Valentine’s Day in Austin is the most romantic day If you’re lucky enough to be in a relationship or if you have a hot date.  If you plan it properly, it can also be a great way to celebrate your single status with your single friends.

The task of selecting the perfect restaurant to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Austin can be challenging. To make it easier, we’ve selected the hottest spots in the city to spark up the romance.

 

EAST AUSTIN

 

Intero

Intero Restaurant

2612 E Cesar Chavez St. | What’s more romantic than chocolate and wine with your favorite person? Chocolate, wine and pasta. Intero, the East-Austin restaurant known for sustainable Italian cuisine and house-made chocolates, is giving guests a Valentine’s Day to remember with a complimentary champagne toast, special, seasonal dishes guaranteed to inspire love, and a dessert wine and chocolate pairing to die for.

 

 

Suerte Tacos

Suerte

1800 E 6th St. | Modern Mexican restaurant Suerte will feature a prix fixe menu for two on Valentine’s Day only. Chef Fermín created a romantic menu guaranteed to impress your date with his take on oysters and steak, plus a special dessert by Pastry Chef Derrick. Suerte will still serve its regular menu.

 

Prohibition Creamery

Prohibition Creamery

1407 E 7th St | Prohibition Creamery will feature a special Valentine’s Perfect Pairings & Perfectly Paired menu – featuring beverage and ice cream pairings.  Menu features include Moscato and cheesecake; an Amore Amaro cocktail with whiskey chocolate ice cream, and more.

 

 

Juniper

2400 E Cesar Chavez, St #304  | Juniper is hosting a 5 course menu for $85 this Valentine’s Day. The dinner menu begins with an appetizer of either Puffy Potato with whipped dijon or Kampachi Crudo with toasted pistachio, meyer lemon, chive and olive oil. The second course gives the option of a Gem Little Lettuce salad or Stracciatella with warm focaccia. The third entree offers Cacio e Pepe, Aleppo Malfadini with braised lamb and anise hyssop or Casonsei with bagger flame beets and a poppy salad. The fourth entree offers Grilled Branzino, Ranger Cattle Striploin or Pan Roasted Cauliflower. Finally, the fifth course offers dessert options of Tiramisu or Ricotta Torte.

 

 

Revelry On the Boulevard

The Brentwood restaurant is hosting a nautical “Love Boat” themed Valentine’s Dinner complete with wine pairings. The menu includes Blue Point oysters, crab and avocado toast, lamb chops, and chocolate mousse cake. Guests can get the four course meal with wine pairings for $100 per couple or they can order a la carte. The restaurant will be decked out in nautical themed decor and Insta- worthy photo booth backdrops. Reservations can be made by calling 512-861-5685.

 

 

“The Love Boat” Valentine’s Tour

After dinner at Revelry On The Boulevard, guests have the option to take a romantic cruise on the “Love Boat”, a limo bus ride to Revelry Kitchen + Bar on the East 6th, where they can spend the rest of the evening enjoying downtown. The bus ride includes champagne and is $25 per couple.  Tickets for the Love Boat party bus ride can be purchased here.

 

 

Cafe Josie

Cafe Josie

The Clarksville classic is serving a romantic four-course Valentine’s Menu with choices like Wagyu beef tartare, grilled scallops, and Texas lamb meatballs. The prix fixe menu is $85 per person with optional wine pairings for an extra $45 per person. Reservations can be made here.

 

 

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Mongers Market + Kitchen

2401 E Cesar Chavez St. | Mongers will feature a pre-fixe menu special for $65 per person, featuring  a three course menu of seafood, steak and a delicious dessert.

 

 

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Pitchfork Pretty

2708 E Cesar Chavez St. | This Valentine’s Day, Pitchfork Pretty is serving up a six-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person (not including tax + gratuity).  Menu highlights include aged duck with red cabbage, smoked egg yolk, and cultured cream.  Executive Chef Max Snyder is also featuring his signature fried chicken for 2, with a complimentary round of bubbles.  At 9:30pm, the Love Bird Special kicks in, which knocks the $85 per person price tag down to $65 per person. Reservations can be made at pitchforkpretty.com.

 

 

East Austin Hotel

East Austin Hotel

1108 E 6th St. | Kick off the long weekend the right way and celebrate Galentine’s Day at East Austin Hotel’s rooftop bar & lounge. Thursday nights at The Upside have all-night happy hour and the bar will be offering a Galentine’s Day mimosa special.  In partnership with ATX Television Festival, the hotel will be showing Galentine’s Day-themed episodes of Parks and Recreation at The Upside.

 

 

East Austin Hotel

Sixth and Waller 

1108 E 6th St. | East Austin Hotel’s counter-service restaurant and global diner will be launching full-service dinner just in time for Valentine’s Day. The restaurant will be offering a V-Day dinner special of a half-dozen East Coast Oysters with Basil Granita and Strawberry Mignonette.

 

 

Sour Duck Market

Sour Duck Market

1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd | Join Sour Duck Market and shop for gifts for your loved one, your lovely self, or even your furry friends on Sunday, February 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy happy hour, featuring $3 Texas drafts, $6 draft cocktails, and half-off select menu items. Live music will be rocking and rolling in the background, courtesy of Aubrey Hays Band.

DOWNTOWN

 

Emmer and Rye Bar

Emmer & Rye

SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St #110 |  Emmer & Rye will be offering a $100 pre-fixe menu with $50 optional wine pairings. Reservations for dinner can be made by calling (512) 366-5530 or emailing emmerandrye@gmail.com.  *Valentine‘s Day Menu can be found HERE.

 

 

Geraldine's Pool Deck

Geraldine’s 

605 Davis St. | Keep the celebration between the gals this Galentine’s Day on Feb. 13th, with a festive night featuring specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails such as the Piece of My Heart made with grey goose gin, crème de cocao, strawberry syrup, and cream and live music from Anna Larson starting at 9:30 p.m. Also, don’t forget to reserve a cozy Valentine’s Day themed igloo lounge located on the Pool Deck with views of downtown Austin.

 

 

JW Marriott Austin

Corner – JW Marriott

110 E 2ND STREET  | This Valentine’s weekend, Corner’s Executive Chef, Sarah Neeley, has specially curated delicious featured items fit for you and your loved ones starting at 5pm.  The regular menu will also be available. Call to make a reservation at (512) 608-4488.

 

 

Osteria at JW Marriott

OP Italian – JW Marriott

110 E 2ND STREET | Enjoy a romantic dinner with at OP Italian Restaurant at the JW Marriott, on Valentine’s Day.  Choose from the chef’s specially curated four-course menu, or enjoy select classics off of the regular menu.  Call to make your reservation today at (512) 608-4490 or reserve online.

 

 

Hestia

Hestia

607 W 3rd St #105 | Hestia will be offering a $100 pre-fixe menu with optional wine pairings.  Reservations can be made by calling 512-333-0737 or emailing info@hestiaaustin.com

 

 

Garrison

Garrison

101 Red River St | Garrison will offer a special 5-course tasting menu from Chef de Cuisine Jordan Sanchez. The dinner will be priced at $110 per person, plus an additional $50 for wine pairings. Reservations can be made here.  *Valentine‘s Day Menu can be found HERE.

 

 

La Condesa

400A West 2nd Street | Fall in love with curated specials for Valentine’s Day. La Condesa is giving its heart this year, including “Corazon,” beef heart tartare — heart on a plate. Enjoy a celebratory mezcal-based cocktail titled “La Dama Roja,” with Del Maguey Vida, Amaro Nonino, lime ambrosia, and smoked hibiscus foam.

 

 

Truluck's

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Truluck’s

Downtown and ArboretumTruluck’s invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with indulgent cuisine paired with an exceptional libations list, including a special TruLuv cocktail, and an upscale dining experience on the most romantic day of the year.

 

 

Perry's Steakhouse Porkchop

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille 

114 W 7th St. | This Valentine’s Day, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Downtown and Domain NORTHSIDE locations will offer a three-course prix fixe menu with nine entrée favorites including an off-the-menu, Lobster Truffle Risotto, and other classics such as the Filet Perry, 14-ounce Prime New York Strip and Prime Ribeye. Guests will also enjoy signature appetizers like Perry’s Signature Wedge Salad and desserts like the Chocolate Crunch, crunchy milk chocolate covered with a dark chocolate ganache served with homemade whipped cream, toffee and peanut brittle. Perry’s limited-production red blend wine, Big Red, available at special Valentine’s Day pricing for $35 by the glass and $140 by the bottle.   $60 at 5:45 p.m. and later, $75

 

 

Parkside

Parkside

301 E 6th St | Parkside invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course dinner for just $90 for two ppl.  The dinner also includes a complimentary polaroid photo taken at your table.

 

 

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Caroline

621 Congress Ave #201 | Caroline at the Aloft/Element downtown is offering a special Valentine‘s Day menu featuring a la carte items that will be available all day on February 14th.

 

 

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Upstairs at Caroline

621 Congress Ave #201 | Upstairs will be throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Day party with $7 “Tainted Love” (Avion Valentine’s Day themed cocktail) all day, a photo booth, and DJ Alex from 8-11 PM playing love bashing throwbacks!

 

 

Péché

208 W 4th St. | The romantic 4th street French restaurant will be taking dinner reservations as usual and will feature the below chalkboard specials for the holiday. 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

 

The Roosevelt Room

307 W 5th St. | On Valentine’s Day, the award-winning downtown cocktail bar will feature complimentary bubbles for couples and singles are entitled to discounted mystery shots for $5. 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

 

 

COVER 3

Locations in Austin and Round Rock | Roses are red, violets are blue, COVER 3 should be the Galentine’s Day destination for every Austin lady and her crew! This Galentine’s Day, COVER is celebrating the gals with “Fries Before Guys” dining and drinking specials that will make each and every guest feeling love at first bite.  On February 13th from 4 p.m. to close, all COVER 3 locations, in addition to COVER 2, will be offering the ladies a choice of “Fries Before Guys” specials.

 

bar peached

Bar Peached

1315 W 6th St. | The Clarksville bar-focused restaurant will be offering a special prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Details on Valentine’s Day prix fixe coming soon. 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

 

CENTRAL

 

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Olamaie

1610 San Antonio St. | Olamaie will be offering a three-course pre-fixe menu to help celebrate the arrival of 2020. It will feature a menu of favorites with some special touches. Their a la carte menu will be unavailable that evening. Reservations can be made here: https://olamaieaustin.com/events*New Year’s Eve menu can be found HERE

 

 

Hotel Ella

Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande St. | This Valentine’s Day, Hotel Ella is celebrating with a murder mystery dinner soirée complete with twists and turns at every course. The perfect date for your muder mystery & true-crime obsessed partner — Hotel Ella is hosting an interactive whodunnit, perfectly matched with a 3-course dinner and wine pairings.  Help a not-so-happy couple figure out the murder of a member of their wedding party — With a raging bride and an unenthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. The clues begin at cocktail hour in the Hotel Ella courtyard. Enjoy passed canapes and welcome drinks while you get to know your fellow guests (and suspects). Then move to Goodall’s for a 3-course dinner with wine pairings. Trade clues with your guests and solve the mystery!

Don your favorite wedding attire at this nuptial affair; the best dressed couple of the night will be sent home with a complimentary future stay and a bottle of bubbles from Hotel Ella.   Tickets are available NOW.

 

 

Easy Tiger

Two Locations | Easy Tiger is celebrating Valentine‘s Day with some sweet bakery specials and events.  Treat your sweetheart with decadent coffee date at Easy Tiger: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mocha has met its true match with their seasonal Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Cookies.  Visit the Beer Garden for Heart-Shaped Pretzels all day long!  Preorder and pick up any bakery treats like the Valentine‘s Day Gift Set featuring a selection from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop and Housemade Strawberry-Ginger Preserves.

 

 

Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

1911 Aldrich St #120 | Alamo Drafthouse in Mueller will be offering several special viewing parties and events in the month of February, including a Valentine’s Ghost Dinner Party on Thursday, Feb 13, which includes a viewing of Ghost and a three-course meal featuring a decadent cheese plate, chicken saltimbocca served with potato “pottery,” and a warm, flaky apple-pear galette

Alamo Drafthouse will also offer $5 Love Notes for Friday, Feb 14, where guests have the opportunity to compose short notes that will display on the big screen ahead of the feature film. The money will be donated to charity, and Alamo Drafthouse will match donations up to $10,000. Those who participate will also be entered to win the Ultimate Schmalentine’s Day Package, which is comprised of two Season Pass memberships, each valid for an entire year; one for the winner and one for a recipient of the winner’s choice. Plus, the package will be delivered by someone dressed as a movie character of the winner’s choice.

 

 

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L’Oca d’Oro

1900 Simond Ave. | Details / Specials: From Thursday, Feb 13 through Saturday, Feb 15, L’Oca d’Oro will be offering their Valentine’s Mash-Up Vol. IV – Beastie Boys v. Madonna. Guests will have the choice between the vegan Beastie Boys menu or the omnivore Madonna menu featuring playlists and videos to set the mood. Each couple chooses which menu they’d like to share and can supplement with options from the other menu. The dinner is $100 per person (which includes menu, hospitality charge and sales tax). Beverage pairings are available as an add-on. Cancellations with full refund are available until Feb 11. After February 11, there is a charge of $20 per person cancellation fee.

 

 

Colleen’s Kitchen

1911 Aldrich Street, Suite 100 | On Galentine’s Day on Thursday, February 13, Guests can enjoy bubbly cocktails, half off wine and a special menu for $22 per person, featuring deviled eggs, pimento cheese, chicken and waffles, and a sweet treat. Valentine’s Four-Course Dinner,

On Valentine’s Day on February 14, Colleen’s will be hosting a special evening of Southern hospitality with an intimate, fun setting decked out with candles, flowers and vintage valentines, and offering a special four-course meal. Reservations are $60 per person and available starting at 5 p.m. Guests can add on optional wine and craft cocktail pairings. Reservations are bookable via OpenTable or by calling 512-580-2413

 

 

Scholz

Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto Blvd. | On February 14, Scholz’s menu will feature a special candlelit 3-course steak and wine dinner that will include a cured meat and cheese board with haus pickled veggies, 10oz prime ribeye steak with whipped sweet potatoes and white asparagus, and dark chocolate and caramel mousse. All lovers will receive a glass of complimentary bubbles. The main menu will also be available for a la carte options.

 

 

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The Carillon 

1900 University Ave. | Dine at The Carillon for Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoy a three-course dinner with wine pairings.  The Valentine’s Day menu features dishes like the Smoked King Crab with Celeriac Soubise, Salted Lemon Curd and Flowering CucumberLine Caught Black Sea Bass with Littleneck Clam, Tom Yum, Scallion and peanutA5 Miyazaki Beef Tataki with Roasted Apple Miso, Granny Smith Leather and Thai Basil, and Australian Black Wagyu Strip with Porcini Mushroom Espuma, Cipollini, Fig, “Charcoal” Potato and Nebbiolo Demi. Dinner is $75 per person with a shared dessert + $35 for wine pairings.

 

 

Juliet Italian Kitchen

Juliet Italian Kitchen

1500 Barton Springs Rd. | Start or end a romantic walk in Zilker park at Juliet Italian Kitchen. Juliet created a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring festive beet pasta and a bourbon bread pudding far more mouth-watering than your traditional Valentine’s Day sweets. The special cocktail list is made-up of celebratory sips like the Love Letter and Cupid’s Flute. For those that can’t celebrate on Friday, Juliet is serving it’s Valentine’s Day menu all weekend long.

 

 

Olive & June 

3411 Glenview Ave. | Olive & June will be offering a four-course $90/per two pre-fixe menu with optional wine pairings and cocktails.  Reservations for dinner can be made by calling$90 for two ppl

 

 

The Wayback Austin

9601 Bee Caves Rd. | The Wayback is a perfect location for a date night, as it provides stunning views of the picturesque Texas Hill Country and feels like a luxurious escape from urban, downtown Austin.  The Wayback will feature a 4-course Valentine‘s Day dinner is $75 per person curated by Chef Richard Roettgen, along with a recently launched a craft cocktail menu, highlighting beverages with a unique take on some of the classics, such as a Mezcal Old Fashioned and a New York Sour with Garrison Brothers Bourbon.

 

 

More Austin

 

Lobster Andiamo

Andiamo Ristorante

2521 Rutland Dr #325 | The north Austin Italian spot is celebrating “amore” with a four-course aphrodisiac Valentine’s dinner. The prix fixe menu features aphrodisiac ingredients with selections like oysters with salmon caviar, lobster risotto with saffron white wine sauce, and chocolate mousse with raspberries. Dinner is $85 per person/$100 per person with wine pairings.  Reservations can be made by emailing andiamoitaliano@gmail.com.

 

 

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Sway Thai

Three Locations in Austin | Each of the three Sway locations will be serving specials for Valentine’s Day – available until 2/16. Highlights include Smoked Oysters, Coconut Mushroom Ramen and Ora King Salmon.

 

 

Hotel Granduca Visconti Ristorante (1)

Visconti Bar & Ristorante

320 S Capital of Texas Hwy. | Details / Specials: Join Hotel Granduca Austin to celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy an extravagant Four Course Dinner on February 14, 2020 from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M. Priced at $115.00 per person, the four course dinner menu includes Beet Salad, Zuppa di Aragosta, a choice of Ribeye Steak, Arctic Char Pontchartrain, or Boneless Half Roasted Chicken, and Créme Brûlee. Reservations must be made by calling 512-306-6500 or by emailing events@granducaaustin.com.

 

 

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Blenders & Bowls

Austin’s favorite açaí cafe is serving up their Valentine’s Day special throughout the month of February. The Cupid’s Bowl is a heavenly blend of of pitaya, vanilla almond milk, strawberries, and bananas, topped with hemp granola, strawberries, chocolate chips, coconut, and nutella. The seasonal smoothie bowl is available at all five Austin locations and can be made vegan and gluten free.

 

 

Mighty Fine Burgers

Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Multiple Locations in Austin | Mighty Fine will feature “The Love Shake”,  a chocolate strawberry shake. February also marks the launch of the Swiss Mushroom Burger, available through the end of March.

 

 

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Pluckers Wing Bar 

All 25 Texas locations will offer $1 Bud Lights and 75-cent wings on Valentine’s Day.

 

 

District Kitchen

District Kitchen + Cocktails

Anderson Lane + Slaughter Lane | Cheers to another year of love with District Kitchen + Cocktails. The chef-driven restaurant is offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu at both locations, featuring dishes like king crab + avocado, prime petite filet, lobster risotto, and Persian love cake, all for $70 per person + Optional $20 wine pairing.

 

 

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Tony C’s

Two Locations in Austin | Tony C’s will be serving heart-shaped lobster ravioli during Valentine‘s weekend (2/14-2/16) in the restaurant at both locations (Bee Cave and Avery Ranch).  Treat your Valentine to a Heartcuterie Board and a Bottle of Core “Heart” Aglianico, which Includes Antipasta Tray,  heart shaped cutting board all for $65.

 

 

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Provision

4200-B, W Braker Ln. | Provision will be offering these Valentine’s Day specials in addition to the regular menu: Seared Sea Scallops (celery root puree, watercress mint mousse, meyer lemon, sweet corn ash); Prime Center Cut Filet (seared foie gras, Robuchon potatoes, pomegranate arils, glace de veau); Double Chocolate Layer cake (Guayaquil dark chocolate, Valrhona cocoa powder, raspberry gelee). 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

 

Barley Swine

6555 Burnet Rd #400 | Treat your Valentine to a night at Barley Swine! The restaurant will be offering an enhanced tasting menu priced at $125pp, with custom pairings for $70. Guests must call the restaurant at  (512) 394-8150 and speak to the host to make a reservation. Barley Swine will be open from 5pm–11pm.

 

 

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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, Cedar Creek, TX | Hyatt Regency Lost Pines will provide special Valentine’s Day dining options for at its Stories restaurant.  For the holiday, the resort will feature a special of seared filet mignon with poached lobster tail, truffle whipped purple potatoes, and asparagus topped with spiced hollandaise sauce.  Stories will also serve a “Lovers Royale” cocktail throughout the evening, as well as romantic spa offerings for couples.

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