Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nashville Valentine’s Day Suggestions 2012

Nashville Restaurants and Food
Nashville Valentine’s Day Suggestions 2012

It’s time to start making those reservations. Here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day dining in Nashville 2012.

1. Table 3

They’ve had fits and starts at Table 3 due to the fire, but the place is back in business and seems to be doing quite well. It’s a warm and comfortable dining room thanks to dark wood and plenty of nooks and crannies. That makes for romantic dining atmosphere. While the menu isn’t particularly vegetarian friendly, the Veggie Eater did find enough to make her happy during our last visit. White Truffle Risotto is a highlight. The cheeseboard has a solid selection. A rich Croque Madame with grilled ham and gruyere helped to accent the French bistro vibe. They will have the regular dinner menu for Valentine’s Day. Another option is to pick up food to-go in the Market. They plan Valentine’s specials there and chocolate gift boxes, in case you have to do last minute shopping.

Table 3
3821 Green Hills Village Drive (Green Hills Mall)
Nashville
615-739-6900
Web site


2. The Silly Goose

Chef Roderick Bailey goes well beyond the inventive couscous and sandwich regular menu for a four course Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. There are vegetarian options at each course. The menu is posted online and we’ve been eyeing the curried sweet potato soup and the roasted beet and butternut squash Napoleon. If you haven’t been to Silly Goose yet, you need to go. And even for regulars the Valentine’s menu is probably a bit of a departure from the dishes you have had before. We heard the reservations filled up quickly last year, so make sure you get yours in. The good news is that with the expanded dining area they have more tables available.

Silly Goose
1888 Eastland Avenue
Nashville
615-915-0757
Web site
Our previous review


3. Holland House

Holland House has become our go-to cocktail and small plate spot in town. Along with another favorite, No. 308, they manage to maintain a laid back East Nashville vibe despite careful attention to those cocktails and the food. When they get busy you should be prepared to wait a bit between cocktails (probably not a bad idea anyway). The bartenders take their time crafting each order and usually chat a bit with the guests. It’s personalized service, but can seem a bit slow at times. That said, we have always had a good experience. It’s a romantic spot for pleasant conversation and hand-holding if you wish. No word back from them on any special menus. Something tells me the ownership is a little busy with a certain popular project down the street. We’ve even used Holland House as a back-up spot recently when wait times at the other joint got too long. It’s a bargain at happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with drink and food specials.

Holland House
935 West Eastland
Nashville
615-262-4190
Web site
Our previous review

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gotta say...Table 3 has a lot of potential, and it is certainly busy, but I have been thoroughly disappointed with the service and the food. We have been twice, both after the latest fire. Waiters did not know their menu, had no clue about what bourbon they served (Ummmm, I know we have Jack Daniels) and were anything but attentive. The long wait from ordering to delivery of the meal was a big turn off. Speaking of the food...for a place with such a pedigreed owner, the food is lacking in seasoning. Ive tried the Casoulet and the Coq au Vin. Good, but hardly something to write home about. About the same level as the food from the hot bar at Whole Foods. The kitchen just needs a little tweak...the front of the house is a disaster. It's too bad.