Husk - Nashville
37 Rutledge Street
Nashville, TN 37210Neighborhood:
SouthernPrice: $30 and under
Husk - Nashville
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.husknashville.com/
- Phone: 6152566565
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30pm; Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm
Lunch and Brunch beginning on June 3rd
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Southern
- Executive Chef: Sean Brock; Chef de Cuisine Morgan McGlone
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Husk - Nashville
Husk is located in Rutledge Hill—just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville—is the newest outpost of the Neighborhood Dining Group and James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock’s renowned restaurant, Husk. Led by Brock and Chef de Cuisine Morgan McGlone, the kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in Nashville.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
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Husk - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
521 reviews since June 4, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (412)special occasion (335)romantic (200)neighborhood gem (199)notable wine list (136)hot spot (136)great for lunch (114)great for brunch (111)scenic view (68)good for groups (63)great for outdoor dining (48)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (6)Show More
- not a great setting...OpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 9/28/2014as much as i anticipated the meal, it was marred by getting seated in the front room, a weird mix of grandma's parlor and outdated luxe. the food was good, thought heavy and filing. wish we had eaten in the main room, as there was a better vibe there and might have made for a better experience.Special Features:
- Best Meal of My LifeveggietaleDined on 9/27/2014Freshest of fresh vegetables, perfectly cooked meat, wonderful service. Not only was it one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had overall, it was by far the most delicious food I've ever tasted. Husk spoiled other restaurants for me, as nothing can live up to that amazing dinner.Special Features:
- Neat placeOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/27/2014Food was good as well as the service. Would defiantly go backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful Anniversary Dinner @ HuskJReynolDined on 9/26/2014My husband and I were visiting Nashville for the weekend to celebrate our 2 year Anniversary. It was absolutely amazing! The ambiance is stunning, menu is amazing.. love how the wine is sorted by soil types! Patrick, our server was great, extremely knowledgeable. He made our dinner very special for us. We will certainly be back to dine at Husk the next time we are in the Music City!Special Features:
- Over HypedTBNTN64VIPDined on 9/26/2014I have now eaten at Husk four times; twice for dinner, and twice for lunch. I want to love it, or at least really like it. I think it is the best looking restaurant in Nashville. The bar staff is great, and the specialty cocktails are inventive and delicious. Unfortunately the food isn't very good. When the best thing on the menu of a fine dining establishment is pimento cheese, then why go? On Friday we were four for dinner, and no one had a good entree. Notably, the grilled catfish was a plate of mush that seemed to summon the bottom dwelling characteristics of the fish. My suggestion is to go for great drinks, and maybe have some pimento cheese. Don't bother with having a full meal though. Sadly the hype is not substantiated.Special Features:
- DisappointingFoodie37VIPDined on 9/26/2014My friend and I had looked forward to trying Husk for quite some time. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside. The decor in an old home and felt very warm and inviting. However the hostess at the front was slamming phones and now welcoming. We had a nice table with a view of the garden and could even see fresh pears. Our server was helpful and really explained the nightly changing menu. They change their menu based on fresh ingredients. We had salad which for 10 was tiny and nothing special. We then tried the shrimp and grits again tiny and bland tasting. I had the fish served with squash a and the fish was dry and portion tiny. For the price we both truly expected more.Special Features:
- Beautiful Historic BuildingDinersDelightVIPDined on 9/25/2014Beautiful historic restored building. Food too ambitiously inventive and disappointing for gastronomic satisfaction and value.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/25/2014Food was wonderful but very long wait to be served.Special Features:
- First time was a charmOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/25/2014Wonderful experience for a special occasion. Great service and great food. Beautiful atmosphere and would recommend HUSK to anyone.Special Features:
