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Aug 28, 2009 09:23 AM

Business Dinner in Nashville

Looking for a place for a great business dinner in Nashville. Not a stuffy steakhouse, but a place that has good, interesting foodie food. Hints appreciated

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  1. Giovanni Ristorante
    Capitol Grille (Hermitage Hotel)
    Grill 1808 (Hutton Hotel)

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    1. re: pete k

      I'm not all that fond of Tayst ... a lot of people like it, though. It's always struck me as "meh." Here are some others to add to pete's list:

      Margot Cafe
      The Palm (although it IS a steakhouse, but a damn fine one)
      Sunset Grille
      Midtown Cafe
      City House
      Lime (Latin American)

      1. re: jamiecarroll

        If I'm staying at the hermitage is it easy to find cabs to watermark and back? I've never been to Nashville and don't plan on renting a car.

        btw RdBchAndy did you end up having a good experience for a business dinner?

        1. re: jon462

          That should be no problem. Of course they can call you a cab at the hotel (if there is not one there) and Watermark is in the Gulch, which is a pretty taxi-rich area. And it will be a very short cab ride.

          1. re: jamiecarroll

            any specific dish recommendations jamiecarroll? thanks for the response

            1. re: jon462

              I'm a big fan of the stone ground grits souffle appetizer. And you can't go wrong with any of the seafood entrees.

              1. re: jamiecarroll

                any decent bbq in the downtown area?

                1. re: jon462

                  There is Jack's bbq downtown..skip that one and check the one on West Trinity..about 5-10 minutes north of downtown off I24/65

                  1. re: jon462

                    Is there still that guy with his smoker parked outside the Station Inn? That's some damn fine bbq.

                    1. re: Yongeman

                      Yes, I drove by there the other day and saw a guy with a smoker. Never ate it, so based on your recommendation I'll check him out.

                      1. re: SometimesSouthern

                        Great, SS. I won't be back in Nashville for a couple of weeks, but the sample of ribs I had from him was very good..

          2. re: jamiecarroll

            Watermark and the Standard are both good places to get foodie food and for a business dinner.