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Where to Eat for Valentine’s Day in L.A. (2020)

February 10, 2020 by Christina Champlin
Rosaliné Green House Patio. Image via Rosaliné

The most commercial romantic holiday of the year is almost upon us. And if you’re feeling the need to impress, then a special dinner will undoubtedly be in order. But where? That’s where we’re here to help.

Below is a collection of Valentine’s Day deals, menus and multi-course affairs taking place in Los Angeles for V-Day 2020, whether it’s going fancy in Beverly Hills, snacking on Sonoran-style BBQ, or picking up a heart-shaped pizza to go. No pressure though. Just saying, you’ve got some options.

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Places to Eat for Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

1. Savor a Peruvian Valentine’s Day menu at Rosaliné in West Hollywood. Chef Ricardo Zarate has dreamed up a four-course tasting that includes a welcome amuse croquette, a ceviche selection, and main dishes like Carapulcra a la Nortena, a sun dried potato stew with braised cape grim beef short ribs and mint chimichurri; Sudado de Branzino Parrillero, wood grilled loup de mer filet with crispy seafood sudad, crispy pewees and yuzu; and Zarate’s famous Chaufa Paella to share. The meal ends with alfajore de dulce de leche for dessert. The menu cost $85 per person. –> More information

2. Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach will offer a “Sharing is Caring” Cichetti menu where you can score three shareable Italian savory snack plates for the humble price of $30. The restaurant will also serve their regular menu on Valentine’s Day. Cichetti menu includes Uni Lardo Toast, Sicilian chickpea fritters, Fried Oxtail with salsa verde, Savory Clams, Pulpo Fritto and more. –> More information

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3. Michael’s Santa Monica will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Executive chef Brian Bornemann will start the meal with two plates to share, including a yellowtail aguachile and flowering pea tendril salad, there’s also an option to add roe-adorned oysters for an additional $15 a person. Pasta and main courses include choices ranging from black truffle risotto to caviar cappelletti and a dry-aged prime rib with Barolo jus. The night ends with dessert selections of passion fruit pavlova and dark chocolate Averna mousse with candied hazelnuts. The Valentine’s Day menu cost $99 per guest and a wine pairing option is available for $55 per person. –> More information

4. Spago in Beverly Hills is pulling out all the stops for a romantic Valentine’s weekend tasting menu. Available February 14-15 couples will enjoy a four course tasting menu with several amuse bouche in between. Course selections include Japanese Kampachi & Santa Barbara Uni, Hand Made Agnolotti Pasta with Black Truffles, Lacquered Duck Breast and much more. Live music on all nights by Brenna Whitaker and her nine piece band will make things extra special. The Valentine’s Day tasting menu cost $180 per person. –> More information

Salazar Riot Rose Cocktail. Image via Salazar

5. Sonoran-style BBQ hot spot Salazar located in Frogtown will offer one day specials for Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Jonathan Aviles and his team will shake up bright red mezcal and tequila cocktails, while serving up prime rib with papas con queso with tomatoes and a red velvet heart cake for dessert. All item are a la carte and Salazar’s regular dinner menu will also be available. –> More information

6. Echo Park’s Adamae will host a ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love: An Echo Park Dinner Party’ in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Chef Matt Cheek will be preparing shared plates and special desserts while the bar pours up bubbly and drinks from a ‘slow jam’ cocktail menu. A curated playlist of timeless love songs will make the night extra romantic. The dinner party costs $95 per couple. –> More information

7. Rossoblu will offer some food and cocktail specials for the Valentine’s night. Dishes include a Beet and Mascarpone Tortelli; Dry-aged Beef Carpaccio topped with black truffle, poached quail eggs and Parmigiano Reggiano; Champagne Risotto with Maine lobster and coral butter; Tagliolini with sea urchin; and a Torta d’Amore Rabarbaro Italian love cake for two. –> More information

Image via Lucifer’s Heart Pizza

8. If you’re looking for an adorable mid-day surprise for your honey consider stopping into Lucifer’s Pizza to pick up a heart-shaped pie. Available at all four locations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. any large, regular crust pizza can be converted into heart shaped at no additional charge. Keep in-mind personal size pizzas and gluten free dough are not included in the offer. –> More information

9. DTLA’s Otium Valentine’s Day tasting menu will offer unique dishes including White Polenta Castelmagno Ravioli and Veal Osso Bucco with preserved orange risotto and pistachio, rose and a pomegranate lychee mousse. The meal cost $125 per guest and vegan options are available. Live music and a photographer will capture your special moments that evening. –> More information

10. The world famous Italian pizza transplant da Michele will roll out “Love is in the Air” Valentine’s Day specials. Executive Chef Antonio Giordano has created festive themed dishes that include a Red Pappardelle pasta, Heart Shaped Ravioli, Shrimp Lover Salad with champagne vinegar, Lobster Salad with lemon vinaigrette and more. –> More information

11. Jame Enoteca in El Segundo will host a four course prix fixe menu for $75 a person. Diners will start with an antipasti, move to a pasta then a protein and end with dessert. –> More information


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