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Top spots to dine in Birmingham this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away, and plans are beginning to take shape for those wanting to celebrate this day of love. Whether you want a casual meal or a swanky dining experience, here are the top spots to dine in Birmingham this Valentine’s Day.

Bamboo on 2nd

Dig sushi? Then this Valentine’s Day head to Birmingham’s Loft District to Bamboo on 2nd. This exciting and affordable Pan-Asian restaurant and bar offers sushi rolls, noodle bowls, small plates and a variety of skewered and Asian-inspired salads.

There is also a full bar, which features unique cocktails, plus all the classics. Select sake and a complete wine menu is also available, with Asian and locally crafted beer on tap and by the bottle.

Price: $25 and under per person

Address: 2212 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205.703.0551

Fancy’s on 5th

Looking for a casual and cool spot to eat on Valentine’s Day? Then head to Fancy’s on 5th – an oyster dive and burger bar located in the heart of Avondale.

Turkey patties, veggie patties, gluten-free bread and lettuce wrap “buns” are all available upon request so everyone can eat at Fancy’s!

Ask about the Feature Burger to discover unique eats by Fancy’s chef, Joey Dickerson. Don’t forget the fried goat cheese as a starter! Can I get an mmmmmm, good?!

(Fancy’s is owned by the same crew as MELT Avondale and the Melt Food Truck, so you know it’s gonna be amazing!)

Seating is first come, first served. No reservations available.

Price: $25 and under per person

Address: 430 41st Street, Birmingham, AL 35222

Phone: 205.777.3662 or 205.834.2306

 Cocina Superior

If you haven’t been to Cocina Superior in Brookwood Village, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to go, whether on a date or for a Galentines night out.

This modern Tex Mex restaurant features incredible dishes and an impressive selection of unique cocktails all served in a sleek and stylish setting.

If it’s not too chilly, seating is also available under the stars on a large heated patio.

Price: $30 and under per person

Address: 587 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205.259.1980

Surin West

It’s hard to say no to Surin West – a favorite of so many in Birmingham. Offering authentic Thai cuisine, fresh sushi and all the extras in a calm yet exciting atmosphere, Surin West delivers the perfect spot for Valentine’s Day.

The coconut soup is a must-order.

Complimentary parking for Surin West’s guests is located on 19th Street South.

(Surin also has locations on Hwy. 280 and in Mountain Brook, but I think the one downtown is the most romantic.)

Price: $35 and under person person

Address: 1918 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205.324.1928

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille

Birmingham’s popular restaurant, Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, wants to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a three-course, prix-fixe menu with choice of soup or salad starter, signature entree and divine dessert.

Price: $59.95 per person before 5:30p.m. and $79.95 per person after 5:45p.m. (Tax and gratuity are not included.)

Address: 4 Perimeter Park S., Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone: 205.968.1597

Vino

If Italian-Mediterranean cuisine is calling your name this Valentine’s Day then Vino is a divine choice. Located in Mountain Brook’s charming English Village, Vino is presenting a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu hand-crafted and selected by Owner Al Rabiee.

Along with dinner, guests will receive complimentary roses and enjoy Moscato-infused chocolate covered strawberries. Talk about romantic!

Price: $75 per person. (Tax and gratuity not included.)

Address: 1930 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35233

Phone: 205.870.8404

Bottega

Open since 1988 in the historic Bottega Favorita building, Bottega creates all the essentials Valentine’s Day feels – a warm, sophisticated environment and incredible cuisine inspired by Italy.

Bottega is offering a Valentine’s special that includes a first course, main corse and dessert. Find the menu here.

Price: Set at $75 per person for the Valentine’s Special

Address: 2240 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205.939.1000

BRIO Tuscan Grille

In the mood for Italian? Then enjoy a warm, relaxed evening out at BRIO Tuscan Grille.

Dine amongst cozy fires and huge windows on Tuscan-inspired grill fare, pasta dishes and incredible soups, along with wine and cocktails.

Price: $50 and under per person (not including alcohol)

Address: 591 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205.879.9177

Highlands Bar and Grill

Spend your Valentine’s at Highlands Bar and Grill, one of Birmingham’s most iconic restaurants with Chef Frank Stitt. Located in Birmingham’s Southside, Highlands features an ever-changing seasonal menu of French-inspired, regional Southern fare served in a romantic and elegant setting.

This Valentine’s Day, Highlands will be preparing a special menu to celebrate the occasion. Click here to find out what this exquisite meal will feature.

Price: Set at $85 per person for Valentine’s Special

Address: 2011 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205.939.1400

Hot and Hot Fish Club

French, Southern and California-style cooking blend together in Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club. Set against the backdrop of downtown Birmingham, enjoy an intimate dinner at the chef’s counter with a front-row view of the open kitchen, in the main dining room or in the harvest room. There is also bar seating for cocktails and delicious appetizers.

For the love of dessert, be sure to stay for truly incredible after-dinner treats, like Tiramisu Doughnuts, Cranberry Cheesecake and Elton’s Chocolate Souffle.

Price: $75 and under per person

Address: 2180 11th Ct. S., Birmingham, AL 25205

Phone: 205.933.5474

Ocean Restaurant

Located in the trendy 5 Points District of Birmingham’s Southside, Ocean offers some of the best seafood in town and an award-winning dining experience.

Feast on an array of oysters, shrimp, clams and lobsters from the raw bar, while sipping on one of Ocean’s signature margaritas or house cocktails.

Price: $100 and under per person

Address: 1218 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205.933.0999

Satterfield’s Restaurant

Fresh ingredients? Check. Friendly and knowledgeable staff? Check. Memorable experience? Absolutely! If you’re seeking a place to dine this Valentine’s Day that offers all of these qualities then Satterfield’s is the One.

Located in the heart of Cahaba Heights, Satterfield’s delivers fine dining in a relaxed environment. Discover a variety across the menu with French, Italian, Spanish or Mediterranean influences, each with an unexpected southern twist.

Price: $75 and under per person

Address: 3161 Cahaba Heights Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone: 205.969.9690

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil, located in Birmingham’s Uptown area, tops off our list as one of the most upscale spots for a Valentine’s Day dining experience. Here you’ll be provided all of the essentials for a truly romantic evening. Dine on upscale Brazilian fare featuring all-you-can-eat grilled meat carved tableside and a salad bar with over 50 items to choose from.

Be sure to take a look at Texas de Brazil’s award-winning wine list, or sip on their fresh-made signature cocktail — the Caipirinha.

If you want to ensure a table for the most romantic night of the year, reservations are a must.

Price: $100 and under per person (not including drinks)

Address: 2301 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205.588.8333

Where will you  be eating this Valentine’s Day? We wanna know!