Nashville American Restaurants

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The Standard at the Smith House
Steakhouse | Downtown
52 reviews

The Standard at The Smith House may very well be the best example of local Nashville flavor and service. The Standard Restaurant has been in operation since 2006 serving upscale Southern specialties complete with a full-service bar. Our townhouse was built in the 1840's and we are honored to be the current stewards of this fascinating work of architecture. We are happy to offer tours to our guests before or after their dining experience with us. We are located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, just blocks from the new Music City Convention Center and the famous Lower Broadway entertainment district. We are proud to offer some of the best steaks in town as well as fresh seafood and other items.

Union Common
American | Midtown
96 reviews

The restaurateurs behind La Coop: Bistro à Vins and Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar in Louisville, KY with executive chef Bobby Benjamin opened Union Common in Midtown in August 2014. Located at 1929 Broadway at the intersection of Broadway and Division St., Union Common focuses on shared plates including bar snacks, fresh seafood and aged steaks, paired with an extensive wine and whiskey list for dinner seven days a week. The 125-seat social concept steakhouse is built around easy sharing and group dining, allowing guests to customize a meal to their cravings. The name Union Common stems from the idea of friends and family coming together, breaking bread and enjoying a memorable evening.

Palm Restaurant - Nashville
Steakhouse | Downtown
235 reviews

Palm Restaurant...The Classic American Steak House is renowned for its USDA prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian dishes, the freshest of seafood, warm smiles, outstanding service and an atmosphere like nowhere else. Located adjacent to the Hilton Suites in downtown Nashville and across the street from the Gaylord Entertainment Center, Palm Restaurant has attracted celebrities including Denise and Alan Jackson, Titans players Marcus Robertson, Blaine Bishop and coach Jeff Fisher, former NBA player Charles Davis, Robert Redford, James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Ask Palm Restaurant about joining The 837 Club, and enjoy the perks and rewards of good taste, great food, and Palm Restaurant experience.

Chateau West
French | Nashville
114 reviews

Chateau West Restaurant serves French-American Cuisine. This unique building is designed like a French Chateau. Chateau West has an intimate dining room with 25 tables. Reservations are taken any time.

1808 Grille
American | West End
69 reviews

Discover the 1808 Grille -- ideal for corporate lunches, private dining, romantic dinners or relaxed evenings out. At once elegant, casual, familiar but unique, 1808 Grille is the ideal place to meet, dine and linger. Marvel at a décor of woods and rich shades of green, blue and white. It’s as unique and vibrant as our menu. Savor New American cuisine, which blends traditional dishes with global flavors. Sustainable meat and seafood entrees are enhanced with chutneys, aiolis and vinaigrettes to create a delectable array of flavors and textures … while farm fresh produce from local growers and signature side dishes add the perfect complement. Accompany your meal with a cocktail from the bar or a vintage from our vast wine selection.

Magnolia South
Southern | West End
Reviews coming soon

Magnolia South restaurant is located in a historic building on Hayes Street in West End Nashville that dates back to the 1890s. The building has been a multitude of things over the years, including a family residence, a boarding house, and even a doctors practice. Inspired by the rich history of 1808 Hayes Street, the city of Nashville and their Southern roots, the owners have created an intimate fine-dining experience of Southern Cuisine that is itself a destination. Immerse yourself in the experience of this fine dining experience in Nashville.

360 Burger
Burgers | Nashville
2 reviews

Go full circle and make it 360 Burger. Fresh and locally produced, grass-fed beef, organic veggies and fresh Click to sign up for our newsletter. Menu promos, Happy Hour promos, or Band Announcements, your choice!baked bread. Join us for lunch, dinner, drinks or conveniently order your favorites from our menu to-go. With our patio seating, live music, TV entertainment and specialty burgers and beer, you’ll love going to 360 Burger in Crossings Nashville.

Germantown Cafe
American | Germantown
186 reviews

Located blocks from downtown Nashville, Germantown Cafe serves comfortable, creative, and affordable American food seven days a week. With a fantastic view of the Nashville skyline, Germantown Cafe the neighborhood cafe worth leaving your neighborhood for.

Tin Angel
Contemporary American | West End
208 reviews

We feature (over 20 years) great food and excellent service in a comfortable art filled historic environment at reasonable prices.
Our freestanding fireplace, old brick walls, antique cafe tables, period tin ceiling and locally cut, milled and built on site walnut bar frame the restaurant.
We present modern American cuisine with French, Italian and Latin influences, using local, sustainable and organic whenever possible.
The menu changes seasonally and specials are offered daily along with weekly prix fixe dinners.
Our comprehensive wine list is designed to complement the menu.
If we wouldn't eat it we won't serve it.

Jonathan's Grille - Green Hills
American | Nashville
15 reviews

Jonathan's is an upscale sports grille focused on great food while enjoying a game with family or friends.

Five Odd Fellows
Gastro Pub | West End
10 reviews

As a contemporary, high energy restaurant, Five Odd Fellows is the place for weekday lunch, boasts a fun happy hour with craft beers, crafted cocktails and specially priced bites, and features gastro-pub lunch and dinner menus. The menu, conceived and created by Executive Chef Brian Lonberg, features contemporary twists on predominantly southern-inspired dishes. The ambiance is casual and friendly and the menu is value-priced.

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville
American | Nashville
162 reviews

A word from Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville
Located in the heart of the trendy Gulch warehouse district, Sambuca Nashville is a rockin’ supper club featuring nightly live music as diverse as our eclectic menu, from classic rock, sultry vocals, crooners and jazz, to top 40. Our eclectic European design and rooftop patio overlooking the Nashville Skyline offers the coolest vibe in town! Choose an intimate booth for your dining experience or sip a martini in our bar where Nashville comes to see and be seen. Looking for the perfect location for your rehearsal dinner, business luncheon, pharmaceutical seminar or networking happy hour? We cater to any size group, from 20 to 200. Contact our catering department to book one of our private spaces for your next party.

The Farm House
Southern | Downtown
286 reviews

The Farm House, reflects the 15 year dream of Chef Cioccia and offers traditional Southern cuisine with modern technique and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Former executive chef of Cantina Laredo and sous chef of Capitol Grille, Trey Cioccia is now the owner and executive chef of The Farm House, where he will create unique dishes, offer sophisticated service and share the flavors and culture he grew up with. Located at street-level of the Encore building, the interior of the restaurant will keep with the traditional Southern theme sourcing handmade reclaimed wood tables, Tennessee heirlooms and warm, modern lighting. Dishes consisting of house-cured meats and local ingredients, along with high-quality bourbon cocktails will be available to guests.

The Vine
American | East Nashville
Reviews coming soon

Fresh. Modern. American Cuisine. theVine carries over 50 exceptional wines by the glass. With freshly, created dishes daily. Our patio offers one of the best views of downtown Nashville. Complimentary valet parking, along with additional free parking below and around back.

Puckett's Boat House
Seafood | Franklin / Brentwood
62 reviews

Housed in Franklin’s old Boat Locker, Puckett’s Boat House will remind you of your favorite Southern beach side restaurant. We serve only the freshest in Gulf seafood. Delivered daily right to our kitchen, our menu features raw and grilled oysters, Gulf Coast grouper and shrimp, along with our wild caught catfish and salmon. For the land lubbers, we’ve added Southern style hand padded burgers, chicken fried chicken and yummy homemade desserts. Our bar features your favorite local brews and spirits, and our patio is the best in town! As with all of our Puckett’s restaurants, we showcase live music throughout the week. Check out our website for the calendar, and be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter while you’re there!

Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant
Steakhouse | West End
213 reviews

Housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s continues to be the standard by which all American steakhouses are measured. Founded in 1934 while the country was in the throes of the Great Depression and just one year removed from the repeal of prohibition, Jimmy Kelly made a promise to himself and his diners. Simply put, he would serve a great steak, a generous portion of whiskey and insure the service was always attentive. Making good on that promise has been the cornerstone of the restaurant’s success and enabled it to survive and flourish. Now over 80 years later and operated by the third generation of Kellys, it has earned a reputation as one of the grand old restaurants not only in Nashville but the entire southeast. Come anytime and enjoy a great steak and a generous portion of whiskey!

Gray's on Main
American | Franklin / Brentwood
155 reviews

Eclectic, yet traditional, Gray's menu reflects the best of the South in food, and focuses on locally sourced ingredients. The second floor bar and music hall features hand-crafted cocktails that celebrate the brandy culture of the late 19th century, along with live performances from Music City's finest. The third story holds a casual yet elegant space for our supper club members.

