14 Atlanta Restaurants With Valentine's Day SpecialsThese spots are showing love with fun Valentine's Day specials—for both the booed up and bitter among us.
No one wants to spend a session in couples therapy discussing all those Valentine’s Day dinner fails. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few spots to ensure your love is the only thing ablaze this year. Don’t worry if you’re pulling a Jason Derulo and riding solo, we’ve got that covered too.
If you’re still deciding if you actually like that person you swiped right on a few months ago, you might not want to take them to Lazy Betty in Candler Park. At $325 per person, this is for serious relationships (and serious eating) only. Their eight-course menu features caviar, foie gras, and wagyu tartare. Make a reservation and prepare for a love affair to remember–with your food.
If you thought the Ponce City Market rooftop winter igloos were packed away after the holiday season, think again. 9 Mile Station has found another use for the plastic contraptions, this time as a romantic night for Valentine’s Day. Diners will get a dozen roses, a bottle of Dom Perignon, and a five-course prix fixe menu. The price for the special night is $1,000, so if you’re a true igloo lover, reserve yours now.
Aziza on the Upper Westside is offering a four-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person on Valentine’s Day. Dig into Israeli-inspired dishes like lobster kreplach, cauliflower tajine, or go with the classic wagyu beef. But save room for the berry pavlova for dessert. Before the wagyu is gone, scoop up a reservation here.
Atrium in the PCM has a slate of events to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you dig a rowdy brunch, head to their “Love Is In The Air” drag brunch on Feb. 12 to enjoy classic brunch favorites (like the challah french toast) and the charms of hosts Arriana Paris and Tatyana Tuesday Dickerson. On Feb. 13 gather your friends for their Galentine’s Day dessert and drink special, pairing desserts like bananas foster and creme brulée with specialty cocktails. This event is Leslie Knope-approved.
If you like your eggs with a side of saxophone, then City Winery in PCM is coming in clutch on Sunday, Feb. 12 with a brunch buffet and a jazz performance from Trey Daniels. Tickets range from $30 to $35 for admission, and heads up, it does not include brunch or gratuity.
The Southern Gentleman
For date night with Southern charm, head to The Southern Gentleman in Buckhead. On the actual day of romance, they’re featuring a four-course prix fixe menu at $79 per person. Choose from a variety of options like short rib pot roast, salmon, or scallops for the main course. We’re eyeing their fried green tomatoes for the second course. If you have to ask why, then we can’t be together.
The St. Regis Atlanta
Celebrate like royalty at the St. Regis in Buckhead on Feb. 11 and 12 with their Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea Experience. Enjoy live music, cocktails, and of course tea for $95 per person. But please, keep the Mad Hatter shtick at home.
Amore e Amore
With a name that literally means more love, it’s no surprise that Amore e Amore in Virginia Highland is doing it big for Valentine’s Day. Their “For Lovers Only” menu is available throughout the month of February and features heart-shaped cheese ravioli (yes, please) and a lamb osso bucco entree. The multi-course meal with a glass of complementary champagne runs $150 per person.
Blind Cupid at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar
The Blind Pig Parlour Bar in Buckhead has transformed into Blind Cupid, a Valentine’s themed pop-up bar for the month of February. If the small plates like bacon-wrapped shrimp and crab bites with remoulade dipping sauce don’t make you swoon, the cocktails certainly will. We’re eyeing the Some Like It Hot cocktail with red jalapeño-infused Bacardi to get our taste buds fired up. Whether you’re alone, on a romantic date, or celebrating with friends, plan on ending the night with their chocolate-covered strawberries (our one-and-only love language).
A tried-and-true way to impress a date is with champagne, caviar, and oysters (unless you never bothered to establish if they have an aversion to any of those things, in which case might make you a self-absorbed prick). STK in Midtown is offering all three with their Bubbles and Pearl special for $69 per person from Feb. 10-14. If you can’t confidently slurp oysters in front of a date, opt for their Endless Holidays menu featuring wagyu from around the world.
Le Colonial in Buckhead Village is offering a three-course prix fixe menu on Feb. 14, featuring French-Vietnamese style dishes like pan-seared chicken dumplings, lamb chops, and spicy chicken stir-fry for $95 per person. If chocolate is your one true love, get the chocolate “amour” for dessert—a chocolate mousse with chocolate joconde and hazelnut chocolate ganache.
Roses are great, but what we really want is a bouquet of Korean corn dogs wrapped in pink and red butcher paper. If the thought of a hot dog bouquet sends your heart pitter-pattering, head to Umbrella Bar in Ponce City Market to snag yours for yourself or a special somebody. They’ve got drink specials, too.
Even if you’re not on the love train, there’s something exciting about sipping cocktails with a skyline view. Take advantage of the views at 5Church’s rooftop Be My Valentine pop-up bar in Midtown. Who needs a date when you can fall in love with their chocolate fondue boards and signature cocktails like The Black Heart. This is the perfect spot to grab a drink and a photo-op with their neon “Stay Sexy Atlanta'' sign as you keep an eye out for Cupid’s arrows.
If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is either just another Tuesday or the epitome of your jealous rants about the holiday being made up by Hallmark to sell more cards. PCM’s Biltong Bar is on your level with their Single and Bitter pop-up bar. Sip a Valentine-themed craft cocktail in the company of others who curse the day of love now through Saturday, Feb. 18.