John B on Trip Advisor
6 years ago
09/17/2015, 16:04 PM
Drove hundreds of miles out of our way to visit again!
Some of the most innovative and creative food we've experienced. Amazing use of flavors and textures that combine in delightful ways. Casual atmosphere, dishtowel napkins, and jam jar glasses. Locally sourced, all natural ingredients. Small, probably 40ish seats, counting the walnut slab bar tucked to the side where you get to watch the preparation.
First visit was for an evening meal - we enjoyed so much that we made reservations for lunch the next day! We were in Nashville for business, wife found good reviews online and we were delighted. Brian was a fantastic waiter/guide to the menu and most attentive. The entire staff are friendly and their love of their work shows. At lunch the next day, the chef took time to meet with us despite really being busy with chores outside the restaurant. We tried to convince him to pack up the whole team and move to Austin!
Chef Roderick Bailey's story is one worth reading...on the recovery road, he is now winning awards, like Food & Wine's '13 SE Region "People's Best New Chef". His mastery of combining the somewhat unexpected into marvelous bursts of flavor with textures that are fabulous has to be experienced.
For our 3rd visit, we rearranged a long north-south trip (towing a trailer to boot) to arrive in Nashville in the evening so we could linger into the morning and have lunch at the Silly Goose. It was like coming home...
You owe it to yourself to give it a try. Anything on the menu will be great and do try the basil lemonade!