Great Things to do This Valentine’s Day in Santa Monica

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Valentine’s Day Events

Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave | (310) 260-1528 Valentine’s Day Screening! Join us for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. When Audrey Hepburn’s girl-about-town Holly Golightly meets handsome nice guy George Peppard, she begins to gradually rethink her anything-goes, high-living lifestyle. Adapted from Truman Capote’s bestselling romance by director Blake Edwards and featuring what is arguably Henry Mancini’s greatest score.

Golden Bridge Yoga

719 Broadway | (310) 395-1476 We are hosting a special workshop on Saturday February 22nd in honor of Valentine’s day from 5pm-7pm. Sound healing and Opening to the abundance of Love. $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

I Heart Santa Monica

Wokcano, 1415 5th Street Whether you’re taken or single, we all have one love in common and that’s the love for our city – Santa Monica. Come out to Wokcano on Friday, February 14th and spread the love! Event includes Complimenary hors d’oeurves from 9-10 p.m., 2-for-1 Oyster Bar, Complimentary “man”icures for ladies and men all night, Raffle (one raffle ticket with admission, additional are $1 each, $5 for 6, $10 for 15), Photo booth with printouts, available for $5 minimum donation to Meals on Wheels West and themed Cocktails: Heartbreaker, Single in Santa Monica, Drive Me Crazy. Menu includes new Oyster Bar, Spicy Crabmeat Tempura Roll, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Glazed Walnut Shrimp, Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings and Yakitori Chicken Meatballs. Enjoy music by DJ Frankie 9 p.m. – close.

“Love and Lust” Opening Reception

haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St February 7th, 5-8pm haleARTS S P A C E announces the opening reception for it’s third annual “Love and Lust” group show. In collaboration with featured local emerging artists, the theme of Love and/or Lust is pulled, prodded and turned upside down. What is love? What is lust? Can art capture the essence of either or both or neither? Always fun, always explorative, it has quickly become a favorite time of year for the haleARTS community. This year’s show will feature the work of Christopher Hayden, Dan Pyle, Daniel Peci, Ellie Luna, Kelly Hoffman, Kyle MacKnight, Lee Jordan and Tiffani Roslak. All works will be available for sale, just in times for Valentines Day! Come peruse accessibly priced work while enjoying white wine and freshly popped popcorn. The show will run through February 19th.

Love is Evol – A Black Heart Party

The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen, 119 Broadway February 14th, 8pm-12am Rather get a root canal than suffer through another Valentine’s Day? That “oh so” lovely day created by greeting card companies to make you feel like crap. We know all you want to do is sit on your couch, curtains drawn, with your three bottles of wine- hoping to avoid all the crazed ”love birds” out there showering the world with their non-stop public displays of affection. Unfortunately, February 14th is coming whether you like it or not. Well, we say get off the couch and put the Haagen Daz down! Join us instead for a night of movies, dancing, food, drinks and free massage! Mind you this isn’t a “I’m single pity party”. This is a night to share with friends, get out of the house and be around other people who “just want to have fun.” The evening will also include: Complimentary Chair Massage from 8-10 sponsored by Willow Spa, “Shot through the heart” movies on the big screen, Live Band “The Old Fashioned’s” featuring DJ Margo Lox playing all your favorite “Angry Love Songs” and Dance Music and featuring a special menu with food and drink specials!

Magicopolis

1418 Fourth St | (310) 451-2241 The Most Magical Valentine’s Day! See our critically acclaimed show “Escape Reality” featuring optical illusions, levitation, mind reading, disappearances and a nail-biting Houdini-inspired escape. Celebration includes Champagne/Sparkling Cider Toast, Souvenir bag of tricks, Magic Class and Surprises. $40 Per Person. Valid February 14, 2014.

M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater

1323-A 3rd St | (310) 451-0850 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our special “My Funny Valentine” show on February 14th, 2014 at 8pm. Comedians include Nasry Malak, Cathy Ladman, Matthew Moore, Julie Goldman, Stephanie Blum, Brady Matthews and celebrity guest host Mindy Sterling. Show is 21 and over. Tickets $15 per person.

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th St | (310) 394-9779 ext.1 Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Queen of Hearts! One free ticket with the purchase of any two tickets (adult or child) tickets to “Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party.” Includes complimentary Valentine’s sweet treats at intermission and photo ops with the cast after the show! Valid February 15-16, 2014.

Seasons 52 & The Broad Stage

This year, make Valentine’s Day a weekend-long celebration! Treat your sweetie to a delicious prix fixe dinner menu at Seasons 52, followed by a soulful concert at The Broad Stage with Grammy-nominated vocalist Bettye LaVette. Take advantage of this romantic and intimate evening on Saturday February 15th, and celebrate love and the arts on the Westside! Offer only good at the Seasons 52 Santa Monica location. Dinner is $75 per person and includes a salad, a lobster and steak entree, dessert, a glass of wine, and coffee or tea. Offer does not include tax, gratuity, or restaurant parking. Offer only good for February 15, 2014.

Shore Hotel Sprinkles Pop-Up

1515 Ocean Ave | (800) 599-1515 Shore Hotel in Santa Monica professes their love of sugary goodness, announcing a Valentine’s Day partnership with Sprinkles Cupcakes. The native Los Angeles bakery will bring its Cupcake Cart to Shore Hotel Friday, February 14 – Monday, February 17, offering an assortment of classic favorites including Red Velvet and Dark Chocolate as well as February’s feature flavor, Salty Caramel. Guests of the property enjoying the hotel’s romantic Green Is The New Pink package, along with anyone craving a deliciously sophisticated cupcake, can stop by the Shore Hotel lobby to purchase a treat to share with their sweetie or indulge in all on their own. Sprinkles can be enjoyed while relaxing poolside at the hotel, taking in an unabated view of a romantic sunset from the Shore Hotel’s guest room balconies, or strolling hand-in-hand down Ocean Avenue.

The Gourmandise School

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 656-8800 Join us for a Valentines Day Cookie Class February 14, 2014. Bake, Decorate, Package!  You’ll leave with a box full of delicious gifts. We will how to make Iced sugar cookies; Meringue Kisses; Almond Shortbread Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Jam.

Valentines Day Paint, Champagne, and Strawberries!

Paint:Lab, 1453 14th St Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Paint:Lab February 12th-15th at 6-9pm & February 14th-16th at 2-5pm. The couple that paints together stays together! We will be serving complimentary champagne, strawberries and chocolate! Instructed Sessions: $134 per couple (canvas and all supplies included) and Uninstructed Sessions: $68 per couple (plus the cost of canvas). Includes paints, brushes, set-up and clean-up, complimentary champagne, strawberries, chocolate, wine and cheese. Mention this ad for available discounts. Reservations required.

Valentine’s Party

Uroborus, 2407 Main St February 12th, 3pm You are invited from UROBORUS-MODE! Expect chocolate covered strawberries, delicious hors d’oeuvres, hot coffee and more! We are looking forward to seeing you.

Dining & Nightlife

41 Ocean Restaurant

1541 Ocean Ave #150 | (310) 566-3870 41 Ocean Restaurant will be offering our regular menu, as well as Valentine’s Day Specials such as Housemade Lobster Ravioli, Organic New York Lobster Style Steak, and a Valentine’s Day Dessert.

Areal Restaurant

2820 Main St | (310) 392-1661 Areal Restaurant will be serving a Special 3-Course Prix Fixe Valentine’s Menu. $55 per person includes a Glass of Champagne. There will also be a Singles Appreciation Al a Carte Menu served in the Bar/Lounge.

Blue Plate

1415 Montana Ave | (310) 260-8877 Join us for a Family Valentines Day at BP. Kids are $10 and includes Choice of Lemonade or Chocolate Milk, Choice of Crazy Heart Quesadilla or Chicken Tenders and served with one of the following: Veggies, Salad, Fruit or Fries as well as a Valentine Dessert. Grown Ups are $35 and this includes Choice of Strawberry Mimosa, Champagne or glass of wine, Starter options of Beet Salad with toasted Sunflower seeds, fresh goat cheese & Whole grain vinaigrette; Super Protein salad-mixed greens, quinoa, avocado, corn, tomato, black beans, almonds and sherry vinaigrette; or Potato Leek Soup. Entrees selections include Roasted Chicken Pot Pie, Steak Frites or Grilled Fish Tacos. Dessert is a Special Valentine dessert.

