It’s the season of love, whether you spend it with your S/O or best friend—but in your neighborhood? Leave it us, as we show you the best local spots right here in West Lake Hills that are guaranteed to make this year's Valentine's Day unforgettable.
Men can relax and get pampered at the same time at The Boardroom, where plush seats and a pool table await.
FOR HIM: Getting dolled up for your date is no problem, thanks to all the options there are in Westlake. Though getting pampered together is always a good idea, men may prefer to visit The Boardroom for a haircut or a shave in a guy-approved atmosphere: think rich mahogany, overstuffed leather chairs, and a pool table. 3300 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. 130, 512-551-1117 FOR HER: Women might prefer to get coiffed at Keith Kristofer, especially those looking for a curly hair specialist (stylists are trained in DevaCurl products). Afterward, plan to stop by the perfectly pink Embellish Nails & Boutique for a mandatory manicure and pedicure—and don't be surprised if you leave with a new outfit or jewelry in tow from their adorable boutique. 2785 Bee Cave Rd. #351, 512-233-1910; 3663 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 3, 512-328-9898
Baguette et Chocolat makes it easy to impress your valentine, thanks to their decadent pastries and sweets.
You can’t arrive for a Valentine’s Day date empty-handed! From native Hill Country wildflowers to Hawaiian exotics, Westbank Flower Market is sure to have your valentine's favorite blooms. And for decadent sweets for your sweetie, stop into Baguette et Chocolat for authentic French pastries and chocolates, including their popular heart-shaped macarons. 5320 Bee Caves Rd., 512-327-3374; Uplands Shopping Center, 12101 FM 2244, Bee Cave, 512-263-8388
Expect a warm atmosphere with modern decor and tantalizing bites at Juliet Ristorante.
FOR A TASTING MENU: For a magical evening inspired by the major ambassadors for romance (Italians and Walt Disney), head to Juliet Ristorante, a charming eatery that has made quite a name for itself with its modern Italian fare and tree-lined outdoor patio. Here, you can decide on a four-course tasting experience that starts with a complimentary glass of prosecco, or the optional Valentine’s Day menu that features extra-long noodles, which can help you recreate a Lady and the Tramp moment. Whatever option you choose, love will definitely be in the air. 1500 Barton Springs, 512-479-1800 FOR A CASUAL DATE: If you're looking for a more casual experience, The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen is always a great alternative where you and your date can explore wine flights and bistro fare. Be sure to find a seat on their shaded patio for added intimacy and romance. 6317 Bee Caves Rd., 512-327-8822
The gorgeous grounds at One World Theatre host some of the most unique performances in the area.
Worldly couples may appreciate the opportunity for cultural enrichment at One World Theatre, where the Ugandan Children’s Choir will give a heartwarming performance on February 13. Or, plan on visiting on Valentine's Day when award-winning French pianist Marc Antoine and American saxophonist Steve Cole will showcase their jazz stylings in an incredible performance. There is also the option to have dinner at each show, and insiders say it’s well worth it. 7701 Bee Caves Rd., 888-616-0522
The French Kiss cocktail at Visconti Bar is a French 75 made with strawberry syrup, and served with a sprinkling of gold flakes.
For the perfect end to a romantic weekend, why not stop at Hotel Granduca for a nightcap? Visconti Bar has themed, handcrafted cocktails—like French Kiss and Heart Break (a chocolate cherry martini)—to enjoy in their intimate lounge. Of course, there’s always the option to spend the night in one of their suites for the ultimate luxury. Weekend packages include Krug Champagne, a shopping spree at David Yurman, and a rose petal turndown service. 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. B. 512- 306-6400