New Restaurants and Nightlife
907 12th Ave. S.
A new Italian and French restaurant, 12South Bistro is an affordable fine-dining restaurant offering specialty pizzas, pastas, grilled classics and more. Individual-sized pizza flavors range from margherita to Southwest BBQ Chicken, while guests can also enjoy homemade lasagna, ravioli, cheeseburgers and more.
2013 Belmont Blvd.
The cozy bistro, bar and market on Belmont Boulevard is chef Arnold Myint’s new project that takes over the space formerly held by Cha Chah. The blvd menu is an inspired take on bistro fare, with an emphasis on local and artisan ingredients. The warm Brussels sprouts appetizer remains from Cha Chah’s menu, as well as the lamb meatballs. Open seven days a week, blvd. serves dinner, lunch and brunch.
Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
223 Fourth Avenue N.
Bring on the burgers, sweet potato fries, soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, and milkshakes; Bobbie’s Dairy Dip has come to the city center. In addition to providing real seating in a café setting, the new location serves beer.
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.
Bond Coffee Company
602 12th Ave. S. (37203)
Bond Coffee Company has taken Casablanca Coffee’s space in the Gulch. The menu serves coffees and teas and a variety of handcrafted foods, while also offering an expanded dessert and pastry menu. A small menu of sandwiches and Panini’s, chicken salad and many of Casablanca’s favorite items are on the menu.
1055 Pine St.
Specializing in gourmet burgers, American craft beers and hand-dipped milkshakes, Burger Republic will open on the first level of Pine Street Flats in fall 2013. The menu is high-quality and innovative, and will be the perfect fit in the heart of The Gulch.
1115 Porter Road
Chef Jamie Watson, who trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and business partner Sandra Westerman have teamed up to open Café Fundamental. It is described as a brasserie and patisserie – the latter meaning that French pastries are available early in the morning for folks starting off their day. The menu is classic French with a little bit of Southern twist, within a 40-seat cafe. The restaurant also serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday and dinner Thursday through Saturday.
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.
Champions Sports Bar & Grill
600 Marriott Drive
Champions Sports Bar & Grill gives visitors and locals a taste of Music City at the Nashville Airport Marriott. This location features Nashville-themed dishes, local ingredients and craft beer. Guests can enjoy dishes such as Benton’s bacon-laced salads and Jack Daniel’s chocolate chip cake. The buffalo wings also are offered in the spice levels humming, singing or screaming. The restaurant serves 16 draft beers, almost half of which are local.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Opening fall 2013 in the Gulch, Chef Maneet Chauhan, one of the chef judges on Food Network’s “Chopped”, will soon be heading to Nashville to open a global inspired tapas restaurant.
300A 10thAvenue S.
Coffee, Lunch offers a seasonal menu of light breakfast items and creative lunchtime sandwiches on house-baked bread, along with tempting dessert and pastries. House made syrups for coffee are also offered, to go along with Sunergos Coffee, a unique supplier of beans from Louisville, KY.
The Crying Wolf
823 Woodland St.
The Crying Wolf is a new East Nashville restaurant, bar and music venue.
DeSano Pizza Bakery
155 16th Ave. S.
Neapolitan-style pizza, made with fresh, hand-tossed dough and baked in a wood-fired oven, is the reason to eat at DeSano Pizza Bakery. Located off of the Music Row roundabout, the expansive 16th Avenue space houses three pizza ovens, imported from Italy, along with rows of community tables for family-style seating. Along with the delicious pizza are calzones, Italian desserts, and a small selection of beer and wine.
908 Main Street
Adding to the popular 12South location, Edley’s has opened a second location in Nashville. It is located next door to Fat Bottom Brewery in East Nashville. 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. Edley’s East will feature a bigger bar, some different specials and a vibe to match the community. Look for hot chicken specials on Mondays, and fresh peaches from Georgia being used in the Sweet Georgia Brown. Diners can eat lunch or dinner by the open garage-door walls or on the patio, while they can grab a drink from the indoor/outdoor bar.
2902 12 Ave. S.
The owners of Kalamatas are launching a new 12South eatery called Epice Restaurant. It will be a full-service restaurant and is described as a Lebanese bistro, with authentic flavors and recipes and a small selection of wines to complement the cuisine.
