In August 2012, suppertime in Nashville became even tastier with the opening of SILO, a Southern-influenced, neighborhood bistro in historic Germantown at the corner of 5th and Madison.  The savory creation by Clay Greenberg (French Culinary Institute ’02), former Executive Chef of Virago and Lime, SILO serves up sophisticated farm food in a lively, welcoming setting designed by nationally award-winning architect Greg Ibañez, FAIA. The space features a community table, a private dining room, a large bar area, two patios and an open kitchen. Guests will enjoy a creative, chef-driven menu with a focus on the bounty of regional farmers and producers. Local influences are found beyond the menu, as well, including tables and chairs constructed by Enos Hostetler, an Amish craftsman from Ethridge, Tennessee and pendant lighting from artist John Beck near Louisville, Kentucky.

Daily dinner service begins at 5 PM with Sunday Brunch at 10:30. Bar service begins at the happiest of hours, 4 PM.



Kristin Beringson began her culinary journey in 2009 when she left her career in retail management to pursue her dream of creating and inspiring in the field of culinary arts.  While enrolled in culinary school at the Art Institute in Nashville, she contributed to a number of restaurants in Nashville, before finding her way to SILO winning an episode of Food Network’s “Chopped” along the way.

Although Chef Beringson is relatively a newcomer in the Nashville food scene, she offers fresh and inspired flavors, with worldly ideas, which elevates her cuisine to that of a seasoned veteran.  She prides herself on the utilization of local and sustainable ingredients.  Beringson’s cuisine is characterized by classic French technique, elegant plating, a fondness for Mediterranean flavors, and an unwavering commitment to flawless execution. Personally, Beringson enjoys exploring other restaurants in other cities, and  volunteering with charity organizations, like Future Farmers of America, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Hands on Nashville.


See Architect Greg Ibáñez’s work through the lens of photographer Rachel Paul here.