Tennessee’s first green restaurant lives up to its certification with more than its recycling and bike-friendly locale. 212 Market Restaurant features fresh, local ingredients from the best regional farmers and suppliers—Falls Mill, Link 41, Sequatchie Cove Farms, and Pickett Trout Ranch. Their bread is baked in-house, and they feature a selection of signature desserts, including Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Truffle Cake, and assorted homemade ice creams and sorbets.
212 Market Restaurant has been a downtown favorite since 1992, receiving only the highest reviews for their signature, exquisite yet affordable, dishes, such as seafood bisque, shrimp and grits, and coffee-crusted all-natural duck breast. Family-owned, the restaurant recognizes the need for a variety of seasonal menus and daily specials to accommodate everyone, including meat-lovers, vegetarians, kids, and gluten-free eaters. Though the food is made from high-end, quality ingredients and prepared elegantly, it’s made for a casual setting. 212 Market Restaurant is approachable and fun, with comfortable seating and a warm, sunny atmosphere, even on a cold, gray winter day.
The fall menu features new dishes made from the best seasonal produce, from the hearty butternut squash and apple soup to the house-made spinach and American chestnut ravioli. If your autumn palate is not satisfied at this point, try some fall cocktails, like the Autumn Old-Fashioned or the Ginger Badger, or some apple cider. 212 Market Restaurant offers a variety of craft beers and specialty cocktails, in addition to more than 100 different wines, with a perfect selection to pair with each meal. Take advantage of their Tuesday wine deal, with half-off wines each week, especially since 212 Market Restaurant is recognized by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence—for 15 years running.
Stop in at 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212, or visit 212market.com for more information.