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By Getahn Ward
Tennessean.com

Nada Nashville at Aertson Midtown building near Vanderbilt will be the fourth location under that Mexican-inspired concept from Chef David Falk's Cincinnati-based Boca Restaurant Group.

Taco and cocktail restaurant Nada is targeting a January opening for its Nashville location at the new Aertson Midtown mixed-use building near Vanderbilt's campus.

 

On Monday, Chef David Falk's Cincinnati-based Boca Restaurant Group provided a sneak peek through renderings of the fourth overall location under that Mexican-inspired concept. Nada's 6,000 square foot Midtown space will be able to host 146 diners.

“When you enter the restaurant, you feel the electricity and step into the party vibe," Falk said. "...Nada is an oasis — a place where you can escape to grab drinks with friends, dine with colleagues or bring your family and know you are going to have a great time."

A private dining room inside Nada Nashville. (Photo: Submitted)

 

At Aertson Midtown, Nada will join Charleston, S.C.-based gourmet market and cafe Caviar & Bananas and the Kimpton Aertson Hotel's Henley restaurant among dining options. Nada will serve lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch.

The menu will include traditional al pastor and carnitas tacos plus inventive offerings such as caramelized cauliflower, crispy panko oyster and mu shu pork belly tacos.  Starters include housemade tortilla chips, guacamole and table-side queso.

A rendering of the bar planned at Nada Nashville.. (Photo: Submitted)

 

Nada’s local drink menu will include the Nadarita, its signature margarita. The 20-by-30-foot glowing bar will also offer seasonal cocktails with house-made liqueurs, a mezcal and tequila program and craft brews from Yazoo, Jackalope and other local breweries.

The interior of the restaurant blends urban and rustic design, with its large windows, exposed brick and concrete floors, juxtaposing handmade Mexican-inspired penny tile and a mixture of vintage burgundy, marine and mustard leather booths, according to a press release. A diverse assortment of light fixtures will bring a warm glow to the space.

A rendering of the East dining area at Nada Nashville. (Photo: Submitted)

 

“Our goal is to blow our guests away through exceptional service,” Falk said.

A decade ago, the first Nada restaurant opened in Cincinnati with Falk expanding the concept to Columbus, Ohio, in late 2014 and in Indianapolis in early 2016. A location is planned to open in Washington, D.C.'s North Bethesda suburb next year.

Reach Getahn Ward at 615-726-5968 and on Twitter @getahn.

A rendering of the entry view inside Nada Nashville. (Photo: Submitted)

A rendering of the west dining area inside Nada Nashville. (Photo: Submitted)