From a notable local chef’s new Eastern European-inspired restaurant, to a picture-perfect all-day café serving health-driven fare, the latest additions to Resy’s Nashville roster are coming in hot.
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Led by two passionate industry professionals — chef Chris Raucci and Victoria Rothberg — Answer offers a comfortable, neighborhood setting with a menu that’s globally inspired and hyper-seasonal, drawing inspiration from a multitude of cultures. Dishes like mussels with lemongrass, serrano, beer, and crème fraîche, and bucatini with lamb & pork ragu are complemented by house cocktails, craft beers, and a global wine list. Book now at Answer.
This all-day East Nashville café serves fresh, modern American fare — espresso and eggs in the morning, salads and grain bowls come lunch, and heartier options at dinner. During the day, Cafe Roze is all bright and airy. At night, it transforms into a dimly lit, vibey spot with top-notch, classic cocktails. The tables are sleek marble, the bar is expansive, the windows large, and the space accented with pink and gray throughout. Book now at Cafe Roze.
Fin & Pearl
From the folks of The Southern — owner Tom Morales and chef Matt Farley, of TomKats Hospitality — comes Fin & Pearl, a restaurant all about sustainable seafood. From braised and grilled octopus to crispy whole fried bronzini, the food here is served with a hefty dose of Southern hospitality, and in a nautically-inspired setting. Book now at Fin & Pearl.
Kuchnia & Keller
With nods to the Midwest and Eastern Europe, Kuchnia & Keller is a community-focused bar and restaurant in Germantown committed to fostering relationships with local farmers and brewers to bring a diverse drink program and a seasonal menu to local residents. Chef Aaron Clemins, a former sous chef at City House, helms the kitchen, and the menu is simultaneously an homage to his Milwaukee roots and Eastern European heritage. Eighteen beers and two cocktails on draft, and a daily late-night menu with an ever-changing selection of house-made hot dogs add to the appeal. Book now at Kuchnia & Keller.
In the heart of East Nashville, Peninsula serves Spanish and Portuguese fare — cuisine of the Iberian Peninsula — accented with French techniques. Enjoy serrano ham on grilled bread with tomato butter, braised rabbit in garlic broth with espelette pepper, and don’t miss the drinks. The bar program features a Spanish gin and tonic menu, Old World wines, and thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Book now at Peninsula.
The Southern Steak & Oyster
Housed in the shiny Pinnacle Building at Symphony Place, in the heart of downtown Nashville’s burgeoning SoBro district, is The Southern Steak & Oyster. It’s a steakhouse, but a distinctly Southern one at that. There’s a shuck-to-order oyster bar, a hickory wood-fired grill where steaks and other meats are tended to, and dishes like fish n’ grits and the farmer’s plate (comprised of locally grown produce). Executive chef Matt Farley collaborates with owner Tom Morales to bring a Southern tilt to time-honored dishes, taking inspiration from the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean. Book now at The Southern Steak & Oyster.
WestEnd Kitchen & Bar
At WestEnd Kitchen & Bar, the Michelin-starred chef Chris Anderson (Alinea, Moto, L20) cooks inventive Southern cuisine, sourcing local and organic produce from regional farms within the Nashville area. The vibrant cocktail program and spirit menu is run by beverage director Megan Cross, formerly of Los Angeles’ Old Lighting, and focuses on whiskeys — including a custom-blend Belle Meade bourbon, by Greenbrier Distillery. Reclaimed barn wood floors preserve character and warmth. Book now at WestEnd Kitchen & Bar.
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