Best American Restaurants in Downtown

Merchant's RestaurantMerchant's Restaurant
(1392)
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American | Downtown, Nashville
HenleyHenley
(154)
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American | Downtown, Nashville
B.B. King's Blues ClubB.B. King's Blues Club
(1356)
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American | Downtown, Nashville
417 Union417 Union
(64)
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American | Downtown, Nashville
Commerce Street Grille at Renaissance HotelCommerce Street Grille at Renaissance Hotel
(148)
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American | Downtown, Nashville
Henrietta RedHenrietta Red
(438)
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American | Nashville, Nashville
Union CommonUnion Common
(648)
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American | Midtown, Nashville
360 Bistro360 Bistro
(825)
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American | Belle Meade, Nashville
404 Kitchen404 Kitchen
(832)
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American | The Gulch, Nashville
BrickTop's - Cool SpringsBrickTop's - Cool Springs
(278)
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American | Franklin / Brentwood, Nashville
Southside GrillSouthside Grill
(162)
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American | Nashville, Nashville
Adele'sAdele's
(1759)
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American | The Gulch, Nashville
Gray & Dudley at 21cGray & Dudley at 21c
(314)
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American | Nashville, Nashville
Sambuca Restaurant - NashvilleSambuca Restaurant - Nashville
(2003)
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American | Nashville, Nashville
Eastland CafeEastland Cafe
(509)
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American | East Nashville, Nashville
Little OctopusLittle Octopus
(252)
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American | The Gulch, Nashville
Gray's on MainGray's on Main
(769)
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American | Franklin / Brentwood, Nashville
Del Frisco's Grille - NashvilleDel Frisco's Grille - Nashville
(421)
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American | The Gulch, Nashville

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown

Nicky's Coal FiredNicky's Coal Fired
(224)
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Italian | Downtown, Nashville
Sole MioSole Mio
(1553)
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Italian | Downtown, Nashville
MotoMoto
(926)
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Italian | Nashville, Nashville
Amerigo - Cool SpringsAmerigo - Cool Springs
(908)
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Italian | Franklin / Brentwood, Nashville
Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid TownGiovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town
(627)
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Italian | West End, Nashville
TartufoTartufo
(224)
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Italian | West End, Nashville
Maggiano's - NashvilleMaggiano's - Nashville
(6440)
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Italian | West End, Nashville
Mangia NashvilleMangia Nashville
(46)
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Italian | Nashville, Nashville
Bella NapoliBella Napoli
(192)
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Italian | Nashville, Nashville
Trattoria Il Mulino - NashvilleTrattoria Il Mulino - Nashville
(894)
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Italian | Nashville, Nashville
Amerigo - West EndAmerigo - West End
(1252)
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Italian | West End, Nashville
Valentino's Ristorante - West EndValentino's Ristorante - West End
(430)
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Italian | West End, Nashville
Bria BistroBria Bistro
(568)
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Italian | Bellevue, Nashville
Pomodoro EastPomodoro East
(453)
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Italian | East Nashville, Nashville
Mirko Pasta - DonelsonMirko Pasta - Donelson
(173)
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Italian | Nashville, Nashville
Giovanni's West- Belle MeadeGiovanni's West- Belle Meade
(125)
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Italian | Belle Meade, Nashville

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Downtown Restaurants

Skull's Rainbow RoomSkull's Rainbow Room
813 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Nashville

Had a wonderful experience for Valentine's dinner. Staff made us feel like VIP's. Food was incredible.a More

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - NashvilleBob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville
1243 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Our waiter Carlos and the food was very xcellent. We had the surf and turf and would highly recommend it. More

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The Standard at the Smith HouseThe Standard at the Smith House
462 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

This was a very delicious meal. Would have rather stayed in the bar for ambiance, where we dined was very bright and almost too quiet, could hear all the conversations around me. The service was decent, but nothing to write home about. He was courteous and quick, but didn't do anything off his script. The food and drinks were fantastic. More

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Nashville City ClubNashville City Club
32 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Great Find! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a quiet atmosphere with an awesome view. More

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Chauhan Ale & Masala HouseChauhan Ale & Masala House
1512 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Nashville

We took our friends from Chicago for a double date. It was the perfect location to celebrate More

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EtchEtch
3510 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

As always, Etch delivered on food, wine, ambience, and service. Loved the wine selections and desserts. Will be back again for sure! More

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Nicky's Coal FiredNicky's Coal Fired
224 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Nashville

