The Brentwood/Cool Springs food scene is lucky to have many iconic restaurants.
This landmark breakfast-and-lunch destination began in Brentwood in the late 1980s and now has a satellite location in Cool Springs. Menu items at Puffy Muffin include Danish pastries, omelets, soups, sandwiches and of course ... muffins.
A favorite of Brentwood’s neighborhood restaurants, Wild Iris has a great menu, wine list and full bar. The restaurant appeals to all crowds and features an outdoor patio for a fun yet intimate dining experience.
Front Porch Café
This dining spot on Ward Circle offers an atmosphere full of Southern charm and friendly service. Front Porch Cafe specializes in quick lunches that get business people and shoppers well fed as they're on their way. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and buffet dinners are served every Friday evening.
Sperry’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Sperry's opened in Belle Meade in 1974 and now has a second location in Cool Springs. The upscale restaurant features dinners priced from $31 to $50, and Sperry’s holds a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence thanks to its more than 250 wine selections.
The landmark restaurant in Maryland Farms is in an original plantation house. Diners include the area's pool of professionals, special occasion groups, couples and families. Best bets at Mere Bulles are the simple steaks, prime rib and daily blue plate lunch specials.
The restaurant on Harpeth Drive is committed to fresh deli taste, and has been serving customers since 1996. All baked breads and deli meats are preservative-free, and Phillip's Deli uses Thumann’s Brand food products. The deli’s pasta and potato salads consistently receive rave reviews.
Peter’s Sushi & Thai
The popular eatery on Franklin Road in Brentwood has sushi and sashimi plus popular rare items such as chirashi, white tuna and yellowtail collar. Other top menu choices at Peter's are the dragon rolls and the caterpillar rolls.
A favorite for health conscious Mediterranean dining is Brentwood Place's Kalamata's, where specialties include savory lamb, hummus, and stuffed grape leaves.
For classic Southern "meat-and-three" dining (that's a meat entree with three sides, for the uninitiated), locals love City Cafe's down-home charm. You'll never eat alone here – just join the community table and make a new friend while you eat.
Cool Springs Hotspots
Meanwhile, neighboring Cool Springs is a restaurant mecca, with dozens of great eateries including Bread & Company, Bonefish Grill, Boscos, Noshville, Panera Bread, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, and Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
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