They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – but this truth seems to be universal for people of all genders, and there’s nothing like romance to make you hungry! Whether you are celebrating your special someone, just enjoying the sweet things that come with the holiday of love or even celebrating Galentine’s Day and pal-ing around with your best buds – there are some delicious options for commemorating this time throughout Atlanta. Check out this guide for Atlanta Valentine’s Day dining (and general tasty delights) this year.
At the Spanish-inspired gastrobar from February 11-15 guests can enjoy a 4-course prix fixe menu including a toast for two. From the 11th through the 18th, visitors can also order the Valentine’s Day cocktail – a strawberry caipiroska, and Bulla will donate US$1 to the American Heart Association for each one sold.
In Sandy Springs, Le Gout – a tasting room and event space that’s a part of Savvy Cellars – will host a charcuterie/cheese board workshop on Valentine’s Day from 3-5 p.m. It’s a unique date night idea if your lover also loves cheese!
If wine is your thing, whether you are in a pairing yourself or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for a wine tasting class at Shezmu Cellars Winery & Taproom. From 5-7 p.m. for just US$29 per person, come to be educated on the ins and outs of tasting vino.
If pastries and sweets are what turns you on, then you cannot miss South Main Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sidewalk Bake Sale. On February 13 from 12-5 p.m., you can stop by for goodies from Maven Restaurant Group’s Pastry Chef Elise Vitale. Treats include heart-shaped cookies, chocolate cakes and ruby chocolate tarts. You can even call the restaurant to pre-order at (678) 691-4622.
For the perfect to-go meal including dessert, BOCADO has got you covered. At only US$35 per person, you can order their Valentine’s Day pickup special including kale salad, culotte steak, fingerling potatoes with local mushrooms, salsa verde, wood-fired bread and a dark chocolate pot de crème for dessert! You can even add a bottle of prosecco for US$23. Place your order by phone up until Friday, February 12 with pickup from 12-4 p.m. on February 14.
Chef Tayfun Abuska brings to life a 4-course prix fixe menu for US$79 per person this Valentine’s Day at Delbar. The meal will include a starter, a salad, a meat dish with a side, and dessert to close. You can even preview the menu to dream about your tasty choices at this Middle Eastern Inman Park gem.
Available for dine-in or takeout, Baffi is offering its own take on the four-course prix fixe menu available on February 12 and 13. View the menu here, and go ahead and fantasize about their burst tomato pizza, famed kale salad and an entree selection of Conserva Gnocchi, JW Chicken, Cast Iron Trout or Wood-Grilled Hanger Steak. Save room for dessert too, because there’s more! Book your reservation here or place a to-go order by emailing [email protected] and including your menu selection, dietary restrictions, pickup time/date and phone number by 12 p.m. on February 11.
Though they’re normally closed on Sundays, Yebo Ski Haus (aka Yebo Beach Haus) will be open 12-9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and offering a prix fixe menu including an appetizer, soup or salad, entree and a dessert for dine-in or takeout. Until 5 p.m. that day, guests can order from their full menu – but after 5 p.m., only the prix fixe will be available. To-Go orders must be placed by phone at (404-228-8024) up through the 14th.
Galentine’s Day lovers listen up – because Hampton + Hudson has the most amazing celebration available to-go or in-person for their annual Galentine’s Day brunch. To-Go packages can be for groups of 2 or 4 and include canned rosé, cocktails, a “Never Have I Ever: Girls Edition” game and a limited edition print. If you’re looking to celebrate in person, the brunch will be from 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m. on February 13.
Lazy Betty has got your Valentine’s Day covered in 3 ways this year. For a gift for the chocolate enthusiast in your life, they have Valentine’s Day gourmet chocolate boxes specially made and customizable (must order by February 12). If you’re looking to dine at home, they have a 5-course Valentine’s Day to-go meal available for US$95 per person February 10-14. And for in-person dining, they’re offering special 7 or 10-course tasting menus available the week of Valentine’s Day.
In-person all Valentine’s weekend, Le Bilboquet will have a special prix fixe menu for US$85 per person with 3 courses including appetizer, entree and a festive dessert. You can also get a condensed version of the prix fixe for takeout at bilbotogo.com.
Extended hours will keep Le Colonial open until 11 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, so there’s plenty of time to take advantage of their celebratory 3-course dinner menu including a small plate, entree and dessert. Check out the menu here, or visit their site for reservations.
Cupcakes are always a good idea, and Georgetown Cupcake has some of the best in the business. This year, there are three special Valentine’s options including the Valentine’s Heart Dozen, the Valentine’s Dozen and the Rose Gold & Ruby Chocolate Dozen. Each includes spectacular holiday special cupcakes that will dazzle and delight.
Indulge in a special Valentine’s Day beverage at Spiller Park through Valentine’s Day – the CocoRosie is a vegan, coconut milk-based steamed drink with rosehip and burnt orange, simple syrup and coconut milk. It’s topped with rose petals and orange zest, and you can only get it at the Ponce City Market location.
All February you can get delicious baked goods and chocolates with a Valentine’s twist at Saint-Germain French Bakery. Some selections include a Raspberry & Chocolate Mousse Cake, handcrafted artisan chocolates and gluten-free macaroons. You can also order an “I Love You” specialty cake by February 10 via Instagram DM or by phone at (470-823-4141).
Just for the kids – Hop’s Chicken will have special Valentine’s Day-grams for each child that visits on Valentine’s Day. These can be cashed in for a special milkshake the next time they visit Hop’s. It’s a sweet deal that little ones are sure to love.
There is something to delight your senses this Valentine’s Day week, weekend and day somewhere in Atlanta this year. If you want to just satisfy your sweet tooth with something yummy or if you’re looking to takeout a full meal with your sweetie, there are a ton of great options. Consider one of these excellent dining choices for your Valentine’s or Galentine’s celebrations this year to make this year’s V-Day extra special.
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