14 Valentines Day Dinners in LA

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 Valentines Day dinners in LA are great spots to cozy up to your date this February 14th.

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Delilah

One of h. wood Group’s favored venues is this chic lounge and restaurant with a sleek aesthetic that will add a touch of nostalgia to your night out. Popular with A-listers, it’s sure to draw in LA’s’ finest for an intimate evening of vintage vibes and specialty spirits.

 

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Photo: Delilah Los Angeles

TAO Los Angeles

For a hot spot to see and be seen, TAO in Hollywood may be the perfect place for you to show off your date in the massive, Asian-fusion restaurant. Take date night to the next level with artful design, chic furnishings and a grandiose atmosphere. With a regular menu full of appetizing plates, and a selection of one-night-only specials, there will be plenty of ways to make your dinner experience exceptional.

 

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Photo: TAO Los Angeles

Margot

The indoor-outdoor layout at Margot gives you the best of both worlds when you’re cozying up to your Valentine’s Day date. The panoramic views from the rooftop complement the menu of coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Love will be in the air in this romantic, modern spot ideal for a sumptuous Valentine’s Day dinner.

 

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BOA

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.

 

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Photo: BOA Steakhouse

Nobu Malibu

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.

 

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Photo: Nobu Malibu

Norah

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.

 

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Photo: Norah

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Tesse

Head to West Hollywood to dine at Tesse, a French restaurant offering up thoughtful plates paired with exclusive wines. From refreshing salads to delectable desserts, Tesse brings flavor to your night in an approachable, modern setting. Expertly-designed craft cocktails will also hit the spot for a way to add a buzz of flavor to your Valentines Day outing.

 

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Photo: Tesse Los Angeles

Openaire

The greenhouse feel to this Koreatown restaurant located in The Line Hotel will give you a scenic backdrop with a view of the stars. Join your loved one poolside for a bite of their refreshing menu of seasonal, California ingredients prepared by Michelin starred-chefs. The indoor-outdoor space will create the perfect mood for a charming night.

 

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Photo: Openaire Los Angeles

Elephante

Take in a sparkling ocean view from one of Santa Monica’s hottest rooftop destinations. Elephante is known as a trendy place to dine among airy, African-inspired decor and toast to their deliciously fragrant cocktails. Join your partner and cozy up in the attractive, indoor-outdoor environment.

 

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Photo: Elephante Beach House Santa Monica

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.

 

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Photo: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Photo: Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails

Toca Madera

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.

 

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Photo: Toca Madera

Photo: Toca Madera

71 Above

With unmatched, panoramic views of Los Angeles, you’ll dine in the clouds at 71Above, one of Downtown LA’s tallest buildings. 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.

 

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Photo: 71 Above

Photo: 71 Above

Otium

Take advantage of Downtown’s Grand Avenue by dining at modern classic Otium. Their woodfired cuisine of shared plates is sure to impress along with wine pairings and a signature cocktail list to toast to a romantic evening.

 

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Photo: Otium

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Gwen

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.

 

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Photo: Gwen

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Top 20 Manhattan Restaurants in New York City

Manhattan is the centerpiece of New York City’s hustle and bustle with a diversity of neighborhoods offering up decadent restaurants for locals and visitors alike. Some of the city’s fine dining mainstays are known as the best restaurants in the world, with expertly-trained chefs creating exceptional fare. From Italian classics to French innovations, these Manhattan restaurants are the place to be to experience some of the best cuisine in the world.

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Carbone

Traditional Italian flair comes standard at Greenwich Village’s Carbone, where a reservation will earn you a seat at a table filled with inventive takes on delicious pastas. The vintage ambiance brings forth a theatrical element to your meal making for an unforgettable experience.

 

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Photo: Carbone NYC

Momofuku Ko

The seasonal tasting menu filled with locally-sourced ingredients has rendered Momofuku Ko as an essential player in the NYC foodie landscape. Dine in a contemporary, East Village domain with an open kitchen to view Chef David Chang’s craftsmanship of Asian-inspired dishes, which has earned the restaurant two Michelin stars.

 

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Photo: Momofuku Ko

Jean-Georges

Fine dining in Manhattan is Jean-Georges’ speciality, with three Michelin stars proving it will dazzle your taste buds on the Upper West Side. The luxurious environment of crisp, white furnishings places the spotlight on the menu, influenced by French and Asian cuisine.

 

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Photo: Jean-Georges NYC

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park has continued to provide an exceptional dining experience since its opening, impressing guests with decadent plates of modern French fare. The prix-fixe tasting menu will surpass expectations in this three Michelin-starred restaurant.

 

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Photo: Eleven Madison Park NYC

Alta

Atla excels in serving modern Mexican cuisine in a fresh, stylish setting. The inviting menu of innovative eats draws in guests all day long to experience flavorful dishes in an airy atmosphere.

 

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Photo: Alta New York City

Uncle Boons

This intimate, Michelin-starred Thai restaurant in Nolita surrounds guests with a kitschy feel in an underground space. The inventive take on classic Thai comfort recipes is unmatched and perfect for lovers of spicy fare.

 

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Photo: Uncle Boons NYC

The Grill

The elegant, mid-century style of The Grill brings forth a nostalgic ambiance while guests enjoy the luxury of a French-inspired menu. The historic space elevates its menu to serving classic plates with a touch of prestige.

 

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Daniel

Long-established luxury combines with a fresh, modern menu at the Upper East Side’s Daniel. It has become a New York City fine dining staple with its contemporary French menu in a sophisticated setting.

