Sinema is an 8,000 sq-ft. restaurant with dining room seating, lounge areas and private dining rooms, located in Nashville, Tennessee.Sinema is a sleek restaurant and bar offering an entire dining experience that hinges on impeccable service...
The downstairs bar in the lobby of the converted art deco-style movie house that is Sinema is pretty dreamy, but head upstairs to the dead sexy lounge for a real treat. Boasting one of Nashville’s best whiskey collections and a fun menu of movie-inspired drinks like the gin-based “We’ll Always Have Paris” and a nautical rum and port “Old Man + the Sea,” the master mixologists at Sinema know how to put on a show. They also offer an extensive menu of creative non-alcoholic adult beverages that go far beyond most “mocktails.”
Bring a crowd to Sinema on the weekend for family-style bottomless brunch service, like a buffet without having to leave your table. Platter after platter of fried chicken, biscuits & gravy, chilaquiles, sausage, bacon, potatoes, and eggs, plus side dishes, parade to your table until somebody cries “Uncle!” They also offer the option to add all the mimosas and bloody Marys you want for the duration of your meal. You might want to pace yourself and go ahead and cancel your dinner reservations.
First off, Sinema has been around longer than Arizona’s senior Senator, so that’s not where the name came from. It’s a portmanteau of “sin” and “cinema,” which makes sense because this converted movie house oozes sexiness. The glamor days of Hollywood still inform the decor, and old movies are still projected on the walls during service. The sultry upstairs lounge area is an ideal spot for an elevated cocktail before repairing to the dining room for a sensuous meal of contemporary internationally inspired cuisine. Everyone’s a star at Sinema.
As an owner/operator of the sultry Sinema hot spot and convivial 8th & Roast coffee shops, Q-Juan Taylor is a consummate hospitality professional, leaning on years in the industry to create exemplary dining experiences for his patrons. Sinema’s ambiance is sheer Hollywood glam, appropriate since the building used to be one of Nashville’s grand movie houses. Taylor manages a food and bev staff that consistently puts out some of the most interesting plates and drinks in the city.