We had a very nice dinner.We had a very nice dinner. It was our anniversary weekend so we went here during our weekend in Nashville. Overall we had a great experience. The food was pretty good but not fabulous. I would return to try something new.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun downtown stapleGlad to have used Open Table to secure a table at the street level (casual) dining area before a concert at the Ryman. It was busy with diners and bar business. Soup and salads were fresh, tasty, and generous.. Servers were attentive refilling drinks. Our table provided a view of Broadway and all the foot traffic was entertaining.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekday LunchI like this place a lot. It's right on the corner of 4th and Broadway. It's a lively location. It's in the heart of downtown and gets a lot of business people at lunch time. It can get quite busy. The service if friendly, helpful and attentive. I had the blackened tilapia with a side of the pimento cheese grits. The grits were outstanding. The rum blondie with pecan ice cream for desert was very sweet and rich. This place is a bit on the pricey side, however that seems to result in a more well-heeled clientele for being in the middle of the honky tonk, tourist scene.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AmbianceTerrific location for lovely dining experience. Interesting menu with extensive wine list.
On Broadway but upstairs so quieter than being on the street.
Good ambiance for a special evening out.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat good and service!I took my fiancé there before a concert and we had an amazing time. The good was outstanding and I couldn't take more than two sips of water before someone was coming around to refill it. Great time, I would highly recommend the upstairs part of the restaurant if you are looking for a romantic setting.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot, great food*Note: This review is for the downstairs/casual bistro*
We knew we were only going to have one dinner in Nashville, so we debated for a while before settling on Merchant's. It ended up being a good call.
Its location right on the corner of Main St. and 4th Ave S. was terrific -- right in the middle of all the action. The classy, yet relaxed feel of the restaurant was exactly what we wanted. It didn't feel like we were in loud and overcrowded tourist spot, but we still felt part of the excitement around us, as we could look out onto the street to see everyone passing by.
The food was very good. We had the duck fat tots (solid, slightly saltier than reg. tots). I also enjoyed my soup & sammy. My girlfriend liked her fish tacos.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMerchants well worth the stopVery much enjoyed our recent stop at Merchants. The pork belly and beef tartar appetizers were awesome. Sea food offerings were very good. Blackened tile fish seasoned perfectly. Cocktails and wine were very complementary and the entire atmosphere was fun and energetic as we were preparing to get our honky tonk on!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWE had a great evening. WeWE had a great evening. We ate at the first floor bistro and were seated at the window. Great place to sit because Broadway Street is a great people watching place. Our waitress was at the table within minutes bringing us their great popcorn and took a drink order. We ordered the duck fat tator tots to start off and they were amazing. The blackened tilapia was excellent, cooked perfect and the sweet potato hash was a perfect match. The rib eye steak was cooked perfectly as well. Had a great evening and will return the next time we are in Nashville.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoyable to dine atAlways enjoyable to dine at Merchant's. Very energetic place, with great food and service. My favorite place to go before heading out to watch the Predators.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVery diverse menu. Flat ironVery diverse menu. Flat iron steak was delicious with the 57 sauce. Desserts finished off a perfect meal. Will definitely dine again at Merchant's the next time I'm in Nashville.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis historic gem was wellwThis historic gem was wellw worth going back and trying the entire menu! The blackened catfish sandwich was amazing and I intend on trying other menu options!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNew chef is greatA new chef has raised the quality of the menu offerings. This is one of the best meals I've had in Nashville. Will dine there again as soon as possible to try other menu items.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to enjoy a pre-concerA great place to enjoy a pre-concert dinner or watch the Broadway action on a Saturday afternoon! Food and service were excellent, and I like that the upstairs and downstairs seating areas offer completely different options.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad originally made the reservationHad originally made the reservations for second floor dining. They were nice enough to call to let me know that area had been reserved for an event since I made the reservation and would downstairs bistro be ok instead.
We had a fabulous table by the front window to people watch. The food was amazing. This added so much to our Nashville experience as we were in town to go to the Elton John concert. We will defininatly be back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinner at Merchant's!Always enjoy our meals at Merchant's. Love eating there. Our service was excellent!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate here for Easter lunch.We ate here for Easter lunch. Our table looked out over lower Broadway. Merchant's has consistenly good food rooted in the heart of downtown Nashville.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMerchants had a fantasticMerchants had a fantastic table with a great view ready for us when we arrived. The service, food and atmosphere were all perfect.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out!!Awesome! The staff was friendly and cool! The interior is very chic! The food is great! Unique and southern! Great cocktails too! I've been here twice and both times were perfect! Can't wait until next time!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMerchant's has a great menu,Merchant's has a great menu, and a great atmosphere. All of the bartenders are really great, and very knowledgable.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Place To EatEating at Merchant's is always a pleasure. It has become a tradition of sorts for my wife and I before we go to a Predator's game. Excellent food, drinks, and service.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal. The crab cakeWonderful meal. The crab cake was delicious and the steaks were prepared perfectly.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTo begin our night, the shuttleTo begin our night, the shuttle from our hotel to the restaurant was late, so I called the restaurant.When we arrived, the staff was very understanding and honored our reservation.Merchant’s has a really fun vibe. It’s great for people watching.
The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. The wine list had some nice moderately priced wines. The wait staff was very helpful and attentive. We were completely surprised to be served a complimentary dessert. Still not sure why, but it was such a lovely treat. I rarely order dessert, but that peach cobbler was one of the all-time best desserts I’ve ever had. Great experience there from start to finish. We’d recommend it. We’d go back.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM