Come to Oak Steakhouse in SoBro when you want to splurge on an excellent slab of beef.
May 10, 2022
Butcher & Bee is a great spot in East Nashville with fantastic sandwiches and mezze.
July 1, 2021
Emmy Squared is a Detroit-style pizza spot with an incredible burger located in the Gulch.
Tavern At Bobby inside the Bobby Hotel downtown serves much better bar food than you’d think.
The Optimist is a big seafood restaurant right on the river with a great raw bar and lots of cocktails.
The Catbird Seat is an experimental/new American spot in Midtown with a fun U-shaped bar.
Frothy Monkey is a neighborhood coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, creative espresso drinks and freshly baked goods in a cozy cottage.
February 10, 2020
One of the longest lines in Nashville is for Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village - but it’s worth the wait for the 23 varieties of pancakes.
April 15, 2019
Woolworth on 5th is a historic lunch counter turned restored restaurant downtown that serves Southern classics.
Marché in East Nashville is a low-key brunch and lunch spot with a wide range of French pastries and a Croque Madame that’s great for sharing. Or not.
February 8, 2018
When you want a really good burger, a strong cocktail, and to sit at a large wooden bar or table with strangers, head to Burger Up in 12South.
City House is an Italian restaurant in Germantown that’s nice enough to take your stuffy father-in-law to, but casual enough for your quirky aunt too.
Loveless Cafe is a greater Nashville institution where you go for great biscuits and supper, which you’ll know about if you just woke up from 1890.
Kayne Prime is a steakhouse in The Gulch where you should go after getting signed by RCA or the Titans, or just when you have a per diem to blow.
Butchertown Hall is a Texas-inspired spot in Germantown that’s great for an afternoon of sipping mezcal cocktails and snacking on barbecue and tacos.
Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway is a low-key restaurant in Wedgewood-Houston where you can have great cocktails and eat Korean fried chicken until 1am.
Husk is a super popular Southern restaurant in Rutledge Hill known for their beautiful plates, perfect cheeseburger, and huge bourbon selection.
Rolf & Daughters in Germantown is where to go for fantastic small and shared plates and interesting wines, along with a great garden patio.
Fido is a great coffeeshop and all-day breakfast spot in Hillsboro Village where you could run into your sr. advisor from Vandy or a music publicist.
February 7, 2018
A trip to Puckett’s is just like going to the Ryman, except it’s a lot smaller, serves good Southern food, and you haven’t heard of whoever’s playing.
When you want to sit on a patio, have a few good bourbon teas, and eat some BBQ nachos or pulled pork, head to Edley’s Bar-B-Que in 12South.
When you’re planning a big group dinner, head to 5th & Taylor in Germantown for their banquet-sized tables, large shared plates, and spacious patio.
When you want to eat a burger, have a few drinks, and look at some art, check out Gray & Dudley, the all-day spot inside the 21c Museum Hotel.
Henrietta Red in Germantown is a very pretty Mediterranean seafood restaurant that you’ll want to remodel your house or apartment after.