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It’s the month of love here at Upper Ivy, and we’re looking forward to spending quality time with the most important people in our lives. Whether you’ll be spending Valentine’s day with friends, family or your significant other, you deserve to feel special. We’ve gathered some of the best restaurants around Upper Ivy for Valentine’s dinner so that you and your loved ones feel special.

Head out to any of these restaurants in and around Culver City for a night of memories and love. We hope you have a special Valentine’s day!

Sara The Wine Bar

luxury apartment for rent in culver city | Upper Ivy Top of the list of best restaurants around Upper Ivy for Valentine’s dinner is Sara. This local favorite features an intimate setting, perfect for you and your special someone. This Italian menu features many shareable options, like their Caprese skewers, and many other delicious traditional Italian courses.

They also have craft beer and wine from all over the world. Ensure that you and your special someone leave with a full belly and a full heart, and don’t forget the dessert! Head over between 5 pm and 7 pm for their happy hour.


modern apartments for rent in culver city | Upper IvyCarasau is one of the most romantic restaurants for your Valentine’s date. It’s conveniently located just across the Culver Steps from Upper Ivy modern apartments. This restaurant features a wonderful collection of Sardinian plates and a great wine selection. Their menu is full of delicious options, so it’s sure to please any crowd.

If you’re not quite sure what to order, feel free to ask your server for some tips. They are extremely knowledgeable and would love to offer their favorites. They’ll also recommend a wine that pairs well with whatever you choose. Sit inside in the dimly lit restaurant, or sit next to the heaters outdoors and enjoy the Culver city nightlife.

A Food Affair

apartments for rent near culver city ca | Upper IvyIf you’re looking for a menu that was created with as much love as you’ll be feeling while celebrating Valentine’s day, head to A Food Affair. At this intimate and cozy restaurant, you’ll choose from Chef Christian’s favorite recipes from his childhood. The ambiance and menu of this spot definitely put it on the list of best restaurants around Upper Ivy for Valentine’s dinner.

A Food Affair is a perfect place to celebrate anyone special to you. An unfortunate thing about this restaurant is that it’s closed Sunday and Monday, so head here on Saturday for an early Valentine’s dinner and beat the crowds if you’re wanting to check it out.


one and two bedroom for rent in Culver City | Upper IvyIf you’ve been living at Upper Ivy’s modern apartment complex for a while and you haven’t tried out Etta, you’re missing out! Etta provides a delicious dining experience just a stone’s throw away from Upper Ivy below The Shay Hotel.

This restaurant is a perfect place to head to on Valentine’s day with someone special to you. Enjoy a delicious meal from their modern American menu, pair it with a cocktail and head back to Upper Ivy to enjoy the rest of your night. Enjoy a night by the fire in our poolside cabana or right in your very own modern apartment for rent in Culver City.


luxury loft for rent in culver city | Upper Ivy residencesDespite its name, Soulmate is the perfect place to take anyone. Whether you’re going with your soulmate or a group of friends, this spot is worth the short drive to West Hollywood. They have a bright menu with many unique items that are perfect for sharing as you celebrate Valentine’s day.

Try their uni toast or salmon crudo. This restaurant has a wide selection of Mediterranean and Spanish plates. Sit closer to the front for a brighter experience, or towards the back for a dim and intimate dinner. Enjoy this southern California favorite!


We hope you are looking forward to Valentine’s day this year. Whatever you end up doing, we hope your day is filled with love and appreciation. If you choose one of these best restaurants near Upper Ivy for Valentine’s day, grab some red roses on your way out the door and you’re set!