Love is in the Air: A Guide to Valentine’s Day in Little Rock

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One Eleven Wine Bar at the Capital Hotel


Swooning sweethearts, Galentine loyalists, strict unvalentines — the city has something for everyone.

No matter your love language, make Valentine’s Day one to remember with our curated list of holiday confections, local events and special menus. On the go? Treat yourself to a relaxing facial or grab a friend and burn off those sugary sweets at a themed workout class. Looking for dinner date ideas? We’ve got you covered with different brunch, galentine’s and white-glove options. Honestly just over Valentine’s Day in general? We’ve got something for you, too. 

 

EATS

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe at Boulevard Bread: Boulevard’s Valentine’s Day dinner is back and yummier than ever. For $90 per person, the four-course meal will include country pâté with fig jam, petit bouillabaisse with mussels, beef fillet with potato gratin and mouth watering hazelnut-dark chocolate mousse with vanilla bean. Find the full menu here. To make a reservation, call 501.663.5951.

Valentine’s Day Brunch at The Library: The Library Kitchen + Lounge will be serving its delightful Sunday brunch and drink deals Valentine style on Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets are $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling 501.317.0088.

Galentine’s & Valentine’s Day at Petit & Keet: Enjoy a complimentary bubbly toast on Feb. 12 and 14 at Petit & Keet. The prix fixe dinner is $95 a person and includes curried sweet potato soup, strawberry salad, shrimp and crab tower, lamb porterhouse and chocolate hazelnut cheesecake alongside a passionfruit tart. Don’t forget to treat your girlfriends to a short and sweet Galentine’s Day three-course dinner on Feb. 9 for $48 per person. To make a reservation, call 501.319.7675.

Valentine’s Dinner at One Eleven: Treat your loved one to a delectable four-course meal at the Capital Hotel. The romantic night will be served up with sparkling rosé, burrata salad, grilled octopus, strawberry champagne sorbet, braised beef and raspberry rose cake (yum!). Reserve a $100+ seat on Feb. 12 and 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. by reserving your seats here.

Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner at Rusty Tractor Vineyards: If you’re hoping to enjoy a good drink with your dinner, reserve a romantic night out at the Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards. The Valentine’s Day dinner will be served by Vibrant Occasions with wine pairings by the vineyard’s on-site pros on Feb. 11. Tickets are $85 per person and can be reserved here.

Valentine’s Day Brunch & Dinner at Cache: Cache is offering a Valentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, Feb. 13, and a Valentine’s Day dinner on Monday, Feb. 14. Brunch will include cinnamon rolls, omelets, chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, french toast and more. Dinner will be served prix fixe style with your choice of three courses. To make your reservation, call 501.850.0265.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Brood & Barley: Delight your taste buds with a charming dinner across the river at Brood & Barley. Choose from the regular full menu or try a special Valentine’s Day option like the champagne scallops or peanut butter and chocolate pie. These specials will be served on Feb. 11, 12 and 14. To make a reservation, call 501.400.8967.

Valentine’s Dinner Event at Allsopp & Chapple: A special four-course dinner will be served at Allsopp & Chapple on Feb. 12 and 14. The Valentine’s Day menu includes specialty cocktails, prime steak, ahi tuna nachos, red snapper, cured filet, old world ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu. Limited seating is available at $99 per person. To make a reservation, call 501.902.4911.

Palentine’s & Valentine’s Day at Cypress Social: February tastes even sweeter with two admiration celebrations at Cypress Social: Palentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day. The first will include a three-course dinner at $48 per person along with the option for regular menu favorites and Valentine’s Day cocktails. Palentine’s Day will be on Feb. 9 from 4-9 p.m. The second celebration will include a prix fixe menu and optional wine pairings for $85 per person. The Valentine’s Day Dinner will be on Feb. 12 and 14 from 4-9 p.m. To make your reservation, call 501.916.2670 or click here.

Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Flying Saucer: Get away from happy couples and enjoy a fun-filled Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Flying Saucer downtown. Specialty cocktails will be served all day on Feb. 14, including the Home Alone, Thirst Trap, Donkey Punch and more. Bring a picture of your ex to shred and get a free pretzel or treat yourself to a Valentine’s Day candy and beer pairing flight. For more details, click here.

Guest Chef Valentine’s Day Pop-Up at The Rail Yard: The Rail Yard is breaking news this Valentine’s Day, not hearts. That’s because former food truck turned popular restaurant, Southern Gourmasian, is making a one-night comeback this Feb. 14 at The Rail Yard from 5 p.m. until they sell out. Try their best-selling spicy chicken and dumplings or the pork ramen. Fathead BBQ will also be serving up some mouthwatering options the same night. Click here to see the full details. For more Valentine’s Day weekend fun, stop by on Sunday, Feb. 13, for a family-friendly brunch with A Little Crepsey and CeCi’s Chicken + Waffles Soul Food. A Super Singles Party will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with $1 drink specials, a photo booth, games and more. For more information, click here.

 

TREATS

Holiday Goodies at Community Bakery: Share the love this V-Day by giving them something they’ll savor, like a sweet treat from Community Bakery. The adorable holiday cutout sugar cookies will please any sweet tooth in your life. Shop other delicious cookies, strawberries, cakes and pastries here or call 501.375.6418 to place an order.

