Top 10 Nashville Dinner Spots That will Thoroughly Impress Your Tastebuds

It’s dinner time in the Music City and there’s no shortage of fantastic and vibrant places to sink your teeth into. Trying to impress a date? Take them to a place that has great ambience, perfect for getting to know each other. Feeling a little adventurous? Step out of your comfort zone and try fresh fusions or deluxe fare, finding things that you wouldn’t think pair well together (but totally do). As the day gets darker, Nashville comes alive, and so will your taste buds. Here are the top ten places, voted on by locals, to enjoy an impressive dinner. Missing your favorite? Download the Taste app for IOS.

1. 5th & Taylor
There is a certain bold elegance when you walk through the doors of 5th & Taylor. Using the giant sculpture of General Francis Nash as a centerpiece, this unique establishment has excellent taste, but more importantly, excellent food. Specializing in American fare, let Chef Daniel Lindley prepare you something refined yet sublime.

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2. The Pharmacy
Modeled after an old timey pharmacy of yesteryear, The Pharmacy caters to nostalgia. Get a juicy burger from the burger counter, or try a heavenly beverage from the aptly titled “Soda Shop”. Vintage in feel yet modern in presentation, The Pharmacy prescribes the right kind of medicine for a glorious time.

3. McNamaras
Winning the Certificate of Excellence for 2016 from Tripadvisor only further solidifies McNamara’s Irish Pub as one of the greats. Try authentic irish cuisine like the shepherds pie or irish stew while watching some live music. Hospitality is important here, as it is symbolic of the Irish spirit.

4. Bartaco
Craving street tacos? Bartaco can provide you with more than you’ll ever need. Walk in to Bartaco and you’ll immediately feel like you’re on the coast, drinking a variety of specialty beverages and sampling many of their famous tacos.

5. Two Ten Jack
Whether it’s ramen, izakaya, yakitori or sushi, Two Ten Jack has the knowledge and ingredients to go the distance. Warm and filling, ramen is a cozy winter meal and a real crowd pleaser, while yakitori – skewers of meat and vegetables – will satisfy your carnivorous cravings.

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6. Butchertown Hall
Mix a traditional german butcher shop and Tex-Mex and what do you get? Something like Butchertown Hall. Here you’ll find a fusion of interesting and unexpected flavor combinations, accompanied by an exceptionally beautiful esthetic and rustic beer garden.

7. Chago’s Cantina
Effortless and fun, Chago’s Cantina is the place for Latin vibes in both cuisine and culture. Located in the heart of Belmont/Hillsboro, this neighborhood establishment is filled with traditional and homemade fare, ready to wake up your tastebuds. Patrons suggest trying the grass fed steak burrito or the Pescado de la Casa.

8. City House
Did someone say pork belly pizza? This distinctive italian restaurant is sophisticated, original and genuinely appetizing. Located in a quaint brick building, impress your date with taking them here to soak up the atmosphere while enjoying an unique pizza experience. Other notable things on the menu include: catfish, bread gnocchi, and smoked brisket sugo.Image Credit: City House / Facebook

9. Lockeland Table
Once a 1930s H.G Hills dry goods store, Lockeland Table renovated the building into its original glory and charm. Traditional American food done right, this place caters to the community, partnering with multiple local markets and donates to the Lockeland Design Center. As a patron, it’s easy to contribute to the cause when there’s cornbread crusted fried gulf oysters or pork and shrimp dumplings on the menu.

10. Bakersfield Nashville
Tacos. Taquila. Whiskey. Is there anything else you need to know? This cool bar and restaurant is authentic Mexican food to the tenth degree, serving flavorful street tacos and a variety of intoxicating beverages to wash it down with.Image Credit: Bakersfield Nashville / Facebook

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