By Kiley Faulkner | January 5, 2021 | Lifestyle
From luxe staycations and romantic candlelit dinners to at-home activities and low-key parties with the girls, we’re sharing our favorite ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Dallas.
When you're done perusing this list, check out how to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 in our other markets: Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C.
For an intimate, low-key dinner pour deux…
5360 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 220 / Website
This Inwood Village mainstay specializes in soufflés, both savory and sweet. Known for its dreamy ambiance, the bistro brings a sense of warmth that makes patrons feel at home—a rare feat in the world of fine French cuisine.
For a chef-driven meal in an avant-garde setting…
4445 Travis St. / Website
Knox District's glam boutique-cafe hybrid is a go-to spot for the stylish set. The restaurant is open only for lunch, while dinner is available for curbside pickup or delivery. Be sure to call or check the restaurant's Instagram for up-to-date info on Valentine’s Day menu details.
For a classic, romantic evening of gourmet fare…
4217 Oak Lawn Ave.; 5251 Spring Valley Road / Website
You can’t go wrong with dinner for two at Dallas’ favorite steakhouse. Both the original Oak Lawn location and Al Biernat's North offer the creme de la creme of seafood, steak and sides—not to mention a spectacular wine list to match.
For an at-home picnic under the stars…
Dallas native Paige Muller launched this gourmet food delivery service at the height of the pandemic—a time when we needed quality delivery options more than ever. While dining in is once again possible, we’re still partial to an at-home picnic a la Boxed Bites. Enjoy a beautifully boxed meal of artisan cheeses and meats, fruits, crackers, honey and seasonal treats, all tied up with lush lavender.
For a Galentine’s night on the town…
3656 Howell St. / Website
Uptown’s favorite indoor-outdoor venue is a go-to for any occasion, including GNO. Grab your gals for a low-key night featuring local brews, casual eats and live music—indie-rock band Fox Royale will play a free concert on Saturday, Feb. 13. Check The Rustic’s website for event times and details.
Book a luxurious staycation with your sweetheart…
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. / Website
For a weekend getaway without the hassle of traveling, look no further than this Dallas mainstay. The verdant, tree-lined Turtle Creek neighborhood provides a serene setting for this 1920s estate, which recently underwent an extensive redesign. Enjoy understated elegance in the hotel’s expertly appointed rooms and suites, designed by Thomas Pheasant. Don’t skip the Mansion’s storied restaurant and bar—they’re a classic for a reason.
Take a virtual flower-arranging class with your girlfriends…
Dr Delphinium Designs & Events
Ever wondered how to make the perfect bouquet? The experts at Dr Delphinium are here to help! When you sign up for a virtual floral design class, Dr Delphinium delivers the flowers, greenery and all necessary supplies to your home. The class is then livestreamed via Facebook at a designated time, making it an easy activity to do from home—especially with a group of girls for Galentine’s Day. Check the florist’s Facebook and Instagram for details on upcoming classes, and call for more info.
Treat yourself (and your significant other) to a couple’s massage…
The Ritz-Carlton Spa
2121 McKinney Ave. / Website
Uptown’s signature spa is a lesson in luxury. The 12,000-square-foot space comprises 12 treatment rooms including two couple’s suites with soaking tubs, a eucalyptus steam room, healing waters pools, a cedar sauna and a full-service salon. View the spa menu online and call to book a treatment.
Grab your gal pals for the ultimate group activity: a BYOB macaron-making class…
9440 Garland Road, Ste. 142 / Website
Head to this charming Casa Linda spot for the perfect Galentine’s Day activity. Helmed by macaron maven Kelli Watts, this patisserie offers private classes for groups of four or more. Gather a few of your girlfriends, bring your favorite bottle of wine and spend the afternoon mastering the art of macaron-making. To book a class, fill out the form on Savor’s website.
See also: 9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts For Her
Learn to cook a classic French dish with your lovebird…
Sur la Table
4525 Cole Ave., Ste. 190 / Website
In addition to its universally beloved kitchenware, cooking emporium Sur la Table is known for its top-notch classes. If you and your partner want to up your cooking game, V-Day is the perfect time to channel your inner chef. At the Knox District location, Valentine’s weekend classes include Classic French Macarons on Feb. 13 and 14, Classic Beef Bourguignon on Feb. 13, and Traditional Coq au Vin on Feb. 14.
Insider tip: Sur la Table has reduced its class size to eight people to ensure ample room for social distancing, so be sure to secure a spot while they’re still available!
Host a Galentine’s Day paint party at home, featuring virtual art lessons from a local pro…
Sometimes a night in with the girls is just what the doctor ordered, especially for Galentine’s Day. If you’re feeling artsy, the Home Art Lab & Kit from Lakewood showroom Scarlet Reagan is the way to go. “During the pandemic, people wanted to create art in the comfort of their homes, so I created Home Art Lab," says Scarlet Reagan founder Kristi Kennimer. "It's a 40-minute instructional video with an accompanying 30-piece art kit. It’s appropriate for both kids and adults, and you choose the skill level that works for you.”
Photography by: from top, photos: by Bryan Burlison; by Gus Schmiege; by Evelyn Semenyuk/unsplash; courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek; by Elina Sazonova/pexels; by Taylor Heery/unsplash; by Vanessa Gavalya