New Restaurants and Nightlife
Green Curry specializes in Thai cuisine, their steam table line features lunch options that can be purchased as part of a one-, two-, or three-item combo along with white or fried rice and a cup of soup. After 1 p.m. the kitchen gears toward made-to-order Thai specialties.
320 11th Avenue South
Bar Louie, a national restaurant and bar chain is located on the first floor of the Velocity in The Gulch. The restaurant concept is positioned between casual and upscale, being described as “a progressively hip neighborhood restaurant and bar with a lively atmosphere.” The menu offers sandwiches, salads, and pizzas as well as items with international flair. Hand-crafted cocktails are also available.
519 Gallatin Avenue
Located in East Nashville, Barista Parlor is a coffee shop with unique décor and artwork and some of the best coffee products on the market. They have teamed up with Porter Road Butcher to prepare fresh and tasty breakfast sandwiches and casseroles, along with offering unique chocolates from around the world.
Nashville Farmers’ Market
The new hardwood-fired brick oven pizzeria is now open at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Dave Cuomo of Patterson House and Emma Berkey of The Wild Cow have joined to open an incredible pizzeria. The menu is small, with just five options, where they use most all local ingredients including fresh basil and special meats from East Nashville’s Porter Road Butcher.
2000 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville’s only Brazilian steakhouse, Bombasha is a new addition to Hillsboro Village. Their prix fixe dinner menu features a wide variety of meats carved tableside by authentic gauchos as well as a gourmet salad bar and an extensive drink selection.
4225 Whites Creek, Fontanel Mansion
This new casual dining restaurant, located on the grounds of the Fontanel Mansion just minutes from downtown Nashville in Whites Creek, offers an open kitchen style family dining experience featuring authentic Italian dishes. True to its Music City roots, the restaurant features singing servers who serenade diners every hour.
231 7th Avenue North
This fine dining restaurant is “fused” with Southeast Asian décor. Look for Thai, Lao, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisine that is beautifully exotic and served at bargain prices.
The Catbird Seat
1711 Division Street
From local restaurateur brothers Ben and Max Goldberg comes a new addition to Nashville’s burgeoning culinary scene. Located above their speakeasy cocktail bar, the Patterson House, the 34-seat restaurant features an ever-changing seven-course menu of seasonally inspired dishes, prepared by acclaimed chefs Josh Habiger and Erik Anderson. Together, they cook in a Ushaped kitchen surrounded by countertop seating, giving patrons the opportunity to observe and interact with the chefs as their food is prepared.
2706 12th Avenue South
Adding yet another quality barbeque joint to Nashville’s roster is Edley’s Bar-BQue. Uniting the meat-and-three with a traditional barbeque restaurant, this fast-casual eatery serves up smoked pork, chicken, turkey, brisket, ribs, wings, and much more. Their large patio is an ideal place to grab a bite and get immersed in the busy 12South neighborhood.
Etch at Encore
Located in the Encore condominium tower on Demonbreun, chef Deb Paquette, former chef and owner of Zola, has teamed with Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski, owners of Amerigo Italian Restaurant, to develop the new eatery, Etch. Etch will open Fall of 2012.
Fat Bottom Brewing and Broadcast Brewing
900 Main Street in East Nashville
Two tap rooms are opening conveniently in the same building. Fat Bottom’s full-flavored brews represent a sophisticated array of styles with a few unique twists. Each Fat Bottom beer’s recipe has been refined and sourced with the highest quality ingredients. Broadcast Brewing Company brews unique batches such as a light Honey Pale Ale flavored with local honey and an extra dry Tesla Ale.
Five Points Pizza
1012 Woodland Street
Located in the heart of East Nashville’s beloved Five Points neighborhood, this restaurant serves up piping hot New Yorkstyle pizza by the pie or by the slice late into the evening. The menu also includes salads and an antipasto plate, along with a wide selection of draft and bottled beer.
