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Cork & Cow
Cork & Cow

Cork & Cow Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.corkandcow.com
  • Phone: (615) 538-6021
  • Hours of Operation: 5:00 - 10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood
  • 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 (615) 595-6070

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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Steakhouse in Downtown Franklin
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great experience at a group birthday dinner--food was uniformly very impressive, and service was attentive and friendly without being overdone. All in all, a superb spot for a nice dinner out or a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Our service was great and we appreciated the recommendations of our server. We can't wait it dine again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Small in size (physically), but delivers huge flavor. Great service and atmosphere. Good job owner Chef Jason and thanks to Chef Jared."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife, notoriuosly, gets a filet when we go out. She said their filet with the black truffle butter was one of the best she's ever had. I had the special Bone-in NY Strip. It was a little pricey, but very good. We sat upstairs which gave us a great view of the restaurant and bar. Ben, our server, took very good care of us."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and service were amazing at Cork and Cow. My husband and I went there for his birthday and we were blown away. Everything we ate was stellar and I have to say we are picky. The drinks from the bar were outstanding. The bone in Ribeye that my husband had was amazing and I had the scallops and shrimp gnocchi in a light cream sauce- I think I died and went to heaven... so good. All and all a great place I will return many times with friends and family. A unique spot that offers upscale dinning in the heart of downtown Franklin."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me to Cork & Cow for my birthday, and everything from the food to the service to the atmosphere was outstanding. We started with zucchini fries, and he had a caprese salad, which he loved. For dinner, I had the shrimp, scallop and mushroom gnocchi, and he had the bone-in ribeye with the Mac & cheese. Everything was perfectly prepared, and the gnocchi was the best I've had. And, the tiramisu was the perfect ending. Oh, and our server, Adam, was wonderful - he was knowledgeable, personable and attentive. I can't say enough about this place!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very impressive overall. Service exceptional with attention to detail. Great menu - mozzarella and beet salad a must!! Only complaint is the noise level. There were six of us and we couldn't hear from across the table."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is small, which is good. My wife and I sat at the bar while we waited for our table, and I had their twist on an Old Fashioned. It was probably one of the best drinks I've ever had. Afterwards, we experienced some of the best food we've ever had. They cook with local meat and veggies, and everything was prepared perfectly. On top of that, the wine selection was excellent and our waiter was outstanding. It's very rare for us to experience a dinner like the one we had at Cork & Cow. I can't recommend it enough."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "... location and ambiance. I had the bone-in-ribeye, my guest had the surf n turf both were very good and cooked appropriately. Suggest the Kale Caesar salad (new one on me) and also the roasted cauliflower side."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Oysters were amazing. The service provided by Jennifer and gang was outstanding. Great anniversary dinner."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My husband and I went out to celebrate a new job. We were looking for someplace new and read some fantastic reviews for Cork & Cow. We loved both of our meals. My husband had the burger and I had the ahi tuna. We also got the mac n cheese side and cauliflower sides. They were HUGE portions but so delicious and perfect for lunch leftovers! Our drinks were also awesome, my husband had a great bourbon recommended and I had the gardener's mule. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The best of both worlds are found behind the doors of Cork & Cow! Great food and a cozy setting paired with a great staff! We have been few times and never been disappointed with quality of food or the service! Safe bet when you are going a little deeper in your wallet for a special night out !"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our anniversary and had a great time. We were seated promptly to a great seat in upper level. The service was outstanding. The drink and wine list was extensive and offered a great selection. Lastly, our food was great. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted great!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Second visit. Food was excellent but for the second try the noise level was too loud for this lovely setting.i won't return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My first but definitely not my last dining pleasure here! Another great Jason McConnell diners delight! The food was outstanding and we were well taken care of by Ben! What a great experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food coming to the table not prepared properly to forgetting to even deliver sides. Duck was cooked to perfection but was flavorless. Beat of the night - fried zucchini and rosemary ice cream."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Although this is a pricey restaurant, the food is worth it. I had filet mignon and lobster. Decadent, but wonderful. One of the best Filets I have ever had. The waiter took extra time to explain their version of medium, med rare, so the filet was cooked perfectly"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Went to celebrate son's 21st birthday. Service was outstanding and wait staff very knowledgeable. Filet was cooked to perfection and extremely tender! From appetizers to desserts everything was amazing! Too expensive for weekly dining but for a special occasion it's spot on!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Everything was great. Well trained staff and bartenders were exceptional. Food was first class and we were treated with great service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have been wanting to try Cork and Cow for a long time. We are huge 55 South fans. The restaurants are owned by the same person. We decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary there on Friday. It did not disappoint. I will be fair though, and list both goods and bads... Bads...Very expensive, but we knew that going into it. 2 entrees, 1 app, 1 salad, 1 side, 3 cocktails with tax and tip=$165.00! Also, the steaks are grilled over hickory wood, so this gives the steak a smoked flavor. This could be good or bad for some. I prefer a dry rub, seared steak where the crust forms on the outside of the steak. The good...The quality of the meat...Top Notch! The mac and cheese was the best I've ever had. Service was very good!