Things in Nashville are bustling now more than ever, and the dining scene is no exception. Between mid-August 2016 and January 2017, we saw the opening of 25 new restaurants, and today, we give you 20 more. Every few months, we like to add to the list and keep you abreast of any culinary additions to Music City, and we are thrilled to welcome these restaurants to Nashville. We cannot wait to try them all and get back to you with what we think, but till then, get out and experience what these chefs are serving up in these new restaurants in Nashville.
New Restaurants in Nashville
Updated July 05, 2017
Opened in June 2017
2023 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-6378
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This much anticipated brasserie officially opened its doors with RJ Cooper in the kitchen and Jonathon Howard behind the bar. Find a taste of Tennessee in dishes such as the Tennessee Farm Lettuces salad, Bear Creek Farm Short Rib and Tennessee bacon. Stop by to see what the hype is all about!
801 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 902-3111
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A steak house reinvented, Oak Nashville serves steaks in addition to small plates, such as charred octopus, foie gras and scallops, and farm-fresh entrees, such as Tennessee trout, pan-roasted chicken and rack of lamb. The classic and signature steak varieties are not to be missed and are best paired with sides like sweet corn, truffle frites, mac & cheese and Brussels sprouts. Oak Steakhouse Nashville is located adjacent to The Westin Nashville hotel.
2001 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 610-3336
Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m to 3 p.m.
The well-loved, food-truck-turned-brick-and-mortar Biscuit Love has officially opened the doors to their second location, this time in Hillsboro Village. Sharing a storefront with The Grilled Cheeserie and The Juice Bar, Biscuit Love brings their biscuit sandwiches to a new neighborhood!
5304 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 203-0433
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jennifer Masley knows a thing or two about healthy eats. She shares this knowledge through her most recent venture, EiO & THE HIVE. The menu features feel-good food for daily breakfast (frittata, chai pudding and hash), lunch and dinner (broths, salads, bowls, rotisserie chicken and veggie noodles). The dishes are healthy but hearty enough to leave you feeling satisfied. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner service, the eatery features market items, such as signature to-go eats, fresh-made juices and locally made products.
704 Main St., Nashville, TN, 37206
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The authentic Greek street food at Greko Street Food honors the Greek heritage of the owners, the Darsinos, a family who has called Nashville home since the ’70s. Since that time, the family has owned Gondola House Pizzeria, which has many locations throughout Middle Tennessee. Now the family is expanding their offerings with this East Nashville eatery. We are eager to try the Greko fries, lamb pita and pork souvlaki.
2031 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-9005
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
As longtime fans of this Charleston-based company, we were more than thrilled to have them join the lineup of Nashville restaurants. More than a restaurant, Caviar & Bananas starts the morning with coffee and breakfast sandwiches before offering dine-in and pick-up options for lunch and dinner. At different spots throughout the shop, you can find fresh salads and sandwiches, soup and prepared food (think crab cakes, tenderloin, chicken salad and veggies). After you fill up, take home speciality pantry items and a bottle of wine from their shop!
Opened in May 2017
438 Houston St., Nashville TN 37203 • (615) 915-1715
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Bar Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
A new restaurant and watering hole has joined the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood! Open for lunch and dinner, this is a spot Hemingway himself would love. Snack on a Cuban sandwich, étouffée or steak frites while sipping specialty cocktails and hiding away from the real world.
3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville TN 37211 • (615) 373-9292
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Plaza Mariachi, a mixed-use development on Nolensville Pike, has 10 new restaurants in their food hall, with a focus on cuisine from various regions in Latin America. From Cuban to Argentinean, the options are diverse. Learn the full scoop on Plaza Mariachi — and its many eateries — here.
104 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 933-3390
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight
Apparently the team behind Edley’s does more than barbecue, which they are proving with Pancho & Lefty’s, a new downtown taco joint. Where Pub 5 once was, you’ll now find tacos and tequila (and other Mexican-inspired eats). It still continues to be one of our favorite rooftop patios in town!
