White linen tablecloths and red roses are nice, but we've got some suggestions that could add some spice to your date nights in the South Bay.
, 1810 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach
Zazou's intimate candle-lit setting makes it romantic, and the warm and inviting Tuscany-inspired interior design and elegant food presentation makes it special. Zazou offers diners a high-end French Italian dining experience coupled with the beachfront atmosphere of Redondo Beach.
Nelson's (), 6610 Palos Verdes Drive S., Rancho Palos Verdes
For a more casual night out, kick back at in Rancho Palos Verdes. While you're there, try the popular sweet potato fries or shrimp tacos. And, of course, it's all in view of the Palos Verdes coastline.
, 19 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
Cantina Real offers Mexican favorites like burritos and margaritas, in addition to other favorites like the Ahi Fajita Salad. The place was voted runner-up for serving the best margaritas in the city by Hermosa Beach Patch readers.
, 1148 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach
Stop at Talia's Restaurant before an evening walk on the beach. The restaurant serves "Calitaliano" cuisine, a combination of Californian and Italian cuisine. It's a Zagat-rated restaurant with a bar as well. Go on a Sunday night for half-off wine.