Last month, my husband and I along with our closest friends, had to opportunity to visit Nashville for the weekend. My husband had planned the trip in December and our friends decided to join last minute. It made the trip even better! We landed in Nashville early afternoon on a Friday and headed home early afternoon on a Monday. We all decided three days was plenty of time to discover what Nashville had to offer.
Where we ate:
Rolf and Daughters, I thought that this was the best meal we had in Nashville. It has great atmosphere and prices were very reasonable.
The Southern Steak and Oyster, we had breakfast here one morning and we were all very satisfied with our meals
404 Kitchen, we ate at the downstairs bar as we didn’t have reservations and the restaurant was full. I ate a salad because my body was in need of some greens! The rest of our group shared steak with beets and butter beans on the side.
Milk & Honey, we had breakfast here and the food was great. I would strongly encourage you to make reservations as the wait can be really long.
City House, this restaurant was recommended to me. We ended up sharing some appetizers and two pizzas. We went on a Sunday, that’s when they have a Sunday supper menu that is different from their weekly menu.
Cafe Roze, we ate our last breakfast here before heading to the airport. This place was on my must-go list. It is a little ways out from downtown Nashville but well worth the drive. They served great coffee and I had the country ham toast, which was delicious and topped with a massive mound of parm!
Where we drank and listened to music:
The L.A. Jackson in The Thompson Hotel, we went here in the late afternoon for drinks and appies. The bar is at the very top of the hotel and the views are amazing!
Omni pool, our friends stayed at the Omni Hotel and one afternoon we sat and had a few munchies and enjoyed some drinks. The area to sit is small but still very nice.
Oak Bar, my husband and I stayed at the Hermitage, which is one of the oldest hotels in Nashville. Before heading out for the night we enjoyed at drink at their bar. It is a very classic bar, but served home-made bar snacks: pickles and potato chips!
We hit up many different bars on Broadway: Tootsies (you have to go there just to say you’ve been, and the rooftop bar has a great view of the strip), Nudies, Acme, Dierks Bently Whisky Row (each level played a different genre of music), Robert’s and the Station Inn (we listened to the best Bluegrass here! It is a hole in the wall but worth checking out. It is not on Broadway but in The Gulch).
Areas of the city we enjoyed:
12 South: great little boutique shops, restaurants and coffee shops. We really loved the coffee at The Frothy Monkey, and they have other locations throughout Nashville.
The Gulch: We ate breakfast in this area twice as well as some shopping. This is where you will find The Thompson Hotel.
They will have to wait till next time:
We just ran out of time! There were many other places to eat on my list that we didn’t get to, but that just means that we will have to go back soon! Pinewood Social Club, Biscuit Love, Hattie B’s and Henrietta Red will be waiting for us the next time we go to Nashville.