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 Wednesday, February 14, 2024, so you may want to snag reservations the weekend before (February 9 or 10). 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 2024.

RESTAURANT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN NASHVILLE


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 or call: (629) 379-9000.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Carne Mare on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, with a special three-course meal for $160 per person or a four-course prix fixe menu for two with a bottle of Henriot Rose Brut Champagne, one dozen long-stem roses to enjoy and take home, and a box of chocolate truffles for $600.

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Mimo

Mimo is an elevated Southern Italian concept from Michelin-starred Chef Aniello “Nello” Turco located at Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville. This popular restaurant has a vibrant and lively atmosphere that makes for a great date night spot.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Indulge in a four-course Italian-inspired menu at Mimo this Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The cost is $150 per person.

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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 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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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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a glass of bubbles to start the evening when dining at Tailor from Wednesday through Saturday, February 14-17, 2024.

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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) 432-2203.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day tasting menu on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The cost is $75 per person.

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Sambuca

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

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Sambuca is celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, with a live performance by Jaimee Paul coupled with a savory three-course meal with a premium upgrade option. There are three seating times to choose from (5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm). Tickets range from $85-$125 per person.

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Stationairy

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

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Dinner is $165 per couple.

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Makeready L&L

Makeready L&L, located within Noelle Nashville, 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 Trade Room. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 610-7835.

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Commons Club

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

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a delicious meal at Commons Club. This special meal will be served on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2024, and Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The cost is 85+ 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.

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Union Tavern

Low lighting sets the mood at Union Tavern where incredible cuisine is made. Why not stay the night? Make a reservation online or call: (615) 600-5400.

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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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Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse is loved by locals and tourists alike. If you enjoy a beautiful atmosphere and delicious steak, this is the perfect spot to try. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 902-3111.

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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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at The Twelve Thirty Club with a delicious pre-fixe menu. The cost is $130 per person. Wine pairings for the meal are available at an additional cost. For an elevated experience, guests can pre-order flowers or a bottle of Veuve Clicquot or Dom Perignon, accompanied by strawberries, to be waiting at the table.

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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 for parties under 10.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Nicky’s Coal Fired with a New Orleans-inspired dinner. The pre-fixe meal is $75 per person. There are two seatings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm.

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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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Stateside Kitchen

Stateside Kitchen, located at Dream Nashville, is a chic dining destination that serves 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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, with a dreamy four-course dinner. The cost is $175 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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, with a four-course prix fixe menu. The cost is $75 per person.

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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 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.

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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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, with a four-course prix fixe menu. The cost is $130 per person.

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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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special 3-course prix fixe menu on Wednesday, February 14, 2023, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Marsh House. The dinner is priced at $125 for two people.

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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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Dinner is $125+ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $55 per person.

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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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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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The 404 Kitchen

The 404 Kitchen has been a culinary destination in Nashville for many years. Executive Chef Matt Bolus’ innovative dishes leave diners striving to return as soon as possible. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 251-1404.

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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 love this spot. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 259-0050.

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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, check out this spot for Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 736-5838.

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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.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special prix fixe menu on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Dinner is $100+ per person with optional wine pairings for an additional $50 per person.

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Church and Union

Church and Union is a lively restaurant situated in Downtown Nashville. The menu focuses on New American dishes, including starters like Nola Shrimp and more robust items like the CU Poke Bowl and Berkshire Pork Shank. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 864-0977.

2024 Valentine’s Day Specials: Enjoy a special three-course meal served from Monday through Thursday, February 12-15, 2024. The cost is $100 per person.

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More Valentine’s Day Options

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

Did we leave off a great restaurant for V-Day? Let us know in the comments!

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