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Need A Nice Fine Dining Spot in Nashville Tonight..............

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Not the best but on the high end. Good food, atmosphere, drinks, etc.

I was looking at City House, Miel, Stockyards Sunset and Boundry. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. I would skip The Stockyard -- it has been past its prime from 20 years and now mostly draws tourists. In fact, every time I hear about it I'm surprised it's still open.

    I've been a fan of Bound'ry for years. It's been eclipsed by many newer places in the city's buzz, but I think it's still a good spot. The drinks are generous -- if you order a martini-type drink (either a real martini or something like a cosmo) you get an extra portion in a tiny pitcher in a snifter of ice. The food is good, the atmosphere sophisticated but not stuffy. The bartenders both downstairs and upstairs are great. If the weather is nice the patio is fun. I often make a meal from the small plates and/or things like the small wood-fired pizza, but they have good entrees as well. The desserts are inventive.

    I haven't been to City House or Miel. I know foodies love City House but I've also had reports of it not being all that. *shrug*

    I go to Sunset Grill often for lunch but I've always been underwhelmed at dinner. Cabana, a sister restaurant, has a more interesting atmosphere but I always expect the food to be better than it is -- it's not bad by any stretch, and I've had some delicious things, but I'm more likely to treat it as a drink-and-snack place than a full meal place.

    One place I really like that I think is often overlooked is Eastland Cafe. One of my favorite restaurants in town -- small, relaxed, not expensive, but always really good.

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    City House
    1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

    Bound'ry Restaurant
    911 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

    Sunset Grill
    1160 US Highway 42 W, Warsaw, KY 41095

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      1. re: TLF

        Eastland Cafe is a top 5 restaurant in town for me. Fantastic food and a fantastic atmosphere - perfect middle ground between elegant and casual.

        1. re: TLF

          I suggest City House, Flyte, Watermark, and F. Scotts. All of these places have GREAT food and a nice atmosphere. Watermark has a great romantic view of the skyline, City House food and atmosphere gets two thumbs up, and F. Scotts always wins with the live Jazz.

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          City House
          1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

        2. We had a great meal at Miel (50% off courtesy of a timely snagged Groupon). Well chosen wine list (had a Cotes Du Rhone Villages for $35). The special soft shell crab appetizer (over pea shoots with brown butter and lardons) is great, and $5 goes to Nashville Flood Relief. Skip dessert and head to Bobbie's Dairy Dip across the way for a classic Nashville dessert!

          1. I would agree with TLF definately not the Stockyard. City House and Miel are great but more casual, not fine dining. Consider the Capital Grill in the Hermitage Hotel, also Watermark and Miro District in the Gulch, very good. Another option would be Margot Cafe in East Nashville.Also the 1808 Restaurant in the Hutton Hotel. Maybe stop by the Patterson house before or after for a drink.

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            City House
            1222 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208