Valentine’s Day: LA Edition



Other than chemistry, there are three crucial components for a successful Valentine’s Day: flowers, chocolate, and a romantic dinner at one of LA’s best restaurants. That’s our take, at least. Resy’s got you covered with a table at:

1. Terrine hits the mark with a three-course prix fixe menu at $65 per person. In their beautiful courtyard and brasserie dining room, they’ll offer options like wild boar agnolotti and halibut cheeks with braised beef cheek ragout. 5:30pm and 9:30pm seatings available. CLICK TO BOOK AT TERRINE

2. If sex appeal is high on your list, Hutchinson has it in spades. Dim lighting, rich leather banquettes, pairings by Noah Ellis of Red Medicine, and a multi-course prix fixe menu featuring a classic chateaubriand for two, are the makings for an unforgettable night. Primetime, 8pm available. CLICK TO BOOK AT HUTCHINSON

3. For those who want a rustic appeal, Eveleigh offers a relaxed atmosphere and a four-course family-style dinner at $115 per person. Chef Jordan Toft sets the mood with an oyster and santa barbara stone crab starter followed by his classic jidori chicken. If farm-to-table is your aim, this is the Valentine’s Day spot for you. Early seatings available at this West Hollywood joint. CLICK TO BOOK AT EVELEIGH

4. So, if you want to start the night off with a strawberry basil margarita, Mercado in Santa Monica is the ticket. In their sleek space, chef Jose Acevedo is dishing up a four-course prix fixe dinner that includes a cream of lobster soup, a melt-in-your-mouth rib-eye, wild john dory rajas poblanos, and a heart-shaped tres leches that’s almost too cute to eat. As an added bonus, $8 house margaritas will be offered all night long because tequila makes the world go round. 7:30 seating in the dining room available. CLICK TO BOOK AT MERCADO

5. On the Sunset Strip there is one restaurant that oozes old Hollywood glamor. Bar Marmont is a no-brainer for a romantic night. It doesn’t hurt that the historic hotel is a stone’s throw away and clutch for a post-dinner nightcap. CLICK TO BOOK AT BAR MARMONT

6. Sometimes you want to stick with the classics and Terroni is a tried-and-true gem. Whether you end up at the downtown or Beverly location, the vibe here will be buzzing, without a doubt. Both locations will treat you to their regional Italian dishes like tagliatelle al ragu, involtine di melanzane, and hand thrown pizzas. Plus, plenty of good drink options (Aperol Spritz anyone?). CLICK TO BOOK AT TERRONI

7. Tres by José Andrés is a swank way to celebrate on the big night. For the early birds, they’re offering a Valentine’s brunch buffet. But, the pro-move is the $85 prix fixe dinner that features a tasting menu of scallop ceviche, spiny lobster tail, wagyu flat iron steak, and without further ado, seared foie gras. Welcome back, we missed you. 7:30pm seating available. CLICK TO BOOK AT TRES BY JOSE ANDRES

8. It’s go big or go home at The Gadarene Swine with a 12-course chef’s counter tasting menu. An ode to vegetables, every dish is effortlessly vegan to satisfy all of the herbivore lovebirds out there. Plus, a not to be missed Valentine’s Day dessert by Chef Margarita Lee will premiere for your tasting pleasure. 5:30pm chef’s counter seating available. CLICK TO BOOK AT THE GADARENE SWINE

9. If a casual night out in Beverly Hills is the game plan Scratch Bar is the place. The chic gastropub on La Cienega’s restaurant row is offering a fixed menu that’s sure to be meat-centric. 5:30pm chef’s counter table available. CLICK TO BOOK AT SCRATCH BAR

10. For the epitome of an intimate, romantic dinner, Pace, nestled in Laurel Canyon, fits the bill. Chef Sandy Gendel is offering a three-course $80 per person menu including homemade capellini with smoked salmon, a surf n’ turf valentine’s pizza, and a braised pork shoulder. Every dish is guilt-free, extreme localism at its best. Early 5:30pm table available. CLICK TO BOOK AT PACE