong with an ocean view at this classic Malibu eatery. Whether you’re dining at the chef’s table or lounging on the patio, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to cuddle up next to your sweetheart as you enjoy Chef Nobu’s delectable dishes.
Recently opened in the heart of Melrose, you’ll have to ask around to find the entrance to this slick speakeasy. With modern accents reminiscent of an NYC subway station, their ultra limited capacity means you’ll have to jump on making a reso for this exclusive new hideaway.
If you’re planning on a WeHo outing, you can take a seat in Norah’s marble-accented dining room to surround yourself with the bold, modern décor. Their seasonal drinks and dishes will keep your dinner experience fresh whether you’re a regular or a first-time diner.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Doubling as a dining destination and nightlife hotspot, you’ll have the best of both worlds if Hyde is your Valentine’s day choice. The iconic Sunset strip will be your backdrop as you sip craft cocktails with your beau, tucked away in the trendy, open-air venue.
SAAM at The Bazaar by José Andrés
You’ll undoubtedly impress your guest as you enter the SAAM dining room, a private and elegant space nestled inside The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel. With only a dozen reservations allowed each night, you’ll receive first-class, personalized service that will ensure an intimate celebration.
For those looking to spice up their night with a DJ bumping a catchy playlist over tasty Mexican cuisine, Toca Madera may be just the spot. With sexy decor perfect for whispering sweet nothings, a Valentine’s date is sure to be impressed as their ambiance lures in Beverly Hills partygoers.
With unmatched, panoramic views of Los Angeles, you’ll dine in the clouds at 71Above, Downtown LA’s newest, tallest building. You can do no wrong with their eclectic tasting menu and mouth-watering cocktails as you and your sweetheart share a romantic evening among the stars.
Liaison Restaurant + Lounge
Recently opened in the heart of Hollywood, Valentine’s Day will be the perfect time to try out this new restaurant and lounge that’s sure to bring in nightlife fans from around the city. With an open-air garden and seasonal dining, the space brings in Hollywood’s energy with an elegant charm.
Take advantage of Downtown’s Grand Avenue by dining at modern classic Otium, a partner of The Broad Museum. With live music and a photographer to complement their Valentine’s tasting menu, your night will only be enhanced by custom wine pairings to go along their wood fire cuisine.
Inspired by the whimsical and eclectic vibe of Laurel Canyon, you’ll be able to cozy right up to your valentine underneath the semi-covered patio, or inside at their wood-accented counters. Estrella’s modern American menu is sure to charm alongside their unique sodas and crafty cocktails.
Known for its in-house butcher shop, love won’t be your only carnal desire for the evening as Gwen also serves up elegant feasts in their contemporary, luxurious dining room. Their focus on local farms and natural ingredients will keep you coming back for the refreshing culinary experience.
Bringing rustic Italian charm to Silver Lake, Kettle Black boasts handmade pizzas and pastas that may just inspire you and your date to share a Lady and the Tramp moment. Their basic yet flavorful drinks complement the space’s simplicity in its modern accents and unencumbered design.
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