Discover Trending Restaurants in Nashville

The OpenTable Team

Nashville, the home of country music, is also home to a thriving food scene. Take classic Southern favorites like a bowl of creamy grits and shrimp, add Creole seasoning, and enjoy the upgraded flavors coming out of the innovative kitchens in this music mecca. The food is full of comfort and served with hospitality, but deciding where to eat can be a struggle. Crowdsourced, curated recommendations are the best kind. We tapped local Nashville tastemakers on our network to see the top trendy restaurants they’re loving in Music City. Here’s the list of must-try spots.

Restaurants:The Palm Nashville, Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville, Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Nashville

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,328 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Some trendy restaurants serve cool new food combinations, while those like The Palm keep to the classics, leavened with more than a hint of humor and pop culture. The caricature-co...

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82% recommended
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Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
2,224 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Trattoria Il Mulino blends chic decor with rustic touches for an ambiance that draws a seriously trendy crowd. The exposed brick floors contrast with elegant light fixtures for a c...

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93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Nashville
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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,451 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Take a step back in time when entering Bob's Steak & Chop House. The industrial front is a complete contrast to the gentlemen's club interior. Leather seats, wood-paneled walls, mu...

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85% recommended
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Park Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
781 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

A clean and airy space is the hallmark at Park Cafe, where the service is quick and the menu includes a range of small and large plates. The farm-to-table trend is alive and well h...

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97% recommended
Best Value in Nashville
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The Yellow Porch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
1,255 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Step into a small and intimate bistro-style dining experience when walking through the front doors of The Yellow Porch. The low lighting and warm ochre colors used in the decor con...

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99% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Nashville
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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,136 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

One of New York's most iconic Italian restaurants, Giovanni's Ristorante, made the move to Nashville and brought along authentic flavors and an elegant atmosphere. White tablecloth...

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92% recommended
Best Food in Nashville
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Tansuo

$$$$·Chinese·
The Gulch
1,488 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Enjoy traditional Chinese street fare in an elegant, upscale atmosphere at Tansuo. The food might share their names with standard items from a carryout menu, but the Peking duck an...

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82% recommended
Romantic in Nashville
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Midtown Cafe

$$$$·Southern·
West End
2,772 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Some restaurants use kitschy decor or passing fads to gain an audience, but at Midtown Cafe, it's all about the food. The decor is casual, with indirect lighting and lots of brown ...

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96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Nashville
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M Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,097 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

A spacious and light-filled dining room takes M Restaurant and Bar far above the feel of a grunge bar. This establishment features floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a light and op...

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92% recommended
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Cabana

$$$$·American·
Midtown
1,420 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Live Music

Enjoy the tropical atmosphere at Cabana, where potted trees bring the Caribbean inside. The atmosphere is hip and casual, giving off an almost cafeteria-style vibe with plastic cha...

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Neighborhood Gem in Nashville
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Earnest Bar & Hideaway

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
647 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

Classic pub dining never goes out of style, which is exactly what brings diners to Hemingway's Bar and Hideaway, one of the best trending restaurants in Nashville. From big plates ...

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95% recommended
Good for Groups in Nashville
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Nada - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown
824 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

Warm wood paneling and plenty of lighting set the stage for an energetic evening at Nada. This fresh take on Mexican street food starts with sharable plates like the guacamole or l...

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92% recommended
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True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,188 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Healthy

For those looking for good food that's good for the body, True Food Kitchen is a prime destination. The seasonal menu has plenty of Mediterranean presence on a globally inspired me...

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99% recommended
Healthy in Nashville