After four years and one pandemic-related closure, chef and restaurateur Vivek Surti reopened his acclaimed South Asian-American supper club restaurant, Tailor, in a new Germantown location this week, 620 Taylor Street.
The dinner party-style restaurant, first opened on 3rd Avenue in 2018, will resume the high-touch, multi-course meals Tailor was known for, now with more seats and space. The August-September opening menu of rice and lentil dhokla; sabudana vada; black bass three ways; and peach lassi cake is served twice per night, Thursday through Sunday, at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Surti, along with business partner Heather Southerland, launched his freshman brick-and-mortar endeavor after years known as pop-up luminary — Surti’s VEA Supper Club was Nashville’s first and longest-running series of more than 100 sold-out pop-up concepts. The goal with Tailor was to extend the conversational, communal atmosphere of his supper club dinners to a permanent space, incorporating Surti’s roots as a first-generation American of Indian descent and engaging diners between courses with context for the food served. It was one of the first big-name Nashville restaurants to cease operations at the onset of the pandemic, closing for nearly half a year and reopening in late summer 2020 with help from LEE Initiative’s Restaurant Reboot Relief Program.
Check out Tailor’s new Germantown digs below.