Some events require limos, such as glitzy award-show arrivals and Tuesday-morning trips to the flea market. Glam up a dinner date with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a limousine ride and a dinner for two at Belcourt Taps & Tapas (a $219 total value) in Hillsboro Village. Pick-up locations are limited to a 20-mile radius of Nashville, and reservations are required. The value of the deal is an estimate based on a $120 limo ride ($60 each way), a wine or beverage of choice ($35), tapas ($22), two shared plates ($28), and two desserts ($14).
Belcourt Taps & Tapas combines simple Southern food and traditional tapas with daily specials to keep things unpredictable, like driving with your eyes closed. Duck the paparazzi inside a ONE Livery limo, high-fiving all the way to the restaurant, where you will emerge from your automobilic cocoon, greeted by a mouthwatering parade of small plates. A bottle of wine (or the beverage of your choice) lubricates brain waves, while homemade chips and dip will allow you to commune with animal spirits and tailor a cheese and meat plate to match your table's taste buds. Select two more tapas options, such as the fried green tomato stack with goat cheese and basil, before deciding on two larger plates, such as Mom's meatloaf with a roasted-parsnip puree and balsamic glaze. Flipping a coin decides between a selection of artisan chocolates and the apple-praline cobbler, but it will be 75% less successful when deciding between more than two options.
Belcourt Taps & Tapas' homey exterior welcomes eating aficionados into its warm and inviting dining room with quirky accents, just like James Bond's gold-leafed summer cottage in the Hamptons.
- …a menu of small, beer-friendly plates like homemade pickles (served in a mason jar), sweet-potato tots and mini-burgers called Belcourt sliders, along with some sharable dishes including their signature truffled white-cheddar mac-and-cheese topped with microgreens. – Dana Kopp Franklin, Nashville Scene
- …in the fall, ah that deck may be one of the best spots in town. – Eric and Katie, Nashville Restaurants
Belcourt Taps celebrates the charms and flavors of the South with regular live music, and gourmet twists on comfort classics. The festivities begin before diners even step through the door. Outside, a sprawling patio surrounds the restaurant, lit up at night with warm sconce lighting and candlelight. There, guests can dig into gourmet stuffed burgers and tacos with pulled pork, shrimp, or chicken. Diners can also share plates of fried green tomatoes and nachos or dive solo into a barbecue pulled pork sandwich.
Inside, regular live music showcases the talents of singers and songwriters who carry on the Nashville sound. Golden yellow walls brighten the room, adding the feel of a southwestern cantina or a southwestern cantina owned by a pyromaniac, and soft overhead lighting creates the ideal atmosphere for a draft beer.