Nashville has gotten a reputation recently as an up-and-coming foodie city, and there’s a reason behind that. It seems like there’s a new restaurant popping up every day. We found fifteen new restaurants that just opened in the city this summer, and they’re all absolutely incredible. Make your way through the whole list, and you won’t be disappointed.
Henley is a brand new restaurant in the heart of Midtown, and it's actually named after the shirt style. Funky, right?
Their menu features shared plates that are spins on Southern favorites. (2023 Broadway)
14. Oak Steakhouse
The Oak Steakhouse is quickly becoming one of the city's favorites steakhouses. It just opened in the new Westin hotel downtown, and people are raving about not only their steaks but also their mouthwatering appetizers (octopus, anybody?). (801 Clark Place)
13. Biscuit Love - Hillsboro Village
Biscuit Love's second location is now open in Hillsboro Village, which is great news for anyone looking to avoid the massive lines you'll find at their Gulch location. Still, head out early, and be sure to order the bo-nuts!
12. EiO and the Hive
Located in the booming neighborhood of West Nashville, EiO and the Hive offers nothing but organic and locally sourced dishes. Skeptical about how good organic, local food could be? The chef was the runner-up on Season 3 of Top Chef! So you know it's good. (5304 Charlotte Ave.)
11. Greko Street Food
Greko is East Nashville's newest craze, and it's right on Main Street. They mean it when they say they serve street food (don't expect to be able to get a hummus plate), but they serve up some absolutely incredible Greek Street Fries. Get some today! (704 Main Street)
10. Caviar and Bananas
Caviar and Bananas is originally a Charleston restaurant, but it's already been a huge success in it's Nashville location in Midtown. They offer specialty coffee, a breakfast menu, and even a deli-style lunch menu! Plus, the space is absolutely stunning. (2031 Broadway)
9. Hemingway's Bar & Hideaway
Hemingway's in Wedgewood Houston serves up lunch and dinner every day, along with some of the best cocktails you've ever had. The restaurant is even decked out like an old ship, a la The Old Man and the Sea. (438 Houston St. Ste 160)
8. Frothy Monkey - The Nations
Frothy Monkey's newest location in the Nations offers breakfast and brunch every day until 5 P.M. They also offer happy hours from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M., meaning you could do brunch and happy hour at the same time! (1400 51st Ave N)
7. Pancho & Lefty's
Pancho and Lefty's touts themselves as the "newest oldest" restaurant in Nashville. That's because it's the newest restaurant in the oldest building downtown. They serve tacos, burritos, nachos, and more. (104 5th Ave S)
Answer is located in Sylvan Park and serves globally-inspired meals that change frequently based on the seasonal availability of the best quality ingredients. They accept limited reservations and mostly take walk-ins. (132 46th Avenue N)
5. Sea Salt
Sea Salt, located in downtown Nashville, offers a blend of classic French dishes with American twists. They try to offer the highest quality dining experience possible for a reasonable price, and they certainly deliver. (209 3rd Avenue North)
4. The Mockingbird
Nashville celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan recently opened her newest restaurant, The Mockingbird. It's a diner whree no two dishes are alike. From meatloaf to octopus, you can get just about anything. (121A 12th Avenue North)
3. Slim & Husky's
This pizza joint in North Nashville has got everyone talking. Slim and Husky's offers simple make-your-own pizzas (like you make your own sandwich and Subway), and they're absolutely phenomenal. (911 Buchanan Street)
2. Fort Louise
Located in the old Perk and Cork location in Riverside Village, Fort Louise offers a haven of country style in the bustle of East Nashville. Their menu offers various American classics that will remind you of home. (1304 McGavock Pike)
1. Lulu Nashville
One of Germantown's most talked about new restaurants is Lulu. They are open every day from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. They offer sandwiches, grain bowls and more. (313 Jefferson St)
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