photo credit: Eliza Kennard
Your typical hotel restaurant can sometimes feel like flushing your paycheck down a golden commode. That’s not the case with Blue Aster. The restaurant, named after Tennessee’s native wildflower, sits on the ground floor of the Conrad. Order some chilled seafood platters spilling over with shellfish and housemade sauces, a plate of caviar and blue corn johnny cakes, and a perfectly cooked ribeye with black garlic ranch dip. Enjoy it all in a velvet-lined banquette as you celebrate that new promotion at work and, once you’re done eating your meal, head up to the third floor and locate Thistle & Rye for an after-dinner drink.
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