New Nashville Restaurants That Are Getting A Lot Of Traction

Calling all food lovers! Did you know that Nashville is home to several new and exciting restaurants? Learn all about it here. 

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Calling all lovers of food! You know who we mean, the people who don’t merely eat to live but who live to eat – we want you! You may have thought that Nashville, TN, is where country music fans go to pay homage to the greats, but we are also home to some of the best restaurants in the country. What’s your pleasure? If you enjoy seafood, southern cooking, upscale dining, international cuisine, or traditional American foods with a twist, you’ll find it here. We even have many Nashville originals that will become your new favorites. 

Check out these new Nashville restaurants that are getting a lot of traction, and for good reason! 

New Nashville Restaurants You Don’t Want to Miss

The following new Nashville restaurants represent our commitment to community and hospitality around great food. 

The Iberian Pig

This transplant from Atlanta offers shareable Spanish-style tapas, charcuterie boards, and private dining options. The Iberian Pig Nashville is located in the Gulch neighborhood of Nashville. It’s an excellent venue to host your events, no matter the size or level of formality. Their diverse menu includes delicious foods for varying dietary needs or restrictions. The dishes are as beautiful and colorful as they are tasty! Try their lamb chops with pistachio and mint, eggplant with Persian cucumbers and honey, or Argentinian red shrimp with sherry-garlic-butter sauce. 

Group of people toasting with various cocktails at brunch.

Snooze The Gulch

Also located in the Gulch neighborhood, we have Snooze, an AM eatery. While most breakfast and brunch restaurants have the standard eggs, pancakes, and coffee menu, Snooze likes to do breakfast differently! Their unique menu consists of traditional breakfast foods but upside down and with a creative twist. Enjoy Snooze’s French toast, pancakes, omelettes, eggs benedict, breakfast tacos and burritos, avocado toast, huevos rancheros, oatmeal, shrimp and grits, as well as great coffee drinks. 

Their brunch menu is just as varied and delicious, with the addition of yummy cocktails and brews. 

If you’re a food lover like us, you will love our Indian fusion Southern food trucks! Visit Heck YA! Food You Love, with a Twist to find our locations near you. 

Steam Boys

Steam Boys is located in the Harding neighborhood of Nashville and offers authentic Chinese comfort foods. Adding to an already growing Asian food scene in Nashville, Steam Boys brings delicious, healthy foods in a warm, family environment. They’re committed to diversity and invite everyone to taste and enjoy these traditional Asian dishes. Come and try their hot dumpling bowl, steamed pork bao buns, pan-seared chicken dumplings, or seafood noodle soup.  

Frankies 925 Spuntino

The legendary Frankies Spuntino has expanded beyond Brooklyn to open its first location in Nashville this summer. In a former mattress factory in the Laurel & Pine development in East Nashville, Frankies 925 Spuntino offers Italian-American dishes you’ll crave. The restaurant provides the highest quality in effortlessly elegant foods at a friendly price. The warm, casual atmosphere will quickly become a place you want to come back to over and over. Their varied menu includes sweet sausage with roasted red peppers and onions, roasted beet and avocado salad, vegetable antipasti, or house-made cavatelli with hot sausage and browned sage butter. 

Frankies also has a pizzeria offering signature pies and slices from a range of artisanal ingredients made in-house or responsibly sourced from Italy.

SS Gai

SS Gai “Same Same” Street Thai makes chicken that ‘hits different!’ Located in the Wash (bay 3), a restaurant incubator in East Nashville, this chicken shop is rapidly making a name for itself. They offer gai done two ways: gai tod (crispy Thai fried chicken) or gai yang (smoky Thai grilled chicken). Each comes with sticky rice, fried shallots and garlic, tamarind chili fish sauce, aromatic chili vinegar, and seasonal, local veggies. You can add your choice of pounded salad, along with snacks and sides. SS Gai even provides a guide for eating your gai the way they eat theirs. You’ll love it!

Field House Tavern

You’ll love the Field House Tavern if your taste buds crave the more American classics. Having taken over the former El Paseo Cantina location in The Nations neighborhood, they offer burgers that will make your mouth water. This friendly bar with big screen TVs and an outdoor patio has a menu that includes sandwiches like the “Double Deano” bacon, double egg, wraps like the “Italian Stallion” wrap capicola, ham, bologna, and cheese, the All American cheeseburger wrap, 8 oz. doughnut burgers, or loaded grill cheese sandwiches. Most of these come with fries or your choice of sides.

World of Beer

The World of Beer Bar and Kitchen is located in the Midtown neighborhood. What began as a craft beer bottle shop is now a gathering place for craft beer and food lovers alike! They offer an unparalleled selection of over 300 different beers and 40 rotating taps of local and international beers. Don’t worry if beer isn’t your thing because they also have a menu that includes giant Bavarian pretzels, burgers, flatbreads, and char-grilled shrimp, to name just a few. The location features an outdoor patio, free Wi-Fi, sports screens, and fun evenings like trivia nights and Wing Wednesdays.

Colorful wall mural in Music City in Nashville.

Present Tense

If minimalist Japanese cuisine is your thing, you will love Present Tense. They offer Izakaya-style dining in a modern, minimalistic interior. There is a 6-seat Omakase counter where you can enjoy a 12-course, 2-hour-long meal with wine and sake pairings. The entire space is inviting and warm, with the intention of making their guest feel comfortable and at ease. Expect this establishment, owned and operated by Michelin-starred restauranteurs Rick Margaritov and Ryan Costanza, to have an extensive sake list, esoteric cocktails, and natural wines.  

Do you love Southern food with an international flavor? Visit one of our food trucks at a location near you. Visit Heck YA! Food You Love, With a Twist for more information.