Sunday, February 11, 2024

Last-Minute Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide

 

Authentic Italian restaurant Amore e Amore takes Valentine's Day very seriously!
(Photo by Amore e Amore)

Ahhhhh! Don't feel that love in the air? Valentine's Day is a serious thing in Atlanta's culinary scene, and with so many options, beloved foodie Andrea Janise (and also wifey) is burning the midnight oil to make sure we have the 2024 installment of Cruisin' For A Brewsin's Last-Minute Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide

So don't worry about work and life's demands having you procrastinating on making plans and risking the wrath of your significant other, we've got you! From sweet to savory, here's a quick breakdown and the necessary info to make plans and get you taken care of. And with that, take it away Andrea!

Happy VDay y'all!

Andrea Janise says…

As Valentine's Day approaches, the pressure to plan the ideal date can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, in this Last-Minute Valentine's Day restaurant guide, we've got you covered with a curated list of some of the best romantic restaurants and date-night experiences in Atlanta. From fancy romantic dinners to exciting food adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Whether you're looking to wine and dine your sweetheart or simply spend quality time with loved ones, we've handpicked a variety of options to suit every taste and budget. So, if you are still deciding what to do on February 14th, let this guide inspire you to create unforgettable memories this Valentine's Day.

For a Romantic Date-Night…

Le Bon Nosh

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Le Bon Nosh with a special, three-course seasonal prix fixe menu. The sustainable menu features natural aphrodisiacs from Chef Forough Vakili for $130 per person.  

 

La Panarda

Stop by Chef Deborah VanTrece’s newest Cascade Heights restaurant, La Panarda, for the “I’m Sending You This Valentine” menu influenced by her time in Italy. Dishes include Lobster Cannelloni with Sweet Pea Puree and Lemongrass Foam, and Red Wine Braised Lamb Necks with Confit Vegetables. Reservations are $85 per person.

 

Le Bilboquet

Le Bilboquet always provides those romantic Paris-vibes, and Valentine’s Day they will offer a special four-course pre-fixe Valentine’s Day menu, including Georgia coast shrimp salad, seared striped bass and braised short rib, plus a trio of dessert for $110 per person.

 

Carmel

This Buckhead restaurant will host a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner experience featuring highlights from their coastal menu and delectable dishes including truffles, lobsters and caviar for $110 per person. Enjoy wine pairings for an additional $45.

 

5 Church Midtown

For a four-course prix fixe dinner, 5 Church has carefully created a menu that includes indulging treats such truffle lobster bisque, cherry-glazed duck and chocolate raspberry cheesecake and a glass of Champagne for $100 per person or $120 per person for a couple, including a bottle of Champagne.

 

Chops Lobster Bar

For Valentine’s Day, give that special someone the experience at Chops Lobster Bar. This Buckhead Life Restaurant Group location features an exclusive 4-course Valentine’s Day menu that includes A-5 Japanese Wagyu filet mignon and your selection of pristine seafood for $215. per person plus tax and gratuity.


For a Wow Factor…

Amore e Amore

The acclaimed Italian ristorante is truly embracing its name, which means "love and more love", by celebrating the sweetest time of year with Cupid-approved decorations and a special multiple course menu including Heart Shaped Cheese Ravioli ala Valentino in Pink Vodka Sauce, Maine Lobster Tails Fra Diavolo and more beginning Thursday, February 1 and running until Thursday, February 28, 2024. The multi-course Valentino’s Feast includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and is $200 per person.


Brush Sushi

Do something different this Valentine’s Day and enjoy an intimate, tasting-style 7-course dinner at this Buckhead Village restaurant. Guests can get Champagne and caviar bumps while enjoying a diverse sushi selection and Otsumami favorites for $185 per person.

 

Steak Market

The sexy Midtown steakhouse is known for taking fine dining to the next level! Steak Market’s famous tableside service and show-stopping presentations will take romance up a notch on Valentine’s Day. Join them for a three-course, prix fixe dinner featuring delectable seafood and steak dishes and mouthwatering sides and dessert for $150 per person.

 

For a New Valentine…

Bar Vegan in Ponce City Market

If you are looking for somewhere to have a Valentine’s Day inspired drink, Bar Vegan has a lineup of cocktails for the special day.

Cupid’s Arrow – J. Lohr Wildflower, Primativo Primaterra, MYX red sangria, pomegranate, Cointreau, lemon, orange & rosemary

Drunk in Love – Uncle Nearest, lemon, cranberry, cinnamon & topped with Phil Long Cabernet

Love Potion #9 – Mercer + Prince, strawberry, lemon & chocolate bitters

Lovers Quarrel – Patron El Cielo, Patron Reposado, rose cardamom & orange

 

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

Make reservations at Deborah VanTrece’s West Midtown restaurant, Twisted Soul, for their “My Funny Valentine” southern-influenced menu features dishes curated by Executive Chef Robert Butts, including Fried Sweet Potato Ravioli with Orange Cognac Beurre Blanc, and Pecan Gremolata and Cast-Iron Blackened Snapper with Foie Gras Dirty Rice, Roasted Broccolini, and Creole Butter. Reservations are $85 per person.

 

El Super Pan (The Battery)

Head over to the Battery and dine at Chef Hector Santiago’s El Super Pan for a prix fixe Valentine’s Day Latin-American inspired menu in the lively and upbeat restaurant for $75 for two people. Guests can pair Iberian wines for $8-10 by the glass. Reservations are not required.

 

For a Galentine’s Day Celebration

Wild Heaven Avondale

In both locations, Wild Heaven Brewery creates the ultimate Galentine’s Day celebration by setting aside two dates (Feb 10th & 11th) for this popular event. Activities include a enjoy a welcome mocktail, two beer or hard cider pours, including their new release— You Beautiful, Rule-Breaking Moth Galentine’s Sour, a cookie decorating kit from Finca to Filter, various craft activities, and tarot readings for just $40 per person.


Kyma

Throughout the month of February, Kyma is serving a special Galentine’s Day 7-course tasting menu that creates the perfect setting for the ladies. Each day in February (except Feb 14th) you can bring the girls and indulge in traditional spreads, a variety of meze, signature wood-grilled whole fish and finish with a sampling of Kyma's favorite desserts for just $49 per person, and order the Wine Pairing for an additional $49.

 

AltaToro

Take a modern Latin approach to Valentine’s Day by enjoying a four-course prix fixe dinner from Alta Toro using the freshest locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, including Sopa de Trufa y Langosta (truffle lobster bisque with truffle lobster bites, Champagne crème fraîche and red tobiko caviar) and tuxedo panna cotta with dark chocolate, white chocolate and tequila. Pricing is set at $100 per person.


Two Urban Licks

Galentine’s Day or not, dinner at Two Urban Licks is always a vibe. This VDay, guests can share Executive Chef Chad Clevenger’s specials created just for the occasion. Enjoy wood-fired cuisine, live rotating rotisseries, signature cocktails, and sweeten the evening with white chocolate creme Brule’ or a decadent chocolate tart. After dinner, take a walk along the Beltline located steps away from the restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward.

 

For Valentine’s Day with the Family…

Snooze A.M. Eatery

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing the family to breakfast at Snooze A.M. Eatery for a sweet treat. From February 8th – 14th, guests can order the Valentine’s Day special double chocolate brownie pancake - a brownie buttermilk pancake topped with chocolate ganache, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. With locations throughout the Atlanta Area, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate with the whole family.

 

Sugar Shane’s Gourmet Cookies

Offering a Valentine’s Box featuring six cookies for $29.99, mix it up with favorites along with specialty flavors like Love Velvet, Strawberry Dunk and Cupid’s French Toast. With three Atlanta locations and nationwide shipping, there’s still time to get a gift for that special someone, from picky spouses to ride-or-die compadres. Atlantans are also invited to be the first to try Sugar Shane’s new “Mini Bundts” - six-inch bundt cakes.

 

Cinnaholic

Perfect for your valentine, but also great for kids, friends, teachers, and office celebrations. From mini cini-rolls to chocolate covered strawberries, Cinnaholic can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. You can pick up at any of their locations, or order online to have it delivered in time for your VDay celebrations.


For a Fun Valentine’s Day Experience...

Your 3rd Spot

Want to make it a fun night out, hit up Your 3rd Spot for Valentine’s Day for all the excitement and entertainment available with dozens of retro games, bowling, darts, indoor curling, a DJ, photobooth and astrologist offering readings. Chef Stuart Rogers will be serving a Valentine’s tasting menu featuring exquisite dishes such as strawberry oysters, lobster tempura and an array of award-winning small plates. All-inclusive gaming and tasting packages range from $40 - $133 with the latter including flowers, cocktails and caviar service with dinner.

 

Monday Night Brewing

Toast with your Valentine with a delicious IPA at Monday Night Brewing. Beginning on February 9th, the new addition to their beer list, “Think I’m In Love” India Pale Ale is the perfect limited Hop Hut release that will help you celebrate the holiday. This beer also has space on the can to write the name of your special someone. Grab one while it lasts.

 

Atrium at Ponce City Market

Hop over to Ponce City Market and visit Atrium on Valentine’s Day for dinner and vibes. At 5pm, a DJ will spin while guests enjoy a 3-course menu that include filet mignon, lobster and shaved truffles. The night will be full of surprises with rosé, bubbles and a complimentary polaroid for every couple for $85 per person.

 

Foxhall Resort

For the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, plan an overnight getaway at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville. Located just a 30-minute drive from Atlanta, but you will feel like you are even further away from the bustling city. During the month of February, Foxhall is running its Love is in the Air" promotion on Fridays and Saturdays. It includes a box of chocolates and a bottle of Champagne upon arrival and brunch for 2 at the Pheasant Blue restaurant.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Andrea

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