It’s Never Too Late to Reserve a Great Valentine’s Dinner

Scallop CrudoSometimes you are just too busy to deal with Valentines Day and all of a sudden you realize it’s tomorrow! Run to See’s Candy and hope the florist has anything better than orange mums left. You can always get balloons instead of flowers in a pinch. But what will you do about dinner? All of the restaurants must be booked! Don’t fret. The LA Beat has culled through all of the restaurants that still have reservations available as of 10am Friday morning. We have selected some of our favorite spots and can guide you through the holiday without any pressure. Lucky you!

Border Grill from Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken are serving Valentines specials and a 4-course prix fixe dinner which includes a glass of sparkling wine. $65

Wildcraft in Culver City is offering a five course dinner. This Italian tavern focuses on “la cucina Piemontese.” Special dishes include Cocoa Tagliatelle with wild boar ragout, ricotta Zapata, micro thyme (for serious), Lobster Risotto with European butter and soft herbs, and Herb Basted Prime Flatiron with bacon confit potatoes, truffle butter. $50 per person.

Chaya Venice offers French/Japanese plates. Celebrate Valentines with 3 courses starting with a cold seafood platter including oysters, shrimp cocktail, spicy lobster roll and tuna tartare. For the second course you have a choice of “Surf n Turf” – Chicken with Baja Shrimp, or the Tokyo platter comprised of five different sushi roll. End the meal with a dessert platter for two with bread pudding, chocolate strawberries and “BananaBananaBanana” with a banana tart, chocolate-dipped banana and another banana surprise. $85 per person

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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