A Look Inside: Hathorne

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Hathorne, a new American restaurant from chef and owner John Stephenson, opened in the Sylvan Park area on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 4:00pm. Stephenson has been in the Nashville restaurant scene since the early ’90s, including a 12-year run at Fido where he led the kitchen and helped turn the coffeeshop into a full-fledged restaurant. Hathorne serves everyday food inspired by Southern cuisine and America’s array of ethnic flavors. Nashville Guru got a look inside.

The Interior

Hathorne, named after Stephenson’s grandmother, is located in the former fellowship hall of a historic church. Original elements have been incorporated in the reimagined room, including pews for seating and a prayer rail to divide the bar area from the dining room. Natural light and a cool color palette provide additional airiness to the open floor plan. There’s also a private dining room in the back, suitable for up to 18 people seated.

Private Dining Room

The Exterior

When the weather is right, guests can enjoy the full-service exterior patio. Look for the brick-built building and steeple next door.

The Menu

Hathorne’s seasonal menu focuses on new American cuisine, such as fried cauliflower, roasted beets, New York strip, and seared annatto pork dumplings. Weekend brunch service is also available, which includes options like a French omelette, buttermilk pancakes, and the Hathorne burger. The full bar offerings range from wine to draft beer to signature cocktails. See the menus. 

The Details

Stop by this new neighborhood restaurant created by one of Nashville’s long-time chefs.

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