Looking for the next “it” spot in Nashville? Look no further than Salt & Vine.
Nestled in Nashville hot-spot Sylvan Park, Salt & Vine offers what owner Mattie Jackson describes as, “a compilation of a variety of food halls, wine bars and specialty markets around the country.” She lists Eataly in New York City, Wally’s Enoteca in Beverly Hills and Oakville Grocery in Napa as her inspiration for the concept of Salt & Vine. Jackson says that the very name is to serve as a reminder that wine does not have to be pretentious. “At its core it is an every day product made by humble, salt of the earth farmers and should be available to anyone desiring to share their stories,” she notes. Patrons can visit all day for coffee, lunch or wineing down after the work day.
After learning of Salt & Vine, I immediately put it on my list of must-tries. Upon entering, guests are greeted by the market offering fresh meats, cheeses and various deli items. Behind the market, communal tables as well as a centrally focused bar are crisp and clean in bright white with pops of grey and yellow. We settled down at the bar around 5 pm, just in time for happy hour ($5 glasses of Pellehaut red or white blends). Our server was very knowledgeable, and recommended wonderful pours based on our tastes. He also volunteered great advice on food pairings, and the daily market board is not to be missed. You can view the full menu here.
Salt & Vine is a welcome addition to Nashville. Whether you’re looking for a morning cup of coffee, grabbing lunch or hanging out after work, Salt & Vine delivers on being a go-to destination.
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