The Best Bars for Foodies in Nashville

The OpenTable Team

Whether you want the best steakhouse with craft beer or a quiet meal with stellar service, Nashville has something for everyone. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Here are the best bars in Nashville to get your eat on, or to just grab a beer.

Restaurants:Park Cafe, Eastland Cafe, Tin Angel
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Nashville, East Nashville, West End

Park Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
673 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
For sophisticated dishes and the best bar scene, head to Sylvan Park’s Park Café. Park Café has an awesome patio space and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The neighborhood Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Eastland Cafe

$$$$·American·
East Nashville
758 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
For a cozy neighborhood hangout that offers a varied menu, head to Eastland Café. The exceptional food menu, decent selection of craft beers, and friendly staff make this a NashvilRead more
100% recommended
Best Value in Nashville

Tin Angel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West End
1,743 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
When owners Rick and Vicki Bolsom bought Tin Angel in the ‘90s, they were paying homage to a Greenwich Village hangout that shares the name with Joni Mitchell’s famous song. DescriRead more
96% recommended
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The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,083 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Family-owned since 1926, The Palm is a landmark restaurant, high-end steakhouse, and city icon. Recommendations include the delicious lobster bisque that has a rich and creamy saucRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Nashville

Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,015 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Looking for the best Italian in Nashville? For sophisticated Italian dining, attentive service, and an excellent wine menu visit upscale Giovanni’s Ristorante. Located in NashvilleRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville

Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
1,985 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Known for their delicious pasta dishes, yummy cocktails, and exceptional wine menu, Trattoria Il Mulino makes for a lively night out on the town. Under executive chefs Michele MazzRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Nashville

Table 3 Restaurant and Market

$$$$·French·
Nashville
997 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
If you’re looking for a delightful dining experience with French comfort fare, a visit to Table 3 Restaurant and Market won’t disappoint. Featuring a fabulous wine selection, delicRead more
91% recommended
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Maggiano's - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
West End
8,700 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Maggiano’s is the ideal setting for a relaxing dinner and is great for entertaining work colleagues or clients. It's among the best Italian restaurants in Nashville and has a wine Read more
95% recommended
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Sopapilla's

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,135 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
For high-quality, Santa Fe-style cuisine and refreshing margaritas, head to Sopapilla’s. With indoor and outdoor seating, reviews list it among Nashville's trendy restaurants and bRead more
88% recommended
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,613 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
For filet mignon and juicy prime rib, make a reservation at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The chain restaurant serves up sizzling steak platters and features an award-winning wine listRead more
86% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville
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