Ellendale's Restaurant
Ellendale's Restaurant

Ellendale's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ellendales.com/
  • Phone: 6158840171x3
  • Hours of Operation:


    Express Lunch Buffet: Tues_Sat: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Julie Buhler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have an extensive catering menu. We also can make meals based on your occasion. Please follow the link to our catering menu!
    http://www.ellendales.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Microsoft-Word-Phat-Catering-Menu2.pdf
  • Private Party Facilities: For parties of ten and over please contact the restaurant by phone at 884-0171 ext 3. For parties 15 and over, a private room or party for later date, please call our planner Staci at 615-414-1310.
  • Private Party Contact: Staci 6154141310
  • Entertainment: Live music every night.
  • Special Events: Farmers Market Dinner family style Friday nights at 7:30 on our patio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: OLD Elm Hill Pk and Donelson
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Lot
A word from Ellendale's Restaurant
Ellendale's is a family owned and operated restaurant serving Contemporary American Cuisine. We offer a express lunch buffet tues- sat 11-3. We also have the best Sunday Brunch in Nashville 10-3! Happy hour daily 3-6! Our menu offers creative, hand crafted dishes featuring fresh produce harvested from our own garden, presented with Southern Charm in our own Historic Farmhouse.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Ellendale's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (40)good for groups (26)romantic (25)fit for foodies (24)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We were able to partake in the lunch buffet. Gourmet food for a great price!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suggested by a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We read many reviews in TripAdvisor and we're ambivalent in going there because of some reviews. We decided to go and it was a great decision. We had the James Bond for an appetizer, ironically priced at 7 dollars. The wine was great and the food had the natural and fresh taste that was a direct result of their fresh intentions. Vegetables had there own taste and we're extremely fresh. The dessert sampler we had was portioned perfectly and was a variety of choices. The piano player was very classy and complemented the atmosphere. This is a place to be enjoyed and appreciated, if you try to rush through, you will miss the point. Overall great experience from atmosphere to food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Lackluster Service
    goodfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I enjoyed my dinner, however, I felt the service was off. We watch while other tables received bread and water and we were just overlooked. When our waiter did come out, he was super nice, but wasn't attentive. Our reservation was at 5pm, but got there early at 4:30pm. We were seated right away. Great happy hour options. We received our food quickly after ordering, but was never check on again. We both had the shrimp and grits, and they had an unusual spin on the dish. Hot, and Tasty that was the best part of our experience. We didn't leave the restaurant till 6:45pm. We were researching the place to see if this would be a good fit for our rehearsal dinner, and although the food was delicious, it just missed the mark.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place, Recomended by Hotel
    mscott
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great food and place for dinner. Came recommended by Embassy Suites and on trip advisor, was a great dinner all the food was perfect. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ellendale's by Music City Sheraton
    JZLKnoxvilleVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great find near Nashville Airport for a locally well known restaurant with a Tennessean Plantation style homestead. Very good food options and local brews and spirits. Handled our party of ten very well. Wait staff friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    ValricoMike
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After reading reviews and restaurant web site, I had high hopes for a special occasion dinner for our last night in Nashville. The ambience and live music were great. The food was disappointing. My NY Strip was gristly, the baked (microwaved?) potato was cold and hard. My wife's roasted chicken breast was dry and tough. The broccoli on her plate was uncut, basically a quarter of a bunch. Impossible to cut and consume gracefully in a "fine" restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entreview
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Returned to Ellendales for a second time even with Nashville's 1600 restaurants. Great bluegrass music at a perfect level for dining. Interesting menu and a helpful staff in picking just the right meal and drinks for the evening. Will probably return with friends on our next trip to Nashville.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Rich
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great food and service was fantastic. Celebrating an anniversary and this served the occasion well. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I liked it well enough.
