Valentines Day just came and went, but when you live near some of the best restaurants in California, why not splurge once in awhile for a romantic BEACHSIDE dinner? Collected here, are recommendations from the TripAdvisor communities most-followed posters. Your Mileage May Vary...
Admiral Risty in Palos Verdes would be romantic and fun.
The Sunset in Malibu.. "....your wife will be very happy with the restaurant and the beach/sunset views."
The Strand House in Manhattan Beach. Three miles from LAX is the Strand House in Manhattan Beach. It is located at the base of the Pier and has lovely views of the ocean, Catalina Island in the background and beautiful sunsets. In addition, take a romantic walk out on the pier, or go earlier and walk around the boutique shops in the few block area. Reservations needed for special tables. They also have a few balcony tables.
One Pico / Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica is pricey, but does it right if you want white table cloths with dark wood and delicious food with view. It's upstairs off of the lobby at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.
The Water Grill - 1401 Ocean Ave Santa Monica.
Nobu Malibu. "The World's Sexiest Restaurant" - The Observer.
Mastro's Ocean Club - Malibu
Catch at Casa del Mar - Santa Monica
Malibu Farm. This restaurant is ON the water.
The Lobster - Santa Monica Pier
Geoffreys - Malibu
Moonshadows - Malibu. Breathe in the calming aroma of salty ocean air. Feel the warm breeze swirl around your shoulders.
Moonshadows. Been around forever.
For many of these, you'll need a forklift to help you lift a wallet capable of holding the money needed to eat here, and you'll need reservations, but that is ocean life. Enjoy!