Even though it feels like we just recovered from the holiday season, turns out we have another special holiday coming up. Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and the planning panic may be starting to settle in. While it can be easy to put the planning to the side for a couple of weeks, you will not want to wait until the last minute. With Valentine’s Day being one of the most popular days for dining out, it can be expected for reservations to already be filling up. Statistics from OpenTable and Toast, online reservations services, show that reservations will increase by 433% compared to other days. This means reservations will get even more limited as the weeks’ approach.
Before you start to panic, realize you’re in good hands. Curcio Dermatology is here to help you find the perfect restaurant in Nashville for you and your significant other. Since our office is located in the heart of Nashville, we have a pretty good idea of the top fine dining restaurants in the area. Whether you want a quiet, romantic evening or an extravagant celebration, there is something in Nashville for every couple this Valentine’s Day. Let us help you make your date special with our list of top fine dining restaurants in Nashville and our Curcio Dermatology expert tips for getting ready! It’s time to share the love.
*Before Valentine’s Day, we recommend checking each of the restaurant’s websites to make reservations and for the dress code policy. As you know, fine dining restaurants’ reservations fill up weeks, even months ahead of Valentine’s Day.*
If you are looking to indulge in the full experience of fine dining, you must check out the sophisticated Yolan. With a menu curated and designed by James Beard Award-winning and Michelin-starred Chef Tony Mantuano, you are in for one of the best meals in Nashville. From the memorable courses and an impressive wine menu to their top-tier service, Yolan and its team brag the highest of reviews and accolades. Yolan’s take on Italian food pairs the delicious authentic flavors of Italy with the years of experience and techniques from Chef Tony Mantuano. You will definitely want to make a reservation for one of the most unique and polished fine-dining experiences in Nashville.
Curcio’s expert tip: Yolan’s Valentine’s Day Weekend Tasting Menu for Two showcases a chef-selected four-course tasting with the option to add wine pairings.
Steakhouse in the sky? #1 rated Best Steakhouse & Restaurant in Nashville on Tripadvisor? Yes, please! With one of the most spectacular views overlooking downtown Nashville, Bourbon Steak serves the highest quality cuts of American beef and Japanese wagyu. Not only is their selection of steaks impressive but the same goes for their fresh seafood and shellfish. Bourbon Steak’s Managing Chef, Chef Michael Mina, is highly decorated as he won the James Beard Award, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year 2005, and is a Michelin-starred chef. From start to finish, your dining experience at Bourbon Steak will leave you beyond impressed.
Curcio’s expert tip: Pair your meal with one of their award-winning wines with over 450 selections around the world.
Voted as one of the 31 Best Steakhouses in America by Thrillist, Kayne Prime brings a modern interpretation of the classic American steakhouse flavors. With a menu built around farm-to-table ingredients, you are guaranteed to have the freshest courses. Plus, Kayne Prime offers an extensive list of wines and cocktails. The Kayne Prime servers and chefs work hard to make every evening a special occasion for their guests. Their sophisticated yet romantic ambiance makes for the perfect Valentine’s date night.
Curcio’s expert tip: Ask your server for their recommendation on pairing a glass of dessert wine with your dessert of choice!
In the heart of downtown Nashville, you can find the globally-inspired, modern restaurant of Etch. Everything on the menu looks like it is straight out of an art museum with its vibrant colors and fresh ingredients. Etch stands out from the rest through their approach to modern cooking, presentation, and experience. Etch is run by the first female in Tennessee to become a certified executive chef, Chef Deb Paquette. With countless awards and accolades, Chef Deb Paquette has paved a way for herself as a top chef in Nashville. If you are wanting to support a female-owned restaurant and have a fully-immersive fine dining experience, then Etch is the place to celebrate your Valentine’s Day.
Curcio’s expert tip: Try and get a seat at the chef’s bar where you get to interact with Chef Deb Paquette and her team!
Chauhan Ale and Masala House
Do you want to add a little spice to your Valentine’s Day dinner? Then you will have to check out Chauhan Ale and Masala House located in Downtown Nashville. If you have watched the Food Network, you may recognize the co-owner and Executive Chef Maneet Chauhan from their channel. Chef Maneet Chauhan brilliantly combines flavor profiles from India and southern home cooking to create a unique dining experience. From their perfectly spiced entrees to their worldwide selection of wine and spirits, Chauhan Ale and Masala House provide an entire experience for you and your date. Their dimly lit ambiance makes the perfect setting to have an intimate dinner with your Valentine.
Curcio’s expert tip: If you want to try a fan favorite, order the Poutine. You’ll thank us later!
Margot Café & Bar
Wishing you were in Paris for Valentine’s Day? Not anymore when you can bring French cuisine to Nashville! Margot Café & Bar is a French-inspired restaurant with a southern flair. With access to the finest ingredients and locally sourced products, Chef Margot McCormack brings you to Paris through her fresh menu. You are guaranteed to eat some of the freshest, seasonal produce since they have teamed up with local farmers. Aside from their delicious menu, Margot Café & Bar is located in the original Fluty’s service station dating back to the 1930s. From the history to the entire dining experience, Margot Café & Bar will make sure you and your Valentine can enjoy their timeless ambiance and unforgettable food.
Curcio’s expert tip: Ask your waiter to help select a French wine that will pair nicely with your entree.
If you are looking to wow your Valentine, you must take them to The Continental. The entire dining experience is unlike anything on Broadway. From their large plush booths and intimate ambiance to their reimagined American classic courses, The Continental brings the Valentine’s celebration to you. Chef Sean Brock and his team have prepared an impressive and extensive menu for the evening that will leave you and your significant other amazed. Eating from Chef Sean Brock’s menu is truly like eating art designed for you. Do what you can to secure a table at The Continental because it will definitely be the highlight of your evening.
Curcio’s expert tip: Want to experience the full culinary effect of Chef Sean Brock and his team? Then you must order the Prix Fixe Dinner: hors d’oeuvres, entree, sides, and dessert.
Couldn’t get your hands on a dinner reservation in time? How about trying an intimate, late-night drink at some of Nashville’s hottest cocktail lounges! From live jazz music to private booths, Nashville’s cocktail lounge scene may be exactly what you and your partner need to kickstart your romantic evening. While drinks are the star of the show, you may even stumble upon a lounge that serves dinner, small plates, or dessert. Take a look at our top picks for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening at Nashville’s best cocktail lounges!
We still recommend calling or booking a reservation online.
The Supper Club at The Twelve Thirty Club
Step into Justin Timberlake’s intimate cocktail lounge, The Twelve Thirty Club, for a romantic evening of drinks, food, and soulful music. With red velvet chairs and dim lighting, The Twelve Thirty Club sets the perfect Valentine’s ambiance. The lounge will set the vibe for the rest of your evening. Enjoy their impressive list of craft cocktails, wine, and champagne stage-side in this unique Nashville experience! If you are looking to have a sophisticated and chic night with your significant other, make your reservations at The Twelve Thirty Club.
Curcio’s expert tip: Make your reservations on OpenTable today since there is limited availability. If you are looking to eat there, you can reserve their Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner on OpenTable!
The Patterson House
Have you been to one of the hottest speakeasies in Nashville? The Patterson House is a seated cocktail bar located in Midtown Nashville. From their speakeasy ambiance to their delicious cocktails, you and your significant other are bound to have a good start to your romantic evening. Feel free to check out their menu for small bites and appetizers to go along with your hand-crafted drinks. Whether you want to start or end your evening at The Patterson House, it will for sure be memorable.
Curcio’s expert tip: If you enjoy whiskey, you will have to order their whiskey flight in one of their four styles.
L27 Rooftop Lounge (Westin)
Located on the 27th floor of the Westin hotel, L27 Rooftop Lounge pairs a spectacular view of downtown with unique craft cocktails. With some of the best views of the city, the entire ambiance is unbeatable! Even though it is a rooftop bar, you won’t have to worry about freezing. Inside L27 Rooftop Lounge are comfortable lounge chairs, dining tables, and seats available at the bar. Whether you are looking for drinks, small bites, or dessert, L27 Rooftop Lounge can bring it all.
Curcio’s expert tip: While they don’t take reservations for the bar if you plan on eating or drinking for a while, call to make a reservation by one of the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Are you wanting to have a Valentine’s evening with dim lighting and a romantic ambiance? Then the Fable Lounge is the right fit for you. The Fable Lounge has a speakeasy vibe with their leather couches, Prohibition menu, and decor. While they have a delicious menu, the real star of the show is their craft cocktails. Be prepared to be blown away by their extensive menu and Insta-worthy drinks! Not to mention, their service is top-tier and will help make your Valentine’s evening as special as possible.
Curcio’s expert tip: Get one of their delicious charcuterie boards to share with your drink of choice!
The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club
Cocktails and charcuterie? Sounds like a perfect pairing to us! The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club provides an impressive assortment of cheese, meats, crackers, olives, fruit, and spreads to their charcuterie boards. Their signature cocktail menu is even more impressive as they include mocktail (non-alcoholic) options as well! So if you want the ambiance of drinking, but maybe don’t want to drink, The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club truly has something for everyone! Its unique vibe and setup make it a hidden gem just outside of Downtown Nashville.
Curcio’s expert tip: Book their one-on-one Private Cocktail Experience to drink and learn from an expert bartender.
Map of Fine Dining Restaurants and Cocktail Lounges
Prepare Your Skin for Valentine’s Day | Curcio Dermatology
As you prepare for your Valentine’s date night, we understand the importance of feeling beautiful in your own skin. Curcio Dermatology offers several skincare treatments that may help improve your overall skin health before your big night. With years of experience in the industry, Curcio Dermatology knows exactly how to prepare your skin for your Valentine’s date night. We recommend the following in-office treatments:
- Superficial Depth Chemical Peels: Salicylic Acid (SA) Peel, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel, Jessner’s Solution, and The Red Carpet Peel are all offered in-office.
- DermaSweep®: Little to no downtown with immediate healthy, glowing results.
- Facials: Acne, Back, Classic, Mini, and Men’s are all offered in-office.
- Waxing: Face, Extremities, and Body.
- Make-Up Application: Learn how to apply make-up for a special occasion.
- Lash and Brow Tinting: Lasts up to 4 weeks.
Make an appointment with our Aestheticians to determine what Aesthetic Skin Care Treatment is right for you. It is important to note that some treatments should be done a week or so in advance for healing time.
We recommend the following at-home care :
- Exfoliate: Use your favorite gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells. You will be left with soft and smooth skin.
- Ice: Depuff your face and reduce redness by rubbing ice before makeup application.
- Sheet Mask: Pamper yourself with your favorite sheet mask before completing your skincare routine.
- Lip Scrub: Keep your lips plump and soft by using a gentle lip scrub to remove any dead skin cells.
- Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin looking hydrated. Also, make sure to hydrate your skin with your favorite moisturizer.
- Sleep: Make sure you get quality sleep to avoid dull and tired skin.
Whether you are looking for a medical procedure or a cosmetic skin treatment, Curcio Dermatology can provide you with what you need. Our goal is to fulfill your medical and cosmetic dermatology needs so you can feel like your most healthy and beautiful self. Our skilled team can set you up with an appointment to assess your skin concerns. In addition to cosmetic dermatology, we also provide surgeries for skin cancer, benign lesions as well as Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Contact us with questions or to set up an appointment via our online form or by calling (615) 679-9011.