    HungryGirl93
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I liked the live music that played. Food was good aside from the bones found in my dining partners salmon. And while our server was knowledgable and friendly, service was incredibly slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Sunday
    Regular6
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We are regulars, was not our best visit. We arrived at noon and breakfast bar needed refreshed. No scrambled eggs, no sausage links, biscuits hard and empty. No baked or Fried Chicken on Food bar, too many pork items. No mashed potatoes, no fish itemi.e. Fried or Baked. Salad bar, omelet bar, and desserts were very good. Service great. Overall not your best effort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Reunion
    VeryGoodTime
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a great time! Lots of Variety. Our Server was great! The value was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wanted to Support Local...Maybe not
    NashvilleFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This restaurant was a bit of a disappointment from the moment I walked in. I had heard of Ellendales from the local Facebook page and thought I should try it out with my parents for my birthday. The service was bad from the start and we were literally forgotten numerous times. When I could finally flag down my waiter to tell him the meal that was left with my dad was wrong (mashed potatoes instead of baked) he said "Oh the kitchen was out so that what you get." My mother also ordered a second glass of wine with dinner...that arrived as our bill was being signed. He said the bar was very back up and asked "Do you want this?" The only thing that was ok was the food. Nothing overly amazing, but it wasn't bad. Not a very happy birthday for me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dci1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Took my husband and kids out it was my husbands bday good food excellent atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dining experience.
    Satisfiedpatron
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have come to expect nothing but perfection from these folks at Ellendales.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch much better than Lunch
    EatOutTooOften
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Tried the lunch buffet. Won't make that mistake again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ellendale's had an off night
    JlynnbVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Was surprised to find it as run down as it was - it has gone from vintage to in need of a makeover. Service was good, however I ordered a citrus Sangria expecting it to be white wine which it was not and the server never asked about it even though it remained untouched even when she brought the bill. My entrée was served with a raw egg white on top of it - it was quickly replaced. Food was OK, nothing to write a review about. Expected more based on reviews.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was an unexpected find, near the airport. Great old house and live music in the bar provided a nice ambiance. We dined outside on the porch, where we could see the restaurant garden. Food was simple, fresh and good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MISSPJ
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    THE OMELET STATION WAS AWESOME, HOWEVER THERE WAS TOO MUCH SALT IN THE GREENS IN MY OPINION.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tnblonde
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had reservations and we waited 10 minutes before we even saw the hostess. And that's only because we flagged down a waiter. The hostess seemed panicked...found out later that she is bussing tables too. The food was okay but seemed to be leftovers from the previous week. Honestly I wasn't impressed and won't be back for brunch. I have been there for supper and it was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs an update
    Sondra
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was good but the Resturant needs an update. It is worn, tired and has an unpleasant smell. A good cleaning and update would definitely help.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delightful, great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We met out of town guests for Brunch this past Sunday. The food was fabulous, the price was very reasonable given the food quality and atmosphere ( live piano player), cloth table cloths. It is at a great location near I-40 so easily accessible from all parts of city. My friends commented several times on what a great choice this restaurant was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice pick
    dininnashville
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the place and the food. Steak was very good as well as the desserts. We had the small sample platter. My fav was the lavender cheesecake and the carrot cake. Oh yes and the raspberry sorbet with the chocolate brownie very yummy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat Environment, Needs a Facelift
    coff0312m
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Restaurant in an old farm house made for a neat atmosphere, food was good depending on what you ordered (marinara sauce was a little greasy, but grilled chicken and collard greens were delicious), and décor needs an update (old carpeting, sticky tables, etc.). Overall, we had a good meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid week dinner spot
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I had the Cajun Pasta and it was spicy! Very good food. On Tuesday nights they had a band playing in the bar/restaurant area. Great for the Nashville experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Cadillac
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It has been several years since we have visited. The food was great and the choices were excellent. We had the Cajun Pasta and the Pork Chops. The quality and quantity were just right. Our waiter Anthony made all the right recommendations and presented excellent service. The music was all the right tunes and Delores has a voice to die for. We have already recommended the establishment to several friends. The next outing will be several couples. Great Job
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The steak I ordered--sirloin, I think, with two different sauces, wilted greens with mashed potatoes had good flavor, but the consistency of the steak was really chewy and hard to eat. The wine (a house cabernet, was very nice). The sink/faucet in the women's restroom was not draining properly; I would think that it would be kept in better condition. Also a turn-off was the fly that landed on my plate while eating (we were indoors). So, although I love the Victorian Home atmosphere, and find the food fairly good, I was not left with the best impression of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Date Night
    fishpolo94
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I went to Ellendale's 10 years ago for an office party and loved it. We went back for a date night this week. When the waitress came to ask if we needed a desert menu, we remembered and already knew what each of wanted. I think it says something when a dish or desert from a restaurant sticks with you for 10 years. We had a great time and the reservation through OpenTable was really helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!
