The 20 Most Romantic Restaurants To Celebrate Valentine's Day In LA In 2023

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, restaurants all over the country are preparing for the big day by setting up special tasting menus, romantic decor, and amore-inducing cocktails. That said, Los Angeles is known for going all out for V-Day. LA locals and visitors alike have prime access to some of the best and most diverse restaurants in the world. Whether you're craving a fine dining experience in the heart of Beverly Hills or a more romantic and nature-inspired backdrop in Topanga Canyon, there is something for every couple trying to create a celebratory spark.

From sushi in DTLA to seafood by the ocean in Malibu, those who have been struck by cupid's arrow might find it hard to nail down their ideal dining spot for February 14th. Sure, you could opt to stay in with buy some of the best Valentine's Day foods, but we think the day of love is best spent at a beautiful restaurant. Thankfully, we've helped to narrow down the options by rounding up the most romantic restaurants to celebrate Valentine's Day in LA in 2023.


In the heart of Downtown Los Angeles's bustling Arts District, Camphor is serving modern French cuisine with exciting global influences. The interior dining space is sleek and inviting, boasting tall ceilings with luxe gold accents and stylish bar carts throughout. White brick walls allow the warm light to cast a romantic glow across the dining room for the perfect Valentine's Day vibe.

Camphor is offering a Valentine's Day dinner service called A Night With Burgundy for guests to enjoy the night of the 14th. For $185 a person, guests enjoy a four-course meal featuring some of the most delicious dishes from Executive Chef duo Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George. With options to add a specialized wine pairing, vegetarian and pescatarian options, as well as additional caviar or truffle enhancements, there is a customizable dining experience for all this Valentine's Day

Inn of the Seventh Ray

Located in Topanga Canyon, Inn of the Seventh Ray is consistently recognized as one of the most romantic restaurants in all of Los Angeles. The outdoor seating options are magical, allowing patrons to dine between trees, among creeks and old stone walls, and bathed in the light of endless string lights. Individual gazebos under latticed wood arches provide the ultimate romantic dining setting.

Inn of the Seventh Ray is offering two delicious menus, a traditional and a vegetarian special for Valentine's Day 2023. For $165 or $150, respectively (with an option for a $60 wine pairing), guests are taken through an immersive five-course meal designed to bring two individual pallets together in a unified experience. With course selections available for diners to enjoy individually as well as courses designed to be shared for two, the Valentine's Day menu at Inn of the Seventh Ray offers a memorable holiday dining experience.


Since opening its second location in DTLA, KAVIAR has made a name for itself as one of the most beloved new restaurants in the city. The interior of the space designed by Aureta is moody and dark, adding an enticing and romantic element to the already anticipated dining experience. Classic art deco elements of marble, brass fixtures, and exposed brick beautifully complement the array of works from local artists hung across the space.

The menu curated by Executive Chef John Hans Yeo offers a blend of traditional Japanese dishes as well as exciting contemporary renditions that highlight the same classic flavors from Japanese cuisine. From the small Otsumami selections of bites designed to be shared and paired with beverages to fully realized dishes like the 24-hour miso-glazed black cod, seafood, and sushi lovers will look at the menu with literal heart eyes.

Geoffrey's Malibu

Is there anything more romantic than a sunset dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean? Located just off the Pacific Coast Highway, Geoffrey's Malibu serves fine dining California-style coastal cuisine with sweeping views of the ocean below. Every table both in the indoor dining room and the beautifully lit outdoor patio boasts a full ocean view, ensuring there is no bad seat in the house.

Geoffrey's is offering two romantic set menus for Valentine's Day, a brunch menu and a dinner menu. However, if you're looking to skip the crowded dinner scene, check out the unique brunch menu. This three-course menu is just $80 per person and allows diners to indulge in a choice of starters including the bright watermelon salad with fresh watermelon, mixed greens, feta cheese, toasted almonds, and an Italian vinaigrette. Follow up this course with a selection of decadent mains, including the must-try Geoffrey's crab cake benedict, served with a classic hollandaise sauce, oven-roasted potatoes, and fresh fruit. Finish off the meal with a glass of sparkling wine or choice of dessert to complete this romantic oceanside brunch experience.

