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The Best Restaurant for Large Groups in Every Nashville 'Hood

Published On 07/13/2016 Published On 07/13/2016

Melrose

Sinema

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Whether you’re looking to buy out the whole restaurant, or simply reserve the lounge or one of its other private dining spaces, Sinema has you covered. The rock 'n' roll decor offers a unique experience for parties, and its innovative menus have something for everyone to enjoy. Sinema has options for parties of 24 all the way up to 300!
How to reserve: Online or info@sinemanashville.com

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SoBro

Pinewood Social

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Take one quick look at the map of Pinewood Social and you’ll quickly understand why this venue is amazing for groups. Not only does it have a private dining room (which accommodates 16 people), but you can also reserve some or all of the bowling alley (which accommodates up to 40 people). The outdoor area, which includes a courtyard, bocce ball, and two small pools, is first-come, first-served, but can be reserved for special occasions.
How to reserve: events@pinewoodsocial.com

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Downtown

Acme Feed & Seed

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This place is huge! It’s three stories, and features various options for large groups, including casual dining downstairs as well as on the rooftop, which overlooks both the river and all of Downtown. For groups of 15-20, you can reserve a section of the second floor, which is ideal for cocktails and light bites. Acme also has a private dining and event space on the third floor with a beautiful view of the city and seating capacity for up to 200 people.
How to reserve: Online and reservations@theacmenashville.com

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East Nashville

The Holland House Bar & Refuge

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The Holland House is great for large groups that are looking for an intimate setting with the feel of a relative's old Victorian house. The James Room accommodates parties of up to 60 (or even smaller parties of just 20). For smaller parties, the furniture will be arranged so that there's a dining area as well as several lounge areas for before and after the meal. For an extra fee, the courtyard can also be reserved.
How to reserve: Online or gghollandhouse@gmail.com

Sambuca

The Gulch

Sambuca

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Sambuca has several options for large groups, ranging from renting out the entire restaurant to accommodate 500 people, to reserving the sky loft to seat 80, to reserving a space for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for just 10. It also has a robust menu with lots of options to satisfy even your vegetarian and gluten-free friends.
How to reserve: Online

Josephine

12South

Josephine

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Josephine’s private room is the perfect setting for large group gatherings, and the fact that it’s closed off from the rest of the restaurant makes it ideal for groups a bit on the rambunctious side. The room seats 24 and requires that the party order from a set menu which can be customized ahead of time.
How to reserve: Ashley.Dehnke@CommunityHospitality.com

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Hillsboro Village

Cabana

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Cabana is ideal for groups of 12 people or less. Its private cabanas are especially popular for bachelorette parties with naughty and nice baskets that can be purchased for the table (complete with tiara and all). The curtains to the cabanas can be closed (for maximum privacy), and each booth has a plugin that allows you to play your own music, watch your own movie, or control the TV so that you don’t miss... whatever the hell bachelorette parties watch (Armageddon, maybe?). For larger events, you can also rent out the back patio to seat up to 150.
How to reserve: events@cabananashville.com

Midtown

Le Sel

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Because everyone wants to eat their New French cuisine sitting atop swanky peach-colored booths, right? Le Sel has several great group options depending on your needs. You can either rent out the sophisticated private dining room that’s upstairs (seats 24), or you can reserve the downstairs bar area for cocktail parties.
How to reserve: Online or 615-248-8458

Monell's | Flickr/Michael Kappel

Germantown

Monell’s

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Monell’s is set up for group dining, with large family-sized tables positioned throughout the restaurant. Ordering is easy because there’s a fixed menu each day, with large dishes being served to the whole table. There are certain rules for dining at Monell’s, however: pass to the left; take as much food as you want, but eat all that you put on your plate; and the most strictly enforced rule, no cellphones at the table.
How to reserve: The only downside to Monell’s is that it does not take reservations. So, we recommend that you get there on the earlier end of lunch/dinner to ensure that you can get a spot at one of the family-sized tables.

Berry Hill

The Pfunky Griddle

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The Pfunky Griddle can be rented out to seat parties of 40 or more (but is not available during breakfast and lunch hours on Saturday and Sunday). Each table in the restaurant is equipped with a large griddle in the middle so that you can create your own funky pancakes. If you don’t want to rent out the whole restaurant, you can still go with a big group and sit at one of the larger tables.
How to reserve: (615) 354-4294 to rent out the whole restaurant, otherwise it’s first-come, first-served

1808 Grille

West End

1808 Grille

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This restaurant is best saved for those times when you really want to impress your boss -- or your significant other’s extended family who you are meeting for the first time. Its two private rooms are more on the formal side of dining, and can seat parties of up to 12 and as large as 22.
How to reserve: cmiller@1808grille.com

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1. Sinema 2600 Franklin Pike #102, Nashville, TN 37204 (8th Ave)

Situated in the former Melrose Theatre space, this trendy eatery serves New American fare and craft cocktails in a glitzy, Art Deco-inspired environs. Food offerings provide modern twists on classic dishes, with elegantly presented favorites ranging from truffle arancini to filet mignon. A stellar Sunday brunch menu attracts the masses, but it's a lively dinner spot as well thanks to the extensive whiskey list and corresponding specialty cocktails.

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2. Pinewood Social 33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210 (Sobro)

This waterfront spot in Rolling Mill Hill has the layout of an MTV Cribs home -- just look at its six vintage bowling lanes, dining room, lounge and outdoor courtyard. While the food is indeed tasty (after all, Catbird Seat veteran Josh Habiger helms the kitchen), people seem to gravitate to Pinewood for the social scene: it's a see-and-be-seen kind of place, which goes hand-in-hand with the pool, bocce ball field, and the strong cocktails.

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3. Acme Feed & Seed 101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 (Downtown)

If you're wandering Lower Broad and have a hankering for poultry, try Acme and their Hot Chicken Sandwich with green peppercorn aioli, American cheese, and pickles, served true American-style between two slabs of white bread. Chicken's certainly not your only option, though; The menu here is divided by meat, so just take your pick of chicken, beef, pork, fish or vegetarian and you're sure to find a modern spin on a classic American dish. Pair it with an affordable cocktail or a domestic draft from their impressive list.

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4. Holland House Bar & Refuge 935 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206 (East Nashville)

Holland House Bar & Refuge in East Nashville actually used to be a grocery store, but now, with two maple bars, more than a dozen chandeliers hanging from the vaulted ceiling and a gorgeously lit back patio, you'd never think produce was sold here. Many rooms can be reserved for private parties, and the opulent decor is perfect for when you want to impress. With creative mixologists who love going off the menu for drinks, you'll never be bored at this Nashville popular spot.

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5. Sambuca 601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

If you are looking for a bar with a killer happy hour and a view to match, Sambuca is your place. The menu features a perfect amount of vegetarian and gluten-free options. They have a rooftop patio that is perfect for relaxing and grabbing a drink after work, and they like to regularly feature live music. Make sure to ask what their updated happy hour specials are.

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6. Josephine 2316 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37204 (12south)

Josephine has gained quite a following thanks to its French bistro cuisine and regional American dishes. Chef Andy Little has been exciting Nashville with his brand of cooking, particularly during his weekends-only 10x10 special prix-fixe dinners where some courses arrive at the table plated on a long plank. Josephine's prides itself on being a fuss-free elegant eatery, and we appreciate their minimal industrial decor and casual yet high class vibe.

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7. Cabana 1910 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Cabana in Hillsboro Village is one of the best places in Nashville to grab late night bites. You can stick to your diet and order the signature white bean hummus, or go the completely opposite direction and indulge in the peanut butter pie or the brownie Napoleon. If you're coming with a group, consider renting the private cabanas where you can plug in your own music and control the private TV.

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8. Le Sel 1922 Adelicia St, Nashville, TN 37212

This venture is a product of the successful team behind The Catbird Seat, The Patterson House, Pinewood Social, and other favorite Nashville eating and watering holes. It's a modern French restaurant on the ground floor of the Adelicia building. From the sexy graffiti-inspired decor to the French hip-hop pumping through the speakers, a meal at Le Sel is stimulating to your eyes and ears. Their main floor has a more casual vibe, while their downstairs bar is more stately, and we are partial to their raw bar.

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9. Monell's Dining & Catering 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208 (Germantown)

Monell's serves up all-you-can-eat Southern comfort food served family style in a Victorian-style house with communal tables. Unless you go with a big group, chances are good that you’ll end up sitting with some people that you don’t know and leave feeling like you have a couple new friends. You pay an insanely reasonable flat rate to eat and then sit back while dish after dish is passed around the table with no menus and no choices. The space is homey and you'll feel (and eat!) like you're in grandma's kitchen.

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10. The Pfunky Griddle 2800 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN 37204 (Berry Hill)

Wanna see your breakfast cooked right in front of you? The Pfunky Griddle is the spot. Each table is equipped with a griddle in the middle where you can watch your food cooking. For less than $10, you can eat ALL of the fresh pancakes you want. And we highly encourage you to go a little crazy with the pancake toppings, seeing as there are over 25 to choose from.

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11. 1808 Grille 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (West End)

Located in the beautiful Hutton Hotel, the 1808 Grille features the perfect setting for relaxed evenings out, romantic dinners, and even casual lunches. There's an extensive wine list and Executive Chef Jake Strang has crafted a mouth-watering menu with solid upscale American options with a "global flare", like burgers, hot chicken, and more. If you want to bring a big group, reserve one of the two private rooms for your special event.

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