Best Restaurants in Nashville 2012
Where to Eat Now!
Written By: Kay West, Stacie Standifer, Stephanie Stewart-Howard, Jennifer Justus & Jim Myers
Best New Restaurant— The Catbird Seat, Photo by Josh Habiger Best New Restaurant—The Pharmacy Best New Restaurant—Edley's Bar-B-Que, Photo by Sanford Myers Best Business Lunch—The Palm, Photo by Renee Comet Best Business Lunch—1808 Grille, Photo by George Walker IV Best Buisness Lunch—BrickTops, Photo by Jae S. Lee Best Dessert—1808 Grille (Amy Willis, the new pastry chef) Best Dessert—J Alexander's, Photo by Sanford Myers Best Chinese—August Moon, Photo by Shelley Mays Best Chinese—Fulin's Asian Cuisine (Brentwood), Photo by Christian Dillon Best Chinese—Chinatown, Photo by Joshua Resnick Best Cocktails—Holland House Best Cocktails—1808 Grille, Photo by George Walker IV Best Cocktails—Patterson House, Photo by Ron Manville Best Pizza—Mafiaoza's, Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins Best Pizza—Bella Napoli, Photo by Katie Jacobs Best Pizza—Five Points Pizza (East Nashville), Photo by Sanford Myers Best American—BrickTops (The Chocolate Chip), Photo by Dipti Vaidya Best American—Germantown Café, Photo by George Walker IV Best American—Tavern, Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins Best Seafood—Watermark, Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins Best Seafood—Chappy's Restaurant (sauteed shrimp), Photo by Jae S. Lee Best Seafood—Batter'd & Fried, Photo by John Partipilo Best Mexican—Chuy's Mexican Restaurant Best Mexican—Rosepepper Cantina (East Nashville), Photo by Larry McCormack Best Mexican—Cantina Laredo, Photo by Katie Jacobs Best BBQ—Edley's Bar-B-Que, Photo by Ron Manville Best BBQ—Jack's Barbecue (Downtown), Photo by Larry McCormack Best BBQ—Jim N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Photo by Steven S. Harman Best Local Burger Joint—Gabby's Burgers & Fries, Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins Best Local Burger Joint—Brown's Diner, Photo by Shelley Mays Best Local Burger Joint—Burger Up (12 South), Photo by Larry McCormack Best Italian—Giovanni's Bar Ristorante, Photo by Katie Jacobs Best Italian—Valentino's Ristorante, Photo by Nick Bumgardner Best Italian—Caffé Nonna, Photo by Dipti Valdya Best Steak—Morton's the Steakhouse Best Steak—Fleming's, Photo by Nick Bumgardner Best Steak—Kayne Prime, Photo by Dipti Vaidya Best Breakfast—Marché Artisan Foods (East Nashville) Best Breakfast—Pancake Pantry, Photo by Dipti Vaidya Best Breakfast—The Loveless Cafe, Photo by Steven S. Harman Best Service—Flyte, Photo by Ron Manville Best Service—Morton's the Steakhouse, Photo by Sanford Myers Best Sushi—Peter's Sushi-Thai (Brentwood), Photo by Mandy Lunn Best Sunday Brunch—Copper Kettle (Downtown) Best Sunday Brunch—Marché (East Nashville) Best Sunday Brunch—Tavern, Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins Best Thai—The Smiling Elephant, Photo by Mandy Lunn Best Deli—Mitchell Delicatessen (East Nashville), Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins Best Deli—Noshville, Photo by Sanford Myers Best Deli—Sloco, Photo by George Walker IV Best Vegetarian—The Wild Cow (East Nashville), Photo by Jae S. Lee Best Vegetarian—The Silly Goose (East Nashville) Best Vegetarian—Woodlands Indian Restaurant, Photo by Ricky Rogers Best Late Night—Sunset Grille Best Late Night—Athens Family Restaurant, Photo by Joon Powell Best Late Night—Whiskey Kitchen, Photo by Alan Poizner Best of Expensive Dining—The Catbird Seat Best of Expensive Dining—Kayne Prime, Photos by Ron Manville Best of Expensive Dining—Watermark Best Indian—Sitar Indian Cuisine, Photo by George Walker IV Best Indian—Woodlands Indian Restaurant Best Indian—Bombay Palace, Photo by Shelley Mays Best of Moderate Dining—City House, Photo by John Partilpilo Best of Moderate Dining—Germantown Cafe East, Photo by George Walker IV Best of Moderate Dining—1808 Grille, Photo by George Walker IV Best of Cheap Eats—Calypso Cafe, Photo by Sanford Myers Best of Cheap Eats—Rotier's Restaurant, Photo by Jeanne Reasonover Best of Cheap Eats—Taco Mamacita, Photo by John Partipilo Hillsboro Village • Belmont—ChaChah Hillsboro Village • Belmont—tayst Hillsboro Village • Belmont—Cabana Hillsboro Village • Belmont—Sunset Grill Hillsboro Village • Belmont—Chago's Cantina Hillsboro Village • Belmont—Fido The Gulch—Virago, Photo by Ron Manville The Gulch—Whiskey Kitchen East Nashville—Margot Café East Nashville—The Pharmacy East Nashville—Germantown Cafe East East Nashville—Silly Goose East Nashville—Thai Phooket Midtown—Giovanni Ristorante Bar Downtown—Fleet Street Pub Downtown—Morton's The Steakhouse 12 S • Berry Hill—Burger Up 12 S • Berry Hill—12S Taproom 12 S • Berry Hill—Fish & Co. 12 S • Berry Hill—Edley's Bar-B-Que 12 S • Berry Hill—The Yellow Porch 12 S • Berry Hill—M.L.Rose 12 S • Berry Hill—The Smiling Elephant Germantown • North Nashville—City House Germantown • North Nashville—Nashville Farmers' Market Germantown • North Nashville—Germantown Cafe Germantown • North Nashville—Mad Platter West End • Sylvan Park—Caffe Nonna West End • Sylvan Park—Park Café West End • Sylvan Park—Miel West End • Sylvan Park—Valentino's Ristorante West End • Sylvan Park—Wild Hare West End • Sylvan Park—Tin Angel Brentwood—Peter's Sushi & Thai Brentwood—Basil Asian Bistro Franklin—Sperry's Cool Springs
Each spring we put together the Best Restaurants issue which leaves us salivating all over our desks (it's not pretty). We can hardly get through a conversation without recommending a cocktail or making plans for a lunch date. It's the same for you because when we offered up the Reader's Survey you didn't hesitant to tell us about your Music City favorites! These categories include it all, from decadent desserts to cheap eats and every flavor on the block.
In addition to these reader's picks, you'll sink your teeth into our April issue that includes your neighborhood's most delicious destinations.
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Congratulations to Loni Walters who won dinner for two to 1808 Grille for participating in the 2012 Nashville Lifestyles Best Restaurants Reader's Survey.