Love in the City: Our Last-Minute Guide to Valentine's Day in L.A.

Experience L.A.'s romantic allure with our last-minute Valentine's Day guide!

Love is in the air Los Angeles! Are you prepared? Turn up the romance this Valentine's Day with our Uncover Los Angeles guide, crafted for those seeking last-minute inspiration to wow their significant other. From captivating museums and engaging activities to delectable dining destinations and dreamy hotel stays, we've curated a selection of Los Angeles' hidden gems to ensure your celebration is nothing short of extraordinary. Check out the list below and get to planning your unforgettable Valentine's Day!

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Where To Dine?

Celebrate Love at SALT Restaurant & Bar (Marina Del Rey): Celebrate Valentine's Day with Executive Chef Garee Battad's special 3-course prix fixe menu. Dinner begins with complimentary sparkling wine, and a variety of dishes with menu highlights including Kusshi oysters, surf and turf, and chocolate decadence molten cake. Prix fixe menu $90/person, a la carte menu available as well. Reservations available here.
When: Friday, Feb.9 through Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292

Mírate (Los Feliz): Spend Valentine's Day under an umbrella of twinkly lights intertwined between the vines of a large tree in Mírate's open-air dining room. The "Alta-California" Mexican restaurant is offering a pre-fixe dinner priced at $135 per couple. To begin, sip on an Aphrodisiac Tea Amuse-Bouche followed by a choice of Truffle and Artichoke Tostada or Kampachi Aguachile Tatemado. Enjoy either a 6oz Beef Tenderloin Asada and Butter Poached Lobster Tail, Grilled ½ Chicken or Roasted Cauliflower with a side choice of Spicy Roasted Carrots or Tamarind Sweet Potatoes. To end the night, choose from Hoja Santa Meringue or Mezcal Flan Brulee. El Cupido, a specialty cocktail including Tierra Madi Blanc De Noir, Pineapple, Nance and Citrus served with 30g Astrea Kaluga-Hybrid Caviar and Chicharrónes for two, will be available at an additional price.
When: Friday, Feb. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 17
Where: Mírate, 1712 North Vermont Ave., L.A., 90027

8-Seat Sushi Bar Soko (Santa Monica): Tucked inside the property lives some of the West Side's best 8-seater sushi bar, Soko – ideal for an intimate sushi experience where you can revel in the freshest fish available in authentic preparations. Helmed by veteran Sushi Chef Masa Shimakawa, Soko is a tribute to the humble origins of sushi with SoCal sensibilities within a stunning luxury beachside locale, offering a one-of-a-kind personal and convivial atmosphere. The new Omakase Menu features a 6-course chef's choice experience ($185) with $50 optional sake pairings including menu highlights such as Hime Sazae Conch and Ankimo Crème Brûlée and Chilled Maine Lobster Cocktail. Reservations can be made here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Where: Fairmont Miramar – Soko Sushi, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

FIG Restaurant (Santa Monica): Helmed by Executive Chef Damon Gordon, FIG Restaurant's ultra-seasonal and locally sourced ingredient-driven menu is replete with heritage-inspired dishes, shareable plates, and tableside offerings this Valentine's Day. In addition the normal dinner menu, seasonally-driven specials will also be offered including Slow-cooked Octopus ($32), New Zealand Wagyu Tenderloin with Truffled Sweet Potato ($62), and Chilled Beausoleil Oysters with Saltwater Foam and Caviar ($34).
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Where: FIG – Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401

Casa Madera (WeHo): Discover Casa Madera in West Hollywood, where Mediterranean-meets-Mexican cuisine takes center stage, accompanied by an interactive cocktail menu and nightly live entertainment—an ideal choice for those steering clear of pre-fixe Valentine's Day dinners. Indulge in unique cocktails like La Enamorada and Maravilla, priced at $17 and $19, and explore a la carte highlights such as Burrata with black truffle, Oysters Cascara, and Wagyu Top Cap with red wine jus.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Where: Casa Madera, 8440 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Greekman's Valentine's Day Family Style Feast (SIlver Lake): Celebrate your loved one with a 5 course family-style meal inspired by the flavors of Greece. The menu is $80 per person. Wine pairings will also be on offer on the night for those who want to explore the wines of Greece. Book your reservation here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.
Where: Greekman's (by Freedman's), 2619 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 90026

