Not too long ago, the hubby and I traveled to Nashville on a beautiful Sunday morning to pick up my car (which I had wrecked a few weeks earlier while driving on I-40 in a tornado). Once I reclaimed my vehicle, we decided to stop and eat at Tin Angel, a local Nashville eatery and popular brunch destination, before heading back to Memphis We arrived at about 1:00 in the afternoon, and while it was packed with the after-church crowd, it didn't take long before we were seated.
We both began our meal with an appetizer. I chose the sweet potato biscuits, and the hubby settled on smoked salmon angel wings. The biscuits were delicious, sliced and filled with sweet potato puree and served with sorghum, peach preserves, and whipped butter. The biscuits had a nice, fluffy texture and the overall package was sweet, but not too sweet. We definitely had to consume them with a knife-and-fork approach. The Angel Wings, a signature dish, were actually smoked salmon quesadillas with cream cheese and scallions and served with grapes on the side. Tom thought they were tasty, but nothing really specially. However, he did say that it would have made a tasty light lunch with the addition of a side salad.
For my entrée, I chose the banana bruleé French toast, and yes it was as good as it sounds. I love the fact that it was made with wheat bread (which is the only kind of bread we eat at home). It was stuffed with a lemon ricotta filling and topped with slices of banana that had been sprinkled with sugar and torched (hence, the bruleé effect).There was an appealing textural contrast between the soft French toast and the crunchy bruleé topping on the bananas. It sweet and rich, almost like dessert. My meal was served with a side of house-made sausage patties, which were extremely tasty and had just the right amount of kick. The sausage offered a much needed savory counterpoint to the almost too sweet French toast. Tom ordered the San Francisco Joe for his entrée, which consisted of eggs scrambled with filet mignon, caramelized onions, spinach and cheese and served over hash brown potatoes. He felt that the dish was very filling, and that everything was well-seasoned. The hubby doesn't usually eat a lot of steak, but he was very satisfied this time. His only complaint was that his eggs were a bit runny. He was also very happy that I let him finish off my sausage :)
Final Impressions: Tin Angel is a great choice for Sunday brunch, but beware; parking is absolutely terrible. The restaurant has a miniscule parking lot behind the building, and most of the patrons had to park along the street up a very steep hill. Be sure to take advantage of their valet parking service. The restaurant itself has a very cool bar area, so it seems like it would be a good place to grab a drink with friends after work, but it's also nice enough that you should feel comfortable bringing a date for a romantic evening out.
Tiffany's Favorite Part: House-made sausages
Tom's Favorite Part: House-made sausages
Tiffany's Rating: :) :) :) 1/2 out of :) :) :) :)
Tin Angel: An American Bistro
3201 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Average Appetizer Price: (Brunch) $3-$6 (Lunch and Midday) $4-$9 (Dinner) $5-$10
Average Salad Price: (Lunch, Midday, and Dinner) $10-$14
Average Entrée Price: (Brunch) $8-$15 (Lunch) $9-$14 (Midday) $8-$13 (Dinner) $13-$21
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm
Midday: Monday-Friday 2:30pm-5:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm