The Best New Restaurants and Bars of 2022

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Kick off the year by drinking and dining at one of these new spots that opened in 2022! Some serve chef-driven cuisine, while others offer a lively atmosphere for your next night out. From elevated steakhouses to casual watering holes, here are Nashville Guru’s picks for the 22 best new Nashville restaurants and bars of 2022 with a minimum Google rating of 4.3 stars from at least a dozen reviewers.

Nashville’s BEST NEW RESTAURANTS AND BARS OF 2022

IN REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER


Luogo

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  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • What to expect: Authentic Italian fare from Anthony Scotto
  • When it opened: November 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.6 stars | 40 reviews

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Two Hands

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  • Neighborhood: Gulch
  • What to expect: Community-focused restaurant serving vibrant and fresh food
  • When it opened: November 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.9 stars | 30 reviews

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Common Ground

  • Neighborhood:¬†Sylvan Park
  • What to expect: A welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar with rave-worthy cocktails
  • When it opened:¬†November 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.9 stars | 39 reviews

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Xiao Bao

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Jane’s Hideaway

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  • Neighborhood: East Nashville¬†
  • What to expect: The new location for Jane’s Hideaway with the same great live Americana music, Southern dishes, and Tennessee spirits
  • When it opened:¬†August 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.6 stars | 258 reviews

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Love Language

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  • Neighborhood: Midtown¬†
  • What to expect: European-inspired shareable plates and a cozy pizza bar
  • When it opened: August 2022
  • Google Rating: 5 stars | 58 reviews

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Tailor

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • What to expect: Though the concept isn’t new, Tailor’s new location offers a fresh atmosphere for guests to experience its full potential, including the exquisite service and Chef Vivek Surti’s highly-acclaimed South Asian American dishes
  • When it opened:¬†August 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.8 stars | 129 reviews

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1 Kitchen

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Buds & Brews

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  • Neighborhood: Germantown¬†
  • What to expect: Tennessee’s first cannabis restaurant serving 24+ different cannabis-infused local-made dipping sauces and upscale fare
  • When it opened:¬†July 2022
  • Google rating: 4.3 stars | 226 reviews

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Rice Vice

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June

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The Rutledge

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Almost Friday Sporting Club

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Halls Chophouse

  • Neighborhood:¬†West End
  • What to expect: Fine dining with an emphasis on prime steaks and fresh seafood specialties
  • When it opened:¬†June 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.5 stars | 189 reviews

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Layer Cake

  • Neighborhood: Downtown¬†
  • What to expect: Multi-level and multi-faceted concept, including a rooftop, dining room, ground floor, and lounge
  • When it opened:¬†May 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.4 stars | 465 reviews

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Dicey’s Tavern

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill

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Overlord

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The Pink Hermit Cafe

  • Neighborhood: Downtown¬†
  • What to expect: All-day caf√© serving locally-roasted coffee, in-house baked pastries, craft cocktails, artisanal wines, and small plates
  • When it opened:¬†March 2022
  • Google Rating: 4.8 stars | 12 reviews

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Le Loup

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Velvet Taco

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Plane Jane

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Coming Soon in 2023

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Keep these other new spots coming in 2023 on your radar!

Did we leave off your favorite new restaurant or most anticipated restaurant opening of 2023? Let us know in the comments! 

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