The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hollywood
With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, there’s a question that you’ll want answered: what are the most romantic restaurants in Hollywood?
Along with some favorite classics, here are some newer entries among Cupid’s favorite romantic spots.
Grandmaster Recorders opened in December, 2021 in a former historic recording studio on Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood. (courtesy photo)
1518 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
The cuisine at Grandmaster Recorders is described as "modern Italian-Australian." (courtesy photo)
Grandmaster Recorders is a restaurant, rooftop and bar that opened in 2021. Transforming and paying homage to the original recording studio that opened in 1971, you’ll want to visit Grandmaster restaurant Wednesday-Sunday for hip and delicious Italian-Australian dishes. The wide-ranging menu choices include fragrant, lobster-rich fish stew; catch of the day; pastas such as Ink Cavatelli with spanner crab, ginger, basil and lemon; or transparent sea prawn tortellini. You’ll find Westholme Wagyu and well-curated cheese platters on the menu, too – as well as cocktail concoctions like those placed on their “Liquid Dolce” menu such as Sgroppino – frozen lemon, vodka, and prosecco whip.
Mother Wolf is located in the Art Deco-style Citizen News building on Wilcox in Hollywood. (courtesy photo)
1545 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 410-6060
The Fiore 32 Pizza at Mother Wolf is topped with burrata campana, squash blossoms, and alici di cetara. (courtesy photo)
Chef Evan Funke pays homage to the “culinary heritage of La Cucina Romana.” Dine Friday or Saturday as the restaurant isn’t open Sunday or Monday. The farmer’s market-fresh cuisine includes ricotta-filled squash blossoms, rigatoni all’amatriciana, and a variety of irresistible thin-crusted pizzas. Don’t miss the grilled whole Branzino, or the Negroni cocktails – all served in a stunning setting with comfortable deep salmon-colored banquettes.
Superba Food + Bread revamped the historic 1920s Spanish Courtyard building that was the former home of Cat & Fiddle. (courtesy photo)
Superba Food + Bread
6530 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Superba bills itself as equal parts bakery, café, and neighborhood meet-up spot. (courtesy photo)
As the great poet Omar Khayyam said, “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou,” is pretty much perfection, and certainly the bread at Superba Food & Bread will fill the bill. Open all 7 days, the beautifully appointed Hollywood outpost of the Superba family of fine dining spots, offers toast choices with toppings such as sunflower butter with Asian pear, golden raisins, black pepper or turmeric eggs and kale for brunch; at dinner, start with a selection of freshly baked breads like charred levain with butter and chives, porridge, and polenta levain, or poppy baguette. Of course, there’s more to the menu than bread alone – from hearth roasted chicken to King Island Salmon. Cocktails? Try a Casablanca -rum, lime, orange, and cherry liqueur. But yes, there’s wine and beer selections, too.
The Barish is located in the gloriously updated first floor of The Hollywood Roosevelt. (courtesy photo)
The Barish at the Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The menu at The Barish is modeled after the classic American steakhouses. (courtesy photo)
Nancy Silverton does sleek-steakhouse-style right at the Barish, located on the first floor of the Roosevelt Hotel. The location suggests you might just want to make a weekend out of your Valentine’s Celebration! A special Valentine’s Day menu is available Friday, February 11th – through Monday, February 14th from 5 to 9 p.m., and includes sea bream or dry-aged New York steak with salt-baked fries, as well as choices like rigatoni with goat cheese and squash in brown butter. Try a honey gelato with your sweetie for dessert.
The Musso & Frank Grill is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood. (courtesy photo)
Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Musso & Frank Grill is operated today by the third and fourth generations of the John Mosso family. (courtesy photo)
While not open Monday this classic spot is a great place to celebrate Valentine’s Day over the weekend, dining like the Hollywood royalty past and present do – in the comfortable red leather booths. Musso & Frank is justifiably famous for their martinis, braised short ribs, prime roast beef, salmon filet, and grilled trout among other traditional dishes served by elegantly skilled waiters.
Nestled in the heart of Hollywood, we invite you to come experience an unforgettable night of live salsa music, dinner, and dancing. (courtesy photo)
1253 Vine St #3, Hollywood, CA 90038
El Floridita Restaurant serves authentic Cuban and Caribbean inspired cuisine daily for lunch and dinner. (courtesy photo)
With the warm flavors of Cuban and Caribbean cuisine, El Floridita’s dinner selections bring an island vacation closer to home. Enjoy menu choices that include the shredded beef Ropa Vieja; the slow cooked Cuban oxtail stew; or the Sol Mar Y Tierra for two, with grilled shrimp, filet mignon, and grilled chicken filet. There are also jumbo shrimp dishes, Paella for two, and a terrific vegetarian platter with yucca and sweet plantains. And, on the 14th, enjoy live music from the best salsa bands in town. There’s no cover with a dinner reservation; music admission only is $15 at the door.
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