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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Contemporary: 5 Stars

Re: “Firefly Grille

We have been to Firefly many times. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. It is a very laid back, unstuffy restaurant with some of the best food in town. I love how the chef seasonally changes the menu. The bar is small but the bartenders are "mixologists" who continually serve interesting concoctions. The atmosphere gives an eclectic, bohemian feel which matches staff and owner. Love the place!!!! PS--the desserts are also unbelievable!!

Posted by Stacey Hamilton on 12/03/2013 at 11:34 AM

Re: “The Silly Goose

Each sandwich is its own triumph! Rod, the chef, has mastered the art of simplicity married with complexity in each gourmet sandwich, salad, and dessert. There is no wrong choice, everything I have tasted on the menu is superlative and inventive!! The wine list is excellent, and a variety of other non-alcoholic options are also available. It's a small restaurant, so prepare to wait. Also, prepare to be blown away...

Posted by griffingirl67 on 05/26/2013 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Fido

Great food, Great atmosphere, good service. Definitively recommend to anyone. Finally a healthy restaurant that's not seriously overpriced.

Posted by foodnerd1976 on 11/06/2012 at 11:01 AM

Re: “The Catbird Seat

Best foodie experience of my life! Worth every penny!!!!

Posted by Meredith B on 10/26/2012 at 8:11 AM

Re: “A Matter of Taste Fine Catering

What an awesome little hideaway restaurant. The food is always fresh, delicious and organic. Try the special of the day, I eat it weekly and it never disappoints!

Posted by jettw on 09/22/2012 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Bricktop's

The steak frittes with herb butter is one of the best you can get in town!

Posted by Aphtaen Makaili on 07/19/2012 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Antonios' of Nashville

I eat there about once a month and thoroughly enjoy the food and the atmosphere.

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Posted by buddy on 06/02/2012 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Sambuca

We got married this year at Sambuca and brought our own priest, family, and friends. The staff and special indoor accomodations were perfect. Everyone enjoyed their delicious meals and drinks on the patio afterwards. I have been to Sambuca many times before and have always had a great experience. Glad that my wife and guests had a good time. Fun times... see you guys soon!

Posted by SonicG on 05/27/2012 at 12:39 PM

Re: “The Catbird Seat

Great experience. Every minute was great. So was each course of food!

Posted by Martha on 02/10/2012 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Flyte World Dining & Wine

WHAT A WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE! THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, ELEGANT YET HOMEY. GREAT FOOD, SERVICE WINE AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE. I CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK! ONE OF THE BEST NIGHTS OUT EVER!




POSTED BY JACKIE DEC,18, 2011

Posted by Jackie Bell 1 on 12/22/2011 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Firefly Grille

When you read that the decor is funky, believe it. Be prepared. It looks like someone went into the attic and just stapled what they found to the walls. It is a bit of a shocker at first but as the night goes on, it creats really good conversation topics.
Once you have gotten over the tacky decorations, order all three courses. The food is amazing and you shouldn't miss out on any of it! Don't waste your meal on the hamburger, get adventurous and order one of the amazing creations from the chef.
The waiters seem a little funny in the head, but they are very well informed about the menu. They can help you with everything down to the wine selection. I was impressed when the waiter didn't suggest the most expensive item on the list. He really tried to find something that would meet what we wanted.
Though the food is amazing, the price is high. Be prepared to spend when you come. Believe me when I say it is completely worth it!

Posted by Micah Damron on 11/13/2011 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Watermark

If you have a bit of extra cash on you and expect to eat higher on the hog, this is the restaurant for you. Expect to be treated as a valued member of society in this establishment as they have car valets, segmented dining rooms and plenty of diners who prefer to move in the upper eschelons.

Dinner proves to be good and the wine selection is fair. Its exactly what you would expect from a fine dining experience.

Posted by Smarmy Snodsnick on 11/03/2011 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Cantina Laredo

When your boss asks to go here for his birthday, know that you are going to get some pretty nice food, presented fairly and that it will taste good. Ask for a water with lime and the taste of the tortilla chips comes alive. This place's claim to fame is that they make the guac fresh at your table and they prepare it with fresh ingredients to make your tastebuds grateful and wish for an encore.

The rest of the fare does not disappoint and depending upon what you get, its pretty good. So, gather a small crowd and go, because while its not cheap, its also not so expensive that you wouldn't take your whole family for a treat. The service staff are very good at refilling your drink and asking if you can hold any more in your gullet.

