I'm not quite on the cutting edge of the Nashville restaurant scene; I dabble in trying new places, so it often takes me a while. But when my friend JL and I needed to grab a bite before a show at TPAC, it seemed like an appropriate time to try something new: we went to The Sutler in Melrose.
For starters, we had the Sutler Queso Spread jar, which was chilies, cheddar, gouda and belle chevre, spiced peanuts, and saltine crackers. There was also a really delicious jelly served too. Overall, we wished the queso was more like *queso*, vs. a spreadable cheese. Dipping not spreading. The jelly was probably our favorite topping for the saltines.
Overall, I'd come back to The Sutler. The service was great, and even though not everything blew my mind, there's enough good there to keep me curious. I'd love to try their pork fat fries, and maybe one of their "dunks", a sandwich literally served IN a bowl of soup. Interesting, right? This place has a great ambiance and pretty solid eats. Oh, and PARKING! :)