1808 does not disappoint
We hadn't been to 1808 for a while. Not because we don't like it, it just fell off of our radar. So glad we were reminded how wonderful this restaurant is! The bar is generally pretty full. But there is a little "soft seating" section hidden off to the side that is usually more quiet and very comfortable. Their wine list awesome and they have many wines by the glass. The menu changes seasonally so it's always an adventure. But they have their staples that are constants on the menu....such as their short ribs. You will not be disappointed! The staff was great and well- trained. A wonderful dining experience! So glad we revisited this wonderful restaurant. One more thing....the room is lovely with a modern yet inviting and comfortable twist.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was well above average, I was impressed by the attentiveness of the wait staff and management. The ambiance was outstanding, and the food was excellent. I highly recommend the small plate of prawns, and the New York Strip steak.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
1808 always delivers a solid meal with a bit of flair. It sometimes feels like the chef is exploring things that either don't quite work (to our palates at least) or are too "safe" due to it being a hotel, but it's always a consistent & reliable menu with something for all tastes. The salads are standouts, and the appetizers usually offer something unique and exceptional. The entrees are very good and sometimes venture into exceptional, but often remain on the safe or sub-par side of things. Still, you can't really go wrong here and we will return.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very lovely evening.
Wonderful atmosphere and the food was amazing.
The staff were all very friendly and excellent service.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant needs to be tried by all visitors to Nashville. The wait staff never waivered to fill glasses, ask if we needed anything, and was always spot on with the delivery of food. This dinner was for my 10 year anniversary and they didn't disappoint. The duck patte app was amazing with the house made pickles. The onion soup and carrot bisque combined flavors that I wouldn't have put together. The pork dish was medium well instead of medium, but since we didn't ask for medium, we understood and the dish was still superb with the wine pairing recommended by the waitress. The beef short rib and small sides were both wonderful and were very tender and well prepared. Overall, a wonderful find and will be returning.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, attentive service,
Good food, attentive service, wonderful desserts. A very enjoyable experience. Beautiful decor. I was surprised there were so few diners.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never an empty glass
Okay it is probably silly to rate a great restaurant on how well they keep the water class full but 1808 did such an amazing job it just has to be noted. Yes the food is great and the cushions for halve the seats are super deep but mine and my dates water glass was always more than half full. We would take a drink and it would be refilled seconds later. We even made a game of drinking and seeing how long it took to be topped off. It was never more than thirty seconds. When we left 1808 our water glasses were still topped off.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall... Great experience!!
Overall... Great experience!! Food and service were exceptional!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, great recommendations for wine pairings, and very friendly staff. It is pricey, but I hope to eat here a couple times each year.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Imaginative, beautiful presentation, grown-up ambiance. Liked the waiter uniforms very much. varied wine list.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere, great service, best Hotel restaurant in Nashville.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet, friendly and professional.
Friendly, professional staff. The place was nearly empty at lunch time. I don't think a lot of people know or think about this place as a lunchtime destination. It is part of the Hutton hotel. It's a fairly big room, too with a bench seat along two sides of the exterior wall. The menu isn't that extesive, but I guess it doesn't have to be for lunch. The open face crab cake sandwich was just fine and the spinach salad and dressing was really good. I'm going to include this place on my "lunch rotation" from now on.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal was amazing. We ordered
The meal was amazing. We ordered 'small plates' to share! The melon soup and beef cheeks were simply delicious - the flavors and garnishes remarkable. Keep up the great work!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
quiet, dark dinner
1808 is a quiet get-away spot for lunch or dinner. service is first class with attention to detail while not being overbearing. the food was exquisite, especially the sea scallops which were delicate and sweet although could have been a tad bit warmer. presentation of entree is always a knock-out and the sides appropriately compliment the meal. delicious dinner with an old friend in an inviting, though dark, room.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mostly a very good experience
Appetizers---Chile rellenos, could have eaten a gallon. 11/10
Flat bread, 8.5/10,
Ricotta/mozzarella/heirloom tomatoes 2/10. I rarely leave anything on my plate, but this was just not good. The
stuffed mozzarella was about the size of a baseball. Tomatoes were good, only about 5 heirloom cherry
tomatoes. Should have had double the tomatoes, half the cheese. We ordered two orders and neither could eat
all of that cheese and both left about half of the ricotta on the plate
Entrée--- Tomahawk chop exceptional. Cooked well
Short rib, very good, 8.5/10
Waiter--- About a 7/10. Could not have been more disengaging for first time diners. Sommelier very attentive. Ancillary wait
staff very good as well.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, better service
The service was impeccable. Everyone was on the ball in that respect. My wife's food was delicious, and mine was not quite as good. It certainly was not bad; I was just underwhelmed. I enjoyed the atmosphere - fancy but not so swanky you feel uncomfortable. I certainly reccommend you try it once for a special occassion.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice flavor combinations
My husband and I ate dinner here before a show. Service was great. I had the halibut which had dates and almonds on it which was delicious. My husband had the seafood special which was a seafood paella. He loved his dish as well. We had a nice bottle of wine with dinner. We shared a flour less chocolate cake for dessert which tasted good just a little dry and dense. Would go again for dinner in the future.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
1808 Grille, Nashville
Order the chile relleno appetizer! It is amazing! Nice wine list and comfortable leather seating. The only downside was the fixed side dishes that are served. Wierd choices. For instance, I had a steak, and they served me pickles as a side dish. Really?
