Valentine’s Day Guide | Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

Valentine's Da Los AngelesWhether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles with a special someone or solo, we’ve compiled top events, indulgences and dining for you.

EVENTS
Singles Night Caviar Class at Petrossian
Fill your Valentine’s Day full of caviar, champagne and vodka. At this Caviar 101 class you sample a variety of caviar while sipping champagne or vodka. Immediately following, mingle with other classmates during a family style three-course meal presented by Executive Chef Giselle Wellman. The menu features starters such as caviar flatbread and tsar-cut smoked salmon with caviar powder. Entrée highlights of this festive menu are Jerusalem artichoke soup shooters alongside prime beef mini burgers. Rounding out the dining experience are an array of sweets like the lemon tart and assortment of French chocolate truffles. $75/pp includes class and dinner. Reservations are required. 321 N Robertson Blvd., L.A., 310.271.0576. www.petrossian.com

Celebrate Single Life at The Library
The Library lounge at the Redbury hotel invites you to its anti-Valentine’s Day party that features seductive sips, a playlist of anti-love anthems and a prize for the best break-up story. rsvp: LibraryTerrace@sbe.com. 1717 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.962.1717. theredbury.com

My Bloody Valentine: A Date With Tarantino
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a live concert experience at Barre, VT in Los Feliz where a talented troupe of performers bring motion pictures to life in a concert setting with a unique fusion of music, theatre and film. 9 p.m. Tickets $40. Arrive early to dine on a three-course prix-fixe venue’s restaurant, Vermont, for $65/person. 5:30 p.m. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. www.showatbarre.com

Valentine’s Day Red Hot Singles Mix & Mingle
Join Cupid aboard the Queen Mary on for a Valentine’s Day ‘singles only’ party complete with live music, dancing and a sweet treat candy station. $19.95/pp, includes entertainment, all-you-can-eat candy and complimentary parking. 8 p.m.-midnight. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach. www.queenmary.com

The Abbey Food & Bar
If you’re looking to get a little flirty this Valentine’s Day, swing by The Abbey to take part in Grindr’s texting game. Adding a 21st century spin to the “secret admirer,” put your texting skills to the test and watch as your comments make it on to the big screen for everyone at The Abbey to see. Sip V-Day drink specials all night long. 692 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410. abbeyfoodandbar.com

Valentine’s Day at the Hollywood Museum
Spend the day gazing at photos, costumes and love letters from Hollywood’s greatest lovers. 1660 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.464.7776. thehollywoodmuseum.com

SWEETS FOR SWEETIES
Magnolia Bakery
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like red velvet heart-shaped whoopee pies (just check out the photo), “Sweet Sayings” cupcakes, meringue kisses, flowerless chocolate cupcakes with pink vanillas bean meringue butter cream and more. 8389 West 3rd St., L.A., 323.951.0636. www.magnoliabakery.com

BROKEN HEARTED?
Break-up and Move On Package at Hotel Wilshire
If you’ve become single right before Valentine’s Day and need a little R&R in order to “get back out there,” head to the Hotel Wilshire to enjoy two complimentary specialty cocktails and an appetizer at the Roof on Wilshire. Also included in the package is a copy of the book “Its Not Me, Its You: The Ultimate Break-up Book”, and a gluttonous brownie sundae or a pint of Haagen Daaz for in-room enjoyment. Note: If you meet another recently single patron while enjoying your cocktails at the rooftop bar and the package was booked with a friend/another room for some privacy is suddenly necessary, rooms after 10 p.m. are half price based on availability. $285 for guestroom/$335 for a junior suite. Available on Feb. 14. 6317 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.852.6000. www.hotelwilshire.com

GO ALL OUT
Ultimate Romance Package
For couples seeking the ultimate indulgence, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is offering the Ultimate Romance Package which includes overnight accommodations in the Tournament of Roses Suite, a private dinner for two featuring a five course tasting menu from The Royce and a custom-created diamond jewelry piece from Single Stone on Mission Street, an exclusive boutique jeweler in San Marino, Calif. $30,000. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, 626.585.6434. pasadena.langhamhotels.com

