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Nashville: Pre-Symphony Dinner

nashnative Aug 28, 2007 07:20 AM

I am organizing a pre-symphony dinner for 6. We want good food, quiet atmosphere, preferably not too far from the Music Hall, but West End - Vandy area might work too. Any ideas? Is Merchant's still good?

  1. homersean Aug 30, 2007 10:15 PM

    capitol grille....ask chef tyler brown what the best thing to eat is and you can't go wrong

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      smoot60 Aug 29, 2007 03:24 PM

      You might try Midtown Cafe. They run a shuttle back and forth to the symphony. It very easy and you won't have to worry about parking.

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        fluffernutter Aug 29, 2007 07:22 AM

        I usually go to Sole Mio before symphony. The food is good, there are quiet corners you can request, and it's a nice walk (if the weather is pleasant) to the symphony center so you can have that extra glass of wine without worrying. Flyte is another extraordinary choice -- I ate one of the best restaurant meals there that I've ever had. (Get the flight of soups and the lamb.)

        1. jcr05 Aug 28, 2007 10:11 AM

          Haven't been to Merchants other than the bar in about 10 years and that wasn't great, but following are a few favorites in the area that if you haven't yet tried I would recommend: Flyte -- great wine list, lots of organic and very fresh food http://www.flytenashville.com/ Germantown Cafe -- consistently good food with a great view of downtown http://www.germantowncafe.com/, Radius10 -- great food with lots of fish/seafood dishes and as an added bonus, the menu is 25% off from 5pm -- 7pm http://www.radius10.com/ Midtown Cafe has also recently renovated and upgraded their menu and also provide compliementary shuttles to/from the Schermerhorn. http://www.midtowncafe.com/ Of these, Midtown may be the quietest but none of the others are crazy loud places. Minus the 25% off at Radius 10, Germantown Cafe is probably the most "bang for your buck" with entrees all averaging around $20 that include a salad if price matters. Hope this helps!

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            nm1 Aug 28, 2007 08:50 AM

            Merchant's should do you fine as long as it's not too hot. Their AC isn't the best, but the food is fine.

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