If you love wine and cheese, you need to find the best restaurants and bars providing both. Throughout Nashville, you will find plenty of places to provide you with the perfect wine and cheese selection. Here are some of the top choices in the Music City.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar - 2525 West End Avenue
Fleming's in Nashville is a well-known upscale steakhouse with some of the best steaks in the area. They also provide over 100 wines sold by the glass. Attend one of the "Discovery Dinners" and pair it with a "Discovery Flight" for the best of both wine and food from Fleming's.
With a first class wine selection hand curated by the establishments wine manager, this is an excellent place to bring friends, family or to enjoy a quiet evening out. There is also a private dining option for those seeking a more intimate space. Fleming's offers various promotions weekly for elegant multi-course meals, and their local chef's table menus change seasonally.
Flyte World Dining and Wine - 718 Division Street
The ambiance at Flyte World Dining and Wine provides the perfect place to enjoy plenty of tastings and excellent wine. They provide a number of featured wines from all over the world and many unique appetizers featuring cheese. Of course, the Cheese Flyte is a favorite to pair with wine and features a nice selection of imported and domestic cheeses complemented with candied pecan crackers and seasonal jam.
Patrons here appreciate the varied menu options with locally sourced fresh seasonal foods that are gourmet quality and beautifully plated. Flyte's Chef Stallard and the culinary team work diligently with local and regional farms to ensure they always use the most flavorful and freshest ingredients in Nashville possible.
Porta Via Italian Kitchen - 21 White Bridge Road
This unique restaurant provides amazing entrees and quite the wine list. If you love wine with Italian food, this is the place for you. Porta Via Italian Kitchen in Nashville boasts an extensive wine list that also includes delightful ports and sherries, and of course there are ample opportunities to enjoy an authentic, traditional cheesy Neapolitan pizza to complement the nectar of the gods.
However, Porta Via is also known for having one of the most sophisticated cocktail menus in Nashville. Under the guidance of Master Mixologist Milo Rodrigues—formerly a bar operataions manager for Chef Gordon Ramsey—this Italian treasure has something to satisfy everyone's food and beverage whims.
City Winery—609 Lafayette St (6th Avenue), Nashville, TN
City Winery is a fully functioning winery, restaurant and music entertainment venue in the heart of Nashville. Take a tour and enjoy locally made wines and incredible cheese plates, or head to the location's Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. There, you can sit down and indulge in classic European cuisines that pair ideally with their crafted wine selections.
Pop in for a fizzy brunch on weekends or stop by during happy hour for half-price wine and discounted appetizers. This is a popular place to have a nice dinner and drinks before heading upstairs for one of their famed live music shows, which are considered some of the best in town.
Bob's Steak & Chop House—250 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN
This downtown Nashville restaurant is conveniently tucked inside the Omni Hotel and offers an incredible selection of wines and private selections. Guests are spoiled here and can receive assistance from the wine director or a personal sommelier when selecting their wines and even pairing them with foods. This is invaluable for a true wine aficionado who is interested in Bob's massive array of off-menu varietals and special vintages.
In addition to succulent options such as gourmet cheese plates and amazing lobster mac and cheese, the menu's true standout dishes are the tender steaks, juicy scallops and fresh swordfish. Bob's Steak and Chop House's location next to Music City Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame make this a great place to dine before exploring downtown.
These are some of the best places in Nashville to enjoy wine and cheese, along with plenty other dishes. If you enjoy trying different types of wine, watch for the special tasting events found at all of these locations.
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