Looking for a great place to enjoy on your next date night (or even a day date!)? 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!
The Best Nashville Date Night Restaurants
107 S. 11th Street | Nashville, TN 37206
This is a cool place for a date night (or even day date!). Come enjoy a laid-back atmosphere in this cool café, and play games! They have over 400 games for you to choose from. This sounds like an awesome parents’ night out!
Burn some calories while enjoying multiple restaurants on this walking tour! Choose between the Downtown Nashville or East Nashville walking tour- With five tasting stops over three hours, you’ll have a chance to try a variety of local foods, including several voted “Best of Nashville.” What a cool experience!
908 Main St, Nashville TN 37206
2706 12th Ave S, Nashville TN 37204
4500 Murphy Road, Nashville TN 37029
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 Nashville TN 37221
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.
33 Peabody St, Nashville TN 37210
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?)
The Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway
5036 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
This is one of Nashville’s newest places, and it is right downtown in the middle of Broadway. The Assembly Food Hall is great because it has over 20 curated eateries to choose from! From Italian, to burgers, to crepes to hot chicken- you can mix and match and enjoy a night with a downtown view!
305 Arrington St, Nashville, TN 37207
Described as a Tex-Mex taco shop, with delicious tacos, brisket and hatch green chiles- BUT also be sure and try a burger from here, everyone raves about them in their reviews!
Drinks and Dining
Sixty Vines at Fifth + Broadway
5036 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
One of Nashville’s newest restaurants and certainly a popular date night- this has amazing views of downtown and the Ryman from it’s balcony! The menu is amazing from drinks, to appetizers to main courses to desserts. They have over sixty wines on tap and an amazing cocktail menu. Make sure to share the crispy zucchini and the deviled affogato!
Skull’s Rainbow Room
222 Printer’s Alley, Nashville TN 37201
Located in historic Printer’s Alley, Skull’s has a speakeasy kind of vibe, complete with nightly burlesque shows.
113 2nd Ave N, Nashville TN 37201
1921 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203
A relaxing, chill atmosphere, serving up comfort style foods, like pizza and burgers, along with a signature mason jar cocktail.
12 South Taproom
2318 12th Ave S, Nashville TN 37204
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, Nashville TN 37203
Cozy atmosphere and great drink offerings, the Patterson House is a great place for a quiet night with your love.
118 12th Ave S, Nashville TN 37203
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.
1520 Woodland St, Nashville TN 37206
Rustic, rehabbed storefront setting for Southern-accented American grub & wood-fired pizzas. They have an amazing selection of cocktails, beers and wines. Check out the Community Hour (happy hour, but with a twist). Community Hour™ is a mission-driven program built around community outreach with portion of its proceeds benefiting the PTOs of schools in and around Nashville.
1603 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, 37206
Great cocktails, delicious food, and genuine hospitality. Relax on the large patio while trying Roberta’s Pizza and their award-winning food. It is also a bed and breakfast if you are looking for a staycation.
McNamara’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
2740 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214
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.
907 12th Ave S, Nashville TN 37203
203 Franklin Rd, Brentwood TN 37027
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, Nashville, TN 37203
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.
1120 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN 37203
Modeled after traditional Mexican cantinas, Saint Anejo has traditional Mexican fare along with an extensive 100+ varieties of tequila and mezcal menu!
Two Ten Jack
1900 Eastland Ave #105, Nashville, TN 37206
This Izakaya and Ramen house offers artisanal ramen noodles (seriously) along with traditional and Americanized Japanese food.
902 Main St, Nashville TN 37206
Eastern Mediterranean dishes range from mezze, entrees, sandwiches, and vegetables, most of which are served as they are prepared and are meant to be shared and enjoyed by the whole table. Open for lunch, Sunday brunch, dinner, and late-night eats.
Gojo Ethiopian Cafe and Restaurant
415 W Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211
Traditional Ethiopian cuisine eaten with enjira bread including vegetarian options.
BoomBozz Craft Pizza + Taphouse
1003 Russell Street, Nashville TN 37206
This is a fun place to enjoy pizza, drinks and a game on their massive tv’s! If you have to take the kids, there is a great playground that is gated and secured! They can play while you relax!
2901 12 Ave S, Nashville TN 37204
This burger place is, hands down, one of the best in Nashville. Try the tater tot fondue!
DeSano Pizza Bakery
115 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
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.
731 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
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!
Smith & Lentz Brewing and Pizza
903 Main St. Nashville, TN 37206
A small, fiercely independent craft brewery in East Nashville and a great place to relax and enjoy your evening. Try the pizzas created in the wood fire oven, and enjoy the taproom, patio or beer garden. They also serve fresh salads and dishes using seasonal, local ingredients.
1120 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN 37203
A trendy chic-boutique fusion restaurant makes this American style steakhouse top of the line. (Dress code: Business casual.)
303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201
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.
700 Taylor St, Nashville, TN 37208
Expect to make new friends at this New American industrial style restaurant. It features guest chefs and large, communal tables.
2600 8th Ave South, Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37204
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.”
343 53rd Avenue North, Nashville Tennessee 37209
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
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, Nashville, TN 37206
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.
809 Meridian St, Nashville TN 37207
The flagship restaurant of Chef Sean Brock- inspired by his Appalachian roots, traditions of the rural South, and his maternal grandmother. This place is sure to be memorable, and a culinary experience!
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – Fifth + Broadway
590 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Featuring an abundant selection of fine wines and curated cocktails to complement prime seafood and premium hand-carved steaks, they strive to create a memorable experience for each guest and deliver world-class seafood to downtown Nashville. Enjoy live music from local artists in The V Lounge, their elegant bar. Exclusive valet service is available for dinner at the 590 Broadway entrance.
119 Third Avenue south, lower level, Nashville TN 37201
House of Cards provides entertainment and dining. Enjoy a magic show and a gourmet meal with hand-crafted cocktails. The interior is full of a multimillion-dollar collection of art, European antiques and magic-related artifacts- what a fun date night!
1100 Fatherland St. Suite 104, Nashville, Tn 37206
We hear that you can expect “earthy foods that are really good” at The Wild Cow!
2834 Azalea Pl, Nashville TN 37204
Known for their veggie burgers and vegan BBQ, Sunflower Café strives to use fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible. This restaurant is the vegetarian/vegan equivalent of your traditional meat and three.
1888 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Easygoing spot offering vegan breakfast, lunch & dinner options, plus a juice bar for smoothies.
3 City Ave #200, Nashville, TN 37209
Locally sourced raw & cooked vegan meals, plus craft cocktails & desserts in a light-filled space. The menu is 100% plant-based and Kosher-Certified that features gluten-free, organic, and locally sourced offerings whenever possible.