Get ready for a GREAT Meal and a lively bar/restaurant scene
My first trip to The Southern by the recommendations of other bloggers. Glad we made it since the experience was worth all the noise and the vibrant scene.
The Southern provided complimentary valet parking but I am so glad we chose to arrive and depart by cab. Traffic and parking can be overwhelming for people not familiar with the downtown Nashville scene. Everything is under construction and major streets could be closed due to special events, etc. Our cab driver was an expert getting around all the hubbub including detours through parking lots we would never have known about.
We made our reservations with Opentable and I would highly recommend reservations ANY TIME of the day since they offer breakfast to and including dinner service. We were immediately seated and our server, Finn approached our table. Clever, entertaining and fully knowledgeable of every item then offered. He offered suggestions including the full choice of fresh oysters. We decided on the Fried Oyster Appetizer.
The Fresh Oyster Menu
Fried Oyster Appetizer
With our Oyster Appetizer we enjoyed some great
Southern Herb Biscuits...a don't miss feature
After a few cocktails and selecting our wine, we ordered our entrées which were the Braised Beef served on a bed of Cheddar Jalapeno Grits and Prime Sirloin Steak with French Fries. Both were very flavorful but my fries were a little bit on the cool side. Of course, this was my first time here and this might be exactly the way they serve them....I would have liked them a little warmer. A nice aioli dipping sauce was included but I asked for a horseradish sauce. They brought me a ramekin of horseradish and a ramekin of mayo so I could mix to my taste. Finn was very accommodating
Braised Beef with Cheddar Jalapeno Grits
Prime Sirloin with Fries
The Southern Steak and Oyster is located directly across the street from the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall and we were heading to the hall for the George Benson Concert. We didn't have time for dessert but I know we will be returning for some of their Bananas Foster Pudding Dessert next time!!