Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Austin

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Nothing says love like a fantastic meal. This Valentine’s Day, restaurants across the city will welcome couples (and the lonely hearts) with specials, fixed menus and more. We will keep updating the list at Austin360.com as the holiday nears.

Andiamo Ristorante. 2521 Rutland Dr. 512-719-3377, andiamoitaliano.com. The North Austin Italian restaurant will serve a four-course prix fie menu for $65 (additional $20 for wine pairings). Menu includes raw beet and arugula salad, beef tenderloin, and four-cheese ravioli in brown butter sage sauce.

Bess Bistro. 500 W. Sixth St. 512-477-2377, bessbistro.com. Sandra Bullock’s bistro will have three seatings for its three-course prix fixe meal. The $65 menu includes branzino and lamb chops.

Bonneville. 202 W. Cesar Chavez St. 512-428-4643, thebonnevilleaustin.com. The downtown restaurant from husband-and-wife team Chris Hurley and Jennifer Costello will serve a four-course prix fixe meal, with options like sweet mango and sun-cured olive salad, roasted lamb loin, and chocolate cheesecake, for $70. Wine pairings are available for an additional $20.

Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The New American restaurant will serve a five-course dinner, which includes beef tartare, blue prawns, and olive oil poached beef tenderloin. Reservations are recommended. 5:30 to 10 p.m. $80 per person, optional wine pairings $65 per person.

Carmelo’s. 504 E. Fifth St. 512-477-7497, carmelosrestaurant.com. The Italian restaurant will have a Valentine’s Day weekend celebration serving a menu that includes jumbo almond-coated shrimp, capellini with truffle cream, and ossobuco. Reservations are required. Prices vary. Available Feb. 12 -15.

Chez Zee. 5406 Balcones Dr. 512-454-2666, chez-zee.com. The Northwest Hills stalwart will serve dinner specials Friday-Sunday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner specials include Cape Cod lobster bisque, house-smoked prime rib, redfish topped with crab meat, and strawberry chocolate mousse cake.

Copper. 3401 Esperanza Crossing, Suite #104. 512-215-3633, copperaustin.com. The restaurant at the Domain will serve a four-course menu for $45 for singles and $85 per couple. Offerings include seared cauliflower steak, grilled snapper, and a trio of cake balls.

Corazon at Castle Hill. 1101 W. Fifth St. 512-476-0728, corazonatcastlehill.com. The Southwestern-Mexican hybrid will serve a three course prix-fixe dinner featuring some of the classics from the past and new dishes, including crab cake, roasted golden beet salad, and grilled beef tenderloin. Prices range from $39.95 to $45.95 based on entrée selected.

Cover 3. 2700 W. Anderson Ln. 512.374.1121, 1717 W. Sixth St. 512.982.1550, Cover-3.com. The upscale sports bar will add to its menu an eight-ounce filet mignon with bacon goat cheese butter and topped with a seared scallop for $34.95.

Dai Due. 2406 Manor Rd. 512-524-0688, daidue.com. The locavore restaurants will serve a three-course dinner, with a choice of meat or seafood entrees.

Drink.Well. 207 E. 53rd St. 512-614-6683, drinkwellaustin.com. Thinking about skipping the Valentine’s Day dinner? Try a day-after brunch. The neighborhood bar and restaurant will offer a special “Love Hangover” brunch, with champagne specials. February 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Due Forni. 106 E. Sixth St. 512-391-3900, dueforni.com. The Italian restaurant named for their ovens that produce both Roman and Neapolitan style pizzas will serve a prix fixe dinner for two for $60, with a menu that includes lobster ravioli and pizza al fungi.

Eden East. 755 Springdale Rd. 512-428-6500, edeneastaustin.com. Sonya Cote’s bucolic operation at Springdale Farm will serve a five-course dinner February 12-14 for $85.

Épicerie. The quaint but rustic bistro will serve a four-course dinner for $55 a person with a menu that includes charred radicchio salad with porkbelly , cana de oveja, and strawberry shortcake.

Finn & Porter. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-493-4900, finnandporteraustin.com. The restaurant the downtown Hilton will serve a four-course prix fixe meal for $75. The menu includes items like charred hearts of palm, Strube Ranch Ribeye for two, a chocolate terrine. Reservations highly recommended.

Foreign & Domestic. 306 E. 53rd St. 512-459-1010, fndaustin.com. Chef Ned Elliott’s restaurant will serve a four-course meal for $70 on February 13 and 14. Menu includes offerings like crispy tongue with yogurt and horseradish, goat cheese tart, and black truffle turnip and rice risotto. Price includes a glass of rosé bubbly.

