14 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Nashville.
Peter’s Sushi is a small, casual spot in a suburban strip mall, where you’ll have the best sushi in town and probably see a celebrity or two.
Cafe Roze is a stylish all-day cafe with fresh food and great cocktails in a bright, welcoming space.
Chaatable is one of the most colorful places you could eat at, so bring a group to Sylvan Heights and focus on the chaats.
Pearl Diver is an island-themed bar in East Nashville that serves way above average drinks and doesn’t feel cliche.
Woolworth on 5th is a historic lunch counter turned restored restaurant downtown that serves Southern classics.
Mockingbird serves upscale diner food in a very attractive space in The Gulch.
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.
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.
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.
Rolf & Daughters in Germantown is where to go for fantastic small and shared plates and interesting wines, along with a great garden patio.
Eating at Lockeland Table in East Nashville feels like you’re at someone’s house, minus the guilt from not doing the dishes and plus wood-fired pizza.
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.