Date night is very important when you have kids and we have some great local South Bay Date Night Restaurants to help. You might be wondering what are the best restaurants for a date night near me? We’ve searched high and low and polled the parents in our Local Anchor Facebook Group and from Manhattan Beach to Hermosa Beach to Palos Verdes – and everywhere in between – we’ve got the top recommended date night restaurants in the South Bay here for you! Date nights allow parents to take a break and have some special time with your special someone. Schedules are crazy and childcare can be expensive for a date night out, but it’s important for your relationship. Sometimes its impossible to get away and we have a great list of Date Night Ideas for Home for you too! Whether you are headed out for your date night or making time after the kids go to sleep for some kid-free time, we’ve got all the great ideas for South Bay parents. Let us know your favorite South Bay restaurants or any we should add to our list in the comments below!
Best Romantic Night Out Restaurants in the South Bay
Manhattan Beach Date Night Restaurants
The Strand House, New American Restaurant
The Strand House is a classy yet welcoming family restaurant founded by a group of South Bay families who share a passion for outstanding food, wine, and company. Restaurant and Lounge with a view of the ocean.
The Arthur J, Steakhouse
The ultimate Manhattan Beach neighborhood steakhouse, including an outstanding wine list and superb steaks roasted over a wood fire.
Tin Roof Bistro, American Restaurant
The Tin Roof Bistro embodies their vision of a wine country local’s hangout: a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere with chef-inspired cuisine and attentive, competent service.
Mangiamo Ristorante & Bar, Italian Restaurant
Serving Calitaliano cuisine since 1984, just steps from the famous Manhattan Beach pier. Italian restaurant with a lovely wine cellar and traditional Italian fare. Mangiamo….. “Let’s Eat!”
Manhattan House, American Restaurant
The award-winning Chef Juan Torres runs Manhattan House, a neighborhood gastropub. Farm-to-Table Italian Cuisine • Craft Cocktails • The South Bay’s Largest Beer Selection on Tap!
SLAY Steak + Fish House, American Restaurant
Grass-fed beef, sustainable seafood, several vegan alternatives, and locally grown veggies will all be available at the restaurant. Its vegetables and products will come from its own organic garden.
Manhattan Beach (MB) Post, American Restaurant
Chef and co-owner David LeFevre’s Manhattan Beach Post (M.B. Post), a soulful, extremely personal restaurant, provides a fun, artisan menu of small shared plates, hand-crafted cocktails, and small-production wines to the South Bay.
Only the finest seafood, handcrafted drinks, and world-class clam chowder are served. Every day, all of their fish is flown in from all around the world.
Little Sister, Vietnamese Restaurant
Dishes combine Southeast Asian spices and aromas with French techniques as well as Dutch and British colonial influences. The menu is always changing to reflect inspiration and the changing seasons. Chef Tin is in charge of the restaurant’s wine and beverage program, which includes both domestic and international labels.
Love and Salt, New American Restaurant
Love & Salt is a belief that great food requires only two components. It’s a vibe that pervades the restaurant, as well as the menu’s Italian-inspired cuisine with a Southern California twist. The restaurant’s colorful SoCal environment, just steps from the Manhattan Beach pier, is reflected in its approachable wine list and traditional cocktail program.
Fishing with Dynamite, Seafood Restaurant
Oyster-centric seafood bistro with traditional and innovative dishes served among wainscoting and lobster buoys.
Nick’s Manhattan Beach, American Restaurant
In a modest but stylish environment, this modern restaurant provides typical American comfort food.
Hermosa Beach Date Night Restaurants
Abigaile Restaurant, New American Restaurant
Without restrictions, frills, or pretense, Abigaile is about sharing and discovering food. Our menu changes frequently based on the availability of high-quality market ingredients and, on occasion, a creative whim. What happens when people join together to enjoy a meal, we feel, is one of life’s greatest sources of joy. So come together. Trust us. Take a step outside of your comfort zone. And eat without regard for norms or order.
the Hook & Plow, Seafood Restaurant
They strive to source their seafood, meats, produce, and other ingredients as locally and organically as possible without sacrificing quality. All of their wines and artisan beers are also from California, some of which are only a few miles away. Enjoy their open-air restaurant in lovely Hermosa Beach, which has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Tower 12, American Restaurant
The Tower 12 team enlisted Consulting Chef Brendan Collins to produce California-inspired, updated takes on American staples in order to create a welcoming, truly distinctive venue for friends and neighbors to kick back and enjoy fantastic cuisine and drink. Tower 12 is the best beach-side venue for sunset sessions, après surf, and always-welcome atmosphere, located on a second-story terrace with interconnecting rooms overlooking the ocean and pier.
Steak and Whiskey, Steakhouse Restaurant
Steak & Whisky delivers outstanding ingredients and attention to detail to every dining experience, whether it’s a weekly dinner or weekend brunch, a quiet night out with friends or simply a weeknight lunch. To provide you with the greatest quality beef available, each piece of meat has been hand-selected from a single-source herd of cattle. Smoked Pork Meatballs, S&W Dry Aged Burger, and a variety of premium steaks are available.
Chef Melba’s Bistro, New American Restaurant
Californian cuisine with a focus on seafood, fresh ingredients, and nutritious meals.
Zane’s in downtown Hermosa Beach serves a gourmet menu and premium beverages. Freshly cooked appetizers, entrees, and desserts are served to visitors in a stylish, comfortable setting. Italian food and steak, as well as sophisticated cocktails, are served from a prime people-watching vantage point near the shore.