 

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Photo: Daniel NYC

Cote

With the best elements of an American steakhouse mixed with a traditional Korean BBQ concept, Cote is the best of both worlds earning it a Michelin star within its first year.

 

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Photo: COTE NYC

Upland

Named after its chef’s California hometown, Upland brings West Coast-inspired cuisine to the Flatiron with a menu centered on meats, veggies and pasta in a trendy habitat. The lavish yet welcoming space offers something for everyone alongside a notable wine list.

 

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Photo: Upland NYC

Le Coucou

The softly lit dining room filled with white tablecloths and sparkling chandeliers puts you in the mood at SoHo’s Le Coucou, a French restaurant of Parisian sentiments from an American chef. You’ll find a menu of traditional classics along with contemporary innovations in a romantic setting.

 

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Photo: Le Coucou NYC

Frenchette

This French brasserie brings an energetic warmth to its Tribeca neighborhood. Bustling weekends make reservations scarce with guests dining from a menu of traditional and modern plates with a New York City influence.

 

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Photo: Frenchette NYC

Russ & Daughters Cafe

With over 100 years to its name, Russ & Daughters is an NYC institution. The Lower East Side’s Russ & Daughters Cafe eases the experience, offering a sleek diner-style dining room to indulge in all the original’s known Jewish comfort classics.

 

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Photo: Russ & Daughters NYC

Wildair

An offshoot from nearby sister restaurant Contra, Wildair is a Lower East Side wine bar with an exceptional menu of small plates made up of alluring ingredients in a trendy atmosphere.

 

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Photo: Wildair NYC

Katzs Delicatessen

While it may not be a fine dining establishment, no list of Manhattan’s best restaurants would be complete without including Katz’s–a New York City institution known for its mouth-watering pastrami, hot dogs and other Jewish lunchtime fare.

 

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Photo: Katz’s Delicatessen

Il Buco

Il Buco has made a name for itself in the New York City restaurant scene through plating homemade pastas for NoHo guests in a bustling, rustic haven. Guests flock to the Italian restaurant for dimly lit, communal seating and a historic wine cellar downstairs.

 

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Photo: Il Buco NYC

Cosme

The talented chef Enrique Olvera brings modern Mexican food to the Flatiron with Cosme. The inviting menu of creative takes on known classics makes for a welcoming experience in the buzzing room of guests.

 

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Photo: Cosme NYC

The Modern

Whether you’re enjoying a signature cocktail at their must-try bar, or dining from the sophisticated menu of French-American fare, The Modern is sure to impress along with its stunning view of the Moma’s sculpture garden.

 

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Photo: The Modern NYC

Atomix

The experience at this Michelin-starred restaurant in NoMad is unmatched with a speakeasy-style entrance and a menu-less, 10-course chef’s menu of modern Korean dishes.

 

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Photo: Atomix NYC

Le Bernardin

With more James Beard awards than any restaurant in New York City, and three Michelin stars, Le Bernardin is an essential element to the city’s fine dining landscape. For seafood in Midtown, Le Bernardin is the place to go with its signature French touch on an impeccable menu.

 

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Photo: Le Bernardin NYC

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20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

One of the best cities in America for foodies, Los Angeles is known to attract top culinary talent from around the world. Restaurants with eclectic and innovative menus draw guests into delicious worlds filled with a variety of flavors to please their palates. Make a reservation and prepare to dig in to experience some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Felix Trattoria

Along Venice’s iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard you’ll find Felix Trattoria, an inviting Italian spot filled with fresh ingredients and some of the best pasta in the city.

 

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Photo: Felix Trattoria

n/naka

Among the most critically-acclaimed restaurants in Los Angeles, Chef Niki Nakayama brings forth deliberate Japanese plates filled with flavorful, seasonal ingredients that have earned the locale two Michelin stars.

 

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Photo: n/naka

Rossoblu

For some of the best Italian dishes in Downtown LA, head to Rossoblu where the eye-catching interior complements the menu of Bolognese-style dishes, including unforgettable handmade pastas.

 

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Photo: Rossoblu LA

Providence

You’ll find plenty of innovative seafood at Providence–a spot that showcases a tasting menu filled with modern bites in a welcoming, Melrose Avenue environment.

 

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Photo: Providence LA

Bestia

Known for its often months-long reservation queue, Bestia continues to attract foodies to enjoy their range of inventive Italian dishes. The now-iconic restaurant is sure to deliver an unforgettable dining experience to your palate.

 

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Photo: Bestia Los Angeles

Nobu Malibu

Celebrities and locals alike head to Nobu to enjoy Malibu’s ocean breeze alongside fresh seafood dishes. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s menu of signature favorites and evolving specials create a one-of-a-kind experience in Los Angeles dining.

 

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Animal

The influential Animal restaurant continues to bring quality dining to the Fairfax area with a variety of meat-focused dishes. The small plates filled with both approachable and exotic creations make for a dining experience unlike any other.

 

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Photo: Animal Los Angeles

Spago

A classic destination by the legendary Wolfgang Puck, Spago remains a staple in Los Angeles fine dining due to its consistently impressive service and evolving menu.

 

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Photo: Spago Beverly Hills

Nightshade

Headed by Top Chef winner Mei Lin, Nightshade fails to disappoint with innovative dishes bringing forth internationally-influenced flavors for a mouth-watering dining experience.

 

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Photo: Nightshade LA

Republique

This expansive space in Hollywood serves up French and Californian cuisine with fresh baked goods and a well-known brunch menu, as well as a dinner menu worth indulging in. The historic building brings an ambiance of romance to combine with fresh ingredients to become one of Los Angeles’ best restaurants.