Great! The table was ready when we arrived, the cocktails were excellent👍🏼 More

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Oak Steakhouse - NashvilleOak Steakhouse - Nashville
345 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent service and wine list. Steaks cooked to perfection. Guests enjoyed the evening and we will be back. More

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Nada - NashvilleNada - Nashville
46 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Nashville

Great waitress who even gave us a free dessert for Valentine's Day! More

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Kitchen Notes - Omni NashvilleKitchen Notes - Omni Nashville
954 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Our experience was very good and our service was great. Also, we loved the grits and the biscuits. More

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Puckett's 5th & ChurchPuckett's 5th & Church
2105 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Nashville

We went here before one of the Predators games service was very prompt the food was great. More

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Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak HouseRodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House
1067 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

The service and food were both top notch. We had a great time and will definitely be back. More

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The Palm NashvilleThe Palm Nashville
2976 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Always great service and excellent food. Expensive but not an uptight atmosphere. More

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B.B. King's Blues ClubB.B. King's Blues Club
1356 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Great food, wonderful music, dancing and well-mannered crowd. Bands were excellent and engaged the patrons. More

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The Farm HouseThe Farm House
1560 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Great food and very friendly staff! More

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HenleyHenley
154 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Great ambience. Good service and delicious food. A++ More

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The StilleryThe Stillery
226 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Nashville

Everything was delicious! Love the atmosphere! The hand cut fries are awesome!! More

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Deacon's New SouthDeacon's New South
131 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Ambiance - quite nice. A comfortable business luncheon. Food - delicious. If it had been on the menu, would have ordered a cheeseburger slider with a bowl of homemade vegetable soup. More

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Merchant's RestaurantMerchant's Restaurant
1392 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Great meal, great service, right on Broadway. Highly recommended. More

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MakereadyMakeready
11 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Was nice restaurant More

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Sea Salt NashvilleSea Salt Nashville
453 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Downtown, Nashville

We went for Valentine's day. I recommend a reservation. We showed up a little early and were seated immediately. Our server was knowledge about the food selection, and made great recommendations for dessert. The only nitpicky factor was that our table was directly in front on a fire door on the second level. Overall a very good choice. Try the steak. More

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The George JonesThe George Jones
17 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Service was Fantastic Shane took awesome care of us ! It was a slow night in February but have been there when it was full and vibrant with rooftop open . Loved the barbecue ribs and pulled pork nachos !! More

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Nashville UndergroundNashville Underground
20 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Came to watch Super Bowl 52 and it was a great setting! Huge TV’s and great menu. Live music on multiple floors that was great too! More

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Bavarian BierhausBavarian Bierhaus
50 reviews
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German | Downtown, Nashville

Decided on this resturant for my husbands birthday because we had a party of 9. Great atmosphere, excellent food & beer, band was great. Service was spot on!!! Had a great time will definatly go again. More

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Back Alley DinerBack Alley Diner
38 reviews
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Burgers | Downtown, Nashville

Great service great food, and all on the cheep! Love the happy hour specials along with the Thursday half price appetizers! 2 beers, 2 plates of wings, and jalapeño poppers for under 20 bucks! Definitely a return trip! More

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Pancho & Lefty's CantinaPancho & Lefty's Cantina
25 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Nashville

While in Nashville, we decided to try this restaurant and loved the tacos. My husband and I had the pork and chicken tacos and they were some of the best we ever had, It is a no frills restaurant. Not many choices on the menu but we would definitely go back for the tacos! Fun atmosphere too. More

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417 Union417 Union
64 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Super friendly waiter, great drinks and we loved the building and historical decor. Breakfast offerings were perfectly prepared. Would love to go again! More

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Sole MioSole Mio
1553 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Nashville

Valentine dinner at Sole Mio was perfect the special menu contained several menu options we settled for veal and salmon dishes. Appetizer was a crab cake very good and salad to follow fresh and tasty. Main courses were accompanied by a variety of vegetables bread and olive oil so good. Dessert cannoli and the best tiramisu ever. My white wine was so good. Service was excellent Sole Mio will be missed. More

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Patron Platinum ClubPatron Platinum Club
49 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Service was impeccable. Food was awesome. Patron Redbull Cranberry Cosmo - incredible. More

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Commerce Street Grille at Renaissance HotelCommerce Street Grille at Renaissance Hotel
148 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

had the egg white omelette which was excellent. the server was very attenttive More

