8 Must Try Restaurants in Nashville, According to a Local


Nashville is heaven for people who love food. If you want barbecue, spicy chicken, or something different, you can get it in Music City.

Audrey is Chef Sean Brock’s ultimate restaurant. It reflects his roots, his style, and his passion. He has other places, but this is his home.



Margot McCormack is Nashville’s food queen. Her restaurant, Margot, serves dinner with fresh ingredients and French flair. No gimmicks, just great food.

Margot Café & Bar


Drusie & Darr is Chef Jean-Georges’ restaurant at the Hermitage Hotel. It honors the hotel’s history, but also offers a contemporary dining experience.

Drusie & Darr


Chef Michael Hanna’s dream came true with his Gulch restaurant. The cozy place is always packed with foodies who love his delicious dishes.

St. Vito Focacceria


Henrietta Red is a popular restaurant by the Catbird Seat and Bastion group. Chef Julia Sullivan won James Beard awards for her amazing food.

Henrietta Red


Tandy Wilson’s Italian-Southern food won him a James Beard Award in 2016. Enjoy his thin-crust pizzas and desserts at his cozy restaurant.

City House


The Continental is Chef Sean Brock’s tribute to the fine dining of the past, with tableside carts, martinis, and oysters. It blends nostalgia and modernity in a plush setting.

The Continental


The Myint siblings, Arnold and Anna, honor their late mother Patti with the new International Market. She ran the original one for 40 years, introducing Nashville to Thai food.

International Market


Next: 7 Exciting Nashville Adventures, as Told by Locals

Scribbled Arrow

Found this valuable? Please share with others. Thanks For Reading!