MAMA Shelter

Located in the heart of Hollywood, MAMA Shelter offers guests a secluded rooftop dining experience perfect for a romantic evening. With open-air views of the city below, guests are able to enjoy the extensive cocktail list and full bar, as well as the dynamic and diverse menu of California-meets-international cuisine.

MAMA Shelter is offering a prix fixe menu curated by Executive Chef Jonathan Kim, especially for Valentine's Day. Starting at $90 per diner (with an optional addition of truffle shave and coursed wine pairing), guests are taken through a delicious four-course meal. Each guest starts off with the Beausoleil oyster served with white kimchi and caviar, which is a bright and refreshing way to make the bivalve seem even more romantic. Guests then choose from an array of first and second-course options, with offerings like duck confit with charred citrus, frisee, and crispy bone marrow and the wild mushroom risotto with chanterelle, cremini, and oyster mushrooms as well as kabocha squash.


Amidst the bustling restaurant scene on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Merois still manages to stand out as a Valentine's Day hot spot. This stylish spot is perched on the rooftop of the beautiful Pendry Hotel and has an entire wall dedicated to floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the dazzling cityscape below. Brick walls, arched mirrors, fabric-draped ceilings, and ornate booths and tables occupy the rest of the space, creating a welcoming and warm vibe.

Merois is offering a set menu for Valentine's Day 2023 curated by Chef Matt Dahlkemper for $165 per person. This menu includes starters like the Kusshi oyster with passionfruit mignonette and Kaluga Caviar with green onion blinis, creme fraiche, and chives. Guests choose from one of four different entree options with dishes like the Peking duck for two or a Shanghai lobster with curry.

Nobu Malibu

Nobu Malibu has made a name for itself in the Los Angeles dining scene and beyond. This often star-studded spot serves incredible Japanese cuisine on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway, offering fine dining food with unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean below. Sit on the heated patio and listen to the sound of the waves crashing below, or enjoy your meal in the indoor dining space furnished with light natural woods and warm lighting, reflecting the glow from the sunset over the coast.

The menu is plentiful, offering a selection of cold and hot preparations. While the seafood is the star of the show, the execution of each and every dish at Nobu Malibu allows the ingredients to shine and is plated to perfection.


Another West Hollywood favorite, Ysabel is a stylish restaurant serving contemporary California cuisine and innovative hand-crafted cocktails. The dimly lit dining room flows effortlessly onto the back patio, creating a breezy indoor-outdoor flow throughout the space. The mid-century modern decor includes warm lighting, rich velvet seating, and flowers on each table, providing an ideal Valentine's Day romantic ambiance.

The cocktail menu at Ysabel features creative concoctions like The Olivia, which is a nuanced combination of Suntory Haku Vodka, St Germain, blackberries, Japanese shiso leaf, lime juice, and agave. That said, you also can't go wrong with a glass of vino on Valentine's Day. Standout dishes include the rich and creamy Lobster Risotto which is served with Maine lobster, saffron, English peas, and Parmesan, as well as the Australian Lamb Chops served with couscous and tabbouleh.


Located in the funky Los Feliz neighborhood, Mirate is a vibrant new restaurant and mezcal-centric bar serving Mexican food and cocktails. Both the dining room and the patio seating area are truly breathtaking, utilizing natural wood, bright green plants, accents of wicker, and other natural materials all lit by the glow of the beautiful warm hanging lights. Even the dinnerware is made of warm-toned wood, jade, and stone, further adding to the exemplary use of natural materials to create a stunning decor.

That said, the menu is just as enticing as the interior design. The spirits, beers, and wine are all ethically imported directly from Mexico, allowing the bartender to create one-of-a-kind cocktails with genuine Mexican flavor. The food is equally as bright and exciting, implementing its own unique takes on classic Mexican dishes and flavors. The dishes are designed with easy sharing in mind, making it a great spot to share food with a loved one this Valentine's Day.

Cento Pasta Bar

Cento Pasta Bar is one of Los Angeles's hottest Italian spots, serving a chef-driven menu focusing, unsurprisingly, on handmade pasta dishes. Since launching as a pop-up in 2015, Cento Pasta Bar has since found a permanent home in West Adams and has received praise for its dynamic, ever-changing menu, quality pasta, and wood-fired proteins.

