“A celebration of southern ingredients”
Located in Rutledge Hill—just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville—is the newest outpost of the Neighborhood Dining Group and James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock renowned restaurant, Husk. The kitchen led by Brock and Chef de Cuisine Morgan McGlone reinterprets the bounty of the surroundingarea, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Nashville. At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate. “If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door,” says Brock. The resulting cuisine is not about rediscovering Southern cooking, but rather exploring the reality of Southern food. Husk Nashville was constructed into the side of a hill between 1879 and 1882 by Dr. John Bunyan Stephens. Its storied history includes serving as Mayor Richard Houston Dudley’s home, where he lived when elected in 1897. The area was settled by the Rutledge and Middleton families of Charleston who were descendants of two of the original South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mayor Dudley added the Carriage House located on property in 1890—which will serve as a space to satisfy the restaurant’s culinary whims and host private/special events. The design of the Husk’s interior spaces enhances the building’s roots while demonstrating a sense of Southern style, modernity, energy, and cosmopolitan flair.
It was a homecoming for James Beard Award–winning chef Sean Brock to bring an outpost of Husk to Nashville—he spent part of his early career as executive chef of the Capitol Grille. This iteration of Husk is set in an historic 1880s manse with the first-floor dining room overlooking a well-appointed garden. The upstairs kitchen pumps out dishes that showcase the pillar's of Brock's cuisine: heirloom vegetables, in-house pickles and Southern staples like shrimp and grits—all utilizing hyper-local ingredients.
I've been to Charleston and people always talk about how amazing Husk is... I didn't know there was a Nashville location though! It's a great place for a fancy dinner (I'm not the biggest fan of steaks and stuff although I do love hot chicken), but their brunch is truly kick ass. Get the shrimp and grits, and don't pass up the rolls.
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Husk Restaurant - Nashville
- Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Fri: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Sat: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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