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Capitol Grille is one of the area's finest dining establishments. Special touches include fine linens, candles, crystal and fine china. The quality of food and the exceptional service puts this restaurant in a class of its own. The extensive menu is classic American with a bit of Asian and Cajun influence. Unusual side dishes, such as eggplant fries, and cheese grits add pizzazz to the entrees. True adventure seekers should try the "Dinner on the Edge" menu, offering unique dishes at each course, paired with an accompanying wine.
The brick and glass exterior is a departure from the historic downtown design, and the art deco lighting highlights the wrought iron and copper fixtures inside. Patrons will enjoy the counter seats surrounding the open kitchen. The menu features some classics that have made Merchants famous in the Nashville area: Steak Frittes, Jambalaya, Smoked Bristket and Blackened Tialpia. Nestled in a 19th-century structure, that was once Nashville's famous Merchants Hotel, the restaurant is sure to charm you with its historic beauty and delectable cuisine.
Tucked away beneath Encore in Downtown Nashville, Etch has been hailed as one of the best fine dining establishments in the city. Thanks to culinary genius Deb Paquette, Etch has become known for dishes with bold flavor profiles and colorful presentations. The full bar and open kitchen with bar-like seating allows patrons to interact with Paquette and her kitchen staff, creating a whole dining experience not found elsewhere. The comprehensive wine list and decadent dessert round out the fantastically creative menu. Be sure to book in advance, as this popular restaurant is always buzzing with patrons.
This is "the" place to kick your spurs up in Music City. The dance floor is the largest in Nashville, and the music and dancing are virtually nonstop. If showing off your moves makes you hungry, the kitchen offers a full lunch and dinner menu and the bar serves up frosty mugs of your favorite imported and domestic brews. This place is perfect for a night out with friends, a birthday party or for "boot-scootin'" with your sweetheart.
If you like the blues then you have to head to this place. The B.B. King's Blues Club is one of the best places to enjoy a night of good blues with some awesome bands like The B.B. King's House Rockers, The B.B. King's Soul Brigade, Burning Las Vegas, and The Soul Searchers. Even if you are not into the blues thing but are a complete foodie, come here for a taste of Southern Cuisine. There is something for everyone with well-marbled New York strip to fried catfish. Your visit would be incomplete without trying the impressive drinks on the bar menu. The B.B. King's Blues Club can put together a customized special package for you if interested in hosting an event here.
The Sambuca Restaurant in Nashville is all about luxurious dining and pampering yourself. The entire atmosphere of the place speaks of elegance, leisure and class. This bar, known for hosting performances by Grammy-winning artists, is imperially furnished with exquisite interiors. The beautiful Balinese balcony and the chandeliers accompanied with a lounge-like seating arrangement give you a uniquely royal dining experience. The Bar Lounge and the Tambour Terrace are equally impressive. Sambuca provides excellent facilities for hosting parties and gatherings and is frequented by elites of Nashville. Check website for open hours.
Monell's Dining and Catering offers three great dining experiences in the greater Nashville area. The Nashville and Gallatin locations provide guests with Southern hospitality, family-style seating and all-you-can-eat fabulous Southern comfort foods. The menu at Monell's includes daily offerings like fried catfish, pot roast, and chicken and dumplings as well as Monell's staple, skillet fried chicken. The third location, on Bransford Avenue offers a similar menu at a quicker cafe pace. Service, atmosphere and food are all top notch. Monell's is also available for catering and private events. Guests in town just for the weekend should try the Sunday brunch.
I Dream of Weenie might actually be the most creative and unusual restaurant stand in all of Nashville. This free-standing hot dog shack is actually a renovated vintage VW bus with a small wooden deck attached. I Dream of Weenie relishes (condiment-pun intended) its unusual appearance and even offers T-shirts that share the company name. The hotdogs themselves are very tasty and are offered with a variety of different toppings and chips. The service and prices are both excellent, but the real treat is the experience of the place.
Lockeland's Table in a historic neighborhood makes it the perfect place to enjoy classic American cuisine. Entrees include roasted chicken with mac and cheese, rack of lamb, and fresh fish with a black lentil, cauliflower, and fennel salad. One of the highlights of this eatery however, is the pizza bar - sit here to enjoy freshly made pizza that's created right before your eyes.
Forget about fast food chicken sandwiches that claim to be spicy, this is the real thing. Four levels of heat are available—mild, which is frightfully spicy in its own right; medium, which will make you grimace in painful bliss; hot, which is seriously life threatening; extra hot—don't try this unless you have medical personnel nearby. Sandwiches are served with pickle spears and beans or slaw. Vending machines provide carbonated refreshment.