Husk - Nashville
37 Rutledge Street
Nashville, TN 37210Neighborhood:
SouthernPrice: $30 and under
Husk - Nashville
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.husknashville.com/
- Phone: (615) 256-6565
- 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
535 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (436)special occasion (327)neighborhood gem (212)romantic (184)hot spot (181)notable wine list (130)great for brunch (112)great for lunch (106)good for groups (75)scenic view (61)vibrant bar scene (47)great for outdoor dining (38)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (2)Show More
- Superior foodBahamamamaDined on 10/8/2014Imaginative menu. Shrimp and grits appetizer and Rice cake with pimento cheese excellent. Skip the corn bread. Entrees were also top notch but could use a few more choices. Don't miss desserts. Best chocolate cake ever. Waiter very professional, knowledgeable, helpful. Loved the wine he suggested. Wine list different and very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- outstanding experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/8/2014we've eaten at notable restaurants around the world (generally checking various review sites for the best restaurants in any locale), and this ranks among the top 10! i was pleased with the starters and main course. the service was excellent and our waiter was quite knowledgeable and witty. i'd definitely recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sensational!NorCalBevVIPDined on 10/7/2014Impeccable service! Creative cuisine! Wonderdul handcrafted drinks! If you are looking for an exquisite experience in Nashville, this is your place. Not to be missed - the vegetable platter and the shrimp and grits!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CrewsyVIPDined on 10/6/2014Well...not so much - in my estimation did not live up to the hype! Location good, dining area is nice but not warm, service spotty, wine list constrained; our server was disengaged and aloof and not particularly interested in us (perhaps we didn't radiate cool?), after dinner asked us if we wanted to look at a desert menu, then never brought one - she was able to provide billing quickly enough.Special Features:
- First time, but not my lastlovefoodDined on 10/5/2014From the first sip of my Daphne's Wish signature cocktail, I knew that I was in for a treat. The service was good, I really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the good was phenomenal. It was my first time in Nashville, and to be honest, I only stopped for the night to try this restaurant. Very pleased that I did. I'm on a Southern Road Trip with a friend, and although Charleston was not part of the plan, it is now, so that I can try the original Husk. I doubt I'll regret it. Well done.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary dinnerbambiDined on 10/5/2014The service was excellent and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The entire evening was good and the selections we selected were good. My only complaint was when I asked for the ladies room, the hostess motioned down a flight of stairs. Maybe she did not notice but I had a cane and those steps were not an option. We would have stayed for dessert and other refreshments, but that was no longer a choice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Ambiance and Food!carriesDined on 10/5/2014Love locally sourced restaurants. Great for brunch. Historical home with a modern renovation with LOTS of glass on the back half overlooks the vegetable garden. Not to mention, the food was wonderful. Especially the bloody marys! Great find!Special Features:
- WonderfulHollyRFDined on 10/3/2014We have been to Husk Charleston 3 or 4 times, so we were excited to try out Husk Nashville. The bar, hands down, is the best ever. Just like in Charleston, they have true mixologists and really keep surprising me with all the creative, delicious drinks. Our service was also top-notch. From the bartender to our waiter, absolutely no complaints. They were knowledgeable and friendly. The food was the only part lacking. We all ordered different entrees and none of us were blown away by the food. It was good, don't get me wrong, but just not earth-shattering like we have experienced in Charleston. I would still recommend Husk Nashville, as the food changes regularly. We probably just ate there a night when the flavor profiles weren't for us.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Started off OKBeauDined on 10/3/2014Hostess was polite but not warm. Apps were very good, but downhill from there. Hot water cornbread was raw in the middle, explanation-was a recipe from the 1800's copied by chef, wanted to be true to the period. Not funny. Pork was excellent, but the vegetables were bland. My Wife had the Hangar steak, which was good, but came with beets(not her favorite) and no substitutions are allowed. Finally the Desserts were average, the ice cream was flavorless. I wanted to take another dessert home, but was told that was not allowed. Lots of great restaurants in Nashvillle, Husk needs to reassess it's purpose-Great for customers or not.Special Features:
- Great food, stiff service...Luv2dineDined on 10/2/2014I try to dine at Husk when I'm on Nashviille. Food is always excellent. I usually dine at the bar but this time was with colleagues and sat in dining room. The service started out stiff, definitely not welcoming but the server warmed up when she realized that I've been there several times. It was also the first time that I was told you had to order the whole dinner together and could not order appetizers first and then the entree. This seems to be for the ease of the restaurant but, no matter the reason, the customer should always have the flexibility to order appetizers first especially when the customer expresses his dissatisfaction. We had an extensive meal and would had liked to order some of those delicious appetizers upfront.Special Features:
- Almost CharlestonTaterdogDined on 10/2/2014We were introduced to Husk in Charleston and loved it. The food is just as good in Nashville but this version lacks a little of the quiet , laid back, "dining is an experience" attitude of Charleston. That said, it was an excellent experience and much more accessible to us Central Kentuckians.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Beautiful setting, unique foodNickyVIPDined on 10/2/2014Loved the old house that the restaurant was in. The food was certainly different and made for different tastes. I can't say that I loved the food. It was good for a special occasion. Not certain that I would go back.Special Features:
- Must dine in NashvilleFoodie45Dined on 10/2/2014The food is the star here. We were there for dinner and shared two appetizers, each of us had a first course and a main course. The menu changes daily so if I raved about a particular dish, it may not be offered the next time. No worries, everything we tasted was yummy.Special Features:
- FantasticHungryInNashvilleDined on 10/2/2014Had an early dinner reservation for our anniversary and we had a nice quiet corner. Food was superb: shared the vegetable plate as an appetizer and it was incredible, Chicken and Pork chop for entrees and chocolate cake for dessert. All that with menus printed with anniversary wishes and relaxed, impeccable service. Don't miss a chance to dine here.Special Features:
- Husk ReviewFoodsamplerDined on 10/2/2014Ordered the Southern Vegetable plate. It was yummy. Grits with okra and an egg was fabulous, along with the collard greens and corn. Salty rolls were good too.Special Features:
- UnexpectedTFCJRVIPDined on 10/1/2014Delightful meal in a renovated old home. This is definitely not for the meat and potatoes crowd. Eclectic menu which is executed very well. Very limited wine and beer menu. No well-known commercial beer available. We will return.Special Features:
- Some great, some just okaynashfoodieDined on 9/30/2014We had the grittle cakes with pimento cheese to start- they were pretty good, a little lacking in flavor (the pimento cheese is pretty mild). My husband ordered the pork and said it was in his top 5 best meals! It was close to perfect and we'd both highly recommend it. I got the beef and was disappointed. The only flavor that really came through was beet. Our advice would be to really quiz your waiter before you order.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic Occasion-RestaurantcriticalmassfoodieDined on 9/29/2014My fiancee and I went here for our one-year anniversary and had the most succulent food we've had in a long time. The waitresses and waiters are keen to tell you the background to whatever's going to be on your plate and how it was prepared. The ambiance is vibrant and the setting is dark wood and dim lights, which make for a great intimate setting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not a great setting...cntrydadDined 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:
- What a let down...dissapointedguy123Dined on 9/27/2014The resturaunt itself was nicely designed. The cocktails were amazing and the mixologists were incredibly fast and skilled. But... People go to a resturaunt for the food which was lack luster to say the least. The ribs were super dry and too acidic. I do ribs way better and im not trained..The pork belly was over done and tough. The fried chicken skin was like a handful of deep fried salt (i threw this up later). The Tar Tar was okay but didnt have any type of bread or toast. The pie was good but the crust was over worked and incredibly chewy. I would have rather gone to Ocharlely's.... i dont like Ocharley's... The food was memorable in the wrong way. I will never go back again. Nothing was balanced.Special Features:
- Amazing evening!MotheratlargeVIPDined on 9/27/2014We felt like we were walking into an old, southern plantation. We went on a Saturday night and the place was jumping with people but we never felt rushed or ignored. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable about the wine list. Our meal was amazing! We started with a few apps and then shared a few entrees and EVERYTHING we had was wonderful! I'm talking moan out loud delicious! And the sweet potato pie for dessert - WOW!! We fought over every last bite. One of the best meals I've ever had! I'm so impressed with Nashville and the food scene, can't wait to go back!Special Features:
- Interesting and FunGoodtimesDined on 9/27/2014Husk is a fun restaurant located in an old mansion that maintains the historical flare of the property while delivering a good variety of menu items that will have you inquisitively trying new and eclectic cuisine. The menu changes daily and I really like the aspect of seasonal ingredients that drive the menu selection. Due to the menu variety, I do think some people will be turned off by the menu at times throughout the year. But if you like trying new things and "going with the flow", then this is the place for you. The atmosphere is vibrant and is a fun place to have a nice southern dish.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 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.
- Excellent Brunch!NashRyanDined on 9/21/2014Had brunch there 9/21/14 and everything I tried (shrimp and grits, french toast, coddled egg, and fried chicken) was fantastic. One dish came out and the eggs were over-cooked. A quick word with the server and it was replaced and taken off the bill, no fuss. Will definitely go back.Special Features:
- 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.