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.
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.
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
re: pete k
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.