313 Jefferson St., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 540-0444
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With Miranda Pontes at the wheel, Lulu brings a new breakfast and lunch option to Germantown. The breakfast menu features yogurt, oatmeal, a breakfast sandwich, pancakes, pico bowl, an eggs-and-bacon breakfast, and toasts (avocado, lox and ricotta). For lunch, choose from salads, grain bowls and sandwiches. The menu items are delicious, and the free samples of vegan ice cream and the stellar, chic interior keep us coming back!
Opened in April 2017
132 46th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-0866
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
As Sylvan Park continues to grow, so does its offerings in food. Newest on the list of neighborhood eateries is answer. Globally inspired and hyper-seasonal, the menu showcases different cultures in the form of small and sharable plates. During brunch, the menu features sweet breakfast favorites, such as yogurt and French toast, alongside savory standbys such as baked eggs, breakfast sandwich, mussels and a burger.
501 Main St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 760-5737
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to close
Kick back and hang out in East Nashville at The Mainstay. Designed to be a place locals can call home, The Mainstay was started by two East Nashville residents who love the community in which they live. They are inviting people to enjoy elevated bar food, the Mainstay Bloody Mary, craft brews and cocktails.
209 3rd Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 891-2221
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
French and American cuisine come together at Sea Salt, a new restaurant in downtown Nashville. The French-American fare is served for lunch and dinner. Chef Mike Haggerty is whipping up anything from a Croque Madame to a shrimp po’ boy in a gorgeous two-story setting on 3rd Avenue North.
1102 Forrest Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Rosemary & Beauty Queen is a new bar located in a historic house in Five Points. Open each day from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., the bar has a drink menu with house cocktails and a small selection of wines by the glass. The food comes from Chuck Anderson’s food truck, Death from a Bun, that serves gua bao buns.
221 Second Ave. North Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 610-6460
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located inside the 21c Museum Hotel Nashville, Gray & Dudley is led by Executive Chef Levon Wallace, whose West Coast roots have their place in the eclectic menu. The breakfast and dinner menus are anchored by classic dishes with a twist. The buttermilk pancakes are drizzled with a vanilla bean, maple bourbon syrup, and the burger is piled with charred onion, pickles and special sauce. The restaurant is housed in a space formerly home to Gray & Dudley Hardware Company, hence the name. The new and old come together to showcase the building’s past life, as well as its future.
Opened in March 2017
717 Third Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 840-8748
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Just steps away from First Tennessee Park, Pastime is a casual restaurant concept with an elevated sports bar feel. TVs are found throughout the first-floor space, and the deck and rooftop bar are designed for socializing and entertaining. Stop in for American food including wings, nachos, sandwiches and entrees, or swing by for a cold beer.
121B 12th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 782-6786
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Maneet Chauhan brings contemporary Chinese cuisine to Nashville with the help of Executive Chef Chris Cheung. You will recognize dishes such as General Tso’s Chicken, Peking Duck and spring rolls, but you will be surprised by the chef’s execution. Additionally, you will be introduced to new dishes reminiscent of China’s night markets and traditional street fare. The interior is as interesting and exciting as the food itself.
911 Buchanan St., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 647-7017
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
There is a new pizza joint in town, and it is found on Buchanan Street in North Nashville. Founded by three Nashville natives, Slim & Husky’s has a menu of artisan pizzas crafted with locally sourced ingredients and locally brewed beer. You can choose from their selection of signature pizzas: The Smokin’ Herb with white sauce, cheese, spinach, red onions and mushrooms; Red Light Special with spicy red sauce, fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato blend and fresh basil; or Nothing But A “V” Thing, with bean ragu, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, roasted peppers and over roasted corn. Or, you can build you own. Don’t be deterred by the line that is sure to be out the door. Wait patiently — it’s worth it!
Opened in February 2017
800 44th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 678-5895
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fat Bottom recently relocated to The Nations neighborhood. With more space, they opened The Hop Yard, a beer garden and patio with a food menu and, of course, beer. The menu features everything from charcuterie, cheese and pretzels to beer cheese, burgers and hot chicken and waffles. Pair the food with one of Fat Bottom’s brews!
