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Steakhouses in Nashville

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  Ron Manville

Now that the stream of farm-to-table restaurant openings has slowed to a trickle, the city’s next hot dining trend seems to be steakhouses—and upcoming options are in various stages of development.

Bob’s Steak & Chop House

The original Bob’s opened in Dallas in 1993 with various locations around Texas and inside Omni Hotels across the country. Our version gives Music City a polished, lively steakhouse experience that serves as both a special-occasion spot and a place to revel in large portions and decadent flavors. 250 5th Ave S, 615-761-3707; bobs-steakandchop.com


Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a city staple located on West End Avenue near Vanderbilt University. The menu includes exceptional USDA Prime steaks and market-fresh seafood, including chef-recommended selections like the Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye. To pair with their finest cuts—a collection of 100 wines by the glass, including 30 local selections. 2525 West End Ave, 615-342-0131; flemingssteakhouse.com

Jeff Ruby

The lavish environs of Jeff Rubys Nashville outpost include a soaring lobby that has been converted to an opulent cocktail lounge. There's an assortment of dining areas with different vibes throughout the 10,000-plus-square-foot restaurant. There’s a main dining room with cozy tables and elevated booths; the private dining Music City Room, where the walls are covered in music memorabilia and dramatic chandeliers glint from the ceiling. A combination of old school and new age cuisine, the menu reads like a musical score crescendoing toward plates of USDA Prime beef. Noteworthy starters include classic oysters Rockefeller, beef tartare, and a colossal lump crab cake topped with a delicate red-pepper vinaigrette. 300 4th Ave N, 615-434-4300; jeffruby.com/nashville

Jimmy Kelly

A longstanding fixture in Nashville, Jimmy Kellys was founded in 1934 and is housed in a decadent, Southern home tucked into the Midtown neighborhood. Their steaks are hand-cut daily using the very best Midwest grain-fed beef, aged for a minimum of 28 days. 217 Louise Ave, 615-329-4349; jimmykellys.com

Kayne Prime

One of the few independent steakhouses in town, Kayne Prime stands behind its exceptional steaks and service. Situated in the shadow of a railroad trestle, Kayne Prime is ideal for those seeking the source of thier Wagyu (often flown from Japan). Revel in a rich wine to pair it with (32 selections by the glass, plus 300 labels and an extensive reserve list), and pay as close attention to the starters and sides as the sirloin. 1103 McGavock St, 615-259-0050; mstreetnashville.com

Kobe Steaks Nashville

The unique teppanyaki style of Kobe gives diners an experience where the chef actually prepares the food right in front of them. A Japanese restaurant with locations in both Dallas and Nashville, enjoy the hibachi tables and modern aesthetic. 210 25th Ave N, Ste 100, 615-327-9081; kobesteaks.net


 The Steakhouse

Conveniently located downtown, Morton’s is the perfect location for a pre- or post-game dinner, bar bites, and cocktails. With three private boardrooms, a spacious dining room, and Bar 12.21, the restaurant features an extensive wine collection, premium beef, succulent seafood, signature steakhouse sides, and elegant desserts. 618 Church St, 615-259-4558; mortons.com/nashville

Oak Steakhouse Nashville

The fourth Oak Steakhouse location for The Indigo Road hospitality group, Oak Steakhouse Nashville offers complimentary valet parking at The Westin Nashville hotel entrance seven days a week. Oak Steakhouse’s bar opens each day at 4:30 p.m., with happy hour until 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, featuring a menu of small plates and specially-priced beer and wine. Oak Steakhouse proudly serves Certified Angus Beef ® brand, along with a number of small plates and seafood with locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is open for dinner Monday - Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. 801 Clark Pl, 615-902-3111; oaksteakhousenashville.com

Ruth’s Chris

One of 150 Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations, Nashville's West End hub promises service, delicious food, and maybe even a celeb sighting. 2100 West End Ave, 615-320-0163; ruthschris.com


Named for Burton W. Sperry, great grandfather of the original owners, the first Sperrys opened in 1974. Oddly enough, this Belle Meade steakhouse became known for having Nashville’s first salad bar. Sperrys expanded in 2006, adding a Cool Springs location. Today, modern diners count on it for its luxe atmosphere, aged beef, and fresh seafood. 5109 Harding Pk, 615-353-0809 // 650 Frazier Dr, Franklin, 615-778-9950; sperrys.com

The Palm

Sure, there are a lot of Palm restaurants—29 have opened since the original on New York’s Second Avenue in 1926—but our Palm, staked in the heart of downtown Nashville, has nestled itself into the hearts of locals. More than 300 luminaries caricatured on the walls brand this as a Music City joint, and on any given night, those very faces are living it up in the bar and dining room. But the true celebs are the people at the door, on the floor, and behind the bar, many of whom have been on duty since opening night in December 2000, making everyone—from the stars to the star-struck—feel right at home. 140 5th Ave S, 615-742-7256; thepalm.com/Nashville

Union Common

Located at the meeting point of Broadway and Division in Midtown, Union Common is set in wedge-shaped property, reminiscent of Manhattan’s famed Flatiron Building. If the traditional steakhouse dinner is what you’re after, order the 24-ounce USDA Prime New York strip (it serves four with substantial portions). Their method is slightly untraditional—the meat has been aged 45 days, meaning there’s no need to rush it. 1929 Broadway, 615-329-4565; unioncommon.com

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