Two new restaurants have recently opened their doors to the Nashville community!
Moto, M Street’s newest restaurant, opened this week. This new italian food and wine spot is said to have a vibe that is chic, comfortable and sophisticated. Interiors are richly appointed with nods to classic Italian design elements organized with fashionable furnishings and finishes. Moto aims to deliver rustic-modern Italian cuisine, under the direction of executive chef Andy Hayes. Restaurateur Chris Hyndman owns the M Street group. Moto features over 30 ever-changing wines by the glass and 250 labels in total. Approximately half of the wine list is Italian and the other half selections from around the globe. Moto opened its doors Wednesday, Feb. 5 and it operates daily starting at 5 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended for this new hot spot.
Tavern 96, Bridgestone Arena’s on-site tavern and pub, is another new restaurant in the Nashville area. The restaurant features 16 beers on tap, another 47 in bottles and menu items like sandwiches, nachos and other bar food. The 2,500-square-foot space features dark walls and warm wood tables, and opens onto a more than 4,000-square-foot plaza, part of Bridgestone Arena’s recent face lift facing the Music City Center. The name, Tavern ’96, is a nod to when Bridgestone Arena was built. The restaurant features a wall of hockey pucks, which will be signed by players and performers who have played Bridgestone. Guests will be able to select a puck and watch video highlights of a game, players’ careers or performance. The restaurant can seat 87 people so fans are encouraged to get there early to get a spot.