This blog was originally published in January of 2013; we have since updated it to reflect the most current and accurate information.
Nashville’s Music City Center has changed the downtown atmosphere forever–but some things will always stay the same.
For one, Nashvilleans love for all things food. For years, Nashville has been home to some of the nicest and most classic restaurants that are sure to please all diners. Choosing any one of the restaurants from this list is sure to give you a truly delightful evening!
1126 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN
Get ready for an Asian fushion and sushi delight. Virago was recently awarded a spot on the list of “Top 100 Restaurant Hotspots in the US” by Open Tables and their user survey. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet energetic, and features a modern-zen design.
The rooftop bar and lounge offers an outstanding view of the city at night. If you’re a sushi lover, the menu has everything you’d ever want and their chefs will take custom sushi orders within reason!
#2: Kayne Prime
1103 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN
Looking for the best steak in town in the most fun, vibing atmosphere in town?
Kayne Prime is the answer. It’s Nashville’s newest and only “boutique steakhouse” and features delicious food, while maintaining a delightful, traditional atmosphere. The menu features Chef Wilson’s modern take on classic cuisine. Be sure to try the risotto tater tots!
601 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
If you want a delicious meal, excellent drinks, and live music, in a fashionable and trendy restaurant, Sambuca has you covered.
With a slogan of “Sensually Sophisticated,” Sambuca delivers a diverse and eclectic menu.
If you’re there during spring and summer months, be sure to enjoy the roof top patio seating for a great view of The Gulch, home to Nashville’s biggest celebrities.
#4: City House
1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
For fine Italian food with a twist, City House is your first stop.
Their menu is a delightful and interesting blend of taste and texture. Their pizzas are legendary and feature some interesting combinations including acorn squash, ricotta, lemon, and ham. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and it’s sure to become a favorite after your first visit.
#5: Bakersfield Tacos
201 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN
This new Nashville restaurant has quickly gained a following for its five-star tequila, its variety of whiskey and its outstanding tacos.
Their appetizers, tacos, salads and tostadas have an authentic Mexican street fare vibe. You can choose from options like the Pollo Rojo tacos, the the chicken chorizo tostadas, or the short rib tacos (which are a favorite of ours).
Whether it’s casual night out, a date night or a work outing, Bakersfield has something for every palate and an atmosphere to match.
#6: Capitol Grille
231 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
Combining history’s elegance with modernity’s convenience, Capitol Grille is located in the historic Hermitage Hotel.
For a fun bar atmosphere, be sure to visit the Oak Bar, and choose from their delicious menu items including fried pickles and Brunswick Stew. They also, of course, offer a vast collection of cocktails and wines.
For fine dining, head over to the main dining room and enjoy seasonal themed menus which include Coho Salmon, Moulard Duck, and Duo of Lamb. There’s a reason Captiol Grille is one of Nashville’s highest rated restaurants. Stop by to find out for yourself.
#7: Puckett’s Downtown
500 Church Street, Nashville, TN
Want that good old home cooking Nashville is known for? Puckett’s Downtown has the perfect menu and atmosphere to meet those needs.
Featuring live music, including “jug bands” on occasion, Puckett’s menu is truly one of a kind. They’ve got your down home favorites like fried green tomatoes, chicken fried steak, and cajun chicken and waffles.
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Photo Credit: John Beasley