Sorry, ladies, but Hollywood’s eternal bachelor is settling down. In celebration of George Clooney’s recently announced – and long awaited – engagement to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, we have compiled a list of some of LA’s most romantic restaurants. And while they may not leave you Up in the Air like a proposal over a home cooked meal from the Fantastic Mr. Fox himself, these are some eateries that will surely make for One Fine Day.
The Little Door
This quiet gourmet French restaurant in Beverly Grove is like a private rendezvous in Paris for you and your lover. The indoor ambience is exquisite, with an intimate, candle-lit atmosphere, but the outdoor dining areas are truly spectacular. Shrouded in trees, the patio and winter garden offer a shaded escape for a romantic evening.
This is one Italian restaurant that makes for a perfect and intimate date night. It’s often called one of the most romantic places in Los Angeles. The low lighting and rustic décor are like a trip to the past, but touches of modernity sneak in, giving it a distinctly contemporary vibe. While the menu is designed to impress, we recommend the delicious and decadent chocolate soufflé, which is perfect for sharing.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, Cliff’s Edge nevertheless gives the impression of being an intimate Mediterranean retreat for lovers looking to escape their urban rigors. While some paramours may not appreciate the recently implemented trivia night, the patio is still one of the most intimate and romantic dining areas in Los Feliz.
Carlitos Gardel Restaurant
A cozy and intimate atmosphere is par for the course of any romantic restaurant, but this warm-hearted Argentine steakhouse is like going home. The mother and son owners can often be seen singing to their guests, and there is frequently a live pianist playing passionate love songs.
If you weren’t sure why Italian is called a romance language, one visit to Il Cielo will surely teach you something about amore. The breathtaking décor will make you and your lover feel like you’re dining in the clouds, but the festive touches will bring you back to earth in romantic bliss. It’s no secret why this restaurant is a classic for Los Angeles date nights.