With each new season comes a roundup of all the new restaurants in Nashville! We saw the opening of 63 new dining destinations in 2017, and this year, we have already reached six. Since we last updated you in October, 18 have joined the list. How lucky are we that these folks have chosen to call Nashville home and expand our palates? We cannot wait to try them all and get back to you with what we think. But until then, get out and experience what these chefs are serving up in these new restaurants in Nashville.
Before we dig into what’s new, we’d like to pour one out for the Nashville restaurants that closed their doors in the last year. Thank you to Provence Breads, Soulshine, Lulu, The Gerst Haus, Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge, Holland House, Saffire, Cochon Butcher, Prima and others for feeding us well. We are sorry to see you go!
New Restaurants in Nashville
Updated March 2018
Opened in March 2018
311 Jefferson St, Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 920-5440
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Officially opening today (March 14), Geist has given us a taste of what they will be offering: 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. Although we experienced these offers during Geist’s preview nights, we were left curious about the dinner menu. Stay tuned for what else this spot will be serving up!
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.
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.
Opened in December 2017
200 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 610-7835
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Set inside the new Noelle, Makeready is more than your average hotel restaurant. Promising a seasonal approach to American tavern food, Makeready serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Also in the hotel, you will find Trade Room, a chic bar with unbeatable cocktails and snacks, Drug Store Coffee, serving Barista Parlor coffee and the soon-to-open rooftop bar, Rare Bird.
431 11th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 729-4445
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
M.L.Rose opened their third location in Capitol View, a multi-use district on the outskirts of Downtown on Charlotte Avenue. Stop by for the burgers, beers and loaded fries you have grown to love.
1903 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 846-5990
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Another bar and restaurant has joined the Midtown neighborhood. Hopsmith Tavern serves lunch, dinner and brunch. The diverse menu offers everything from wings, tacos and salads, to sliders, burgers and bar-style starters.
204 Third Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 922-4015
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
City Tap is most notable for their 60 craft beers on tap. In addition to good beers, you will find American favorites with a contemporary approach. Referred to by the restaurant as “American pub fare,” the menu features shareable plates, mussels, sandwiches, salads, pizzas and Southern-style entrées.
Opened in November 2017
2222 Eighth Ave., Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 970-3010
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hot chicken made its way to Melrose thanks to Hattie B’s. In the building that was once painted bright blue (when it was the home of Hook), Hattie B’s serves the hot chicken it has become famous for. A large patio and outdoor area make it an ideal spot for sunny days.
1120 Fourth Ave. N., #101, Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 610-3383
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cochon Butcher closed last fall, but the space did not stay empty long. Vui’s Kitchen opened their doors in mid-November, much to the delight of those in the neighborhood. Now, you can easily find fresh Vietnamese food in Berry Hill and Germantown.
5205 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 802-8481
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Whether your hot dog cravings hit mid-morning or late night, Daddy’s Dogs is there to help. Gourmet hot dogs are served all day and late into the night (or early into the morning depending on how you look at it).
5202 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 297-7158
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
White Bison Coffee joined other newbies in the Nations. Where 51st meets Centennial Boulevard, this coffee shop serves a simple cup of coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch items as well as fresh pastries. White Bison nows has locations in Murfreesboro, Gallatin and Franklin, in addition to the original Nations shop.
507 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 251-1404
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Once a small, intimate eatery, The 404 Kitchen is now a spacious restaurant with seating for 170. With a bigger space comes a larger kitchen and newly developed menu. Find The 404 Kitchen in the space formerly home to Watermark, which is rumored to be reopening Downtown.
507 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 712-8572
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Set on the first floor of The 404 Kitchen’s new location, Gertie’s Bar serves cocktails plus bites, munchies and sammies. Start with a cheese board, tater tot poutine or smoked bologna, and wash it down with a twist on a classic cocktail.
1300 Third Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 610-3384
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Eastern European cooking is celebrated at Kuchnia & Keller. The much-anticipated opening of this Germantown neighborhood restaurant was met with high praise. Chef and co-owner Aaron Clemins formerly worked under Chef Tandy Wilson at City House, and now the two are business partners. Dinner and late-night menus feature Eastern European-style dishes crafted with local ingredients. Kuchnia & Keller serves comfort food at its finest.
