15 of the Best Restaurants in Nashville in 2021

There are plenty of great reasons to visit our luxurious Bed and Breakfast in Nashville TN, not least of which is the chance to stay in this exquisitely restored Antebellum Plantation.  But while you’re in Nashville exploring the many attractions, you’ll need a few places to eat – and for that, we’d love to send you to some of the best restaurants in Nashville for 2021.  There are more great restaurants in Nashville than we can possibly mention in a single blog, but we’re going to make our best attempt to give you 15 recommendations that we think you’ll be more than happy with.

Nashville’s food scene is quite diverse, ranging from the deliciously spicy Nashville Hot Chicken, which has a huge fan base all over the country, to upscale fine dining and even Michelin-starred chefs. There’s a little bit of something here for everyone – which can also be said of the city itself.  From country music fan favorites like the Grand Ole Opry, Honky Tonk Highway, and the Country Music Hall of Fame to an incredible range of artistic venues and galleries and historic attractions, there’s a little something for everyone in Nashville.

At the heart of any great getaway to Music City is a stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Nashville TN. Embrace the charm and character of the Antebellum South in this impeccably restored boutique hotel. From the ornate fireplaces and glimmering chandeliers throughout the building to the original heart pine floors and period furnishings, you’ll feel as though you’ve been swept back in time to a different era.  You can enjoy this stately mansion without having to sacrifice location, too. After all, we’re just 5.5 miles from downtown Nashville and the city’s top attractions.

If you’re ready to get a taste of the South, book a room at our Bed and Breakfast in Nashville TN, and get ready to visit one or more of these 15 extraordinary restaurants in Nashville!

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At first thought, you probably think that most restaurants in Nashville are serving southern comfort classics – think plates piled high with fried chicken, sauteed greens and vegetables, biscuits, and more.  While you certainly can find southern classics like this in Nashville, home of the famous “Meat + 3” – there’s far more to restaurants in Nashville, especially in 2021!

Nashville is, of course, the birthplace of Nashville Hot Chicken, which is a deliciously spicy fried chicken sandwich served simply with white bread and pickles. There’s plenty of BBQ, too, sometimes at the most unassuming of places.  But as Nashville continues to change and grow, so too do the restaurants in Nashville.  Today, you can find some delicious examples of the classics alongside just about any other type of cuisine you could want, from the simple to the divine.

As you start planning your upcoming getaways to our Bed and Breakfast, here are some of the best restaurants in Nashville to consider for 2021:

  1. Let’s get the obvious out of the way:  Nashville Hot Chicken!  There are a few places to go, but one place that stands above the rest.  That’s Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, where they invented their version of Nashville’s hot chicken nearly 100 years ago.
  2. There are plenty of other delicious riffs on Nashville Hot Chicken. For something a little sweet and a little spicy, head to Slow Burn Hot Chicken, and order up their hot chicken donut.
  3. The latest “it” spot in Nashville, where you can dine on traditional French treats like Steak Frites and Escargot, is Once Upon a Time in France.
  4. There’s only one James Beard Award-winning chef in Nashville, and he can be found cooking up a delicious assortment of rustic Italian classics at City House.
  5. In the mood for a bit of good old Tennessee Barbecue?  Head to Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, which is one of the only places left in Tennessee that still relies on whole-hog techniques.
  6. Do you like to linger over a cup of coffee or a meal, perhaps read your favorite book, or have a great conversation with friends and family?  Then head to Cafe Roze in East Nashville, where you’ll find a hip and cozy space that practically begs you to linger. The menu offers a range of elevated versions of American classics.  It’s hard to go wrong!
  7. Combine your love for all things meat with some of the best whisky in town at The 404 Kitchen. Downstairs you’ll find a popular Nashville whiskey bar, Gertie’s. It’s the perfect destination for a nightcap.
  8. The tasting menu at The Catbird Seat is an absolute treat for the senses. The menu changes as quickly as the seasons, but you’ll have a front-row seat to the kitchen action for the entire experience. Definitely plan well in advance for this one.
  9. Nashville made the southern classic “meat in 3” famous – a remnant of the days when you slide a cafeteria tray down a line, choosing your meat and 3 sides to go with it.  If you want a bit of this traditional southern comfort, then there’s no finer restaurant in Nashville than Arnold’s Country Kitchen.
  10. Don’t leave Nashville (or the South) without eating some biscuits.  You’ll find some of the best in Nashville at Biscuit Love.
  11. For some delicious southern food with a Mediterranean flair (like insanely good whipped feta), head to Butcher & Bee.
  12. Locally-sourced ingredients and farm-to-table cuisine are the stars of the show at Husk.  They offer a fresh take on southern classics, with ingredients sourced as locally as their own garden.
  13. Dine-in style at the elegant Capitol Grille, a remnant of the gilded age of Southern dining. Delicious food, outstanding service, and an exceptional whiskey list await!
  14. Pelican and Pig is an absolutely delightful dining experience. They won the 2019 Restaurant of the Year from Eater, and for good reason! Their interior space is just as interesting as their seasonal menu, too, located in a converted mid-century auto upholstery shop.
  15. Vegans can also rejoice in some southern comfort and even some Nashville Hot “Chicken,” if they are so inclined!  Just head to The Southern V, and enjoy this deliciously popular vegan spot.  Vegan food aside, this is still one of the best restaurants in Nashville!

Eat at the best restaurants in NAshville when you stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Nashville TN

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Nashville TN

There’s definitely no shortage of great restaurants in Nashville, and many of them aren’t too far away from our luxury Bed and Breakfast, either! There’s no need to compromise on location and luxury, and the chance to stay at our stunning Bed and Breakfast in Nashville TN truly is truly an opportunity worth taking. You’ll see and feel the difference the moment you drive up to our stately mansion.  This elegant Antebellum-style home, which has been impeccably restored to its historic glory in recent years, sits upon 6 acres near downtown Nashville, just minutes from the top attractions.

We offer guests a choice of 10 guest rooms in the Inn, or we also have our Retreat House, which is perfect for larger groups traveling together. Each of our expansive guest suites in the mansion is tastefully decorated with period furnishings, opulent touches, and a variety of modern amenities. In the morning, start your day off on the right foot with a delicious breakfast, made fresh for you in our kitchen and served in our dining room.

The exciting music-loving destination of Nashville is waiting for you.  Book a room at the Belle Air Mansion, and come enjoy the tastes, sights, and sounds of Nashville with us this spring!

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