If you’ve been out on the town lately, you may have noticed many new restaurants popping up. From a pretzel shop to a smash burger joint, there are plenty of new places to try on your next outing.
The next time you’re at a fork in the road and need a recommendation, use this roundup of five new eateries in the 615 as a checklist.
Mimo Restaurant and Bar, 100 Demonbreun St.
- Italian-inspired cuisine meets southern influences at the Four Seasons Hotel Nashville’s flagship restaurant. The eatery — helmed by Michelin-starred chef Aniello “Nello” Turco — is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, so you can truly dine in for any meal.
Pinky Ring Pizza, 414 Gallatin Pk. S.
- Pinky Ring Pizza opened in Madison two weeks ago, and its New York-style specialty pies (slices + whole pizzas) are already a hit. Owner Don Hernandez and Executive Chef Wes Scoggins have big plans for the restaurant — Sunday specials, an expansive list of nonalcoholic drinks, and fresh onsite herbs and produce.
Xiao Bao, 830 Meridian St.
- If you see the bright red strawberry out front, you’re in the right place. The restaurant in East Nashville’s McFerrin Park neighborhood features dishes like hand-pulled noodles, okonomiyaki, and bao buns.
Cledis, 1011 Elm Hill Pk.
- Come for the burgers, stay for the beer garden. Specialty smash burgers are the main attraction at chef and restaurateur Shane Nasby’s new concept. Be sure to keep up with the restaurant’s Instagram to see how various burgers — like the Georgia Caprese — are made.
FatBelly Pretzel, 921 Gallatin Ave.
- FatBelly Pretzel’s new brick-and-mortar doubles as a bakery and deli. On the bakery side of things, it has pretzel danishes, pretzelcrunch cookies, and stuffed pretzels. If you’re in the mood for a hearty sandwich, try the ever-popular FBP Muffuletta, or see the board for daily specials.
This list is only a handful of the latest eateries, so if there’s another spot we should try next, let us know.