Butcher & Bee joined the Nashville food scene in December as a second location for the Charleston original. In less than a month, it has won over East Nashville residents with it’s creative menu meant for sharing. We’ve made two visits to Butcher & Bee so far, and we already can’t wait to go back for more.
The space is large and inviting, including bar seating for walk-ins that looks into the kitchen so you can see the food preparation in action. Be sure to check out the tiled Butcher & Bee logo on the back wall – you’ve surely seen it on your Instagram feed by now! For drinks, we sipped on The Outsider, a refreshing gin and ginger beer concoction, and the Blackberry Beret, a not-too-sweet mix of Blackberry Brandy, lemon, and sage.
We started with the tiger-style brussel sprouts – these are some of the best brussels we have ever had! To start, we also recommend ordering a few items from the Mezze section of the menu. Try the hummus, a creamy and spicy blend served with pita bread to share. The kale slaw is a light blend of sesame seeds, soy, and peanuts – it’s extra tasty when paired with the hummus. Then there is the Israeli salad- hot potatoes, baba ghanoush… the list goes on, and each one is delicious!
For main dishes, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. For a meal on the more decadent side, we had the grilled cheese stuffed with oxtail, hot sauce, and cheese on sourdough bread.
The squash sandwich with bbq sauce is a hearty vegetarian option. And the roasted butternut squash soup is prepared beautifully and tastes just as good as it looks. Seriously, the menu is chock full of dishes that will turn you into a regular.
Dessert options change regularly – we shared the creamy panna cotta topped with graham cracker crumble. Needless to say, we are absolutely stuffed every time we leave Butcher & Bee.
Among the constantly growing list of restaurants in Nashville, add Butcher & Bee to your must try list. There is a good chance you’ll see us there when you visit!
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