BEST VALENTINE’S RESTAURANT CELEBRATIONS IN ATLANTA | FOR COUPLES, SINGLES AND GALENTINES Wednesday 29 January, 2020

It’s the most loveliest time of the year! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and have you booked your reservations? If you haven’t and living Atlanta, here are a few places to choose from to have a great Valentine’s Day. Now Valentine’s Day is not only for the lovers, but for all!

So whether you are coupled up, single or want to spend time with your Gal-entines, here are some places to pick from in Atlanta!

BOCADO

Valentine’s Day at BOCADO

This Valentine’s Day, BOCADO is featuring a romantic holiday menu (found below!) with two new Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails. Photos are available here and guests are encouraged to make reservations online at bocadoatlanta.com

Small Plates

1/2 Dozen Blue Point Oysters, mignonette, fresh horseradish, lemon

Fried Quail, creamy stone ground grits, white wine tabasco sauce

Plates

Lobster Tagliatelle, Maine lobster, lobster broth, chili, basil, breadcrumbs

Culotte Steak, fingerling potatoes, oyster mushrooms, veal bone demi-glace 

Drinks

Felix Felicis, rum, pavan, pear, passionfruit and lime

Aphrodite’s Kiss, vodka, St. Germain, aperol, lemon and prosecco

HAMPTON + HUDSON

Pre-Galentine’s Day Bellinis + Waffles Brunch (Sat., February 8) – Gather your lady friends and celebrate Galentine’s Day a few days early at Hampton + Hudson’s Pre-Galentine’s Day Bellinis + Waffles Brunch! From 10am – 2:30pm, they’ll be dishing up specials including a Red Velvet Waffle with cream cheese glaze, berries and whipped cream and a Frittata with asparagus, portobello mushroom and goat cheese and local lettuces with citrus-honey vinaigrette. Bellini specials will be going all day, and Parks and Rec will be playing on TVs throughout the restaurant. Reservations for parties of 10 or more can be made here or by calling the restaurant at 404-948-2123.

Hans Solo Party (Fri., February 14) – Those flying solo for Valentine’s Day can swing by Hampton + Hudson to celebrate being solo and being together. DJ Bradley Way will be spinning from 8pm-1am, and they’ll be offering $5 drink specials and a $2 Solo Cup beer special while Hans Solo plays on TVs. The evening will also feature an old-school photo booth.

El Taco

Valentine’s Day not your thing? You’re in luck because El Taco will do their annual anti-Valentine’s Stupid Cupid celebration, featuring select $6 margaritas and fun packages for a meal for a large group, perfect if you’re skipping the romance and enjo

www.eltaco-atlanta.com

HOLMES

Specials & Four-Course Prix Fixe Menu with Wine Pairings (Fri., February 14) – In addition to serving their regular menu, the Holmes’s team will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with food and drink specials and a four-course prix fixe menu (including dessert!) for $55 per person with the option to add wine pairings for an additional $20.

Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (678) 691-8320. View the menu here.

LAZY BETTY

Valentine’s Tasting  Menus (Wed., February 12 – Sun., February 16) The Candler Park restaurant will be serving special seven- and ten-course tasting menus to celebrate Valentine’s Day. From Wednesday, February 12 to Sunday, February 16, Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips will feature standouts from their current tasting menus (here) in addition to bringing back favorites, like Truffle Hunting in the Georgia Terroir (pictured above) and a new rendition of Steak and Eggs. They will also serve a new dessert featuring a raspberry yuzu flavor profile. Guests can opt to start their meal with caviar service and enjoy truffles.

Make reservations here at lazybettyatl.com

Lapeer Seafood Market

Valentine’s Day at Lapeer

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Alpharetta at Lapeer Seafood Market! The restaurant will feature special dishes and dessert for the occasion, including:

  • Raw oysters, mezcal granita, chili
  • Striped bass, blood orange, kumquat, smoked salt (pictured above)
  • Stone ground chocolate brushed with gold

Make reservations here lapeerseafoodmarket.com

Golden Eagle


Special Valentine’s A La Carte Menu (Fri., February 14) –  Golden Eagle will  feature a special a la carte menu for Valentine’s Day, including the following specials. 

  • AMUSE: Smoked Salmon with Brioche, Lemon Creme Fraiche and Caviar
  • APPETIZER: Shrimp Stuffed Oysters served with hot sauce, bread crumbs and lemon
  • APPETIZER: Beef Tartare featuring pastrami spice, rye croutons, pickled mustard seed and aioli 
  • ENTREE: Molasses-Brined Bone-In Pork Chop with parsnip, stone fruit and a bourbon mustard glaze
  • DESSERT: Strawberry Galette served with Malted Ice Cream 

Reservations can be made here.

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Base Camp Tents At Ladybird (Fri., February 14) – Ladybird’s Base Camp Tents for the urban explorer will be available to  rent for a unique Valentine’s Day celebration. The cozy, heated camping tents are located in the restaurant’s large, outdoor Grove space and outfitted with communal tables, Turkish rugs, blankets, decor and lanterns. Built for maximum conviviality, the three 144-square-foot tents are available to rent for Valentine’s Day. Situated atop a wooden platform and each flanked by a five-foot deck, the fun extends outside the tent with a firepit and camping chairs. 

Guests can enjoy food and drink service directly in the tents. Billed by the hour, reservations include a family-style menu and a selection of beer and wine for the table. For an additional cost, guests can add extras like house cocktails for the table. The tents hold groups of 6-12 guests each and are available to rent in two-hour time blocks. Larger groups of up to 20 can rent two of the tents that share a deck. Reservations can be made online here or by calling the restaurant at (404) 458-6838.

Biltong Bar

Valentine’s Day Cocktails (Fri., February 14 – Sun., February 16) – Join Biltong Bar – single and not – this Valentine’s weekend for cocktails including the Lone Wolf, a bright and warming combination of Japanese whiskey, lemon, fig, sherry and gingerbread, or the Tainted Love, a contemplative sipper of dark rum, bitter Campari, coffee and almond

Honeysuckle Gelato

Valentine’s Milkshake (Fri., February 14th) – Honeysuckle Gelato is offering a tasty Valentine’s special on February 14. Available while supplies last, the over-the-top shake for two features the shop’s classic shake with whipped cream, two mini glazed doughnuts from Revolution Doughnuts and a choice of gelato flavor.

Marrakesh

Complimentary Dessert (Fri., February 14) – Marrakesh is offering a special vegan Malabi Custard dessert, free with a purchase of a plate entree, this Valentine’s Day. The traditional Middle Eastern dessert is made with coconut cream and rose water and topped with toasted almonds.

Nine Mile Station

Five-Course Prix Fixe Dinner (Fri., February 14) Cheers to Valentine’s Day on The Roof! Nine Mile Station’s Chef Jonathan McDowell has planned a five-course, prix fixe menu (including a vegetarian option), with wine, cocktail and beer pairings available from Beverage Director Randy Hayden. The dinner is $80 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and features dishes such as:

  • Roasted Baby Sweet Potato with coconut, pomegranate and pecorino butter
  • Olive Oil Poached Monkfish with purple gnocchi, citrus salad and sage brown butter
  • Crispy Duck Confit with apple brie brick, braised chard and pecan-orange gremolata
  • Red Velvet Whoopie Pie

Reservations are required and can be placed here.

American Cut & The Regent Cocktail Club

Prix Fixe Menu & Specialty Cocktails at American Cut (Fri., February 14) – American Cut will offer a special à la carte menu as well as a four-course prix fixe menu (here) and a specialty cocktail menu (here), including Strawberry Kiss (hendrick’s gin, muddled strawberry, orbium, st. germain, lemon) and Punch Drunk Love (hendrick’s gin, cane syrup, blackberry syrup, lavender bitters, lemon)

Cocktail Specials at The Regent Cocktail Club (Fri., February 14) – Three floors above American Cut, The Regent Cocktail Club will offer a special $12 cocktail called Someone Like You made with Hendrick’s Gin, strawberries, raspberries, grapefruit juice, egg white, orange blossom honey and Peychaud’s bitters for the entire week of Valentine’s.

URBANTREE CIDERY

Valentine’s-themed Bottle & Board (Fri., February 14) – Head to UrbanTree Cidery’s Westside tasting room for a special themed ‘Bottle & Board’ and enjoy a chocolate fondue board and 750ml bottle of cider for $30.

SECOND SELF BEER COMPANY

Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner with Chef Telene Anderson (Fri., February 14) – Second Self Beer Company will be hosting a multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner from locally based Chef Telene Anderson. The dinner will feature Second Self beer pairings and a “Shot with the Chef,” a shot of a local spirit that guests can share with Chef Telene.

The special Valentine’s dinner menu includes:

  • Caprese with Basil, Mozzarella, Tomato, Shrimp, tarragon oil and Balsamic
  • Mussels in a cream sauce served with a baguette salad
  • Spaghetti with Three-Meat Meatballs
  • Creamy Polenta featuring White Fish and Salmon Cream Sauce
  • Asparagus with Hollandaise
  • Crème Brulee with Fresh Berries

The dinner costs $65 per person, and seats can be reserved here.

Varuni Napoli

Varuni Napoli Valentine’s Day Special:
This year, give your Valentine’s Day an Italian twist! Join Atlanta’s authentic Neapolitan pizzeria Varuni Napoli for the evening and let us do the rest. Our pizzaioulos will be preparing an off-the-menu Valentine’s special, a one-of-a-kind pie made with truffle sauce, butter-poached lobster, buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, a drizzle of truffle oil and topped with fresh arugula. Your decadent meal will be accompanied by a special strawberry cannoli and a glass each of Luca’s Love Potion, which is a delicious blend of Italicus liqueur, prosecco and hibiscus. It’s sure to make for the perfect romantic night.

Heart-Shaped pizzas will be created by special request on Valentine’s Day! Space will be limited and reservations are required, so call 404-709-2690 and visit varuni.us to secure your spot ahead of time.

Colletta

What’s better on Valentine’s Day than a romantic Italian dinner? Colletta’s executive chef Jonathan St. Hilaire is serving a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $100 per couple, with an optional wine pairing for $20 per person.

Menu highlights include wood-oven roasted Murder Point Oysters, sheep’s milk ricotta-filled agnolotti with sun-dried tomatoes, lemon and vanilla butter poached lobster, steak florentine for two and warm chocolate tart. Make a reservation on the website or by calling 678.722.8335 www.collettarestaurant.com

Donetto

Treat your valentine to an Italian dinner for two! On Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, Donetto is serving a three-course, family-style dinner to be enjoyed “Lady and the Tramp” style for $100 per couple.

Make your reservations at www.donettoatlanta.com  

Oak Steakhouse

Celebrate the day of love with a steakhouse spread! Oak Steakhouse in Alpharetta is wining and dining guests with a three course, prix-fixe menu for $150, including everyone’s favorite steakhouse dishes. Guests can add wine pairings for $25 per person to finish off the evening.

Make a reservation on the website or by calling 678.722.8333 www.oaksteakhouseatlanta.com  

O-Ku

Spend your Galentine’s Day overlooking Atlanta’s skyline with your gals! On Thursday, February 13, O-Ku is hosting a Galentine’s Day celebration on the rooftop. Guests can enjoy half-off cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m.

Make Valentine’s Day extra special with a date night at O-Ku. From 5 to 11 p.m., guests can check out the new menu or partake in the restaurant’s interactive omakase or moriawase experiences. Omakase is served at $100 per person – including zensai, sashimi, yakimono, signature nigiri and dessert – and the restaurant’s new sushi and sashimi moriawase is $40. www.o-kusushiatl.com

Tiny Lou’s + Hotel Clermont

Transport to the City of Love with Valentine’s Day dinner at Tiny Lou’s! Treat your someone special to a delicious meal is favorites including steak frites – or try something new to impress your date. End the night with The Royale, Claudia Martinez’s chocolate dessert, the perfect way to round out a romantic evening for two.

Book reservations at www.tinylous.com www.hotelclermont.com  

Sukoshi

Head to Colony Square’s Sukoshi for a Valentine’s Day surprise with your order (hint: it may have to do with corny, sushi-themed Valentine’s card), and don’t forget to grab the “Hopeless Ramentic” with ramen noodles, chicken and mushroom broth, scallions, fried onion, nori and six-minute egg to stay on-theme.

Make your reservations at www.sukoshi.com

Tupelo Honey

Let your valentine know they’re “sweet as Tupelo Honey” with Tupelo’s Chicken Fried Love drink special! From Friday, February 14, to Sunday, February 16, guests can enjoy an $8 limited-time, love-themed cocktail, made with bubbles, aperol, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and topped with a rose petal.

Make a reservation at Sandy Springs by calling 404.649.6334 and www.tupelohoneycafe.com

Aziza

Ring in your Valentine’s Day with Mediterranean flair at Aziza where they will be featuring a special menu on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Your reservations include a 4-course prix fixe menu with foie gras, lobster, oysters and champagne. Wine pairing will be available as well.

Reservations are limited so get your spot today.

Kimpton Overland

Kimpton Overland’s restaurant Apron is ready to host you and your sweetheart Valentine’s weekend. After dinner, enjoy rooftop cocktails and unimpeded views of planes flying into Atlanta Hartsfield.

Make you reservations available Friday February 14th + Saturday February 15th on Open Table here.

Trader Vic’s  

Trader Vic’s is strategically situated at the bottom floor of Hilton Atlanta with the intention of transporting guests to another world. Guests can savor island-inspired cuisine cooked on a signature Chinese wood-fired oven and choose from a lengthy list of tropical drinks including the famous rum-spiked Mai Tai and Atlanta-specific Peachtree Punch laced with rum, peaches and oranges.

There is a special Valentine’s three (3) course menu for $49 per person. Make you reservations available Friday February 14th + Saturday February 15th on Open Table here.

Nikolai’s Roof

For those looking to wine and dine in excellence, Nikolai’s Roof delights guests with exceptional cuisine, high-touch service and unparalleled views of the city from the top floor of Hilton Atlanta. Guests can experience the breathtaking presentation of caviar and house-infused vodka flights while sitting tableside to panoramic city views. Offering three, four and five-course menus, Nikolai’s Roof Chef Stephanie Alderete presents seasonal offerings of high-end and local ingredients.

There is a special Valentine’s menu with various gourmet course selections to choose from. Make you reservations available Friday February 14th + Saturday February 15th on Open Table here.

Mission + Market

Join Mission + Market on February 14 for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening in Buckhead. Executive Chef Ian Winslade will offer a special four-course menu with an amuse-bouche. Top off your meal by choosing from one of the decadent desserts including Tres Leches Bread Pudding or a Dark Chocolate Tart.

Space is limited and reservations are recommended – book on OpenTable or their website.

STK Atlanta

Feed Your Fantasy at STK Atlanta This Valentine’s Day:
Romance starts with STK, so give into temptation this Valentine’s Day and celebrate with specials all weekend long from Friday, February 14th through Sunday, February 16th. Located in the heart of Midtown, STK Atlanta invites sweethearts to indulge in a special menu created just for the occasion featuring Soy Honey Glazed Ahi Tuna; Roasted Halibut Filet;  a 10 oz. Bone-in Beef Filet Rossini, 28 oz. Porterhouse Surf & Turf, Chocolate Lava Marshmallow Cake for two, and much more.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.stkhouse.com 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. Stay connected on Twitter  and Instagram at @eatstk  #stkatlanta or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eatSTKAtlanta.

Park Tavern

Set Sail This Valentine’s Day with Yacht Rock Silly Love Songs at Park Tavern: 
Spend a smooth-sailing evening this Valentine’s Day at Park Tavern’s Silly Love Songs Yacht Rock Show with VJ Captain Luv on Friday, February 14, 2020. Mellow-music lovers, in relationships or riding solo, will enjoy a nautical night filled with dancing, and the best Yacht Rock songs and videos from the ‘70s & ‘80s.  Guests can overlook the stunning Midtown skyline and Piedmont Park, and take advantage of Park Tavern’s full menu featuring sushi, salads, burgers, in addition to Valentine’s Day-themed libations that will be flowing all night long. Tickets for the evening are $5. Dinner reservations begin at 4:30 pm with the last seating at 10 pm.

For more information, to make a reservation or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com/event/silly-love-songs-yacht-rock-show-with-vj-captain-love or call (404) 249-0001. Stay connected with Park Tavern on Twitter @ParkTavern and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParkTavern.

Sugar Factory


$65 per person | $89 per person includes Diamond Rosé Goblet

Couples with a sweet tooth are invited to celebrate the season of love at Sugar Factory with the choice of a starter, a main entrée and a dessert for two.

Reservations at OpenTable.com and sugarfactory.com/location/atlanta/ are encouraged.

The Shed at Glenwood

Wine and Dine Your Valentine at The Shed at Glenwood:
Celebrate the most romantic time of the year at an ideal date night destination in the heart of Atlanta, The Shed at Glenwood.  Nestled in cozy Grant Park Glenwood Park, couples and singles alike are invited to enjoy a spectacular special prix-fixe menu created just for the occasion on Friday, February 14, 2020. Available for $65 per person, lovebirds can take advantage of the Sweetheart Special featuring: rack of lamb; sea scallops; fingerling potatoes; broccolini, and strawberry cheesecake with chocolate covered strawberries along with rosé wine to sweeten the night.

For more information, visit. www.theshedatglenwood.com/events.html or call 404.835.4363. The Shed at Glenwood is located at 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. Stay connected on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theshedatglenwood/, on Instagram at @theshedatglenwood and on Twitter at @TheShed1.

Bully Boy

Bring Your Beloved To Bully Boy This Valentine’s Day:
Share the love at Bully Boy this Valentine’s Day and bond over an array of Eastern seaboard fare just off the BeltLine this February 14th from 5 to 9 p.m. Couples and singles alike are invited to indulge in Executive Chef Matt Weinstein’s exclusive a la carte menu in addition to specials created just for the occasion. While noshing on mouthwatering dishes, guests can also enjoy a nostalgic cocktail list, local and coastal craft brews, and curated wine list created by Advanced Sommelier Justin Amick. Reservations are recommended, and a credit card is required to secure each reservation. Bully Boy is a destination restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward next to TWO urban licks, stylish between The Telephone Factory and Common Grounds, right down the BeltLine from Ponce City Market at 828 W10 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30306.

For more information on Bully Boy and Concentrics Restaurants, visit www.bullyboyatl.com and www.concentricsrestaurants.com or call 678.904.5607. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @bullyboyatl and Facebook at www.facebook.com/BullyBoyATL.

TWO urban licks

Celebrate the Sweetest Time of Year at TWO urban licks:
It takes TWO to enjoy libations, music, and much more this Valentine’s Day. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine with gorgeous views and a renovated patio with fire pits, TWO urban licks invites friends and lovers to a romantic evening on Friday, February 14, 2020. While taking in exceptional skyline views, guests can enjoy seasonal a la carte menu, specials meant for sharing, along with soothing sounds during a live music performance. A credit card is required to secure each reservation.

To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. TWO urban licks are located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. Stay connected on Twitter at @2urbanlicks and Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks/.

PARISH

Cherish Valentine’s Day at PARISH in Inman Park:  
Speak the love language of food this Valentine’s Day with loved ones at PARISH located in bustling Inman Park. Guests can enjoy a special Valentine’s Day a la carte dinner menu created by Executive Chef Chavez Hernandez on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lovebirds looking to extend the most adored holiday of the year can enjoy a mouthwatering Valentine’s Brunch throughout the weekend featuring signature brunch favorites like the Fried Chicken Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles, and much more on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make reservations and for more information, 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 @ParishInmanPark.

Dantanna’s

Singles and Couples Can Spend Valentine’s Day Specials at Dantanna’s:
Dantanna’s, a landmark Atlanta dining and drinking destination, is offering special options for both couples and singles alike this Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14, 2020. Sweethearts are invited to get cozy in the dining room and indulge in a four-course Valentine’s Day menu. Pricing will be based on the main course selection for two, which includes a Lobster Surf n’ Turf for $150 and Cioppino for $100. The four-course dinner also includes a choice of appetizer, signature soups or salads, and a sharable dessert. Revelers flying solo can belly up to the bar for a three-course “Hungry Man Dinner,” featuring soup or salad, Dry Aged Country Fried Steak with gravy and dessert. 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. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @dantannas.

I hope this was a list that inspired you of places to go for a romantic dinner or something outside the box in the city. Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your spot at some of these “lovely” spots!

Are you spending Valentines Coupled, Solo or with some Galentines?

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