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Eastland Cafe
Eastland Cafe

Eastland Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eastlandcafe.com
  • Phone: (615) 627-1088
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Wright
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastland Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus stops within steps from the front door.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot available with additional parking throughout neighborhood.
A word from Eastland Cafe
Established in 2006 for Nashville dining in a vibrant neighborhood, Eastland Cafe is both comfortable and casually elegant. The open dining room has an inclusive, inviting feel, with dark mahogany wood panels and generous, warmly lit tables.You'll find a diverse crowd at Eastland Café: Neighborhood regulars. Good friends sharing a casual meal. Couples out for a romantic evening. Family, special event and business diners. A little bit of everything. It's a multi-tiered, rich social environment, humming with relaxed energy. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, gracious, and take great pride in Eastland Café.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Whlle the food here is very good, I cannot highly recommend Eastland Cafe simply because it's way too noisy. My partner and I were yelling at eachother and we were only a foot apart. It was exhausting trying to have a conversation. There are too many hard surfaces in the room so the sounds just bounces around everywhere. We will only go back if we can sit outside at a tolerable noise level. It's too bad, because there are a lot of things I like about the Eastland Cafe, the noise just overrides them all."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great happy hour. Would definitely recommend stopping in for drinks and apps! The pimento cheese and hummus were excellent, but I would skip the cheese plate."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Eastland Cafe is the best. Make a reservation. Table waiting. Service great despite reastaurant being packed. Food excellent. You don't have to cross the river to have a fine evening anymore!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Eastland Cafe is one of the best restaurants in East Nashville, and that's saying something. Our party of four shared appetizers and ordered different entrees. Everyone raved about their selection. I would also highly recommend the green chile mac-n-cheese as a side to share. It was really good! Eastland also had good cocktails and a decent wine list. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this cafe. The bar was great, and the food was quite good. Our only suggestion to the cafe would be to expand their slim menu by about 50%."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a really wonderful meal at Eastland Cafe about six months ago with interesting and delicious salads and entrees and were looking forward to going again and taking friends. However, the menu had changed, the salads all sounded ho hum and not unusual and our entrees were the same. Nothing remarkable. The $29 fish entree was definitely not worth the price. We will try some place different next time we head to East Nashville."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "First time dining at the Eastland cafe. Heard good things, and was not disappointed. Positives: wonderful environment, vibrant, modern but with the feel of a quaint neighborhood cafe. Had the snapper with locally grown cherry tomatoes and fried oysters, and it was fantastic. Decent beer list. Negatives: Service was a tad slow. The server may have been new. Also, it's a tad pricey. Will be coming back soon, though"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "So good! Great cocktails, great food, and great atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I don't usually write reviews but my wife's and my experience was such a delight that it's warranted. Started with having to move reservation back 30 minutes and Henry was happy to accommodate. Our waiter, Justin, was friendly and engaging without taking over. He was happy to bring a second taste of wine when the first red I tried wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I'm not enough of a wine guy/foodie to describe what it is that I like in a wine, so I greatly appreciated his willingness to help me. The atmosphere was cool. The food was fantastic and Justin anticipated our needs and we never needed to flag him down. Really look forward to our next dinner at Eastland Cafe."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The special fish dish was excellent. The local veggies and sauce made the meal. What desserts! We had two; the smores and granny smith apple donut with salted caramel ice cream were awesome. Waitress asked which we liked better, but we were all stumped as to which was the winner."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Within 30 minutes of sitting down, we still had not been served our drink order. The whole experience took about 2 hours. Our server was not very attentive, although I feel like this is because she was working many tables and they were understaffed. The food was very great, but we just wished the service was more attentive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Best meal in Nashville for a while. We are foodies and both is has matched eastland cafe."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Grew up in the area and made a trip back to experience the revitalized atmosphere. Eastland cafe offered very good food and service. I will dine there again in the future."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Absolutely enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. Loved our waitress who went out of her way with the service she provided us. She even suggested creating a drink for our birthday girl. The food was delicious, presented beautifully, fresh and flavorful. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our first time to this restaurant. Very good food and nice atmosphere. We had table for four by window which was nice. I and another in our party had the salmon, one had scrimp dish Nd my husband had the special which was a steak. He said it was just okay but the macaroni and cheese side dish was very good. I also ordered the fried green tomatoes which were excellent. I would return for another visit."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Eastland Cafe is one of my favorite spots in Nashville to take my wife to. Friendly and accommodating hostess, cosy bar with refreshing libations & unique and flavorful dishes are all qualities that make this trendy cafe standout from the rest. Highly recommend reservations for Friday & Saturday evenings. Also go a littler early and enjoy a drink at the bar for 20 minutes if you can."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "As a whole, Eastland Cafe is ok but they changed the beet salad which was our whole reason for going there in the 1st place. The new version is nothing to write home about and the service the last couple of times has been mediocre. A few weeks ago we requested to sit outside which they wouldn't do because it "might" rain (with no clouds in the sky). We agreed to sit inside but the host made a big deal of saying that he would "take care of us" and offered to send over an appetizer which never came. Still, no big deal but don't say you're going to do something and not follow through. Then our server admittedly just "forgot" about our table. Our last visit was nothing special, food was just ok, service was ehhh...won't be back any time soon."