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Don’t Forget the Quickest Way to Someone’s Heart.

Dining out may be different this year, but an intimate meal can still be the best way to win over someone special.

Our favorite dining spots can help you plan an enchanted night out—or put a little spark into your takeout—and keep the romance going from now through Valentine’s weekend.

Café 4

Enjoy a night out at Café 4 dining on truffle fries, lobster mac-and-cheese, and other modern takes on comfort food. Make reservations by emailing [email protected] or calling (865) 544-8564.

4 Market Square (865) 544-4144 More Details >
Chesapeake's Seafood House

Join Chesapeake's Seafood House for Valentine's Weekend, enjoying fresh oysters, filet mignon, and homemade cheesecake. Make reservations online or by calling (865) 673-3433.

415 Locust St (865) 673-3433 More Details >
Drawing Room at the Tennessean Hotel

Enjoy an intimate night over dinner and drinks with the Drawing Room's prix-fixe menu. Join them also for Galentine's Tea Service on Saturday, Feb. 13th. Make reservations for dinner by calling (865) 232-1800.

531 Henley St (865) 232-1800 More Details >

Visit Emilia for a romantic evening over homemade pasta, focaccia, and optional wine pairings. Make reservations online or by calling (865) 313-2472.

16 Market Square (865) 313-2472 More Details >
J.C. Holdway

Join J.C. Holdway for a special 4-course set dinner menu during Valentine's Week, featuring tuna, duck, beef, and dessert. Normally closed on Sunday, they will be open Valentine's Day! Make reservations online.

501 Union Ave (865) 312-9050 More Details >

Kefi has the craft cocktails and mezze to make Valentine's Weekend one to remember – and order up their flaming cheese for an extra spark! Make reservations online, or by emailing [email protected], or calling (865) 544-8564.

120 E Jackson Ave (865) 544-8564 More Details >
Lonesome Dove

Kick off your Valentine's Weekend with Lonesome Dove's hand-cut steak, and then spice the night up with ancho chile chocolate cake. Normally closed on Sunday, they will be open for Valentine's Day. Make reservations online.

100 N Central St (865) 999-5251 More Details >
Melting Pot

Visit the Melting Pot to show your "fondue-ness" for each other over cheese and chocolate fondue. Make reservations online.

111 N Central St (865) 971-5400 More Details >
Nama Sushi Downtown

Sushi is the way to hearts, yes? Nama Sushi Downtown serves up fresh fish, rolls up awesome sushi, and pours great drinks. Make reservations online.

506 S Gay St (865) 633-8539 More Details >
Oliver Royale

Join Oliver Royale for an intimate four-course prix-fixe dinner for Valentine's Day, and enjoy their regular menu the rest of the weekend. Reservations are required for Valentine's Day; call (865) 622-6434.

5 Market Square (865) 622-6434 More Details >
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse will be open for lunch and dinner Valentine's weekend (Feb. 12-14). Enjoy their steaks and wine riverside. Make reservations online or call at (865) 546-4696.

950 Volunteer Landing (865) 546-4696 More Details >

Join the Vault, a new retro cocktail bar in the Holston, for an intimate 8-course Valentine's experience for you and your partner. Buy your tickets here.

531 S Gay St (865) 544-8564 More Details >

Enjoy one of Downtown's newest restaurants for Valentine's Weekend. Vida serves up Pan-Latin cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Make reservations by emailing [email protected].

531 S Gay St (865) 544-8564 More Details >