Located in the Music Row/West End area, Bound’ry is one of Nashville’s long time staples. If you look at the reviews on Yelp, you will find nothing but five stars. I have never heard anyone say they have had a bad experience here, though most rave about the food. I figured it was about time to try it for myself, so when a friend told me she was having her birthday dinner here I was enticed.
Our group of six sat out on the amazingly relaxing patio where our table had a built in fire pit which was perfect for the brisk spring evening. It would also be a romantic evening for a date night, or even first date.
After being seated and looking over the cocktail menu we ordered some drinks or “libations” as the menu states. Any time you see a libations menu at a restaurant you know there will be splendid signature drinks. There are indeed at Bound’ry. The Cardinal Rule (Belle Meade Bourbon, Fonseca Bin No. 27, Amaro Meletti, house grenadine, Fee Brother’s Plum Bitters, Bourdeaux cherries) came in as the number one favorite of the night with the Siren’s Seduction (Russian Standard Vodka, Carpano Bianco, Caravella Limoncello, strawberry syrup, Cava) a close second.
After ordering cocktails, we ordered the Korean Beef Wraps as an appetizer (marinated beef tenderloin, Bibb lettuce, basmati rice, sweet chili sauce). The beef was marinated perfectly, though the sweetness of the chili sauce really pulled the dish together. It was so delicious I would even consider ordering it as my entrée in the future.
Bound’ry is known for its ‘global cuisine’ with options including antelope and duck. I was not that bold and opted for the Ashley Farms Stuffed Chicken for my entrée (brie cheese and spinach stuffing, chardonnay sage pan sauce, asparagus, white truffle mash, crispy leeks). Very savory and highly recommended.
It wouldn’t be a birthday without dessert. We ordered a piece of the flourless chocolate torte (grapefruit Campari curd, raspberry sorbet, cookie crumble) for the birthday girl. We let her take the first few bites then dug in – it was too tempting not to. As I took my first bite it I knew I would go back for more. The raspberry sorbet paired exceptionally well with the chocolate.
I could have sat at the fire-pit table on the patio gazing at the beautiful night sky forever. I will surely be back in the future.