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.
Virago Robata Grill and Sushi Bar is a top notch upscale spin on the normal sushi joint. Unlike many other Nashville sushi bars which are more function than fashion, Virago is all about the ambiance and the experience. The sleek, trendy atmosphere offers Nashville locals a little taste of the New York scene. The Gulch location and superb service go hand in hand with what is, without a question, some of the best sushi in town. A bit on the pricey side, it is perfect for special occasions and a girls' night out. Be sure to try some of the more unique rolls and do not miss out on Virago's outstanding cocktails. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Darfons Restaurant and Lounge is a great family restaurant with an upscale atmosphere without the upscale price. With steaks, seafood, ribs, pasta, burgers, and salad, there is something on the menu for everyone. Seafood-lovers should definitely try their cajun-grilled shrimp skewers. Darkwood décor with round booth seating adds a cozy atmosphere to this American-style restaurant and lounge. It is ideal for families, couples or co-workers. Its convenient Donelson location is ideal for out-of-town guests on their way to or from the airport.
Relaxed yet elegant atmosphere is well suited for a romantic dinner or impressing business clients over lunch. Yellow Porch's provides you with all these in their chic and friendly ambiance. Their chef has developed Southern versions of Mediterranean favorites. The Seared Salmon, here, is remarkably light and sweet with a hint of spice for heat. Also worth a try is their Yellow Porch Reuben with Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese and Thousand Island Dressing. Pair it with a glass of the house wine and you're set for a culinary adventure.
Industrial Warehouse turned restaurant and bar featuring contemporary, chic decor Moto Cucina + Enoteca is a trendy dining establishment. Serving up a selection of innovative dishes inspired by rustic Italian fare in a modern setting, the menu features items like Oysters, Peach Salad, Blueberry Lasagne, Barolo Braised Lamb and Prime Steak to name a few. The trendy restaurant and bar features a nice selection of wines as well as signature drinks, making it a popular evening spot for a classy, yet casual dinner or after-dinner drinks at the bar. The restaurant opens at 5pm everyday.
Club Excess Orbit is an amazing nightclub, located in downtown Nashville. This alcohol free nightclub has a fantastic ambience and brilliant interiors, supported by an excellent sound and lighting system. Famous DJs spin hit tracks, that the crowds enjoy till the wee hours of morning. Although there aren't alcoholic drinks available, there is still a pretty decent list of juices and other non alcoholic drinks like Blow Pops that party animals could sip on. One has to be above 18 years to enter this nightclub.
A visit to House of Cards is truly an enchanting experience as it is three things in one i.e. it is a restaurant, a bar and also an entertainment venue. Located below Johnny Cash Museum, the atmosphere of this venue is mysterious, something that works in its favor. The walls of the entire premises are adorned with hand-drawn posters, which adds to the magical vibe. Enjoy gazing into the crystal ball to learn about your future. House of Cards is the perfect platform to some of the finest American magicians, which draws people to this place. Along with a vibrant menu for cocktails, House of Cards also has an extensively curated list of cigars that includes light, medium, full bodied and flavored ones. Light up one of these cigars and savor its taste.