Husk - Nashville
Husk - Nashville

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

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Husk - Nashville reviews from OpenTable diners
527 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (415)special occasion (341)romantic (201)neighborhood gem (193)notable wine list (138)hot spot (136)great for brunch (118)great for lunch (116)scenic view (68)good for groups (58)great for outdoor dining (48)vibrant bar scene (37)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • snapVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Husk 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:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd and last try.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Sat 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:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husk
    pyoh
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Date Night
    trvsbrwn
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    For 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot service is not spot on
    kateb
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Happy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Beautiful, 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and over rated
    Foodtaster1951
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    HUSK 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time Visit
    Jean
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    One 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excited, then not so excited
    forestpuffin
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to table like no other!
    Shap23
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Delightfully 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 missed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Small Portions
    TNnative83
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Loved 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to its reputation
    Mvpark26
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Ever
    jerseyeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    An 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good meal at lunch
    nashdashVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great!
    conciergereviewVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Spent 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:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husk
    Marcyg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Delicious food, beautiful restaurant. Best food overall that we've had in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be referring
    Gordon
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 21st Birthday Party
    FrenchFryLover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Shrimp 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Doesn'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.
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  • Very disappointing
    HealthyEaterLady
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New to town
    Priyadds
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Lovely rsstsutant. Great drinks. Great food. Great service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern done right
    Lichter
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I'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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place
    SkiMan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    nocooking4me
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful and delicious!
    AshleyH
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Husk 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable!
    Jrt37220
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars
    grantuspeace
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Amazing 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occassion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised with the charm of the restaurant and the originality and creativity of the menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nashville Foodie
    middleschoolmomtn
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I 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:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • why so salty?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Every dish was too salty to finish. Nothing else to add.
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  • Underwhelmed - but will try again
    OwooblyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The 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 beef
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disppointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was good, service was ok
    Jenny
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocking (shocking!) bad service
    formerBrockfan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    While 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!!
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  • Husk Review
    Frankies
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, could be better
    kmondesire
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall, 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining
    Vacplanner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We 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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love 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!
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