Dream Nashville celebrates its grand opening in downtown today, and the 168-room hotel introduces a portfolio of new swanky dining and nightlife options for downtown. Dream Nashville’s historic Printers Alley placement breathes new life into the 1800s-era entertainment district, adding layers of playfulness and sophistication for 2019 — and there’s even a walk-up sandwich window.
Dining-wise, Stateside Kitchen is the flagship restaurant of the Dream Hotel, showcasing “seasonal cuisine in an intelligent setting.” Stateside Kitchen is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. At the helm at Stateside Kitchen — executive chef Michael Kopfman and his collective of Hillstone Restaurant Group alumni. The brasserie-style restaurant sits beneath a a Gehry-esque glass atrium, serving a wide array of sushi options, massive steaks, and more.
The group’s second outpost of Natura Nashville is a casual cafe with a California-inspired menu using fresh ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Don’t sleep on the breakfast tacos, made with Bear Creek Farm chorizo.
Easy 8s is a walk-up counter along Printers Alley, which will open for lunch or late night bites, with a rotating menu of eight signature sandwiches. Sandwich meats are smoked in-house.
On the nightlife front, there are four options at Dream.
Dirty Little Secret offers music and entertainment — promising a diverse lineup of performances ranging from emerging musicians to DJs and interesting surprise acts.
Snitch is a relaxed cocktail den serving signature libations and a monthly rotating craft and local beers while resident turntablists play an electric mix of music.
Back Bar provides a quieter, more intimate setting for cocktails and conversation.
An aperitif to Stateside Kitchen, Parlour Bar touts bar snacks and a burger, cocktails, and barrel-aged classics.