5 Unique Date Night Dinner Ideas in Downtown Nashville


Date night provides a time to reconnect with your partner. It is a time to enjoy one another’s company and oftentimes share a meal. There are a plethora of options when it comes to dining in Nashville, from classic staples to modern establishments, you will find a little something for everyone. Here is a list of 5 date night dinner ideas in Nashville that offer a unique experience.


5 Experience-Based Date Night Dinner Ideas in Nashville

1Once Upon a Time in France

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Once Upon a Time in France

Be whisked away to 1920’s France for a romantic dinner. Owned by a father and son team, this French Bistro was established in 2016 to fulfill their dreams. Enjoy the vintage atmosphere while you discover a limited, but very traditional menu that consists of French classics such as Boeuf Bourguignon, slow-cooked beef in red wine with carrots, mushrooms and pasta or Truite Aux Amandes, a trout filet with roasted potatoes, asparagus, beurre blanc sauce and roasted almonds.

2Skull’s Rainbow Room

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Skull’s Rainbow Room

Wander down to Printer’s Alley and you’ll find Skull’s Rainbow Room. An area staple since 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room provides fine dining, alcohol, live jazz and burlesque. With a long history of hosting famous celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and Paul McCartney, the Skull Rainbow Room has an entertainment legacy that is well known in the industry. Start your date night off with a handcrafted, premium cocktail such as the classic Rainbow Room – Vodka, Ginger, Pineapple, Orange and Cava. They are now known for their fine dining experience offering upscale plates such as New Zealand Rack of Lamb or a Grilled Pork Chop with rosemary, bacon and garlic honey glaze.

3House of Cards

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House of Cards

House of Cards is located underground in a one-of-a-kind 10,000 square foot space, offering a truly unique Nashville date night experience.

Once guests arrive, they begin a journey via a secret tunnel which leads to a magical world that has been characterized as indescribable by anyone who’s visited. From the beautiful handcrafted bar, to the multimillion-dollar collection of art, European antiques and magic-related artifacts, the interior is the result of four years of design, planning and artisanship resulting in a one-of-a-kind ambience not found anywhere else in the world.

House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine and fine hand-crafted cocktails under one roof. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room to enjoy the rare collections and be entertained by some of America’s top magicians who are stationed throughout the venue to provide mind-boggling illusions and tricks all evening long.

4Headquarters Beercade

Headquarters Beercade

Channel your inner children with an exciting date to a vintage arcade! The best part is it’s for grown-ups! With a full alcoholic beverage menu that includes originals like the Smoked Paloma (reposado tequila, smoked tea syrup, orange bitters, grapefruit juice, lime juice and lillet rose) you can enjoy over 30 classic arcade games and more than 10 pinball machines. These games include old favorites such as Donkey Kong, Tron, Street Fighter and so many more. All of that gaming is going to make you hungry! Try some crispy chicken tacos or some Hurricane fries to feed your appetite.

5Sinema Restaurant and Bar

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Sinema Nashville

Sinema is located in the historic Melrose Theatre which originally opened in 1942 as a movie theater. Sinema has combined familiar dishes with the idea of honoring movie stars whose faces once graced the screens in this very building. Indulge in the high-quality dinner menu which includes items such as Gemelli Arrabbiata Pasta (spicy Italian sausage, red bell pepper, heirloom tomato, spicy red sauce and fresh mozzarella), Scallops (pan seared, spinach orzotto, lemon spinach mignonette, black garlic brown butter and fried capers) and the classic 8 oz Filet while enjoying cocktails, beer and whiskey from their extensive drink menu. Sinema will please any Whiskey lover with their rare whiskey program that includes over 200 selections. Take a step back in time with Sinema’s atmosphere while enjoying a modern menu.

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