Blue Stove

220 Broadway | (310) 752-4110 Blue Stove is offering a 5 course pre-fix menu for Valentine’s Day including Charcuterrie & Cheese Plate for 2, Crispy Parmesan Polenta & Arugula Salad, Skirt Steak with Romesco & Balsamic Roasted Onions, Seafood Special TBD and Creme Brulee. $50 per person. Add a 1/2 bottle of sparkling wine for an extra $10 per person. Valid February 14-16, 2014.

Border Grill

1445 4th St | (310) 451-1655 Spice up Valentine’s Day weekend at Border Grill with a spectacular 4-course prix fixe dinner for $65 per person. Valentine’s Day specials, like Lobster Bisque, Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Ceviche, Duck Carnitas Chilaquiles Braised Lamb Belly Tacos, and Shrimp Empanadas — also available a la carte. Valid February 14-16, 2104.

CAST at Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave | (310) 260-7511 Join us for Valentines Dinner both Friday and Saturday night. We are doing a set menu that will be 5 courses with a his and her menu. It will include a bottle of bubbles for the 2 people and a “DIY to-go Saucy Kit” for $100 per person ++. We will be offering live music included in the evening. Dinner service will be located within CAST restaurant and CAST patio only. Available seatings from 6pm-9:30pm. Last Seating at 9:30pm.

Catch Restaurant at Hotel Casa Del Mar

1910 Ocean Way | (310) 581-7714 Valentine’s Day menu including appetizer choices of artichoke soup, main lobster, arugula and endive or tuna carpaccio and main entrée choices of filet of beef, black cod, steamed black bass, Jidori chicken or Nantucket bay scallops and dessert options of chocolate espresso tart, passionfruit chiffon cake or ginger crème brulee. $85 per person.

Coast at Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd | (310) 587-1717 Coast will be serving pre-fixe menu including lobster salad, grilled filet mignon and warm chocolate lava cake for $45 per person. Special recommended bubbly is $45 per bottle.

Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica

1551 Ocean Ave #105 | (310) 339-4115 Bring your Valentine in for a beachside Lobster & Steak dinner for 2! Enjoy 8 oz filet & 8 oz lobster tail with champagne butter and loaded potato cake, paired with a 13oz bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne for $120. Valid February 14, 2014.

Dhaba Cuisine of India

2104 Main St | (310) 399-9452 Dhaba Cuisine of India is offering a Pre-Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner for $25 per person including appetizer, complete meal and dessert. Come and enjoy your dinner on our beautiful garden patio or in our intimate candlelit dining room.

FIG Restaurant

101 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 319-3111 A Special Night with That Special Someone…Wow your loved one and book Valentine’s Day with FIG today! Allow Chef Ray Garcia and his team to cater to you both with their seven-course menu featuring the very best of the season’s pickings! Do Valentine’s Day right this year by booking early and letting us handle the rest! Valentine’s Dinner is $100 per person and includes a glass of Champagne!

Fourth Street Grille Doubletree Suites by Hilton

1707 4th St | (310) 395-3332 Fourth Street Grille Valentine’s Day Dinner includes Mixed Green Salad, Dungeness Crab Cake,  New York Strip Steak with fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus and or Coriander Crusted Salmon with lemon scented risotto haircot verts and cippolini onions. Dessert is Espresso Tiramisu with chocolate shavings and mocha anglaise. $40 per person.

Hotel Shangri-la Dining Room

1301 Ocean Ave | (310) 394-2791 Hotel Shangri-la Valentine’s Evening Dining Special – $160 (not including tax and gratuity) per couple. Couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day with an intimate rendezvous and romantic dinner at Hotel Shangri-la’s Dining Room. Diners can enjoy a leisurely evening with the Valentines Bubbles four-course dinner for two served with a champagne split and gaze out to the blue Pacific by the light of the silvery moon. Created by Chef Ryan Steed, diners can choose a savory selection of charcuterie, cheese or fresh oysters, followed by tasty lobster bisque or a fresh seasonal salad to start. For the main course, it may be difficult to choose between the prawn paella, tender ribeye or the popular house fettucine. As this is the sweetest night of the year, a plated trio of decadent chocolate covered strawberries, white chocolate panna cotta and tres leches rum cake top off the meal with impeccable style.

