Arnold's white cinder-block building is almost an eyesore from the outside, with a farm-fence painted on the walls, but the diners don't seem to mind. A substantial crowd gathers here for breakfast and lunch. You might have to wait in line awhile, but the wait is worth it. Beef or pork is standard fare, and your choice is served with fresh vegetables, hot cornbread, iced tea, and decadent cream filled pies.
Ever heard of Garth Brooks? That's right, his first performance was at the Bluebird. And it is this mystique that calls young singers and songwriters looking for their chance at stardom. Monday nights are open-mike, so take your chances with the unknown acts. This is a haven for the struggling artist and the established country star, making it a Nashville tradition for both locals and tourists.
This quaint little eatery's charming and simplistic design will transport you to a quiet and picturesque village in Europe. Flower pots blossoming with color, a handwritten menu, and oversized sunflowers on the patio complement the simple, white tablecloths and exposed brick walls. Strong country flavors arise from piping hot dishes and there's a menu for each day and season. Try dishes like Grilled Quail with lentils and braised greens or Homemade Spaghetti with oven-dried tomatoes, olives, caper, and white anchovies. A good wine list tops off the meal.
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 classy restaurant is one place where you will witness your dish being cooked by the dedicated and talents chefs, experts at piquing your curiosity of what's going to finally be on your plate. The kitchen is surrounded by only thirty-two seats, making it a great interactive session, at whatever level you wish to participate. Due to the limited seating space, make sure to reserve well in advance.
Having started in the food industry at an early age, Jack Cawthon found there was an absence of good barbecue in Nashville. Now known as the king of barbecue, Jack's solid foundation of slow-smoked pork shoulder, beef brisket and award winning sauces has helped build his tasty empire. The downtown location is perfectly situated in the heart of Nashville's main music attractions like the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsies, and Ernest Tubb Record Shop. Look for the three flying pigs sign and get ready to dig into some of the best barbecue Nashville has to offer.
The Standard is a hidden gem located inside the Smith House. From the moment you enter inside the restaurant you will mesmerized by its beauty; rustic exposed-brick walls, gorgeous chandeliers, swanky dining rooms and wood accented decor makes it worth a lingering walk. As eclectic is the decor to the eye their menu is equally fascinating to the palate. Start your evening with something from their creative cocktail menu and move on to sample a few appetizers. Rack of Lamb or a Steak are great as mains with sides of your choice. Call for a nice bottle of wine and enjoy an unforgettable meal. Do leave room for some cheesecake.
While Nashville may not be considered as a party capital on first glance, NashHouse Southern Spoon & Saloon will definitely prove you wrong. Serving authentic Southern cuisine and American classics with a whiskey collection that'll make you swoon, there's something for everyone at this landmark restaurant. Witness the amazing music scene every night as you munch some delicious burgers and guzzle down some beer, or cheer for your favorite team as you watch the big game on a giant screen. The ambiance is electric and boisterous, matching the soul of a pub and a restaurant. High ceilings, colorful murals on the wall and red, comfy booths will have your fancy instantly.
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.
Located at Nashville's premier event location, Bridgestone Arena; Patron Platinum Club offers diners a chance to enjoy a pre-event meal in a contemporary chic setting. With a great selection of Contemporary dishes, as well as a buffet; Patron Platinum Club serves up favorites contemporary classics like Pork Loin, Tortellini in creamy sauce, Steaks as well a nice variety of desserts. Club seat and Suite holders can enjoy a luxurious experience at the Club. Pre-event tables can be booked in advance. For details visit the website or call for reservations. Doors open 1 hour before events for General public, Premium members can enter up to 2 hours before the show.
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.