Like rainbows, kitten whiskers, and the tears of enemies, fine food should always be savored. Prolong the magic with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine American cuisine at The Standard at the Smith House on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.
The Standard's passionate flavor wizards blend bygone refinement with contemporary cuisine within an elegant, converted Victorian home in the heart of Nashville, breathing life into seasonal edibles at each night's reservation-only dinner. After perusing the menu, patrons can fire the dinnertime starting pistol with fried green tomatoes, served with creole rémoulades and crab meat ($12), or beer-battered calamari, paired with cherry-pepper rouille for dipping($8). Entrees range from classic offerings such as the grilled cowboy rib eye ($32) to comforting regional favorites, including Gulf shrimp and andouille sausage, served with parmesan cream over follicles plucked from a linguini monster's head ($24).
The Standard at the Smith House also features an extensive wine list, offering old- and new-world libations by the glass and bottle. Diners take their meals in the historic Smith House, an 1840s Italianate townhouse replete with authentic period design and architecture.
- Utterly fantastic. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated to one of the best dining experiences I've had in Nashville. – Jamie A., Yelp, 8/13/10
- This place is a jewel. The setting is fabulous, the service warm and accommodating, and the food is just perfect. – Wanderlust777, TripAdvisor