Easter Eats: Your Guide to Easter Brunch. And then some!
Easter Sunday is one of the busiest restaurant dates of the year. From traditional to eclectic, there is no shortage of options in the Nashville area. However, with limited capacities, the challenge this year will simply be finding a table.
At publication time, the restaurants featured below still showed availability. Even if you can’t find a table at the right time at your favorite spot, there is some good news. Many of these establishments will be serving into the evening and, if you already have plans, you can save this story for future reference.
Could come in handy the next time you’re trying to think of someplace new to try!
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BELLEVUE | BELLE MEADE | GREEN HILLS
6000 Highway 100
In a city that has become a magnet for foodies around the world, one of the most acclaimed dining rooms straddles the Bellevue/Belle Meade line. Located at the Highway 100/Highway 70 split, 360 Bistro is known for its wine selection and it has Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” to prove it. But the kitchen shines as well as chef Ben Kassman’s creations feature some of the most inventive and visually tantalizing fare in town.
8400 Highway 100
It’s OK to admit if you live in Bellevue and haven’t been to Loveless in years. It’s also OK to admit you’ve been wanting to go back. And this weekend is the time to do it! The Loveless campus will be hopping with live music, Bitty Biscuit Doughnuts, specialty coffee drinks, yard games and the Smokehouse Sips outdoor bar with a special selection of mixed drinks and local beers. So put your name to the list and browse through the shops or just enjoy some sunshine on the lawn while waiting for your table. You’ll be glad you did.
3790 Bedford Avenue
At etc., award-winning chef Deb Paquette presents her adventurous Southern-meets-global cuisine to the Green Hills neighborhood. For Easter, etc. is offering special dine-in and takeout options. An a la carte menu will be featured during brunch as well as a special supper service between 4-8 p.m. If you prefer to celebrate at home, a family-style supper meal kit is available to cook at your leisure.
BRENTWOOD / FRANKLIN / COOL SPRINGS
TUPELO HONEY CAFE
2000 Meridian Boulevard
Tupelo Honey Cafe is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains. Brunches, lunches and suppers are crafted in a fashion that inspires family and friends to gather around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual.
7031 Executive Center Drive in Brentwood
403 Main Street in Franklin
55 South is a gathering place for those who love Southern food inspired by the stretch of I-55 that cuts straight through the Mississippi delta down to New Orleans. The original space in Franklin quickly became a staple of the local dining scene and it wasn’t long until the restaurant opened new locations, including the one in CityPark Brentwood. 55 South does not accept reservations and all tables are on a first-come, first-served basis. So if you have time to spend, put your name on the list, grab a drink and enjoy your stay.
MIDTOWN | DOWNTOWN | THE GULCH
1210 McGavock Street
Adele’s is a partnership among Ken Levitan, chef Jonathan Waxman and Howard Greenstone of the 1210 McGavock Street Hospitality Partners. The restaurant, named after Waxman’s late mother, features an open kitchen with a large fireplace grill, wood-burning oven, white quarter-sawn oak bar, and chef’s counter. The menu focuses on seasonal, accessible comfort food sourced from local farms and purveyors.
JOSEPHINE ON 12th
2316 12th Avenue South
Josephine is an American restaurant located in the 12 South neighborhood where chef Andy Little’s Pennsylvania Dutch roots meet Southern hospitality. A small, carefully selected list of wines and expertly crafted signature cocktails, accompany the restaurant’s dinner and weekend brunch menus.
102 19th Avenue South
For old school-enthusiasts, nothing tops Randy Rayburn’s longstanding Midtown Café. Nestled just off West End, and adjacent to Music Row, Vanderbilt and Downtown, Midtown Cafe offers affordable casual fine dining with an emphasis on upscale Nashville-friendly fare.
NASHHOUSE SOUTHERN SPOON AND SALOON
114 Eight Avenue South
In The Cambria Hotel
Enjoy Creative New-South Cuisine in a Pub and Music Hall environment with 36 drafts on tap, a top shelf whiskey wall and craft cocktails. NashHouse also sports a 17-foot video wall so you’ll have a great view of the biggest game of the afternoon or evening. NashHouse makes a great meeting spot if you plan to spend part of your Easter Sunday downtown along Broadway.