Bourbon Steak Nashville
Bourbon Steak Nashville, TN. Home on the 33rd floor of the new JW Marriott Nashville in the heart of Music City, Bourbon Steak is an elegant and inviting contemporary take on the classic steakhouse. Internationally celebrated for its flavor-forward, seasonal menus, Bourbon Steak is designed as an enticing, site specific representation of the culinary expertise and unique persona of Chef Michael Mina. The restaurant features playful interior details and a style that recalls the decadence of a sexy 1950s clubhouse, preserving the full-bodied comfort of a traditional steakhouse while capturing the colorful, freewheeling spirit of the great southern city. Drawing inspiration from the building’s sleek ellipse shape, the interiors unfold in curving lines and circular motifs. Round architectural wood panels enwrap the restaurant, creating a warm, clubby atmosphere. The restaurant's rich bourbon inspired color palette is highlighted with vivid shades of blue and sophisticated brass details throughout. Decorative metal screens and large scale polished brass and matte black chandeliers create a rhythm of their own while adding a touch of whimsy to the dining room. The wine room doubles as wall art, its curved display window echoing the shape of the surrounding wood panels. Throughout the restaurant, the thoughtfully curated art collection roots the space firmly in Nashville. 

The expansive terrace is an exciting architectural feature of the hotel; a one-story extension of the ellipse showcasing some of the best views of the city. Like an exclamation point at the far end fo the restaurant, Bourbon Steak's bar extends out onto this coveted space, making it a must-see destination in its own right. Half of the circular bar is located inside as part of the bar lounge, while the other half expands onto the glass enclosed terrace. With a bird's eye view of the magical Music City, Bourbon Steak Nashville is a deep-seated sanctuary that will be jiving and swinging into the heart of locals and visitors alike. 


Photography: Sam Angel