HOME > Chowhound > General South Archive >
What are you cooking today? Share your food adventure
TELL US

Nashville Vanderbilt Area

b
Bibliomaven Aug 4, 2007 09:03 AM

Hi. I will be touring Vanderbilt with my daughter on August 9-10. One dinner and a couple of lunches. Money no object. Would like one great interesting meal and a couple of regular local spots/hangouts. Any ideas. Thanks.

  1. l
    lmnash Aug 4, 2007 09:23 AM

    Check the recent "Suggestions for West Nashville" thread from a few months ago (last post May 30), pretty good coverage - Zola's for high end, Rotiers for the greasy cheeseburger. Of course Tin Angel too, on West End. Decent watering holes/restaurant choices with interesting shops in Hillsboro Village along 21st Ave on the southeast side of campus (down the street from the hospital area).

    2 Replies
    1. re: lmnash
      jcr05 Aug 6, 2007 09:23 AM

      Park Cafe on Murphy Road just off West End is a great for a nice dinner. parkcafenashville.com -- they have great fish, steaks, pork chops and appetizers. definitely try the green chili mac and cheese. A few other favorites in the "gulch" area which is near 12th ave off Broadway are Radius 10 -- more great seafood, shrimp and grits. It's a new/hip place with a nice view of Union Station http://www.radius10.com/ and Flyte is in the same area; most of their food is organic and/or locally grown and they specialize in "flytes" of wine/food; it's owned by Vanderbilt grads which is a fun plus. http://www.flytenashville.com/ One other standby for great food/fun atmosphere is the Boundry; it's been around for about 12 years and was of the first "hip" places to open and has stayed that way. Great tapas, pizzas and entrees. It has a fun atmosphere and is a typical favorite among the vandy crowd/parents
      http://pansouth.net/boundry-index.htm

      For lunch, Jackson's in Hillsboro Village is great (sandwiches, wraps, salads, apps) and has a nice patio if it's not too hot. Bread & Co. on West End is a locally owned "chain" and has great sandwiches, salads, etc. South Street next to Boundry is a fun casual place for lunch or dinner; they have BBQ, steak & biscuits, enchiladas, etc. Lots of options for different tastes and all is done well (be sure to ask for white sauce with your bread!) Corner Pub is also a newer sports bar/sandwich place further down 21st avenue that has become a favorite for the college students. lots of tvs, steamed sandwiches, etc. One other VU favorite for lunch or casual dinner is "SatCo" (San Antonio Taco Company) they serve tex-mex food, buckets of beer and has a large patio. definitely nothing fancy but the VU students/alums go there in droves.

      hope this helps and enjoy your visit!

      1. re: jcr05
        jcr05 Aug 6, 2007 09:33 AM

        http://www.parkcafenashville.com/menu... meant to include Park Cafe's website.

    Show Hidden Posts