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
really enjoyed the shark (seafood
really enjoyed the shark (seafood special); food was great; appreciated the interesting sides with main plates. waiter could have been a little more attentive.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb service, great food. the short ribs were amazing, just what we needed to cap a special weekend dropping our daughter at Vandy!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One night in Nashville
We only had one night in Nashville so we wanted a nice dinner. 1808 Grille did not disappoint. The service was perfect and the food was wonderful. We would definitely have dinner again at 1808 Grille.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful place! Absolutely
Wonderful place! Absolutely excellent service, very good food (complimentary sides were a particularly nice addition, and made the experience a great value), and nice overall ambience. Would definitely recommend.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner here while we
We had dinner here while we were guests at the Hutton. The 1808 Grille is a gem. We enjoyed our meal from start to finish; the food was well-presented and flavorful, and the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing. (As an aside, breakfast the next morning at 1808 was also quite good!)
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Last Minute Reservations
I chose this restaurant at the last minute. My party got there about 20 minutes before time and they had our table ready. I like this place because I didn't feel rushed. Not to crowded. Classy. Quiet setting. We had a wonderful server. The food took my taste buds to another level. It was the perfect place for a special occasion. The manager came by our table to check on us. Our table was away from other people so we could enjoy our conversations until the end. The woman next to us jumped into our conversation which I didn't like. That's the only thing I didn't like. Besides that it's near downtown Nashville.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best short ribs....ever
Okay I have to say if short ribs are on the menu I get them and these are amazing. Our waiter Jeff was great as well as all the staff who helped us. Everyone else liked there food but mine was the best.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Birthday Sister!
We celebrated my sister's birthday with family and friends. Was wanting some place new (we had never been) and the on-line menu looked good - a little different from the normal. The restaurant was quiet as there were not a lot of diners. Service was attentive - food was good and the martinis fabulous. Would recommend for a special occasion. Have also heard that they have a very nice Sunday brunch.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I experienced their Wine Wednesday
I experienced their Wine Wednesday promotion and it was outstanding! Great service and great choices of wine. The restaurant's wine connoisseur personally described each wine as we were being served and the experience was truly exquisite.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
3rd time and still in love. 1808 will not disappoint if you give them a try. High class and excellent service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second visit to 1808, and I cannot wait to go back. My husband and I came into town for an event, and visited 1808 to celebrate our anniversary. The food was AMAZING! We cannot wait to join you again. One odd thing was that our server seemed to be gone for a long period of time after we had our main course, someone else stepped in, and then she was back again. We never received an explanation, which was a bit odd. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 Star Service
Wait staff was wonderful. I returned the next night with my team and they not only remembered the wine I liked but also my name!! I would highly recommend the ribs - think upscale comfort food - and the seasonal grouper. Well done!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Greek wine we tried that was recommended to us was wonderful. My husband asked to have a specialty cocktail made which he said was best he's had. Food choices were adequate - love the option of having small plates available. Service was great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menus was somewhat limited,however the items were outstanding. A few more selections would have been appreciated. Wait staff responsive. Not overly helpful with menu items. The ballet staff was totally inept. Took 15 min to get the car even when we had them call ahead.
