25+ 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 Friday, February 14, 2020, 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 2020.


Bourbon Steak

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.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Join Bourbon Steak for a Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams Valentine’s Dinner. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal paired with Krug (champagne) and Regiis Ova (caviar), led by the president and co-founder of Regiis Ova, Shaoching Bishop. The dinner starts at 7:00pm.

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Café Intermezzo

For a romantic evening and some of the best desserts in town, make your way to Café Intermezzo in Downtown Nashville. This European-inspired oasis is the perfect destination for a date night or Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Enjoy a romantic dinner for two, including champagne, two mains, an appetizer, and 1 Torte L’Amour (6″) to share for $100 between February 10-16, 2020. Tax, gratuity, and additional purchases not included. If you just want a sweet treat after dinner, the Torte L’Amour is available for $30 between February 6-16, 2020. Call (615) 840-7933 to 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 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.


Nelson’s Green Brier

For a taste of history and great Tennessee whiskey, make your way to Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. This destination hosts special dinners and events for select holidays, including Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is hosting a special Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, February 14, 2020. There are two seatings at 5:30pm and 6:00pm. See the menu and book online.

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Kayne Prime

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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.



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Henley is the fresh fine dining restaurant in Midtown. The name “Henley” is inspired by the iconic shirt made popular in the early 1900s, which was a symbol of rebellion against the rigid clothing of the era. Hints of this inspiration are present in each aspect of Henley, including the design, décor, menu, service and staff. Make reservations online or call: (615) 340-6378.

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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.



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.

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For seafood lovers, the menu at Pemrose may be the perfect fit. Offerings include oysters on the half shell, prime rib, crispy calamari, and more.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Pemrose is serving an elevated a la carte dinner menu with seafood and protein options, including mix-and-match starters, a variety of main dishes, and desserts.

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Skull’s Rainbow Room

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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.

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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.

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Sambuca is one of the most romantic restaurants in Nashville. With the dark decor, dim lighting, and awesome live music, this is a popular place for couples. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 248-2888.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Enjoy live music from Erik Blue during Sambuca’s special three-course meal. There are three seating times at 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm. A premium menu upgrade is also available.


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

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: In addition to the regular menu, The 404 Kitchen is offering a five-course tasting menu showcasing the restaurant’s best seafood and steak options, plus chocolate pudding cake for two.


Marsh House

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.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Dinner will be served from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The regular dinner menu will be available alongside V-Day specials. Call (615) 262-6001 to make a reservation or book online.

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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.

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Henrietta Red

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.

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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.

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Makeready L&L

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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.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Makeready is serving an intimate dinner for two for $30 per person with the option to purchase a bottle of house wine for an additional $20.



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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.

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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.

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Oak Steakhouse

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.

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City House

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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.

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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.

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Earnest Bar & Hideaway

Earnest Bar & Hideaway is located in the Wedgewood-Houston area, and is an Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar and restaurant. Make reservations online or call: (615) 915-1715.

Valentine’s Day 2020 details: Earnest Bar & Hideaway is offering a prix fixe menu for $75 per person with an optional cocktail and wine pairing for $35 per person. The menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.

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Answer in Sylvan Park is a casual, cozy option. The service, atmosphere, and neighborhood feel will impress any Valentine’s date. Make reservations online or call: (615) 942-0866.

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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.

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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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