Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Little Romance: Celebrate Valentine's Day in DTLA

There’s something about Valentine’s Day that brings out the romance in all of us! February 14 first became associated with romantic love  in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th century England, Valentine’s Day evolved into an occasion where lovers expressed their affection by presenting flowers, confectionery, and greeting cards, known as Valentines.

This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to knock it out of the park! From dazzling celebrations soaring above the LA skyline, to elegant dinners, and cool retro entertainment, DTLA has a little romance for lovers everywhere.


71Above 633 W. 5th Street, 71st Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071

Take Valentine’s Day to new heights! Towering over downtown LA on the 71st floor of the U.S. Bank Tower, 71Above is the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi. Offering elevated modern American cuisine by Chef Vartan Abgaryan, 71Above boasts breathtaking ocean views from Malibu to Laguna Hills, along with spectacular views of the Los Angeles basin and the surrounding mountain ranges. Guests may choose to dine within the buzz of the bar or in the adjacent lively main dining room. The Chef’s tables offer views of the open kitchen and transition into a semi-private dining area, offering a quieter and more intimate dining environment. For diners seeking the ultimate in privacy, 71Above offers one large and two small private dining rooms overlooking Dodger Stadium. For Valentine’s Day, 71Above is offering a sumptuous Four Course Dinner with Optional Wine Pairing.

OUE Skyspace

OUE Skyspace LA 633 W 5th St #840 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Skyspace Los Angeles is ready to make your Valentine’s Day memorable with their Toast From The Top package! Located at the very top of the U.S. Bank Tower, the Skyspace observation deck sits 1,000 feet about the city and provides breathtaking views. Your Toast From The Top package includes:Two General Admission tickets, Two Rides on the all-glass Skyslide (one per ticket), Two Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Your choice of 2 glasses or a bottle of champagne. Buy tickets here.


Cicada Restaurant and Club 617 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90014

Make history this Valentine’s Day! Cicada Restaurant and Club presents their Valentine’s Dinner Dance at the historic 1928 Art Deco Oviatt Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu at this glamorous venue, and dance the night away with Jack’s Cats Swing Quartet. $95 per person, tax and gratuity not included.

Faith & Flower

Faith & Flower 705 W 9th St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Indulge your Valentine with a romantic Three Course Pre-Fixe Menu at Faith & Flower, a contemporary Los Angeles restaurant located in the WaterMarke Tower in DTLA’s South Park district. Inspired by a global influence of flavors and techniques, complemented by the use of a wood-fired oven and pristine raw bar, the menu redefines Californian rustic cuisine. The cocktail program celebrates the drinking culture spanning the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties in Downtown Los Angeles, and features cocktails with long-forgotten ingredients as well as modern signature drinks.

Mrs Fish

Mrs. Fish 448 S. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

There’s nothing fishy about Valentine’s Day! With every detail in place, Mrs. Fish welcomes diners and drinkers to experience modern Japanese cuisine and a robust whisky program in a stunningly designed, art-filled DTLA oasis. Located 15 floors below Perch (same ownership), Mrs. Fish combines food, art from the hottest galleries in Tokyo, and drink to create an unparalleled dining and drinking experience in an immersive environment that is at once Zen-like and provocative. $70/person. Additionally, they’ll offer four seats for a more attentive, seven-course kaiseki experience at the omakase bar. $238/couple.

La Boucherie

La Boucherie 900 Wilshire Blvd Fl 71 Los Angeles, CA 90017

Elevate your evening this Valentine’s Day with an unforgettable dinner at La Boucherie at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, which occupies 37 floors of the Wilshire Grand Center. The Wine Spectator award-winning steakhouse offers breathtaking panoramic views of Los Angeles, live music, and delectable tasting menus curated by Executive Chef Igor Krichmar. Optional wine pairings are available, as well as private and group seating options. Dinner at La Boucherie includes complimentary access to Spire 73’s Cupid’s Club event, featuring a live DJ, complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon, and a variety of lounge experiences. Enhance your evening even more with the Romance Package, which includes overnight accommodations at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Chocolate covered strawberries with sparkling wine upon check-in, breakfast for two, and more.

Cafe Pinot

Cafe Pinot 700 W 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90071

Named “Most Romantic Restaurant.” by L.A. Downtown News. Cafe Pinot is a California French-inspired restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles offering twinkle-lit outdoor dining on the garden patio. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of food with a special menu by Executive Chef Phillip Martin. $70 Three-Course & $85 Four-Course Menus.

Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris 418/420 S Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

Nothing says romance quite like France! Le Petit Paris comes from Cannes-based restaurateurs David and Fanny Rolland, owners of Miramar Plage on La Croisette and the original Le Petit Paris, both located in Cannes. The restaurant is housed in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic El Dorado building, originally built in 1913 and features multiple skylights, a mezzanine level, a lounge, a room dedicated to date night goers, “La Boutique,” a gift shop with artisanal goods from France and a large outdoor patio. Le Petit paris offers dishes from the South of France and provides a true French brasserie dining experience to Downtown LA’s Historic Core.

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