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The Best Fine Dining Options In Nashville
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The Best Fine Dining Options In Nashville

Picture of Kate Harrington
Updated: 8 December 2016
Nashville is not just a place for great music; it has a wealth of great dining spots, including high-end cuisine. We list some of the best places to find a memorable meal in the city.
Nashvillle by night | © Jason Mrachina/Flickr
Nashvillle by night | © Jason Mrachina/Flickr
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The Catbird Seat

The Catbird Seat is a blend of New American and Southern cuisine with a fine-dining veil over each dish. Portions are smaller-scale, but every dish is crafted with creativity and American style. The menu evolves depending on the seasonal and local produce; however, there are a few menu staples like poultry and seafood dishes.

Address & telephone number: The Catbird Seat, 1711 Division St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-810-8200

Beef & kale dish, The Catbird Seat | © Tyler Neu/Flickr
Beef & kale dish, The Catbird Seat | © Tyler Neu/Flickr

Etch

Etch is situated in the Encore tower, which is located in downtown Nashville. With the downtown atmosphere, Etch exceeds another fine dining restaurant with location, creativity and specialty. The menu varies between New American with flares of Southern and Italian, with a variety of wines or cocktails on offer.

Address & telephone number: Etch, 303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-522-0685

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Kayne Prime

Functioning as a Tennessean steakhouse, Kayne Prime offers the finest array of steak options with hearty American sides. Selections of meat vary based on local options, but there’s a steady inclusion of seafood and pastas as well. Kayne Prime’s décor is urban chic, with long wooden tables and leather chairs. It’s upscale yet casual.

Address & telephone number: Kayne Prime, 1103 McGavock St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-259-0050

Kayne Prime, Nashville | © Rachel Chapdelaine/Flickr
Kayne Prime, Nashville | © Rachel Chapdelaine/Flickr
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Husk

Located in a historic mansion, Husk offers all the luxuries of a fine dining experience with a comforting and welcoming demeanor. Following local trends, Husk acquires all ingredients from regional sources, but the dishes’ creativity and appeal make Husk unique.

Address & telephone number: Husk, 37 Rutledge St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-256-6565

Heritage pork, Husk | © Wally Gobetz/Flickr
Heritage pork, Husk | © Wally Gobetz/Flickr
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Eastland Cafe

Inspired by different cuisines, Eastland Café’s menu is eclectic and inclusive. It mainly focuses on American dishes, but there is no limit to the creativity and blends within the menu. Serving anywhere between specialty pizzas to root vegetable entrees, Eastland Café is a guaranteed surprise.

Address & telephone number: Eastland Café, 97 Chapel Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-627-1088

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City House

An award-winning and popular restaurant in Nashville, City House is a chic Italian restaurant that identifies with the South. The Italian dishes are fused with Southern ingredients and tastes. It doesn’t sound like it would work, but City House has successfully blended Italian with Southern. With simple pasta entrée dishes mixed with Southern buttermilk, this restaurant uses creative flair.

Address & telephone number: City House, 1222 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-736-5838

City House Restaurant | © Sean Benham/Flickr
City House Restaurant | © Sean Benham/Flickr
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Rolf and Daughters

Set in a 100-year-old historic building, Rolf and Daughters crafted the outer patio with a trendy but traditional décor. Brick building, communal tables, and Christmas light fixtures are all characteristics of the outer patio. The cuisine is American with a chic twist. The dishes are all comprised of locally sourced ingredients and the menu varies because of this.

Address & telephone number: Rolf and Daughters, 700 Taylor St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-866-9897

Rolf and Daughters | © Edsel Little/Flickr
Rolf and Daughters | © Edsel Little/Flickr
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Margot

Margot Café is a petite and beautiful restaurant with brick walls contrasted with white tablecloths and polished silverware. The cuisine is French and Italian inspired, allowing one to forget that they are dining in a quintessential Southern town. The menu changes daily due to the chef’s liking and seasonal ingredients. While the menu changes frequently, the high quality of food and execution is constant.

Address & telephone number: Margot, 1017 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-227-4668

Margot Cafe and Bar, Nashville | © nooschi/Flickr
Margot Cafe and Bar, Nashville | © nooschi/Flickr