Struggling for some unique date ideas for the 2024 Valentine's weekend in Austin? From delicious meals to fun activities to do together we've got you covered with some of the best ways to celebrate your loved one this Valentine's Day.

Image of the dark and moody dining room at Flat Creek Estate.
Courtesy of Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard.


Don’t stress about cooking this Valentine’s Day, just relax and focus on having a romantic evening at home with a delicious to-go order from Aba. Aba’s Valentine’s menu features smokey garlic hummus, Ahi Tuna carpaccio, brussels sprouts, lobster baked orzo, beef tenderloin filet and chocolate cake for dessert. Orders are available for pickup February 10-14.
Place your to-go order online.

Barley Swine
Barley Swine is enhancing their Chef’s Tasting Menu to create a special Valentine's Day for you and your significant other. Enjoy fresh farm-to-table fare with an optional beverage pairing.
Reserve your table online.

Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa
Old 290 Brewery & Restaurant at Carter Creek is hosting an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner for couples. The four-course meal designed by their Executive Chef is sure to make the evening special. While you’re there try one of the winery’s award-winning wines with your dinner.
Reservations required online.

CARVE American Grille
CARVE sets you up for a successful Valentine’s dinner with your choice of a three-course prix fixe menu or candlelit dinner for two. Enjoy both menus for dine-in and to-go available February 11-14 and February 18.
Order for pick up in advance or reserve your table online.

Commodore Perry Estate
The lovely Commodore Perry Estate is hosting Valentine's Dinner at the Mansion, a rustic, romantic setting perfect to celebrate that special someone. Enjoy a tasteful prepared meal by husband-and-wife duo Chefs, Susana and Bradley.
Make your reservation online.

Corinne will capture your heart this Valentine's Day with an elegant five-course dinner featuring filet mignon, beef tartare, black truffle bucatini and more. 
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Image of a plated surf and turf meal for Valentine's Day at Corner.
Corner. Courtesy of Giant Noise.

Indulge in a tasty Valentine's Day menu in the heart of Downtown Austin at Corner. The offerings include cowboy surf & turf, sea scallop, charred onion, au gratin potatoes and pomegranate chimichurri.
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Dean's Italian Steakhouse
Located inside the JW Marriott, Dean's Italian Steakhouse is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic evening celebrating the one you love over delicious food. Dine on prime cuts of beef, authentic house-made pastas and specially curated cocktails. 
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Diner Bar
Diner Bar, located inside the Thompson Austin hotel, is hosting an extravagant five-course prix-fixe meal in honor of Valentine's Day. Whether you and your date order the same dishes or mix-and-match to share, this delicious menu is flexible and available February 14-16.
Book your table online.

El Raval
Spice up this Valentine's Day with Spanish-style tapas at El Raval in South Austin. Dive into this decadent five-course prix-fixe menu with items like East Coast oysters, foie gras terrine, chocolate olive oil cake and more. 
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Flat Creek Estate
Flat Creek Estate is hosting a romantic dining experience this Valentine’s Day at their gorgeous Hill Country vineyard in Marble Falls, just northwest of Austin. The three-course prix fixe menu includes ginger garlic shrimp with English pea risotto, chicken piccata, and handmade meatballs with house made marinara and burrata cheese. Each course will be served with a perfectly paired wine.
Make your reservation online.

Located in the heart of Downtown Austin, Garrison steakhouse inside Fairmont Austin is hosting a specially prepared five course tasting menu designed by Executive Chef Jakub Czyszczon. 
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Hotel San Jose
For a pre or post-Valentine's Dinner, Hotel San Jose is hosting a cheese and chocolate board night in their lounge February 8-17. Sip on craft cocktails and spend time with your sweetie while you snack on local chocolates and a selection of Valentine's-inspired cheeses. Local musician Walker Lukens will be playing in the lounge on February 14th.
No reservations needed. 

