Strategic Hospitality’s Henrietta Red has opened as the latest eatery in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. The restaurant is named for chef Julia Sullivan’s grandparents and is designed by sommelier Allie Poindexter’s sister Kathryn Lager of Kathryn Lager Design Studio. Locally based Manuel Zeitlin served as the project architect.
The restaurant is housed within a corner white brick building, and an intimate bar space greets guests with a marble bar top surrounded by 16 seats. Iron bar shelving constructed by local Nashville artisans, Ferrin Ironworks, serves as a focal point for the bar space. Two mixed metal and wood communal tables grace the barroom along with seating areas along the opposite end of the room, complete with lounge chairs crafted from sustainably sourced Nicaraguan wood. Soft blues and greens juxtapose with light cream and darker blue shades from the entryway to the dining room.
The open kitchen shows off a six-foot-tall wood-burning oven clad in soft gray geometric tiles. The solid marble oyster bar boasts a serene green wall with a monochromatic tile backsplash and three large vintage-inspired pendant lights overhead.