36 East Tennessee Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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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.

Restaurants:J. Alexander's - Chattanooga, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Chattanooga
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Chattanooga

J. Alexander's - Chattanooga

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chattanooga
1,302 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Lunch
It was fabulous! My favorite restaurant. Great food!
96% recommended
60 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chattanooga
1,467 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Celebrating a birthday , I didn’t like that they didn’t have the table set up for a birthday and I specifically wrote in the reservations I need the table set up. Our waiter was AWRead more
88% recommended
Best Overall in Chattanooga / Cleveland
13 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Chattanooga

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
669 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and we were blessed to have Barbara as our server. My wife had the pineapple chicken with a salad and I had the 24 ounce ribeye with a baked potato. We were celebrating Read more
88% recommended
Great for Lunch in East Tennessee
14 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Knoxville

$$$$·Italian·
Knoxville
609 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
First visit. Food was excellent, server was attentive.
88% recommended
Best Value in East Tennessee
3 people mentioned the Chop Salad

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Knoxville
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
As always, excellent. Filet & Lobster....amazing
95% recommended
Best Overall in East Tennessee
6 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

The Chop House - W. Knoxville

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
386 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Wonderful lunch menu with a great variety of selections. Excellent price for the value!
93% recommended
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib

St. John's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
2,009 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Our reservation was for 6p on Tuesday evening. They were not at full capacity, but it was early and on a week night. I'm sure it is crowded on a weekend. Our food was amazingRead more
98% recommended
23 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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Public House - Chattanooga

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
1,634 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and service. Went on a Monday so it was quiet but may be a different vibe on weekends.
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in East Tennessee
98 people mentioned the Pot Roast

Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Knoxville
2,064 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food and ambient
97% recommended
Best Overall in East Tennessee
67 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Beast and Barrel

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Chattanooga
643 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Great food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. Good location, appreciated the good air flow with garage doors open to the sidewalk.
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
17 people mentioned the Duck Burger

Knox Mason

$$$$·American·
Knoxville
198 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
By far the best food in Knoxville! Unique menu of southern comfort food and everything is delicious.
96% recommended
11 people mentioned the Pork Rinds
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Bistro By The Tracks

$$$$·Continental·
Knoxville
1,034 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
Service was very slow for some reason possibly not enough wait staff usually very timely!!
91% recommended
Best Ambiance in East Tennessee
8 people mentioned the Duck Ramen

Cafe 4

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Knoxville
881 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Love the pimento and cheese dip/spread! It is one of the best appetizers In town.
96% recommended
42 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Knoxville
1,105 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
I had the fried chicken and mashed potatoes and my husband had the fried fish, mashed potatoes, and collard greens. Both meals were tasty. Tupelo Honey has pretty consistent qualitRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
15 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Hennen's

$$$$·Steak·
Chattanooga
2,137 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Had a blast for my wife and I anniversary
94% recommended
Best Service in East Tennessee
65 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Chop House - Sevierville

$$$$·Steak·
Sevierville
567 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Awesome. Attentive service. Food is excellent, as always. Chef Specials always great choice. We always eat here several times a year. This was special trip, 50th Anniversary
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Knoxville
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Knoxville

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
710 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Food was outstanding, and the environment was very pleasant. Always nice to have one's steak cooked precisely as requested.
88% recommended
14 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Northshore Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Knoxville
424 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We had the special Amber Jack...it was amazing great apps waiter was very informational we look forward to dinning there again !!!
97% recommended
Best Overall in East Tennessee
5 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Bald Headed Bistro

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cleveland
852 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Outstanding Service. Outstanding Steaks. Outstanding Chefs. We Go Early and Often!
90% recommended
14 people mentioned the Crab Bisque
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Stir

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
982 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
It was a great dining experience! Food and wait staff was fantastic!
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
10 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Melting Pot - Knoxville

$$$$·Fondue·
Knoxville
2,092 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
It’s our favorite girls night out and birthday celebration destination.
88% recommended
Best Food in East Tennessee
47 people mentioned the Cheese Fondue

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

$$$$·American·
Knoxville
1,195 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
This place is worth the drive!! We did their Tasting Tuesday that was incredible! It was a 4 course meal that was beautiful, but tasted fabulous as well! The portions were perfecRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in East Tennessee
28 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin

Shuck Raw Bar and Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Knoxville
79 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great service and a great place for seafood and oysters. Had a few bad oysters in 18 oysters I received but overall a good meal.
88% recommended
5 people mentioned the Raw Oysters
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Food Works

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
800 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Made reservations for lunch and it was ready when we arrived. Meal was delicious
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
12 people mentioned the French Toast

Tupelo Honey - Chattanooga

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Chattanooga
777 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food!
91% recommended
Best Value in East Tennessee
14 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Emilia

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Knoxville
1,555 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Took my wife for her birthday. It’s her favorite! (mine too) They never disappoint!
93% recommended
Best Food in East Tennessee
31 people mentioned the Focaccia

Puleo's Grille - Cedar Bluff

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
42 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
Great food and service. Ample portions. We really liked the fried asparagus, pork chops, and seafood broil
82% recommended
1 people mentioned the Ahi Tuna
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Lonesome Dove - Knoxville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knoxville
1,043 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Victoria was an unusually talented and amazing staff member. All was great, but she made the experience special and a night we'll remember.
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in East Tennessee
20 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin

Easy Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chattanooga
1,211 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Great drinks and oysters! A great place to go in the afternoon and evening. Beautiful restaurant and bar!
96% recommended
25 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Sapphire: A Modern Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knoxville
53 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Late-night Find
  • Special Occasion
The extensive whiskey list is amazing. I had one of the best Old-Fashioned I've ever had. Let the bartenders & waitstaff direct you. They are very knowledgeable. I can't wait tRead more
85% recommended
1 people mentioned the Artisan Cheese
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Kitchen 919

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knoxville
456 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
very good service from Paulie. both of our menu selections were great. the salmon was a much larger portion then most places
83% recommended
6 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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The Chop House - Kingsport

$$$$·Steak·
Kingsport
260 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our waiter, Jason was OUTSTANDING! He had a fabulous personality and he had great customer service. He made my birthday dinner extremely special.
96% recommended
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Bluewater Grille - Chattanooga - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Chattanooga
491 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Food is delicious and the portions are very generous and the price is quite reasonable. We had the blue crab and artichoke dip, fish and chips, and lobster and shrimp mac and cheeRead more
8 people mentioned the Stuffed Trout
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Puleo's Grille - Merchants

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
100 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
Great food & T was a great server
88% recommended
3 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Puleo's Grille - Strawberry Plains

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
81 reviews
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
This was our first visit to Puleo's Grille. Not only was our waitress fantastic but the food was amazing. I had a ribeye that was the best ever and my husband had lasagne which he Read more
93% recommended
5 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Puleo's Grille - Ooltewah

$$$$·Steak·
Chattanooga
103 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Great atmosphere and food! Went for a birthday celebration.
100% recommended
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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