 

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Photo: Republique

Pizzana

Brentwood’s Pizzana is perfect for enjoying an inventive pie in a minimalist setting. The unique mix of flavors make for a variety of options where you can dig into a pizza like never before.

 

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Photo: Pizzana Los Angeles

Petit Trois

Lovers of French cuisine won’t want to miss out on this restaurant, offering a delectable tasting menu in Hollywood. The open kitchen is home to Chef Ludovic Lefebvre, who serves up unexpected eats in a modern setting.

 

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Photo: Petit Trois LA

Majordomo

Head to Chinatown to enjoy Majordomo, a modern classic in the LA restaurant scene. Restaurateur David Chang brings a contemporary Korean concept to Chinatown with an expansive, industrial layout fit for a stylish dining experience.

 

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Photo: Majordomo

Broken Spanish

The Mexican menu at Broken Spanish is combined with California influences to create a unique culinary style perfect for Los Angeles. The ever-evolving menu joins with the rustic sophistication of the space as you bite from the selection of modern Mexican dishes.

 

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Photo: Broken Spanish

Bavel

Bavel is known for its busy nights where guests order dish after dish from the Mediterannean menu of buzzed about seafood and meats. The Downtown Arts District is forever changed by this go-to spot that’ll serve up one of the best dining experiences in Los Angeles.

 

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Photo: Bavel Los Angeles

Heres Looking at You

The unique combination of flavors at Here’s Looking at You has turned it into a staple in its Koreatown neighborhood. The multi-cultural menu provides plenty to explore with creative plates that always keep you guessing.

 

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Photo: Here’s Looking at You

Cassia

The unapologetic asian-fusion menu at Cassia brings delicious bites to the lively Santa Monica destination. Guests are known to bring a vibrant energy that complements plates of artful fare creating the perfect spot for dining on the Westside.

 

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Photo: Cassia

Jon & Vinnys

This buzzed about spot on Fairfax is a trendy locale for Italian comfort food taken to the next level. The fully wooden space with minimalist decor places the focus on food, where chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo create unparalleled dishes filled with creativity.

 

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Photo: Jon & Vinny’s

Sqirl

Any Los Angeles foodie will agree that Sqirl boasts one of the best menus in the city. This Silver Lake breakfast and lunch go-to is known for its long line and delicious, thoughtful ingredients.

 

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Photo: Sqirl

Otium

This modern venue is filled with international eats that keep guests coming back for more thanks to the talented Chef Timothy Hollingsworth. The spacious restaurant is perfect for dining after a visit to the nearby Broad Museum.

 

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Photo: Otium Los Angeles

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How to Spend a 21st Birthday in NYC

The City that Never Sleeps is the perfect description of a destination fit for a 21st birthday. New York City is packed with adventure with trendy hotels, inviting restaurants and unparalleled nightlife that will turn your birthday plans into the trip of a lifetime. Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the best venues when you spend your 21st birthday in NYC at these cool, party-ready destinations.

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Book Your Hotel Room

Reserve a room for you and your friends to indulge in the high life at a luxury hotel with a dazzling view for your NYC 21st birthday. The Dream Hotel will be your playground with a stylish design and vibrant social scene to match the trendy rooms with portholes looking out onto the city. An expansive view of the Manhattan skyline will be the backdrop to your vacation when you stay at 1Hotel Brooklyn, known for its signature organic feel. A former clock tower, the Times Square EDITION places you right in the middle of the hustle and bustle while offering a lavish retreat into birthday pampering. The Sixty LES is filled with eye-catching design including a Warhol filmstrip pool, a lush rooftop hot spot Make Believe, and crisp room stylings that are sure to impress.

 

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Birthday Experiences

There is an endless amount of activities worth exploring in New York City, and your 21st birthday getaway will be the perfect time to explore each nook and cranny of the vivacious metropolis. See the entirety of Manhattan from a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour over the island. NYC is known worldwide for its Broadway performances, with a variety of plays to choose from each week bringing supremely talented actors to the stage. You can also take in some entertainment by seeing an intimate music performance at Gramercy Theater or Irving Plaza, or joining a sea of sports fans at Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden. Take in a spirited experience at SPiN, a ping pong social club, or head to Magic Hour rooftop bar for a game of their mini golf at Foreplay.

 

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Dine at the Best Restaurants

Celebrate the kickoff to your 21st birthday in New York City with a reservation at some of the hottest havens for lively dining. The world-renowned Tao has an awe-inspiring design with an expansive layout filled with Chinese accents. Vandal’s graffiti artwork creates a vibrant backdrop to a menu of global creations, and boasts a matching nightclub for post-dinner partying. The same goes for LAVO, with their Italian menu offering flavorful eats before heading to the underground club. The attractive nightspot Catch is known for its crowd of socialites who dine at the seafood restaurant before hitting the town for a night out. 

 

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Photo: Catch NYC

Day Partying

New York City may not have as much sunshine as Los Angeles, but it does still come out on top for the sheer amount of quality rooftop bars to sip a drink on your 21st birthday with a view of the skyline. Mr. Purple is one of the city’s favorites at the top of Hotel Indigo with a lively social scene and a stylish atmosphere. Head to Le Bain in the Meatpacking District for an unparalleled penthouse view with quirky, artistic interiors and plenty of seating. If you get a room at the Dream Hotel, you’ll have the perk of being just below the luxurious PH-D Rooftop Lounge, a spot with a youthful crowd that embraces the day drinking lifestyle. Westlight is also an attractive daytime destination for Brooklyn, where you can watch the sunset while enjoying the start to your evening on the expansive rooftop.

 

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Photo: Westlight at The William Vale Hotel

Bars & Lounges

Start your NYC 21st birthday night with your first drink at one of the city’s many bars and lounges offering sophisticated places to imbibe. Learn what an expertly-crafted cocktail tastes like at The Nomad Bar, an industry favorite with an award-winning bar program. The 360-degree view at Fleur Room makes for the perfect backdrop for a 21st birthday photoshoot at the top of the Moxy Chelsea. Head to the speakeasy Blind Barber to enter through a barbershop and dance with the crowd in this lively bar. Head to the exclusive bar at the Jane Hotel Ballroom to be entertained by the mix of vintage decor and a dancey crowd. Bathtub Gin is known for its speakeasy vibe and iconic bathtub in the middle of the room, while you’ll be partying in a hair salon when you visit the historic Beauty Bar.

 

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Photo: Bathtub Gin

Party at the Best Nightclubs

Enjoying your first nightclub experience is a must, with New York City being the site of some of the world’s best nightlife destinations. Book 21st birthday bottle service at 1OAK to experience a buzzworthy night at one of the most exclusive hot spots in the city. Avenue can also be the site of a lively 21st birthday in the multi-level space with a celebrity clientele. Party the night away at Up&Down in a flashy domain with plenty of live performances by internationally-known artists. Take things up a notch by visiting House of Yes, a cabaret-inspired nightlife spot known for entertaining dancers and vibrant performances in Brooklyn. You’ll also have the experience of a lifetime at Marquee, a haven with sky-high ceilings, entertaining musical guests and a bold design.

 

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Trendy Paris Restaurants with a Fun Social Scene

Paris is one of the best destinations in the world to enjoy pristine architecture, dazzling hotels and most importantly, renowned fine dining. For those looking to enjoy the city’s vibrant social landscape, there are plenty of lively Paris restaurants where artists, designers and trendsetters flock to mix and mingle over delectable cuisine. Breezy afternoons turn into buzzworthy evenings at these trendy Paris restaurants that promise a sociable night out.

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Verde by Yeeels

This multi-level paradise on Avenue George V is filled with lush greenery surrounding the glamorous furnishings and decor. Mirrored walls and jewel toned accents create a flashy setting to dine from the Mediterranean menu. Tapas with seasonal ingredients and delicately-crafted cocktails draw in guests who especially appreciate the live DJ on weekends at this Paris restaurant.

 

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Photo: Verde by Yeeels Paris

Girafe

The unforgettable terrace view of the Eiffel Tower is just the cherry on top of this chic, elegant space in the Palais de Chaillot. The art deco design unites marble, leather and velvet to create a stunning atmosphere of modernity. With a classic, minimalist menu of fresh seafood and delectable desserts, Girafe a must-try destination in Paris.

 

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Photo: Girafe Paris

RAN

If you’re hunting for a Japanese hot spot in Paris, look no further than RAN–a modern domain for French gastronomy in a glamorous, Tokyo-inspired setting. Sky-high ceilings, wood panels, and neon artwork surrounds as you dine from the menu of robata shared plates. Paris’ elite flock each evening to take in the elegant extravagance of RAN.

 

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Photo: RAN Paris

Beefbar Paris

Surround yourself in the nostalgia of the lavish, art deco design of Beefbar Paris. Joining the brand’s other locations including Mykonos, Hong Kong and Dubai, the Paris restaurant feels like a trip through time with restored ornate artwork adorning the walls alongside extravagant, contemporary furnishings. Enjoy a beautifully-marbled steak with a timeless view of the Eiffel Tower in this awe-inspiring destination.

 

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Photo: Beefbar Paris

Froufrou

The vivacious energy of Froufrou is evident from the moment you walk through the door. Glimmering chandeliers and colorfully elegant decor fill the space with an inviting ambiance as you share mouth-watering dishes with your group. Inspired in part by the Roaring Twenties, the basement cocktail bar is one to be remembered with everything from burlesque dancers to illusionists entertaining guests into the early morning.

 

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Photo: Froufrou Paris

LAvenue

With a storied reputation for its celebrity clientele, L’Avenue is a must-visit restaurant to experience the trendsetting scene of Paris dining. Fashion designers, jetsetters and socialites fill tables on the terrace for people-watching, while the dimly lit interior gives a sultry feel that lasts well into the evening. DJs begin spinning as the clock strikes 12 in this attractive space along Avenue Montaigne.

 

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Photo: L’Avenue Paris

Costes

Located on the ground floor of the buzzworthy Hôtel Costes, this opulent Paris restaurant boasts a refined, traditional style with baroque accents, plush red seating and fresh flowers adorning surfaces throughout. Toast drinks near the fireplace at the intimate bar while enjoying relaxing live serenades by day and talented DJs each night.

 

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Photo: Costes Paris

La Société

Indulge in La Société’s stylish setting of glass walls, contemporary artwork and marble furnishings. This fashionable hot spot is filled with a bevy of artists and Left Bank socialites who stop by to dine in a grand setting. Enjoy an appetizing dinner then head to the basement for a club-like atmosphere with a bustling social scene.

 

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Photo: La Société Paris

Monsieur Bleu

Located in the Palais de Tokyo, one of Paris’ most renowned modern art museums, Monsieur Bleu brings a chic but welcoming liveliness to the otherwise quiet 16th arrondissement neighborhood. This glamorous brasserie highlights seasonal ingredients through a playful menu of international dishes, including French classics. The restaurant is elegant and fun, giving an intimate view into the Parisian lifestyle.

