Love is in the Air: Valentines Day in Austin
Valentines Day in Austin
by Khortlyn Cole
Hate it or love it, it’s here. Valentine’s Day. Cupid’s hard work culminates in a flurry of flowers, chocolates, bears, and heartfelt dinners filled with the exchange of love and happy sentiments – that is, if you can settle on a restaurant. In theory, Valentine’s Day dinner is the most romantic and dreamy of meals, but that’s not until after you sort through the plethora of options and find one with reservations open. Here are our top picks for trendy, as well as lavish, Love Day options with the perfect atmosphere to confess your love…or just like.
The Boiler Nine Bar + Grill – Put on your swankiest gear and head down to the basement of Boiler Nine Bar + Grill on Saturday for a 70’s themed cocktail party. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with throwback cocktails and themed music. For more info, click here.
Whisler’s – For the eclectic crowd, Whisler’s is hosting a Valentine’s Day themed show featuring live music, burlesque performances and a peep show. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be champagne cocktail specials and chocolates! For more info, click here.
Duchman Family Winery – Skip out on the traditional dinner for two and take a journey on Valentine’s Day. The Duchman Family Winery invites you to enjoy a wine tasting of some of their best wines as the sun sets on their Tuscan-style tasting room. For more info, click here.
Walton’s Fancy & Staple – If, for whatever reason, you can’t make a sit down dinner for two, Walton’s Fancy & Staple has you covered. Call ahead and they will have meals ready for you either prepared hot or with instructions to reheat. Who says Valentine’s Day can’t be great at home? For more info, click here.
Dine in Style
Second Bar + Kitchen – Second Bar + Kitchen’s new location in the Domain is offering two options for Valentine’s Day dinners. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, choose between a prix fixe dinner or an interactive five course feast. For more info, click here.
Andiamo Ristorante -Go all out with a Valentine’s Day themed four course meal at Andiamo Ristorante. With options like “Happiness” as a first course to “I Will Always Love You” as a finale, love will be in the air from start to finish. For more info, click here.
Old Thousand – You can never go wrong with Chinese, and Old Thousand is offering specialty Valentine’s Day options that are a modern take on classic Chinese dishes. You can choose between a six course dinner featuring crab dumplings and tea smoked snapper or a garden menu with dumplings and stuffed eggplant. For more info, click here.
Waller Creek Pub House – Aversion to Valentine’s Day? Join Waller Creek Pub House for a “Relationships are a Mis-steak” dinner. Treat yourself or your friends to a classic steak dinner with an 18 ounce T-bone and a fully loaded baked potato. For more info, click here.
Jeffrey’s – For a truly elegant experience, head to Jeffrey’s to enjoy a four course meal that features choices like the French Kiss Oysters, Lobster Bisque, Seared Muscovy Duck Breast and Baked Alaska. With the option to add Petrossian Cavier service for two or black truffle tortellini, this is Valentine’s Day decadence at it’s finest. For more info, click here.