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Sep 27, 2010 06:00 PM

Fish and Co Louis O"Steen Nashville

I know it just opened, but any word on Fish and Co and the connection to Louis.

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  1. The connection is that Louis Osteen has been hired by a local restaurant group as exec chef. He's already developed the menu for a new BBQ restaurant in town (Blind Pig 55) which has gotten decidedly mixed reviews. I don't think he's made any changes to the third established restaurant, Watermark. Fish & Co is in a lovely space that this restaurant group has managed since it was built and has already tried and discarded two concepts and several chefs, the first of whom was a Frank Stitt protege. Everyone hopes that Osteen will make this concept stick and make a go of it, and of course think it's swell he's in town, but I think everyone has a wait-and-see approach. I haven't heard any actual reviews or chatter yet.

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    1. re: TLF

      So, it’s basically the same concept as South Street, except more expensive?

      South Street Restaurant
      907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

    2. Not even close to the same concept at South Street - not sure why anybody would have made this assumption. This is a high concept seafood restaurant featuring the Lowcountry cooking and costal cuisine that earned Osteen a Beard award. If you are interested in information vs bashing from respondent below you can check out the new restaurant at: Thanks for asking

      South Street Restaurant
      907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

      1. BTW not expensive at all - check out this link: )there is a really affordable bar menu

        1. Went the first night it opened and Chef Osteen was there and attentive to every detail.He is a nationally respected, known and liked chef. He knows how to cook things that swim. We had a selection of five different types of oysters which is a first for me in Nashville. The trout was perfectly seasoned and cooked, crabmeat stuffing was really moist. The shrimp and grits were exactly as they should have been and that was before the Anson Mills grits had gotten to the restaurant.Going back tonight and looking forward to the real opening of what should be Nashville's next great restaurant.

          1. Bill, let me know how it was the second time. I hope to be there in mid October. I practically cried when his place at Pawleys Island closed.

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            1. re: LGD

              I had the Oysters Rockefeller and my son the crab cake. The oysters made me feel like I was at brunch in Commander's Palace and the crab cake was just as perfect. Minimal filler and a great sauce. I tried the seafood platter to have something a little different, and it was perfectly breaded and crisply fried. My son went for the pork chop, always a winner in a seafood restaurant, he's 13 so no foul there. He said he had never had one as juicy as that. Chef Osteen was there and eager to check each table to see how the food was coming out of the kitchen. Can't wait to go back next Friday and they still have not had their official opening which I heard is the 12th.