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Atlanta’s Ford Fry Bringing New Seafood Spot The Sea Wolf to Nashville This Year

Cocktail lounge Le Loup and listening room Star Rover are also in the works for Germantown


Details regarding prolific Atlanta restaurteur Ford Fry’s three planned Germantown projects have been rather scant since word first came out of his intent to enter the Nashville market back in late 2016. But things are starting to come into focus now, with Fry revealing the names and additional details about the trio of concepts.

Slated for a 2018 opening in the Hammer Mill project at 1400 Adams Street, the main attraction will be The Sea Wolf, a 5,000-square-foot “mostly seafood” restaurant that will serve a menu of casual, wood-fired dishes with a focus on sustainable seafood. Pegged as a sibling to the Optimist, one of Fry’s better-known Atlanta outposts, Sea Wolf will similarly have a large outdoor patio and game area. The restaurant’s seafood focus continues a trend in Nashville over the past year and a half of more seafood-heavy eateries opening up around town.

Situated just off the main dining room will be Star Rover, a 2,500-square-foot listening room that Fry is couching as a “honky tonk meets taqueria-inspired snack bar.” The menu will feature casual, sharable fare such as salsas, guacamole, queso, tostadas, and fresh ceviche. The beverage program will focus on whiskey & mezcal-based cocktails, as well as offering a house margarita, a seasonal boilermaker, and a variety of craft beers on draft. And the live music component helps to fill a gap in Germantown’s nightlife scene, with The Back Corner currently being the only venue to offer shows on a semi-regular basis.

And on the second floor will be Le Loup (The Wolf), a 3,000-square-foot cocktail lounge described as “French-y, dimly lit, and over the top.” Expect classic drinks with more luxury touches, roasted oysters, and seafood towers.

Other restaurants previously announced for the multi-building project are Charleston-based sushi restaurant O-Ku and Atlanta popsicle-makers King of Pops.

Be sure to check back for additional intel as things continue to heat up.