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35 Nashville Date Night Restaurants

Looking for a great place to enjoy a date night out with your significant other? From vegetarian to ethnic, high heels and pearls to converse all stars, candle light and soft music to strobe lights and rock and roll, Nashville has AMAZING places to satisfy EVERY foodie mood. We put together this list of some of our favorites!! So, grab your steady and get out there and try something new together!

Casual

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
112 19th Ave S
615-678-4794
Hot chicken is a Nashville staple, and at Hattie B’s, you can pick your heat level and enjoy a laid back meal complete with paper towels on every table.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que
908 Main St
615-873-4085 or 2706
or
12th Ave S
615-953-2951
This place has, hands down, the best banana pudding in Nashville. Try not to fill up on the bbq, homemade mac and cheese, and baked beans, so you have room for it!

The Loveless Café
8400 Hwy 100
615-646-9700
There is usually a wait here, but there’s plenty to do. Some shopping, a game of cornhole, or just rocking and chatting in the rocking chairs around the restaurant. Biscuits and jam are a MUST.

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
500 Church St
615-770-2772
Authentic Southern food, great drinks, and live music! Can’t go wrong here!

Pinewood Social
33 Peabody St
615-751-8111
Established to create a “meeting space” that would work for date night, business lunch, or a girl’s night out, Pinewood Social has drinks, food, and fun. (Bocce ball or bowling, anyone?)

City House
1222 4th Ave N
615-736-5838
We can’t put our finger on it, but the food just seems better at the bar compared to at a table.

Drinks and Dining

Skull’s Rainbow Room
222 Printer’s Alley
615-810-9631
Located in historic Printer’s Alley, Skull’s has a speakeasy kind of vibe, complete with nightly burlesque shows.

The Stillery
113 2nd Ave N
615-942-8080
A relaxing, chill atmosphere, serving up comfort style foods, like pizza and burgers, along with signature mason jar cocktails.

Family Wash
2038 Greenwood Ave
615-645-9930
Originally set in a vintage laundromat, The Family Wash offers live music, great food, coffee, and a long beer list.

12 South Taproom
2318 12th Ave S
615-463-7552
Since 2006, the 12 South Taproom has been THE alehouse in the 12th South area of Nashville. Featuring an extensive list of cold beer and fresh, made to order food. It’s hard to go wrong at the Taproom.

The Patterson House
1711 Division St
615-636-7724
Cozy atmosphere and great drink offerings, the Patterson House is a great place for a quiet night with your love.

Whiskey Kitchen
118 12th Ave S
615-254-3029
Whiskey Kitchen is a tavern-style hot spot in 12 South. Zagat rated it in the Top 10 Hottest Places To Drink. Other awards include America’s Top 60 Bourbon Bars (by the Bourbon Review) and Fodor’s rated Whiskey Kitchen one of America’s Best Whiskey Bars in 2014.

Ethnic

McNamara’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
2740 Old Lebanon Rd
615-885-7262
Offering authentic Irish food and Irish music daily, McNamara’s is a rambunctious, fun restaurant that offers a great selection of beers and liquors from the UK.

Thai Esane
907 12th Ave S
615-454-5373
A Thai/Laotian restaurant and bar that creates delicious typical Thai offerings, like drunken noodles, along with other, less well known options.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House
123 12th Ave N
615-242-8426
If it’s your first time, get the chai tea service and tiffin meal. Fantastic Indian food in just the right amounts to avoid a food coma.

The Gerst Haus
301 Woodland St
615-244-8886
Since 1955, The Gerst Haus has been serving up authentic German food and beer. Enjoy the sausage sampler, a dark beer, and the live German band!

Saint Anejo
1120 McGavock St
615-736-5301
Modeled after traditional Mexican cantinas, Saint Anejo has traditional Mexican fare along with an extensive 100+ varieties of tequila and mezcal menu!

