Thank you, Andrew Angotti, Corporate Sushi Chef for your time and kindness. My experience at Jeff Ruby restaurant was a welcoming, accommodating and exciting one thanks to you. The detail and care you took with me made for an amazing fine dining sushi experience.
Hey, Nashville — be sure to read all about the Jeff Ruby restaurant and my experience!
Opening in 2016, Jeff Ruby Steakhouse (located at 300 4th Avenue N.) is one of Nashville’s newest spots for a true fine dining experience. Its lavish upscale interior is graced with plenty of Art Deco but still has that Nashville flair – with a color scheme that includes wine, turquoise, brown and rustic orange.
The bar area includes a beautiful Tamara de Lempicka inspired mural, accented with the Nashville Skyline.
Speaking of which, with more than 50 wine selections & 60 bourbon choices along with tequila, rum, and scotch, the bar at Jeff Ruby Steakhouse is fully stocked, needless to say. If the hard stuff isn’t your fortè beer and cocktail selections are available as well.
What really struck me is the detail on the property — gorgeous chandeliers, music memorabilia, and there is even a barber’s chair in the men’s restroom (I know this because I was given a tour of the entire property)! There is another room that reminds me of a smoking lounge, complete with a bourbon cabinet – stocked.
Who is Jeff Ruby? Here are a few excerpts from the website:
“Following graduation, Ruby took a job in 1970 with Winegardner and Hammons’ Holiday Inn in downtown Cincinnati. There, he turned a 12th-floor bar into…the place to be for those who wanted to see and be seen. His success at Lucy’s quickly propelled him to the post of Regional Director of all seven Holiday Inns in Cincinnati, but it was his business philosophy and instincts that earned the confidence of his connections (like Johnny Bench and Pete Rose) who encouraged and financially backed his first steakhouse.”
Here’s another excerpt about Jeff Ruby that I like. Issa a family business:
“Today, managing the growing Ruby brand is a family affair as each of Ruby’s children is deeply involved in the company. Daughter Britney Ruby Miller serves as Corporate Managing Director, and sons Brandon and Dylan fill roles as General Manager of The Precinct and Executive Manager of the Nashville location respectively. Together, the family owns 5 eateries in 3 states with another 2 steakhouses in development.”
Jeff Ruby boasts locations in Cincinnati and Louisville, but in my opinion, the Nashville location is the flagship!
My connection to the experience is Sushi Program Director Andrew Angotti who was gracious enough to provide me with a tour of the property and personally design my Godfather sushi roll.
Godfather Roll: Tempura Lobster, Asparagus, Avocado, Seared Filet Mignon, Spicy Mayo, Eel Sauce, Tempura Crunch
I’m a picky eater so I didn’t include the asparagus or the avocado, and Andrew didn’t mind one bit. That was one heck of a sushi roll too — with the rice, thinly sliced filet and lobster, it was rich and filling. A pleasant surprise from a restaurant who specializes as a steakhouse. Andrew — thank you for being so kind to me and sharing your craft.
The slightly above moderate pricing à la carte menu is chocked full of wonderful choices ranging from appetizers to entrees. Diners can choose from a bevy of delectable dishes which include the Raw Bar, USDA prime steaks, handcrafted filet mignon, lobster and even sushi – the Godfather roll I ordered is highly recommended.
Reservations can be made by calling 615-434-4300 or online at www.jeffruby.com. Complimentary valet is available.
With nightly live music, a first class menu, Jeff Ruby Steakhouse offers tourists and Nashvillians a dining experience like no other.
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