Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in South Nashville

Bastion

Bastion's nondescript entrance – within the eminently cool bar of the same name inside historic Houston Station – is shrugged off by most as an exit or a bathroom. But behind that sliding door hides a choose-your-ow…
Top Choice International in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

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, farm-to-table Southern food experience. It offers a daily changing menu that showcases regional foods and traditional preparat…
Top Choice Modern European in Germantown

Rolf & Daughters

The epicenter of Germantown's foodie revival is this stunning kitchen run by Belgian chef Philip Krajeck, whose earthy pastas, rustic sauces and seasonally changing 'modern peasant food' will stand your taste buds o…
Top Choice Southern US in Uptown & Riverbend

Boucherie

The thick, glistening cuts of bacon on the BLT can only be the work of the devil – or chef Nathanial Zimet, whose house-cured meats and succulent Southern dishes are lauded citywide. Savor boudin balls with garlic a…
Top Choice Fusion in Atlanta

Octopus Bar

Do they keep odd hours? Is seating difficult to come by? Does it take so long to get your fusion grub because the chefs are too busy fielding industry complaints from a room full of sous chefs and servers? The answe…
Top Choice Modern American in Atlanta

Gunshow

Celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie's latest light-bulb moment is an unorthodox evening out. Guests choose between over a dozen or so smallish dishes, dreamed up by chefs in the open kitchen, who then hawk their blood, s…
Top Choice Seafood in CBD & Warehouse District

Peche Seafood Grill

Coastal seafood dishes are prepared simply here, but unexpected flourishes – whether from salt, spices or magic – sear the deliciousness onto your taste buds. The vibe is convivial, with a happy, stylish crowd sippi…
Top Choice Southern US in Charleston

FIG

FIG has been a long-time foodie favorite, and it's easy to see why. Welcoming staff, efficient but unrushed service, and top-notch, sustainably sourced nouvelle Southern fare from James Beard Award winner Mike Lata.…
Top Choice Breakfast in Knoxville

Oli Bea

It's worth sleeping in Knoxville just to wake up to the rich, Mexicanized farm-to-table Southern breakfast fare at this morning stop in the Old City. You'll find gussied-up standards (country ham, sage sausage, orga…