 

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Photo: Monsieur Bleu Paris

Le Mini Palais

The opulent Mini Palais sits along Winston Churchill Avenue inside the Grand Palais museum. Fashionable and artistic guests regularly stop into the bright, expansive space to enjoy a quick bite or full dining experience from daytime well into the night. Sit between the grand columns on the terrace while tasting the rotating modern menu of French dishes.

 

Photo: Le Mini Palais Paris

Photo: Le Mini Palais Paris

Ralphs

Ralph Lauren’s fashion expertise translates into the culinary world in the sophisticated Ralph’s restaurant in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, serving classic American flavors in a vintage yet modern setting. Lounge on a banquette in the courtyard as jazz melodies set the scene while you’re served Lauren’s favorites–hamburgers, Maine lobster and steaks straight from his Colorado ranch. Toast a classic Western cocktail during this picturesque fine dining experience.

 

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Photo: Ralph’s Paris

Matignon

Right off Champs‐Elysées, the refined Matignon brings vibrance to the Golden Triangle with a cozy, sensual atmosphere filled with mirrored and wooden accents. The restaurant, lounge and nightclub is a staple in Parisian nightlife with luxe furnishings and the bustling basement Club Matignon. Live DJ events draw in influencers and jetsetters to experience the eclectic elegance of this modern venue.

 

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Photo: Matignon Paris

Victoria

Head to the Place de l’Étoile to find Victoria, a chic and welcoming Paris restaurant featuring romantic woodwork, majestic marble and seductive velvet furnishings that create an ambiance of mystery. Settle into Victoria on a cozy evening to enjoy the fresh and healthy Mediterranean cuisine as house music brings an energy to the spirited crowd each night.

 

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Photo: Victoria Paris

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The Hottest New Years Eve Parties

With 2019 coming to an end, many are making plans to celebrate the year’s last hours by partying the night away. New Year’s Eve bashes are a holiday tradition, but choosing the right one to attend can be a tough decision.  From Los Angeles to New York City, there are a sea of celebrations occurring in cities across America, each with their own unique atmosphere. These picks for the best New Years Eve parties in the U.S. will have you ringing in the New Year in style.

Los Angeles

For a New Year’s Eve at a loungey hot spot, Los Angeles is a prime location to see and be seen as the clock strikes twelve. Places like 1OAK, Bootsy Bellows, and Avenue often offer a premium open bar with their entry. Last year’s celebration at Delilah was hosted by Drake with a star-studded guest list of people like Diddy and Chris Brown, while Hyde Sunset has thrown NYE masquerade parties with performances from artists like Mase and Party Next Door.

 

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Las Vegas

For the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience, Vegas is a hot destination that includes an endless night of partying hard. Attracting the best performers of the year, Sin City will be packed with music, dancing, and open bars at many of their NYE events. Plenty of guests will be heading to 1OAK to pop bottles with Lil’ Jon, and others are prepared to join Calvin Harris at Omnia. You can also take in the festivities at XS, where The Chainsmokers will be performing for a lively New Year’s Eve crowd. No matter where you end up, each spot has plenty to offer for a wild night to remember.

 

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Miami


If you’re aiming for a more beachy New Year’s Eve bash, Miami has numerous artists populating the city’s hottest nightclubs. Each year Fontainebleau hosts an unforgettable event that in past years has featured artists like Justin Bieber, Pharell and Lady Gaga. Hyde Beach has had New Year’s Eve parties with performances from Russell Simmons and Dada Life. Torey Lanez and Trey Songz have hosted events at Rockwell, or if you head to LIV, you can enjoy people like Skrillex, Migos or Travis Scott. You can also head to ORA which has seen an exciting NYE performance from Snoop Dogg.

 

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New York

The city that never sleeps will surely be up all night at one of the many 2020 NYE celebrations throughout NYC. For those not watching the ball drop in Times Square, you can head to the rooftop of Catch to see the view of the city while you countdown. Nightclubs like Up&Down, Avenue, and Lavo will often feature an open bar to keep the party going. To enjoy some EDM, Kaskade will be taking the stage at Marquee to celebrate a night of revelry.

 

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Things to Do During A Night Out in Hollywood

Hollywood is one of the world’s most recognizable neighborhoods with a history in entertainment reaching back more than 100 years. The iconic Hollywood sign creates an unforgettable view as travelers from around the globe visit to experience the enchanting city during their time in Los Angeles. From delicious fine dining dinners to trendy nightlife venues, spend an exciting, memorable night taking in the world-renowned magic of Tinseltown.

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Book Your Stay

To get the full Hollywood experience, there are a number of luxury hotels in the neighborhood offering elevated service and pristine rooms along with amenities to make you feel right at home. Book a stay in the center of the action at The Dream Hotel. This domain will place you in the lap of luxury in the heart of Hollywood’s lively nightlife scene. You can also relish in a trendy atmosphere at The W Hollywood. With a prime location on Hollywood Boulevard, you’ll be able to experience the city’s excitement along with in-house amenities like a stylish rooftop pool and multiple restaurants. Plan your stay at The Kimpton Everly Hotel to experience a bright and airy setting with each room boasting a stunning view from the Hollywood Hills to the Downtown LA skyline. If you’re looking for a more private experience, consider a luxury rental that can offer a full, luxurious space to call your own while you explore Los Angeles.

