Another day, another batch of new restaurants! On our latest round-up of new dining destinations, you’ll find a sweet shop, three pizza places, a handful of spots of coffee or cocktails (or both!), and beautiful spaces serving seafood, Asian and vegan dishes reimagined. Yes, since early March, 17 new spots have joined Nashville’s long list of eateries, and there are already mumblings of more restaurants to come, so knock these off your list, and we will be back again with a fresh batch soon.
New Restaurants in Nashville
Updated June 2018
Opened in May 2018
1512 Eighth Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 933-1100
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Something sweet has arrived on Eighth Avenue! Baked on 8th is a bakery started by a local couple, Leah and Adam Carmean. In the space formerly home to Cardiobarre, the bakery serves pies, cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and just about anything else that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
4100 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 891-1820
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
East Nashville’s favorite pizza has made its way across the river, and West Nashville folks are ecstatic. This well-loved pizza joint opened a second location on Charlotte Avenue in May. You can expect to find the same menu of New York-style pizza by the slice and by the pie. The 4,600-square-foot space offers plenty of room for dining, drinking and carry-out orders.
509 Houston St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (786) 942-8279
Falcon Coffee Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Flamingo Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Falcon Coffee first opened in April. The Wedgewood Houston coffee shop sits in an old church and serves coffee and plant-based menu items. Falcon Coffee shares the old church with Flamingo Cocktail Club, which opened in May. Alexis Soler, Angela Laino and Freddy Schwenk have created a well-designed spot where the community can gather over seasonal cocktails, which can be sipped while enjoying live music.
30 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 435-3476
Hours: Monday through Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Factory at Franklin is now serving tacos! Mojo’s Tacos opened in the space that was previously occupied by Saffire. A taco shop with a Tennesse twist, the fast-casual restaurant brings fresh tacos served in handmade tortillas to the building. In addition to a dozen tacos, the menu features starters, salads and sides, plus a full bar. Order the taco in your choice of corn or flour tortilla, or make your taco “puffy”-style with a fried flour tortilla.
1918 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 327-4410
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The building previously home to Blackstone Brewery has a fresh look thanks to its new tenant, Saltine. The oyster bar and seafood-focused restaurant boasts coastal-inspired decor that will transport you to the oceanside. On the menu, you will find roasted, raw and fried oysters and fresh seafood (including crab cakes, shrimp boil, scallops, gumbo and ceviche), plus unexpected items such as poutine, burgers, ramen and steak.
Opened in April 2018
2905 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37204
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Firpot Tea Bar is a walk-up tea bar with everything from freshly steeped tea to blended drinks. The Bowl of Soul is a personal favorite and combines turmeric, MCT oil (coconut), cinnamon, cayenne, milk and cocoa powder. In addition to beverages, you can snag some baked goods from Dozen Bakery to enjoy.
823 Meridian St., Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 610-2595
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sister restaurant to Rolf & Daughters, Folk is a pizza-focused joint that just opened on the east side. Although pizza, with a dough made with freshly milled regional flour, is their specialty, you will also find many non-pizza items that impress. Equally as impressive as the food, the interiors are bright and open — making for an all-around wonderful experience.
1120 Third Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 933-4260
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sedona Taphouse has locations across the country, and most recently opened in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Lunch and dinner menus featured everything from sliders and tacos to flatbread pizza and meat and seafood. For brunch, find classic favorites and popular items from the lunch and dinner menus.
1200 Buchanan St., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 802-8136
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Southern V relocated from their original home on Fisk Street to a larger space on Buchanan Street. In addition to more space, they offer an expanded menu. The plant-based, Southern-style food will have you rethinking your grandma’s cooking. Biscuits are smothered in mushroom gravy, seitan replaces chicken in dishes like hot chick’n biscuit and chick’n + waffles, and nachos are topped with barbecue jackfruit.
592 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 610-7566
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Southeast Asia is the inspiration for the dishes on Sunda’s menu. Flavors of the Sunda Shelf region are found in dim sum, salads, grilled meats, noodles, rice and sushi. Sunda fills the space formerly home to Cantina Laredo in the Gulch. Swing by to see all they have to offer.
230 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 782-7100
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bobby Hotel is open for business, and so are its four eateries and bars: Bobby’s Garage Bar, The Café at Bobby, a rooftop lounge and Tavern at Bobby. Tavern at Bobby is a classic American tavern, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu items are inspired by travels, so you will see influences from around the world. Packed with personality, the hotel is a treat for locals and visitors.
Opened in March 2018
311 Jefferson St., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 920-5440
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Geist has so much to offer: a bar program with craft cocktails, historic setting with rustic interiors and spacious outdoor courtyard, neighborhood bar feel and a place to gather late night. Geist Bar + Restaurant serves small plates that range from charred beets with goat cheese to a burger to wild mushroom pot pie to roasted fish.
404 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 248-2662
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For those who don’t know, Detroit-style pizza is a deep-dish, square-sliced pizza with sauce often layered on top of the cheese. Emmy Squared brings Detroit-style pizza to the Gulch, where they serve specialty pizzas (we have our eye on the Greenstoner, a white pizza with green tomatoes, hatch chili pimento cheese and Benton’s bacon), plus salads, wings and sandwiches.
807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (629) 800-5070
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to close
Although L27 Rooftop Lounge, The Westin’s rooftop bar, opened in the fall of 2016, it recently received an upgrade. With new decor and an updated menu, the space seems brand new. Soak in breathtaking views of the city while sipping seasonal handcrafted cocktails and enjoying snacks and small plates.
401 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 988-5333
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A Jewish delicatessen and a Canadian-style restaurant, Mile End Deli started in Brooklyn and has since expanded to Manhattan and Nashville, with plans to open in Birmingham soon. In Nashville, you will find the deli inside the Fairlane Hotel. Breakfast sandwiches, including a breakfast Reuben bacon egg n’ cheese and salami n’ egg, are served on Montreal-style bagels. On the breakfast menu, you will also find omelettes and breakfast plates (pancakes, avocado toast, smoked salmon scramble). For lunch and dinner, choose from noshes (poutine, potato latke, chopped liver toast), sandwiches and salads.
200 Fourth Ave. N. Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 610-7836
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Perched atop Noelle hotel in downtown Nashville, Rare Bird is a rooftop bar with style. Outdoor seating, covered in eye-catching fabric by the talented Andra Eggleston, and leather bar stools offer the perfect place to sip cocktails and share small plates. Treat yourself one of their new craft cocktails, such as the Paradise Fizz with Fords Gin, blue jasmine, lemon and soda!
2909B Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 760-5808
Hours: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, noon to 1 a.m.; Sunday, noon to midnight
Located in East Nashville’s East Hill Row, Walden is now serving tap cocktails, wine and beer (plus a few bottles). In addition to these drinks, you will find sandwiches and pita pizzas — all of which can be enjoyed on their dog-friendly patio.
Updated March 2018
Opened in February 2018
221 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 891-1361
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Woolworth on 5th is making news for more than just their food. The restaurant was the site of lunch counter sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-20th century. The rich, important history is honored, and everyone is invited to have a seat at the table. Southern food and live entertainment contribute to the experience, which is one you don’t want to miss.
Opened in January 2018
105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 964-3000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to late; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to late
Nashville Underground is a resturant, bar, music venue and event space. Four floors, including a multi-level rooftop, offer a variety of settings to the food, music and drinks. Owned by Joey and Gavin DeGraw, this is a downtown spot unlike any other.
906 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 730-9808
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After shopping for meat, cheese, fresh produce, olive oils, vinegars and spices, you can let them do the cooking. A small menu features a cheeseburger, roast beef sandwich, roast pork on a hoagie roll, chili, beef fat fried potatoes and braised greens.
2127 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 457-1476
Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Donuts and hot dogs are a combination we never dreamed of, but now we can. The family-run Dogs + Donuts sells these two American family favorites. The donuts are above average and come in flavors such as Sin-U-Rita (mango glaze, lime and sweet and savory spices) and Spring Into Summer (raspberry, basil and bourbon glaze). The dogs are just as interesting with toppings that range from queso to pineapples.
202 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 925-3362
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
More tacos are just what the doctor ordered. Nada is Nashville’s newest taco joint, and it is likely to impress. Don’t overlook the queso gringo, as it is something we haven’t seen anywhere else in town. Smoked gouda is poured over a black bean purée, pico de gallo and salsa. The tacos are small but mighty. We are particularly fond of the caramelized cauliflower taco.
There you have it — plenty of places to try in Nashville and beyond. Sample these suggestions and let us know if we missed any; and stay tuned for more restaurant news coming soon. ‘Til then, find more local restaurants in the SB Guide and SB App!
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