The day (or should we say weekend) of love is quickly approaching. Whether you’re celebrating good old-fashioned Valentine’s Day or the super fun Galentine’s Day tradition (thanks, Leslie Knope!), Birmingham eateries have you covered. With prix fixe menus, meals to-go, and even a personal chef option, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Here is where to dine in or order takeout this Valentine’s Day weekend.

Champagne on restaurant table for Valentine's Day in Birmingham

Cheers to the day of love in the Magic City!

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Dine-In Options

Automatic Seafood & Oysters

2824 5th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 • (205) 580-1600

Grab your sweetheart or gal pals and enjoy a Valentine’s weekend prix fixe menu at Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Available for dine-in only on Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14, patrons can enjoy a delicious four-course meal created by renowned chef Adam Evans. The locally sourced fare includes Gulf oyster and American caviar, crab beignets, and poached lobster and braised short ribs for $100 per person. Quantities are limited, and reservations are encouraged. Indoor and covered outdoor seating are also available. Make your reservations online or call the restaurant directly.

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Bellini’s Ristorante

6801 Cahaba Valley Rd., Ste. 106, Birmingham, AL 35242 • (205) 981-5380

While Bellini’s Ristorante is closed on February 14, don’t let that stop you from celebrating early at this delicious Italian gem. Bellini’s menu features four specialty entrées, including the restaurant’s tasty braised short ribs. Dinner service starts at 2 p.m., so don’t miss out! To make your reservation for Friday or Saturday, call the restaurant directly or visit ourbellinis.com.

Braised short ribs from Bellini's Ristorante 

One of the four Valentine’s weekend specials at Bellini’s Ristorante: braised short ribs. Image: Bellini’s Ristorante

Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen

5532 Grove Blvd., Hoover, AL 35226 • (205) 968-1408

The talented culinary team at Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen is whipping up delicious, festive meals for your Valentine’s Day. Friday, February 12, is the first night of Farrelly’s special dinner menu, followed by brunch and its special Valentine’s dinner on Saturday, February 13. On Sunday, February 14, patrons have the opportunity to enjoy brunch and a special dinner once more. Dinner on Sunday is reservation only. To secure your seat, visit farrellyskitchen.com or give the restaurant a call.

Habitat Feed & Social

2655 Lane Park Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223 • (205) 203-4745

Located at the beautiful Grand Bohemian Hotel, Habitat Feed & Social welcomes guests to enjoy a curated menu for Valentine’s Day. With menu features such as an amuse-bouche appetizer and your choice of two starters, two tasty entrées, two desserts and a glass of Prosecco, you will win the holiday with a reservation at this hot spot. For $89, treat your valentine to an unforgettable meal. Call ahead to make your reservation or visit opentable.com.

The Pizitz Food Hall

1821 2nd Ave. N., Ste. 3112, Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 214-9999

No matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, all are welcome at the Lonely Hearts Club. On February 12 at 7 p.m., The Pizitz Food Hall turns into the Lonely Hearts Club for one night only. This free event features a DJ, a photo booth from The FlashBar Photo Co., Valentine’s Day cocktails from The Louis and much more. Masks are required and social distancing is enforced. There is a capacity limit, so be sure to arrive early.

The Yard

1928 1st Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 226-9298

Celebrate the day of love all weekend long at The Yard, located inside the Elyton Hotel. With a choice between a three-course meal for $65 per person or a five-course meal for $100 per person, this is the full date night experience. You and your valentine have plenty of choices from the restaurant’s special menu. Plus, make it extra romantic with an overnight stay at the Elyton. Book your reservation online or call the restaurant.

At-Home Options

Date Night Bundle from Ashley Mac’s

3147 Green Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243 • (205) 822-4142
1821 2nd Ave. N., Ste. 170, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 • (205) 360-0221

5299 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242 • (205) 346-6186
4730 Chace Cir., Hoover, AL 35244 • (205) 259-5044
1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. N101, Homewood, AL 35209 • (205) 582-0062

If you’re looking for a candlelit date night at home, Ashley Mac’s has you covered with its special date night bundle. For $68, this Valentine’s Day bundle serves two and includes Bayou Gourmet crab cakes, green beans, mashed potatoes, biscuits and your choice of two slices of cake. Pre-order is now available for pick-up between Wednesday, February 10, and Saturday, February 13. Order online from the Ashley Mac’s location closest to you at ashleymacs.com.

Dinner from Ashley Mac's to celebrate Valentine's Day in Birmingham

Set the table and light the candles for a Valentine’s Day date night at home with Ashley Mac’s. Image: Ashley Mac’s

Personal Chef from Sushi.af

Wanting to stay in this Valentine’s Day weekend? Hire a chef from Sushi.af (formerly Birmingham Sushi Classes) to cook for you and yours! For $200 per couple with a three couple minimum, you can enjoy a delicious three-course meal prepared right in your own kitchen. This is available in the Birmingham area only for Friday, February 12, or Saturday, February 13. Visit birminghamsushiclasses.com for more information and to reserve your chef.

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Valentine’s Bundle from Meals by Misty

108 Watterson Pkwy., Trussville, AL 35173 • (205) 508-5993

Enjoy a delicious meal without having to make a reservation. Trussville-based Meals by Misty offers a special Valentine’s bundle. Serving four to five people for $62.50, patrons are able to choose an entrée, two sides and a dessert. Entrée choices include shrimp and grits, flank steak, husband’s delight and heart-shaped meatloaf. Yum! Place your order online HERE. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Valentine’s Meal To-Go with Helen

2013 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 438-7000

Chef Rob McDaniel of Helen has curated a Valentine’s Day meal to enjoy at home. Treat your valentine to a four-course meal for $100. The meal for two includes warm Green Hill cheese with caramelized sweet onions and Bandit sourdough, a little gem salad with radish and carrot, rabbit dumplings and a chocolate peanut butter tart. Orders can be placed via phone by February 11 and picked up curbside on February 14.

Enjoy a beautiful, food-filled Valentine’s Day weekend, Birmingham!

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