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Sports & Entertainment Nashville’s Valentine’s Day recommendations

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and in a city as creative and unique as Nashville, we certainly know how to celebrate any holiday in style – and this is no exception.  If you’re still on the hunt for what to do this Valentine’s Day, we’ve provided a few suggestions of perfect places for a date night, last minute gift, or if you plan to commemorate the occasion with friends.

TempurTempered Café & Chocolate

Perfect for: Date night, last minute gifts, girls’ night out

If you haven’t been to Tempered yet, put it on your list of places to check out. The café’s specialty is that of their handmade, craft chocolate created from French and Belgian techniques. Their delightful truffles come in a variety of flavors like bourbon praline, blackberry white, French press coffee and many more. In addition to the chocolate, you can also indulge in chacuterie boards and wine or whiskey pairings.

If you go after 8pm, look for the green light in the window, symbolizing Tempered’s new feature, the Green Hour. Step back in time to Paris 100 years ago and sip on absinthe-based cocktails, inspired by recipes from more than a century ago. There is even a traditional absinthe ritual called La Louche that is performed just as it was in the old days. Tempered is the perfect spot to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other, need last minute chocolate or want to hit the town with your girlfriends.

Café Hours: Thursday & Friday – 11am – 7pm,; Saturday, 9am – 7pm; Sunday, 9am – 8pm

The Green Hour: Thursday – Saturday, 8pm – 2:30am

Contact: 615-454-5432

Batch Nashville

Perfect for: Last minute gifts

Our beloved Nashville Farmers’ Market is home to many wonderful local vendors and is your one-stop shop no matter who you’re shopping for this Valentine’s Day. Inside you’ll find Batch Nashville, which is the perfect location for all things local. Tasty treats like Sweet Darling Macarons, Prohibition Popcorn, Olive & Sinclair chocolates to baking mixes, homemade jams, candles, books, household goods and more are just a few of your options at Batch. If your Valentine loves local, there’s no doubt they’ll appreciate any item from Batch.

Hours: Fri & Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun-Mon, 11am-3pm; Tues-Thurs, 10am-4pm

Contact: 1-844-228-2401

Ruth’s Chris

Perfect for: Date night

 Treat yourself to an elegant meal at Ruth’s Chris. The high-end steakhouse is offering a Valentine’s Day Surf & Turf that features cold water lobster tails paired with your choosing of a filet or ribeye. Plus, all couples will receive a $25 dining card for the next time you dine in at Ruth’s. Not a bad deal!

Valentine’s Day weekend Hours: Fri., Feb. 12, 4pm – 10pm; Sat., Feb. 13, 2pm – 10:30pm; Sun., Feb. 14, 12pm – 9pm

Contact: 615-320-0163

WillowTreeThe Willow Tree

Perfect for: Last minute gifts

 A hidden gem in Sylvan Park, The Willow Tree is sure to have the most perfect and personal gift for your Valentine. From elegant body lotions, perfumes and jewelry to stunning artwork and everything in between – literally – the Willow Tree has so much to offer. They even have a solid selection of items for the guys; state-of-the-art wallets, sleek money clips featuring a map of Tennessee and a classy gentleman’s grooming kit are just a few of the gifts we’ve seen on display. And don’t let its petite size fool you – the shop is stuffed with one-of-a-kind treasures you won’t find anywhere else.

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Contact: 615-383-5639


Perfect for: Date night

 If you’re looking for a romantic atmosphere and a debonair meal, Valentino’s on West End is the place to go. For their special Valentine’s Day menu, choose between a variety of dishes like chilled fruitti di Mare, lasagna, Salmone con Granchio, raspberry pot de crème and – a perfect Valentine’s dessert – triple chocolate cake, among other options.

Hours: Mon. – Sat., 5pm – 10pm; Sunday, 5pm – 9pm

Contact: 615-327-0148


Mason’s Restaurant

Perfect for: Date night

 If you’re hoping to find an elegant Valentine’s experience, but do so on a budget, Mason’s on West End may be the answer. Offering a fabulous three-course meal for just $40, you’ll start your meal with grilled gem lettuce, followed by an entrée of short ribs, gulf shrimp, potato buree and a seasonal veggie. Top it all off with a perfect Valentine’s dessert consisting of a chocolate trio.

Dinner Hours: Monday – Sunday, 5pm – 10pm

Contact: 615-321-1990


Perfecto for: Date night, girls night/day out

 A gem located in Whites Creek, the former home of Barbara Mandrell has much to offer in both food and entertainment. Spend the day at the Natchez Hills Winery and Tasting Room, where you can try a selection of delectable old-fashioned wines made regionally by our neighbor to the south in Hampshire, TN. Then, dine on an authentic Italian meal at Café Fontanella, which boasts an expansive list of cuisine. You can also take a tour of the extravagant mansion that houses 20 rooms, an indoor pool and plenty of memorabilia.

Winery Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Contact: 615-878-4832

Café Fontanella Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 11pm; Saturday, 10am – 10pm; Sunday, 10am – 9pm

Contact: 615-724-1601

Fontanel Mansion Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9am – 3pm

Contact: 615-724-1600