Cupid is upon us here in Atlanta, and whether you’ll be celebrating Galentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or you’re just looking for a reason to celebrate life and love this holiday weekend, we’ve got a plan for you. From fabulous takeout options for a cozy night into the many destinations waiting to welcome you in their doors if you wish, there’s something for every vibe and craving.
Nestled in the heart of Buckhead and known as one of Atlanta’s finest dining destinations, Aria has perfected the art of visually striking dishes served in an elegant yet comfortable setting. Conveniently offering curbside pickup ordering, you can even enjoy a taste of Aria at home. The seasonal menu — updated nightly — will leave you wanting to return time and time again.
South African dishes and cocktails served in a bright, renovated house with an airy, modern atmosphere….say no more! Yebo Beach Haus is a truly unique destination we are lucky to have here in Atlanta. Known for little plates with lots of options, Yebo is a must-visit. Featuring a special Valentine’s Day four-course menu with optional wine pairings, take this upcoming holiday as the perfect excuse to dine at the casually intimate Yebo Beach Haus.
Serving dishes inspired by the European coastline, you can’t help but feel like you have been transported out of Atlanta traffic and over to Italy. The glamourous atmosphere will leave you feeling the beauty of the Mediterranean – and indulging in it, too! St. Cecilia’s tagliolini cacio e pepe, a classic black pepper pasta, is an EWE team favorite.
A nod to Paris located within the hustle and bustle of Buckhead, Bistro Niko is Atlanta’s very own bistro, serving up French cuisine classics with an innovative twist. Whether it be brunch, lunch, or dinner, Bistro Niko will both comfort and impress. Enjoy Chef Gary’s specialty charcuterie board, the veal tenderloins chasseur, or fresh oysters and Maine scallops.
Transport yourself to Santorini for a nice Valentine’s Day ambience at the delectable Kyma, a chic Greek eatery that boasts upscale Mediterranean fare and Atlanta’s largest selection of Greek wines. Offering a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring six courses and optional wine pairings, you’re in for a treat.
The brainchild of Chef Ford Fry and Drew Belline meets charming Downtown Decatur to bring us the incredible no. 246, an Italian-inspired locally-driven restaurant. With a focus on seasonal cooking and high-quality ingredients, the food truly speaks for itself. Whether it be through pickup, delivery, or dining in the vibrant four walls of no. 246, shower the ones you love with pasta this Valentine’s Day!
If you’re dreaming of Paris this season (who isn’t?), head straight over to Le Bilboquet of Buckhead and fake it ‘til you make it! With an amazing patio, warm staff, and an atmosphere that will truly make you feel as though you’re dining on a quaint street in France, Le Bilboquet is an incredible dining experience, through and through. Pro tip: everything pairs well with champagne when dining at Le Bilboquet.
Did you know Parker’s on Ponce is Decatur’s very first independently owned steakhouse? Well, now you do! The perfect setting for an intimate and satisfying Valentine’s Day dinner, Parker’s on Ponce is always an absolutely wonderful dining experience.
Celebrate the day of love at Midtown hotspot, 5Church. A tried and true go-to for nearly any occasion, 5Church is perfection — from the decor to the delicacies. Relish in the vibe of city life while indulging in their incredible burrata, NY strip, or the butternut squash ravioli. The best part? The steak toppings: choose from lump crabmeat, grilled shrimp, black truffle butter, sautéed mushrooms, or caramelized onions. Do it up at 5Church!
A chef-driven Thai destination featuring Chef DeeDee Niyomkul’s take on traditional Thai recipes with a modern twist culminates beautifully in a hip, modern atmosphere where the creations will leave you speechless. At Chai Yo Modern Thai, the dishes are true forms of art, imaginatively constructed and perfected by the authentically-inspired Chef DeeDee.
Located in Peachtree Corners — for those looking for a great OTP V-Day option — Grace 1720 offers contemporary American cuisine + an extensive list of California wines. What more could you ask for? Visit Grace 1720 for a refined selection of incredible dishes that will please almost anyone’s palate.
A Roswell favorite, The Whiskey Project is known for — you guessed it — its spirit and cocktail collection. Offering over 1,000 spirits from around the world, The Whiskey Project experience is one to be appreciated. Treat the cocktail connoisseur in your life this Valentine’s Day with a visit to TWP.
Another fabulous OTP destination is the chef-driven Seed Kitchen & Bar, a modern American neighborhood restaurant located in East Cobb. Featuring a couple of customizable “Valentine’s Day Dinner for 2” options along with fabulous wine pairing suggestions, Seed will happily set you up with the perfect evening at home….no cooking needed!
The flavors of Italy are alive and well in Sandy Springs! Pronounced il-JAH-lo, Chef Jamie Adams prepares handmade, fresh pasta and Italian favorites from scratch every single day. For traditional, seasonal dishes in a warm atmosphere that will leave you feeling oh so satisfied, visit il Giallo!
Written By: Ellie Harding