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Where to Eat and Drink in Belle Meade

Historic homes, sprawling landscapes, and beloved neighborhood restaurants define this south Nashville neighborhood

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A drive south down West End will lead you to one of Nashville’s most stunning neighborhoods — one lined with impressive homes and well-manicured lawns. While Belle Meade may be impeccably preserved in time, there is a plethora of restaurants merging modern fare with traditional dishes. From an old-world steakhouse to charming diners, check out these must-try Belle Meade spots.

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Island Fin Poke - White Bridge

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White Bridge Road goes coastal through Island Fin Poke Co., a Florida-based chain that made its way to Tennessee in 2023. This choose-your-own-adventure-style restaurant starts with a base of rice or lettuce, which you can top off with your favorite proteins, vegetables, and sauces.

Dalt’s has been serving up comfort food to the Belle Meade community since 1980. This diner-style spot has decor as timeless as its menu, which includes hearty sandwiches, pizzas, and salads alongside “home cooking” options like chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie, and meatloaf.

Porta Via Ristorante e Bar

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Fans of Neapolitan-style pizza should pay a visit to Porta Via, the only restaurant in Tennessee recognized by a Naples-based organization dedicated to tradition and authenticity. They start with Italian-imported ingredients to make their pies, which can then be topped with an impressive list of ingredients. Pastas and Italian desserts round out the menu.

Picnic Cafe & Party Catering

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Few spots in Middle Tennessee are as charming as the Picnic Cafe, thanks to its blue and white tablecloths, wooden booths, and picket fence dividers. The menu is just as timeless, featuring dishes like chicken, egg, and tuna salad, pimento cheese, and cucumber sandwiches. In colder weather, the daily quiche and soup options will warm you from the inside out.

Sperry's Belle Meade

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From the moment you walk through the double doors at Sperry’s, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an elegant, old-school dining room in someone’s home (one that lines Belle Meade Boulevard, perhaps?). Expect standard steakhouse fare like filet Oskar or a bone-in ribeye, with a collection of sauces and sides to add on. Don’t skip the appetizer menu here, a trip to the salad bar and an order of filet tips over stone ground grits makes an excellent meal. The showstopping tableside bananas foster is a meal-ending favorite here.

Belle Meade Meat & Three

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Devouring a hearty plate at a meat and three is a rite of passage in Nashville, and Belle Meade’s resident option is housed within the Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery’s visitor’s center. The cafeteria-style setup lets you choose between the day’s fresh meats and a lineup of vegetables — which in Nashville can mean anything from macaroni and cheese to green beans.

Roze Pony

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This sister restaurant to East Nashville’s Cafe Roze opened in Belle Meade in 2020 and brought with it an equally impressive menu and some photo-worthy mosaic floors. Come for coffee and blueberry syrup-topped soufflé pancakes for breakfast, or opt for a cocktail paired with a hearty half chicken or New York Strip for dinner at this chic, minimalist all-day cafe.

Locals Belle Meade residents flock to Asahi thanks to its large collection of traditional and specialty rolls. You’ll have to head to the restaurant, which is tucked in a strip mall, to enjoy your maki since delivery isn’t currently available.

Le Peep

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A neighbor to Asahi, Le Peep is a destination for brunch and lunch dishes. Kick off your day with a savory skillet of potatoes topped with vegetables, or err on the sweeter side with an order of the pancake of the month — the current lineup includes blueberry and lemon ricotta, Nutella with fruit, and a lemon twist. A new outpost is slated to open in Franklin this year.

Coco's West Italian Restaurant

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If you have a hankering for pizza, pasta, or paninis, Coco’s West Italian Restaurant has you covered in Belle Meade. The charming eatery is open for dine-in or takeout, or you can pay a visit to their “take n bake” section of pre-made entrees to prepare at home.

Sportsman's Grille

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This time-honored spot has been feeding hungry Nashvillians since 1985 with a menu as cozy as its lodge-like interiors. Open for lunch and dinner daily, bring your appetite and dig into well-executed and comforting pub fare like potato skins, bacon cheeseburgers, mahi mahi sandwiches, and baked spaghetti parmesan. Cap it all off with a slice of fresh coconut cake.

360 Bistro

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This strip mall has been setting the perfect stage for impressing a date or talking business for over 17 years The menu spans bites like a cheese and charcuterie board and ahi tuna crudo, or hearty entrees like salmon, halibut, osso bucco, and lamb. Toasting a special occasion is easy here thanks to the impressive wine options — choose from more than 50 wines by the glass or over 1,000 reserve bottles.

Sam's Place

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Whether you need a spot to catch the big game or enjoy happy hour with friends, Sam’s Place has you covered. Tuck into a table near the TV-lined bar and order up a few gameday favorites like nachos, wings, or a chicken tender platter. But you can also opt for a perfectly spicy cajun pepperoni pizza dunked in ranch. Happy hour here runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Island Fin Poke - White Bridge

White Bridge Road goes coastal through Island Fin Poke Co., a Florida-based chain that made its way to Tennessee in 2023. This choose-your-own-adventure-style restaurant starts with a base of rice or lettuce, which you can top off with your favorite proteins, vegetables, and sauces.

Dalts

Dalt’s has been serving up comfort food to the Belle Meade community since 1980. This diner-style spot has decor as timeless as its menu, which includes hearty sandwiches, pizzas, and salads alongside “home cooking” options like chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie, and meatloaf.

Porta Via Ristorante e Bar

Fans of Neapolitan-style pizza should pay a visit to Porta Via, the only restaurant in Tennessee recognized by a Naples-based organization dedicated to tradition and authenticity. They start with Italian-imported ingredients to make their pies, which can then be topped with an impressive list of ingredients. Pastas and Italian desserts round out the menu.

Picnic Cafe & Party Catering

Few spots in Middle Tennessee are as charming as the Picnic Cafe, thanks to its blue and white tablecloths, wooden booths, and picket fence dividers. The menu is just as timeless, featuring dishes like chicken, egg, and tuna salad, pimento cheese, and cucumber sandwiches. In colder weather, the daily quiche and soup options will warm you from the inside out.

Sperry's Belle Meade

From the moment you walk through the double doors at Sperry’s, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to an elegant, old-school dining room in someone’s home (one that lines Belle Meade Boulevard, perhaps?). Expect standard steakhouse fare like filet Oskar or a bone-in ribeye, with a collection of sauces and sides to add on. Don’t skip the appetizer menu here, a trip to the salad bar and an order of filet tips over stone ground grits makes an excellent meal. The showstopping tableside bananas foster is a meal-ending favorite here.

Belle Meade Meat & Three

Devouring a hearty plate at a meat and three is a rite of passage in Nashville, and Belle Meade’s resident option is housed within the Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery’s visitor’s center. The cafeteria-style setup lets you choose between the day’s fresh meats and a lineup of vegetables — which in Nashville can mean anything from macaroni and cheese to green beans.

Roze Pony

This sister restaurant to East Nashville’s Cafe Roze opened in Belle Meade in 2020 and brought with it an equally impressive menu and some photo-worthy mosaic floors. Come for coffee and blueberry syrup-topped soufflé pancakes for breakfast, or opt for a cocktail paired with a hearty half chicken or New York Strip for dinner at this chic, minimalist all-day cafe.

Asahi

Locals Belle Meade residents flock to Asahi thanks to its large collection of traditional and specialty rolls. You’ll have to head to the restaurant, which is tucked in a strip mall, to enjoy your maki since delivery isn’t currently available.

Le Peep

A neighbor to Asahi, Le Peep is a destination for brunch and lunch dishes. Kick off your day with a savory skillet of potatoes topped with vegetables, or err on the sweeter side with an order of the pancake of the month — the current lineup includes blueberry and lemon ricotta, Nutella with fruit, and a lemon twist. A new outpost is slated to open in Franklin this year.

Coco's West Italian Restaurant

If you have a hankering for pizza, pasta, or paninis, Coco’s West Italian Restaurant has you covered in Belle Meade. The charming eatery is open for dine-in or takeout, or you can pay a visit to their “take n bake” section of pre-made entrees to prepare at home.

Sportsman's Grille

This time-honored spot has been feeding hungry Nashvillians since 1985 with a menu as cozy as its lodge-like interiors. Open for lunch and dinner daily, bring your appetite and dig into well-executed and comforting pub fare like potato skins, bacon cheeseburgers, mahi mahi sandwiches, and baked spaghetti parmesan. Cap it all off with a slice of fresh coconut cake.

360 Bistro

This strip mall has been setting the perfect stage for impressing a date or talking business for over 17 years The menu spans bites like a cheese and charcuterie board and ahi tuna crudo, or hearty entrees like salmon, halibut, osso bucco, and lamb. Toasting a special occasion is easy here thanks to the impressive wine options — choose from more than 50 wines by the glass or over 1,000 reserve bottles.

Sam's Place

Whether you need a spot to catch the big game or enjoy happy hour with friends, Sam’s Place has you covered. Tuck into a table near the TV-lined bar and order up a few gameday favorites like nachos, wings, or a chicken tender platter. But you can also opt for a perfectly spicy cajun pepperoni pizza dunked in ranch. Happy hour here runs Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.

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