Check out our 2015 Valentine’s Day menu list here!
Martha Stewart Always Makes Such a Nice Table (And it’s always complete with booze!)
We feel badly for those that want to impress their dates SO BADLY that they fork over 4x the normal price of dinner just because its Valentine’s Day. Being the dining/drinking savvy ladies that we are, we are not the least bit impressed by such a waste of moolah when you can just go to the same restaurant a day before or after and enjoy nearly the same meal for a fraction the cost.
We feel even worse for those that don’t know that ARE options out there on VDAY that are somewhat reasonable (if not downright steals) that allow you eat out in style + romance (+ no dishes). We hope for their sake those people stumble upon our blog and see our below list of Valentine’s Day dinners for $60 or less. Most prix fixe, some including booze.
LA Market (Downtown): Offering a Valentine’s Day menu Friday – Tuesday, featuring four courses for $52 per person. Lots of delicious foods included on the menu, but most importantly – a junk food platter for dessert. Yum!
Lot 613 (Downtown-East): This restaurant/gallery set up will include a four course menu for $59 per person. Dinner will include your choice of appetizer, entree, vegetable, starch, and shared desserts. While you dine amongst the art, there will also be a full bar at which you can buy drinks, and live music.
Yxta Cocina Mexicana (Downtown): Four course dinner for $45 per person. Dinner includes a marg or glass of bubbly. Wanna upgrade to your dinner to surf and turf? Just an extra $20 per person. Dinner seatings available 5pm – 10pm.
Desert Rose (Los Feliz): Special Valentine’s Day menu for $49 per person + live music from Michael B. Levin. The menu will include salads to start, followed by a Lebanese platter for two, your choice of entree from a selection of steak, fish, and pastas, and then a selection of desserts. Dinner reservations available 7- 11:30pm.
Papilles (Hollywood): Automatically scoring points in our book because its USC alum owned, Papilles is offering a four course dinner for $60 per person. And holy mother of g*d it sounds amazing and luxe: first course is your choice of pacific oysters, caviar AND champagne OR brochette of chicken hearts with jus au sang. Then your choice between frog legs with turnip OR smoked Idaho ruby trout with sunchokes. Entrees include your choice between New York strip loin or butter poached lobster. And dessert: a seasonal sweet treat or cheese plate.
Street (Hollywood-ish): We jumped for joy when we saw this one on FB: five course menu of tasty around-the-world bites for $45 per person at Street. We love this place. Love it. Love the food and the happy hour and the brunch and now this Vday menu. Menu available here.
Wood & Vine (Hollywood): V loves this place. Loves. And for Valentine’s day W&V will be offering a three course, $60 per person dinner that includes oysters, slow roasted pork, and a chocolate pot au creme. Kinda sad there is no fried chicken+waffles on this menu, but we can only hope the other items are just a delicious.
Fig & Olive – Melrose Place (WeHo): Shocked to find this one on the list? So are we. And yet here it is: Three course dinner for $52 per person at this WeHo hot spot featuring a menu of Mediterranean plates. Appetizers includes prawns, veal carpaccio , 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell or butternut squash soup. Your entree? Filet Mignon, Salmon, Rack of Lamb, or Grilled Truffle Chicken Paillard. And your sweet tooth with be sated with a melting varlhona chocolate heart and honey lavender madeleine. (Careful the link is a PDF – we hate them too, but didn’t have a link posted online to give ya for the menu…)
Tart (MidCity): Special “Meat n’ Three” Valentine’s dinner menu that includes your choice of meat/entree + three sides, AND dessert AND a cocktail. All just $18.99 per person. If you’re date loves southern-style fried foods, this is the place to go.
Taste (Palisades and WeHo): Four ‘Aphrodisaic’ courses for $55 Per Person. Begins with an amuse bouche, and followed by your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert from a menu of quite a few tasty options. Plus if you visit the Pali location there will be a live Spanish Guitartist to sexy-up the mood.
The Roof on Wilshire (Miracle Mile): Probably one of the better dinner-views (and a new addition to our bottomless list), The Roof will be offering a four course menu for $60 per person. First course will be a choice of baby vegetable salad or albacore sashimi. Second course, celery root soup or butternut squash risotto. Entrees include a filet of beef or caramelized scallops. And dessert was created for some sexy sharing: a trio of chocolate treats.
