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Dr. Kyle Fagala, DDS, MDS

Board-certified Orthodontist, husband and father of 4, drummer, and ginger living in Germantown, Tennessee.

Love is in the air here at Saddle Creek Orthodontics! While Dr. Fagala is all about creating beautiful, healthy smiles for patients in Memphis and the Mid-South, he’s also passionate about good food and fine dining. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it felt like the perfect time to explore a few of his favorite restaurants across the city. Whether you’re looking for candlelit romance or a cozy seat with a view, we’ve got you and your date covered below! 

EAST MEMPHIS

Coastal Fish Company
415 Great View Dr.
E Memphis, TN 38018

This Friday, you’ll find Dr. Fagala celebrating Valentine’s Day with his wife and some friends on the edge of Hyde Lake in Shelby Farms Park at Coastal Fish Company. Aside from its picturesque location, the Coastal Fish Company offers customers a unique dining experience by sourcing the freshest seafood around and preparing it traditionally with a twist. Think raw Blue Point oysters paired with an Apple Wasabi sorbet, or salmon accompanied by Hawaiian purple sweet potato! 

Sit in the patio for an up close view of the water, or opt for a comfy booth inside. When you’re done with your entrees, end the night on a sweet note with delicious chocolate-covered key lime pie or a piece of strawberry and vanilla ice cream cake. They’ll have a special Valentine’s Day menu available, so be sure to ask about your options.

Acre
690 S Perkins Rd
Memphis, TN 38117

Dr. Fagala's Favorite Bites: Valentine's Day Edition!

Located inside a reformed midcentury home, Acre is a gorgeous restaurant that’s close to Theatre Memphis and other area museums, shopping spots, and attractions. Acre uses only the highest quality ingredients sourced locally to put a Southern spin on classical French techniques. Their wine-friendly dishes combine tastes of Italy and Asia with the down-home flavor Memphians love! 

Acre is also home to a number of specialty artisan cocktails, like the Gumbo Martini. While the food, drinks, and location are top-notch, the interior has been designed to welcome you with a variety of textures, colors, and furniture you can sink right into. You’ll feel right at home!

CORDOVA

The Butcher Shop
107 S Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN 38018

The Butcher Shop has been a Memphis tradition for over 25 years. They serve the finest hickory charcoaled steak along with fresh Atlantic salmon and juicy grilled chicken. Although it’s a popular option for groups and gatherings, The Butcher Shop offers a surprisingly intimate dining experience, too. Dr. Fagala loves the rare ribeye! If you’ve never tried this local favorite, this is your chance—they’ve got a Sweetheart Dinner For Two special running all weekend long. 

GERMANTOWN

Southern Social
2285 S Germantown Rd
Germantown, TN 38138

Dr. Fagala's Favorite Bites: Valentine's Day Edition!

This is the first of two restaurants on our list to be named as one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, and with good reason! It’s one of the only fine dining establishments in Germantown, and features a menu diverse enough to please all palettes. Start with their fried pimento cheese sandwich and hot pepper jelly, or try the Southern charcuterie platter as a sampler. Southern Social is known for its impeccable service and attention to detail, making it a delight if date nights are rare for you and your significant other! For a taste of everything, be sure to try their wine flights, and don’t miss out on their Valentine’s Day menu. 

DOWNTOWN

Flight
The Brodnax Building
39 S Main St
Memphis, TN 38103

Dr. Fagala's Favorite Bites: Valentine's Day Edition!

Flight was also listed as one of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. On the main floor, there’s a bit of hustle and bustle, but the balcony level offers more privacy with a number of booths and small tables for a romantic night out on the town. Some even overlook Main Street, so you can watch the horse-drawn carriages go by for even more atmosphere! Flight offers a true taste experience, with flights of both wine and food available. The chicken and waffles are truly spectacular, and the shrimp and grits are routinely regarded as some of the best in town. Every dish you try in a flight is also available in full-size, so if you find a new favorite, you’re in luck!

MIDTOWN

Cafe 1912
243 Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104

It’s hard to capture the feel of a Parisian bistro in the heart of Midtown Memphis, but Cafe 1912 has managed to do just that. Their eclectic menu features a mix of French, Italian, New Orleans, and Caribbean cuisines at affordable prices. Try classics like French onion soup, seafood crepes, and stuffed chicken breasts, or pair a Belgian beer with a hearty steak or po’boy. Besides tasty fresh food, Cafe 1912 boasts a friendly and cheerful atmosphere and attentive service. Be prepared to find parking on the street, and be sure to make a reservation before arriving. Most importantly, don’t leave without trying the Bourbon bread pudding!

Saddle Creek Orthodontics is here to keep you smiling 

Wherever you decide to celebrate your Valentine’s Day, we’re here to keep a happy, healthy smile on your face. We offer a wide variety of treatment options for patients of all ages from our convenient Germantown and Collierville offices, and our expert team is proud to provide the highest quality orthodontic care and superior results that last. 

If you’re looking for the kind of smile that invites a smooch, we’d love to meet you and share a bit about how orthodontics can improve your oral health and transform your teeth! Get in touch with us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Fagala, and take the first step towards a smile you’ll fall in love with!

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