The equally loved and hated holiday is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday, February 14, 2021, so you will want to snag reservations early this year. There are so many delicious restaurants in Nashville that are perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner. Here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for 2021.
RESTAURANT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN NASHVILLE
Yolan, a concept from Michelin-starred chef Tony Mantuano, offers fine Italian dining in the SoBro area of Downtown Nashville. Wine and hospitality expert Cathy Mantuano rounds out the experience for guests. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 231-0405
2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Yolan is offering a special four-course tasting menu for two on Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14, 2021, featuring Bucatini all’Amatriciana and a 36-ounce Bistecca to share for $220 per couple plus tax and gratuity. The a la carte menu and the five- and eight-course tastings are also available. Get more details.
The 404 Kitchen
The 404 Kitchen has made a name for itself in Nashville as a culinary destination. Executive Chef Matt Bolus’ innovative dishes leave diners striving to return as soon as possible. The restaurant recently moved to a much larger space in the Gulch that can accommodate far more guests than before. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 251-1404
If you haven’t experienced the uniqueness of dining at Tailor Nashville in Germantown yet, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to experience it with someone you love. It’s one of the most authentic and delicious restaurants in Nashville right now. If we can’t convince you, maybe Bon Appetit naming Tailor Nashville one of the top ten best new restaurants in America will persuade you.
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 Agnolotti is divine! With 250 labels and a rotating selection of 30 wines by the glass, you know vino is a priority at this spot. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 736-5305.
Skull’s Rainbow Room
Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley in downtown Nashville is the perfect date spot if you love live jazz music. With nightly live music, a delicious menu, and fantastic service, this is a go-to spot, whether it’s a special occasion or not. You can make reservations online or call: (615) 810-9631.
Many people don’t realize Bastion, a popular watering hole, also has a high-end, 24-seat restaurant. The menu focuses on seasonal, continually changing cuisine with an emphasis on sharing. Make a reservation online.
The Thompson Hotel’s food and beverage concepts are loved by locals and tourists alike. The main restaurant, Marsh House, is an elegant destination for Valentine’s Day. Make sure to grab drinks and skyline photos at L.A. Jackson before or after, too.
Geist’s charming interior is not only historic, but also romantic. Enjoy dinner and cocktails in this blacksmith shop built in 1886 in Germantown. Make reservations online or call: (615) 920-5440.
Henrietta Red in Germantown is a charming restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Oysters are the menu standout item at this hot spot. The beverage program has an emphasis on wine, although specialty cocktails and beer are also available. Make reservations online or call: (615) 490-8042.
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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.
Rolf & Daughters
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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.
Makeready L&L is the restaurant located within Noelle, a trendy Nashville hotel. With the motto “work like a dog, drink like a fish,” you know it’s going to be a good time. This is the place to go if you want to impress your date with being in the know! Be sure to check out the other areas of the hotel, including Hidden Bar and the library in The Trade Room. Make reservations online or call: (615) 610-7835.
Folk’s textured brick walls, oversized lanterns, and raw beams provide a rustic and romantic atmosphere. Don’t let the pizzas on the menu fool you—every menu item is elevated and thoughtful. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 610-2595.
Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona Wine Bar in Edgehill Village 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. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 327-0600.
Oak Steakhouse opened summer 2017 and has received rave reviews from locals and tourist alike. If you enjoy a beautiful atmosphere and fresh ingredients, this is the perfect spot for you. Make reservations online or call: (615) 902-3111.
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 divine meal and overall experience, head to City House on Valentine’s Day. Make reservations online or call: (615) 736-5838.
5th & Taylor
5th & Taylor has become one of the most popular dinner restaurants in Nashville. Candles provide most of the light in this establishment, providing an unmatched ambiance at night. The menu is delectable, too! Make reservations online or call: (615) 242-4747.
Earnest Bar & Hideaway
Josephine is a neighborhood standout located in 12 South. The atmosphere and menu are perfect for two. Be sure to order dessert from the rotating “Sweets” menu. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 292-7766.
Kayne Prime in the Gulch is one of the most frequented 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.
For spectacular views, Bourbon Steak at the top of the JW Marriott downtown won’t disappoint. This new modern American steakhouse offers a top-notch dining experience for a romantic evening.
As soon as you step through the doors of Virago in the Gulch, you’ll feel like you just teleported to a hotspot in L.A. 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.
Venture to the fourth floor of The Fairlane Hotel to Ellington’s. There’s a wraparound terrace with city views, perfect for a selfie with your dinner date. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 988-7333.
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