20 of Atlanta's best Valentine's Day prix fixe menus

Trying to decide where to dine with that special someone in your life on the most romantic day of the year? We've got the neighborhood breakdown of restaurants serving up prix fixe menus with love in mind. Be sure to reserve your table today and beat out those Valentine's Day procrastinators. Remember to show your server some love, and tip generously.

Alpharetta/Roswell/Sandy Springs

CRU Food & Wine Bar | Feb. 13 and 14, Four-course dinner $55, three-course brunch $25 (Feb. 14 only)
300 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, Ga. 30009, 678-248-5181, www.cruawinebar.com

When Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday in Atlanta, you can take your pick of two great dining options with champagne. Dine in the sunshine with a romantic brunch date and the one you adore as you feast on steak and eggs, french toast and chocolate fondue. Slip into a little black dress and red heels for a quiet dinner for two filled with wine, oysters, rack of lamb and creme brûlée for dessert. Valet parking available.

Colletta | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $65 per person
900 Third St., Alpharetta, Ga. 30009, 678-722-8335, www.collettarestaurant.com

All weekend long chef Michael Perez will be preparing a special delight for two of tomahawk steak with two glasses of wine. After dinner, grab a traveler of wine to go, stroll the streets of Avalon and gaze into each other's eyes as you sit by the fire pit. Valet parking available.

Oak Steakhouse | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $65 per person, $90 per person with wine pairings
950 Third St., Alpharetta, Ga. 30009, 678-722-8333, www.oaksteakhouseatlanta.com

Steak. It's what's for Valentine's Day. Dress to impress and dine on a special three-course menu prepared just for you and yours by chef Eric Zizka. Valet parking available.

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails | Feb. 13 and 14, $65 per person
800 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30009, 770-817-0161, www.miltonscuisine.com

Love is in the air in historic Crabapple, and chef Derek Dollar is cooking up special treats for the occasion. Dine on beef tartare bruschetta, lobster, shrimp and of course, decadent desserts.

Aqua Blue | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $55 per person
1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, Ga. 30076, 770-643-8886, www.aquablueatl.com.

Located on the eastern side of GA 400, the restaurant lets you enjoy a three-course surf and turf dinner that includes New York strip, coconut shrimp and seafood stuffed grouper with lobster, shrimp and scallops.

Foundation Social Eatery|Feb. 14, call for details
1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, No. 810, Roswell, Ga. 30076, 770-641-8877, www.foundationatl.com

Grab your sweetie and head out for cocktails and his and hers fare prepared with heart by chef Mel Toledo. Afterward, we suggest sitting at the bar and ordering up a Champagne Cocktail for dessert. Call the restaurant for more details and to book your table.

The Big Ketch | Feb. 13 and 14, $49 per person
1105 Canton St., Roswell, Ga. 30075, 770-993-5749, www.thebigketch.com

There's not a more romantic street in metro Atlanta than Roswell's Canton Street. Debuting on Roswell's culinary row last October, Big Ketch will be offering sweethearts a three-course menu of selections such as crispy ahi tuna rolls, almond crusted grouper and chocolate bread pudding for dessert.

Dantanna's Tavern Dinner Date & Paint | Feb. 10, 7 p.m., $60 per person
6649 Roswell Road, Unit 30, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328, 404-705-8873, www.dantannas.com/dantannas-tavern

Avoid the Valentine's Day crowds and get creative with your bad selves while you eat and drink all the things at Dantanna's newest location in Sandy Springs. Price includes paint supplies, instruction, a complimentary glass of wine or beer, appetizers and cheesecake.

East Cobb/Marietta

Common Quarter | Feb. 13 and 14, $44 per person
1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 101, Marietta, Ga. 30068, 678-809-4040, www.commonquarter.com

Loving you is as easy as pie. Common Quarter wants to love on you and the apple of your eye with a special three-course meal prepared by chef Jeffrey Gardner. Feast on fare such as roasted beet salad with Gorgonzola, braised pork roast, crab risotto and CQ's famous peanut butter pie. Be extra fancy and ask your server for beverage pairings.

