Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas in Nashville

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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

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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

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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. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 208-8440.

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Tavern at Bobby Hotel

Low lighting sets the mood at Tavern at Bobby where chef Ryan Poli serves up incredible cuisine. Why not stay the night? Make a reservation online or call: (615) 600-5400.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Bobby Hotel and Black Dynasty Ramen are teaming up for a special Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14, 2022, with seatings from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The dinner is part of Dine Nashville, presented by Visit Music City and benefitting The Giving Kitchen. Tickets are $85 per person.

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Cafe Intermezzo

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.

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Sambuca

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At Sambuca the dark decor, dim lighting, and awesome live music make it a popular place for couples. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 248-2888.

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.

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lou/na

Enjoy dinner and stunning views at lou/na, one of Nashville’s tallest rooftop bars located on the 25th floor of the Grand Hyatt Nashville. This chic destination offers a variety of libations and tasty shareable plates. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 622-1234.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a four-course prix-fixe menu for two on Valentine’s Day at lou/na. The cost is $400 and will include dinner, complimentary valet parking, and a bottle of champagne. Reservations are highly encouraged.

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Commons Club

Commons Club inside Virgin Hotels Nashville offers a chic atmosphere for dinner and drinks, plus you don’t have to leave. Stay the night and enjoy the hotel’s amenities, including the popular rooftop bar, The Pool Club. Hotel guests get a bottle of rosé, dessert delivered to the room, and 2:00pm late check out during the month of February. See rates. 

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Love Is Magical is taking place on Saturday, February 12 and Monday, February 14, 2022 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Guests can expect table-side magicians, dishes by Chef Ryan Lachaine, and house specials. Reservations encouraged. 

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General Jackson Showboat

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What is more romantic than dinner on the water? When you aboard the General Jackson Showboat cruise you can expect stunning views, delicious food, and great entertainment. Buy tickets online.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner on the water with a General Jackson Showboat cruise. The special Valentine’s Day cruise will set sail on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 7:00pm. This romantic three-hour cruise will include a three-course meal, musical entertainment, and panoramic views of Nashville’s skyline. Ticket prices vary from $87.88-$90.62. Find more information here.

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Merchants

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Merchants have 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.

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Urban Grub

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Urban Grub is known for its 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.

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JWB Grill

JWB Grill is a vibrant tropical restaurant at the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville. Guests can expect a menu featuring classic Southern dishes and fine-dining entrees. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 401-6346.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a 7-course chef’s table dinner at JWB Grill on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The menu will include Red Crab, Diver Scallops, Rib Eye, and more. A drink pairing will be available for an additional cost.

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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.

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Geist

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 a reservation online or call: (615) 920-5440.

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Hathorne

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.

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Husk

Husk is one of Nashville’s most popular dining spots. The menu is created by Chef Ben Norton and features delicious dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 256-6565.

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Sinema

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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.

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The Optimist

The Optimist is a seafood-centric restaurant founded by restauranteur Ford Fry. The popular eatery is located in Nashville’s historic Germantown. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 709-3156.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a five-course prix-fixe menu by Chef Ryder Zetts. The cost is $115+ per person.

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STK Nashville

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STK Nashville is one of Nashville’s most popular steakhouses. Guests can expect a chic dining experience with delicious dishes. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 619-3500

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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. 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).

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Etch

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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.

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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. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 810-9631.

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Nicky’s Coal Fired

Nicky’s Coal Fired is an Italian-inspired restaurant that has a custom-made, four-ton coal-fired oven (named “Enrico”). Nicky’s specializes in delicious coal-fired pizza—so if pizza is your thing, we recommend dining here! The restaurant is more on the casual side but still makes for a special date night. Reservations are not accepted at this time.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy an Italian Valentine’s Day dinner at Nicky’s Coal Fired on Monday, February 14, 2022. There are three seatings—5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:15pm. The cost is $65 per person. Reservations are required for this special dinner.

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Bastion

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: info@bastionnashville.com.

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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 a reservation online or call: (615) 490-8042.

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MOTO

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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.

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Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar in Edgehill Village is 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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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 a reservation 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 by 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.

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Folk

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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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Answer

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

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Emery Wood Fired

Emery Wood Fired is the perfect restaurant for any special occasion. Guests can expect elevated American cuisine featuring steak, seafood, house-made pasta, 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.

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Josephine

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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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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 2022 Details: Enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner at The 404 Kitchen. Chef Matt Bolus has created a special menu including lobster risotto, Wagyu filet, and beef tartare.

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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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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 a reservation online or call: (615) 902-3111.

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The Dutch

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.

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Carne Mare

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.

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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 divine meal and overall experience, head to City House on Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 736-5838.

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5th & Taylor

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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, located in Wedgewood-Houston, is an Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar and restaurant. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 915-1715.

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Virago

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

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Ellington’s

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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Frothy Monkey

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.

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Char

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.

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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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Santo

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Santo, located in Green Hills, is an upscale modern mediterranean restaurant. Guests can expect elevated cuisine and crafted cocktails. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 336-3426.

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Epice

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Epice is a family-owned Lebanese restaurant located in 12 South. If you love Middle Eastern cuisine, we recommend trying this modern bistro. Make a reservation online or call: (833) 936-3873.

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Church & Union

Church and Union is a lively restaurant from the acclaimed Charlotte and Charleston-based 5th Street Group. The menu focuses on New American dishes, including starters like Burrata and more robust items like the C&U Seafood Tower, Kurobuta Pork Chop, and Homemade Tagliatelle. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 864-0977.

Valentine’s Day 2022 Details: Enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu for Valentine’s Day at Church and Union. Menu options include risotto, pan roasted scallops, and classic red veelet cake. Prices vary based upon dish.

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