615.256.6565 | 37 Rutledge St. | map it
Located in Rutledge Hill – just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville – Husk, from The Neighborhood Dining Group, is reinterpreting the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Nashville.
At Husk, there are some rules about what can go on the plate. If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door. The resulting cuisine is not about rediscovering Southern cooking, but rather exploring the reality of Southern food. Seed-saving, heirloom husbandry, in-house pickling and charcuterie programs by Executive Chef Ben Norton and his culinary team are the basis of Husk’s cuisine.
Husk Nashville, located at 37 Rutledge Street, was constructed into the side of a hill between 1879 and 1882 by Dr. John Bunyan Stephens. Its storied history includes serving as Mayor Richard Houston Dudley’s home, where he lived when elected in 1897. The area was settled by the Rutledge and Middleton families of Charleston who were descendants of two of the original South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence. Mayor Dudley added the Carriage House located on property in 1890—which will serve as a space to satisfy the restaurant’s culinary whims and host private/special events. The design of the Husk’s interior spaces enhances the building’s roots while demonstrating a sense of Southern style, modernity, energy, and cosmopolitan flair.
The Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) and President David Howard, a James Beard semifinalist for Best Restaurateur operates and manages restaurants throughout the Southeast. NDG oversees every aspect of concept development, construction, culture, people, and daily operations.
NDG’s restaurant portfolio includes Husk (Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN, and Savannah, GA), Minero (Atlanta, GA), and Delaney Oyster House (Charleston, SC).
NDG has been fortunate to gain many accolades, including Bon Appétit “2011 Best New Restaurant in America” for Husk Charleston, one of GQ’s “12 Most Outstanding Restaurants of the Year” and an Esquire “Best New Restaurant in America” in 2014 for Husk Nashville, and McCrady’s named one of “America’s Best Restaurants of 2016” in Wine Enthusiast.
“The strength of our company comes from our fine staff of over 550 talented individuals who inspire me on a daily basis. They are loyal, professional, long-serving, enthusiastic, and hardworking”
“Through expansion, we have not only been able to create jobs in our restaurants, but positively impact the communities where we operate. This is important to me “ we are not just opening restaurants.”
– David Howard, President of the Neighborhood Dining Group.
To contact The Neighborhood Dining Group, Inc., please call (770) 645-9944.
On the web: neighborhooddininggroup.com
Visit our family of restaurants:
HUSK Restaurant - Charleston in Downtown Charleston, SC
HUSK Restaurant - Nashville in Nashville, TN
HUSK Restaurant - Savannah in Savannah, GA
Minero - Atlanta in Atlanta, GA
Delaney Oyster House - Charleston in Downtown Charleston, SC