Margot Café and Bar
James Beard Award Nominee | French and Italian Cuisine | Seasonal Ingredients | Garden Patio | Daily-Changing Menu
Appetizer: artisan cheese plate with orange marmalade
First course: pizza crowned with roasted endive, walnuts, and cream
Second course: grilled flat iron steak with fingerling potatoes, grilled portobello mushrooms, and crispy onions
Dessert: cranberry-pomegranate sorbet with pecan tuile
Where to Sit: Request a spot on Margot's covered brick patio, which is surrounded by fragrant, flowering gardens. If the patio's full, ask to be seated near the open kitchen to sneak a peak of the chefs preparing your meal.
While You're Waiting: Visit Margot's marble bar for a glass of French or Italian wine or a seasonal cocktail crafted with top-shelf spirits and cordials.
When to Go: According to Nashville Scene, "Margot's Sunday brunch . . . is all the reason many need to get out of bed early." Like Margot's daily menu, the brunch menu changes frequently, spotlighting seasonal dishes such as mushroom-and-goat-cheese-filled crepes served with arugula pesto.
If a particular dish intrigues you, order it. It might just be your last chance. That's because Chef Margot McCormack—a semifinalist for the James Beard Award—sticks to seasonal ingredients and changes her menu daily.
The two-floor restaurant can only accommodate 80 diners at a time, so reservations are strongly recommended.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Catch up with the latest in contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography at Bryant Gallery (1113 Woodland Street).
After: Shake your tail feather to the eclectic sounds of local bands—ranging from country to indie rock—at The 5 Spot (1006 Forest Avenue).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Head to Marché Artisan Foods (1000 Main Street), Margot's European-style café specializing in Mediterranean dishes and gourmet groceries.