This is a nicer restaurant; a restaurant for a special occassion. The service was one of the best I have experienced. The side items are ala carte so it can get expensive.
Favorite Dish: I had the south pacific ribeye steak. It was delicious.
the nashville palm is a national chain of restaurants that originated in new york city in 1926. the palm serves steak and seafood and is one of the better steakhouses in nashville. i have dinned at the original palm in new york and their retaurant in chicago and find the quality and service consistant at all three locations. if you want a good steak dinner in nashville i recommend the palm.
Cute place to have a casual lunch in Downtown Nashville. SoBro (south of Broadway), but easy to get to - teeny tiny parking lot, but ample street parking in the close vicinity. Inside is a clean, comfortable, and casual restaurant - order at the counter and bring it to your own table. I enjoyed my lunch and would go back again in a minute!
Favorite Dish: They offer daily specials for meat-and-three, as well as a variety of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. I had the meatloaf with green bean casserole and corn, with corn bread and a drink was ~$8.00.
One of the best BBQ sauces in the WORLD! I make it a point to stop here every time I am in Nashville! This is the Real Deal!
Three locations around Nashville
Favorite Dish: BBQ Pork -- smoked with low heat over real wood for hours giving this a true bar- b-que flavor and their wonderful sauces are delicious. Platter comes with your choice of sides from traditional greens or bar-b-cue beans to macaroni and cheese or a dozen others!
Smoked Turkey -- similar to the smoked pork but turkey instead. Same wonderful cooking, same choice of sides.
This is one place I go ahead and get "sweet tea"
Came here for Sunday Brunch - I loved sitting on the floating dock and watching the boats come and go from their slips. The restaurant looks out onto a piece of the Cumberland River, which is very cool. The weather was nice, and my companion and I enjoyed sitting outside under the coverand sipping our cold drinks (me: margarita, him: beer).
The restaurant has spaces on the water where, if you are in a boat, you could pull right up and dock there. It wasn't too crowded around 1pm on Sunday - enough people that you weren't alone, but not so crowded you couldn't hear or move around - perfect!
I'll bet this place would be fun with a group on a Friday or Saturday night.
Favorite Dish: My companion and I both had the Crab Cake Benedict - wonderful! Eggs benedict with a layer of spicy crab cake, served with fried potatoes and fruit, it was very tasty.
Relocated from New Orleans, Chappy's has outstanding food, an interesting ambiance (it's in a former 7-Up bottling plant) and a warm and welcoming staff. The meal begins with speciality butters, including smoked alligator and strawberry, and homemade bread. Portions are very generous, prices reasonable and the food is outstanding. We had blackened grouper, crawfish etouffe, BBQ shrimp, and the grouper supreme, and coconut cake for dessert. Grouper supreme came with shrimp, lobster, mushrooms -- loaded! Fried green tomatoes were also excellent.
Favorite Dish: Everything was fantastic but the crawfish etoufee with Chappy's special sauce was amazing.
On our first morning in Nashville, I expressed a desire to sample "grits" and was told that they were available anywhere. Since they are not a staple of New York deli dining, perhaps I should not have been surprised when our walk from the Hotel Indigo led us to Noshville, which had nary a grit on the menu. But what it did have was some semblance of the New York feel (only a lot more spacious, with nicer serving staff), with red vinyl seats and formica tables and extremely generous portion sizes. I wasn't overwhelmed by the food, candidly, having often enjoyed the real thing. But there is quite a wide selection of deli goodies, and since seven of us were breakfasting, we tried all kinds of things and shared around.
Favorite Dish: The potato pancakes (latkes) were far and away the best of the various dishes we sampled. Everything else was at least acceptable, and abundant.
I've been here a few times - a very small, unassuming location, deli style.
Cashier was helpful and friendly. Phat Bites prides themselves on healthy, hearty, tasty food. I can't imagine the quiche being healthy (it's eggs and cheese for goodness sake!), but it was wonderfully good. And inexpensive - I got the quiche, salad, pound cake and a can of diet Coke for $10 INCLUDING TIP!
Open for breakfast and lunch only.
Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Favorite Dish: The chicken wrap was really good, and today I have the quiche Lorraine, which was wonderful. Get the salad with raspberry vinaigrette - I used the vinaigrette on my quiche too, yummy!
A local chain of Mexican restaurants, this one is very close to my office. The staff is wonderful - very friendly. Decor is typical "Mexican restaurant" - sombreros, bright colors, etc.
Hit their website before you go - there is a "Buy 1 lunch/dinner, get one 1/2 off" coupon.
Favorite Dish: I'm always put off by Mexican restaurants that use ground beef, and this one does. The chile rellenos are the largest I've ever seen, but the cheese inside was runny and not very flavorful. There was not enough rice on the plate to know about, and the beans were also runny and non-descript. Nothing was BAD, mind you - just unimpressive.
Unimpressive, that is, until you get to the margaritas - my goodness, I think this might be the best margarita I've had since I moved to Nashville. FYI - On Fridays, the margaritas are 2-for-1 all day!
Restaurant has an elegant feel, yet the menu and prices are very down to earth. Lunch buffet items change weekly. We went as a group from my office - the service was friendly and fast, and the buffet remained stocked. It was a lovely lunch.
Full bar - live music nightly
Favorite Dish: The sundried tomato & mozzerella fondue was WONDERFUL. I also liked the strawberries and chocolate - the berries were sweet and perfect, and the chocolate was just the right consistency: creamy, not clumpy.
A co-worker and I brought our boss here for a belated Boss' Day lunch. From the minute you walk in, the theme takes over. Rustic exposed wood on the walls and the benches, a restored truck "crashing" through one wall, and a pond (complete with waterfall) stocked with real fish! All the stuffed trophy animals made me a little sad, but the theme was very well done and fun.
Since I have recently moved from New Orleans, as soon as I saw fried catfish on the menu, my choice was made. We ordered the fried pickles appetizer (yes, they really are deep fried dill pickle chips) which were wonderful. When my catfish arrived, they were big, flaky pieces of catfish, fried to a golden perfection. Next time I'll get just the one piece though - the second piece came home with me for dinner.
This was a perfect restaurant for our boss and he enjoyed it. It would also be a good choice for families, since there is a lot to look at around the restaurant while you are waiting for the food - easy to keep the kids entertained.
Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed my catfish, and the fried pickles were surprisingly good. My co-worker had something along the lines of shrimp toast - it was spicy and quite good. We were all pleased with our choices, and I plan to bring my parents here when they come to visit next month.
Ok, I'm from New Orleans, and one of the hardest things about moving from my hometown is missing the good food. As soon as I walked in the door I was immediately taken back to a familiar place. The decor was straight up Louisiana bayou and New Orleans French Quarter all the way!! Now, they had the look, but I was still skeptical. Would they have the food? Yes indeed they did!!!! I wondered how such great seafood could be cooked in a restaurant in Hendersonville, TN. Turns out it's owned by a family from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Suddenly, it all made sense. If you've ever wanted a taste of New Orleans cuisine, or if you've had it before and thought that it couldn't be found in TN., make your way to Steamboat Bill's. You won't be disappointed.
Favorite Dish: During a co-worker's retirement dinner here, I had the Catfish Atchafalaya. The fish was cooked to perfection - light, flaky, not at all dry. Served on a bed of rice with a creamy, slightly spicy sauce with shrimp - it was delicious! The bread served with the dinner was lightly fried and slightly sweet - reminded me of a beignet without the powdered sugar. I got a bread pudding to take home for later, and it was delicious.
The guy at our hotel desk recommended this place to us. It is kind of an "upscale" casual place if you know what I mean. Don't let the name fool you. There is much more to be had than the name implies. Grilled salmon, shrimp scampi, chicken fettuccine & mexican spaghetti just to name a few of the offerings. We chose the basic: a salad, steak, & baked potato and rolls. The meal was really surprising. The steaks melt in your mouth. And the rolls......OMG!!!
We were seated near the servers station (because they were so packed) and at first that was a turn off for me. But, the longer we sat there, the more I thought "we have the best seats in the house." You could tell by watching the wait staff that this wasn't just a job for them. It was something they loved to do. They were entertaining to say the least! Our soft drinks were always refilled before they were empty. Every trip to Nashville has to include Demos'. There are lunch specials $3.95 - $5.95. This is a family owned place and I think there are 4 of them in the area now. You will be glad you tried it!!!
Favorite Dish: I really can't say I have a favorite. All of the dishes are A-1 in my book!
When I was "exiled" to Nashville following Hurricane Katrina, Tex's was recommended to me by one of my co-workers. It turns out, it's a popular place for lunch and I quickly found out why. I loved the BBQ here, and the sides never disappointed. I went MANY times during the 6 months I lived there - the people were very friendly, the prices were very reasonable and the food is GOOD. Parking is on the adjacent dirt lot. Call ahead for directions - it's one of those places that's easy to find, once you know where it is...
Favorite Dish: The BBQ Pork Shoulder is my absolute favorite, with the Beef Brisket being a close second. I could never work my way up to the BBQ Bologne, which is a house specialty. Definitely get the corn bread, and if you happen to be there on a day they have the lima beans, count your lucky stars and get them!
All I can say is YUMMY. Midtown Cafe has been around for years and always lives up to its reputation of being one of Nashville's best. For years it has been voted as Nashville's most romantic place to eat. The food is perfect, the service is impecable (that says a lot in nashville...it seems a lot of waiters are actually song writers in disguise and if the inspitation happens to hit it could be awhile before you get your iced tea refilled), and the small dinning room is lovely. They have a great wine list as well as a full bar.
A little pricey with wine (entrees are about $12-20) but oh so worth it.
Favorite Dish: Try the bleu cheese macaroni and cheese (i know, it sounds a little lame but trust me). The mussels are great and any dessert they have is worth its weight in gold.
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