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“Help! Are There Any Good Valentine's Day Reservations Left?”

From procrastinator to procrastinator.

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Dear Infatuation: A Valentine’s Day Restaurant Advice Column

Dear Infatuation,

 OK, I did the thing I said I wouldn’t do this year and waited until the last minute to plan something. Are there any good places that still have reservations? 

Thanks,

Cutting It Close

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Dear Cutting It Close,

We’re not going to sugarcoat it, reservations are scarce. At the time of writing, there are a few tickets left for Alta Adam’s Valentine’s Day dinner, four-course prix fixe for two, which costs $97.50 per person. Redbird, a high-end Downtown LA restaurant housed in an abandoned church, has a few seats left for their Valentine’s Day prix fixe. Tickets for that are $148 per person, where you’ll enjoy three courses of dishes like beef heart tartare, chawanmushi, BBQ smoked tofu, and bacon-wrapped saddle of rabbit.

But that’s pretty much it, unless your date is so cool, they’d be down for Dave & Buster’s Hollywood.

Another choice is the walk-in route, a far riskier option—one with great rewards (dinner at one of the best restaurants in town), but could totally backfire on you (hour-long waits, your date gets fed up and leaves your ass, etc). The choice is yours. Here are a few restaurants that don’t take reservations, or have a few tables/bar seats specially reserved for walk-ins: Majordomo, Found Oyster, L&E Oyster, Sun Nong Dan, Ceviche Project, The Old Place, and Jones Hollywood. Good luck.

XOXO,The Infatuation LA ❤️

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