*this blog post is being updated weekly for Feb 2023
The big V-Day is right around the corner so if you’ve been wanting to ask out that girl or guy, do it now before they’re taken.
As always, I’ve done my research and rounded up the 7 best date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Austin including all the restaurants that are offering Valentine prix fixe dinners. Seal the deal with bae this Valentine’s.
Romantic canoe on Lady Bird Lake
VALENTINE’S DAY ON THE WATER
Love is in the water! Experience it for yourself, with your favorite girlfriends for Galentine’s Day, or surprise your partner with a 2-hour cozy get-away on Lady Bird Lake with Rowing Dock’s exclusive Valentine’s Day Paddle Package.
LOVE BIRDS PACKAGE: $75/COUPLE
AVAILABILITY: FEB 11 – FEB 14
Leave it to us to create the most romantic and fun Valentine’s Day date. Spend your day or evening with your friends or loved one paddling down Lady Bird Lake. What’s Included: a double kayak or canoe reservation for two hours, a blanket rental to keep you warm, chocolates, and a floral bouquet!
**Must book at least one week in advance to secure Love Birds Package on Valentine’s Day
**Thinking about proposing?? We’ve got a customizable package for that as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance to coordinate.
Romantic road trip to Texas Wine Country
Celebrate Valentine’s/Valentine’s Weekend with a road trip to Texas Wine Country, Fredericksburg. There are 50+ wineries with wine tastings and beautiful vineyards!
Make it the ultimate romantic trip by staying at Sunday Haus Estate – our new property! Sunday Haus is three newly renovated historic Sunday houses in downtown Fredericksburg – each with its own private hot tubs and fire pits. Located one block off of Main Street so walking distance to Pioneer Museum, shops, and restaurants.
Hey ATX Girls! We are so excited to announce our Galentine’s Event with Ranch Hands Cowboylesque at the Creek and the Cave! It is on February 15th from 6-9 PM (the show is 7-8:30 PM). Each ticket includes:
- 2 specialty cocktails ($30 value)
- the Ranch Hands Cowboylesque show (think attractive cowboys dancing on stage…and off stage…bring your dollar bills…)
- Lots of photo opps (and access to the google drive photos of course)
- A chance to win one of our MANY giveaways (facials, **botox**, IV therapy, skincare, free pilates memberships, restaurant gift cards, etc)
The suggested attire can be whatever you are comfortable with – cowgirl themed or not! If you plan on attending and drinking, please order a rideshare (uber/lyft/etc). If you are coming as a group, use code PRESTIGEAUSTIN for 25% off your Fetii ride. Y’all sold out the last event so quickly so make sure to grab your tickets ASAP!
All Shows are 21+ Line ups subject to change
Spa day at Viva Day Spa
Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a relaxing spa treatment in Austin at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa –
Need Valentine’s gift ideas? Make it a spa day for two with a romantic couples spa package. Or treat your bestie with a gift certificate for a rejuvenating facial or muscle melting massage.
- Love Rocks Massage – Melt your honey’s heart (and muscles) this Valentine’s Day with the Love Rocks Massage Package. It takes the Swedish massage to the next level with a Hot Stone Massage on the neck, shoulders and back. Not to mention all of the other pampering extras in this massage spa package.
- Sweet Cheeks Organic Facial – Turn up your skin’s radiance the natural way for Valentine’s Day with a Sweet Cheeks Organic Facial Package. It’s 90-minutes of customized pampering featuring a facial, detox peel, massage and more skin care extras. Plus, natural skin care products from Eminence Organics.
- Pure Love Mani-Pedi
Spend $300 in gift certificates, get a free $50 spa voucher:
Get a little extra love when you gift Viva! Receive a complimentary $50 Valentine’s Voucher for future spa or med spa services when you spend $300 or more on any combo of Viva gift certificates (not including gratuity). Offer available January 24-February 15, 2022.*
Kome’s sister restaurant, Tonari is hosting a special Omakase dinner with on Valentine’s Day by adding courses ( 2 more courses) and time (15 more minutes). The omakase is 14 courses and sake pairing for 60mins with a hand picked premium sake pairing from Japan!