Vinoteque on Melrose (Mid City): Five course dinner WITH wine pairings for $55 per person ($35 w/o wine). Dinner starts with a gougere cream puff amuse bouche, your choice of starter: arugula salad w/burrata or curried cauliflower bisque, entree choice of tri-tip roast or seafood jambalaya, citrus basil granita for your intermezzo, and passion fruit panna cotta for dessert.
Coupa Cafe (Beverly Hills): This might be one of the cheaper and low-key options on the list, and we love that about it. Dinner is a sharing menu of three courses for just $26 per person. The first course includes tequenos and bruschetta, followed by Venezuelena pabelon and heart shaped ravioli for your entree, and tres leches cake and chocolate mousse for dessert. Annnnnd: there will be live music from 7:30-9:30pm to accompany your food and canoodling.
Momed (Bev Hills): One of our fav Mediterranean spots (with an always affordable wine list) is offering a Four course dinner for $38 per person. 1st Course: “trio mezze sampler of Mediterranean delicacies”. 2nd Course: Shrimp Souvlaki with Muhammara. Entree: Red Wine Braised Chicken Tajine with Toasted Saffron Couscous. Dessert: A Hazelnut Chocolate Pide (pide? not sure what that is but we like the named ingredients!)
The Glendon(Westwood): We’re starting with the best part of this menu: BOTTOMLESS CHAMPAGNE. With your bottomless bubbly you’ll also get a prix fix menu of some food (we’re not sure what, too focused on the above all caps statement.) And its just $55 per person.
Rush Street (Culver City): Three-course dinner just $27 per person PLUS half off wine and bubbly (more booze = more love.) Dinner will include your choice of starter, entree, and dessert from a special Valentine’s Day menu. Plus, for those that don’t yet have a date, you can head to RS for their Single’s Party on Saturday, meet a mate, and bring em back to enjoy all that half-priced wine with you on Tuesday 🙂
Sotto (WestLA): Want to impress your date with an amazing meal? No need to spend a fortune. Sotto, one of Esquire’s ‘Best Restaurants of 2011’, has a three course menu for just $50 per person. The menu will feature some new items for the holiday as well as guest favorites.
Steingarten (West LA): This one is pretty darned good: Three course dinner (+ 1 boozy drink!) for just $60 PER COUPLE! Dinner includes a starter, entree, dessert, and your choice of booze (wine, draft, or signature cocktail.) Dinner seatings start at 5pm. PSST: For the singles out there: S.A.D. will be celebrated with all night happy hour pricing at the bar.
Bar Pinxto (Santa Monica): Three course menu for $29/per person. Dinner includes: Oyster Half Shell-Cava Minuet to start, Seafood Zarzuela for your entree, and Camarosa Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache for dessert. Reservations still available as of 2/13, 1:25pm.
Border Grill (SM & Downtown): Four course dinner for $55 per person. First course: Smoky Mussel Ceviche Shooter, 2nd Course: Dungeness Crab Cakes, Entree: Choice of wild mushroom chilaquiles or grilled baseball steak, Dessert: Upside Down Caramalized Plantain Cake. Specialty Cocktails: $13 a pop.
Gasser Lounge (Redondo Beach): This is more for the singles and boozy couples out there – on the 14th Gasser will be doing $2 Tuesday with $2 hillbilly tacos and $2 drinks (beer, wine, bubbly, wells, sailor jerry.) Their ad for the event is pretty fantastic.
Vertical Wine Bistro (Pasadena): “Feed Your Heart and Soul Menu” by Chef Laurant for $59.00 Per Person. Features three courses with some great options (but truth be told, its a bit difficult for us to understand from the website whats an ‘either/or’ situation and what is just flat out included. So we’ll leave that up to you.) Wine pairings can accompany your dinner for an additional $27 per person.
Pinot Bistro (Studio City): Three courses for $55 per person, or four courses for $65 per person. The menu includes some fancy dish that involves salmon, eggs mimosa, asparagus tips and hollandaise sauce. Then (if you upgraded to the four course menu) you’ll enjoy mussels with chorizo. And the entree will be a barramundi with artichokes, tomato confit, and micro basil. All followed by their Pinot croissant bread pudding for dessert. Wow my spell check went crazy with the red underline on all those food terms.
The Red Room (Encino): We can’t comment on the food here since, well, we never actually cross the mountains into that far away area of LA called ‘The Valley’. But for those that enjoy the travel or live north of the hollywood hills, this is an awesome deal: three sharing-encouraged courses + two glasses of prosecco for just $75 per couple.
Google Search Produced This Gem from SheKnows. How awkward does that dinner look? And a giant boiled red potato? Bleh. At least their glasses are full!