Whether you have a new significant other you’re trying to impress for the first time, or are looking to spend a romantic evening with your longtime partner — DTLA is burgeoning with romantic spots to spend an evening.   Stunning city skyline views and twinkly light patios here we come!  Here are some of our favorite spots to set the mood in DTLA this Valentine’s Day

Redbird DTLA

Redbird is such a stunning restaurant, it would be impossible to leave it off our list of romantic spots to dine in DTLA.  Redbird is set amongst one of the city’s most historical gems, the Vibiana — a cathedral turned event venue.  The food is incomparable, and features multi-culturally inspired dishes from seasonal samplers to shareable entrees.  Check in with Redbird for their Valentine’s Day menu and be sure to inquire about difference spaces within the restaurant like Nest, which are more intimate seating options.

Shibumi

Something about Shibumi is undeniably sexy — perhaps its the moody, dim lighting that will make you feel like you’re in a hip Tokyo neighborhood. Shibumi is known for its kappo fare, which is a coursed out Japanese food experience — expect far more curation than just sushi.  The bar is cut from a centuries-old cypress and is over 30 feet long, it’s an impressive design to say the least.  Foodie lovers, this one’s for you.

Perch

Lovers have a view of the entire DTLA city skyline from the outdoor dining deck at Perch LA.  Truly, little else compares to the stunning views and twinkling lights from the 15th floor of Perch.  The restaurant and bar is carefully adorned with lush landscaping, ornate fireplaces, and antique-french inspired lounges.  The menu features sumptuous french cuisine, and the ambiance is ideal for a romantic tête-à-tête with live jazz music and city lights as the backdrop.  Make your reservations early, Perch is the premier dining destination in DTLA.

Cafe Pinot

Nothing spells romance quite like a softly lit outdoor patio, and Cafe Pinot has one of the best in town.  Under olive trees and twinkling lights and surrounded by the LA Library’s Art Deco design, you and your Valentine will be delighted by Cafe Pinot’s rich wine list and elegant french-inspired bites. Their Prix-Fixe menu offers a three-course and four-course options and their special Anel’s Champagne Flight too! You’ll be living la vie en rose this Valentine’s Day at Cafe Pinot!