RH Nashville, The Gallery Of Green Hills
RH Nashville, The Gallery at Green Hills
2101 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
If you were remotely close to the Green Hills area on Thursday evening, perhaps you heard the beats of the swanky New York DJ, the clinking of frosé glasses or the swoons from the crowds. 1500 of Nashville's finest gathered to celebrate the grand opening of RH Nashville, The Gallery of Green Hills. As someone who has watched this structure being built over the last several months, I was eager to see the finished product. It's nothing short of MAGNIFICENT.
It's no secret. I've always been an admirer of Restoration Hardware. Not only have they outfitted several rooms in my home, but receiving their catalog is something I definitely look forward to. I had the opportunity to tour the comprehensive collection with one of the senior RH designers and I was left smitten and speechless. The gallery, spanning over 70,000 square feet, serves as a dramatic canvas for one of the most comprehensive collections of luxury home furnishings in the world. For the first time outside of the acclaimed catalog, guests can enjoy artistic lifestyle installations featuring RH Interiors, RH Modern, RH Baby & Child, RH Teen and RH Outdoor. The fourth floor boasts an 11,000 square foot rooftop garden and conservatory where guests have the opportunity to grab a glass of wine from the RH cafe, enjoy the furniture and the view.
While I am thrilled that this space has finally opened, I am ecstatic about the newest addition to the Green Hills dining scene, RH Café. "RH Nashville is the first gallery in the South to feature RH's seamlessly integrated culinary experience in partnership with celebrated restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff." During one of my many trips to Chicago, I insisted that we check out 3 Arts Club Cafe. Talk about stunning dining space. Despite the wait time (they don't take reservations and it is a Chicago hot spot), it was worth the wait.
It goes without saying that you can imagine my excitement (insert high pitched squeals and endless clapping) when I found out that Green Hills was getting something similar. After we finished touring RH Nashville, we had a chance to sample several of the menu offerings. Before I jump into the details, there are a few things to note:
- RH Café does not take reservations. If you are interested in dining, I'd recommend placing your name on the list and wandering around. Trust me, with 70,000 square feet to explore, your wait will feel non-existent.
- The restaurant offers a curated selection of artisanal wine and beer. Grab an adult beverage and head up to the rooftop. In addition to soaking up some sunshine, you can enjoy some of RH's exceptional outdoor collection.
- This isn't really a tip but a must. Order the Truffled Grilled Cheese. When I say life changing, I don't use those words lightly. Experience it for yourself.
On to the delicious details, shall we?
From breakfast pastries and a barista bar to champagne and truffled grilled cheese (yes, I said it again. It's that good), you can easily find something that will please your palate. The table started with Délice De Bourgogne Cheese Plate. There's nothing quite as satisfying as smearing a triple creme cheese on a slice of warm baguette. The perfect dish to share with the table.
Visiting the lighter side of the menu, the Gem Lettuce salad was brought to the table. I really enjoyed this salad. Not only was it light and full of flavor, but that Buttermilk Herb dressing was to die for! Save a little baguette and make sure you don't leave a drop of the dressing behind.
All the cheese, please! This dish was placed beside me and it took every ounce of will power I had not to drive face first into this dish. I love all things cheese, but burrata has a special place in my heart. RH Cafe serves this with a grilled garlic bread that is just divine.
In my opinion, the next dish is best in class. I ordered this when I visited 3 Arts Club Café in Chicago and was thrilled when I saw it was on the menu for Nashville. I introduce to you the Truffled Grilled Cheese. This is a dish I've seen occasionally on restaurant menus, nevertheless, it seemingly falls flat. Many times it's due to the fact that the restaurant isn't using quality ingredients. After all, truffles aren't cheap and to include them on a grilled cheese can seem rather foolish to some. Additionally, there's a specific ratio of cheese to truffle that needs to be achieved in order to have the perfect bite and many restaurants can't seem to nail it. However, RH Cafe has this down to a fine art. Many may say that the truffles are too overpowering, while enthusiasts like myself are salivating once the smell hits the air.
What a wonderful addition to Music City and to the Green Hills neighborhood. Despite the challenging traffic, yes I use the word "challenging" loosely, it's worth making the pilgrimage to RH Nashville for the views, vino and without a doubt the truffled grilled sandwich.
Until Next Time!