Whether you’ve been quarantined with your spouse and three screaming children or spent the last 11 months doing virtual dates with strangers, everyone can agree that it’s been a tough year to keep things romantic. So reward yourself and your loved one with a Valentine’s Day takeout feast. From cookie tins and rosé tasting kits to $200 prix-fixe extravaganzas, LA restaurants are offering a wide variety of packages to make this year’s holiday of love extra special.
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Our preferred Valentine’s Day is spent on AOC’s incredible patio, but this year, we’ll happily just do takeout instead. Their $150 prix-fixe menu for two comes with lobster, crab, shrimp louis, citrus salad, scallops, Wagyu tenderloin, and more. Available for takeout and delivery.
This popular Brentwood steakhouse has a $220 four-course, prix-fixe menu for two. Dishes include tuna poke, endive salad, roasted vegetables, two different desserts, and your choice of either Chilean sea bass or filet mignon and lobster tails. The best part, however, is that the package also comes with a bottle of Champagne. Available for takeout and delivery.
Bar Ama is an excellent Tex-Mex restaurant Downtown that’s offering a special $200 Valentine’s Day meal. It comes with your choice of whole lobster, steak, or both, plus plenty of sides like crudité and fondue, Caesar salad, cheesy wedge potatoes, and a chocolate budino. Pickup only.
Pillowcase crumbs aside, there are very few things in life more romantic than breakfast in bed. This all-day cafe in Santa Monica has a $42 “Breakfast In Bed” menu offers your choice of any two entrees on the menu, any two beverages, and a giant chocolate heart filled with candy. Order in person or call (310) 899-9500 for pickup.
Located at the Platform in Culver CIty, Bianca is an Italian restaurant and bakery that’s going all out for Valentine’s Day. They’re offering a four-course menu called “Sapori d’Amore” that’s $160 for two people. You curate the meal yourself from select menu items, and the available dishes range from smoked salmon crepes to filet mignon to chocolate espresso mousse. And in case you forgot to buy your Valentine something special, they also have different gift sets filled with chocolates, cookies, and port. Preordering ends February 11th.
Birdie G’s, the comfort food spot in Santa Monica and another one of our best new restaurants of 2019, is doing a “Valentine’s Spreads” special for $89 per person. Each meal includes cheese puffs with chicken liver, citrus salad, cucumbers and toasted rice, beets with rosewater vinaigrette, wood-grilled beef, and risotto. They are also offering entirely-vegan spreads as well. Pickup only.
The scene-y West Hollywood and Santa Monica steakhouses are offering a $220 heat-and-eat Valentine’s Day package for two that comes with Caesar salad, baklava, a bacon-wrapped steak, shrimp and crab scampi, mashed potatoes, chocolate cake, and more. Preorders must be in by February 13th. Available for pickup and delivery.
It doesn’t matter if you’re single, dating, married, or something in between, you’re still allowed to hate Valentine’s Day. And if that’s the group you fall into, Break-Up Bar is the place for you. Operating out of Severance Wine Bar on Melrose, this annual pop-up is doing four different “Anti-Valentine’s Day” packages, such as the “Ghosted,” which comes with six French macarons and a rosé tasting kit, or the “Wasted Two Years Of My Life,” which features a cheese board and three different alcoholic spritzers. Pickup only.
Whether you live with roommates or a house full of kids, you know damn well that a quiet Valentine’s Day dinner is not happening this year. Order from Cassia. The Southeast-Asian spot in Santa Monica is doing a family-style BBQ package that can feed up to six people. The menu includes Vietnamese-Cajun noodles, vegetable soup, and smoked short ribs and cauliflower, plus plenty of sides like fried rice, spicy sugar baked beans, and papaya slaw. Pickup only.
This neighborhood steakhouse in Venice is offering a special takeout menu that includes caviar and truffles, arugula and burrata salad, Maine lobster, Wagyu sirloin, truffle potatoes, and red velvet cake that costs $150 per person. Orders must be placed by February 13th, pickup only.
Crustacean is a Beverly Hills institution, and for Valentine’s Day, they’re doing both a la carte options and a four-course, prix-fixe menu for $95 per person. Expect a menu filled with things like king crab with uni aioli, lobster salad, braised veal shank, and more. Pickup only.
Perhaps the idea of an at-home dinner filled with red meat and overpriced wine makes you want to scream. In that case, head to Destroyer for Valentine’s Day. The hyper-modern breakfast and lunch counter in Culver City is serving a $55 Valentine’s Day picnic basket filled with three different cheeses, lemon thyme elderflower honey, cranberry red currant jam, pickles, nuts, baguettes, and devil’s food cake for dessert. Available for both pickup and delivery.
The classic Old Hollywood spot in Culver City is doing a special V-Day menu that costs $165 per person. It includes “bougie tots” with caviar and roe, crab toast, citrus and beet salad, fish piccata, surf and turf featuring filet mignon and prawns, and a dessert called “The Ultimate #%*%-ing Chocolate Cake.” Pickup only.
Terra, the rooftop restaurant at Eataly in Century City, is offering a $175 heat-and-eat dinner for two that comes with braised octopus, house salad, ribeye, grilled oyster mushrooms, and a whole sweet potato. Pickup only.
If you want your Valentine’s Day to be more of a snack-and-drink situation, Esters is a great option. The Santa Monica wine shop and bar is offering an $85 Valentine’s “Date Night” package that includes three different meats and cheeses, cheese twists, snacks like curry cashews and lavender almonds, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and Champagne truffles. From there, take advantage of their excellent wine stock. Pickup only.
Fat & Flour
You’ve decided to cook at home this year, but still need to figure something out for dessert. Fat + Flour is a great option. The Downtown bakery inside Grand Central Market is offering a special Valentine’s cookie tin for $46 that also comes filled with fudge, shortbread, macarons, and brownies. Plus, you get to keep the tin. Pickup only.
Freedman’s is a Jewish comfort food spot in Silver Lake that’s offering a special $120 Valentine’s Day menu for two. It comes with radicchio salad, cured and smoked fish, Parisian gnocchi, chocolate pavlova, and your choice between beef osso bucco, chicken schnitzel, or whole branzino entree. Pickup only.
The Beverly Grove chophouse is offering Valentine’s Day packages for groups of two and four people. The menu for two is $95 per person and features a pick-your-own prix-fixe option that includes dishes like shrimp cocktail and New York strip. The four-person package, on the other hand, is $325 total and features a similar menu, plus a giant braised short rib. The preorder deadline is Wednesday, February 10th.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Made famous by the seminal rom-com Eat Pray Love, this popular pizza spot has a choice between a two-course menu (choice of appetizer + pasta or risotto + choice of dessert) at $65, or a three-course menu (choice of appetizer + choice of linguine or risotto + choice of fish or steak + choice of dessert ) at $100. The special is also available if you’re interested in doing outdoor dining instead.
Both Little Dom’s and Little Dom’s Seafood in Carpinteria are offering a DIY black truffle kit. Prepared for two and priced at $150, it includes your choice of asparagus or hamachi crudo, pappardelle pasta, and vanilla panna cotta. Each course comes with black truffles that are meant to be shaved at home. Available for takeout and deliver.
Little House Confections
For the past five years you’ve gotten your significant other chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Time to switch it up in the dessert department and order from Little House Confections. The tiny bakery in Beverly Grove specializes in olive oil cake, and for Valentine’s Day, they are selling a special variety topped with pink powdered sugar. You can preorder one a la carte, or get it in the “Let’s Get Cozy” bundle that comes with two pairs of socks, body wash, body oil, and a coconut bath soak for $136.
All three locations (Torrance, West Hollywood, and Culver City) of this excellent Oaxacan restaurant are doing a three-course Valentine’s Day package for $95 that feeds two people. The meal includes their house salad, seafood cocktelito, two different moles, dessert, and two mezcal cocktails. You can also do an add-on mezcal flight, which we recommend considering they have one of the largest mezcal stocks in town. For pickup, order here.
The all-day spot in the Arts District is officially reopening this week for both takeout and outdoor dining. They’re offering a special four-course Valentine’s menu for $90 per person that includes deviled eggs with caviar, biscuits, endives, passion mousse cake, plus your choice of entree. Options include a ribeye, roasted hen, and a whole sea bass, so good luck trying to make that choice. Available for pickup and outdoor dining.
The Culver City rooftop restaurant is doing a $95-per-person, prix-fixe menu that includes chilled shrimp, radicchio salad, risotto, short ribs, and a chocolate torte. Orders must be in by February 10th. Available for takeout and delivery.
The classic Santa Monica spot is offering a “7 Course Ultimate Valentine’s Take Out” menu for $250 per person. The meal includes tuna tartare, caviar, oysters, sweet pea soup, lobster risotto, beef filet, and three different desserts. Pickup only.
Aside from Maluma, oysters and chocolate are among the world’s most proven aphrodisiacs, and Mirame is leaning into that fact. The upscale Mexican restaurant in Beverly Hills is doing a special $69(!) Valentine’s Day package that comes with two dozen oysters and six mezcal-dark-chocolate-spiced truffles. Pickup only.
This spot in the heart of West Hollywood is doing a special five-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two for $95 per person. It includes chilled gulf shrimp, radicchio salad, black truffle risotto, short rib, and a chocolate torte for dessert. Orders must be placed by February 10th, pickup only.
Serving as the all-day restaurant at The Line Hotel in Koreatown, OpenAire is offering a $95-per-person Valentine’s Day menu that includes smoked beet tartare, Dungeness crab dumplings, grilled filet mignon, Maine lobster salad with passion fruit dressing, chocolate tart, strawberry rose macarons, and more. If you’re looking to get a little boozy, they also have separate wine and cocktails add-ons. Available for pickup and delivery.
Orsa & Winston
This high-end spot is offering a special five-course Valentine’s Day meal that includes a whole chilled crab, chicory salad, Jerusalem artichoke soup, beef raviolo, and a chocolate espresso tart. It’s $300 total for two people, but add-ons such as caviar service and rosé are also available. Pickup only.
The classic Italian restaurant at Melrose and Highland is doing a special V-Day menu for two that costs $200. The package includes several courses such as their famous chopped salad, pasta rotolo, roast chicken, tiramisu, and olive oil cake, plus an entire “Apertivo Hour” that includes snacks and a bottle of prosecco. If that’s not enough, they also throw in a vase of flowers. Pickup only.
You made stronger connections with house plants than humans this year, but one guaranteed way to get your love life back on track is a meal from Pasjoli. The upscale French spot in Santa Monica was one of our favorite new restaurants of 2019, and for Valentine’s Day this year, they’re doing a $195 five-course, heat-and-eat dinner for two. The menu includes a wedge salad, roasted broccolini, a whole lobster and ribeye steak, chocolate mousse, and chocolate-covered strawberries. If you really want to lay it on thick, they also have a “Breakfast In Bed Brunch For 2” add-on that includes quiche, cinnamon rolls, cocktails, and more. Pickup only.
The Downtown Mexican spot is offering a special three-course, pick-your-own prix-fixe special for $65 per person. Options include hibiscus beet salad, ceviche tostadas, surf and turf, chocolate flan, and more including vegan options. Pickup only.
The casual spot in Culver City is offering a “Sweet Endings” dessert box for $49. Inside you’ll find an assortment of chocolate truffles and your choice of either a bottle of red or their “Netflix And Chill” cocktail set for two. Pickup only.
The beachside restaurant in Playa Del Rey is offering a variety of Valentine’s Day specials including crab cakes with Meyer lemon crème fraîche, rigatoni rigate with lamb ragout, and raspberry swirl cheesecake. That said, the items that have caught our eye the most are the “Lobstergram” sugar cookies and their “cheap date cupcakes,” which are chocolate cakes with vanilla buttercream. Available starting 2/8 for preorder, pickup only.
The LA prix-fixe institution is throwing their hat into the Valentine’s Day ring with, you guessed it, an extremely deluxe prix-fixe menu. At $225 per person, the five-course meal comes with oysters topped with caviar and crème fraîche, seam bream sashimi, spot prawns with sweet peas and jus, John Dory and chantelles, Wagyu beef in truffle cream, and a chocolate tart. Pickup only.
The East Coast oyster spot has recently reopened their fantastic outdoor space at The RowDTLA with plenty of Valentine’s Day specials as well. They include whole filet mignon and lobster surf and turf for $38, seared scallops for $36, chocolate-covered strawberries for $10, and plenty of other dishes that’ll help set the mood. Available for outdoor dining and takeout.
Rossoblu makes incredible house-made pasta, and their “Valentine’s Weekend Dinner” includes plenty of it. At $79 per person, you get tagliatelle and nini di rondine, plus baked oysters, ossobuco terrine, and bigger dishes like duck breast with braised red cabbage. Pickup only.
Severance, a neighborhood wine bar on Melrose, is offering three completely different Valentine’s Day specials. There’s a $25-per-person brunch kit that includes quiche and a pastry basket, a $22 cheese fondue kit, and a rosé tasting kit with four different wines and a DIY region guide for $30. Pickup only.
Shutters is best known for its multiple beachfront patios, but if you’re not comfortable doing that just yet for Valentine’s Day, take advantage of their three-course Valentine’s Day takeaway menu. It’s $95 per person, but you get to pick your own dishes including everything from salmon and caviar to grilled Wagyu short ribs. Pickup only.
Sightglass Coffee & Roastery
If you haven’t tried Sightglass, the excellent coffee shop/marketplace that had the unfortunate luck of opening in March of 2020, change that this Valentine’s Day. They’re offering a wide variety of specials that include ribeye for two, truffled lasagna, wine and cheese boxes, bouquets of roses, and cookies with personalized messages written on them. Available for pickup and in-store shopping.
Spoon By H began as a tiny dessert cafe in Beverly Grove and has grown to become one of the best Korean restaurants in town. And now for the first time ever, they’re doing a special Valentine’s Day package. For $150, you’ll get a meal that feeds two consisting of cream of mushroom soup, a Korean roll set, short rib rice cake soup, a meat sampler box, two different desserts, hot chocolate, and strawberry milk. Pickup only.
The all-day standby in Venice is offering a special $110 dinner package for two that includes little gem salad, short rib, broccoli with caramelized yogurt, and strawberry-white chocolate custard. Pickup only.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this deluxe omakase from Sushi Bar in Encino. For $125 per person, you get 16 pieces of nigiri, pickled cucumbers, edamame, green tea, and a “welcome” cocktail. They also have a sake pairing option as well. Pickup only.
Sushi Roku Santa Monica
Both the Santa Monica and Pasadena locations of this sushi restaurant are serving $85 aptly-named “Lover’s Box” specials. It comes with a five-piece sushi and bento box, a 16-ounce cocktail, and something called a chocolate volcano for dessert. Available for takeout and delivery.
The Encino sushi bar is serving a special $275 omakase for two on Valentine’s Day weekend only that includes a lobster with caviar appetizer, scallop and sauteed mushroom salad, toro sashimi, squash blossom tempura, steamed crab, chowder, five courses of premium sushi, and dessert. You can also add on sparkling sake. Pickup only.
Since your romantic trip to the wind-swept English countryside isn’t happening anytime soon, fill the void with a Valentine’s Day meal from this long-standing British pub. This year, they’re offering a three-course, prix-fixe option where you get to pick your own starter, main, and dessert based off of a select menu. Ideal after a long week of bickering between you and your partner. Pickup only.
The London Hotel Penthouse
The upscale hotel in West Hollywood has a special Valentine’s Day takeaway menu with an array of different a la carte options like baked stuffed scampi, whole branzino, and beef wellington for two. If you’re looking to get your drink on, they’re also offering sparkling rosé by the bottle. Call (310) 358-7788 to place your order.
The West Hollywood Edition
If you were the person who won last week’s Powerball, listen up. For $15,000, The West Hollywood Edition hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day “Date Night Package,” which awards a couple with a private three-course dinner in their room, exclusive access to a screening room where you can watch a movie of your choosing, one night in the penthouse suite, and Champagne breakfast in bed the following morning. If this seems doable, congratulations on your life and please text us pictures. Reservations here.
The neighborhood izakaya in Echo Park is offering an entire Dungeness crab Valentine’s Day dinner for two this year. For $225, you get a whole steamed crab with ginger-nira butter, hamachi crudo, black truffle mushroom rice, crab broth miso soup, and chocolate pudding. Available for takeout only.
The extremely high-end Culver City prix-fixe spot is offering a special five-course menu for $165 per person. Menu highlights include “French Onion” king crab with caramelized onion, crab custard, brioche, and brown butter, along with a prime beef rib for two that’s been slow smoked for 15 hours over and comes with its own carving knife - a good test to see if the person you’re casually dating is actually a serial killer or not. Takeout only.
No human open to the idea of love will turn down French food on Valentine’s Day, making Violet Bistro in Westwood an easy pick for takeout. The neighborhood spot in Westwood is doing two separate three-course, prix-fixe menus for $118 total that feed two people. One includes French onion soup, a little gem salad, and beef bourguignon, while the other features stuffed squash, parmesan popovers, and a dessert box filled with six different kinds of dessert. Pickup only.