Cocktail with cucumber, blackberry and mint on marble bar with 5 bar seats

About Henley

A Midtown Nashville Restaurant

Rooted in the traditions of regional cooking, Henley celebrates quality products made by American hands, we are a restaurant with a southern soul and French technique. Whether it is our dynamic small plates menu, the cocktail cart providing tableside manhattans, or our delicious Sunday brunch with live music; there is always something at Henley worth experiencing. Henley is a neighborhood communal space that is as accessible for locals as it is for people taking their first bite out of Nashville.

Our People

Executive Chef Kristin Beringson

Kristin Beringson / Executive Chef

Executive Chef Kristin Beringson began her culinary journey in 2009 when she made the bold decision to leave behind her career in retail management and hasn’t looked back. After graduating from The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, Chef Beringson transformed the East Nashville speakeasy-style restaurant, Holland House, into an acclaimed dining destination. She went on to sharpen her knives and skillset at Germantown’s upscale bistro, SILO, the Japanese fusion-style concept, The Green Pheasant, and Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill. Chef Beringson has also flexed her culinary skills on Food Network’s “Chopped” and brought home the winning title of Chopped Champion.

At Henley’s helm, Chef Beringson weaves her appreciation for classic French technique and her fondness for fresh Mediterranean flavors into the Southern soul of our modern American brasserie. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can catch her and hanging with her two sons, Oliver and Harvey, and husband, Ryan, or tending to her garden.

Benjamin Rouse / Head Bartender

Henley's Head Bartender is no stranger to Nashville. Born and raised in Tennessee's capital, Benjamin Rouse took a wild and fascinating path to where he is today. As an integral part of our opening team he is intricately familiar with Henley's offerings and Nashville's desires. Only difference is now, he's steering the conversation. Come and shake his hand!