 

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Wine & Dine

After checking into your hotel and preparing for a night out, experience a delectable dinner at one of Hollywood’s many fine dining establishments. A local favorite, Katsuya is known for its fresh sushi and Japanese dishes served in a modern setting of eye-catching design. Beauty & Essex is also a lavish hotspot with a speakeasy-style entrance through a pawn shop and a menu of enticing, American cuisine. Nearby, you can also visit TAO, a monolithic, multi-story space known for its celebrity clientele and signature Asian decor. If modern Mediterranean dining sounds intriguing, look no further than Cleo–the Hollywood & Vine-located restaurant with contemporary small plates perfect for kicking your night off right. You can also head into the Hills to dine at Yamashiro, a restaurant known for its beautiful, Japanese garden landscape and scenic view.

 

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Plan Your Entertainment

While walking down the Walk of Fame may be one of Hollywood’s most famous activities, there are a number of ways to enjoy a Hollywood evening with performances of all kinds happening each day. The Pantages Theater is known for hosting phenomenal Broadway plays in a historical setting on Hollywood Boulevard. Shows like Wicked, The Lion King, Hamilton and hundreds more have drawn in audiences for a night of entertainment. Nearby, the Hollywood Palladium is another of the city’s landmarks that brings live music acts to the stage all year round. Elevate your experience with premium seating to upgrade your night with a private table and bottle service along with a perfect view of the action. For a more intimate experience, book a reservation at Black Rabbit Rose–a lounge and theater with magic shows and live jazz in vintage-inspired surroundings.

 

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Photo: Black Rabbit Rose

Grab a Cocktail

After taking in a show, a night cap at one of the neighborhood’s coolest bars will help keep the energy alive during a bustling Hollywood night. Head to Hollywood Boulevard tiki bar Lono for a festive, tropical drink inside the expansive venue. Get into a musical mood at Sunset & Vinyl, a cozy speakeasy with a vintage feel located above Hollywood & Vine’s 800 Degrees Pizza restaurant. Rise to the rooftop of Mama Shelter to sip drinks in the vibrant space with a stunning view of Hollywood. You can also toast glasses at The Tropicana, located poolside in the illustrious Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. If a bar with a dancefloor is more your style, No Vacancy is the place to be with an unforgettable speakeasy entrance leading to a renovated, prohibition-era house that’s fit for a good time.

 

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Elevate Your Night

It won’t be a trip to Hollywood without ending your night partying it up at the city’s most trendy and exclusive nightclubs. You’ll get an extravagant experience at Warwick, a hotspot with lavish decor and a guestlist of lively partygoers. Avenue LA also boasts an exciting crowd of stylish patrons, with a beautiful garden atrium and plush interior furnishings to set the mood. Across from Avenue you’ll find The Highlight Room at the top of the Dream Hotel. This mostly outdoor space has plenty of room for mixing and mingling with bottle service cabanas giving you a dedicated place to party with your group. You can also take in the Los Angeles breeze at Le Jardin, an outdoor spot for live DJ and artist performances among a sleek, French-inspired design.

 

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America’s First Cannabis Cafe

After California passed the legalization of recreational marijuana use, Los Angeles has been abuzz with speculation of how the popular plant will be integrated into its many hospitality spaces. With only a handful of properties approved for a cannabis license, hospitality concepts are being created to embrace newfound opportunities for guests to experience some of the most innovative concepts in the world. With Original Cannabis Cafe now open, a precedent will soon be set for how similar hospitality concepts will operate in a new era of cannabis consumption.

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The Country’s First Cannabis Cafe

Officially open since October 1st, West Hollywood’s new Cannabis Cafe has been awarded the title of being the country’s first cannabis cafe–a concept brand new to the hospitality scene in response to California’s passage of recreational cannabis use in 2018. The highly-coveted license required to run the business received over 300 applicants, but was only approved for eight new venues in West Hollywood. 

 

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Dishes Made to Complement the Heightened Senses

Unlike weed dispensaries, Cannabis Cafe is approved for on-site consumption of cannabis in the form of flowers, vapes, pre-made edibles, concentrates and extracts. Alcohol consumption and CBD food or drink aren’t available due to state law, but that won’t stop guests from taking a bite from their delicious food menu created by Chef Andrea Drummer. Dishes made to complement the “heightened senses” of cannabis include a fried chicken sandwich, candied pork belly, brussels sprouts and a dessert plate, with items expected to be rotated seasonally. Non-alcoholic mocktails made with fresh ingredients are also available as a refreshing touch.

 

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The Setting

The trendy space consists of a dining cafe, lounge, and smoking patio along with a retail shop. It isn’t just limited to those wishing to light up, as the property also includes a non-smoking patio and the cafe is open to the public. Along with plenty of plants throughout to keep the space fresh, a custom air-filtration system helps keep smoke away from nearby residents, keeping the party contained to the Cannabis Cafe property.

 

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Lowell Farms

The impressive venue is filled with natural foliage and a rustic, vintage design modeled after the Lowell Farms product brand. The Santa Barbara County-based company joined with LA’s renowned Houston Hospitality along with Una Mas bartending team to create the perfect combination of experiences. Guests are greeted by “Flower Hosts” who provide tableside service to help them choose from the variety of strains. A “Dab Bar” is available for more experienced smokers who already know their favorites. Reservations are good for an hour and a half with cannabis sales ending at 10pm, but guests are able to bring their own products in for consumption until 2am.

 

Cannabis Cafe

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Come One, Come All

The venue’s initial reservations were fully booked, but now have openings throughout the day for guests to come and enjoy the space. The property is expected to draw in not only locals, but patrons from neighboring states where open marijuana consumption is not yet legal. Whether it be local residents or those travelling to Los Angeles from around the world, Cannabis Cafe makes history and kickstarts a new era of hospitality with the integration of cannabis.

