Los Angeles residents are no strangers to fine dining. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a night out on the town with the one you love in the most romantic locales our city has to offer! Our matchmakers have scoured the map and made phone calls to only the most exclusive restaurants in the area. Take our advice: these are five top Valentine’s Day attractions you won’t want to miss.
Where: One Pico, Santa Monica
When: Saturday, February 13th, 2016; 5:30 – 10p.m. or Sunday, February 14th, 2016; 4:30 – 10 p.m.
Why: One Pico crafted a romantic three-course Valentine’s dinner for you and your date right on the beach. Feast on appetizers like New England-style lobster chowder and poached prawns as the waves crash in beside you. Entrees include staples like filet mignon, black truffle risotto and poached whole lobster. Dessert is, of course, the cherry on top of a decadent evening: pick from a rich caramel tart, red velvet cake or crème brûlée to satisfy your sweet tooth. Could Valentine’s Day get any more romantic?
Where: Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
When: February 14th, 2016; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $95 – $185/person
Why: Enjoy fine dining Old Hollywood style at this luxurious Los Angeles restaurant. Dinner isn’t the only attraction at this destination; pick from a Valentine’s Day brunch with a three-course prix fixe menu with dessert or a three-course prix fixe menu with an optional black truffle supplement. Our Los Angeles matchmaking experts recommend arriving 30 minutes early to enjoy drinks by the lounge fireplace. It’s the hot place to be to chat with your honey or mingle with other singles before dinner. Remember to request patio seating when you book a reservation, too!
Where: Tres by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel, Los Angeles
When: February 14th, 2016; call for reservations
Cost: spa package: $350/couple; dinner: $75/person
Why: Enjoy Tea for Two and couples massages at the Ciel Spa in the SLS Hotel for an unconventional Valentine’s Day celebration that will leave your date in a state of absolute bliss. Afterward, enjoy a prix fixe seven-course tasting menu from Spanish chef José Andrés himself at Tres. His flavors notoriously incorporate Spanish-style tapas cuisine and flavors into every dish for a pop of flavor. If you are looking for a different experience, consider the sexy, playful atmosphere of The Bazaar by José Andrés, housed within the same hotel. Patrons are promised a “tapas love affair” with martinis and “salt air” margaritas to enjoy on the terrace. You are invited to call 310-246-5555 for dining reservations and information.
Where: Mélisse, Santa Monica
When: Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Why: Mélisse’s Chef Josiah Citrin created a seven-course tasting menu with delicacies such as egg caviar, foie gras terrine, lobster Bolognese, prime beef steak, and Sonoma lamb. Dessert includes four colors of chocolate. For those unable to attend Sunday’s event, a similar menu is to be served from February 11th to 13th at only $175/person. Diners enjoy a clean, crisp atmosphere with multiple fireplaces that set a romantic tone for the evening. Only the truly elite choose Mélisse as their dating location of choice, which is why our matchmakers cannot recommend this location highly enough for our clientele! You deserve it.
Kelleher Los Angeles’ matchmaking services include recommendations to some of the city’s most exclusive spots – because you and your date are worth it! Kelleher Los Angeles’ introductions often result in marriage and lifelong relationships. This Valentine’s Day could just be the first of many for years to come.