Contemporary & Urban Cuisine
Tennessee city chefs and restaurant owners teem with creative genius. Find fusion next to humble but delicious southern meat & threes--something to tempt and please every palate and pocketbook.
Saunter into the hip vibe of Circa, downtown Memphis, and experience a meal beautifully prepared as an impressionist painting. Sample the rainbow trout, pecan chicken or Jack Daniel's creme brulee under the massive beams and glass nestled against the Smoky Mountains at Gatlinburg's Park Grill--you'll be back. Select southern sophisticated, but not stuffy, at 212 Market Restaurant in Chattanooga. For an eclectic, international flair, try Zola, Nashville.
Northshore Brasserie, a full-service, French-Belgian fusion cuisine restaurant and bar, serves hearty, homemade European comfort food in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. Like British pubs or American diners, brasseries are the social meeting and dining places of Europe--warm, inviting places that celebrate the joys of dining, drinking, and socializing. ...more
Paris Landing State Park
Paris Landing State Park sits on the western shore of Kentucky Lake at its widest point. With three miles of water from shore to shore, there is plenty of room for boating, skiing, swimming, fishing and soaking up the sun. ...more
Southern Living magazine calls it "dining to die for," memorable dining in the beautifully renovated Union Station Hotel in downtown Nashville. Chef Thomas Cook uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients for his creative menu for every meal of the day. ...more
Indulge yourself with the finest steak, aged to perfection, as well as fresh seafood, tasty side dishes and decadent desserts at this Knoxville classic. Regas enjoys a local favorite reputation for its delicious meals and cherished memories, for its celebration of special occasions, events and just a wonderful dinner out. ...more
Rush Street Neighborhood Grill
From burgers and pizza to sesame crusted salmon and slow roasted barbecue chicken, Rush Street has been serving great food for 25 years. Originally a Chicago-style pizza and beer establishment, Rush Street has expanded its menu to include all the taste treats diners expect at a full-service restaurant. ...more
Sambuca features an eclectic European design, with a rooftop patio overlooking the Nashville skyline. A live music supper club in the heart of the very trendy Gulch warehouse district, Sambuca offers a wonderfully original menu. ...more
Sapphire is a sophisticated Southern haven in the heart of historic downtown Knoxville, a full-service restaurant featuring upscale comfort food from the region. Sapphire offers the area’s foremost liquor selection, with over 40 vodkas, a fine selection of Kentucky and Tennessee Whiskey, terrific Scottish single malt Scotch, the most interesting gin options around today, rich and fun rums from all over the Caribbean and South America, subtle and exciting tequila choices, all of the liqueurs you love, from trendy to classic. ...more
Seasons at the White Church
Housed in a restored former 19th-century church, Seasons is a favorite place for lunch or dinner, receptions, parties and other special events. Chefs and owners Sam Long and Brian Harwell are veterans of numerous upscale restaurants from the Napa Valley to the Florida coast. ...more
Set in upscale, relaxed pace sophistication, Seasons offers innovative, American bistro-style cuisine. The menu is influenced by classical cooking techniques and seasonal offerings with an emphasis on freshness. ...more
A coffee house with full coffee and tea bar, sandwiches, soups, quesadillas and salads, along with bakery goodies and desserts. Add live entertainment, free computer use, comfortable chairs and widescreen televisions for a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. ...more