 

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20 of the Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

Choosing a party venue for your event involves plenty of planning and preparation to create the ideal atmosphere for a memorable experience. Whether it’s a holiday party with friends, a wrap party with colleagues or a company-wide corporate event, Los Angeles offers a variety of beautiful hospitality spaces to set the scene for a special day. The space you select will make all the difference when you choose any of these event spaces to be the site of your good time.

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Warwick

Large scale parties work great in Warwick’s lavish setting complete with a wrap-around bar and upstairs enclosed glass balcony. The upscale decor makes an impact as your guests will have free-range to mix and mingle in the attractive environment.

 

 

Warwick Hollywood

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Warwick Hollywood

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La Descarga

La Descarga is one of Los Angeles’ favorite speakeasies with an impressive hidden entrance and seductive burlesque performers dancing to the sounds of talented live salsa music. The one-of-a-kind bar has a main room with plenty of space for dancing, a cigar room for smoking and an additional private room perfect for your next lively event.

 

 

Photo: La Descarga

Photo: La Descarga

Beauty & Essex

Whether you’re aiming for a full buyout or a semi-private space, Beauty & Essex offers up a sleek, contemporary atmosphere sure to impress your guests. Their variety of spaces for dining, lounging and mingling means the sky’s the limit for your night of revelry.

 

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Photo: Beauty & Essex

Avenue

This Hollywood nightclub plays host to numerous events throughout the year due to its diversity of spaces including an indoor bar, main room and atrium garden. The seamless space with state-of-the-art equipment will make your event a night to remember.

 

 

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Photo: Avenue LA

Cannabis Cafe

Those who enjoy relaxing in a cannabis-fueled haze will love an event at Cannabis Cafe, the country’s first cannabis cafe. The rustic decor with an open-air, vintage feel creates a welcoming environment for any type of gathering.

 

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Photo: Cannabis Cafe

Delilah

The vintage style of h. Wood Group’s Delilah makes for a perfectly elegant celebration in the dimly lit space where you can toast to the good life. The venue boasts burlesque shows with talented dancers that are sure to keep your guests entertained.

 

 

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Mr. C. Beverly Hills

Timeless glamour is the main attraction at this elegant hotel perfect for tying the knot with a luxurious backdrop. The 360-degree views of Beverly Hills will put the right touch on your special day.

 

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Photo: Mr. C Beverly Hills

Bootsy Bellows

The recently remodeled Bootsy Bellows is a great place for a full buyout in their Palm-Springs inspired environment. The spacious floor and plush seating is perfect for large group celebrations or smaller bottle service splurges with friends during an exciting night out.

 

 

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Photo: Bootsy Bellows

Katsuya Hollywood

Katsuya’s intimate dining room makes for a great place to celebrate in privacy, while also being suitable for large-scale events for as many as 400 guests. Their event team and award-winning catering takes your special event to the next level.

 

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Photo: Katsuya Hollywood

Perch

This sky-high destination is the perfect backdrop for baby showers, engagement parties and everything in between with their unmatched views of Downtown Los Angeles. The multiple floors available in the building that can accommodate up to 250 guests allow for events of any size.

 

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Photo: Perch LA

Lono

Embrace the tiki spirit when you host your event at tropical hot spot Lono—an expansive and detailed space with a surprising size given its Hollywood Boulevard location. The sky’s the limit when you choose their quality cocktails and welcoming environment.

 

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Photo: Lono Hollywood

The Highlight Room

Take the elevator to the top of the Dream Hotel for an event at The Highlight Room, where their outdoor space and indoor lounge both offer up a picturesque view of Hollywood. Their swimming pool makes for a great touch on summer events and can be covered to provide a dancefloor.

 

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Photo: The Highlight Room

Catch

Let your guests experience Catch’s garden-inspired atmosphere for seated dinners, cocktail events and everything in between. The trendy West Hollywood rooftop spot makes for the perfect backdrop to your celebration.

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

Photo: Catch LA

Harriets Rooftop

A view of West Hollywood can be seen for miles from Harriet’s Rooftop—a great place for a celebration in a chic and stylish lounge. The sophisticated indoor-outdoor setting with makes for California cool festivities at the very top of LA’s 1 Hotel.

 

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Photo: Harriet’s Rooftop

Goya Studios

If creativity and attention to detail are needed, Goya Studios is the place for your event to succeed offering up all the necessary lighting, sound and visual technology you’ll need to impress your guests.

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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The Bungalow Santa Monica

Watching the sun set over the ocean is the perfect way to celebrate by booking one of The Bungalow’s many indoor and outdoor options for private spaces.

 

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

Rosaline

Make a reservation for delicious Peruvian-inspired cuisine at West Hollywood’s Rosaline. Their beautiful garden atrium is the perfect place for a dinner party with family or mingling with colleagues for a company event.

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Elephante

Host an event at Elephante to treat your guests to breezy, coastal surroundings. The rooftop restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean making for dazzling sunset soirees and starry-sky dinner parties. Whether its a full buyout or intimate birthday gathering, you’ll enjoy the best of the Westside at this airy hotspot.

 

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Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

Photo: Elephante – Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

Redbird

This modern restaurant in Downtown LA has an eclectic variety of private dining spaces for your group to enjoy. Their outdoor garden space brings you in touch with nature while their East and West rooms are ideal for an intimate dinner party.

 

Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Best Event Venues in Los Angeles

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Doheny Room

Doheny Room makes for a great event destination with an upstairs escape perfect for mixing and mingling and a downstairs level to toast drinks over dinner.

