Once again, Knoxville was named the “most romantic city” in America… and while we really don’t need to go into the specifics of what earned us that title, I’m here to give you a list of perfect dinner locations and date night activities to keep that spirit alive. If you’re looking for a romantic dinner location for your next date or perhaps this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put a list together of the most intimate restaurants and fun activities to keep bookmarked. Now bear in mind that we are only a few days out from the most romantic day of the year so some of these restaurants may already be booked up for reservations.
Prices (as ranked by Urban Spoon)
$ ($5-10 per entrée) $$ ($10-15 per entrée) $$$ ($15-25 per entrée) $$$$ ($25 and up per entrée)
Foothills Milling Company – $$$$ – American
Melting Pot – $$$$ – French
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – $$$$ – American
Altruda’s – $$$ – Italian
Echo Bistro & Wine Bar – $$$
Grill at Highlands Row – $$$ – American
Northshore Brasserie – $$$ – French
Ye Olde Steakhouse – $$$ – American
Creamery Park Grille – $$ – American
King Tuts Grill – $$ – Greek/Middle Eastern
Lakeside Tavern – $$ – American
Litton’s – $$ – American
Naples Italian Restaurant – $$ – Italian
Savelli’s – $$ – Italian
Season’s Innovative Bar & Grille – $$ – American
Date Night Activities Out on the Town
BYOB Friday Night Pottery Glazing and Firing Session at Mighty Mud (Hint: check Groupon for a discount)
Learn to Swing Dance with the Knoxville Swing Dance Association (only $2 per person!)
Date Night Activities in the House
Make dinner together in the comfort of your own home; or even better, have a delicious, prepared meal dropped off to your house by Simple Bites Gourmet.
Have a candlelit picnic in your backyard, patio, etc. and why not get a cheap telescope and do some star gazing?
Spa night: massages, candlelit bath, chocolates, need I say more?
Craft night! Make each other morning coffee mugs by picking up some plain white coffee mugs and sharpies and go to town!
Plan a trip or vacation together or make your bucket list. Spend the night planning a destination and making an itinerary – make sure to include some romantic outings for just the two of you.
Don’t forget to check out this great post and other ideas by Carrie, Date Night in Knoxvegas!
What exciting date night plans do you have for Valentine’s Day? What’s your favorite date night activity in Knoxville?