This time it’s for real — the Continental, Sean Brock’s flagship restaurant inside the Grand Hyatt Nashville, is finally opening for dine-in service on Friday, May 28.
At his newest restaurant, the celebrity chef injects his known passion for American culinary history into every detail, while also nodding to the traditions of fine hotel dining of yesteryear. The restaurant opened briefly back in October for takeout and delivery only, and the original dine-in opening back in November was delayed due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Middle Tennessee.
At the Continental, Brock takes a nouvelle approach to classic American cuisine with an added emphasis on gracious service complete with lots of tableside presentations for a true special occasion dining destination. He has been teasing potential diners over the weekend with stunning photos of each menu item on his Instagram — pristine presentations of everything from pate en croute or pan-roasted scallops to potato mille-feuille with black truffle marmalade.
Other starters and raw bar options include Pacific red crab parfait, Hawaiian Ahi tuna with red shiso and black lime, and a California white sturgeon caviar and oyster setup. There are plenty of stunning salads for the season — like the namesake Continental salad with alligator pear, a beetroot and endive salad, and asparagus chartreuse. The roving Continental prime rib cart runs $5 per ounce, plus find other entrees like Broken Arrow Ranch venison and potato-crusted Virginia striped bass.
For dessert, save room for Greutli cheese fondue, strawberry with Carolina gold rice or yet another tableside cart offering — cream cart service (vanilla bean custard, which you can gussy up with shaved ice and other toppings aplenty).
See the full opening menu online here.
The restaurant opens this Friday, May 28 for dinner service (hours are Wed-Sun, 5-10 p.m.), and reservations can be made via Resy.
In the meantime, see inside the Grand Hyatt Nashville’s ground floor restaurant below.