The interior of the space offers spacious bar-top seating where guests are able to sit back and enjoy their meal while watching the chefs working hard at hand rolling pasta, simmering sauces, seasoning to perfection, and tending the wood-burning grill. The outdoor patio seating offers a more private, romantic dining experience as guests enjoy their meal surrounded by warmly lit trees at individual tables in a more traditional restaurant-style al fresco.

The Little Door

Since 1996, The Little Door has been bringing upscale Mediterranean food to the lively West Hollywood neighborhood. Both the dining room and the stunning patio feature bright blue and white furniture, paying tribute to classic Mediterranean decor. The patio dining area is especially romantic, as chandeliers with candles hang from beautiful greenery, bathing guests in a candlelit glow.

The Little Door is offering a six-course prix fixe menu in the garden curated by Chef Jonathan Portela, especially for Valentine's Day. The first three courses are light and designed to wake up the palate. Fresh oysters are followed up by a bright hamachi crudo and Wagyu served with sea urchin, piquillo, blood orange, and cilantro. The following dishes are richer and more luxurious, offering an olive oil-poached halibut followed by a tender filet mignon. Finish off with the homemade surprise Valentine's Day dessert for the perfect romantic meal.

Le Petit Paris

Located in the historic Downtown Los Angeles El Dorado building, Le Petit Paris is a 300-seat and multiple-story restaurant that sets a grandiose backdrop for any V-Day dinner. As the name suggests, Le Petit Paris is an elegant Brasserie serving fine French food. The architecture and decor are just as impressive as the food, boasting multiple skylights, two bars, a mezzanine level, and a spacious outdoor patio, all furnished and styled with romance in mind.

Le Petit Paris is offering a relatively affordable and undeniably delicious menu this Valentine's Day. For $99 per person, this special event menu includes an exciting four-course menu. Start off with the pan-caramelized onion amuse bouche and enjoy choices for the following three courses. Top contenders from the preset menu include the filet mignon with caramelized carrots, potato mille-feuille, and a truffle mousselinesaus, or the vegetarian truffle artichoke risotto entree with artichoke hearts, basil, olive oil, and fleur de sel.


Looking for a romantic Valentine's Dinner without having to navigate the infamous Los Angeles traffic? Located in Studio City, Firefly is consistently recognized as the most romantic restaurant in the valley. Between the swanky indoor library-inspired bar and lounge and the dimly lit, spacious patio, everything from the decor to the music and the menu offers the perfect romantic ambiance.

For $125 per person, Firefly is offering a three-course prix fixe menu designed for couples to enjoy the occasion. Start off with a glass of bubbly and proceed through the following three courses, each with four delicious options allowing guests to choose dishes most appealing to their own palate even within the prix fixe menu setting. Standouts include the rack of lamb with tabbouleh, chickpea panisse, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, and muhammara, as well as the vegetarian-favorite black Perigord truffle pappardelle with wild mushrooms, truffle cream, Grana Padano, and whipped ricotta.

Casa Madera

On the rooftop of the beautiful Mondrian West Hollywood Hotel, Casa Madera offers upscale and modern Mexican food paired with panoramic views of the city below. Casa Madera just opened earlier this month, making it the perfect place to impress your valentine if you are looking for a new and exciting Los Angeles find. Beautiful light wood arched windows line one side of the dining room, while the other flows effortlessly out into the patio seating for an even more exciting rooftop experience.

Everything from the small bites to the large plates is crafted with bold flavors and picturesque plating in mind. Some favorites include the Albondiga slow-braised Wagyu meatball starter with jitomate, dry jack, aged Pecorino Romano, and micro basil and the Pacifico Striped Bass entree with a fennel citrus salad, a salsa trio, and a corn tortilla.


Sparrow serves Coastal Italian cuisine in the historic Hotel Figueroa in DTLA. Whether you're just popping in for dinner or planning on creating a romantic staycation, Sparrow sets the scene with dim lighting, cozy tables hidden behind curtains, and cathedral-like archways. From pizza to pasta, Sparrow has tons of shareable options for couples on V-Day. That said, the innovative and show-stopping cocktails are a great way to start any meal. For something refreshing and light, go with the Basilicata, which features an aromatic and smokey strawberry air.

