No Reservations, No Problem
No reservations? No worries! Whether you are hungry in love or just plain hungry, eating out is a Valentine's Day tradition.
If you haven't made plans yet, here's a taste of the special Valentine's menus being offered at a few outstanding Austin restaurants. Just remember that from here on out, reservations are strongly encouraged.
This Southern sweetheart is offering up venison heart, sunchoke tartare, chocolate cremeux and more for you and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. Indulge in the additional wine pairings for this five-course tasting spread to round out your evening.
No Va Kitchen & Bar
The three-course, prix fixe supper at this Rainey Street gem has a selection of menu options to choose from as well as some classic a la carte items that you can add on to your meal. Dishes include drunk scallop crudo, bacon and eggs pasta, rabbit sugo, chocolate cream cake, warmed strawberries and more.
East side Italian eatery Sagra is offering a fixed-price menu, as well as vegan alternatives for you veggie-loving lovebirds. Enjoy pistachio-crusted scallops, mushroom wellington, saffron bisque, and creme brulee in addition to optional wine pairings.
North by Northwest
If wine isn't your thing, then consider grabbing craft brews at North By Northwest. Both NXNW locations are cooking up the romance for Valentine's Day with four-course menu including beef carpaccio, seared snapper and more.
Due Forni Pizza & Wine
Share the love and the menu at Due Forni, which has constructed a scrumptious meal for two. Courses include toasted brioche, lobster ravioli, pizza al fungi and chocolate panna cotta.
$60 for two people
Italian is truly the language of love. Enjoy Carmelo's classic pasta dishes or seafood offerings like tuna tartare and lobster bisque. As an extra bonus, your dinner comes complete with clever Italian phrases written on "Romance 101" cards to help woo your date. Reservations are required.
Goodall's Kitchen & Bar
The three-course, prix fixe supper at Goodall's includes a variety of the restaurant's decadent creations, including Katama oysters, muscovy duck and warm vanilla pudding cake.
Prices start at $70.
Finn & Porter
Enjoy braised rabbit, a ribeye plate, a chocolate terrine dessert and more off of Finn & Porter's prix fixe menu. Splurge a little and opt for the additional wine pairing for each course.
Épicerie's four-course Valentine's Day spread includes seared scallops, charred radicchio salad, strawberry shortcake and a luscious cheese plate.
Step it up a notch at The Carillon, where the five-course dinner includes blue prawns, poached beef tenderloin and an intriguing dessert called "chocolate in black and white." There will also be optional wine pairings for an additional charge.
Combat Saturday's love-induced hangover and head over to drink.well. on Sunday for a $15 prix fixe menu that includes honey-glazed pecan cinnamon roll as well as chicken and waffles (including vegetarian substitutions). There will be deals on mimosas, Blood Marys, bottles of wine and more.