The recently sold former Gulch home to seafood restaurant Fin & Pearl will reemerge as Pemrose on Wednesday, March 20, following a complete renovation and full re-conceptualization.
Joining forces for the new restaurant, Red Pebbles (Adele’s, The 404 Kitchen, The 404 Hotel, Emmy Squared, and Bajo Sexto) and Fresh Hospitality brought on The 404 Kitchen’s executive chef and culinary director Matt Bolus to reimagine the menu, which the team hopes will “change the seafood game in land-locked Nashville.” Bolus will remain on as executive chef at The 404 Kitchen.
Named after the iconic Shel Silverstein poem, Have Fun, Pemrose’s seafood-focused menu leans on Pacific and Pan-Asian flavor profiles. Fish will be flown in daily from around the world to offer the freshest options in the city.
Pemrose’s menu is divided into a few sections: On Arrival, Starters, Salads, Sushi and Mains, and a Day Boat section offering the freshest available fish options. To begin, there’s a tin of branzino with toast, tiered seafood platters to share, crispy karaage, crab bruschetta, king crab legs, and more.
Salads and six sushi roll options follow, then main dishes range from a tea-smoked teriyaki salmon to seafood bolognese and a Hawaiian ribeye.
Shortly after opening Pemrose will be offering a special and limited Omakase tasting at the bar, only on Friday and Saturday nights. In the future Chef Bolus plans to introduce Norwegian langoustines and live king crabs, as well as other ambitious and unique seafood offerings.
At lunch, look for Maine- or Connecticut-style lobster rolls, fish tacos, and mussels with fries.
The cocktail menu offers classics with interesting twists like the To Hell and Back with Jose Cuervo traditional tequila with triple sec, lime, habanero agave, firewater tincture and black lava salt. There will be a small sake menu sourced painstakingly from meetings with experts in the category to pair with specific menu items.
The Pemrose dining room seats 285, featuring indoor and patio seating, and multiple private dining options.
Pemrose opens for dinner on Wednesday, March 20. Hours will be Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
See Pemrose’s full dinner and lunch menus below.