1200 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 490-8042
Dining Room Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Bar Hours: Tuesday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Henrietta Red is a welcome addition to the Germantown dining scene. With a focus on oysters and veggies, Henrietta Red has stolen our hearts. The plates are sharable, and whether enjoyed in the dining room or at the bar, they are sure to please. Stop by for daily dinner, brunch or drinks and snacks in the bar. Read more about Henrietta Red here.
Opened in January 2017
319 Peabody St. Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 715-8717
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There is more hot chicken in town, thanks to Fannie Mae’s. Opening early this year in the SoBro neighborhood, Fannie Mae’s serves up this dish that has become synonymous with Nashville. The fried chicken comes in six heat levels: hot, mild, buffalo, cajun, lemon pepper and southern. The chicken is served with traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw and fries. For those looking to try something other than chicken, seafood options are available as well.
2003 Belcourt Ave., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 203-0351
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Grilled Cheeserie is one of the most well-known food trucks in Nashville. They won awards and the hearts of Nashvillians for their delicious melts. The first brick-and-mortar Melt Shop opened last week. Now we always know where to find their grilled cheese sandwiches without hunting down the truck (although the truck will still be out and about!). You will find your favorite grilled melts as well as snacks (tots, chips and kiddie crudité), soups and salads, cookie melts, old-fashioned floats and a milkshake bar.
705 51st Ave. N., Nashville TN 37209 • (615) 873-4755
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On the second day of the new year, The Nations Bar & Grill opened their doors to the public. Find the bar by locating the iconic ‘The Nations’ sign that sits in West Nashville — just outside of the newly renovated building, formerly home to an auto repair shop. This popular neighborhood spot serves cold beer and perfectly grilled patties.
203 Franklin Road Suite 120, Brentwood, TN • (615) 823-2540
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a plate of Southern comfort at Holler & Dash. Biscuits are served with fried chicken, pork tenderloin, country ham, veggies, eggs and bacon. Holler & Dash is well known for their Alabama and Florida locations and we are excited to welcome them — and their biscuits — to Brentwood.
Opened in December 2016
5026 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 678-4289
Hours: Monday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tony Galzin and Caroline Galzin, formerly of Fifty First Kitchen and Bar, are the forces behind Nicky’s Coal Fired. Located in the Stocking 51 development (in The Nations), the restaurant offers a coal-fire focus menu with some of the best pizzas in town. The house-made pizzas are coal fired and topped with artisanal ingredients. We can attest to the fact that the pepperoni pizza and clam pizza are better than great.
211 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 577-6688
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fin & Pearl is one of the openings we are most excited about! This seafood-focused restaurant has a mission to create a sustainable, Earth-friendly restaurant in practices and buying strategies, while communicating with 100% transparency. We love their mission as much as their Ocean Bar (with oysters, shrimp, lobster, crab, tuna, salmon and caviar) and breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings.
2600 Franklin Pike, #108, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 678-5489
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Tears were shed when word of Melrose Billiard’s closing hit the press last fall. With a 70+ year history, the local joint has a long list of regulars. Thankfully, it is back and open for business. Austin Ray (M.L. Rose and the Sutler) closed the bar for a quick cleaning and a few changes before reopening it at the end of December. Good news for nonsmokers, it is now smoke free ’til 10 p.m.
1411 5th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 242-4747
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to close
We have been anxiously awaiting 5th & Taylor’s promised bar, music venue and event space and were thrilled to hear of its opening in late December. The space (which can hold 160 people) currently has a small menu of small plates as well as cocktails and a stage for live music. Keep your eyes peeled for the sculpture by Cessna Decosimo and stay tuned for a live music calendar.
Opened in November 2016
1200 Villa Place, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 327-0600
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to late
From the owners of Bartaco comes Barcelona Wine Bar, a Spanish tapas restaurant. Located in Edgehill Village, the space is large and lively and the food is delicious. Go with a group and share plates!
