When the historic Melrose Theatre went up for sale a few years back, Q-Taylor saw an opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream. He called on his friends Sam Reed and Ed Reed to propose a plan. After a night full of whiskey, Sinema was born.

 Sinema opened on June 23rd, 2014 in Berry Hill on 8th Ave. From the moment you walk in you can tell this restaurant is something special. It’s relaxed, modern-deco vibe resembles something out of the modern day Great Gatsby. Restaurant goers can enjoy a fine dining experience downstairs, or enjoy a cocktail and conversation upstairs in the lounge area. Sinema also offers two private dining rooms that can hold up to 24-people. These rooms are great for business meetings, cocktail parties, or private dining parties.

“It’s always nice to see how people feel when they’re leaving the restaurant. I take personal pride in making sure people have a great dining experience.”-Q Taylor


Sinema offers a cool, eclectic bistro style cuisine that is approachable and fun. Sinema has a lot of ‘favorites’ but manager Q-Taylor would tell you their best dish is the Cobia. “It’s a great composed dish. A hearty light pan seared fish (with) mixed vegetables and bell peppers.” Check out their full menu here.


Sinema also offers an extensive drink list, complete with unique takes on classic cocktails from the prohibition era and a large wine & beer list.

Happy Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: $6 cocktail, beer, and wine specials


The driving force behind Sinema is the love of music, which is why Nashville is such a perfect fit. Sinema is “a reflection of this city’s growth,” says Q Taylor. If it wasn’t for Nashville’s diversity, this concept would have never come about. The music scene has grown rapidly in the recent years, spreading to all kinds of genres. Sinema’s soundtrack embodies that diversity, being made up of modern takes classical hits, blues, jazz, pop, and big bands.

Future Plans

Like any business, Sinema is looking for room to grow. Business owners Q Taylor, Sam Reed, and Ed Reed have already started the growth process by opening up The Hook, a fast-casual dining experience just up the road. In the future, they would like to expand even more in Nashville and in the South-East region of the country.


Sinema is also very involved in the Nashville community and committed to giving back. Through their relationship with Second Harvest, they are able to give food to those in need. Each year they host an event where local chefs are invited to cook meals for the less fortunate. In addition, Sinema usually donates a portion of their food on Sunday’s to local shelters.

Be sure to check out Sinema and don’t forget to tell them LivingTN said “Hi”!


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