404 Kitchen
404 Kitchen

404 Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.the404nashville.com/
  • Phone: 6152511404x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Matt Bolus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from 404 Kitchen
Chef Matt Bolus, who has previously served in chef positions at Flyte and Watermark in Nashville and FIG in Charleston, will offer a "modern take on classical European cuisine," and the menu will be determined by available produce grown at local farms, including herbs grown on the hotel’s roof. The restaurant itself is located in a storage container, with indoor seating for 45 and outdoor seating up to 16. PLEASE call us if you would like to sit outside or book a party of 6 or more.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
404 Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasion (57)hot spot (53)notable wine list (50)neighborhood gem (49)great for outdoor dining (43)romantic (36)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Southern Living Overated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had high hopes, especially my wife, and was let down when we arrived a bit early and were turned away to a restaurant across the street to have cocktails. I spoke with the chef to let him know what had happened. To me the whole dining experience is not just about the food, which was excellent, but about the service. I make enough decisions and service clients on a daily basis and eating out is my opportunity to have someone service me for a change. So low scores on the service we received however, the food was great...try the rabbit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    So glad to have eaten here while in town for the Food and Wind Fest. Both the rabbit and the clams were wonderful entrees that I'd recommend to anyone. The restaurant is very small--make your reservations early!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Tables too close together. Food creative although you didn't get salad, bread or vegetables with meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salty, salty, salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Both my starter and main dish were over salted, obscuring the flavors of the burrata starter and clam/shrimp entree
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed feelings...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    When it comes to ambience and service, 404 was absolutely wondeful. It is quite loud on the inside so if you are doing a date opt for outside dining. It's nice. The food was at best alright. Way too overpriced for the portion sizes and the quality of food being put forth. Best thing I had was the Okra side, and a signature cocktail of the restaurant. The chicken was okay, but when it got to us, was cold. Overall, I probably won't be back. Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    VaughanFamVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We loved it! Can't wait to go back! Drinks were very good! Totally different then any other place we have been in a long time. Which was a great thing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first visit
    hungryVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    great menu...wonderful food...fantastic service. First time at the kitchen but will be back and suggest to friends they dine there also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Loud Atmoshpere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was great as was the service, however I thought there were too many tables. This made our experience feel too crowded and we could barely hear across a two top table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the wait
    bnadinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took us a while to make a reservation. Well worth wait. Great food. Great service. Great addition to the Nashville dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dianneforgoodfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I ordered the pork pate followed by the pasta dressed with pork and peaches. I ordered a glass of the Sangiovese to accompany the pate. The food at 404 is very, very good. I could easily have made a very nice meal with the starters, not to mention the sides. I will go back, perhaps just to sit at the bar though I wished we were seated outside: primarily because the noise level is very "energetic" and makes conversation difficult. People who cook regularly should enjoy deconstructing the dishes. The chicken confit is a big dish and the cobia rillette with melon, well, let's just say I am glad my friend allowed me to enjoy a taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Fusion
    Fetzer
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is a locavore's paradise. Everything on the menu is fresh and locally grown except, I presume, the seafood, which is excellent. The numerous varieties heirloom tomatoes used in many dishes add a unique taste. The grits and scallops were especially delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    GastroGirl
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was to die for - seriously! A poached egg salad with truffle oil that was out of this world. Black truffle tartare - the best tartare I have ever had in my entire life! I think it was the cinnamon. The cocktails were amazing and I had the sommelier-suggested white wine by the glass which was a gorgeous Chardonnay. My friend had the sommelier-suggested red and it was so delicious as well (and I am not even a red wine girl). I cannot remember a better meal in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice evening, great server
    gulchdiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a great waitress, really knew the menu and the wine well. The food was well prepared and nicely presented and quite good. However I was very disappointed that they did not allow corkage of my own bottle of wine and we had to spend more on a bottle of wine than all the rest of the meal combined. I understand why they do that and they have a great selection of wines but it was unexpected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Knocked it out of the park
    jshjh023VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Really the best meal I have had in Nashville in the last 10 years. Completely over the top. The tartare was the best I have had, EVER. If you can get a reservation, this is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 404 review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    NO HIGH CHAIRS. DEFINITELY NOT KID FRIENDLY. FOOD WAS JUST AVERAGE, BUT VERY EXPENSIVE. $200 FOR A PARTY OF THREE WITH ONE DRINK EACH.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best birthday dinner
    Grammyweezy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Second visit to 404 and was very excited that they hadn't run out of the burrata this time! It was amazing; the crudo, clams and opah were also amazing. Travis is a wonderful host and took good care of us on a special night. I don't know a ton about wine and he chose excellent pairings for us. 404 is my favorite spot in Nashville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend 404
    luvgr8wine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We found 404 to be cramped and crowded; a bit pretentious; and uncomfortable with the staff standing over the dinners. Our chair was touching the chair of the person at the table behind us. Valet parking was bad with a long wait in the sun for our car. Generally would not recommend 404 to a friend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jlh88
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very loud, VERY cramped seating, just okay food. Desserts were nicely done.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Claustrophic dining at its best
    TravelbearVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have dined all over the world. In some places, I will enjoy a great view with mediocre food (dining atop of the Acropolis). In Nashville, although the food was average, the atmostphere was really lousy. Small, claustrophic gray room, with tiny tables only inches feature a menu with inconsistent items and no theme. Pork pate, buttered okra, and cookies for dessert do not make "foodie" dining. Why are the seats so uncomfortable that the owner can't spring for a few pillows. Fewer tables? There are far better restaurants than 404 in Nashville. The people dining next to us ordered a fish dish and pork dish that looked exactly the same. Some white stew concoction in a white bowl with no garnish or vegetables. Try dining outside.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    JRSDRSVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had an amazing dinner at 404. It was one of those nights that everything was absolutely perfect. The menu is simple and fresh. Service was impeccable. We had a reservation but chose the bar so we could sit next to each other. The sommelier recommended a wine that we will crave and seek out. On top of first class service and food it was friendly. We absolutely enjoyed talking to various employees and felt welcome to the point it feels like a neighborhood restaurant but yet gets national accolades. We can't wait to go back! Thank you for a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swordfish with Succotash
    FoodandWine26
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have been twice now, and ordered this entree both times. Its that good. From the cheese board to the peach cobbler, this restaurant is a delight bite for bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CarolandKenEvans
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We are real foodies, we choose 404 as it was listed #3 on Southern Livings Best of the South. The Cobia starter was great but Swordfish was to fishy to eat and Pork Raggot was like soup with many tomatoes and noodles and a little stringy pork. Neither lived up to 404's reputation. There were flies it was hot & sun was so bright, I had to wear sunglasses.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kitchen 404--Dining in The Gulch
    Jamarho
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Kitchen 404--chicken liver pate for a starter, rabbit gnudi and Louisiana drum for entrees, and shortbread with blueberries and lemon cream for dessert. Everything exceeded our expectations--from taste to presentation. This is a small restaurant, with tables close to each other, but that just added to the unique atmosphere. The service was outstanding. Our only recommendation is to add more French wines (Rhone and southern France areas). We highly recommend Kitchen 404, and will return there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect.
