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Votes are in! Highest rated restaurants in Nashville by OpenTable

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Nashville? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


The Chef and I

The Chef and I is built on a love story. That’s why it works. We serve innovative cuisine in a fun environment. The Chef writes a new menu every week for dinner and brunch, inspired by what is in season, and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients from meat to seafood to produce. The food is gourmet but approachable; allowing folks to expand their taste profiles. Come in and try our creations by ordering off the menu or letting the chefs put together a special meal for you with one of our tasting experiences!Counter (Show Kitchen) seating is limited and generally require a reservation. If you desire Counter (Show Kitchen) seating, please indicate in the special requests section of your reservation. High Top seating is all family style seating available for reservations and walk-ins.

Mangia Nashville

Mangia Nashville is two restaurants in one. Monday through Thursday Nights we are a traditional Italian focacceria. We make all our bread, pizza, and cheeses in house daily. Delicious pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and desserts combined with a unique cocktail, cordial, and wine list makes for fantastic dining experience. Daily happy hour, pasta and appetizer specials!! Every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7pm we begin our Italian Feast. This Italian feast is best described as a big Italian wedding when no one gets married and everyone leaves fat and happy!! We sing, dance, eat and celebrate for 3 hours!! And finally our Sunday Supper is from 12pm till 4pm. It's like supper at your Italian Grandmothers... all the pasta, gravy/sauce, meatballs and sausage without any of the guilt!!! All menu items are available Gluten Free.

Black Carbon Verdura Pizza

Cork & Cow

Downtown Franklin's best fine dining restaurant! Hickory grilled steaks, seasonal entrees, and craft cocktails make Cork & Cow a unique destination just minutes south of Nashville.


etc. is the newest venture for Chef/Owner Deb Paquette. Located in the Bedford Commons complex of the Green Hills neighborhood, etc. offers lunch & dinner Monday - Friday, dinner on Saturday and Sunday brunch. As the second, smaller version of sister restaurant Etch, Deb incorporates her favorite spices, produce and global recipes on the menus at etc. for an adventurous dining experience. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails. The intimate 2400sq ft space features simply adorned tables, comfortable banquette seating, a large wine and cocktail bar and plenty of open-air seating. Funky light fixtures, striking electric blue, copper and glass accents, and warm woods fill out the intimate space.

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville

The flagship brand of his growing, family of eponymous eateries, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse tells the story of his life. From the opulent interiors to the artwork & antique furnishings to the sign on the original Cincinnati location that reads “Since 1948” (the year Ruby was born), every facet has a special meaning to the man himself. Now open in Nashville, TN, each iteration of these critically-acclaimed restaurants is rooted in the heritage of the original, yet each also tells a tale of its own, inextricably woven into the unique fabric of the community in which it resides. The most noteworthy element of the brand – and undeniably the key to its success – is The Jeff Ruby Experience, an all-encompassing philosophy embodying the very best U.S.D.A. Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Impeccable Service, Live Entertainment and Passionate Attention To Detail. These qualities and more create a total dining experience unlike any other. An experience we’re proud to bring to the great city of Nashville.

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

A traditional American Prime Steakhouse, combining simple elegance, a lively atmosphere, big drinks, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops and seafood.

Skull's Rainbow Room

Skull's Rainbow Room is a tribute to David "Skull" Schulman and the former fine dining establishments of Nashville's historic Printers Alley. Chef Gannon Leary's critically acclaimed menu showcases a continental twist on American classics. Premium cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list complement the award winning cuisine. Skull's pays homage to the entertainment of yesteryear with burlesque and live music. Etta James, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and comedian Andy Griffith have all graced the original checkerboard stage.

Nashville City Club

The Nashville City Club is in Downtown Nashville, featuring panoramic skyline views and private dining.

Sperry's Restaurant - Belle Meade

Sperry's Restaurant opened its doors in May of 1974 and is now enjoying its 41st year of service to its many local and out of town customers. Burton W. Sperry, the great-great-grandfather of the owners, was engaged in the hotel and restaurant business in Jacksonville, Florida, from the late 1800's into the 1900's. His reputation for fine food and service was widespread. The owners and management of Sperry's strive to maintain his example for your dining pleasure. Sperry's has brought to Nashville a unique dining concept of tasteful surroundings combined with a high staff-to-seating ratio, and quality food offered at reasonable prices. Our kitchens contain only the finest products available, including aged Western beef, the finest fresh seafood obtainable and premium dairy products, cheeses, oils and spices. Many of our desserts are made here as you would make your own. Our entire menu is composed of ingredients you would be proud to serve.

The Standard at the Smith House

The Standard at The Smith House may very well be the best example of local Nashville flavor and service. The Standard Restaurant has been in operation since 2006 serving upscale Southern specialties complete with a full-service bar. Our townhouse was built in the 1840's and we are honored to be the current stewards of this fascinating work of architecture. We are happy to offer tours to our guests before or after their dining experience with us. We are located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, just blocks from the new Music City Convention Center and the famous Lower Broadway entertainment district. We are proud to offer some of the best steaks in town as well as fresh seafood and other items.


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