Valentine's Day at Tapizon (El Segundo): On Wednesday, February 14 from 5-9 pm, treat that special someone to a passionate four-course pre-fixe menu complete with a complimentary toast of house bubbles. Accompanying the meal will be live bossa nova from 5:30-8:30 pm, adding more romance to a lively evening. Book your reservation here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Tapizon, 450 Main St., El Segundo, 90245

Valentine's Day at Boa Steakhouse (Multiple Locations): Enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu with your special someone on Valentine's Day at BOA's Steakhouse. Priced at $120 per person from 5:00-5:30 pm and $140 per person from 5:45-10:00 pm, diners can pick one dish from each course including BOA's Caesar Salad, Blistered Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Burrata or Hamachi Crudo for the first course; Maine Lobster Tempura, Jumbo Lump Crab Toast, or Cauliflower Gnocchi for the second course; Petite Filet Mignon, Dry Aged Branzino Filet, Truffled Rosie's Farm Half Chicken, Oven Roast Lobster Tail for the third course and Harry's Berries made with strawberries, strawberry curd, champagne sorbet, brandy snaps for the final course. Book your reservation here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Boa Locations

Love & Flowers Chef Dinner on Top of The Aster (Hollywood): An evening of wining and dining on Top of The Aster, the Love & Flowers Chef dinner will include 4-courses, each whimsically paired with a flower. Guests will receive complimentary champagne, amuse bouche upon arrival, and indulge in heart beet carpaccio, hibiscus and tuna, miso honey salmon and strawberry sorbet. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and wine pairing add-on available. $115/person, $92/person for club members. Tickets available for purchase here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Aster, 1717 Vine St., L.A., 90028

Valentine's Day at Katana (WeHo): Experience love at first bite with your significant other at Katana in West Hollywood, where you can find delight in an Izakaya Feast and Valentine's Day Specials. Priced at $145 per person, the Izakaya Feast is a pre-fixe menu that includes the Yellowtail serrano, Spicy tuna Hanabi, and Fluke Orange for Appetizers, Suzuki, Kobe Beef, Ebi Bacon for Robata, and Toro, Yellowtail, King Salmon, Baked Crab Handroll and Hammer Roll for Sushi. Apart from the lovely feast, there will also be Valentine's Day Specials including the Seafood Tower ($60) filled with Oysters caviar, Salmon Carpaccio, Yellowtail Serrano, and Toro Sashimi caviar, as well as the Surf and Turf ($85), that serves a 10oz Aged Ribeye flavored with wagyu garlic butter and King Crab Legs with shaved black truffles. Book your reservation here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Katana, 8439 Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Love Affair at Ardor at The West Hollywood Edition (WeHo): Experience a romantic culinary journey at Ardor, The West Hollywood EDITION's signature restaurant, offering a $120 per person pre-fixe Valentine's Day dinner with Chef John Fraser's vegetable-forward menu. Beverage Director Amy Racine crafts innovative vegetable-inspired cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages in the lush, greenery-filled dining room. Indulge in appetizers like Oysters and Heart of Palm Ceviche, followed by main course options such as Filet and Halibut, with the opportunity to add Chestnut Ravioli or a Maine Lobster Tail. The dessert course features a Bittersweet Milk Chocolate Mousse shaped like a rose. Secure your spot at Ardor here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
Where: Ardor at The West Hollywood Edition, 9040 West Sunset Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Romantic Dinner at Beachside Restaurant & Bar (Marina Del Rey): Celebrate love this Valentine's Day with a sparkling wine toast, a choice of Lobster Bisque, Surf and Turf, or Branzino for your three-course meal, and end the night with a decadent Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake. Don't forget to try our special cocktail. Make it a romantic and delicious evening! Book your reservation here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 17 from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Beachside Restaurant & Bar, 14160 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292

Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge (Redondo Beach): Situated right on the water in Redondo Beach with views from Palos Verdes to Malibu, Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge at The Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is offering a handful of dinner specials for the picture-perfect Valentine's Day dinner. Guests can indulge in specials like Heirloom Beet Carpaccio, Surf and Turf, Strawberries and Cream Puff and Unclassic Red Velvet Cake along with specialty cocktails Between the Sheets, Love or Lust and Fallen Hard for You.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 18
Where: Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge, 655 North Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, 90277

Where To Stay?

Dream Hotel (Hollywood): Escape to the heart of Los Angeles and make this Valentine's Day unforgettable at Dream Hollywood, the city's most exciting hotel. Nestled at the corner of Selma Avenue and N. Cahuenga Boulevard, this west coast flagship of Dream Hotels boasts 178 sophisticated guest rooms that seamlessly blend playful elements with the iconic mid-century modern aesthetic of Los Angeles. Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, Dream Hollywood offers a coveted playground with unparalleled views, luxurious amenities, and access to TAO Group's opulent restaurants, including TAO, Beauty & Essex, and The Highlight Room—the ultimate rooftop Pool, Lounge, and Grill in the city. Immerse yourself in the glamour of Hollywood and reserve your stay today to be among the first to experience this iconic destination.
Dream Hotel, 6417 Selma Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

The London (WeHo): Couples can enjoy an unforgettable stay at The London West Hollywood that includes a $100 food & beverage credit, a bottle of champagne and chocolates upon arrival, as well as a complimentary breakfast each morning. The package can be booked here. Also, London West Hollywood's popular Afternoon Tea will be served with a Valentine's Day twist each weekend throughout the month. The Afternoon Tea costs $84 per person. On February 14th, The London West Hollywood will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu served from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Ideal for a romantic night out, Chef Anthony Keene's special menu includes a selection of starters like Lobster Slider's and Crab Toast Gratin; and more.
The London, 1020 North San Vicente Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Hotel Casa del Mar (Santa Monica): Indulge in a delectable Valentine's Day experience at Hotel Casa del Mar, where a swoon-worthy meal awaits. The $125/person Valentine's Day menu features a welcome glass of champagne, delectable appetizers, and enticing entrees and desserts. Choose from entrees like Chilean Sea Bass, American Wagyu NY Strip, Iberico Pork Chop and more. For a truly romantic escape, consider Hotel Casa del Mar's overnight package throughout February. Surprises abound as guests are welcomed with a chilled bottle of champagne, a $200 food and beverage credit for in-room dining or at Terrazza, and the promise of a guaranteed ocean view table at Terrazza.
Hotel Casa del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 90405

Marina del Rey Hotel (Marina Del Rey): Guests interested in booking a stay at the hotel also have the opportunity to add an exclusive Romance Getaway Package. Enjoy sweet moments with chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of Sparkling Wine upon arrival. Enhance your stay by booking a couples massage with Soothe (additional $40 cost). Bookings can be made by reaching out to the front desk, 24-48 hours in advance for booking or can be booked online here.
Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, 90292

The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach): Perfectly situated in the heart of Southern California's most idyllic beach town in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill offers a picturesque destination to trade the everyday for a little romance. With sweeping views of the Pacific, every inch of this 504-acre property evokes the essence of Italy, where couples can whisk their love away for an Italian-inspired date this Valentine's Day, walking hand & hand amongst classically inspired structures, grand porticoes, graceful archways, & outdoor verandas, overlooking the Resort's 750 olive trees (many over 30 centuries' old) and the manicured landscape emanating the countryside of Tuscany. This Valentine's Day, couples can book the Suite Celebration Package, which offers 15% off the best available rates in their Bungalows, nightly $100 Resort credit, a cheese and charcuterie board plus a bottle of prosecco, along with a 25% discount on a Coliseum pool cabana rental.
The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Rd., Newport Coast, 92657

Five Unique Things To Do

Watch A Flick at L.A.'s Unique Theaters
Experience a Valentine's Day like never before in Los Angeles by immersing yourself in the city's unique cinematic offerings, including the Rooftop Cinema Club, Electric Dusk Drive-In, and the latest sensation, Fork N' Film. Picture an enchanting evening under the stars at the Rooftop Cinema Club, or the nostalgic charm of a drive-in experience at Electric Dusk. However, L.A.'s newest film venture, Fork N' Film, takes romance to a whole new level by seamlessly blending food and film into an extraordinary, immersive journey. Delight in a thoughtfully curated multi-course meal inspired by your favorite movies.

