Dining in Nashville

Due to the expected crowds in Nashville over the week of Conference, we urge you to make reservations at your restaurant of choice as early as possible.


Bob’s Steak & Chop House Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob's Steak & Chop House combines simple elegance, stiff drinks, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops and seafood.

Kitchen Notes Enjoy traditional Southern dishes at the Omni’s three-meal restaurant, Kitchen Notes, offering farm-fresh, sustainable dishes made from treasured family recipes. Don’t miss our Biscuit Bar, serving hot and fresh biscuits throughout the day.

Barlines Savor a touch of Southern comfort food along with Local Whiskey Trail specialties and classic cocktails. The music sets the tone and energy here.

Bongo Java The perfect coffeehouse for casual meetups, this Nashville Coffee Café Company serves only certified organic and Fair Trade Coffee, dark roasted coffee, handcrafted espresso drinks and fresh-baked cookies all day long. Engaged baristas take pride in their trade.

DINING (walking distance – 1 mile or less)

Arnold’s Country Kitchen (605 8th Ave. S.) The classic Southern meat-and-three has been a local institution for decades. The cafeteria-style line can be long, but moves quickly.

Bakersfield (201 3rd Ave. S.) Offering tacos, tostadas, craft cocktails and more in a lively atmosphere.

Black Rabbit (218 3rd Ave. N.) An ode to old Nashville and the storied past of the historic Printer's Alley neighborhood in which it reside, Black Rabbit is a cocktail bar and restaurant reminiscent of the speakeasies that permeated Printer's Alley in the early 1900s.

Dandgure’s Classic Southern Cooking (538 Lafayette St.) This meat-and-three calls itself “home cookin’s best-kept secret since 1991,” and with good reason. The exterior also boasts a remarkable mural by local artist Sam Dunson.

E+Rose Wellness Café (211 3rd Ave. S.) A recommended nearby option if you’re looking for a healthy grab-and-go meal.

Etch (303 Demonbreun St.) Located just across from Schermerhorn Symphony Center, this fine-dining restaurant is overseen by chef Deb Paquette, a genuine icon in Nashville’s dining scene.

The Farm House (210 Almond St.) Conveniently located between the Omni and Schermerhorn Symphony Center, this likable spot offers reimagined, farm-fresh Southern classics, local brews and cocktails.

Fleet Street Pub (207 Printers Alley) British pub/restaurant with authentic fish and chips located in Printer’s Alley

Green Pheasant (215 1st Ave. S.) This new addition to the dining scene aspires to honor Japanese culinary traditions while celebrating regional foodways and ingredients.

Husk (37 Rutledge St.) One of the city’s finest restaurants, Husk reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Nashville.

Makeready Libations & Liberation (200 4th Ave. N.) A creatively appointed restaurant located on the ground floor of the beautifully restored Noelle Hotel (worth a visit in itself), Makeready offers a seasonal approach to American tavern cuisine.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (410 4th Ave. S.) If you’re looking for authentic Tennessee barbecue, you only need walk about one block south of the Omni. Beloved by locals and visitors alike.

Pancho & Lefty’s (104 5th Ave. S.) Cantina-style menu, with tacos, nachos, guacamole and more.

The Southern Steak & Oyster (150 3rd Ave. S.) Situated just behind Schermerhorn Symphony Center, this lively restaurant offers a new twist on Southern dining.

DINING (Driving/Lyft/Uber distance)

We wouldn’t list these if they weren’t worth a little extra effort – seriously.

Bastion (434 Houston St.) Widely considered one of the city’s best restaurants, with one side devoted to creative cocktails, draft beer and wine, and the other side a 24-seat, reservations-only restaurant offering a five-course, à la carte menu for parties of 1 to 4 and a prix fixe menu for parties of 4 to 6.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House (123 12th Ave. N.) Celebrity chef Maneet Chuahan’s restaurant offers a contemporary, creative take on Indian dining.

City House (1222 4th Ave. N.) Arguably the city’s best restaurant, offering Italian-inspired dishes with a Southern flair and much more.

Epice (2902 12th Ave. S.) Situated in the trendy 12South neighborhood, this warm, intimate restaurant balances authenticity and creativity with its menu of Lebanese specialties.

Graze (1888 Eastland Ave.) Recommend for people seeking a quality vegan dining option.

Margot Café & Bar (1017 Woodland St.) A true pioneer in the city’s fine-dining scene, Margot McCormack’s East Nashville bistro serves a rotating menu of creative, seasonal French & Italian fare.

Rolf & Daughters (700 Taylor St.) Industrial-chic restaurant with clever New American dishes, communal tables and inventive cocktails.

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack (123 Ewing Dr.) Hot chicken is a uniquely Nashville specialty, and this is the institution that started the trend. Family-owned since the ’40s, Prince’s serves fried chicken with searing heat and distinctive flavor – a can’t-miss experience for meat-eating, spice-loving Nashville visitors.

Slim & Husky’s (911 Buchanan St.) Situated in a historic North Nashville neighborhood caught in the flux of gentrification and displacement, Slim & Husky’s welcomes all with counter-service pizza, locally sourced ingredients, a vibe paying tribute to ’90s hip-hop, and a commitment to investing in the neighborhood. 

Tànsuŏ (121B 12th Ave. N.) Another Maneet Chauhan-owned restaurant, offering truly distinctive interpretations of authentic Chinese food in a stylish setting.