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The Best Fine Dining Options In Nashville

The Best Fine Dining Options In Nashville
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

The Catbird Seat

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, $$$
The Catbird Seat, Nashville
The Catbird Seat, Nashville | Image Courtesy of Etch
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.
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Beef & kale dish, The Catbird Seat © Tyler Neu/Flickr


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

Kayne Prime

Restaurant, Steakhouse, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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.
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Kayne Prime, Nashville © Rachel Chapdelaine/Flickr


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

Eastland Cafe

Cafe, Wine Bar, American, Vegetarian, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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.
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City House

Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
City House Restaurant
City House Restaurant | © Sean Benham/Flickr
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.
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City House Restaurant © Sean Benham/Flickr

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


Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, French, $$$
Margot Cafe and Bar, Nashville
Margot Cafe and Bar, Nashville | © nooschi/Flickr
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.
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Margot Cafe and Bar, Nashville © nooschi/Flickr