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 local bar and restaurant is truly a neighborhood bar, with the staff often calling you by name and remembering your drink order. The interior of this homey place features old maps, photographs and local memorabilia. Evenings usually include live music from local bands or karaoke accompanied by nightly specials and a happy hour. The food portion of this friendly establishment is populated by locally smoked meats for gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. Their brew selection highlights many local breweries and the wine menu features an eclectic array of choices.
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.
The selection of beers here is simply amazing. There are over 70 brews on tap and over 150 different bottles available. There is live music most nights of the week. Bar food favorites like burgers are also available.
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.
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
Luxurious and chic, Trattorial II Mulino has an interesting fusion an=of food and style. With soft lights, pastel shaded walls, Centerpiece bar and wood-fired pizza oven, the food goes perfectly with the ambiance. With dishes like Pasta, Salads, Gnocchi and Insalate, you will be more than satisfied. In addition they have a full bar with an eclectic selection of wines like the classic Peroni, signature cocktails and beers. Enjoy the food in their private dining are or the patio. With happy hours and Sunday suppers, the place is always lively and bustling with people. You can even get special date night packages with tickets to concerts. Visit the website for more details.
Bajo Sexto Taco situated inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a casual Mexican restaurant serving a wide range of homemade tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos and salads to people of all ages. The combination of the traditional recipe and locally sourced ingredients make the food here delicious. Apart from delectable food, diverse drinks are also available here at reasonable prices for those who wish to unwind. Treat yourself to authentic Mexican food and down some drinks with your friends at Bajo Sexto without having to shell out too much.