Image of two plated meals on a wooden table with wine glasses nearby.
The Statesman. Credit to Jasmin Porter.

Laurel at Hotel Viata is hosting a Sweetheart Supper special for Valentine’s Day that runs February 9-16. Treat your special someone to a “Strawberry Field” salad, followed by your choice of braised short rib, Chilean salmon, or pumpkin risotto. Top the night off for festive chocolate-covered strawberries and assorted chocolate truffles.
Book your reservation online.

The Statesman
One of Austin's newest restaurants, The Statesman, is hosting a four-course prix-fixe dinner to celebrate the holiday. The menu has something for everyone from vegans and vegetarians to pescatarians and omnivores, all followed up with a delightful champagne toast.
Book your reservation online.

Stella San Jac
Stella San Jac is serving up a three-course prix-fixe meal this Valentine's Day with vegetarian options available. You can even add on a half dozen roses to your reservation and let your loved one know just how special they are.
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Soupleaf Hot Pot
Spice up Valentine's Day this year with authentic Canton-style hot pot at Soupleaf. You won't want to miss this special menu offering lobster and wagyu beef add-ons available. 
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Toast to lasting love this Valentine's Day at TLC. The seafood spot is hosting a Surf & Turf and Champagne special featuring juicy beef tenderloin and butter-poached lobster tail served with grilled broccolini and roasted fingerling potatoes. Round out the night with a decadent dessert like chocolate-dipped strawberries, complimentary with a bottle of bubbles.
Book your table online

Overhead shot of two people eating with a table full of food at Soupleaf Hot Pot.
Courtesy of Soupleaf Hot Pot.

Award wining Olamaie is hosting a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for you and your significant other. Dine on a pre-fixe three-course dinner with an optional wine pairing or choose from the extensive mocktail selection. 
Book your reservation online

Wanderlust Wine Co.
Book you and your significant other a romantic experience in an underground speakeasy wine cave this Valentine’s Day. Indulge in a thoughtfully curated champagne and caviar tasting.
Make your reservations online.

William Chris Vineyard
William Chris Vineyard is offering two romantic dinners on February 9 & 10, perfect for those who might not be able to celebrate Valentine's Day. Take your special someone for a intimate evening in the beautiful Texas Hill Country and dine on a tasty meal specially paired with William Chris wine.
Buy your tickets for Friday or Saturday online. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic evening dining on tasty Greek-inspired cuisine at Yamas. This three-course prix-fixe menu is available only on Valentine's Day and is make the night memorable.
Make your reservation online

Two woman sitting close atop Mount Bonnell.Mount Bonnell. Credit Gabi Meit and Shanna Sciara.

Fun Austin Date Activities

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. For a 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.

If golf isn't your game, try going for a sunset hike to one of Austin's highest points, 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.

If you're looking to gift rest and relaxation this Valentine's Day, Viva Day Spa is offering a number of Valentine’s specials to include individual massages, couple’s massages and gift cards to treat your loved one to some much deserved relaxation. Indulge in a luxurious day of pampering at Carter Creek Spa. The spa is offering a selection of relaxing and romantic Valentine's Day spa specials as well as a hotel getaway package. For details and to make spa reservations call 830-856-2692.

Image of a man and women both receiving massages at Viva Day Spa.
Courtesy of Viva Day Spa.

For an after dinner Valentine's dessert, Amy's Ice Cream is offering a selection of chocolate covered strawberries and a decadent "Chocoberry" ice cream cake available for online order. Or, try Walton's Fancy & Staple for a wide selection of themed pastries like macarons and their iconic Golden Eggs. While you're there pickup a bouquet of flowers for your special someone.

Looking for a unique date? Head to Upstairs Circus for an evening of inventive crafts and tasty cocktails, like their holiday specials the Twin Flame and Cupid's Kiss. For a fun interactive class with your sweetheart check out the Couples Sip & Paint Night and Couples Thai Massage Workshop that Hotel Viata is hosting this Valentine's Day. 

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