Love is in the air...and with Valentine’s Day less than a week away, chances are you might be scrambling to ask out a date or make plans for a fancy night on the town. If you still have yet to make a reservation there’s no need to sweat. We’ve got your Valentine’s Day agenda covered with our list of the best Valentine's Day restaurants in Austin...
Top 10 Austin Valentine's Day Restaurants
1. Trio - 98 San Jacinto Blvd
Enjoy delicious steak, seafood, wine and a breathtaking view of Lady Bird Lake. Trio is an upscale restaurant found downtown at Four Seasons. The interior is clean and sophisticated and the wait staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day here with a special five course meal for $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Or if you plan to celebrate on the 15th, you can enjoy their special “Continue to Love” three course meal for $55 per person. Be sure to try the wine and enjoy the natural beauty.
2. Chez Zee - 5406 Balcones Drive
This is a romantic bistro located in north central Austin. Their lamb and burgers are delicious, but their real specialty is their desserts. Chez Zee happens to be a bakery as well as a restaurant, so if you or your valentine are in the mood for a great meal topped off with a sweet dessert, this is the perfect place. The soft lighting and Avant garde atmosphere also add a nice touch.
3. Romeo's - 1500 Barton Springs Road
Voted the ‘most romantic restaurant in Austin’ several times, Romeo’s has to be included on our list. What makes it so romantic? Imagine this…a candlelit Italian dinner with a soft piano playing in the background topped off with a delicious glass of wine and all for a good price. Now you have an idea why Romeo’s is a favorite for local lovers.
4. Chez Nous - 510 Neches St.
Chez Nous offers the atmosphere and menu that are perfect for creating special memories. Once you sit down, you instantly feel as if you were in a restaurant on the streets of Paris. You’ll also notice that Chez Nous’ customers have a mixed style- both those dressed up for a fancy night and those dressed for a casual and intimate meal. Enjoy the French faire and wine.
5. Uchi - 801 S. Lamar Blvd.
Uchi may be the best Japanese restaurant is Austin. Maybe in all of Texas. Uchi combines traditional with modern, comfort with out of the ordinary. Once a home, now refurbished into a contemporary restaurant, Uchi serves us modern Japanese dishes alongside traditional sushi. The food is extremely fresh and there is a large variety, so even picky valentines can enjoy this unique restaurant.
6. Siena - 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy
This upscale restaurant features an amazing mix of Tuscan atmosphere and food. Located on 360, you’ll enjoy a nice drive through one of the prettier areas of Austin before enjoying a nice gourmet meal. It’s classy but not over the top (and the fireplace gives it a special touch). The atmosphere is amazing.
7. The Melting Pot - 13343 Research Blvd. & 305 East 3rd Street
This is another romantic classic that has to be included on any list of Valentine’s Day restaurants. The Melting Pot specializes in delicious food that is cooked nearby all in fondue style! Great service and a very romantic way to spend the evening. There are two locations in Austin, at which you can either enjoy a large three course meal, or simply enjoy dessert by feeding your loved one freshly dipped chocolate fruit.
8. Jeffrey's Restaurant and Bar - 1204 W. Lynn St.
Jeffrey’s provides a very unique and memorable experience for anyone lucky enough to try their food. The dishes are creative, the staff is very friendly, and the wine list is thorough to say the least. The dim lighting sets the mood for a romantic evening and the delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts make this another classic to put on your Valentine’s Day bucket list.
9. Driskill Grill - 604 Brazos Street
This is the place to go if you want to pull out all the stops. Located in the timeless Driskill Hotel, this five star restaurant has the feeling of taking a step back in time. The exquisite dining room is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly staff and the food, which happens to change frequently, never disappoints. You’ll need to make a reservation and dress up, but an evening at the Driskill Grill is not one that you or your sweetheart will soon forget.
10. Café Malta - 3421 W William Cannon Dr.
It’s easy to miss this restaurant, but you’ll be sorry if you do! Located in a small strip mall area, Café Malta specializes in seasonal Mediterranean cuisine. This is a very classy way to spend the evening on a budget. The prices are very reasonable, but you’ll also enjoy fine dining and incredible service. Enjoy this little slice of authentic Mediterranean food.