The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is known as the honeymoon spot of the South! The beauty of the mountains and the laid back culture of the area is conducive to creating magically romantic moments. Because even lovers must eat, many of the local restaurants are geared toward fine dining complete with delicious cuisine and a romantic atmosphere. Here are a few of the finer restaurants located in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:
Park Grill Steakhouse: Park Grill Steakhouse is a beautiful upscale restaurant nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains. This fine restaurant was the dream of Geoffrey Wolpert. Wolpert dreamed of a restaurant near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was not only a place to find nourishment but an experience. He did just that with the Park Grill Steakhouse. This restaurant’s décor resembles that of a luxurious mountain lodge. It is warm and inviting.
All the meat at Park Grill Steakhouse is hand picked and grilled over open flames that are burning real Tennessee Hickory! If you have a craving for something besides steak, their menu of abundant delights also offers Rainbow Trout, Pecan Chicken, and several other palate pleasing favorites that you can view on their online menu.
If waiting in long lines puts you and your lover at odds or in a foul mood, call ahead! Park Grill Steakhouse opens Sunday through Friday at 5 PM and at 4:30 PM. on Saturdays. They are located at 1110 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. Park Grill Steakhouse can be contacted at (865)-436-2300.
Greenbrier Restaurant: The main log structure of the Greenbrier Restaurant was built in the late 1930’s and operated as a lodge; it was also the home of Gatlinburg’s first concrete swimming pool! At some point during its years as a lodge, it developed its own legend! In 1980, the Haddens purchased the building and surrounding land and opened the Greenbrier Restaurant.
The dining area now features floor to ceiling windows that seem to frame all the pristine beauty of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Inside this same room there is a roaring fire that warms the atmosphere. There is also an upstairs dining area that can be reserved for private parties of up to twenty-five guests.
Greenbrier Restaurant’s hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 5 PM to 9:30 PM and Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 10 PM. The Greenbrier Restaurant is located at 370 Newman Road, Gatlinburg, TN. And they can be contacted at (865)-436-6318.
Private Dinner Chef: If you are truly looking for a fine dining experience that is unique, romantic, and impressive, look no further. Private Dinner Chef brings the finest of dining experiences to you in the privacy of your home. They believe that dinner should be an event to be remembered without the inconveniences of a restaurant.
The chef that serves you is guaranteed to be a top notch chef, a classically trained culinary artisan who sees cooking not as a job, but an art for which they are passionate. All they require from you is a stove. Each dinner includes five courses customized by you. You can view the menu on their website.
If you would like the private experience, but not in your home, their restaurant is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN. Here you will still experience a private dinner in your own room at a table for two. To make reservations call (865)-280-2050.