301 Demonbreun Street
Located in the Encore condominium tower in SoBro, Etch is the perfect location to stop by before and after events. Chef Deb Paquette has opened this upscale eatery that offers a lunch, happy hour, dinner, wine, and dessert menu that contains a sprawling palette of global flavors in each dish. Etch’s level of creativity and execution is truly making a mark on the Nashville dining scene. Due to its first year success, plans are now being made to expand the restaurant into an additional 1,300 square feet.
2312 Elliston Place
Fresh to Order (F20) is coming to the new Elliston Place apartment building E23 this fall. The Atlanta-based chain Fresh to Order is described as an “innovative dining concept” that combines the quality of food found in fine-dining restaurants with the operating platform and price point of the fast-casual segment.
The Farm House
301 Demonbreun St.
Due to open spring 2013, The Farm House is a creation of former Cantina Laredo chef Trey Cioccia and will be located on the bottom floor of the Encore condominium. The restaurant will feature traditional Southern cuisine with a modern twist. Dishes will incorporate locally sourced ingredients, including vegetables from Cioccia’s own garden. Guests can also expect to enjoy fried chicken skins, pork rinds and more. The Farm House will also cure and smoke its own meats, create its own vinegars and preserve produce. High-quality bourbons, local microbrews and house-flavored moonshine will dominate the bar. The décor of the 4,000-square-foot space will include furniture made from repurposed barn wood, handmade decorations and Tennessee heirlooms.
Fat Bottom Brewing
900 Main Street in East Nashville
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. The taproom offers a small, but fascinating food menu that carries a culinary punch.
501 Main Street
Feast has filled the space of the former Germantown Café East space inside East Nashville’s Fifth & Main building. The space has a different look and feel from a décor perspective. Items on the menu include house ground burgers, unique salads, hand-cut steaks, fresh vegetables, and a tribute to Nashville’s candy: the Mocha Goo Goo Pie.
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 York-style pizza by the pie or by the slice late into the evening. The menu also includes salads and an antipasto plate, and a wide selection of draft and bottled beer.
235 Fifth Avenue North
The popular coffee shop Frothy Monkey plans to open another location on Fifth Avenue. It will sit at the opening of the Arcade and is directly in-between the Rymer and Tinney Galleries.
507 Main Street
East Nashville residents have a new place to grab breakfast on the way to work – Glazed! Selling homemade doughnuts and Drew’s Brews coffee, you can grab & go or stay & hangout. Glazed features local doughnuts, milk and cream for coffee from Hatcher Family Dairy
112 19th Avenue S.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, a new Midtown restaurant specializing in the fiery, molten poultry specialty, also offers many local, craft beers that pair well with poultry and spicy foods. Side options include cole slaw, Southern greens, red-skin potato salad, and a piquant salad of black-eyed peas.
4902 Charlotte Pike
Headquarters Coffeehouse serves coffee drinks from local Roaster Inc., tea, breakfast, and lunch, with indoor seating and a back garden area.
Hops & Crafts
319 12th Ave. S.
A new craft beer bar has opened in The Gulch called Hops & Crafts that features 36 craft beers on tap on a rotating basis, as well as micro-breweries from around the country. Patrons can enjoy a pint of beer in the taproom or purchase a growler to take home. Hours of operation are Mon-Sun 11 am-11 pm.
The Hop Stop
2909B Gallatin Pike
The owners of Village Pub have opened an intriguing place called The Hop Stop that offers food, beer and growler refills. 36 American craft beers on tap are offered in a relaxed pub atmosphere.
37 Rutledge Street
From the award-winning Husk Restaurant in Charleston comes Husk Nashville. Chef Sean Brock, a James Beard Award winner and respected hero of farm-to-table and Southern cuisine, will lead the culinary team. The restaurant is housed in a building that dates back to 1895, is on the National Registry of Historic Homes, and overlooks downtown. The philosophy at Husk Nashville celebrates Southern cuisine, heirloom produce, and regional specialties. Brock said the menu incorporates wood-fired and outdoor cooking as well as vegetables raised in gardens at the restaurant and gathered from local farmers.
Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que
16th Avenue N. and Charlotte Avenue
Under a new name from Jack’s Bar-B-Que, Jack Cawthon’s Bar-B-Que has opened at the corner of 16th Avenue and Charlotte. The new restaurant has an indoor 80-person seating area as well as a 36-seat outdoor patio. It features different varieties of barbecue, from Texas to St. Louis, as well as a taste of Tennessee with its pork shoulder sandwich.
2316 12th Ave.