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Outstanding in every way. Outrageously good food & cocktails. Great staff. Warm ambience. Haven't seen the boutique hotel, but halfway through dinner, my companion and I were fantasizing about living in the hotel and taking all our meals at 404 Kitchen. It's that good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sit inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, well curated bev program, knowledgeable servers.. Only issue was sitting outdoors right by a sewer manhole that was giving us a good whiff of funk that was hard to ignore
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • emptynest
    emptynest
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything spot on again. Apps creative. Chicken sear was perfect. Swordfish cooked perfectly. Most knowledgeful wine staff in Nashville. If you go before 6:30, take your sunglasses. Sure sign of a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine
    honestgal
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    What a lovely restaurant. The food was truly divine tasting. I tried the Rabbit and I would definitely order it again. I also was quite surprised at the eclectic wine list. I tried some amazing wines that I had never heard of before. The service was outstanding, and the servers very knowledgeable and helpful with their recommendations. This restaurant has a long future ahead of it. Very happy I found it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Delicious
    Vibrant
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Fresh ingredients carefully prepared. Excellent service. Pricey wine. Located in a "hip" part of town. Visiting on business from Atlanta and found it a "treat".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    YumNashville
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    this was our second visit to 404 and I look forward to many more meals here. The kitchen really pays attention to the food--textures, flavors, and small surprises like the use of fresh fruits. Nothing is overwhelming or in your face. Because the restaurant is so small, the service is very attentive from everyone on the floor. Truly, a wonderful gem in Nashville.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try it
    theguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food. Top service. Unique choices of wine and whisky. I recommend it. About time Nashville had something like this. Not your standard fare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food!
    Lucille
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing and delicious!! Best meal we have had in a while!!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must!
    AAAM
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have dined at 404 twice, and both meals were excellent. The food is prepared with such precision and care, nothing is overlooked. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For foodies
    eatmywords
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Small foodie place for high end dining in smart-casual atmosphere. Lots of locally sourced ingrediants and small production adult beverages.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    jcampb35
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was some of the best we have had in Nashville. The pimento cheese, Rabbit dish and grilled Okra were the standouts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and it was delicious!
    AndreaHC
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at 404 Kitchen and it was fantastic! We really loved the charcuterie plate, the perfectly poached egg, a study of clams and the peach & pork ragout. The skillet cookie was also great. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a taste treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    my dinner guest and i were pleasantly surprised at the wonderful food. each bite was absolutely yummy. a real taste feast!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So beautiful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It's a tiny, intimate space with absolutely the BEST service and most delicious, creative food. The swordfish with summer succotash was out of this world, the cornbread with sorghum whiskey butter was amazing, and their twist on bananas foster was the best way to end the meal! The tables are close together, so we were able to meet our neighbors - this made it such a sweet, intimate experience. I highly recommend it! (Parking in the Gulch is super frustrating... but it's worth it.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    expectalot
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Excellent food. Variety of dishes. Recommend checking out the whisky list. Great to bring a date to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat of Good Food
    runash202VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our food was very good- again! The Rabbit Liver Pate we had for an appetizer was just delicious. Our waitress was a bit off- while service was ok her attitude could have taken a hike. I would have preferred the nice waitress who was helping the table next to us. The Sommelier was AWESOME. Very very knowledgeable and found a wine for our rabbit and fish dish- which was not an easy task. And it was affordable without us requesting it be. This place is yummy and small which is nice change of pace from some of the larger restaurants coming into town.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dinner
    letseat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Was recommended by a friend to try this 'talked about' restaurant. Glad I did. The food was top notch. Not your typical fancy restaurant choices. I actually tried some dishes that I had never heard of. I had the buratta appetizer which is now a favorite. I tried the Swordfish as a main plate and the skillet cornbread and baby carrots as sides. Delicious. My date, a whisky guy, also told me that they had one of the best selections of whisky that he had seen. I loved the wine list, myself. Overall, this experience has raised the bar for all future restaurants visits. Be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.