Food & Drink

5 of the Hottest Restaurants in Nashville

When you think about Nashville, food may not be the first thing you think of. You may think of great music and nightlife, but Nashville is also known for having divine cuisine. Before you head out for a night on the town, you should definitely sit down at one of the restaurants listed below for an unforgettable meal prepared by a world-class chef.

1. Redheaded Stranger

The Redheaded Stranger is one of the newest restaurants to open in Nashville. Opened by restaurateur Michael Shemtov of Butcher & Bee, this restaurant is a fun Tex-Mex restaurant in the heart of East Nashville. At the Redheaded Stranger, you’ll find a variety of favorite dishes including Frito Pie dinners, brisket, and queso. In addition to these traditional favorites, you’ll find new dishes including a green chile cheeseburger and bourbon-spiked pudding! Grab a frozen margarita or a handcrafted cocktail while you wait on your dinner.

305 Arrington St, Nashville, TN 37207

2. Stateside Kitchen

At Stateside Kitchen, you’ll find Executive Chef Michael Kopfman who is cooking up brasserie classics in the heart of music city. Some of these classic dishes include smoked chicken and bone-in pork chops. You can stop by at any time of the day whether you are in the mood for brunch, dinner, or a light golden-hour meal. While you are enjoying a glass of wine or a classic dish, be sure to take in your surroundings. You’ll see that the restaurant sits just beneath the glass atrium designed by famed Nashville-born interior design firm Meyer Davis Studio.

210 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

3. Peninsula

Named Nashville’s Restaurant of the Year in 2018, is known for its creative dishes. Depending on the season, you’ll find tomato or mushroom toast prepared by Chef Jake Howell. You’ll enjoy delectable food while exploring the extensive selection of gin and tonic creations. If gin and tonic is not your speed, you can find a selection of specialty cocktails or bottled beer to enjoy with your meal.

1035 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

4. City House

City House is considered by some to be an “oldie but a goodie.” Started in 2007, City House has been providing Italian Cuisine with a subtle taste of the south. Tandy Wilson is the chef behind this genius food. While you’re there you have to be sure to try the Belly Ham Pizza! City House is also lucky to have Rebekah Turshen, an incredibly talented pastry chef who is just waiting to make you a delectable pastry!

1222 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

5. Henrietta Red

At Henrietta Red you’ll find executive chef Julia Sullivan. At Henrietta Red you’ll find a raw bar that is one of the best in town. This restaurant is known for its seafood and raw vegetables. This is the first place you should stop if you are in the mood for a healthy lunch or dinner!

1200 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

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