Love is in the air along with the fresh ocean spray — but that won’t satisfy your appetite this Valentine’s Day. Read on for the top 5 romantic restaurants and you’ll score big time with your loved one. Whether you go for the view, the food or the sweet sexy environs, you can’t lose.
1 La Vie en Rose
Hidden away and tucked far from the areas you're probably prone to be sick of, this Brea hideaway is as romantic as it gets. Small, intimate and never disappointing, the food, ambiance and entire package at La Vie en Rose is unbeatable when you want to feel love in the air all around you.
2 Marche Moderne
Upstairs in the Penthouse at South Coast, Marche Modern sits like a crown jewel among its neighbors. After working up an appetite at Oscar and sweeping her off her feet at Louboutin, there's no better place to celebrate your fashion victories.
3 Orange Hill Restaurant
With a view that just can't be matched anywhere, Orange Hill is an old school stand-by that your parents probably visited to spend special occasions. Lovely and anything but quaint, the view and the food combine for a combination that's unforgettable.
4 Stonehill Tavern
Sitting pretty seaside, Michael Mina's Stonehill Tavern is tucked in the St. Regis away from the hustle and bustle, but inside it's serious food without the serious pretense. Romantic lighting and cozy sharable food make this one spot you'll visit again and again.
5 Tradition by Pascal
And if your idea of romance is a traditional French meal, then there's no better choice than Tradition by Pascal. If you think that the French do it best, then the best go to this restaurant. With a menu of classic dishes, she'll be swooning with every bite.