New Restaurants and Nightlife
312 Pizza Company
371 Monroe Street
Located in historic Germantown, 312 Pizza Company offers authentic Chicago deep dish pizzas and cuisine. A 24-hour rising process allows dough to develop a savory pie-like crust, which is topped with cheese and then covered with a rich and tangy tomato sauce.
5th & Taylor
1411 5th Avenue North
Chattanooga-based chef and restaurateur Daniel Lindley, a James Beard nominee, has opened his first Nashville restaurant in Germantown. 5th & Taylor occupies 7,200 square feet of interior space in a 96-year-old barrel roof warehouse in the historic Germantown neighborhood. Adjacent to the Flats at Taylor Place, the casual restaurant draws inspiration from Chef Lindley’s own interpretation of American cuisine, and is the result of Chef Lindley’s culinary background coupled with his passion for designing remarkable spaces.
Acme Feed & Seed
Tom Morales has transformed the former Acme Farm Supply space into a three-story venue with a honky tonk bar, vintage lounge, and rooftop patio. Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely Nashville atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present, and future. With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary, and entertainment space, the Acme invites guests to eat, drink, and be entertained on Lower Broadway.
2121 Belcourt Avenue
This cozy craft cocktail lounge has opened above Savarino’s Cucina in Hillsboro Village. Will Schultz, the former bar manager for Merchant’s downtown, has put together a lengthy list of classic drinks and house concoctions, putting to good use the largest selections of amari and absinthe in the city.
Americano Freestyle Tapas Bar
1720 West End Avenue
The vibrant, colorful vibe of Americano Freestyle Tapas Bar on West End makes it a great place to enjoy sharing Spanish small plates in a casual environment. Americano features an “eclectic menu” inspired by Latin cuisine with a Nashville twist. The restaurant seats 100 people and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
222 5th Avenue South
The team behind Nashville’s Adele’s has added a casual taco joint to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Bajo Sexto offers a limited menu of tacos and flautas, hand-made tortillas, wine on tap, beer, and margaritas. Spanish for “sixth bass,” a bajo sexto is the largest guitar used in a Mariachi band.
Biscuit Love Brunch
316 11th Avenue South
Fans of beloved food truck Biscuit Love Truck can grab brunch at a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Gulch. The restaurant serves fluffy biscuits, plus craft beer, and brunch cocktails. A grab-and-go pastry counter and a John’s Ham Bar with beaten biscuits are also served. There’s room for 92 seats inside, with the back patio offering another 50 seats.
Butcher & Bee
900 Main Street
East Nashville will gain a popular chef-driven sandwich shop based out of Charleston, S.C. entitled Butcher & Bee. The restaurant hopes for a late summer or early fall 2015 opening.
1416 4th Avenue North
The Germantown restaurant and ‘biergarten’ from Terry Raley contains two sections, the front section houses the beer hall and bar with the back portion saved for seated dining and kitchen operations. The 4,000-square-foot interior space has high ceilings and white-tiled exterior walls, with stacked stone and chopped wood strategically used as dividers between dining areas. The beer garden wraps around the rear. Butchertown Hall can seat approximately 130 people, with another 120 seats for the outdoor patio. The name is based on a nickname given to the area because many German immigrants did their own butchering at their homes.
116 5th Avenue North
Located at the Ryman’s main entrance, the new eatery, named after longtime former Ryman Auditorium manager Lula C. Naff, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, as well as a full bar with beer, wine, and liquor. A selection of grab-and- go items are also available, as well as coffee from local Garage Coffee Co. The space itself features floor to ceiling windows on three sides, with 80 seats inside and a covered veranda that seats 30.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
123 12th Avenue North
Chef Maneet Chauhan, one of the chef judges on Food Network’s “Chopped,” has opened a global-inspired tapas restaurant in The Gulch. Chauhan describes the concept for her restaurant as a microbrewery and gastro pub that is Indian inspired, with spicy food and flavorful drinks.
609 Lafayette Street
City Winery, a combination winery, restaurant, and music venue is located in a warehouse building near The Gulch and Downtown. This is City Winery’s fourth location, behind New York, Chicago, and Napa Valley. The 30,000-square-foot warehouse was converted into a 125-seat restaurant, a 300-seat concert venue, an onsite winemaking facility, and several private event rooms. The menu features more than 400 wines and house-made City Winery selections on tap.
Clawson's Pub & Deli
1205 4th Avenue South
Clawson’s Pub & Deli is a sandwich, craft beer, and wine by the glass restaurant in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
Double Dogs Chow House
1807 21st Avenue South
A casual restaurant and bar has opened in Hill Center Acklen. Double Dogs features approximately 5,000 square feet of dining space, with a two-sided bar, outdoor seating, and 35 televisions. The restaurant offers a straight-forward rundown of typical bar fare.