Burger Up owner Miranda Whitcomb Pontes is opening a new restaurant, Josephine, in the 12South neighborhood. It will be located in the new apartment complex 12South Flats. The restaurant will highlight old school cooking techniques, feature a small outdoor patio and will offer a selection of 60 wines.
600 12th Ave. S.
Juice Nashville is now located in the Icon in The Gulch. The shop will face Division St., be located next to Rumours, and comprise about 945 square feet.
The Kitchen at The 404
404 12th Ave. S.
The Kitchen at The 404 will take the space next to Station Inn in The Gulch. The restaurant’s going to be charmingly intimate, a little more than 40 seats, with a tiny bar where patrons can chat and get to know the bartender crafting their special cocktails.
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.
3108 Belmont Blvd.
The beloved Martin’s Bar-B-Que will open a new location on Belmont Blvd.
M. Restaurant & Bar
209 10th Avenue S., Suite 223 in Cummins Station
A menu of contemporary inspired southern cuisine and a few international influenced surprises will soon become a favorite of locals and Nashville visitors. The restaurant (created by the team of Mack & Kate) has a modern, open feel and will serve lunch, dinner, extended Sunday brunch, and a late night menu. The new space seats 100 and has two private rooms for entertaining. A chef’s tasting bar paired with cocktails and wine creates a nightly spot for the adventurous palate and is by reservation only.
209 10th Avenue S., Suite 213 in Cummins Station
M. Market is a sister establishment just a few doors down from M. Restaurant & Bar; the subtitle reads “meat market and delicatessen.”
719 8th Ave. S.
This new diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu items include meat pies, chicken wings, burgers, chicken and waffles and more. Features American, Cajun & Creole foods.
Mason’s Restaurant and Mason Bar
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave. (37203)
Mason’s is a Southern brasserie infused with modern creativity and locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. Award-winning executive chef Brandon Frohne approaches contemporary American and European cuisine with energy, while honoring ingredients of quality and paying respect to the origins of Southern cooking. Mason Bar, illuminated by a Mason jar chandelier, features an extensive selection of beer, wines and spirits, with emphasis on Tennessee whiskey and Kentucky bourbon.
803 Woodland St.
Nashville Sweets is a boutique bakery in East Nashville specialized in hand-crafted cake pops, cupcakes and cakes and other desserts for events and custom orders.
1201 Villa Place, Suite 101
The little neighborhood sushi spot in Edgehill Village has undergone a major expansion of its space and its menu. The space has more than doubled in seating spaces, and there is now a dining room adjoining the ordering counter. Nomzilla’s menu has also expanded, as it offers tempura and hearty noodle soup bowls, as well as beer offerings.
Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar
4427 Murphy Road
The owners of the cozy long-running Italian spot Caffe Nonna on Murphy Road opened a place next door, called Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar. Sylvan Park now has a little place to drink wine as well as eat pizza. The piadini, pizza dough that is baked in the oven then filled with fresh ingredients and finished on a Panini grill, is a popular favorite. Ultra-cozy, Nonna’s has 40 seats in 6500 square feet. A garage in front rolls up for dining outside when the weather is nice.
Peg Leg Porker
903 Gleaves Street (37203)
With deep-seated roots in the West Tennessee BBQ culture, Peg Leg Porker is a lifestyle brand founded by Award winning Pitmaster Carey Bringle. Located in The Gulch, they offer excellent barbecue sauces and rubs, and delicious foods.
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.
700 12th Ave. S.
Prima will open in early 2014 in the Terrazzo building. They will have an advanced wine program, a modern fine-dining menu that highlights locally-sourced produce and a variety of international flavors. The menu will be simple, controlled, refined and farmer-defined.
104 5th Ave. S.
12South Taproom has opened a new sister restaurant, a 3-story bar and restaurant downtown across from Bridgestone Arena. Pub5 aims to combine culinary sophistication and a casual pub vibe, offering a wide variety of beers, and a gastro-pub type menu with sandwiches, salads and other interesting bites such as tacos, wings, clam chowder and more.
1083 Pine Street
A British-inspired tavern concept that features English culinary fare will take a retail space in the soon-to-be-completed Pine Street Flats in the Gulch. Known for their handsome interiors and beverage selections that include a comprehensive list of single-malt scotches, small-batch and single-barrel bourbons, and handcrafted beers from England, Ireland and Scotland.
The Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes
1200 5th Avenue N.
The Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes is located in Germantown. Enjoy a full service coffee shop that offers an amazing menu of savory crepes. Everything from breakfast and lunch to dinner and dessert is offered.
