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In need of romantic dinner ideas in Memphis? We have your back!

Romantic restaurants in Memphis: Italian cuisine, classic Southern fare, craft beer, high-end cocktails… culinary options abound in Memphis. If you’re looking for some romantic restaurants in Memphis, these are our favorite places in the city to get dinner for two!

The Enjoy A|M Restaurant Group

From Bishop and Catherine and Mary’s to The Gray Canary and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman have created some amazingly vibey and, most importantly, delicious restaurants in the city! From the menus to decor, all of their spots definitely qualify as some of the most romantic restaurants in Memphis. No matter which one you take your special someone to, you’re bound to have an outstanding time and meal!

The Beauty Shop

This quirky eatery in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Midtown Memphis was once actually a beauty shop (where Priscilla Presley got her famous beehive hairdos done). In fact, it still feels like one—hooded Belvedere hair dryers and all. It also serves some really delectable food, whether you’re on a brunch day-date or looking for a fun dinner-and-cocktails spot. The Bloody Mary and eggs Sardou combo is a brunch favorite, and the cast-iron-roasted whole fish with grilled sweet corn, cotija, aioli and cayenne salt is a highlight of the dinner menu.


Tucked away in East Memphis, Acre is the perfect spot to experience a modern menu that stays true to the chefs’ Southern roots while still giving you a taste of the entire world. Dishes like tuna tartare, duck confit black rice, and braised short ribs are sure to wow even the pickiest of dates!

The Majestic Grille

Located in the heart of Downtown Memphis, The Majestic Grille is a modern American steakhouse with a fun 1940s-inspired ambiance. Built in 1913, the venue served as a silent movie house for many years, and it still hosts classic movies, dance shows, art performances and music to this day. Meanwhile, the kitchen turns out outstanding New York strip steaks, filet mignon and bone-in rib eye, plus some delicious seafood options.

Salt | Soy

In the mood for Japanese food but want something a little more special than your every day ramen and sushi? Salt|Soy is the perfect place! This restaurant has everything you love about your favorite, casual Japanese restaurant and elevates it to a whole new level. With some selections that stay true to the region’s Southern cuisine, it’s the perfect combination of flavors. Pro tip: We totally recommend the Karaage chicken, chicken fried chicken and dumpling dumplings, and chili crab udon!

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