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 Tuesday, February 14, 2023, so you may want to snag reservations the weekend before (February 10 or 11). There are so many delicious restaurants in Nashville that are perfect for Valentine’s Day dinners, drinks, or desserts. Here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for 2023.

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.

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Nicky’s Coal Fired

Nicky‚Äôs Coal Fired is an Italian-inspired restaurant that has a custom-made, four-ton coal-fired oven (named ‚ÄúEnrico‚ÄĚ). Nicky’s specializes in delicious coal-fired pizza‚ÄĒso 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.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Dinner is $75 per person. There will be two seatings: 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Guests can order from the full bar or bring their own wine ($30 corkage fee per bottle).

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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.

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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.

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Stationairy

Stationairy, the restaurant at The Union Station Nashville Yards, is a great dinner option. The menu from executive chef Sean Foley focuses on bistro-style American cuisine. Make a reservation online or call:(615) 726-1001.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Dinner is $90 per person and includes four courses.

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1 Kitchen

1 Kitchen, located at 1 Hotel Nashville, is a sustainable farm-to-table eatery. This mission-driven restaurant sources 75% of its ingredients within a 200-mile radius. The menu celebrates local purveyors with ingredient-driven, seasonal dishes. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 510-0400.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. This cost is $75 per person with additional wine pairings for $45 per person.

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Tailor

If you haven’t experienced the uniqueness of dining at Tailor Nashville in Germantown yet, the weekend leading up to or after 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. Make a reservation online or email: hi@tailornashville.com.

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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 specialties, steak, and fine seafood. This elegant restaurant is located on the ground level of W Nashville. Make a reservation online.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Carne Mare on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. This special four-course meal is $150+ per person.

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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.

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Folk

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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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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Stateside Kitchen

Stateside Kitchen, located at Dream Nashville, is a chic dining destination that serves sushi, steak, burgers, and creative craft cocktails. Make sure to check out the Parlour Bar for post-dinner drinks. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 622-0500.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with a Surf and Turf meal for two. The cost is $160 per couple and includes steak, lobster, and sides.

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Urban Grub

Urban Grub is known for its amazing brunch but also serves delicious dinner options‚ÄĒespecially for a special occasions. The menu is a combination of southern traditions and delicious fresh fish and seafood. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 679-9342.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with a four-course prix fixe menu. The cost is $135 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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Two Hands

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Two Hands is an Australian-inspired eatery that serves fresh and colorful dishes. If you’re looking for a health-conscious meal, this is the spot for you. Make a reservation online or call: 615-964-7700.

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Hathorne

Hathorne is an American restaurant by 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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The Countrypolitan Bar & Kitchen

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The Countrypolitan Bar & Kitchen offers guests elevated Southern food and specialty cocktails, perfect for date night. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 891-6000.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a Duets & Dinner meal for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The cost is $75 for two and will include a tapas-style four-course meal. This special will be offered from Friday through Tuesday, February 10-14, 2023. 

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Sinema

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Sinema is situated where the historic 1940s 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.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a five-course prix fixe meal for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The cost is $105 per person. Optional house wine pairings are available for an additional $45 per person and optional premium wine pairings are available for an additional $75 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.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with a five-course prix fixe menu. The cost is $120+ per person.

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STK Nashville

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

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: In addition to the full menu, STK Nashville will also be serving their Endless Holidays menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, which will feature special dishes such as King Crab & Truffle Gnocchi. These menu items will begin at $33.

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Marsh House

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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. Enjoy drinks at L.A. Jackson before or after, too. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 262-6001.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special selection of a la carte menu items on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The raw bar will feature Shrimp Remoulade, Smoked Fish Dip, Salmon Tartare, and more.

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Etch

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Etch has a classy ambiance and delicious food, which makes it a perfect option for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 522-0685.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Dinner is $125+ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $55+ 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 weekly 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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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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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 popular Italian restaurant situated in the Gulch. With authentic Italian cuisine, you’ll be overwhelmed with how great the food is. If you need a recommendation, their Black spaghetti is delicious.¬† 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 one of Nashville’s most popular restaurants for over 10 years now. The buzz continues because of their unique menu and use of fresh, quality ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615)¬†866-9897.

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Makeready L&L

Makeready L&L, located within Noelle, is a trendy Italian eatery. With the motto “work like a dog, drink like a fish,” you know it’s going to be a good time. 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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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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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.¬†Make a reservation online or call: (615) 251-1404.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: The 404 Kitchen is serving a special Valentine’s Day menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The menu will feature delicious starters, entrees, desserts, and drinks. 

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Kayne Prime

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Kayne Prime 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 spot. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 259-0050.

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Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse is loved by locals and tourists 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 a popular restaurant by 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.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, guests can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu by Chef Levi Raines. The cost is $95+ per person.

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City House

An incognito sign on a side street in Germantown marks one of Nashville’s top 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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E3 Chophouse

E3 Chophouse is a high-end, ranch-to-table restaurant known for its all-natural, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef. Pair your meal with one of the 40+ wines available by the glass. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 301-1818. 

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with a special menu and meal. The cost is $145 per person. 

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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.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm with a four-course prix-fixe meal. The cost is $129 per person.

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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 2023 Details: Enjoy a three-course Valentine’s Dinner at select Frothy Monkey locations on Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14, 2023, after 5:00pm. This special dinner is available at The Nations, 12 South, Downtown Nashville, and East Nashville locations. The cost is $65 per two-people with an option of a $30 bottle of wine.

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Commons Club

Commons Club, located at Virgin Hotels Nashville, offers guests an elegant yet relaxed dining experience. The menu features eclectic and contemporary American dishes. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 808-8888.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special four-course meal at Commons Club. This special meal will be served on Saturday, February 11, 2023, and Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The cost is 85+ per person.

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Char

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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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Gray & Dudley

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Gray & Dudley, located at 21c Hotel, is an eclectic restaurant known for their American comfort food, drinks, and art. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 610-6460. 

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with a four-course meal. The cost is $115 per person. 

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Gathre

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Gathre is a modern restaurant, located in the lobby of the Hotel Fraye Nashville, open all day but is most known for its delicious dinner options. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 250-3410. 

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a special romantic meal that will be served from February 9-14, 2023. The cost is $95 per person. 

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etc.

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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.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Dinner is $95+ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $45+ 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 on 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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Sidebar

Sidebar is a cocktail lounge located at Bode Nashville. Stop by for creative cocktails and refreshing drinks. Sidebar does not take reservations at this time. 

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sidebar with their Drink-182 anti-valentine’s themed pop-up. This event will take place from February 1-5 & 8-12, 2023. Admission is 21 and over only. Tickets are $10+. 

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Church and 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 Beet Salad and more robust items like the CU Poke Bowl, Japanese Fried Chicken, and Berkshire Porkchop. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 864-0977.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Special three-course meal served from Friday through Wednesday, February 10-15, 2023, that will cost $90-$110 per person.

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Amerigo

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Amerigo, located on West End and in Brentwood, is a popular Italian restaurant perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 320-1740.

2023 Valentine’s Day Specials: Amerigo’s famous Strawberry Tiramisu is back for a limited time in honor of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. This dessert is a great way to end a delicious meal.

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More Valentine’s Day Options

If these aren’t enough, here are some additional ideas to celebrate!

  • General Jackson Showboat – What is more romantic than dinner on the water? When you board the General Jackson Showboat¬†cruise you can expect stunning views, delicious food, and great entertainment. Buy tickets online.
  • The Listening RoomCelebrate Valentine‚Äôs Day at The Listening Room on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with a romance package for $25. This package includes two glasses of bubbles or ros√© and chocolate-covered strawberries. There will be two shows at 6:00pm and 8:30pm.

  • East Nashville Beer Works – What’s better way to celebrate love than a beer dinner at East Nashville Beer Work? The cost is $100 per person and includes a special four-course meal. The dinner will begin at 6:00pm. Buy tickets here.

 

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