You may think you have her convinced that cooking dinner at home is a more romantic option than dining out on Valentine’s Day, but odds are, she’d prefer a real celebration. If you’re still recovering from the hit your wallet took over the holidays, you may want to consider a prix fixe option this year. At least you’ll know what you’re getting into, and you’ll be able to budget ahead appropriately. We’ve assembled some of our favorite choices for your big night out this year.

490 E. Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-7673

Aria is offering a four-course dinner for $90 per person, making it one of the best deals in town on Valentine’s Day. The menu changes regularly, but it’s always an innovative take on American cuisine. Check out the blog for updated seasonal dishes. This is guaranteed to be a romantic, truly special evening.

King & Duke
3060 Peachtree Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 477-3500

King & Duke is offering a four-course meal for $70 this Valentine’s Day, with wine pairings offered for an additional cost. The restaurant, named after characters in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” features a large, warm hearth and is consistently rated one of Atlanta’s most romantic. This is robust, sexy food from succulent bone marrow to rich Yorkshire pudding. Check out the website for a full menu.

500 Pharr Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-2941

As of the time of writing this article, Pricci had not determined a price for its special Valentine’s Day menu, but check its website closer to the big night for specifics. The menu will include an amuse bouche as well as several choices of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Italian fare is always a great choice for date night, and Pricci never disappoints. This is one of the more affordable options and always a satisfying option.

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Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
3315 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 946-9070

Southern Art & Bourbon Bar will be offering a special Valentine’s menu with live romantic music. Details will be provided closer to the event, check the website for specifics. The restaurant is known for its fine selection of bourbons and for its unique ham bar. This will truly be a different night out, with real Southern fare like little pots of sweet corn spoonbread or cheesy grits.

Loca Luna
550 Amsterdam Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-4474

Loca Luna promises a “Loca for your Love” Valentine’s Day menu that will rock your socks off. From lobster tails to rack of lamb, with oysters on the half shell, there will be plenty of romantic treats on hand. Prices will be determined closer to the event. This will be one of the more festive options, with live music and tasty tapas fare. Sharing tapas is always a great way to add a little romance to a low-key night out.

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