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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 & Supplied

1808 Grille

Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
What to Order: The classic 1808 Burger is one of the best in the city with aged white cheddar, shaved lettuce slaw and served with garlic parsley fries or local sides that change based on season.
1808 West End Ave; 615-340-0012; 1808grille.com


Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
What to Order: A round of croquettas and crispy Brussels will impress your guests and the Jibarito sandwich is both beautiful to see and to eat!
1720 West End Ave, Suite 100; 615-321-2209; americanonashville.com


Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
What to Order: Start with an order of the spinach dip for the table and request the Palm Beach salad with jumbo lump crabmeat and shrimp remoulade just for you…
3000 West End Ave; 615-298-1000
1576 W McEwen Dr, Franklin; 615-771-8760

Cantina Laredo

Lunch Hours: 11 a.m.-close
What to Order: Go for the grilled shrimp and strawberry salad (de cameron y fresa) so there’s no guilt when you finish with a Mexican apple pie and sizzling brandy butter.
592 12th Ave S; 615-259-9282; cantinalaredo.com

Capitol Grille

Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
What to Order: Choose the blue plate special of the day like fried chicken or the BBQ pork plate or opt for a tailored business lunch of soup, salad, and main course.
231 6th Ave N; 615-345-7116; capitolgrillenashville.com


Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What to Order: The family owned restaurant has a popular chicken fettuccine dish, and their daily lunch specials can’t be beat on price or taste.
300 Commerce St; 615-256-4655; demosrestaurants.com


Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What to Order: Truth be told, any menu item will be outstanding, but the Bustan sandwich or Sayadeya dish are high on the list.
2902 12th Ave S; 615-720-6765; epicenashville.com


Lunch Hours: Monday- Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
What to Order: Everyone raves about the roasted cauliflower for good reason. We also recommend the brisket pupusa or gorgeously plated catfish.
303 Demonbreun St; 615-522-0685; etchrestaurant.com

The Farm House

Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
What to Order: Start with the pimento cheese beignets as a lunch snack and move onto the farm plate of seasonal vegetables or smoked trout from the deli.
210 Almond St; 615-522-0688; thefarmhousetn.com


Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
What to Order: The menu 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 made with Double H Farms Beef.
37 Rutledge St; 615-256-6565; husknashville

Kitchen Notes

Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
What to Order: If you're going for a Southern original, order the Tennessee Patty Melt burger. Other menu favorites include the coffee rubbed prime sirloin, and Nashville’s only biscuit bar.
250 5th Ave S; 615-761-3700; omnihotels.com

M. Restaurant & Bar

Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
What to Order: Dine on a lobster BLT wrap or the salmon and Bloomsbury Farm kale salad.
209 10th Ave S, Suite 223 (in Cummins Station); 615-678-1591; mrestaurantandbar.com


Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
What to Order: Always, always start with an order of Mason’s ‘devil of an egg.’ For an entree, the beef short rib and brie sandwich and pan seared salmon are diners favorites.
2100 West End Ave; 615-321-1990; masons-nashville.com


Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-close
What to Order: Duck fat tator tots are a must followed by menu favorites like the grilled salmon BLT and Mahi-Mahi fish tacos.
401 Broadway; 615-254-1892; merchantsrestaurant.com

Nashville City Club

Lunch Hours: Monday–Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
What to Order: Enjoy the downtown view over contracts and NCC's main dishes of pork loin and prawn pappardelle and a side of the goat cheese hush puppies. (Must have a member present).
201 4th Ave; 615-244-3693; nashvillecity.com

The Palm

Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
What to Order: Their 3-Course Power Lunch offers a bit of everything with starter salad or soup, chicken parmigiana or fish entree with a side and sumptuous dessert.
140 5th Ave S; 615-742-7256; thepalm.com

Prime 108 in Union Station

Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
What to Order: Union Station’s hidden gem, the Prime 108 burger will impress your clients and co-workers.
1001 Broadway; 615-620-5665; prime108.com


Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
What to Order: Their Triple Combo lunch special is a little bit of everything you like—soup, salad and a half sandwich.
601 12th Ave S; 615-248-2888; sambucarestaurant.com

The Southern Steak & Oyster

Lunch Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
What to Order: Feel oh-so-Nashville and order the local beef Southern Burger or have a long distance lunch with the Key West fresh catch sandwich.
150 3rd Ave S, #110; 615-724-1762; thesouthernnashville.com


Lunch Hours: 11 a.m.-close
What to Order: Our go-to's are the Tuscan kale and parmesan salad and turkey BLT.
1904 Broadway; 615-320-8580; mstreetnashville.com



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