New Member Spotlight:: Deacon’s New South

Deacon’s New South, the latest restaurant from  A. Marshall Hospitality, invites guests to experience a fresh and modern take on the traditional steakhouse.

Located in the iconic Life & Casualty Tower, downtown Nashville’s first skyscraper, the restaurant’s decor pays homage to the building’s 1950s-era art deco influences and details while maintaining a sleek, bold aesthetic.

As with every A. Marshall Hospitality concept, there is a personal connection and story  behind the restaurant’s moniker.

“The ‘Deacon’ portion was inspired by the nickname I acquired in college,” said Andy Marshall, CEO of A. Marshall Hospitality. “To accompany it, we chose ‘New South’ to convey the feeling and atmosphere that we’ve executed here, which is intriguing, modern and appealing to millennials and baby boomers alike.”

One of the most prominent features of Deacon’s New South is a glass dry-aging room that enhances the tenderness and unique flavor of locally sourced protein through a lengthy, temperature-controlled process.

With Chef Travis Sparks at the helm of the restaurant’s culinary program, the Deacon’s menu boasts robust vegetable dishes like braised collards and creamed greens alongside a selection of dry-aged porterhouse steaks, bone-in ribeyes and New York strips.

Several seafood options, unique appetizers and decadent desserts, like chocolate cola cake with peanut butter frosting and salted ganache, round out the menu.

An exposed kitchen with a wood-fired grill allows guests to catch a glimpse of the action and follow the preparation of their meal from start to finish. An eclectic lounge and two bars provide plenty of options for diners to sip on Deacon’s extensive collection of wines, spirits and post prohibition-inspired cocktails.

Led by sommelier and general manager, Jenn McCarthy, the restaurant’s beverage program curates wines that pair perfectly with the dry-aged protein.

Deacon’s New South  is located at 401 Church Street and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Learn more at