36 East Tennessee Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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.

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Restaurants:Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Chattanooga, Bravo Italian Kitchen - Knoxville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Chattanooga, Knoxville
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Chattanooga

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chattanooga
1,751 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic food and service, just overpriced comparatively. I understand Bidenflation but, $54 for an 8oz. Filet is NYC pricing.
Special Occasion in East Tennessee
13 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Chattanooga

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
1,084 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Food and Service was excellent. New Garlic steak entree was perfect. Lobster Queso was great. Server was prompt and courteous.
Good for Groups in East Tennessee
14 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Knoxville

$$$$·Italian·
Knoxville
704 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
Great experience. Service was great and food was outstanding!
Great for Lunch in East Tennessee
3 people mentioned the Chop Salad

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Knoxville
1,379 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
We had a fantastic meal. Everything was great from appetizers to main course to the sweets at the end.
Steakhouse in East Tennessee
6 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

The Chop House - W. Knoxville

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
667 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic
Birthday celebration; everything was great - THANKS!!!!!
Great for Lunch in East Tennessee
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Public House - Chattanooga

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
1,961 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Everything sounded so good it was hard to choose -! What we got was delicious and then we had to try dessert and it was also scrumptious.
Best Overall in East Tennessee
98 people mentioned the Pot Roast

Connors Steak & Seafood - Knoxville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Knoxville
2,465 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
Always enjoy our experience at Connors! Had the grouper last night and it was very good. Appreciate the consistency and customer care you display.
Best Overall in East Tennessee
67 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bistro By The Tracks

$$$$·Continental·
Knoxville
1,137 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our dinner was excellent and our server was very good. What was curious was they asked if we were celebrating an occasion and we were celebrating a birthday. Not sure why they askeRead more
Good for Groups in East Tennessee
8 people mentioned the Duck Ramen

Tupelo Honey - Knoxville

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Knoxville
1,633 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
First time for dinner. While we can appreciate the charge for biscuits as an appetizer (to donation) one of the three disappointments during this visits were: 1. Bread / biscuit Read more
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
15 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Hennen's

$$$$·Steak·
Chattanooga
2,673 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The meals were, as always, excellent. I eat here at least once every time I’m in Chattanooga. Steaks were done exactly as requested. Staff was friendly and attentive. What more couRead more
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
65 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Chop House - Sevierville

$$$$·Steak·
Sevierville
965 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
We made reservations and were seated almost immediately. We were seated next to fire which I thought was cozy and my companions thought was too hot. They were playing 80s music whiRead more
Great for Lunch in East Tennessee
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Fleming's Steakhouse - Knoxville

$$$$·Steak·
Knoxville
722 reviews
Food was very high quality and delicious. Service was great and very pleasant.
Best Ambiance in Knoxville
14 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Northshore Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Knoxville
594 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Northshore Brasserie was a wonderful experience. The food is tasty and unique. Tuesday was 1/2 price of bottles of wine. Will definitely be back!
Best Overall in East Tennessee
5 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Stir

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
1,500 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies
The food was exceptional and the price was very reasonable. Looking forward to our next date night at Stir!
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
10 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

The Melting Pot - Knoxville

$$$$·Fondue·
Knoxville
1,907 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Service and food were outstanding as usual. I miss the andouille on the menu, but everything was tasty. This place is definitely our go-to for a special night.
Notable Wine List in East Tennessee
47 people mentioned the Cheese Fondue

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

$$$$·American·
Knoxville
1,750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
This place never disappoints! We love their pimento cheese and they brought us just a plate of this with crackers to start! The cauliflower/potato soup was superb and the filet wasRead more
Best Overall in East Tennessee
28 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin
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Food Works

$$$$·American·
Chattanooga
987 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Great menu selection and service! Always enjoy brunch and dinner here!
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
12 people mentioned the French Toast

Tupelo Honey - Chattanooga

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Chattanooga
1,338 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Bartenders seemed a little agitated to wait on us but still provided great service. Food was off the charts as usual
Great for Brunch in East Tennessee
14 people mentioned the Sweet Potatoes

Emilia

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Knoxville
1,955 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Delicious! Will go back.
Fit for Foodies in East Tennessee
31 people mentioned the Focaccia

Lonesome Dove - Knoxville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knoxville
1,371 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Loved the food, specialty cocktails and service.
Best Service in East Tennessee
20 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin

The Chop House - Kingsport

$$$$·Steak·
Kingsport
368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
Great service, great food (as usual). Love the atmosphere at Chop House.
Best Value in East Tennessee
8 people mentioned the Prime Rib