Henley is a Nashville brasserie with design that embodies the progress of the roaring 20’s. With a unique approach to the brand creation and design, this 146-seat space embraces the concept of feminine and masculine duality. Intimate gathering areas transition as guests move through the space, from light and delicate in the Petite Salon, to structured and masculine in the Grand Hall, to dark and private in the Snooker. Alluring, hand-drawn Bette Davis eyes watch over the bar and lure guests with a provocative spirit while eyes are repeated in the wallpapered bathrooms.
Handcrafted details and curios made by Nashville artisans bring Henley to life through metal work, wooden serving boards, ceramic dishware, and a serving cart fashioned from a vintage suitcase. OZ Architecture worked with local makers, orchestrating the details that define the experience, from the selection of glassware and serving pieces, to the style and selection of uniforms, to the music, crafting an experience that engages all the senses. Behind a hidden door disguised as a bookcase in the Snooker, a private, 6-person chef’s table – named The Rabbit Hole — provides an immersive experience where guests enjoy a 24-course culinary journey. Available only to those who know about its existence through word-of-mouth, The Rabbit Hole is a secret gem where guests experience a sense of discovery as they venture through the bookcase.