By DAYNA DRUM | Reporter
Wondering where to dine for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate the romantic holiday with your special someone at one of these restaurants. And if you’re single, don’t worry. There are options for you too.
EP & LP
603 N La Cienega Blvd. | West Hollywood, CA 90069 | 310-855-9955 | eplosangeles.com
The West Hollywood modern Asian restaurant is offering a special menu “Love from Louis” from Executive Chef Louis Tikaram. The preset menu is only available on Sunday, Feb. 14 for $100 per couple. The menu includes: wine, spiced salmon, crispy skin chicken served with black vinegar and chili and lemon, vegetable fried rice and Coconut S’mores.
The upstairs LP rooftop will also host the “Not So Lonely Hearts” party presented by Tinder for single guests.
Santa Monica Seafood
1000 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310-393-5244 | santamonicaseafood.com
For a touch of the sea on Valentine’s Day, Santa Monica Seafood’s Valentine’s Special will last all weekend, Feb. 13 and 14. The three-course meal, priced at $65 per person, will include a starter choice of soup or salad, a mango curry surf and turf and a molten chocolate cake with raspberry purée.
Mr. C Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Dr. | Los Angeles, CA 90035 | 310-226-6245 | mrchotels.com/beverly-hills/Beverly-hills-restaurant
This luxurious Italian restaurant is offering two different Valentine’s Day special menus created by Executive Chef Giuseppe Manco. The first will be a three-course meal available Feb. 12 and 13, priced at $79 per person. This menu includes Tuna Tartar with avocado and chives and Beef Medallions with foie gras and heirloom carrots.
On Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Mr. C will offer a four-course dinner at $135 per person. There will be live performances by Sandra Booker Quartet and the hotel’s blues and jazz singer Shawn Amos. The menu includes Baked Béchamel Veal Ravioli alla Cipriani, Alaskan Halibut with asparagus and citrus sauce and a Trio of Chocolate Semifreddo with vanilla sauce and raspberries.
Tom Bergin’s Public House
840 S Fairfax Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | 323-936-7151 | tombergins.com
The historic Irish pub will be celebrating their 80th anniversary just a few days before Valentine’s Day on Feb. 11 and hosting their second annual Single Awareness Day (S.A.D.) party from 5-11 p.m. The evening will offer specialty cocktails as well as an unromantic DJ who will purposefully leave out romantic songs.
The pub will also be offering a “Cheap Date” menu at just $30 per couple. The menu consists of Tom Bergin’s Burgers, house fries and cans of beer served in a Champagne ice bucket.
11647 San Vicente Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90049 | 424-273-1660 | baltaire.com
This will be the first Valentine’s Day for the Brentwood steakhouse, and it will be celebrating by offering a special four-course menu. Created by Executive Chef Travis Strickland, the dinner costs $85 per person with an additional wine pairing for $45. A few of the highlights on the menu include: Housemade Goat Cheese Cappelletti with baby zucchini, favas, squash blossoms and Pecorino Romano; Braised Beef Short Rib with parsnip-carrot purée and horseradish cream; and TCHO Chocolate Soufflé with bourbon chocolate sauce and Chantilly cream.
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar
1119 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310-393-7050 | rusticcanyonwinebar.com
The wine bar will be offering a Valentine’s Day option more catered to group dates rather than singular couples. For $110 per person, the table chooses six options out of 16, with wine pairings available for an additional $45 each. The menu options include Oysters Rockefeller, New York Strip with bone marrow and Passion Fruit Marshmallow with a Hot Cocoa Tart.
Guests can also choose to eat at the bar area and choose from a smaller à la carte menu.
Sweet Rose Creamery
970 Monument St. | Los Angeles, CA 90272 | 310-260-2663 | sweetrosecreamery.com
The artisanal ice cream shop is offering a Valentine’s Day Pint Pack for those who want to spend the holiday at home. The $60 pack includes one pint of chocolate, vanilla and raspberry ice cream, a jar of house-made fudge and bags of crispy almonds and house-made raspberry meringues.
Orders can be placed online for in-store pick-up until Feb. 14 or until supplies last. All shops will also be offering a Sweetheart Sundae throughout the month of February.
Esters Wine Shop & Bar
1314 7th St. | Santa Monica, CA 90405 | 310-899-6900 | esterswineshop.com
For last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts, Esters will offer a pop-up on Feb. 13 and 14 from 12-4 p.m. to create bouquets and arrangements on-site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the pop-up.
On Feb. 14, guests can experience a Valentine’s Day tasting, priced at $25 per person from 3-5 p.m. Chef de Cuisine Jun Tan will also offer desserts such as Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Mousse and TCHO Champagne Truffles.
For locations, visit: roysrestaurant.com
For Valentine’s Day weekend only, Feb. 13 and 14, Roy’s is offering a four-course menu starting at $55. A few of the menu options include Hamachi Sashimi with ginger blossoms, crispy taro root and Meyer lemon, Lobster Bisque made with Maine lobster, a hint of red curry coconut milk and Thai aromatics.
Valentine’s weekend patrons will also receive a $20 dining card to be used on a future visit.
Locanda del Lago
231 Arizona Ave. | Santa Monica, CA 90401 | 310-451-3525 | lagosantamonica.com
For an extended Valentine’s Day menu, Locanda del Lago will offer “Menu Di San Valentino” from Feb. 12-18. The Italian menu will offer items such as Caramelized Maine Scallops, House-made Mediterranean Seabass Ravioli and a House-made Chocolate, Almond and Coffee Layered Cake.
The four-course dining option costs $52 and the five-course option costs $69, with additional wine pairing for $25.
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