- overall was disppointingSanditoDined on 9/25/2014overall i was disppointed with my evening at Husk, we had a 515 reservation for two and we were placed at the most awkward of talbles against a wall...very small. the food was fair and small in size for the price. My favorite food was the rolls we got at the begnning (one roll each) the food was interesting, but unsatisfying overall. what i enjoyed most about the foor was our waiters description of it... I love the farm to table concept...I think my grandmother and grandfather would be laughing at what we pay for farm to table though,,, the one thing that made my evening fun was our waiter. he was interesting and theatrical in his communcaition with us from beginning to endd, he checked on us frequently.Special Features:
- Best dining experience in NashvilleChazconeDined on 9/24/2014Housed in a former home that is now on the US Registry of Historical Sites, the ambiance was wonderful. We were tended to by the lovely Rachel. Gael had a glass of a funky French Chard and I had a glass of a French Pinot Noir. Gael (never hungry) had the beef tartare starter - the best she's ever had. I ordered the catfish. I'm nearly 75 years old and this was the best seafood dish I've tasted in my life. So many flavors, so well done. Here's the description: NC Catfish, Barely Cooked Tomato, Pole Beans, Benne, Grilled Eggplant. Wonderful! Oh, and the dessert menu had a half-dozen well-described delights. I had the buttermilk sweet potato chess pie. O M G! When you're next in Nashville, run do not walk to Husk for dinner!Special Features:
- Great for lunch tooStaceFaceDined on 9/23/2014Husk was a fun and lovely spot fir lunch. Prices were actually fair and food was inventive and amazing. Recommend sitting near the garden; it was lovely.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Husk is just fineSudsboyDined on 9/22/2014In a city with a growing list of top-notch dining destinations, Husk is just fine. It didn't stand out, but was exactly what we expected. I had what was represented as an "8 oz strip" and received three small medallions of beef, which was a little disappointing. My wife ordered a veggie plate, and her meal was excellent - mushrooms, eggplant, grits with egg, succotash, and all as tasty as any main dish. The drinks were good, though small, and definitely overpriced for what I received. The dessert was better - a slab of chocolate cake that was big enough to share. With all the options available in Nashville, I doubt I'll return to Husk anytime soon, but I wouldn't steer a friend away from it either. TLDR: a bit overpriced.Special Features:
- snapVIPDined on 9/21/2014Husk is located in a beautiful mansion, and has several small, intimate spaces to dine in. Our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and the provenance of all the locally-sourced ingredients. I found the food very good, but a bit disappointing. I expected to be blown away by the creativity and taste, but I found most of the meal not as delicious as I had hoped. I did however, really enjoy the shrimp and grits appetizer.Special Features:
- 3rd and last try.FranklinManDined on 9/21/2014We were big fans of Chef Brock when he ran the restaurant at the Hermitage. 3 tries at this restaurant and 3 disappointing visits. Service is lacking. I would call them aloof and disinterested. On top of it, the food has been just OK. This Sunday, they were out of dishes at 1 pm on brunch. Bottom line. There are many, better restaurants in terms of both quality and value.
- Not quite the hypeForkingaroundboston33Dined on 9/21/2014Sat on the patio for brunch. The patio was almost to the point of being over run by flies. Got past that point. Server was genuine and nice, timely with everything but water refills. Food was off the mark; had the southern vegetable plate, all was great minus the mushroom, grit combo, did not fit into any of the other flavors on the board. Almost off putting. Biscuits and gravy were nice, wanted a bit more pepper in a "true southern" white sausage gravy. Cobb was ok, vegetables were fresh, nothing to write home about. Lastly the shrimp and grits! A favorite of mine. Completely missed the mark. From loose grits. To plating that looked it was covered in carbon from grill scrapings. All in all a GREAT concept, just not worth any of the hype.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HuskpyohDined on 9/20/2014Very nice restaurant. Great service. It was my mom’s birthday and the menu had Happy Birthday at the top. Very special, I loved that! Loved the Johnny Cakes. I ordered the duck. I loved the crispy outside, but it was tough and chewy. I loved the sweet potatoes that were on the plate. I would definitely go again, I would just order something different.Special Features:
- WonderfulSophiacooksDined on 9/20/2014Had high expectations and was not disappointed! Four of us had a Saturday brunch and everyone from ages 16 to 52 enjoyed the experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect Date NighttrvsbrwnDined on 9/19/2014For my first formal date with my current girlfriend, I decided to take her to Husk. It met my expectations and more. It was perfect for us because both of us are foodies. But, it would be a great fit for anyone. The menu changes daily, and there is something for everyone. Be prepared to fork out some money. But, trust me, it's worth it. Romantic. Delicious. Great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hot spot service is not spot onkatebDined on 9/19/2014We probably had to wait over a half an hour for our reserved table. When we arrived we were told it would be about a ten minute wait so we were happy to wait at the bar. That scene, by the way, is very nice. It was not noisy at all and very mellow. Maybe a little too mellow as far as getting served by the bar tender. When our wait for our table was hitting the half hour point, the maître was walking by and I inquired about our table. He politely responded that he'd check on that (which I interpreted as "I've forgotten about you". Food was lovely but service was slow as well. For ones safety, We would recommend taking a cab if you do not have a car.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExceptionalHappyDined on 9/19/2014Beautiful, amazing food, waiter knew the menu and was very attentive the entire night. Food was southern fare with a flare. Snapper and flat iron steak were very good. Orange creamsicle dessert, yum. Better than Charleston for sure!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- linenladydiningdivaDined on 9/18/2014Excellent meal..probably the best catfish I have ever had! Not usually a fan of okra prepared anyway except fried but Husk's okra and tomatoes were delicious and caused me to rethink my aversion to stewed okra. Excellent service! Restaurant a little noisy and hearing a bit difficult but atmosphere was alive and energetic and room was full! Always a great sign.Special Features:
- Over priced and over ratedFoodtaster1951Dined on 9/17/2014HUSK certainly does not live up to the hype. The food was VERY average and the portions were really small and expensive. The service was just ok and it took forever for the waiter to explain EVERY item on the menu. Save your money! There are plenty of other gourmet restaurants in Nashville namely SINEMA and MOTO, both excellent experiences. Oh, by the way, the decor at HUSK was also all wrong. A beautiful Victorian house with ugly contemporary furnishings and art work.
- First Time VisitJeanDined on 9/16/2014One person in our group had been to the Charleston Husk a few month ago and recommended we try here. It was great. Thorough explanations of the dishes, answered any questions. Like the local to table aspect. I would certainly return next time I'm in Nashville.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excited, then not so excitedforestpuffinDined on 9/15/2014I was really looking forward to trying Husk, and excited when we learned that Sean Brock himself was there that evening. Our waiter was incredibly well-versed in the menu & wines & v friendly. However, our food took a VERY long time to come out and the dish I ordered deflated me. I had the beef (wrapped in braised collards w beets) and it was incredibly tough and fatty. Not a good cut at all, so all the wrestling I had to do with it diminished my enjoyment of the meal. However, the bread and appetizer were delish (tomato sandwich), as was my sweet potato pie for dessert. I do believe in second chances and would love to go back and try something else on the menu but I was pretty bummed this wasn't what I'd hoped the first time around.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Farm to table like no other!Shap23Dined on 9/15/2014Delightfully unexpected pops of flavor at every bite, this understated, homey, elegant restaurant serves up delicious Fred food with a huge dose of sophisticated southern hospitality and an ambience you can't find anywhere else downtown! If you're a foodie or just love good fresh food, Husk cannot be missedSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food, Small PortionsTNnative83Dined on 9/15/2014Loved the food! Some of the best food I have had for the price. I have been to a few places, as well. The only issue i had was with the portion size. I had a table of 4. We ordered a $16 small plate and it came with three pieces. I am a numbers person and this kinda drove me crazy. I just think for the money you pay, they could give more food instead of making people have to split really small portions. Other than that, everything was perfect.Special Features:
- Lived up to its reputationMvpark26Dined on 9/14/2014I had only heard of Husk in Charleston, SC. The Husk in Nashville is every bit as remarkable. From cocktails all the way through. The waiter was quirky and fun and completely knowledgable about everything from the food, to the art, to the origin of the plates to the color of the walls. And what he didn't know, he spun a good yarn about anyway. "Stump the waiter" became our little game. The only item we weren't thrilled with was the steam bread--a non-leavened corn bread served with tomato & scallions. The crispy crust was nice but the soft center made it seem undercooked and therefore difficult to eat and the taste was somewhat bland. All in all, though a spectacular meal--one I want to repeat.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Brunch EverjerseyeaterVIPDined on 9/14/2014An incredibly beautiful setting and proficient friendly service, but the star is the food. From the deviled eggs and farm ham platters to start to the etherially light ricotta pancake with lemon zabayon and shrimp 'n grits to the decadent desserts everything was perfectly prepared and beautifullly presented. It is hard to imagine a more pleasant way to spend a late morning in Nashville.Special Features:
- A good meal at lunchnashdashVIPDined on 9/14/2014We ate lunch at Husk last week. I am not a fan of the space, especially upstairs, I don't like the small rooms. Downstairs is more open and bright. I must say, the several times I ate at Husk, the food was good. But, when you arrive, I have yet to be met with a smile or welcoming personality. Strange, maybe a reflection of the owner? Don't know, but not a good first vibe. The food was very good, brunch, started with the deviled eggs which were excellent. Second course was a collection of things, the Cobb Salad with crispy pork, eggs benedict, and the steak and eggs. All prepared well and with wonderful tastes. I am not a fan of Husk for dinner, but lunch is very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It was great!conciergereviewVIPDined on 9/13/2014Spent our first year anniversary dinner here and it was the perfect choice! Super happy (: our waiter was so well informed about the menu and did a run down of it to its entirety of what to expect. He suggested the catfish and it was delicious! I couldn't be more happier with the service I received, the food I ordered, and the presentation of my food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HuskMarcygDined on 9/13/2014Delicious food, beautiful restaurant. Best food overall that we've had in Nashville.Special Features:
- Will be referringGordonDined on 9/13/2014I work at the Home2 Suites at the front desk. I have been hearing people talk about Husk and jumped at the opportunity to check it out for myself. The atmosphere wasn't quite what I was expecting but the food was phenominal. All-in-all, I know that I will probably be recommending Husk to future guests.Special Features:
- 21st Birthday PartyFrenchFryLoverDined on 9/12/2014Shrimp and Grits - so good. And whoever that waiter is who told me to stir the way-undercooked egg into my grits - he was right! Fabulous. The food was all tasty but it's the incredible cocktails I will always remember - so great, such layers of taste and imaginative combinations of flavors and ingredients. Loved the decor and the waiters' style. I thought it was a well-known, we knew about in the Bay Area but nobody I met in Nashville knew about Husk. What a shame. Delightful experience for my daughter's 21st birthday meal.Special Features:
- Very disappointingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/12/2014Doesn't hold a candle to Charleston Husk. My husband had to go find the waitress to get his cocktail after waiting for 20 minutes. Chef is trying too hard to be trendy. Food was mediocre. Noise level was very bad. Will not be back.
- Very disappointingHealthyEaterLadyDined on 9/12/2014Went with my husband and 19 year old son during Parents Weekend. What a disappointment. I understand farm to table is very "in" now and I applaud the effort, but I, who eat just about everything, found it hard to find anything on the menu that I liked. In addition to a very limited choice, there were no salads (server said it was not a good season for lettuce in Nashville this year). No substitutions for side dishes - if it came with okra, you had to have the okra. In addition, the server was snobby, the service was slow and the bill incredibly high for very small portions.Special Features:
- New to townPriyaddsDined on 9/12/2014Lovely rsstsutant. Great drinks. Great food. Great serviceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Southern done rightLichterDined on 9/11/2014I'm not from the south but I can imagine that these is just how southern cuisine is supposed to be prepared. From the shrimp and grits to the delicious chicken, nothing was exactly mine blowing but everything was done very well. If you can get to Husk a bit early, go downstairs to check out the bar. Really nice staff and fantastic drinks!Special Features:
- Good placeSkiManDined on 9/9/2014My wife and I decided to try Husk after receiving a gift card.. We had the Johnnycakes for a starter and then had the veggy plate and I tried the snapper. All three were delicious and well presented. The server was attentive and knowledgeable about the choices. Overall, a very pleasant experience. We will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Experiencenocooking4meDined on 9/8/2014The atmosphere was beautiful, the food was unique AND amazing. I loved the presentation of my vegetable plate as it was not ordinary. It was served on a plate comprised of a cross-section of a tree! Veggies have never tasted so good! Our waitress was a delight and her passion for the menu was obvious! Thank you for a great experience.Special Features: