It’s been about a month at this point, and I’m way behind on getting this review written up. But, it’s one of my favorite spots whenever I have some time to kill in Green Hills, and I don’t know when I’ll ever get the chance to write this again considering I barely leave Mount Juliet since we moved out here. Anyway, I’m talking about Crow’s Nest, a great spot to get some bar food and some cold beers out in Green Hills.
Our resident film critic, Brandon Vick, and I happened to be out in the area about a month ago for the Nashville Film Festival. We had tickets to a couple of screenings, but with the chance to get out of the house for the day, we decided to get out to Green Hills a little early, kill some time at one of our old favorites, drink some beer, and get a good hearty lunch to form a basis for the day. What better place than Crows Nest? We moseyed right on in, went upstairs, and got a prime table right in the middle of the myriad of televisions they had going with just about every college football game playing at the time on. For just a little while, it was paradise. For more on Crow’s Nest, check out their website here.
Food: 7.5/10 – I was planning on just going out there, enjoying some brews, having a fun evening at the cinema, and not working for a little bit. But, I had the Nashville hot chicken tenders and felt compelled to write about ’em. It’s probably my favorite food, and there’s that part of me that wants to call your bluff if you’ve got it on the menu. Y’know…I want to find out if what you’re peddling as Nashville hot is really Nashville hot. That’s not the case everywhere, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Nashville hot chicken at Crows Nest. It was just my speed – spicy, but flavorful, with a hint of sweetness to go with the heat. And, the quality of the chicken was superb – thick cuts, juicy as can be. The taterpuppies really brought the whole meal together, providing a creamy, fluffy respite from the heat of the chicken. If you’re into the agonizing pain of hot hot Nashville hot heat, these probably won’t be for you. But, if you’re into the flavor side of this iconic dish, I’d say give ’em a shot.
Booze: 6.23/10 – Pretty good beer list that had enough variety to offer a little something for everyone.
Atmosphere: 8.1/10 – It’s easy to say the vibes are the strongest characteristic of Crows Nest. It’s laid back, and at least on a Saturday afternoon, it was the perfect place to have a conversation while enjoying the spirit of a true college football Saturday. Brandon and I enjoyed it, and our service was fantastic. Not to mention, I like that it’s kind of tucked away from all the madness of Hillsboro Pike.
Value: 5/10 – I won’t say it’s a steal. I won’t say it’s expensive. Crows Nest is fair, and so they get that right-down-the-middle score on our Nashville Reviews scale here. I wish I could remember exactly what I spent, as I do usually report that, but like I said, it’s been a full fuckin’ month since I’ve been there. Cut me some slack. I don’t remember.
Overall: 6.71/10 – For me, it’s one of the best bar experiences around Nashville. Good bar food. Good beer list. Good vibes. That’s all you need.
CURRENT NASHVILLE RESTAURANT RANKINGS
- Audrey (8.82/10)
- Hathorne (8.62/10)
- Butcher & Bee (8.5/10)
- Nectar: Urban Cantina (8.44/10)
- Lockeland Table (8.31/10)
You can check out our full Nashville restaurant rankings here. I’m always looking for new spots to try – don’t be afraid to hit the comments with suggestions!
Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley
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