Following last week's opening of Marsh House, John Besh's all day dining spot in the ground floor of the Thompson Nashville hotel, today marks the official public opening of L.A. Jackson, Besh's highly anticipated rooftop restaurant and bar. And Eater has your first look inside.
Following several days of a very quiet soft opening, the hotel's crown jewel finally gives Nashville a proper rooftop hangout. As with the rest of the hotel, New York City-based firm Parts and Labor Design handled interior design duties, keeping the space light and airy while weaving together both modern and vintage touches. The approximately 200-seat bar offers full views on three sides with a variety of seating, including what's already one of the best outdoor spaces in the city.
On the food and drink (see menus below), Besh and the hotel's executive chef Nathan Duensing have put together a kitchen menu with offerings ranging from broiled oysters with garlic, chili and absinthe to venison poppers to a $75 dish of chips and caviar. The full bar has a number of brews and wines available, along with a short list of creative cocktails.
The bar will open at 6 p.m. this evening with a special Infinity Cat DJ set. Then starting tomorrow, hours will be 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday.