The equally loved and hated holiday is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day falls on Monday, February 14, 2022, so you will want to snag weekend reservations early this year. There are so many delicious restaurants in Nashville that are perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner, drinks, or desserts. Here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for 2022.
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
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. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 208-8440.
Cafe Intermezzo, located in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood, is a European-inspired cafe that serves everything from delicious breakfast to savory dinners. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 840-7933.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Sambuca is offering a three-course and four-course chef-prepared dinner, dancing, and live music Friday through Monday, February 11-14, 2022. Pricing is $65-$95 per person.
Merchants has been one of Downtown Nashville’s most popular restaurants for over 30 years. The lively three-floor eatery is situated on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue. Guests can expect refined dishes, an expansive wine list, and a variety of top-tier steak options. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 254-1892.
Urban Grub is known for their amazing brunch, but also serves delicious dinner options—especially for a special occasion. The menu is a combination of southern traditions and delicious fresh fish and seafood. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 679-9342.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Urban Grub is offering a four-course prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. The cost is $135 per person.
The Twelve Thirty Club
The Twelve Thirty Club is a restaurant and bar concept created by restauranteur Sam Fox and partner Justin Timberlake. The popular establishment offers a Honky Tonk on the first floor, a members-only mezzanine called Honorary Member, and the Supper Club and Rooftop on the second floor. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 236-0001.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a decadent three-course prix fixe menu at The Supper Club at The Twelve Thirty Club on Valentine’s Day. The cost is $125 per person.
Hathorne is an American restaurant from chef and owner John Stephenson. This Sylvan Park eatery serves everyday food inspired by Southern cuisine and America’s array of ethnic flavors. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 888-4917.
Husk is one of Nashville’s most popular dinner spots. The menu is created by Chef Ben Norton which features delicious dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 256-6565.
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. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 942-7746.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Sinema is offering a 5-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. Menu items include Lobster Bisque, House Cured Pork Belly, and Chicken Kiev. The cost is $125+ per person.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a five-course prix-fixe menu by Chef Ryder Zetts. The cost is $115+ per person.
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. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 262-6001.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu at Marsh House featuring Squash Blossom ($14), Lobster Risotto ($30), and Filet Mignon ($55).
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. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 522-0685.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at Etch. The cost is $110+ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $45 per person.
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. Make a reservation 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 or email: email@example.com.
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 a reservation online or call: (615) 490-8042.
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.
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.
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 a reservation 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 a reservation 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.
Emery Wood Fired
Emery Wood Fired is perfect restaurant for any special occasion. Guests can expect elevated American cuisine featuring steak, seafood, house-made pastas, and wood-fired pizzas. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 739-5813.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Emery Wood Fired is offering a special prix fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. The menu will feature an appetizer, pasta, entree, and dessert. The cost is $85 per person.
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.
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
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.
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 a reservation online or call: (615) 902-3111.
The Dutch is an American cuisine restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini. The New York City based eatery is located on the ground level of the W Nashville. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 379-9000.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: The Dutch is offering a prix fixe menu including a welcome snack, appetizer, main course, and dessert. Pricing is $95 per person.
Carne Mare is a modern Italian chophouse from James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini. The menu focuses on Italian specialities, steak, and fine seafood. This elegant restaurant is located on the ground level of the W Nashville. Make a reservation online.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Carne Mare is offering a prix fixe menu featuring decadent dishes like Bear Creek Farm Tuna Tartare, Roasted Sunchoke Soup, and a 14oz Prime Boneless Striploin. Pricing is $125 per person.
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 a reservation 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
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.
Tavern at Bobby
Tavern at Bobby is located at The Bobby Hotel in Downtown Nashville. The hotel’s signature restaurant serves globally-infused dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 600-5400.
Frothy Monkey is known for their coffee, but they also serve a delicious dinner menu. The popular cafe and restaurant have Nashville locations in 12 South, The Nations, Downtown, and East Nashville. Make a reservation online.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details:Enjoy a three-course Valentine’s Dinner at select Frothy Monkey locations on Friday to Saturday, February 11-12, 2022, and Monday, February 14, 2022, after 5:00pm. This special dinner is available at The Nations, 12 South, and East Nashville locations. The cost is $60 per two-people with an option of a $25 bottle of wine. If you choose to celebrate at home, the special menu is available for carryout.
Char is a southern-style modern steakhouse located in Green Hills. Guests can expect fresh seafood, home-style sides to share, and USDA prime and choice cuts of meat. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 891-7181.
Etc. is a sophisticated restaurant in Green Hills featuring globally-driven dishes from chef and restauranteur Deb Paquette. This restaurant will leave you inspired and satiated. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 988-0332.
Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Etc. is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day. The cost is $90+ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $40+ per person.
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