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The District Bar & KitchenThe District Bar & Kitchen
13 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Best kept secret in the city. I regularly dine there for lunch. My wife and I went to their brunch for the first time and it was great. I recommend ordering off the menu for brunch. Looking forward to a dinner there. The food and service are both very good. Try this place, you WILL like it! More

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SOBRO'S Sports Bar & GrillSOBRO'S Sports Bar & Grill
11 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

We arrived for valet parking on a very cold night and were told that there was no parking available but there might be street parking several blocks away. The valet parking was the main reason for choosing this place as we had concert parking reserved across town later. In side the hotel there were no signs directing us to the restaurant but we found it anyway. Later we noticed another outside entrance. All the bar seats were taken by people watching football. There are about 20 tables and most had reserved notices. Glad that Open Table came thru for me so we had no problem being seated but we did see many walk ins turned away. The waiter started with an apology because he said that it was his 4 th day at work. I found him to be OK but a little slow on getting all out food to the table. My wife had decent wings and she loved the Brussels sprouts. I enjoyed the Caesar salad but it took awhile for Grandmas meatballs to get to our table but they were really good and I’d prefer them again. All in all good food and fair service but really disappointed in the lack of advertised valet parking. More

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4th & U Restaurant and Patio - DoubleTree Hilton Nashville4th & U Restaurant and Patio - DoubleTree Hilton Nashville
4 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Hip Bar with LIVE Entertainment!
Enjoy a bountiful breakfast or lunch buffet in the Fourth & U Bistro or enjoy the fresh air from Patio 315!

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Decker  & DyerDecker & Dyer
6 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Fun girls night out. We had a drink at the roof top bar prior to our meal. Amazing views of the city. More

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SkyeSkye
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Celebrate Valentine's Day in our Skye lounge, on the top floor of the Sheraton Grand. Enjoy a progressive, five course dinner and dramatic downtown views as your backdrop. More

Morph Private Dining RoomMorph Private Dining Room
Reviews Coming Soon
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International | Downtown, Nashville

The Morph Private Dining Room is the venue to celebrate your special occasion! Exclusive, intimate, and hospitable, this unique space will be perfect for your gatherings. Parties up to 50 guests may be accommodated therefore kindly reach out to our team initialize the party planning!More

Downtown Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bob's Steak & Chop House - NashvilleBob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville
1243 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Our waiter Carlos and the food was very xcellent. We had the surf and turf and would highly recommend it. More

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Skull's Rainbow RoomSkull's Rainbow Room
813 reviews
$$$$
French American | Downtown, Nashville

Had a wonderful experience for Valentine's dinner. Staff made us feel like VIP's. Food was incredible.a More

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Nashville City ClubNashville City Club
32 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Great Find! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a quiet atmosphere with an awesome view. More

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The Standard at the Smith HouseThe Standard at the Smith House
462 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

This was a very delicious meal. Would have rather stayed in the bar for ambiance, where we dined was very bright and almost too quiet, could hear all the conversations around me. The service was decent, but nothing to write home about. He was courteous and quick, but didn't do anything off his script. The food and drinks were fantastic. More

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Nada - NashvilleNada - Nashville
46 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Nashville

Great waitress who even gave us a free dessert for Valentine's Day! More

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Chauhan Ale & Masala HouseChauhan Ale & Masala House
1512 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Nashville

We took our friends from Chicago for a double date. It was the perfect location to celebrate More

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EtchEtch
3510 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

As always, Etch delivered on food, wine, ambience, and service. Loved the wine selections and desserts. Will be back again for sure! More

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Nicky's Coal FiredNicky's Coal Fired
224 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Nashville

Great! The table was ready when we arrived, the cocktails were excellent👍🏼 More

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Oak Steakhouse - NashvilleOak Steakhouse - Nashville
345 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent service and wine list. Steaks cooked to perfection. Guests enjoyed the evening and we will be back. More

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Kitchen Notes - Omni NashvilleKitchen Notes - Omni Nashville
954 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Our experience was very good and our service was great. Also, we loved the grits and the biscuits. More

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Discover Nashville

Country music can be polarizing. You either love it, or you don’t. Nashville’s food scene, on the other hand, is tough not to like. There’s something for almost every taste and we hear the hot wings just keep getting better. Be it cold brew coffee houses, the ever-popular barbecue, or inventive Southern dishes—you name it, Nashville’s got it. And yes, be prepared to be serenaded by buskers on street corners. It’s called the Music City for a reason.