7 Primo Places For A Nashville Business Lunch
Nashville's Music City, of course, but the food here's more sophisticated than ever. Here's our first list of good spots to discuss real estate deals over lunch. Not the only good places in town—there's too many for a single slideshow—but seven prime places.
The Capitol Grille
Address: 231 6th Ave N
Website: Capitol Grille
Vibe: Laid-back, making it easy to converse. Besides, it's where Nashville execs have met for over 100 years.
Food: Vegetables from the Double H Farms garden just four miles from the hotel, and meat from heritage-breed Red Poll cattle that graze on a nearby farm. It's one of Middle Tennessee's first-rate farm-to-table spots.
Address: 2902 12th Ave S
Vibe: A modest setting, but elegant.
Food: Authentic Lebanese foods. A flavorful Mediterranean cuisine, in other words, including the likes of a Bustan sandwich or Sayadeya.
Address: 303 Demonbreun St
Vibe: Sleek and modern.
Food: A culinary venture by Chef Deb Paquette (pictured), offering a fine dining experience.
The Farm House
Address: 210 Almond St
Website: The Farm House
Vibe: Southern aesthetic featuring handmade accents, furniture made from repurposed barn wood, along with Tennessee heirlooms.
Food: Farm-to-table comfort cuisine with various twists; highlights include house-cured and smoked meats, homemade vinegars and house-preserved produce.
Address: 102 19th Ave S
Website: Midtown Cafe
Vibe: Casual fine dining, art-lined setting.
Food: "The food—modest, unpretentious, but always well-executed—doesn't get in the way of deals or dates," says the Nashville Scene. Also: get a martini here.
Address: 1001 Broadway, Union Station
Website: Prime 108
Vibe: Historic elegance of the original 1900 stained-glass windows, plus walnut paneling and a stone fireplace.
Food: Executive chef Konstantin Rubis' kitchen offers organic vegetables, locally sourced meats, sustainable seafood, and a Maryland soft-shell crab po'boy (pictured), lately added to the menu.
The Southern Steak & Oyster
Address: 150 3rd Ave S
Website: The Southern Steak & Oyster
Vibe: More lively than other business-lunch places, so you might have to speak up. But it's a good lively.
Food: Steak, oysters—it's there in the name—and much more.