Updated FEB 1, 2023
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.
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Aba’s romantic design is the perfect space to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Guests dining in can enjoy an array of dinner and drink specials from Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14. Cocktail specials include the picture-perfect Strawberry Peppercorn French 75 (brockmans gin, strawberry, pink peppercorn, giuliana prosecco) and Sweet Nothing (strawberry, pineapple, pink peppercorn, tonic). Dinner specials include Lobster Bisque and Beef Tenderloin with Potato Gratin.
Locals can dig into Valentine’s Day at the historic hotel’s neighborhood bistro 1886 Cafe & Bakery. Patrons can enjoy a pink Texas-shaped waffle and festive new brunch cocktail, Blushing Berry. Guests can also swing into The Driskill Bar to sip on a Durango Cowboy, a special pink, muddled strawberry specialty cocktail using Desert Door Texas Sotol. In the lobby, permanent jewelry brand LINK x LOU will be offering custom jewelry weldings on Friday, February 10. Guests will have the opportunity to have their wrist, neck, ankle or finger custom-sized for their own fine jewelry. Appointment sign-ups can be made HERE.
Trace is hosting a variety of exciting offerings throughout the month of love. Kick off your celebrations with a Galentine’s Brunch at TRACE on Saturday, February 11. From 3-10 p.m. TRACE will welcome customers to enjoy a self-serve bottomless waffle bar and beverage specials including $5 rosé, bloody mary’s, and $10 mimosas! Book your spot here. Wine, Dine & Be Mine for Valentine‘s dinner at TRACE. You and your special someone can enjoy a complimentary rosé, three course menu, and chocolate covered strawberries for $95 per person.
Grab your sweetheart and dine at The Well for your romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner. Cozy up and indulge in a Lobster Coconut Curr Bisque, Filet Mignon topped with Mushroom Bourbon Sauce, and end your night with Chocolate Beaned Brownie. Book your table today!
Carpenter’s Hall will have special menu additions for Valentine’s Day dinner such as a New York Strip for two and a Raw Seafood Tray, to name a few
Summer House on Music Lane
Summer House will be offering a 4-course dinner special for $75/person which includes a bag of lavender heart-shaped cookies to enjoy as a takeaway treat at home.
Try the Brokenhearted Latte at Jo’s this Valentine’s Day — a traditional Honey Vanilla Latte topped with whipped cream and broken conversation hearts candy
Available both February 13th and 14th, La Piscina’s Valentine’s Day menu provides a Tex-Mex twist on holiday favorites, including baja-style oysters with serrano + cilantro migonette. The meal is centered around the restaurant’s renowned tabletop fajitas – a sizzling spread of fresh tortillas, filet mignon and whole Maine lobster served with avocado salsa and rice + beans – and concludes with Lammers’ mouthwatering rose-infused tres leches cake.
The perfect romantic date spot, Lonesome Dove will feature a prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu (available from 2/10 to 2/14) priced at $100 per person. Reservations can be made on Lonesome Dove Austin’s OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 512-368-2821.
Emmer & Rye
Join us to celebrate Valentine‘s Day and escape the hustle and bustle of Rainey Street by cozying up at Emmer & Rye! For this special evening, our chefs have prepared a 6 course Valentine‘s Day menu for you to indulge in. Once you’ve been whisked away to your table, let our sommeliers take the reins with a curated wine pairing, or peruse our specialty a la carte cocktail offerings. After a meal to remember, continue your experience at home with a takeaway gift from our talented pastry team. Tickets are $150pp with optional wine pairing ($95pp)
The Hestia team is curating a special meal ($199/person) to help Valentine’s day. Treat your loved ones to an intimate dinner with special surprises that will surely light a fire to your evening. Join us for a multi-course experience, with wine pairings, and special supplements available to create a truly special night.
(Take Out only) The Carillon’s Valentine’s decadent menu will be available to-go only this year, featuring a multi-course dinner for two is priced at $140. Menu options include entrees like Pan Roasted Steelhead Salmon, Peppercorn Roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin, and much more! The deadline to order is Monday, February 7th and pick-up is available Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th. Orders can be made online at http://www.thecarillonrestaurant.com/special-events.
Bar Peached will be offering a 3-course menu for just $55/person. Optional wine pairings will be available as an add-on, and the team has also put together some cocktail specials for the evening, including a Negroni Sbagliato or a Spanish Coffee. Dine with your date on the patio below the giant, historic oak tree and twinkling lights or cozy up inside at the bar or near some romantic local pop art! Make a reservation via Opentable or by calling (512) 992-0666.
The Peached Tortilla
Peached is offering a three-course dinner menu for $55 per person. Guests can sip on some specialty cocktails with their meal, or add on wine pairings for an additional $45. This menu is only available for dinner on Tuesday, February 14.
The sixth annual Love v. Hate Valentine’s Dinner is back with a music inspired menu that celebrates indie vs. corporate pop/rock of the 70s. The whimsical, Italian-ish menu will be based on the lyrics and vibes of Abba and Big Star with each couple getting a multi-course meal of shareable dishes. Expect a lively evening with hits from the two groups playing throughout the restaurant and music videos projected in the dining room. 70s attire welcomed. Click HERE for reservations.
Bring a big group and have a fun friend celebration with all of the heart-shaped pretzels your heart desires. Easy Tiger will also have specialty cookies and Sachertorte (aka decadent chocolate cake) for your sweet tooth.
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social Austin is hosting a brunch exclusively for the ladies: the “Dress Like Your Ex” Galentine’s Brunch (Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 am – 3 pm) invites guests to grab their girl gang and toast to the ghosts of relationships past with plenty of drinks, scratch eats and belt-worthy heartbreak and girl-power anthems.
Bakery Lorraine has pastries exclusive to the Valentine’s Day holiday at their Domain NORTHSIDE location from Feb. 11 – 14. In addition to their themed desserts, Bakery Lorraine is also partnering with Flowers by Emma Lily Flowers for guests to pre-order a set of 12pk of macarons with a bouquet for only $70 or a flower box including six macarons for only $40. Preorders are available now until noon on Feb. 10, and can be ordered on the Bakery Lorraine website. Pickup for pre-orders will be on Feb. 14.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with cupcake flavors made exclusively for your loved one. The Heartthrob Red Velvet is made with red velvet cake and topped with cream cheese frosting, finished with an exclusive blend from Fancy Sprinkles. The raspberry chocolate chip cupcake + layer cake is made with chocolate chip-studded Belgian dark chocolate cake and topped with luscious raspberry frosting. Plus, enjoy a variety of cupcakes when you get the I Love You Box, Let’s Make Out Box, or XOX Box, all available now through Feb. 19.
JOI Asian Bistro
This Valentine’s Day, JOI Asian Bristro at Domain NORTHSIDE is offering a special menu alongside its regular menu. Enjoy chef curated specials like the Seafood Tartare, Japanese A5 Waygu Beef, Chef’s Omakase Platter, Perfect Pair and more, plus, his & hers cocktail features.
Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE
Taverna at Domain NORTHSIDE serving a special menu alongside its regular menu. Enjoy chef curated specials like the Lobster Bisque, Oysters & Caviar, Lobster & Scallop Risotto, Chocolate Olive Oil Cake and more, plus, his & hers cocktail features.
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