A new concept is joining Nashville’s upcoming culinary district at Rutledge Hill next year called Mr. J’s. The west-coast-inspired eatery is aiming to open in February 2024 at 45 Hermitage Ave. from owner Jason Flores.
“We’re very excited about coming into this particular part of Nashville,” Flores, originally from California, told What Now Nashville.
“Mr. J’s Original will be opening where the Hermitage Cafe once operated for 30 years, so we’re eager to embrace that legacy, providing connectivity between these historical aspects of Rutledge Hill and the new fast-growing Nashville we’re seeing today. Our concept is a lunch and dinner experience with a mom-and-pop spirit, and we think both locals and tourists are really going to love the food and the vibe,” Flores said in an email.
When asked what customers can expect on the menu, Flores explained that a wide variety of comfort foods will be expected. Think double cheeseburgers, hand-carved pastrami sandwiches, fried zucchini, beef dip sandwiches, onion rings, and a few other items.
“We’ll also have soft-serve ice cream and milkshakes. Maybe some beers on tap as well,” Flores added.
The 1,450-square-foot space will serve both lunch and dinner and will accommodate around 40 indoor seats along with a separate space where beer might be served. Mr. J’s is working on getting its website and social media platforms up and running, and customers can anticipate more details will be released soon gearing up for the grand opening next February.