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Restuarants in the Gulch

Last week we rounded up the top 3 spots to live in the Gulch. If you are looking for some of the best views in the city and you enjoy a bustling neighborhood, you will want to check this blog out.

As if the history, aesthetic, and living options weren’t enough to convince you that living in the Gulch is fun, we have picked some of the top restaurants in the area! All of these places are within walking distance to the condominiums and there are some great shopping spots for after dinner too like Urban Outfitters, Two Old Hippies, Lucchese Bootmaker, and Blush. Take a look at the places we love below!

Chauhan Ale & Masala House

The perfect mix of Indian and Southern cuisine. This restaurant is owned by chef Maneet Chauhan who wanted to be a part of Nashville’s bustling food scene. Do you recognize her name? That’s because she is a judge on the Food Network’s Emmy-nominated TV show, Chopped. This restaurant won Nashville’s Top 10 Best Restaurants award by Nashville Lifestyles, Best Lunch by Nashville Scene, Best New Restaurant by the Tennessean, and 10 Hottest Restaurants in Nashville by Zagat. They also have handpicked Mantra beer pairings to go along with Chauhan’s menu. If you want to take a look at their mouth-watering menu, you can click over here.

Little Octopus

Little Octopus has the most laidback and cool aesthetic. With pops of pink and white marble throughout the restaurant, you are sure to love the vibe just as much as you love the food and drinks. This spot was opened by Brad and Sarah Gavigan featuring chef Daniel Herget. The menu features cuisine influenced by the Caribbean and Latin America. The ingredients are seasonally influenced. If you want to see what’s currently on their menu, you can visit their website here.

M Street Nashville

M Street Nashville is a restaurant group with so many options to choose from. All of them, but one, are located in the Gulch, and they are favorites of the staff here at DeSelms Real Estate. If you are looking for a great spot with a patio, check out Whiskey Kitchen. You’ll find southern inspired menu items and an extensive list of cocktails with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and scotches. If you’re in the mood for some sushi, head over to Virago. This restaurant features an intimate dining experience and some of the best sushi in Nashville. One of our favorites is the Honey Fire. If you’re wanting some margaritas and tacos, then you should visit Saint Anejo. They have some of the best Mexican street corn and their happy hours are perfect for after work. Another favorite spot by M Street is Moto. This Italian restaurant is great for date night. We suggest you try their black spaghetti or their blueberry lasagna. You won’t be disappointed in what they have to offer. All of the M Street concepts are great for hosting events too! They have space for large party dining and great event space to reserve for an evening.

Peg Leg Porker

When it comes to barbecue, this spot can’t be beat. They smoke all of their meat and it makes for the most pull-apart barbecue sandwich you can get your hands on in Nashville. This joint is tucked back on Gleaves street in the Gulch and is frequented by locals. There’s a whole lot in the name of the barbecue spot too! The chef actually lost his right leg in a battle with cancer, and you can read about his story and passion for good barbecue on their site. We don’t know what’s in their white barbecue sauce, but we do know that it’s good on just about anything. We suggest you put a little in your macaroni and cheese. You’re welcome.

The 404 Kitchen

There are lots of upscale dining spots in Nashville, but we love this one because of it’s quiet, intimate dining space. The restaurant is actually housed in an old shipping container. Their cuisines is a modern take on classic European cuisine and they incorporate local fare as much as they can. This is the ultimate spot to wine-and-dine your honey! Check out their menu here.


“Meaning ‘to explore’ in Cantonese, Tánsuŏ serves as an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of China’s night markets and traditional street fare.”

This spot is new to Nashville, but most everyone has heard of this great place! Opened by the same chef over at Chauhan, the menu here is filled with unique, fresh offerings. You will find traditional Chinese cuisine like whole market fish, peking duck, pork belly, and much more. To check out all that they have on their menu, head over to their website and learn more about Chef Chris Cheung.

If you are looking for more hot spots in the Gulch, you can head over to this link. They have a full list of the restaurants (and happy hours!) that are in the Gulch. Stay tuned for a giveaway and feature blog next week!

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