The Gulch is one of the trendiest and most popular neighborhoods in Nashville with an abundance of great restaurants. We list our 10 favorite restaurants to seek out while you’re in this Music City enclave.
Ru San’s Sushi & Seafood
Restaurant, Japanese, American, $$$
Ru San’s Sushi & Seafood offers delicious and creative Japanese sushi and seafood. Their menu is huge and offers fresh seafood at affordable prices, so be sure to try their all-you-can-eat sushi lunch buffet. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual and friendly; come here for a fun night out with friends and try their sake bombs. In a hurry? Order online and and pick it up in the restaurant.
Restaurant, Bar, American, Gluten-free, Fast Food, Pub Grub, $$$
Peg Leg Porker is one of Nashville’s best BBQ restaurants, known for their dry ribs and pulled pork. Their pork is smoked for more than 18 hours, which gives it a delicious, signature taste. The restaurant is very casual and includes a large outdoor patio, plus, it tries to give back to the community and can be found at many charitable events.
For a night out with friends be sure to visit Sambuca. Large groups are welcome and they can accommodate up to 200 people. A diverse selection of live music changes every night, and it can range from classic rock to jazz and everything in between. Be sure to visit the rooftop patio that overlooks the Nashville Skyline.
Virago is an award-winning Asian fusion restaurant with creative cuisine for the adventurous palate – they also offer more than 60 different sake labels. For a special night out, trust the chef and try their specially selected Chef’s Tour or Sushi Tour.
Award winning Arnold’s Country Kitchen is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Arnold’s has been featured on TV shows. In 2009, they received the prestigious James Beard American Classics Award. Known for their hearty Southern fare, its a local favorite so be prepared for a line out the door.
Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, Fast Food, $$$
Whiskey Kitchen has the largest selection of whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and scotches in the city and this is one of the top destinations in Nashville. The restaurant offers wood-fired pizzas and traditional pub food in addition to their extensive cocktail list.
Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fast Food, $$$
St. Añejo is a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. Their tequila and mezcal menu consists of over 120 different labels. In addition, the cocktail menu includes margaritas and other traditional Latin drinks. Be sure to try their tacos and homemade guacamole. For a special occasion, consider renting out their Tequila Library lounge.