Nashville’s calling and its popularity is soaring! It seems like everywhere you turn the city of Nashville has been declared the top this or best that. Located on the Cumberland River, the city of Nashville has been cultivated from a history immersed in music and a culture created from its diversity. Home to numerous fine dining establishments it has quickly become a must-visit destination in the US and the reason why meeting planners are taking note and planning meetings and events there.

When it comes to venue site selections for private dinner meetings, look no further. We have compiled a list in alphabetical order of the Top Restaurants in Nashville for Hosting Private Dinner Meetings:

How do we know this?

In 2004, we began providing onsite meeting management services in Nashville and have been fortunate to work in many of its eating establishments. Managing private dinner meetings in these restaurants has provided us with key insight into which ones work best for these types of meetings and why. For the last 13 years, we’ve been collecting valuable data provided to us from our meeting professionals who have worked in these restaurants. We analyze their reviews and rating scores with criteria deemed vital when planning a private dinner meeting. A sample of these considerations include:

  • aesthetics of private dining room, making note of its location within the restaurant
  • how well the private dining room accommodates the meeting’s needs and requirements
  • available and adequate space for registration set-up (inside and/or outside of meeting space)
  • attentiveness of restaurant management
  • review the quality of food and beverage
  • performance of wait staff
  • convenience of travel to venue location and accessible parking options

As we head into what always proves to be an “eventful” spring season within our industry, we recommend that you explore Nashville as one of your next meeting destinations. And when you do, we hope that this distinguished list of restaurants aids you in your venue selection.

1808 Grille

Located inside the Hutton Hotel

1808 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203



(Photos provided by 1808 Grille)

(Photos provided by Cabana)


1910 Belcourt Avenue

Nashville, TN 37212



 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

2525 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203



(Interior photo provided by Husk
Garden Photo by Khaki Bedford Photography)

Husk Restaurant

37 Rutledge Street

Nashville, TN 37210



Maggiano’s Little Italy

3106 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203



(Photos provided by Maggiano’s Little Italy)

(Photos provided by Morton’s The Steakhouse)

Morton’s The Steakhouse

618 Church Street

Nashville, TN 37219



The Palm Restaurant

140 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203



(Photos provided by The Palm Restaurant)

(Photos provided by Prima)


700 12th Avenue So.

Nashville, TN 37203



Ruth’s Chris Steak House

2100 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203



(Photos provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House)

(Photos of Green Room, Lounge and Private Dining by Ma2La
Photo of backstage space by @SouthernFatty​)

Sinema Restaurant & Bar

2600 Franklin Pike

Suite 102

Nashville, TN 37204



The Southern
Steak & Oyster

150 3rd Ave South

Nashville, TN 37201



(Photo provided by The Southern Steak & Oyster)

(Photos provided by Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill)

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill

3015 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203



Cara O’Neill is a Project Manager at GCG Event Partners where she has happily set up shop for over a decade. Her professional background may be in the meeting & event industry; however, she enjoys the multi-tasking involved in her day-to-day operations contributing to marketing GCG and the many services it provides.

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