Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Nashville for 2019

The OpenTable Team

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we created a list featuring some of the most exceptional women in Nashville’s culinary scene. Music City is known for an abundance of its favorite things like downtown honky tonks, BBQ joints, and the best spots buy cowgirl boots. Next time you’re in town, we invite you to celebrate women (and eat something delicious) at one of these top spots.

Restaurants:Henrietta Red, Etch, Miel
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, French American
Neighborhoods:Nashville, Downtown

Henrietta Red

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,515 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Germantown’s Henrietta Red is the brainchild of Nashville-born Julia Sullivan. This talented chef graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and has worked at eatRead more
95% recommended
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Etch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
5,656 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Deb Paquette isn’t just an accomplished chef here in Nashville, she’s also inspired and empowered many other women in the food business, such as Kim Totzke, COO of Provence BreadsRead more
95% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville

Miel

$$$$·French American·
Nashville
771 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Look out for proud restaurant owner Seema Prasad greeting guests with a smile at Sylvan Park’s Miel. Seema has run restaurants across Washington and Seattle, and has two decades ofRead more
93% recommended
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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$·Indian·
The Gulch
2,767 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef and co-owner Maneet Chauhan is truly a celebrity -- snagging a gig as a judge on popular food show Chopped and making a guest appearance on Next Iron Chef. She’s also worked aRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville

Sinema

$$$$·American·
Nashville
2,115 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Brenda Reed is one of the owners of Sinema, a classic American restaurant housed in the historic Melrose Theater. The entire concept aims to keep the atmosphere and ambiance of theRead more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville