Nashville in March
I will be in Nashville for work during the SEC (lucky me), but I will have some time to myself. I've never been to Nashville before so locations are hard for me to determine. I've been booked into a hotel near Vanderbilt and I don't think I'll have a car, although I might change my mind about that. I'm told that the hotel has a shuttle to Downtown but I will have to verify that.
Given my limitations, are there any places I shouldn't miss? I'm from NC so Southern food is not alien to me, but we have a case of the disappearing meat and 3's. Anything from home cooking to fine dining is acceptable. And is there a good hot chicken place anywhere I can get to without great time and expense?
Thanks for the help.
you've got quite a few options around vandy.
Hattie B's for hot chicken
Tavern for brunch
Patterson House for cocktails
Brewhouse dive bar, great beer selection, be sure to try a Bushwacker
Catbird Seat for high end, you'll need a reservation
Etch for fine dining
Arnold's for meat & three, not to be missed
Pourhouse for burgers and a massive bourbon selection
Yazoo Brewery: great local beer
Crema for a great cup of coffee
City House, not to be missed
Rolf & Daughters
Holland House for cocktails
Margot for more casual fine dining
Marche for brunch
Prince's is the original and perhaps the best, but imho it's just now worth the drive or wait, and it's exactly in the best part of the city.
maybe if you have a rental and you're the first person there when they open.
You'll need reservations a month in advance for the catbird. they're probably the hardest spot to get a seat in.
rolf & daughters is getting a lot of great reviews. lots of praise from sean brock about their pasta dishes. they're definitely super casual and much easier to get a reservation at.
Given your location I would definitely give an additional vote to Hattie B's and Patterson House. Catbird Seat is basically the best Nashville has to offer in the way of high-end cuisine, but you will have a very difficult time getting in at this point. Corner Pub Midtown is a good place to grab some pints and watch games. It's a bit of a Kentucky fan hangout.