Here are some of the best restaurants in Nashville. It is not a list of them all but I will create another list for the others soon. Local resaurants are noted and recommended. This, (local), is the sign to look for when wanting a local restaurant.
901 2nd Ave N.
Experience a true taste of Nashville when you dine at the Stockyard. Located in one of Nashville’s architectural gems, the Stockyard serves only the finest cuts of aged certified angus beef while also serving great seafood, ribs, chicken and pasta.
140 Fifth Ave S.
The Palm is an amazing New York style steakhouse located in the heart of Music City and within walking distance to live music.
Sole Mio (local)
311 3rd Ave. S.
This authentic Italian restaurant offers homemade sauces and fresh ingredients. Gnocchi Mamarosa, Fettuccini Vodka Cream w/ shrimp and the Manicotti are all highly recommended and are absolutely delicious.
A fine dining institution that has been around for nearly 40 years with a wine list that is enviable.
Capitol Grill (local)
231 6th Ave. N.
This is a great example of fine dining in Nashville. They offer an upscale menu with a Southern flavor to it and the dining room is dazzling and luxurious. Delight yourself with Diver Scallops, Maine Lobster or the sorghum glazed pork chops.
The Acorn (local)
114 28th Ave. N.
The acorn is a sign of warmth and hospitality in the South and this restaurant lives up to its name. Get lost in the ambiance, rich flavors and attentive staff. To satisfy those finicky taste buds be sure to indulge in the acorn stuffed ravioli, the chorizo and potato encrusted halibut and for dessert...pear and aniseed gateaux.
1806 Hayes St.
Daring and delicious restaurant with multiple dining rooms and a fun, funky atmosphere set in a big old blue house. Signature items that are highly recommended include Gyoza Shrimp Dumplings, Sesame and Nori Crusted Tuna and Mariscada.
911 20th Ave.
This is one of the most unique restaurants in Nashville. Providing a feast for both your eyes and stomach with items like the planked trout (cooked and served on a cedar plank), 16oz double pork chop, ostrich and chargrilled angus filet. Take the time to enjoy this one.
3001 West End Ave.
One of the best of the best in Nashville that is adventurous and bold. International flavors abound in dishes such as Grandma Zola’s Paella, Ancho Grilled Venison and delicious daily seafood specials. Chef/Owner Debra Paquette has been named the best chef in Nashville multiple times.
2016 West Ave.
Step out of Nashville and into Bangkok by simply stepping into Salathai. You’ll find it warm, inviting and authentic. Generous portions of Bangkok Shrimp, Salathai Curry and Spicy Seafood are guaranteed to please.
Jack’s Bar-B-Que (local)
The famous pink neon pigs flying over the entrance that guide you to some of the best Tenn. style bar-b-que around. The casual atmosphere is popular with locals and tourists alike. If it’s busy inside then check out the back patio for additional seating.
109 2nd Ave. N.
One of Nashville’s original Japanese/sushi restaurants bringing great food, service and atmosphere to the restaurant scene. The specialty rolls, including the Music City and the Dixie, are delicious.
Rosepepper Cantina (local)
1907 Eastland Drive
This hip Tex-Mex spot offers incredible food, service and ambiance. Try the Beef Red Chile Quesadilla, Cabo Tacos or Borrachos while enjoying the best margarita in town. Good live music inside or the popular patio to see and be seen.
907 20th Ave. S.
Fun and funky with garage doors that act as walls and can be rolled up on a nice day, to give you the sensation of sitting on a deck or The Tree House Bar upstairs. Some of the favorites are catfish, ribs, pulled pork platter and the Sunday Crawfish Broil.