NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A popular Green Hills restaurant has plans to reopen this summer. Green Hills Grille had a successful 18-year run in the heart of the neighborhood and after a seven year hiatus, it will soon open in a new location.
The well-loved restaurant will take over the space where the Mexican restaurant Alegria operates, on Richard Jones Road.
It will be owned and operated by 11-year Green Hills Grille veteran Steven Smithing.
“I’m eager to be here and excited about it. We need something people in the community can connect to and since I’m part of the community, I’ll be able to provide that,” Smithing told News 2.
Smithing, the owner of Mere Bulls, joined the Green Hills family in 1992, first as a server who later worked his way up to general manager.
He’s focused on the community driven ideas of the grille.
Chef Christopher Smithing, a 6-year Green Hills Grille veteran, will be dishing out some of the favorites from the original menu, like the lemon artichoke chicken and the smoked chicken enchiladas.
Smithing said diners can expect familiar dishes, familiar faces and that warm familiar welcome when the doors open.
“It should evoke a little bit of what the old Green Hills Grille was without certainly being the same, it’s not my goal to go in and do the same thing.”
The restaurant will seat 175 guests with booth seating throughout the restaurant and an additional 40 seats outside. Green Hills Grille will serve lunch, dinner and late night menus, as well as a weekend brunch.
They plan to open the doors to the new spot in July.
Alegria Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar will close April 4 before moving to 1720 West End Avenue.