1808 Grille
1808 Grille

1808 Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1808grille.com/
  • Phone: 6153400012
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm Mon-Fri; Brunch 10:30-2:00 Sat-Sun; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Sun-Thu, 5:30pm - 10 Fri-Sat
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Charles Phillips
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Host a wonderful celebration at 1808 Grille, which offers you professional yet casual service. Perfect for work functions, family gatherings, or social affairs, we offer a welcoming retreat brimming with natural lighting, warm woods, and rustic stone walls.
    Our two private dining rooms accommodate up to 20 attendees. Business guests will appreciate our full range of audiovisual equipment. Whether you’re here for work or leisure, you’ll love our tasting menus for food and wine. You can team up with Executive Chef Charles Phillips for a delicious tasting to craft the ideal menu for your event. Experience one of Nashville’s premier event locations.
  • Private Party Contact: Whitney Eccher 6157122320
  • Special Events: Wine tastings every Wednesday evening.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: 1808 Grille offers complimentary valet and self-parking for restaurant guests.
A word from 1808 Grille
Discover the 1808 Grille -- ideal for corporate lunches, private dining, romantic dinners or relaxed evenings out. At once elegant, casual, familiar but unique, 1808 Grille is the ideal place to meet, dine and linger. Marvel at a décor of woods and rich shades of green, blue and white. It’s as unique and vibrant as our menu. Savor New American cuisine, which blends traditional dishes with global flavors. Sustainable meat and seafood entrees are enhanced with chutneys, aiolis and vinaigrettes to create a delectable array of flavors and textures … while farm fresh produce from local growers and signature side dishes add the perfect complement. Accompany your meal with a cocktail from the bar or a vintage from our vast wine selection.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
1808 Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)special occasion (32)notable wine list (26)romantic (23)good for groups (18)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)hot spot (5)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Unexpectedly good. Vey reasonable price for quality
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    NashDiesel
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very very good and their were some very interesting side choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Impressed
    NashvilleDiner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything we ordered was fantastic. Service was great and I'd definitely recommend it as a spot to checkout.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food great service
    tparham
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    we had a girls night out at 1808 to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful experience. The birthday girl was immediately greeted with a complimentary glass of bubbly. We all ordered different entrees and all were excellent. I went ahead and made reservations for my upcoming wedding anniversary. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a gamble and we loved it!
    RichardW
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The guide in our hotel had tons of restaurant choices but the hamburger photo and writeup was just what my wife and I were looking for. Turns out the burger was on the lunch menu but our fabulous waiter Gregory said no problem. We truly enjoyed our meals, (my wife had a wonderful roasted chicken dish), the wine suggestions were awesome and we would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG
    42latida
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The new chef and menu have reached the top. WOW The flavors were spot on, every bite superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner at 1808 Grille
    Foodie2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We all (4) enjoyed our dinner at 1808 Grille. I always like to try a new type of fish, and the special when we went was something I'd never heard of before: Cobia. It was excellent, similar to Halibut, and cooked with ginger and green apple. My husband and brother-in-law both had the NY Strip and it was also very good. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ziggy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The general manager, Gary Crump, visited our table and was very gracious and we had a nice talk about the restaurant and wine list. The food was perfectly prepared. And though the head chef was hone with his new baby that night, the kitchen staff did a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    jmcor
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This has to be some of the best food in all of Nashville- and it's in a hotel! Very inventive preparations and perfect execution, though rather pricey ($10 for ONE scallop??)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner at 1808 Grille
    Food4you
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Perfect upscale dinner. Best waitress ever- she knew every cocktail and wine. Professional and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Business Lunch
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Perfect setting for a quiet meal. Food was excellent and well presented
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Dinner
    JayMc
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Outstanding food quality with unique preparation. The best "hotel" food I have ever experienced. We absolutely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Those Places...
    ElJefeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    1808 at the Hutton is one of those places you never remember when you're thinking of someplace to grab breakfast. Glad we did as it's a nice alternative to Le Peep, Wendell's and West End Cafe. The food is very good and relatively cheap, the dining room is clean & modern and the free valet makes it very easy to get in & out. Been here for lunch and dinner a few times and both are very good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Gem
    Nibs
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a delightful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. The staff was so friendly, professional and proficient. The food choices for a vegetarian were surprisingly creative and flavorful. The atmosphere was beautiful and quiet. We will definitely return and will bring friends to enjoy another memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient and well done
    vwmark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Selected 1808 Grille while staying at the Hutton Hotel, after not finding other restaurants available. This was a good choice--we went right downstairs. The ambience was beautiful, table service pleasant. My experience was most charming. Good selections. I found nothing to complain about. I like the décor too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too Little for Too Much
    NASHVILLENATIVEFOODIE
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had been to 1808 before and this was a totally different experience. Their goal this time seemed to be giving you as little food as possible for the most money. The seafood special of the day was good but small and the chicken dish was horrible--an overcooked leg and thigh with three small carrots for $23. Sides were served family style with three small dishes for five adult diners. Service was average but two servers were arguing over their table assignments. The assistant server saved the night by providing friendly, attentive service. The "new" look with hardwood floors was less inviting than the old and much more noisey. Save your money or go to one of the other wonderful restaurants on West End Avenue.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find for locals
    localfoodfan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    You don't usually think of hotels as a go to place for locals, but it is fast becoming that for me and my husband. The service is always friendly and accommodating and the food as fresh and up to date as any of the newer hotter spots that you can't get into. The tables are not close together so it makes for a pleasant evening where you don't have to raise your voice to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average at best
    NateVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We're regular customers and just dined this past Saturday since the menu got updated. We were looking forward to tasting new head chef Jake Strang's touch on some things. Guess we'll have to keep waiting..? We tried the new items (apps, entrees, desserts) and all were truly unworthy of 1808, and if Jake given his past work here. Don't know what happened, but everything was under seasoned, luke warm, and basically uninspired & unpleasant. One of our apps was even fishy smelling. This is uncharacteristic & I hope the ship gets righted soon. We've been coming here since the place opened in '09 & hope to continue, but only if they up their game on the food. The service, wine, and atmosphere were stellar as usual, so no complaints there.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    JudgeBVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food at 1808 Grille never disappoints. The service is always excellent. It is just superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    42latida
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent setting for all dining experiences. Food and service is far and above other fine dining restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1808 was Great
    WeWentOutLastNight
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The scallops were great, the pork cheeks were very tender and tasty as were the short ribs. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a business lunch
    SRE1881VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I selected this restaurant because it is comfortable and quiet enough for a conversation/business discussion. The service was attentive, especially for my guest who needed gluten free options. The waiter was pleasant and was happy to help my guest. I had the short-rib sandwich which was very good, and the parsley fries were addictive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    megyliz
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went to 1808 Grille for our anniversary and had a great time! The food was fabulous - especially the scallops and we enjoyed the whimsical desserts! The PBJ "sandwich" was more indulgent than you can imagine! The service was wonderful as well and everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable! We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good as usual
    NateVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Just dined last Saturday evening & had an enjoyable experience as we usually do. Very much looking forward to the time when new chef Jake Strang begins rolling out his dishes, style, and so forth since the current menu - while very good - could be so much better, and will be! Regardless, exceptional place that consistently provides a highly enjoyable experience for us. We'll be back again, and again, and again, and....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    NvllepH
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    1808 exceeds expectations. We typically do not frequent hotel restaurants, however 1808 is worth making an exception. The food is fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented. The complimentary olive starter and complimentary sides (three) are unexpected bonuses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely!
    earl1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    From the moment we walked in we were treated like stars! The food was fantastic, in particular the shrimp appetizer and the tender, flavorful braised short rib. We were too full to try dessert. Our wine was also quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creative
    RandallBVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great place! Great food outstanding service. Food presentation was fantastic, never had fish prepared so well and so creative. Our server Gregory was outstanding he was very knowledgable and made the dinner memorable! Don't miss this place! Complimentary parking as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Loved Everything About 1808!
