Valentine’s Day 2020 is quickly approaching and organised couples looking to snag a spot at one of their city’s hottest restaurants are beginning to make plans for the big day. Visiting the Lone Star State February? You’ll want to know where to spend Valentine’s Day in Austin for sure.
What’s so great about Austin is that the trendy foodie scene extends well past all of the normal hotspots and oozes into the kitchens at pretty much every restaurant in the city. This means that the most romantic restaurants in Austin are home to some of the best food in all of Central Texas.
This February 14th, prepare to truly whisk your partner off their feet. Enjoy an elegant evening at one of the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Austin. They’ve thought of all the details so you don’t have to.
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Did you watch Top Chef season 10? If so, you’ll definitely remember winner Kristen Kish. Arlo Grey is her debut restaurant and it’s perfectly located to offer stunning lakeside views of one of Austin’s prettiest lakes. This Valentine’s Day, stop by to enjoy Kish’s world-class cuisine and indulge in the prix fixe menu. It’ll feature six new dishes paired with wines by their in-house sommelier.
Dai Due is a trendy East Austin restaurant specialising in farm-to-table dishes that truly delight. A true personification of modern Texas cuisine done right, everything here is dripping in elegance and it’s clear they’re devoted to the small details. However, on Valentine’s Day, expect something extra special. Their four-course prix fixe menu is slated to tantalise all of your senses.
Juniper made our list of the most romantic restaurants in Austin. From the swanky interior to the inspired cocktails, every detail here works to set the stage for a passionate evening of romance and intrigue. The food alone might make you fall in love, especially on Valentine’s Day. A delectable tasting menu is accompanied by special surprises for you and your loved one.
What’s more romantic than tasting a variety of wines from this spot’s impressive 300-bottle wine library? Not much, at least not this Valentine’s Day. Conceived as an “exciting urban destination to experience and explore the fascinating world of wine,” CRU Food & Wine Bar is one of the best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Austin this year. They’ve paired a tasting menu with some of their tastiest wines.
If you’re craving something romantic but are interested in enjoy a more laidback vibe, head on over to Satellite. You can eat, drink, and orbit your way around the special evening at a mod ’60s spot that’s got both a plush patio and live music. You’ll be welcomed with a rose for your lover and then taken on a tasteful journey through a romantic chef-created four-course dinner.
Nibble on some authentic Italian pasta as you re-enact the charming scenes from Lady & the Tramp at L’Oca d’Oro. Okay, you don’t have to be that cheesy, but you’ll certainly enjoy this Italian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant this Valentine’s Day. They’re great at evening out the traditional, cheesy motifs with their special love and hate music-themed menus. Last year, it was The Sex Pistols vs. The Carpenters.
Lenoir is another spot that made our list of the most romantic restaurants in Austin. Their indoor dining room is perfectly lit to create an intimate atmosphere, while their garden area is the perfect place to cosy up to your loved one and enjoy one of the most romantic meals you’ll ever have. You don’t even have to plan anything special; just a normal meal here will ensure your Valentine’s Day is as charming as ever.