Valentine’s Day isn’t the only holiday that you should celebrate with your significant other. No matter the occasion or celebration, we’ve got some of the most romantic restaurants around the Memphis area that are a must-try!
12 Romantic Memphis Restaurants
2146 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 590-2828
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Closed Sundays
This award-winning Midtown gem has been voted “Most Romantic” restaurant in town many times — and with good reason. Restaurant Iris, located in a quaint Midtown home with cozy dining rooms, has low-key lighting and top-notch service. This spot offers patrons one of the most intimate dining experiences in town.
Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House
551 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 762-8200
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You don’t have to travel downtown to get a great dining experience. Known for their delicious steaks, Folk’s Folly even has a Prime Cut Shoppe called Humphrey’s, if you’re not feeling like dining in. They also have different specials each week, so check out their website!
120 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 527-7085
Hours: Dinner — Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Lunch — Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A downtown favorite, McEwen’s offers diners upscale Southern cuisine in a relaxed and comfortable dining room. McEwen’s also has a great bar to enjoy craft cocktails, boutique wine and cold brews. If it’s not already booked, their basement wine cellar is one of the most romantic dining spots in town.
5101 Sanderlin Ave. #122, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 683-0441
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed on Sunday
At Napa Café, you can choose to sit in the wine cellar, the outdoor patio, dining room, bar areas or in any of the rooms including Jan’s Room, Eleanor’s Room and the Tutor Room. If you want to go a little bit earlier than the normal time for dinner, they have a Taste Around the World bar menu that is available Monday through Friday at 5 p.m.
80 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 523-0877
Hours: Dinner — Tuesday through Saturday, 4:30 p.m. until; Lunch — Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Happy Hour — 4:30p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Head downtown and cozy up to your sweetheart on one of the red velvet banquettes at Felicia Suzanne’s. Here you will find southern staples like seafood, creole favorites and yes, even fried chicken. Felicia believes in the farm to fork concept, so every seasonal ingredient is fresh and grown by regional farmers. If you see Felicia out at the Memphis Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, be sure to ask for a sample of her famous pepper jelly. For a guide to all of Memphis’ Farmers Markets, click here.
1044 S. Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119 • (901) 763-3700
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Get a taste of the coast right here in Memphis! Erling Jensen serves up classic seafood and beef dishes in a contemporary dining room setting. The restaurant always has weekly specials and wine dinners, so take a look at the menu on their site to see what’s happening this week.
690 S. Perkins Rd, TN 38117 • (901) 818-2273
Hours: Dinner — Monday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Lunch — Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Bar — Opens daily at 4 p.m.
ACRE is known for serving innovative, modern fare in a setting that feels like you are sharing a meal at the home of a good friend. This restaurant offers four different dining options: the comfortable bar area where diners can have a cocktail or glass of wine while waiting for a table; the main dining area that features a cozy fireplace; a south side sunroom that has beautiful vaulted ceilings and wrapped windows; and the outdoor seating with views of the terrace and green gardens.
145 Beale St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 202-9114
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Above BB Kings Blues Club lies one of Memphis’ best “hidden gems”, Itta Bena. The restaurant gets its name from the town where legendary BB King was born and the entire environment exemplifies charming and fine southern dining. Unlike most fine dining, jackets aren’t required. They encourage diners to to “come as you are.”
The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 529-4000
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located inside the Peabody Hotel, Chez Philippe is hands down the most opulent dining room in town. The restaurant prides itself on offering dishes that are as sophisticated as its dining room is historic. This is the perfect spot for a special anniversary celebration or luxe date night.
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
712 Brookhaven Circle., Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 347-3569
Kitchen hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bar hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Think of traditional pasta with a Southern twist, and that is Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen. From ravioli to scallops, there is something on the menu for everyone. Want to try it all? They offer a Chef’s Tasting is $65 and you can add a wine pairing for $35.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
39 South Main St., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 521-8005
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday dinner hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On the corner of Main Street and Monroe sits Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar. It offers a unique dining experience through small plates also known as “flights.” Champagne flights, appetizer flights and full-meal flights… why not try it all?
2285 S. Germantown Rd., Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 574-5555
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4:45 to 10:30 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 4:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday brunch hours: 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m; Sunday dinner hours: 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Open seven days a week for dinner service and on Sunday for brunch, Southern Social is nestled next to a train depot in Old Germantown. With favorite menu items like fried chicken, you truly cannot go wrong. Complimentary valet is also available.
Now, get out there and celebrate, no matter the occasion!
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