Kayne Prime
Kayne Prime

Kayne Prime

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kayneprime.com/
  • Phone: 6152590050x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar and Dining Room Opens Daily at 5:00
    Reservations highly recommended, Walk-ins welcome. If you are unable to find a reservation available, please contact us at 615-259-0050.
    Bar is full service
    Business and Business Casual Attire Only
    No Shorts No Tank Tops No Hats No Flip Flops and/or Sandal Shoes on Gentlemen Please.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Robert Grace
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th Ave S & McGavock St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Kayne Prime
Kayne Prime is the artful fusion of a chef-chic boutique restaurant, with the great American steakhouse. Progressive in every sense – cuisine, wine & mixology, stylish design – Kayne Prime is the modern evolution of the classic upscale steakhouse. Market-driven, farm-to-table creations.. sophisticated cocktails.. an exceptional wine list.. award-winning steaks - all set in a “rustic–modern”, “Best Design” interior that features a sleek study of woods, rich leathers, and walls of reclaimed railroad ties, with breathtaking views that highlight the historic train yards, Union Station, and the downtown Nashville skyline.

Every great city has its own best. Nashville’s best is Kayne Prime.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Kayne Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
290 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (234)fit for foodies (157)romantic (146)notable wine list (128)hot spot (127)good for groups (90)vibrant bar scene (62)neighborhood gem (47)scenic view (30)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Best meal of the weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our meal was one of a kind, the filet was cooked to perfection and had a wonderful taste that melted in your mouth. The appetizer we had was the bacon with maple syrup cotton candy was quite unique and worth the price. The two sides we ordered were delicious and plenty of the two of us to share. We were too stuffed to order dessert, so not sure how those were, but the meal left us full and quite satisfied. I would highly recommend Kayne Prime to anyone who goes to Nashville. The staff and our waiter were top notch and made our dinner experience a great one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food and service are truly extraordinary... Every person that served our group made the experience a pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our experience at Kayne started off at the bar. We waited for roughly ten minutes at the bar, which wasn't particularly busy. Several bar tenders were available but none ever asked us if we wanted something to drink. Eventually the hostess showed us to our table (before we were able to place an drink order at the bar). Once at our dining booth, we found the waiter to be exceptional. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, checked on our table frequently, and had great personality. He was friendly, but succinct and didn't shy away from making recommendations based on our tastes. The steak was amazing, but the sides lacked sufficient seasoning and therefore lacked direction and had no X factor. This restaurant is good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steakhouse ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was perfect from start to finish. All of the staff were friendly, our waiter, ask for Guy, was very knowledgeable and thorough. Just the right amount of attention, and the food was out of this world. By far the best steak and I thought I had had the best. Amazing!! Great celebration spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best dinner we have had in Nashville. We celebrated our anniversary. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Duck Tacos Best Ever!!!
    Jana
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always a great experience here! Nashville has many great restaurants, but this is always my go to for a special occasion. Never had a bad thing on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, terrible service
    EatingInNashville
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It's worth going to at least once. The food is interesting and delicious. But the service is just terrible and ruins the entire experience for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steaks ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We chose Kayne Prime for a birthday dinner and were pleased with our choice. The food was very good-- the filet melted like butter. I definitely recommend the brussel sprouts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best dining ever great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Have eaten at very nice restaurants Kahne is the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    the food, service, and experience is great. only improvement needed would be on appetizers; although warned, the portions are small for the price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 year
    Foodbits
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We dined at Kayne Prime for our 1 year anniversary & was blown away by the food & service. Highly recommend Kayne Prime. We can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime food!
    nadeca06
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner was excellent and the service was outstanding. The cheese platter and bacon topped with cotton candy is a must. One of the waiters brought us a copy of the cheese list as well as the block of cheese and informed us that it was one of the chef's favorite cheeses. Needless to say, it was ours as well. The accompaniments were just as good, including the date cake and toasted bread tips. The sampler/flight of beef was spectacular - quality was amazing! Unfortunately, we couldn't fit the dessert, but there was plenty of eye-candy for the ladies! Gorgeous restaurant and staff and delicious food. Thanks for a wonderful evening, Kayne. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything I expected and more
    PrinceofPinot
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Kayne Prime is a must if you are looking for an upscale dining experience in Nashville. Small bar, but very nice. Tables and booths good for small, intimate dinners or dining our with friends or clients. The service was 5 star, but the food stole the show (as it should). House made bacon with maple infused cotton candy appetizer - there is a reason why using bacon on Food Channel cooking competition shows is frowned upon - because it's wonderful!!! Don't leave without trying it. Black kale salad - whatever you think of kale, think again after you've tried this. It's not a life changing experience, but it's also not far from it. For a real treat, have the wagyu progressive. Unbelievable, melt in your mouth experience. Overall, 5 stars
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place
    Spurlsa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is our second time dining at Kayne Prime. Great atmosphere and amazing food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Nashville
    NashvilleFoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant and It will not be my last. Hands down the best food in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Streak in Nashville
    Waguy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food was absolutely phenomenal, our steaks were cooked perfect. This was the best steak I've had in nashville. Everything exceeded expectations. We will def be coming back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    Cmdrg
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was timely and all staff including management were very attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Flight
    BethesdaM1ke
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed. We had a wonderful steak meal, although my wife's filet was undercooked. We switched filets. The steaks and sides were delicious. The manager offered complimentary desserts to make up for the steak issue. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebration
    TheBanker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had 8 people in our party. The service was amazing and the ambience was great to have a great time!! The food lived up to the hype as well. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Poor Service
    sol123
