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Carla Hall's 10 Favorite Restaurants in Nashville

Being a Nashville native, Carla Hall has made her way around the honky-tonk land discovering her favorite restaurants along the way. Known for her appearances on food-related TV shows like Top Chef and The Chew, she’s definitely got food down to a tee. Despite her own experience in soul food cooking, she has a love for all cuisines, especially those she’s grown so fond of in her own hometown. She gave us a list of her top foodie picks throughout Nashville. Next time you’re in the area, you’ll have to try one of her go-to spots. As Carla would say it, “Hootie Hoo!”

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Carla Hall
7 Restaurants
Updated March 12, 2019
Restaurants:Deacon's New South, Chaatable, Gray & Dudley at 21c
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Indian, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Nashville
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Deacon's New South

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.7
1748 reviews
Beautiful space in the Life & Casualty Tower offering cozy, mid-century surroundings. Great brunch or lunch spot, especially if you're in the mood for a French omelette. There’s a dry-aging room onsite, so steaks and cured meats are a must. Skillet yeast rolls made to order -- just like at grandma’s house! Little gem salad with perfectly dressed bits and bobs is beautiful and thoughtfully prepared. Always save room for the Coconut cake!

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Chaatable

$$$$
Indian
Nashville
4.6
981 reviews
A fun, cheeky place to go with a group, so that you can eat your way through the menu. Good selection of non-alcoholic drinks - I’m a fan of both the mango lassi, which pairs well with spicy dishes and the tamarind soda that cuts through rich dishes.

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A photo of Gray & Dudley at 21c restaurant

Gray & Dudley at 21c

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.6
1036 reviews
Located within the 21c Museum Hotel, you forget that this is a hotel restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and eclectic - a great place for lunch.

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Adele's

$$$$
American
The Gulch
4.7
4187 reviews
I’m definitely a fan of the JW Chicken with Salsa Verde, as well as the JW roasted potatoes, but gnocchi will send your eyes to the back of your head. The menu is nicely balanced with a variety of salads that are large enough for 3-4 servings and great side vegetable dishes.

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404 Kitchen

$$$$
Modern European
The Gulch
4.4
1877 reviews
Incredible vegetarian-friendly spot which prides itself with rooftop/outdoor seating. They had me at homemade burrata! The skillet cornbread is also a must. I don’t drink, but everyone in my party enjoyed delicious cocktails. The zero-proof drinks that I tried were just as good.

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Chauhan Ale & Masala House

$$$$
Indian
The Gulch
4.7
3887 reviews
Beautifully prepared Indian food with some American and Southern twists thrown in here and there. The Tandoori Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Kashmiri Spiced Braised Lamb Shank are two of my favorites. Customizable menu with proteins and traditional Indian sauces.

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Emmy Squared - Gulch

$$$$
Pizzeria
Nashville
4.7
164 reviews
The pizza has everything that you'd want it to have - yeasty crust with just the right amount of chew and salt (and enough crispy edges for everyone to enjoy), perfectly balanced tomato sauce with the right amount of acidity, and great toppings. Another crowd pleaser is the double stacked burger called Le Big Matt - insane!

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