Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

26 restaurants for celebrating that special someone (and a few for rejoicing in singledom)

It’s not too late to snag a hot reservation for February 14—as long as you act quickly. Here are 26 spots offering special deals and menus for Valentine’s Day.

Where to eat on Valentine's Day in Atlanta
Peri-peri spring rolls at 10 Degrees South

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10 Degrees South
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this South African restaurant and bar with a prix fixe menu that includes peri-peri chicken spring rolls, lemon butter sea bass, and molten lava cake. The cost is $70 per person. 4183 Roswell Road, 404-705-8870

Alon’s Bakery & Market
Avoid the crowds without picking up a pot or pan with Alon’s Romantic Dinner for Two. It’s a six-course menu served to-go. Just be sure to order in advance. Multiple locations

American Cut
Traditional steak and seafood fans will appreciate American Cut’s prix fixe holiday menu. Options include filet mignon, seared scallops, and a 40-ounce tomahawk chop. 3035 Peachtree Road, 770-415-9766

Apron at Solis Two Porsche Drive
Surprise your partner with dinner above the Porsche race track. A four-course meal is available for $80 per person, including brioche-crusted branzino, espresso-rubbed short rub, and red velvet lava cake. Two Porsche Drive, 470-466-330

Aria
At Gerry Klaskala’s intimate Buckhead restaurant, you can partake in a special four-course menu tasting for $95 per person. Beverages are not included. 490 East Paces Ferry Road, 404-233-7673

Aria

Photograph by LuAnne Demeo

Atlas
Go big with this $150 per person, four-course prix fixe dinner, available only on February 14. Enjoy pastry chef Christian Castillo’s “All You Need is Love” dessert with chocolate cremeux, passion fruit coulis and whipped ganache, raspberry sable, and pistachio sponge cake. 88 West Paces Ferry Road, 404-600-6471

Better Half
Cozy up over a five-course prix fixe menu for $90 per person. Enjoy pepita-crusted pumpkin confit with candied shallot, grilled beef coulette with smoked chile potato gratin, and a cookies and cream chess tart, among other delicacies. Wine pairings are available for an additional cost. 349 14th Street, 404-695-4547

Canoe
Enjoy a special, a la carte menu at this iconic riverside restaurant. Looking for an aphrodisiac? Order the oysters on the half shell. 4199 Paces Ferry Road, 770-432-2663

C&S Chowder House
If you and your loved one like seafood, C&S Chowder House is the place to be on Valentine’s Day. Dig in to a prix fixe menu for $65 per person, with wine pairings for an additional $30 per person. Look forward to blue crab bisque, Chilean sea bas, and yuzu panna cotta. 12040 Etris Road, 470-321-5077

D.B.A. Barbecue
D.B.A. donating the holiday to the Alzheimer’s Association, raising money for its annual April dance event through the sale of cocktails like the whiskey sour and peach martini, and menu items such as New York strip, crab cakes, and pecan-crusted trout. 1190 North Highland Avenue 404-249-5000

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Located at the Avenue in East Cobb, this suburban seafood spot is serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person. (Wine pairings cost an additional $25.) 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta, 770-635-7641

il Giallo
Sweeten the day with il Giallo’s four-course prix fixe meal for $72 per person. Enjoy executive chef Jamie’ Adams’s handmade butternut squash tortelli and pastry chef Libby Muldawer’s crostata di nocciole (chocolate hazelnut bars with sour cherry sauce). 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404-709-2148

Gunshow
For a meal that’s definitely an experience, head to Gunshow, where chef Kevin Gillespie has extended the operating hours until 9:30 p.m. Chefs rotate menu selections tableside, including select dishes inspired by the holiday. 924 Garrett Street, 404-380-1886

Local Three’s double chocolate cake

Local Three
Make a reservation for a three-course prix fixe meal for $59.93 with optional wine pairings for $34.93. Menu items include tataki yellowfin tuna with garlic hummus and pickled cucumber, seared arctic char with celery root and black truffle, and buttermilk pie with huckleberry jam and lemon Chantilly. 3290 Northside Parkway, 404-968-2700

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails
Dine in a picturesque setting overlooking the garden at Milton’s. Enjoy a three-course menu with piquillo pepper crab bisque, pecan-crusted grouper, and black cherry chocolate cheesecake, among other options. 800 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta, 770-817-0161

Nikolai’s Roof at sunset

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Nikolai’s Roof
Look out over the city with a prix fixe dinner at the Hilton Atlanta’s restaurant for $110 per person. Menu items include pan-seared foie gras, pan-seared sea bass, and a chocolate symphony bar. 255 Courtland Street, 404-221-6362

O-Ku
Celebrate Japanese-style with an omakase dinner with wine and sake pairings for $135 per couple. And on February 16 and 17, O-Ku is hosting a “Galentine’s” party with a free bottle of champagne for every group of eight girls. 1085 Howell Mill Road, 404-500-2383

The Optimist
Chef Drew Belline is serving an special four-course menu includes dishes like coconut-crab soup, charred Spanish octopus, duck fat poached swordfish, and raspberry-rosé sorbet. 914 Howell Mill Road, 404-477-6260

Park Tavern
Yacht Rock Schooner is headlining a night of love songs on February 9. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Historically, they’ve always sold out. Come for the show, stay for sushi and cocktails. 500 10th Street NE, 404-249-0001

Piastra
In addition to the regular menu, the Marietta square restaurant is serving a prix fixe dinner with wine pairings for $80 per person. Offerings include strawberry soup, bruleed artichoke dip, kale and endive salad, and a beef and salmon pinwheel. 45 West Park Square, Marietta, 770-425-9300

Saltyard
Indulge in a special tapas menu featuring an aphrodisiac in every dish. Served a la carte, items may include Virginia oysters on the half shell with Champagne gelee and apple pearls, panko-crusted duck egg with truffle fondue and arugula, and roasted mushroom and beet risotto with fromage blanc and gremolata. 1820 Peachtree Road, 404-382-8088 

Filet at STK

Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
Make a reservation for a three-course prix fixe menu at the InterContinental Buckhead’s restaurant, including red pear ribbon salad, North Carolina duck confit tortellini, and a strawberry mascarpone white chocolate bar. The cost is $65 per person. 3315 Peachtree Road, 404-946-9070

STK Atlanta
Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio is creating a special menu for love birds, complete with champagne pairings. Craving lobster mac ‘n cheese instead? The regular dinner menu will also be available. 1075 Peachtree Street, 404-793-0144

The Original El Taco
If you’re thinking of skipping Valentine’s Day this year, consider El Taco’s Stupid Cupid celebration featuring Jilted Juice, Rebound-a-Ritas, and a Misery Loves Company salsa/queso/guac trio. 1186 North Highland Avenue, 404-873-4656

Waffle House
The much-loved tradition returns for another year. Multiple locations in metro Atlanta are offering WaHo’s special white-tablecloth meal, including the one at 2264 Cheshire Bridge Road and 5071 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Chamblee. You can browse the full list here.

Whiskey Blue
Single, taken, or something in between, the W Atlanta Buckhead bar’s annual Red Light, Green Light Party allows guest to label their relationship status with a colored wristband, making it easier to meet that special someone. Held February 10 at 9 p.m., the event includes drink specials, party favors, and music by DJ Rimby. 3377 Peachtree Road, 678-500-3190

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