Top 50 rated Oak Steakhouse coming to Nashville

A nationally ranked steakhouse concept will occupy a 7,000 square foot leased space attached to The Westin Nashville hotel, which is rising directly across from Music City Center.

Oak Steakhouse Nashville is planned to open this fall as the first location here for Charleston, S.C.-based The Indigo Road Restaurant Group.
The restaurant, which will operate independent of the Westin hotel, would be the third under the Oak Steakhouse concept. The other locations are in Charleston and Atlanta, while Indigo Road Restaurant Group also operates The Oak Table in Columbia, S.C., among other concepts.

Steve Palmer, managing partner of The Indigo Road Restaurant Group, said the Oak Steakhouse planned at the corner of Eighth Avenue South and Clark Place would fulfill his longtime dream of opening a restaurant in Nashville.
“After two years of searching for the right space, I see the opening of the Westin and the Music City Center as great drivers for our project,” he said. “The Nashville food scene is strong and reminds me of Charleston; I am excited to be a part of it.”

In addition to the Oak Steakhouse Nashville space, the 454-room Westin hotel will includethe Nashville area’s highest-level rooftop bar, L27, as well as lobby-level bar/eatery and social gathering place Decker & Dyer and the luxury, resort-style Rhapsody Spa.

The modern steakhouse is expected to have a menu centered around Certified Angus Beef Prime wet and dry-aged steaks alongside locally-sourced sides, salads and small plates. It will have a 200-seat dining capacity with a private dining space also that could seat up to 100 guests.

The architecture and design efforts by Bill Johnson of Atlanta-based The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry is expected to incorporate signature Oak steakhouse design elements including exposed light bulbs, reclaimed wood and leather banquettes to create a contemporary, sophisticated space.

The restaurant will be accessible through a separate entrance, but will share valet service with the hotel for convenience of guests.
The culinary team that’s being hired will work with regional farmers and purveyors to bring farm-to-table sensibilities to the operation here, The Indigo Road Restaurant Group said.

Among accolades, Travel + Leisure magazine has named Charleston’s Oak Steakhouse a “Best Steakhouse in America.” The Daily Meal and the Huffington Post have also ranked the concept among “America’s 50 Best Steakhouses.”

Getahn Ward, gward@tennessean.com

Speak Your Mind

*