The vibrant, colorful vibe of Americano freestyle tapas bar makes it a great place to enjoy shared Spanish small plates in a casual environment. Here, you can taste hot and cold tapas inspired by both Mediterranean cultures and the New World, meant to be accompanied by offerings from an extensive wine and specialty cocktail menu.

Bavarian Bierhaus

(615) 238-0687

Gemütlichkeit [noun] // gah·moot·lich·kite: a German-language word that describes the general feeling or state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. This is exactly the feeling that Bob Krumm and Brian Kehl experienced while spending time in the famed beer halls of Bavaria when they were stationed in Germany with the United States Army. Upon their […]

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille


For years Blue Moon was a mainstay in West Nashville, with its waterfront dining and laid-back, island-esque attitude. Local restaurateurs and business partners have joined together to create an all-new waterfront experience. The old Blue Moon literally washed down the Cumberland during the May 2010 floods. In the five years since that happened, the Rock […]


(615) 385-2422

After opening its doors three years ago, local chef & restaurateur Arnold Myint has transformed blvd on Belmont Boulevard into a Nashville mainstay that strives to simply “satisfy cravings.” Following an extensive revamp over the summer, blvd’s menu now pays homage to classic and nostalgic fare like burgers, wings, fries and more.

Bricks Cafe (Brentwood & Franklin)

(615) 373-3399

Bricks Cafe has been a Brentwood staple for years, offering what can be classified as “new American” cuisine, ranging from Southwestern chimichangas to Tuscan pastas to wood-fired pizzas and more. The eatery also places a heavy emphasis on its wine menu, rotating its wine offerings and suggested food pairings every month. With moody lighting, white […]



Meet the newest member of Nashville’s beloved Bongo family, BOX, short for Bongo + Bakery On 10th. BOX takes all of your favorite aspects of Bongo and rolls them up them in one location: Bongo Bakery’s sweet treats, Bongo Java’s organic coffee, and a full kitchen serving up healthy eats. Tucked away on 10th Avenue South, […]

The Bunganut Pig


For 27 years, The Bunganut Pig Pub & Eatery has been a downtown Franklin staple. “The Pig” offers a large patio, billiards room, martini lounge and a downstairs dining room reminiscent of a 19th century English pub. Live acoustic music is featured on the patio each night during fair weather and full dance bands perform every […]



This cool, hip, upscale bar, restaurant and lounge in eclectic Hillsboro Village features a 2,900-square-foot, year-round patio and ten private cabanas outfitted with flat-screen TVs. Offering the ultimate in bar food and innovative entrees, Cabana’s menu has won national acclaim. Cabana is available for private events.

Caffé Nonna


Chef Daniel Maggipinto’s original, earthy Mediterranean-style dishes capture the hearty flavor, generous portions and “amore” of his own Nonna’s (grandmother’s) recipes. At Caffé Nonna, the motto is “To eat well is to live well.” USA Today says, “Nonna’s food satisfies the soul.” Reservations recommended.

Capitol Grille


Relaxed, low key and loved by Nashvillians “in the know,” Capitol Grille is inspired by cultural sustainability—that is, preserving the past while using techniques of the present. Located in the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, Capitol Grille’s menu is full of Southern dishes using fresh, local ingredients.

Chago’s Cantina


Chago’s Cantina is providing Nashville with an authentic taste of Mexico and Latin America in a fun, laid-back atmosphere in the Belmont/Hillsboro neighborhood. You will love their traditional, homemade Mexican favorites and the original Latin dishes. Chago’s open patios are the perfect place to hang out with family and friends, or watch a sporting event […]

Copper Kettle


At Copper Kettle, they believe in doing things the old-fashioned way: home-cooked culinary delights from around the world and right here at home in Nashville. Dine with them at either of their casual cafe, which features daily specials, classic sandwiches, satisfying salads and irresistible desserts. The Brunch every Sunday is a bountiful buffet to satisfy […]

Crow’s Nest


It’s a blend of a casual fine dining restaurant and a sports bar, focusing on foodies and discriminating diners looking for quality eats and drinks. Then they morph into an all-out SEC football spot on Saturdays, and a pro football haven on Sundays.

Deacon’s New South


Located in downtown Nashville’s iconic L & C Tower, the newest concept from A. Marshall Family Foods pairs bold cuisine with a sommelier-driven beverage program. With a dry-aging room, two bars, an exposed kitchen, and a lounge area, Deacon’s provides a warm and eclectic dining atmosphere.

Elliston Place Soda Shop


A local institution that’s been slinging thick, homespun milkshakes and hand-patted burgers across lunch counters since 1939, Elliston Place will take you on a trip down memory lane right quick. The fountain and grill offers old-fashioned Americana ambiance alongside a full Southern repertoire, including daily meat ‘n’ three offerings and a not-to-be-missed lemon icebox pie. […]

Embers Ski Lodge


A great neighborhood bar for a great Nashville neighborhood, Embers Ski Lodge is 12South’s aprés-ski lodge serving craft cocktails and a from-scratch, seasonally inspired gastro pub menu. No ski shoes necessary.

Fenwick’s 300


A nod to the Melrose Lanes—a Nashville pastime from 1942-2005—that took up the original space in the Melrose Neighborhood complex, Fenwick’s 300 offers Nashvillians a place to gather with family and friends, whether at a large booth, community table or the expansive bar made from a reclaimed Melrose bowling lane.   Guests can enjoy diner-inspired […]



FIDO straddles the line between upscale coffeehouse and casual restaurant. The all day menu features everything from blueberry pancakes to fish tacos, with daily specials ranging from pulled pork sandwiches to poached salmon. Fresh roasted organic and fair-trade coffee comes from Fido’s sister store, Bongo Java. Desserts made on premises.          

Fifty-First Kitchen & Bar

(615) 712-6111

Nestled in the heart of Nashville’s up-and-coming The Nations neighborhood, Fifty-First Kitchen & Bar puts a Southern twist on the classic American bistro. With a large patio area, expansive bar and beautiful scenery, Fifty-First is the perfect place to gather with family & friends for a delicious meal or a cocktail. (Be sure to check […]

Fleet Street Pub


Located in the famous Printer’s Alley, Fleet Street Pub offers hungry roamers an authentic English experience. The dishes coming out of the kitchen from lunch to late night are about as British as their names: Give a go at the Queensway cock-a-leekie soup, the Baker Street burger, the Picadilly fish and chips or the Whitechapel […]

Flyte World Dining and Wine


With emphasis on fresh, organic and humanely raised ingredients, Executive Chef Matthew Lackey and his team create contemporary, seasonal menus featuring spectacular presentations and flavors that complement an eclectic wine list. Flyte provides unique opportunities to sample deliciously inventive flavor combinations and constantly evolving cuisine and beverage pairings.              

Germantown Café


Just blocks from downtown, TPAC and LP Field, Germantown Café offers fresh, comfortably creative, reasonably priced food, along with an amazing view of the Nashville skyline. The Café is the perfect choice for pre-theatre dinners, casual nights out on the town, power lunches or lazy Sunday brunches.            

Green Hills Grille


Located just south of downtown Nashville in the heart of its namesake, the restaurant is both a local hangout and a destination of choice for those visiting the Green Hills neighborhood. The menu includes many updated twists, but longtime enthusiasts will recognize familiar favorites like the tortilla soup, grilled salmon salad, chicken salad melt, Santa […]

Harvest at Homestead


Located in a ca. 1819 National Register home, Harvest at Homestead Manor is a Tuscan-inspired restaurant in Thompson’s Station that cultivates its on-site organic farm for menus reflecting the season’s bounty. Leading culinary operations is Executive Chef Corey King, who draws parallels between Italian and Southern cultures, pairing time-honored European recipes with traditional Southern foodways.

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse


Impressing visitors and natives alike with its great food and Southern hospitality since 1934, Jimmy Kelly’s is now serving superb steaks to a third generation of Nashvillians. Located in a Victorian mansion with the look and feel of the Old South, Jimmy Kelly’s is part of what Music City is all about.

Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale


Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville’s 21st Avenue, Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale offers diners a unique menu blended from Persian and Southern cultures. Kay Bob’s placed an emphasis on offering healthy options, serving up homemade flatbreads topped with fresh vegetables, local meats and your choice of sauces. Throw in 25 taps on […]

The Listening Room Cafe

(615) 259-3600

Music for the soul, food for the body. In its incredible new space on 4th Avenue South, The Listening Room Cafe is still the premier music venue and eater that you know and love.  Southern-inspired dishes are accompanied by live music every night, and the restaurant serves lunch, dinner and a delicious Saturday brunch on […]



Since 2003, MAFIAoZA’s has wowed capacity crowds nightly with its authentic Italian menu, impressive Old and New World wine list and comfortable, welcoming ambiance. In the style of a 1920s New York Italian restaurant, MAFIAoZA’s serves the finest stone-oven pizza in the Southeast and other authentic Italian dishes, using only the freshest ingredients.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que


After making waves in Nolensville and Morgantown, W. Va., Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint has joined the ranks of Nashville barbecue destinations with the opening of their new location on Belmont Boulevard. Their pulled pork, brisket, ribs and variety of Southern sides are suitable for the likes of stars such as Waylon Jennings, who described his experience […]

McCabe Pub


McCabe has proudly been serving Nashville in the Sylvan Park neighborhood since 1982. Family-owned and operated, McCabe is open for lunch and dinner. They serve American home-style food, catering to a variety of tastes with a well-rounded menu offering anything from a grilled cheese to fresh salmon or pan-fried trout. Daily specials are also available. […]

Mere Bulles


At Mere Bulles, you’ll find business executives, celebrities, locals and tourists all raving about the “new-old” Southern dining experience. Savor a cup of the notorious she crab bisque, or feast on succulent seared fish. Settle into a cozy dining room, the indoor or outdoor patio, or perch yourself on the balcony overlooking the nearby hills. […]

Midtown Café


Known as the place for a power lunch as well as a romantic dinner, Midtown Café offers delicious, unpretentious food. Fifty wines by the glass and 150 by the bottle keep Midtown on the top of every “Best Of” list. Free shuttle service for downtown hotel guests to the Symphony, TPAC, Ryman and Bridgestone Arena […]

Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar


In addition to sharing an entrance with Sylvan Park’s revered Caffe Nonna, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar shares a menu full of authentic, affordable Italian food made by Chef Dan Maggipinto—just like his Nonna taught him to do when he was young. Opened in 2012, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar serves up delicious pizzas and sandwiches […]

Noshville Delicatessen Green Hills


At Noshville Authentic New York Delicatessen, the goal is to prepare and serve the highest-quality food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. The house rules at Noshville Delicatessen are simple: “Check your cares at the door, order with reckless abandon, and indulge your senses in the life that is Noshville.” Breakfast is served all day, along […]

Peg Leg Porker


The west Tennessee barbecue culture was instilled in Carey Bringle from a young age, and it’s that unique Memphis influence in Peg Leg Porker’s award-winning sauces and rubs that have gained it fast popularity nationwide. Located in the Gulch, Peg Leg Porker is prized for its popular patio, soulful atmosphere and old-school barbecue.

The Picnic Cafe

(615) 297-5398

Whether you’re in the mood for a breakfast quiche, toasted ham and cheese, sausage and egg casserole or a cranberry orange muffin, The Picnic Cafe has just the thing to get your day started on the right foot. Perhaps most known for its classic chicken salad, which was recently featured in Reese Witherspoon’s new book “Whiskey […]

Pizza Perfect


Since 1983, Pizza Perfect has been making pies by hand and baking them to-order in gas-fired ovens. With a focus on fresh cooking and fresh ingredients, their homemade dough is made fresh daily without using any preservatives. The local pizzeria also offers an authentic selection of Italian pastas, salads, baked or steamed sub sandwiches, desserts […]