When it comes to the food, the bone marrow agnolotti is a standout dish in the handmade pasta section, while the Tartufo pizza takes decadence to a whole other level. The grilled branzino is a light and satisfying main course that can easily be shared between two diners.

L'Antica Pizzeria de Michele

The renowned original L'Antica Pizzeria de Michele in Naples, Italy is one of the most famous Neapolitan pizza restaurants in the world. In 2019, this famed Italian restaurant opened its doors in Los Angeles, bringing the authentic art of Italian pizza-making stateside in a charming Hollywood location. While the original Naples restaurant serves only two pizzas, this Hollywood spot has taken that same traditional recipe and run with it, bringing both classic pizzas and new exciting flavor combinations to the menu, alongside pasta and other Italian fare.

The decor is welcoming and reminiscent of the restaurant's Italian roots, boasting a beautiful blue and white tile pizza oven, which is where all of the magic happens. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot for a romantic meal, as guests dine al fresco under a sea of lights.

Angelini Osteria

For over 20 years, Angelini Osteria has been serving fine-dining Italian food with impeccable service right in the heart of Beverly Boulevard. The space is small and intimate, creating a sense of warmth and romance in the dining room lined with bottles of delicious wine and an outdoor dining area surrounded by picturesque foliage and trees.

This Valentine's Day, Angelini Osteria is offering a three-course meal for $125 per person, with the option for an additional $65 three-glass wine pairing. Unlike many other Valentine's Day pre-set menus, the Angelini Osteria coursed menu offers diners a great deal of autonomy of choice throughout the meal. With 15 different options to choose from for the first course and nine second-course options, every diner is guaranteed to find a delicious dish to fit their taste.


Located on the 71st floor of a stunning Downtown Los Angeles skyscraper, 71Above boasts some of the most incredible views in all of Los Angeles. The most impressive element of the dimly lit and stylishly decorated interior is the floor-to-ceiling windows lining the dining space, allowing diners a glimpse into the sprawling city lights below for the ultimate romantic Valentine's Day spot.

Carefully curated by Executive Chef Javier Lopez, the menu at 71Above offers a three-course dinner of fine dining American-style cuisine with an optional (and highly encouraged) coursed wine pairing. A standout dish to start with is the handkerchief pasta which is served with mushroom, brown butter, pine nuts, salsify, Parmigiano Reggiano, and lemon. For the main course, the grilled ribeye is paired with charred broccolini, crispy shallot, a sweet date puree, macadamia, and a jus.

Grandmaster Recorders

Grandmaster Recorders is far more than a standard Italian restaurant. In addition to the retro 71 Studio Bar that is located downstairs by the main dining room, there is also a picturesque rooftop that offers panoramic views of Hollywood. For the full Valentine's Day experience, plan to visit the rooftop for a cocktail at sunset before heading down to the dining room for dinner.

The Italian-forward menu features several Aussie-inspired twists, but if you opt for the special four-course Valentine's Day tasting menu, you'll embark on a culinary journey that showcases the very best of Grandmaster Recorders. After starting off with a romance-inducing oyster, guests are treated to three savory courses of slow-cooked halibut, roasted duck, and creamy mushroom risotto. That said, additional items from the regular menu can also be ordered.

II Cielo

Il Cielo is widely regarded as one of the most romantic dinner spots in Los Angeles, so what better place is there to enjoy Valentine's Day with your loved one? This famed Beverly Hills restaurant places love and luxury at the forefront, offering private gazebo seating beneath twinkling lights, and romance packages doting with red roses strewn across the table, and, of course, an indulgent and upscale Italian menu.

The Valentine's Day special includes a prix fixe menu for two priced at $320. Couples will enjoy three courses with starter offerings like the homemade pappardelle with main lobster and white truffle, or freshly shaved artichoke with arugula, Parmesan, and freshly squeezed lemon. Entree selections include a grilled prime filet mignon with baby heirloom carrots, smashed potatoes, and a chanterelle mushroom sauce or baked butternut squash which is a rich vegetarian dish that is served with sauteed kale, red quinoa, grilled porcini mushrooms, and an array of roasted veggies. Each meal is finished off with a heart-shaped chocolate flourless cake draped with ganache and 24-karat gold flakes.