    caligirl
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This place was a real gem. Live music in the bar area that wasn't too loud, and just real good food. I had the filet which was heaven, and all my colleagues loved their food selections too. The desserts were amazing! Kudos to the chefs! Will definitely be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we went there for my daughters 27th birthday. The service was FANTASTIC. The food was good. When they found out about the birthday they brought out a tray of desserts that were great. My daughter and her husband had the Chicken and Waffles, my wife and steak and I had a Blacked Chicken Ceaser Salad. All were good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I work at the Hilton Garden Inn down the road and we recommend your restaurant to guests all the time. This was my first time actually eating there myself and I was so excited to discover that it really is as great as others say it is! I made a reservation for a group online, asking for a quiet corner because of my hard-of-hearing grandparents and we were seated in the perfect section! Thanks for taking such good care of us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beth37015
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The waitress was very attentive. My lunch guest was celebrating a birthday, and she helped to make it memorable. The food was delicious, fresh and with just the right amount of spices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    MaxO
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hadn't been to Ellendale's in almost 10 years, was way better than I remember. Our server was very attentive and friendly, and when I ordered the shrimp and grits, he mentioned it was his favorite. So glad to have a place that isn't a chain restaurant, and the variety of dishes was just what I wanted, pretty much gourmet fare. The atmosphere was very conducive for a cozy, romantic dinner, and upon further inspection, the large room with the bar was great if you wanted to see and be seen, with a bit of music from a guy with a guitar. Overall, one of the best experiences I've had at any restaurant in the Nashville area in many years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Sloooooow
    warrior
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Very slow service. Out of several menu staples. Seemed totally unready to run a restaurant. Some of the food was good, some not so much. Very confused kitchen and staff took almost 3 hours to get us simple appetizers and entrees. Won't go back. $400 for 9 people who were not enjoying the evening.
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  • Great food and service
    Mama2katz
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Friendly greeting at the door by the hostess. It wasn't very busy, & they didn't pile everyone into the same room. My daughter & I had a room all to ourselves. Our waiter was very attentive and gracious. My grilled chicken, sweet potato, & greens were tasty & there was a huge stalk of broccoli which was done perfectly. My daughter was amazed with the amount of grilled chicken which came on her pasta as an add-on. Dessert was delicious and the portions were surprisingly large. My daughter had cheesecake.... 2 slices where most restaurants would've had 1. I had home-made orange sherbet which was wonderfully orange & a huge scoop... much larger than you would usually get. Can hardly wait to return to Nashville to visit Ellendale's again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food from their garden
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They have their own garden where they pull their fruit and vegetables from which is definitely nice. However, I have found the food to be average the two times I have been and also overpriced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • romantic dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was fantastic. I had an out of town guest with me and he enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not eat here!!
    Luvcoronado
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My sister, daughter, and I were on a girl's getaway. We saw the mixed reviews for Ellendale's and thought we would give it a chance, looked like a cute place. Upon walking in, the first thing I noticed was the disgusting carpet which looked like it hadn't been changed in 40 years. Should have walked out at that point, but thought I was just being picky. We were seated immediately, hostess was very pleasant. The place was pretty much empty at 6 on a Saturday night with the exception of what looked like a rehearsal dinner. The waiter was nice enough, but clothing was covered in crusty food!! Another sign to leave. Food was lackluster, stale pita chips with hummus, which was only highlight. Do not eat here!!!
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  • A great find
    lindersguy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    An excellent recommendation from our hotel front desk. We visit Nashville yearly and will most certainly dine here again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food from scratch!
    BrownEyedGirl
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The location is not an area I usually go, but we were feeling adventurous. The outside is nice, you can see the garden where they grow their own herbs and some vegetables. Inside however is underwhelming and in need of some work. I was impressed by the house-made items on the menu. Our table had eggplant parm which was beautifully presented and tasted lovely. The filet mignon was cooked to our specifications and the mashed potatoes almost stole the show! The cheesecake with caramel sauce was also worth the calories and the portion was enough for 4 girls! Overall, I would return for the food, but maybe at night when the live music is there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The service and cleanliness of the restaurant varies as I've dined at Ellendale's on several occasions and its been excellent to downright dirty and slow. There doesn't seem to be any consistency so I preface all recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate