We began ten years ago when owners Chef Chris Rains and Erica Rains met and fell in love. Shortly after, they founded The Chef and I. What started as a private chef service grew into a large scale catering division. Five years ago, the two opened their first restaurant in Lenox Village. Now, they are proud to move to the Gulch and share their culinary experience with all of Nashville. When you meet them, ask them to share their story. It's one for the books....
Lunch for busy folks
Happy Hour with incredible craft cocktails
Dinner with tasting experiences
Late night small plates
Brunch for foodies
First timers are always surprised at the level of engagement they receive from the chefs when they sit at the 24-seat show kitchen. Opt to sit there for your next reservation, and become part of the story yourself! This is one of the only completely transparent kitchens in Nashville (there is no back kitchen, it all unfolds right before your eyes.) Ask questions, learn about dishes, and watch the chefs create as you sip and dine and make new friends! You can request the show kitchen when you make reservations. We also have high top community seating, bar seating, and low top front lounge seating. You can have a different experience every time you dine!