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Chef Paul Wright is amazing. Fabulous food and service"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I was traveling in a group of 6 people from Philadelphia. We stumbled upon Eastland Cafe from Yelp and Opentable. It had good reviews (4 stars) which I think were head on. If you want good food and great service, this is a good place to come. I thought that my duck could have used a little more sauce and the skin was not as crisp as I would have liked. Other than that the people I went with seemed to like the food and ambiance. Over all we agreed the prices were slightly higher than justified. Overall it is a solid 4 star rating."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My husband & I made reservations for my birthday. We both really enjoyed our food, but it was so loud, we were unable to have a conversation over dinner. If it would have been quieter , we'd have stayed longer for dessert."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our 4th or 5th time to dine here--never disappointed--presentation and food quality excellent--We love the atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I took my team here for a business dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks and had a good time. I received many compliments for the choice."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've now been to Eastland Cafe twice and have thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. The vibe and decor of the place is trendy, but not too pretentious. The menu is short, but diverse enough to give you plenty of options. Whenever I want to keep coming back to a place to try more dishes, that's when I know it is a quality restaurant. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable as well. That's just the icing on the cake for me."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our meal was wonderful with plenty of options for all and the service was excellent. The restaurant was too warm but maybe it was just where I was seated. I'll go back for sure."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Chef took the time to ask about our meals. Margaritas were great!! Hostess was very friendly."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always find the food to be excellent here. Had the Shrimp with Grits...my date had Rainbow Trout. We both enjoyed our entrees. Our server was very attentive...and friendly. The noise level was a bit loud, so it was hard not to try and talk over it..but I suppose when people are enjoying themselves..it's not a problem."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We decided to try while in nashville, TN. Nice place, very loud, great food."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We go five or six times a year for celebrations. We love their happy hour and the service, food, ambience, staff and overall experience. Terrific menu, great kitchen and always a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Wonderful place to gather for a friend's birthday! We were surprised at our table with a bottle of Champagne that our friend's sister sent from Houston, TX. We had a lovely experience. The food was spectacular. My personal favorites were the cheese plate, steak dinner, and the mac-and-cheese. The ambiance is perfect for a small group! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "we had a great meal , my friend got the salmon in parchment paper. a super healthy dish"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Although the waiter was very helpful in recommending a side dish for my grandson. It turned out the duck was under done for a child. The noise level did not allow for much across the table visiting. My meal was one of the best I have had there. My daughter-in-law was thrilled with everything. Her friend, a colleague, was very pleased and glad to get acquainted with the East Nashville restaurant scene."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville.unpretentious, good food, nice vibe, and friendly staff. We've never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our dinner was very delicious. They have a great drink menu and the starters were awesome. Great ambience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived, our girls' night out was great! Friendly staff, accommodating our outdoor seating request, great happy hour drinks... And the good was fantastic, perfectly prepared, and so delicious. Budget friendly, too! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "for a great dining experience. The service was outstanding! This was a last minute choice for our anniversary (only because we weren't planning on going anywhere originally). We ordered the rib eye - cooked to perfection and the grouper special. Both were very good. Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable dining experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was the 2nd visit to Eastland Cafe. After the first visit in February, my wife and I thought we had found our new favorite restaurant in Nashville. And, we have tried many. The food was fantastic. On our second trip in May, we took friends of ours. We were somewhat disappointed. The food was good, but not at the same level it was the first time there. We'll go back, because it may have been we ordered the wrong items. But, the inconsistency concerns me. It's no longer our new favorite place, but I would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Lucky enough to get a reservation 30 days prior to college graduation for 10, albeit it was at 9:30 pm. Enjoyed the service very much and the food was outstanding. Fried donuts for dessert were a hit. Loved the halibut special and the chicken dish. Steak was pretty good, not the best in town. Lots of attention to detail in the food and the service. Was a bit noisy, though, even with the restaurant not full at 9:30 pm. Will definitely be back when we visit Nashville again!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Nice intimate restuarant which was Recommended to us by friends who said it was their favorite Nashville spot. Very friendly personalized staff, esp the manager,Henry, who answers the phone and takes reservations, and even calls back if you leave a reservation message. Excellent food, crusty bread, nice outdoor dining patio. Menu is def somewhat limited but seemed to have enough variety for our large group of 14. Would definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Always so good at Eastland Cafe. We had a great wine and delicious dinner. The grilled gulf shrimp with mushrooms and a balsamic sauce was amazeballs! And the pork ragout was outstanding as well. Always a solid yummy option for good food without leaving the East side"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience at the Eastland Cafe and found the food to be quite good "
    Dined on 5/8/2014