Valentine’s specials in Alpharetta

Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.

Lobster stuffed filet mignon on a bed of lobster mashed potatoes.

Did I get your attention? Those are not my words but rather an Alpharetta-area restaurant trying to entice lovebirds on Valentine’s Day. It’s a busy night for higher-end restaurants and some are pulling out all the stops to get your reservation. Here are some specials I’ve found along with some others that might be a decent choice for a romantic meal.

Milton’s Cuisine

I’ve always thought of Milton’s as higher-end comfort food in a beautiful setting. You’ll never get any complaints picking this favorite for a romantic meal. On Valentine’s day they are offering a three course meal for $95 per couple. You can choose from scallops, cajun lamb lollipops and others. Don’t miss their famous carrot cake.

Village Tavern

Starting today through the 14th they are offering a four course prix fixe menu. There are several options in each course including a calamari appetizer, lobster bisque soup and filet. Their regular menu is still available.

Alpine Bakery and Trattoria

I teased this article with Alpine’s lobster-loaded surf and turf entree. Also available as a Valentine special is a sauteed salmon with passion fruit risotto. You can still order off their regular menu and the bakery is always there to tempt you. If you can’t make it there for dinner, a few tuxedo strawberries might make a neat little gift.

Sage, Spice and North Point Diner

These sister restaurants are all offering live music and candlelight dinner on Valentine’s Day.  Unfortunately they have no special menu offerings. Sage is by far the sexiest and swankiest restaurant in Alpharetta.

Windward’s Expense Account Restaurants

This is what I call Cabernet and Vinny’s. Cabernet is a great option if you’re spending someone else’s money and want to impress a client with a prime steak. It’s not a bad choice for a date night but far better alternatives are available. They are not offering a Valentine’s special.

Vinny’s (part of the Sedgwick family of restaurants) is a better alternative in this category. Someone asked about Valentine’s specials on their Facebook wall and the restaurant responded “We will have an extra special menu Valentine’s Day that will include some of our all time favorites from the regular dinner menu.” Sounds like a clever way of saying that nothing different is being offered.

There are so many others I haven’t mentioned that would make a great choice for a romantic meal. I’d consider Ray’s Killer Creek on Mansell or Sip Wine and Tapas in Crabapple. And I haven’t even touched on anything in Johns Creek. Don’t tell my wife but I have reservations at Dal Cuore tomorrow night!

If you’re all out of ideas there’s always the Johns Creek Waffle House. They are known far and wide for their white tablecloths, mood music and sharp-dressed staff on Valentine’s day. Check please!

What Valentine’s plans do you have or what romantic restaurants have I missed?

12 Responses to “Valentine’s specials in Alpharetta”

  1. Laura February 10, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    We have dinner plans at Five Guys that night, with a homemade flourless chocolate cake. Not super romantic but we’ve been eating a really healthy, clean diet lately and this is our “must have, dying to splurge” meal. :)

  2. Dennis Murray February 10, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Milton’s has a fantastic menu. We’ve eaten there several times and taken our children as well and always been well served and well fed.

    We will dine in for Valentines’ Day – restaurants are too busy and crowded for this holiday. Good meals happen at home too!

  3. Steven Mazur February 11, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    You missed Pampas. You always miss Pampas! :)

    Personally, living in John’s Creek, I find Pampas to be a better caliber of steakhouse than any of the other offerings you mention. Much better than Killer Creek, for example.

  4. Rob Forrest February 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Erwoods in crabapple will have our new wood fired pizzas and several new items on valentines day (some that will be on our new menu in a few weeks). We’d love to see everyone there!

  5. Linda Cardamuro February 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    You forgot the newest neighborhood gem in Alpharetta. La Casa Italian Grill is the perfect romantic restaurant for your Valentine. The special for the night will be heart shaped homemade raviolis and Osso Bucco. Outdoor heated deck and three seperate dining areas inside.

  6. Linda Garland February 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Come join us for a very special Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner on 2/14/12. Reservations are highly recommended.

    Recently voted a “Top Dining Destination in Alpharetta”!

    52 Bistro
    52 North Main Street
    Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

  7. Linda Garland February 13, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Don’t forget 52 Bistro , the cozy & charming “little gem” of the Historic District in old town Alpharetta.

  8. A February 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Not related to Valentine’s Day, but any idea why both the Patch and Revue are referring to the location of the Milton shooting as “Habitat for Humanity” complex across from Target. Who cares what sort of housing it is, a murder still took place. Maybe it’s to reassure the snobs off Birmingham Highway that it wasn’t one of their own that did this and they are still safe in their gated communities. Sorry for the rant, but this sort of thing really irks me.

  9. Travis Allen February 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    A – I agree in full, not sure why the media has to continue to refer to it as the “Habitat for Humanity” community.

  10. Lee February 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    This is disturbing. I’m most concerned with the “poll” that is currently up on Access Milton’s blog. I may write more about this.

  11. A February 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Thank you for speaking out, Lee. Someone needs to. And yes, that poll on Access Milton is in very poor taste to say the least. If this 16-year-old boy was a Milton High student from White Columns, the topic of the type of community where he came from wouldn’t enter the picture.

  12. Cool Papa Bell February 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    A, really was just reading this story: “Dunwoody’s affluent Jewish community, where both the victim and his killer were well-known.” Why did they have to mention it was Jewish or affluent? Either way, shoots your theory straight to Helen, GA and back.

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