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Nashville's 3 best spots for fancy New American eats

Nashville's 3 best spots for fancy New American eats
Etch Restaurant | Photo: Daniel R./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 19, 2020.

In search of a new favorite New American spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end New American restaurants around Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Etch Restaurant

Photo: Elvi T./Yelp

Topping the list is Etch Restaurant. Located at 303 Demonbreun St., the New American spot is the most popular high-end New American restaurant in Nashville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,220 reviews on Yelp. Look for jerk shrimp and fish tostadas on the menu.

We turned there for an overview of Etch Restaurant.

Regarding signature items, "Located in the ground floor of the Encore tower in downtown Nashville, Etch offers a private dining room, full bar and an open kitchen with bar-style seating, allowing guests to interact with the chef and her kitchen," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Lunch and dinner are available Monday-Friday, as well as dinner on Saturday, featuring an array of global flavors and decadent desserts. The cuisine at Etch is complemented by our comprehensive wine list, featuring an extensive collection of wines from around the world."

2. 5th & Taylor

Photo: Linsey Lu L./Yelp

Next up is Germantown's 5th & Taylor, situated at 1411 Fifth Ave. North. With 4.5 stars out of 941 reviews on Yelp, the bar, New American and Southern spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. According to the website, "the menu features familiar yet refined expressions of traditional fare meant to foster a sense of community among guests."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "We provide custom cocktails and intricate dishes in a unique and inviting space," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Beer can chicken, beef cheek pot roast, bacon-wrapped quail and sausage cheddar biscuits are guest favorites."

3. The Chef & I

Photo: David B./Yelp

Check out The Chef & I, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 334 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the tapas bar and New American spot, which offers cooking classes and more, by heading over to 611 Ninth Ave. South. Look for beef tartare and crab cakes on the menu.

The site has lots more information about The Chef & I.

"This business is built on a love of the culinary world and a rock-solid reputation," the business states in the history section of its Yelp profile.


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