by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
Here are our picks for Valentine's Day spots that fit the bill for romance.
Updated: February 02, 2012
Catching any theatrical outfit, comedian or band at the Fox is an awesomely romantic experience. But there's something about seeing a movie in the spectacular space that really revs the aphrodisiac-o-meter. The Fox shows classic movies throughout the year, so check the schedule for your next opportunity.
Imagine this: After enjoying Prohibition-era cocktails at Drinkshop, you get escorted to the private 30th floor helipad, where a chopper is waiting to take you and your date on a half-hour flight around Downtown and Buckhead. Back on the ground, you return to the W for dinner at BLT Steak. Reservations are made through Air Atlanta Helicopters (770-458-7771).
Canoe's rustic and elegant setting is nearly outdone by the walk-able outdoor gardens and view of the Chattahoochee River. In short, you feel like you're a million miles away from Atlanta. Crab cakes and slow-roasted rabbit highlight a decadent but ultra-reliable American menu. It's not only one of the city's most romantic--it's one of the best.
Got a sweet tooth? Make it a sweet date. Sauced, Inman Park's witty 1970s cocktail lounge, has become a late-night dessert stop in Atlanta, with a selection of mini icebox pies, salted chocolate ganache bars and homemade parfaits.
Don't laugh, dudes. Spa treatments make good gifts for your gal-pal, but they can make for great dates, too. Buckhead Grand Spa offers a variety of couples massages that include Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone variations and they take place within the spa's couples suite with a private shower. Um, yeah.