Yes, it’s that time of year again. The time when Cupid fires an arrow (or several million), red roses are abounding, and Hallmark cards are more prevalent than tears at the Oscars. It is also the time when restaurants offer very special menus that entice one to enjoy a very special moment with their life’s love (or love to be) and enjoy, not the music, but the food of love itself.
Santa Monica is blessed with many restaurants that enter into the spirit of l’amour and here we will take a look at just some of the options available for lovers of all kinds.
*Catch at Hotel casa del Mar is offering a special menu that includes dishes such as a duo of beef (Roasted filet mignon, braised short ribs and celery) and Maine Lobster Parmesan Gnocchi, mushrooms and asparagus. This three course special dinner is available for $75.00 per person. 1910 Ocean Way. 310.581.5533.
*Dhaba Cuisine of India is offering a Valentine’s Day special dinner featuring appetizer, dinner and dessert. With their fresh Indian dishes you are sure to have a spicy evening. 2104 Main Street. 310.399.9452.
Serving a romantic and delicious four-course prix-fixe menu. Top quality ingredients and a serene ambiance will please the one you love. 2424 Pico Boulevard. 310.581.9888.
*Laughing In Love, Wokcano Restaurant
DJ Scott T. Sterling will be spinning lovely music and Relationship Experts, “The Clarks,” will host “Game of Love”. Pama Liqueur and Finlandia Vodka will be presenting Valentine’s Drink Specials and Wokcano Santa Monica will have delicious food choices. 1413 5th Street. 310.458.3080.
*Menu di San Valentino, Locanda Del Lago Restaurant
Experience an Italian-flavored “Menu di San Valentino” for Valentine’s Day beginning at 4 p.m. and also offered evenings through Friday, February 20. The aphrodisiac-filled four or five-course prix fixe menu pairs each course with prestigious Italian wines. 231 Arizona Avenue. 310.451.3525.
*Valentine’s Day at Enterprise Fish Company
Offering a beautiful selection of California coastal cuisine, full bar, extensive wine list, relaxed atmosphere, and accommodating staff, all at an affordable price! 174 Kinney Street. 310.392.8366.
*Ye Olde Kings Head will be offering their usual fun filled ambiance and tasty British Menu (now updated) including their award winning Fish & Chips. Take your loved one to the other side of the pond without leaving Santa Monica. 116 Santa Monica Boulevard. 310.451.1402.
*Valentine’s Day at Bar Chloe
Join Bar Chloe for Valentine’s Weekend, Friday 2/13 and Saturday 2/14. Receive 25% discount on all champagne bottles. 1449 2nd Street. 310.899.6999.
These are just a few of the many choices available. So, whether you want something grand, something cozy or are just looking to give your partner a fun night out, St.Valentine is truly alive and well in Santa Monica.