Nashville Lifestyles' Top 10 Best Restaurants
Eat out as often as you can—starting here. Our snapshot of Nashville's current culinary landscape, April 2016.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Photographers: Ron Manville, Emily Hall Dorio, Jen McDonald, Danielle Atkins & Stephanie Mullins
10 - Etch
Although Etch has become a bit more difficult to locate lately thanks to so many construction projects surrounding its downtown perch, the restaurant is still at the front of mind for fans of chef Deb Paquette's exotic international influences. Open for lunch and dinner, Etch is a solid destination for everything from a power business lunch to a quick bite before a show at the Schermerhorn.
Paquette's eclectic menu features highlights from around the Mediterranean, with lush layers of flavors pulled from a variety of sources, such as Moroccan spices and Korean chili paste. Plus, Etch's roasted cauliflower dish has earned a vaunted reputation for converting brassica-phobes into fans.
Also not to be missed are the desserts, which talented pastry chef Megan Williams creates in her corner of the open kitchen. Even if you're stuffed from Paquette’s offerings, there's always room for a scoop of Williams' housemade sorbet.
303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201; 615-522-0685; etchrestaurant.com | Photo by Jen McDonald