On Dec. 14, the harbor will light up with sparkles & cheer for the 51st annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. It’s a beloved tradition where families & friends gather in Burton Chace Park & Fisherman’s Village for front row seats to holiday magic. This year, Lakers royalty, Phil Jackson & Jeanie Buss, are the Grand Marshals – talk about a slam dunk!
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Choice Tables for Valentine’s Day in Marina del Rey
Valentine’s Day is a holiday people either look forward to or dread. Whether you are in a relationship or happy to be free, a good meal, a great view and a fun drink can make it great.
Recently we asked local Marina del Rey restaurants to tell us about their most requested tables. Just in time for a Valentine’s celebration (with a sweetie or your BFF) here’s an inside scoop of what tables to request when dining in the Marina:
Find a laid back scene at the Cheesecake Factory. Diners should request table 164, 144 or 124 for the best view of the sunset over Marina Beach. Just before sunset, you might even catch local paddle boarders passing by!
The Warehouse prefers that diners simply request a “nice” table if a romantic evening is in store; otherwise, if you’re a walk-in, ask for table 51. They can’t guarantee availability, but they’ll do their best.
For a more romantic scene, go for jer-ne restaurant + bar inside The Ritz-, Marina del Rey. Be sure to stop by the bar and say hi to Fran before asking for table 62. This stately set of seats is on jer-ne’s patio, a breezy, heated deck overlooking some of the most beautiful sails on the dock. Many a proposal has been made at this table…!
Tony Palermo designed his restaurant to have a long line of tables with a view. Still, the regulars go for the corner pocket tables at Tony P’s Dockside Grill. Tables 99 and 114 offer both privacy and the view -- and are the most requested.
Café del Rey’s white table cloths and flickering candles make every night a little romantic, but tables 151 through 154 are those with the best view. Remember to add some champagne and save room for dessert…
Wherever you celebrate on the Marina, remember that Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate those you love. Keep it cool, low-key and pressure-free!