Enjoy!

Posted by Smarmy Snodsnick on 11/03/2011 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Germantown Café East [Closed]

The green plate is a must, even for non-vegetarians. It's hearty and full of flavor as well as a real meal; not just a plate of side items.

And the side patio is a wonderful spot with a great view of downtown.

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Posted by Lesley on 10/20/2011 at 8:41 AM

Re: “J. Alexander's

This restaurant is great. This is a top recommendation when we have guests in town. I have been here for lunch and dinner and my meal/service has always been exceptional! The atmosphere is very upbeat and entertaining with all the creative food presentations, like the tower of onion rings or the chocolate pyramid dessert, that are paraded by your table. Highly recommended for a great meal and the best shoe string style fries in Nashville.

Posted by mrbrink on 09/30/2011 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Firefly Grille

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Firefly Grille!!! I recently took my parents and sister to Firefly and everyone was wowed! The Conch Seviche and Mac n Cheese were HUGE hits. My father and I both had the paella, and I've been craving it since. Our server was Zac and he was a delight, making great recommendations on wine pairings and his favorites from the summer menu. I have never had anything but a perfect experience at Firefly, and whenever I have friends visiting me in Nashville I make it a point to enjoy a meal at Firefly Grille.

Posted by BelleNic on 07/27/2011 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Saffire

Really nice retro place with carefully prepared yummy appetizers. Beautiful giant restored bar with private "blue garage" area for private parties. Love the color and feel of this hip bar/dining retreat nestled in the lovely Franklin Factory. A little pricey, but keeps it upscale.

Posted by AlaTn on 07/24/2011 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Flyte World Dining & Wine

For appetizers we had the Charcuterie platter w/duck prosciutto, mortadella, country pâté and cheese platter. Both of which were excellent. There was a wide variety of meats and cheeses. I think 5 of each in just the right proportions; each very unique and tasty. A great way to start off the meal, especially with wine.
The grilled octopus pesto sauce was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot of bad octopus. It was tender (really) and so mild, yet tasty. It was a simple dish that highlighted the octopus; rather than buries it. I think it may have been smoked lightly – just plain wonderful. The Georgia shrimp w/leek fondue, spring peas, ramps, citrus was absolutely delicious. I could have eaten a bowl of the warm leek fondue and ramps. The pea puree burst of spring and made the dish rise to another level. The BBQ pork sliders on sweet potato biscuits were a disappointment. The biscuits were dry and there was the classic mistake that many non-Southern chefs make with BBQ – sauce should be used sparingly (not drenched) because BBQed meat is great by itself. The venison w/ mushrooms, spaghetti squash, and parsnips was excellent. Cooked perfectly to a medium rare, tender and flavorful.

The wine selection is superb. They know their wines and are happy to share their knowledge no matter how much or little you know about wine.
Wait staff and bartender are friendly and superb. Not only do they know the menu, they know the wines to pair with your choices. They are engaging - they listen to your preferences and ask questions before making suggestions. They are attentive and responsive with the littlest request such as a little more pesto to finish off the grilled octopus.
The ambience is simple elegance. The bar and dining area are far enough apart not to interfere with each other. It is a quiet, romantic and lovely restaurant.

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Posted by Bridget on 06/24/2011 at 10:07 PM

Re: “1808 Grille

I visited 1808 when an old friend visited from New York. I wanted to find a place that would showcase Nashville and 1808 didn't disappoint.

Located in the Hutton Hotel, the decor is tasteful and modern and tables are arranged for both openess and privacy.

We chose the $18.08 Special, which was a grilled fish that evening. Flavors were subtle and delicious in the entree and all of the sides. My young daughter had a surprisingly affordable children's entree. We opted for dessert, aso top notch.

Service was attentive without being intrusive and the friendly waiter didn't talk down to us. This restaurant offers great value for the quality of food and service. Highly recommended.

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Posted by Moderato on 03/27/2011 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Germantown Café East [Closed]

Absolutely wonderful. Went during restaurant week and was able to enjoy several items including the the cocoa chili grouper, glazed duck, corn chowder, escargot, and blueberry tart. Every bite was superb. The service was excellent as well. I will definitely be returning, hopefully to sample the scallops.

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Posted by spearsla on 01/22/2011 at 9:11 PM

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