Discover Trending Restaurants in Nashville

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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, Sopapilla's
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Italian, Mexican / Southwestern
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Nashville, Franklin / Brentwood

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,062 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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-coRead more
89% recommended
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Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
1,971 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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 cRead more
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Nashville

Sopapilla's

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,134 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Artfully plated food hits rustic tables at Sopapilla's, a restaurant devoted to Mexican and Southwest flavors. An exposed brick wall and industrial touches combine with the vibrantRead more
88% recommended
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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,194 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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, muRead more
90% recommended
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Park Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
663 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 hRead more
95% recommended
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Eastland Cafe

$$$$·American·
East Nashville
749 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
An approachable and affordable seasonal menu is the hallmark of Eastland Cafe cuisine, making it one of the best trending restaurants in Nashville. The large tables, dark wood paneRead more
100% recommended
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Tin Angel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West End
1,743 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
West End has a long history as a center for the Nashville food scene, and Tin Angel is a part of that history. It's located in one of the very few historic buildings left in the arRead more
96% recommended
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The Yellow Porch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
1,069 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 conRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Miel

$$$$·French American·
Nashville
771 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
A surprising amount of herbs and fresh produce surround the patio at Miel, a restaurant that is one of Nashville's leaders in sustainable dining. The rustic decor makes every visitRead more
93% recommended
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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,000 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 tableclothRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville

Table 3 Restaurant and Market

$$$$·French·
Nashville
997 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
The French bistro makes its way to Nashville at Table 3 Restaurant and Market. This chic and casual restaurant serves authentic classics along with elevated fusion dishes. From a cRead more
91% recommended
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SILO

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Germantown
2,220 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Germantown has a seasonally focused restaurant since Silo opened its doors. Combining the best of Southern, French, and American cuisines, this kitchen plates up food that inspiresRead more
87% recommended
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Tansuo

$$$$·Chinese·
The Gulch
1,388 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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 anRead more
94% recommended
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Midtown Cafe

$$$$·Southern·
West End
2,499 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
97% recommended
Best Value in Nashville

M Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,097 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
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 opRead more
95% recommended
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Cabana

$$$$·American·
Midtown
1,341 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 chaRead more
86% recommended
Good for Groups in Nashville

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
514 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
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 Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Nada - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown
635 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
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 lRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
860 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Renowned Tihany Design created an open and airy space for Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina. Gone is the gentlemen's club vibe and here to stay is a modern and contemporary feel. This Read more
98% recommended
Romantic in Nashville
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True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
933 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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 meRead more
96% recommended
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