Now open and coming soon: 8 new restaurants in Franklin, Brentwood

Condado Tacos is slated to open later this year at McEwen Northside. (Courtesy Condad Tacos, @haileyeatscincy)
Condado Tacos is slated to open later this year at McEwen Northside. (Courtesy Condad Tacos, @haileyeatscincy)

Condado Tacos is slated to open later this year at McEwen Northside. (Courtesy Condad Tacos, @haileyeatscincy)

Several new eateries have opened in recent weeks or plan to later this year. Take a look below at some of the new restaurants in Franklin and Brentwood.

Now open


Waldo's Chicken & Beer opened in early February at 1201 Liberty Pike, Ste. 129, Franklin. The eatery, which also operates a location in Germantown, offers fried chicken dishes with signature sides and sauces as well as a drink menu featuring local craft beers. 615-614-8880. www.waldoschicken.com

Nourish at Westhaven opened Jan. 21 at 1016 Westhaven Blvd., Ste. 105, Franklin. The shop offers a selection of specialty smoothies, coffee drinks and teas with toppings such as sprinkles, cookies and cereal. 615-651-1343. www.facebook.com/nourishatwesthaven

Owner and chef Nina Singto opened Thai Esane on Feb. 8 at 203 Franklin Road, Ste. 100, Brentwood. The Thai eatery, which also operates a location on Music Row in Nashville, offers a number of signature dishes, including specialties such as drunken noodles, larb chicken wrap, papaya salad, Bangkok wings, pineapple boat fried rice and Malaysian noodles. www.thaiesane.com

Coming soon


The first Tennessee location of Perry's Steakhouse & Grille will open in Franklin on Feb. 25, according to an announcement from the eatery. The restaurant, located at 5028 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin, will be one of the newest tenants at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs. Perry's offers Prime-aged steaks, seafood and its signature entree, Perry's Famous Pork Chop, an in-house-butchered pork chop measuring seven fingers high, which is carved tableside. The new location will also feature Perry's Bar 79, patio seating and private dining rooms. www.perryssteakhouse.com

Italian eatery North Italia will open a new location at McEwen Northside, located at McEwen and Aspen Grove drives in Cool Springs. This marks the second Greater Nashville location for the restaurant, which also opened a location at The Mall at Green Hills in 2019. North Italia offers a number of dishes, including small plates, pizza, sandwiches, pasta and entrees as well as a bar featuring signature cocktails. An opening date for the Cool Springs location has not been announced. www.northitalia.com

Ohio-based taco chain Condado Tacos will open its second Greater Nashville location later this year at McEwen Northside in Cool Springs. The eatery will be the latest tenant to join the 45-acre mixed-use center this year, which is also slated to include a Shake Shack, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille and Vintage Vine 100 wine bar. Condado Tacos offers tacos and bowls with a variety of toppings, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as its signature queso blanco. Condado also features a full bar with handcrafted margaritas and a patio. The restaurant is slated to open in the third quarter of 2021, according to a release from developer Boyle. www.condadotacos.com


Owner Darlene Bailey Thompson will open Vintage Vine 100 later this year at McEwen Northside at 4051 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin. The wine bar will offer more than 100 wines by the glass as well as bourbon and beer selections. Vintage Vine 100 is expected to employ certified sommeliers and beer and bourbon experts to help guests select drink options. www.vintagevine100.com

Shake Shack will open at McEwen Northside, located near McEwen and Aspen Grove drives in Franklin. This will be the eatery’s second location in Tennessee, the first being located in Green Hills. Shake Shack, which is expected to open later this year, offers burgers, chicken, flat-top hot dogs, frozen custard and its signature crinkle-cut french fries. www.shakeshack.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.