5th and Taylor is the latest venture by Chef Daniel Lindley. The restaurant was a renovation project in a 100-year old warehouse space, in Nashville's thriving Germantown neighborhood . Inspired by Sunday dinners from his childhood, the menu features familiar yet refined expressions of traditional fare meant to foster a sense of community among guests.
Building custom windows and doors from the ground up is challenging. They not only have to be finished to the highest quality, they also have to perform flawlessly. They must fit pre-existing rough openings. They must be structurally sound. They must keep out heavy weather. We loved every minute of it.
For the interior design, Chef Lindley looked to Los Angeles-based design firm DeJong & Co, who engaged Range for fabrication of a long list of custom projects.
The two styles of DeJong's upholstered dining chairs, made of oxidized white oak and walnut, have unique angular designs, which required precise and complicated joinery and assembly. .
Two-way mirrors of steel and oxidized oak separate the private event space and main dining room. Elegant and modern in form, they reflect light in the main dining room while serving as windows from the more intimate private space.
Throughout the bar are planters made of Corten steel. Unlike mild steel, Corten, only rusts to a point and then essentially stops rusting. It has a beautiful rusted patina but endures like stainless steel.
Photography by: Reed Mccoy