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Romantic Restaurants in Santa Monica

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 12:30pm Sandra Miller

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Santa Monica

Wondering where in Santa Monica to take your special someone for a romantic meal for two?  Santa Monica has dozens of wonderful eateries from which to choose, but these three restaurants have the perfect combination of exceptional food and enchanting atmosphere to produce a truly memorable date night.  Whether it is your first date or a special anniversary, your beloved is sure to be impressed by these dining locales.  

One Pico

There is nothing that is more romantic than sharing a meal with your sweetheart at a table that overlooks the ocean. Book a reservation for sunset for some of the most spectacular views in town. The food isn't bad either! Steak-lovers will appreciate the restaurant's 24-day aged rib-eye and Sunday night prime rib dinner, which is served tableside.


Cassia has been steeped in romance from its very beginning. The restaurant is the result of partnership between two husband-and-wife duos, Bryant and Kim Ng and Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan. The French-Asian bistro features both a charming dining room or a covered patio, so choose whichever setting seems more romantic to you. Order a dozen raw oysters to share with your special someone for a romantic start to your meal.


Perhaps the most obvious choice for a fancy date night in Santa Monica is Melissa. The Michelin-star winning restaurant's setting, cuisine, and wine offerings earn its recognition as one of Gayot's Top 40 Restaurants in the US and Zagat’s number one rated restaurant in Los Angeles since 2003. A dinner at Melisse is sure to create a night to remember!

After you have enjoyed your delicious meal, why not round out your night by taking in some of Santa Monica's public art installations together? A romantic stroll and some beautiful art sound like the perfect ending to the perfect evening!

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