Scallops from JCT Kitchen.
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Photo: Grey Fox PR

Where to eat Valentine’s Day dinner in metro Atlanta

Get romantic this Valentine’s Day with dinner or drinks at one of these metro Atlanta restaurants. Single and not looking to mingle? There are some anti-Valentine’s Day events for you, too. 

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9 Mile Station. Celebrate Valentine's Day with great views and a five-course prix fixe menu from 5-11 p.m. Feb. 14. 9 Mile, the restaurant atop Ponce City Market, will offer dishes including crispy duck confit with apple brie brick, crispy caña de oveja served with plumped dried fruit and key lime pie topped with spiced rum whipped cream. Dinner will be $80 plus tax and gratuity and optional wine, beer or cocktail. Each couple will receive a complimentary rose. 

675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta. 770-999-1532, 9milestation.com/

10 Degrees SouthEnjoy a taste of South Africa with  a three-course, prix fixe menu from 5:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 14 for $70 per person with options including peri-peri chicken s pring rolls, filet “au poivre” and vegetable curry. 

4183 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404-705-8870, 10degreessouth.com

Aix. Join Provencal-inspired restaurant Aix Feb. 13-15 for a special a la carte menu featuring items including the roasted Brussels sprouts, slow-roasted Berkshire pork shoulder and Georgia white shrimp provencal pappardelle. Guests can toast to the evening with the specialty La Vie En Rose cocktail. Head to adjoining wine bar Tin Tin after dinner for a special wine flight.

956 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 770-838-3501, aixatl.com/

American Cut. The Shops Buckhead restaurant will offer a special à la carte menu as well as a four-course prix fixe menu and a specialty cocktail menu.

3035 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 770-415-9766, americancutsteakhouse.com/buckheadatl

Atlanta Brewing Co. Love beer? Head to ABC for a night of beer tastings and food pairings. Each $50 ticket includes a cheese and charcuterie spread curated by a local chef, a flight of 5 oz. beers each paired with cheeses, 22 oz. bomber of Lonely Hearts Club stout and a gift bag including a charcuterie/cheese board and swag.

2323 Defoor Hills Road NW, Atlanta. 404-355-5558, atlantabrewing.craftcellr.com/offers/125710?

Beetlecat. Try a special four-course menu for $75 per person with seatings from 5-11 p.m. with cocktails, beer and wine available for purchase. Oyster menus will also be available. Prix fixe menu options include onion tart, crab rangoons, lobster bisque, veal meatballs, burrata, risotto and lobster roll. After dinner, head downstairs to The Den for a nightcap featuring a bar, DJ and a late night menu offered from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. alongside a selection of pizzas. 

299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-732-0360, beetlecatatl.com/

Bogartz Food Artz. Head to Sandy Springs Feb. 14 or 15 for a prix fixe menu for $52.50 per person with options including lobster bisque, filet mignon and white chocolate and strawberry mousse, as well as bottomless champagne cocktails.

227 Sandy Springs Place, Sandy Springs. 833-366-3278, BogartzFoodArtz.com 

Cru Wine Bar. Head to Cru for its Wine, Dine and Be Mine four-course prix fixe dinner Feb. 14 and 15. For $60 per person, choose from options including lobster bisque topped with crabmeat and sherried crème fraîche; golden beet carpaccio; rosemary crusted rack of lamb; and vanilla bean crème brûlée.

2200 1st St., Alpharetta, 678-248-5181 and The Battery, 915 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, 770-485-9463. cruawinebar.com.

Einsteins. Romance is on the menu with this multi-course prix fixe option for $45 per person including options such as steamed sea bass, pan-seared airline chicken with purple and sweet potato gnocchi and vanilla risotto with balsamic strawberries. 

1077 Juniper St., Atlanta. 404-876-7925, einsteinsatlanta.com

Georgia Beer Garden. Enjoy a five-course dinner Feb. 14 or 15 for $45 per person featuring dishes including maultaschen with collard greens, black eyed peas and garlic in pot liquor; fried green tomatoes, goat cheese, pecan pesto and red pepper jelly; and Eventide Irish Stout chocolate lava cake. Following the dinner both nights, there will be a dance party upstairs. 

420 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-458-5690, squareup.com/store/georgiabeergarden

Golden Eagle. Enjoy a special a la carte menu Feb. 14 with options including smoked salmon with brioche, lemon creme fraiche and caviar; molasses-brined bone-in pork chop with parsnip, stone fruit and a bourbon mustard glaze; and strawberry galette served with malted ice cream.

904 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 404-963-1703, goldeneagleatl.com/

Holmes. Celebrate with food and drink specials and a four-course prix fixe menu including dessert with optional wine pairings. 

50 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 678-691-8320, restaurantholmes.com/

JCT Kitchen. The West Midtown restaurant is offering a four-course Southern-inspired prix fixe menu for $70 per person with pairings for an additional $24 per person. Menu options include crab brioche, burrata, cacio e pepe, pan roasted striped bass and a selection of desserts. 

1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-355-2252, jctkitchen.com/

King + Duke. The Buckhead restaurant is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day menu with options including hamachi crudo, lobster Texas toast and Parisian gnocchi and Hudson Valley duck. Tickets are $75 per person with coursed wine pairings available for an additional $35 per person.

3060 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-477-3500, kinganddukeatl.com/

La Tavola. Head to Virginia-Highland for a three-course prix fixe menu. For $60 per person, choose from options including Caesar salad, wild boar ragu, tagliatelle, bistecca and chocolate pistachio torte. 

992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria.com

Lazy Betty. The Candler Park restaurant will be serving special seven- and 10-course tasting menus to celebrate Valentine’s Day from Feb. 12-16 with options including Truffle Hunting in the Georgia Terroir, Steak and Eggs and a new dessert featuring a raspberry yuzu flavor profile. 

1530 DeKalb Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-975-3692, lazybettyatl.com/

Lure. Head to Midtown for a three-course prix fixe dinner for $65 per person, with options including crab bisque with crème fraiche, chive and roe; cioppino seafood stew with shrimp, scallops, squid, fin fish, mussels, crab and grilled sourdough and flourless chocolate cake with mint white chocolate mousse, gin anglaise and peppermint crumble.

1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-817-3650, lure-atlanta.com/

Lyla Lila. Romance your date with dishes including smoked oysters with green harissa and avocado mousse; burrata caramelle ravioli and white prawns; and cacio e pepe risotto with lobster and the special Like Someone in Love cocktail made with hibiscus, 229 Gin, lime and prosecco or the Love You Bunches Sangiovese by the glass. 693 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-963-2637, lylalilaatl.com/

No. 246. The Decatur eatery is offering a four-course prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner menu for $65 per person with pairings for an additional $30 per person. Menu options include ricotta mezzeluna, duck confit, braised beef cheek and a selection of desserts.

129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 678-399-8246, no246.com/

Nowak’s. Get your choice of appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for you and your love for $69 per person.

1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 678-705-4231, nowaksrestaurant.com/

The Optimist. Try a four-course coastal menu for $80 per person, with an additional $30 for pairings. Menu options include seafood gumbo, seared yellowfin tuna, Sonoma duck breast and selection of desserts. An a la carte menu will also be available at the bar. 

914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-477-6260, theoptimistrestaurant.com/

Pure Taqueria. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Mexican twist at Pure locations. For $50 per couple, get your choice of appetizer, two drinks, two entrees and a dessert to share. The restaurant will also have its special My Bloody Valentine margarita available for purchase.

Multiple locations. puretaqueria.com/

Red Sky Tapas. Celebrate Valentine’s Day Feb. 9-13 with a special cocktail menu featuring drinks including the Chocolate Kiss, the Be Mine Mule and the Love in a Glass. Book a candlelight dinner reservation for two and receive a complimentary champagne toast and Berry Sweet Doughnut along with live music.

1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-973-0100, redskytapas.com/

Saltwood Charcuterie and Bar. Head to Saltwood for a three-course prix fixe menu Feb. 14 for $55 per person with choice of appetizer including braised artichoke heart and jumbo lump crab and baby kale and gem lettuce salad; main course options including seared tenderloin and flounder en papillotte and dessert options including red velvet and chocolate heart and passion fruit napoleon. Seating available from 5:30-10 p.m.

1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-745-5745, saltwoodatlanta.com/

St. Cecilia. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course coastal European dinner for $85 per person, pairings for an additional $65 per person. Menu options include wood grilled Scottish salmon, braised grouper and lobster pan roast.

3455 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-554-9995, stceciliaatl.com/

Second Self Beer Company. Love beer and your date? Check out a  multi-course Valentine’s Day dinner from local chef Telene Anderson featuring Second Self beer pairings and a Shot with the Chef, a shot of a local spirit that guests can share with Chef Telene. The dinner costs $65 per person.

1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta. 678-916-8035, secondselfbeer.com/

Sugar Factory. Take your sweetheart for something sweet at Sugar Factory, which is offering a prix fixe menu for $65 per person with a choice of a starter, entree and dessert for two. Upgrade for $89 per person with a Diamond Rosé Goblet made with Vanderpump Rosé, peach schnapps, raspberry vodka and lemon-lime soda, garnished with sour watermelon gummy bears, candy ring pops and a light-up souvenir ring.

1080 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 470-428-4395, sugarfactory.com/

Sugo. The regular dinner menu will be available for a la carte dining in addition to an optional three-course prix fixe menu for $55 per guest with options including meatball al sugo, burrata, snapper and chocolate-dipped cannolis.

10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-817-8000, sugorestaurant.com/

The Sun Dial. Enjoy romantic views Fe.b 14 and 15 with a four-course prix fixe, four-course dinner for $129 per person featuring options such as beef tartar, seared diver scallops and miso-glazed Chilean sea bass.

210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-589-7506, sundialrestaurant.com/

Vinetta. Looking for something a little different? Try this Valentine’s Day supper club starting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Expect five courses and some surprise snacks highlighting local produce alongside pairings of organic, bio-dynamic champagnes from importer Avid Vines as well as a welcome cocktail. Tickets are $100 per person and include all food and drinks. 

Adair Park; address is emailed to attendees after tickets are purchased. bigtickets.com/events/vinetta-atl/vinetta-valentines-supper-club/

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a multi-course meal. Tickets, which are $98 per person include parking and four courses including dry-aged prime rib eye and Maine lobster duo and chocolate heart layer cake. Seatings start at 5:30 p.m.

3376 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-995-7500, waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/waldorf-astoria-atlanta-buckhead-ATLWAWA/amenities/restaurants.html

The White Bull. Treat yourself and your date to a five-course prix fixe menu with options including 

scallop mousseline with pork belly, cabbage, sunchoke and chive; bucatini with beet, chicken liver, bacon, garlic and chili; duck with bok choy, oatmeal, green tea, ginger and apricot jus; and caramel tarte with chocolate glacage and sour cherry. Go all out by adding black truffle to any dish for an extra $20.

123 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-600-5649, whitebullatl.com/

Yebo Ski Haus. Cozy up with your Valentine over a four-course, prix fixe dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 for $75 per person with options including pan-seared scallops, wild mushroom soup and chocolate cake. 

111 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-869-1992, yebobeachhaus.com

Cocktails from Biltong Bar.
Photo: Biltong Bar

Single on Valentine’s Day?

Biltong Bar. Head to Buckhead at 7 p.m. for Biltong Bar’s annual Tainted Love Party featuring special cocktails including the Lone Wolf made with Japanese whiskey, lemon, fig, sherry and gingerbread and the Tainted Love made with rum, Campari, coffee and almond. Full menu service will be available during the evening.

306 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-927-9272, biltong-bar.com/

Hampton + Hudson. Those flying solo for Valentine's Day can swing by Hampton + Hudson 8 p.m.-1 a.m. for a Hans Solo party featuring music from a DJ, photo booth, $5 drink specials and a $2 Solo Cup beer special while “Hans Solo” plays on TVs.

299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com/

Minero. Inspired by Kanye West’s album “808s & Heartbreak” album, Minero in Ponce City Market is hosting am anti-V Day bash from Feb. 13-Feb. 16. Look for a curated cocktail menu featuring drinks such as New Found Love, Kentucky Kiss and Tempting Fate among other beverage specials; a menu of shareable snacks, including ceviche, tacos and tostadas, alongside larger plates and desserts. The cocktail menu is available throughout the weekend, with food specials available Feb. 14 only. In addition, try out a DIY photobooth and jam to breakup songs.

675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-532-1580, mineroatlanta.com/

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