PM, in the heart of the historic Belmont neighborhood, offers something for everyone. Guests enjoy an Asian-influenced menu, from great burgers to sushi and Thai-fusion small plates. Established in 2003 by Chef Arnold Myint and Nashville leading lady Patti Myint, who says of the name PM: “When you buy signs, you pay per letter…when I […]

Puckett’s 5th and Church


People have enjoyed what Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has to offer for years.  In the heart of historic downtown Franklin, and downtown Nashville, Puckett’s is the home of warm hospitality and delicious Southern fare. Locally owned and operated, Puckett’s is where families gather for a great meal, business deals are made and guests come from […]

Puckett’s Boat House

(615) 435-3432

The Puckett’s family of restaurants has added a delicious new option: Puckett’s Boat House. Located at the gateway to downtown Franklin, the Boat House will take you right to your favorite Gulf Coast getaway. Enjoy fresh shrimp, Apalachicola oysters and other delicious options, all served Southern-style in a casual setting. Live music on Friday and […]

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant


People have enjoyed what Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has to offer for years.  In the heart of historic downtown Franklin, and downtown Nashville, Puckett’s is the home of warm hospitality and delicious Southern fare. Locally owned and operated, Puckett’s is where families gather for a great meal, business deals are made and guests come from […]

The Row


Dine where the working-class poets of Music Row came to eat, drink and ultimately shape country music history for more than 30 years. Now The Row Kitchen & Pub is where artists, executives, locals and visitors alike come for Nashville-inspired Southern comfort food like hot chicken & hickory pit BBQ. Enjoy live music, regional craft […]



For a unique cultural experience in the middle of Music City, head over to Salsa, the first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant in Nashville. Salsa’s modern dining room and cozy atmosphere welcome guests to enjoy the Puerto Rican-influenced menu that boasts fresh ingredients and big flavors deeply rooted in Latin cuisine. Salsa also keeps its heritage […]

Scout’s Pub

(615) 721-5993

With a diverse and season-centric menu, Scout’s Pub offers a fresh, Southern twist on traditional pub fare. Located in Williamson County’s Westhaven community, Scout’s serves as a neighborhood watering hole, featuring an extensive bar with made-from-scratch cocktails and a variety of brews on tap. 

Smokin Thighs


Located in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, Smokin Thighs offers hungry diners a unique selection of all-things applewood smoked and grilled chicken, never fried. The food truck-turned restaurant also boasts a large patio and bar featuring Nashville’s largest moonshine selection, making it the ideal neighborhood gathering spot.


(615) 794-9989

Sopapilla’s offers an authentic taste of New Mexico in Franklin. Flavors associated with traditional American Southwestern cuisine, like Hatch Chile and Baja sauces and braised meats are incorporated throughout the menu. 

South Street


A Nashville tradition since 1991, South Street offers pit BBQ ribs, oysters, crab cakes, pumped chicken, crawfish & shrimp enchiladas, a Jack Daniel’s strip and steamed New Orleans bread pudding – to name just a few of the Southern urban cuisine choices. When weather permits, the restaurant offers open-air seating.           […]

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum


Suzy Wong’s House of Yum is located in Nashville’s trendiest alternative nightlife scene. Arnold Myint and Zeus Entertainment partner to present a cornucopia of Asian food, creative cocktails, sleek decor and campy music until the early morning hours. It also offers Nashville’s only weekend “Drag’n Brunch”  with live performances and with obscenely lavish food. “Best […]

Swett’s Restaurant

(615) 329-4418

Perhaps no eatery in Nashville is more deserving of the title of “Nashville Original” than Swett’s Restaurant. They’ve been “serving fine food since 1954” and have remained a top meat-n-three destination for 62 years. Southern staples like fried chicken, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese are served cafeteria-style.   

Table 3


Table 3 Restaurant & Market offers authentic French brasserie dining in Green Hills. The traditional bistro fare is complemented by a distinctive, affordable wine list. Combining contemporary design with Old World atmosphere, Table 3 features two patios, a long zinc bar and a private dining room. The adjacent Market offers fresh pastries, prepared food, sandwiches and […]