New Steakhouse Coming to Fountains


Steakhouse Five, a new high-end steakhouse concept, has leased 3,552-square-feet of space and will open at Fountains at Gateway in early summer.

Created by Mitchell Murphree, Executive Chef and owner of Five Senses restaurant in Murfreesboro, Steakhouse Five will feature premium quality meats and local produce as well as fresh seafood.

“We celebrated 15 years at Five Senses in November,” said Murphree. “With that, I’ve been planning an upscale steakhouse for some time and building a great team that would enable us to operate two restaurants. My grandparents raised livestock, my family ran a country ham business, and I was a member of the UT Knoxville meat judging team. You could say an appreciation for meat has been with me since I was born.”

“At Five Senses, we have always called it ‘fun dining’,” added Murphree. “It has been a destination for people who love something different and seasonal. Steakhouse Five will deliver that same commitment to the highest quality food and hospitality.”

Steakhouse Five will be located on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza, the four-story office building at Fountains at Gateway. The restaurant will seat up to 100 guests inside as well as 20 on the adjoining patio overlooking the main pocket park. Designed in a modern Southern theme with elegant historical accents, Steakhouse Five will feature a sophisticated main dining area, private dining room and a conservatory-style bar with a full-width glass door that opens to the patio.

“We are truly excited about our space at Fountains,” said Murphree. “We kept hearing that it is one of the few places you can go in town and feel like you’re in a ‘new Murfreesboro’. It has a hip, big city feel – a mix of entertainment, greenspace, high end shops and a salon; and a variety of eateries, from burgers and beer to ice cream sodas. It’s just a cool area to hang out.”

“Ever since planning began for Fountains at Gateway, we envisioned authentic chef-run restaurants as part of the fabric of the Fountains experience,” said Graby. “And a high-end steakhouse is what we felt Murfreesboro needed next.

“Mitchell’s Five Senses restaurant had been recommended to us numerous times, so we were elated when he decided to bring a steakhouse concept to Fountains. It’s a perfect fit.”

About Five Senses and Steakhouse Five
Chef Mitchell Murphree started Five Senses restaurant in 2004 with his sister, Mollie Murphree, creating a unique dining destination with a fresh, healthy, and local approach. Located in the Georgetown Park community of Murfreesboro, Five Senses specializes in fresh seafood, local meats, produce, and  seasonal menus. The restaurant also offers full catering services, from small dinners and office lunches to large parties, fundraising events, and wedding receptions. Five Senses is the exclusive caterer in the VIP area of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the exclusive caterer to the musicians, artists and staff
at the Pilgrimage Music Festival.

Chef Murphree graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, after earning a degree in Food Science and Technology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He spent time cooking at the Tomato Head in Knoxville; The PGA National Resort in Palm Beach, Florida; and the famed Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, under Chef Frank Stitt. Chef Murphree’s cooking style is that of southern US regional using classic techniques.

In 2018, Chef Murphree developed the concept for Steakhouse Five and selected a location in the Fountains at Gateway corporate office campus and retail district. The high-end steakhouse restaurant is slated to open in mid-2019. More information can be found at