Where to Spend Valentine’s Day in New Orleans

It’s the most romantic time of the year for some, it’s the most hated month of the year for others. Whatever side you’re on; we’ve got a spot for you to spend Valentine’s Day and/or Galentine’s  Day!

Romantic Dinners for 2

Couvant

315 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This year, Couvant’s Chef Brad McDonald is setting the tone with a 4-course tasting menu featuring chocolate in every way, shape and form. Each course features an element of the luxurious ingredient with highlights such as Noix de Sain Jacques (caramelized scallops, heritage carrots, passion fruit, white chocolate nage) and Marget de Canard (duck breast, sour cherry, potato pave, dark chocolate & port duck jus). The 4 Course Chocolate Tasting Menu is $74 with an optional wine pairing for an additional $36.

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Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Bywater American Bistro (BABs), curated by James Beard “Best Chef: South” Chef Nina Compton and Chef/Partner Levi Raines. The four-course prix fixe menu – priced at $75 per person features a yellowfin tuna crudo, beet ravioli, ora king salmon & a champagne semifreddo!

Broussard’s

819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Dates in the French Quarter are always so romantic. Check out Broussard’s $54 3-course prix fixe available from 2/14-2/17. We’re eyeing that red velvet swiss roll!

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Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Impress your Valentine at Toups Meatery! The contemporary Cajun eatery will feature a special five-course Valentine’s Day menu only offered on 2/14. Priced at $65 per person; Born and bred Cajun Chef Isaac Toups will cook up dishes like speckled trout ceviche, crawfish caccio e peppe, braised short ribs and more!

The Big Smooch Double Date Deal

at Commander’s  Palace and SoBou

These two fabulous restaurants are all about making Valentine’s Day fun this year. So they are inviting you to make it a “double date” and bring along your friends. Parties of four will receive a Big Smooch – that’s a round of cocktails on the house! Cocktails: SoBou will be serving the cocktail of the day, while Commander’s will serve the Crescent City Cooler, poured into the cutest wine glass.

Toups South

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113

Husband-and-wife team Amanda Toups and Chef Isaac Toups will offer a palate-provoking Valentine’s Day tasting menu at their second restaurant. The $65 five-course menu offerings highlight authentic, southern flavors, perfect for those with a ravenous yet refined appetite!

Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112

For the wino couple: Copper Vine – New Orleans’ newest destination for great wines and eclectic eats, in addition to the regular a la carte menu, will offer a three-course tasting priced at $50 per person. Optional wine pairings will also be available.

Just Drinks

Nosh

752 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Bubbly and dessert? Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate love with your boo or with your friends! Check out Nosh’s Bubbles & Sweets specials available from 2/14-2/17 from 4PM till they close!

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Zea Rotisserie & Bar

5080 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70118

Ball on a budget at Zea! From 2/11-2/17 they are featuring a “His & Hers Drink Special”; Private Label Old Fashioned is $10 and a Pomegranate Flower Spritz is $9.

No Man? No Problem.

Galentine’s Day is more fun anyways…and here’s where to spend it with your Babes,

Galentine’s Day at SoBou

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Enjoy bubbles and bites with your gals on Galentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 13th! SoBou will be pouring Commander’s Palace Cuvée for  $10 by the glass and $45 by the bottle! To nosh, SoBou will offer 2-for-$15 special bites all night long. Choose from Oyster Tacos, Apple and Andouille Beignets, Cheese Plate, Charcuterie Plate, Shrimp Pinchos or a Light Crab Salad. They will also have a #grammable area for you to take the cutest instas with your babes.

Jack Rose

2031 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

Our favorite place to do Chambongs, Jack Rose, is partnerning with Porter Lyons Designs to host a Galentine’s Day bash! Take your babes out for a “brunch for dinner” celebration on Wednesday, February 13th!

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Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Meril is one of our favorite Downtown spots to go out with a big group. The food is delicious, a meal at Meril won’t break the bank and you’ll have a lot of fun! If you’re saying thank you, next this year, celebrate it at Meril, babes!

An Affair To Remember at Pythian Market

234 Loyola Ave. New Orleans, LA 70112

Celebrate Galentine’s Day a little early this year, head over to to Pythian Market for a special Valentine’s Day Drag Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 10. From noon to 2 p.m., enjoy performances from drag queens Taze-Ya Ballz, GIA GiaVanni, Lana O’Day, Vida Carlton, and Coca Mesa while eating brunch & drinking boozy concoctions!

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Love y’all,

XOXO

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