Smiling Elephant
2213 8th Ave S
615-891-4488
Another Thai restaurant on the list, Smiling Elephant is arguably the best Thai in Nashville. Go early, or you’ll be waiting in the parking lot. Something else to keep in mind: No alcohol here.

Two Ten Jack
1900 Eastland Ave
#105 615-454-2731
This Izakaya and Ramen house offers artisanal ramen noodles (seriously) along with traditional and Americanized Japanese food.

Pizza/Burgers/Sandwiches

Five Points Pizza
1012 Woodland St
615-915-4174
Five Points Pizza is a “bustling and a fun option for food and drinks.”

Burger Up
2901 12 Ave S
615-279-3767
This burger place is, hands down, one of the best in Nashville. NMB’s Torrey wants everyone to try the tater tot fondue and says: “We’ve never had a bad meal here!”

DeSano Pizza Bakery
115 16th Ave S
615-953-1168
Handcrafted, Neapolitan style pizza, cooked to order in a wood fire oven. DeSano opened when pizza was the “IT” dinner in Nashville and stayed in business long after the craze ended.

The Pharmacy
731 McFerrin Ave
615-712-9527
There is nearly ALWAYS a line, so enjoy the time together and catch up with one another. The phosphate sodas are handcrafted and are AMAZING!

Burger Republic
420 11th Ave S
615-915-1943
Certified angus beef fashioned into award-winning burgers. Truffle tots. Alcoholic milkshakes. Need we say more?

Upscale

Kanye Prime
1103 McGavock St
615-259-0050
A trendy chic-boutique fusion restaurant makes this American style steakhouse top of the line. (Dress code: Business casual.)

Prima
700 12 Ave S
615-873-4232
The menu at this upscale restaurant changes based on seasons—meats, fruits, and vegetables in season are used to create mouthwatering dishes.

Etch
303 Demonbreun St
615-522-0685
Only open for dinner, Etch offers a little different take on the traditional menu—offering up roasted cauliflower,  chickpeas, brussels sprouts, and butternut squash as sides to filets, lamb, and venison.

Cork & Cow
403 Main St, Franklin
615-538-6021
Winner of the “Wine Spectators Award of Excellence” in 2014, and Diner’s Choice from Open Table in 2015, you can expect a top notch wine list and a great steak here!

Rolf and Daughters
700 Taylor St
615-866-9897
Expect to make new friends at this New American industrial style restaurant. It features guest chefs and large, communal tables.

Sinema Restaurant & Bar
2600 Franklin Pk, Suite 102
Old Hollywood glamour meets Nashville. The restaurant has an ever changing menu of seasonal offerings. Says Lisa, “I’ve never had a miss here. You really could just close your eyes and point at the menu and have a fantastic meal.”

Miel Restaurant
343 53rd Ave N
615-298-3663
Located in a former meat market in Sylvan Park, Miel offers up farm to table, seasonal French inspired dishes.

The Catbird Seat
1711 Division St
615-810-8200
Probably the most expensive meal on our list, The Catbird Seat offers a unique dining experience that allows you to chat with the sous chef as he (or she) creates a magnificent, multiple course meal.

Margot Café & Bar
1017 Woodland St
615-227-4668
Set in a building built in 1930, Margot Cafe & Bar focuses on French and Italian (particularly Tuscan) food and drink. This is also a great place for a day date because an amazing brunch is offered.

 Vegetarian/Vegan

The Wild Cow
1896 Eastland Ave
615-262-2717
We hear that you can expect “earthy foods that are really good” at The Wild Cow!

Sunflower Café
2834 Azalea Pl
615-457-2568
Known for their veggie burgers and vegan bbq, Sunflower Cafe strives to use fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible. This restaurant is the vegetarian/vegan equivalent of your traditional meat and three.

 Did we miss your favorite spot? Fill us in below in the comments! 

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One Response to 35 Nashville Date Night Restaurants

  1. Daniel S. March 7, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    I bookmarked this. Thanks for putting this list together.

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