5307 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 818-0717
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Nations just keeps growing and it’s about time they have a coffee shop! The owner of Cool Stuff Weird Things opened Three Corners Coffee at the end of December. We don’t know much about the coffee shop but are excited to pay it a visit.
103 North 16th St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (347) 840-0525
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Perhaps a staycation isn’t on your to-do list but you have been dying to visit Urban Cowboy B&B. Now you can pay them a visit by heading to their new kitchen and bar. Public House Kitchen and Bar recently opened in the Victorian mansion and focuses on craft cocktails and wood-fired locally sourced food. Their menu is ever-changing so swing by and see what’s good!
807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (629) 800-5234
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Bar snacks, small plates, shareables and large plates grace the menu at L27, the Westin Hotel’s Rooftop Bar. Go for the food but stay for the libations and views. The bar’s SoBro location offers views of the city (from three sides of the bar). The bar is also home to an infinity pool and indoor bar and lounge area.
400 Centerview Dr., Brentwood, TN 37027 • (615) 679-0559
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Choose from a large selection of artisanal draft and bottle beers and nine beef, chicken and veggie burgers at Stout Burgers & Beers. Stout got its start in LA and has since moved to Louisville and Brentwood. We excited to try the burgers they are slinging.
Opened in October 2016
105 3rd Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 742-9099
Hours: Monday through Sunday, open 24 hours
This isn’t your average diner. Although you can stumble inside at any hour of the day (or night), the offerings are far from those found at Waffle House. Sun favorites include breakfast tacos, French toast and pork belly eggs Benedict. You can find this 24-hour diner next to the Johnny Cash Museum.
401 11th Ave. S., Nashville, TN • (615) 262-6001
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
John Besh has brought a bit of New Orleans to Nashville with Marsh House. This Southern restaurant has a focus on seafood that starts with breakfast and ends with dinner. The atmosphere and the food are superb.
401 11th Ave. S., Nashville, TN • (615) 262-6007
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. and 12 a.m.
L.A. Jackson offers some of the best views of Nashville. This rooftop bar and restaurant sits at the top of Thompson Hotel and offers a more casual dining experience than Marsh House. While it seems to serves as more of a bar than a restaurant, small plates are available for snacking. Grab a seat at the bar under the covered portion of the space or enjoy unobstructed views from the open air patio.
4204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 915.3102
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
TKO has gotten attention not only for their new American Chinese food, but also for their no tipping policy. This gratuity free restaurant is the first of its kind in Nashville (that we are aware of). As far as the menu, we are most curious about the mystery dinner! (for two). Their menu covers everything from $4 shrimp and pork egg rolls to $23 braised beef.
1900 Eastland Ave., Suite 101, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 891-1293
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or till sold out); Saturday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (or till sold out)
Five Daughters Bakery’s flakey pastries attract folks from near and far. The line out the door is rarely short, but the sweet reward of an artisan donut is worth the wait. This bakery got its start in Franklin and has since opened two locations, first 12South and more recently, East Nashville.
513 Fisk Street, Unit B, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 802-8136
Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s not often that we think of southern cuisine and vegan cooking going hand in hand. The Southern V is here to show us that you can enjoy the taste and authenticity of the south even without the dairy, eggs, nuts and soy. Be sure to try their Hot or Not Chick’n Biscuits, TSV Paty Melt and desserts.
2330 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN • (615) 988-0404
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cilantro Mexican Grill serves all of our favorites: nachos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas and chimichangas. Order your favorite Mexican dish and select a drink from their long list of margaritas! Find this eatery in Berry Hill in the former Sylvan Park Restaurant space.
1201 Demonbreun Street, Suite 1108 B, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 742-5503
207 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 • (615) 928-6159
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Newly opened in both the Gulch and Brentwood, Del Frisco’s Grille serves up dinner, lunch and brunch. Each menu offers elevated America cuisine with a twist. For dinner you will find unique creations such as cheesesteak eggrolls, wild mushroom flatbread and signature steaks. At brunch, you can build your own Bloody Mary and enjoy lunch and brunch dishes.
