As a foodie, one of my favorite things to do is try new restaurants whenever I can.  And right now I'm all about the full experience, not just food - and the Opry City Stage definitely offers a taste of the south from the moment you step into the venue.  I recently stopped by with my sister to check out this hidden gem.
Located in the midst of Times Square, the Opry City Stage is the first venue of its kind outside of Nashville, offering live country music performances and serving up the most delicious Southern dishes!
Opry City Stage offers 4 levels of entertainment, starting with the gift shop on the main entrance.  The restaurant and stage are located on the top levels!

Of course I had checked out the menu before stopping by and was excited to pick out some items to sample, starting with a cocktail of course, I definitely recommend the Hibiscus Margarita.
I always love picking out appetizers, and yes, I am partial to carbs.  I knew I had to start with the Biscuit Basket with Cinnamon Honey Butter and they were just as amazing as I thought they would be.
The Buffalo Cauliflower had a little kick and was so good as well.
For dinner my sister and I tried the Shrimp and Grits and the Chicken & Waffles!  As a lover of anything spicy, the hot chicken was perfection and paired perfectly with the waffles.  I don't eat grits often, but they were good too (as a staple Southern dish, we had to try it.) We ate the chicken too quickly to get a photo!
No meal is complete without dessert and we tried the Chocolate Rocky Road Pudding.  It was light and rich at the same time, the perfect blend!
The service was great and everyone was really nice, which added to the dining experience.

The night I went, the band on stage was The Nashville Attitude.  They are a staple at the venue and they were amazing.  The band even made visits to the audience in between sets and they were really nice.
The venue truly celebrates the magic of the Grand Ole Opry.  It features one of a kind decor and memorabilia throughout the venue and even live streams performances from Nashville in between live musical performances.  Nashville has been on my list of places to go, but even more so after visiting the Opry City Stage.

This is such a fun spot to go to with a group of friends, especially for happy hour!  The food was amazing and so was the entertainment.  Whether you're a visitor or New Yorker, I highly recommend giving Opry City Stage a visit!

Thank you to the Opry City Stage for the complimentary dining experience.  All opinions shared here are my own.