    JBNashvilleTN
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had Father's Day brunch at 1808 Grille. Everything was exceptional. The food, the price, the service, the valet parking, the atmosphere. It has moved to the top of our list of favorites. We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch/breakfast
    PickyEater
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Had 11:30 am reservations on Father's Day. Located in new Hutton Hotel on West End - separated from lobby by open bar. Modern decor, roomy. Pleasant wait staff. Tasty well prepared huge 3 egg omelet with generous sausages and creamy cheese grits. "1808 Skillet" was baked chunks of seasoned potatoes, a few slices of sausage, red peppers and topped with scrambled egg and white cheddar cheese (same cheese in grits). Generous portions and tasty, but pastry basket was very average (no comparison to pastries from Meridee`s in Franklin) and smoked salmon was generous size portion but otherwise unremarkable. Overall experience was pleasant and filling.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife and I visited 1808 Grille for our wedding anniversary. We had remarkable service, great food, and elegant atmosphere with-out being snobby. The best dinning experience we have every had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service in Nashville
    Goddess55
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I love the service at this restaurant. One of my pet peeves at restaurants is when servers start to clear the dishes before everyone is done eating--almost all restaurants to this. I find it rude. 1808 Grill does not do this, so makes me happy. Service is attentive and professional. It's quiet enough to hear conversation with dining companions. The shrimp cocktail was outstanding as was the beet salad. My husband's steak was not great. It was a cut he doesn't usually order because no filet on the menu. He didn't like the sauce either. He should have said something at the time. I'd go back, but I don't think he will. I have heard brunch is good though.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some good, mostly bad
    NashvilleDiner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Gnocchi & shrimp appetizers were good. However, the entrees were really disappointing! My husband ordered the crispy trout & I ordered the short ribs. I actually gasped when the server sat his trout on the table, the fish appeared as if it were flattened & was literally swimming in a miso sauce. Trout is not a strong fish and to be drowned like that was a culinary travesty. My short ribs were good but also swimming in a sauce that lacked depth & finesse. On top of the ribs the chef served a potato crochet that was smothered in a runny horseradish sauce that I had to remove from my plate because it completely over powered all others flavors on the plate. To add to this already underwhelming meal was the short pours in both our wine & cognac.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Service was good! Food was delicious! Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night restaurant
    nashvillefoodie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The ambiance at 1808 Grille was really nice. Although it is a hotel restaurant, it really stands out by itself. We went on a Friday night and found it to be not too crowded with a pleasant bustle of people but not overly so. The drinks were fantastic, particularly their signature cocktail, and all the appetizers were fantastic. It's nice they have options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike and I thought the cauliflower steak entree was one of the best vegan entrees I've eaten in a long time. My boyfriend was not a big fan of the slightly chewy/fatty strip steak but overall we had a great dinner. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Needs Help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Sent here for lunch as we thought it would be a nice, healthy place near Vanderbilt where friends were visiting. Love the atmosphere and the noise level is such that you can actually hear your dining companions talk. However, the food was a great disappointment. We all ordered the chopped salad, wanting something light and healthy. The added chicked came fried, which is not at all a healthy choice, so the server should have said how the chicken was prepared. There were hardly any greens to speak of in the salad and way too many fruits. The menu was too limited as well. I felt that for a restaurant that touts itself as healthy, there should have been a lot of light choices as opposed to two options, only one of which was gluten free.
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  • Great Breakfast
    pinkpolly
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    First time to the Restaurant for breakfast. The food was great especially the pancakes and eggs. Also had a great Bellini! Would recommend for a relaxing breakfast. It was especially good to be able to have a booking and walk right in instead of lining up!!! Staff were very attentive and the restaurant had very comfortable seating!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Belviaan
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was great and everyone was so caring. Wine excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1808 Bar & Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Was somewhat of a disappointment after all of the hype on line. The service was mediocre. The menu selections were limited. The quality of the food was good.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 788 reviews are from the 1808 Grille reviews archive.
  • High end hotel restaurant
    gef2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service was excellent. Each component of the dishes were either over seasoned or under seasoned. They didn't seem to come together 'just right'. The sofa seating was plush and the overall atmosphere was enjoyable. There are too many places to get great food within a mile radius, so I won't be going back.
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  • Adaptable chef to food intolerances
    jackson
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This restaurant is worth a visit. It has a comfortable dining area and a good bar scene. The waiter was outstanding and the food well above average. The 4+ star rating is well deserved
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.