Tennessee

Restaurants in Tennessee

In the cutting-edge Five Points neighborhood, chef Margot McCormack prepares Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a Tennessee flair, including clams, snapper, and cobia in a tomato-and-fennel broth.

They’re not wet; they’re not dry. They’re “’Vous-style” ribs and they’re famous. Basted just before serving with a vinegar solution and followed by a dusting of spices (including bay leaf and oregano), the savory ribs’ bright flavor is a nod to the founding family’s Greek heritage.

Tree-shaded restaurant

Open since 2002, and full of students from nearby colleges, Central has a breezy, spring-break feel and outdoor deck seating to match. Order a pork plate with extra “bark” (the dark, heavily smoked crust).

Locals line up for a superb rendition of chopped pork on a bun, as well as excellent grilled short ribs.

Snack on the thin-crust pizza at this local joint located in a former artists' studio in north Nashville's up-and- coming Germantown neighborhood

Southern bistro and bar

Start off the day with an omelette sepcial like the organic corn and tomato with fresh mozzarella at this French bistro and gourmet market in hip East Nashville.