If you’re in the mood for love, look no further than our top five picks for the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles. You’re sure to be saying ‘That’s amour!’ by the end of the night.
"Yamashiro" means "Mountain Palace" in Japanese, and this Hollywood Hills haunt truly lives up to its name. Built in 1914 to replicate a Japanese palace, this Asian eatery offers truly the best view of any in the city. As a bonus, you can always take a long, romantic stroll through its 8-acre Japanese garden.
2 The Little Door
If you're in the mood for romance, head to the Little Door and request to sit in its secret garden. The colorful, romantic courtyard is the perfect spot to celebrate amour under twinkling lights that mimic the LA skyline above you. Order a bottle of Bordeaux from the eatery's extensive wine list and let the evening take you away.
The ambiance at Lucques is perfect for a little tete-a-tete, and the fare is just as winning. Enjoy delicious dishes from award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and cocktails from her business partner Caroline Styne while sitting in a picture-perfect setting; Lucques tres romantique current space was once a carriage house belonging to silent film star Harold Lloyd.
4 Il Cielo
Il Cielo has brought the "sky" to Beverly Hills, and, for more than 25 years, has been considered one of the most romantic destinations in the city. Wedding proposals are common occurrences here thanks to its twinkly-lit garden, sumptuous Italian fare and stunning skyline.
5 The Sky Room
An evening at the Sky Room is like taking a trip back in time. For an innovative date night, head to this penthouse restaurant at the Breakers Hotel and check out the amazing views of Long Beach from its panoramic windows. Yes, there's dinner. Yes, there's dancing. Yes, you WILL be in the mood for romance.