Lovers Day Dinner Date Ideas
Have you made your Valentine’s Day Dinner plans, L.A. Moms? Oh wait. What we really meant to ask was, Have you found a babysitter to watch the kids so you can make Valentine’s Day Dinner plans? Once you’re squared away with a sitter, we’re making it easy for you to RSVP for a Lovers Night out. We’ve rounded up several awesome Los Angeles restaurants to make it a memorable night for you and your palate, er, you and your date.
Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner at Crossroads
8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.782.9245 | @crossroadskitchen
For Valentine’s Day, chef Tal Ronnen offers of an elegant 5-course prix fixe menu (along with a complimentary glass of champagne to start) of sophisticated plant-based fare at his WeHo dining destination. Following the celery root soup starter, guests will have their choice of a baby beet or little gem salad with vegan parmesan for their salad course. Third & fourth course options include indulgent dishes such as tortellini alla vodka, beet wellington with mashed potatoes and a bouillabaisse risotto with saffron kombu broth. To bring the meal to a sweet close, guests can opt for a dessert offering such as blood orange cheesecake or pomegranate sorbet. Reservations can be made between 5pm — 10pm by calling the restaurant at 323.782.9245 or emailing email@example.com
Price: $75 per person (not inclusive of tax & gratuity)
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Cocktail Party at NoMad Los Angeles
649 S. Olive, Los Angeles, CA 90014
213.358.0000 | @thenomadhotel
For one night only, the NoMad LA crew opens the mezzanine level overlooking The Restaurant below as a special lounge (equipped with champagnes, caviar and chicken – fried, duh – to share) to the public. Friends looking to gather & snack can indulge in an opulent large-format fried chicken & osetra caviar offering (served with blinis, lettuces and other accouterments) along with cocktails for two. Guests can also enjoy a select menu of bites, such as oysters with champagne mignonette granita and a black truffle tart, as well as a variety of sparkling wines by the glass & champagnes by the bottle.
Executive chef Chris Flint will offer a 3-course prix fixe menu at the NoMad LA’s Restaurant. Appetizer options feature dishes such as marinated kanpachi with winter citrus or slow-poached egg with wild mushrooms and crispy barley. Main courses include the choice of tagliatelle with Alaskan king crab, caramelized cauliflower with beluga lentils and vadouvan, seared branzino, or filet mignon with a bone marrow crust. For dessert, guests can select a chocolate lava cake or the NoMad’s iconic milk & honey ice cream. Wine director Ryan Bailey will also offer a $55 supplemental wine pairing to accompany the culinary offerings, or guests can order a bottle of champagne from the restaurant’s impressive collection.
Reservations can be made between 5:30pm — 9:30pm via OpenTable or Resy.
Price: $95 per person (with a supplementary $55 for the wine pairing).
Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner at Michael’s Santa Monica
1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403
310.451.0843 | @michaelssm
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, iconic West side dining destination Michael’s Santa Monica will offer a romantic four-course menu. The dinner includes shared dishes for the table, such as olives with rosemary + fennel and oysters on the half shell, as well as a second course of mixed baby lettuces and peruviana beans with black sesame, asian pear and chile oil, for each guest. Third course options include tagliolini with puttanesca and pecorino; branzino with chickpeas, olives and kale; and hanger steak with piquillo, fennel and aged sherry. The meal concludes with a choice of chocolate mousse or calamansi pudding for dessert. Supplemental wine pairings ($55 per person) from wine & beverage director Gabriel Pérez will be available.
Tickets are available for purchase here.
$190 for two, $55 supplemental wine pairing per person
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
323.664.0228 | @tamoshanterla
This year, the Tam O’Shanter is offering a romantic four-course dinner experience for Valentine’s Day. The feast commences with an amuse bouche of fried oysters with remoulade and a second-course choice of grilled shrimp or beet salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, asparagus and a sherry vinaigrette. Entree options include roasted California Cut prime rib with mashed potatoes + Yorkshire pudding, lobster bouillabaisse and filet mignon with maitake mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Each guest will receive a glass of Justin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc and a decadent chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis for dessert. The Valentine’s Day menu will be offered from Sun/Feb 10 through Mon/Feb 18 + reservations can be made via OpenTable here.
$150 for 2 guests (not inclusive of tax + gratuity)
Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two at Lawry’s The Prime Rib
100 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310.652.2827 | @lawrystheprimerib
Join Lawry’s this Valentine’s Day for a traditional prime rib dinner for two. The four-course feast includes shrimp cocktail to share, Lawry’s signature roasted prime rib carved tableside and accompaniments including the Original Spinning Bowl Salad, mashed potatoes and a choice of creamed corn or creamed spinach. An additional entree option of Atlantic salmon with seasonal vegetables is available and each guest will receive a glass of Justin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc. A choice of chocolate covered strawberries or flourless chocolate cake for the table brings the meal to a sweet close. The Valentine’s Day menu will be offered from Thurs/Feb 14 through Sun/Feb 17 + reservations can be made via OpenTable here.
$150 for 2 guests (not inclusive of tax + gratuity)
Heart-Shaped Pizzas at Pizzana
11712 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
310.481.7108 | @pizzana_la
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Pizzana offers their signature Margherita pizza in a festive heart shape. Chef Daniele Uditi’s classic Margherita features San Marzano dop, fior di latte, parmigiano and fresh basil on Uditi’s signature “slow-dough” crust. Pizzana’s a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations can be made via Resy here.
Salt & Straw’s “Chocolatier” Flavor Series
On Fri/Feb 1, Salt & Straw ice cream debuts their February “Chocolatier” series with flavors created in partnership with notable chocolatiers. Crafted by co-founder + head ice cream maker Tyler Malek, the series features a variety of taste-provoking flavors highlighting the nuances of each chocolatier and chocolate. Each flavor is prepared by hand in small batches, including Twenty-Four Blackbirds’ Matcha Mint Truffle, Milla’s Chocolate Hazelnut Praline, Ococoa’s Sesame Fig Buttercups, Compartes’ Coffee & Love Nuts and Nibble’s 85% Peruvian Chocolate Sorbet. The offerings will be available at all Los Angeles scoop shops through the end of February with pints available to pick up in shop or for delivery through Postmates.
Twenty-Four Blackbirds’ Matcha Mint Truffle — umami-rich ice cream with peppermint oil with chocolate ganache folded into matcha and cream with a hint of blood orange showcasing Twenty-Four Blackbirds’ distinct flavors + textures.
Milla’s Chocolate Hazelnut Praline — hazelnut-butter base with crisp chocolate fragments and nutella fudge swirled throughout with the same care Christine Sull uses in creating her delicate praline bars.
Ococoa’s Sesame Fig Buttercups — house-made tahini ganache sprinkled into a lightly spiced base with fig jam cooked with cardamom inspired by founder Diana Malouf’s childhood growing up using fig paste from her father’s corner market to create candies.
Compartes’ Coffee & Love Nuts — hand-roasted pecans caramelized with Tahitian vanilla and sea salt, layered 14 times in signature chocolate and rolled in raw cocoa powder.
Nibble’s 85% Peruvian Chocolate Sorbet (v) — inspired by the pure flavors of San Diego wine-makers turned Chocolatiers featuring Nibble’s single-origin cocoa and organic sugar chocolate, coconut cream and fleur de sel.
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