We are of the opinion that big days should be celebrated! From Father’s Day to anniversaries, promotions to graduations, we’re in a season of worthy festivities. For any of these special nights’ out, check out one of the many steakhouses in town. Nashville staples like Sperry’s and newcomers like STK serve mouth-watering steaks as well as unique side dishes and creative cocktails in inviting atmospheres. Celebrate something special at one of the many Nashville steakhouses, listed below in alphabetical order.

Your Guide to Nashville’s Steakhouses

Bourbon Steak

201 8th Ave S 34th floor, Nashville, TN 37203 • (629) 208-8440
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bourbon Steak is one of Nashville’s newer steakhouses, with locations across the United States. This splurge-worthy restaurant offers some of Music City’s best views. If you can, request a seat near a window so you can see the sunset (or skyline sparkle!). Beyond steak, the restaurant serves unique offerings like a lobster pot pie served tableside, which includes an entire lobster. And to start your meal, enjoy the French fries and sauces instead of bread. You won’t forget this meal.

Every Bourbon Steak diner will leave happy. Image: Emily Dorio

The views at Bourbon Steak are unmatched! Image: Emily Dorio

Capitol Grille

231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 345-7116
Hours: Everyday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hermitage Hotel’s Capitol Grille has been serving Southern classics for more than 100 years. The beautiful, historic setting is ideal for a date night. With dishes created with fresh produce straight from their own farm, the Capitol Grille offerings extend beyond their impeccable selection of steaks.

Capitol Grille’s pork chop is also worth a taste! Image: Capitol Grille

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3988 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215 • (615) 891-7181
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New to Green Hills, stop into Char for one of the best-valued steaks in town. Enjoy live jazz each night at this transplant restaurant that got its start in Jackson, Mississippi. Already well-loved by locals, the menu includes a large selection of “Char Cuts” as well as sides to share, like the delicious bacon-braised Brussels sprouts. And don’t leave without a generous slice of pecan pie.

Grab a seat at Char’s bar and enjoy some live jazz! Image: Char

Deacon’s New South

401 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 994-1994
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Deacon’s New South sits on the corner of Church Street and Fourth Avenue, just comfortably north of bustling Broadway. The modern steakhouse, with its chic design and massive windows, has a large aging room responsible for the robust flavors of their steaks. Start with their skillet yeast rolls and order a steak a la carte – accompanied by one or many of the inventive sides.

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Deacon’s New South’s dry-aged steaks are impressively flavorful. Image: Tausha Dickinson

Jeff Ruby’s

300 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 434-4300
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More than 10,000 square feet in size, Jeff Ruby’s is an upscale, opulent and large (in more ways than one!) steakhouse experience. The high-end steakhouse is known for its impeccable service. Beyond the dining room, guests can also enjoy the beautiful main bar or cigar bar. The steaks are perfectly seasoned, and the baked macaroni and cheese shouldn’t be missed.

The Steak Collingsworth is a decadent dish starting with a 12 oz filet and topped with red king crab, asparagus, bordelaise and béarnaise. Image: Jeff Ruby’s

Jimmy Kelly’s

217 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 329-4349
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Jimmy Kelly’s serves a bit of Nashville nostalgia with their steaks. Since 1934, the Kelly family has owned and operated the restaurant, which makes it a Music City staple. The warm and inviting atmosphere beckons special celebrations, and the food is worthy of celebration too!

This Nashville institution has a cozy atmosphere. Image: Jimmy Kelly’s

Kayne Prime

1103 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 259-0050
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 4:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There’s a reason this steakhouse always makes the list. Kayne Prime is a favorite of locals and tourists for their consistent service and outstanding food. The atmosphere invites intimate anniversary dates as well as group birthday celebrations. Start your meal with the tuna tartare or popcorn buttered lobster, and order the Wagyu filet – you can almost cut it with a spoon!

The popcorn buttered lobster is a unique way to begin a meal at Kayne Prime. Image: Kayne Prime

Oak Steakhouse

801 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 902-3111
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oak Steakhouse is a destination for fine dining. The soaring ceilings and large windows paired with warm wood and leather finishes feel grand and welcoming all at the same time. Each steak – from 14 oz bone-in filet to 6 oz Japanese A5 Wagyu filet – stands alone beautifully and is only enhanced by the many add-ons available.

Oak’s beautiful restaurant is comfortable yet elevated.


5109 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 353-0809
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sperry’s is another locally owned steakhouse that houses fond memories for locals. The atmosphere is exactly what you’d expect from a longstanding local steakhouse. The dark and comfortable restaurant hosts happy hour Monday through Friday and is famous for its extensive salad bar and green goddess dressing.


700 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 619-3500
Hours: Everyday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A departure from the quiet, romantic ambiance of most steakhouses, Nashville’s newer hotspot STK is a lively experience complete with live DJ. The sophisticated and sultry atmosphere is matched only by the high quality of its steaks. A Tomahawk steak at 32 oz is the restaurant’s largest offering, and each steak can be topped with luxurious toppings and sauces.

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This dry-aged bone-in ribeye is a meal you won’t soon forget. Image: STK

The Standard at the Smith House

167 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 254-1277
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  

Dining inside the historic Smith House at The Standard feels like a step outside of Nashville. The grand townhouse has been owned by several famous Nashvillians and hosted Civil War planning and strategy meetings and is home to a special energy that comes from its storied past. The steakhouse serves five different cuts from the butcher block and promises an evening that is both delicious and homey – as if you stepped into a friend’s home for dinner.

And, it goes without saying, these steakhouse chains with more than 10 locations serve consistently delicious meals:


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