Best Business Lunches in Nashville
The business lunch is alive and well in Nashville. Here are 20 places to sit and schmooze over a tasty meal.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Photographers: The Tennessean
1808 West End Ave.; (615) 340-0012; 1808grille.com
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
What to Order: Go for the classic 1808 burger or their meat & 3 with local sides that change based on their farmers.
Take a look at the lunch menu.
37 Rutledge St.; 615-256-6565; husknashville
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
What to Order: The menu will varies daily based on local growers and what's ripe from the Husk garden, but you can count on excellence when ordering a Husk Cheeseburger (half beef, bacon). Another most-ordered item is the first course soft shelled crab with Smoky Lady pea and pepper salad.
What's on today's menu? Take a look.
300 Commerce St.; 615-256-4655; DemosRestaurants.com
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m
What to Order: The insiders tell us the Chicken Fettucini special on Monday is the most popular, but you definitely check the daily dish to pick your own favorite.
Demos' Lunch Specials
2100 West End Avenue; 615-321-1990; Masons-Nashville.com
Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
What to Order: Always always get their 'devil of an egg'. Crowd favorites are the Mason's farm burger and fried green tomato BLT. Why not finish up like a king with the 'Elvis' dessert.
Full lunch menu
401 Broadway; 615-254-1892; MerchantsRestaurant.com
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-close
What to Order: If you're going for something tried and true, order the Duck Fat tater tots and a Merchants burger. Other menu favorites include the grilled salmon BLT, Mahi-Mahi fish tacos and some down-home, white cheddar mac & cheese.
See the complete menu
M. Restaurant & Bar
209 10th Avenue S., Suite 223 in Cummins Station; 615-678-1591; M. Restaurant and Bar
Lunch Hours: 11:00 a.m.- 2 p.m.
What to Order: Dine on a lobster BLT burrito or the seared salmon.
M. Restaurant menu
102 19th Ave. S.; 615-320-7176; MidtownCafe.com
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
What to Order: Treat your clients to their notable shrimp & grits or other memorable menu items like chicken croquettes or the salmon BLT sandwich.
More on the menu at Midtown.
1530 Demonbreun St.; 615-457-2781; PavilionNashville.com
Lunch Hours: 11 a.m.-close
What to Order: Pavilion pork belly BLT sliders are the way to go (any of the sliders, really) along with a bowl of their homemade soup of the day.
Prime 108 in Union Station
1001 Broadway; 615-620-5665; Prime108.com
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
What to Order: You don't have to be a CEO to dine like one — Prime 108's 3-course business lunch special is ideal. Try the grass-fed Kentucky bison sliders or the smoked chicken cobb salad.
Take a look at the full menu.
592 12th Ave. S.; 615-259-9282; CantinaLaredo.com
Lunch Hours: 11 a.m.-close
What to Order: The Mango Chicken salad (Ensalada de mango y pollo), the new Torta de Carnitas sandwich and the Mexican apple pie with sizzling brandy butter. Warning: you may not be able to go back to work.
See the Cantina lunch menu.
104 5th Ave S.; 615-780-4005; Pub5.com
Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
What to Order: Feel good about ordering the Poutine to start and follow up with the kale salad; adding chicken or salmon is a must.
Nashville City Club
201 4th Ave. N.; 615-244-3693; NashvilleCity.com
Lunch Hours: Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
What to Order: Enjoy the downtown view over contracts and NCC's daily 'club comforts' like roast beef and fried catfish. If you really want to seal the deal, order the blackened ribeye with crushed potatoes and asparagus. (Must have a member present).
The complete City Club lunch menu.