It’s cupid’s big day…Men get on the ball and win HappyValentinesDAYyour women over….See below for some dining suggestions…

Also be sure to check out our Restaurants/Bars Page for lots more info on local Los Angeles restaurants offers special menus for the big day.


If you are looking to enjoy some art today…

Head to Frogtown…The Erin Hanson Gallery is hosting a special Valentine’s Day experience for the Los Angeles art lover looking for a unique daytime activity.

SunFeb14-PoppiesinColor-24x20-ErinHanson-2015See image:Poppies in Color, 24×20, by Erin Hanson 2015

From 10am – 4pm on Sunday, February 14th fans of the arts are invited to join us in North East LA for a limited viewing of Romance in Bloom by Erin Hanson, a brand new collection inspired by secluded landscapes and romantic wildflowers. This whimsical and vibrant collection will transport you, through the use of Hanson’s textured brush strokes and vibrant landscapes.

A larger-than-life 13-foot oil on canvas piece inspired by the masters van Gogh and Monet will also be available for first viewing to attendees (Fields of Bloom).

This limited preview will run from 10am – 4pm on Valentine’s Day, refreshments will be served. Free Street Parking

What: Opening reception
Where: The Erin Hanson Gallery, 2732 Gilroy St, LA, 90039
When: 10:00am – 4:00pm – Sunday February 14



Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair hosts its finLAbookFair-PrintedMatteral day today. 

The annual book fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers.

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2015 saw over 34,700 visitors over the course of three and a half days.

This year’s fair features SPAIN FOCUS Curated by Libros Mutantes & La Casa Encendida. Supported by Acción Cultural Española A/CE.  Participants: Bandiz Studio, Belleza Infinita, Dalpine
Kitschic, Libros Mutantes, Terranova, TUNICA.

Free Admission

What: LA Art Book Fair
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave., LA 90012
When: 11:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Phone: (213) 626-6222


valentines-heartThe Santa Monica Windjammer’s Yacht Club hosts a Valentine’s party featuring dinner and dancing in its Regatta Room. The festive event will feature full decorations, party favors in all tables, great dinner of Surf and Turf in between two sets of music with dancing from 6-10pm. Where else could you get a five course meal for $20.00 on Sunday Valentine’s Day???  Make your reservations now at


118 Degrees:
Celebrate love, life and living food this Valentine’s Day at 118 Degrees in Tarzana. The charming plant-based living foods restaurant is serving up a Valentine’s Day 5-Course Prix Fixe Menu, including a Glass of Frizzante for $75.00 per couple or $40.00 per person. 118 Degrees will be open on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th, 2016 for Breakfast from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, Lunch from 11:30 am to 4:00 m and Dinner from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; 18636 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356; 818.660.1118;

Upper West:
One of my favorite restaurants Upper West is located in Santa Monica and always offers an incredible Valentine’s Day dinner. I know first hand how amazing the food is…so if you want to impress…this is the place to go.

There is a pre-fixe per couple and you can also order your favorite menu items. The pre-fixe menu includes Hamachi Crudo to start, then enjoy a delicious lobster bisque. For the main entree choose between pan roasted ribeye or pepper crusted tuna loin. Wrapping up the meal chef Nick offera a yummy banbana ginger creme brulee.

Upper West is open on Valentine’s Day from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The pre-fixe dinner costs $90 per couple (plus tax and tip). Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 90404. 310 586-1111.


HeadVDDining-Osawa-Shabu Shabu to the quaint streets of Old Town Pasadena this Valentine’s Day and to cuddle up with your loved one over a romantic Japanese dinner at Osawa. Executive Chef Shigefume Tachibe is cooking up delectable Valentine’s Day Specials that couples are sure to fall in love with.

See image: photo by acuna-hansen, Osawa – Shabu Shabu

Osawa will be open on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th, 2016 for Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm; 77 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.683.1150;


Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern:
Fun, playful and lively, Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern on mid-Wilshire Boulevard is the perfect place for spirited couples to spend Valentine’s Day. This one-of-a-kind mid-city tavern is offering a 5-Course Blind Tasting Tapas Dinner fit for two-of-a-kind twosomes looking to have fun. Couples will be given blindfolds (optional) to explore their senses while enjoying five courses of creative and inventive dishes from Executive Chef Isaias Peña.  Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern will be open on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 PM; 5370 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.525.2618;


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This Valentine’s Day, it is love at first bite at new age burger stand HACHÉ LA in Silver Lake. Serving up mouthwatering chopped steak burgers, crispy triple-cooked fries, creamy frozen custards and Champagne specials all day long, this sunny L.A. eatery is the perfect place to fall in love.

See image: photo by acuna-hansen, Hache LA – Habanero Burge

HACHÈ LA will be open on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 10:00 pm; 3319 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.928.2963;


solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia:
Add a little spice to your love life with help from solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia this Valentine’s Day. Lounge with your loved one while dining on fresh Baja-Mexican plates paired with icy margarita cocktails. Owner and Executive Chef Deborah Schneider is serving up authentic Antojitos perfect for sharing.  solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia will be open on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm with the bar remaining open until 12:00 Midnight; 24201 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 3470, Valencia, CA 91355; 661.291.1399;


The RaymHeart-arrow Googleond 1886:
Head to sunny Pasadena this Valentine’s Day and cuddle up with your sweetheart in the cozy craftsman cottage of The Raymond 1886. Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan is cooking up a delectable four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for $105.00 per person, which is on offer all weekend, on Friday, February 12th, Saturday, February 13th and of course Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th. The Raymond 1886 will be open on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th, 2016 for Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and Dinner from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136;