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The Best Bars for Foodies in Nashville

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.

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The OpenTable Team
5 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Park Cafe, The Palm Nashville, Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Unspecified, Italian
Neighborhoods:Nashville, Downtown, West End
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Park Cafe

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.8
1005 reviews
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 atmosphere is comfy, and diners can watch a game at the bar. A wonderful wine list and a chic happy hour crowd confirm why critics list it among the trendy restaurants to follow in Nashville.

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The Palm Nashville

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.4
4441 reviews
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 sauce. With a superb drink and wine list, it’s no wonder you need to make reservations at this popular location.

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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$
Italian
West End
4.7
1311 reviews
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 Nashville’s Music Row, the restaurant resembles a Tuscan villa. For dessert, try the tiramisu or Crème Brulee and you’ll see why fans rate this an Italian gem in honky tonk town.

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Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$
Unspecified
Nashville
4.6
2794 reviews
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 Mazza and Thomas Cook, guests can enjoy flavorful and fresh mushroom ravioli or tasty veal piccata. Other favorites include hearty meatballs and pesto capellini with fresh pine nuts—just be sure to save room for dessert.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
West End
4.3
2088 reviews
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 list. The dishes taste incredible and friendly staff will provide you with an excellent dining experience. Save room for lightly sweetened bread pudding or rich cheesecake with a tasty thick crust.

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