Valentines Day is just around the corner! Looking for something to do with your love? Here are a few great suggestions-
Kick off Valentine’s Day weekend with Yacht Rock Schooner and an evening of silly love songs at Park Tavern in The Piedmont Room on Friday, February 12, 2016. Performing a selection of their favorite love songs from the 70s and 80s, lovebirds and singletons alike are invited to enjoy a fun-filled night featuring cocktails and great tunes overlooking the Midtown skyline and Piedmont Park. Of course, The Rink and Park Tavern will also be open for skating, dinner, cold brews, libations and more prior to the concert. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for ages 21 and up only. This annual show always sells out. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th Street NE, at the corner of 10th and Monroe, Atlanta, Ga 30309.
Cypress Street Pint and Plate – Valentine’s Day Blackout Edition of Beer Geek Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m.:
Featuring a Sublime Doughnuts and Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Pairings
Join Cypress Street Pint and Plate for a special Valentine’s Day edition of their weekly Beer Geek series on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. As an ode to their annual Valentine’s Day Blackout party, Cypress is turning out the lights (literally) for this special edition of Beer Geek Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. Guests are invited to experience Creature Comfort Brewing Co. craft beer and Sublime Doughnut pairings hand-picked by resident Beer Geek, Rob “BrewRu” Merrick, $4 Love Shots, half-priced bottles of wine, $2 Cypress Street House Beer and more. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243.
A go-to date spot located in the heart of Midtown, GRAIN is hosting a special Valentine’s Day cocktail-infused evening on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Offering a selection of fresh, always rotating oysters daily, diners can enjoy a dozen along with two signature cocktails for just $25 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to close, the evening gets event sweeter when a special Valentine’s Day Hot Buttered Rum dessert made with Blackwell Jamaican Rum, homemade vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and orange essence and two cocktail combination kicks off for $25. For more information, visit www.grain-bar.com or
Article 14, the stylish American bistro in Midtown, has cooked up a special menu to serve Feb. 12-14 alongside a limited regular menu. Divine dishes include citrus risotto with diver scallops and roasted beef tenderloin with red wine sauce. 404-443-8432; article14.com.
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland features a delicious chef’s menu Feb. 12-14. Selections include crab cakes, lobster tail & filet mignon, and chocolate crème brûlée. 404-876-7249; atkinspark.com.
A Ponce City Market favorite, Bellina Alimentari has a special menu waiting at the Wine Bar between Feb. 12-14. Start with a glass of Prosecco, then local and Italian artisanal cheeses and cured meats, a taste of two signature pasta dishes and decadent chocolate bread pudding for $38 per person. Wine and cocktail pairings are available for an additional $30 per person. 404-330-9933; bellina-alimentari.com. Culinary Club classes and gifts in the Market also set the stage for amore.
Glenn’s Kitchen will put a little love in your heart and stomach with its Valentine’s Weekend specials. Indulge in lobster chowder ($8), a duo of filet mignon and jumbo sea scallop ($48) and homemade sticky toffee pudding ($8). 404-469-0700; glennskitchenatl.com.
Newly opened JP Atlanta is now on the Downtown Atlanta scene with a sophisticated “Taste of Wild Flowers” menu served Feb. 12-14 in place of its regular dinner menu. Selections include Kumamoto oyster, seared diver scallops, lavender-crusted lamb loin and unique desserts like sweet potato doughnuts with brown butter ice cream. The meal is $65 per person. 404-523-4004; jp-atlanta.com.
Cupid and executive chef Derek Dollar are cooking up something delicious at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in Historic Crabapple. Available Feb. 13-14 in addition to the regular menu, the prix fixe dinner menu is $65 per person and includes choice options such as beef tartare bruschetta, lobster and shrimp pappardelle and decadent desserts. 770-817-0161; miltonscuisine.com.
Ray’s on the River (770-995-1187), Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064), and Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224) are showcasing prix fixe menus on Feb. 13 from 4-11 p.m. alongside a limited regular dinner menu. Dinner on Feb. 14 is served from 5-10 p.m. and features the prix fixe menus only. The coursed menus are $60 and $75 per person and feature treats such as braised short rib ravioli, horseradish-encrusted black grouper and twin lobster tails. Sunday also includes a Valentine’s brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. raysrestaurants.com.
Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar has a prix fixe menu for Feb. 12-14 alongside the regular a la carte dinner menu. With three courses and a dessert, the menu includes choices such as braised duck tortellini and a 6-oz charred grill filet for $55 per person. The Loews Atlanta Hotel is sweetening the pot with a special Valentine’s Day bundle called the “Love Story Getaway.” The package includes a beautiful in-room rose petal service, complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries with Champagne, valet parking and a $50 food and beverage credit. Breakfast in bed, anyone? The deal is good between Feb. 1-21, and reservations must be made 48 hours in advance online. 404-745-5000; saltwoodatlanta.com.
Seed Kitchen & Bar celebrates with $49 per person prix fixe menus and specials on Friday and Saturday evening in addition to the regular dinner menu. Next door at Stem Wine Bar, enjoy Valentine-themed specials those nights as well. The romance heats up on Sunday at Seed with brunch specials and a Valentine’s Day dinner menu for $75 per person alongside $30 optional wine pairings. The regular dinner menu will not be offered on Sunday. 678-214-6888; eatatseed.com; stemwinebar.com.
For a trip outside of the Perimeter, The Big Ketch in Roswell has a few extra-special options from the chef Feb. 13-14. For $49 per person, choose the Valentine three-course menu with dishes such as crispy ahi tuna rolls, almond crusted red grouper and chocolate bread pudding. The full dinner menu is also available. 770-993-5749; thebigketch.com.
Located in the heart of Buckhead, Aria is typically closed on Sundays but will open with a special four-course menu from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy chef/owner Gerry Klaskala’s avant-garde take on fine American cuisine for $95 per person. The restaurant will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15. 404-233-7673; aria-atl.com.
Chef/owner Stephen McGuffin invites lovebirds to come check out his new Café Highlands. A four-course menu of progressive American cuisine includes a pre-entrée sorbet and a glass of Champagne for $35 per person. 404-698-3509; cafehighlands.com.
Gunshow is hosting regular service for Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts can enjoy food for sharing from executive chef Joey Ward and his team of chefs at Kevin Gillespie’s Glenwood Park restaurant. 404-380-1886; gunshowatl.com.
Whether attached or flying solo, there is a Valentine’s special waiting for you at Midtown’s HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern. Enjoy brunch and bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music between 1 and 4 p.m. Dinner is laid-back from 4-10 p.m. with two pizzas or burgers and a bottle of wine or four-beer bucket and dessert for $59. 404-968-2288; hobnobatlanta.com.
An Atlanta tradition since 1979, Johnny’s Hideaway favors more of a party for Valentine’s Day with drinking and dancing featuring live music from Band X and no cover charge for ladies before 10 p.m. 404-233-8026; johnnyshideaway.com.
Tell your Valentine to “meet me at Marlow’s.” Each Marlow’s Tavern location will feature a special three-course prix fixe menu for $35 per person, as well as their regular American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere. marlowstavern.com.
Charm that special someone with a taste of true chocolate decadence with exclusive gifts from CACAO Buckhead, known for its exquisite, origin-driven chocolates. The premier luxury chocolate destination will offer a grand, 24-karat gold heart filled with a secret Aztec Aphrodisiac ganache blend, perfect for a lavish surprise. Guests may also select CACAO’s Sweet & Spicy Box of Love. This beautiful, gold tin box will feature twelve, heart-shaped truffles filled with Antica Strawberry and Cayenne Passionfruit. CACAO also offers a variety of seasonal, handmade truffles to comprise the most enticing box of sophisticated chocolates. For more information or to schedule a private appointment with the CACAO Buckhead concierge, call 404.228.4023.
Cape Dutch Braai + Bar
Treat your valentine to Atlanta’s latest romantic getaway, Cape Dutch, which will be open especially for the holiday on Sunday, February 14. Enjoy executive chef Philippe Haddad’s featured menu specials on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening leading up to the day of love, and indulge in a three-course, prix-fixe menu on Sunday evening with your loved one, with the option of adding wine pairings. For reservations, please call 404.343.0313.
Avalon’s romantic neighborhood gem invites you and your loved one to join them in celebrating this Valentine’s Day all weekend long. Friday through Sunday, Colletta will be offering couples a special tomahawk steak prepared by executive chef Michael Perez alongside two glasses of wine for $65. For reservations, please call 678.722.8335.
Cooks & Soldiers
It doesn’t get more romantic than sharing plates – big and small – of delicately prepared Basque cuisine with loved ones on Valentine’s Day. At Cooks & Soldiers, loved ones can feast on an array of traditional pintxos served atop toasted bread, Basque small plates and meats, seafood and vegetables from the woodfire grill. For couples with an appetite, share the chuletón one kilogram bone-in ribeye with Tempranillo bordelaise and ensalada verde. Toast the occasion with libations from the restaurant’s extensive wine and beer list, craft cocktail offerings and selection of Basque specialties such as txakoli and cider.
