Prior to your arrival for the 2013 ISITDBT Conference, please take a moment to look at the Opryland Restaurants. Within the Convention Center, interactive displays will show the times that the restaurants will be open during our ISITDBT lunch break (12:15PM-1:30PM) on November 21st. The Opryland adjusts their restaurant openings to meet the demands of the conferences and the hotel’s occupancy, so we will need to wait until November 21st to know the specifics, which do change day to day. With the list here, you can plan out a few options to help you be ready. Bon appetit!
Old Hickory Steakhouse $$$
Impress someone tonight at Old Hickory Steakhouse, Gaylord Opryland’s signature restaurant. Featuring award-winning fine dining in an antebellum-style mansion set high on a cliff overlooking the Delta Atrium, this ultimate dining experience is second to none. With choices like Cowboy Bone-In Rib Steak and perfectly aged filet mignon to the unique, individually crafted reduction sauces, the challenge is making the choice. And don’t forget the cheese. The rare talents of our Maitre Fromager provide Old Hickory diners with memorable information about our evolving selection of the world’s finest artisanal cheeses and flavors that are incomparable.
The Library Lounge at Old Hickory Steakhouse $$
An unassuming yet decidedly upscale bar and lounge, the Library Lounge at Old Hickory Steakhouse offers the perfect setting for a stimulating post-meal conversation or for mixing unconventional libations prior to an elegant meal. Relax in an oversized leather armchair while sipping classic and modern cocktails, cognac, whiskey, wine or beer.
Without leaving the resort, take a journey to Ravello in Campania, Italy, which has been called one of the most beautiful coasts in the world. Start your dining experience with something from Ravello’s antipasta menu, such as artisanal cheeses and cured meats. And then savor bold pastas with sumptuous sauces, like spaghetti Bolognese or classic carbanara paparadelle and fresh seafood and salads. And no meal is complete without the complement of a great wine.
The Conservatory Bar $
Featuring plush, sophisticated indoor furnishings and charming patio seating in a perfect, climate-controlled atrium, The Conservatory Bar offers an unparalleled setting to enjoy an array of international libations before or after a meal. The drink menu includes wines on tap and a worldly cocktail list with favorite-and soon-to-be-favorite selections.
Cascades American Café $$
For comforting meals that evoke the flavors of Nashville and regional Americana, try Cascades American Café. Surrounded by the tropical greenery and waterfalls of the Cascades Atrium, guests of all ages are sure to enjoy flavorful selections of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sample Low Country crab cakes or creamy shrimp and grits and sustainable entrees, such as summer flounder or beef flatiron steak, framed by local seasonal selections and served with the Southern hospitality perfected at Gaylord Opryland.
Surrounded by lazily swimming koi and the soothing sound of waterfalls, Wasabi’s is a Japanese-style sushi experience in the open-air atmosphere of the Cascades Atrium. Serving freshly-prepared sushi rolls, nigiri sushi and sashimi, Wasabi’s also offers a broad selection of traditional sake and beer.
The Falls $
Within the breathtaking Cascades Atrium is The Falls, Gaylord Opryland’s signature bar and lounge. Here, you can enjoy chilled champagne and still wines, signature cocktails and your favorite bottled beer in leisurely seating with complimentary WiFi access. In addition, The Falls offers a tapas-style menu with snacks, desserts and coffee drinks.
Escape to the beautiful Garden Conservatory Atrium for margaritas and Mexican food, where Solario is your casual dining destination. Enjoy our signature guacamole made to order while drinking a customized margarita made from one of our house-made mixes. Chef Paulina Suarez brings family favorites and Mexican classics, such as tacos and her signature paella, from the culinary heart of Mexico to your table. Salted and Lime’d—it’s how we like our food and our margaritas!
Findley’s Irish Pub $
Pull up a stool and have our bartender draw a pint. Findley’s offers a fine collection of spirits, wines and beers. Our 15 draught selections include GUINNESS® and many craft and regional brews. Findley’s serves a diverse menu in a classic European pub. Live entertainment is featured most nights.
Jack Daniel’s $$
Jack Daniel’s honors many of the state’s traditions, including Southern barbecue, live music and, of course, smooth “Tennessee Sippin’ Whiskey,” crafted in Lynchburg, not far from here. Serving up hickory smoked barbecue, wood-fired burgers, center cut rib eye, and of course, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, the barrelhouse setting of this unique restaurant makes a great place to meet for drinks and to share a good meal.
Fuse Sports Club $
When it comes to sports, mouth-watering food and an unparalleled experience, Fuse Sports Club provides the perfect environment. With 100 high-definition TVs and sophisticated surroundings, Fuse is just the right location for watching sporting events in style. This is the sports lover’s dream. Join us for the big game—no matter what the sport— or catch up on the day’s scores while you enjoy a menu inspired by tailgate favorites, like wings, ultimate nachos and beef and cheddar melts. Plus, the perfect complement to any game is an original hand-crafted cocktail, such as a watermelon margarita or a NOLA hurricane, or a premium selection of draught and bottled beers. Fuse—Fans’ Ultimate Sports Experience.
Opry Backstage Grill at The Inn at Opryland $
The Opry Backstage Grill is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that adds the entertainment, excitement and personality of the Opry to a menu full of Southern favorites. Surrounded by country music and Opry memorabilia, guests will enjoy daily specials and live entertainment, some of it even from the servers themselves! Songwriters’ nights, themed brunches and group amenities, including private meals with country artists, are some of the restaurant’s features. From barbecue and burgers to traditional home-style comfort dishes cooked with a creative flair, the food is as fun and inviting as the atmosphere.
Conservatory Café $
From freshly baked pastries, croissants and muffins to flavorful coffees and a variety of sandwiches and salads, Conservatory Café has what you’re looking for to complement any meal.
Paisano’s Pizzeria & Vino $
If you close your eyes and take a bite of the delicious selections offered at Paisano’s Pizzeria & Vino, you will feel like you took a trip to the Big Apple or Chicago, but when you open your eyes, you will realize that it is actually Gaylord Opryland serving the best pizza outside either of the “pizza capitals.” With a menu featuring fresh, tangy Tuscan-style pizza; savory lasagna; crisp salads; and a fine selection of wines, you will be savoring the best Italian when you need a speedy but quality casual meal.
You pick the layers of taste to be stacked on top of juicy, one-of-a-kind burgers at Stax. You choose the size, and you choose the bun. And burgers aren’t the only stackable foods at Stax—you can stack a chicken sandwich, too. For a quick meal in a friendly atmosphere, come create your own fun at Stax.
Christie Cookies $
Mouth-watering, fresh-baked cookies await you in Tennessee’s best kept secret! Christie Cookies offers the best pastries and cappuccinos. Also try Bravo Gelato. Voted America’s best gelato shop, Bravo Gelato offers fresh-made gelato and sorbet using authentic Italian recipes and ingredients.
Cocoa Bean $
For signature gourmet coffee, the freshest croissants and delicious sandwiches to go, look no further than Cocoa Bean. This coffee hot spot is adjacent to The Falls and features WiFi access and comfortable seating overlooking the sights and sounds of the Cascades Atrium. Cocoa Bean is perfect for catching up on the day’s news and activities, relaxing in between meeting sessions or capping off a long day.