Nashville restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Bastion

Behind a nondescript sliding door hides this choose-your-own-adventure foodie dreamland. Chef Josh Habiger (Catbird Seat, Patterson House) has cultivated Nashville's hottest table – or three tables, to be precise, p…
Top Choice International in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Catbird Seat

For the 22 lucky diners perched around an open kitchen, chefs Will Aghajanian and Liz Johnson choreograph an unforgettable 10- to 12-course dining experience. The menu includes distinctly flavored dishes, which embr…
Top Choice Southern US in Downtown & the Gulch

Husk

Set in a Victorian house overlooking downtown and the river, Husk provides an authentic, farm-to-table Southern food experience. It offers a daily changing menu that showcases regional foods and traditional preparat…
Top Choice Thai in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Smiling Elephant

Arguably Nashville’s best-known and -respected Thai restaurant, the Smiling Elephant is a treasure not to be missed. This homey little joint welcomes guests with a wide range of dishes made with fresh local ingredie…
Top Choice Southern US in East Nashville

Pepperfire Hot Chicken

Since 2010, East Nashville’s Pepperfire has been slinging spicy bird to heat seekers who appreciate a creative twist on classic hot chicken. A thin, crispy batter with a distinctive spice blend lends a rich, complex…
Top Choice European in Germantown & North Nashville

Rolf & Daughters

The epicenter of Germantown's foodie revival is this stunning kitchen run by Belgian chef Philip Krajeck. His earthy pastas, rustic sauces and seasonally changing food will stand your taste buds on end, as if to say…
Top Choice Barbecue in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

The redneck taco? It's pulled pork stuffed in cornbread (called a hoe-cake) and topped with slaw and BBQ sauce. It's also a beloved choice at this packed-tight hot spot, where families and small groups crowd in for …
Top Choice Chicken in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Hattie B's

When it comes to hot chicken supremacy, based on sheer numbers, Hattie B's reigns supreme in Nashville. The ultra-popular fried chicken spot serves up moist, high-quality birds, which come devilishly fried to levels…
Top Choice Lebanese in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Epice

For an inviting and delicious respite from exploring the shops of 12South, pop into this bright and sparkling Lebanese bistro. The highlight at lunch? The sandwiches, which are served with a hearty peasant salad and…
Top Choice Burgers in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Gabby's Burgers

In a joint that's just a cow's tail bigger than a shack, the hard-working Gabby's crew cranks out grass-fed-beef burgers, which many say are Nashville's best – and we're inclined to agree. Order at the counter then …