Nothing says love like a fantastic meal. This Valentine’s Day, restaurants across the city will welcome couples (and the lonely hearts) with specials, fixed menus and more. We will keep updating the list at Austin360.com as the holiday nears. Know of a listing I’m missing. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 512-912-5986.
Bess Bistro. 500 W. Sixth St. 512-477-2377, bessbistro.com. Sandra Bullock’s bistro will have three seatings for its three-course prix fixe meal. The $65 menu includes branzino and lamb chops.
Carmelo’s. 504 E. Fifth St. 512-477-7497, carmelosrestaurant.com. The Italian restaurant will have a Valentine’s Day weekend celebration serving a menu that includes jumbo almond-coated shrimp, capellini with truffle cream, and ossobuco. Reservations are required. Prices vary. Available Feb. 12 -15.
Drink.Well. 207 E. 53rd St. 512-614-6683, drinkwellaustin.com. Thinking about skipping the Valentine’s Day dinner? Try a day-after brunch. The neighborhood bar and restaurant will offer a special "Love Hangover" brunch, with champagne specials. February 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Due Forni. 106 E. Sixth St. 512-391-3900, dueforni.com. The Italian restaurant named for their ovens that produce both Roman and Neapolitan style pizzas will have their regular menu available, along with a special holiday prix fixe menu.
Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The New American restaurant will serve a five-course dinner, which includes beef tartare, blue prawns, and olive oil poached beef tenderloin. Reservations are recommended. 5:30 to 10 p.m. $80 per person, optional wine pairings $65 per person.
Cover 3. 2700 W. Anderson Ln. 512.374.1121, 1717 W. Sixth St. 512.982.1550, Cover-3.com. The upscale sports bar will add to its menu an eight-ounce filet mignon with bacon goat cheese butter and topped with a seared scallop for $34.95.
Foreign & Domestic. 306 E. 53rd St. 512-459-1010, fndaustin.com. Chef Ned Elliott’s restaurant will serve a four-course meal for $70 on February 13 and 14. Menu includes offerings like crispy tongue with yogurt and horseradish, goat cheese tart, and black truffle turnip and rice risotto. Price includes a glass of rosé bubbly.
Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-628-4400, goodallskitchen.com. The restaurant at Hotel Ella will serve a three-course meal (which includes items like charred octopus, braised short ribs, and chocolate budino) for $70 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile. 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-366-5808, jacobysaustin.com. Valentine’s weekend will feature some new menu items like six-ounce filet and lump crab ($52), braised lamb neck for two ($46), and seared scallops with sunchokes ($34).
Kerbey Lane Café. Multiple locations. kerbeylanecafe.com. All locations of the Austin institution will serve a special bacon-wrapped bison and pork meatloaf with truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and a dinner salad for $14.95. All glasses of wine are $3 and all bottles are $11.
Lenoir. 1807 S. First St. 512-215-9778, lenoirrestaurant.com. Chef Todd Duplechan will serve a four-course prix fixe menu. $65 per person, with optional wine pairings. Reservations are required.
Odd Duck. 1201 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-433-6521, oddduckaustin.com. Chef Bryce Gilmore’s rustic farm-to-table restaurant will serve small plate specials, as well as the regular menu. Reservations recommended.
Olamaie. 1610 San Antonio St. 512-474-2796, olamaieaustin.com. The Southern restaurant will serve a special five-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. Menu includes day boat fish and biscuit wellington. Seating available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $80 per person, pairing $45 per person.
Peché. 208 W. Fourth St., 512-494-4011, pecheaustin.com. The cocktail-focused restaurant will offer a dinner special with their regular menu.
Roaring Fork. 701 Congress Ave. 512-583-0000, 10850 Stonelake Blvd. 512-342-2700, roaringfork.com. Both locations will have two special menu items (prosciutto-wrapped striped bass downtown, and double-cut pork chop at Stonelake) in addition to their regular items.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse. 300 Colorado St. 512-495-6504, sullivanssteakhouse.com. The Warehouse District steakhouse will offer a special menu ($59 per person) February 13-15.
Trace. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com): The restaurant inside the W Hotel Austin will have a three-course meal, including dishes like agnolotti en brodo, Carolina Gold Rice grits, and roasted lamb loin. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. $65 per person for three courses, additional $10 for four-course meal.
Trio. 98 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-685-8300, triorestaurantaustin.com. The Four Seasons’ steakhouse will serve a menu that includes cauliflower bisque, a prime beef tenderloin, Dewberry Farm’s chicken, and sea bass. Dinner costs $105 per person, with service from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Uchi and Uchiko. 801 S. Lamar Blvd. 4200 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-916-4808, uchiaustin.com. Both restaurants are offering a seven-course tasting menu with some of their greatest hits for $150 for two.
Vince Young Steakhouse. 301 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-457-8325, vinceyoungsteakhouse.com. The locally owned steakhouse will serve a four-course prix fixe menu for $95, with a selection of dishes that includes filet mignon, snapper cioppino and flourless chocolate torte.