I did receive a meal at the Sunset Grill in order to facilitate this review.
Sunset Grill Is a “Must Try” Restaurant in Nashville
I recently had the opportunity to meet with several other Nashville Food Bloggers for a dinner a Sunset Grill which is located on Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village, near Music Row, Vanderbilt, Belmont and David Lipscomb Universities. I had never been to the Sunset Grill before but I will certainly be going back and bringing my family because it was a wonderful meal. I can honestly say that was my favorite restaurant experience in some time. My dishes were just so flavorful and satisfying! Sunset Grill is a Nashville fine dining experience that I would suggest to natives and tourists alike.
A few facts about Sunset Grill:
- Opened in 1990.
- Serves contemporary American cuisine.
- Has won more local and national dining awards than any other restaurant in the Middle Tennessee area!
- The wine list has been given the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator every year since 1992.
- Specializes in locally grown and produced products, steaks and seafood.
- Offers private dining rooms for up to 90 people.
- Special events services for buyout receptions up to 600.
- Serves dinner every night from 5 pm – 10 pm. The Late Nite Menu is served until Midnight Thursday – Saturday.
Sunset Grill Ambiance:
The sign for Sunset Grill is a little hard to spot but it has an amazing location with fabulous outdoor seating and an indoors area that offers tons of natural lighting and ventilation. It is simple and tasteful in decoration. The service was excellent.
Sunset Grill Food:
What I really love most about Sunset Grill is the focus on quality ingredients. They offer two menus- the traditional year round menu and the special seasonal menu. The special seasonal menu tells you exactly where each item is from- farm and location. It also offers amazing local ingredients that you don’t have the chance to try just any day- like milkweed greens or capon!
Sunset Grill Beverages:
I started my meal with a beverage. I chose a cocktail from their signature list. They all sounded amazing but I began with a Sparkling Cider (American Born Apple Pie Moonshine, Domaine de Canton, Prosecco, & Honey Water). The honey in it perfectly balanced out the moonshine and the prosecco gave a nice bubbly experience. Later in the meal, I tried a Strawberry Jalapeno-Rita which was a lovely concoction as well. They do have an amazing wine menu and craft beers but I just love specialty cocktails.
Chilled Lobster/ Lemon Caper Ailoli / Hard Boiled Egg / Breakfast Radish / Crostinis
From the “Beginnings” section of the menu I chose the Chilled Lobster/ Lemon Caper Ailoli / Diced Hard Boiled Egg / Breakfast Radish / Crostinis which was amazing. I really enjoyed this- the lobster was just so perfectly cooked and the lemon caper alioli was so good with it! A real treat.
Slow Braised Pork Osso Buco / Turnip Sweet Potato Puree / Benton’s Bacon Milkweed Greens / Natural Jus / Hazelnut Romesco
For my entree, I scored again with a perfectly crafted meal. The bed of turnip sweet potato puree was covered with perfectly cook milkweed greens flavored with bacon. This was a rich foundation but so delicious, I can hardly explain it. The hazelnut romesco that sat atop the succulent, tender slow braised pork osso buco was a nice contrast to the dish as it provided some sharper flavors to balance the richness on the plate. I give this a 10 out of 10 and I only wish I was hungrier so I could have enjoyed every last morsel myself. Oh so yummy!
My only regret about the Sunset Grill meal was that I didn’t try the passionfruit panna cotta that was on the menu calling my name. Ah well, there is always next time!
Have you eaten at the Sunset Grill in Nashville? What is your favorite dish?