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
525 reviews since June 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (415)special occasion (338)romantic (202)neighborhood gem (199)hot spot (136)notable wine list (135)great for lunch (115)great for brunch (113)scenic view (68)good for groups (62)great for outdoor dining (48)vibrant bar scene (34)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (7)Show More
- Compared to first visit...OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/28/2013This was fantastic. We were seated promptly for lunch. Lunch menu is interesting, nicely balanced selections. Lunch came to $52 for two vegetarians who drank water only. Hmmm... First visit - had a 9 pm reservation on a wednesday night, arrived early and still did not get seated until 9:40 pm. Even though we checked in and were escorted to the bar area, no one thought to come down to inform us that they were running almost 45 minutes behind schedule for reserved tables! Hmmm...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Slow cookingOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 6/27/2013First let me say the dinner was outstanding! Food is exceptional and the building that is an old home that has been remodeled is done very nice. My only problem was the Air Conditioning. In the bar it felt like it was 85 degrees. The back patio by the bar, it was cooler outside than inside the bar. We were promptly seated in a very quaint palor at the front of the house and again no AC. The basement area seemed to have AC but the ground floor was on the verge of uncomfortably warm. I felt like I was slow cooking at 80 plus degrees. Husk is a hot spot and reservations before 9PM are IMPOSSIBLE. We at at 9:15 and the Husk did not miss a beat. I would like to go back, after they get the AC working correctly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- True southern dining, circa 1930OpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 6/27/2013If I can handle booking a reservation 2 months out, they should be able to let me know that the A/C isn't working. It was 86 degrees in the dining room. Based on other reviews I've read, this was not a unique experience.Special Features:
- Dante's InfernoWeEatOutALotDined on 6/27/2013The restaurant was miserable it was so hot. There was no A/C and no air circulating. The server, who was perspiring over our food, claimed the A/C had "just broken down," but I came home and read reviews from others from days before who said the restaurant was uncomfortably warm. The A/C apparently does not handle the space, which is glassed in and allows full sunlight. Wait until the summer is over and fall weather has come to try this restaurant. My pork chop was decent. But one of my companions had beef which was tough. Another had catfish which was a meager portion. We skipped the sparse dessert menu to go outside into the 85 degree evening to escape the heat of the restaurant, which does not deserve its hype and is EXPENSIVE.
- Lives Up to the Hype!OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 6/27/2013Service was excellent, food was outstanding, and we look forward to returning. We loved seeing the fresh herb garden in back, reading the chalkboard detailing the ingredient's suppliers, and the obscure Southern sodas are a nice touch to the menu (Try the Kentucky Ale-8-1 if you enjoy ginger ale - around since 1926). Hot tip: The Buttermilk pie dessert is our new favorite dessert in Nashville!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Husk Held UpKimberlyDined on 6/25/2013Like most, my only comparison for Husk Nashville was Husk Charleston. From the moment we stepped onto the curb and took in the beauty of the historic home now home to Husk Nashville, we were enthralled. I am not one to shy away from stairs, wonky floors, tight hallways or dim lighting and in this case each of those led to the reward of a visual feast and lastly, a virtual feast. No more words, other than go, and go early, to allow time to stroll the garden and take in the Nashville skyline before you enter and enjoy.Special Features:
- Not as good as the hypeElJefeVIPDined on 6/24/2013I've been twice now and the food is very good. It's a nice-looking space with a beautiful working garden and a great little bar with a patio. The service, however, is not on par with the cuisine and the servers while attentive & friendly, weren't very familiar with items on both the wine list and the menu. Just growing pains I hope.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- My Charleston gal loved Husk Nash!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/24/2013Being from Charleston, Husk was the obvious choice for my wife's birthday dinner. The service was thoughtful and timely, the food was absolutely stunning. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more and can't wait for return visits! Thanks for blessing Nashville with your culinary genius, Chef Brock!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very enjoyable experienceCatJVIPDined on 6/23/2013We had a lovely time at Husk. We were there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and the daily menu had a lovely "Happy Anniversary" printed on it, a really nice detail. The appetizers were outstanding, and most of the entrees were great with the exception of the braised pork shoulder, which arrived with too much fat. The cocktails were fun, and dessert was very good. Over all, it was a very enjoyable experience, and we plan to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome Brunch!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/23/2013Every dish that came out tasted better than the last! Everything was terrific!Special Features:
- Wow!PieGirlDined on 6/23/2013Husk was a great new Nashville find! The food was fantastic - very much, it seemed, the chef's take on local fare from days gone by until now. Fresh, delicious, unique to this northerner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Brunch Spot!NashVolDined on 6/23/2013We went to Husk for brunch and it was incredlbe. The buscuits and gravy were amazing and they cocktails were great! The portions are substantial and the monte cristo was delicious!Special Features:
- Amazing food!MarisaWDined on 6/22/2013We waited 2.5 weeks for our reservation and were not disappointed. The restaurant architecture is beautiful. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. The Service was outstanding. Do yourself a favor and get a reservation!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great visitRudiDined on 6/22/2013Four of us had brunch at husk on Saturday. We had a great time. The house is amazing. Food was very good. We had the biscuits and gravy to start. Two of us had the monte cristo which was good. The others got shrimp and grits and the hangar steak. Would definitely like to go back for dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous New Restaurant!NashvillefoodieDined on 6/21/2013All of our expectations were exceeded by our experience at Husk! We will definitely be back soon! How lucky Nashville is to have this restaurant!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great mealTravelingFoodieDined on 6/20/2013Excellent meal! No longer have to wait for a trip to Charleston to enjoy this excellent food. The 24-month old country ham was delicious and the bone marrow with the parsley biscuit was outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful service and great food!Cooleats53Dined on 6/20/2013Fresh authentic and inspiring cuisine! Service - the best in town. Highly recommend for dinner and cocktails!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful Dining ExperienceShellynashvilleDined on 6/20/2013The food and service were outstanding. Everything was served at the perfect piping hot temperature at the right time, and all of the food was delicious. I was served the best fried green tomato ever. My only negative comment is that I was disapppinted that i did not enjoy either drink I ordered from the bar (martini and salty dog). They were much too strong for my taste, which you might expect from a martini but not necessarily a salty dog.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasty and funOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/19/2013We went for my boyfriend's birthday celebration. We sat in the sunroom and had a view of the beautiful garden. The food was delicious and we had great service. I will return soon!Special Features:
- First Husk lunchChrisVIPDined on 6/19/2013After enjoying a dinner and another trip to eat at the bar at Husk, I figured I'd try out the lunch service. The Husk burger was everything I'd heard, thanks to the addition of smoky bacon to the grind. The oysters were spectacular and the tomato soup was really special, especially this early in the season. Service was impeccable. I'll be back very soon. Maybe brunch?Special Features:
- i'm sad...ScottDined on 6/18/2013...for everyone who has not had an opportunity to visit Husk Nashville yet. Every bit as good as Charleston and showing no signs of early growing pains. So good on so many levels. From the bar to service to location to every bite that lands on your plate, it's hard to imagine how they'll continue to improve. The bar is so high, so early. Simply put, if i were creating the perfect restaurant, Husk would be the template. Congrats to all involved.Special Features:
- Great Overall, Short of ExpectationCScottDined on 6/17/2013Husk is a beautiful restaurant perched on a hill just outside of the main downtown area of Nashville. The space is gorgeous and the service from the hostess to the table was outstanding. The food to me fell short of my expectations knowing the restaurant group that owns it. My pork entree was too firm to the touch and dry but they, of course, made another for me which was cooked exceptionally but the beautiful meat was overpowered by grain mustard onions that were sauced on top. My girlfriend had a hanger steak which was great but the portion was small to tiny, in comparison was half of the portion of my entree. I would give this restaurant another go with the staff the main reason to try again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Off to a rocky startMAK13Dined on 6/17/2013Great food, but they need to manage reservations better. We had 7:45 reservations on Monday night & had to wait an hour for our table. We went to the bar, which was moderately busy with others waiting for tables, & had to beg the bartender for a drink. They were nice enough, but overlooked the empty glasses sitting right in front if them. The hostess just shrugged her shoulders when we inquired about the wait time. When we were finally seated, the server apologized "if we had to wait for our table" but made little effort to reset our experience. We had to wait awhile again for drinks & food. Once it arrived, the food was good but we were ready to eat & get out at that point. I recommend Husk but only with full disclosure of what to expect.Special Features:
- Sean Brock has another hit!OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 6/16/2013We went for Fathers' Day brunch. The bloody marys were spicy, the wine selection, grouped by terroir, was interesting, and the food was terrific. We had a beautiful grilled catfish dish on an excellent tomato and farro and spinach concoction. We had pork belly/poached egg on toast with roasted sausage/potatoes - delicious! We tried lots of appetizers - chicken wings amazing, the clams tasty, the odd pork skins/onion confit with bibb lettuce wrappers delicious, and plenty for four. Our excellent waiter Noah was informative, helpful, friendly, and unobtrusive. I have been to Husk Charleston many times and found our lunch in Nashville to be on par with our experiences there. Kudos to the Nashville staff, and welcome to the neighborhood!!Special Features:
