Carla Hall's 10 Favorite Restaurants in Nashville

Carla Hall

Being a Nashville native, Carla Hall has made her way around the honky-tonk land discovering her favorite restaurants along the way. Known for her appearances on food-related TV shows like Top Chef and The Chew, she’s definitely got food down to a tee. Despite her own experience in soul food cooking, she has a love for all cuisines, especially those she’s grown so fond of in her own hometown. She gave us a list of her top foodie picks throughout Nashville. Next time you’re in the area, you’ll have to try one of her go-to spots. As Carla would say it, “Hootie Hoo!”

Restaurants:Deacon's New South, Chaatable, Gray & Dudley at 21c
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Indian, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Nashville

Deacon's New South

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,156 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Beautiful space in the Life & Casualty Tower offering cozy, mid-century surroundings. Great brunch or lunch spot, especially if you're in the mood for a French omelette. There’s a Read more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Nashville
13 people mentioned the Short Rib

Chaatable

$$$$·Indian·
Nashville
655 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
A fun, cheeky place to go with a group, so that you can eat your way through the menu. Good selection of non-alcoholic drinks - I’m a fan of both the mango lassi, which pairs well Read more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville
10 people mentioned the Butter Chicken

Gray & Dudley at 21c

$$$$·American·
Nashville
815 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Located within the 21c Museum Hotel, you forget that this is a hotel restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and eclectic - a great place for lunch.
94% recommended
Healthy in Nashville
14 people mentioned the Cotton Candy

Adele's

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
3,241 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
I’m definitely a fan of the JW Chicken with Salsa Verde, as well as the JW roasted potatoes, but gnocchi will send your eyes to the back of your head. The menu is nicely balanced wRead more
98% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Nashville
106 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Butcher & Bee - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Nashville
610 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Great breakfast spot with a cozy atmosphere. Vegetarians would be perfectly happy here, because there’s so many non-meat options to choose from. The menu changes often, so a great Read more
93% recommended
Healthy in Nashville
20 people mentioned the Mezze
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404 Kitchen

$$$$·Burgers·
The Gulch
1,560 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Incredible vegetarian-friendly spot which prides itself with rooftop/outdoor seating. They had me at homemade burrata! The skillet cornbread is also a must. I don’t drink, but eveRead more
92% recommended
Late Night Find in Nashville
47 people mentioned the Tri-tip

SILO

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Germantown
2,220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Amazing cocktails - with and without alcohol! Great place for a group and sharing plates. This place should definitely be added to your weekend brunch list.
93% recommended
77 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
2,852 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Beautifully prepared Indian food with some American and Southern twists thrown in here and there. The Tandoori Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Kashmiri Spiced Braised Lamb Shank are twRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville
103 people mentioned the Masala
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Emmy Squared - Gulch

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Nashville
142 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
The pizza has everything that you'd want it to have - yeasty crust with just the right amount of chew and salt (and enough crispy edges for everyone to enjoy), perfectly balanced tRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville
5 people mentioned the Waffle Fries
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Le Sel - Permanently Closed

$$$$·French·
Nashville
586 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
Treat yourself to elegance and the dream of being in Paris, even though you’re in downtown Nashville. Perfect place to come with my girlfriends. Classic French Bistro dishes like aRead more
89% recommended
14 people mentioned the Beignets
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