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Valentine’s Day in NOLA: Takeout, Romantic Dinners & More

NEW ORLEANS – This Valentine’s Day weekend, Jack Rose, Hot Tin and Bayou Bar will be offering a series of festive lunches, brunches and dinners beginning Friday, Feb. 12, and running through Sunday, Feb. 14. The restaurants will all feature Valentine’s Specials curated by Chef/Owner Brian Landry, in addition to the signature a la carte menu. Specials follow:

Galentine’s Day Dinner Specials: Saturday, Feb. 13

Steak & Eggs – wagyu flank, crispy potatoes, salsa Verde
Shrimp & Grits – étouffée sauce
Glitter Chicken & Waffles – pepper jelly

Valentine’s Lunch & Dinner Specials: Friday, Feb. 12, and Sunday, Feb. 14

Veal Sweetbreads – Meyer lemon verjus, coriander, shallots
Wagyu Flank Steak – marrow butter, radicchio, Yorkshire pudding
Grilled Lamb Chops – pistachios, pomegranate, hard herbs

The venues will be open for Friday Lunch on Feb. 12 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.); Galentine’s Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 13 (5 p.m. – 10 p.m.), and Valentine’s Day brunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Valentine’s dinner (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 14.

Reservations are recommended for Jack Rose and Hot Tin and can be made via or Jack Rose, Hot Tin and Bayou Bar are located in the Pontchartrain Hotel at 2031 St. Charles Aven. in New Orleans’ Garden District.

Toups’ Meatery

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, Feb. 11, for pickup on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Items sold separately; all pricing is per person. Special wine bottles and batched cocktails will also be available to go.

Crawfish Bisque $14
crème fraiche
Louisiana Crab Salad $17
La citrus, butter, herbs, caviar

Smoked Confit Duck Leg Quarter L’orange $32
spice roasted carrots

Seafood Lasagna $30
saffron bechamel

Root Vegetable Gratin $9
Green Pea and Shallot Salad $8
Grilled Broccoli Caesar Salad $10

Chocolate Mousse $8
macerated berries
Red Velvet Cake $8

Toups’ Meatery is located at 845 North Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans. For more information, please call (504) 252-4999 or visit

Bywater American Bistro

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).  The menu follows:

citrus crema, smoked trout roe, celery

Potato Gnocchi
sunchoke, truffles

winter greens, baby vegetables

 (YURT ONLY) Roasted Sirloin
smoked potatoes, winter greens

Chocolate Cremeaux

Bywater American Bistro is located in the Rice Mill Lofts at 2900 Chartres St. in New Orleans’ Bywater district. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Reservations can be made on Resy. For more information, please call (504) 605-3827 or visit


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