74 Austin Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Chez Zee, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin, Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Northwest, Downtown, Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Chez Zee

$$$$·American·
Northwest
3,785 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Fun place to eat with great food and nice service.
Great for Brunch in Austin
107 people mentioned the French Toast

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,069 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Best steak I ever had. Make sure to get the peppercorn reduction.
Steakhouse in Austin
114 people mentioned the Pork Chop Special

Cafe Blue - Hill Country Galleria

$$$$·Seafood·
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
1,167 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
I have never had a bad experience at your restaurant! My favorite!!
Seafood in Austin
10 people mentioned the Calamari

The Capital Grille - Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,386 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Overall was good
Notable Wine List in Austin
20 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese

Cafe Blue - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
746 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Great Food!
Seafood in Austin
9 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie

III Forks - Austin

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
3,025 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food and service!! Would highly recommend.
Steak in Austin
71 people mentioned the Cream Corn

Roaring Fork - North Austin, Stonelake

$$$$·American·
Arboretum
3,811 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food and service. Will look forward to dining there again.
56 people mentioned the Green Chili

Olive and June

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,995 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Amazing waitress. She was the scientist on CSI. Great food. We did family style share plates
20 people mentioned the Pork Meatball

ASTI Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown
1,614 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food. The new chef is a real improvement!
Best Value in Austin
27 people mentioned the Rigatoni

Freda's Seafood Grille

$$$$·Seafood·
Northwest
1,192 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Excellent service and a menu that offers a wide variety of options.l that are reasonably priced. Locally owner and operated for 18 years with a loyal following.
Seafood in Austin
15 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,742 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Our server Jackie was amazing. She was informative but not pushy. She made our experience one to never forget.
Steakhouse in Austin
19 people mentioned the Roof Top

ATX Cocina

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown
1,480 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
Everything was lovely and as always, the food was delicious!
11 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Eddie V's - 5th Street

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
4,697 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very thing we had was wonderful! Top of the line service and an overall great experience for my husband’s birthday.
Best Overall in Austin
58 people mentioned the Banana Foster

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
3,735 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was my anniversary and everyone congratulated us and took awesome care. Love this place.
Best Overall in Austin
84 people mentioned the Stone Crab
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Fogo de Chao - Austin

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,391 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Unbelievable. We have been to Fogo numerous times in numerous locations and this was the best by far. The service was perfect. The food was amazing!!! Thank you Ryan Leonard, ChrisRead more
89 people mentioned the Chao

North Italia – Austin

$$$$·Italian·
Northwest
2,412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Had a marvelous lunch. Our server was a gem, the food was delicious and wine excellent. I highly recommend North Italia.
36 people mentioned the Calamari

Ranch 616

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,036 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Ranch water is the best drink in Austin. The margaritas are the best margaritas in Austin. There is no competition for these drinks. Can't wait to go back next week for my weeklRead more
25 people mentioned the Fried Oyster
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OP Italian

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
414 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
I loved the food. Ate at the restaurant several time as was at a convention. The pasta was delicious (and smelled delicious). I ate spaghetti with clams. A friend had past w shrimpRead more
7 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown

$$$$·American·
Downtown
661 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Great brunch spot in the heart of downtown Austin. Beautiful views, amazing menu and fantastic service.
Great for Brunch in Austin
3 people mentioned the Bruschetta Appetizer

Fixe

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
2,113 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
We were in town for F1 and made a Friday night reservation for Fixe on a whim. Absolutely stellar from top to bottom - great atmosphere (the dim lighting and cold a/c was amazing aRead more
89 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Fleming's Steakhouse - Austin The Domain

$$$$·Steak·
Northwest
1,360 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great service and food
Good for Groups in Austin
26 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Trattoria Lisina

$$$$·Italian·
Driftwood
5,872 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We always have a wonderful experience! The ambiance and food are lovely!
Scenic View in Austin
73 people mentioned the Calamari

ALC Steaks (Austin Land & Cattle)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,039 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Delicious food, great cocktails; overall noise level was a little loud for dinner
43 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Paul Martin's - Austin

$$$$·American·
North Central
1,589 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food and great service for our family dinner.
25 people mentioned the Short Rib

