It’s hard to keep up with the Nashville dining scene as fabulous new spots are opening up every month. To keep you in the know, here’s a list of our 2020 favorites for impressing your Valentine this year.
Romance is all about the thought so make the reservation, buy the jewelry, book the massage, write the note, and let your loved one know what they mean to you. We don’t have an infinite number of days my friends.
In no particular order here are our top 10 most romantic dinners and dates ideas in and around Nashville:
- Rolf and Daughters - The service can’t be beat at Rolf & Daughters. Each waiter truly takes their time to explain every dish and drink. You’ll find that the cuisine is equally detailed. While the food will have you feeling fancy, the rustic decor will not intimidate. If you are looking for somewhere that won’t present a parking nightmare, Rolf & Daughters scores a 10 out of 10...tough to do in Nashville.
- 5th & Taylor - Nothing beats their outdoor seating in summer! Most known for James Beard Foundation’s nominated chef Daniel Lindley, 5th and Taylor serves up romance on another level. Located in Germantown, you can choose from classic pork tenderloin and fried chicken to duck confit and chicken liver mousse. Try it all. You won’t regret it.
- The Noelle Hotel - Want to turn dinner into a romantic overnight stay? This is your spot. The restaurant, lobby, and rooms at the Noelle are breathtaking and worth the splurge for any special occasion or anniversary. Take one look at their website images and you’ll see what we mean. Make sure to pop into their store "The Keep Shop" for some great shopping while you’re there.
- The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club is a must for pre-dinner drinks and snacks. According to the Washington Post, “There are plush-velvet booths, Art Deco ceiling tiles, old books and really, really good cocktails - plus a respectable beer list.” They take cocktails pretty seriously here and you can even join their “Cocktail Club” to learn their craft.
- Public House at Urban Cowboy - *pictured belowparlay a delicious dinner to a cozy overnight stay at this venue that doubles as a restaurant and hotel. They boast 8 perfectly- appointed suites that are nothing short of rustic stunners! The perfect anniversary, Valentine’s treat, or date night idea for anyone looking from a departure from the classic dinner date. (photo below courtesy of Public House website)
- Cafe Roze - Why not start or end a date with a delicious mimosa in a sleek and intimate spot? We love Cafe Roze’s breakfast and lunch for a day date with their sophisticated and small venue, you are sure to impress your date with this pick. Nothing bad can happen on a day that starts or ends with a Michelada or a “Mandy” - a combination of Miller High Life with grapefruit ice cubes.
- Attaboy - THE spot for a pre-dinner drink in East Nashville, Attaboy’s New York counterpart is credited with the modern craft-cocktail movement, so don’t miss this spot and see what all the fuss is about. The minimalist speakeasy is just like their drinks - casual and oh so cool. Make sure to leave enough time before or after dinner to enjoy your cocktails because they do not accept reservations.
- Geist - There’s a reason Geist has been featured in USA Today and GQ, just to name a few. Their champagne garden with twinkling lights and craft cocktails is a real wow moment and we haven’t even touched on the food. Geist’s delicious dishes are the perfect blend of elevated style and comfort-food flavors. (feature photo courtesy of Geist website)
- Arrington Vineyards - while outside of Nashville proper, this vineyard is worth the 20 minute beautiful countryside drive. If you want to turn on the charm, pack a picnic and blanket and really make an afternoon out of a visit to the vineyards.
- Miel - For rustic elegance in the historic area of Sylvan Park, Miel offers great French-meets-southern cuisine that will make it hard to share! Their inspired farm to table menu ensures a fresh taste and offering. Miel is a great location for group dates as their service is attentive and quick without feeling like your table needs to be turned.
Thanks so much for reading. What would you add to Nashville’s most romantic spots? Comment below and tell us.