Valentine’s Day Collection from Cocoa Belle Chocolates: You can’t go wrong with a box of chocolates, especially when they’re this elevated. Cocoa Belle offers gorgeous, locally handmade artisan chocolates for any and every occasion. Shop Cocoa Belle’s Valentine’s Day cocoa bombs, hot cocoa mix and assorted chocolate boxes here.

Valentine’s Day Specials at Blue Cake: Made with love (and by hand), Blue Cake’s confections are the perfect way to win over your valentine. There are plenty of yummy options to choose from between holiday sugar cookies, signature cakes, petit fours and chocolate covered strawberries. Place an online order for the Cantrell location here and the Bowman location here.

Be Our Gallontine at Loblolly Creamery: Eat your heart out at Loblolly’s annual Gallontine event Feb. 8-20. Each gallon is $35 and includes 10 scoops of ice cream, 10 toppings, a cherry on top and as many spoons as you need. Don’t forget to shop their selection of Valentine’s Day treats like the s’mores kit, red velvet ice cream cake and hot cocoa bombs. To place your order, click here.

Valentine’s Day Balloon Bundles from Just Peachy: Build a beautiful bouquet of Cupid-approved Valentine’s Day balloons from Just Peachy. Available for pickup or delivery, Just Peachy offers professional balloon installations for events and special holidays. Add on an optional six-pack of Loblolly macarons for extra sweetness. To build your own bundle, click here

 

ACTIVITIES

Pretty in Winc with The Skin Fix Med Spa at Winc Beauty: Show yourself a little love with a Valentine’s Day self-care special from Winc Beauty and The Skin Fix Med Spa. On Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., stop by Winc in The Heights for discounted specials including dermaplane facials, hydrafacials and dysport injections provided by The Skin Fix specialists. To schedule an appointment, call 501.791.4526.

Galentine’s Day Tea Talk & Anniversary at Abbi’s Teas & Things: If you plan on staying in this Valentine’s Day, catch a Facebook Live from Abbi’s to celebrate the shop’s anniversary and Galentine’s Day. To join, visit the tea shop’s Facebook page on Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

UnValentine’s Day at the Little Rock Zoo: If you’re not necessarily feeling the love this season, give the tigers at the Little Rock Zoo your love by donating to the Tiger Conservation this Feb. 14. Make a $10 donation to the conservation and write a note about your “unvalentine” —  a bad love memory, date or story — by 9:30 a.m. Then at 10 am, watch the local tigers shred up your unvalentine live on Facebook. To donate click here.

Curate a Valentine’s Day Gift Box at Belle & Blush: Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Belle and Blush is the ideal one-stop shop for all of your Valentine’s Day gifting needs. After you choose your gift wrapping, you’ll shop their selection of bath essentials, cozy loungewear, thoughtful trinkets and soothing fragrances. Shop in-store or online here.

Shop the Valentine’s Day collection at Tipton & Hurst: Give a gift to that special mother, nephew, sister, coworker or friend in your life with Tipton & Hurst’s selection of lovely Valentine’s Day gifts, flowers and treats. Shop in-store or online: start with flowers here or gifts here.

Take a Pottery class at The Muddy Pig: Keep things interesting this month by reserving a pottery wheel (for you, two or eight) at the newly opened Muddy Pig Studio. The Valentine’s “clay date” class is fully booked, but you can still reserve a class for multiple days in February and even bring the family along. For $59 you get to enjoy an hour and a half of wet clay, pottery wheels and creativity. After four weeks you’ll be able to pick up your piece to keep and love for a lifetime. Reservations can be made for adults here and kiddos here

February Class Specials at ZenStudio Fitness: Raise your heart rate with a workout at ZenStudio. This month’s specialty themed classes include “Duets + Duos Cycle,” “Love Hurts Sculpt” and “Galentine’s Day Barre.” Classes are $25 each for non-members and will only be offered Feb. 14-15. To sign up, click here.

Galentine’s Day Treat-Yourself at Bang-Up Betty: Beloved local jewelry and gift shop Bang-Up Betty will be hosting a Galentine’s Day celebration with self-care swag bags, sweets and local art. No reservations are required, just stop by anytime on Sunday, Feb. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. For more details, click here. Pro tip: This is the perfect spot for you and your girlfriends to grab a cutie souvenir after a Galentine’s Day brunch!

Galentine’s Day at Bark Bar: Grab your gal pals and pups and head over to Bark Bar for a Galentine’s Day celebration. Ladies will be able to enter for free, enjoy $5 drinks and dessert specials and, of course, love and play with lots of dogs. The celebration will be on Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, click here.

Haunted Hearts at The Fee House: The Fee House will be offering two very special Valentine’s Day ticket options for a two-hour paranormal activity experience on Feb. 11 and 12 from 7 – 9 p.m. The “Flirty Bird” option includes tickets for two and a dozen roses to take home. The “Love Bird” option includes tickets for two, a dozen roses and a handmade organic cheesecake to share. Get your tickets online here.

 

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