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
520 reviews since June 22, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (411)special occasion (330)neighborhood gem (199)romantic (187)hot spot (139)notable wine list (123)great for lunch (112)great for brunch (101)scenic view (65)good for groups (60)great for outdoor dining (47)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (4)Show More
- Marvelous Dining ExperienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/11/2013We had a great lunch at Husk Nashville. The food is exceptional, and the wine is showcased according to terroir, a wonderful touch. The house made sodas, especially The Liz, are amazing, and beg for gin and other goodies from the bar in early evening. Husk is a unique treasure in a Historic Nashville building, meticulously refurbished and restored as a proud example of our southern culture. Nashville continues to add to culinary gems, and Husk may be its most brilliant diamond yet. The food is celebrated, much like at Margot Cafe, Rolf & Daughters and City House, by a well trained delightful and informative staff. Five stars all the way!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth a shotTwaddDined on 7/10/2013Husk was incredible. Enough said. We had to make reservations a month in advance, but it was totally worth it. Absolutely give it a try.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not ImpressedLocalNashvillianDined on 7/10/2013We had an 8:15pm reservation & arrived extremely early at 7:30pm to enjoy a drink at the bar (and the bar area was fantastic). This, however, had no bearing on being seated at our reservation time. We were finally seated around 8:40pm. We promptly ordered several appetizers, followed shortly thereafter by our entree orders. The fried chicken skins and johnny cakes w/ pimento cheese were good, but nothing over the top. Our entrees were finally delivered to the table at 9:30pm-almost a full hour after being seated! We had variety amongst the table: chicken, beef, pork, & shrimp/squid and grits. Again, all good dishes, but nothing really impressive to anyone in our party. Noteworthy were the shrimp, squid & grits were basically soup.
- Not the kind of hot I likeOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/10/2013My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday and were very excited to for a special dinner. The service was fine and the food was excellent but the heat was a problem. It was 82 in the dinning room and 77 outside. Enjoying grilled hot food in the heat really took away from the meal. I finally ask about it and the a waiter explained very nicely and apologized. If we had been told to upon seating I would have been much more understanding but not mentioning it unless asked made it seem they didn't realize or appreciate the uncomfortableness heat. While we love the food I wouldn't go back unless it was winter. I hope this is not a normal thing but for the price of our dinner I expected more comfort and a least an acknowledgment or apology.Special Features:
- Husk NashvilleFoodieVIPDined on 7/10/2013I love the attention to detail that is shown in the sourcing of the food, the combinations of flavors and the creation of complex craft drinks. At the same time, the atmosphere is relaxed, hip and vibrant. We have now had the good fortune of visiting on two different evenings and was delighted both times. Take the time to visit the on-site garden on your way in to see where your food comes from! I'm thrilled we have this gem now in Nashville.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- On Your "Best of Nashville" listHippieDined on 7/10/2013Oh yeah, put this one on your best of Nashville list. I had the cheeseburger w/fries for lunch and it was one of the juiciest, best, burgers around town! Went here for dinner and had the pig ears in lettuce wraps, and chicken skins... saved room for dessert which was the buttermilk pie with blueberries and cream. I also tried one of their specialty alcoholic drinks - Carhop Nightmare. Everything was absolutely delicious, staff was impeccable with keeping our table clean, water glasses filled, our every request was granted.. We had them bring us more of the butter rolls because one each, was just not enough. Comparable to the rest of the 4-5 star eateries, near by. Highly recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth the WaitOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 7/9/2013Having dined at Husk in Charleston, SC back in the fall, I made a reservation as soon as possible when Husk opened up in Nashville. As anticipated, I had to wait a month to get a table between 6-9pm, but the wait was totally worth it. The ambiance, the service and everything about the dining experience was great. The food, of course, was/is the star of the Husk show. Creative, beautifully presented and delicious... everything that came to our table was delightful: the catfish, the pimento cheese and jonny cakes, the bread and pork lard honey butter, the wagu steak, the buttermilk pie. I heartily recommend Husk.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and excellent servicefoodsnobDined on 7/8/2013Great food and excellent service in a beautiful historic building.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Did not disappointBreadlessDined on 7/8/2013You know when you get your hopes up for something and it doesn't quite meet your expectations? That is certainly not the case at Husk. We had been looking forward to dinner here since it had opened and it was quite a treat. The entire experience was positive, from our server, who was very knowledgeable about the menu, throughout the meal itself, which was delicious and well prepared. It seemed that the entire staff was actually happy to be working there, we saw a lot of smiles and felt welcome and appreciated, unlike some "Hot Spots" around town which make you feel as if you are being done a favor by being allowed to eat at their establishment. If you are teetering about whether you should try Husk or not, GO, it will not disappoint.Special Features:
- Great restaurant!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/8/2013I've been to McCready in Charleston and I can tell this place is a same owner. The food was great and the environment was great also. I went for a lunch but I would go back for a dinner.Special Features:
- Very interesting drink list,OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 7/7/2013Very interesting drink list, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. You can make a meal by sharing many of the appetizers. The palate cleansing whiskey was a perfect ending to a perfect meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Best Dining Experience EverJayzorDined on 7/7/2013This was, without a doubt, the best dining experience of my life. I am not one for hyperbole. The pre-dinner drinks were perfectly made, and the advice given by the bartender was spot-on. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation so that we could have cocktails. The timing of our table being ready was perfect. The manager spoke with us at the bar and was quite friendly. Our waitress, Caitlyn was spectacular. We ordered one appetizer (the country ham) and were given extra appetizers to make our night "special." The pimento cheese, the ribs, and the grouper fritters were all incredible. I'm sure all appetizers are, but those are the ones that I can endorse first-hand. At the end of the night, I proposed to my girlfriend. Thanks, Husk!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This was our second visit,OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/7/2013This was our second visit, and it was much, much better. We took some friends for brunch, had several things on the menu and everyone seemed more than pleased with their order. Our earlier visit for dinner was very disjointed, and there wasn't a dish that we said "Wow, I want to come back for that," The brunch had several items, Monte Cristo, quail dish with egg,and great bloody Marys. Both times we found the prices to be more than reasonable, especially for a restaurant that had (has) a lot of upscale hype. Wine list offers a well rounded list, and prices are very reasonable. Reservations a must for the foreseeable future. . Looking forward to our next visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Overall a great experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 7/7/2013I believe the service to be their greatest asset. Attention to customer service was impeccable. The menu was interesting and well rounded. My entree was incredibly and undeniably undercooked but our server and manager handled it with grace. We appreciated their sincerity. The details are what really make Husk unique. They are focused on aesthetic detail and it shows. We will be back and will certainly request Cassidi, once again, be our server. She was wonderful.Special Features:
- I thought the quail and boudinMcbra001Dined on 7/7/2013I thought the quail and boudin was outstanding! The ham in the Monte Cristo was too sweet for my taste. Had it been a little less sweet it would've changed my entire opinion of the dish. The white pepper biscuits with gravy managed to be light and not filling but hearty at the same time. Our server didnt seem to into the food/dishes/meals being served which put a damper on our experience. Luckily the bus boy and waitress at the next table made up for the lossSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, great service.LcalnashDined on 7/6/2013Great food, great service. We were seated 20 minutes past our reservation which wasnt all that bad as my date and I enjoyed a drink at the bar which we were escorted to. We were comped 2 appetizers for the wait. Other than that hiccup the service and the food was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We loved our dinner and theLovegoodfoodDined on 7/6/2013We loved our dinner and the little personal touches to the menu that made a birthday dinner extra special. We continue to talk about what a great meal we had and would highly recommend it to friends and family. We are looking forward to going back again soon!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not good enough for the priceOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/5/2013Nothing was bad, but nothing was fantastic and I have had other meals I. Nashville at the same price point that we me away. I was so excited about this restaurant but was underwhelmed. The Johnny cakes were dry, the beef was blah. It just wasn't remarkable.
