Burgers, biryani, beer: 5 restaurants that opened in Feb. in Franklin, Brentwood

Thai Esane opened in February in Brentwood. (Courtesy Thai Esane, Jake Matthews)
Thai Esane opened in February in Brentwood. (Courtesy Thai Esane, Jake Matthews)

Thai Esane opened in February in Brentwood. (Courtesy Thai Esane, Jake Matthews)

Franklin and Brentwood saw the addition of several new restaurants in February.

The newest tenant to open at McEwen Northside, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, opened Feb. 25 at 5028 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin. The Texas-based eatery offers a selection of USDA-aged prime steaks as well as desserts; sides; and signature entrees, including Perry's signature pork chop, which is hand-carved and measures seven fingers high. The 11,000-square-foot restaurant features seating for up to 350 diners as well as four private dining rooms; a wine wall; and Perry's Bar 79, a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, wine and fireplaces. This is the first Tennessee location for the company. 615-721-7781. www.perryssteakhouse.com

Burger Dandy, a delivery and to-go-only business, launched Feb. 10 from the kitchen of Americana Taphouse in downtown Franklin. The "virtual restaurant" offers a selection of hamburgers, fries, shakes and bottled soda through delivery services, including DoorDash, Grubhub and UberEats. Customers can also pick up orders at Americana Taphouse, located at 94 E. Main St., Franklin, according to a release from restaurant group A. Marshall Hospitality. https://burgerdandy.com

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

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


Hyderabad House opened in February at 9040 Carothers Parkway, Ste. B111, Franklin. The Indian eatery offers signature dishes such as paneers, biryani, samosas, kebabs and Indian street food items. 615-236-9436. www.hhnashville.net
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.