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Such great selections I had a hard time deciding what to order but went with their fillet and I was not disappointed. Also recommend the mac & cheese and rosemary ice cream for dessert!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "One of the few restaurants that has truly exceptional fine dining dishes. The steak was a perfectly grilled medium rare and the fish was moist and flaky. Our waiter knew each of the dishes and described them so well that we definitely ordered more than we would have anywhere else... stuffed! Our glasses never ran dry but we also didn't feel harassed by constant attention. Highly recommended for a special night out."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The kale salad was $9 and really unimaginative....the grouper was rather "fishy" and had the wrong sauce, a red-looking sauce...the waiter even apologized for the mix-up on the sauce and brought us another one which really didnt help out the fish.....there was a cauliflower/cheese gratin side dish that was fair.....although the rosemary bread was hot and pretty good, it was rather heavy....my friend and I left the restaurant with an uncontented/lacking feeling rather than a nice memory....the wine was not bad..."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I took my mother here for her 60th birthday. Daniel, our waiter, was very pleasant and attentive. Our meals were delicious, as expected. I love the unique decor!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Best steak around, with many options for cut of beef and preparation, accompaniments. The truffle butter is spectacular. Bone-in Filet is a juicy, thick cut, substantial but not overwhelming in heft. There are many delicious side options to go along with the entrée. Broiled oyster appetizer was scrumptious. Wine list is extensive and staff are knowledgeable to help with selection. Price of food is high but acceptable given the prime cuts of beef and overall excellent quality of food. Ambience is low-key, comfortable and informal. It was a terrific way to honor Father's Day! I recommend this restaurant for a place to impress a date or honor a family member."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great experience with great service! I would recommend this restaraunt to our friends and family."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Upon entering, hostess was not friendly at all, big turn off on first impression! We were seated and the water girl came, got menu and that was it for about 20 minutes. We went to the bar to order our drinks, then finally a waiter appeared. We were going to just leave....fortunately the food was delicious. From the bread, salad and steaks to the dessert! The staff makes a difference, especially on the first impression."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love The Red Pony so were excited to try Cork & Cow (same owners). Unfortunately we were greeted by the most unwelcoming hostes we have encountered in quite some time. Granted we were 30 minutes late for our reservation (8:30 for an 8:00 reservation) but we called an said we were running 20 minutes late. Having never been there we had a little trouble finding the place. She left us standing outside the restaurant without explanation nor welcome. She sat us in the bar clearly anticipating we would be there late despite room in the main dining area. Fortunately she left soon after our arrival. The waiter was nice but the remaining service a bit choppy. Unfortunately the initial encounter over shadowed the food. We left before 10:15..."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My mother and I went for her birthday. While she enjoyed everything she ordered, my meal was disappointing. I'm not sure if the server misunderstood, but I asked for the burger cooked medium-well. It came out well done, gray and dry. Not only that, from what I could tell, the meat hadn't even been seasoned. The best part of it was the malt vinegar aioli. As far as service goes, there wasn't very much of it, so I nibbled on soggy fries and dry burger bites. While the server was friendly, he wasn't attentive. Cocktails and water ran out and there were long stretches of time we didn't see him. Bottom line although the cocktails were good and dessert was delicious, I won't go back. Too expensive for such an uneven experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Must have 4 cheese / Mac & cheese! Also the steak is prime aged"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "A friend wanted to try it,so said I would give another chance Well, first we ordered two glasses of wine. If I had to guess, the french blend had been opened too long, a bit bitter. We each ordered filets medium rare. The waiter told us how they would be, we agreed and said ok. Then the filets were served, her's was a medium rare, red, coolish center. Mine was just slaughtered. I sent it back, manager returned with it, no apology, just asked me to cut into it again. I did and it wasn't much different, just maybe rare, he took again, and I received a overdone, filet. Ate it, but don't need to return. Also had asparagues with bernaise sause. FYI I dine out all the time, and this is the first time I have ever sent something back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Cork & Cow for dinner and then a Sheryl Crow concert. Love the amazing entertainment and dining opportunities in downtown Franklin. Excellent Filet Mignon with Oscar topping. Fabulous wine list and cocktails."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Wife had duck, a strip steak for me. The duck was fabulous. The steak came out a bit under-cooked, but with a courteous manager had it put back on the grill for a few extra minutes and came back perfect. Our waitress was one of the best I ever had. She knew the menu her suggestions were spot on and she was very attentive. And didn't rush us one bit. A very nice 3 hours without the kids."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food and service. Look forward to our meals there"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate a special occasion food and service were very disappointing. Very uneventful nothing stood out about the whole evening"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My only complaint is I wish tables could be further apart but that doesn't seem to be something you could change. Service was very good, food was great, brought our own wine so I can't comment on your list. I love that we have a 'gem". In our neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/6/2014