- Everthing was great...butHungryGuest2014Dined on 6/16/2013Everthing was great...but very slow. We had a reservation a 1 pm and were seated about 1:30....servers slow in arriving...food very slow in arriving. Otherwise great. GrySpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Husk-great foodbarbyDined on 6/16/2013The food is excellent and price reasonable. I would highly recommend. We plan to return soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved it! I've been to HuskOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/16/2013Loved it! I've been to Husk Charleston, and the Nashville version definitely did not disappoint. I will be back! Love the atmosphere and layout of the restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First timeJb34Dined on 6/15/2013First time to go to husk. Had reservations for 8:45 got seated at 9:30. Went to the bar and they have a great selections. Food was great but our server still had not hit her stride. Trouble with the menu and was slow with drinks. Even ordered a bar drink and never got it. But the place is fantastic. Service will improve with time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Appetizers and desserts standOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/15/2013Appetizers and desserts stand out...noise level is very loud...other kinks will be solved with time...great for newly opened.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent experiences at huskOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/15/2013excellent food served promptly at reasonable price. lovely restaurant. excellent staff and waiters. weekend brunch is very good. the dinner is excellentSpecial Features:
- BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/15/2013This was my 2nd visit to Husk Nashville and although I will return, the noise level on Saturday was not acceptable. Our server was hesitant to omit the bun and cheese from the Husk Hamburger but agreed to ask that this be done. It was but enthusiasm to do this would have been appreciated. We made sure the other orders did not require an omission. We thoroughly enjoyed touring the gardens and were able to chat with one of the chefs briefly. We will return but not for brunch.Special Features:
- Delightful brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/15/2013This is my second visit to Husk and I loved the brunch menu. Two suggestions: those ASTOUNDING soft rolls should have been served with some local honey or preserves at that hour. And, at one point, the music became very loud, way too loud for 10:30 in the morning. Otherwise, a great meal from country ham to Monte Cristo sandwich and shrimp and grits to lemon dessert. I love the handmade plates and mugs and wooden serving trays. Exceptional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- So delicious!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/14/2013Must try the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and an order of the chicken skins! The buttermilk pie is really good!Special Features:
- Fab all roundCh922455VIPDined on 6/14/2013We went to Husk for a late lunch one Friday. First visit. Food was delicious (finally a restarabt in Nashville that knows how to serve pork belly). Service great. Good selection of local beer in tap (most estaurabts just do bottles) and in bottle. We'll be back for dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Definite "Repeat"TrishDined on 6/14/2013The style of the restaurant is so appealing. Some very nice local artwork. The downstairs area is great with spacious windows and a view of the local garden full of herbs, greens and vegetables. But, most spectacular was the food itself. Shrimp and Grits is a must try! Best ever and I have been to many restaurants in Charleston (not the sister Husk) and New Orleans. Service was great as well. It was obvious that they are pacing themselves with menu and service so as not to disappoint. A wise move for longevity success.Special Features:
- Must Try!VColeDined on 6/13/2013Absolutely wonderful! If you are lucky enough to have Matt as your server your night is promised to be educational and fun! The building was a refreshing look from the normal Nashville establishments and the food was exceptional. Definitely 5 star!Special Features:
- The food was fabulous! AllMarcoX2Dined on 6/13/2013The food was fabulous! All local or based out of the South. Smaller portions, but we were stuffed by the time we left! Nice twist on familiar and unfamiliar flavors. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the daily menu. He and the assistant were both promptly attentive to our needs. The price at dinner was a wee bit steep, but the lunch prices are much more reasonable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Creative and approachableHBrandt2Dined on 6/13/2013I love the uniqueness of the food. The restaurant personality could be pretentious and snobby but isn't. Which is why I'll return and recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What an amazing experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/12/2013Husk has truly outdone itself with their new sister restaurant opening. A slightly different approach, but still the same great southern vibe. I recommend going outside of your comfort zone and trying some of their really unique dishes; it's more than with the try.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall a lovely experience.KEE22Dined on 6/12/2013Overall a lovely experience. Our server, Trish (highly recommend her), never gave us the feeling of being rushed or too busy to go over the menu. She was pleasant and answered all of our questions, which there were many. The food was wonderful. Really enjoyed having the option of doing several firsts or just an entree or all of the above. The ember-roasted beets with the lamb quarter was amazing, as well as the chicken wings! As an entree we shared the grouper. cooked perfectly. Definitely going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.