Located outside of Nashville is the upscale suburb of Brentwood. Not only is the city one of the wealthiest in the country, but it’s also got some of the richest choices for food. Make sure you hit these top dining spots next time you’re in the Brentwood, Tennessee area.
Restaurant, American, Steakhouse, $$$
For a true Southern dining experience that offers a wide range of menu options, Mere Bulles is a Brentwood restaurant that won’t disappoint. From rib rolls and crab bisque to fresh salads and shrimp and grits, the eatery serves American Southern dishes and traditional steakhouse fare. There’s a Sunday brunch buffet that you can enjoy on an indoor or outdoor patio as you sip on a half-priced bottle of wine. The restaurant procures its ingredients from local farms and vendors, and the food, like the freshly caught fish, is prepared to order by the restaurant’s staff.
Whether you’re in the mood for seafood or steak, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill offers classic American foods cooked over a wood-fired grill. Choose from signature salads, sirloin steaks, salmon or burgers. The upscale restaurant also has a full-service bar, FIREBAR, which serves artisan cocktails served at proper cellar temperatures, including wines from its private label wine selection. Happy Hour takes place in the FIREBAR on weeknights from 4 p.m.–7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
While growing up, Vittles Restaurant owner John Craighead feasted on what he calls “good ol’ country cookin’” that his mother prepared. With the intention of providing Southern cooking that was just as good as his mom’s, John opened Vittles Restaurant in 2000. Today, the menu features dishes like grilled or fried pork chops, catfish, country fried steak, and homemade meatloaf. There are also family feast options, veggie plates, and a small selection of desserts.
With mildly seasoned dishes that have a slight spice, Mazatlan serves traditional Mexican food for lunch and dinner. The cultural, family-friendly restaurant offers options like bean or cheese dip appetizers, quesadillas, and classics like tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas. You can also enjoy adult beverages like margaritas and daiquiris or Mexican desserts like flan or sopapillas.
At Murff’s Burgers and Brews, you get to pick from four sizes of burgers, all made with Murff’s Magic Mix Seasonings. Customize your burger by choosing your meat, cheese, toppings, and bun. There are also appetizers such as calamari, chicken wings and nachos, as well as salads, sliders, and sandwiches. Wash down that delicious grub with a draft beer from Murff’s drink selection.
For over 20 years, Sportsman’s Grille has been serving the Brentwood area. The restaurant’s signature dishes include smoked ribs, barbecue on Cajun cornbread, and hand-breaded catfish. There are also a variety of fresh salads (with dressings made daily), a full-service bar, and daily specials. Sit back and enjoy programming on the televisions located throughout the restaurant as you guzzle down a draft beer and nibble on fried chicken wings.
For an elegant, upscale dining experience, try Wild Iris. The menu includes food like penne vodka, grilled beef tenderloin, and fish tacos. The restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, also serves soups and salads, appetizers—including mussels and salmon cake—and desserts that include vanilla bean crème brûlée and cheesecake. Choose from several red or white wines to enjoy with your meal.