Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Part Two: The 2018 Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’ Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Dining Guide


Still no reservations? Once again, I’m here to save the day! This second installment brings even more incredible dining choices in ATL!
 Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Are you ready to get your romancin’ on with fork in hand? I know I am! After an incredible dinner at the gorgeous TWO urban licks last year (Executive Chef Michael Bertozzi is a beast!), I had to post them first as one of the top dining destinations to consider for Valentine’s Day in 2018. And along with this gangster restaurant, I compiled several other choices to add to the first installment introduced by the lovely Andrea Janise aka @atlfoodwriter to put your palates in bliss.
And with that, don’t waste time, avoid the dog house, and book your reservations asap! All descriptions are straight from the source so that nothing is missed, ya heard?
Happy V-Day, y’all!
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Cozy Up on Valentine’s Day with Live Music, Dinner and More at TWO urban licks
This Valentine’s Day, friends and lovers can enjoy libations, music and Executive Chef Michael Bertozzi’s seasonal a la carte menu in addition to seasonal specials meant for sharing created just for the occasion. While noshing on Bertozzi’s mouth-watering dishes, guests can also cozy up and enjoy the smooth sounds of “Little G Weevil” performing live while taking in TWO's exceptional skyline views. A credit card is required to secure each reservation.  To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622or visit twourbanlicks.com. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.


Enjoy a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner For Two at STK Atlanta
Guests yearning for a night on the town this Valentine’s Day can head to STK Atlanta in the heart of the Midtown for an unforgettable evening on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. This year, STK has pulled out all the stops for this flirty occasion. Lovebirds are invited to celebrate with a special menu created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio along with STK’s selection of hand-selected champagnes. In the spirit of romance, STK will be serving a special dinner menu for two, including guests choice of: Hamachi Crudo served with Yuzu Vinaigrette, Pomegranate, and Kumquat; One-Pound Maine Lobster stuffed with King Crab and served with Preserved Lemon Sauce and Crushed Potatoes; a Tomahawk Rib Eye for Two with Melted Smoked Gouda, Leeks and Black Truffle; and for dessert, a Chocolate Ball — a delectable Almond Brownie served with Dulce de Leche Ice-Cream. To elevate the celebration, couples can also enjoy Perrier Jouet Grand Brut served by the glass, Moet & Chandon Imperial Ice, and Limited Edition Magnum Möet & Chandon Public School. As an added treat, an exclusive live performance by six time grammy nominated violinist, Ashanti Floyd, also known as “The Mad Violinist,” will perform with an accompanying DJ.
For more information or to make a reservation for the Dining Room, visit http://togrp.com/venue/stk-atlanta/ or call 404-793-0144. STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development.


Celebrate the Sweetest Time of Year at ATLAS
Celebrate the most romantic time of year at Atlas this Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Whether lovebirds or friends, diners are invited to enjoy a spectacular four-course prix fixe menu for $150 per person created just for the occasion by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman and Pastry Chef Christian Castillo.  Showcasing the freshest, seasonal ingredients, the Valentine’s Day menu will feature unforgettable options for all tastes that promise not to disappoint, including Chef Castillo’s “All You Need is Love” dessert - Chocolate Cremeux, Passion Fruit Coulis, Passion Fruit Whipped Ganache, Raspberry Sable, and Pistachio Sponge Cake.  Wine pairings, the Classic for $75 and Legendary for $150 per person, will also be available from Atlas’ wide, yet carefully curated selection from vineyards around the world.  Located within the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences.  With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, this chef-driven restaurant brings unparalleled culinary experiences to the capital of the South. The full dinner menu, which changes daily, will also be available. 
Located within the St. Regis Atlanta, Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com


Kick off Valentine's Day Early With Yacht Rock Schooner at Park Tavern
Music lovers can kick off Valentine’s Day early with Yacht Rock Schooner and an evening of silly love songs at Park Tavern in The Piedmont Room on Friday, February 9, 2018.  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. This annual show always sells out. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for ages 21 and up only.
Park Tavern is located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001.


There’s Double Trouble at Dantanna’s This Valentine’s Day
Dantanna’s, a landmark Atlanta dining and drinking destination, is offering special options for both couples and singles alike this Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  Lovebirds are invited to get cozy in the dining room and indulge in a four-course Valentine’s Day menu. Pricing will be based off the main course selection for two, which includes a 40 oz. porterhouse for $120 and cioppino for $90. The four-course dinner also includes choice of appetizer, signature soups or salads, and a sharable dessert. Singles can belly up to the bar for Dantanna’s exclusive “Lonely Hearts” Valentine’s Day Drink menu. Offerings include: 
Salty Tears From Your Pillow - 
Van Gogh Blue "with sadness” Vodka, shaken, and served up with blue cheese stuffed olives; Living in Your Parents Basement - Wallow with a pint of Scofflaw Brewing Company Basement IPA and a shot of Redemption Rye Whiskey; Bleeding Heart - Sauza Tequila’s Three Generations, mixed with fresh squeezed orange juice and the blood from the heart of a black cherry; Classic G&T - The refreshing botanicals of New Amsterdam Gin blended perfectly with tears of loneliness and quinine soda, served over ice, with a slice of lime that's just as sour as your ex. 
In addition to the Valentine’s Day special menus, guests can also take advantage of Dantanna’s extensive wine, cocktail and beer list. Open to all ages, Dantanna's regular menu will also be available. Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. Dantanna’s Downtown is located at 1 CNN Center #269, Atlanta, GA 30303. 
For more information or to make a reservation visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873.


Spend Valentine’s Day Dinner at PARISH in Inman Park
Guests can enjoy a special dinner with their one and only this Valentine’s Day at PARISH, located in bustling Inman Park. PARISH will be serving dinner on Wednesday, February 14th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a special Valentine’s Day menu. For more information or to make reservations, call 404.681.4434 or visit parishatl.com.  Parish is located at N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Twitter at @parishATL and Instagram at


One Love One Heart - Spend This Valentine’s Day at ONE. midtown kitchen
Sharing the love at ONE. midtown kitchen this Valentine’s Day, revelers can indulge in Executive Chef Matt Weinstein’s exclusive a la carte Valentine’s Day menu, complimented by a reserve wine list, craft cocktails, decadent desserts and much more. A credit card is required to secure each reservation. For more information or to make a reservation, call ONE. midtown kitchen at 404.892.4111 or visit www.onemidtownkitchen.com. ONE. midtown kitchen is located at 559 Dutch Valley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324


Singles Can Enjoy Specials and Complimentary Drinks at TAP
If a table for two, chocolate desserts and roses aren’t your style, head to TAP for this year’s Valentine’s Day. Chef Gary Thorne is offering single-themed menu specials, $15 buckets of beer and $5 drafts for the bachelors and a complimentary glass of champagne for all single ladies. For more information about TAP, visit www.tapat1180.com or call 404.347.2220


Enjoy Valentine’s Week at ALLORA
ALLORA, a new Italian concept blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients, is offering a three-course prix fixe menu along with their regular dinner menu on Friday, February 9th through Wednesday, February 14, 2018. This seasonal offering is $55, excluding tax and gratuity, or available to order a la carte. ALLORA is located in the TWELVE Hotel Midtown at 361 17th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30363. Complimentary valet up to three hours and two hours free parking in the parking deck are available. For more information or to make a reservation, call 404.961.7370 or visit www.alloraatl.com.
AMUSE
Lobster Arancini, Saffron Aioli
APPETIZER
Foie Gras Mousse, Roasted Grape Agrodolce, Vanilla, Frisee, Endive, Everything Lavash - $15
ENTREE
Pork Osso Bucco, Fregola Sarda, Sweet Potato, Roasted Vegetables, Broccoli Gremolata - $36
DESSERT
Chocolate Cheesecake, Raspberry, Chambord, Malted Milk Crumb - $8


A Valentine’s Week to Remember at ROOM
Why just celebrate one day? Loyal diners and newcomers alike can enjoy Valentine’s Week beginning Friday, February 9th through Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at ROOM. Diners can indulge in Executive Chef Juan Carlos Huerta's specials, alongside the regular dinner menu, all week long for the special occasion. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.roomattwelve.com or call 404.418.1250. ROOM at TWELVE is located at 400 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308.  
APPETIZER
Lobster Bisque Soup, Crispy Fried Shrimp, Basil Oil, Micro Greens - $9
Roasted Beet Salad, Arugula, Seared Bucheron Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Strawberry Vinaigrette - $9
ENTREE
Duo Plate, Lemon Marinated Chicken and Blackened Salmon, Parsley Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Corn, Brussels Sprout, Lemon Butter Sauce - $40
Grilled 16 Ounce New York Strip, Rutabaga Puree, Wild Mushrooms and Potatoes Hash, Huckleberry Demi - $45
DESSERT 
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Fresh Berries, Coffee Ice Cream - $8
Raspberry Cheesecake, Chantilly Cream, Berry Sauce - $8

Cheers!

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