Y’all know that I have a love affair with Franklin, Tennessee, but one of the reasons I love it here so much is because Nashville is just a short drive up the Interstate…no really…it’s like 17 minutes away. This is not a big drive especially when you’re going for a delicious dining experience. If you love good food, then you’ve go to 5th & Taylor in Germantown!
I’ve been hearing about this restaurant for awhile now, but last week, I went and oh my…
I can’t wait to return.
You know those restaurants when you can’t decide what to order and you’re happy that you’re with friends so you can all try something different? 5th & Taylor is that restaurant.
Upon entering…I was swept away by the interior of this historic Germantown warehouse transformation. The immense sculpture of General Francis Nash (Nashville’s namesake) towers above the banquettes and commands your attention.
It’s a very large room, but because of the repurposed wood, cozy seating and attention to detail, it feels homey. The open kitchen lends excitement to the experience and the outdoor patio is perfect for sipping a cocktail or fresco dining.
This is Chef Daniel Lindley’s tribute to the American family meal, but I don’t know what food he was eating at his family’s table, because the food is elevated and taken to new heights. With a menu that often changes daily depending upon the freshest ingredients…this is not your typical Sunday night dinner with the family.
My friends and I all ordered different appetizers and entrees so we could share.
We indulged in the sweet corn fritters with basil-mint aioli…quail wrapped in bacon (Divine!)…
Lobster bisque with hearty chunks of Maine lobster had just hit the menu…
And an heirloom tomato Caprese salad with a parmesan panna cotta. I thought my tomatoes from the garden were good…no comparison!
We varied the main courses also. I had beef tartare with capers and mustard seed. I don’t often order this dish, but the quality of the beef was so fresh and tender that I would order it again in a heartbeat. Oh…they give you plenty of crisp bread for the portion.
We also tried beer can chicken…yummm…and the beef chuck pot roast, which literally melted in your mouth. The chicken and pot roast were accompanied by the creamiest mashed potatoes I’ve ever had.
We had no room for dessert, but we had to have something, so we ordered Rachel’s salted caramel macaroons which simply melted in our mouths. The next time I go I’m saving room for the Elvis Moon Pie…just because.
5th & Taylor is Germantown’s newest restaurant. The service is excellent and the wait staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. Complimentary valet parking is available and all I can say is that if you love delicious, fresh farm-to-table food in an inspiring space, make a reservation at 5th & Taylor and treat yourself to great night out with friends. You won’t regret it.
1411 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208
If you’ve eaten at 5th & Taylor share in the comments your favorite dish because I’m going back!
*Disclosure: No food items were provided by the restaurant.
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