Hotel Shangri-la Suite 700

1301 Ocean Ave | (310) 394-2791 Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean Valentines – Enjoy Suite 700 Romance! Bring your Valentine to Penthouse Suite 700, Santa Monica’s only in/outdoor rooftop bar and one of the most romantic spots in the city. Starting at 4:00 pm, you and your sweetheart can watch the sun set over the Pacific or gaze out at city lights while savoring an array of memorable cocktails and small plates at reasonable prices.

La Sandia

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 393-3300 Show some Latin Love this Valentine’s Day! Join us for a 3-Course dinner and signature beverage or cocktail for $29 per person.

Locanda del Lago

231 Arizona Ave | (310) 451-3525 Friday night we will serve a special limited menu in addition to our Valentines Specials. Valentine specials will run from Friday 2/14 thru Thursday 2/20 and include Atlantic red snapper carpaccio, housemade venison tortelloni, roasted Mediterranean Striped Sea Bass, house-smoked and roasted leg of lamb and white choclate raspberry torte. Four-course tasting dinner available for $55 per person. Five-course tasting dinner for $69 per person and wine pairing option for $24 per person.

Loteria Grill

1251 3rd St Promenade | (310) 393-2700 Celebrate Love and Chocolate with our Valentine’s Week Menu Specials! Come in and try our delicious, chocolate infused dishes and end on a sweet note with our decadent desserts! Valid February 10-16, 2014.

M.A.K.E. Restaurant

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 394-7046 M.A.K.E. Love in the Raw. “Just Friends” menu:  $150 per Couple. Glass of Champagne. Oyster Mushrooms & Pearls. Wilted Chicory. Grapefruit. Avocado. Wildflower Honey. Tarragon Almonds. Beet & Fig Carpaccio. Maggie’s Farm Cress. Meyer Lemon Emulsion. Celeriac Agnolotti. Black Truffle puree. Walnut Crumble. Oxalis. Rose Hip ice (palate cleanser). Chocolate Layer Cake. Cherry Balsamic Gelato. Valid February 13-16, 2014.
“Facebook Official” menu: $200 per Couple Bottle of Wine to Share. Oyster Mushrooms & Pearls. Warm Cauliflower Soup. Champagne Grapes. Fennel Pollen. Wilted Chicory. Grapefruit. Avocado. Wildflower Honey. Tarragon Almonds. Beet & Fig Carpaccio. Maggie’s Cress. Meyer Lemon Emulsion. Celeriac Agnolotti. Black Truffle puree. Walnut Crumble. Oxalis. Rose Hip ice (palate cleanser). Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Vanilla Coconut Whip. Chocolate Layer Cake. Cherry Balsamic Gelato. Valid February 13-16, 2014.
“It’s a Fairytale” menu: $250 per Couple. 5 Wine Pairings. Oyster Mushrooms & Pearls. Warm Cauliflower Soup. Champagne Grapes. Fennel Pollen. Wilted Chicory. Grapefruit. Avocado. Wildflower Honey. Tarragon Almonds. Beet & Fig Carpaccio. Maggie’s Cress. Meyer Lemon Emulsion. Celeriac Agnolotti. Black Truffle puree. Walnut Crumble. Oxalis. Cheese Course to Share. Rose Hip Tea ice (palate cleanser). Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Vanilla Coconut Whip. Chocolate Layer Cake. Cherry Balsamic Gelato. Valid February 13-16, 2014.

Melisse Restaurant

1104 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 395-0881 Valentine’s Day Weekend Menu: Thursday, February 13, 2014 and Saturday, February 15, 2014. $150.00 per person for 7-course menu. $275.00 per person 8-course menu. Chef Josiah Citrin has created options for diners to enjoy his Valentine’s Day men. The eight-course menu includes dishes such as his famous Egg Caviar, a soft poached egg with lemon crème fraiche and American Caviar; Perigord Truffle Risotto with mascarpone and shaved black truffles; and Crispy Atlantic Bass with Swiss chard, onions and sweet clover broth.

Monsoon Café

1212 3rd St | (315) 576-9996 Enjoy a 4-course dinner with a glass of Champagne. DJ will be playing after dinner to dance the night away.

Ocean & Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

1700 Ocean Ave | (310) 458-6700 Cuddle up by the fire at Ocean & Vine. Ocean & Vine will be serving Valentine’s Day dinner in Fireside Lounge on February 14, 2014. They will be offering a four-course prix fixe dinner for $65 and a six-course prix fixe dinner for $85. There will also be a four-course prix fixe vegetarian dinner for $60. For more information and reservations, please call 310-576-3180.

