This year, you may want to celebrate Valentine’s Day and support locals while doing so! If you have been searching to nail down Valentine’s Day reservations in New Orleans, this guide is your savior! Though many options are booked up for both Saturday & Sunday night, there are still plenty of restaurants with availability that would LOVE to serve you.
If your favorite isn’t mentioned on here, there’s probably a reason! Many are booked to the brim already with reservations. Check out some of our top picks that still have availability or don’t accept reservations at all below:
The Tasting Room, 1906 Magazine Street
We love a good prix-fixe menu, and The Tasting Room is offering theirs for $65 per person with a delicious 4-course meal including cheese, a starter, one entree, and dessert crafted by Chef Orlando. Call or email to get your reservation in for one of 2 seatings at 6 pm and 8:30 pm on Valentine’s Day: firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 766-6390.
Cho Thai, 3218 Magazine Street
One of Magazine Street’s newest additions, Cho Thai Their food & drink happy hour runs daily from 4-6 pm, and could be a good early night treat for the evening! Reservations are still available with high-top and standard seating, so make your reservation online here.
Orleans Grapevine, 720 Orleans Street
No reservations! This casual wine bar is a local favorite off-the-beaten-path, right in the heart of the French Quarter. They are open Thursday – Sunday from 4 pm-10 pm and have a delicious, though abbreviated, menu. Check out Orlean Grapevine’s selections here and stop by this spot.
Mona Lisa, 1212 Royal Street
Want something that’s no-frills? Mona Lisa is a perfect choice, though note that seating inside is extremely limited. They do offer pick-up orders so you can grab your favorites and enjoy them at home if Pizza and Spinach Lasagna is calling your name! This laid-back restaurant is super quirky.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, 1 Poydras Street
**BRUNCH** Experience the lively sounds of a traditional New Orleans Jazz band while cruising down the Mighty Mississippi River. Indulge in delicious brunch delicacies in their elegantly appointed dining room or select their cruise only option and pass a good time on our promenade deck with a classic New Orleans cocktail in hand as you enjoy unparalleled views of the Mississippi River and New Orleans skyline. Enjoy Bottomless Mimosas or Cajun Bloody Mary’s for an additional $20! Get tickets here.
Sala, 124 Lake Marina Ave
In addition to their full menu, Sala will also be offering some Valentine’s Day specials including Scallops, Filet Mignon, and more that are sure to please. Reservations are still available for both Saturday & Sunday, so reserve here.
Toups Meatery, 845 North Carrollton Avenue
This Valentine’s Day, Toups’ Meatery, the contemporary Cajun eatery located in Mid-City, is offering festive takeout dishes certain to impress your Valentine. Orders must be placed by Thursday, February 11th for pickup on Saturday, February 13th from 3 PM – 5 PM. Items sold separately; all pricing is per person. Special wine bottles and batched cocktails will also be available to go.
Bywater American Bistro, Rice Mill Lofts at 2900 Chartres Street
Enjoy a romantic four-course prix fixe dinner at Bywater American Bistro (BABs), curated by James Beard “Best Chef: South” Nina Compton. The dining experience is available in the BABs dining room ($75 per person), or in a luxury tent for AMEX cardholders ($100 per person). Limited availability for reservations.
NOLA Caye, 898 Baronne Street
Prefer to do something on Saturday, February 13 instead of Valentine’s Day itself? Head on over to NOLA Caye at 898 Baronne Street for a fun burlesque dinner show! Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased via phone at 504-302-1302.
The Mill NOLA, 1051 annunciation street
Located in the historic Cotton Mill building in the Warehouse District, THE MILL NOLA provides traditional southern cuisine with an Asian and Caribbean twist. Get your reservations in – plenty are available!- here.
Featured image via The Tasting Room.