Cork & Cow
Cork & Cow

Cork & Cow

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.corkandcow.com/
  • Phone: 6155386021
  • Hours of Operation:
    5:00 - 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jason McConnell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kari Mauk 6155956070

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fourth Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking garage and free lot in back of restaurant
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Cork & Cow reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (109)romantic (72)fit for foodies (71)neighborhood gem (65)notable wine list (60)hot spot (24)vibrant bar scene (18)good for groups (13)late-night find (4)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Pleasantly surprised
    GettingOut
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We love Kayne Prime, and were reluctant to try C&C because we don't indulge in steak very often. We're glad we did. The ambiance was homier than Kayne - not better, just different. It feels like a neighborhood place which was welcomed after a busy day. Our server was phenomenal - truly outstanding. The best - the bread, the drinks and the steak were truly outstanding. We split a grass-fed bone-in ribeye with truffle butter and it was amazing. The sides, appetizers and dessert were very good but couldn't hold a candle to Kayne. All in all, however, there was enough truly great to seal the deal on a return visit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best filet hands down. We added the aged butter on top of the filet and it added the most delicious flavor. Also tried the mac and cheese and it was the best I have had in a long time. Server was knowledgeable about food. We had a great time and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lizzie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent meal and service! We have already recommended Cork and Cow to friends. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner!
    Flintstones
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Tomahawk Rib-eye was fantastic. We paired it with a bottle of Caymus cab. What a great night. Thank you Grant and Josh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Average and expensive. Not a particularly attractive place and if you are seated along the wall you get to stare at the green monster of wall seating for 90 minutes. Bar with locals in shorts is within a few feet from the dining tables. At $75 pp incl. tip, it's not return eligible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food 5 Stars, Service 1 Star
    nmbrady
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great. Had awful service. Steak was cooked wrong, never asked and gave me attitude about butterflying it. Never checked on us after putting in order and had to flag down to get check and the side of shrimp I ordered that never came out. Good drink prices, GREAT meatball appetizer. So bummed on the service though. For a $100 meal, I expect someone to come by when the food comes out. I could see the server cutting up and being very kind to other tables?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    If you want great food and service with beautiful room this is the place to come. If you live anywhere close to Franklin, why go further.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambience.
    LALady
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Second visit and delighted both times. Excellent food and atmosphere. Not too stuffy but yet still very nice. Modern rustic decor. Will definitely be back for more!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, VERY loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service and good were excellent, but I would not recommend for a date night. The restaurant is very small and extremely loud. The bar was very packed, and it was so loud that my husband and I could not hear each other. I could barely hear our server. However, the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cork & Cow
    Tommy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I would give Cork and Cow a big thumbs up. It was our first time there and every aspect of the experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious per usual!!
    MalPal86
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have never had a bad meal here and I imagine I never will. Amazing staff and great locally sourced, expertly cooked food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Great Service
    FoodLover85
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went for restaurant week but had been wanting to try for a while. The salad was fresh, the steak cooked perfectly, the dessert fantastic. My drink was so tasty. It's a pricey place but its expected of a steak house. Our waiter was great! Everything came out in a timely manner. Will definitely go back for a special occasion. Would go back more often it it weren't for the price and being in Franklin. But they don't seem to have a problem with attracting customers and the food and service are certainly some of the reasons why.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Bill
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great for business dinners and special occasions. The bar is a great gathering locale for locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    imrich
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding food and drinks. One of a kind restaurant in Franklin TN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Options in Nashville Area
    BarBBooty
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    There are definitely better options in the Nashville area. Fish was dry and out of wine choice on menu. Waiter was not rude but came off as coarse. Not a first class dining operation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    EsamideVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had heard mixed reviews on C&C but the food was outstanding. Restaurant is a bit small but great food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite Spot
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Cork & Cow food is excellent and furthermore the service is outstanding. Our personal favorite server is Shane - We always request him and if he is there we always get him. That said on the nights that he is not there the other servers have also been great! Great management - Graham always greets my wife and I when we are there and shows his appreciation of the regular frequence of our visits. I recommend Cork and Cow and definitely recommend the Bone In Filet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Andy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Most enjoyable evening. Food, wine, service and atmosphere were outstanding. We will, definitely, visit again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    winozach
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went the other night for a impromptu date night. My wife had the burger which was outstanding, but I had the pan roasted duck. I attempted to eat it since I was raised not to complain about food. I got half way through it and began to gag because it was under cooked and not enough fat was rendered out. We said something to waiter who was very accommodating, but the manager who came by was very rude and condescending. Because of the manager we will not be returning. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not as good as last time
    audiguy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I took my 2 sons here several weeks back in search of a new steak place since Stoney River seems to have forgotten how to cook. It was great and we decided that though really expensive, it would be our new mainstay for celebrations. Came back last week for the celebratory dinner before college starts and it wasn't very good at all. The filet that I had was just a bad cut of meat that was poorly seasoned. My wife's fish was way too salty. The Mac and Cheese was as great as always. But for over $200 for 4 people without drinks, not great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    pattypatty75
