We never need an excuse to visit the fabulous Frist Center for the Visual Arts
, but if we did, the café serves nicely. Tucked into the back of the post office-turned-museum, the Frist Center Café cooks up some of the city’s best lunches, with well-built sandwiches (the steak/rosemary/horseradish panini is a fave), inventive salads, corn dogs (and other kid-friendly foods) and, perhaps best of all, a decadent dessert case. The café is open late on Thursday and Friday evenings. They also offer a daily dessert happy hour and serve a variety of beer and wine. With such delectable choices, it was easy to add Frist to our list of best Nashville restaurants.