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
527 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (414)special occasion (328)neighborhood gem (202)romantic (186)hot spot (150)notable wine list (116)great for lunch (103)great for brunch (99)good for groups (65)scenic view (58)great for outdoor dining (43)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (3)Show More
- 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 9/12/2014Found a new favorite restaurant in Nashvegas! Great menu, great drinks. We will definitely be returning when we visit our son. Love the farm to table concept.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.
- not as good as expected :-(BasilVIPDined on 9/8/2014I have been at Husk in Charleston before. For this occasion I was out with my mother (from Germany) on a road trip and wanted to treat her. We went to Husk in Nashville and liked the ambient - although we were placed at a table in the corner between hallway and stairs - not too great. Our starter was between " was it meant to be this way or not cooked right?" since our young server offered to bring steak knives we took at as "meant to be this way". The Entree then was 50:50; my mom's entree was overloaded with flavors - the overall quality of the food on her plate was extremely good though. My dish was great :-). We ordered deserts - extremely generous portions & very good - both of them. On total-not as great as expected :-(Special Features:
- 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:
- Beautiful and delicious!AshleyHDined on 9/6/2014Husk is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever been in, and the food matched the ambiance. Definitely fit for foodies, it's a very modern take on Southern food. Whatever you do, eat the chocolate cake for dessert. It's to die for!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/6/2014We were told by Open Table that there were only reservations available at 5:30 PM the latest. When we got there, the restaurant was empty and there were empty tables the whole time that we were there through 7:30 PM. This issue is probably more Open Table's than Husk, but we felt a little foolish. The service was very good. The food was very good. Very good experience!!Special Features:
- Memorable!Jrt37220Dined on 9/6/2014My girlfriends and I won't soon forget the best brunch in town! The Bloody Marys were the best we've ever had, hands down.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 5 starsgrantuspeaceDined on 9/5/2014Amazing food, the kind of food where you ask yourself if you've ever really eaten these ingredients before now. Gracious and excellent service with a magical kitchen that kept bringing plates of wonder to our table. We shall be back.Special Features:
- Special occassionOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/4/2014We were pleasantly surprised with the charm of the restaurant and the originality and creativity of the menu selections.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nashville FoodiemiddleschoolmomtnDined on 9/4/2014I had heard from a few different people that they loved Husk so I recommended it for a work appointment luncheon. The room we were in was very hot. The Server was exceptional! She told us every detail of every item on the menu. I felt the sizes were small for the price. The menu is very limited but I love how they use local ingredients and make everything fresh. I will try it again but there are so many choices in Nashville that it won't be top on my list.Special Features:
- why so salty?OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/3/2014Every dish was too salty to finish. Nothing else to add.
- Underwhelmed - but will try againOwooblyVIPDined on 9/3/2014The restaurant is beautiful, the service was fantastic, the farm to table concept is wonderful. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection it just didn't meet my flavor profile. I had shrimp and polenta for app and vegtable plate for main. They just didn't do it for me. My dining companion had chicken for main , I don't recall the app but the feeling was the same. I think I will try again but go with the beefSpecial Features:
- DisppointedOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/2/2014Great disappointment. Not particularly flavor-full and what was attempted as innovative presentations on tradition food fell flat. When commented on to the wait staff the response was rationalization which came off as an arrogant brush-off. Unnecessarily noisy
- Absolutely beautiful restaurantLeviDined on 9/2/2014I really loved the theme and style of this restaurant better than any place I have been to in Nashville thus far. It looks kind of like a large old house from the outside, and they have an emaculate garden that you can see through the windows (which take up most of the walls on one side) from most tables. The decorations are great too--very classy and yet down-to-earth at the same time. The food was really great, as you would expect for the price. The service was the only disappointing part. Took forever for waiters to come back around, and when I asked for the cornbread-and-tomatoes as an appetizer, the waiter gave a long bumbling explanation of the founder's vision/childhood/philosophy instead of "sure we can do that." Seriously?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- food was good, service was okJennyDined on 8/31/2014We got to Husk early to sit at the bar before our 8:30 reservations. Bartender was kinda rude. He Talked down to us. Then we closed out our tab to go to host stand and they were running over 30 mins behind. No one told us so we had given up the seats at bar that we wait 30 mins to get. We finally got to table after 9pm. The food was really good. My husband got catfish and it was gross but the pork I got was great. I had heard so many good things about the restaurant but it was disappointing. It didnt scream southern charm like I had imagined. Spending that kind of money I would have expected a nicer place. Oh well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Shocking (shocking!) bad serviceformerBrockfanDined on 8/31/2014While the food at Husk was quite good, the rudeness of the hostess and manager was appalling. We have dined at restaurants throughout the world and regularly among the best in NYC, London, Paris, etc. We live in DC and eat out a couple times a week. Given that, I have a solid sense of the range of hospitality one can hope for and expect, and I was truly appalled at the rudeness of the hostess at first, and then the manager, when we asked if they would consider adding one additional guest to our party. We offered to wait, change tables, sit outside, be uncomfortably close together, etc. Each and every suggestion was met with open hostility. Truly appalling and shocking given our $491 bill for 5!!
