Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so it’s time to start making plans to celebrate the occasion with your significant other or friends! Take a look at 8 of the most romantic places to dine at across Southern California.
1. Perch – Los Angeles
Known as an elevated resting place with unobstructed views, Perch is a French-inspired rooftop bar and bistro. It also makes up two floors. On the 15th floor, you will find the restaurant with gorgeous antique-inspired furniture. You also have your choice of sitting either indoors or on the patio by the fireplaces. However, for those looking for a more intimate setting, make your way up to the 16th floor. This is where you will find the rooftop lounge. This rooftop bar features some of the most beautiful decor. That includes their French-inspired tile floors and cozy fire pits.
2. Inn of the Seventh Ray – Topanga
Nestled in Topanga Canyon along a winding creek, The Inn of the Seventh Ray destination restaurant offers tranquil outdoor dining surrounded by pines, sycamore, waterfalls and lush gardens. Executive Chef Bradley Miller uses organically grown ingredients from local farms, hormone-free meats, wild-caught fish and free range poultry to create his new American menu.
4. Nonno’s Ristorante – Murrieta
Nonno’s Ristorante is proud to offer a wide array of authentic Italian dishes and desserts made from the finest ingredients available. Their boutique wine list features selections from local area wineries including Wines and Robert Renzoni. Visit them for dinner, wine and ambiance. Buon Appetito!
5. Crossroads – Los Angeles
Crossroads is proud to serve mouthwatering Mediterranean meals in a refined environment. With upscale décor and lighting, they are the first plant-based restaurant in town to have a full bar with an inspired cocktail program. There are no obvious vegan cues and most guests don’t even make the connection that the menu is plant-based – they just know that the restaurant is comfortable and the food is satisfying and delicious. Crossroads is defined not by what’s missing but by what it is. Crossroads is an intersection where vegans, flexitarian’s, omnivores and meat eaters can cross paths to share a delicious meal and a good time. They believe great food should be enjoyed by everyone!
6. Pura Vita – West Hollywood
Pura Vita is a female owned and family operated restaurant. All of their ingredients are sourced from locally grown organic farms and Italian imports for specialty items. Everything is 100% vegan, non-GMO, organic and made from scratch. They are committed to clean, healthy, home-style comfort Italian food that is never processed or fried.
7. Barrique – Venice
If you are looking for a truly romantic Italian place for dinner with an excellent kitchen, cozy atmosphere and a killer view from the rooftop terrace, you should come to see us. Enjoy fine dining with Michelin-awarded creations made by our chef Antonio Muré at our Italian restaurant and Venice wine bar. Romantic candlelight location next to Abbot Kinney, fine wine, homemade pasta and delicious specialties such as our signature dish: beet past!
8. Cafe Santorini – Pasadena
In the heart of Old Town Pasadena, Cafe Santorini is the spot to be. Offering a variety of delicious Mediterranean dishes, wine and cocktails and a romantic second floor patio that overlooks the lovely One Colorado Courtyard, Cafe Santorini is perfect for a date, a family gathering or a celebration.