Santa Monica restaurants are taking the opportunity of
Valentine’s Day this Thursday to celebrate the most romantic night of the year.
Here is a look at three restaurants offering specials at
three different price points.
Singles Night Out
Now known as one of Santa Monica’s hottest restaurants
thanks to its casual-chic atmosphere, delicious food, and attractive
20-something crowd, Brick+Mortar at 2435 Main Street is touting itself as “the
place” to meet singles on the Westside this Valentine’s Day.
Brick+Mortar will be hosting a “Stoplight Party,” so
come guests should come wearing the color of their relationship status (red =
taken, yellow = potentially interested, and green = single and ready to
mingle). There will be a DJ, special menu items added, and an extra V-Day
surprise for diners. The party begins at 9pm.
For reservations, call 310.450.3434 or visit brickandmortarla.com.
Casual And Fun Set Menu
Bar Pintxo at 109 Santa Monica Boulevard is offering a
four course menu for $60 per person (add an extra $30 for wine pairing per
person), with two different seating times: 6:30pm and 9pm.
The first course will feature Oysters prepared with 58
year Sherry Vinegar and piquillo peppers. The second course is a Wild Mushroom
soup with black truffles. For the main course, there is an option of Filete de
Pez Manta with brussel sprouts or three hour Rioja Braised Beef Cheeks. Dessert
will be dark chocolate truffles with roasted hazelnuts and rose water cream.
Chef David Plonowski said he wanted to create a menu
that was indulgent and rich in flavors, but also sticking to the restaurant’s
“The first course, oyster escabeche is an aphrodisiac
and are also very rich as well as the chocolate and truffles in our dessert
dish,” Plonowski said.
Plonowski said everything was created using in a Spanish
technique, but infusing modern techniques to make it something different for
“The beef cheeks are slow braised in red wine for three
hours,” he said. “The cream underneath the chocolate truffles will be infused
with rose pedals. Every preparation is designed to be luxurious.”
Bar Pintxo has always been on a walk-in basis, but this
is the first year the restaurant is taking reservations.
To reserve a table, call
310.458.2012 or visit barpintxo.com.
Fine Dining Date Night
FIG Restaurant inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel at 101
Wilshire Blvd. is offering a four-course menu between 6pm and 10pm for $100 per
person. The first course offers a choice of a striped Jack or winter market
salad. The second course is a choice between Bucatini with mushrooms,
asparagus, fava beans, bottarga, duck egg, and truffle or Turnips served with
Rutabaga Mostarda, baby mustard greens, and smoked porcini. The third course
offers a choice of Turbot or Ribeye. For dessert, there are options of chocolae
and tangerine Panna Cotta or Ice Cream Sandwiches and Frozen Cream Pops.
For reservations, call 310.319.3111 or visit figsantamonica.com.
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