The Twelve Thirty Club — the new downtown restaurant, bar and music venue from James Beard Award-nominated restaurateur Sam Fox and investor Justin Timberlake — might be located on Broadway, but the swanky restaurant and club feels miles from the wild antics of the touristy hub. The Supper Club, located on the second floor, is a dapper refuge from the honky tonks of the famed district. Decorated in rich hues and art deco-style architecture, with checkered marble floors and coffered ceilings, the Supper Club pairs impeccable service with fine dining for a memorable night in downtown Nashville.
What to Expect
Despite being a stone’s throw from the rowdy honky tonks of Lower Broad, expect to be dazzled by the dapper duds and upscale ambiance of this new downtown eatery. With lead servers coming from some of Nashville’s best restaurants, the service is attentive and on par with what you’d anticipate at any other fine dining establishment, and the food and drinks are exquisitely prepared. It’s equally perfect as a destination for a leisurely dinner or a swanky spot to enjoy a martini and music.
What to Know
The Twelve Thirty Club is divided into three distinct areas: the first-floor honky tonk, the second-floor Supper Club and the rooftop bar. The 400-seat Supper Club is an expansive space that occupies the entire second floor. A cocktail lounge, with red velvet swivel chairs in front of an art deco-style stage, occupies the center of the room and is the perfect spot to grab a drink before or after dinner while taking in nightly performances, many of which promise to feature blues musicians from Justin Timberlake’s hometown of Memphis. The rest of the area is reserved for fine dining, with curved booths and tables accented with plush, rust-colored velvet armchairs. Reservations are accepted and strongly encouraged.
What to Order
The menu is extensive — and expensive — but it’s worth trying something from as many sections as possible: breads, starters, seafood and sushi, steaks, entrées, sides, and desserts. Don’t miss the selection of cocktails — a perfect mix of craft options (the AJ’s Pimm’s & Rye was a refreshing, not-too-sweet blend of Bulleit bourbon, berry bramble, mint and clover honey) and tried-and-true classics, like a Manhattan, vesper martini, negroni and old fashioned. Start with an order of the decadent short rib potstickers, topped with toasted sesame seeds and ponzu sauce, or the spicy tuna and crispy rice, a small shareable portion of sushi that is light and flavorful. The steak selection includes a USDA prime petite filet (otherwise known as the bachelorette cut); two wagyu options — a 10-ounce wagyu ribeye cap and a 42-ounce wagyu ribeye tomahawk; and a 28-day dry-aged, grass-fed ribeye, among others, and a choice of six sauces and 15 unique sides. (The crispy Brussels sprouts with soy caramel sauce are definitely worth a try!) For dessert, don’t miss the molten butterscotch angel cake with vanilla gelato and a warm salted caramel pretzel crunch sauce poured tableside.