If you’re new to the area and you want to go out for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. From country cooking, TexMex, taverns, or fine dining, the Rocket City has a large variety of restaurants to choose from. Here are our top ten places to eat in Huntsville this Valentine’s Day!


If you are looking for a cute, relaxed place downtown, Melt is the way to go! There is a variety of appetizers to choose from, including, food truck nachos or fried pickles. Make sure to take a look at their drink menu, as well. Try one of their signature salads, sandwiches, or burgers for the main course! For dessert, you must get the deep-fried double-stuffed Oreos. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Melt is located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Holmes Avenue.

Commerce Kitchen

Commerce Kitchen is a “cozy downtown neighborhood gem” located on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Southside Square in Huntsville. Popular items include Fried Green Tomatoes and Pimento Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and the famous Shrimp and Grits that will absolutely knock your socks off. There is also a wide variety of drinks available from the bar. Chef James Boyce and the friendly staff will make you want to come back again and again.

Cotton Row

Cotton Row is the vision of comfort, elegance, and modern American cuisine. The menu is ever-changing based on seasonality and locality. With options such as lamb, sea scallops, filet mignon, and so many more, there is something for everyone. Cotton Row is located at the corner of South Side Square and Madison Street in downtown Huntsville.


Located in Historic Five Points, 1892 East Restaurant & Tavern is the place to go for high-quality, local foods. Try starting with the cheese plate, which has three local kinds of cheese. Next, try the beef tenderloin, salmon, or chicken. They have choices for all our vegetarian friends, as well! Make sure to save room for dessert! 1892 offers Crème Brûlée and Chocolate Pot de crème.

The Bottle

The Bottle is an upscale eatery that features Southern Cuisine with a French influence. They specialize in steaks, chops, and a variety of fresh fish. You do not want to miss their drinks or dessert either! Chefs Andy Howery and Chris McDonald will keep you well taken care of with their friendly staff. The Bottle is located on Washington Street in downtown Huntsville.

Agave & Rye

Located at Bridge Street Town Centre, Agave & Rye is here to satisfy all of your taco cravings. Choose from over a dozen different tacos, including a dessert taco! Make sure to check out the “Munchies” menu with options such as Birria Irish Nachos, Mac N Cheese, or Elote (Mexican street corn). Thinking about getting a margarita? Agave & Rye has you covered! Try the OG Margarita or spice it up a little with the Jalapeño Pineapple Rita!

Domaine South

If you are in search of wine, cheese, food, or cocktails, Domaine South is the place for you! Domaine South combines comfort and elegance with its bohemian surroundings. Sit back and relax with a glass of wine and a charcuterie board while waiting on your swordfish, chicken breast, steak frites, or any of the other scrumptious entrees to be delivered to your table. Domaine South is located in downtown Huntsville on West Side Square.


Purveyor is the place to go for world-class cooking that pairs perfectly with your favorite wine, beer, or bourbon. With options such as roasted chicken, prime ribeye, sauteed sea bass, and ricotta gnocchi, you are sure to leave with a smile. Be sure to try out the oyster mushrooms and sweet & sour brussels sprouts while you’re at it! Purveyor is located on The Avenue on Jefferson Street in downtown Huntsville.

The Poppy and Parliament

The Poppy and Parliament is a pub, gourmet store, and butcher shoppe all in one! The menu features steaks, seafood, desserts, and so much more! The Poppy & Parliament focuses on upscale English and Irish fare. Blackboard specials rotate nightly and consist of grilled steaks, fruits of the ocean, charcuterie, and salads. With imported draft beers, craft cocktails, and an adventurous wine list, you won’t be left disappointed. Try the sticky toffee pudding with a homemade butterscotch sauce for dessert. The Poppy and Parliament is located on North Side Square in downtown Huntsville.

Brass Tap

The Brass Tap is a craft beer bar with a wide variety of food to choose from. Get started with the steak nachos or the house-made guacamole…there will be more than enough to share! For your main course, choose from sandwiches, burgers, chicken, seafood, and even tacos! For dessert, we recommend a warm chocolate chip lava cookie topped with ice cream. They are located on Bob Wallace Avenue in Merchants Square.

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