Eastland Cafe
Eastland Cafe

Eastland Cafe

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Eastland Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (75)fit for foodies (65)special occasion (44)hot spot (37)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (27)good for groups (26)notable wine list (17)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (9)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fun place, good food, awesome bar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Ate at Eastland during a weekend visit to Nashville. Loved the look of the place, great wine list and the bartender knew how to make my favorite drink, The Last Word. Food was pretty good but not as good as things I get in Louisville. (Made me appreciate the great foodie scene we have in Louisville.) our server was awesome. She was very knowledgable of the menu and very helpful. The flavors need to be a little more intense! Presentation of the food was beautiful! I would definetly go again the next time I'm in Nashville!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    hickorypete
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    If my salmon had been dry, it would be five stars. Others received great salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Stratos
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Always great......................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    SilverplateVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Based on other reviews and ratings I expected Eastland to be good but it was beyond that. Staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Service was great. Everyone at our table, including a couple of food-knowledgeable cooks (one a culinary school graduate), was very pleased. We had the catch of the day (several) a "wreck fish" and the duck and all came out perfect. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Exceptiomnal
    Bluenose
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We really enjoy The Eastland Café because it has a wonderful personality and character along with a fine menu, great execution and attentive service...it's a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite neighborhood restaurant
    ChristieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've lived in East Nashville for over a year and go to Eastland Cafe at least once a week. The food is always good, love the people that work there, and always have great wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio seating
    lizzy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have spent the summer dining on Nashville patios. Eastland Cafe was a gem! Our waiter, Will, was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great east Nashville eatery
    adman
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was outstanding, It looked like a place that many came over and over as the staff treated people like friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for the neighborhood
    RutmanVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    There isn't much to choose from in this area of town when it comes to eateries. This is one of the better, however several of our entrees had to be sent back. Very good atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatoutjim
    Nashvillejim
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We haven't been there in a while, but it was like coming home to an old friend. The menu was excellent and the tospas were great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Being a seafood lover, I was totally impressed with what I ordered. The grilled shrimp and salmon are perfect but my favorite is the spicy calamari. It was really good, they just have to make it more spicy since it says 'spicy' on their menu. But overall, the foods are outstanding. The place is way too noisy for me, but that's fine since I enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Eastland Cafe
    llmp
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, outstanding service. The waiter was very accommodating and service oriented. He really tried to create a good experience... and, indeed, it was a wonderful experience. Only problem was that it was quite loud because of the high ceiling. Had to shout to have conversation with dinner partners. We will be back, though. P.S., the salmon is so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but tiny portions
    Annie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Eastland Cafe is one of our favorites, but we were disappointed last weekend in the size of the portions. He ordered the sliced ribeye special, price was very high and he got 4 slices of beef with quite a bit of fat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food Great service.
    Eastnasty
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always a good experience. Great food. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    ChristieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had great service, fantastic food…the salmon dish is so good and they serve our favorite wine..our favorite place to go!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    MseanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of our go to places for terrific food, friendly service, and a warm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice food and decor
    DCTCA
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    In great old house- nicely restored into a roomy and comfortable restaurant with great food. Noisy on Friday night at 7:30, but what can you expect?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite for years
    NewOrleansGem
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I'm never disappointed when I choose this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was amazing!
    PickeeEater
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    i should mention that i am am extremely hard to impress eater. i usually hear about there places where the done is supposed to be the greatest thing ever and it almost never lives up to the hype. i went to eastland cafe a few weeks ago with a group from work and it was so amazing that i took my husband for our date night. the appetizers were fantastic! the food was amazing the dessert was delicious. we Will definitely be going again! i do not give praise lightly. if i say it i definitely mean it! job well done
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local with Boston Guests
    Kildee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    All of our starters, main courses and deserts were outstanding. The wine list was appropriate and the service was excellent. Our guests stated that it was their best meal during their 3 day Nashville visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Divine
    LaLaVee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated my birthday at Eastland Cafe. I chose this restaurant because the food is outstanding. Locally sourced, creative, good value, great service, and welcoming owner make it a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • StanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wish I lived in the neighborhood, so we would come more often. Food, staff and service have always exceeded our expectations. it feels more like going to a friends home than a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued Pleasure
    Bill
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The first time we went to Eastland Cafe, we were thrilled with the quality of the food and service. We had lived in Chicago (food city) for 15 years, and were excited to see that Nashville was developing its own culinary world, beyond biscuits and fried chicken. We recently returned to Eastland, after a long absence, to find that the food and service continue to be above the norm. Every course another pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where you sit makes a difference
    AmbianceFoodFun
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I would recommend the front porch, bar or indoors for an evening with friends. The patio is nice, but the lighting is too bright. Perhaps if you were going with a family and small children it would be ideal. Food was delicious, presentation appealing and ambiance inside the restaurant is energizing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good!