Seed Kitchen & Bar and Stem Wine Bar | Feb. 12, 13, 14, Dinner $49 per person Friday and Saturday; Dinner Feb. 14, $75 per person
1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 504, Marietta, Ga. 30068, 678-214-6888, www.eatatseed.com, www.stemwinebar.com

Enjoy a prix fixe menu of fresh, local ingredients, cocktails and romance at not one but two little East Cobb gems tucked away in the Whole Foods shopping center. After your dinner and cocktails at Seed, step next door to Stem for European-style wine bar ambiance, a killer wine list and classic cocktails at the bar.

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Aria | Feb. 14, $95 per person
490 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30305, 404-233-7673, www.aria-atl.com

Listen up, all you Valentine's Day diners, Aria is opening its doors on Sunday, Feb. 14, just for you. Typically closed on Sunday, chef Gerry Klaskala will offer lovebirds a prix fixe, avant-garde menu full American cuisine fine dining-style. If you've not had the chance to make it to Aria yet, don't miss this special opportunity.

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Cape Dutch Braai + Bar | Feb. 14, call for details
1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324, 404-343-0313, www.capedutchrestaurant.com

Just east of the heart of Buckhead lies Cape Dutch, a restaurant dedicated to the beauty and cuisine of South Africa. Dine on chef Philippe Haddad's three-course, prix fixe menu on Sunday evening with the one you love. Add wine pairings for a touch of class. Call the restaurant for pricing details and reservations.

Watershed | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $65 per person
1820 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, 404-809-3561, www.watershedrestaurant.com

Enjoy a four-course meal full of love, bubbles and all of the delicious food prepared by chef Zeb Stevenson Friday through Sunday on Valentine's Day weekend.

Guaco Joe's | Feb. 14, $35 per couple
2950 New Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30339, 770-801-0020, www.guacojoes.com

Sometimes you just want Mexican and a great deal for Valentine's Day. You can have both on this day of love at Guaco Joe's in Vinings. Feast on a three-course meal for two that includes selections such as crab and shrimp ceviche, manchego cheese fritters, three-way fajitas, orange creme brulee and frozen tequila lime mousse bar.


Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $55 per person
1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, 404-745-5000, www.saltwoodatlanta.com

Located in the Lowes Atlanta Hotel in Midtown, Saltwood will be offering a three-course meal with dessert all weekend long for lovebirds interested in fare such as braised duck tortellini and a 6-ounce charred grill filet. Valet parking available.

Einstein's | Feb. 14, $40 per person
1077 Juniper St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, 404-876-7925, www.einsteinsatlanta.com

Spend a lovely day at Piedmont Park and then swing by Einstein's with your love for a four-course menu including duck and pork mousse, Georgia cheeses, lobster salad, rack of lamb and a red velvet cupcake for dessert.

Old Fourth Ward

Bellina Alimentari | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $38 per person
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308, 404-330-9933, www.bellina-alimentari.com

Grab your sweetie and head over to Ponce City Market's Italian cafe for a special menu at the wine bar. Begin your date night with a glass of prosecco, then move on to local cheeses and charcuterie, before ending the night with pasta and chocolate bread pudding. Beverage pairings available for an additional $30 per person.

Staplehouse | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $85 per person
541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, Ga. 30312, 404-524-5005, www.staplehouse.com

Who do you love? Each other, of course. Celebrate your favorite person while giving back to The Giving Kitchen at Staplehouse. Dine on a five-course tasting menu full of delectable delights prepared by chef Ryan Smith and his culinary team. End your night hugging and sipping on a cocktail on the back patio.

Read the latest review on Staplehouse from the AJC food and dining editor.

Need drink suggestions to pair with your meal? Try one of these cocktails.


JP Atlanta | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $65 per person
Hotel Indigo, 230 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, 404-523-4004, www.jp-atlanta.com

Newly open downtown, JP Atlanta offers up a sophisticated vibe for sweethearts looking to get fancy. The "Taste of Wild Flowers" menu will include selections like Kumamoto oysters, seared diver scallops, lavender-crusted lamb loin and desserts such as sweet potato doughnuts with brown butter ice cream.

Polaris | Feb. 12, 13, 14, $75 per person
265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, 404-460-6425, www.polarisatlanta.com

Celebrate you love with a special four-course menu from chef Thomas McKeown and a 365-degree view high atop the city skyline. The prix fixe menu will include new dishes such as candied beet hearts and massaged kale salad, baby ricotta pasta purses, cherry wood smoked beef filet and passion fruit pave.

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