It’s no secret to those of us who live here in Middle Tennessee that Nashville is home to many unique, quality, gourmet local restaurants. Throughout the past year, that secret has slowly been unveiled to those who don’t live here in Tennessee, with publications from the New York Times to Conde Naste Traveler to Southern Living praising Nashville’s trendy food scene and proclaiming Music City as a “must-see” city.
We do our best to keep you up to date on all of the newest, hottest restaurants joining the scene but at the rapid rate that they are opening doors around the city, that can be a difficult task!
Below is a quick recap of some that have opened doors here in Nashville in recent months. Give it a quick read. Have you dined at any of the new restaurants listed below? Leave us a comment and let us know what you thought!
Head to Silo for cuisine that is dubbed to be “elevated Southern,” building off of the concept of using Southern traditions as foundation and bringing them to the highest standard of preparation. Cured meats are made in-house, the beer selection is all local and on-tap, and there are over 30 Bourban varieties to choose from. Silo is located in Germantown at 1121 Fifth Ave. N.
Rolf and Daughters is another restaurant located in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. Located in the historic Werthan Factory building, this restaurant describes its menu as “modern peasant food,” drawing from Italian and Mediterranean influences with Southern ingredients. The restaurant has a partnership with Bloomsbury Farm near Smyrna, where it provides many of the ingredients its menu is created with. Rolf and Daughters is located in Germantown at 700 Taylor St.
Etch is located in the ground floor of the Encore Tower in downtown Nashville. Etch claims to set itself apart with bold flavors and colorful presentations through dishes described as unique, flavorful, over-the-top and ovation-worthy. Etch is located in downtown Nashville at 303 Demonbreun St.
The Southern is located in downtown Nashville’s SoBro district on the ground floor of the Pinnacle building. The Southern is said to “take its guests on a culinary journey where every entree tells a story.” This restaurant, self-described as traditional, yet eclectic, features a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, a wood-fired grill, a locally-grown buying strategy, and directly-sourced, sustainable meats and seafood. Another restaurant that strives to provide authentic foods with a Southern twist, the Southern is located downtown at 150 3rd Ave. S.
blvd Nashville opened just a couple of months ago in the location formerly home to Cha Chah. blvd has breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a more casual lunch menu with the option to order at the counter in addition to grab-and-go options and, of course, tableside service. The diverse menu at blvd allows one to get a light and casual meal, dig into some heavy appetizers or get an entree for something more robust. blvd Nashville is located at 2013 Belmont Blvd.
Lockeland Table has become an East Nashville favorite, with its innovative menu and architectually-pleasing space. Happy hour is a busy time at Lockeland Table, with specials that include unique yet affordable snacks for sharing whilst enjoying cocktails and lcoal brews. Pizzas are a staple of the menu, next to intriguing appetizers, hearty main dishes and a variety of cheeses. The ingredients are sourced-locally or regionally when able. Lockeland Table is located in East Nashville at 1520 Woodland St.