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Where To Eat On Valentine's Day Dinner 2018 In Los Angeles

Some may consider the pomp and circumstance surrounding February 14th a bit manufactured; however to many, Valentine's Day is the sweetest (and most delicious,) day of the year. The romantic foodies here at CBS Los Angeles certainly think so. Already disguised as the designated the "mandatory date night" of the year, there is no better excuse to grab a reservation (soon) and let your senses explode while gazing into the eyes of the one you love.
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Napa Valley Grille
(310) 824-3322

Spend Valentine's Day at one of Westwood's best restaurants! Featuring a special menu, choose from starts like a garden salad with broccoli rabe, asparagus, sugar snap peas and white balsamic vinaigrette, or a lobster bisque. Mains include a Skuna Bay salmon with fennel broth, or a 12 oz bone in New York strip steak. Then, share a chocolate cake for two dessert with your special someone. The multi-course meal is $135/couple.

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Café Pinot
Downtown LA
(213) 239­-6500

Experience the lush garden setting surrounded by stunning skyline views of Downtown Los Angeles for Valentine's Day! Café Pinot is considered one of DTLA's most romantic restaurants and this year they will be offering their "Taste of Love" special menu, with items like oysters, a little gem lettuce salad, uni spaghetti, and mains like halibut, a braised lamb shank, beef tenderloin and more! Want something sweet? No problem! Opt for a strawberry parfait or their chocolate passion cream.

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(626) 795-4006

Transport this Valentine's Day date night to Italy or at least fantasize about a romantic getaway with your loved one at Celestino Ristorante. Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago will be serving some of his classic, Italian dishes like the Pappardelle con Fagiano e Morelle, fettuccine served with pheasant and mushroom, and the Costolette d 'Angnello con Aceto Balsamic e Menta, also known as rack of lamb with balsamic and mint. For some of that quaint and charming romance, nuzzle together as you share the Heart Shaped Ravioli, the establishment's homage to this day of love. Pick a bottle from their exquisite wine selection to accompany your magical dinner and your romantic night in Italy looks even closer than you imagined!

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Downtown LA
(213) 712-2683

Located at the top of the U.S. Bank Tower, the views at 71Above are like no other and will undoubtedly make you and your date's jaw drop. Enjoy an elegant meal overlooking the city for Valentine's Day this year! The four course dinner will include items like a chestnut soup, and charred broccolini to start, as well as grilled prawns and tagliatelle. For mains, opt for a Ora King salmon, a roastec chicken breast with foie gras and wild rice, or a rib-eye steak with potatoes, baby leeks, onion cream and sherry. Caramel chocolate cake and a coconut custard top off the menu for dessert. View the full menu.

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Love & Salt
Manhattan Beach
(310) 545-5252

An ideal dinner spot after a stroll on the beach, Love & Salt offers a romantic seaside setting for Valentine's Day. To celebrate the holiday, chef Michael Fiorelli serves dishes inspired by Italian classics in addition to the restaurant's á la carte menu. Specials include pane bianco ($9), bread filled with roasted garlic, parmesan and oven-dried tomatoes; and long-stem Pugliese artichokes with marinated zucchini, pine nuts, pecorino toscano, arugula ($16) to start; followed by wood-oven baked lasagna with a slow-cooked bolognese ($24), and a dry-aged grilled Flannery ribeye with wood-roasted baby carrots, barley risotto, black truffle butter and carrot top gremolata ($60). For dessert, guests can indulge in a chocolate pudding cream pie ($9) or share a plate of Love & Salt's signature warm Italian donuts.

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Church & State
Downtown LA
(213) 405-1434

If you can't find your way on a last-minute flight to Paris, dining at Church & State on Valentine's Day is the next best thing. Executive Chef Tony Esnault and Chef de Cusine Sam Jung will be creating a four-course tasting menu for $90 per person that is sure to give you lots of butterflies inside. Start your evening with a delicious Pomme Dauphine, also known as a crispy potato puff. Guests will start with the First Course and choose between a crisp and fresh Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, Hamachi Crudo served with fennel, watercress, blood orange and citrus vinaigrette or the Sunchoke Soup topped with brown butter, crouton and chives. But it's the Second Course that will have you head over heels in love. Choose between the Forest Mushroom Tagliatelle's with cremini, oyster mushrooms and topped with parmesan, Ora King Salmon served over roasted cauliflower and braised leeks, or the Strauss Family Farms Flat Grass-Fed Iron Steak prepared with a parsnip puree, baby carrots, pee wee potatoes and topped with a smoldering and bold Bordelaise sauce. It is also not a proper Valentine's Day without something sweet to share with your sweetie, so indulge in the rich Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse prepared with cocoa nibs and fresh raspberries for the final, Dessert Course.

