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Oct 14, 2010 01:18 PM

Nashville for a few days this weekend...

Hi everyone,

I will be in Nashville over the weekend and I had a few ideas of spots I might hit. Please feel free to let me know if you think I am going in the wrong direction or any other comments are welcome. Also, if there are better times of the day or better days to go, that would helpful too. I'll be there tomorrow through Tuesday night...

Watermark or City House or something else...
Jack's for BBQ
Sam's Sports somethingorother (I want to watch some NFL on Sunday and looking for a good option)

And I should note that I have never been to Nashville before.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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

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  1. Arnold's opens around 1045 and they close at 245. They are not open on Saturdays and Sundays. All your other options are spot on. Broadway Brewhouse both downtown and midtown offer 2 for 1 pints on Sundays...if you're into that sort of thing.


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    1. re: pete k

      To add to my previous post...

      I would choose City House over Watermark any day of the week. It's way more casual, it has a laid back atmosphere, and I just enjoy the food and prices more at City House.

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

    2. What part of town are you staying in Ebone. Will you have a car.

      Arnold's and Prince's are outstanding. City House is excellent. Go to Jack's on Trinity and not the one on Broadway. Trinity is the best.

      Jack's BBQ @ 334 West Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 615 - 228 - 9888.

      Broadway Brewhouse is your joint for cold drinks and good food. They have plenty of TV's for your football viewing pleasure. Sam's Sport's Bar and Grill is good. It's in the Vanderbilt University area. Both are fine. Broadway has 4 locations and one is downtown if that's where you are staying.

      Broadway Brewhouse @ 317 Broadway Nashville, TN 615 - 271 - 2838.

      Sam's Sports Bar and Grill @ 1803 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 615 - 383 - 3601.

      Boundry Cafe is fine dining at it's best for dinner only 7 days a week. Tin Angel is fine dining for lunch or dinner. Rotier's is good country food for lunch or dinner. Blackstone Brewery is fun and has good food and cold drinks. Capital Grill is fine dining. Miel is fine dining dinner only. Monell's is country all you can eat. Morton's is fine steakhouse.

      Boundry Cafe @ 911 20th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 615 - 321 - 3043.
      Tin Angel @ 3201 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 615 - 298 - 3444.
      Rotier's Restaurant @ 2413 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 615 - 327 - 9892.
      Blackstone Brewery @ 1918 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 615 - 327 - 9969.
      Capital Grille @ 231 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 615 - 345 - 7116.
      Miel @ 343 53rd Ave. North, Nashville, TN 615 - 298 - 3663.
      Monell's Dining @ 1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 615 - 248 - 4747.
      Morton's The Steakhouse @ 618 Church St., Nashville, TN 615 - 259 - 4558.

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      1. re: Littleman

        I am at the Hutton in the West End (at least i think that is the classification). And no car.

        1. re: ebone

          If you're at the Hutton, you have a very good restaurant right there in the hotel, the1808 Grille. It's got one of the more imaginative menus in town; the execution doesn't quite live up to the imagination so far, but it's becoming one of the better restaurants in town pretty quickly.

          Oh, and you're *in* Midtown, *near* Music Row, and *on* West End Avenue. Hope that helps.

          Music Row Cafe
          99 Spring St, Nashville, TN 37207

      2. Your list looks good.

        Since you don't have a car, I think you can rule out Prince's, as well as Jack's on Trinity Lane (just go to the Jack's downtown...tourist trap or not, the BBQ is still quite good).

        As noted by Pete, Arnold's is only open on weekdays and only for lunch. If you can't make it to Arnold's I would recommend Monell's for your Southern home cookin' fix. It's close to downtown and it's really good.

        As far as Watermark vs. City House, I think it comes down to the atmosphere you're looking for. Both are really good (although Watermark is not quite as good as it once was), but as Pete said, Watermark is more of a fine dining feel, while City House is more funky and cool. You'll have a great meal at either, though.

        I love Broadway Brewhouse, but it's not a "sports bar," in that they won't have tons of TVs showing all different games. They will probably just have whatever games the local networks are showing on Sunday (looks like Browns-Steelers on CBS and Falcons-Eagles, then Cowboys-Vikings on FOX). If you want to watch any game other than those, you will need to go to a true sports bar that has NFL Sunday Ticket. I'd recommend Sam's, as it's in a cool neighborhood and the food is not bad either.

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