218 Third Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 891-2380
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight; Friday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cocktails and canapés are served at Black Rabbit, Printer’s Alley’s newest eatery and cocktail club. With a strong team led by The Farm House Owner and Chef Trey Cioccia, Black Rabbit celebrates a Prohibition Era culture through the food, cocktails and design. Swing by for shared small plates accompanied by live jazz and a creative cocktail.
Updated October 2017
Opened in October 2017
401 Church St., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 994-1994
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This contemporary steakhouse features some standout meats — but that’s not all. Each dish is designed to surprise you. This is A. Marshall Family Food’s ninth restaurant (with the most popular holding the Puckett’s name). Located in downtown’s L&C tower, the design is as pleasantly surprising as the dishes.
1805 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212
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 10 p.m.
Hopdoddy is serving up something delicious in Hillsboro Village. A burger joint with locations across Texas and California, Hopdoddy promises hand-crafted burgers, hand-cut fries and hand-spun milkshakes. Stop in and welcome them (and the Impossible Burger!) to Nashville.
704 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (629) 800-2454
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sharing owners with 12South Taproom & Grill, 51 North Taproom opened in The Nations. At 51 North, will find menu items and drinks similar to those sold at their 12South sister location. The neighborhood taproom has 30 rotating craft draughts, and a full bar. Grab a seat on their patio before it gets too cold.
1105 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 298-9698
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to midnight
With their first home in the heart of Green Hills, The Original Corner Pub is a family-owned restaurant and pub. A recent expansion landed them in The Nations. Visit their new location for Corner Pub favorites, including specialty sandwiches, famous hot wings and burgers.
1035 W. Eastland Ave., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 679-0377
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Iberian Peninsula-inspired cuisine is the driving focus of this East Nashville eatery. Stop by to share tapas from the region. Their menu changes daily, but past features, including rock shrimp, serrano ham, beef tartar and beef shank with potato and escargot, have us convinced that they keep things interesting.
1004 Fourth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 866-1620
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 9 p.m.
Germantown feels like a fitting place for a beer garden and sausage house. Just this month, Von Elrod’s came into the neighborhood to share their love of beer and hand-cranked sausage. We cannot wait to try the pretzels and beer cheese, fried cheese curds, hot chicken schnitzel sliders, Belgian fries and poutines and, of course, sausages.
Opened in September 2017
8 City Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 915-1866
Hours: Tuesday 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.
One can never have too much pasta or pizza, and thanks to Pastaria, we can have as much as we want! You won’t regret beginning your meal with crispy risotto balls or a kale salad, but might we suggest saving all the room you have for handmade pasta? Order yours tossed in smoked pork, mascarpone and black pepper or tomatoes, garlic, basil and grana padano. Trust us, there is no wrong decision.
3415 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 463-3005
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
After being closed for eight months, Woodlands has reopened their doors. One of Nashville’s favorite Indian restaurants, Woodlands, a vegetarian restaurant, has returned to serve lunch and dinner buffets. We are more than thrilled that this staple in Nashville’s dining scene is back!
214 11th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 712-7466
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 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Another all-day eatery has made its way to Nashville! Milk & Honey is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a coffee and juice bar, gelato and pastries. As we have yet to pay them a visit and their menu is not currently online, we can’t tell you what to order, but we simply suggest you go. Try it out, and report back! Judging from the buzz around town and the mouthwatering photos on Instagram, you won’t be disappointed.
2407 Eighth Ave. S., Ste. 105, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 970-7181
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holler & Dash opened in Brentwood at the beginning of the year and are now excited to call themselves Nashvillians, as well. In Melrose, the biscuit house serves a Southern-inspired menu centered around buttery biscuits. This is a fast-casual concept and is quick to satisfy your biscuit cravings. Order your biscuits with fried chicken, andouille and sausage gravy, Creole cream cheese, bacon and fried green tomato, fried pork tenderloin, country ham, Nutella or frittata.
618 Fourth Ave S., Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 259-3600
Hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
After more than 10 years in business, The Listening Room Cafe has opened the doors to a new, larger location in SoBro. The new space offers more room for the music venue and eatery. Stop by to see the new space and indulge in classic Southern and bar eats and standout music.
5128 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 953-6440
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s back! After months of renovations, The Café at Thistle Farms has reopened with a new look and a new menu. Developed by Chef Martha Stamps, the menu is directed by fresh produce sourced from Middle Tennessee farmers and makers. Pay them a visit for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. There is a story in every cup of tea, and you are encouraged to learn the stories of women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
Opened in August 2017
600 Ninth Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN • (615) 540-0138
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 10 p.m.
Order up oven-fired pizza at the Gulch’s newest pizza joint, Night Train Pizza. Thanks to a revolving oven, pizzas are ready in as little as three minutes, with none taking more than 10 minutes. After ordering one of the 13 pizzas currently on the menu, have a seat and admire the two walls covered completely in beer cans. Red checkered tablecloths and black chairs give it the feeling of a retro pizza joint, but a slice of the Music City Star will remind you that you are still in Nashville.
4816 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 610-3340
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pat Martin is at it again, this time not just with barbecue, but with burgers. A throwback to simpler times, Hugh Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop is a fast-food concept serving burgers, barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, fries and shakes. On Fridays, order the slugburger, made famous in Corinth, MS. Ground pork and soy meal are deep fried and served with pickles, chopped onions and mustard.
121A 12th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 741-9900
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Maneet Chauhan’s third concept to open its doors in Nashville, The Mockingbird is a modern diner that is as fun as it is delicious. Chef Brian Riggenbach and Front-of-House Manager Mikey Corona welcome you for dinner, drinks and dessert. We guarantee the menu items are unlike anything you have seen before — unless you have happened upon tater tots with lamb chili, beer cheddar and scallion or caramel chicken with spicy umami sauce and Korean fried rice. Be sure not to miss the milkshakes, which can all be made boozy.
1400 51st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 600-4756
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Frothy Monkey joined the growing neighborhood of The Nations earlier this fall and residents are thrilled. In addition to delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a comfortable space to open your laptop and check a few things off your to-do list. The industrial design, exposed brick and views of the mural of 91-year-old Lee Estes will make you never want to leave.
1000 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 928-6576
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Why wait until after dinner to order dessert? At Shugga Hi, owners (and sisters!) Sandra Austin and Kathy Leslie encourage you to start with cakes, cupcakes, pies, donuts, muffins or cookies — but be sure to save room for the main meal. Breakfast entrees include breakfast sandwiches, omelets and waffles. For lunch and dinner, wet your whistle with veggie rolls, sliders or fish strips before getting your hands on a burger or sandwich.
Opened in July 2017
4500 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 490-312
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Taco lovers, rejoice. Taqueria del Sol’s second Nashville location opened their doors on Charlotte Avenue this summer. You will find the same tasty tacos, guacamole and queso you grew to love at their 12South location. We spent the summer kicked back on the patio with a margarita in hand, and we recommend you do the same!
1115 Porter Road, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 645-9100
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cafe Roze opened quietly but didn’t remain a secret long. The country ham toast with soft scrambled egg and Parmesan on sourdough and the clean, pink, white, black and marble design make it Instagram worthy, and the food is as delicious as it is beautiful. In addition to the toast that has received much praise, consider savory oats, a green goddess salad or veggie sandwich for breakfast and lunch. The dinner menu showcases shared plates, salads and mains. Start with baby octopus, get your greens with a shaved celery salad and order the farro risotto as your entree.
1304 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 730-6273
Hours: Dinner — Tuesday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Brunch — Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood, Fort Louise brought a much-needed neighborhood restaurant to the area. Open for dinner and brunch, the restaurant is inviting to all (even the kiddos). The comfortable space is ideal for catching up over snacks or settling in over large plates. The menu features comfort food that ranges from roasted garlic tallow candle and savory monkey bread to a double cheeseburger on a brioche bun.
1201 Demonbreun St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 610-3590
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Born in Boulder, CO, Rush Bowls has a focus on fruit. All of their bowls have a fruit base with various toppings, including granola, honey, graham crackers and peanut butter. Whether you are in the mood for an enlightened bowl, açaí bowl or comfort bowl, they are here to help. This season, consider an apple pie comfort bowl with apple, banana, cinnamon, frozen yogurt, apple juice and milk topped with granola.
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 steakhouse 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, chia 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 specialty 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!
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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.
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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