Redondo Beach Date Night Restaurants
Blue Water Grill, Seafood Restaurant
Come in and become addicted to the freshest, most sustainable seafood available. A beachfront patio, full bar, happy hour, private event spaces, and a pet-friendly environment are all available. Bluewater Redondo Beach, located in King Harbor among the yachts and palm trees, serves great seafood with a fantastic view.
Farm-to-table cuisine, handcrafted drinks, and an unusual assortment of inexpensive artisan beers and wines are all available at this neighborhood gastropub. While taking in spectacular waterfront views and basking in picture-perfect California sunsets, guests can pick a picturesque spot for a quick nibble or linger over a meal.
Dominique’s Kitchen, French Restaurant
Homestyle Euro-French cuisine in a warm atmosphere. It’s their mission is to make good cuisine a regular occurrence in the community.
Sister’s Barn, Crafted BBQ Eatery & Artisan Market
Our chef-inspired seasonal menus and superb range of artisan market items will enlighten and satisfy the barbecue enthusiast in you, inspiring you to make your own at home.
Bettolino Kitchen, Italian Restaurant
The menu of this family-run restaurant with a minimalist, casual environment is dominated by homemade pasta.
HopSaint Brewing Company, American Restaurant
BBQ and other gastropub fare are available, as well as rotating house-brewed beers and TVs.
Baran 2239 – New American Restaurant
A bustling, family-owned hideaway in a strip mall with a seasonal cuisine, weekend brunch, and craft beer.
The Bottle Inn Riviera, Italian Restaurant
The Bottle Inn Riviera, founded in 1974 by the Bottle Inn Ristorante in Hermosa Beach, is an exciting eating and gathering spot providing time-tested authentic, classic Italian cuisine and an award-winning wine list.
Kincaid’s, Seafood Restaurant
Since 1986, we’ve been offering high-quality steaks and fresh, creative seafood. In our warm and friendly dining area, enjoy everyday lunch, dinner, or perhaps a special business or romantic occasion.
Every great meal, we think, starts with superb ingredients. The following idea guides our item selections: to find great products that match our local markets and seasonality. We choose to celebrate our farmers, fishermen, and butchers’ essential work by exhibiting their products as they were designed to be experienced, giving so much more than simply a plate, but an unrivaled culinary experience.
El Segundo Date Night Restaurants
North Italia, Italian Restaurant
North Italia is more than just an Italian restaurant. We’re a group of folks who have become family, bonded by our mutual affinity for all things Italian. We’ve come to understand that there’s an art to the handcrafted experience, especially when it comes to Italian cuisine—something that we aim to perfect every day. Our kitchen is as open as it gets because we’re proud to show you our menu is handmade from scratch, with love, daily. To us, nothing is quite as satisfying as sharing a dish of homemade pasta and basking in post-meal bliss together.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Steakhouse
The vision was to create a unique steakhouse experience with an emphasis on generous hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and the very finest aged USDA Prime beef. In addition to inspired service and expertly prepared Prime Steak, our founders focused on an exceptional selection of wines for guests to explore.
Sausal, Mexican Restaurant
Our Nuevo Rancho Cuisine pulls history forward by blending traditional Hispanic ingredients with contemporary farmers’ market fare. The menu borrows inspiration from the foundational elements of Rancho cooking: Wood Fire, Smoke, and Slow-Roasting; it celebrates the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine in combination with the elemental flavors of Spain – citrus, olives, figs – that were brought here by the missionaries; and just as importantly, it revels in contemporary bounty — where fresh vegetables and produce are given a more prominent place at the table.
Torrance Date Night Restaurants
Primo Italia, Italian Restaurant
From the region of Campania, home of the Amalfi Coast and Naples, to the island of Sicily, we bring you the heart and soul of our roots, tradition and cuisine. From the moment you walk in, we invite you to be transported — as our family photos illustrate our colorful past, and our menu expresses our living cuisine.
Palos Verdes Restaurants
Catalina Kitchen at Terranea Resort ,New American Restaurant
Catalina Kitchen’s menu is approachable and familiar, featuring New American food with a California Coastal sensibility. Dishes are simply composed and feature high-quality, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients – showcasing the bounty of California and of Terranea at every turn. Presentations are rustic and playful with signature dishes that turn heads in the dining room. Catalina Kitchen is a destination enjoyed by locals and guests alike. It focuses on quality ingredients, thoughtfully crafted dishes and sincere hospitality.
Nelson’s at Terranea Resort, New American Restaurant
Recognized as one of the top ten eco-friendly bars in the U.S., Nelson’s is the place to enjoy fresh California comfort cuisine, delicious microbrews and spectacular sunsets. With a view of the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Catalina Island, this Southern California restaurant offers one of the most scenic locations in Palos Verdes to enjoy a meal or drink in a casual setting. Take in the sunset on the patio by the fire pits, or relax inside and catch a sports event at the bar countertop made of recycled wine bottles.
Mar’sel at Terranea Resort, Spanish/French Restaurant
Set overlooking the Pacific Ocean with stunning views, mar’sel at Terranea offers the ideal location for an elegant dinner or relaxed late night bite. Located just south of Los Angeles on the verdant Palos Verdes peninsula, mar’sel (a play on the Spanish word for “sea” and the French word for “salt”) offers a decidedly inventive twist on California cuisine. With a seasonally rotating fine dining menu that features locally-sourced ingredients (citrus and herbs from the resort’s grounds, hand-ground chocolate, farm-fresh eggs), as well as playful takes on culinary favorites, mar’sel combines approachable luxury with a breathtaking setting perfect for every palate.
Gardena Date Night Restaurants
Eatalian Cafe, Italian Restaurant
Spare, industrial setting for thin-crust pizza, pasta, panini & gelato, plus housemade pastries.
What are your favorites and why? Let us know in the comments below!
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