Show Your Competitive Side at Pinstripes Topanga
Between the back and forth banter and flirty tension, bowling makes for the perfect Valentine's Day date. The laughter, the cheers, and the occasional victory dance—it's the recipe for an unforgettable, laughter-filled Valentine's Day that breaks free from the traditional dinner-and-a-movie routine. Pinstripes Topanga is the experimental dining and entertainment hot spot for incredible food, bowling and bocce. Enjoy the night by munching on Heart-Shaped Pizza while sipping on Love-Themed Cocktails, and finish your dinner on a sweet note with Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Gelato.

Get Married at Luna Luna
Step into the enchanting world of Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy for a truly unique Valentine's Day experience. This extraordinary exhibit offers a spectacular showcase of the world's first art amusement park, lost since 1987. Visitors are granted exclusive access to an awe-inspiring collection of rides and relics crafted by the foremost contemporary artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and David Hockney. As a whimsical touch, couples can even partake in a playful "marriage" at André Heller's Wedding Chapel within the exhibit, complete with a mock marriage certificate and commemorative photo. To add an extra layer of romance, Luna Luna will be serving special V-Day cocktails from February 14-18, creating a magical and memorable Valentine's Day celebration.

Take Your Love to New Heights with a Helicopter Ride
Not only can guests enjoy a stay at Hotel Figueroa, but this Valentine's Day can get the best view in town. Take your love to new heights as you take in the sights with a 90-minute helicopter tour of Los Angeles with Star Helicopters. Cozy up at DTLA's urban oasis Hotel Figueroa, offering an idyllic setting for a romantic Los Angeles getaway without leaving town, where couples can cozy up with cocktails fireside in the hotel's lively lobby lounge, or book the hotel's special Lovers Cityscape Package available during the entire month of February 2024. The Lovers Cityscape package can be booked online by emailing

Spice Up Your Night with A Cooking Class at Eataly
Celebrate love and great food at Westfield Century's City Eataly this Valentine's Day! Indulge in exquisite dishes, savor fine wines, and create unforgettable memories. For this unique culinary experience, you and your loved one can shuck oysters, indulge in caviar, make fresh ravioli, and grill the perfect Bistecca alla Fiorentina. They are bringing the romance of Roma to your plate with a special 3-course meal featuring high-quality Italian dishes. Classes for the day start at $200; purchase them here.

More Valentine's Day Events

Valentine's Day Martini Social at Gran Blanco (Venice): Join the Gran Blanco crew for a Martini Social in partnership with Bombay Sapphire, featuring three exclusive craft martinis created by Gran Blanco and Great White's Beverage Director Andy Miller, available for one night only. Pair with Gran Blanco's Mediterranean-inspired menu and signature all-vinyl soundtrack.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.
Where: Gran Blanco, 80 Windward Ave., Venice, 90291

JITV X LTNS Presents "A Romantic Comedy… Show" (Palms): Enjoy a live stand up comedy show from acts including Fahim Anwar, Brandi Denise and many more. There will be two different shows throughout the night. Grab your tickets here!
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7: 30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Where: 3384 Motor Ave., L.A., 90034

Valentine's Day Getting Tantric with Cannabis presented by Huxleys (WeHo): Join us on Valentine's Day as we dive into the usage of cannabis as an aphrodisiac with award-winning sex and relationship coach Ashley Manta at The Studio Cannabis Lounge. This will be an evening of education as we explore the benefits of cannabis in the bedroom. We will have a wide variety of topics to discuss throughout the evening as we elevate and educate. Get your free tickets here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Studio Lounge at The Artist Tree, 8625 Santa Monica Blvd., WeHo, 90069

Elijah Fox and T Nava at The Stowaway (DTLA): Does your date like exploring new music? Check out a performance by Elijah Fox and T Nava live at The Stowaway! Tickets start at $24; purchase them here.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Stowaway, 416 South Spring St., L.A., 90013

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