209 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 • (629) 888-1300
Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Next door to Del Frisco’s, Uncle Julio’s is serving up fine Mexican cuisine. Fresh salads, mesquite grilled dishes and Tex-Mex classics grace the menu.
106 Harding Place, Nashville TN 37205 • (615) 750-2003
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Giovanni Ristorante first opened in Nashville’s Midtown in 2008 after a 27-year stint in Manhattan. Last November, they opened their second location in Music City in Belle Meade (in the space previously home to former Whitfield’s and Noelle). The new menu is smaller than that of their Midtown location but still includes Italian favorites.
1224 Meridian St., Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 395-3035
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Madeline Pizza and Pasta was formerly known as Madeline (a cafe, bar and laundromat). In October they reopened with a new name and a new menu. As you may have guessed, the menu now includes pizza and pasta (in addition to appetizers, salads, wings, stromboli, calzones, subs and burgers).
Opened in September 2016
733 Porter Road, Nashville, TN • (615) 930-0985
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is a terminal you won’t hate paying a visit to! The travel-inspired breakfast and lunch café is located in East Nashville on Porter Road. Head over to sip a coffee drink and enjoy one of four breakfast options (gluten-free included) in the a.m. or a sandwich, salad and soup in the afternoon.
Opened in August 2016
4013 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 810-9492
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Farm Burger opened on Charlotte between Salt & Vine and Double Dogs. Right away, we rushed over to taste-test their burgers. Our group of three ordered the vegan burger, the market salad with a chicken patty and the superfood salad with the beef patty. Of course, we rounded out the meal with a shared plate of pimento cheese fries and a Coke float. The pimento cheese fries got the highest praises but, then again, pimento cheese fries are in a league of their own.
Updated August 17, 2016
3790 Bedford Ave., Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 988-0332
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The anticipation for Deb Paquette’s new restaurant has been building for a while and we were beyond excited when they opened the doors of Etc. earlier this week. Etc. brings something upscale and local to the lunch and dinner options in Green Hills. The space is smaller than that of its sister restaurant, Etch, but with 94 seats, there is plenty of room for everyone. The menu shares similarities to Etch and is undeniably Deb Paquette. Lunch items not to miss: grilled asparagus (with Deb’s pea pesto with truffle oil), tuna watermelon salad and Indian chicken tacos. We haven’t made it in for dinner but plan to do so — and report back!
2057 Scarritt Place, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 669-8782
Hours: Every day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Funk Seoul Brother first brought Korean and Japanese street food directly to the streets of Nashville via their eponymous food truck but as of early August, their Korean barbecue tacos and sushi burritos have a permanent home in Midtown. Test out their poke bowls and boba tea menu with infused cereal milk!
410 Fourth Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 288-0880
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint is a local favorite and has received accolades from publications across the country. The first Martin’s joint opened in Nolensville in the fall of 2006 and, since then, there have been three more locations opened — the newest of which in Nashville’s SoBro area, just south of downtown. Within the restaurant’s two stories, you will find three bars, multiple rooms, an open-air patio and pingpong tables. A few menu favorites are the redneck tacos, ribs and the BBQ baked potato.
Opened in July 2016
1440 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 730-8625
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since their opening in 2009, dose. has become an early morning destination for those who frequent the west side of town. With their new location in Riverside Village, dose. is expanding their reach and their offerings. You will find many of the same bakery items at both locations but the breakfast, lunch and snack menus are pretty different. In Riverside, you will find breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, salads and snacks (such as crispy chicken skins and beignets). Keep your ears open for the cocktail menu, which is to be announced in the future.
4017 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (629) 777-8500
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m..; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Double Dogs is a great place to watch the game and grab a beer. Nary a seat can be found at their Hillsboro Village location during a Titans game, so we are glad to have a second location open in the Charlotte Avenue/Sylvan Heights neighborhood. Their menu consists of typical game-day food, such as nachos, dips, wings, sandwiches, pizzas, hamburgers and hot dogs. But most importantly, there are 40 television screens and a full bar.