DINING
The Bazaar by Jose Andres
Celebrate the evening with a tapas love affair, a special a la carte menu featuring unique items for the special evening. The evening also features his and her cocktails and a Valentine’s Day gift. Or if you want to make a night of it, the Valentine’s Day room package at the SLS hotel includes a prix-fixe dinner for two at The Bazaar and a superior room starting at $379 (use promo code SBEVALB when calling 866.716.8136). 465 South La Cienega Blvd., L.A, 310.246.5555. thebazaar.com

Saam at The Bazaar
Dine in a romantic and cozy corner in Saam, the Chef’s Tasting room at the Bazaar by Jose Andres, for a special Valentine’s Day menu, accompanied by a Spanish guitarist and elegant surroundings. The evening also features his and her cocktails. $125/pp. 465 South La Cienega Blvd., L.A, 310.246.5555. thebazaar.com

Tres and Ciel Spa
A delicious combination for an afternoon treat, this package includes a 60-minute Relaxation massage for each as well as tea service for two at Tres Restaurant. $270 per couple. Reserve with Ciel Spa at 310.246.5560. 465 South La Cienega Blvd., L.A. www.sbe.com/tres

Caviar for Couples at Petrossian
Heighten the romance with a special five-course menu by Executive Chef Giselle Wellman. This exclusive menu begins with a starter of 30g classic transmontanus caviar followed by first course offerings of yellowtail poisson crudo or watermelon salad. Second course highlights include items such as house made foie gras ravioli continuing onto entrée choices of prime tenderloin or poached Maine lobster, ending with a choice of tiramisu or chocolate tart. $75/pp. 321 N Robertson Blvd., L.A., 310.271.0576. www.petrossian.com

Patina
Dine on a four or six-course tasting menu, of which highlights include diver scallops, velvety lobster veloute, turbot, prime beef tenderloin with bone marrow, roasted Liberty Farm duck breast and more. $110/pp; $150/pp. 141 South Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.3331. www.patinarestaurant.com

Mélisse
Dine on a five-course dinner that begins with Citrin’s signature egg caviar,  and continues with selections such as by a choice of hot and cold foie gras, blue-fin tuna, artichoke truffle agnolotti, Maine lobster bolognese, filet of beef and braised cheek and more. Seatings: 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 8:15-9:30 p.m. $250/pp. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.395.0881. melisse.com

A.O.C.
Celebrate with a market-driven small plates menu is ideal for food sharing. Choose five savory dishes per couple and one dessert each from the extensive menu and prepared by Chef de Cuisine Lauren Herman. $85/pp. 8022 W 3rd St., L.A., 323.653.6359. www.aocwinebar.com

Comme Ca
Dine on a decadent four-course Bistronomy menu by David Myers that includes tuna tartare with noisette vinaigrette served in a potato nest with quail egg and caviar; local seabass with leek soubise, wild mushrooms fricassee and foie gras butter; broken arrow ranch quail stuffed with rice pilaf, creamed mustard greens and red wine reduction; and red velvet macarons with rose milk ice cream. A la carte menu is also available. $65/pp. 8479 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.782.1104. www.commecarestaurant.com

Gordon Ramsay At The London West Hollywood
Valentine’s Day dinner offerings include grilled kingfish sashimi, foie gras tortellini, charred yellowfin tuna, prime beef wellington (‘served for two’), a glass of sparking rose wine and many more tasty options. $135/pp. 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, 310.358.7788 www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Papilles
For those looking for the perfect place to hide-away this Valentine’s Day, Papilles is offering a special four-course tasting menu sure to treat your taste-buds. Chef Tim Carey has created a magnifique menu full of French favorites and aphrodisiacs. Appropriately, oysters, caviar, and champagne kick off the meal, and are followed by decadent dishes, such as smoked Idaho ruby trout with sunchokes, butter poached Lobster and more. $60/pp. (Vegetarians can be accommodated on a limited basis, with one option per course. Please let Papilles know with your reservation.) 6221 Franklin Ave., L.A., 323.871.2026. www.PapillesLA.com

Fig Restaurant Santa Monica
Chef Ray Garcia foregoes a traditional pre-fixe Valentine’s Day Menu and offers an a la carte “Meat Market” menu in its place. Half of the menu features meat focused dishes while the other half features seasonal market inspired dishes. The menu ranges from the adventurous: selections such as braised tongue, charcuterie, cavatelli with oxtail, to the sublime like fresh fennel and citrus salad, roasted tomato soup, persimmon salad. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.319.3133. FigSantaMonica.com

