332 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064
Set in a ca. 1876 Victorian building in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., the Gray Drug Co. was a landmark pharmacy here for nearly a century. In 2013, after careful restoration, the three-story GRAY’S on Main was unveiled, honoring Tennessee’s cultural heritage through fresh spirits, flavors and sounds.
Eclectic and traditional, GRAY’S menu reflects the best of the South in food, with a focus on locally and regionally sourced ingredients. The second floor bar and music hall features handcrafted epicurean cocktails that celebrate the brandy culture of the late 19th century, along with live performances from the best Music City has to offer. The third story holds a casual yet elegant space for SOCIETY supper club members—along with the only public third-floor view of downtown Franklin’s Main Street.
Housed in one of the most historic buildings in downtown Franklin, GRAY’S on Main places a modern flourish on Southern culinary traditions. The kitchen is dedicated to creating clean and complex profiles that represent the roots of our culture—with a bit of global influence sprinkled in.
In the South, social hour revolves around our food and our drink. The GRAY’S menu concept encourages guests to carry on this tradition by passing the plate—or the pitcher—through our shared dishes and spirits. Of course, our chef and cocktail tastemakers have prepared several entrée and drink options for those who want to satisfy their own particular palates.
Because the GRAY’S menu is ingredient-driven, offerings change seasonally. The culinary team purposefully picks a majority of locally grown ingredients, so that their knowledge can help each dish’s unique flavor thrive.
The GRAY’S bar program applauds vintage epicurean spirits and a cocktail menu that closely coincides with the kitchen’s seasonal pairings. Our bar program director, Brandon Thomson, has created a handcrafted menu unlike anything in the country, reflecting not only the restaurant’s original roots, but also the drink culture of the late 19th century. Influenced by “The Golden Age of the American Cocktail,” the bar program follows the marks of that period: one full of creation, experimentation and vigor, with a focus on brandy-inspired libations.