Urban Grub is a casual fine dining spot located in a renovated carwash in Nashville’s booming 12 South district. The indoor-outdoor restaurant-bar opened as a signature landmark on 12th Avenue South in the Spring of 2012, as a project led by seasoned restaurateur Jay Pennington, facility designer William Inman and Chef Edgar Pendley.
Chef Edgar Pendley has created a diverse menu featuring everything from fresh seafood and house-made pasta to tender chops and prime in-house dry-aged steaks. In the back-of-house at Urban Grub, you’ll find more than your typical commercial kitchen. Pastas are made in house in a vintage pasta machine, the meat pantry is well stocked with freshly butchered pigs, goats, lambs and cows, and the meat curing room has slabs of bacon, prosciutto and culatello aging and curing in preparation for its debut on The Grub’s world-class charcuterie boards.
The design of the restaurant features a rustic elegance, filled with custom woodwork, stone fireplaces and rounded booths tucked in intimate corners. Urban Grub offers both indoor and outdoor seating with a combination of the two in the beer garden with a view of the restaurant’s meat curing room, as well as a covered gazebo for larger parties. At the epicenter of the restaurants multiple nooks, rooms and patios, diners can visit the oyster bar overlooking the open, wood-fired kitchen.