Fleet Street Pub
207 Printer’s Alley
This restaurant, tucked away in historic Printer’s Alley, serves up British pub favorites like Shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and Cornish hens. Open from lunch until late-night, enjoy dinner and a game of darts or catch international sporting events like soccer and rugby on their televisions.
Germantown Cafe East
501 Main Street
The sister restaurant to beloved Germantown Café, Germantown Café East is located in the heart of East Nashville and reflects the neighborhood’s eclectic style in its menu which offers a back-to-basics approach to cooking, blended with tastes that come from all over. Open for lunch and dinner service seven days a week and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, this restaurant has become a reliable fixture on Nashville’s dining scene by offering fresh, creative cuisine at reasonable prices and an amazing view of the Nashville skyline.
209 10th Avenue South in Historic Cummins Station
Joe Natural’s, with their second location in Historic Cummins Station, offers breakfast and lunch with a simple mission: to provide high quality organic and homemade food at an affordable price. Owner Paul Schertz uses produce and ingredients from his Leiper’s Fork farm and sources local farms for the rest of the vegetables, dairy, and meat. From whole-grain or gluten-free sandwiches stacked high with turkey, chicken, and roast beef to vegetarian- friendly quinoa bowls with house-made dressings to fresh baked hummingbird cupcakes, this restaurant offers plenty of healthy options for downtown diners.
Kay Bob's of Nashville
1602 21st Avenue South
Kay Bob’s restaurant features handmade flatbread sandwiches with a Southern twist. Their menu features local and all-natural meats grilled to order over an open flame paired with their tasty homemade sauces like spicy mango and sweet & spicy mustard. Sides, like house-cut fries and sweet potato chips, are all made in house. Garage doors, opened up during good weather, let you watch the busy Hillsboro Village and Vanderbilt neighborhood.
1103 McGavock Street
The newest creation and crown jewel of Chris Hyndman (Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Tavern), Kayne Prime boasts modern and upscale interpretations of classic American steakhouse fare, featuring marketdriven menu items and farm-totable creations as well as a creative cocktail menu.
Koi Sushi & Thai
2535 Franklin Road
Adding their second location in Nashville, the newest addition to The Melrose brings a bite of Asian flavor. While the multi-Asian menu is anchored in Japanese cuisine, its scope takes on classic dishes of Thailand and Vietnam. The reds, blacks, and warm tones of the dining room give the atmosphere a warm and tranquil ambiance, while the friendly customer service and two bars make Koi a welcome addition to The Melrose area.
Lockeland Table Community Kitchen and Bar
1520 Woodland Street
Located in a quirky former beauty-parlor- turned-photo-gallery, Lockeland Table Community Kitchen and Bar is run by close friends Hal Holden-Bache from Eastland Café and Cara Graham, former general manager of Eastland. The restaurant is a home for creative, chef-driven cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and a comfortable neighborhood vibe.
Lucy's Country Cafe
1911 Broadway (Division Street entrance)
Located in the heart of Midtown, just off of Music Row, is Lucy’s Country Cafe, created by Nashville singer/songwriter Bobby Pinson and his wife Lucy. Serving up Southern-style cooking, Lucy and Bobby have turned a love of homemade food into a menu of home-cooking favorites from their own repertoire, family recipes and friends’ favorites.
Try this casual and modern Italian restaurant located amidst the restaurants and nightlife spots near the Music Row roundabout. Visit during lunch or dinner to choose from an extensive selection of pastas, sauces, and meats and create your own unique Italian meal.
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
731 McFerrin Avenue
This long-awaited burger parlor and beer garden, from the owners of the Nashville speakeasy The Holland House, serves up delicious artisanal burgers, house-made sausages, and an old-fashioned ice cream soda bar. The outdoor beer garden is a perfect spot to enjoy their long list of draft and bottled craft beers, nearly all made in Germany or inspired by German techniques.
701 Porter Road
Chefs Willy Thomas and Joe Shaw have brought East Nashville their first fine dining spot devoted to Italian cuisine. Thomas and Shaw wanted to create a place with high standards for ingredients, preparation, and service that’s also a relaxing neighborhood spot. Pomodoro East emphasizes the farm-to-table philosophy with fresh ingredients.