Culina, Modern Italian
Dine on a decadent four-course prix-fixe menu crafted by Chef Victor Casanova, that includes a selection of items such as escarole salad with orange, almonds, locatelli pecorino, rose petals and white balsamic vinaigrette; Ricciola Crudo with yellowtail, blood orange, avocado, Ligurian black olive and opal basil; spaghetti with San Marzano tomato sauce; garganelli with Maine lobster, English peas, panna and winter black truffles; and Tagliata with snake river farms New York steak, red wine risotto. To top it off, select either a sweet pizza or a Fonduta di Cioccolato for dessert. $85/pp; wine pairings $45/pp. 300 South Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.860.4000. www.culinarestaurant.com

Tavern
Celebrate at the chic Brentwood space designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, boasting a glass roofed atrium and bar with deep cushioned seating, Cal-Med menu. For Valentine’s Day, Chef de Cuisine Dennis Kelly prepares some of Tavern’s favorites in a four-course dinner that includes baked goods and desserts made on location at The Larder at Tavern for $85 per guest. 11648 West San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 310.806.6464. tavernla.com

Livello
Dine on a prix-fixe menu created by Executive Chef Joseph Elevado at newly-opened Livello at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Start off with a glass of sparkling wine and an amuse of brioche and caviar before moving on to a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, which include items such as oyster chowder with potato and smoked steelhead trout roe; pulled rabbit with pistachio gnocchi and horseradish jus; seared salmon with daikon, miso and edamame puree; blood orange with coconut cake, yogurt soda and gelee; and chocolate souffle with vanilla ice cream. $125 per couple. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.860.8660. www.livellorestaurant.com

RH at Andaz West Hollywood
Spend Valentine’s Day dining on a special prix-fixe menu at RH, while enjoying the hotel’s storied rock ‘n’ roll past. Selections include Spanish sturgeon caviar on Kumomoto oysters; king crab ceviche; seared Norwegian lobster; farm beef tenderloin; apple tart with Carmela’s lavender honey ice cream; and a selection of chocolate bonbons and macarons. $150 per couple. 8401 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, 323.785.6090. www.westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.com

Caulfield’s Beverly Hills
Dine a three-course Valentine’s Day menu that includes selections such as burrata and charred pepper amuse bouche, butternut squash soup, seared scallops, beef carpaccio, lobster tail, filet Mignon and spinach and roasted tomato lasagna. Top off your meal with a house-made dessert like chocolate pot du crème with whipped peanut butter and peanut brittle or tangerine mousse with raspberry granita and meringue chips, $60/pp. Couples who wish to indulge in bubbly with their dinner can enjoy the above mentioned menu and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, for a total of $175 per couple. 9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.388.6860. www.caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com

Cecconi’s
Feast in decadence on a three-course meal infused with black truffles or enjoy a playful champagne and oyster special. The romantic evening is accented by a live jazz band. Menu includes selections such as Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Winter Black Truffle, Wood Oven Roasted Scallops, Wood Roasted Spicy Lobster, Kobe Filet Mignon, Red Velvet Cake and more for $70/pp. Cecconi’s also offers a champagne and oyster special for $50. 8764 Melrose Ave., L.A., 310.432.2000. www.cecconiswesthollywood.com

Mezze
For a romantic evening with Mediterranean flair, celebrate this Valentine’s Day at Mezze. Meaning “sharing” in Arabic, Mezze invites you to share an array of delicious small plates designed by Chef Micah Wexler. Enjoy the spices and colors of the Eastern Mediterranean and toast to togetherness with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. $65/pp. 401 North La Cienega Blvd., 310.657.4103. www.mezzela.com

Cafe del Rey
Marina del Rey’s romantic seaside Cal-Med restaurant offers offer a three-course prix fixe by Executive Chef Daniel Roberts. Mediterranean-inspired dishes include house-cured salmon with buckwheat blini and white sturgeon caviar, seared haloumi and arugula salad with pomegranate and artichoke hearts, pan-seared scallops with vanilla-saffron sauce, and strawberries with mascarpone and pistachio dust—complete with the marina view. $65/pp. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310.823.6395. www.CAFEdelREYmarina.com

