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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 20 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
For 2 people on Thu, 11/14
Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 11/14
Time
7:00 PM

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
3,876 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-coRead more
83% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville

Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
Nashville
1,759 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Nashville

Sopapilla's

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Franklin / Brentwood
987 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
81% recommended
Kid Friendly in Nashville

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,001 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
87% recommended
Best Service in Nashville

Park Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
590 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
100% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Nashville

Eastland Cafe

$$$$·American·
East Nashville
699 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
American in Nashville

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
960 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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
98% recommended
Healthy in Nashville

Miel

$$$$·French American·
Nashville
772 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
100% recommended
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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$·Italian·
West End
915 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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
92% recommended
Best Food 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 Southern·
Germantown
2,169 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
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

Tansuo

$$$$·Chinese·
The Gulch
1,286 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
Best Ambiance in Nashville

Midtown Cafe

$$$$·Southern·
West End
2,332 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
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
94% recommended
Best Service in Nashville

M Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,043 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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
93% recommended
Romantic in Nashville

Cabana

$$$$·American·
Midtown
1,285 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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
Good for Groups in Nashville

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

$$$$·American·
Nashville
443 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
82% recommended

Nada - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown
578 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fun
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
91% recommended

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
650 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Nashville
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True Food Kitchen - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
726 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
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
91% recommended
Healthy in Nashville