Top 20 Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

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The equally loved and hated holiday is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day falls on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, so many people will also celebrate the weekend before — Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th. There are so many delicious restaurants in Nashville that are perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner. We’ve listed our top twenty picks we think your sweetie will love.

Enjoy our Valentine’s Day Dinner Restaurants Guide, and let us know in the comments section if your favorite romantic dinner spot didn’t make the list.

If drinks are part of your V-Day plans, remember to take Lyft and get $50 in ride credits ($5 off 10 rides).


Sinema is situated where the historic 1940’s Melrose theater used to be, and the owners kept the cinema atmosphere intact. Screens and televisions play classic movies, the decor is warm, and the ambiance is spot-on. For Valentine’s Day 2017, Sinema is offering a special three-course, pre-fixe menu with an optional wine pairing.

Get more details and make a reservation.

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Moto is a gorgeous, Italian restaurant in the Gulch. With authentic Italian cuisine, you’ll be overwhelmed with how great the food is. If you need a recommendation, the Blueberry Lasagna is divine! Wine selection is a very important aspect of Moto. There are 250 labels and a rotating selection of 30 wines by the glass. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 736-5305



Etc. is a sophisticated restaurant in Green Hills that is great for Valentine’s Day. The globally-driven dishes from chef and restauranteur Deb Paquette will leave you inspired by your experience. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 988-0332


Barcelona in Edgehill Village is newer to the restaurant scene and is definitely a go-to date night spot. The menu focuses on charcuterie, cheese, and tapas-style plates. Oh, and we can’t forget the wine list featuring hundreds of options. Call for reservations: (615) 327-0600

Butcher & Bee

For a less fancy option, Butcher & Bee in East Nashville will not disappoint. This is a good option if your date considers themselves a foodie. Plus, the Mezze menu allows you try a lot of different dishes together. Make your reservation online or call: (615) 226-3322


Sambuca is one of the most romantic restaurants in Nashville. With the dark red and purple decor, dim lighting and awesome live music, this is a popular date place. On Valentine’s Day, they will be hosting a special three-course chef dinner. They will have a 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 9:00pm seatings. Make your reservation online.

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the southern

The Southern, located in SoBro, is always a great come-as-you-are spot for dinner, especially if you don’t get downtown very often. Parking is available in the Pinnacle building, and they’ll validate your parking ticket. They also have free valet, which is an even better option. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 724-1762

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Husk is definitely going to fill up quickly for Valentine’s Day. The incredible food is the highlight of this place, although excellent service is nipping at its heels. Husk is a popular date spot year-round, so you won’t be disappointed. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 256-6565

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Rolf & Daughters

Rolf & Daughters in Germantown has been the talk of the town since opening its doors in late 2012. The buzz continues because of their original menu and use of quality ingredients. Oh, and the hip, intimate atmosphere makes it pretty great, too. Make reservations online or call: (615) 866-9897

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Le SEl

Le Sel is an adorable French-inspired restaurant in Midtown. Chef Brian Lea will be offering a four-course prix fixe meal consisting of a shared snack and dessert and one appetizer and entree per person for $55 per person on Valentine’s Day. If you decide to celebrate early, Le Sel will have a special small menu of specials for two from February 10-13. Make a reservation online.

Fin & Pearl

Fin & Pearl will have a special prix fixe menu by Chef de Cuisine Dale Levitski and Executive Chef Matt Farley for Valentine’s Day. The three-course dinner will be $65 per person with optional wine pairings for $45 per person. You can make reservations online or call (615) 577-6688.

Lockeland Table

Lockeland Table in East Nashville is, in one word, impressive. This is a foodie’s restaurant with its one-of-a-kind, chef-driven dishes. Don’t expect a white tablecloth, but do anticipate a tremendous meal. Call for reservations: (615) 228-4864

Rumours Wine Bar

Rumours Wine Bar in East Nashville is an amazing spot for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. Wine is the perfect accompaniment to a romantic dinner, hence, the appropriateness of a wine bar. This restaurant delivers wonderful meals, service and ambiance. Call for reservations: (615) 262-5346

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City House

An incognito sign on a side street in Germantown marks one of Nashville’s best restaurants. City House is tucked away, but its impeccable dining experience is well-known. For a guaranteed great meal and overall experience, head to City House on Valentine’s Day. Call for reservations: 615.736.5840

5th & Taylor

5th & Taylor has become one of the most popular dinner restaurants in Nashville. The candles that light up the center of the room create an unmatched ambiance at night. The menu is delectable, too! Make reservations online or call: (615) 242-4747

Kayne Prime

Kayne Prime in the Gulch is one of the most popular steakhouses in Nashville. With a sleek atmosphere and top-of-the-line culinary execution, you will definitely love this place. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 259-0050


Etch has become one of the most talked about restaurants in Downtown Nashville since it opened. Etch has a classy ambiance and incredible food, which makes it a perfect option for your Valentine’s Day dinner. On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Etch will have a special prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairings available — get more details. Call for reservations: (615) 522-0685

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Virago, located in the Gulch, is one of the trendiest restaurants in Nashville. If you love sushi and want a high-energy “in the city” feel, this is your place. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 254-1902


Margot is one of East Nashville’s gems. Known for their menu that changes every day, it’s no wonder people return so often. The originality and consistent high level of service are also major perks of dining at Margot. Call for a reservation: (615) 227-4668

TempErED Cafe & Chocolate

Tempered Cafe & Chocolate has an amazing menu of wine, cheese, and truffle pairings, which are perfect for a date night. You could hit this spot before or after a bigger dinner, or just keep it simple and spend your Valentine’s Day enjoying wine, cheese, chocolates, and conversation. They also have truffles by the box that you can buy if you need a gift! Tempered is first-come, first-served.

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