Valentine's Day Ideas for Austin 2011

The stale candy, the dying flowers, the not-so-romantic dinner for two at the overcrowded and overpriced restaurant. Here's an idea: Skip the cliche and give your true love a truly deserving experience. We've come up with some not-so-ordinary ideas to capture your true love's heart on Valentine's Day in Austin.

Updated: January 20, 2011

Austin Valentine's Day

Piranha Killer Sushi

207 San Jacinto Blvd Ste 202, Austin, TX 78701

With Love at First Sight and Marry Me rolls on the menu, you know this isn't your typical sushi joint.


98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Romantic hues of the sunset surround you with front-row views of the manicured lawn overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Here you can beat the crowds by celebrating on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Valentine's Day with a special three-course dinner menu for $55 per person. On Valentine's Day, they will have three early seatings with a three-course prix fixe menu ($65 per person). The later Valentine's Day seatings will feature a four-course prix fixe menu ($95 per person). Menus and times available online.

The Pizza Bistro

2401 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

For every Valentine's Day, Mangia rolls out heart-shaped pizzas. And they deliver! So you and your sweetie can share a pie in the comforts of home.

Alamo Downtown Theatre

320 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

As part of their Food & Film Event Signature Series, this downtown theater is offering a special showing for you and yours on Monday, February 14: "Eat Drink Man Woman."

ACL Live at the Moody Theater

310 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Housed inside its newest digs, the uber-hip W Hotel, ACL Live is presenting a special Valentine's Day performance by Willie Nelson. Willie will be performing both Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14.