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Meet your new favorite Nashville restaurant

Dining in Nashville is always a fresh experience with new restaurants popping up all the time — and more on the way.

A restaurant with chairs and booths with floral wallpaper

Hospitality group Milkshake Concepts opened Harpers in August. | Photo by Ashley Estave via Harper’s

Some people make to-do lists — we make to-dine lists. Many hot Nashville restaurants have opened over the past several months, from familiar names adding more locations to intriguing new kids on the block.

To satisfy those who are really hungry for fresh dining options, we’ve got details on several more Nashville restaurants coming soon, too. Grab your forks as we dig right in.

Newly open

Harper’s, 2 Lea Ave. | Steakhouse | Reservations: Yes
A culinary journey from start to finish, Nashville’s newest steakhouse offers a raw bar, savory starters, classic cuts, and delectable desserts — Goo Goo Cluster cheesecake, anyone? Save room for when lunch service launches Monday, Sept. 18.

Gannons Nashville, 170 4th Ave. N. | American | Reservations: Yes
Located inside downtown’s Marriott Courtyard, this oyster bar and restaurant is perfect for a late night dinner party (open until midnight) with live jazz and curated cocktails.

Hero Doughnuts and Buns, 1131 4th Ave. S. | Breakfast + lunch | Reservations: No
The Birmingham-based donut and sandwich shop wasted no time expanding in Nashville. You’ll find a variety of brioche doughnuts, burgers, and brunch favorites.

A plate of sushi

Joe Muer Seafood’s new 12,000-sqft restaurant in Capitol View seats more than 300 guests. | Photo via Joe Vicari Restaurant Group

Joe Muer Seafood, 500 11th Ave. N. | Seafood | Reservations: Yes
Joe Muer’s sushi and raw bar features flown-in fresh seafood. Pro tip: Visit during Golden Hour (4-6 p.m.) for food and drink specials.

Ichigo Ichie, 2031 Broadway | Japanese | Reservations: Yes
Turn your attention to the restaurant’s signature rolls, including Cherry Blossom (salmon, avocado, and bluefin tuna) and The Titans (crab, asparagus, A5 wagyu, and fresh wasabi).

Common Ground, 734 Thompson Ln. | Restaurant + bar | Reservations: Yes
With a location in Sylvan Park and now Berry Hill, Common Ground is described as a “neighborhood restaurant and bar created by neighborhood people.” Choose from a variety of seasonal small plates, entrees, and rotating gelato flavors.

Vui’s Juice Cafe, 222 11th Ave. S. | Juice shop and eatery | Reservations: No
Similar to the new Berry Hill location, stop by the Gulch cafe for breakfast, lunch, juices, and açaí bowls.

A mural depicting the word "iggy's" out of pasta

If you spot this pop of color by artist Erni Vales in Wedgewood-Houston, you’ve arrived at Iggy’s. | Photo by NASHtoday

Iggy’s, 609 Merritt Ave. | Italian | Reservations: Yes
Handmade pasta is the main attraction at this Italian-inspired outpost from brothers Ryan and Matthew Poli. Complementing the pasta is an extensive selection of wines and craft cocktails.

Pelato, 1300 3rd Ave. N. | Italian | Reservations: Yes
The Brooklyn-inspired, tapas-style eatery serves Italian comfort food in the form of meatballs al forno, arancini, pasta, and more. Cool off with a lemon pinot freezio or frozen Aperol spritz.

Frankies Pizzeria, 925 Cherokee Ave. | Italian | Reservations: No
The owners of Brooklyn’s Frankies 457 Spuntino have big plans for this East Nashville space, first with the newly-owned pizzeria (slices and whole pies available) and later a flagship restaurant and specialty foods store.

A cup of coffee with latte art and a menu placed on a table

Classics include coffee by the cup, espresso, filter coffee, iced coffee, and a selection of teas. | Photo via Crema Coffee Roasters

Crema Coffee Roasters, 330 Franklin Rd. #904D | Coffee + cafe | Reservations: No
To complement the larger space in Brentwood, Crema’s expanded menu features a breakfast sandwich on sourdough bread, housemade granola, and more bites. To be paired with one of the crafted espresso drinks, of course.

Biscuit Love, 3100 Village Plains Blvd., Ste. 130, Franklin | Breakfast | Reservations: No
Whether you’re stopping in for breakfast or brunch, the biscuits (and biscuit-centric items) will be hot and ready. Try this: The B-roll, a biscuit cinnamon roll topped with pecan sticky bun sauce and served with cream cheese icing.

Otaku Ramen, 747 Douglas Ave. #103 | Ramen | Reservations: No
Otaku’s flagship location serves a variety of ramen bowls Nashvillians know and love, as well as beer, sake, batch cocktails, and frozen beer.

Coming Soon

Sports & Social, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd. | Sports bar | Opening: Thursday, Sept. 7
Designed with Nashville sports fans in mind, post up here on game days for over 30 TVs, a 33-ft LED media wall, and a made-from-scratch menu.

Black Market Bar and Grill Nashville, 209 Printers Alley | Bar and restaurant | Projected opening: mid-September
No boring bar fare here. Start with Greek egg rolls or pork empanadas, followed by craft burgers like Trashcan (the staff decides your toppings) and Disgraceland (peanut butter, jelly, egg, and bacon).

Red and beige exterior of a fast food building

We’ll take a double of everything. | Photo by NASHtoday

Doublz, 3133 Lebanon Pk. | Fast food | Opening date not announced
This California-based burger chain also serves breakfast burritos, tacos, and hot dogs.

The Iberian Pig, 607 Overton St. | Tapas | Opening Tuesday, Sept. 12
The Atlanta-based restaurant is expanding to Nashville and bringing with it a variety of tapas and charcuterie spreads.

Bad Idea, 1021 Russell St. | Restaurant and wine bar | Opening date not announced
Local sommelier Alex Burch’s new wine bar and restaurant plans to offer an ever-changing, hand-selected wine list complemented by a food menu.

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