Ballston: Where Lovers Meet

Are you lovesick or just plain sick of love? Looking for a romantic evening with a special someone or night with friends to celebrate being single? Either way, Ballston’s top restaurants and bars have you covered with a variety of events to satisfy all your Valentine's’ Day needs. As always don’t forget to share how you celebrate in Ballston by using the hashtag #whereloversmeet on your Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram posts!

Grand Cru

Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone at Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro. Located in the heart of Ballston, this bistro offers inventive cuisine and extensive wine selection in a cozy, intimate setting. Grand Cru will be offering a three course dinner for $54 per person on Tuesday, February 14th, with a wine pairing for an additional $25 per person.

Big Buns

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Big Buns is offering six amazing food and drink specials guaranteed to make your night special. You can drown your sorrows with $5 Sorrow Sinkers and Red Velvet Milkshakes or celebrate the night with a feast
of $3.50 Queso Cheese Fries and $7 Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sliders. Swing by Big Buns on Valentine’s Day to see the full list of specials; there’s something for everyone!

Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is celebrating Valentine’s Day all week with a host of special menus, deals, & offers. February 9th is Galentine’s Day at Melting Pot. Enjoy Melting Pot’s regular Ladies Night $27 four-course menu with some exciting new additions and deals, including $6 Strawberry Blondes & Love Martinis. On February 11-13th, The Melting Pot will serve an exclusive menu of 3 separate three course options from 4:00 PM to close. Each option will include a choice of any salad, choice of any cheese fondue, and choice of any chocolate fondue. On February 14th, enjoy a Valentine’s meal fit for royalty from 2:00-11:00 PM. The $80 per person prix fixe menu includes a champagne toast with dessert, one teddy bear & rose per couple, and a souvenir photo to remember an incredible night.

Kapnos & Coatroom Nails

Kapnos Taverna and Coatroom Nails have partnered for an experience for couples that aphrodisiacs will love- Couples Valentine's Day Pampering! From Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14, book a service for you and your special someone at Coatroom Nails, then head over to Kapnos Taverna for a half dozen oysters and two glasses of bubbly. This is the perfect treat for your loved one, and you get to enjoy it too!


Looking for a cozy, neighborhood restuarant to share a romantic dinner with your sweetheart? Look no further than Ballston's very own Rustico. In addition to their regular menu, on Valentine's Day Rustico will be offering a decadent 3 course prix fixe menu for $40 a person. Visit their website to make a reservation for a night you won't forget!

World of Beer

February 15th has been named ‘Single's Awareness Day’ and World of Beer is the place to celebrate! They will be hosting Single Awareness Day Speed Dating Sponsored by Union Craft Brewing on Wednesday the 15th from 8-10pm. Visit their website for more details on how you could meet your match!


Looking to spend some time with that special someone, but not break the bank? Applebees has got you covered! They are offering dinner for two for only $25. This include; two side salads or an appetizer to share, your choice of two entrees and a dessert to share.

A-Town Bar & Grill

Join the Single & the Proud at A-Town Bar & Grill’s annual Valentine’s Singles Party! On Saturday, February 11th, A-Town will be serving red drinks & red shots while the DJ plays the perfect soundtrack of love songs for you to dance the night away to.

Arlington Public Library

Calling all Middle & High School students! Central Library is hosting their annual Teen Broken Hearts Party on Thursday, February 9th from 3:00-4:30 PM. Celebrate Valentine’s Day without the stress of finding a Valentine with cookie decorating, quizzes, trivia, and more!