Restaurants

Top Choice International in Midtown

Catbird Seat

For the 22 lucky diners perched around his open kitchen, chef Ryan Poli choreographs an unforgettable 10-course dining experience with his impeccably polished cast and crew. Be prepared to interact with Poli and his…
Top Choice Southern US in Downtown

Husk

Set in a Victorian house overlooking downtown and the river, Husk provides an authentic Southern food experience. Showcasing regional foods and traditional preparations such as pickling and smoking in ways that exci…
Top Choice American in Midtown

Urban Grub

Ever-so-stylish Southerners gather 'round patio tables to sip fine wines and local craft beer. They'll also slurp oysters at this 12 South hotspot where hey-ya'll specialties like shrimp-and-grits share the spotligh…
Top Choice Burgers in 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 that many say are Nashville's best. We're inclined to agree. Order at the counter then load up…
Top Choice Lebanese in Midtown

Epice

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

Wild Cow

Looking for a fresh and flavor-packed meal in East Nashville? Then hit up this small but inviting vegetarian eatery, where photos of happy livestock beam down over a mostly organic line-up of sandwiches, wraps, taco…
Top Choice Bakery in Midtown

Five Daughters Bakery – 12 South

The famous 100-layer donut is a sight to behold. Part donut, part croissant, this beauty is rolled in sugar and glazed. Too bad its beauty evaporates in six delightful bites. The chocolate with raspberry is especial…
Top Choice Creole in CBD & Warehouse District

Restaurant August

For a little romance, reserve a table at Restaurant August, the flagship of chef John Besh’s nine-restaurant empire. This converted 19th-century tobacco warehouse, with its flickering candles and warm, soft shades, …
Top Choice Creole in Garden, Lower Garden & Central City

Commander's Palace

Commander’s Palace is a dapper host, a seer-suckered bon vivant who wows with white-linen dining rooms, decadent dishes and attentive Southern hospitality. The nouveau Creole menu runs from crispy oysters with brie-…
Top Choice Seafood in Atlanta

The Optimist

In a short space, we could never do this Westside sustainable seafood Mecca justice. In a word: astonishing! Start with the Spanish charred octopus, braised for four hours in red wine; move on to a duck fat-poached …