Double Zero Napoletana
Toast Valentine’s Day with your loved one at Double Zero Napoletana and enjoy modern Southern Italian fare. The restaurant will offer a special prix fixe menu featuring some of Double Zero’s signature items. For more information, visit www.doublezeroatl.com.
Eclipse di Luna – Buckhead and Dunwoody
Forget Valentine’s Day – Eclipse di Luna is celebration Valentine’s Weekend this year! Dine, dance and love the weekend away with the restaurant’s regular menu of signature tapas, in addition to special menu additions including grilled filet mignon, butter poached lobster, house-made tiramisu with espresso glaze and complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Lovers are also invited to sip on chocolate strawberry martinis, fresh strawberry mojitos and rose sparkling champagne, in honor of the occasion.
This Valentine’s Day, feel like you’re in the “city of love” and say “je t’aime” with a prix-fixe, four-course dinner crafted by chef Gabriel Capo at Buckhead’s French bistro, F&B Atlanta. Let the romantic flavors of French cuisine captivate you in the cozy atmosphere, featuring off-menu specials on Saturday, February 13, in addition to a four-course, prix-fixe dinner on Sunday, February 14, for $68 per person. Make your reservations by calling 404.254.1797.
Foundation Social Eatery
Roswell favorite neighborhood eatery Foundation Social Eatery will be offering an optional prix fixe “his and hers” menu for Valentine’s Day. More details to come.
Tucked away and located in a renovated warehouse in northeast Atlanta sits star chef Anne Quatrano’s hidden gem of a restaurant, FloatAway Café. The menu changes daily at this chic restaurant and features fresh seasonal cuisine with country French, Mediterranean and Italian influences — perfect for a quiet night with your lovebird.
Celebrate l’amour this year with dinner at Le Bilboquet, one of the city’s hottest restaurants. For $100 per person, indulge in four courses including an amuse bouche of oyster with spicy mango salsa and a choice of signature dishes and specials for the occasion such as lobster ravioli with white truffle oil, veal chop with winter vegetables and a creamy morel sauce and chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert. Le Bilboquet will treat ladies with a complimentary rose upon arrival. A credit card is required for all reservations and guests will be charged a $50 per person cancellation fee within 48 hours.
This Valentine’s Day, Midtown favorite Lure is offering couples a romantic “steak for two” option featuring a bone-in ribeye and sides including ricotta gnocchi, butter poached lobster and a citrus vinegar arugula salad with Parmigiano Reggiano. A special dessert for two will also be offered.
It’s never too early to think about the ones you love! Visit any of The Macaron Queen locations and grab some of their pre-packaged Valentine’s Day boxes, featuring the Sweetheart Box with five delectable chocolate macarons and one red velvet heart to top it off, or enjoy a customizable special order platter and cake. Named one of the best desserts of 2015, their sweet treats are truly perfect for any occasions!
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the occasion with local fare and libations at Miller Union. The restaurant will open on Sunday, February 14, for the occasion and offer a wide selection of seasonal dishes from executive chef Steven Satterfield and specials. Complete your meal with a bottle from Miller Union’s award-winning wine list and a dessert like chocolate silk pie and Meyer lemon curd custard. To make a reservation, click here.
This Valentine’s Day weekend, celebrate your loved one with Oak Steakhouse’s special three course menu prepared by executive chef Eric Zizka. The menu will be available Friday through Sunday and will be $65 per person/$90 with wine pairings. More details to come.
Whether you’re celebrating on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, make Valentine’s Day weekend a magical one with 360-degree skyline views at Polaris. In addition to the regular menu, chef Thomas McKeown has created a special four-course menu featuring new dishes such as candied beet hearts and massaged kale salad, baby ricotta pasta purses, cherry wood smoked Cox Farm beef filet and passion fruit pave. The prix fixe menu is $75 per person, or $100 with wine and champagne pairings. To enjoy the special prix fixe menu, call 404.460.6425 to make a reservation. For more information, visit www.polarisatlanta.com.
Located in a quiet pocket of Buckhead, Portofino offers a charming setting to escape from Atlanta’s hustle and bustle. This Valentine’s Day, skip dinner and opt for a lavish brunch with your honey at Portofino. Chef Marcus’ comfort food creations are well suited for a leisurely, sunny brunch on the heated patio, paired with a glass of Prosecco or refreshing cocktail. Enjoy Portofino’s Bloody Mary option featuring your choice of artisanal garnishes. For those craving bubbly, a selection of Prosecco cocktails are also available, including Portofino’s signature peach bellini made with fresh white peach puree. Signature dishes include dill and brown sugar cured salmon, duck benedict and shrimp and polenta, as well as a selection of pasta dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and bucatini all’Amatriciana. Portofino will also be open for Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday, February 14. Reserve here.
Take advantage of InterContinental Buckhead’s Romance Package this Valentine’s Day, which includes luxury accommodations in the hotel, complimentary breakfast for two at celebrity chef Art Smith’s restaurant Southern Art, a white rose petal turndown, champagne and chocolate delivered to the room, complimentary self-parking and late checkout. For more details or to book a reservation, please click here.
Love means never having to share your shake. This Valentine’s Day, Shake Shack is offering a special buy one shake, get one free deal, so that you and your date can both slurp on something sweet together. Choose from handspun vanilla, chocolate, caramel, black and white, strawberry, peanut butter, coffee or flavor of the week, banana caramel.
Sugo invites couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a prix fixe menu featuring signature dishes from the restaurant’s Mediterranean-inspired menu. For more information, visit www.sugorestaurant.com.
The Iberian Pig
Located in the heart of Decatur Square, The Iberian Pig offers the ideal setting for a romantic night out. Ditch the stuffy, quiet dining experience and opt for a cozy evening tucked away in a dark corner at the modern Spanish restaurant. This Valentine’s Day, executive chef Eric Roberts will offer the regular menu and specials. Pair plate after plate of tapas such as bacon-wrapped dates, crispy Spanish octopus and pork cheek tacos, with rich Spanish wines and an eclectic menu of craft cocktails.
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Inspired by the romantic spirit of Valentine’s Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is pulling out all the stops to ensure guests celebrate love in luxury and culinary bliss. From Monday, February 1, through Sunday, February 14, and for the fifth year, the hotel will present its popular “14 Days of Chocolate,” a calendar inspired by rich chocolate and designed to delight guests with creative culinary celebrations of romance. From a chocolate-themed Sunday brunch to special cocktails and more, this luxe schedule delivers something special and sweet for everything. View the full 14 Days of Chocolate calendar here. Romantic Valentine’s Day spa treatments will also be available throughout February, including the Sweet Red Rose Facial, My Suite Valentine, Sweet Escape, Chocolate Covered Pedicure, I “Love” Massage and more.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
This Valentine’s Day, take a weekend getaway with your loved one to Lake Oconee and enjoy special menus and dishes at each of the three renowned restaurants on property from Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 14. Gaby’s by the Lake’s culinary team will serve up a distinctive three course menu including a champagne toast; Georgia’s Bistro chef Aaron Baxendale will offer a farm to fork “sweetheart sharing menu” featuring a champagne bar and bourbon chocolate baked Alaska as the finale; and Linger Longer Steakhouse’s talented culinary team will present a lavish oyster bar featuring oysters from coast to coast as well as a gold-dusted chocolate soufflé for couples to share for dessert.
At the spa, two special treatments will be offered from Monday, February 1, to Monday, February 29: the Cupid’s Couples Escape (for two) featuring a luxurious massage with hot stone enhancements followed by a rose petal soak for two, two glasses of champagne and a gourmet dessert to share; and the Champagne and Rose Petal Manicure and Pedicure including a glass of champagne, a hand and foot scrub infused with rose petals and a gifted nail polish. Book your spa appointment here.
Couples are invited to celebrate the romantic holiday of the year at Brezza Cucina on Sunday, February 14. In addition to serving the full dinner menu with Brezza Cucina’s signature dishes that boast strong Italian and New American influences, chef Adam Evans will indulge guests with an Amore menu for two that is sure to set your heart aflutter, including a perfectly prepared steak, handmade pasta and an array of delectable desserts. An extensive wine list and spirits menu help toast to the special occasion. Brezza’s relaxed dining room and cozy bar area cater to both couples and groups. For Valentine’s Day reservations, please call 404.724.9700.
Enjoy your evening at Wahoo! Grill this Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14. Featuring a Prix Fixe Menu prepared by chef Scot E. Davis — $49++ per person with the option to add spectacular wine pairings for $22++(full glass with entrée course, half glasses with 1st, 2nd, 4th courses). Reservations required. To make reservations please call 404.373.3331 or online
The pairings have been expertly crafted and include:
– Thai Wheat with a pizza featuring basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, cilanto, chicken and black pepper.
– Red Hop Rye with a pizza featuring BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, cilantro, red onion, bacon and jalapeno.
– Junipa with a pizza featuring Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, chicken, black pepper and romaine.
– Bleeding Heart with a pizza featuring tzatziki sauce, lamb gyro meat, spinach, tomatoes, feta & mozzarella cheeses and fresh dill.
Dessert features a pizza with strawberry preserves, chocolate chips and whipped cream. They recommend pairing with the Bleeding Heart.
And if you buy 2 pizza/beer pairings and 1 dessert pie, you’ll get 2 free Second Self brewery passes!