New York-based studio Meyer Davis has completed the design of the River House. Spread across 4,700 square feet in the city’s SoBro neighborhood, the River House evokes a modern brasserie aesthetic set against the backdrop of double-height downtown views. “We are thrilled to be opening our first standalone restaurant in our hometown of Nashville,” Meyer Davis co-owners and principal designers Will Meyer and Gray Davis say. “We wanted to create an elegant and welcoming environment. River House has all the signature touches our restaurants are known for.”
Reminiscent of the traditional elegance of an upscale steakhouse, the River House features classic millwork, fluted glass elements, and caramel-toned upholstery. Black and white wildlife photography and whimsical wallcoverings contrast the classic palette. Custom light fixtures set a moody tone in the 145-seat dining room, which is anchored by a spacious bar that injects a pop of blue into the space by way of its tiling. Another bar is housed on the mezzanine, clad with a Chesterfield-style tufted face for a cozy, theatrical effect.