It's February, and that means Valentine's Day is just two weeks away.
For those who haven't started planning, now is the time to make reservations at some of the most romantic restaurants in Buckhead and throughout Atlanta.
And Buckhead Patch has done some of the footwork for you. We've rounded up some of the best Valentine's Day offerings from local restaurants and hotspots for you and your honey.
, hosts a fun and affordable pre-fixe dinner on Valentine’s Day from 5-10 p.m. It is a three-course dinner of traditional Irish fare and some of the most popular items off the menu. Not only is Fado a great date spot, the pre-fixe dinner is only $34.95 per person. The menu can be found on the Fado website.
Jerry Farber's Side Door: Come out a hot night of Jazz and Jokes at the hottest listening room in Buckhead. The Rebecca Windham Trio will be providing the smooth sounds for the evening. Jerry Farber and his crazy friends will make you laugh out loud. Tickets are $15.
: Mirko is offering a five-course meal on Valentine's Day for $45 per person. If you reserve your spot before Feb. 14, you get a free bottle of either Merlot or Pinot Grigio. Call 404-303-2110 to make a reservation.
Oli+Ve: Come out for a St. Valentines class hosted by Irish chef and author Judith McLoughlin. You will be served dinner (Golden Pear & Irish blue salad with spiced walnuts, antipasto salad, along with artisan breads and dipping oils)and then the main event....desserts! Judith will be showing you how to make and you will be served: blood orange brownies, white chocolate celtic cranachan with toasted oats & berries, and Eton Mess --crumbled meringue with fresh cream & berries. Limited to 26 people so get your name in quickly! $30 per person.
Ritz Carlton: Ritz-Carlton executive chef Franck Steigerwald is re-opening The Dining Room for three days only, Feb. 14-16. He will serve a four-course dinner with optional wine pairings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The menu includes warm Maine lobster salad, wild mushroom risotto with robiola cheese and truffle oil, seared veal loin, and petit fours. The cost is $99 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), plus $65 for wine pairings.
Woodfire Grill: For those who want to celebrate on Valentine’s Day, Woodfire Grill is offering five-course vegetarian (priced at $85 per person) and pescatarian ($100 per person) menus in addition to the five-course chef’s tasting menu. Wine pairings are also available for $12 per glass or $20 per glass for premium wines. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 404-347-9055.
On Monday, Feb. 11, Woodfire Grill hosts its fifth annual “Fools for Love” event. Beginning at 7 p.m., the restaurant is offering a four-course dinner with wine pairings selected by owner and sommelier Nicolas Quinones. Entertainment will be provided by Georgia Shakespeare’s Associate Artists. The group will perform jazz standards and love songs. Tickets are $150 per person ($90 is tax deductible) and can be purchased online or by calling Georgia Shakespeare at 404-504-3405.
Find even more Valentine's Day deals from Buckhead and local restaurants in this Local Voices blog post!
Wanna Get Away?
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort: You can really wow your partner and take them on a romantic getaway weekend. Chateau Elan is offering a variety of packages at its Inn or Spa for Valentine's Day weekend. For the wine loving couples, the Winery at Château Élan produces more than 20 different vintages which have received more than 275 national and international awards.