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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Park Cafe, The Palm Nashville, Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Nashville, Downtown, West End
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Park Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
852 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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,...

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Neighborhood Gem in Nashville

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,291 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals

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 dri...

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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,180 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 re...

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Romantic in Nashville

Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
2,369 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

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, g...

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Notable Wine List in Nashville

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,858 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 list. The dishes taste i...

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