Restaurants in Nashville

AAHM 2017 Restaurant Guide

Restaurants are sorted roughly from most to least expensive in each neighborhood and alphabetically within each price bracket. The red superscript Z denotes a Zagat rating. Parentheticals indicate meals served. Set aside a night or two to sample some of the great food on offer in Nashville!

Downtown – all are within a mile of the hotel, most substantially closer


Capitol GrilleZ 231 6th Avenue North, in The Hermitage Hotel (B/L/D)
Fresh take on classic Southern cuisine, locally-sourced and sustainable vegetables and beef as well as rotating selections from further afield.

EtchZ 303 Demonbreun Street (L/D, Sat D only)
Eclectic, upscale option for lunch or dinner with an expansive wine list. Reservation recommended.

HuskZ 37 Rutledge Street (L/D)
Locally-sourced, ingredient-driven cuisine that “explores the reality of Southern food.” Reservation recommended.

Morton’s The SteakhouseZ 618 Church Street (D only)
Upscale chain for steak, poultry, and seafood in a clubby space.

The Southern Steak & OysterZ 150 3rd Avenue South #110, in The Pinnacle at Symphony Place (B/L/D)
Trendy spot for wood-fired meats, Southern staples, and, of course, oysters. Reservation recommended.


Demos’ Restaurant 300 Commerce Street (L/D)
No-frills American and Italian for lunch or dinner or in to go “pans” for groups.

Pinewood SocialZ 33 Peabody Street (B/L/D/late night)
New American breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in a unique setting with amenities including outdoor dining, a swimming pool, and bowling lanes.

Puckett’s Grocery & RestaurantZ 500 Church Street (B/L/D)
Authentic comfort food, barbecue smoked slow’n’low over cherry wood, and home-cooked sides served all day. Live music possible.

Sole Mio 311 3rd Avenue South (L/D, Sat D only)
Authentic Northern Italian cuisine in a cozy casual fine dining environment.


Acme Feed & SeedZ 101 Broadway (L/D)
Multilevel venue with food options including Southern, typical bar fare, and sushi. Can be busy and loud (and fun) on the weekend.

Frothy Monkey 235 5th Avenue North (B/L/D)
Local coffeehouse serving breakfast, a selection of sandwiches, and a casual dinner menu after 5.

Martin’s Bar-B-QueZ 410 4th Avenue South (L/D)
For barbecue purists. Famous for whole-hog pit-fired BBQ, but fowl, fish, and burgers are also available.

Germantown historic residential neighborhood, a long walk or short ride north of the hotel


Rolf and DaughtersZ 700 Taylor Street (D only)
Innovative New American served at communal tables in an industrial-chic dining room or outside on the patio. Reservation recommended.

Silo 1121 5th Avenue North (D and Sunday brunch)
Upscale Southern-influenced neighborhood bistro in an attractive wood-paneled space.


City HouseZ 1222 4th Avenue North (D only)
Italian with a Southern flair, accompanied by a large selection of bourbon, whiskey, and wine. Reservation recommended.


Monell’sZ 1235 6th Avenue North (B/L/D and Sunday midnight breakfast)
A Nashville institution. All-you-can-eat Southern comfort food served family-style. Bring an appetite! Also open for breakfast.

The Gulch – trendy district south of downtown, also a long walk or short ride


The 404 KitchenZ 404 12th Avenue South (D only)
Modern take on classic European cuisine with an emphasis on local, seasonal fare housed in a former shipping container. Reservation recommended.


Chauhan Ale & Masala HouseZ 123 13th Avenue North (L/D, Sat D only)
Globally-influenced Indian cuisine that combines aspects of traditional Indian cooking with those of classic Southern dishes.

Flyte World Dining & WineZ 718 Division Street (D only)
Upscale farm-to-table multi-course tasting menu with an award-winning international wine list.

WatermarkZ 507 12th Avenue South (D only)
Modern Southern cuisine in a building originally home to Nashville’s first print shop.


Arnold’s Country KitchenZ 605 8th Avenue South (L Mon – Fri only)
Longtime go-to for Southern meat and three served five days a week from 10:30 to 2:45.

East Nashville – slightly further afield (not walkable), this diverse neighborhood is home to some of Nashville locals’ favorite restaurants and bars


Mas Tacos Por FavorZ 732 Mcferrin Avenue (L/D)
Authentic, no-frills Mexican. Also keep an eye out for the food truck!

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer GardenZ 731 Mcferrin Avenue (L/D)
Some of Nashville’s best burgers and brats plus old-fashioned sodas and a beer garden that’s perfect for afternoons/evenings.

The Wild CowZ 1896 Eastland Avenue (L/D)
Creative vegetarian and vegan fare in a fun, casual environment.

12 South – a half dozen blocks full of eclectic, top-notch dining options (also not walkable)


JosephineZ 2316 12th Avenue South (D only Mon – Fri, L/D on the weekend)
Contemporary American farmhouse cuisine in a soft industrial space. Reservation recommended.


Burger UpZ 2901 12th Avenue South (L/D)
Inventive burgers made from locally-sourced meat. Don’t miss the sweet potato fries! Expect a wait during peak hours.

Mafiaoza’sZ 2400 12th Avenue South (D/late night Mon – Fri, L/D/late on the weekend)
Classic pizzeria menu with a nice patio. Grab a drink before dinner at 12 South Taproom next door.


Edley’s Bar-B-QueZ 2706 12th Avenue South (L/D)
Quintessential “New Nashville” barbecue joint. There’s also a location in East Nashville.

Thai EsaneZ 907 12th Avenue South (L/D)
Traditional Thai food and a full bar. Closer to downtown than other 12 South options.

Drinks – Nashville also has several of upscale late-night bars that specialize in handcrafted mixed drinks


Old Glory 1200 Villa Place #103
Wide-ranging selection of drinks in a unique, high-ceilinged converted industrial space.

The Patterson HouseZ 1711 Division Street
Craft cocktails mixed with care and served in a cozy, mellow setting. There may be a wait, but the drinks are worth it.

Skull’s Rainbow Room 222 Printers Alley
Speakeasy-style lounge on historic Printers Alley, burlesque and live music nightly.