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25 Los Angeles Valentine's Day Reservations to Make Now

photo: Carla Choy
Well, lovebirds, there’s not much time left to get your Valentine’s Day reservations in! Please don’t be the date who forgot to book. Not about that v-day date life? That’s cool, there's a few options for group hangs too. No shame in rolling with your besties for the night. From Abbot Kinney sushi spots to a greenhouse in Koreatown to Beverly Hills hotspots, all the research has been done for you. Now, go on and book a table before it’s too late!
 
Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Location: Verlaine
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Verlaine

West Hollywood, California
Date night in West Hollywood is always a hit, especially with a meal at Verlaine. Order up a round of oysters, followed by ceviche and the fish of the day, and finish up with a v-day hit of melting chocolate cake with orange creme, cacao sorbet and butterscotch crumble.
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Commissary at The Line Hotel

Los Angeles, California
This gorgeous greenhouse dining space at the LINE in Koreatown offers v-day diners a casual, cool space with all the feels of a chic hangout spot. Opt for the shared menu for two and you’ll be eating your way through the chef’s highlights.
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Felix Trattoria

Venice, California
This happy little Italian spot on Abbot Kinney is the perfect combo of cozy, charming and full of love. Pizzas, pastas, pork shoulder and braised beef all make awesome options for Valentine’s Day eats.
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FIG at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica’s FIG restaurant at the Fairmont Hotel will have you and your valentine feeling like you’ve escaped to some tropical isle for the night. The Mediterranean-influenced menu is a treat, and the space stuns. You may even want to book one of the beach bungalows and make a night of it.
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Viviane at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, California
If your Valentine’s Day date is a fan of design, the space at Viviane is a must see. Designed by interior maven Kelly Wearstler, this Beverly Hills spot is not only gorgeous to look at but serves up modern California cuisine that’s equally exciting.
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Salt Air learn more

This seafood-centric tapas style restaurant in Venice is the jam right now. Check out Salt Air if you’re after a Valentine’s Day dinner that’s gorgeous to look at, with even more gorgeous eats.
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Wabi-Sabi

Venice, California
When your old faithful sushi spot gets an interior upgrade this good, it’s worth celebrating. Pick up your date and head to Wabi-Sabi on Abbot Kinney this Valentine’s Day to enjoy the gorgeous new space with the same delicious eats it’s been known to serve for the past few decades.
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Herringbone

Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica’s Herringbone makes for a fab date night, especially among the seafood loving set. Valentine’s Day will feature a four-course chef’s menu that includes highlights like sashimi, lobster dumplings, grilled lobster, and coconut panna cotta.
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Zinc Cafe & Market

Los Angeles, California
This charming Arts District restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Day tasting menu that's as great for couples as it is for a crew gathering. With a vegetarian focus, the options at Zinc include lots of salads, pastas and pizzas.
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Cassia

Santa Monica, California
Asian fusion, served family style, raw bar included, in a stunner of a space. What more do you need this Valentine’s Day? Order up a seafood platter and a couple of grilled lobsters with pistachio butter at Santa Monica’s Cassia and you’ll be wishing v-day came every day.
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Nobu

Malibu, California
If you’re out to impress this Valentine’s Day, a trip to Malibu’s Nobu is a no-brainer. The tried-and-true oceanfront restaurant is offering an 8-course omakase (tasting) menu for the occasion and it’s sure to leave the two of you in culinary heaven.
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Rossoblu

Los Angeles, California
With its Fashion District setting and industrial, towering vibe, Rossoblu feels oh-so-LA in all the right ways. Valentine’s Day here sets the focus on the food, starting with chargrilled oysters and making way through rich plates of warm lobster salad, truffle risotto, and roasted lamb shoulder with a gelato to finish.
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Tallula’s

Santa Monica, California
Delicious, authentic Mexican food served up in a space that’s tropical, colorful and welcoming? Sign us up. Head to Tallula’s this Valentine’s Day if you’re after a delicious meal with a laid-back Mexi-Cali vibe.
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The Exchange Restaurant at Freehand Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
The never-stuffy vibe at DTLA’s The Exchange makes it an easy go-to for valentines who don’t like to make a big fuss over v-day. The fare here is internationally influenced, with an Israeli focus.
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Terroni

Los Angeles, California
Southern Italian fare served up in an historic former bank building in DTLA? Sounds like a recipe for romance, y’all. Terroni does classic pastas, pizzas and more, and does them really well.
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Redbird learn more

DTLA is the place to find this stunning old cathedral-turned-restaurant. Redbird is offering a three-course Valentine’s Day menu that includes highlights like burrata ravioli with winter truffles, filet of beef with lobster hollandaise, and chocolate mousse with passion fruit sorbet. Be sure to opt for the wine pairings.
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Sawyer

Los Angeles, California
Silver Lake’s Sawyer is the kind of neighborhood gem we love for a celebration like Valentine’s Day. It’s casual but not overly so, the atmosphere is always cozy and the rich comfort foods never disappoint.
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Rosaliné

West Hollywood, California
If a light-filled restaurant in West Hollywood that serves Peruvian food sounds up your v-day alley, Rosaliné could be the spot for you and your sweets. The cocktails are amazing and the food is even better.
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Mardi Restaurant at Palihouse West Hollywood

West Hollywood, California
Head to the leafy courtyard at Palihouse in West Hollywood for an unforgettable meal this v-day. Mardi’s makes gorgeous cheese and charcuterie spreads and dishes that are designed to be shared with your boo.
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Tavern learn more

When you couple up a James Beard award winning chef and James Beard nominated sommelier, you’re sure to hit a winning restaurant combo, and Tavern did precisely that. The menu at Tavern is simply divine and the special Valentine’s Day menu is built beautifully for a party of two. Plus, the Brentwood space is dope for date night.
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LONO

Los Angeles, California
A drinking den for the Hollywood set, Lono is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with a crew of friends or a more casual date. The tiki style cocktails are delish and bulk batch punch bowls prove that sharing is caring.
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Toca Madera learn more

Vegan, gluten-free *and* Mexican? Say wha! West Hollywood’s Toca Madera offers options for plant eaters and meat eaters alike, making it a fab v-day date night or group hang spot.
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AOC learn more

Whether you take your date to the courtyard or the dining room at Spanish Revival style AOC, this Beverly Hills stunner is sure to impress. A sister restaurant to Tavern, the food at AOC is bomb dot com and the team has created a solid Valentine’s menu to mark the occasion.
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Tintorera

Los Angeles, California
Tintorera offers a little slice of Mexico right in Silver Lake. Reminiscent of a courtyard you’d find in Tulum, the outdoor setting is a delight for v-day diners. The menu is heavy on seafood and California influences, so roll up your sleeves and dig into that ceviche.
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Rustic Canyon

Santa Monica, California
A neighborhood restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon, this sweet spot is a great option if you’re looking to keep it local with your valentine. Expect farm-driven foods and really tasty, savory meats.
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