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Bourbon Steak @ Nashville

Every time I came to the US, there’s always a very good steak meal with the group. This time in Nashville, we were treated to fantastic steak and a view to a kill.

View from the top

With 360-degree views of the Nashville skyline from the top level of the JW Marriott, Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina offers guests an innovative American steakhouse and timeless dining experience with a twist.

Wine selection

Featuring interiors by renowned hospitality designer Tihany Design, Nashville’s first Michael Mina restaurant is a striking showcase for the finest American beef and seasonal shellfish, paired with breathtaking wine list of more than 500 selections and classic American cocktails.

Chef Michael Mina © Mina Group

Michelin-Starred Chef Michael Mina first appeared on the culinary map as executive chef at Aqua Restaurant in San Francisco. Shortly after, Mina’s culinary and business vision led to the founding of his company Mina Group, with partner Andre Agassi in 2002.

Steakhouse standard


Caviar Tots

Trio of rough cut fries

The three types of duck-fat fries – one spiced with herbs, one plain with cheese shavings and one with truffle oil

Trio of sauces

There were three sides of sauces – a BBQ sauce, a spicy tomato sauce and a umami-laden mayo.

Gulf Shrimp Cocktail

Gulf shrimp cocktail

Gulf shrimp cocktail, gin-spiked cocktail sauce came with one jumbo shrimp per person on the table.

Gin-spiked cocktail sauce

It was already topped with freshly grated horseradish and all you needed was the cocktail sauce.

First Course

BLT “Wedge” Salad

BLT “Wedge” salad

BLT “Wedge” salad, blue cheese, bacon, egg, red onion, buttermilk dressing was really tasty. Hidden beneath the coating of blue cheese-buttermilk dressing was sprinkling of bacon bits, shallots, crushed boiled eggs and chopped tomato. Then you cut across and revealed the wedge salad underneath. Yummy.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted cauliflower soup

Roasted cauliflower soup, toasted hazelnuts, golden raisins was not what you were thinking. There’s actually roasted cauliflower beneath the emulsion of cauliflower. The flavour was sweeter with raisins and texture provided by the hazelnut.


Trio of mushrooms, mirin glazed

Trio of mushrooms, mirin glazed was very salty but it went well with the steak. The mirin provided some sweetness and umami to the mushrooms. Who would not like a classic sides of mushrooms with their steak.

Crispy brussels sprouts, honey & lime

Crispy Brussels sprouts, honey & lime was my favourite of the three side dishes. I had no idea how they could crisp the Brussels sprouts without burning them. And the dressing of au jus was just perfect.

Mac & cheese, black truffle

Mac & cheese, black truffle was topped with a liberal amount of parmesan cheese and sprinkled with some fresh grated truffles. I did not take any as I can see this is a very heavy side.


Prime Angus Beef Proudly Featuring Creekstone Farms

Creekstone Farms raise premium Angus beef that they claimed that has not been genetically modified in any way. And their feeds are all organic, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, etc etc. I don’t really trust these claims anymore because of the loose standards that FDA holds.

8oz. Angus filet mignon

8 oz. Angus filet mignon, red wine-shallot butter was a nice and tender cut.

14oz. Prime New York strip

14 oz. Prime New York strip, red wine-shallot butter was slight firmer, leaner cut than the filet mignon. I liked the bits of fats that really enhanced the flavours of the meat.


I chose the 14oz NY strip, medium rare. It was a bit leaning towards medium, which was surprising for me for a restaurant of such reputation to screw up on the doneness. But the sides made up all the shortfall with its flavours.

Ora King Salmon

Ora king salmon

Ora king salmon, citronette was the seafood choice. And there’s another white meat choice (roasted free range chicken) which nobody chose that evening.


Valrhona Dark Chocolate Mud Pie

Valrhona dark chocolate mud pie

Valrhona dark chocolate mud pie, macadamia nuts, smoked marshmallow was the favourite choice among the guys. Pretty much everyone chose this one. I didn’t as it was a bit too luxurious after a heavy meal.

Warm spiced beignets

Warm spiced beignets

Warm spiced beignets, caramelised banana pudding was not lightweight either. These little donuts were spiced with cinnamon and I could not resist a donut. The pudding was like a dipping sauce, and to my surprise, how much it resembled kaya.


The Bourbon Steak brand is nationally recognized for its modern, seasonal take on American steakhouse classics, its superior service, and its ability to transcend the “typical” steakhouse by offering cuisine with broad appeal.


As it was a private business functions, the waiting staff was quietly distant but available at our slight beckon. The sommelier was really knowledgeable and conscientious of our budget, keeping our wine budget to $100 and below, and yet not showing any displeasure. Anyway it was a very polished NY-style steakhouse in Nashville.

Bourbon Steak Nashville
201 8th Avenue South
Nashville , TN 37203
Tel : 629.208.8440

Bourbon Steak Nashville

Date Visited : May 2019

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