The Dish on dining at 360 Bistro

FANCY? Yes! 360 Bistro is Belle Meade’s hidden gem. Located in this upscale area near the Highway 100/Harding Pike split, this establishment prizes itself on a seemingly never-ending wine list accessible via an iPad. The restaurant is composed of a variety of dining areas (a bar, an outdoor patio, indoor patio and a formal dining room with wine bottles lining the walls) to place the power in your hands as to how fancy you’d like your experience to be. No matter where you sit, service is always top-notch with a very knowledgeable staff! The vibe inside is very romantic and relaxing. This is a perfect place for any occasion from a special date night to meeting some guys at the bar to catch a game.

FUN?  With a big screen TV in the bar area and such options as chipotle BBQ wings, truffle parmesan fries and cheese/charcuterie on the bar menu, this could easily become your next happy hour spot for any day of the week.

FRUGAL?  Certainly can be! On Sundays, the restaurant offers half-priced select wine bottles. This week, we chose to go with the Seghesio Zinfandel ($60 regularly) and paid $30 for it. What a steal! 360 also puts out a Groupon every few months; however, these are in short supply. So if you spot one, buy it.

360 recently revamped its menu to feature a wide selection to please any palate. We started with the baked brie  ($10)– which was by far one of the most impressive cheese dishes in Nashville. For entrees, we went with the black pepper tagliatelli with bolognese and house-made ricotta ($20) and the short ribs with Anson Mills polenta, pinenut gremolata, and mushrooms ($29). Both entrees were large and delicious! We enjoyed a side of the Brussels sprouts ($8) that were beautifully presented in a white dish with a lid. Overall, this is one of our top-three restaurants in Nashville. Don’t be afraid to try something new– this would be the place to do it!

The Husband Bourbon Review: B

360 Bistro has all of the staples that you’d see at any restaurant in town ($10 for a 2 oz pour of either W.L. Weller Special Reserve or W.L. Weller Antique) — in addition to the rarer bourbons including Pappy Van Winkle and Parker’s Heritage 24-Year Bottled-in-Bond. This being said, the price tag on these high-end bourbons is steep, and your money could be better spent at 360. Considering this, I recommend opting for a bourbon-based cocktail or expanding your palate and trying a bottle of wine from the expansive iPad menu. This is, after all, what they do best!

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