For a great casual fine dining spot in Germantown, my favorite is 5th & Taylor. 5th & Taylor has been voted the most romantic restaurant in Nashville!
It’s a new american restaurant with southern roots in a huge candlelit warehouse environment. What you will notice right when you walk in is the giant statue of General Nash riding a horse as the centerpiece of the dining room. The general is Nashville’s namesake and he died in the battle of Germantown, PA in the Revolutionary War which is the background on the neighborhood’s name.
From drinks and starters to desserts, everything on the menu is incredible. The bartenders are constantly coming up with fun seasonal cocktails and there are many wine options that can be paired with any of the foods on the menu.
My favorite starters are the duck liver mousse, beef tartare and sausage cheddar biscuits. I could only eat apps and be totally fine because they are that good.
For mains though, the lamb is amazing as well as all of the steak options. The duck is also great and is updated seasonally to include local produce. There is a mixed grill option that gives you three different meats which is awesome if you are wanting some variety.
I’m not usually a dessert person but all of the desserts here are delicious- especially the fried pie and the skillet cookie.
The patio is a super fun vibe as well. On busier nights, the private dining room is opened up for dining guests which has a more intimate art studio feel.
5th & Taylor only does brunch on Sundays and it is a must try. The dining hall is so fun with the natural light pouring in during the daytime hours. Some of the dinner options like bacon wrapped quail and fried chicken are on the menu for brunch as well as additional options like hash and eggs benny. Plus $5 mimosas! If you can only go once during a trip to Nashville, I suggest brunch.
5th & Taylor is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville!