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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Nashville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Nashville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Noko restaurant
5.0
5 (1019)
$31 to $50
Asian
East Nashville
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of East Nashville, Noko is an Asian-inspired, wood-fired restaurant inspired by wanderlust and simplicity of the region. Here, Executive Chef Dung “Junior” Vo aims to perfect the balance of new and old techniques in wood fire cooking, putting his Asian-influenced spins on familiar proteins and indigenous vegetables through smoking, searing, and roasting.

Top review
Meganvip
Dined 3 days ago
I could not speak highly enough of this restaurant. We’re from Austin and come to visit my parents in Nashville a couple times each year. The first time we tried Noko we knew we had to visit every time we venture back to Nashville. The staff is AMAZING. They have the kindest group of people who also make incredible food. The drink program is also top notch. We took my family here this round and they all loved everything. Our waiter Tyler was the best and he made our experience great. Everyone working at Noko also seems so passionate about the restaurant and happy to be there. I highly recommend Noko, as we will return every time we visit.
A photo of Epice restaurant
4.9
4.9 (713)
$30 and under
Lebanese
Waverly / Melrose / Breeze Hill
About the restaurant
Epice is a family-owned Lebanese bistro in the heart of Nashville. We balance modern design with classic Lebanese dishes, aromatic spices with fresh herbs, and friendly service with professional knowledge. The cocktails are crisp, the entrees aromatic, and the wine elegant. Come celebrate.


Top review
DavidDinesOutvip
Dined 5 days ago
The experience was exceptional. Delicious and relatively simple. Straight forward Lebanese with gorgeous flavors. The service was the best I've experienced in Nashville. Just go...
A photo of 360 Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1748)
$31 to $50
American
Belle Meade
About the restaurant
Restaurant Description: 360 is a Belle Meade favorite and has been attracting locals and tourists alike for seventeen years. Throughout its history, the restaurant has been known for its creative and innovative cuisine utilizing the best ingredients, the highest level of hospitality, and an intense dedication to its award-winning beverage programs. Executive Chef Sean Foley creates seasonal menus and daily features where he adds his own flair to many traditional items. In addition to Sean's food, 360 offers over fifty wines by the glass, along with a special reserve list culminating in over 1000 selections, one of city's largest collections. There is also a signature cocktail menu featuring classic and seasonal drinks, an extensive collection of premium hard-to-find spirits, and a selection of imported and domestic beers.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
What a wonderful restaurant for dinner! Smash burger is top drawer!!! Ambiance is friendly and casual...
A photo of Valentino's Ristorante restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1920)
$31 to $50
Italian
Midtown
About the restaurant
NEW LOCATION at 1808 HAYES STREET !!! Beautiful covered patio!
Pasta, Steaks and Chops. Nashville's premier Italian restaurant. You won't leave here hungry. For over 27 years, a Nashville original, Valentino's Ristorante serves the finest Italian cuisine using fresh local ingredients from some of Tennessee's finest. Musicians, movie stars and movers and shakers all have touted Valentino's as the place for great Italian food, live entertainment and private events. Just ask Bill Gates, Robert Redford, Rascal Flatts and the Vice President of the United States. Buon appetito.

Top review
Barbyvip
Dined 3 days ago
We had an amazing time at Valentinos. The ambiance was wonderful and service impeccable. The food was very well prepared and absolutely delicious. Our choices were the house specialties osso buco and veal parmigiana. Scrumptious!
A photo of January restaurant
4.8
4.8 (67)
$50 and over
American
Franklin
About the restaurant
A seed-to-fork dining experience inside Southall Farm + Inn in Franklin Tennessee.

Southall’s signature restaurant, January, brings the spirit of our pursuits across the farm together – the mindfulness that drives biodiversity in what we produce, a reverence for the cycle of life that inspires sustainability, and our desire to share the bounty.

The January experience, with its thoughtful creativity and leisurely, high-touch nature, bends with the harvest, promising a novel and unexpected meal with each visit.

It is, quite simply, the culmination of our dream…dinner, as it should be.

Led by Chefs Andrew Klamar and Nate Leonard

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic experience! Fresh as can be! Can’t wait to come back!
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7558)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
The flagship brand of his growing, family of eponymous eateries, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse tells the story of his life. From the opulent interiors to the artwork & antique furnishings to the sign on the original Cincinnati location that reads “Since 1948” (the year Ruby was born), every facet has a special meaning to the man himself. Now open in Nashville, TN, each iteration of these critically-acclaimed restaurants is rooted in the heritage of the original, yet each also tells a tale of its own, inextricably woven into the unique fabric of the community in which it resides. The most noteworthy element of the brand – and undeniably the key to its success – is The Jeff Ruby Experience, an all-encompassing philosophy embodying the very best U.S.D.A. Steaks, Fresh Seafood, Impeccable Service, Live Entertainment and Passionate Attention To Detail. These qualities and more create a total dining experience unlike any other. An experience we’re proud to bring to the great city of Nashville.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The staff were wonderful and the GM Alissa is always amazing!!
A photo of Peninsula restaurant
4.8
4.8 (83)
$31 to $50
Modern European
East Nashville
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of East Nashville, Peninsula serves up sharable plates, old world wines, and Spanish style gin and tonics in an inviting and intimate space. James Beard nominated Chef Jake Howell's menu focuses on sustainable, local ingredients and features seasonal, creative dishes influenced by the Iberian Peninsula. Guests are encouraged to sample the flavors of Spain, Portugal and France while enjoying the rustic, yet modern surrounds.

Top review
SamK
Dined 2 days ago
So delicious and adventurous! Owner, Craig, bounced around the entire night and was equally knowledgable and entertaining. Food was so great and each dish was timed perfectly. Will be back!
A photo of etc. restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2730)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Green Hills
About the restaurant
Located in the Bedford Commons complex of the Green Hills neighborhood, etc. offers lunch and dinner Monday - Friday and dinner on Saturday. As the second, smaller version of sister restaurant Etch, Chef Deb Paquette incorporates her favorite spices, produce and global recipes on the menus at etc. for an adventurous dining experience. A succinct wine and cocktail menu includes wines from around the world, select craft beer and a handful of culinary-minded cocktails.

The intimate 2400sq ft space features simply adorned tables, comfortable banquette seating, a large wine and cocktail bar and plenty of open-air seating. Funky light fixtures, striking electric blue, copper and glass accents, and warm woods fill out the intimate space.

Top review
JeffD
Dined 7 days ago
etc. is the best neighborhood restaurant. Lunch time - order the big thai vegetable curry bowl! Excellent service, valet parking and friendly staff.
A photo of Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1600)
$31 to $50
Italian
Music Row
About the restaurant
At Giovanni's you will experience creative Italian cuisine in a multi level, chic and relaxed atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined today
Great service and atmosphere. Food was very good also.
A photo of O-Ku - Nashville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1959)
$30 and under
Japanese
Germantown
About the restaurant
O-Ku's menu provides a fresh and innovative take on traditional Japanese sushi and cuisine. Located in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville, the restaurant offers rare and unique dining options with traditional sashimi and specialty rolls, highlighting seafood from the finest fish markets in Tokyo and Hawaii alongside local and seasonal ingredients. Reminiscent of traditional Japanese culture, O-Ku's menu is comprised of signature starters, contemporary Japanese entrees and seasonal traditional sushi that reflect the uniquely designed space.
Top review
JerreG
Dined 7 days ago
Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Will always come back here when visiting Nashville. We got the Playboy, Tennessee Two Step, green goddess and Nashvegas. All 4 were excellent but my favorite was easily Playboy.
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