We’ve rounded up a selection of Valentine’s Day celebrations in New Orleans perfect for a date night or a night on the town with friends.
Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day in NOLA
Located inside Virgin Hotels New Orleans, the Commons Club is a fantastic spot to enjoy Valentine’s Day with anyone you choose—including your four-legged friends. On February 11, the Shag Room has a unique photo installation, “Krewe of You,” perfect for capturing a sweet moment with a loved one. On February 13, come by for a fun Valentine’s Day Market from noon to 4 p.m. with plenty of local vendors. On February 14, celebrate with a special menu that includes baked Gulf oysters, seared scallops, a pineapple upside-down cake and a raspberry truffle martini. The exclusive menu is available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Have a Creole Valentine’s Day at Tujague’s with exclusive Valentine’s Day desserts designed to give a perfectly sweet ending to your meal. The specials are available on February 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include a molten chocolate cake, bread pudding and a crème brûlée.
The Bower & The Bower Bar
Located in the Lower Garden District, The Bower & The Bower Bar has a couple of fantastic specials that are perfect for a fun night out. Begin your evening at the Bower Bar for a Valentine’s Day edition of their happy hour. You’ll find $8 signature cocktails, $7 glasses of wine and $4 beers. Bites are also offered at a discount ranging from $6-12. Enjoy the Valentine’s Day menu at The Bower with exclusive sweets and drinks from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 14. Specials include a flourless chocolate cake and a “Rums & Roses” cocktail.
For a Cajun Valentine’s Day dinner, book a table at Toups’ Meatery. The festive restaurant offers its a la carte menu in addition to Valentine’s Day specials like the “Platinum Wagyu Steaks and Sea Scallops.” Diners can also enjoy the fun themed cocktails like “Spirit Guide #2” and “Duck, Duck, Blues.” Valentine’s Day specials are available on February 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If you’re looking for an exotic Valentine’s Day dinner, book a table at Mister Mao. The restaurant has an exclusive three-course set menu for two at a price of $125 per couple. Indulge in specials like the “Korean Mandu Dumplings” and the “Hot Fried Chicken & Japchae.” Make sure to save room for the selection of bonbons and Tribaut Schloesser champagne toast.
The beloved Commander’s Palace has a perfect meal for celebrating the day at home—even if you live out of state. Order the “Valentine’s Day Veal Chop Tchoupitoulas Kit for Two” from Goldbelly or the restaurant’s sister restaurant Le Petit Bleu. The package includes two raw chops of veal, asparagus, grits and the signature sauce. Cooking instructions are included as well, so you can marvel at your five-star Cajun creation.
Palm & Pine
Enjoy a special three-course Valentine’s Day meal at Palm & Pine on February 14. The set menu is available for $60 per person and includes signature menu classics along with several exclusive options. A wine pairing is also available for $30 per person to complement your meal.
If you’re celebrating a bit early this Valentine’s Day, book a table at Criollo inside Hotel Monteleone for February 12. The restaurant is offering an exclusive four-course menu for $95 per person with menu specials like “Seared Foie Gras,” “Red Fish Coubion,” and a unique “Strawberry Paris-Brest” for dessert.
Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day, Jack Rose has you covered. Stop by with friends for a Galentine’s Day Brunch on February 13 from 11 a.n. To 2 p.m. with a special three-course menu of brunch favorites including the “Glitter Chicken and Waffles” and the “Mile High Pie.” On February 14, enjoy the three-course Valentine’s Day Dinner with specials like the “Royal Red Shrimp and Fusilli” and the “Grouper Cioppino.”