The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which means there will be plenty of special occasions to celebrate! What better way to celebrate than with an extravagant dinner at a luxurious full-service restaurant, complete with white tablecloths and impeccable service? While the fine-dining scene may seem to be coming second to the more modern, quick-service spots, there are still plenty of old-school elegant restaurants that are perfect for that fancy night out. The 4 restaurants below are perfect for hosting your next special occasion.
- Spago of Beverly Hills
This classic Beverly Hills restaurant by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck has been around for years, but with the recent redesigning and remodeling, it looks better than ever! Spago is known for stylish décor, attentive staff, and fresh, delicious Californian fare. The restaurant also has over 30,000 bottles of wine for you to choose from, so you can find the perfect glass to pair with your meal. 176 N Canon Dr
This upscale French restaurant is located on the ground floor of The Walt Disney Concert Hall, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy an elegant meal before seeing a performance. Patina is consistently praised for its impeccable service with an attentive and entertaining wait staff. The contemporary French cuisine consists of creative entrees, seasonal tasting menus, artisanal cheeses, and decadent caviar, which can all be paired with a bottle from the selection of rare wines. 141 S Grand Ave
This chic, contemporary French restaurant in Santa Monica has been in business for 17 years and does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon! With a world-class wine list and beloved dishes such as the lobster Bolognese and Egg Caviar, this restaurant is the epitome of an elegant dining experience. The beautifully constructed plates will take your breath away! The Two private dining rooms allow for intimate gatherings. 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
This stylish spot is located in Patina’s former space in Hollywood, so naturally, it was bound to find success in the L.A. culinary scene. The eclectic menu features traditional Seafood dishes from all over the world, including Main Lobster and Norwegian Cod, with a modern American twist. The romantic atmosphere is perfect for date nights and special occasions. If you want the full Providence experience, go for the prix fixe Chef’s Tasting Menu ($220 or $325 with wine pairing), which gets you 14-16 luxurious courses. This is fine dining at its best! 5955 Melrose Ave