I had very high expectations for Lucky Belly, as I'm a big fan of Two Ten Jack. I was quite entertained by the confusion I overheard from some college kids discussing the menu, "It's japanese....burgers?" The decor is super trendy, complete with servers in flannel shirts , faux graffiti, and a fireplace painted to look like a giant happy robot. The menu is, of all things, entertaining. Ever wanted to play Russian roulette with your sushi? Now you can. They have a Dare Devil roll, in which ONE random piece is loaded with Habanero Bullseye sauce. My tuna burger was topped with pickled onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and... Wasabi mayo. I got the mayo on the side because I don't handle spicy very well, but trust me when I say it's not hot at all, just delightful. I'm not big on fries, but the fries here are actually fantastic. The meal was wonderful. My friend ordered a cheeseburger with a jalapeño aioli and she really enjoyed her meal too and said she will be bringing more friends back soon. I also grabbed a side of eel nigiri because I wanted to try the sushi. Unfortunately, the sushi didn't quite measure up for me. The eel was just a little rubbery and dry and really light on the sauce. It's the only reason this isn't a five star review. Some might find the menu of Japanese inspired burgers, sushi, and spiked milkshakes confusing, but I personally found it delightful and am glad to have found this place!
Have you ever fallen in love? Felt your heart race, and excitement course through you, and all you can think about is your next encounter with the object of your affections?That is how I will describe the truffle fries at City Winery.I will be honest, that I can only speak to the truffle fries and wine, but, on the basis of truffle fries alone, I am granting this place four stars. They are perfectly cooked wedges of potato, seasoned with truffle, parmesan, and prosciutto; they are a culinary romance of the tongue, so much so that, after splitting an order with a friend, we decided to promptly order a second order. Following that, we started plotting how we could get the waiters to bring us additional free orders.And therein lies the problem. City Winery is somewhat like a beautiful gold-digger, tempting you and asking for everything you have, all at the same time. It is so pricey that you (at least if you make a teacher's salary) are left wanting more. More free parking spaces (valet is $5), more alcohol (the cheapest wine glass was, I believe, $8), and more food (one order of fries was $8). The vibe is cool, the servers are great, and the truffle fries are absolutely worth the trip; however, don't come here for a quick and cheap rendezvous.
What an outstanding restaurant! My wife and I went there for the first time last night and were so impressed by it, we are now calling it our favorite restaurant in Nashville.Started with the Warm Bread and Butter Board (incredible) and the Cheese Plate (homemade crackers and four different cheeses WOW!!) My wife had the Pork tenderloin and I had the Calotte Steak and both were superb. Plenty of food without overwhelming you, extremely well prepared and simply delicious. We also shared a Baked Truffle Mac and Cheese that was one of the best I have ever had. Finished off the with the strawberry shortcake and the evening was just perfect.Dewayne Johnson, the owner, stopped by the table several times to check to see how we liked our meal and Dee Dee, our server, did an absolutely wonderful job of taking care of us the whole evening!Great neighborhood feel to the restaurant, great food and great people add together for a GREAT dining experience. We will be back and often!
We visited Dick's Last Resort while in Nashville for my friend's bachelorette party. We thought the atmosphere at Dick's would be perfect! They even advertised a Bachelorette Special....When we arrived, we had to wait even though we had a reservation. We were eventually seated... but with another family. We didn't realize it was communal seating.When we inquired about the bachelorette special, they said they could only accommodate for groups of 8+. We only had 6, but had confirmed over the phone. LUCKILY, the special turned out to be a huge waste anyway. You can only order certain things from the menu (chicken fingers) and the price is $21.99...Our cheese sticks were cold when they came out; disappointing.I wound up getting the Chicky Fried Chicky as my meal which was not bad. The serving was huge and the gravy was spicy! The hats were more raunchy than funny. Drinks are WAY overpriced.Considering price, quality of food & speed of service... I would never come back again.
Bottom Line Up Front: Dine here if you like, but be advised if you happen to be sitting in an enviable spot, prepared to be Can-I-get-you-anything-else out.Food great. Terrific ambiance. Yes, two stars for service. Here's why: My wife and I met a couple there for a birthday gathering. That was a known among the crew, for the record. We had a reservation. As we were wrapping the main course, we were trying to decide on whether or not we'd get desert or coffee. After two different staff [one fellow wait staff to bus, one manager], it became apparent that they wanted to turn the table because of its booth appeal. This wasn't a matter of our parking at the table. I have waited tables and when one is being rushed from the table it is obvious as it was here. This made a bad impression on we 4 after we'd paid good money for 4 apps, 4 entrees, and probably 6 drinks between us all.
Went here for Valentine's Day, and was pleasantly surprised. I have not been the biggest fan of Nashville sushi (it's not a town well-known for its fresh ocean fish), and so I was delighted to discover that the fish at SushiYobi tastes fresh. I also enjoyed the wide variety of items (there were even rice-free rolls, for those on low-carb diets), and the prices were reasonable. While "good sushi for Nashville" is a different standard than "good sushi for Seattle," this was definitely on the high end of the sushi spectrum for Nashville. Service was friendly and relatively quick. We ordered a mix of traditional and specialty rolls, and both were delicious. I would recommend this place, and plan to return.
City Winery offers a really neat experience! The live music is truly amazing. Make sure you go to see a band that you really like though because it is a bit pricey. The food is good, but a bit expensive and the portions are very small. The food options are also unique, so if you aren't a very adventurous eater, you may watch to eat prior to the event. Other than that, it is a nice time. The audience is quiet so that the music can be heard and enjoyed. They also have valet for your car for $5. Overall, a great evening!