- MehbarbarazDined on 7/3/2013Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Although we had a reservation for 8:15, our table was not ready until closer to 9pm. The building and surrounding grounds are gorgeous and the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was fresh and nicely plated, but my husband and I agreed that for the money (and even less too), we can find better elsewhere. We're glad to have been here once, but probably don't plan on going back; whereas, we've happily returned to Rolf and Daughters, Margot, Cat Bird Seat, City House....Special Features:
- Expect to be WowedCPULLDined on 7/3/2013It's not about food variety, it's about the preparation at Husk. Sure, you will find out-of-the-ordinary choices like pig ears and bone marrow, but also staples like shrimp and grits, a fish selection, pork, beef. It's what they do with this food that amazes. There was a sense of expectation among the diners, and we were not dissapointed. It's like an audience before the theater . . . and then the waitstaff explains the painstaking food preparatiopn and use of slow-cooking "embers" on many dishes. For instance, our bone marrow was served on an iron skillet with hot embers, and continued smoking throughout the meal. It was delicious. My advice, try something you may never have tasted. You will likely be very pleased.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good for lunch/bruch, not dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/3/2013We were looking forward to dining at Husk given the acclaim of its Charleston location. The fried chicken skins were fantastic. Pork dish was good, not great, smoked pork shoulder was tough and should have been called pork roast as a result. The accompaniments were good, but the mustard and onion toppoing on the pork belly overwhelmed the dish. All in all, our food was good, not great, particularly with the price point for the dishes, which lead us to conclude that this place would be better for lunch/brunch, not dinner. The restaurant space itself is poorly conceived, as diners in the front room are separated from what appears to be a vibrant bar and main dining area. Shoud use the front for a bar and small plates area, not dining.Special Features:
- My impressionOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/3/2013The ambiance was very nice,old building reconfigured to a restaurant. The food was delicious, small portions but filling enough to satisfy. Our waiter was informative, efficient,and pleasant. Cocktails were creative and very unusual combinations. Highly recumbent this restaurant for any occasion.Special Features:
- We shared the vegetable plateOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/2/2013We shared the vegetable plate as an appetizer. Very creative and tasty! Steak entree was well prepared, but seemed a bit expensive for the cut (flank steak) and amount served. Pork tenderloin entree was good, but once again, expensive. The desert was not up to the caliber of the rest of the meal. The chocolate tart failed on flavor and soggy crust, the ice cream was melted. Service was very good and received help in choosing a great bottle of wine. Overall, the experience was a good one and we may try for lunch and brunch.Special Features:
- FairDD87Dined on 7/2/2013Chicken main was really good. Beet app was ok, BBQ pig tails were cooked far too long to the point where I couldn't eat them. The desserts were good. I feel presentation of the dishes surpassed the flavor.Special Features:
- Great desserts!AtnipDined on 7/2/2013Our table all enjoyed our meal choices, but i was a bit under-whelmed by the limited offerings. Since the dinner portions were so small, there was plenty of room for dessert. Our party of 4 each ordered a different one and shared.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 30th Birthday DinnerAnneDined on 6/30/2013My husband and I made reservations for my 30th birthday dinner..... Very romantic, personalized meno that said happy 30th birthday and was able to get it signed by all the chefs!! Waitress was AMAZING!!!! Great embrace, great food, and great service!! Would definitely go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- my new go-to, high-end place : loveOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/30/2013omg i had nashville version of the burger featured in "come in, we're closed" at brunch. best burger in nashville. i mourned chef brock's leaving and i'm now celebrating his return: the dinner rolls. clams at dinner, shrimp and grits at dinner. all the firsts my friends and i sated ourselves on at brunch. the conceptualizations, restraint, quality of product: this is THE BEST high end, accessible restaurant in our beloved Nashville. i'm so glad Sean Brock is back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Locally in Love ...MusicCityDinerDined on 6/30/2013Had brunch at Husk on 6/30/13. We loved the location: easy to find, adequate parking, their own herb & veggie garden and a great makeover of this lovely older building. Love that they determine the menu by what is freshest and available locally/regionally. We sampled the shrimp & grits with the tomato based broth, peach & BBQ chicken wings with peanuts, hanger steak w/ hashbrown, peppers & a fried egg, and roasted oysters served on the but roasted over some of those hot coals. Service was excellent. The bar looks like a place where I want to go experiment with some of those bitters. We ended the meal with a blueberry cobbler, ginger ice cream and fennel pollen. It was all fantastic and we'll be back for more!Special Features:
- Fantastic experience for SundayOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/30/2013Fantastic experience for Sunday brunch. Would highly recommend to others.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sunday BrunchChaffja99VIPDined on 6/30/2013We had a very good brunch this morning...not great, but very good. We were a little early for our reservation, but seated immediately. Our server however took a while to bring us water and take our drink orders. She was very nice, but it wasn't 5 star service. The bread basket was my least favorite part of the meal...very average. We ordered the fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese appetizer and it was delicious. I would definitely order it again. My husband ordered a veggie plate entree (very good) and I ordered the french toast (also good). I want to return and give Husk another try. It was good, but not great. Maybe my expectations were too high after all of the hype.Special Features:
- WowOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 6/29/2013We drove in from Kansas City and were very late for our reservation. We ended up being the last table sat for the evening. The staff was so welcoming and helpful. Our server, Cassidy(?) was lovely and patient and made excellent recommendations. We came in with pretty high expectations about the food and they were quickly exceeded. Every bite was perfect. DO NOT skip the bone marrow. It will change your life. Having this kind of experience at the end of what was surely a very busy night for the entire staff is what makes a great restaurant. We can't wait to come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lived up to reputationmisskittyDined on 6/29/2013We were very pleased with our experience at Husk. We had tried to dine at Husk while in Charleston, SC recently, but were unable to get a reservation. Our food, while simple in ingredients, was exceptional in preparation and flavor. Husk is definitely a welcome addition to the food scene of Music City!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ExperiencesadiethedogDined on 6/29/2013We have been to the restaurant in Charleston and decided to have our anniversary dinner here. First, we had drinks on the outdoor patio and loved the spot which looks at a gorgeous 200 year old oak tree. I had a tequila drink with jalapeno agave and pomegranate puree and it was the best tequila drink I have had. For dinner, we were a little disappointed at the appetizer selections and the fact that their famous cornbread was not on the menu (how could you leave that off????). My entrée of the pork chop with mustard onions and cabbage was fantastic. My wife really liked her grouper. Service was excellent and the setting in the old house was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lives up to its advance reputation.OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/29/2013A great addition to Nashville dining. Flavorful, original takes on unpretentious food, experty prepared and professionally served.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Wonderful experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/28/2013We had late reservation at Husk last Friday evening. From start to finish the experience was great. We were greeted promptly and shown to our table. The service was spot on. Our waiter Noah was extremely helpful and had a great command of the menu and was extremely attentive. The food was great - we both had the grouper for dinner and enjoyed fried green tomatoes and hoecakes with pimento cheese for appetizers. The spirit forward cocktails were well crafted but not out of this world. Overall, a fine dining experience. I'll defiantly be back for another dinner and look forward to trying brunch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 50/50MBennettDined on 6/28/2013I loved the vegetable garden in the back, and the food was fabulous. However, we were sitting in the main dining room upstairs around 7pm, and it was incredibly hot - almost like there was no AC running. We ended up moving tables because we were so uncomfortable, even the waiters were sweating. I can't imagine what the chefs felt like. Also, the staff was very attentive, almost too attentive. We felt hurried. There were constantly people looking at our table, moving bottles, refilling drinks, asking us if we needed anything - it was hard for us to just enjoy our meal without feeling rushed/examined.Special Features:
- GoodOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/28/2013Date night choice and overall, it was ok. The service was excellent but the food portions were very small. We would have ordered an additional appetizer had we know small the catfish dish is. The negative part was little bugs flying around our cocktails. Nothing less appetizing.Special Features:
- SpectacularPKHallDined on 6/28/2013The food was truly amazing. The server was very knowledgable about the menu and ingredients. Very impressed. We cannot wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Unforgettable lunchmojoDined on 6/28/2013Lunch prices at Husk are very affordable, but the food is unforgettable. We started with a bone marrow appetizer and homemade rolls with incredible pork-fat honey butter. Between the three of us we tried shrimp and grits, the deli ham sandwich with buttermilk cheddar, and the skirt steak. While it was all delicious, I will be having dreams of the steak until I'm able to have it again. Love the Southern-sourced ingredients!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 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.