Maneet Chauhan, Arnold Myint and more local chefs name their favorite Nashville restaurants

Food Network star Chauhan informs us she has discovered the ideal single bite of food in her brand-new Southern home town– and it’s at Biscuit Love? (Yes, yes it is.)

We asked 5 of Nashville’s best-known food market figures to call their 3 preferred dining establishments in the area − well, their preferred areas that they do not own. Since do not all of us wish to know where chefs consume on their nights off?

Sure, our panelists chose great deals of fine-dining areas around town. Food Network star Maneet Chauhan’s No. 1 option in Nashville is … biscuits?

And take a look at choices by chef Arnold Myint and chef/author Louisa Shafia for some actually cool international food concealed gems. Fascinating − one of Nashville’s most experienced chefs gets name-checked by 2 of our panelists. Which OG got double love?

Keep checking out to learn.

Maneet Chauhan

Celebrity chef, Nashville restaurateur (Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Tansuo and The Mockingbird)

1. Biscuit Love

Three places: The Gulch, Hillsboro Village and Franklin

[Owners/chefs] Sarah and Karl Worley have actually made me fall for whatever biscuits. Buttery, tasty and definitely incredible, each and every meal on that menu is much better than the last.

And an unique shout-out to the fantastic Bonuts. Begin: fried biscuits with a blueberry jam and mascarpone lemon cream. Best bite in the area.

2. Engrave

Downtown: 303 Demonbreun St.

Chef Deb [Paquette]’s daring, inclusive and enjoyable character is displayed on each and every plate. The method she combines perfect methods and worldwide tastes together effortlessly makes this one of the most unforgettable dining experiences.

3. Lyra

East Nashville: 935 W. Eastland Ave.

Chef Hrant [Arakelian]’s pride in his heritage reveals in this dining establishment. Middle Eastern food loaded with taste and freshness, served in a cool atmosphere with incredible drinks. A location that attracts you to return over and over once again.

Arnold Myint

Chef at International Market 2 in Belmont location


Nashville great dining Chef Arnold Myint enjoys him some Brown’s Diner

A long-lasting Nashvillian, Arnold Myint, on day of rests, gets a hamburger, a draft beer and chili french fries at the renowned Nashville oily spoon

Brad Schmitt, Nashville Tennessean

1. Love Peace & Pho

Eighth Avenue South: 2112 8th Ave S.

It’s a safe bet when it concerns quality and pleasing my Asian convenience yearnings. I enjoy the whole menu however the crystal dumplings and broth with beef balls are a must.

2. OSH Restaurant & Grill

South Nashville: 216 Thompson Lane

I’m not really versed on Uzbek food however I do understand that every salad is tasty, specifically the Vinegret (beets) and Olivye (sliced egg, peas and things). The branzio with rice pilaf and blistered tomatoes is remarkably best.

3. Cecconi’s at Soho House

Wedgewood Houston: 500 Houston St.

I discover myself here for breakfast along with for a nightcap. My go-to is the relatively basic butter leaf salad which has a wonderful tip of fresh herbs and intense citrusy dressing. The whole menu is quite simple however well performed. And I like filthy vegan cheeseburgers.

Ben Norton

Executive chef at Husk Nashville

1. Locust

12 South; 2305 12th Ave S.

For me, it’s quite near the best dining establishment. They do whatever they desire, and it’s all carried out at an actually high level. There’s loud music and great deals of actually great seafood, which is something that’s difficult to discover in landlocked Nashville. The menu is little so a couple can enter and order among whatever.

2. Bastion

Wedgewood Houston; 434 Houston St.

They have among the more cost effective tasting menus in the city and the environment is incredibly cool. The cooks serve all of the food and it’s staffed by a few of the very best in business. The menu alters all the time and I believe it’s all a huge collective effort in between all of the chefs.

3. The Catbird Seat

Midtown; 1711 Division St.

Another preferred for unique events. It is costly however the menu is substantial and incredibly interesting. They use actually cool red wine pairings in addition to nonalcoholic alternatives to accompany each course and they likewise host routine visitor chef suppers with chefs from all over the nation.

Louisa Shafia

Feast By Louisa chef and author of “The New Persian Kitchen

1. Lockeland Table

East Nashville: 1520 Woodland St.

This is the supreme area dining establishment. They’re so kind, particularly if they acknowledge you. The food is constantly great, they utilize seasonal active ingredients and it’s so inspired. They have a fantastic bar and the neighborhood hour is amazing too.

2. The Horn

South Nashville: 619 Murfreesboro Pike

The Somalian food is tasty. They have actually excellent sambusas and chai, and it’s extremely casual. You can sit and have coffee and deal with your laptop computer if desire. It’s likewise simply a cool pocket of a totally various culture in Nashville.

3. Newroz Market

South Nashville: 393 Elysian Fields Ct.

This is my go-to for a great deal of Iranian components, consisting of newly baked flatbreads, lavash and barbari. When I’m there I’m typically truly starving and love to get a shawarma sandwich, which they make fresh right there. They’re exceptional.

Randy Rayburn

Longtime Nashville restaurateur, Midtown Cafe owner

1. Etc.

Green Hills: 3790 Bedford Ave.

Deb Paquette is satisfying her Mediterranean desires, progressed from her days at Zola. The menu has a mélange of tastes, and she is the queen of umami.

2. Park Café

Sylvan Park: 4403 Murphy Road

This is among my preferred locations. It includes special twists on conventional meals in a terrific area dining establishment.

3. City House

Germantown: 1222 4th Ave. N.

I’m a huge fan of [Chef] Tandy [Wilson]’s stubborn belly ham pizza. It’s my preferred go-to dining establishment, where I constantly sit at the bar.

If you concur with each badger this list, you can reach Brad Schmitt at Otherwise, e-mail Mackensy Lunsford at

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