10 Great Restaurants for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is almost here and you are going to need some reservations if you want to wine and dine your honey in style. So maybe stop procrastinating.
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Last year, we gave you a list of the most romantic restaurants in L.A. You could choose from one of those or go with something different. Turn the page for 10 great places to take your sweetheart this Thursday.
Classic sophistication is the hallmark of Valentino, not to mention the wine list that puts most others to shame. As the ultimate special occasion restaurant, you can't go wrong with a reservation here. 3115 W. Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 829-4313.
The special menu at Cecconi's on Thursday night is couples-centric with an assortment of dishes designed to be shared. What says I love you more than spicy whole chicken with panzanella from their regular menu or the special turbot "al cartoccio"? 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (310) 432-2000.
Anne Fishbein plate stencil and spice at Rivera
Dark and lovely Rivera is bringing back their Corazones y Rosas menu, based on the passionate love story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Sigh. $75 per person, with wine pairings additional. 1050 S. Flower St., Los Angeles; (213)749-1460.
7. Saddle Peak Lodge:
The beautiful views, the rustic setting, the cozy room. The 4-course prix fixe menu, featuring their game specialties. Each course includes 3-4 options to select from, including Grilled New Zealand elk tenderloin, or Waygu rib eye. 419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas; (818) 222-3888.
6. The Derby:
Classic L.A., home of flawless steaks and martinis. We love the history and stay for the food. It's the kind of place you can bring someone on Valentine's day this year -- and on your 20th anniversary. We approve. 233 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia; (626) 447-2430.