Riviera Provincial Grill
1812 Hayes Street
A casual French bistro, Riviera Provincial Grill opened in a little vintage house behind the Hutton Hotel that used to be Vito’s. The cuisine is primarily inspired by the food of Southern France, but the menu also includes a bit of Northern Italy. Visitors can expect “French comfort food” at an affordable price, with lunch and dinner being served seven days a week.
Rock Bottom Brewery
A new rooftop bar and restaurant has come to Nashville’s Lower Broad. Rock Bottom Brewery opened a bar on the fourth floor of the Big River Grille and Brewing Works building. The expansive outside decks offers views all the way up Broadway past the arena, across the river to East Nashville and up Second Avenue. Rock Bottom features Southwestern and Southern cuisine and house-made brews; the restaurant takes pride in both its menu and it award-winning beer.
Rolf and Daughters
700 Taylor Street
Rolf and Daughters brings an Old World, heritage feel to the Germantown line-up with 18-foot ceilings, exposed brick, and concrete and beautiful iron windows. The restaurant is full of “modern pleasant food”, where James Beard award-nominated chef Philip Krajeck combines “commonsense, thoughtful cooking rooted in a passion for the best ingredients and a passion for the best techniques.” The wine list is small, but carefully curated, with an emphasis on European vintages along with American wines and good Belguim beer.
1806 Hayes Street
The owner of Mambu reinvented the Midtown restaurant and turned it into Rosebud Bistro. The menu focuses on regional European cuisine.
110 Lyle Ave.
Midtown’s Pie In the Sky Pizza re-modeled its interior, and re-opened as The Row, “a Music Row themed Southern eatery and bar”. The menu includes pickled flytes – with house-made pickles – dessert flytes, as well as 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 will also be featured.
Rumours Wine Bar
1104 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
The locally owned restaurant has re-opened in the Gulch. The new space has room for private dining areas and wine tastings, along with a bigger bar featuring cocktails and high-gravity beers. The interior has been transformed into a chic nightspot, has reclaimed wood tables and vintage items like crystal chandeliers and glass doorknobs. A patio is knitted out with tables when the weather is warm.
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
210 25th Avenue N.
A successful Italian restaurant and wine bar in Miami Beach has opened a second location in Nashville at the 7,000-square-foot Park View Towers off West End. Promising to be an oasis of Mediterranean flavors, the new restaurant focuses on quality authentic Italian food and exceptional wine service. The restaurant is big, modern and posh and is located near Centennial Park. An open kitchen and wood-burning oven offer bar seating, while a cool uplighting illuminates the bottles and glassware at the central bar.
Second Wind Coffee Bar
301 Demonbreun St.
A new coffee shop by day and beer and wine bar by night has come to the Encore condo tower. Second Wind Coffee Bar displays an assortment of muffins, scones, croissants and panini.
1121 5th Avenue North
Featuring a Southern-influenced and chef-driven menu, Silo is located in historic Germantown. The bistro features a creative, farm-to-fork menu with a focus on the bounty of regional farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and producers in a lively, welcoming setting. Tables, chairs, and lighting are influenced by local craftsmen and artists.
The Slider House
1907 Division Street
The Slider House shares the same roof as Soulshine Pizza and act as a brother-sister restaurant. Operating under slightly different hours, different menus, personalities and vibes, The Slider House menu is filled with beef sliders, slider dogs, non-beef slider options and can beer.
Slow and Low BBQ Bistro
333 54th Ave. N.
Slow and Low BBQ Bistro is owned by a trio of barbecue enthusiasts. The menu offers a range of barbecue favorites, including pulled pork and chicken, Texas-style beef brisket and smoked wings. The lineup of sides includes mac-and-cheese, turnip greens, sweet-and-sour slaw and fried okra. Slow and Low sells beer in bottles, and is working on incorporating a schedule of live music and daily specials (including smoked prime rib on Saturdays).
1907 Division Street
Taking the place of the old Hollywood Disco space (near Losers and across from Chuy’s) on Division Street is Soulshine Pizza, a pizza parlor that has been voted five years in a row “Best Pizza Place” in Oxford, Mississippi. This is the first location in Tennessee. The menu includes a wide selection of pizzas, calzones, salads and some more unusual items like cream of crawfish soup.