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Downtown LA
(213) 236-9577

Quite possibly one of the most decadent dining experiences in Los Angeles will be at CHAYA Downtown this Valentine's Day, where your Valentine's Day cravings will be perfectly satisfied with a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Menu for $65 per person. An Amuse-Bouche will start the evening featuring a Beet Tartare Cone with Cara Cara orange and hearts of palm leading into the First Course choices of fresh Hokkaido Wagyu Shabu Shabu or the Smoked Hamachi. The Entrée options include the spicy Miso Hamachi Toro with Fresno chili peppers, the Filet Mignon with truffle oil and the Kurobuta Pork Chop Katsu topped with mustard aioli and sweet Brussels sprouts. The sweetest treat to end this delightful evening will be the smoldering Chocolate Molten Matcha Cake or the flavorful Strawberry Chiffon Cake. The real Shot at Love is with the beautifully pink cocktail of the same namesake prepared with chilled Deep Eddy Vodka, Yuzu sake, muddled strawberries and frothy egg white from Bartender Marco Currasco. A beautiful and quite tasty night in the City of Angels will leave your heart and tummy happy!

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Downtown LA
(323) 849-0480

To celebrate Valentine's Day Manuela is offering an a la carte menu alongside some special items to share with your Valentine, including Shigoku oysters, scallops, grilled lamb chops, slow braised Strauss short ribs, and seared foie gras. For dessert? Try the truffle gnudi with shaved chocolate.

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Kendall's Brasserie and Bar
Downtown LA
(213) 972-­7322

Sophisticated, French favorites are abound at this romantic restaurant in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, courtesy of Executive Chef Jean Pierre Bosc. Located at the Los Angeles Music Center, Kendall's Brasserie serves Parisian romance through authentic, sumptuous, French brasserie fare which is perfect for Valentine's Day. Menu highlights for this Valentine's Day include a squash bisque, a house cured salmon, 6 oysters on the half shell, seared sea scallops and more to start. For mains, a beef duo of a prime flat iron steak with beef short ribs is on offer, as well as loup de mer, a duck breast, and a lamb shank. Dessert is delicious and you can choose between a chocolate passion cream cake or a strawberry parfait.

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The Pikey
(323) 850-5400

Boasting a classic Hollywood room that dates back to 1934,The Pikey offers a festive atmosphere complemented with quality food and cocktails. The Pikey is offering a special V-Day menu, including dinner specials like twice cooked hummus, oysters rockefeller, a pan roasted filet mignon, and a lobster thermidor. For dessert, bite into a vanilla bean and cinnamon creme brûlée!

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Del Frisco's Grille Santa Monica
Santa Monica

Del Frisco's Grille Santa Monica is sharing the love this Valentine's Day with a romantic, beachside steak dinner. The menu will feature a special off-menu 12 oz. Wagyu Bone-In Steak topped with decadent truffle butter and perfectly paired with a glass of wine available February 10th - 18th.

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Ray' & Stark Bar
(323) 857-6180

After your artsy Valentine's Day, head over to Ray' & Stark Bar for their 'Anti-Valentine's Day' menu the day before Valentine's Day on February 13, 2018 from 4-8pm. With a great view of their infamous art installation "Urban Lights," restaurant visitors will get to dine on items including a variety of pizzas, a Kobe beef cheeseburger, loup de mer, steak and frites, a 14 oz rib eye steak, a lobster salad and much more! View the full menu.

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1 Pico
Santa Monica
(310) 587-1717

With an inimitable view of the Pacific Ocean, 1 Pico is offering a romantic Valentine's Day feast. Priced at $115 per person, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu with starters that include Homemade Tagliolini and Heirloom Tomato Soup; entrees with standouts like Grilled Domestic Wagyu Tenderloin and Maine Lobster and sweet treats including Red Velvet Macaron Semifreddo and Cioccolato Cremoso. View the full menu.

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Downtown LA
(213) 935-8500

For romantic dinners for two or groups looking for a fun way to celebrate, Otium is the perfect place to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Valentine's evening. Chef Tim Hollingsworth will be serving a special tasting menu and guests can also enjoy live music as well as a photographer who'll be capturing sweet keepsakes throughout the evening. Menu items include a yukon gold potato veloute; Spanish octopus; Maine lobster with black truffles; a Snake Farms Ribeye steak with asparagus, mushrooms, pommes puree and bone marrow vinaigrette and much more!

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Kettle Black
Silver Lake
(323) 641-3705

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day in Silver Lake! To celebrate, Executive Chef Peter Macias will offer a special prix fixe menu for the evening at Kettle Black with starts like a broccoli rabe caesar salad, as well as rock crab claws with drawn butter. For entrees, dine on a duck breast, a truffle tagliatelle with winter black truffles, or a beef caramelle with walnuts, and scallions. Dessert will be sweet with a triple chocolate cheesecake!

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Silver Lake
(323) 641-3709

Enjoy options including a chilled seafood platter served with capital oysters, chilled shrimp and cocktail sauce as you sip on delicious cocktails at Sawyer! Other top options include rock crab claws with drawn butter with truffle aioli, a 31 day dry aged 16oz prime rib eye steak with truffled potatoes and au poivre and more! For dessert, bite into a chocolate torte with hazelnut mousse, white chocolate pearls, and raspberry.