Overall a different ,pleasant dining experience. Would go again due to food.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant that I found on Open Table has to be one of the best restaurants I have ever been to when you factor in service, food quality, food presentation, and value. There is no main course above 30. The service was very attentive and the food was very good with a lot of complimentary extras. The restaurant is in the Hutton Hotel and has a very modern and hip vibe. You can't go wrong here.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice time at 1808 service was great and so was the food. I will definitely be going back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
took particular care that we would be able to get to our evening show.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are in town for a conference
We are in town for a conference and found this fabulous restaurant at the last minute and were delighted!! The staff is so warm and solicitous and made us feel so welcome. The menu is fantastic and the ambience is beautiful. The sides were straight from a local farmer and were prepared beautifully. We enjoyed every single moment and will look forward to our next visit. Thank you for making this Michigan visitor very welcome.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, good wine, food ok
Service was fantastic. Wine list impressive. Food a little too eclectic for our tastes...unusual combination of spices which did not always add to the flavor of the great selection of food.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to drop in
Was staying at the hotel and was very pleased. The service was awesome.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice lunch. I will be sure
Nice lunch. I will be sure to stay at the Hotel next time I am in Nashville. The decor was peaceful. Food was good, nothing blew my socks off maybe it was just what I ordered. Very good lunch, I will be back.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food, Lame service
Sadly the wait staff is not up to the caliber of the kitchen and distracts from the amazing results produced by Chef Charles Phillips. His cuisine is simply remarkable.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a wonderful time at the 1808 Grille, service was great, food was great. Just a little over seasoned but I've cut a tone of salt out my diet so it may have been just my taste buds. My only complaint was when it was time for the check my waiter disappeared for like 10 min or so and I had to leave my table (well I sat at the bar) to look for him and he didn't remember how much money I gave him. Beside that side note and this being my first time all was good and I will go again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 2 friends were in town for the weekend and someone recommended 1808. Admittedly, I was skeptical of a hotel restaurant, but 1808 blew us away! Food was incredible, ambiance fantastic, and service was first rate. The beet salad I ordered was out of this world and the red velvet cake for dessert was divine. My friends both ordered short ribs and loved them. We will definitely come back the next time they're in town.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Menu Awesome Chef
We had the best meal of all in Nashville at 1808 Grill. We were in Nashville for 5 days and ate every meal out from BBQ to the finest dining but 1808 Grill was our around favorite! We loved the kale salad and the fact that they had healthy vegetarian choices as well as great steaks and chops. The vegan pumpkin soup was amazing and the lamb shank fantastic. This chef knows what he is doing! We loved our experience there! Thanks Grille 1808
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our standbys
My wife and I enjoy dining here for special occasions. We had a sudden one pop up and decided on 1808. I requested a quiet table away from the kitchen crowd and had a perfect corner table. Ben waited on us and did an outstanding job with service, recommendations and spoiling us for the evening. While he inferred that he was sorry the menu changed with the seasons, we enjoyed seeing what new items the chef(s) had created. Everything we had was perfect and while not the same as our last several visits, that was fine with us. I did wish they had some sort of chocolate dessert, but we had something at home and that was the only item that we were not completely satisfied with.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a lovely meal
Local, fresh foods,...artfully crafted and beautifully presented. Always a beautiful atmosphere.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Out-of-towners took a lucky chance!
On our first visit with our son who's studying law at Vanderbilt (during Thanksgiving week), we were flying blind with a location for a Thanksgiving early dinner and were so pleased with our dining experience at 1808 Grille. From our first interaction with staff, it was clear they were well-trained, gracious, and sincerely interested in making sure our holiday dining experience a lovely one.
The service was impeccable and the food delicious. We'll be back during our next visit and our son will be back for that "best hamburger in town" he was promised!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Much more than a hotel restaurant
When I made the reservation, I didn't realize the restaurant was in a hotel. Upon arrival, I was a bit concerned based on previous experiences. I was pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent, and the server knew the menu. My wife has a food allergy, and the server took special care to answer our questions. Both the food and the wine were excellent. Timing between courses was well-spaced. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dinner so far this year!
This makes the second time that I have been to 1808 Grille. And I must say that this time was even better than the last time I was there. And the first time I was there was amazing as well. I brought a few friends that have never been before. And they both agreed that from the drinks, to the great food to the ambiance, all was perfect! Christopher Silva was our server and answered all of our questions that we had of certain dishes on the menu. He even described the specials to a "T" which one of my friends ordered upon his suggestion - The Crab Cake dinner. I had the New York Strip and had suggested if it would be possible to have a blue cheese crust grilled on top of my steak. The chef gladly fixed it the way that I wanted.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good food and
Consistently good food and service. Nice hostess and attentive waiter.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Raised the Nashville Eating Index
Having eaten at a more established restaraunt the night before, my wife and I literally had a bad taste in our mouths as it related to our Nashville dining experience. 1808 Grille more than established Nashville as a great food place. The bar was welcoming, the dining environment was open and energetic, and the service team is extremely attentive. The menu is contemporary with traditional overtones. Plenty of GF and vegan options. The spare ribs were delightful with delicious sides to compliment.
After the over-priced evening the night before, we were looking for redemption. Good drinks, great food, great service, good atmosphere,reasonably priced made for a very nice evening.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM