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Valentine's Day Experiences in Atlanta


Valentine's Day Experiences in Atlanta
Valentine's Day Experiences in Atlanta

Atlanta's culinary scene is gearing up to create romantic and delectable experiences for diners on Valentine's Day, just when a little warming up is welcomed. From Latin-inspired delights to immersive rooftop bars and opulent meals, Atlanta's renowned restaurants have curated special menus to make this Valentine's Day unforgettable.

 

Midtown

  • AltaToro takes a modern Latin approach to Valentine’s Day, adding a touch of exotic flavors to the celebration. The restaurant is offering a Latin four-course prix fixe dinner using the freshest locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Pricing is set at $100 per person, which includes one glass of Champagne per person, or $120 per person for a couple, including a bottle of Champagne. Secure a spot by making reservations on Resy.

  • Guests are invited to embark on a gastronomic journey as 5Church Midtown presents a four-course prix fixe dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 14. From 5-10 p.m., diners will indulge in a culinary symphony with a menu carefully crafted for the occasion. Highlights include truffle lobster bisque, arctic char en croute, cherry-glazed duck and chocolate raspberry cheesecake. The cost is $100 per person, which includes one glass of Champagne per person, or $120 per person for a couple, including a bottle of Champagne. Reservations can be made online.

  • Virtue Rooftop's Lover Popup Bar immerses guests in romance seven nights a week, Feb. 1-18. From enchanting decor to lusty vibes, the atmosphere is designed for an unforgettable experience. Guests can sip on love-inspired cocktails, indulge in a chocolate fondue board and savor light bites amidst the backdrop of fire pits and the iconic "Stay Sexy Atlanta" neon sign. DJ beats will enhance the celebration every Friday and Saturday night. Note that the rooftop is 21+ only and operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. On Valentine's Day, Virtue will be open, serving drinks only along with the chocolate fondue board.

 

West Midtown

  • For a sweetheart special, Valentine’s Day diners can head to NaanStop at Atlantic Station. The Indian eatery’s Valentine’s Day meal for two is $44.99 and includes entrees, rice, naan, samosas, fried Brussels sprouts and a bottle of wine. Guests can upgrade from wine to cocktails for $10 per person. This special is available for dine-in or takeout.

  • This Valentine's Day, Your 3rd Spot lures guests to a night where romance and fun blend seamlessly, in a venue acclaimed by Atlanta Magazine as the city's top "Date Night." In addition to endless entertainment with dozens of retro games, bowling, darts, indoor curling, a DJ, photobooth and astrologist offering readings, chef Stuart Rogers is serving a Valentine’s tasting menu featuring exquisite dishes such as strawberry oysters with yuzu mignonette, lobster tempura, duck breast with satsuma orange and an array of award-winning small plates. Three dining and gaming packages also will be offered on Valentine’s Day; all packages are priced per person and do not include tax or service charges. Book packages in advance on Your 3rd Spot’s website.

  • Silver Sweetheart package: Unlimited access to all the Y3S experiences, including bowling and a special gift ($40)

  • Gold Lover package: All the Silver Sweetheart package plus a welcome glass of rosé and chef Stuart Rogers’ seven-course tasting menu ($90).

  • Platinum Soulmate package: The ultimate experience with everything in the first two packages, plus flowers, a Valentine's Day cocktail tree and caviar service with dinner ($133).

 

Buckhead

  • 5Church Buckhead’s Valentine’s dinner boasts a four-course prix fixe meal. From 5-10 p.m., guests will savor a culinary experience expertly crafted for the evening. Menu highlights include duck prosciutto terrine, venison Wellington, stuffed branzino and strawberry mousse cake. The cost is $100 per person, which includes one glass of Champagne per person, or $120 per person for a couple, including a bottle of Champagne. Reservations can be made via Resy.

  • At Aria, guests can choose between classic dishes from the a la carte menu or opt for the nightly tasting menu while celebrating love in a sophisticated setting. Make reservations via Resy.

  • Chido & Padres is serving its classic menu and chef features for Valentine's Day. Among the features are a 20-ounce bone-in carne asada marinated in ancho macha sauce ($65); twin ancho lobster tail fajitas with heirloom cherry tomatoes and watermelon radish, Oaxaca cheese, lime crema, onions and tri-color peppers with corn or flour tortillas ($42); and a sweet finish with chocolate espresso martini ($16). Reservations can be made online.

  • For a Valentine’s experience with Mediterranean flair, Gypsy Kitchen will serve its classic menu along with curated chef features, Feb. 9-17. Special cocktails include Silk Sheets (vodka, crema de rose, St-Germain, lemon and rosé cava) and Wild Thoughts (mezcal, Aperol, strawberry vermouth and lemon oil). Make reservations online

  • For a lively celebration and spins on the dancefloor, Johnny’s Hideaway is offering its Ladies Night features on Valentine's Day. Ladies can enjoy a free cocktail from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and indulge in $8 Ketel One cocktails and half-priced wine until close.

  • Storico Fresco brings the symbol of love to the table with special heart-shaped pasta (pictured below) available starting Feb. 5. The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Heart-shaped pasta is available dine-in or to takeout and make at home. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the restaurant will offer P’s Rosé for $25. Reservations can be made online.

  • The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is the soul of the Southern Coast in the heart of Buckhead. In addition to its classic menu on Valentine’s Day, the eatery will offer chef features of pecan-crusted rainbow trout ($30), sesame-glazed salmon ($28) and red velvet cake ($8). Make reservations via OpenTable.

  • Known for its intimate, sophisticated vibe, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar shed its Victorian-era decor to captivate both hopeless romantics and the lovelorn with its Blind Cupid pop-up through March 9. The Blind Cupid offers guests the perfect haven to escape the winter chill, whether for a unique date night, a lively girls’ night out or Galentine’s Day celebration. 

  • The Southern Gentleman has a specially curated a la carte menu with menu favorites along with elevated features for Valentine's Day. Highlights on the appetizer list include smoked Gouda mac and cheese ($15), jumbo lump crab fritters ($20) and a half dozen seasonal oysters ($26). Among the main course features are lobster and shrimp risotto ($39), grilled lamb chops ($42) and beef tenderloin filet ($46). Succulent desserts, specialty cocktails and wines round out the evening’s festivities. Reservations can be made online.

 

Alpharetta/Crabapple

  • Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar invites guests to a special Valentine’s dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 16 from 5-10 p.m. Highlights of the four-course menu include classic beef tartare, oysters on the half shell, miso-glazed sea bass, truffle and mushroom risotto, “steak for two” and lavender crème brûlée. The cost is $95 per person; curated wine flights are available for an extra charge. Make reservations online.

  • Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails boasts an elegant four-course prix fixe menu on Feb. 14 for $95/per person (not including tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include starter choices of beef tartare, smoked salmon deviled eggs or sous vide cocktail prawns. The second course options are beet goat cheese Napoleon salad, arugula strawberry salad and hearts of palm soup. The third course brings options of petite lobster tail, heart of ribeye, miso blackened cod and seared scallops. For dessert, guests can choose red velvet cake, chocolate flourless cake or Bailey’s honey crème brûlée. Milton’s cozy dining room with a fireplace and extensive cocktail list add to the evening’s ambiance. Reservations can be made online.

  • Ocean & Acre celebrates in an upscale coastal vibe, offering its classic menu with special chef features like Alabama jumbo crab and avocado salad, pan-roasted halibut with English peas and braised short rib with pickled cipollini onion and smoked sweet potato puree. Swoon-worthy desserts include peanut butter chocolate mousse and white chocolate and ricotta cheesecake. Make reservations online.

 

Multiple Locations

  • All locations of HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern—Atlantic Station, Halcyon, Brookhaven, Perimeter and Vinings—are presenting a week chock-full Valentine’s celebrations and specials, Feb. 13-18. Festivities include Galentine’s Day Ladies Trivia starting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13, Valentine’s dinners on Feb. 14 with $6 Champagne, $8 mules and $7 wine, karaoke, dance parties, live music, brunches and more. All locations will offer Champagne flight specials, chocolate-covered strawberries, food and drink specials and $5 sweetheart shots every night. Visit each location’s website for full details and specials.

  • Ray’s RestaurantsRay's on the RiverRay's in the CityRay's at Killer Creek—present a delightful Romeo & Juliet dinner-for-two menu for Valentine’s Day. Offered Saturday, Feb. 10-Wednesday, Feb. 14 beginning at 4 p.m., the Romeo & Juliet menu highlights include jumbo shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, tomahawk steak with compound butter and twin crab-stuffed Maine lobster tails. Guests will get a choice of appetizer to share, soup/salad and dessert ($275 per couple). 

  • On Wednesday, Feb. 14 beginning at 4 p.m., Ray's on the River and Ray's in the City will offer two additional prix fixe menu options ($100 and $120 per guest). Ray's at Killer Creek will offer an a la carte menu in addition to the Romeo & Juliet dinner. Wine pairings are available as well as a Valentine’s Day cocktail list that boasts festive options such as the sweet peach margarita, fig old fashioned and salted caramel espresso martini. Guests can enhance the experience by adding flower packages to reservations, with a dozen roses in a glass vase ready at the table for $39.99. Reservations can be made on each restaurant’s website. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. 

  • At Tin Lizzy's Cantina, it’s all about love and tacos for Valentine’s Day. The eatery has created the perfect combination to fall in love with—a surf ‘n turf taco special of fried lobster taco and executive steak taco.

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