The Top New Restaurants & Bars of 2017 (So Far)

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Every week something new opens in Nashville, including some amazing restaurants and bars. You probably only hear about a handful of them, so we’ve compiled a list of the top new restaurants and bars of 2017 (so far) plus what’s coming soon this year. Check ’em out below! 


The Top New Restaurants & Bars of 2017 (So Far)

Some of these hotspots serve some of the best dishes in town, while others have atmospheres and entertainment unlike any other place in Nashville. If you haven’t been to these new bars and restaurants yet, put them on your must-try list. 

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  • Neighborhood: Sylvan Park
  • Reason to go: globally-driven dishes in a conversation-friendly atmosphere
  • When it opened: April 2017

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The Mainstay

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Reason to go: craft beer, a neighborly vibe, and plenty of TVs
  • When it opened: April 2017

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Pastime

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Reason to go: drinks, bites, and a rooftop patio (a great spot before or after a Nashville Sounds game, too)
  • When it opened: March 2017

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Tànsuŏ

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch / Downtown
  • Reason to go: a captivating ambience and contemporary Chinese cuisine from celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan
  • When it opened: March 2017

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Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

  • Neighborhood: Buchanan Arts District / Germantown Area
  • Reason to go: an upbeat vibe, tasty pizzas and local brews
  • When it opened: March 2017

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The Hop Yard at Bottom Brewing Company

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Reason to go: quality-controlled beers from one of Nashville’s best breweries and cornhole in the outdoor courtyard
  • When it opened: February 2017

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Henrietta Red

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Reason to go: a warm and welcoming atmosphere and oysters
  • When it opened: February 2017

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Little Octopus

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Reason to go: cultural cuisine in a cozy space
  • When it opened: January 2017

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Grilled Cheeserie Melt Shop

  • Neighborhood: Hillsboro Village
  • Reason to go: highly-acclaimed grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes
  • When it opened: January 2017

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COMING SOON IN 2017

The Most Anticipated New Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon in Nashville

These are some of the most buzz-worthy bars, restaurants, and fast-casual places slated to open in late spring or early summer 2017. 

Gray & Dudley

  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • What to expect: a menu inspired by the Mediterranean, France, Italy, and Executive Chef Levon Wallace’s West Coast roots
  • When to expect it: April 25, 2017

Lulu

  • Neighborhood: Germantown 
  • What to expect: a fast-casual, community-focused eatery from restauranteur Miranda Pontes
  • When to expect it: May 2, 2017

Headquarters Beercade

  • Neighborhood: Downtown / SoBro
  • What to expect: a wide selection of craft beer and vintage video games
  • When to expect it: May 3, 2017

EiO & The Hive

  • Neighborhood: Charlotte Pike / Sylvan Park area
  • What to expect: all-organic food, juices, coffee and cocktails in an unconventional space
  • When to expect it: May 15, 2017

Oak Steakhouse Nashville

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • What to expect: a modern steakhouse featuring wet and dry-aged steaks alongside locally-sourced sides, salads and small plates
  • When to expect it: spring / early summer 2017

Pancho & Lefty’s

  • Neighborhood: Downtown / SoBro
  • What to expect: a Mexican cantina with street tacos and tequila
  • When to expect it: May / June 2017

Henley

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • What to expect: a modern American brasserie featuring communal dining and craft cocktails
  • When to expect it: June 2017

Fort Louise

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • What to expect: a neighborhood restaurant serving American comfort food
  • When to expect it: summer 2017

Von Elrod’s

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • What to expect: beer and sausage in a fun beer garden setting located across from the Nashville Sounds stadium
  • When to expect it: late spring / early summer 2017

The Mockingbird

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • What to expect: a modern, elevated diner concept with a global spin
  • When to expect it: summer 2017

Pastaria

  • Neighborhood: Charlotte Pike / Sylvan Park area
  • What to expect: organic pastas, pizza, bocce ball courts
  • When to expect it: summer 2017

Want to see even more new places opening in Nashville? You can see an extensive list in our coming soon section. You can also see a list of new Nashville restaurants, bars and retailers.

Don’t see a joint on our list you’re excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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