Date Night Dinners can be so romantic, but what if you can’t get one of the coveted reservations on the right night? Or what if you have a cozy spot at home in mind instead? We suggest getting take-out from your favorite restaurant and dining at home.
So many restaurants in Los Angeles offer dining to go these days that you have amazing choices for romantic meals in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re celebrating an Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, starting to date someone new, or enjoying one of your regularly-scheduled date nights as a couple, this list of restaurants will do the trick.
So put the kids to bed early, tip the delivery person generously, and bon appetít! Enjoy your date night dinner to go.
Romantic Dinners To Go from Los Angeles Restaurants
335 Nieto Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814
Ubuntu Café is going all-out for Valentine’s Day this year, curating “Romantic Baskets,” like Breakfast in Bed, Lunch Date at the Park, or Dinner for Two. Plus they are partnering with Duffy Boats in Long Beach to reserve a few private sails for an extra dash of romance. Even if you can’t score one of the boat rides, you can still get a delicious, date night meal.
Wolfgang Puck Restaurant at the Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles 90077
Long regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles, the Hotel Bel-Air is now offering meals to go. While you won’t be able to sit in one of their elegant dining room, you will still be able to experience the wonderful menu. Pro tip: book a stay in the hotel for that special getaway and you can dine in your room.
Lady & Larder
3759 Sawtelle Blvd., Mar Vista 90066
Who says you need a big meal for date night? Why not try a charcuterie board instead, especially one from this super hot (and local) spot. Oprah loves them, and so do about 50,000 Instagram fans.
Cat and Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
742 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
This Hollywood institution serves British classics like Fish & Chips and Bangers and Mash, and is perfect for when you and your sweetheart are feeling like jumping across the pond for the special date night. This Valentine’s Day they’ve got a special menu with a choice of shrimp bisque or baby greens for a starter, choice of chicken Florentine, sautéed salmon, beef rib roast or Vegan nut Wellington for the main course, and a choice of chocolate-covered strawberries or sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Order by 2/12.
1314 – 7th Street, Santa Monica 90401
The team at Cassia is going for pure comfort with a Southeast Asian BBQ-themed Heat & Serve Dinner Package for Valentine’s Day. The 7-Course Menu includes Smoked Short Ribs with Phu Quoc Island peppercorn spice rub & green curry or a Smoked Cauliflower with lemongrass butter & green curry, Spicy Palm Sugar Baked Beans with bacon & Sichuan peppercorns, Green Papaya Slaw with jalapeños, seaweed, scallions & herbs, plus so much more! It’s family-style for 1-6 people, with plenty of vegetarian options available. Order by 2/10.
2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica 90404
Since Valentine’s Day lands on a Sunday, the Birdie G’s team is cooking up two 6-course seasonal spreads and fun add-ons, available February 12, 13 and 14. The $89/person menu includes a Cheese Puff with chicken liver & hoshigaki, Wood-Grilled Beef marinated with beet molasses, Rocky Road Risotto and more. The all-vegan spread for $79/person features Silken Tofu with marigold & kasha, Beets with lentil miso dressing, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with vadouvan sauce and other delights. Add-ons include a Quattro Formaggi Goldbar with truffle manischewitz bordelaise and Gluten-Free Fried Chicken, along with sweets, like pints of Lavender Almond Ice Cream and whole “World Famous” Rose Petal Pies and Hoshigaki Butter Cakes. Deadline to order is 2/8.
1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 90401
From Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14, Rustic Canyon is bringing back their classic, hyper-seasonal fare. Enjoy a multi-course menu (including an all-vegetarian option), where you get to pick from a variety of dishes like Peas & White Chocolate, Beets & Berries, Duck Confit & Preserved Rhubarb, Nestor’s Cabbage & Swordfish, Red Velvet Pie and more. For add-ons, we’ll have other special dishes, plenty of wine and cocktails, and small flower bouquets by Tiffani Ortiz’s Novella Curio. Deadline to order is 2/10.
Milo + Olive
2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica 90403
Cook from the heart for your loved ones (with a little bit of help from Milo & Olive)! Pick from the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Kit ($55) with fresh, handmade spaghetti & your choice of sauce, Duck Confit Ravioli Kit ($65) or a Cacio e Pepe Risotto Kit ($55) – all of which come in a Milo & Olive tote with a demi baguette and gluten-free citrus cheesecake with a gingerbread crust. Add some sparkling rosé, Champagne, white or red wine to pair, with bottles ranging from $20-80. Order by 2/10.
Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar have just announced a Valentine’s Day three-course menu available on Tock for take away! Couples can enjoy a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $95 per person – with menu options including Maine Lobster Bisque, Colors of Salmon & Caviar, Grilled Wagyu Short Ribs and Chilean Bass. I’ve attached the Valentine’s Day menu for reference. For dessert, lovers can experience the new Valentine’s Sweetart – a special treat featuring a light yet decadent almond frangipane resting on a swirl of passion fruit coulis. It’s topped with ruby red farmers market raspberries accented by edible gold leaf and topped with some tasty puff pastry love.
Greenleaf Kitchen and Cocktails
Multiple locations around SoCal, including:
1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291
Greenleaf is serving up a lovely Date-Night Dinner to go, with a choice of entrêes like roasted chicken or grilled salmon, 2 sides like garlicky broccolini, paleo rice or roasted red potaoes, a Hollywood Bowl salad, 2 slices of cheesecake and even a wine selection choice. Order by 2/11 for pick up or delivery.
22706 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265
For sushi lovers, there’s no better way to celebrate date night than with the best sushi around. Nobu is world-famous for amazing feats with fish, and this date night dinner will be one to remember.
9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills 90211
Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fabulous meal from one of LA’s most romantic restaurants. The Executive chef has created a 4-course prix fixe menu that you can take home and enjoy for date night.
Thyme Café and Market
1630 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
This casual market and café serves seasonal fresh food and can create a beautiful and delicious meal for your special date night at home.
8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232
A love letter to Italian flavors, Bianca is offering a 4-course menu called “Sapori d’Amore”, a romantic tasting experience to enjoy with that special person in your life. The menu features Lobster & Bisque, Filet Mignon di Manzo al Pepe, and a surprise treat from Bianca. Designed for two people, guests can personalize the menu to their preferences (including vegetarian options). Pre-order on or before Feb. 11 for pick up on Feb. 13 or 14.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
Spend more time with your special someone this Valentine’s weekend and leave the cooking to their award-winning chefs! For a no-fuss, intimate Valentine’s menu, take advantage of Terranea’s package for two, with surf & turf and vegetarian options. Ordering deadline Wednesday, February 10 at 12:00pm, for pick up February 12, 13 & 14 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Superba Food + Bread
Multiple locations around LA, including:
1900 S. Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
This restaurant, bakery, and coffee counter has Valentine’s Day all sewn up. Superba’s Valentine’s Day menu for two kicks off with a Little Gem Salad, with Grilled Short Rib as the main course. Finally, nothing says “love” like a Strawberry and White Chocolate Custard for dessert. Upgrade your pre-meal spread from Superba with a fully stocked Charcuterie Board – and wine pairings, too. Packages can be preordered via Tock, must be ordered by Feb 11th.
425 Rose Avenue, Venice 90291
Get old-fashioned this Valentine’s Day. Re-create the steakhouse vibes with a 14-day Dry Aged Ribeye to share topped with porcini butter. The package also includes a Blue Fin Tuna Tataki starter and variety of veggies. Finish things off with a delectable Chocolate Tart topped with Peanuts and Whipped Crème Fraiche. Take the romance and fanciness to the next level with American Beauty’s Caviar Service or Baked Oysters. Order by 2/10.
Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach 90802
Fuego will offer two Valentine’s Day dinner options: The Sweetheart Package includes a three-course dinner for two; chocolates from Long Beach’s Romeo Chocolates; one bottle of sparkling Rose or Cava, Poema, Spain; and a rose, while the A La Carte menu offers luscious starters, appetizers and desserts to be mixed and matched. A Valentine’s Picnic Basket featuring wine, chocolate covered strawberries, mixed nuts and dried fruit, Latin cheeses, guacamole, salsa, ceviche, long stem roses, water, and utensils. Picnic baskets can be pre-ordered through February 10 for pickup over the Valentine’s Day weekend. On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, a Cupid’s Brunch with live, socially distanced entertainment is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Live entertainment will also be offered for Sunday dinner from 5-9:00 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited so secure your Sweetheart table now.
Cake Monkey Bakery
7807 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90036
Looking for some Valentine’s Day treats? Cake Monkey Bakery, the cult bakery best known for its updated takes on nostalgic childhood snack treats, is offering an assortment of goodies available for pre-order and pick-up in celebration of Valentine’s Day, including: Heart Shaped Chocolate Raspberry Cakewiches (Cake Monkey’s signature cakewich in a festive heart shape for Valentine’s Day – Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream and Raspberries), Heart Gram (2 Heart shaped Cakewiches in a heartgram box with a customizable message on each box to send something sweet to friends or loved ones. Available for Pickup or Local delivery), Mini Layer Cakes (decorated with roses or heart-shaped sprinkles. Available for pickup or Local delivery.), Pop Heart (Chocolate Fudge heart-shaped hand pie filled with chocolate ganache and marshmallow topped with cocoa crispies), Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies with Valentine Nonpareils – shipping available, Valentine’s Day Gift Box (includes special Valentine’s Day treats including the heart pop pie, heart sugar cookie, chocolate raspberry cakewich and Roll in the Hay. Available for NATIONAL shipping as well as local delivery and pick up).
Noor To Go
300 E Colorado Blvd Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101
This famous catering and events company in Pasadena serves up amazing meals to go for all kinds of special occasions, including that special date night at home.
1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
This café, part of the Rustic Canyon family of restaurants, serves up organic, scratch-made breakfasts, lunches, baked goods, and is now serving them all to-go as well. Who says date night has to be at night? Try a morning date for a change one of these days!
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder and Managing Editor of MomsLA.com.