Here Are 9 Women-Led Restaurants in Nashville You Should Dine At
This Indian street food inspired restaurant is run by wife-husband duo Executive Chef Maneet Chauhan and Morph Hospitality Group CEO, Vivek Deora. Chauhan and Deora built this informal eatery inspired by their college days in India. The word Chaat describes delicious, finger-licking Indian street food.Visit Chaatable on 345 40th Avenue Nashville, TN.
Focused on a modern approach to classic Southern food, Husk Nashville is run by executive chef Katie Moss. Some inventive dishes include Sassafras Glazed Pork Ribs, Pickled Peaches and Rev Taylor Butter Beans, Acorn Griddle Cakes, and much more. Husk Nashville is located on 37 Rutledge Street, Nashville, TN.
Miel is a French-inspired bistro owned by Seema Prasad. The bistro focuses on locally sourced, organic produce & meats and is a dinner-only spot that provides wine tastings. Visit Miel on 343 53rd Avenue North, Nashville, TN.
The Grilled Cheeserie
On the Taste of Nashville program, The Grilled Cheeserie is a gourmet cheese-melt focused restaurant run by Crystal De Luna-Bogan, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, and her husband Joseph Bogan. The company began as a grilled cheese food truck in 2010 but quickly won the hearts of Nashville residents. This restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Grocery Games. Visit the restaurant on 2003 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN.
Etch is a globally-inspired restaurant owned by award-winning chef Deb Paquette. This restaurant and bar sees the sky as the limit for innovations in the culinary world and includes in-house desserts by Pastry Chef Megan William and a wine bar. Some standout dishes include tempura tofu, veal meatballs, or scallops in forbidden rice. Etch is located on 303 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN.
Henrietta Red is run by Nashville-native and chef Julia Sullivan and her business partner Allie Poindexter. This restaurant is all about simple and fresh ingredients, and has vegetable-forward and oyster dishes. Since opening in 2017, 2017, Henrietta Red has been named America’s 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit, and one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants in America. Visit this restaurant on 1200 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN.
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
Nashville is famous for hot chicken because of incredible restaurants such as Prince’s Hot Chicken.André Prince Jeffries, owner of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, has led her family’s nearly 100 year-old hot chicken business. Whether you are not a fan of spicy or like the heat on, there are 8 spice levels to satisfy all tastes. Eat at this restaurant on 5814 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN
Margot Cafe and Bar
Owned and operated by chef Margot McCormack, this French and Italian inspired cafe and bar has a fresh menu that changes every day. It focuses on locally sourced products, seasonal ingredients, freshness, and simplicity. Go order from Margot Cafe and Bar at 1017 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN.
This fine-dining restaurant and bar is owned and operated by Colin and Brenda Reed. Sinema opened in 2014 in historic Melrose Theater and takes a “contemporary approach to classic American cuisine.” This restaurant has received coverage and acknowledgements from Eater, Bon Appetit, Tasting Table, Zagat, Thrillist, Southern Living, and Food Network. Visit Sinema on 2600 8th Ave S, Suite 102, Nashville, TN.