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21 nashville hot spots for brunch

having a hard time thinking of brunch places for the weekend?  wanting to try something new?  start checking these 21 places off your list as you go:

DOWNTOWN

pucketts grocery serving up southern hospitality since 1950, pucketts offers a breakfast buffet on the weekends.  the breakfast menu is served until 11am which includes chicken & biscuits, country ham & eggs, and cornbread waffle with slow smoked brisket.  | 500 church street 615.770.2772,  saturday & sunday

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the southern  these guys make killer bleu cheese biscuits so i would probably run with their steak & biscuit benedict, served with a poached willow farm egg and hollandaise, mixed greens & griddled potatoes. complimentary valet parking. | 150 3rd avenue north 615.724.1762, saturday & sunday starting at 9:30am

pinewood social  i recommend whipped mascarpone for a starter (fresh macerated strawberries + mint) and then it’s hard to go wrong with their menu from short rib hash to bacon and avocado omelets to chicken & biscuits.  it just depends on what you’re in the mood for but you have options.  they also serve breakfast everyday so you have that menu to choose from as well.   | 33 peabody street 615.751.8111, saturday & sunday 9am-3pm

husk  with an ever changing menu, this may be the only place on the list where you can get a fried softshell crab monte cristo or cornmeal dusted catfish with zucchini and squash. the restaurant prides itself on its low-country charleston fare.  chef sean brock is no stranger to the james beard foundation winning best chef in the southeast in 2010 and being an  “outstanding chef” finalist in 2013, 2014, & 2015. | 37 rutledge street 615.256.6565

kitchen notes – situated on the street level of the omni hotel (complimentary valet parking), they have a pretty unbelievable buffet for $25, extra $5 for bottomless mimosas. | 250 5th avenue north 615.761.3700, sunday only

MIDTOWN

adeles named as an ode to jonathan waxman’s (bravo’s top chef masters, recipe for deception) mom, adeles has quickly established itself as a force in the nashville food scene.  starting this weekend, they will be adding a saturday brunch menu and changing up sundays to only feature a breakfast buffet. | 1210 mcgavock street 615.988.9700, saturday & sunday (buffet only on sundays)

tavern one of the more popular destinations on this list so expect a wait.  it’s worth it for such unique offerings as pretzel pancakes or red velvet waffles with cream cheese drizzle. 2 for 1 brunch libations as well. | 1904 broadway 615.320.8580, saturday & sunday 10am-3pm

two bits you can choose to play from a collection of vintage arcade games like ms pac man and galaga or newer ones like xbox & playstation 4 on a 52″ screen but they also serve up a mean brunch on the weekends. $4 mimosas plus they offer breakfast shots & beermosas.   | 1520 demonbreun street 615.750.3536, saturday & sunday starting at 11am

saint anejo  huevos rancheros, hot chicken + waffles, or even the gringo (2 eggs, potato hash, your choice of meat) if you’re not feeling that adventurous.   the egg white uno comes scrambled with feta, spinach, cherry tomato, avocado, & a side of fresh fruit if you need to go on the lighter side.  2 for 1 mimosas & bloody marys.  | 1120 mcgavock street 615.736.5301, saturday & sunday 10am-3pm

biscuit love they got their start as a local food truck in 2012 working local farms and has only blown up from there.  i tend to favor their gertie from the “to share” menu.  it’s a biscuit, chocolate gravy, peanut butter, banana jam with a pretzel crunch.  some of my favorite things.  my only negative about this place is they use “sonic” ice which i normally love but it doesn’t really work in a bloody mary.  | 316 11th avenue south 615.490.9584 

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SOUTH SIDE

the sutler-their bluegrass brunch on sundays is the authentic music city experience. live bluegrass music 10am-3pm combined with smoked brisket, chicken & cornbread waffles, biscuits & gravy all pair well with $15 bottomless mimosas or their bloody mary bar. | 2600 franklin pike 615.840.6124, sundays only 10am-3pm

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sutler’s bluegrass brunch © ispeaknashville

josephines i have such a sweet tooth but their pistachio sticky buns are what i think about during the week.  | 2316 12th avenue south 615.292.7766 

