From 1962 until 1976, Nero’s Cactus Canyon was one of Nashville’s most popular and beloved restaurants. The location at 2122 Hillsboro Drive changed names several times in the years since before finding a long-term tenant in 1990 with Green Hills Grille. But Nashvillians of a certain age still think of the site as the place where Nero’s used to be. With the July relocation of GHG to the Mall campus, by year’s end, history will come full circle with the opening of Nero’s Grill on that site, owned by John Griswold, son of Cactus Canyon founder Nelson “Nero” Griswold. John is transforming the layout, adding fireplaces and private rooms, but will be sure to bring back two things from his dad’s restaurant: the white bean soup and corn cakes, which Nashvillians of a certain age still remember with great fondness. Expect a menu of classics with a twist: hearty steaks and chops, plenty of game and a good selection of seafood. Lunch and dinner will be served, seven days a week.
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Free, Lot Available, Valet