With COVID-19 still looming as an active threat to Austin residents, Valentine’s Day will be a bit different for everyone looking to dine-out this year.  While many restaurants will be welcoming patrons that wish to dine-in this year, many are also offering delicious takeout options that can be just as romantic as the restaurant itself.

 

For those looking for a romantic brunch, cocktails, or dinner this Valentine’s day, Austin eateries are offering in-house specials and takeout packages to help you and your main squeeze keep the candles burning on both ends.

 

 

Uchi and Uchiko

Limited Edition “Uchiko Valentine’s Day Sweet Box” ($70) and Uchi and Uchiko Curbside Caviar Package ($120).  The collection is carefully curated, making the perfect gift to treat a loved one on this special day.  Pre-order by February 11th, 2021. No substitutes will be available for the Sweet Box.   Available while supplies last; Call (512) 916-4808 between hours 3:30 PM -Close.  Pickup will be available on February 13th and 14th, 2021.

 

 

 

Rosewood Cocktail

Rosewood

Rosewood will be celebrating Valentine‘s weekend for 3 nights, starting February 12th through Sunday, February 14th for a pre-fixe 4-course dinner for $65 a person or a 7-course dinner for $90 a person.

 

 

 

hopfields

Hopfields

This Valentine’s Day, Hopfields has crafted the ultimate dining package for you and your main squeeze to enjoy either at the restaurant OR at home!  Dine-in or enjoy your very own 5-course PRE-FIXE dinner at home with detailed instructions from head chef James Flowers, on how to best enjoy it.  They will do all the work, all you have to do is place your order online and pick up your feast at their curbside pick-up! Photo by Hopfields Facebook.

 

 

 

Sala and Betty

Sala & Betty

February 14th is Sala & Betty’s 6th year anniversary, and it’s the day in which people can do a little something extra for each other to celebrate their love and appreciation for one another. Sala & Betty wants to celebrate with a special menu that takes from several different cuisines to honor the many cultures that the melting pot America is. Take a look at Chef Teresa’s enticing menu and call 512-645-0214 to preorder your menu.  The pick-up time will be on Valentine’s Day from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. They will also have limited seating on our patio from 5 pm – 7 pm, so make your reservation now.

 

 

 

 

Rosedale Kitchen Valentines

Rosedale Kitchen & Bar

Chef Janelle Reynolds will be offering a 3-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner available for dine-in or patio service alongside a special menu for takeout.  The Valentine’s To Go Menu for Two will include a beautiful dinner featuring Sea Bass, Filet Mignon, and Lobster Parmesan Orzo alongside wine and cocktail options and flower bouquets.  The Valentine’s Day Dine-in or Patio 3-Course Menu is available Friday thru Sunday Night 2/12-2/14 for $75 per person with a $35 optional wine pairing.

 

 

 

Olive and June

Olive & June

Olive & June is offering a Valentine’s Day Pre-Fixe Dinner for 2 for $70 per person.  Enjoy items like Slow braised Texas Short Rib, Truffle butter chicken breast, crispy potatoes, Mixed Kale Salad, and Triple chocolate mousse cake for dessert.  Reservations can be made for dine-in or pre-orders/to-go for takeout.

 

 

 

Juliet Italian Kitchen pasta

Juliet Italian Kitchen

Is there anything more romantic than Italian food? Juliet is offering classic Italian specials that are sure to make you say “that’s amore!” Special features include Ravioli Batata (sweet potato ravioli), Tartare De Gamberetto (shrimp tartare), Salmon Florentine, Osso Bucco with mushroom polenta, and Cuoricini al cioccolato (chocolate heart with raspberries and Nutella). Juliet is also offering special cocktails including the Roses are Red with prosecco, and Pamplemousse liqueur, strawberry syrup, rosewater mist.  Specials will be available Friday through Sunday and are available for dine-in or carryout.  Photo by Hayden Walker.

 

 

 

Suerte Brunch Jane and Chelsea

Suerte

Suerte is open for dine-in and will offer special Valentine’s Day selections crafted with love by Fermín Núñez and his team. For couples wishing to stay at home, Suerte is bringing back its Suadero taco kits. Each kit will serve two and include all the ingredients for its Suadero tacos, a salad, lentils, a dessert and a bottle of sparkling rose. Each kit is $100 and will be available for pickup on Sunday, February 14 from 11 am- 3 pm. Orders for meal kits will go live on February 1 and dine-in reservations go live on February 5.

 

 

 

Intero

Intero

Intero is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long with its seasonal farm-to-table menu. Reservations are required and couples can call ahead to pre-order a bottle of wine or a take-home box of chocolates for the table. Plus, guests will receive a sweet Valentine’s Day treat from the Intero team with love.  Couples who enjoy spending time together in the kitchen can whip up a delicious meal with one of Intero’s Valentine’s Day meal kits. Each kit has an appetizer, salad, entree course and instructions, including a dry-aged Wagyu ribeye, hand-made pasta (*GF/DF optional), and risotto (*GF, vegetarian optional).  All meal kits and tasting sets are available for pre-order from Feb. 1-10 and will be available for pickup Feb. 12-14 from 12-5pm.

 

 

 

Butcher Steak, salt time

Salt & Time

Available at the 7th St Butcher Shop & Restaurant, Salt & Time offers a variety of meal kits to make Valentine’s Day (or just your typical Sunday dinner) extra special. Each package comes with the choice of a large format steak, choice of menu (Classics or Italian), a bottle of Azimut Cava sparkling wine and choice of cocktail. Pre-order online now and stop by the new Natural Wine Shop next door for pairings selected by a pro. http://www.saltandtime.com/seasonal-orders.

 

 

 

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Café

Buenos Aires Cafe is offering a Lover’s Dinner which includes citrus & herb stuffed whole Branzino en papillote, a bed of purple turnips, and fingerling potatoes. Side of caramelized fennels and organic field greens. Dessert TBA. Dinner comes with light assembly instructions. Available for pick up/delivery on Saturday, February 13th.   Lovers can also enjoy a Strawberry Bouquet, featuring a dozen chocolate covered fresh strawberries all beautifully packaged.

 

 

 

Thai Fresh

Thai Fresh

Thai Fresh will host a virtual cooking class that will take place on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m. where she can teach couples something new and romantic together on the special day. Attendees will pick up the grocery ingredients from Thai Fresh and Jam will include a few protein suggestions they can buy on their own (like steak in their curry). A few menu items include: Papaya Salad, Drunken Noodles, Green Curry, Pad Prik King, etc. Guests can reserve their space in her class here: https://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/thai-fresh/index.php?page=classes#682.

 

 

 

Eberly Valentines

EBERLY

The Eberly female chef team (Jo Chan and Sarah Seghi) are giving one more chance to enjoy the recently shuttered Eastside Prohibition Creamery by inviting Chef Laura Aidan to partner with them to create a special boozy, ice cream dessert flight during the week of Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, Feb. 9- Sat. Feb. 13) at Eberly. The flight ($16) meant for two will encompass three different desserts and flavor profiles served side by side in different “cocktail” glassware that represent components a specific cocktail would have — but constructed in dessert form only.

 

 

Aba Austin

Austin couples can enjoy a Mediterranean dinner for two with the option to add on a hand-selected plant from local shop and plant design studio, Tropic of Capricorn. The dinner for two will include Lobster Bisque, Smoky Garlic Hummus with House-made Bread, Ahi Tuna Tabouli, Brussels Sprouts, Beef Tenderloin with Truffled Potatoes, Isot Chocolate Cake, and a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco. Add-on sommelier-selected bottles of wine, cocktails to-go, and Aba favorites for the kids for those celebrating the weekend with the whole family are also available.  Valentine’s Day orders can be placed up to one day prior by 3 p.m. for pick-up or delivery on February 12–14 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Valentine’s Day special meal is $119.95 plus tax for a dinner for two.  To make a reservation at the restaurant or place an order, you can visit www.abarestaurants.com/austin

 

 

South Congress Cafe

South Congress Cafe will be offering guests a three-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. The $85 menu for 2 will be available for dine in, take out, and delivery via Grubhub. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.  Menu can be found here.

 

 

 

Con Oil

Con Olio

Visiting chef, Fer of Paella, Tapas, and More will prepare her famous Valencian-style Seafood Paella, only this time studded with succulent lobster. Meal also includes green salad with a Con’ Olio Vinaigrette, alongside fresh bread with homemade aioli and a decadent, gluten-free Chocolate Tarte de Santiago with strawberries. Add a bottle of our latest Spanish wines, brought in especially for their Paella pairing, Barahonda Sin-Madera and Liquid Geography Rose and you’re all set! Meal will be wrapped in to-go containers with instructions for warming and serving. Pickup curbside at both Con Olio locations: 1pm-3pm at the Arboretum and 2pm-4pm at Bee Cave: 2-4pm. Purchase Paella here.

 

 

Parkside

Parkside

Parkside is offering a Valentine’s Day Pre-Fixe Dinner for 2 for $70 per person.  Enjoy items like Roasted half-rack of lamb, with black winter truffle, baby arugula; or Roasted red snapper, purple carrots, roasted potato, tomato, saffron.  Enjoy family-style sides as well as supplemental appetizers, desserts, and optional wine pairings.

 

 

 

Austin Proper Hotel

Austin Proper

In-Room Valentine’s Day Dinner – In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Austin Proper will debut their first-ever in-room dining experience on Sunday, February 14. The private dinner offering for $200/pp includes a self-service bar with libations such as Louis Roederer Brut Champagne, Recanti Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and cocktail fixings like Letherbee Gin, Casamigos Tequila and Maker’s Mark Bourbon. Contactless service of The Peacock‘s special three-course pre-fixe dinner will be delivered upon arrival and guests will be given the option to stay the night in the beautifully appointed suite at no additional cost. Guests can also opt to add a custom floral arrangement from local floral studio Serracinna for an additional $100. Limited reservations are available via Tock through Fri/Feb 5.

 

 

 

Peacock Restaurant

The Peacock

This Valentine’s Day, Austin Proper’s ground-floor Mediterranean restaurant, The Peacock, will offer a special pre-fixe menu accompanied by festive wine pairings. For $150/pp, guests will enjoy a romantic three-course meal featuring dishes such as Trio of Dips with fresh baked pita, Red Snapper Tartare with herbs, shallots and avocado, Mixed Grill Kebab and Traditional Baklava with walnut, pistachio and cardamom syrup. Tickets are available via Tock with optional add-ons such as a custom floral arrangement by Serracinna ($100) and a 4-piece baklava gift box from The Peacock ($20). The Peacock lounge and patio will also be open for a la carte dinner service.

 

 

 

Emmeroni's Emmer and Rye

Emmer & Rye

Emmer & Rye will be offering a pre-fixe, take-home meal kit for two, for $150, as well as a multi-course in-house dining menu for $125 with an optional wine pairing for $60.  Enjoy items like Red Snapper crudo, Seared Halloumi, Wagyu Beef, and 7 Layer Devils Cake for dessert. Reservations and pre-orders for Emmer & Rye can be made at emmerandrye.com or by calling (512) 366-5530.

 

 

 

Paella

Con Olio

Visiting chef, Fer of Paella, Tapas, and More will prepare her famous Valencian-style Seafood Paella, only this time studded with succulent lobster. Meal also includes green salad with a Con’ Olio Vinaigrette, alongside fresh bread with homemade aioli and a decadent, gluten-free Chocolate Tarte de Santiago with strawberries. Add a bottle of our latest Spanish wines, brought in especially for their Paella pairing, Barahonda Sin-Madera and Liquid Geography Rose and you’re all set! Meal will be wrapped in to-go containers with instructions for warming and serving. Pickup curbside at both Con Olio locations: 1pm-3pm at the Arboretum and 2pm-4pm at Bee Cave: 2-4pm. Purchase Paella here.

 

 

 

Hestia

Hestia

Hestia is offering pre-fixe meal kits for One and Two for dine-in and takeout with an optional wine paring.  Guests may enjoy items like Pizelle Chips & Smoked Trout Roe; Smoked Beets, Snapper Ceviche, and a 10 oz. Wagyu Ribeye, as well as a dessert option.

 

 

 

Roosevelt room

The Roosevelt Room

For Valentine’s Day, The Roosevelt Room will offer complimentary bubbles for couples and complimentary mystery shots for singles.  Photo by, Eric Medsker.

 

 

 

The Line Hotel Arlo Grey

Arlo Grey

For Valentines Day the hotel is also offering a suite package featuring birds eye views of the city and wellness amenities for the body & soul. This getaway includes Arlo Grey at Home for in-room dining, as well as breakfast in bed and complimentary parking.  Arlo Grey at Home – a four course prix fixe menu for at home delivery or pick up. Available Wednesdays through Sundays, the cost is $75 + tax with portion sizes to feed two people. Menu highlights include; prawn linguine, saffron rice porridge, and TX acornseekers Bone-in Iberico pork chops.  Photo by Arlo Grey.

 

 

 

Swift’s Attic

Swift’s Attic will be offering a 3-Course Pre Fixe Menu for dine-in service and a special takeout menu to celebrate all the love. Dine-in options to choose from including Seared Duck Breast with Black Garlic Port Wine Sauce and Carrot Puree and Asparagus; Seared Sea Scallop, Sweet Corn, Avocado, Greens, Spicy Fermented Garlic Honey & Cilantro Vinaigrette; Roasted Quail with Apple & Foie Gras Cornbread Stuffing and Smoked Parsnip Puree. Staying in for Valentine’s Day? Order from Swift’s for Two Menu online and get a special dinner either with Curbside or Delivery.  Photo by Swift’s Attic.

 

 

 

Wu Chow

Chef Chen is whipping up some of his authentic Chinese favorites to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. In addition to the regular Wu Chow Dinner Menu, enjoy dishes such as Wok Tossed Spicy Lobster or Ginger Scallion Whole Lobster, Duck Gua Bao, and other traditional inspired dishes. The full Takeout and Delivery Menus will also be available all weekend with wine, beer, and tiki cocktails To Go.  Photo by Wu Chow.

 

 

 

the carillon fourth of july

The Carillon

The Carillon will be offering a to-go option for pick up on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14. This 4-course dinner package is for two people and priced at $140.  Reservations need to be made by Tuesday, February 9th by calling us at 512-404-3654. Our website would be a good place to direct people for all of this information: http://www.thecarillonrestaurant.com/special-events.  They’re also offering a special hotel package available for any locals who want a safe getaway.

 

 

 

gueros

Güero’s Taco Bar

Love is in the air at Güero’s Taco Bar. For the month of February, the South Congress icon is featuring the Mi Amor cocktail – Tequila 512, Chambord, lime juice and cranberry.

 

 

 

Archer Hotel Austin_Second Bar + Kitchen Terrace

Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside

The restaurant will be offering a 4-course meal to go (see attached menu) plus plenty of delicious add-ons, including bottles of bubbles, breakfast for the next morning, and chocolate covered strawberries.  The feast for two is $125 and can be ordered via ChowNow before 2pm Tues., Feb.9. All orders will be ready for pick up between 2-4pm Sat., Feb. 13.

 

 

 

34th Street Cafe Valentines

34th Street Cafe

The cafe will be offering two Stay-At-Home Valentine’s Day menus by Chef Kirsten Blessing for pick up or delivery Sunday, Feb. 14th.  Order for pick up via goodfoood@34thstreetcafe.com or call 512.415.1752. Orders must be received by Noon, Feb. 10th.

 

 

 

Lick Honest Ice Creams

Lick’s special 8-inch Lover’s ice cream cake features Lick’s creamy strawberry ice cream made with fresh Texas berries and local Mother Culture cream cheese, layered with buttery bits of graham crumble atop Lick’s decadent dark chocolate cake. (And it’s entirely gluten-free!)

 

 

 

Cherry Heart Pies - Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Vinaigrette is featuring a special bake sale of Cherry Heart Pies. Homemade with love and perfect for shoring, each pie feeds two. Pies are available for preorder HERE. The cutoff for preorders is Thursday, February 11 at 3 pm. Pies will be available for pickup at Vinaigrette on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 (before 3 pm). Preordering early is highly recommended as these will likely fly off the shelves!

 

 

 

Wheatsville co-op

Wheatsville Food Co-op’s 

Is there anything sweeter than a heart donut for your honey? Wheatsville’s legendary vegan donuts will take a different form the week of Valentine’s Day. Austinites can pick up the heart-shaped fluffy treats at the South Lamar or Guadalupe store and share with their Valentine!

 

 

 

Nate’s Bake Goods

It’s a good thing that Valentine‘s Day falls on a Saturday because you can stay in bed with the Nate’s Baked Goods & Coffee “Breakfast in Bed” meal that features items like handmade quiche, heart-shaped biscuits with cinnamon butter, and chocolate-dipped local strawberries! They even have a gluten-free menu.  If you prefer a candlelight dinner, Nate’s will be offering three meal options: filet mignon, Hill Country quail, or prawn and scallop skewers – served with the tastiest of side dishes and of course mind-blowing sweets and desserts. Get your orders in by Tuesday, February 9th at 4pm. Text 512-922-0037, Call 512-220-0462, or email nate@natesbakedaustin.com.

 

 

El Naranjo

For Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, El Naranjo will offer traditional French Toast served with maple syrup and fresh berries. They will also feature a special cava-based cocktail. Brunch is available for dine-in on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. as well as for takeout from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Treaty oak

Alice’s Restaurant at Treaty Oak Distillery

Alice’s Restaurant at Treaty Oak Distilling will be hosting a special steak pairing dinner – complemented by Treaty Oak’s wines and whiskeys – from 5-9PM on both Friday (2/12) and Saturday (2/13). The menu will include choice Texas ribeyes from 44 Farms and long-stemmed, bourbon-chocolate-dipped strawberries. No reservations required.

For Sunday Brunch, they’ll also be hosting a special Valentine’s Sunday Brunch from 12-4PM on Sunday (2/14), including a three-course menu expertly paired with Waterloo Gin. The menu includes specialty options such as grilled quail knots finished with a blackberry ancho demi glaze, a 14oz durrack heritage pork tomahawk, lamb chops and housemade sopapillas. No reservations required.

 

 

 

Stories at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines 2

Hyatt Lost Pines Resort

Stories Fine Dining Establishment at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is providing a three-course, prix-fixe menu for the holiday.  The menu will include everything with tuna tartare served in a buttery tart shell and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb to a house-made white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.   The special menu will be available on Saturday, February 13 between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and is open to both locals and resort guests.

In addition to the holiday dining experience, the resort is an ideal destination for a socially-distanced Valentine’s Day getaway.  The resort features everything from horseback rides throughout the Loblolly Forest to couples’ treatments at Spa Django.

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