22 Atlanta restaurants to book for Valentine’s Day

STK is giving out chocolate body paint and a brush to take home
Primo Amore pizza at Dolce Italian
Primo Amore pizza at Dolce Italian

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Valentine’s Day is next Sunday but that doesn’t mean you get a free pass for dinner on the Friday or Saturday before. Here are 22 Atlanta restaurants with something special planned for one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Aqua Blue
February 12-14, this Roswell seafood staple is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. Options include New York strip with coconut shrimp, as well as grouper stuffed with lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The regular dinner menu will also be available. 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, 770.643.8886.

Bellina Alimentari
Dine at the wine bar at this Ponce City Market hotspot and enjoy Prosecco, local and Italian artisanal cheeses and cured meats, two pastas, and chocolate bread pudding for $38 per person. Additional wine and cocktail pairings are available for an additional $30 per person. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, 404.330.9933.

Sticking with an a la carte menu, Bocado is cooking up special dishes like seared foie gras with sunchoke puree and roasted Fuji apple; and North Caroline flounder with roasted root vegetables, arugula, and salsa verde. 887 Howell Mill Road, 404.815.1399.

The Cockentrice
Krog Street Market’s charcuterie restaurant has prepared a five-course French tasting menu with wine pairings. 99 Krog St. NE, 470.428.2733

Common Quarter
Staying in the ‘burbs? Common Quarter is serving a three-course prix fixe dinner February 13-14 for $55 per person. Menu options include potato soup and salmon crudo for appetizers, crab risotto and grilled steak for entrees, and lemon curd tart and peanut butter pie for dessert. 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, 678.809.4040.

If you’re a meat-and-potatoes couple, head to Cowtippers for the Sweetheart special. It’s a 6-ounce filet with jumbo shrimp, served with risotto and sautéed spinach for $19.95. 1600 Piedmont Ave., 404.874.3751.

Del Frisco’s Grille
The Buckhead steakhouse is serving its usual menu with some love-y bonuses. February 13-14 during brunch and dinner offerings include a Cupid’s Cocktail made with Stoli, pomegranate juice, and orange juice; and a Triple Chocolate Decadence Dessert (brownie with chocolate pudding, fudge, and a chocolate heart. 3376 Peachtree Road, 404.537.2828.

Dolce Italian
Go big with a three-course menu including beef carpaccio with black truffles and pan-roasted sea scallops for $85 per person, or get cheesy with a heart-shaped Primo Amore pizza (burrata, arugula, San Marzano tomatoes, and parmesan) at the bar for $17. 3035 Peachtree Road, 678.686.2267.

Looking for something more budget-friendly? Einstein’s is offering a four-course prix fixe meal for $40. Options include lobster salad, roasted lamb, and red velvet cupcakes. 1077 Juniper St. NE, 404.876.7925.

JP Atlanta
The recently opened Downtown restaurant is serving a $65 per person Taste of Wild Flowers menu February 12-14. Offerings include Kumamoto oysters, seared diver scallops, lavender-crusted lamb loin, and sweet potato doughnuts with brown butter ice cream. 230 Peachtree St. NE, 404.523.7600.

Joseph & Co.
On February 14 at 7 p.m. Joseph & Co. is hosting a candlelit farm-to-table dinner with eggplant parmesan, herbed polenta chips, and dark chocolate and caramel pudding. The cost is $50 per person. 925 Garrett St., 404.228.6033.

The Lawrence
Executive chef Perry Griffiths, who joined the team in October, has prepared a French bistro-inspired menu. A la carte specials include frisee salad with tarragon orange vinaigrette; seared foie with charred cara cara oranges, arugula, and a cranberry coulis; and red velvet whoopie pie. The three-course prix fixe dinner costs $120 per couple and features a choice of rose Champagne or a rose Champagne cocktail and items like rack of lamb with balsamic molasses. 905 Juniper St. NE, 404.961.7177.

Local Three
Bourbon lovers can spice up their evening with a three-course family-style meal paired with five bourbons for $99.98. Available February 12-14, the dinner includes pecan smoked trout with Brussels, bourbon-brined pork loin with heirloom grits, and monkey bread with bacon frosting. 3290 Northside Pkwy. NE, 404.968.2700.

The Luminary
This Krog Street Market brasserie is going prix-fixe only on February 13-14. The $65 per person offerings include tuna tartare, broccoli and cheese soup, swordfish amandine, and passion fruit mousse. Ladies in attendance will receive a complimentary rose. 99 Krog St. NE, 404.600.6199.

Oakhurst Market
Prefer to stay in? Pick up some steaks, fresh cheese, and sweet treats from Oakhurst Market. Don’t forget the wine! There’s also a pre-made dinner-to-go option that rotates daily. 650 E. Lake Dr., 678.732.3109. 

Maya Steak & Seafood
A three-course meal awaits at Maya with options like corn bisque, Chilean seabass, and crème brulee, for $65. Forty wines are available by the glass, too. 6152 Roswell Road, 404.705.8880.

Nikolai’s Roof
This white tablecloth establishment is offering a Valentine’s menu for $110 per person that includes brown butter diver scallops and a dark chocolate torte for dessert. 225 Courtland St. NE, 404.221.6362.

One Midtown Kitchen
Showcasing its recently revamped menu by chefs Christopher Maher and Matt Weinstein, One Midtown Kitchen is sticking with a la carte offerings this Valentine’s Day. Specials include a savory crème brulee with butternut squash, charred broccoli, whipped maple, and salted hazelnuts. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111.

Park Tavern
Music lovers will enjoy An Evening of Silly Love Songs on February 12 at 7 p.m. Yacht Rock Schrooner will play ‘70s and ‘80s songs, and attendees can dine a la carte on Park Tavern sushi, burgers, and more. The concert costs $15 in advance or $20 at the door. 500 10th St. NE, 404.249.0001.

The Spence
Head here for an abbreviated a la carte menu with specials like baked oysters with kale, bacon, and Georgia alpine-style cheese. 75 5th St. NW, 404.892.9111.

February 13-14 diners can enjoy four courses of meat and seafood, such as grilled Portuguese octopus, petite beef filet, and smoked lamb ribs, for $85 per person. Amazing bonus: everyone will go home with house-made chocolate body paint and a brush to apply it. 1075 Peachtree St. NE, 404.793.0144.

Two Urban Licks
Look for the traditional a la carte menu along with specials like Romanesco with gochujang, sesame, garlic, and puffed rice, and roasted porgy with beets, ginger, and winter greens. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, 404.522.4622.