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sinema former food network top chef dale levitski knows how to make a brunch.  apple bottom french toast served with spiced poached apples, brandy creme anglaise, sweet & sour apples, brown sugar oat crumble is a must.    | 2600 franklin pike 615.942.7746, sunday only 10:30am-2:30pm

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WEST SIDE

bricktops maybe the only chain that makes our list but with lump crab benedict, poached eggs over cheddar grits, or even a california benedict (spinach, avocado, tomato, hollandaise served with home fries) are all contenders on their menu. | 3000 west end avenue 615.298.1000, saturday & sunday

house: a social eatery  sitting in the former stone fox location in the nations, house doesn’t offer a terribly extensive menu but with options like shrimp & grits and corn beef hash as well as various spiked coffee beverages (as well as the traditional fare of mimosas and bloody marys) you’re sure to leave satisfied. | 712 51st avenue north 615.678.8773, 10am-3pm saturday & sunday 

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house: a social eatery

fifty first kitchen & bar located in the emerging nations neighborhood on the west side, its hard to not get the bread pudding french toast…add a side of porter butcher road bacon. | 5104 illinois avenue 615.712.6111, sundays only 11am-2pm

EAST SIDE

margot cafe & bar has sat in historic five points in east nashville since 2001. with a brunch menu that’s ever changing, you won’t be disappointed with anything margot whips up. time recently named her the “alice waters of nashville.”| 1017 woodland street 615.227.4668, sunday only 11am-2pm

marche artisan foods  hard to go wrong with their crepes, frittatas and quiches, their bread baskets with nutella, or their homemade granola with fruit.  a nashville brunch favorite on the east side.  | 1000 main street 615.262.1111, saturday & sunday

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GERMANTOWN

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5th & taylor | hard to beat their chorizo omelette with an avocado salad.  get the monkey bread with the cream cheese glaze as a starter.  i mean, if you’re eating an avocado salad, come on, allow yourself the monkey bread.  | 1411 5th avenue north 615.242.4747, sundays 10am-2pm

germantown cafe the classic brunch experience. frittatas, breakfast bowl, shrimps & grits or if you need a little more kick try the steak benedict (english muffin topped with beef tenderloin, poached eggs & cayenne hollandaise, served with pepper jack grits). | 1200 5th avenue north 615.242.3226, saturdays & sundays 10:30pm-2pm

the mad platter celebrating 27 years this year, the mad platter was germantown before germantown was cool. sitting in the old neuhoff family’s meatpacking building from the late 1800s, they offer up everything from crab cakes to steak & eggs and apparently the city’s best reuben which i have yet to try.  | 1239 5th avenue north 615.242.2563, sundays only 10am-2pm

 

 

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sinema creators’ next project: the hook in melrose

thehook_circle_whiteit was announced today that sinema creators, collin, brenda, sam, & ed reed as well as chef dale levitski, will open their newest venture, the hook. located just down the strip still in the melrose district, the hook will sit at 2222 franklin pike, the former global motor sports car lot.

“we are very excited about the rapid transformation happening on 8th avenue in the melrose district,” said colin reed. “the hook will provide the area with a fast casual option that it needs, while building on the high standards of great service and food that our guests at sinema have come to expect.”

not a lot of details were released today other than former top chef dale levitski will be at the helm for the menu.  the menu and restaurant designed will be released later this year.  no opening date has been set yet.FullSizeRender 2

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a first look at sinema

Image Image it’s no easy task restoring a classic 1940s theater which the neighborhood already has an emotional attachment to. kathy anderson of anderson design accomplished it nicely though.  sinema has become a great tip of the hat to the history of the building.  it’s like walking into a scene from the great gatsby: winding grand staircase, heavy drapery, restored mirrors in the lobby, velvet tufted booths, and beautiful classic black and white photography. helmed by top chef finalist and james beard nominee, dale levitski, this place is already primed for greatness.   the menu prices skew a little higher than what we’re probably accustomed to but the eclectic american cuisine is pretty amazing.  even if you can’t get in for dinner right now, the second-story bar/lounge area is an excellent place to stop in and have a cocktail. sinema opened its doors officially last friday and is available for reservations on open table nashville restaurants page.  for a look at the menu, click here. | 2600 franklin pike (photos by anthony matula)   Image  

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