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Connie & Teds
West Hollywood
(323) 848-2722

Not making guests beholden to a prix-fixe Valentine's Day "lover's menu" of any kind, guests can indulge in any and all of their favorites from Connie and Ted's, including oysters, Lobster Rolls, Stuffies, and more, all from the regular menu with no strings attached – it's the best anti-Valentine's Day spot to visit, where you can be yourself and enjoy a good meal without any of the usual holiday fanfare. On a fun note – Connie and Ted's will also be handing out Lonely Hearts Pins to all diners, and any in need of a love connection, and will also be setting up an Instagram ready love seat for photos in the lounge!

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Herringbone Santa Monica
1755 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 971-4460

This scenic eatery & bar which boasts a market-fresh seafood menu in a garden-chic setting with patios will be offering a terrific Valentine's Day menu this year. Couples looking for a romantic experience can opt for a special Valentine's Day menu this year. The $95 prix-fixe menu will offer options including oysters, a scallop crudo with blood orange agua chile and scallions, sashimi, a beet salad, a beef carpaccio, lobster dumplings and more to start. For your third course, delicious entrees include a pumpkin risotto with basil and roasted cipollini onions, as well as seared scallops, a whole grilled lobster, a prime dry aged rib eye and more. Bite into a coconut panna cotta, and more for dessert.

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11633 San Vicente Blvd #100
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 820-2448

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Toscana and Bar Toscana with romantic specialties and delicious cocktails this year! Specials will include a Maine lobster salad with pistacchio crust and citrus dressing, a risotto with pear and gorgonzola cheese and red wine reduction, as well as a lamp chop dish.

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E.P. & L.P.
West Hollywood
(310) 855-9955

For Valentine's this year, E.P. & L.P. is the place to be. Chef Louis knows the way to your heart with a special Valentine's Day Lovers Menu ($99 per person) at EP Restaurant, featuring new modern Asian dishes, prepared specially for the day. At arrival, drink Champagne, and then indulge in everything from a grilled lobster salad with green mango, cartelized cashews and jalapeños, a Japanese crunchy chicken with spicy mayo, as well as a twice cooked short rib, heavenly braised vegetables and more.

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Rustic Canyon
Santa Monica
310) 393-7050

Rustic Canyon is doing their beloved family-style, prix-fixe dinner for $105/person, with an optional wine pairing for $55/person. It's ideal for couples, double dates, families, and groups of friends, with each table choosing 6 out of 12 dishes to be sent out in 3-4 courses. Highlights include Prime New York Strip with yam pavé and truffle, Squid Ink Chitarra with ridgeback prawns, and chef Jeremy Fox's signature Peas and White Chocolate. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Santa Monica
(310) 899-6900

On Valentine's Day Esters is keeping it easy, breezy, and fun for couples and groups of friends with flights of 3 bubbles for $20 and oyster pairings for 3/$15 and 6/$28.

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Cliff's Edge
Silver Lake
(323) 666-6116

For Valentine's this year, Cliff's Edge is offering a tasty $75 prix fixe menu of three courses plus an amuse bouche. Celebrate Valentine's Day outside on the beautiful patio and enjoy items like harissa seared scallops; short rib with celery root and black trumpets; roasted cauliflower; wild mushroom cavatelli and much more.

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AOC Wine Bar & Restaurant
West Hollywood
(310) 859-9859

Dine on a special menu at this romantic wine bar and restaurant. Their Valentine's Day menu is $115 per person with a $40 per person supplemental wine pairing, including food like a soft polenta with wild mushrooms; Spanish fried chicken with chile-cumin butter; grilled asparagus; roasted root vegetables; a grilled salmon with green beans and chorizo vegetables and so much more!

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E.P. & L.P.
603 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 855-9955

Los Angeles' most stylish spot for rooftop drinks and Southeast Asian cuisine will be participating in the romance of Valentine's Day with a special menu this year. On February 14, join E.P for dinner and treat your loved one with a Valentine's Day Lovers Menu. Items include a NZ Queen Scallops with finger lime and chive, Fijian style ceviche of longline NZ snapper with coconut milk, lime and chili, warm coconut & chili rock lobster salad with green mango, and mary's farm 5 spice crispy skin chicken. A selection of sorbet as well as churros will be on offer for dessert too. $99 per person.

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The Little Door Santa Monica
West Hollywood
(323) 951-1210

Can't make it to the south of France this Valentine's Day? No worries. The Little Door Santa Monica is the perfect escape and one of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles. Combining French Mediterranean cuisine with "rustic allure and enchanting atmosphere," the restaurant is offering an evening of romance with a "Flirt" Valentine's Day dinner party.

Jordan Schlecter is CBSLA's "Best of LA" and "Best of Orange County" editor.
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