Eastland Cafe
American | East Nashville
98 reviews

Established in 2006 for Nashville dining in a vibrant neighborhood, Eastland Cafe is both comfortable and casually elegant. The open dining room has an inclusive, inviting feel, with dark mahogany wood panels and generous, warmly lit tables.You'll find a diverse crowd at Eastland Café: Neighborhood regulars. Good friends sharing a casual meal. Couples out for a romantic evening. Family, special event and business diners. A little bit of everything. It's a multi-tiered, rich social environment, humming with relaxed energy. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, gracious, and take great pride in Eastland Café.

The Sutler
Southern | Nashville
62 reviews

The Sutler is a spirited saloon and bar featuring drinks, dining, and live music on two levels of a historic Nashville building. Our main level features Southern craft cocktails, craft beer on tap, and creative, fresh Nashville-style cuisine from our hickory smoker and wood grill. The stage features authentic live music with a distinctly Nashville sound. Our Cellar bar in the basement level features its own craft cocktail and beer menu, lounge seating, a fireplace, and space for private events for up to 200 guests. The original Sutler opened in 1976 and operated for 30 years. We’ve preserved those stories and re-imagined the concept in the original, historic building.

Buca di Beppo - Cool Springs
Italian | Franklin / Brentwood
70 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Maggiano's - Nashville
Italian | West End
398 reviews

Welcome to Maggiano's Nashville. We are located on West End Avenue, just off I-440. Our location is convenient to Downtown, The West End, Vanderbilt University, the Green Hills Mall, and Hillsboro Shopping Districts.

Reservations are always accepted and recommended for parties of any size. We look forward to hosting your next business event, family gathering or dinner for two.

American | Nashville
58 reviews

Noelle is a restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere committed to excellence in the quality of food and service. We will offer a refined menu of seasonally driven fresh creations paired with a diverse selection of wines and hand crafted specialty cocktails.

Chef Matthew Smith’s inspiring creativity and passion for sustainable cuisine has garnered him praise for the food he serves and the innovative way in which it is presented.

Perfect for everyday dining, special occasions and private events, Noelle will be an experience unlike any other in the West Nashville area. “We invite you to join us for dinner!”

Mack and Kates
Southern | Franklin / Brentwood
90 reviews

Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate"s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, our family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate's humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN. We enjoy seeing our friends from our early days and our new friends here in Franklin. We use the freshest and finest when it comes to our ingredients and always support local farmers and growers. We pride our self in our accommodating and knowledgeable service team and the ability to consistently feed our customers what they are looking for; the freshest from the best.

Darfons Restaurant and Lounge
American | Nashville
16 reviews

Family owned and operated since 1989, Darfons Restaurant & Lounge has provided high quality service and homemade food in a warm, pleasant atmosphere.

B.B. King's Blues Club
American | Downtown
79 reviews

BB King’s Blues Club menu offers a variety of the South's most delicious comfort food influenced by flavors from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta, including authentic Memphis-style BBQ. Enjoy fried pickles, catfish, salmon, mouth watering steaks, lip smacking ribs and an array of wines that compliment every entree and satisfy any pallet. BB King’s also offers an entertaining club atmosphere where the music and dancing never stop, lively staff that keeps the party up, and a hot retail shop to help make your mark. To locals and travelers alike, BB King’s Blues Club is the spice of the night!

Commerce Street Grille at Renaissance Hotel
American | Downtown
11 reviews

Commerce Street Grille is located on the first floor of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel (611 Commerce Street). Our casually elegant Grille Room features grilled steaks, fresh fish & light entrees. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, featuring the best breakfast buffet in Nashville along with an express lunch buffet. Commerce Street Grille offers Complimentary Valet Parking during your dining pleasure.

Rumours Wine Bar
American | The Gulch
22 reviews

Rumours Wine Bar welcomes The Gulch neighborhood and Nashville visitors with a welcoming staff, interesting wine list and regularly changing menu. Our beautiful patio beckons guests to spend time with friends and family with a cheese plate or a four course paired wine dinner.

