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Joe Muer Seafood Nashville Appoints New General Manager  

Joe Muer Seafood Nashville Appoints New General Manager  

Michael Torino brings more than 14 years of general manager experience to the fine dining restaurant

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Joe Muer Seafood Nashville, an upscale seafood restaurant in the North Gulch neighborhood, has named Michael Torino as its new general manager. In this role, Torino is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and development, enhancing guest satisfaction, cultivating intentional programming and establishing Joe Muer Seafood as a premier destination in Nashville. 

“Mike’s dynamic spirit, leadership skills and passion for Nashville’s hospitality scene will significantly influence Joe Muer’s success and growth,” said Rosalie Vicari, chief operating officer and co-owner of Joe Vicari Restaurant Group. “With Mike at the helm of our incredible Nashville team, we are excited to continue creating an exceptional dining experience for locals and visitors alike.”  

Prior to joining Joe Muer Seafood Nashville, Torino served as director of operations for E3 Chophouse. He has also held general manager roles at The Palm, Sole Mio and Hopdoddy. Torino was born and raised in Long Island, New York, but has spent the last 24 years in Nashville. 

With more than 14 years of general management experience, Torino has already made an impact at Joe Muer Seafood with the launch of “Golden Hour,” a menu featuring specials like saffron creamed mussels, rock shrimp tacos, beef tips & mushrooms, fried chicken sliders, Tennessee country biscuits and Rhode Island fried calamari. The happy hour menu also offers half-off beer, wine and signature cocktails and is available in the bar area from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Founder and chief operating officer Joe Vicari added, “Golden Hour is the perfect opportunity to connect with colleagues, friends and loved ones in a refined, vibrant atmosphere. While this menu is different than dinner service – a bit more laid back and conversational – it still invites guests to savor timeless dishes stepped in tradition for an unforgettable experience. 

Joe Muer Seafood is owned by Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, which is based in Detroit. The acclaimed metro Detroit staple opened its doors in Nashville in August 2023 and is the group’s first restaurant outside of Michigan. Open for dinner service from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the restaurant in Capitol View highlights fresh, sustainably sourced seafood, premium aged meats and an award-winning wine list. 

For more information, visit, follow on Instagram @joemuerseafoodnashville or call (615) 433-6837.  

About Joe Muer Seafood Nashville 

Joe Muer Seafood is an iconic name in the Detroit area, established in 1929, and known for serving sustainable and exceptionally fresh seafood, as well as a sterling reputation for elite culinary skill and exquisite service. The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, a family-owned and operated company of well-known restaurants and venues in Michigan, took over the brand in 2012 and has launched two incredibly successful Joe Muer locations in Detroit. Founder and CEO Joe Vicari visited Nashville for the Country Music Awards and fell in love with the vibrancy of the city. He then began his quest to find the perfect location in Nashville to open his next Joe Muer. In 2021, he was introduced to Capitol View, and so began Joe Muer Seafood Nashville. Joe Muer Seafood’s Nashville location is open for dinner service 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Offering live piano music nightly, the bar opens daily at 4 p.m. with Golden Hour specials available on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit and follow on Instagram @joemuerseafoodnashville. To make reservations, call (615) 433-6837 or reserve on OpenTable

About Joe Vicari Restaurant Group  

The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group is family-owned and operated. Headquartered in Warren, Mich., they are home to Metro Detroit’s most award-winning restaurants and known as one of the largest independent restaurant groups in Michigan. They have brands from five-star dining to family-friendly restaurants and employ more than 1,200 people. For more than almost 40 years, Detroit restaurateur Joe Vicari has opened restaurants based on three basic principles: fresh authentic cuisine, impeccable service and a warm, inviting atmosphere, which are the values carried in their eight restaurant brands. The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group owns and operates five Metro Detroit Andiamo locations, an Andiamo within Detroit Metro Airport, the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom (an 800-seat concert/event venue located within Andiamo Warren), two Joe Muer Seafood locations, The Country Inn with three locations in Michigan, 29/41 Mediterranean Street Food with five locations, Birmingham Pub, The Bronze Door, and The Statler Bistro, and the Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas. In addition, the group also runs an Andiamo Food Truck and one of the largest catering and event management companies in Michigan, bringing great food and hospitality to thousands of people at meetings, charity affairs and major sports events like the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.