One Pico at Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd | (310) 587-1717 One Pico is offering a Valentine’s Day three course-menu menu for $85 per person. Appetizer choices of roasted beets and burrata, sashimi, mushroom consumme or dungess crab cake; entrée choices of New York steak, bucatini, whole lobster or roast John Dory; dessert choices of vanilla panna cotta, espresso semifreddo or chocolate trio.

RAWvolution

2301 Main St | (310) 392-9501 Valentine’s Bliss dinner & tarot at RAWvolution! We are creating a mystical ambiance with a special Valentine’s dinner menu and desserts infused with chocolate, rose essence, crystal magic and berries. The sensational raw food dinner will be combined with candlelight and champagne bottles of kombucha to enhance the divine connection. The illustrious Madame Pamita will be on hand to give Valentine’s Day tarot readings – a sweet and special treat we are including with your meal. Whether you are in a long time relationship, newly dating or free and single, she will offer you loving guidance, sweetness and enlightenment doing special readings from the Lovers’ Tarot. She will also have candles, spell kits and other magical items available for sale to spiritually enhance your romantic life.

Real Food Daily

514 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 451-7544 Real Food Daily Valentine’s Evening Menu – $68 per person. Reservations Required. Selections include Italian “The Language of Love” antipasto, Zuppa O Insalata, entrée options of Calabrese Stuffed Pepper or Lasagna Napoletana and dessert Tiramisu Bombe or Crème Brulee.

Ristorante Al Mare

250 Santa Monica Pier | (310) 458-4448 Special San Valentino menu. Special dishes include oven roasted butternut squash soup, hand crafted beef short ribs raviolis and pan seared scallops. Dessert selection is doughnuts and nutella sauce. Regular menu available. Specials are also available as a pre-set menu for $40 per person. Tip and tax not included.

Rusty’s Surf Ranch

256 Santa Monica Pier | (310) 393-7437 Dining and Dancing on the romantic Santa Monica Pier. Indulge in one of our Valentine’s Specials – Seafood Mixed Grill for 2 with Salmon, Ahi & Shrimp for $38. Filet Mignon with a Mushroom sauce for $29 or Pasta Primavera (veg) with a White Wine Sauce for $14.50. Join us at 9:00 for the Jazz Fusion sounds of Chromosphere. No Cover!

Shaka Shack Burgers

1701 Ocean Park Blvd | (310) 450-5551 Come enjoy our Aloha burger: garlic infused grassfed angus beef patty with cheddar cheese and our in-house made love potion ketchup. Valid February 1-15, 2014.

Sonoma Wine Garden

395 Santa Monica Place | (424) 214-4560 Sonoma Wine Garden will be offering a limited a la carte menu, plus an amazing 4 course Valentine’s Day Dinner with wine pairings. Limited number of reduced priced tickets are available on EventBrite HERE.

Taberna Arros y Vi

1403 2nd St | (310) 393-3663 Santa Monica’s new gem Taberna hosts Valentine’s Day. Special coursed menu with “Rendesvous” cocktails and more! Make your reservations soon.

Valentino

3115 Pico Blvd | (310) 829-4313 Special three-course Valentine’s Day menu with dessert. $90 per person. Optional wine paring $50 per person. Entree selections range from Colorado lamb chop and filet mignon to risotto with farmers’ market vegetables and Napa Valley quail!

Ye Olde Kings Head

116 Santa Monica Blvd | (310) 451-1402 Bring that Special Someone to Ye Olde King’s Head. Regular Menu available or: Cream of Tomato Soup ($3.95 cup), ($4.95 Bowl), Asian Grilled Salmon $18.95, Cheesecake with Mixed Berries $7.50. 20% off all Bottles of wine. Come and join us at Ye Olde King’s Head for a Romantic Meal and Pre/Post Dinner Cocktails in the Bar.

Zengo

395 Santa Monica Place | (310) 899-1000 Love is in the air! Celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day with your lovebird at Zengo with their 4-course dinner! $65 per guest includes choice of two appetizers, entree, & dessert. A taste of what’s on the menu: Cream of wild mushroom soup, empanadas, Ribeye steak and Chocolate banana cake. Valid February 14-16, 2014.

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