Midtown Cafe
Southern | West End
166 reviews

Midtown Cafe offers a casual, affordable, fine dining atmosphere with fresh seafood, prime steak, lamb & lobster featuring an excellent wine list.

American | The Gulch
319 reviews

Seasonally inspired, locally sourced, brilliantly uncomplicated cuisine.

Ellendale's Restaurant
American | Nashville
76 reviews

Ellendale's is a family owned and operated restaurant serving Contemporary American Cuisine. We offer a express lunch buffet tues- sat 11-3. We also have the best Sunday Brunch in Nashville 10-3! Happy hour daily 3-6! Our menu offers creative, hand crafted dishes featuring fresh produce harvested from our own garden, presented with Southern Charm in our own Historic Farmhouse.

Zumi Sushi
Japanese | Nashville
9 reviews

Zumi is located in the heart of the Hillsboro Village neighborhood in Nashville. Following in the tradition of the Japanese izakaya, Zumi is a place where friends and neighbors gather over inspired, seasonal dishes served with friendly, knowledgeable service.

Our two expansive patios and cozy dining room create the perfect setting to enjoy our perfectly paired wine list, Asian and American craft beers, premium cold sakes, and handcrafted artisanal cocktails.

Zumi serves lunch, happy hour and dinner menus daily, 7 days a week. We also have daily food and drink specials. Reservations include tables on our heated patios or the dining room depending on availability.

Park 25 Bistro
American | West End
5 reviews

Meet our Executive Chef, Dean Donnell. Chef Dean exemplifies the art of cuisine and a love for his profession. His style is light, eclectic, fresh and intelligent, full of inventive presentations and textures. Dean knew he wanted to be a chef when he got a glimpse of a restaurant kitchen at very young age. “The white hats, aprons and wonderfully done food-I fell in love.” From this point on his gastronomic destiny was determined.

Dean’s creativity can be seen in our catering events, in the restaurant and in his passionate epicurean design. He has been featured in several publications receiving top honors for his creativity and presentation. He regularly appears at local charitable events and several food festivals. He is constantly engaged in something new.

The daily events and special offers combined with a great wine list by the glass and creative cocktails have made Park 25 Bistro a local favorite spot of casual elegant relaxation.

Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville
American | Nashville
145 reviews

Located in the century old Hermitage Hotel, the commitment to preservation continues in the Capitol Grille and Oak Bar. Relaxed, low key, and known as the place for Nashvillians “in the know”, the Capitol Grille is inspired by cultural sustainability. That is, preserving the past while using techniques of the present. Our commitment to using local food extends beyond just sourcing local. The ingredients are grown at the farm at Glen Leven, located just 5 miles from the Capitol Grille by Executive Chef and Farmer Tyler Brown. Brown creates a menu that shifts with the seasons, is inspired by what is the freshest and best available, and pays homage to historic Southern cuisine. The Capitol Grille actively supports and is involved with Share Our Strength, an organization whose mission is to end childhood hunger by 2015, the Chef’s Move to Schools program, as well as the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Stock-Yard Restaurant
Steakhouse | Nashville
46 reviews

We are committed to providing our guests with outstanding hospitality, quality and service. We are proud of our Stock-Yard specialties including our homemade salad dressings made fresh daily, our award winning desserts and our PRIME BEEF which is specially cut, aged and grilled over hickory charcoal.

We think you’ll agree the Stock-Yard is the most unique fine dining experience in Nashville!

Sixth & Pine - Nordstrom Green Hills Nashville
American | Nashville
24 reviews

Diner with the heart of a deli.

Dick's Last Resort - Nashville
Contemporary American | Downtown
26 reviews


404 Kitchen
American | The Gulch
159 reviews

Chef Matt Bolus, who has previously served in chef positions at Flyte and Watermark in Nashville and FIG in Charleston, will offer a "modern take on classical European cuisine," and the menu will be determined by available produce grown at local farms, including herbs grown on the hotel’s roof. The restaurant itself is located in a storage container, with indoor seating for 45 and outdoor seating up to 16. PLEASE call us if you would like to sit outside or book a party of 6 or more.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville
Steak | West End
63 reviews

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Nashville, TN serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.

