Whether you’re in love with a wonderful guy or gal, then you MOST likely want to spend a bit of a time out and about on the town, showing off that fabulous partner of yours. We’re big fans of a great restaurant, and if the lights are down low and we have our favorite human with us, it makes it even better. We’ve found 10 that we absolutely love – but hey. Leave your favorites for us below, too! We love hearing about Tennessee, and always want to learn about the latest and greatest.
And now, without further ado, Southern romance.
1. The Patterson House - Nashville
This speakeasy-esque bar is located in midtown, but you won't find it without directions since there's no sign easily visible out front. The neat atmosphere and sophisticated menu are sure to make this a date night you'll never forget.
2. Foothills Milling Company - Knoxville
This is an upscale restaurant located right outside the Great Smoky Mountains. You'll enjoy their seasonal menu and lovely ambience.
3. Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar - Chattanooga
Waterfront views automatically make this hot spot perfect for the most romantic of us all, but their casual atmosphere balances out the date night and makes it a perfect blend of sweet and salty. The seafood here is killer.
4. The Flying Squirrel Bar - Chattanooga
Looking for quirky comfort food? Then the Flying Squirrel Bar has you covered. It's a fun spot for an anniversary - with none of the uptight candlelit stuff. This is fun at its finest.
5. Itta Bena Restaurant - Memphis
You have to head up the fire escape at the well-known BB KIng's, but what you find on Beale Street is positively perfect for a beautiful night on the town.
6. Wild Ginger - Franklin
This stunning restaurant proffers a sleek design, mood lighting and gorgeous gardens complete with water features. The Asian fusion menu is rife with possibility - and who knows? If you're adventurous, sushi on a date may sound like a perfect challenge.
7. Naples Italian Restaurant - Knoxville
This is a homey restaurant that serves Italian classics like it's their job - mainly because it is. And a job that's highly lauded in Knoxville, for their quirky, homey, family atmosphere.
8. Wellington Restaurant - Johnson City
Located in the Carnegie Hotel, Wellington Restaurant is well-known is east Tennessee for their gorgeous decor and upscale edge. Keep in mind - their whiskey list is loooong.
9. Bistro 109 - Sevierville
With live entertainment and some serious mood lighting, Bistro 109 is one of the most popular upscale dining restaurants in Sevierville - we can see why.
10. Paulette's Restaurant - Memphis
This makes us yearn for Christmas SO much. Known as one of the best restaurants in Memphis, Paulette's serves a mix of Hungarian, French and American southern dishes. Talk about a beautiful conglomeration!