- February 14th
- 5 seatings from 4:00/5:15/6:30/8:00/9:30
- 60mins 14 course dinner
Drive-in Movie at Blue Starlite
Surprise your sweetheart with the Ultimate Valentines Day package for 2 with a drive-in movie at Blue Starlite – comes with 2 popcorns, 2 movie theater candies, Valentines Candies, and a rose!
This year’s lineup include classics like Princess Bride, The Notebook, Sixteen Candles, Moonrise Kingdom, Roman Holiday, True Romance, and Say Anything.
There’s also an ultra special Valentines Dinner for 2 – treat your special someone to dinner and movie under the stars.
Tickets at bluestarlitedrivein.com
Love and Boat
Romantic float down Lake Austin in an electric donut boat with a picnic! Love and Boat sets up everything for you and. your boo for up to 4 hours. Enjoy the beautiful skyline, play some games or just relax and enjoy an intimate setting on the water.
20% off with code: KOKO
Photo credit: Cassandra Klepac
Wine Flights, Charcuterie & Intero Chocolates at Cape Bottle Room
Cape Bottle Room is celebrating Valentine’s day with back-to-back nights full of wine, cheese, Intero chocolate, and more. Join them on February 13th for their Charcuterie & Wine Night, a workshop from 6-7 p.m., where you’ll build a 10” charcuterie board while learning the art of plating and portioning your charcuterie spread. Tickets are $95 per couple and come with two glasses of South African wine to sip on while you build your board. Get tickets here.
On February 14th, Cape Bottle Room will be offering a Valentine’s Day Tasting for Two complete with two wine flights with three wines, a cheese board, and chocolates from Intero. The tasting costs $75 per couple, and reservations can be made here.
SEE ALSO: 11 Best Wine Bars In Austin Texas
Glamping getaway near Austin
There are several glamping getaways near Austin – Round Top, Marble Falls, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, and more. Here are the 7 best spots for glamping near Austin.
Pictured above is Collective Retreats in Wimberly on the scenic Montesino Ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country. It was about an hour’s drive from Central Austin and the drive to Montesino Ranch was quite scenic and we were greeted with the cutest cows.
The safari tents are HUGE – there are 12 of them on the property, each with its own scenic view. I was super cozied up with the fire crackling, heater on, and tucked into bed with the electric blanket on while reading a book. The stay includes a complimentary breakfast in the morning and s’mores by the fire at night. You can opt for a farm-to-table dinner or a DIY grilling kit for $120 per box and serves 2 people
SEE ALSO: 19 Best Road Trips From Austin
Sushi Boxes from Osome
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with Osome’s top-of-the-line Sushi Boxes complete with an assortment of fresh nigiri, A5 wagyu, sweet treats, Prosecco, and more. Osome’s Valentine’s Day Sushi Boxes cost $320 per box and come with 18 pieces of assorted nigiri sushi, two maki sushi rolls, poke, a block of A5 Wagyu, two Japanese Curry Pan (bread pastry), dessert, and a bottle of Freixenet Prosecco provided by Praxis Coffee Roasters.
Osome’s Sushi Boxes are available for pickup on February 12th, 13th, and 14th at Praxis Coffee Roasters’ East Austin location at 114 Linden St. You can pick up at any time between 4-6 p.m. each day. Delivery is also available for an added fee of $40. For delivery option, contact email@example.com. You can order online here.
Local flower bouquets delivered
Poppy and Peppy is a local florist here in Austin that creates these beautiful flower bouquets that are delivered to your door. Preorder until Feb 7th or visit the pop-ups at 309 Coffee in Georgetown on the 12th and 14th.
You can also select the floral subscription that delivers a flower bouquet every month. Designed with 12-15 stems of seasonal blooms and thoughtfully picked by designers choice each week. Your first delivery comes designed in the perfect vase for each of your future bouquets. I love receiving a beautiful bouquet every month from Poppy and Peppy!
10% off coupon for orders CODE: VALENTINE
Dinner for two from Aba
For those relaxing at home, available for pick-up from Mediterranean restaurant Aba is the Valentine’s Day Dinner For Two ($124.95, plus tax). The menu includes Lobster Bisque, Smoky Garlic Hummus with Our House Bread, Ahi Tuna with Apple & Fennel, Brussels Sprouts, Beef Tenderloin with potato gratin, Isot Double Chocolate Cake and a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco to top the meal off with a toast. Plus, add on menu favorites including Kebabs, Whipped Feta and Muhammara Spread, Sommelier-Selected bottles of wine and more. The Dinner For Two is available for pick-up or delivery Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Order by February 9 at 9 a.m.
