Cabana
Cabana

Cabana

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cabananashville.com/
  • Phone: 6155772262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Brian Uhl
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Special event inquiries may be additionally submitted to falon@cabananashville.com.com. Please be sure to include projected party size, day/date of proposed event, and any other relevant information in addition to a day-time phone number and email.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Cabana offers valet parking in addition to 2 paved lots adjacent to the building available for self-parking.
A word from Cabana
'Cabana' is Nashville's introduction to 'New Southern Comfort Cuisine'. The elegantly casual fare is offered in an atmosphere suited with a varying seating styles from booths and couches to private or semi-private cabanas adorned with plush fabrics and separately controlled audio/video. Additionally, Cabana provides patio seating as well as a covered open-air setting, enclosed on both sides by large garage-style doors. Cabana is a casual but trendy spot in Hillsboro Village, nestled between Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities and Music Row, where one will enjoy reasonably priced yet chic foods in an atmosphere of comfort and class. YOU MUST CALL US TO BOOK AN ACTUAL CABANA 615-577-2262
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Cabana reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (74)special occasion (48)great for outdoor dining (43)hot spot (43)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (38)romantic (33)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (24)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (8)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Awesome atmosphere!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very unique resturant!! Food wAs great and drinks were great as well.. I even receive a cute drink for my birthday!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO LOUD COULD NOT EVEN HAVE A DATE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I picked Cabana to eat with my girlfriend because we both have extreme schedules and have very little quiet time together. I called in the early AM to make sure we would have a cabana ready and all was well.. We showed up early for our 8:30 reservation and we were seated promptly. Upon sitting at our table we could hardly talk to one another due to the screaming yelling and random other acts at the tables beside us. I am all for having a good time but clearly we had two tables of extremely intoxicated people who continued to be served and continued to get louder. Our waitress offered free desert but we declined because it was so noisy we just needed to leave. We both had the specials to eat she having the steak and I had the blackened mahi
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable evening
    DJJazzyJaye
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went on a Sunday @8 to celebrate my wife's birthday. She picked because she'd never dined here before, i actually have entertained here before for clients (i dj events) The crowd was light inside because it was a nice fall evening most ppl were outside. The service was great and so was the food each time I've visited I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neuvo Southern Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cabana had a fantastic, energetic environment. The food and drinks were outstanding. The only issue I had is that I was really looking forward to the Kobe Beef Shanks but they were out by 8:00PM! Everything else was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cabana is hot!
    JaredBVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a great meal and superb service. The Sweet Tea Chicken, the Slab of Ribs (good for Fred Flintstone himself) and the fried green tomato tower were fantastic. Kale salad is special too. Don't miss the Sangria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    CinciRunner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food at Cabana was excellent! I greatly enjoyed the sweet tea chicken and it's side dishes. If we lived closer (250 mi. drive), I'd be at Cabana very frequently. Will definitely eat there again when in town. Loved the outdoor experience and the beautiful setting. Prices and portions were very reasonable, as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Booked Cabana- Bachelorette Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was outstanding, our waitress was very friendly and helpful! We had a private cabana that offered a AV jack to play our own music, which was hard to hear at times but it was a busy night, so it was understandable. We got four bottles of campaign and lots of small plates and our bill was not insanely expensive (we did have to meet a $250 minimum to secure the cabana). I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a fun night out or for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went for a bachelorette party and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vanderbilt parents weekend
    kimber
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    great dinner. reserved a table for 4. When we arrived requested a Cabana and were given one. No minimum. Fun and different. My daughter played music with her phone on the cabana speaker. Waitress was great. Food Great. Try the shrimp and grits. MMmmmm. Flight of martinis okay. All a bit too sweet. Great open air room in back as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, knowledgeable waiter
    DoctorBitmap
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    To celebrate my birthday this year, I wanted to go to a restaurant that was new to me. The Cabana fit the bill. I used OpenTable to set my reservation - reservations definitely required on weekends, even for early dining times! My wife has several dietary restrictions (no eggs, no cheese), but the online menu indicated that she would have a decent selection. I do most of our home cooking and prefer to order entrees that I do not or cannot make at home. I had the bacon-wrapped scallops. My wife had peach BBQ pork shanks. Both dishes were well balanced and delicious. The side items fit each order perfectly. Prices are very reasonable. Tim was attentive to our needs. I expect that we will be back sooner rather than later.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Several friends and I went for the ladies night on Wednesday. Their happy hour prices are amazing. We had a great time! The $5 small plates were perfect too. Can't wait to go there again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Active Adults Enjoy
    EmptynestersVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The staff makes the difference ! The place is in college town. We are way past college. We felt very much at home. Food was right on ! We were told promptly by the server of the specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant and relaxing.
    FoodlovrVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Outside seating was very nice in this West Nashville spot, on the edge of the Vanderbilt and Belmont campuses. My son likes it because it is on his Commodore Card for meal plan. My wife and I enjoyed the different twists on salmon. Nice Hillsboro neighborhood to walk through after dinner. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of Potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place has a great location, valet parking, and a varietal menu, but it's just not quite there. Looking at the menu there was a lot to choose from but the food wasn't great. I got the scallops and it was a $20 dish and besides the 4 scallops it was on a bed of corn, and beans and basically canned goods I could make at home for $4. The hanger steak was flavorless and dull. I liked the atmosphere but the food was not great, nor the service. Our server was rushed and short with us. For the amount I'm paying I expect a little more quality in the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressed
    thisclose
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went here for a bachelorette party, and was very impressed. Drink selection was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meh
    Fluffywhiteangel1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Nothing impressive. I ordered the fried green tomatoes, pork pot stickers, and sweet potato biscuits. Biscuits were cold, and there was so much sauce and cream cheese in and on the tomatoes that I couldn't taste the tomatoes. The pot stickers were ok. Service was very good. Very young crowd which didnt bother this 50 something. Expected better. Maybe my tastes are just more mature than what Cabana has to offer. This was a one-and-done visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place For Dinner!
