With many more people traveling to Nashville than ever before, the hotels — and their restaurants — are booking up quickly. At these hotels, you will find stylish design and comfort, and at their restaurants, you will find more than your standard continental breakfast — much more. Locals and visitors are finding some of their best meals at restaurants located in or next to Nashville’s hotels. Take advantage of their long hours — they are designed to ensure service for guests of the hotels, meaning most are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks — and stop in day or night to experience their creative menus.
at Thompson Nashville
Hours: Breakfast — Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner — Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Brunch — Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Approaching their one-year anniversary, Marsh House continues to serve seafood with a Southern twist courtesy of Chef John Besh. For breakfast, you will find traditional Southern morning eats, such as biscuits, pancakes and chicken and waffles. For lunch and dinner, the focus shifts to seafood. Lunch options are a bit lighter, with the favorites being soups, salads and sandwiches. For both meals, you’ll find oysters aplenty. We are most familiar with the dinner menu, with its selection of seafood ranging from grilled Gulf fish to squid ink garganelli. Set in the first floor of Thompson Hotel, the restaurant is full of character and style. After dinner, head upstairs for a drink at L.A. Jackson, the hotel’s rooftop bar.
adjacent to The Westin Nashville
Hours: Dinner — Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 4.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Although you will find all of the well-loved characteristics of a traditional steakhouse, you will be surprised to find a modern take on the age-old dining concept at Oak Steakhouse. The steaks steal the show, but the rest of the menu is worth exploring. In addition to cuts of wet- and dry-aged Certified Angus Beef®, you will find small plates, shareable sides and entrees. Highlights of the small plate section include charred octopus, oysters Rockefeller and foie gras. Rack of lamb, market catch and Tennessee trout catch our eye for entrées, and we can’t pass on the crispy Brussels, street corn and charred shishito peppers for sides. In addition to indulging in a hearty meal, take advantage of the curated cocktail menu and extensive wine list.
At The Westin Nashville, you will also find Decker & Dyer, which is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, and L27 Rooftop Bar, which features a menu of bar snacks and small, shareable and large plates.
Oak Bar Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Capitol Grille Hours: Breakfast — Monday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Lunch — Monday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Brunch — Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
While Oak Bar is more bar than restaurant, it is worthy of a mention for the Double H burger alone. If you are looking for something a bit more laid-back, head to the bar not only for cocktails but for small plates and your choice of one of four entrees (did we mention the burger?!).
Capitol Grille is The Hermitage Hotel’s main restaurant, and it has been operating since 1910. For more than 100 years, they have been showcasing the style of Southern cuisine. Ahead of their time and the farm-to-table trend, Capitol Grille began raising cattle and planting, growing and harvesting vegetables on the historic Glen Leven Farm. Seasonal dishes and dry-aged, grass-fed beef anchor the Capitol Grille menu. From breakfast to dinner, you will find Southern staples such as shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, sweet tea chicken breast and fried okra.
at Kimpton Aertson Hotel
Hours: Breakfast — Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Brunch — Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Bar — Monday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Executive Chef RJ Cooper steers the ship at Henley, which opened in June. With a resume to impress, Chef RJ was fit for the job of developing dishes that celebrate the traditions of regional cooking. Begin the day with duck fat donuts, poached hen’s eggs or goat’s milk yogurt, and you will start to see all this spot has to offer. Not open for lunch, Henley serves breakfast and then opens again for dinner. While the breakfast menu remains the same through the seasons, dinner options rotate regularly. Divided into three sections — plates, communal and tasting table — Henley’s menu features dishes that are designed to be shared. Take advantage of the shared plate-style dining, and try a bite of everything. Current offerings include BBQ beets, la ratte potato agnolotti, short ribs and heirloom grits. Is your mouth watering yet?
Hours: Breakfast — Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Brunch — Saturday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Lunch — Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Bar and Lounge — Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located in a historic building by the same name, Gray & Dudley serves comfort food in a creative setting. The Gray & Dudley building was constructed in 1990 and now houses the restaurant and 124 guest rooms and suites under the 21c name. Known for their contemporary art and design, 21c hotels also gain recognition for their restaurants, and Gray & Dudley is no exception. The dishes aren’t fussy, but are definitely unconventional. Chef Levon Wallace takes something as approachable and simple as shrimp and elevates it with weisenberger grits, foraged mushrooms and shrimp gravy. You will be surprised, but delighted, to find fried peanuts in the steak tartare, vanilla bean in the buttermilk pancakes and chicken that is not hot. Stop by and let them surprise you!
2100 West End Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 321-1990
Hours: Breakfast — Monday through Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Brunch — Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lunch — Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner — Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Bar — Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
At Mason’s find Southern provisions for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. In true Southern style, they serve meat-and-three (or two, or four). We think a winning combination would be braised pork shoulder with collard greens, mac ‘n’ cheese and thyme whipped potatoes. For a smaller portions, make your way to Mason’s Bar. Pair an Old Fashioned of the Month with award winning sliders as you kickback in a cowhide chair — it is Nashville, after all.
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