Memphis' Most Romantic Restaurants

There are many reasons to splurge on dinner now and then. Whatever the occasion, you can be sure that Memphis has a fine dining establishment for all of life's celebrations. Here are some of the best the city has to offer.

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ACRE memphis
Courtesy of ACRE Restaurant
690 S Perkins Rd, Memphis, TN 38117-4706, USA
Phone +1 901-818-2273

ACRE blends upscale dining with a cozy and intimate atmosphere, resulting in an eating experience that is romantic and elegant. Although the menu changes with the seasons, some things to look for are the braised veal breast, the mushroom Maltagliati, and the foie gras terrine. You can also enjoy an intimate meal on the picturesque patio. 

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Chez Philippe

Chez Philippe Memphis
Courtesy of The Peabody Memphis
2638, 149 Union Ave #4, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Phone +1 901-529-4188

From the velvet curtains to the fresh roses on each table, this is arguably one of the fanciest and certainly the most formal romantic restaurant in Memphis. The French-Asian cuisine is unique enough to be special but familiar enough for our Americanized palettes. While the entrees are fantastic, be sure to leave enough room in your stomach and your wallet for Chez Philippe's to-die-for desserts.

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Erling Jensen

Erling Jensen
Courtesy of Erling Jensen
1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119, USA
Phone +1 901-763-3700

Erling Jensen is considered by some to be the finest restaurant in town. It offers a romantic atmosphere with smooth music and elegant, yet unassuming decor. The menu offers a nice variety of selections like grilled bison, roasted monkfish, and rack of lamb. For a romantic finish, share the chocolate soufflé with your sweetheart.

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Folk's Folly

Folk's Folly
Courtesy of Folk's Folly
1044 S Yates Rd, Memphis, TN 38119, USA
Phone +1 901-763-3700

This fine-dining steakhouse is voted best steakhouse in Memphis time and time again. If you're not in the mood for steak, though, Folk's Folly offers a nice selection of seafood, chicken, pork, and lamb. Expect a classic steakhouse environment with mood lighting, white tablecloths, sides served a la carte and impeccable service.

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paulette's memphis
Courtesy of Paulette's
50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103-8918, USA
Phone +1 901-260-3300

Dim lighting and soft piano music make Paulette's an undeniably romantic restaurant, plus its location in Harbor Town only add to the atmosphere. While the house specialty is the filet mignon, I also recommend the Louisiana crab cakes. And if you don't want to splurge on dinner, Paulette's has one of the best brunch menus in town.

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Flight Restaurant
Photo via Flight
39 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
Phone +1 901-521-8005

Your date won't have to choose between the fish or the beef at Flight restaurant downtown​ since every menu item has the option of being served in three-item "flight" form. Pick from pre-selected themed flights of wine, salads, entrees, and desserts or mix and match to create an unforgettable meal in a candlelight upscale environment.

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The 6 Most Romantic Restaurants in Memphis