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Enjoy Valentine’s Day dining at Wolfgang Puck at the historic Hotel Bel-Air with a four-course prix-fixe menu. Selections include Kumomoto oyster with caviar and sudachi citrus; blue fin toro and albacore ‘crudo’; hand-cut agnolotti pasta with French black truffles; roasted loin of sonata lamb; and roasted Creekstone filet Mignon “Chateaubriand”. In addition to the prix-fixe menu, each guest receives a class of Champagne Henriot Brut. $175/pp. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Bel-Air, 310.909.1644. www.wolfgangpuck.com

CHAYA Brasserie Beverly Hills
Plan a romantic evening at this landmark neighborhood eatery amidst a lush setting including a Japanese bamboo garden and atrium, and vibrant bar and lounge. Dine on an exclusive three-course menu created by Executive Chef Harutaka Kishi featuring Amuse Bouche of Fanny Bay Oyster, Leeks, and Truffles; Foie-Gras au Torchon with Caramelized Banana; Roasted Spice Venison with Black Garlic Puree; Basil Steamed Loup de Mer; Chocolat à la Folie and more. 8741 Alden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.859.8833. www.thechaya.com/beverlyHills

Royal/T
Couples can “Eat Their Heart Out” with an exotic seven-course romantic meal detailing a culinary exploration of the “Dichotomies of Love,” presented by Bereket, Los Angeles’ only Ethiopian supper club. Embark on a journey of love represented by seven Ethiopian courses, including “Pleasure and Pain”–Spicy Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Caramelized Onion Jam and Cornbread Croutons; “Infidelity”—hot and cold course of Spicy Tuna Kitfo and Warm Sautéed Gomen; and finally a realization that diners are “Made for Each Other” with a sweet finish of coffee and tiramisu. Going stag? Celebrating singles can also enjoy the party by reserving a VIP chef’s table for a group of up to 10 soul mates. $70/pp. Seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Also enjoy a live DJ and a cash bar with a $10 corkage fee. 8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City, 310.559.6300. www.royal-t.org

Ray’s & Stark Bar
Looking to spend Valentine’s Day surrounded by culture? Ray’s & Stark Bar, situated in the middle of LACMA, is where fine art and fine food collide. Dine over candlelight while seated in red chairs and enjoy a special four-course special menu. Highlights include Terrine – smoked pheasant, foie gras, pink lady apples, sunchokes frisee and Riesling jelly for a first course offering; Sweetbreads – tarajin pasta, chanterelles, red chard, pearl onions and grana Padano for a second course offering; third course offering of Diver scallops – purple corn emulsion, vanilla, charred onion soubise and corn nuts. Lastly, Pastry Chef Josh Graves will present an array of desserts including the Citrus – lemon budino, tangerine confit with bergamot yogurt. $65/pp. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6180. www.raysandstarkbar.com

Delphine
Spend the evening on the French Riviera with a bistro-inspired menu from Executive Chef Sascha Lyon that focuses on fresh California ingredients including those Sascha sources from the local Hollywood Farmers Market. Menu highlights include wild mushroom ravioli with butternut squash; Main lobster pot pie and granny smith apple tart for two and double vanilla root beer float. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.798.1355. www.restaurantdelphine.com

Casa Vega
Have a festive Valentine’s Day complete with champagne for the table and roses for the women. Casa Vega, a Sherman Oaks fixture for over 55 years, serves a traditional Mexican menu filled with Vega family recipes, many of which have remained the same since 1956, that feature only the finest, freshest ingredients. Standouts on the restaurant’s menu include Tres Tacos Chicos, Lobster Enchiladas, and a Traditional Chicken Mole. Guests can also enjoy specialty drinks, beer, and wine from the restaurant’s cantina, which serves up favorites such as the Ray Vega’s Award Winning Casa Vega Margarita, the Skinny Margarita, and the Blood Orange Margarita. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818.788.4868. www.casavega.com

