If you only have one night in Nashville, be it for a layover or a 24-hour romantic getaway that seemed like a good idea at the time, Rolf and Daughters is the one place you absolutely need to go. This popular Germantown restaurant serves excellent small and shared plates, most of which are vaguely Italian or Spanish, though others use Chinese and Japanese ingredients. There’s no real theme to Rolf and Daughters’ constantly changing menu, but that, plus the great wine list, is what keeps us coming back. You could have a one-on-one dinner here, but it’s best with a group so you can try more of the menu. They also have a great garden patio, which has a summer dinner party feel to it.
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