The Best New Restaurants and Bars of 2020 (So Far)

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Despite these unprecedented times, the Nashville restaurant scene is still expanding! If you’re looking to try somewhere new, here is Nashville Guru’s list of the best new Nashville restaurants and bars of 2020 (so far). Some of these hot spots have top-notch cuisine, while others offer an atmosphere suitable for your next night out. Put these on your list to try!


THE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS AND BARS OF 2020 (SO FAR)

IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER


Yolan Nashville

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Reason to go: Fine authentic Italian cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Tony Mantuano
  • When it opened: August 2020

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Radish Kitchen

  • Neighborhood: Sylvan Park
  • Reason to go: Health-focused salads, bowls, and wraps
  • When it opened: August 2020

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East Side Banh Mi

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Reason to go: Fast-causal Vietnamese-style bánh mì sandwiches, salads, and bowls
  • When it opened: August 2020

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The Pool Club

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Reason to go: Views, day passes and cabana rentals, fun atmosphere
  • When it opened: July 2020

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White Limozeen

  • Neighborhood: West End 
  • Reason to go: Rooftop views, Instagram-worthy photos, creative cocktails, and French-inspired cuisine like mussels steamed in Nashville hot butter
  • When it opened: July 2020

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The Goat SoBro

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Reason to go: Lively social space featuring a community-styled menu and curated cocktails
  • When it opened: July 2020

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Pie Town Tacos

Pie Town Tacos
  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Reason to go: Casual Mexican cuisine specializing in street style tacos and simple, delicious snacks
  • When it opened: July 2020

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Hearts Nashville

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Reason to go: All-day Australian-inspired cafe serving breakfast and brunch
  • When it opened: July 2020

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Third and Home

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Reason to go: Elevated game-watching food in collaboration with Centerplate, First Horizon Park’s catering partner, plus perfect views of the ballpark
  • When it opened: June 2020

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The Optimist

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Reason to go: A sophisticated environment and seafood from acclaimed restaurateur Ford Fry and chef Ryder Zetts
  • When it opened: June 2020

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Ruby Sunshine

  • Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village
  • Reason to go: Breakfast and brunch any time of day
  • When it opened: June 2020

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PennePazze

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Reason to go: Farm-to-table cuisine in an open Italian kitchen concept
  • When it opened: April 2020

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Midnight Oil

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Reason to go: New York style-pizza and ice cold frosé
  • When it opened: March 2020

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Excited about other new spots in Nashville? Let us know in the comments!

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