Henley Now Open in Midtown

heirloom carrots, goat’s yogurt, green harissa, hazelnuts, sorrels at the Henley pop up preview

Any of you noticed that giant building that’s been under construction at 21st and Broadway between Mellow Mushroom and Union Common for the last couple of years? Well, the Aertson Midtown is finally complete and the mixed-used development is starting to come to life!

The gorgeous new Kimpton Aertson Hotel opened just a few days ago, and following closely in its footsteps is the new modern American brasserie, Henley, which opens today.


sunburst trout, oyster root-leaf, onions, smoked trout crema, brown butter at the Henley pop up preview

Henley’s James Beard award winning Chef RJ Cooper moved to Nashville in late December, and ever since, he and his team have been working hard to perfect the opening menu.

Lucky for me, I scored an invite to a preview pop up dinner they put together a few weeks back, so I was able to get a sneak peek at the style of dishes the restaurant will be showcasing.

first dug potatoes, porcini mushroom pudding, georgia olive oil, ramps, oxtail jus at the Henley pop up preview


During these first few weeks of service, Henley will be serving breakfast and dinner daily, but plans to add lunch down the road, and Chef RJ tells us that future plans also include a chef’s tasting experience in their private dining room.

If any of you go check out Henley soon, please report back on your experience!



2023 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Daily 7 – 10am

Su-W 5 – 10pm
Th-Sa 5 – 11pm

Su-W 5pm – 12am
Th-Sa 5pm – 1am

Late Night Menu:
F-Sa 11pm – 12:30am