516 Hagan Street
Open in the Wedgewood-Houston area, Dozen Bakery serves the local bakery market. The retail shop offers a light breakfast and lunch along with breads and pastries.
45th Avenue North and Murphy Road
Edley’s Bar-B-Que will open a new location in Sylvan Park in the old Sylvan Park Restaurant location. The property is two lots and will have ample parking with about 30 spots. The new location will also feature two decks with a combined area of about 1,500 square feet that will have access to the bar. Projected opening date is spring 2016.
Ember's Ski Lodge
2410 12th Avenue South
12South neighborhood bar and restaurant has opened a cozy, 2,400-square-foot ski lodge-inspired bar called Embers Ski Lodge. The restaurant has a seasonally inspired food menu, a craft cocktail program, and boasts of having Nashville’s largest global whiskey program.
2902 12th Avenue South
Epice is a neighborhood bistro in 12South serving moderately priced, simple, and authentic Lebanese foods reflective of Lebanon’s flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. The name Epice is derived from the French word for spice. A selection of wine and beer is available.
2600 Franklin Pike, Suite 103
A mash-up of the diner tradition and lost bowling alley of the 1940s strip, Fenwick’s 300 is the creative concept of Bob Bernstein and Bongo Java manager Derek Wolfe, an ode to all-day dining for families and friends. It’s a sparse and clean space, with reclaimed alley-wood bar. Brick walls and polished concrete floors are warmed with blond wood and accent colors of red and blue. Breakfast favorites and hearty fare are served along with beer and wine.
Fifty First Kitchen & Bar
5104 Illinois Avenue
The Nations neighborhood is home to Fifty First Kitchen & Bar, a restaurant featuring seasonal small plates inspired by rustic Italian cuisine. Menu items appear as a list from smallest to largest items. The food is complemented by a small wine program and a classic cocktail menu with a selection of aperitifs, including several made in-house.
4111 Charlotte Avenue
Atlanta-based chef and "Top Chef" alum Richard Blais has brought his hamburger-focused mini-chain, FLIP Burger, to Nashville. FLIP Burger occupies just over 3,500 square feet and offers a modern vibe.
2403 12th Avenue South
The Flipside features fresh spins on chicken, with the main item being ‘Jack’s Best Chicken’ that can be served 15 different ways. The restaurant interior has a ‘1950s Palm Springs-style vibe’, while vintage bicycles are featured prominently in the design. The name “Flipside” references the B-side of an album, so 50s and 60s tunes on vinyl dominates the playlist.
French Landing Brewing Co.
1612 Church Street
French Landing Brewing Co. is constructing a new brewery, taproom, and restaurant on Church Street.
1120 4th Avenue North
Nashville-based Fresh Hospitality is targeting an August completion for Germantown Market. Slated concepts include Birmingham’s Little Donkey, Atlanta’s Octane Coffee, locally-owned Juice Bar, and an outpost of James Beard award-winning Chef Donald Link’s Cochon Butcher, with former Proof on Main Executive Chef Levon Wallace running the kitchen.
708 Monroe Street
Germantown Pub offers quality pub food in a casual setting. The Germantown Pub menu features approximately 50 appetizers, desserts, entrees, sides, salads, and sandwiches. A children’s menu is also in the works.
Goozy Dessert Bar & Cafe
4117 Hillsboro Road
Nashville’s first dessert bar and café is open in Green Hills. The menu is anchored by artisan grilled-cheese sandwiches in creative combinations. Their specialties include inventive desserts, specialty cocktails, spiked milkshakes, house-made gelato, and gourmet grilled cheeses.
Corner of Rosa L. Parks and Monroe Street
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken will anchor a mixed-use space in Germantown where the Helen’s Hot Chicken truck used to be.
Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint
1123 3rd Avenue North
Virginia-based restaurant and bar Jack Brown’s has opened its doors in Germantown. The burger bar keeps the menu simple, offering a small selection of burgers, as well as daily specials and sides. They also offer a vast beer selection, which rotates frequently.
1922 Adelicia Street
Strategic Hospitality’s Goldberg brothers will open a casual French dining restaurant on the ground floor of the Adelicia in Midtown. Expect classic French dishes that mirror the current trends in France’s kitchen, along with a high-end raw bar. The downstairs will house The Bar at Le Sel, featuring cocktails from beverage director Matt Tocco and its own separate menu.
