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36 East Tennessee Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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by OpenTable
Updated February 06, 2019

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2359)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
The Ruth’s Chris tradition of custom-aged, USDA prime steaks, served with the signature sizzle and legendary hospitality, thrives in Chattanooga. Start your unforgettable dining experience with the signature Shrimp Remoulade, featuring chilled jumbo shrimp and a classic Creole house-made dressing. For your entree, indulge in an extraordinary cut of steak such as the tender, juicy Filet or a classic New York Strip. If it’s seafood you fancy, indulge in a fresh Maine lobster. Unwind with a selection from the award-winning wine list and enjoy the warm and inviting dining room atmosphere, and you’ll quickly be reminded why the Ruth’s Chris brand is synonymous with refined taste, exceptional service, and top notch cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Jordan was great and so was our food! Will be going back
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Chattanooga restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1965)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
Top review
RachelH
Dined 3 days ago
Love that Firebirds uses OpenTable! When another restaurant was too busy, we were able to snag a reservation through OT and don't regret changing one bit. Firebirds always has delectable food and impeccable service!
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Knoxville restaurant
3.9
3.9 (906)
$30 and under
Italian
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Bravo Knoxville is an upscale-casual Italian restaurant right in Knoxville serving authentic pasta dishes, signature entrées, piping hot pizza, and delicious wine & cocktails amid Roman-ruin décor. Our family-friendly atmosphere is as inviting as our welcoming staff and we look forward to your visit at Bravo Knoxville located in Knoxville, TN - make your reservation or place an online order today!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Bravo Is always pretty good for the money. Good servers. Only thing is Bravos Knoxville is definitely a 65+ senior favorite location. Its an odd vibe
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2286)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Knoxville, TN serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
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James
Dined 4 days ago
Great choice for Father’s Day service was top notch and you know the food
A photo of The Chop House - W. Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1488)
$30 and under
Steak
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Chop House® restaurants, where we strive to provide each guest with friendly service in an inviting environment. Our service and our food is guaranteed!

Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House® has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across 4 states.

Our number one goal is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. We do this by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.
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outandabout
Dined 3 days ago
Service was great. Food was above average, but not excellent.
A photo of Public House - Chattanooga restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2677)
$30 and under
American
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
Several years ago, I decided that my future in the restaurant business would most likely not remain in the realm of fine dining and gourmands, but would rather lean towards the style of restaurant that I found myself frequenting most often - places that provided consistency and quality at a price that was fair for the quality of the food and experience. Public House plays to the comforts of good, solid food, while applying the principles of premium food products to a more casual setting. You will find all the fish is delivered from Foley’s in Boston, high quality steaks and a rotating selection of vegetable sides that are true to the region and season. You’ll also find a really good hamburger and fish sandwich, along with fun snacks and small plates that pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.
Welcome,
Nathan Lindley
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SusanM
Dined 2 days ago
Very happy with our food and service. Got there at 5 pm on a Tuesday and by 6 pm it was 2/3 full. Shrimp and grits were delicious as was the beets. Will go back.
A photo of Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3755)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Knoxville
About the restaurant
We specialize in fresh seafood and premium aged steaks, as well as gourmet salads, pastas and more! Enjoy a memorable evening with friends and family in our well-appointed dining rooms, or stop by for the lunch you and your associates deserve. Our friendly service and flavorful fare will keep you coming back for more.

Connors Steak & Seafood first opened their doors to the diners at the new Turkey Creek shopping center in Knoxville, TN. Combining a high quality menu with a comfortable atmosphere, Connors quickly became a favorite with fellow Knoxvillians. The rich, wood interiors, warm fireplaces, and "guest-obsessed" service continues to this day, and in 2011 Connors was recognized in the "Best Steak" category of the 2011 Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville publication. Connors Steak & Seafood is Knoxville, TN is AAA 3 Diamond Rated.
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BlueVol
Dined 2 days ago
We had a great time. Food and service was excellent!
A photo of Bistro By The Tracks restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1417)
$31 to $50
Continental
Knoxville
About the restaurant
You don’t have to go far for an exceptional culinary experience. Reviewers say “consistently spectacular” with friendly “non-stuffy” service. Bistro by the Tracks simply is Knoxville’s answer to great metropolitan dining. We proudly offer an extensive and diverse wine list featuring carefully selected whites and reds from the finest wineries around the world. Bistro by the Tracks is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, 2010. Join us for an evening of dining that is at once casual and elegant. Reservations most appreciated.
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RhondaBvip
Dined 2 days ago
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Bistro in June. The burrata was seasonal with the berries and nuts was fantastic. The filet that I had was perfect and the sauce on the potatoes was unique and delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his duck. We did not have it in us to have dessert after enjoying appetizers, salads, and entrees. Our server did a great job pacing the meal in order for us to really enjoy our evening. The only complaint I would have would be the seating. I asked for a quiet, private table for our anniversary and we were seated in the booth/chair tables next to the only other couple seated in that section. I should have asked to be moved.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Knoxville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2449)
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The meal was wonderful overall. Brussel sprouts are a must on our visits, prepared to perfection every time. The biscuits were harder than on previous visits. I will probably avoid ordering them in the future. I ordered For the Love of Cobb salad and my companion the Bistro Filet. Both of us were very happy with our meals. We go back and forth eating outside and inside depending on the weather. I prefer outside seating because the noise level is lower. Keep in mind that the noise level, especially on the weekends, inside is very high.
A photo of Hennen's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3671)
$31 to $50
Steak
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
Hennen's is an upscale yet casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and certified Angus steaks, using the freshest local ingredients available...

Hennen's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater & within walking distance of several area hotels.
An elegant ambiance is centered around the 2,400 bottle wine cellar located in the middle of the main dining area.
Hennen's also features a full bar, patio dining and dedicated private dining room.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The food and the service was impeccable! Highly recommended!
A photo of The Chop House - Sevierville restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1642)
$30 and under
Steak
Sevierville
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Chop House® restaurants, where we strive to provide each guest with friendly service in an inviting environment. Our service and our food is guaranteed!

Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House® has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across 4 states.

Our number one goal is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. We do this by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and service the only thing that soured the experience was the soup was forgotten from my order !
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Knoxville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (830)
$50 and over
Unspecified
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Your Knoxville Fleming's is located on Parkside Drive, in the Colonial Pinnacle Turkey Creek Shopping Plaza. Fleming's in Knoxville is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food. Even better service! From the iced tea to the desserts everything was wonderful!
A photo of Northshore Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (997)
$31 to $50
French
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Northshore Brasserie is a family owned, full-service restaurant and bar serving French Belgian cuisine in a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Over the last decade, we have become a Knoxville favorite known for hearty delicious food, and outstanding service. For dinner, we specialize in Brasserie classics, such as: steak frites, mussels, roast chicken, fresh seafood, and handmade pastas. We also take advantage of local produce and meats to create in season specials. Our bar has a vibrant, unpretentious atmosphere where locals and out-of-towners gather to enjoy craft cocktails, Belgian beers, and a selection of wines from around the world.

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Funfoodie7vip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a delayed Father's Day celebration last evening and enjoyed it very much! The food was delicious, as always, and Kevin did a good job as our server. The only detraction was the loud large party being hosted in the bar area. Thanks for consistently good food and service!
A photo of STIR - Chattanooga restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2143)
$31 to $50
American
Chattanooga
About the restaurant
STIR is the perfect restaurant to sip a craft cocktail over a dozen oysters, enjoy a night out, or meet for lunch. Located in the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo complex, the restaurant is an open-air concept with a large, heated outdoor patio. We are open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Great food starts with fresh, local ingredients. Our kitchen prepares everything from scratch, and our signature raw bar is stocked with fresh oysters and seasonal seafood.

STIR is famous for craft cocktails. We freeze and carve 300-pound blocks of artisanal ice in-house, age certain cocktails in oak barrels for richer flavors, and place others on draft for crispness and carbonation. The result: categorically elevated cocktails. Our passion for fine spirits also compels us to find and share rare bottles, many of which are extremely difficult to procure.

We welcome Chattanooga to enjoy our unmatched cocktails, fresh seafood, and classic dishes in an atmosphere of
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CharlesFvip
Dined 5 days ago
Oysters were great. Drinks also. Wait staff and hostesses were very nice too.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Knoxville restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1889)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Knoxville
About the restaurant
For a dining experience you won't soon forget, travel into Knoxville Historical District of the Old City, where you will find the staple Melting Pot nestled on the end of Central Street. The Melting Pot of the Old City has been creating the perfect nights out for over twenty years and can't wait to celebrate with you. The Melting Pot offers a truly unique dining experience created by the art of fondue. The leisurely 4-course dining experience sets us apart from other restaurants, giving you and your family or friends the time to reconnect, laugh and enjoy each others company. Combine our delicious cheese fondues prepared table side, our fresh salads, and exquisite entrees, including choices of seafood, steak, poultry, and fresh local vegetables. Compliment your dining experience 4 course meal with one of our decadent chocolate fondues from Cacao-Trace farms. We proudly offer gluten-free dining options for all four courses and can accommodate most food allergies as well.
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Debbie
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
We were to celebrate a birthday, anniversary and Father’s Day. It was an excellent dinner with great service & ambiance.
A photo of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3324)
$50 and over
American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
At Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, we know that great food begins with fresh, quality sourced local ingredients. On our Modern Appalachian menu, Chef Jeff Carter and culinary team present seasonal and delicious dishes that are familiar and steeped in tradition yet enhanced with bold new dashes of flavor and component combinations that may surprise and delight you.

Dancing Bear provides a premium lodging experience. We bring the same commitment to excellence to our award-winning restaurant and full bar. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two or bringing the extended family together for a celebratory meal, we want your night out in Townsend to be a special experience. We offer a refined assortment of modern Appalachian cuisine — all served among elegant surroundings and calming wooded vistas.
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Lorivip
Dined 1 day ago
Our server was super attentive constantly checking in on us. Food was very good. For an appetizer we got the squash and shrimp with grits. Excellent for both. I ordered the chicken ratatouille and my husband ordered the trout. Mine was good but lacked a carb. I would have loved a potato or rice with it of some kind. Portions were perfect. Cocktails were good. Atmosphere was nice and romantic, a bit dark in there but still very nice. We got a kick out of the parking lot. Really packing the cars in.
A photo of Tupelo Honey - Chattanooga restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1839)
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Chattanooga
About the restaurant


Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern Comfort Food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-sourced, and always Southern.
Top review
JanetS
Dined 4 days ago
We had breakfast here to celebrate Father’s Day. All three entrees our party ordered exceeded our expectations. They were excellent! Our service and the location were excellent also. We’ll be back!
A photo of Lonesome Dove - Knoxville restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1918)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Knoxville
About the restaurant
Chef & Owner Tim Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures that have been a part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails — with an added level of modern sophistication. Items on the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro menu range from an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Buffalo Ribeye, Wild Boar, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake Sausage. Tim Love has received numerous awards and accolades from the likes of The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat, Southern Living, Esquire, and more. Tim Love is known for celebrating the food and culture of the American West and adding an elegant, modern twist.
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VilimSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Outstanding food as always, great service and great innovative drinks. This occasion was an early Father’s Day dinner. Recently, my company had an offsite meeting in Knoxville and we had a rather large party in a private room and that was also impeccable and special. All out of town attendees were impressed.
A photo of The Chop House - Kingsport restaurant
4.7
4.7 (702)
$30 and under
Steak
Kingsport
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Chop House® restaurants, where we strive to provide each guest with friendly service in an inviting environment. Our service and our food is guaranteed!

Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House® has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across 4 states.

Our number one goal is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. We do this by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients.
Top review
LauraW
Dined 5 days ago
We don’t eat out often but chop house is top of mind for special occasions and it never disappoints. Good wine Plungerhead!
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