- Husk ReviewFrankiesDined on 8/31/2014The food at Husk was absolutely delicious. We were there for bruch and had the french toast (heavenly), hamburger and biscuits and gravy. Everything wass fantastic. Our server was slightly low-energy, but very genial and accomodating.Special Features:
- Overall, could be betterkmondesireDined on 8/30/2014Overall, this could be a fantastic place to dine, but it fell short of my expectations. The acoustics were terrible; the women at the table next to us sounded like a bunch of cackling geese. The group across from us...well, we might as well have been sitting at their table. Acoustic ceilings at a minimum are in order here. The service was poor...I believe this was due to the inexperienced server at our table - you don't bring a cocktail to one person and not both diners and simultaneously ask for the order....then disappear to the point that another staff member needed to be flagged down for service. The food fell short of what it could have been...good ideas, but a bit more creativity needs to go into the menu.
- Great diningVacplannerDined on 8/30/2014We are big fans of Husk in Charleston & we've been excited to experience Husk Nashville. We booked weeks ahead (birthday celebration for our parents). Husk Nashville (as explained to me by wait staff) is striving to be unique - not a duplicate of Husk Charleston. The food is great. Creative dishes. We shared two appetizers Johnny Cakes with Chipped Beef and Tomato Sandwich-both were tasty. We had four different entrees - vegetable plate, Skirt Steak, Chicken, Catfish. All were very nice - lovely presentation - great flavors (we REALLY missed the skillet cornbread!). We had a 6 pm reservation & hoped this would be a good choice for our age group. Sadly, we felt "over age" for this venue. Trendy, loud crowd. Not just about the food for us.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/30/2014Love the Husk in Charleston! Hate the Husk in Nashville. Poor waitstaff, Poor sommelier (did not even taste the wine I complained about - yup it was flat and boring), Dumb food combos (3 dinner rolls with thumb holes partially filled with delicious fried pigs ears - What's up with all the bread???) A very expensive Saturday evening that didn't show off the chef's creativity, the flavors of the food nor the staff! AND it gave the Husk name a black eye in my book. We will Not be returning to this Husk!
- great mealluv2eatVIPDined on 8/30/2014once again a great meal. Solid, informative service, great use of local/regional ingredients.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- An event!MomoDined on 8/29/2014Homey, friendly, delish.... Positively the best we have had in awhile:) lovingly prepared, details amazing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good but too full of themselvesOut4dinnerVIPDined on 8/29/2014My second time at Husk. First was great but sat at bar and only ordered apps and drinks. Second time was at table and are dinner. Waiter over talked the menu and unfortunately was just ok. Great drinks. Will go back for drinks and apps.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Glad we got a reservationAllanCDined on 8/28/2014I had heard from family and friends about how good Husk Charleston was, and was surprised we could score a reservation on only 2 weeks lead for Husk Nashville. The restaurant is in a beautiful old mansion just a few blocks away from downtown. It was a 5 minute ride from our hotel. The menu changes every day, but consists of southern recipes cooked with locally-sourced (within 100 miles of so) ingredients. The menu was eclectic, and more varied than what I had heard of the menu in Charleston. Service was excellent. Our server went through the entire menu and described the preparation of most of the dishes in detail. We will definitely return anytime we are in Nashville.Special Features:
- Taste Bud HeavenJazzyJDined on 8/28/2014The food was fabulous! It made the taste buds come a live. This was a birthday dinner and neither of us had been to Husk. Great way to celebrate an evening with a special friend. Think my husband was a little jealous. Maybe I'll treat him for his next birthday.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/27/2014Dinner was just amazing. Great food, excellent service & exceptional wine list. Well done!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmazingEstaDined on 8/27/2014Food is just to die for. Well prepared, interesting and delicious! Our waiter knew the menu by heart and was able to describe items so out choices were easy. Bit pricey but worth every penny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.