An ill wind blew John Chapman from his home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where for more than 20 years, he and his wife operated one of the regions most popular restaurants, Chappy's, which was destroyed by Katrina. The couple and their family came to Nashville after the storm to stay with friends and regroup. They liked it here and decided to stay. They found a corner building on Church Street that suited their needs, and after an extensive renovation and build-out, opened Chappy's on Church in June 2006. The two-level, large (220 seats) dining room is decorated with New Orleans flair, with Parisian street lamps, a hand-carved bar, stained glass, heavy linens and lots of color. There are several curtained alcoves for private dining or romantic rendezvous and an attractive and comfortable lounge area. Chef Chappy specializes in New Orleans Creole cuisine, with an emphasis on fish and shellfish. An elaborate weekend brunch features the bottomless glass of champagne.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Lot Available, Valet