It’s no secret that Nashville (and the surrounding communities thanks to logistics and a little ingenuity) has become a foodie town. Both locals and tourists alike can’t seem to get enough of the one of a kind, locally owned restaurants around town, and the need has opened a lot of restaurant doors in the past few years.
The Nashville Originals, the non-profit, independent restaurant association for Music City, hosts restaurant week, with the next event being January 15th through the 21st. The organization normally hosts two week-long events per year, but this will be the only one for 2018, so take advantage of the opportunities while you can!
Approximately 60 restaurants are members of the Originals, and most will participate in Restaurant Week with special menus, food and drink specials, and dishes that are not normally on the menu. There’s something for everyone, as the restaurants vary from coffee shops to steakhouses to ethnic cuisines.
To kick off the event, the Nashville Originals is hosting Resolution Wrecker, a dessert and beverage event with all you can eat specialty samples from some of Nashville’s favorite restaurants. The event will be held at the Listening Room Cafe on Sunday, January 14.
2013 Belmont Blvd. | Nashville
BLVD Nashville is described as “casual Americana dining” and features your favorite southern comfort foods. For Nashville Resturant Week, renowned chef “Mama Myint” is doing a chef take over! Come enjoy the flavors of Thailand. More info here.
2020 FieldStone Pkwy | Franklin
330 Franklin Road | Brentwood
Bricks Cafe is a true neighborhood restaurant. It’s known for delicious brick oven pizzas, Cajun cuisine, and seafood dishes. If you have food sensitivities, they offer over 20 gluten-free items as well! For Restaurant Week, they are partnering with Tennessee Brew Works to create new specialty items. On January 21, enjoy a Cajun brunch event and, on January 15, there is a Beer Dinner in Franklin featuring four amazing courses. See the menus here.
2015 Belmont Blvd | Nashville
Located in the popular Belmont Hillsboro neighborhood, Chago’s Cantina is known for their tacos, tequila, and bourbon. During Restaurant Week, treat yourself to their rotating specials menu. Each day, you can try a new gourmet taco! See more here.
1200 Fifth Avenue North | Nashville
Come enjoy views of the Nashville skyline while eating traditional food with gourmet twists. For Restaurant Week, they are offering a salad, entrée, and dessert deal for only $20.18! See the menu here!
4410 Murphy Rd | Nashville
Did someone say comfort food? McCabe Pub has been serving up their mouthwatering dishes since 1982, a true Nashville staple! See their Restaurant Week deal here.
4014 Hillsboro Cir. | Nashville
Noshville is truly a unique Nashville experience. They describe themselves as an authentic New York style delicatessen. From Deli Mac n Cheese to Corned Beef & Cabbage, your taste buds will love you for this! See their special menu here.
1112 Woodland St | Nashville
Can you tell how much we love local? Rumours East is a farm to table restaurant with seasonally inspired menus. They are offering 15% off all food sales for the week so you can splurge on their culinary delicacies! See more here.
1515 Church St. | Nashville
The House of Yum features gourmet Asian food and a unique cocktail list. For the week, enjoy a three-course meal with special prices! See the menu here.
2725 Clifton Avenue | Nashville
This family-owned restaurant is a southern food cafeteria. For over 60 years, it’s been delighting customers with its savory delights. For Restaurant Week, enjoy a Meat Loaf or Chicken special for only 9.49! Details found here.
1907 West End Avenue | Nashville
Dreaming of an Italian vacation? Well, look no farther than Valentino’s! Open since 1991, their rustic Italian menu has garnered it a reputation for the best food around. During the week, treat yourself to a three-course meal, each course better than the last! Info here.
1808 West End Ave | Nashville
Located beneath the Hutton Hotel, Westend is a “southern inspired bar and bistro.” They source locally, focusing on regional farms. For Resturant Week, they are offering a four-course meal full of tasty treats! See the menu here!
For more information about the event and to check out the list of restaurants participating, check out the Nashville Originals website. For the best experience possible, use OpenTable to make a reservation. The Nashville Originals also have their own app which includes more information about participating restaurants, GPS directions, and a tip calculator.
If you can’t get enough of Nashville restaurants with great deals, mark your calendar for Hot Chicken Week, taking place the following week, January 22nd through the 28th. Seventeen restaurants are participating, all with $5 hot chicken deals throughout the week. Check out the Hot Chicken Week Website for more details and to map out your plan of action. They’re also hosting a photo contest and a contest where you can vote for your favorites, with the winners receiving gift cards and other prizes.