 

 

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Photo: Doheny Room

 

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The 20 Best Kept Secrets in LA’s Restaurant and Bar Scene

When planning a trip to Los Angeles, there are a number of must-see places you’ll have to visit. The most popular tourist destinations are usually the first recommendations you hear. However, many travelers appreciate diving in to get a more authentic taste–Where do the locals hang out? What do they order when they get there? Whether it’s unique libations, one-of-a-kind dishes, or Instagram-worthy experiences, many of the hot spots to wine and dine in hidden gems within LA’s restaurant and bar scene.

Best Kept Secrets in LA's Restaurant and Bar Scene

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In Sheeps Clothing

Duck into this Downtown Arts District speakeasy hidden inside of Lupetti Pizzeria. The music is sure to take you away during their listening parties with a new album featured each night.

 

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High Tide

Outside of having an Instagram-worthy design with plenty of pops of color, the bar High Tide in the Downtown Arts District has live glassblowing to mesmerize you with the unique artistry. You can also sign up for a glassblowing class to get in on the action yourself.

 

Best Kept Secrets in LA's Restaurant & Bar Scene

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Sunset & Vinyl

Make your way to the back of 800 Degrees Pizza in Hollywood and climb the stairs to this vintage speakeasy. Donate a record to their collection in exchange for a free cocktail at this music-inspired locale.

 

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The Little Friend

The sister bar to Silver Lake’s The Friend, this Venice outpost is a great place for a dance party but also offers up a surprising variety of mezcals from all over the world, stored within their unassuming closet bar.

 

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Broken Shaker

Broken Shaker’s eclectic rooftop space is the perfect destination for catching up over drinks, and with a rotating Daily Punch, you’ll feel a nice buzz while you take in sights of the downtown cityscape.

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Tramp Stamp Grannys

Singers and music lovers flock to this Hollywood piano bar, with talented musicians playing all the hits while guests sing along. You’ll even catch the waitresses and bartenders showcasing their talents along with the occasional performance by owner Darren Criss.

 

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Tesse

This restaurant at the base of the 1 Hotel in West Hollywood is known for its delicious menu and bar program, but also offers a unique bone luge experience for guests ordering the Bucatini bone marrow pasta. Guests receive a shot of Madeira wine poured down the empty bone for a one-of-a-kind taste to kickstart your palate.

 

Best Kept Secrets in LA's Restaurant & Bar Scene

Photo: Tesse – Bone Luge – Best Kept Secrets in LA’s Restaurant and Bar Scene

Good Times at Davey Waynes

Angelenos flock nightly to this staple just off Hollywood Blvd. Try their alcoholic Snow Cones to cool off during a heatwave or their melt-in-your-mouth Shrimp Grilled Cheese to top off a night of boozy fun.

 

Best Kept Secrets in LA's Restaurant & Bar Scene

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Somni

The Bazaar by Jose Andres is one of LA’s favorite fine dining establishments, but its even more exclusive restaurant-within-a-restaurant Somni offers a further elevated tasting menu in an intimate private dining space.

 

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Shangri-La Hotel Rooftop Bar

This hidden gem is the best place to watch a sunset on the Westside with guests lining the terrace each day to catch the perfect shot of the sun sinking into the ocean. Take the elevator all the way up to enjoy a drink at this local favorite.

 

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Seven Grand

Downtown’s prized whiskey bar is the perfect place to do a whiskey tasting with a group of spirit-loving friends. With premium selections from around the world, you can’t miss the chance to tickle your tastebuds with the expansive variety of options.

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Berris

After a night out on the town, West Hollywood flocks to Berri’s late night eatery to indulge in their one and only Lobster Pizza. Bring your appetite along and let the upbeat vibe keep you partying far past last call.

 

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The Bungalow Santa Monica

Taking in a view of the ocean is always a nice touch at The Bungalow’s renowned Santa Monica location. Order their housemade Sangria and let the fruity refresher take your beachside stay to the next level.

 

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Coles French Dip

Visit this Downtown saloon that originated the French Dip for an authentic taste of Los Angeles history. Polish off your sandwich with a little Varnish, which can be found behind an unmarked door at the back of the space…

 

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Cleo Hollywood

Stop by this Hollywood establishment for a quick bite before a night out. Their signature Brussel Sprouts will have you questioning how such an unpopular vegetable can possibly taste so good.

 

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Nighthawk: Breakfast Bar

This breakfast-themed spot keeps Venice locals feeling good from morning ‘til night. Order their Vietnamese Iced Coffee cold brew cocktail and never look at your daily pick me up the same way again.

 

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Break Room 86

For aspiring entertainers, this 80s-themed bar is the place to go when you’re in need of an audience. Their live band karaoke night on Tuesdays will make you feel like a rockstar, or you can jam out privately by booking a room to serenade friends.

 

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EP & LP

Take the elevator up to the LP rooftop bar for a glamorous view of the Hollywood Hills. Order one of their Boba Cocktails for a unique twist that will keep your night buzzing right along.

 

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Gracias Madre

You’ll be feeling light as a feather after stopping by this all-vegan WeHo spot for one of their CBD oil cocktails. The Sour T-iesel, Stoney Negroni, or Rolled Fashioned each include a dose of green medicine to end on a high note.

| Read More: Best Vegan Eats in LA |

 

Best Kept Secrets in LA's Restaurant & Bar Scene

Photo: Sour T-iesel cocktail at Gracias Madre. (LA Times)

The Rooftop Bar at The Standard DTLA

German beer lovers will rejoice in knowing The Standard’s rooftop bar also has an attached Biergarten. Stop by in the early evening Wednesday through Saturday for German snacks and say cheers over a tall glass of brew.

 

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