The Sunflower Café
2834 Azalea Place
Berry Hill’s new Sunflower Cafe features fresh, flavorful dishes anchored in an unprocessed, plant-based diet. Using fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients from local farms, Sunflower Café offers a Farm Fresh Bar that features a combination of hot and cold dishes. The Berry Hill bungalow has opened up to create a light, airy space full of colorful photographs of contributing farmers and their farms hung on the sunny walls.
The taco shop
129 Second Ave. S.
The taco shop will be a delicious, fast and easy dining experience downtown. The taco shop will feature mahi-mahi, steak and chicken roasted on mesquite and will allow customers to create their own tacos at their table with their chosen meat and 15 fixings. The shop will be open from 11 am. to 4 a.m. on weekends, and 3 a.m. on most weekdays, providing a dining option for both late night and business crowds.
Taqueria del Sol
2317 12th Avenue S.
Taqueria del Sol has taken Fish & Co’s place in 12South. This fast-casual chain out of Atlanta specializes in what it calls “’from scratch’ Southern, Mexican and Southwestern dishes.”
The Listening Room Cafe
217 Second Ave. S. (37201)
One of Nashville’s favorite restaurants and performance stages has re-opened in a new location on 2nd Ave. Now located within walking distance of the new Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Country Music Hall of Fame, Riverfront Park and the honky tonks, The Listening Room now has a larger location. It offers a full lunch and dinner menu, and will continue to be known for its food and the performers on its stage.
Thistle Stop Café
5128 Charlotte Pike
Thistle Stop Café is located on the corner of the Thistle Farms building. They serve local and fair-trade products and healthy, catered food such as sandwiches and salads from AM@FM, bakery items from Dozen Bakery, as well as gluten-free choices from Vegan Vee. With the theme of ‘a story in every cup,’ Thistle Stop Cafe is the next step in creating a community of hospitality and love that will nourish everyone who thirsts for justice as well as a great cup of tea.
900 20th Ave. S.
The Tippler, an industrial chic cocktail bar that serves food, plans to open its first location outside of New York City in 8,000 square feet of space inside the Adelicia condos by summer 2013. The space is undergoing renovation that includes installing antique pieces, such as a 120-year-old cherry, Mahogany bar made in Italy.
Two Boots Pizza
The hugely popular Cajun-Italian pizzeria out of New York City has expanded to Nashville. The ‘Two Boots’ name refers to two great boot-shaped culinary regions of the world: Italy and Louisiana. The restaurant features local arts and culture, with live music offerings and local artists who have created the interior design.
The Urban Juicer
2206 8th Ave. S.
A Healthy Lifestyle Brand & Fresh Juicing Company is open on 8th Ave. All natural whole fruits and vegetables are freshly juiced to order. Also features whole fruit smoothies, superfood wraps, sandwiches and salads.
117 18th Avenue N.
A new German and Austrian-styled cuisine with an American accent comes to Green Hills.
2035 Richard Jones Road
A new coffee shop in Green Hills is run by the operative word “Mission: to make a profit to give it away.” The well is operated by a nonprofit venture with a Christian mission to address poverty in the world, with an emphasis towards bringing clean water to areas like Ethiopia and Uganda. The Well also sells handmade goods crafted by artisans in those countries, and will send all profits to international organizations such as Mocha Club, Blood Water Mission, Living Water, and Mission Lazarus.
Wild & Local
900 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
Wild & Local is the newest addition in the Nashville Farmer’s Market featuring fresh, wild-caught, and sustainably-sourced seafood and local farm meats from within 100 miles of Nashville. Wild & Local also provides local grocery items.
1402 Clinton St.
The newest addition to Marathon Village, the name is taken after the engineer who took on the project to design and create the first automobile design for Marathon Motors. The restaurant has rustic charm and vintage accents, a bar area and an adjoining patio.
WKND Bar & Lounge
1703 Church St.
The owners of downtown’s Jazz & Jokes have opened a new bar on Church Street, WKND Bar & Lounge. The space is a hip, yet mellow space where Nashvillians and visitors of all ages can come and socialize over drinks, dinner or hookah. The new space will also include a lounge and booth areas where visitors can order from the club’s tobacco-less hookah menu in addition to the hookah lounge. Lounge goers will be able to take advantage of a 4-7 pm daily happy hour.
805 Woodland St.
A new bakery will open its doors Spring 2013 in East Nashville. They will be dishing out the more versatile kolache and other Czech treats, baked by owner Sara LaViolette. Kolaches are dense sweet pastries filled with fruit and cream cheese, or with meat and cheese. Yeast Nashville will also serve muffins, breads and breakfast casseroles.