CHAYA Downtown
Downtown dwellers can satiate their love affair with food amidst the modern and chic CHAYA Downtown as Executive Chef Kenjo Atsushi invigorates the palate with stimulating ingredients and elegant flavors including Assortment Appetizer Platter features House Cured Salmon Tartar with Sesame Tuiles, and Micro Shiso; and Foie-Gras Ballotine with Pomegranate, Riesling, and Grape Must; Coffee Spiced Black Angus Filet Mignon, Parsnip Velouté, Pommes Maxim, and a Port Wine Sauce; Belgian Chocolate Three-way including Chocolate Demitasse, Peanut Butter-Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Fresh Market Berries and more. $65/pp for prix-fixe menu, regular menu also available. 525 S. Flower St., downtown, 213.236.9577. www.thechaya.com/downtownLosAngeles

Fig & Olive Melrose Place
Dine on a three-course prix-fixe dinner menu that transports you to the South of France, with decadent flavors in a sensual setting. Featured menu choices include a choice of Santa Barbara Prawns, Veal Carpaccio, or a 1/2 dozen Oysters on the Half Shell to start followed by entrées including Roasted Rack of Lamb or Grilled Truffle Chicken Paillard. For a sweet finish, Pastry Chef Andrew LeStourgeon aims to indulge with a melting Valrhona Chocolate Heart served with a Honey Lavender Madeleine. You can also wine a dinner for two; to qualify, email valentinesday@figandolive.com. $52/pp. 8490 Melrose Place, L.A., 310.360.9100. www.figandolive.com

Napa Valley Grille
New Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux-who upholds Napa Valley Grille’s commitment to sourcing locally-grown ingredients from Southern California family farms and artisan purveyors—is offering a seasonally driven three-course prix-fixe menu. Selections include Roasted Sonoma Rack of Lamb; and Chateaubriand (for two). Finish your romantic evening sweetly by sharing Pastry Chef Manuel Ortega’s desserts, such as the White Chocolate Frozen Soufflé or Passion Fruit Coconut Custard Cake. Napa Valley Grille’s Valentine’s Day libations for loved up-imbibers include the Liquid Love (PAMA, Purity Vodka, and Grapefruit Juice) and more. $75/pp. 1100 Glendon Ave., L.A., 310.824.3322. www.napavalleygrille.com

Gladstones Restaurant
Celebrate Valentine’s Day seaside. Gladstones in Malibu offers customizable Valentine’s Day packages that include a three-course prix fixe menu and split of Moët champagne. Each package can be upgraded and modified to meet your needs. Take a walk on the beach after dinner to add the finishing touch to a memorable evening. 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 310.454.3474. www.sbe.com/gladstones

Sushi Roku Pasadena
Dine on a four-course menu that includes a trio of starters including Snow Crab Salad and Filet Mignon Wrapped Asparagus, Sashimi, Entrée of choice (Assorted Sushi or Katana Lamb Chops with Shishito Mashed Potatoes) and Dessert. 85/per couple. 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, 626.683.3000. www.innovativedining.com

Osaka
The Peruvian-Asian restaurant’s menu captures the essence of Valentine’s Day with cocktails, appetizers and desserts that feature ingredients perfect for a romantic night. Sip on cocktail creations that highlight aphrodisiac ingredients such as cinnamon, vanilla, pineapple and strawberries. Then move on to Osaka’s interpretation of a classic Peruvian Tiradito, the Carpassion Tiradito, features salmon, creamy passion fruit honey, watercress and crispy phyllo strips. Additionally, Osaka incorporates aphrodisiac ingredients in their delectable desserts with Banana Spring Rolls that are filled with chocolate and banana rum flambé, saffron custard and served with lucuma ice cream. 6327 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.785.0360.

Naya Sunset
Silver Lake’s newest destination for modern Indian cuisine and cocktails in an exotic and eclectic setting offers the perfect night out. Dine in the dreamy dining room on a a five-course pre-fix menu and complimentary after-dinner “Lust” cocktail in Naya’s next door lounge. After dinner or in place of dining in the dining room head to the Naya lounge where Indian burlesque dancers and sultry fire artists mingle among guests moving to the entrancing sounds of a live doumbek drummers. A special Valentine’s Day menu in the lounge features sensual Indian-inspired, sharable dishes designed to accompany a new cocktail menu. 3705 West Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.663.8268. nayasunset.com

