Watermark is one of the most iconic restaurants in Nashville, and for years dominated the Gulch as it blossomed from an industrial center into a hip urban neighborhood.
After eleven years in The Gulch, the Watermark remained as a staple, and watched this city and area expand into something beautiful, exciting and new. During that time, Watermark has remained a staple of the area. But earlier this year, they announced that we were moving to a brand new location in SoBro.
A big move is in the works for a high profile Gulch restaurant, as The 404 Kitchen will ditch its current digs later this year and reopen in the Watermark restaurant space across the street. With the change, The 404 Kitchen will go from being one of the smallest restaurants in the city (with a 196-square-foot kitchen) to occupying over 7,000 square feet and having a fully realized kitchen. Executive chef Matt Bolus told the Nashville Eater that the current limited space in the front and back of the house made the impending move necessary.
The 404 Kitchen earned a spot on Travel + Leisure‘s list of the best whiskey bars in America. A semi-finalist in the Best New Restaurant category of the 2014 James Beard Awards, one of the Best New Restaurants in the South in Southern Living, and the Nashville Scene Writer’s Choice for Best Restaurant, The 404 Kitchen intimately accommodates 56 guests for dinner, seven days a week.
There are no hard dates set for the move, but the rumor mill puts it sometime in summer of this year.