Nightbell Dinner Menu

(Download the PDF) menu changes seasonally

ONE. snacks to share

oysters** on the half shell, house hot sauce, grilled lemon, “old bay” saltines, cucumber-ginger mignonette, smoked horseradish cream (gf no saltines, lf no cream, tnf)

geechie boy grit hush puppies, orange wild mountain bees honey butter dipping sauce (tnf)

house assortment of cured meats, lusty monk mustard, house-made accompaniments (varies)

regional cheese plate, honey, sorghum pecan brittle, pickled berries, herb crackers (tnf no pecans, gf sub gf crackers)

brown butter skillet corn bread, chicken butter, apricot and blueberry jams (tnf)

TWO. individual bites

grilled oyster**, beef tallow, kimchi, shiso (tnf, gf)

“deviled egg” corn sabayon, sunburst smoked trout gravlax**, pimenton, egg cup (gf, tnf)

“caesar salad” jicama shell, parmesan crisps, premium spanish anchovy, classic dressing** (gf no croutons, lf no cheese/brioche, tnf)

steak tartare**, dry aged apple brandy beef, feuille de brick cone, smoked horseradish cream (lf no horseradish cream)

THREE. small plates

heirloom tomatoes, focaccia, house-made mozzarella, basil, sour peaches (tnf)

roasted mushroom and whey soup, crispy shallots, thyme, sherry (tnf, gf)

roasted beets, whipped bone marrow, smoked pecans, fennel flowers (tnf no pecans)

gaining ground fingerling potatoes, sour pickles, celery, dill, crème fraîche (v no beef tallow, crème fraîche, gf, tnf)

trout carpaccio**, pickled cippolini onion, wild onion grass, ginger, lemon (gf, tnf)

blistered green beans, goat milk and uni cream, five spice candied peanuts (gf, tnf)

sautéed olivette farm spring greens**, lardons, pickled vidalia onion, poached egg, cornbread crumble (tnf, lf & gf no cornbread, v no egg no lardons no cornbread)

grilled ‘hen of the wood’ mushrooms, sesame oil, fish sauce, orange zest, garlic cream (gf, lf no garlic cream, tnf, v option available)

grilled squid, spicy lamb sausage, smoked eggplant, carrots cooked in hay, fried squash seeds (gf, tnf)

steamed clams from clammer dave, benton’s bacon, smoked cream, tarragon, noble cider (tnf, gf no bread)

seasonal fish, butternut squash, king trumpet mushrooms, fennel, brown butter (gf, tnf)

‘sweet tea’ brined quail, pecan, burnt honey, cipollini onion, marigold (lf, gf)

apple brandy beef and benton’s bacon burger**, appalachian cheese**, house pickles, lusty monk mustard, maitake mayonnaise** on a house-made grit brioche bun with house-made french fries, rocket sauce** ~add fried egg

grilled steak**, daily cut of dry aged apple brandy beef, pecan and roasted red pepper sauce (gf)

house-made french fries, rocket sauce** (tnf, lf, v no rocket sauce)

FOUR. desserts by Carmen Vaquera

bourbon pecan pie, summer squash ice cream, smoked goat milk caramel, sweet crème fraîche

roasted berry tart, watermelon ice cream, basil, oats, watermelon rind jam (gf, tnf)

key lime cheesecake, dulce de leche, coconut-rum snow, pineapple cremeux, torched marshmallows

french broad chocolate mousse cake, dark chocolate glaze, chicory ice cream, rye-cocoa nib crumble (tnf)

* please alert your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions before placing your order. gf: gluten free, lf: lactose free, tnf: tree nut free, v: vegan

** this menu item contains raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs. consuming raw or undercooked food may increase your risk of foodborne illness.