Struggling for some unique date ideas for the 2022 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.Red, texas-shaped waffle topped with strawberry slices and syrup.1886 Cafe & Bakery. Courtesy of The Driskill Hotel.

ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS & VALENTINE'S DAY MEALS TO GO

1886 Cafe & Bakery at the Driskill
Want a love like Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird (they had their first date at the Driskill)? Head to 1886 Cafe and Bakery for freshly baked pink cinnamon rolls, red waffles with strawberries and pink mimosas. You can also enjoy live music and crafted cocktails in the iconic Driskill Bar.
No reservations needed.

Aba
Aba is celebrating Valentine's three different ways this year - Galentine's to-go meals, Valentine's to-go meals and dine-in dinners on their picturesque outdoor patio. Menus include lobster bisque, whipped feta, beef tenderloin, chicken kebabs, double chocolate cake and more. 
Reserve the patio or order your meal to-go online.

Andiamo
Feel the "amore" in the air with a special prix fixe Valentine's meal at Andiamo. Try seasonal dishes like whole roasted branzino and pan seared veal chops. Add the optional wine pairing to round out the meal. 
Make reservations online.

Barley Swine
Barley Swine is enhancing their Chef’s Tasting Menu for Valentine’s weekend. Enjoy fresh farm-to-table fare with an optional beverage pairing. 
Reserve your table online. 

The Carillon
Want to have a decadent dinner while staying cozied up at home? The Carillon at AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is offering a multi-course dinner for two to-go this year. The on grilled ciabatta with whipped butter, tomato bisque and Texas greens salad, and a choice of pan roasted salmon or peppercorn roasted beef tenderloin. Don't forget the sumptuous dessert options like chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate truffles and citrus sable cookies. 
Preorder online by Monday, February 7.

Ciclo at Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Situated overlooking Lady Bird Lake, Ciclo is sure to bring the romance with incredible food and great atmosphere. Their prix fixe dinner includes a jumbo lump crab masa croquette, pan seared ora king salmon, smoked beef tenderloin and a specialty KISS cocktail. 
Reserve your spot online

CRU Food & Wine Bar
Wine and dine your valentine at CRU. Grab a romantic dinner complete with lobster bisque and your choice of lobster risotto, proscuitto wrapped jumbo shrimp, filet mingon, rack of lamb and more! End the night with raspberry and vanilla creme brulee or molten chocolate cake. 
Call 512-472-9463 (Downtown) or 512-339-9463 (Domain) for reservations.

Garrison at Fairmont Austin
Make Valentine’s Day memorable at Garrison, which presents its pop-up dinner series this Valentine’s Day weekend. Indulge in an unforgettable Tasting Menu, complete with wine pairing options, for a romantic evening in the heart of downtown Austin.
Reservations can be made online.

Plastic igloo pop-up filled with red and pink linens, chocolate covered strawberries, Valentine's cocktails and a record player.
Love Shack at Geraldine's. Courtesy of Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt.

Geraldine’s
Cozy up with your babe in one of Geraldine’s outdoor “love shacks” -- pop-up igloos on the Hotel Van Zandt rooftop complete with blankets to cozy up in and records to spin. This special also includes two hour food and drink service from Geraldine’s and specialty cocktails, like the (straw)Barry White made with Tito's, strawberry syrup and crème de cacao.
Reserve your love shack in advance online.

Honey Moon Spirit Lounge
Spice things up with Honey Moon Spirit Lounge's Valentine's menu. Feeling fancy? Order the caviar service with crème fraîche and chives or grab something a little more casual, like king prawns with chili butter, bacon, corn and crispy potatoes. 
Reservations are available online.

Old 290 Brewery at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa
From February 12-13, guests at Old 290 Brewery will celebrate a cupid-inspired, four-course dinner which includes a choice of savory dinner with wine or beer pours with courses. Reservation includes a long stem rose and Carter Creek commemorative wine glass to take home.
Reservations required online or via email at nosburn@cartercreek.com.

Perry’s Steakhouse
Go big at Perry’s Steakhouse this Valentine’s with your choice of a three-course prix fixe menu or candlelit dinner for two. Both menus feature some Perry’s classics along with specialty menu items. The best part? You can enjoy both menus for dine-in or to-go. 
Order for pick up in advance or reserve your table online.

Southside Flying Pizza
Make this Valentine's extra cheesy with a heart shaped pizzas, available February 11-14. 
Order online at any location for dine-in, takeout or delivery.

Suerte
Celebrate a night of amor with Suerte’s five course tasting menu. All tortillas are made in house and each dish will feature ingredients from local farmers. Don’t miss out on this exclusive dining experience!
Reserve your table online.

TRACE
Valentine's Day is great, but let's not forget Galentine's Day! Grab brunch with your gal pals at TRACE on Sunday, February 13. Listen to the DJ spin, sip on $5 glasses of rosé and line up for the killer waffle bar. 
Book your spot in advance online.

Pink and white Valentine's themed macarons on a decorative plate next to a bunch of roses.Courtesy of Walton's Fancy and Staple.

Walton's Fancy and Staple
Play cupid this Valentine's with festive sweet treats, fruity mimosa carafes and fresh floral arrangements from Walton's Fancy and Staple. Enjoy pastries like pink and white macarons, cupcakes, chocolate strawberries and more. 
Pick up from their pastry case and premade arrangements or call 512-542-3380 to customize your own.

The Well
Head to The Well on Galentine's Day for yummy brunch, mimosa flights, specialty cocktails and 50% off bottles of rosé. 
Guarantee your group by reserving online.

Cars backed up to screen at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, with illuminated skyline in the background.Courtesy of Blue Starlite.

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.

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.

Looking to pamper your sweetie? Viva Day Spa is offering a number of Valentine’s specials to include individual massages, couple’s massages and a gift card deal for your special someone to use later. 

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.

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.

 

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