Struggling for some unique date ideas for Valentine's Day weekend in Austin? We've got you covered.
34th Street Cafe. Credit Andres Bernal.
Romantic Restaurants & Valentine's Day Meals To Go
34th Street Cafe
34th Street Cafe will be offering two Stay-At-Home Valentine’s Day menus by Chef Kirsten Blessing for pick up or delivery Sunday, Feb. 14th. Menus include options like smoked beef tenderloin with spicy romesco sauce or hot smoked king salmon with tomato relish and lemon dill creme fráiche, and a bottle of pink sparkling rose.
Order for pick up via email@example.com or call 512.415.1752 before February 10
Enjoy a Valentine's Day dinner at home without all the hours of preparation. Con' Olio’s visiting chef, Chef Fer of Paella, Tapas, and More will prepare her famous Valencian-style Seafood Paella with succulent lobster. The meal also includes a green salad with a Con' Olio Vinaigrette, fresh bread with homemade aioli and a decadent, gluten-free chocolate tarte de Santiago with strawberries. Add a bottle of Spanish wine and you're all set!
Pre-order online for pickup from either Con' Olio location on Saturday evening, February 13
Garrison at Fairmont Austin
Make Valentine’s Day memorable at Garrison, which presents the second edition of its pop-up dinner series this Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12-14. Indulge in an unforgettable Five-Course Tasting Menu, complete with wine pairing options, for a romantic evening in the heart of downtown Austin.
Reservations can be made via Opentable
Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar
Enjoy five nights of aphrodisiacs at Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar! No need to settle for just one night of love, Gusto will be offering their Valentine's Dinner from February 11-15, and is available for dine-in, take-out or delivery. This four-course meal was carefully crafted with a focus on aphrodisiacs like oysters, pine nuts, pomegranates, asparagus, strawberries and chocolate.
Visit gustoitaliankitchen.com to view the full menu, make a reservation, or order takeout/delivery
Nate's Baked Goods & Coffee
It's a good thing that Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, because you can stay in bed with the Nate's Baked Goods & Coffee "Breakfast in Bed" meal that features items like handmade quiche, heart-shaped biscuits with cinnamon butter, and chocolate-dipped local strawberries! They even have a gluten-free menu. If you prefer a candlelight dinner, Nate's will be offering three meal options: filet mignon, Hill Country quail or prawn and scallop skewers - served with the tastiest of side dishes and mind-blowing sweets and desserts.
To order by February 9 at 4pm, text (512) 922- 0037, call (512) 220-0462, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Old 290 Brewery at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa
From February 13-14, guests at Old 290 Brewery will celebrate a cupid-inspired, four-course dinner which includes a choice of savory dinner with a 5-oz sparkling wine starter and additional wine or beer pours with courses. Live piano music by Ben & Anthony will accompany dinner, and every table is set with a long stem rose.
Reservations required online at https://www.opentable.com/r/old-290-brewery-and-restaurant-johnson-city
Second Bar + Kitchen Domain Northside
For those looking to impress their sweetheart this Valentine's Day, Second Bar + Kitchen at Domain Northside has you covered. They'll be offering a 4-course meal to-go along with plenty of delicious add-ons, including bottles of bubbles, breakfast for the next morning and chocolate covered strawberries.
Check out the menu and order online today
South Congress Cafe
South Congress Cafe will be offering guests a three-course prix-fixe Valentine's Day menu on February 13-14 from 5-9 p.m. The $85 menu for 2 will be available for dine-in, take-out and delivery via Grubhub. You won't want to miss the duck breast with honey chile glaze and brandied crème brûlée for dessert!
Reservations are encouraged, but not required: www.southcongresscafe.com
Outdoor Date Options
Looking for an offbeat way to celebrate? Take your date to Peter Pan Mini Golf, a vintage putt-putt place with larger-than-life characters dispersed throughout the 18-holes. It's even BYOB, so you can bring a tasty adult beverage to "cheers" with your honey while pulling off impressive golf moves.
If golf isn't your game, try a going for a sunset hike to Austin's highest point, Mount Bonnell. This beginner-friendly climb makes for a spectacular picnic spot, overlooking Lake Austin. Pick up your meal to-go and tote it up the 102 steps for an evening to remember.
For a socially-distant Valentine's Day show, go old-school with a trip to Blue Starlite, the world's first and only mini urban drive-in movie theater. With two locations in Austin, and a full schedule of Valentine's Day films, enjoy the theater-going experience from the comfort of your own vehicle.