Are you looking for a cozy spot for dinner or drinks in Nashville? This friendly city is full of restaurants with menus full of Southern classics that simply feel like warm hugs deep in your soul. Nashville’s coziest restaurants know how to combine the right lighting and atmosphere with just the right flavors. Don’t get left out in the cold when it comes to picking the best restaurant! Check out these eight warm and cozy restaurants in Nashville, TN.
Once Upon a Time in France
1102 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN
Calling all Francophiles! Designed to transport you to a cozy Parisian bistro, Once Upon a Time in France offers an unmatched atmosphere with amazing French food, French wines, and European beers. Nibble on caviar, foie gras, and other sophisticated favorites while nestled at your table. The frasier dessert featuring French sponge cake with strawberries and cream should not be skipped if you want the full Parisian experience.
407 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN
There’s simply no better place in Nashville if you want to tuck into Southern favorites and Tennessee spirit-based cocktails while enjoying some live bluegrass. You’ll feel the warmth down to your marrow as you dine on pot pie, squash risotto, confit fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, and mac and cheese. The hot pumpkin cider made with bonded apple brandy, apple cider, pumpkin spice, and whipped cream is about as cozy as it gets!
4427 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN
You always feel like you’re eating among family and friends at Nashville’s Caffé Nonna. This popular Italian spot serves dishes made from family recipes from the Abruzzi region of Italy. Established in 1999, Caffé Nonna is actually Nashville’s oldest Italian restaurant! Don’t miss the chance to start your meal with deep-fried arancini made with saffron, pancetta, and rice coated in breadcrumbs. The fried calamari, pan-seared scallops, Italian sausage with spinach and white beans, lamb shank Toscana, lasagna, and salmon rustic are all incredibly authentic!
1520 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN
Get locked into the coziness of a community kitchen and restaurant at Lockeland Table. Some of the steaming plates to dig into here include red Thai curry with steamed mussels, empanadas, Springer Mountain chicken liver pate, smoked bone marrow, and squash salad. The yummy wood-fired pizzas here are also great! Of course, the thing that will really warm up your taste buds is the banana bread pudding made with Prichard’s rum cremé anglaise.
606 8th Avenue South (Store 400), Nashville, TN
Two Hands offers the coziest brunch in Nashville! Just picture a lemon waffle drizzled in mascarpone if you want to understand the vibe here. Next, warm up your thoughts with a strawberry rose matcha tea. The lavender lemonade here is a great way to feel cozy even if you need to cool down! The avocado toast, egg scramble, tomato toast with a hash brown, and burgers are also great.
2506 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
Urban Grub is where coziness and sophistication come together to create an extraordinary experience that leaves diners more than satisfied! A glowing fireplace in the center of the restaurant enhances the beautiful ambiance created by low lighting. The incredible menu here features Memphis-style ribs, steak and biscuits, chops and filets, and elevated takes on classic Southern sides. To understand the full cozy potential of Urban Grub, it’s essential that you stick around for the dessert! The sweets menu here offers butter pecan donuts, triple cream cheese cake, chocolate mousse cake, baked yogurt, and pudding pie!
Stock & Barrell
901 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN
Known for its burgers and bourbon, Stock & Barrell does a great job of creating a pub-like atmosphere where you can bite into juicy favorites while taking in the bricked walls and warm lighting that surrounds you. Menu items are made with locally sourced ingredients that have been prepared with craft touches. Some favorites from the menu include flame-grilled wings, spicy crab dip, Nashville hot chicken, and burgers made with Mitchell family beef.
4031 Hillsboro Pike (Suite 901), Nashville, TN
Is there anything cozier than warm dough? Doughbird has found the perfect “comfort food” pairing by creating a menu that’s split between house-made pizzas and rotisserie chicken! The coziest thing you can do at Doughbird is to dip your oh-so-chewy pizza crust into one of the chef’s eight house-made sauces. The hand-stretched dough here creates what just might be the best pizza crust in existence. Doughbird gets bonus cozy points for serving gluten-free pizza in Nashville.
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