Maple and Eggs
941 West Eastland Avenue
The owners of 312 Pizza Company are bringing a new breakfast restaurant to Nashville’s east side called Maple and Eggs, which will open next door to Holland House Bar and Refuge. The menu is described as ‘very traditional’ and will use quality ingredients, such as antibiotic- and hormone-free meats and fresh-squeezed juices. The majority of the menu will focus on two ingredients: maple syrup and eggs. They will also offer a full bar program and serve breakfast cocktails.
The Meet Room
2905 12th Avenue South
Chef Jeremy Barlow has opened a community taproom in the space next door to Sloco on 12th Avenue South called The Meet Room. The space is a relaxed hangout for 12South and Belmont/Hillsboro neighbors to use whenever they need to gather for business or pleasure. The menu serves charcuterie plates, beer, and wine.
719 8th Avenue South
Party Fowl, the restaurant and bar that specializes in hot chicken dishes, is a 4,000-square-foot space that seats approximately 145 guests. Party Fowl offers 20 local brews on tap, handcrafted cocktails, and 58 wines by the pour. They are open seven days a week and host live music.
700 12th Avenue South
Local restaurateur Miranda Whitcomb Pontes has opened her newest venture, Prima. Prima is located in the heart of Nashville’s Gulch district and is known for its contemporary European cuisine infused with South American and Latin flavors. The menu is simple, controlled, refined, and farmer-defined. The dining room’s centerpiece is a special-commissioned chandelier designed by renowned British artist Bruce Munro (who was behind Cheekwood’s “Light” exhibit).
Redneck Riviera Restaurant
John Rich of country duo Big & Rich plans to open a high-end, family-friendly, Redneck Riviera bar/restaurant in the Lower Broadway area of downtown Nashville in spring of 2016.
110 Lyle Avenue
Midtown’s Pie in the Sky Pizza remodeled its interior, and re-opened as The Row, “a Music Row themed Southern eatery and bar”. The menu includes pickled flights with house-made pickles, dessert flights, and other dishes meant to serve family-style. The dining area is open to the public, as well as an outdoor patio and a full bar. Live music is also featured.
2600 Franklin Pike
Sinema is a sleek restaurant and bar in Nashville’s historic Melrose theater. Built on heritage, community, and culture, the team provides an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. Executive Chef Dale Levitski has crafted an eclectic American menu that is unique to Nashville, with emphasis on classically-inspired dishes with a modern spin.
150 3rd Avenue South
The new project from TomKats Hospitality Group’s Tom Morarles has opened downtown Nashville’s newest urban market, The Southernaire. The Southernaire is a 1,215-square-foot market that provides downtown residents a convenient place to shop for meal ingredients and unique Nashville-made products. Also available at The Southernaire is a limited supply of fresh produce, dairy products, eggs, cheeses, tea, coffee, snack foods, baking items, and Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products.
4100 Hillsboro Circle
An old-fashioned sweets and soda shop in Green Hills offers a large selection of traditional ice cream, soda, milkshakes, and every candy imaginable. A traditional soda counter, a large outdoor patio with a fire pit, a party room, and a music stage where kids can play for their families and friends are offered.
2600 Franklin Pike
Once host to musicians like Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, the reimagined concept for The Sutler includes a craft beer and cocktail menu, live music, and a speakeasy-inspired cocktail lounge on the basement level called The Cellar.
Trattoria Il Mulino
121 Fourth Avenue South
Il Mulino, a high-end Italian eatery out of New York known for its generous portions and dinner-jacket service has opened in the Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel.
46th Avenue North and Utah Avenue
A new restaurant, Truss, from Chef Deb Paquette will open in an old retail building in Sylvan Park. The 100-seat hangout with a patio will have a casual and artsy vibe and will offer dinner and drinks to the tight-knit community. The name ‘truss’ refers to binding two different things together, whether it’s for a structure or in the kitchen Paquette wants to tie together locals in the same way. Paquette’s signature style will shine through in each fun and approachable dish.
A non-traditional steakhouse, Union Common, is located in Midtown next to Two Boots Pizza. The 125-seat steakhouse focuses on shared plates including bar snacks, fresh seafood, and aged steaks paired with an extensive wine and whiskey list. The name Union Common stems from the idea of friends and family coming together, breaking bread, and enjoying a memorable evening.
Village Brewhouse & Marketplace
1803 21st Avenue
Craft beer and shopping come together under one roof at Hillsboro Village’s Village Brewhouse & Marketplace. The new brewery serves about 10 craft beers, wines, and appetizers, while the marketplace has room for 15 to 25 vendors to sell goods. The business has a small seating area surrounding the bar and big-screen televisions.