Steakhouse Five, Murfreesboro’s newest fine dining experience, now taking reservations

Chef Mitchell Murphree will open Steakhouse Five, which he calls "a classic steakhouse."

(Photo: Nancy DeGennaro/DNJ)

Steak fans, mark your calendars for July 18.

Chef Mitchell Murphree will open the doors to his newest endeavor, Steakhouse Five, located in Fountains at Gateway at 1500 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

"Steakhouse Five is going to be a traditional steakhouse. We’ll have shrimp cocktail, Caesar salads and the best steaks we can get," said Murphree, who is procuring his steaks from renowned Buckhead Beef butcher company in Atlanta.

In addition to the high-end steaks, Steakhouse Five will offer veal chops, pork chops and fish. And regardless of what you order, Murphree said staff will be able to educate diners about the cuts of meat.

Served in elegance

Along with offering a traditional steakhouse menu, Murphree wanted the restaurant to be a truly upscale and elegant dining experience.

The decor of the restaurant, orchestrated by local interior designer Chuck Loyd, is classic with modern touches.

Visitors are greeted with a spacious foyer, and there will be seats lined along the window where people can wait to be seated. C-shaped tables can be pulled up for patrons to sip on drinks while waiting for a table.

There’s also bar seating, including two booths.

The bar overlooks a courtyard, which has ledge seating for guests to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and other libations. There’s also a rolling glass door that can open during warmer weather. Mixologists will make freshly prepared cocktails on a specially constructed island.

Chef Mitchell Murphree stands in the bar of Steakhouse Five, which he calls "a classic steakhouse." Plans are to open July 17.

"This will be kind of like our chef’s prep table. Just something kind of unique instead of just throwing the drinks up here (on the bar counter) and making them, like a show piece. It’s all fresh," Murphree said.

The main dining room is split into three sections, including one space that can be closed off for private events. There’s also an intimate loft space that can be rented out.

Dining room furnishings are custom made, from richly stained butcher block tables to banquette seating.

Shades of gray and deep blues are accented with pops of color, like orange chairs that nod to midcentury modern design.

One of the most unusual decorative items in the restaurant are the pendant Light Art light fixtures. High ceilings and the open concept of the restaurant presents a sound issue. So Murphree went to great lengths to lessen the noise, including using the Light Art pieces.

Steakhouse Five has Light Art pendant lights that also absorb sound. The custom lights are made from recycled materials.

"They are glass bottles recycled, melted down and re-formed. … It’s for sound absorption and it looks cool," Murphree said. "As soon as those things went in, I could tell a difference."

Hours will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Saturday brunch. For more details or reservations, call 615-396-3225 or email steakhousefive@gmail.com.‚Äč

To learn more and follow updates on the restaurant, visit facebook.com/SteakhouseFive/ or steakhousefive.com/.

Reach Nancy DeGennaro at degennaro@dnj.com and on Twitter @NanDeGennaro.

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