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Overall great experience. Food was delish..I started with chared oysters...lots of flavor, thr they had a litltle hit of cayenne, the parm and Panko made them pop! Also had the grilled snapper with Zaffron risotto. .the rice was a bit undercooked but still yummy, very creamy. . Fish was cooked perfectly. ..we ordered a side of mac & cheese that was to die for..talk about ooey gooy goodness!! Also very creamy and it melted in your mouth...for dessert. ..the creme brulé. ..OMG...this has to be the best creme brulé I have ever had..the sugar was perfectly burnt not bitter..the creme was just sweet and rich! I wanted more! Drinks are a little over priced, our waiter seemed nervous..and was kind of rushing us off the table.!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great snapper,
    cheriec1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This place with both beautiful and rustic at the same time. The snapper was incredible and focaccia bread has an interesting twist. My only reason for giving it four stars is because I was a table of one, and while the waiter was attentive and appropriate, he seemed a little disappointed that it was only myself. I still had a check of almost $100 so that shouldn't have disappointed. If you were in the neighborhood, definitely give it a try. Worth the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased
    E4life
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I would recommend Cork and Cow to anyone who likes good food with a nice atmosphere. Great service!
    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.
  • OK but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    for a restaurant built around steaks, we found ours disappointing. We both had the filet - my husband's was overcooked and mine was undercooked. The sides we ordered were excellent, but the portions very small for sharing (asparagus had only 5 spears). I doubt we will go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • phenomenal in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    there's not much more I can say beyond the title. Everything about this restaurant was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flies, Noise, Dirty/Chipped Glasses
    Reinhardt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Drinks from Bar were in dirty wine glasses, flies during ordering and salads were annoying, chipped water glass shows lack of attention to detail. Not what I would expect for this level of menu pricing
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal
    loves2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to Cork and Cow based on relative's rec. It was an outstanding meal! Every course was delicious....from the char grilled oysters, to the heirloom tomato salad, the bread and especially the filet. The drinks, the wine....perfect. Our waiter, Eric, did not miss on any of his suggestions. Franklin is fortunate to have so many great restaurants and this is certainly high on that list! Can't wait to be there visiting again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    Ruby2
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Fantastic food, wonderful service and convenient location. A very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Send in Gordon Ramsey!
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've eaten at this restaurant a number of times in the past and, until my last visit, have always enjoyed my experience enough to want to return. Not so much on my last visit. It took our waiter 10 minutes to first arrive at our table. The crostini appetizer we ordered was bland and contained long and stringy blanched celery that caused the whole assembly to slide off the bread when we tried to eat it. I ordered a New York strip steak and received a ribeye (the waiter insisted I ordered the ribeye). My vodka martini was mostly water and ice. When I was leaving I could only conclude that, if my experience was not unique, Cork and Cow is now a restaurant in trouble and won't be around much longer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Leah
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food and service but very very loud! I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    fshoosier
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was great. The staff was very hospitable and made it a great dinner for her special day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vivandll
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very nice experience. Service was great. Food was wonderful. Mixed drinks were exceptional. Like no other I have tried. Over all a very good dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    byd1016
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Cork & Cow. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and was happy to answer any questions and offer up recommendations. I had the cowboy ribeye and it was one of the better steaks I've had. My wife had the amberjack special which she really enjoyed. The caprese salad and Mac n cheese as sides and the chargrilled oysters as an appetizer. Highly recommend the restaurant for special occasions or date nights. It was a bit expensive, but I felt like it was still a good value for the food and service we were provided.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff
    Marsean
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nice menu. A bit pricey but you get some quality steak. The oysters from the appetizers menu were one of the best things I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is one of the finest restaurants I have eaten in. Everything is thoughtful but not confusing. True Southern experience down to the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food but Lackluster service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Joined some good friends here for my wife's birthday. Drove in from Murfreesboro on a Sunday night. Food was great...service not so good. Our server was much more interested in chatting with the table of 20 yr olds than serving us. We received our bread cold and only after numerous request, had to continually request wine. not what we had hoped.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We like to find a nice place for special occasions, and this was a great one. Steaks cooked to perfection, some of the best cream brulee I have tasted. nice twist on the drinks from the bar, everyone was very attentive and willing to make sure your experience fabulous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In the dark
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great, but it was too dark and it was quite loud. The waiter was a quiet mumbler so we only understood half of what he said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Anniversary Dinner
    HandJ
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our first time dining at Cork and Cow and we could not have been more pleasantly surprised! Our waiter wished us a happy anniversary upon greeting us. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and had a great sense of humor. The food was incredible. Truly the best filet minon I've ever had. And the man 'n cheese was a great suggestion. I've been craving it since we left!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome steak
    Alex
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We ordered 34oz tomahawk to share. It was one of the best steaks we've every eaten. Just order it w/o butter on top, to my opinion, they give too much butter and that interferes with taste of meat which is juicy enough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.