Nobu Malibu presents itself as the quintessential Los Angeles dining experience. Situated perilously close to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, this establishment embodies the epitome of LA's dining scene. With its light wood decor and an ambiance exuding delicacy, Nobu attracts a crowd of see-and-be-seen individuals who gather for both sunset spectacles and fine dining. Despite being part of a luxury chain, the atmosphere at Nobu is far from corporate; instead, it feels like an intimate rendezvous at the edge of a breathtaking world, complemented by the sip of champagne.
Lavo Ristorante, a lavish Italianate destination, sprawls across various dining and drinking areas, boasting a seating capacity of around 250. The interior is adorned with jewel tones, towering dining spaces, and dazzling chandeliers. The horseshoe bar, enveloped in copper and gold, adds to the opulence. A standout feature is the retractable roof covering the primary dining area, allowing guests to dine under the open sky throughout the year. Studio Collective, the masterminds behind this design, incorporated accordion-style windows that open onto Sunset, providing a near-wraparound view and airflow.
Inn Of the Seventh Ray:
Escape the clichés associated with Topanga at the Inn of the Seventh Ray, located off Old Topanga Road. This enchanting restaurant offers a bucolic retreat with a multi-tiered outdoor dining space illuminated by lights, surrounded by lilac and oak trees. Dispelling stereotypes, this haven exudes romance with a serene creekside setting, complete with heat lamps and twinkling stars. The aroma of incense greets guests on their way in, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. Enjoy organic-leaning wines and a menu featuring delights such as roasted-mushroom toast with sherry tarragon cream, grass-fed filet mignon with truffled mashed potatoes, or black-vinegar-braised short ribs with BBQ-spiced carrots. Veg-, vegan-, and gluten-free options have been delighting Angelenos for almost half a century.
Sant’olina, an exquisite open-air Mediterranean eatery under the h.wood Group's banner, transforms the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton into one of Los Angeles' most romantic spots. As night falls, a curtain of twinkling lights envelops the space, setting the stage for an enchanting dining experience. On weekends, live Greek music from 7 to 10 pm adds to the ambiance. The culinary expertise of h.wood Group chefs Michael Teich and Burt Bakman shines through in the flavorful Cal-Mediterranean cuisine. Sant'olina's excellent happy hour is the perfect time to enjoy breezy sunset views and indulge in the romance of the Beverly Hilton's rooftop.