Parkside

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,658 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Happy Hour
The drinks and food were very good. Our group really enjoyed the drink selection.
Vibrant Bar Scene in Austin
61 people mentioned the Raw Bar

34th Street Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Austin
79 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
It was a lovely night. The food was delicious.
Best Value in Austin
3 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Soto - South Lamar

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
879 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Always a great dinner!
7 people mentioned the Omakase

Fleming's Steakhouse - Austin

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown
684 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Celebrated my mothers Birthday! We really enjoyed the meal and the service!
Great for Lunch in Austin
17 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Lakeway

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Bee Caves / Lakeway / Lake Travis
577 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
We were put in a perfect seat, service was excellent as was the food
Scenic View in Austin
2 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Eddie V's - Arboretum

$$$$·Seafood·
Arboretum
3,388 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Service by Kevin aka 20 Cent and the rest of the team was absolutely amazing!!! Food was great as well!
Best Food in Austin
33 people mentioned the Calamari

Cafe Malta

$$$$·Mediterranean·
South Austin
1,028 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Without a doubt a hidden gem in Southwest Austin.
20 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
3,110 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Perlas is our go to place! Great vibes on the outside deck and inside for a more formal meal. Awesome oysters and top notch service. It will continue to be our favorite.
Seafood in Austin
58 people mentioned the Redfish
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Roaring Fork - Downtown, Congress

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,657 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Wonderful meal great service even with the place being completely packed. Manager knows how to take care of a crowd!! Bone in filet was the best I’ve had this year!!
84 people mentioned the Green Chili

Siena Ristorante Toscana

$$$$·Italian·
Northwest
1,793 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
From the time we were treated at the hostess station, we felt very welcomed. Our waitress GiGi was incredible and timed our courses so we never felt rushed. She had a great personaRead more
Best Ambiance in Austin
20 people mentioned the Calamari

Soto - Cedar Park

$$$$·Japanese·
Northwest
811 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was delicious as always, I’m never disappointed!
Best Food in Austin
13 people mentioned the Hamachi

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen - Cedar Park

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Round Rock
582 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Groups
This was a personal occasion with my daughter.
Notable Wine List in Austin
6 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Nightcap

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
426 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Neighborhood Gem
My mom was visiting and I decided to take her here. We both loved it.
4 people mentioned the Pretzel

Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
1,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Food and service was fantastic. Loved the place and will go back.
28 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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Corner

$$$$·American·
Downtown
556 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We had a great dinner at Corner. My husband had the braised short ribs, I had the jalapeno honey mustard grouper. Both were delicious, and for dessert we split a pecan brownie withRead more
Hot Spot in Austin
9 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Trace - W - Austin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,275 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Great for Brunch
Loved the music and patio for our evening with out of state friends. Happy hour drinks and food were a bonus!
14 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Experiences available
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Ah Sing Den

$$$$·Asian·
Austin
231 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Solid cocktails, cool atmosphere, great servers who were friendly and helpful. Food was consistently good
11 people mentioned the Dumplings
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urban an american grill

$$$$·American·
Northwest
303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
Absolutely delicious food. . We thoroughly enjoyed the beet salad, the tenderloin dish, and the bananas foster dessert. JaJa was a great server. Enjoyed speaking with the femaleRead more
7 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum

$$$$·Seafood·
Arboretum
3,581 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bar staff was very attentive and friendly. Cocktails were perfect! They make one of the best Old Fashion’s.
Best Service in Austin
61 people mentioned the Stone Crab
Experiences available
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It's Italian Cucina

$$$$·Italian·
South Austin
422 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Loved it. Never had been, staff was great, food was exceptional. Highly recommend
Notable Wine List in Austin
2 people mentioned the Calamari

Juniper

$$$$·Italian·
East Austin
1,511 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
It was our first time at Juniper… we had the 10 course tasting experience and was a great choice. All dishes were outstanding, and the wine pairing was perfect. The Straciatella Read more
Romantic in Austin
14 people mentioned the Gnocchi
Experiences available
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Swift's Attic

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Downtown
823 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Awesome spot in Austin. Great service, drinks and food!
Fit for Foodies in Austin
16 people mentioned the Pork Cheek
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Phoenician Resto Cafe

$$$$·Lebanese·
Downtown
47 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
Nice place. I’ll be back.
4 people mentioned the Grape Leaves
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