The Gumbo Bros officially opened on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood. The concept took over the space previously occupied by Bar Otaku. Gumbo Bros was founded by former roommates at Louisiana State University, Chef Adam Lathan and Clay Boulware. Nashville is the second location for their concept, with their first restaurant located in Brooklyn, NY. The New Orleans-style eatery serves cajun and creole cuisine in a counter-service environment. Nashville Guru stopped by to get the look inside.
The interior of The Gumbo Bros reflects a cross between a French bistro and cozy neighborhood bar. Guests can expect a nostalgic New Orleans aesthetic featuring a bar crafted from wood repurposed from the Port of New Orleans, along with murals of Leah Chase, James Booker, and Tennessee Williams. The front of house is lit by globe light pendants with hand-painted pelicans designed by Memo Productions and painted by Nashville natives I Saw the Sign.
When weather permits, The Gumbo Bros will offer guests outdoor seating. The New Orleans-style eatery neighbors The 404 Kitchen and Lucchese. A paid parking lot (first hour is free) is available behind the restaurant.
The menu features a variety of cajun and creole dishes. Popular menu items include three styles of gumbo (homemade Cajun chicken & sausage gumbo, Nanny’s seafood gumbo, gumbo z’herbes, all cooked for 14 hours), Louisiana alligator nuggets, Cajun waffle fries, and po’ boy sandwiches made with fresh French bread from Leidenheimer Bakery in New Orleans. The beverage menu pays tribute to The Gumbo Bros’ New Orleans heritage, featuring Hurricanes and Tabasco margaritas. See the full menu.
Whether you’re in the mood for delicious gumbo or spicy Tabasco margaritas, add this new neighborhood spot to your list!