Atlanta Valentine’s Day Restaurants Round-Up

Atlanta Valentines Day Restaurants

This year Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday so I expect the Atlanta-area restaurants to be even more crowded than usual. How can you navigate the thousands of eateries in Atlanta without feeling overwhelmed? I’ve put together a restaurant round-up with a few of my favorites and places I’d like to visit.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Tips

Call ahead and make reservations. If you show up to an Atlanta restaurant on Valentine’s Day night and expect to be seated within minutes, think again. Restaurants have been taking reservations since January.

Have a backup plan.  What’s your second or third choice for Valentine’s Day dinner out? My husband is not the most patient person in the world so I doubt that we’ll be going out on Valentine’s Day. However, Sunday brunch is among our favs! We may just move things back a day to celebrate.

Follow the restaurants on social media, especially Facebook. Keep your eyes on your favorite restaurant’s Facebook page in case they book up or have dinner cancellations that announced there.

Keep your mobile devices charged. This will help you keep stay up to date on social media and be able to call around for any last minute changes. I keep my Mobile Chargestik ready when I know there’s a chance I’ll be waiting awhile for an appointment.

Atlanta Valentine’s Day Restaurants

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Makan Atlanta

Cuisine: Chinese & Korean

Address: 130 Clairemont Ave inside the Courtyard Decatur Hotel in Downtown Decatur w/ free validated parking

Valentine’s Day Menu:  Four (4) course pre fix dinner with a glass of bubbles and dessert for $45

Seating times: 5-10 p.m
Reservations: or call 404-996-6504
Here’s a look at the most popular appetizer at Makan, the Pork Belly Bun:

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King and Duke

Cuisine: American, “showcases locally sourced ingredients through simple, yet focused hearth cooking.”


Valentine’s Day Menu: Four course menu with Heirloom Root Carpaccio, Lobster Roast with White Truffle and Faro Risotto, and Passion Fruit Brownies for $75 per person

Seating times: 5 p.m. – Until

Reservations: Visit,  404.477-3500 or visit

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Better Half

Cuisine: Voted Best First Date Restaurant by Creative Loafing

Address: 349 14th Street (b/w State and Atlantic) in Midtown Atlanta

Valentine’s Day Menu: Festive five-course prix fixe menu is available Friday, Feb. 13th, and Saturday, Feb. 14th for $80 (or $100 with wine pairings). Includes crab cake, beef petit tender and shrimp offerings; Valentine’s Day Cocktail ($9): organic vodka, campari, blood orange, cava

Seating times: 5:30-11 p.m.

Reservations: or call 404-695-4547

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Cuisine: Southern cuisine with fresh ingredients
Address: 5394 Peachtree Road in Chamblee
Valentine’s Day Specials: New menu items include champagne poached oyster, smoked rabbit and seafood stew;  live music performed by husband-and-wife, singer-songwriter duo Kelly Mcrae
Seating times: 5-10 p.m.
Reservations: Southbound site is or (678) 580-5579
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Wahoo Grill

Cuisine: Seafood & Southern food

Address: 1042 West College Avenue in Decatur

Valentine’s Day Special: Four (4) course fixed price menu for $49 per person.

Seating times: 5-11 p.m.

Reservations: Visit, 404-373-3331

Here’s what I ordered for brunch at Wahoo Grill as my farewell to carbs!

Bonefish Grill – Alpharetta

Cuisine: Seafood

Address: 11705 C Jones Bridge Road in Alpharetta

Valentine’s Day Special: Three course meal w/ Surf & Turf + Imperial Sea Bass “seasoned and stuffed with a mouthwatering range of freshly caught shellfish, lemon caper butter and steamed asparagus.” Available: Friday, Feb 14th & Saturday Feb. 15.

Seating times:  After 4 p.m.

Reservations: Bonefish Grill Alpharetta site or call (770) 475-6668

Imperial Sea Bass

Comment below: What are your Valentine’s Day dinner plans? Are you going out or staying at home?

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About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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