    annieB
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    You can see your food prepared in the open kitchen as you wait. The food was well prepared, fresh and delicious. The server was very friendly and attentive--food arrived quickly. Although not overly crowded (we were dining late), the noise level was higher than expected, especially with the kitchen nearby. Price was good for the quality of the food. I would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually love it
    foodiee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I usually love Eastland and go there frequently because I can depend on the service, food and atmosphere. It was disappointing this last visit and makes me wonder if it's going downhill. Had a great cocktail, but the appetizer (okra two ways) and salad (butternut squash special) were not very good. The fried okra was too tough and flavors were all over the place. The salad was too fatty with the dressing and the greens were too thin. I thought it came on arugula, but mine was frisée (or something like it). The fish special was particularly disappointing. Over cooked the fish and had weird little fried shrimp on the side that reminded me of red lobster. The service was great as usual. Sat outside, which was nice but a little smelly of trash
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    MamaPam
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love this restaurant! The food is always delicious. Long special cocktails, wine and beer list. The staff is so efficient and friendly. Totally recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood jewel
    Shatzi
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Eastland Cafe was as delightful and enjoyable as the past visits. Food was superb! The wrapped Salmon was best I've tasted. Kelly was our server, for the second time, and though busy w/ other tables, very attentive, helpful, and charming. Thanks for the wine tip, Kelly! Eastland continues to be a fave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • noisy
    budapest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    very busy, they should have handed out ear plugs at the door, it was really that bad. Service was great. We were sent to the bar at first when our table was not available. The bartender was terrific, funny etc. When were were seated for dinner we were told unfortunately they ran out of shrimp!! so the dish I wanted was not available. The special I had was fine but I was still disappointed that the dish I wanted could not be ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of the best meals ever! We had out of town guests with us and they were so impressed with the entire experience. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There was a nice crowd of people.
    Dana
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The happy hour menu was great and the portions generous. I ordered a pizza. The person making the pizza was behind and I didn't get my pizza till everyone else at my table finished their meal. Our waiter asked if I wanted to wait for it and I did. It was very good and puping hot. He didn't charge me for it and I had ordered something else off the happy hour menu so everything worked out great. I would recommend this restaurant to others and go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastland Cafe Review
    westmeadian
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had great dinner with my friends. Food was up to the occasion and service was perfect. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eastland Cafe
    girltraveler
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very pleasant. We chose to eat outside which always feels good. Server was professional and pleasant as well as attentive. We had the Calamari which was very good and salads. Very nice evingin
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating Strategy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food, really nice place but loud. Make sure to get a table on the opposite side of the bar. We made the mistake of sitting at a table right next to the bar, which made it a little uncomfortably loud. They have a partition wall in the middle of the restaurant that blocks some of the noise. Definitely sit on the other side of the partition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time for duck....
    Jrt37220
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our waiter highly recommended the duck, so I took him up on it. It was amazing. Other friends got the wedge and the red snapper. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, brought my dog
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Love this place. I like taking my dog anywhere that I can. Their patio welcomes dogs. So, great food with my sweet pup. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sous delicious
    EatWisconsably
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Picked blindly for group of 13. No bad luck here- try the goat cheese brûlée, and salmon in parchment was luscious. Had an unpacked chard that was out of this world!!! Asked chef to come to table and it was the sous chef. Next top chef- maybe????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Varied
    earlyeater
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We intended upon eating full meals, but found the list of tapas so varied that we ordered four and the bibb salad and were satisfied. But the highlight of the meal was dessert. The apple donuts with gelato were incredible. Our waiter described them as high-brow carnival food; I've never been so interested in joining a carnival. We like eating early and were surprised and delighted at the wonderful happy hour specials on food and martinis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Loud on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of Town Visitor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet