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Are you looking for an excuse to come to the Smoky Mountains without the kids? From fun date night activities to a romantic dinner and drinks at our secluded restaurant, read on to discover how to plan the perfect date night in Gatlinburg!

Things to do in Gatlinburg for Couples

date night in gatlinburg skylift chair liftThe first step in planning a date night is picking something fun to do that you both will enjoy. Some of the best couples activities in Gatlinburg include Anakeesta’s Astra Lumina night walk, Gatlinburg SkyPark, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and Speedwerkz Exotic Car Experience. But even something as simple as strolling downtown and window shopping or admiring the views from the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle are great options before heading to our restaurant for a relaxing meal. 

Our Romantic Smoky Mountain Restaurant

Why are we one of the most romantic restaurants in Gatlinburg? First, our secluded location offers a private, intimate dining setting among the scenic Smoky Mountains. Second, our cozy lodge provides an authentic Appalachian experience that is different from what you would get anywhere on the downtown strip. Walking through our doors, you’ll instantly understand why The Greenbrier is the perfect spot for date night in Gatlinburg! 

Delicious Starters, Entrees, and Desserts 

Our chef-inspired menu combines classic Southern dishes with an elevated dining experience. Here is just a sample of what a meal could look like:

Starter: Nashville Hot Oysters

nashville hot oysters at the greenbrier- the best restaurant in gatlinburg tnWhat better time to try oysters than a fancy date night? These fresh-shucked oysters are fried and spicy, with pickled shallots and a pickle juice “caviar”.  

HIS entree: Ribeye & Scallops with Pommes Frites

We use premium, dry-aged USDA beef and cook it to your preference. We suggest adding the bacon-wrapped scallops on the side, and the foie gras butter or bordelaise sauce makes for an amazing steak topper! For a side, the Pommes Frites are fresh-cut fries served with parmesan, herbs, and sea salt- the truffle oil is a fantastic extra!

HER entree: Crispy Skin Salmon & Herb Risotto

Our incredibly tender crispy skin salmon is served alongside a butternut squash puree and a cranberry-infused balsamic and pairs perfectly with the herb risotto. This side features decadent flavors of parmesan, citrus, and fresh bers that will melt in your mouth!

Unique Cocktails & Extensive Drink Menu

The Greenbrier is the ultimate spot to grab a drink! We have the largest selection of wine and whiskey, as well as handcrafted cocktails that you can’t get anywhere else. Here are our recommendations for his and hers cocktails to enjoy:

HIS: The Dylan is our most famous cocktail for a reason; people keep returning just for this one-of-a-kind drink! Ingredients include Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey, vanilla simple syrup, black cherry ice spheres, bitters, and a garnish of filthy black cherries. But what it makes it extra special is that this drink is served in an oak pecan smoked-washed snifter.

the lydia cocktailHERS: The Lydia takes runner-up for best cocktail. This martini is made with Wheatley vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and house-made lavender simple syrup. A lavender-infused sugar rim and a lemon wheel soaked in  Creme de Violette complete this beautiful drink. 

Do you love trying new types of whiskey and discovering rare or hard-to-get brands? Join our Greenbrier Whiskey Society and take your date night in Gatlinburg to a whole new level!

The Greenbrier - A Food & Spirit Outpost