Midtown’s The Hutton Hotel sees a shift in gears in its bar and restaurant this week. Casual, diner-inspired Mane & Rye Dinerant opens tomorrow, Thursday, June 13, at the Hutton — with a focus on whiskey, diner fare, and retro games.
As the new name suggests, the new restaurant is very much all about the rye (the “mane” in the name is a nod to the hotel’s mascot, Hutt — a life-size horse sculpture standing guard at the hotel’s entrance).
Expect playful, reimagined takes on of traditional comfort foods, a plethora of pies, and boozy adult-friendly milkshakes alongside a comprehensive whiskey situation and retro games from pinball to a full-sized shuffleboard .
Located at 1808 West End on the ground floor of the Hutton, the breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch menus here all offer an array of dishes they’re dubbing “elevated takes on diner classics.”
Breakfast is served all day here, featuring savory dishes like Short Rib Hash with fingerling potatoes, caramelized onions, and brussels sprouts, topped with a sunny side egg. Sour cream pancakes with whiskey bananas, raisins, and maple syrup cover the sweeter side of the morning meal.
Lunch and dinner show the usual suspects — a burger, Reuben, pork chop, and shrimp and grits among some of the offerings.
During weekend brunch, look for a roving table-side build-your-own bloody mary cart, and mimosa kits.
For dessert, there’ll be a rotating selection of freshly baked pies, birthday cake, seasonal cheesecake, and doughnut options.
Milkshakes get boozy infusions at Mane & Rye — take for instance the ‘fat Elvis’ with banana ice cream, peanut butter, marshamallow fluff, and a shot of Jack Daniels.
For many menu items, the new restaurant partners with local brands, including Porter Road Butcher, Bobby John Henry Bakery, Nashville Jam Company, Nicoletto’s Pasta, Mike’s Ice Cream, and Sweeter Days Farm.
The previous restaurant, confusingly named West End (yes, as in the street they’re on), never closed, and the space stays largely the same, except for a few minor changes, like the addition of games and refinishing of the space’s original bard wood floor. Metallic floor tiles and iron and brass finishings have been added to the space.
Mane & Rye Dinerant is open Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and open later from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The coffee shop opens daily from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mane & Rye’s happy hour is Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and live music is Thursday – Saturday, 5 p.m. –8 p. m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. –2 p.m.
Mane & Rye Dinerant is accessible by private entrance on Hutton Hotel’s front drive.Mane & Rye Dinerant guests complimentary valet parking at Hutton Hotel. The parking area also offers complimentary Tesla and electric car charging stations.