Welcome back to the Queens’ Table, your go to for Nashville’s hottest food destinations and even hotter ladies spilling the fresh tea on what’s tasty. Since coming to Nashville from NYC, we were super excited to hear that these SoHo icons were coming to town. Casanova and I were already oh so familiar with the super chic Mother’s Ruin and couldn’t wait to ring the alarm. Mother’s Ruin is a quaint, non-pretentious neighborhood spot in Germantown. Their drinks are epic and their elevated bar food is just what you want, small shareable plates that go with any lewk. 


Presiding Queens: @casanova_loves_you, @shelbylabanks, @cyainhale

Queen's table at mother's ruin
The Queen’s Table at Mother’s Ruin, photos by Cody Stallings

As we do, we started out with some of our favorite cocktails. Casanova had the Achilles Horse, a luscious blend of rum, lime, almond and pineapple. Social Currency was also ordered, a mix of tequila, lime, black tea and lillet blanc. Also, try the Toggle Switch, blending lime, soda, a pina shrub, aperol, and you can have it custom with any spirit you choose. Shelby had it with tequila, because she’s a lady. 

“Simply delicious,” she confessed. We ordered quite a few more of these throughout the night. 

We kiki’d and caught up with each other. Shelby has made her divine return to Nashville after taking some time on the road and we just had to hear about it. Glad to have her back. 

Then, food arrived—fabulous food. Are you a fan of Old Bay or Cholula? This is the spot because both of these contribute to their house sauce. It’s epic! 

Queen's table at mother's ruin
The Queen’s Table at Mother’s Ruin, photos by Cody Stallings

We started off with seared shishito peppers with thai chili and agave syrup, and an amazing beet salad, packed with shaved radish, bitter kale, feta and sunflower seeds. Definitely check out the loaded shrimp roll with celery and Creole dressing. 

Cya was hankering for something fried, so we ordered the Old Bay waffle fries, which were everything. We got two orders. 

“Girls, try the green chili queso!” Cya said. It was served with fresh corn chips. We finished with the avocado toast, complete with burrata, and pickled oyster mushrooms. Fantastique! They serve it up until 2 a.m. If you’re a brunch fan, it’s served up every day, and it’s killer on the weekend. 

Our girls are so excited that Mother’s Ruin chose Nashville as their second home, contributing more vibrancy and flavor to Germantown. This NYC staple was realized by TJ Lynch and Richard Knapp. Nashville’s leading man is co-owner Nick Pfannerstill, making sure the integrity and authenticity of Mother’s Ruin is preserved. 

You ask where they got the name?…hint-hint, order up some gin! My queens promise you an easy, delicious and, of course, fabulous night at Mother’s Ruin.  

Until next time fierce foodies! As always, much love and good taste from the Queens’ Table. 

Mother’s Ruin is located at 1239 6th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37208. 




  1. So why are they able to open and other restaurants and bars cant? I thought only delivery and carry out allowed right now?

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