Nashville’s palate offers everything from Southern fare to haute cuisine with quite literally everything in between. Here, a perfect barbecue is as celebrated as the most spectacular creation from any of the city’s award-winning chefs. Whether it’s a family-friendly meal, dinner and a show or a romantic night on the town, the city’s restaurants serve every dish with a side of Southern hospitality.

Merchants Restaurant

401 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-1892

Germantown Cafe

1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 242-3226

Germantown Café has become a reliable fixture on Nashville’s dining scene by offering fresh, creative cuisine at reasonable prices, as well as a fully-stocked bar and an amazing view of the Nashville skyline.

Conveniently located just blocks north of downtown and LP Field, the Café is a perfect choice for a pre-theatre dinner, a casual night out on the town, or a brunch before the big game. And one look at the sleek and sexy interior lets you know it’s the perfect spot for extra-special occasions as well, with plenty of private dining space for just about any event.

Germantown Café’s kitchen specializes in straightforward traditional cooking with a subtle twist—but don’t worry, there’s no fusion confusion on display here. Whether you choose the signature Plum Pork, a char-crusted New York strip with garlic mashers, or our plump, juicy crabcakes, you’ll lick your chops with every bite.

Come see us for lunch, brunch, and dinner or visit the Private Dining page to schedule a special event.

Midtown Cafe

102 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-7176

Casual fine dining in Nashville.

Watermark Restaurant

507 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-2000

The Catbird Seat

1711 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 810-8200

Twenty bar seats surround a kitchen while you watch Chef Trevor Moran and his team prepare your meal as you watch.

Bound’ry Nashville

911 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 321-3043

Chef Philip Shyatt has built a sensational spectrum of bright, vibrant dishes and matched them alongside some of our old classics to give you a great new selection to enjoy on your next visit. Indulge in the gorgeous Tuna 2 Ways appetizer (pictured) and live on the wild side and savor our Smoked South Texas Antelope.

And in case that wasn’t enough to excite you, we’ve also launched a phenomenal new house cocktail menu with the kinds of flavors you’ll want to celebrate spring with. We’re looking forward to helping you treat yourself!


605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-4455

Diners choose Southern & soul food classics plus desserts from a cafeteria-style steam table.

The Southern

150 3rd Ave S #110, Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 724-1762

The Southern Steak & Oyster is a unique and animated eatery that offers an authentically southern adventure with a twist.

Etch Restaurant Downtown Nashville

303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 522-0685

Etch is the newest culinary venture from Chef Deb Paquette. Located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in downtown Nashville, Etch offers a private dining room, full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with the chef and her kitchen. Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday, featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts.

In her 13 years as Chef/Owner of Zola, Deb received accolades for Nashville’s best chef and Nashville’s best restaurant multiple times. Nashville restaurants are many, but Etch sets itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations.

The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Guests can also enjoy our modern take on classic cocktails, along with a variety of eclectic beers and regional drafts.

We invite you to come try Chef Paquette’s latest endeavor, a menu referred to as “signature Deb – unique, playful, over-the-top, and as the address at Encore implies, ovation-worthy” (Carrington Fox, Nashville Scene).

Reservations are available through Open Table or by calling 615.522.0685. We look forward to having you dine with us at Etch!

Sunset Grill Restaurant

2001 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 386-3663

Sunset Grill’s goal is to always inspire with sustainable regional ingredients from our nightly features to our beloved signature classics. The majority of our produce comes from local farms, seafood from the eastern seaboard/gulf, and meats from a 150 mile radius. We serve locally crafted bottled beers/wines/spirits and from all over the world. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve and nourish your needs. We have done this for 23+ years, and it’s always our pleasure to serve. How may we serve you?

City House Nashville

1222 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 736-5838

Buzzing Italian spot serves pizza, pasta & housemade sausage made with Southern ingredients & flair.

Monells Restaurant

1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 248-4747

Great Southern Food served family style in historic settings.

