Home to country music and a thriving foodie scene, Nashville also has a crop of fun, trendy, beautiful restaurants to check out on your next visit.
Downtown Sporting Club
Spanning 42,000 square feet, Downtown Sporting Club is a multi-level eatertainment destination that serves all dayparts. Located in an historical building that dates to 1949, the club features a ground-level coffee shop and bar. Large glass doors lead to an all-day/late-night restaurant with a menu by Chef Levon Wallace. Upstairs in The Rec Room, entertainment options include classic board games, arcade games, a screening room for sports, trivia, and activity games like shuffleboard and axe-throwing in addition to dining and a full bar. Finally, the third floor features sleeping quarters as well as a rooftop bar. The club was designed by operator Strategic Hospitality with architect Manuel Zeitlin. Images courtesy of Danielle Atkins
Tucked inside the Thompson Nashville Hotel, this sleek Southern seafood restaurant, designed by Parts and Labor, features a large central bar, main dining room and ample private dining space. Custom concrete patterned floors, bespoke light fixtures, and marsh-inspired wall coverings combine to create a residential eclecticism. Comfy chairs, banquettes and grainy wood tables provide a mix of seating options. Images courtesy of Marsh House
Nestled in the completely revamped Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Conference Center, this, 6,600-square-foot, 184-seat restaurant designed by Premier Project Management and Gresham Smith features a warm palette with plenty of oak, leather, vintage jewel tones and pops of brass and copper. Copper-tone flooring is warmed by area rugs and intimate lighting to provide a residential aesthetic. A vibrant, neon-laced Johnny Cash mural pays homage to one of Nashville’s most famous residents. Images courtesy of Lauren Rubenstein Photography
For this 9,000-square-foot, 235-seat restaurant with a 35-seat bar, three private dining spaces and a large outdoor patio, designer Powell Architects renovated what had been a brawny brewery space into a bright and airy seafood restaurant. A hexagon-shaped bar sits at the center of the dining room with ample seating around the perimeter, while a semi-private space, The Den, seats up to 10 people just behind the bar. Navy, aqua blue, copper and white give the space a marina feel, boosted by art installations like the oyster wall and brightly colored sandfish. Images courtesy of Saltine