712 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 678-8773
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
We were all sad to see The Stone Fox close their doors but are glad that House is now open in that space in the hip Nations neighborhood. The most enticing aspect of House is their all-day brunch menu. The house omelette is stuffed with braised pork, peppers, onions, avocado and smoked gouda; the shrimp and grits is served Cajun style; and the pancakes are topped with fried chicken, pepper bacon, Granny Smith apples and maple mustard. They are also open for lunch, dinner and late night, during which everything from fried green tomatoes and burgers to shrimp spring rolls and corned beef sandwiches is served. (Read about our first impressions here.)
536 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211 • (615) 610-4888
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Authentic Thai and Japanese dishes are crafted with locally and internationally sourced ingredients at this eatery on Thompson Lane in the Berry Hill neighborhood. Currently, the menu consists of edamame, spring rolls, dumplings, crab rangoon, calamari, lettuce wraps, sushi and sashimi. It is said to be fresh and delicious — and we cannot wait to try it out.
5205 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Labeled as a craft beer bar, Nations newcomer The Old Gas Station has more than 10 beers on tap — with room to grow. Housed in an old gas station, this eatery and watering hole is aptly named. John McDougal, one of the brothers responsible for McDougal’s Chicken, is to thank for this new spot in the Nations but don’t think the menu will consist of fried foods with a high-heat level — there are plenty of interesting options. Plus, there’s a patio … and the space is Fido-friendly, too!
Opened in June 2016
434 Houston St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 490-8434
Kitchen Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Kitchen Bar hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Strategic Hospitality surprised us with the opening of Bastion’s bar in February and, of course, they didn’t stop there. The doors to the restaurant portion of the space, located in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, opened just four months later. Under the direction of Chef Josh Habiger, Bastion’s kitchen showcases seasonal and inventive fare. The menu is ever-changing and totally interesting. Good luck snagging one of the 24 seats in the dining room. If you can’t sneak in with a reservation, you can enjoy some of the best nachos in town at the bar! (Read more here.)
4500 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-7499
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This 3,600-square-foot space in Sylvan Park is the third Edley’s location (the others can be found in 12South and East Nashville). With two outdoor patios, it is a great spot to enjoy the neighborhood while sipping on a bushwacker and dining on a barbecue sandwich or a hearty helping of barbecue nachos.
2301 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 600-4558
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Franklin Juice Co. introduced us to the trendy açai bowls — and now we are hooked. Thankfully, we no longer have to drive all the way to Franklin to get our fix, as they opened shop in 12South! In addition to the bowls, you will find cold-pressed juices, cleanses, elixirs and smoothies, salads, wraps, kombucha, nut-milk soft serve and Honest Roasters coffee.
4001 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 800-8517
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Charlotte Avenue is quickly becoming Nashville’s new food mecca and Salt & Vine has secured a spot in the area. The front of the eatery is home to a market with to-go salads and sides (such as curry chicken salad, beets and strawberries and kale salad), meats, cheese and gourmet pantry items. The rest of the space is dedicated to a restaurant and bar that serves wine, cocktails, beer, snacks, shared plates and sweets. The menu is light and fresh — and the same can be said for the cocktails.
158 Front St., Suite #120, Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 721-5993
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Grab the family and head south on I-65 to Scout’s Pub for a wonderful atmosphere, good food and delicious cocktails. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, this neighborhood spot serves a variety of eats, such as bangers and fish & chips, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, salads, double-crunch French toast and huevos rancheros.
1808 Hayes St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 454-5578
Hours: Daily, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Details regarding the menu at Midtown’s Tartufo are limited but rumor has it that this is one of the most expensive restaurants in Music City. It is an upscale, reservations-only Italian restaurant and, according to the Tennessean, the dining options include a five-course, fixed-price menu (which changes weekly) — ranging from $75 to $100 — along with an a la carte bar and patio menu of house specialties, starting at $25. We have yet to pay this place a visit but it is on our list!