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Without a question food was great. We arrived about 15 min early and was told we could not be seated. Our assigned table was occupied. At our reservation time we were sat at a table that had been empty since our arrival. The wait staff could not have been nicer. The problem was the service. After finishing each course we would wait approx. 15 minutes and have to ask for someone to check on our next course. After taking our initial drink order, no one ever asked if we wanted anything else. The general manager was somewhat understanding when we reported the problem. Our wait staff had a large party, which might be part of the problem. Would I go back? Like I said food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • AMAZING
    LoveNYandTN
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Everything about this place was amazing. Each food dish we ordered was fabulous, the wait staff was friendly and they had great drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredibly disappointing
    BettyButt
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After reading reviews, we were excited about taking friends to try someplace new. What a mistake! It was so loud that conversation was nearly impossible. The service was adequate. The bacon appetizer was interesting as it was served with cotton candy. Unfortunately, it turned out to be, basically, 4 big chunks of pork fat. Our sides (tots and corn brulee') were generous in portion size but nothing special in the taste department. My filet was tasty but not very hot - and it was served on a cold plate. The drinks were overpriced, even for an upscale restaurant, and - whatever you do, do NOT order the blackberry daiquiri. It had olive juice in it. Gross!! The good news is - we don't ever have to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    eputt
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever had in my life! Tuna Tartar was incredible and different. Everything was just phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Amazing
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Ashley, our server was amazing! She is very knowledgable, made all the right recommendations from apps to wine. The house made bacon is a must. As well as the corn brûlée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak I've had in a long time!
    FoodHunter
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my wife to Kayne Prime for her birthday, and we were both blown away! The Wagyu Filet was cooked perfectly and nearly melted in our mouths. The spicy green beans were phenomenal, and the banana bread pudding was delicious. The service was also superb. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner, wow
    adman
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had heard it was great, so we went, and it was. The service, the atmosphere, and the food could not have been better. Have to try the beacon with cotton candy. I do not like kale, but their kale salad was delicious. But the steak (NY strip) was one of the best steaks I have ever had and I did not have their special steak. The sides were wonderful and plenty to split with someone else. We will go again, and take someone with us so they too can experience it. The servers and waiters and staff was very helpful and efficient and everyone smiled. They like where they serve.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I appreciate such an awesome dining experience in eloquence!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary dinner
    2xnik
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent service and outstanding food. The Wagyu filet was definitely one of the best steaks I ever had. Our waiter provided us with complimentary champaign for our anniversary which was a very nice touch. The only negatives I can think of is that the noise level was higher than I would prefer (definitely not a quiet place) and the entrance area was very busy and the atmosphere felt more like checking-in for a busy flight rather than a high-end restaurant although the staff was very friendly. That said, it's definitely a great place for a special night out and the food will for sure not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed the nice atmosphere as well as the service. Staff was extremely knowledgable and willing to serve .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    FoodFan615
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my wife to Kayne Prime for her birthday and we loved it. The housemade bacon and cream of corn brûlée lived up to the hype, to die for! We also had the seared scallops, potato gratin and our favorite of the night, the Wagyu Strip. We will be dinner with them again in the near future. Yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kayne Prime
    Hank
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pricey, but worth it. Loved the decor. The food was excellent. The traffic getting in and out was bad, but the valet parking helped. The 24 oz. rib-eye was delicious, but didn't seem like 24 oz. The side dishes were sooo good!! All in all, a lovely evening shared with some good friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pop (on) Over!
    Frankofile
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Every bite of our meal was delicious. From the duck taco appetizer to the mushroom and pepperoni side dish, we were impressed. As we later discussed, our favorite may have been the popovers. What an indulgent piece of bread! Nathan served us well. Kayne Prime is a special occasion kind of place, and we'll be finding lots of special occasions to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as it gets
    islander
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Came back for second time with family for special occasion. Everything was perfect from beginning to end. First class service with great food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience-
    JimB
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Get the corn brûlée' for sure. Tony, Joshua and Rebecca Paschall went over and above our expectations in trying to make our anniversary dinner special. This is the best restaurant in Nashville, by far!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I expected more for the $$$$
    Loveagoodmeal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my first time eating at Kayne Prime and after the hype, I had high expectations. Service was great, they attended to our every need! Ordered a specialty cocktail that was great and the wine list had much to choose from. We had Ahi Tuna and raw Oysters as appetizers, would recommend the tuna although it was nothing exotic and the oysters were from British Columbia and were awful. Our sever recommended the progression of beef (3 choices of the best Wagu) and a whole fish presentation. Each entree was $60 and neither of us were impressed. The best part of dinner was the jalapeño creamed corn brûlée side which was amazing! Our bill with tip was $275 and for that and the average food, we will dine elsewhere in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Franklin
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was wonderful, but the service left a lot to be desired. Would go again and hope for a better wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Malcahshop
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Delicious food, servers very knowledgeable about menu and food preparation, trust their recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant
    Turtleburg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My fiancee and I first visited Kayne Prime 3 years ago for our anniversary. We had read about it on a list of top restaurants in Nashville and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Their wagyu filets are nothing short of divine. I'm thoroughly convinced the meat comes from unicorns or some other mythical creature. We have since been back every August for our anniversary. We are getting married next May, so I guess that means we'll have to go twice a year now. Shucks :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just okay
    krizzle
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went here for my husband's 40th. I thought it was way overpriced and the service was very slow. There were 8 of us and they would not split the check which I thought was ridiculous. The food was pretty good but not worth the $$$.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HOOKED on KAYNE
    BobandChris
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We live in TN 6 mos in the summer and have to have a Kayne Prime FIX at least once a month! The steaks are unbelievable! The sides are delicious and enough for sharing. We LOVE the Potato dish with 2 cheeses, creamy spinach, my husbands favorite salad is the WEDGE and mine is the Cesar. Bartenders are very knowledgeable and well trained. We prefer to eat in the bar because of the view and they open up the BIG VIEW windows for fresh air at night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate