Best Date Night Restaurants in LA

Best Date Night Restaurants in LA

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71above

Downtown Los Angeles

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If you’re looking for a date night with a view, 71above is your place. Sitting on the 71st floor of the US Bank building with 360 views of Los Angeles, you feel like you’re eating a meal on a cloud.

The views are not only the only thing to rave about. The three course pri-fixed meal is full of adventure and flavor.

I recommend your take your lucky partner here on an anniversary or birthday. This is a restaurant meant for special occasions, with that special someone.

Baltaire

Brentwood

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The glitz! The snottiness. There’s a time and a place for fanciness, and Baltaire delivers on that special night out. Date night just got kicked up a knotch with this place, because you walk in and you feel slightly cooler (not temperature wise, but in an I’m rad type of way). The food? Sexy? The old-school service, the old-school menu, and the new-school people? Sexy.

Jon and Vinny’s

Brentwood/Fairfax

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Holy pasta! This is a fun Thursday night date-night. Not fancy, not casual, but trendy and popping! Like literally popping. Make a reservation, and you’ll still wait. But, the wait is worth it. Spicy pasta, special pizza, meatballs galore, and a true celebration of food.

Great for a fun date to spice things up, a great great anniversary date option for a comfortable setting with bitchin food and non-bitchy people.

The Little Door

West Hollywood

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Looking for romantic restaurant? The Little Door is your place. Step into a beautiful patio that feels like you left LA for the night. Twinkle lights are the ultimate mood lighting, right?

The french menu at Little Door is full of flavor. If you looking a romantic night out with your girl or guy, The Little Door checks that box.

Catch

West Hollywood

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If you looking to be apart of the LA scene and feel like a celebrity or even to see a celebrity, Catch is your place. This restaurant will impress your special someone. From the moment you step, through the elevator, you feel bad and boujee.

The seafood menu is a bit pricey, but delicious. You are definitely paying for the ambiance. Don’t forget to tell them if it’s your anniversary, as you will get a “Hit Me” dessert that is one of the most fun desserts out there.

Spago

Beverly Hills

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In honor of #NationalPizzaDay & the upcoming #GovernorsBall, we’re sharing @chefwolfgangpuck’s famous “Pizza With Smoked Salmon and Caviar” recipe 🍕 ———— Ingredients (24 ounces) pizza dough Flour, for dusting 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium red onion, julienned 1/4 bunch fresh dill, minced, 1 cup sour cream or crème fraîche Freshly ground pepper, to taste 16 ounces smoked salmon, sliced paper-thin 4 heaping tablespoons domestic golden caviar or salmon caviar 4 heaping teaspoons black osetra caviar . . . Directions Step 1 – 30 minutes before you're ready to bake the pizzas, preheat the oven to 500ºF with a pizza stone inside. . . . Step 2 – Prepare pizza crust: Dip the ball of dough into flour, shake off the excess flour, place the dough on a clean, lightly floured surface, and start to stretch the dough. Press down on the center, spreading the dough into an 8-inch circle, with its outer rim a little thicker than the inner circle. If you find this difficult to do, use a small rolling pin to roll out the dough. . . . Step 3 – After the dough has been rolled or stretched into four 8-inch circles, place the pizzas on a lightly floured wooden peel. Brush the center of each pizza to within 1 inch of the edge with olive oil and sprinkle it with some of red onion. Slide the pizza onto the stone and bake 8 to 12 minutes or until crust is golden brown. . . . Step 4 – Make the dill cream: Mix the dill with the sour cream or crème fraîche and freshly ground pepper to taste. . . . Step 5 – Arrange the pizzas: Transfer the pizzas to heated dinner plates and spread them with the sour cream mixture. Divide the salmon, and arrange decoratively over the cream. . . . Step 6 – Place a spoonful of golden caviar in the center of each pizza, then spoon a little of the black caviar into the center of the golden or salmon caviar. Cut each pizza into fourths and serve immediately.

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An LA classic that seems to never go out of style. Like Catch, this is a place to be a part of the LA scene. Spago was created by Legendary chef, Wolfgang Puck. You might even get a chance to spot J Biebs, or Mr. Puck himself (or should we call him Wolfie?)

Enough about the scene, Spago sells designer pizza like the hit off-menu Salmon Pizza or the delicious A5 Japanese Waygu.

If you looking to impress someone, Spago is the place.

Mastro’s Ocean Club

Malibu

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If you looking to get someone to say “I Love You”, Mastro’s Ocean club in Malibu might be the place. With breathtaking views of the ocean, delicious pretzel bread, mouth watering steak, Lemon Drops that will make you drop, or butter cake that will blow you away, Mastro’s always seems to impress.

Chi Spacca

Hollywood

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Bone marrow. Great, now that we’ve got that out of the way you know why to go. Osteria Mozza may be right next door and big brother restaurant, but this is the sexy date night destination we recco. A small, exclusive setting, bone-marrow pie, epic chicken (and when is chicken ever epic?), and knowledgeable servers. You’ll love it, your date will love it, and you’ll want to come back by next date night.

Barrique

Venice

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The perfect birthday date restaurant. Take your girl or guy here with the family, and don’t forget to sit upstairs. The pasta is a standout, but the service really sets the vibe. This is a happy place full of date goers, families, and enthusiastic employees. We love that about Barrique, and we want happy people around us on date night.

Gjelina

Venice

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Don’t ask for a straw! My girl asked for a straw and they looked at her as if she had horns. Aside from that pre-meal fiasco, this place checks all the date night checkmarks. Delicious food you can share (romantic!), check. Interesting people, check. Abbot Kinney walks after dinner, check. Basically, a perfect Friday night date night for you and the plus 1. But don’t forget, no straws.

Nobu Malibu

Malibu

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There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but only one Nobu. Your date will love you for this. Book it in advance, and make sure you’re there for sunset. That keeps it worth it. Without the view, is Nobu better than Katsuya or Sugarfish? Of course not. But add in beautiful Malibu, a sighting of Kim K, and some sake, and Nobu is arguably #1 on this list.

WP24

Downtown Los Angeles

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Duck duck goose! The duck is ducking INCREDIBLE. Legitimate the sickest view of the downtown skyline, and a perfect place for a Sunday night with that special date. The crowd is perhaps a little lethargic, but the food is next level. Like seriously next level. Every bite is Wolfgang Puck approved, and you’ll leave feeling ready for bedtime. Perfect for date night, right?

N/Naka

Culver City

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The most impossible, but actually worth trying place to get a reservation is N/Naka. Reservations are released Sunday at 10am for 3 months in advance so definitely plan this date out.

If you want to see food art, exceptional service, and a 13 course meal prepared with such attention to detail.

This is a one of a kind dinner experience that will blow your date out of the water.