Coming Soon: The Hook



A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a construction tour of The Hook, the soon-to-be opened fast casual restaurant in the Melrose neighborhood of Nashville. I’m really excited about this new concept, as the team behind one of my absolute favorite restaurants in town, Sinema, is responsible for the development: Colin & Brenda Reed, sons Ed and Sam Reed, and Dale Levitski.

Speaking of Sinema, The Hook is located about a half a mile from there, on Franklin Rd/8th Ave, pretty near another popular spot, The Smiling Elephant. If you’re ever over in that area, you’ve probably noticed there’s a construction boom happening (uh, as I suppose can be seen in a number of areas around town at the moment). With hundreds of new residential units being added, there is definitely a need for more fun lunch and dinner options,  and I have no doubt the food is going to be off the hook. (see what I did there?)




The menu will feature regionally inspired chicken and seafood, sandwiches, salads & sides and the bar will offer craft beers, batched cocktails, and frozen drinks.

Executive chef and culinary director Dale Levitski just announced today that Vasisht Ramasubramanian will be The Hook’s chef. Chef V comes from Chauhan Ale & Masala House (another one of my Nashville favorites!), where he served as chef de cuisine since the opening.


chef v

Chef  Vasisht Ramasubramanian (photo credit MA2LA)

Mark Your Calendars:

The Hook pop up preview
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.  until sell out

Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rose L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

While an opening date has not yet been announced, the chefs will host a pop up preview of The Hook menu on Saturday, January 9th, at the Nashville Farmers Market. From Chef Levitski: “Previewing The Hook’s menu at the market is a unique opportunity to get face to face feedback from guests. I look forward to what’s certain to be a fun day cooking alongside Chef V.”

Stay tuned for the opening date announcement as I have a feeling it’s coming very soon!


The Hook

2222 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204

Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.