Or dine under Aba’s sparkling lights on the outdoor patio, Valentine’s Day specials include Lobster Bisque ($14.95, plus tax) and Beef Tenderloin w/ potato gratin ($47.95, plus tax) Reservation link.
And because Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the paired up, locals can grab their pals and celebrate with a Galentine’s Day Package To-Go from Aba including mezze favorites perfect for the holiday. For $44.95, plus tax, the menu includes Whipped Feta w/ Crudite & Our House Bread, Ahi Tuna w/ Apple & Fennel, Grilled Chicken Kebab w/ Lemon Dill Rice and Isot Double Chocolate Cake. The Galentine’s Day Package is available for pick-up or delivery Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Order by February 9 at 9 a.m.
Seafood and Caviar at Honey Moon Spirit Lounge
Honey Moon Spirit Lounge is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu that pulls out all of the stops! From caviar service with either Dutch Siberian Baerii or Golden Osetra and all of the classic accoutrements to their grand seafood tower complete with lobster claw and tail, a dozen East Coast oysters, cocktail shrimp, dijonaise, cocktail sauce, and Old Bay butter, Honey Moon’s Valentine’s Day menu is comprised of high-end offerings that will delight all of your senses.
They’re also offering a Grilled Caesar with Prawns, Halibut and Clams with a red wine compound demi butter, and Black Forest Petit Gâteau with dark chocolate and pomegranate. You can make reservations to experience Honey Moon’s Valentine’s Day menu here.
Valentine’s Weekend Takeout from Old Thousand
Old Thousand just took Netflix and chill to the next level with their special Valentine’s Weekend Takeout specials for you to enjoy from home. For $88 their Valentine’s Packs come with Hainanese Quail with Ginger Scallion Sauce and Herbs, Pork and Kimchi Dumplings, Chicken Fat Rice, Dry Fried Asparagus, and Chocolate Mooncake. The V-Day Takeout Packs are available for pickup at both Old Thousand locations on February 11, 12, and 13. Additionally, they will offer a bottle of bubbles for an extra charge. There is a limited number of Valentine’s Packs at each location.
To preorder, call (737) 222-6637.
Rihanna-themed drag queen brunch at the W Hotel with noon and 2 pm showtimes. Then, brunch hours will be extended from 3 pm-10 pm so that you can celebrate with your friends all day. Brunch specials will include:
$5 glasses of Rose Gold Rosé and $5 House Bloody Mary’s All you can eat waffle bar featuring house-made whipped cream, berries, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and cherries for $15 per person
Galentine’s Brunch at W Austin – Saturday, Feb 11th from 10:30a-3p
There will be a self-serve bottomless waffle bar that is $18.
$5 bloody Mary’s
$10 mimosa/$30 mimosa carafe
Special Leslie Knope Special cocktails -$18
Beautiful Spinster: Strawberry lemongrass grey goose vodka, orange liquor, lemon juice, cranberry juice, thyme, strawberry, and cucumbers
Poetic Noble Land Mermaid: Socorro tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, cucumber, and rosemary
Beautiful Tropical Fish: Titos vodka, grenadine, lime juice, cranberry juice, strawberries, agave, topped with prosecco
Rainbow Infused Space Unicorn: Empress gin, St Germain, lemon juice, honey
Love is Love Valentine’s Day Brunch at W Austin with the Beckies – Sunday, Feb 12th
There will be a $10 cover and the drag brunch menu. The Beckies will be performing to mostly lean love and heartbreak ballads, with a bit of pop mixed in.
There will also be themed cocktails:
Garden Party: Strawberry lemongrass grey goose vodka, orange liquor, lemon juice, cranberry juice, thyme, strawberry and cucumbers
RoseMarry Me: Socorro tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, cucumber and rosemary
Be My Galentine: Titos vodka, grenadine, lime juice, cranberry juice, strawberries, agave, topped with prosecco
Love Potion: Empress gin, St Germain, lemon juice, honey
Valentine’s sweets in Austin
1886 Cafe & Bakery at The Driskill
History buffs and lovebirds alike should check out The Driskill (which just turned 135 years old) as they are offering an assortment of Valentine’s Day brunch treats. At 1886 Cafe & Bakery, patrons will find freshly baked pink cinnamon rolls, red waffles with strawberries cut like rose petals and pink mimosas containing heart-shaped strawberries, available for both the weekend before and after Valentine’s Day (February 5-6 and February 12-13). The cafe will also be selling a limited supply of chocolate-dipped Valentine’s Day Meringues at the front desk.
Preorders for Bom Bakeshop’s Valentine’s Day Love Set open Tuesday, Feb 7th at 1pm
From Chef and Founder Lorin Peters (previously of The French Laundry), Cookie Rich is celebrating the season of love with two decadent new flavors, just for Valentine’s season. For a limited time, indulge in their new Chocolate + Chocolate Cherry cookie made with a milk chocolate cookie filled with milk chocolate fudge and a dollop of dark cherry jam, along with their new Oatmeal Cream Pie cookie, a soft oatmeal cookie with vanilla cream cheese frosting. Looking to try several flavors? Cookie Rich has a 4-pack, 12-pack, Chef’s Sampler pack, Best Sellers package, and more. Cookie Rich offers local pickup and delivery along with nationwide shipping. You can browse all of Cookie Rich’s flavors here. Order online here or visit their trailer at 1801 N. Lamar Blvd.
For chocolate truffles and other sweets.
Treat your sweetheart to Easy Tiger’s Valentine’s Day specials! Your one-stop shop for local gifts, available for pickup from Easy Tiger North, February 11-14. Order now at easytigerusa.com/catering
- Valentine’s Day Cookie Tin – each tin features a half dozen of our handmade cookies: Raspberry Rose Linzer Cookies and Chocolate Raspberry Shortbread. $30
- Sweetheart Grazing Board – a curated selection of Antonelli’s cheeses and cured meat roses with chocolate covered strawberries, nuts, olives, fresh and dried fruits, honey and seasonal jam served with assorted Easy Tiger breads. Starting at $125, Feeds 4-6
- Valentine’s Gift Box – everything you need in one box! Veuve Clicquot champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and cookies. Add roses to make this the perfect gift. $120
Make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet with handcrafted “Amore” Heart Shaped Gelato Cakes from South Congress’s Gelato Paradiso. Comprised of fresh raspberry sorbetto and decadent double chocolate gelato layered on top of Gelato Paradiso’s moist chocolate sponge cake, these Amore cakes feature a flavor combination you’ll fall in love with. For those who’d like to pop by the shop for a sweet treat on Valtnetine’s Day, Gelato Paradiso is also offering a seasonal Chocolate Covered Strawberry flavor available in a cup or on a housemade cone.
Call the Gelato Paradiso at (512) 580-0094 to place your order.
The Roosevelt Room
In honor of Valentine’s Day on February 14, couples celebrating the holiday at The Roosevelt Room receive two complimentary glasses of bubbles upon seating.
Reservations are strongly reco mmended. Make your reservation online here.
The Steeping Room
Tea Time Boxes (classic, gff, and vegan available), Dark Chocolate Cherry Whoopie Pie 3 packs (gf), classic Sugar Cookie Hearts (gff/df), or one of the myriad of fantastic loose leaf teas. This year The Steeping Room also has some delightful treasures from some of their favorite makers: Seasonal Jams from Confituras, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate vanilla raspberry bars, and a beautiful parfum sampler from TSR alumn, Stephanie Dowell, aka, Claudeen Parfums.
Walton’s Fancy and Staple
Surprise your Valentine with a custom floral arrangement from Walton’s Fancy & Staple. Walton’s custom arrangements start at $40. Get a dozen rose arrangement with greenery and other filler for $94.99 or a half-dozen rose arrangement for $52.99. Looking for something sweet? Walton’s has a wide array of Valentine’s themed pastries, from handmade macarons to chocolate strawberries to their famous Golden Eggs. You can order a custom arrangement or a whole spread of sweets by calling 512-542-3380 or stop by and see what they have in their pastry case!
Valentine’s Day Dinner Pairings
Here are Austin restaurants that are offering special prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinners. Please call ahead for reservations.
Andiamo is offering a special prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu with an optional wine pairing in addition to their regular Winter menu. Their seasonal dishes include entree choices like Whole Roasted Branzino and Pan Seared Veal Chops. Make reservations online here.
Heart-Shaped Pizzas from Southside Flying Pizza – Southside Flying Pizza is making Valentine’s Day extra cheesy this year with their heart shaped pizzas available February 11th – 14th. Their one topping heart pizzas are $14 and are available for dine in, takeout, or delivery. Order online at your closest Southside location here.
CARVE American Grille
CARVE American Grille at Lantana Place will feature a 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu and CARVE Valentine Candlelight Dinner for 2 this Valentine’s Day. The Prix Fixe Menu is available for dine-in and to-go on February 14, and there will be a limited menu available for the day. The CARVE Valentine Candlelight Dinner for 2 is also available for dine-in and to-go from February 11-14; the to-go option includes rose petals and a votive candle holder. Diners can also enjoy a Second Chance on February 19; both the V-Day Prix Fixe Menu Special and Candlelight Dinner for 2 are available for dine-in (guests must have a reservation and note this offer) as well as to-go. Full menus and details are available online. Online ordering is available.
Cork & Barrel
For Valentine’s Day, Cork & Barrel is offering a specialty Chef’s Menu for guests. The Chef’s Menu includes tasty options for appetizers, main courses, soups and salads, and desserts. Parties of two can opt into the Valentine’s dinner for two for $100, which includes one appetizer, one main course each, two jumbo chocolate covered strawberries and two glasses of prosecco. The Valentine’s Day special will be the only food menu available on February 14 accompanied by the usual Cork & Barrel bar menu.
J-Prime Steakhouse is offering a 5-course pre-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. This specialty menu is $129 per guest and comes with menu items worthy for a celebration like the filet mignon and the char-grilled sea scallops. The restaurant will open its doors one hour earlier at 3 p.m. for the holiday and will be offering the Valentine’s Day menu until 10:30 p.m. The full menu is available on the J-Prime Steakhouse website.
The Peached Tortilla’s Valentine’s Day menu will be available for dine-in only on Monday, February 14th from 5-10pm. 3 courses for $55 with optional wine pairings for $32.
For Valentine’s Day, Perry’s Steakhouse is offering a few options for romantics in Austin. Diners can enjoy the 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu on February 14 or Perry’s Candlelight Dinner for 2 from February 11-14; both menus are available for dine-in and to-go (and Perry’s Candlelight Dinner for 2 includes rose petals and a votive candle with holder to sweeten the atmosphere). Perry’s is also offering a Second Chance for those who want to celebrate the following weekend, and the V-Day Prix Fixe Menu and Perry’s Candlelight Dinner for 2 will be available for dine-in (must have reservations and note this offer) and to-go on February 19. More details can be found online. Online ordering is available.
The Roosevelt Room
On Valentine’s Day, the award-winning downtown cocktail bar The Roosevelt Room will feature complimentary bubbles for couples from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Enjoy the perfect evening filled with love and libations with their expansive cocktail menu! The bar also offers a food menu that focuses on epicurean bar food that will make your partner swoon! The full menu and reservation details are available on The Roosevelt Room’s website.
Chef Fermín and his team will curate a 5-course dining experience beginning with botanas (small bites), followed by three savory courses. All reservations include a complimentary sparkling rose toast upon arrival and will end with a special dessert by pastry chef, Derrick Flynn. Beverage pairings are also available for purchase to elevate your experience and indulge you con mas amor!
Tickets will be priced at $120 per person with an optional $50 beverage pairing (tax and gratuity not included). Tickets can be purchased through Resy.
Make a toast to love with TLC’s Surf & Turf and Champagne specials on Valentine’s Day. Their Surf & Turf special consists of a 12oz. Beef Tenderloin and Butter Poached Lobster Tail with grilled broccolini and roasted fingerling potatoes, served with a Cabernet Demi glacé. Follow that up with something sweet like their Cupid’s Strawberry Galette a la mode. End the evening with TLC’s Bubbles and Berries special! All bottles of bSmallubbles come with an assortment of complimentary dipped strawberries. No reservations necessary, walk-in only.
4-course Pre-Fix Valentine’s Day at 5:30 & 8:30 pm, and there will be live music from Ruel Thomas. The cost is $92 per person.
Uchi & Uchiko