Porter Road Butcher
501 Gallatin Avenue
An artisan butcher shop that follows the concepts of the sustainable agriculture movement; butchers work with the whole animal carcass, sell veggies, artisanal cheeses, dairy products, and eggs. With hand-cut meats and products made with the highest quality ingredients, Porter Road Butcher is a new East Nashville favorite.
Pour House Bourbon, Burgers & Brews
730 8th Avenue South
Located in the former Arts & Petals, Pour House offers what the restaurant name says: lots of beef, beer, and spirits. Indoor/outdoor bar, patio seating and a stage will be offered.
201 2nd Avenue
Rocket Fizz sells its own brand of soda and candy, including various unique items in the store including Judge Wapner Sodas and the Rootbeer Shack.
204 Commerce Street
Shish Kabob specializes in Persian and Greek cuisine and fills a 6,000-square-foot dining room in a high-profile spot downtown. This is the second Shish Kabob location for restaurant owner Hikmat Gazi.
1121 5th Avenue North
A Southern-influenced, neighborhood bistro in historic Germantown. The bistro will feature a creative, chef-driven menu with a focus on the bounty of regional farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and producers in a lively, welcoming setting. The tables, chairs, and lighting are also influenced by a local craftsman and artist.
A Nashville original located in the historic Arcade downtown, Smallbucks Coffee is dedicated to serving up the best quality coffee for an everyday price. Made of the finest quality organic & fair trade Arabica beans, each house-brewed coffee is carefully roasted to enhance the bean’s natural aroma and flavor.
Taking the place of the old Hollywood Disco space (near Losers and across from Chuy’s) on Division Street will be Soulshine Pizza, a pizza parlor that has been voted 5 years in a row “Best Pizza Place” in Oxford, Mississippi.
The Southern Steak & Oyster
150 3rd Avenue South
Located on the first floor of the 29-story Pinnacle tower at Symphony Place, The Southern offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, as well as a bustling bar. The menus feature a combination of indigenous flavors and exotic ingredients served in an inviting home-like atmosphere, taking guests on a culinary adventure with a Southern twist.
The Stone Fox
712 51st Avenue North
West Nashville is getting a new pub and music venue that is located inside of a 100-year-old house which was converted into a bar decades ago. There will be a small menu full of “simple foods” that are fresh, delicious and creative. The music side will accommodate 200 people, a couple of shows a week with touring acts, DJ, movie, karaoke and trivia night, and an expansive drink list.
Stone House Q
333 54th Avenue North
Restaurant veterans Scot Moskovitz and Buck Hussung have opened Stone House Q. Located in a restored stone bungalow on 54th and Charlotte, it has a menu piled high with smoked meats, loaded potatoes, and sides, as well as a large assortment of homemade sauces and decadent desserts.
2117 Belcourt Avenue
Originally known as Belcourt Taps and Tapas, they have rebranded to “Taps,” in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood. The menu has changed to huge stuffed burgers, gourmet fries and live music, focusing on local farms to source their meat. They also have a patio facing bustling Hillsboro Village.
2506 12th Avenue South
Housed on an old car wash site, Urban Grub is a casual, healthy, pick-up restaurant. It features a menu filled with several different cuisines from Southern-style seafood and a raw bar with oysters, a charcuterie menu with various meats, and Latin dishes complete with tacos and enchiladas.
West End Cafe
1720 West End Avenue
A stunning new Nashville café offers an expansive omelet selection, breakfast sandwiches, fresh deli, soups, and fresh local greens. Locally-crafted beer on tap and house appetizers are offered as well.
The Wild Hare
316 White Bridge Road
Owners Elizabeth Stelling Bills and husband Brian bring Nashville a restaurant with a menu full of comfort food and contemporary cuisine that truly offers something for everyone—from pizza to tempura-fried farm vegetables to fried catfish and cheddar-garlic grits. Desserts, like peanut butter pie and chocolate mousse, are made from scratch in-house.