Watermark Restaurant
Southern | The Gulch
99 reviews

Watermark Restaurant features a menu that is distinctive in the Nashville market by its culinary emphasis on exceptional Southern product, classically prepared, and warm, professional service. The regularly changing menu highlights the best of each distinct season in conjunction with the finest seafood, game and beef available in the world. The restaurant design and décor integrate the building’s historic renovation and stylistic construction, emphasized by the expansive, light filled windows and view of the city skyline. Featured in Southern Living, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Food and Wine and other notable publications, Watermark Restaurant has established itself as a leader in Nashville and the Southeast region.

American | Nashville
425 reviews

Sinema is a sleek restaurant and bar that offers an entire dining experience. Located in Nashville’s historic Melrose theater, diners enjoy eclectic American cuisine, expertly crafted cocktails, a thoughtful wine program, and impeccable service in a relaxing atmosphere. The two-level restaurant features a main dining room, upstairs bar and private dining rooms.

City Fire
American | The Gulch
94 reviews

City Fire is a lively, casual American restaurant with an eclectic decor and a timeless vibe. The menu features memorable scratch-made comfort food. The distinctive full-service bar serves a wide selection of cocktails, beer and wine. We look forward to serving you!

Pour House - Nashville
American | The Gulch
11 reviews

The Pour House Nashville is locally owned and operated and is located in the Gulch/SoBro area of Nashville on the corner of 8th and Division. Offering 28 craft beers on tap, more than 135 sipping Bourbons and Whiskeys and reasonably priced 6 oz hand-ground burgers, we are a relaxed and casual neighborhood hangout.

The District Bar & Kitchen
American | Downtown
3 reviews

The District Bar & Kitchen inside the beautiful Hotel Indigo Nashville downtown features French- inspired offerings with a southern twist.

360 Bistro
American | Belle Meade
101 reviews

Restaurant Description: 360 is a progressive fine dining concept, focused around an ever-changing menu. The menu is written up to seven times a week, dictated by the freshest available seafood, meat, game, and produce. Our seafood, the highest quality and freshest in Nashville, is flown in overnight and goes on the menu that day. The menu is farm-driven and made-from-scratch, and executed by one of Nashville's best chefs, Josh Weekley. In addition to Weekley's food, 360 offers over fifty wines by the glass, along with a special reserve list culminating in over 900 selections, second most in Tennessee. There is also a signature cocktail menu featuring classic and seasonal drinks, an extensive collection of premium hard to find liquors, and a selection of imported and domestic beers.

American | West End
89 reviews

'Cabana' is Nashville's introduction to 'New Southern Comfort Cuisine'. The elegantly casual fare is offered in an atmosphere suited with a varying seating styles from booths and couches to private or semi-private cabanas adorned with plush fabrics and separately controlled audio/video. Additionally, Cabana provides patio seating as well as a covered open-air setting, enclosed on both sides by large garage-style doors. Cabana is a casual but trendy spot in Hillsboro Village, nestled between Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities and Music Row, where one will enjoy reasonably priced yet chic foods in an atmosphere of comfort and class. YOU MUST CALL US TO BOOK AN ACTUAL CABANA 615-577-2262

The Row Nashville
Southern | West End
92 reviews

Dine where the Working Class Poets of Music Row came to relax and ultimately shape country music history for over 30 years! We create and serve unique southern inspired cuisine, TN Mixology, TN Whiskeys, Bourbons, Wine, and Midtowns Only all Local & Southern Regional Draft Wall. The Row has free customer parking, outdoor seating & live music

Fleming's Steakhouse - Nashville
Steak | Nashville
79 reviews

Fleming's Steakhouse is the ultimate steakhouse destination for people seeking a stylish, lively and contemporary dining experience. Nationally renowned for our USDA Prime beef and steakhouse fare, Fleming's is equally celebrated for the ‘Fleming’s 100’, our award-winning wine list that features 100 wines by-the-glass, many available at $10 or less. While Prime beef reigns supreme, other flavorful dishes offered include chops, freshly grilled fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders. Whether you're enjoying a casual bite and glass of wine in our bar or an evening of indulgent dining, our goal at Fleming's is to provide an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine, to be enjoyed in the company of friends and family. We look forward to the pleasure of your company.

Pub 5
American | Nashville
44 reviews

We are an upscale American Bar focusing on Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails. We have a large selection of can craft beer and also a small selection of can domestic. We offer eight rotating draft beers and also a very nice wine selection.