Top 7 Valentine's Day events in L.A.

LOS ANGELES For fine dining on the Malibu pier, the Beachcomber Café is all about attention to details for its Valentine's Day celebration. For $79 per person, the four-course dinner includes a heart-shaped starter, oysters on the half shell, choice of filet or seafood, and chocolate covered strawberries. The special Valentine's Day dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to close.

"I think that's quite a bargain," said Citysearch Editor Mar Yvette. "I know times are tough, but they're going to have a red carpet that extends outside, so when the couples come, they're going to snap your photo, give you a fabulous glass of champagne and you have your wonderful, delicious, fresh meal."

Taste on Melrose is serving up an "aphrodisiac menu." The three-course meal will run you $49 per person.

"They'll have stuff like for starters, they'll have a choice of like a soup or the Ahi tuna tartar," said Yvette. "And then they're going to have the main entrée -- either like filet mignon, they're going to have halibut. And of course, they're going to have this wonderful chocolate dessert, which is chocolate cake with Chambord liqueur and chocolate granache."

Reservations are also filling up fast for The Lobster at the Santa Monica pier.

"This is a really great bargain," said Yvette. "It's only $35 to $40 a person. So you're really not going to be, you know, splurging here, but you're going to get a great meal. It's a three-course. You're going to get an appetizer, an entree, and dessert."

If you do want to splurge, for $120, romance your date over four courses of fine French cuisine at La Cachette.

"This is the place where you really want to do it up right," said Mar Yvette. "They're also going to have an a la carte menu on Sunday the 15th, so if you don't do Saturday, you know what, come on Sunday and enjoy dinner with your sweetie. Both nights will be seating from 5 p.m. to 10:30."

Rounding out the Citysearch Top 7 Valentine's Day destinations are: the Richard Riordan Central Library in Los Angeles, the Raymond Restaurant in Pasadena, and Café Bizou in Sherman Oaks.

In Orange County, check out the Newport Beach Marriott.

In the Inland Empire, try Wine Styles in Rancho Cucamonga.

In Ventura County, head to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

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Get more information from Citysearch about the top Valentine's Day destinations in Los Angeles

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Beachcomber Cafe
23000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-9800
www.thebeachcombercafe.com

Taste on Melrose
8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888
www.ilovetaste.com

The Lobster
1602 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294
www.thelobster.com

La Cachette Restaurant
10506 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 470-4992
www.lacachetterestaurant.com

Richard Riordan Central Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7000
www.lapl.org/central

The Raymond Restaurant
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 768-3268
www.theraymond.com

Cafe Bizou
14016 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-3512
(818) 788-3536
cafebizou.com

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-4000

Wine Styles
8200 Haven Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 944-9966
www.winestyles.net

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Dr.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-8444


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