Whether finding a venue or activity for a first date or romantic outing, the simple question is: where is the best place to go? Every date is unique to the participants, but in a region as spread out as Southern California, it’s best to plan wisely, and immediately.
With some restaurants sold out weeks in advance, booking a reservation is proving to be a current challenge. Dining cozily in a low-lit room is the signature option for romantic dining, but more casual settings also prove popular. And Los Angeles is a city full of options that run the gamut of tastes, styles, and activities: some have incredible views, others include bowling. To help with the planning process, below is a handy list of some of the best first date restaurants in Los Angeles from north to south.
Added: Ardor, Portuguese Bend, LA Cha Cha Chá, Mírame, BLVD Market, Swift Cafe, Gardena Bowl, Olivetta
Removed: Highland Park Bowl, M. Georgina (closed), Margot, Found Oyster, Melody, Barcade, Tabula Rasa, Bar Ama, Arts District Brewing, Everson Royce, Fritto Misto, The Sunset, Chez Jay, Sosta
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More