    Diva
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Picked this place out of the booklet that I picked up in town.Great food loved the atmosphere!Had a great time love it would recommend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish dining
    Kate
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I'm glad we had a reservation, otherwise we'd have had to wait a little for a table. The service was fast and friendly, and the good was so tasty! Would definitely recommend Cabana in the future!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    NeenBean
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While Cabana is still pretty good, it is definitely not what it used to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food!
    Livinghalf2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Four of us had four appetizer/salads and shared most, all were tasty. The entrees were as promised and delicious. A free piece of cake for the birthday girl was a nice touch. The bargain wine list at "half price", really just 50% marked up is probably the best buy in a restaurant if you can find something you like. The atmosphere is fun and youthful. It was our second time there and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Food
    Ninjarabbit
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Experienced very good food and service. Loved the ambience and outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three words...Sweet Potato Biscuits
    newnashvillegirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything at Cabana is delicious, but I go there for their sweet potato biscuits!! I have never had anything like them...warm sweet potato biscuits with warm peach preserves paired with their kale and spinach salad makes for the PERFECT combo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great environment slow service
    Happyblackjesus
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The cabanas were nice and the food was pretty good the only draw back was the slow service took over an hour to receive food after we ordered
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud
    stillvibrantat40
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My date and I had tickets to a film at Belcourt. Decided on a bite before at Cabana's. We were sat on the patio. TOO LOUD FOR dinner of two. Toooo many Bachelorette Parties. Tooooooo many 20-somethings. Food was ok - a bit too salty. Service subpar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Faygo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This place was laid back, clean, friendly, kind, and pleasant!!! I would book reservations again...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to eat!
    Andrea
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cabana was a great place to have dinner at! We went as a group for a bachelorette party and the environment was perfect ! Our waitress was amazing with a great personality. She gave us great recommendations for the menu and drinks! The specialty moonshine drinks were great too !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Katie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place has it all! We went for our bachelorette's weekend and the service was fantastic and the vibe is so fun! You get your own table where you can plug your phone in and play your own music and watch your own tv. Get the sangria! It is the best I have had since being in Spain. Everything was so good and they really want to make your night fun and memorable! A must go to!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I was a little disappointing in the food. I had the Fried Chicken entree and substituted green beans for the sweet peas. The chicken was very chewy - although the crust was cripsy. The green beans tasted and looked like they came out of a can - I was expecting fresh green beans, especially since everyone is going for a more heathly vibe now. The mashed postatoes seem to be instant, they were very smooth, almost like a soup. My fiancee ordered the burger medium and it came out extremely well done. The fries tasted good though. Martini flight was delicious! The table next to us ordered the pizza and it looked delicious, wish we would have ordered that!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Hollyp
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great looking place, super unique setting. Drinks weren't anything special. Service lacked. Food was very good but the "cabana" experiences presented on their website was not what they made it out to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • madea
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was great, our server was great. A great place to hang out with friends and talk.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's ok
    DrGardener
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Good for large groups as there are some big booths inside. The porch has a nice atmosphere. Service and food were only OK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant was just fair. The food was just fair.... the table in the back was very cafeteria like. The booths with the curtains were all occupied by young girls having bachelorette parties. Very young and silly. It was very cold and un-enjoyable. Could not wait to leave. There was just nothing special about this restaurant. No atmosphere, no great service, nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We dined with a group of 20, and the event went flawlessly. I will definitely return - I can't say enough praises.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food!
    Quinnster
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The penne pasta with salmon, tuna, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes AND Parmesan was truly the best food I have ever enjoyed at a restaurant! It was hard narrowing down what to order because all of their food is delicious! Very varied menu with small and large plates! Highest recommendation! Go to Cabana!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 663 reviews are from the Cabana reviews archive.
  • bad service
    badserver
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I hate when gratuity is already added to the check. Our waiter didn't give us his name he took to long with drinks and food he didn't deserve a tip....
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped for
    Loulou
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Fish sandwich that was dry and barely warm, cold fries on the side. Poor wine list and service was slow and unreliable. They did meet the request to sit outside.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizer
    BarbSand
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Enjoyed the entrée tremendously but the appetizer left a little to be desired. We had the tomato, mozzarella & basil salad & the tomatoes were not very good at all. The drinks, entrée & dessert were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    2foodsnobs
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The Cabanas are the only place to sit and be comfortable. But make sure you have at least 6 people attending. Otherwise the chairs at the tables are worse than cheap plastic patio chairs and very uncomfortable. The atmosphere was so loud you couldn't have a conversation with the person sitting across from you! I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bachelorette Dinner
    Tricia
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Cabana was an awesome find for a group of 8 for a Bachelorette party. We were seated right away and our waitress was very attentive. The food was great and the drinks were even better! Highly recommend the martini flight or sangria pitchers. Great place overall!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique place, unique (good) food!
    SheilaJ
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    First time there. It was great. Loved the hip, unique atmosphere but with awesome pizza and some good country cooking dishes too. Great for our group. Loved the cabana style group seating. Music was nice. Even had a TV for the kids to watch. The adults could talk. Great service too. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.