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Gray's on Main
Gray's on Main

Gray's on Main Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.graysonmain.com
  • Phone: (615) 435-3603
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from Gray's on Main
Eclectic, yet traditional, Gray's menu reflects the best of the South in food, and focuses on locally sourced ingredients. The second floor bar and music hall features hand-crafted cocktails that celebrate the brandy culture of the late 19th century, along with live performances from Music City's finest. The third story holds a casual yet elegant space for our supper club members.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "First time...was Sunday brunch...food was really not grat..just okay...service was slow...very few cusomers but server was doing bar and just one table Very underwhelmed..no soup...no appetizers... likly will give it one more visit for regular meal..but not a good experience for visitors or us"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This was our first time at Gray's on Main. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The evening was very enjoyable and food & drink were good. We plan to come back again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Do not go to Gray's if you are trying to eat light. What you do go to Gray's for are great drinks, a cornbread skillet with bacon butter, some fried green tomatoes and numerous other full fat delights."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Turn off the century converted drugstore with a lot of the original structure preserved...great food...especially the shrimp and grits, great drinks, great service right on main street next to the square - perfect!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had a great time catching up with old friend...service was great and even with my food issues was able to find something to eat...server was able to describe different foods that were available with my limitations, would have preferred a menu to look at but they(special menu) weren't available yet...being worked on so that was promising! They also carry my favorite GF beer! Later on in the evening, the music on the second floor was way too loud to have any conversation...I think the volume is a little overwhelming for the space that it's in!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service was great, ambience was excellent, food was just okay; fried green tomato's were the exception, very tasty. Selections were limited and strange."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The specialized cocktail menu was excellent. Very unique. The small plates were varied and the three we tried were really good. As for the main course selections, the menu felt unnecessarily limited. The entrees we selected were tasty, but there wasn't very much to choose from."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Just went to Gray's this past weekend, 7/19/14, and came away really unimpressed. Loved the menu, big fan of Southern cuisine, but the execution of pretty much the entire meal was substandard. Ordered the cornbread (the highlight of the meal), breaded Okra, and a couple of pasta entree's and they all came out lukewarm to cold. Ordered the swordfish pasta and the lobster mac and both seemed like store bought components that had been thrown together. Our server was great but you could tell she had way too many tables to cover so service was slow all night, which might account on why everything was cold. Hate to be so critical but do yourself a favor and try somewhere else."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "still room for improvement. Service is a little slow, unorganized (forget silverware, etc) Entertainer sang for 1 hour only on a Saturday nite....lots of disappointed guests great atmosphere"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a group of old friends getting together and had a great experience. Ambiance is eclectic and casual but still feels special!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was my first time there and I found all of the staff to be VERY friendly and professional and my reservation was ready at the requested time. They were out of some food items and it was only 7:15 in the evening but what I got was very good. Decided to just have the appetizers. It is rather crowded and noisy so going for a romantic evening with good conversation could be challenging."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant is really cute and has a good atmosphere. We started off with a couple appetizers which were good. For the main dish I ordered the lobster mac and cheese and it was very bland with no flavor. Think noodles with maybe butter, not very cheesy at all. My friend ordered the elk which was excellent. There were out of the pork chop which another friend was going to get, so she went with a flat bread which was good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Seated next to a LARGE gathering VERY VERY LOUD. I can scream at the family for free at home. Waitress Laura as usual was great. Food a bit disappointing from past experience but maybe the atmosphere ruined it too."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "With family in for the weekend, we made an early reservation on Friday. Had a great 3 hours of laughing, drinking, laughing, eating and more laughing. Our waiter was WONDERFUL! He was charming and ahead of each request. He overheard one of us call my niece by name (Bella) and he called her by name the rest of the afternoon. Food was FANTASTIC! Drinks were FANTASTIC! Overall great experience and wonderful way to end a perfect day. Would do it again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our waiter was more interested in concocting custom drinks behind the bar and talking with the folks sitting at the bar than taking care of us. By the time we got our food, it was clear that it had been in a warmer or under lamps for awhile. The food was all overdone. We will not be back or recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great! Our server was very helpful at the start of our meal. He was very knowledgeable about the cocktail list (but not the beer list). Towards the end, he seemed hard to find. The food was very hit and miss. We ordered 4 of the shareable appetizers. The fried pimento cheese and hot chicken were both really good. The corn bread was good, but I wasn't a fan of the bacon butter (and I love bacon). The fried green tomatoes were not very good. My wife ordered the elk, which was cooked perfectly, but the whole plate sat in the window too long and it was all fairly cold. Last we split the chocolate cobbler, which was very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A very interesting concept and great space. unfortunately menu lacks middle ground - everything seems either too heavy or too light. We had the Shrimp & Grits, Trout and Cobb Salad. The shrimp were outstanding, perfectly prepared, but the grit cake was bland and was little more than an edible presentation vessel for the shrimp. It was served over collards that were bland and leathery. The Trout was perfectly cooked and the dish was a great combination of flavor, but there was a complete absence of salt to marry it all together. Unfortunately, The service was some of the worst we've ever had. We had to wait almost 15 min to be greeted and another 15 for our drinks to arrive. Then after 2 bites of Dinner, he shows up and asks us about desert."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was surprised at how bland our lunch was.....sadly. Everything was okay, it's not like the food was bad. Just very bland. We started with the deviled eggs. Maybe some salt and pepper would have helped. I had the Pimiento BLT. With ingredients like homemade pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes and Benton's bacon, how can you go wrong? Again,very little taste, and unfortunately the bacon was not cooked to a good hard crisp. It actually didn't really taste like Benton's. And the fries were greasy and limp. My husband had the open face egg sandwich. He said it was okay. So.....while not finding anything egregiously wrong, Gray's just really didn't offer us anything that we would want to come back for. Which is disappointing."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Southern doesn't tend to be very healthy, so I was limited in my choices the first time I went there. This last time, they lightened up on the southern twist, and I found several dishes to choose from. I had the elk, it was delicious, however I have nothing to compare it to because it was the first time I've eaten it. The server mentioned there had been a turnover, but I do not think it had completely occurred when I ate there. My friend had a very poorly executed dish of macaroni and lobster--dry with very little Cheese sauce on it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very cool place, unique menu and drinks, quality staff...."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place...unique atmosphere, plenty of hustle and bustle. We were on the second floor with the live band, perfect location to enjoy the show, it would not be the place for a quiet intimate evening. Great food, variety was ok, plenty of unique appetizers...."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our meal was excellent and the service was as well. A bit noisy but it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was doing a brisk business."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Though it all tasted good, they seemed a bit too proud of their apps and cocktails. $9 for 4 bite size fried cheese balls? Probably won't go back. We will stick to other local restaurants with reasonably priced menu items."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great night, we enjoyed apps and drinks. Our server was fun and enthusiastic and knew what to recommend for our party of 7. The restrooms were clean, the restaurant has a great fun atmosphere. It was the perfect venue to celebrate. The food was unique and so were the drinks. Several of my guests were from out of town and they loved downtown franklin, and felt this restaurant/bar was great. We did hear the beginning of the music, who seemed great!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First timer. Took my wife and family for her birthday. I had heard about Gray's a lot so I had high expectations. It was good, but it didn't really blow me away. Our party thought the appetizers were great (fried deviled eggs!), but the entree's were, well, they were just okay. I had the swordfish with linguine. It was under seasoned and kind of tasteless. My wife said her dish needed more seasoning and lacked flavor too. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. I'd probably go back if someone invited me, but for the price category there are many that meet and beat what I found at Gray's. Bummer, because I had hoped it was going to be fantastic and one of my mainstays. Oh well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We ordered the Bacon-Wrapped Figs and the Prosciutto Pizza appetizers. The figs were delicious, flavorful, and unique. The pizza was just okay – nothing I haven’t had at other restaurants often. For entrees, my friend ordered the Lobster Mac. Although the portion was generous, it arrived dry and overcooked. Lobster chunks were nice but there was no sauce, no flavors, and worst of all, it badly needed salt. I ordered the Gray’s Carolina Chop. The chop was the nicest item I put in my mouth that night. The mashed potatoes were bland, dry and flavorless. I will likely not go back to Gray’s considering that we spent around $70 for mediocre food, not including alcohol, tax or tip. There are much better options out there."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I went to Gray's on Main for dinner and took a few people from my client as well as my boss and her boss. I made reservations for 6 and when I needed to add 1 more, the restaurant was accommodating. One of our clients is gluten intolerant and when the server advised that the menu was undergoing a change and was unsure which menu items were gluten-free, she got the owner to come to our table and explain which items were gluten-free or could be made gluten-free! The collard greens were delicious and not mushy as so many other places make them (and gross me out). The restaurant itself was pretty cool and reminded me of restaurants in Austin. Overall, we had a great time and delicious food. I will go back next time I am in town."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great restaurant - one of our favorite places for dates and/or couples outings."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was delicious and having small plates gave a good variety and ability to customize meal. We were seated immediately and had no problems with service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Hostess was rude, food was terrible, the order was wrong. The only thing decent was the wait staff."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Gray's never let's down! We had the Lobster Cake on Brioche with Truffle Fries (lunch special)... absolutely wonderful. And as always, the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Interesting menu but our waiter was not in the mood to be helpful. We told him this was our first time and what would he recommend and he said "What do you want?" then everything is good. I over heard another waiter explain about the history of the building, what items are homemade on their menu and what they are famous/noted for. I would like to go back and try the weekday menu, we had a Sunday menu."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was really excited about trying Gray's on Main, but left feeling underwhelmed... It took over 20 minutes to receive a glass of wine and 2 cocktails. Food was pretty good - the pimento cheese and hot chicken were excellent, while the bacon wrapped figs and the cauliflower were not. Service was mediocre. I'd go back but only to sit at the bar and have a drink and that pimento cheese!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a nice lunch...the food was good. Nice place to sit in downtown Franklin. Expected a little better for the price."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Grays is a current Hot Spot in Franklin. We went there for an anniversary. They had a great table for us. It was very crowded and our waitress had a very large table toward the end of our dining, so she easily forgot about us. Our Mac N Cheese (a standard) was barely warm and had to be sent back. After they heated it, it was delicious. The menu choice was very limited with only about 8 choices. We enjoyed our time there and would like to go back and try lunch sometime."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Been here twice, once with a group of 11 and once with just 2. Both experiences were great. Group of 11 was seated at the hightop table near the front window. Great service. Wife & I love the appetizer/shareable menu, so we just get several items off of that and share. We love the bacon wrapped figs, the fried pimento cheese balls, Nashville hot chicken and the grilled pear flatbread, but there are lots of other great choices as well. Casual place in historic downtown Franklin, perfect for a date night when combined with a stroll down main street. Jack & Coke bread pudding was great, get it with ice cream on top. Chocolate cobbler looked good too, or take a stroll down to Sweet CeCe's or Starbucks afterwards, both at the end of Main."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant three times now and the food and service has been consistently great each time. The lobster rolls were excellent. They were out of one of the ingredients for a couple of their drinks, which seemed odd, but I am looking forward to going back. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My friend and I are 'foodies' and we watched the movie "Chef" and wanted to eat somewhere special afterwards. This was the perfect place! We shared several great appetizers, all with amazing flavors and delicious. Our waiter, even though he was new and 'in training', did a wonderful job making sure we were taken care of. The ambiance was super cool - we ate on the 2nd floor next to the bar, overlooking the downtown Franklin Main Street."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Good for appetizers but not dinner. The lobster and chicken/waffle appetizers were good. We had two cute waiters. One was in training and he didn't know the elk from the lamb and gave them to the wrong diner."
    Dined on 6/2/2014