The Rutledge, currently located at 105 International Dr in Franklin, is expanding and will open a second location in Nashville.
Owners/brothers Mason and Curt Revelette are working with Congress Group – the Boston-based development firm who with partner AECOM Capital are delivering Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville.
The new restaurant will be located at Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville in 13,000 square feet on the ground floor on 1st Avenue S in downtown Nashville, across from a scenic park and the Cumberland River.
The Revelettes are purchasing the restaurant space from the project developers, and The Rutledge will operate independently of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville. The new Hotel will also include a Four Seasons run restaurant as well as a bar.
“Our goal is to ensure that this landmark development is bespoke and original, seeking to shatter the ceiling of what is possible in a city, while organically connecting to the cultural fabric of the area,” said Dean Stratouly. “When we dined at The Rutledge and met Mason and Curt, we knew we had struck the right balance.”
Added Stratouly, “They are local, experienced operators who know Nashville and are invested in it, and also understand the vision we’re trying to create. They’ve been building connections to source dishes that are unlike any other in Nashville and will deliver an authentic experience appealing to those who live here and visit here.”
“Opening The Rutledge at Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville is what we’ve been building towards our whole careers,” said Mason and Curt Revelette. “It is a dream come true to be from here and to have the opportunity to welcome guests within what will be one of the iconic buildings that forever changes the Nashville skyline. The space we are creating will live up to the lofty expectations of our community, approachable and elegant – we can’t wait to get going.”
The Revelettes have been in the restaurant industry for over a decade and opened the first and original Rutledge location in early 2019. It has quickly become a staple in Franklin, TN thanks to its modern approach to classic favorites and its sophisticated, upbeat vibe.
The Rutledge’s modern American menu is well known for Ahi Tuna flown in from Maui and premium selection of steaks including filet mignon, ribeye, and roasted prime rib. A carefully curated wine list includes high end wines available by the glass, not just by the bottle, a differentiator for the restaurant and appealing to diners on the go.
Fine art is central to The Rutledge experience. The menu itself identifies the original works that can be found in the restaurant, which include work by Alec Monopoly, Retna, Terry O’Neil, and Mr. Brainwash.
“Art will again be a focal point for The Rutledge,” said Mason Revelette. “Downtown Nashville has a vibrant art history, and our space will be an extension of the inspiring creativity Music City is known for.”
As The Revelettes are purchasing the restaurant space, they are significantly investing in the space for the long-term. The space being designed by Tuck Hinton, with renderings to be released at a later date, will be spacious, inspiring and eye catching – and will hold several exciting surprises. It will contain ample space for private lunches and meetings.
The Rutledge plans to creatively program its offerings, with special occasions that appeal to the downtown office worker, nearby residents, and downtown visitors alike.
An opening in the first part of 2022 is being eyed, and when open The Rutledge expects to create around 100 new Nashville jobs. Many more details to be shared as the project advances towards its build out.