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Dining in the Name of Love: A Guide to Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Dining in the Name of Love: A Guide to Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love than by sharing a romantic meal with your special someone? Austin, Texas, known for its vibrant food scene and unique ambiance, offers a plethora of romantic dining options for couples looking to create lasting memories. Whether you prefer an intimate candlelit dinner or a cozy outdoor setting, Austin has it all. Here are some of romantic restaurants in the city to consider for your Valentine’s Day celebration:

Justine’s Brasserie:

Nestled in East Austin, Justine’s Brasserie is a charming French bistro that oozes romance. With its dimly lit interior, vintage decor, and a delightful garden patio, it’s the perfect place for an intimate dinner. Enjoy classic French dishes like Coq au Vin or Steak Frites while sipping on a glass of fine wine.


For couples who appreciate inventive Japanese cuisine, Uchiko is a top choice. This upscale restaurant offers a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese dishes and sushi. The elegant ambiance, impeccable service, and an extensive sake menu make it an excellent spot for a special evening.


Lenoir offers a unique and intimate dining experience in a charming bungalow setting. Known for its farm-to-table concept, the menu changes seasonally, ensuring the freshest ingredients. The wine selection is impressive, and the courtyard is a lovely place to enjoy your meal al fresco.

Olive & June:

Olive & June offers a taste of Italy right in the heart of Austin. This Italian restaurant boasts a beautiful courtyard and a cozy dining room, making it a prime location for a romantic dinner. Their handmade pasta dishes and extensive wine list are sure to impress.

Emmer & Rye:

For foodies seeking something truly unique, Emmer & Rye offers a “dim sum” style menu, featuring inventive dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. The cozy interior and open kitchen create an intimate and engaging atmosphere for couples.


JCarver is a hidden gem in Austin, Texas, perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Located in a charming corner of the city, this restaurant offers an intimate and cozy atmosphere that sets the stage for a memorable evening with your loved one. The menu at JCarver is thoughtfully crafted, featuring a delightful fusion of flavors and ingredients that will tantalize your taste buds.


Spend Valentine’s Day in the romantic setting that is ABA. Located on Music Lane in downtown Austin, this popular Mediterranean restaurant offers an array of amazing starters such as homemade hummus and spreads to delicious dishes and an immense wine and drink menu. The ambiance in ABA is the perfect setting for a memorable Valentine’s dinner.


Visit the Summerhouse located in the Hotel Magdalena on Music Lane in the South Congress area for an intimate yet laid back Valentine dinner in the heart of Austin. The menu is known for using local ingredients and wood grill fire cooking all while enjoying the ambiance of the restaurant’s lake house vibe.

Plate by Dzintra:

Plate by Dzintra is located in the Bee Caves area and offers an intimate and beautiful setting for couples on Valentine’s Day. From appetizers to multi-course meals, everything on the menu is made from scratch.

Remember to make reservations well in advance, as these romantic restaurants tend to fill up quickly on Valentine’s Day. Whichever restaurant you choose, Austin’s culinary scene is sure to make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Enjoy a delightful meal and create cherished memories with your loved one in this vibrant Texan city.

Elicia Michaud

Elicia Michaud

Broker AssociateCLHMS, CNE, SRS, ABR, CRS, e-Pro, PSA