Welcome friends and socialites! This meetup is for those who enjoy dining out in Greater Nashville including Franklin. If you would like to make new friends while having an "Absolutely Fabulous" dining experience, join us! Our goal is to schedule restaurants that have excellent ambiance and service to create a comfortable environment for getting to know each other better while we dine. A lot of meetup groups tend to schedule events at bars, but the majority of our events will be at quieter restaurants.
We'll eat at a wide-variety of restaurants including those serving brunch, sushi, ethnic food and ones that cater to vegetarians and vegans. We'll sometimes have a potluck movie night. Also, we may do an activity with our dining experience such as eating at the Pineapple Room Restaurant at Cheekwood and taking a tour of the mansion afterwards.
Sometimes service for meetups takes longer when we dine out as a group, especially at smaller or locally-owned restaurants, and members should only attend if they have a couple of hours for dinner to be safe. We'll go to places that have delicious cuisine, but this meetup is not for those whose primary goal is to be a food critic. For example, a Mexican restaurant with the best ambiance for a group might not have the best Mexican cuisine in town. Since the places we visit sometimes look at our meetup events, any concerns expressed on this meetup's webpage about the restaurants we frequent should be polite constructive criticisms rather than petty comments.
Our RSVP policy "When you rsvp yes for a meetup, we ask that you attend or change your rsvp to “no” no later than 24 hours prior to the event. This will allow an opportunity for other members to make a reservation/move from the waiting list to going or allow the event host to call the restaurant and lower the reservation number if necessary. If a member habitually doesn’t attend a reservation or cancels a few hours before the meetup which hurts the chances of others to attend, we may have to remove that member from the group. We also ask that members are courteous to staff at the restaurants we frequent to ensure our group will be welcomed back. Thanks!"