The Gold Rush (Reopened)
2205 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 321-1160
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more than 40 years, The Gold Rush has been a go-to spot on Elliston Place for drinks and their beloved bean roll. So while this isn’t a new spot, it merits mention. This summer, The Gold Rush reopened their doors as a non-smoking spot (although smokers can still find a spot on the smoking deck) and the menu also has seen changes but do not fear — the bean roll still holds court.
Opened in May 2016
5303 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 678-1049
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This downtown taco joint, owned by Jonathan Waxman, has expanded to Charlotte Avenue. The space is small but not cramped and, during warm weather, the garage doors open to a patio for additional seating. As for the food, of course you can’t go wrong with the tacos but we suggest you also test the queso (which is served with fried potatoes, mushroom and pork rinds), the salads and the seasonal veggies. (Read more here.)
2832 Bransford Ave., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 241-8847
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Closed Sunday
The fresh and healthy Vietnamese food offered at this casual eatery is just the thing we crave during the hot summer days. Even the larger dishes, sandwiches, pho, rice bowls, noodle bowls and salads leave us satisfied but not weighed down. With two patios (one covered), there is plenty of space to enjoy these dishes in-house — it is also perfect for grab-and-go. (Read about our first impressions here.)
Opened in April 2016
Graze | East Nashville | Opened April 2016
1888 Eastland Ave., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 686-2060
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Closed Monday
In the space formerly occupied by The Silly Goose, Graze Nashville — a plant-based bistro and bar — is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Traditional breakfast items, such as breakfast biscuits and burritos, are accompanied by juices and smoothies but you’ll also find small plates, snacks and entrees. And yes, everything is meat-free.
701 Craighead St., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 538-7456
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3.pm.; Closed Sunday
Nothing can prepare you for the experience that is Mangia. Previously a pop-up held in Franklin, this new Berry Hill eatery offers an authentic New York-style Italian family dining experience. During their 12-course prix fixe dinners held every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. — you will eat, drink and dance (yes, dance!). In addition to these nights, they also serve lunch and dinner on weekdays, which is delicious but not quite as lively.
333 Union St., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 248-3400
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Breakfast, brunch and lunch are served at this recently opened downtown eatery. Look for breakfast basics like biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, pancakes, crepes, waffles and French toast, as well as some impressive omelets, sandwiches, soups and salads … the options are endless. There are even dedicated menus for kids and gluten-free eaters.
1907 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 953- 6449
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Urban Cookhouse has more than a few locations across the Southeast and we’re thrilled they brought their “buy local, eat urban” mentality to Nashville. Situated in Midtown, Urban Cookhouse offers a menu of sandwiches, greens, wraps and entrees. It is a fast-casual joint, making it a great option for lunch.
Opened in March 2016
1700 Church St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 432-2928
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Clyde’s on Church is more than just a restaurant and bar; it is a place to kick back on comfy leather couches or try your hand at a game of pingpong, shuffleboard or foosball. Clyde’s is under the same ownership as Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village and Milk & Honey, which is rumored to open later this year.
1200 Villa Place, Suite #103, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 679-0509
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Alexis Soler, the force behind Bar No. 308, and sister, Britt Soler, opened the doors to Old Glory in Edgehill Village earlier this year. The watering hole is tucked behind Taco Mamacita in a space that was formerly used as a boiler room for a laundry mat. The space has character, the cocktails pack a punch and the menu is small but mighty.
Opened in February 2016
41 Peabody St., Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 727-8555
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Closed Saturday and Sunday
Somehow, this sandwich shop and bakery wasn’t on our radar and didn’t make our spring roundup! We might be a little late to the game but want to give this eatery its much-deserved highlight. Many of you may remember Mosko’s on Elliston Place, and Little Mosko (baker and owner Lauren Moskovitz) is carrying on the tradition — with a twist. Monday through Friday, you can visit Lauren and Alex Grainger, chef and co-owner, for breakfast and lunch. The menu changes weekly but always features delicious breakfast items and sandwiches. Gluten-free folks will rejoice because gluten-free options are plentiful.
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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