Capitol Grill

231 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 Phone: (615) 345-7116

Relaxed, low key, and loved by Nashvillians “in the know,” the Capitol Grille in Nashville’s Hermitage Hotel is inspired by cultural sustainability. That is, preserving the past while using techniques of the present. Our commitment to using local food extends beyond sourcing local. The vegetables are grown just five miles from the Capitol Grille, by Executive Chef and Farmer Tyler Brown. The beef on the menu is raised at The Hermitage Hotel’s own Double H Farms just West of Nashville. Brown creates a menu, which shifts with the seasons, is based on what is the freshest and best available, and pays homage to historic southern cuisine.

Flyte World Dining and Wine

718 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 255-6200

Thrilling both locals and visitors to Nashville since 2006, Flyte World Dining and Wine aspires to engage our diners with local, sustainable cuisine, exceptional wines and finely crafted beers.

Chef Mike Moranski strives to offer responsibly sourced meat and fish and locally grown produce whenever possible. Middle Tennessee and the surrounding areas provide a vast selection of delicious artisan foods. We collaborate with and promote nearly a dozen nearby farms and producers .

Wine Director and Co-owner Scott Sears has compiled a superb high-value selection of delicious and often unfamiliar wines from around the globe, the majority of which are available by the glass. Scott aims to provide guests with the opportunity to explore wines they’ve never tasted or even heard of before, or to get to know wines that are variations on their favorites.

Wendell Smith Restaurant

407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 383-7114

No-frills joint serving up sweet tea & diner favorites, including burgers & mac ‘n’ cheese.

The Yellow Porch Restaurant

734 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204 (615) 386-0260

American bistro fare gets an eclectic spin at this colorful cafe with a large covered patio.

Urban Grub

2506 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204 Phone: (615) 679-9342

In a city known for putting up platinum food as well as platinum records, Nashville has a bounty of restaurant options but none as unique, exciting and diverse as the sure-fire hit Urban Grub. Stuffy upscale is out…..ethnic, healthy, casual and pick-up is in which makes Urban Grub the next big star on the Nashville dining scene. The menu is a combination of southern traditions with a “flavored up tweak, ” fresh fish and seafood, fresh shucked oysters, smoked and grilled meats and vegetables, and cantina style hand-helds.

Caffe Nonna

4427 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 463-0133

Thanks for choosing Caffe Nonna – now celebrating 15 years in Nashville! Our dishes are prepared from scratch with the freshest ingredients from recipies inspired by chef Daniel Maggipinto’s grandmother, Nonna. Please call ahead at 615-463-0133 – we are a small restaurant so reservations are recommended!

Please try our signature Marinara and Arrabiata sauces- now available for sale. We are partners in hope with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Aquarium Restaurant

516 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 514-3474

Dive Into a Dining Adventure!

Your underwater adventure begins as you are seated around the 200,000-gallon aquarium, which allows exceptional floor-to-ceiling viewing from all tables. More than 100 species of colorful, tropical fish from the Caribbean Sea, Hawaii, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean – reside in the tank. To the great delight of both children and adults, a diver makes feedings twice a day in full view of the dining room. The unparalleled offerings at Aquarium feature only the freshest fish, seafood, steaks and more.

Restaurant Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Margot Café & Bar

1017 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206 (615) 227-4668

Margot Café & Bar is a casual, fine dining restaurant located at “Five Points” in Historic East Nashville offering rustic French and Italian cuisine with an emphasis on the regions of Provence and Tuscany. The menu changes daily but the foundation remains constant with six appetizer choices, seven entrees, and five desserts. With a changing menu and affordable entrees, there are many guests that frequent the restaurant every week. The freshness, simplicity and seasonality of the food have won over diners across Nashville and the Southeast.

The building itself dates back to the 1930’s and was originally Fluty’s Service Station. Owners Margot McCormack and Jay Frein teamed with landlord March Egerton to transform the abandoned space into a cozy neighborhood gathering place. Brick walls are simply adorned with copper pots, Italian plates and antique mirrors. A playful use of color creates a vibrant yet warm, comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant features a covered & enclosable brick patio for year-round outdoor dining, flower filled gardens, a marble bar, mezzanine level dining and an open kitchen. There is a decidedly different feel to Margot Café & Bar. It is unique to Nashville, but brings to mind other favorite neighborhood restaurants in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.