In the past four months, Nashville has added 15 new restaurants to its already impressive roster. The diverse list of restaurants includes food trucks-turned-restaurants, new developments from well-loved and well-established Nashville restaurant groups, and second locations of local favorites, as well as tasty imports from around the South. Try one per week and taste them all before our next batch … that is, if you can stop yourself from a few return trips. Bon appetit, Nashville!
New Restaurants in Nashville
Opened since April 2019
1112 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 248-8639
Hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
615Chutney got its start as a food truck serving South Indian cuisine to hungry Nashvillians. Less than one year after its arrival on the scene, the restaurant opened a permanent location in East Nashville. The authentic dishes are not just delicious but vegetarian and vegan!
1907 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Crab Fever‘s arrival in the Music City means you don’t have to wait for an invitation to a Lowcountry boil for a bite of the addicting blend of spices. Boils, oysters, lobster rolls and more seafood favorites mark the menu, served alongside beer, wine and margaritas. Get your seafood fix in Midtown (who would have thought?!).
Downtown Sporting Club
411 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Downtown Sporting Club took over the space that was former Broadway mainstay Paradise Park. The Strategic Hospitality project brings new elevated dining and activity to downtown … on an unexpected block. Unlike many places on Broadway, it has a nice mix of locals and tourists, which is a different vibe than you might expect. Home to three separate restaurants, a rooftop bar, ax throwing and a hotel, there is plenty to taste and explore.
First up is Carter Assembly, which is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Part café and part bar, the restaurant opens early and stays open late. If you’re staying in one of their rooms or just want to see Broadway without the crowds, enjoy breakfast as early as 7 a.m. The coffee is great, and the menu has both hearty and light options.
The Ribbon Room, open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., is DSC’s primary restaurant. The casual fine dining restaurant is lead by Chef Amy Deadrick, and the menu highlights include a Porterhouse pork chop topped with grilled peach salsa, pickled mustard seed and jalapeño, filet sliders and some of the most mouthwatering salmon you’ve ever had. SB TIP: This spot is still just under-the-radar enough to snag last-minute reservations, while most flock to the rooftop + ax throwing. Try it now before the buzz spreads!
Lastly, The R.E.C. Room, open Monday through Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., is DSC’s answer to a sports bar. TVs line the walls, and the menu is filled with your favorite game-watching snacks — kicked up a notch, of course. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, order the Paradise Park burger for a taste of Broadway’s past!
210 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 622-0600
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 6 p.m. to midnight; Thursday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Easy 8‘s concept is as simple as it sounds – just eight items on a regularly rotating menu. Also downtown, this Printer’s Alley spot offers mid-day lunch or late-night bites. From foot-long fries topped with kewpie mayo to an Alley cheesesteak sandwich doused in mustard cheese sauce, the familiar items sacrifice no creativity or flavor. Don’t miss the sweet tea on tap!
The Eastern Peak
133 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 674-1411
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to midnight
The Eastern Peak is one of our go-to Thai food spots. Now, you can get your fix in North Gulch at the restaurant’s brand new location. While the flavors remain authentic and tasty, the elevated menu brings new dishes to the table, including crispy pork belly pasta, slow-braised Korean short ribs and yellowfin tuna cold soba with seaweed sauce.
329 Peachtree St, Nashville, TN 37210 • (615) 645-9940
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
El Nopalito also started as a food truck and found a permanent home a few months later. The Mexican gourmet restaurant makes its own tortillas and presses them fresh each day in flour, black bean, cactus and guajillo varieties. In addition to tacos, quesadillas and burritos, you can find unexpected offerings like a Mexican burger, huaraches and mango-habañero wings.
3821 Green Hills Village Dr, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 800-5400
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.
Emmy Squared isn’t new to Nashville, but it is new to Green Hills. The beloved pizza joint with a buzz-worthy burger brings its Nashville-exclusive menu to Green Hills and into the space formerly home to Table 3. The expansive restaurant allows more patrons to enjoy their Colony² pizza with pepperoni, pickled jalapeños and local honey, or the Hot Chicken Wedge with Nashville hot chicken, ‘Bama white sauce, chopped pickle, blue cheese, olive, cherry tomato and ranch.
Mane & Rye Dinerant
1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-0012
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Mane & Rye Dinerant is the new concept on the first floor of the Hutton Hotel. A cross between a diner and a restaurant, the “dinerant” is open all day and serves upscale iterations of diner classics. Try the unique Haloumi sandwich served on drool-worthy brown butter brioche bread, and finish your meal with a piece of birthday cake because, according to their menu, you can.
81 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN 37208 • (629) 900-0021
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
O-Ku hails from King Street in Charleston, bringing its fresh-rolled sushi and mouthwatering nigiri to Nashville. The hip eatery is tucked away on a little corner in Germantown, and the inventive rolls will have you coming back for more. Once you try the Rising Sun roll, which is finished with a paper-thin slice of lemon on each piece (rind and all!), we’re certain you’ll understand the hype.
305 Arrington St, Nashville, TN 37207 • (615) 891-7960
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (more hours coming soon!)
Redheaded Stranger comes from the team behind Butcher & Bee and brings us Southwestern fare with a strong emphasis on everyone’s favorite dish: the taco. Fresh, delicious tortillas are topped with flavorful, unexpected combinations like tater tots, jalapeño crema, red hatch chiles and American cheese or poblano, whipped feta (yes, that whipped feta!), crispy rice and Dreamweaver hot sauce. Prepare yourself for a (worthwhile) wait!
3998 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 336-3426
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until late; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Santo was highly anticipated by the locals who love its sister restaurant in 12 South, Epice. Before it opened, it already had high expectations to meet, and this modern Mediterranean spot delivers. Santo’s menu is adventurous and tasty, and the atmosphere cool and metropolitan. Try the crab galette, and definitely don’t leave without a bite of dessert.
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Superica (Opens August 5)
605 Overton St, Nashville, TN 37203 • Hours posting soon! Check the website here for the latest info.
The first of several Ford Fry restaurants to land in Nashville, Superica is a cult-favorite Tex-Mex restaurant with expertly designed interiors and a well-crafted menu filled with the crunchy, melty, spicy Tex-Mex components you love delivered in a fresh way that will make Superica your new go-to spot. By the way, the brunch hotcakes will (probably) change your life.
Waldo’s Chicken and Beer
1120 4th Ave N Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 610-3394
Hours: Every day, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Waldo’s Chicken and Beer overtook the space where Little Donkey was located in Germantown. Now, you can enjoy chicken — fried or fire-roasted — on sandwiches, atop salads and alongside Southern sides. The restaurant makes every single thing on the menu from scratch every morning and promises the beer will always be cold. It’s a casual restaurant that promises a delicious meal and great vibes.
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