Gardner. 1914 E. Sixth St. 512-354-1480, gardner-austin.com. The veggie-centric restaurant will serve a 14-course tasting menu for $65 with optional wine pairings for $35.

Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-628-4400, goodallskitchen.com. The restaurant at Hotel Ella will serve a three-course meal (which includes items like charred octopus, braised short ribs, and chocolate budino) for $70 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Henri’s Cheese & Wine. 2026 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-442-3373, henrischeese.com. The cozy wine and cheese bar will have handmade pastas and specialty desserts on their menu and plan to bring in a special selection of wine and champagne to go pair with their diverse cheese offerings.

Hillside Farmacy. 1209 E. 11th St. 512-628-0168, hillsidefarmacy.com. The charming retro-designed restaurant will serve a three-course meal, starring Texas sirloin and Gulf shrimp, for $40.

Hopfields. 3110 Guadalupe St. 512-537-0467, hopfieldsaustin.com. The French-accented gastropub will serve a three-course meal, which includes scallops and short rib, for $65. Beer or wine pairings are additional $30.

Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile. 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-366-5808, jacobysaustin.com. Valentine’s weekend will feature some new menu items like six-ounce filet and lump crab ($52), braised lamb neck for two ($46), and seared scallops with sunchokes ($34).

Kerbey Lane Café. Multiple locations. kerbeylanecafe.com. All locations of the Austin institution will serve a special bacon-wrapped bison and pork meatloaf with truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and a dinner salad for $14.95. All glasses of wine are $3 and all bottles are $11.

Lenoir. 1807 S. First St. 512-215-9778, lenoirrestaurant.com. Chef Todd Duplechan will serve a four-course prix fixe menu. $65 per person, with optional wine pairings. Reservations are required.

Little Barrel and Brown. 1716 S. Congress Ave. 512-582-1229, littlebarrelandbrown.com. The convivial bistro will serve a four-course prix fixe meal with a love theme for $55 (additional $20 for wine pairings).

Max’s Wine Dive. 207 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-904-0111, maxswinedive.com. In addition to their regular menu, the champagne-and-fried-chicken lovers will serve an “Eat Your Heart Out” menu that includes items like beef gnocchi ($16) and rack of lamb ($33).

Odd Duck. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-433-6521, oddduckaustin.com. Chef Bryce Gilmore’s rustic farm-to-table restaurant will serve small plate specials, as well as the regular menu. Reservations recommended.

Olamaie. 1610 San Antonio St. 512-474-2796, olamaieaustin.com. The Southern restaurant will serve a special five-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. Menu includes day boat fish and biscuit wellington. Seating available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $80 per person, pairing $45 per person.

Peché. 208 W. Fourth St., 512-494-4011, pecheaustin.com. The cocktail-focused restaurant will offer a dinner special with their regular menu.

Roaring Fork. 701 Congress Ave. 512-583-0000, 10850 Stonelake Blvd. 512-342-2700, roaringfork.com. Both locations will have two special menu items (prosciutto-wrapped striped bass downtown, and double-cut pork chop at Stonelake) in addition to their regular items.

Russian House. 307 E. Fifth St. 512-428-5442, russianhouseofaustin.com. The festive restaurant and living celebration of Russian culture and cuisine will serve a four-course prix fixe meal (including bottomless champagne) for $150 a couple. They are serving a VIP caviar menu for $280 per couple. Live music by Sherah & the Fine Souls.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse. 300 Colorado St. 512-495-6504, sullivanssteakhouse.com. The Warehouse District steakhouse will offer a special menu ($59 per person) February 13-15.

SWB at the Hyatt Regency. 208 Barton Springs Rd. 512-477-1234, austin.hyatt.com. The restaurant overlooking Lady Bird Lake will serve a three-course dinner, with options like winter beet medley, duck confit and scallops, for $50.

Trace. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com): The restaurant inside the W Hotel Austin will have a three-course meal, including dishes like agnolotti en brodo, Carolina Gold Rice grits, and roasted lamb loin. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $65 per person for three courses, additional $10 for four-course meal.

Trio. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-685-8300, triorestaurantaustin.com. The Four Seasons’ steakhouse will serve a menu that includes cauliflower bisque, a prime beef tenderloin, Dewberry Farm’s chicken, and sea bass. Dinner costs $105 per person, with service from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Uchi and Uchiko. 801 S. Lamar Blvd. 4200 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-916-4808, uchiaustin.com. Both restaurants are offering a seven-course tasting menu with some of their greatest hits for $150 for two.

Vince Young Steakhouse. 301 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-457-8325, vinceyoungsteakhouse.com. The locally owned steakhouse will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $95, with a selection of dishes that includes filet mignon, snapper cioppino and flourless chocolate torte.

 

 

 


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