Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fall In Love with These Valentine’s Day Specials

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Emily Connolly or Morgan Lanier
Melissa Libby & Associates

Atlanta-Area Restaurants Serve Up Swoon-Worthy Meals to Remember

ATLANTA (Jan. 24, 2017) – It’s that time of year once again: love is in the air, and finding just the right dining spot for Valentine’s Day is foremost in our thoughts. The following Atlanta-area restaurants offer the perfect mix of amorous atmosphere and delectable fare. Prices listed do not include tax and gratuity. Please call early for reservations.

Valentine's Weekend Specials

5Church Atlanta has a $65 three-course prix fixe menu with courses of crispy oyster, lobster and ricotta gnudi or arugula salad; the C.A.B. filet mignon, steelhead trout or bone-in pork chop; and coconut panna cotta, yuzu cake or dark chocolate mousse. $25 per-person wine pairings are also available. This special menu is available in addition to the regular à la carte menus Feb. 11-13. On Feb. 14, only the prix fixe menu will be served. 404-400-3669; 5churchatlanta.com.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland features a delicious chef's menu Feb. 10-14.  Selections include seared scallops, lobster tail & filet mignon, and raspberry crème brûlée. 404-876-7249; atkinspark.com.

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails promises prime steak features throughout the weekend and a three-course, $65 prix fixe menu on Valentine’s Day. 770-817-0161; miltonscuisine.com.

Ray's on the River (770-995-1187), Ray's at Killer Creek (770-649-0064), and Ray's in the City (404-524-9224) are showcasing prix fixe menus Feb. 11-13 alongside the regular dinner menu. Dinner on Feb. 14 begins at 3 p.m. and features the prix fixe menus only.  The coursed menus are $70 and $85 per person and feature treats such as braised short rib ravioli, horseradish-encrusted black grouper and twin lobster tails. raysrestaurants.com.

Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante is featuring Valentine’s-themed dishes - heart-shaped pasta and lobster-filled pasta – in its specialty grocery store on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, and on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 13-14. The full-service bar and restaurant is also serving a special dinner menu on Feb. 14. 404-500-2181; storicofresco.com.
Valentine's Day Dining

American Cut has a hearty $78 three-course prix fixe menu. Choose from a 10-oz. filet, a 20-day dry-aged bone-in rib-eye or pan-roasted halibut along with salad and dessert while toasting to your love with a $100 bottle of Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé. 770-415-9766, americancutsteakhouse.com.

Enjoy chef/owner Gerry Klaskala's modern take on American cuisine at Aria, which features a newly redesigned, welcoming dining room and a special four-course menu from 5 to 9 p.m. for $95 per person. 404-233-7673; aria-atl.com.

Dolce Italian features a $75 prix fixe menu with a choice of entrées sure to impress your sweetie (tuna and salmon mosaic, risotto with lobster and filet Oscar), bookended by oysters with papaya relish and chocolate ganache cake with passion fruit ice cream. 678-686-2267, dolceitalianrestaurant.com.

Gunshow is extending its hours for the evening, opening at 5:30 p.m. and closing at 9:30 p.m. Kevin Gillespie’s acclaimed Glenwood Park outpost offers its regular dining experience, with chefs rotating selections (including some dishes inspired by the romantic day) tableside. 404-380-1886; gunshowatl.com.

Basque in the glow of special chef features at Gypsy Kitchen along with the regular à la carte menu of modern day Spanish cuisine. 404-939-9840; gk-atl.com.

In addition to its regular dinner menu, Midtown’s popular HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern offers a $49 special for couples, including a shared sampler platter; any two draft beers, glasses of wine or Champagne (1 per person, two total); and a shared peach cobbler for dessert. The restaurant is serving dinner until 11 p.m. for the occasion. 404-968-2288; hobnobatlanta.com.

Jefe's Tacos & Tequilas in Town Brookhaven is offering a Valentine's Day special Feb. 10-14 available a la carte or as a three-course meal for two for $35. Includes Jefe's sampler platter of taquitos with picante & creme, queso with green chiles, guacamole with tostada (not available a la carte); steak and lobster fajitas for two ($28 a la carte); and warm chocolate pudding with ice cream ($6 a la carte). Hear live music from a solo guitarist from 6-9 pm. 404-936-6205; jefestacos.com

Heads up, lovebirds! Marlow’s Tavern is serving up a three-course feast on Valentine’s Day. Make it a date night to remember at your favorite tavern for $35 per person. Some menus vary by neighborhood, and you can find full menus below:

·         Avalon
·         Duluth
·         Midtown
·         Kennesaw
·         Vinings
·         All other taverns

Fall in love with dishes such as Seared Jumbo Scallops, Grilled Center-Cut Ribeye, Marlow’s Steak Oscar, White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding and Classic Crème Brûlée. Add wine pairings for $15 per person (excluding Avalon and Vinings taverns). For more information, visit Marlow's Tavern on Facebook.  

Revival, Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur spot for creative takes on classic Southern fare, has some, well, lovely specials planned, including oysters on the half shell with cocktail sauce, creamed shrimp over Savannah red rice, braised lamb osso buco and awesome chocolate cake. Guests can also take advantage of wine specials and enjoy splits of Champagne. 470-225-6770; revivaldecatur.com.

Doug Turbush’s Marietta hot spots Seed Kitchen & Bar, Stem Wine Bar and Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar are presenting $75 prix fixe menus with wine pairings available for an additional $25. Seed and Stem: 678-214-6888; eatatseed.com; stemwinebar.com. Drift: 770-635-7641; driftoysterbar.com.

Breckenridge Brewery is the February Beer of the Month at Taco Mac, which is tapping a special Breckenridge beer starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 14. It's a whiskey barrel-aged Breckenridge 471 IPA dry-hopped with Citra. “Hop” in and give it a try – it is available at all Taco Mac locations except Philips Arena and Stockbridge. tacomac.com.

If what your sweetheart really craves is a beach getaway in the middle of February, The Big Ketch has just the ticket. Atlanta’s favorite beach house is offering special chef features in a casual setting without the formal feel of higher-end date options. Buckhead: 404-474-9508; Roswell: 770-993-5749; thebigketch.com.

Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are cooking up a la carte perfection at The Federal inspired by their travels around the world, French cuisine and the traditional American steakhouse. 404-343-3857; thefederalatl.com.

The Southern Gentleman, Buckhead’s most beloved gastropub, is rolling out a four-course prix fixe menu for $75. Guests have the option of adding a wine and spirits pairing for a truly memorable experience. 404-939-9845; thesoutherngentlemanatl.com.
Give the gift of love at Willy’s Mexicana Grill. Bring a homemade or purchased Valentine’s Day card to any Willy’s on Feb. 14 and they’ll give a special offer to use on a return visit Feb. 15-28. Offer not available at the Atlanta Airport location. willys.com.      

Family Fun

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland hosts a SPARK (Springdale Park Elementary) family focus night on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Bring the whole family to decorate Valentine’s Day cookies from 5 to 9 p.m. Participation is free. 404-876-7249; atkinspark.com.

A Little Something Different

Join host Neal Reddy for an evening of Blind Pig Comedy Sessions on Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m. $12 gets you in the door for the comic stylings of Yohance Collins, Trey Dunn, Christy Kirkland, Samm Sevrin and nationally syndicated radio personality Special K, as seen on Kevin Hart’s LOL comedy special. The Blind Pig Parlour Bar is located behind Smokebelly BBQ at the unmarked black door. 678-705-7697; theblindpigparlourbar.com.


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