And now, from the guys who brought you Wildwood Oak-Fired Kitchen, comes Barfield's All-American Grille. Serial restaurateur Dave Wachtel III and Justin D. Tatum are beginning construction on an upscale sports grill located in the Streets of Indian Lake outdoor mall in Hendersonville. With a menu of Americana standards dotted with hints of New Orleans and Memphis—think dry-rub ribs, beer-can chicken and steamed seafood—Barfield's will have an open kitchen and an industrial-modern design scheme of dark woods and stained concrete floors. Unlike Wildwood, which launched with Seattle chef John David Crow and now is headed by Darrell Manhold, Barfield's will not be a chef-driven restaurant, Wachtel says, adding that the average check will be significantly lower than at Wildwood, clocking in between $20 and $25.
Located at 300 Streets of Indian Lake Road, Suite E1, Hendersonville, Barfield's is slated to open May 5.