CHAYA Venice
Diners seeking an eclectic evening within an energetic setting can visit this seaside dining destination to enjoy “Love at First Bite” and dishes designed “For Two.” Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe’s menu inspires guests to create their own romantic moments with entrées created to share including: “Antipasto For Two:” Escargot en Cocotte; Lobster Spring Roll with Aji Amarillo; Organic Beets with Creamy Chèvre Cheese; and a Kobe Roll; “Surf and Turf:” Kobe Beef Rib Eye with Black Truffle Madera Sauce; and an Herb Butter Poached Half Main Lobster with Espresso Yukon Mashed Potatoes, and Curry Brussels Sprouts; Desserts “For Two Sampler:” Dark and White Chocolate Covered Strawberries; Chocolate Mousse; Warm Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding; or Lemon Cheese Cake, and more. Regular dinner menu also available. 110 Navy St., Venice, 310.396.1179. www.thechaya.com/venice

City Tavern
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate–and cheese. Celebrate at City Tavern with cheese board and chocolate board specials in addition to half off selected wines, cocktails and beers. 9739 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, 310.838.9739. www.citytavernculvercity.com

Locanda del Lago
In honor of Italian lovers, Executive Chef Gianfranco Minuz highlights local farmers’ market ingredients that are known aphrodisiacs, within his holiday menu, offered February 11-17; dishes will include a cream of white asparagus soup with poached Maine lobster medallion, pan-roasted sturgeon with sea urchin sauce, roulade of sunchokes and housemade pasta with artichoke heart sauce, and chocolate ganache torte. ($55/pp four-courses, $69/pp five-course, $24/pp wine pairings). www.lagosantamonica.com

Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Dine on a special three- or four-course menu. Highlights from the menu include black Tuscan kale salad with shaved radish, toasted hazelnuts, goat cheese and cracked pepper dressing as a first course offering; pan-seared foie gras, medjool date puree with pickled plums and chervil oil for the optional second course; and oak grilled beef tenderloin with smoked pee wee potatoes, creamed spinach and shaved cauliflower for a main course. Top off your meal with either the chocolate dacquoise or rose petal lychee raspberry cake. $65/pp three courses; $75 four courses. 330 S. Hope St., downtown, 213.680.0330. www.patinagroup.com/nickstef

Café Pinot
Urban Valentine’s Day foodies can dine downtown among the skyscrapers at Café Pinot, voted “Most Romantic Restaurant” by the Los Angeles Downtown News. Highlights from the three or four course menu include Hamachi ceviche with cucumber water, breakfast radish, jalapeno and pickled red onions as a first course offering; the second (optional) course offering of black truffle risotto with Arborio rice, parmesan and black truffles and main course of Pekin duck with lentilles du Puy, carrot juice, duck skin confit and ginger emulsion. For dessert diners can choose between chocolate dacquoise or rose petal lychee raspberry cake. $65/pp three courses; $80 four courses. 700 W Fifth St., downtown, 213.239.6500. www.patinagroup.com/cafepinot

 

Lexington Social House
The elegantly lit dining room and intimate outdoor garden patio—by celebrated hospitality designer Thomas Schoos plays host to a special Valentine’s Day three-course prix fixe menu by Executive Chef Mette Williams. Dishes include an Oyster Duo, celery root soup with black truffle, duck breast with port cherries and Brussels sprouts, flourless chocolate soufflé with roasted almond crème, and a Sundae for Two with torched marshmallow, caramel, and hazelnuts. Also, a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry cocktail with vodka, Licor 43, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, fresh strawberries, and fresh lemon, and garnished with chocolate shavings. $65 1718 Vine St., L.A.,  323.461.1700. www.lexingtonsocialhouse.com

Casa Azul
Dine a sultry menu inspired by the iconic couple, Frida Kahlo and painter Diego Rivera who lived in the original “casa azul” abode in Coyoacán, Mexico. The festive four-course menu by chef and owner Vicente Del Rio blends elements of spicy and sweet with Mexican techniques in family recipes. Highlights include Tiradito de Hamachi, yellowtail with avocado, rocoto chile in olive oil, lime juice, and ponzu sauce; Aguachile de Camarón, fresh shrimp marinated in a spicy lime serrano pepper sauce; Medallones de Filete al Limón, charbroiled filet migñon in a butter lime sauce; Halibut Adobado, fresh marinated in a three chilies sauce; Finish off with a sweet Flan de Coco dessert. $45/pp. 10853 Lindbrook Dr., Westwood, 310.209.0666. www.frimexgroup.com

