Il Cielo will only be taking tables for two and offering a three-course, prix fixe menu ($160 per person) on Valentine’s Day. There are four first-course options, including the heart-shaped lobster ravioli and homemade fettuccine pasta; four second-course choices, including a grilled filet mignon and truffle-infused red quinoa; and a beautiful, heart-shaped, flourless chocolate cake covered in Belgian chocolate ganache and 24-karat gold for dessert, as well as a special gift to take home. Il Cielo creates an intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic evening.
Il Cielo, 9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA, USA +1 310 276 9990
Baltaire gears up for Valentine’s Day with a decadent celebration. In addition to the à la carte menu, Executive Chef Travis Strickland will offer signature steak dishes for two, such as a 48 oz. tomahawk ribeye, a 40 oz. porterhouse, and Chateaubriand carved tableside. Other menu options include lobster risotto, wild Burgundy escargot, and chocolate souffles, plus roaming Champagne and cheese carts.
AKASHA offers globally inspired dishes in addition to the regular menu on February 12 thru February 14. Specials include yellowtail crudo, Gavin’s wild mushroom agnolotti, and Coleman Farms’ red leaf lettuces & heirloom carrots as small plates; lobster & prawn spaghetti, green peppercorn–crusted rib eye steak, and ricotta & spinach gnudi with parmigiano reggiano, butter, and sage as larger-style plates; and, to top off your meal, the Meyer lemon cheesecake or dark chocolate & raspberry pudding. AKASHA, 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, USA +1 310 845 1700
Yamashiro‘s unique location in the Hollywood Hills, paired with delectable Cal-Asian cuisine, is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The beautiful city lights provide a romantic backdrop. Yamashiro offers four-course, preset menus for Saturday ($99 per person) and Sunday ($125 per person). Complete your evening with a walk in the tranquil Japanese gardens or a cocktail in the Skyview Room, which will have a Valentine’s Day photo booth on Sunday. Yamashiro Hollywood, 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 466 5125
The Larchmont is a fully restored, two-story home that oozes romance and intimacy, with beautiful white walls, candle lighting, distressed woods floors, and two stunning, rustic fireplaces. The patio keeps the romance alive with string lighting and high walls built for privacy. The Larchmont will offer three seatings: 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm, for its three-course, prix-fixe menu ($85 per person). Diners start with an amuse bouche; a choice of burrata, harissa seared scallops, or foie gras torchon as a first course; a mid-course of soft scrambled egg; a choice of house ricotta tortellini, red snapper, or marinated charred ribeye as a third course; and a choice of three desserts. The Larchmont, 5750 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA +1 323 464 4277
The Sky Room provides the perfect setting and scenery for a romantic Valentine’s Day. Treat your significant other to either an unmatched pre-Valentine’s dinner which includes four-courses, a box of chocolates, and one long stem rose ($119 per person); or join the Valentine’s Day Celebration, which includes a four-course meal, a box of chocolates, one long stem rose, and one free glass of champagne per person with dessert ($139 per person). The Sky Room, 40 S Locust Ave, Long Beach, CA, USA +1 562 983 2703
Nelson’s at Terranea Resort will present its three-course, blue plate special ($60 per person), including shrimp cocktail for two, skirt steak with béarnaise sauce & oysters Rockefeller, and a special Valentine dessert. With a view of the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Catalina Island, this Southern California restaurant offers one of the most scenic locations to enjoy a meal or drink. Take in the sunset on the patio by the fire pits or relax inside at the bar and have a dining experience you’ll never forget.
Nelson’s, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA +1 310 265 2702
Head to Mélisse in Santa Monica for a romantic evening of fine-dining from Michelin award–winning Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin. Mélisse inspires all of the senses with its contemporary French cuisine. Guests can stop in early on Friday or Saturday to beat the Valentine’s Day evening crowd to a six-course prix fixe dinner for $175 per person; or, on Valentine’s Day, guests can enjoy an eight-course, prix fixe menu for $295 per person.
Mélisse, 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, USA +1 310 395 0881
Savor modern Japanese cuisine and sushi in the intimate atmosphere of ONYX at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Indulge in a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner, featuring a selection of seasonal dishes from chef/restaurateur Masa Shimakawa’s prix fixe menu. Featured dishes include miso black cod and pan-roasted duck, along with sushi specials such as the Hawaiian Volcano and White Dragon rolls. Dessert includes the Valrhona chocolate bombe and green tea cheesecake. Dinner is $75 per person and excludes beverages, tax, and gratuities.
ONYX, 2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA, USA +1 818 575 3000
Lucques‘s intimate garden setting and wood-burning fireplace practically scream ‘tell me you love me!’ so it’s no surprise that the five-course meal ($125) offered on Valentine’s Day is just as intoxicating. Some of the feature items included in the five-course menu from Chef de Cuisine Javier Espinoza are the buckwheat blinis with American caviar, herb-roasted lamb chops with cannellini gratin and coconut flan with dragée almonds. Dinner is $125 per person.
Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA, USA +1 323 655 6277