NINETHIRTY Restaurant, at W Los Angeles – Westwood
Executive Chef Dakota Weiss transports diners to the romantic streets of Paris with a five-course Parisian themed menu that includes selections such as herb de provence gnocchi, rouget en papillote, osso bucco of l’agneau, frisee and rocket lettuce salad and more. $70/pp. 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood, 310.443.8211. www.ninethirtyw.com

Cleo
Dine in a chic Hollywood ambiance wit four course prix-fixe. Highlights include oysters with a champagne mignonette, shaved beet salad, Kobe Beef Cheek Tagine, Cleo Fruits de Mer, Truffled Leek Flatbread and more. $65/pp $95/pp with champagne. 1717 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.962.1717. sbe.com/cleo

Asia de Cuba
Dine on a special four-course prix fixe menu and a half bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne. Highlights include “Cocoa & Vanilla” Butter Poached Lobster or an Achiote Rubbed Salmon Tamale; Red Miso Seared Ribeye, “Pecking” Style Duck and “Miso Cured Alaska Butterfish, and more. $89/pp 6 p.m. seating; $109/pp 8 p.m. seating, in addition to 20% service charge. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6000. www.mondrianhotel.com

Mohawk Bend
Dine on a special Valentine’s Day pre-fixe menu of which selections include Duo of albacore tuna, Slow Roasted Salmon, Herb Roasted Prime Rib and more. Known for offering more than 70 beers, Mohawk also offers a “Lovers Beer Flight” and “Stupid Cupid” cocktail. 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. mohawk.la

The Churchill
Dine on a special three-course menu which includes highlights such as Roasted Beet Salad, Petite Fillet, Local Halibut, Dark Chocolate Lava Cake. $40/pp. 8384 West 3rd Street, L.A. www.the-churchill.com

The Hudson
Dine on a special three-course menu which includes highlights such as Ahi Tuna Tartar, Avocado, Micro greens; Petite Filet Mignon; Pan Roasted Jidori Chicken Breast; Mixed Berry Crème Brulee and more. $40/pp. 1114 North Crescent Heights, L.A. www.thehudsonla.com

Pinot Bistro
Your spot for an intimate neighborhood vibe, where you can dine on a three- or four-course menu. Highlights include smoked salmon, eggs mimosa, asparagus tips and hollandaise sauce as a first course offering; mussels “Basque,” sofrito and Spanish chorizo as a second course offering; crispy skin barramundi, artichokes barigoule, tomato confit and micro basil for the entrée course; Pinot croissant bread pudding. $55/pp three courses; $65/pp four courses. 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818.990.0500. www.patinagroup.com/pinotbistro

Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with French favorites. Highlights from the three or four course menu include kabocha squash bisque with picked ginger relish as a first course offering; asparagus and wild mushroom risotto as an optional second course offering; and roasted venison loin with poivrade sauce, red wine poached pear and celery root purée as an entrée selection. Finishing touches on the romantic menu are the chocolate dacquoise or the rose petal lychee raspberry cake. $60/pp three courses; $75/pp four courses. Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown, 213.972.7322. www.kendallsbrasserie.com

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
Dine on a five-course dinner with Perrier-Jouet, Grand Brut Champagne toast. The menu includes several appetizers to select from along with soups and salads, rice, noodles and vegetables, meats and seafood and dessert. $58/pp. Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, L.A., 310.552.9988.

Descanso Gardens
Valentine’s Day at Descanso Gardens, one of Southern California’s most magical botanical delights, includes an exclusive menu with highlights such as lobster bisque, grilled salmon with nage butter sauce, barley pilaf and glazed carrots as a main choice and either chocolate opera torte or Poire belle Hélène for dessert. $70/pp for members, $78/pp for non-members. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada, 818.790.3663. www.patinagroup.com/descanso

Marino
Celebrate Valentine’s Day over Italian specialities. The four course prix-fixe menu includes selections such as octopus antiparti, Maine lobster pasta, Alaskan black cod and more. 6001 Melrose Ave., L.A. www.marinorestaurant.net

Tony’s Darts Away
For a festive take on V-Day try one of Tony’s cupcake and beer pairings (brown-sugar-sinnamon cupcake with Get Up Offa That Brown ale), or opt for a romantic beer float. 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. tonysda.com

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